We're Baaack! MPUG Chicago presents What's New in Project 2013, plus Pizza, Prizes, and Practice!
Join the Chicago Chapter of the international Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) for a unique chance to see and work hands-on with the 2013 releases of Project, Project Server, and SharePoint with the latest touch devices at the Microsoft Store in Oak Brook -- or BYOD, even if it starts with the "i" word!
We'll start in the Microsoft Downers Grove office with pizza (sponsored by Microsoft) and presentations and live demos of new features such as:
- The new Project Online "cloud" version of Project Server
- Creating light-weight projects and tasks in SharePoint (cloud or on premises) and using automated workflows defined in Visio without code to promote some of those projects to Project Server, without rekeying anything and with all of the tasks unified in My Tasks views
- Interactively creating new Dashboard views of a project in Project Pro
Then for the hands on experience, we’ll move to the nearby Microsoft Oakbrook Store (49 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-288-3420).
This event is FREE, even if you're not an MPUG member, so invite your colleagues too. But if you plan to come, register now before it "sells" out!
6:00 – Registration, Networking & Dinner - Sponsored by Microsoft
6:30 - Introduction and Agenda - Dan Friedrich, MPUG Chicago President
6:45 - What's new in Project Server 2013 and Project Online - Bryan Quick, Microsoft Solution Specialist for Enterprise Project Management
7:10 - What's new for Project in SharePoint 2013 - Dan Friedrich, CEO/CTO of FK&A, Microsoft Project Partner
7:35 - What's new in Project Pro 2013 - Ellen Lehnert, Microsoft Project MVP
8:00 – Move to Microsoft Store for hands-on with these products - Facilitated by the speakers
During this event, students will learn the key new project management capabilities of Microsoft Project Pro 2013, Project Server 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Project Online.
Bryan Quick is a Microsoft Solution Specialist for Enterprise Project Management for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. He has significant experience rolling out and administering Project Server in real-world deployments, including Classified Ventures and the American Bar Association, and he is a Certified Scrum Master.
Dan Friedrich is President of MPUG Chicago, and CEO/CTO of Friedrich, Klatt and Associates (FK&A), a Chicago-based Microsoft Silver Certified Partner named Microsoft's Global Partner of the Year in 2007 for Enterprise Project Management. His firm's products include a Microsoft Project Server Business Intelligence package with over 150 Dashboards and a suite of Microsoft Project Pro add-in tools for managing Master Schedules.
Ellen Lehnert, PMP and Microsoft Project MVP, is a Consultant/Trainer for Microsoft Project and Project Server. With over 20 years of corporate training and consulting experience, Ellen has taught Microsoft Project over 400 times. She is the author of "Managing Projects using MS Project 2010 Desktop" courseware, a co-author of "Managing Projects using MS Project 2013" courseware, a contributor and tech editor for many reference books, a developer for the Project 2010 & 2013 certification tests, a board member of Chicago MPUG, a frequent meeting speaker, and author of a monthly column for the MPUG newsletter.
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