Apr 19
SharePoint Roundtable: Overcoming Security Threats & Vulnerabilities - May 25, 2016

How vulnerable are your SharePoint sites? Microsoft SharePoint provides features and capabilities enabling you to secure content, control authentication and authorize access to critical business information. Choosing the capabilities to make use of, configuring them and understanding their impact can be complex. During this Roundtable session led by SharePoint MVP, Antonio Maio, you will learn about the key security features available and the best practices for using them. We will begin by talking about the business reasons that organizations need to consider when securing enterprise content, and we will then review specific capabilities available within Microsoft SharePoint, along with recommendations for using them. Throughout the session, you’ll hear examples of best practices used by large commercial enterprise, government and military to secure content within SharePoint.

This Roundtable Session Will Cover:

  • SharePoint Security Capabilities & Recommendations
  • External & Insider Threats, along with the Unique Challenges of Each
  • Recommendations for Protecting Your Content
  • Information Governance Best Practices
  • Real-World Examples from Large Commercial Enterprises, Government & Military

Roundtable Agenda:

  • 12:00: Event Check In
  • 12:00-12:30: Complimentary Lunch & Networking
  • 12:30-1:45: SharePoint Security Presentation
  • 1:45-2:00: Q&A Discussion


Questions? Contact us at

Jan 12
What's New in SharePoint 2016 Roundtable - February 17, 2016

SharePoint Roundtable:

What's New in SharePoint 2016!​

SharePoint has been around for many years in various forms, from the basic document collaboration platform to the all-encompassing platform we have come to love. Microsoft themselves have spent the past few years tweaking, updating and almost perfecting SharePoint within its Office 365 platform. As such there has been feature disparity between the Online Services and the On-Premises deployment. However SharePoint 2016 due to be released later in 2016, now bridges this gap as well as brings down some of the missing features that Office 365 now has. SharePoint 2016 promises great integration, better user experience and new services that we can use both On-Premises and in the Cloud. In this session we will look at what is new within SharePoint 2016 and what does this really mean to you as an ​organization and ultimately to you as a user.

This event is free to attend! Click here to register.


  • 12:00: Event Check-In 
  • 12:00- 12:30: Lunch & Networking
  • 12:30- 1:45: Presentation
  • 1:45- 2:00: Q&A

Protiviti Houston Office
711 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

Questions? Contact us at

Sep 24
Dallas TechFest '16 - January 29, 2016

​DALL☆S TECH FEST brings the best and brightest speakers from around the country to provide one day of incredible, densely packed content, focused on increasing your team’s ability to successfully deliver projects. This year we're adding a strong focus on user experience (UX) and mobile development, ensuring you have the right skills at the right time. From iOS to Windows Phone, NodeJS to ASP.NET vNext, this is your time to learn.

  • Bleeding-Edge Development
  • Wicked UX
  • Next-Gen Mobile Technologies

Aug 04
Project Virtual Conference 2015 - Oct. 22, 2015

Project Virtual Conference 2015 is the first-ever online conference that is dedicated to Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online, that will run for a continuous 24 hours on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

For more details, visit the Project Virtual Conference website.​

Aug 04
SharePoint Data Visualization Roundtable - Sept. 29, 2015

September 29, 2015 | 12:00-2:00PM | Protiviti Office Houston

Data Visualization in SharePoint is the ability to use appropriate tools to cultivate and present data in an interactive and compelling visual representation by way of dashboard, report or chart.  Although a number of data visualization tools are available, many organizations continue to struggle with making the best decisions regarding which tools to leverage and how data should be displayed.  Common challenges include the proliferation of different screen types and sizes, the rapid pace of change in Microsoft’s Business Intelligence arena, and the abundance of excess data.

In this roundtable we will provide insight into the SharePoint and Microsoft BI stack and clarification on the data visualization options available.  We will cover Power BI, Power Pivot, Datazen, and out-of-the-box solutions to name a few.  We will also conduct a visual analysis demo on a mobile device and show rapid results with no code solutions.​


Jul 23
SharePoint TechFest Houston - October 27, 2015

SharePoint TechFest is an annual conference and exhibition built specifically for business and technology executives, highlighting the region's innovation and technology development opportunities by showcasing pioneering products and services. SharePoint TechFest is designed to be the most comprehensive and collaborative regional technology event available in a one-day format.  Follow this link to go to the SharePoint TechFest Houston site.

Houston SharePoint TechFest
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
NRG Park

Discounted registration for HSPUG members and friends. $99 ($149 value) includes the entire conference, lunch, reception, goody bag and more. Click here for registration.  (discounted price is already coded into the link, but just in case the code is below)

Code is SPUG9D and offers the $99 SPTF rate ($50 off of the $149 standard rate.)

Please send a message to to receive the URL to volunteer.
Apr 29
Houston TechFest 2015 - Sept. 12, 2015

Houston TechFest is an annual, one-day Internet and Technology based conference in Houston Texas, which is free and open to the Public. Respected professionals from the surrounding area discuss various topics in multiple disciplines. Hardware and Software vendors are present to discuss their products and services. Recruiters from the Houston area are also present, so bring your resume.

The event will be held at the NRG (Reliant) Center in Houston Texas

Public transportation is available.

NRG (Reliant) parking will require $15 cash.

Lunch is not provided, but food will be available for purchase from vendors by cash or credit.

At the end of the day, there will be door prizes awarded (must be present to win.)

If you would like to speak at Houston TechFest, please complete the speaker form located at Submissions will close on June 15, and the agenda will be made public in July.

Mar 20
SharePoint User Adoption Roundtable - April 15, 2015

Protiviti invites you to a roundatable discussion about User Adoption (Free breakfast!).

We’ll address the following components of User Adoption:
• Engaging Employees
• Engaging SharePoint Users
• Governance Considerations
• User Adoption Methodology
• Success Stories
• Recommendations
• And more! 

Nov 18
25% Discount on Nintex Training in December

​Protiviti is offering H-SPUG members a 25% discount on Nintex training next month, December 15-18.


  • Nintex Workflow (December 15-16)
  • Advanced Nintex Workflow (December 17)
  • Nintex Forms 2013 (December 18)

Each course can be standalone (it’s not necessary to attend the entire week). Go to Nintex Week to find out more. Enter the code Protiviti 25 for the discount when you register.

Oct 14
SharePoint Conference.ORG - Dallas Tx - Oct. 19-20, 2014 - HSPUG Members Get Free Passes

If you can make it to Dallas next week, use code HSPUG100 to get free passes to SharePoint Conference.ORG.

SharePoint Conference.ORG features workshops and sessions designed for business users, technical users and design professionals. Speakers include Microsoft MVP's, SharePoint experts and clients who have recently implemented innovative solutions on SharePoint -- including intranets, public sites, member communities and business intelligence initiatives. This year's agenda features a variety of educational sessions from SharePoint 2013 to Responsive Design to User Adoption Strategies.

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