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​​​​Welcome to the Houston SharePoint User Group!


We are a talented community of Houston area individuals that have an interest in SharePoint and associated technologies.  As the cloud continues to gain momentum, the focus of H-SPUG will evolve to include technologies such as Office 365, Azure, PowerBI, ADFS, OAuth, along with Hybrid Cloud and other Microsoft solutions.  In addition to monthly user group meetings, H-SPUG also hosts the SharePoint Saturday Houston event.  Go to the SharePoint Saturday Houston 2015 page for more details.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at the Microsoft Houston offices, to network, collaborate, and socialize.  After our meeting, we continue our social activities to further collaborate and have some fun!  Our monthly meetings generally consists of two sessions: (1) General, and (2) Technical.  The format and location of each meeting is listed below:

 ​Meeting Format:

​6:00 - 6:30 p.m.Sign-In, Socialize, and Eat​
​6:20 - 6:30 p.m.Chalk Talk, Introductions, and Announcement​s
​6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Presentation Sessions​
​7:3​0 - 7:40 p.m.Surveys and Room Consolidation​
​7:40 - 8:00 p.m.Prizes, Drawings, Announcements, and Wrap-Up​

Microsoft Houston
One Briar Lake Plaza
2000 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77042


Parking Instructions
The entrance to the Microsoft parking garage is on Del Monte Drive. Use the visitor designated parking on the FIRST FLOOR only. Tickets are no longer needed for parking in the garage.


NOTICE: Our last meeting at the current Microsoft offices located at 2000 W. Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 350, will be the month of October 2015.  Beginning in November 2015, our monthly meetings will be held at the new Microsoft Offices located in the City Center, at the intersection of I-10 and W. Sam Houston Parkway South.  The new physical address and suite are not available at this time.  Please continue checking this site for updates as they become available to the user group.


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October 21st Presentation:

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General Presentation by Rafael De la Cruz​​

Topic: Differences between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016​

I will focus on the following areas: - Upgrade Path - Hardware and Software requirements - Roles and Services - Single Server Farm - Boundaries and Limits - New Features - Hybrid Search - Business Intelligence - Content Management and Compliance - Development and Customization - Image and video previews - Security - Azure Integration - Express Route - Machine Learning - Infopath - SharePoint Designer - Search - Services - Office Online Server Preview (OOS) - Office Web Apps - Project Server and much more.

I won't probably have time to talk about installing SP 2016 in a virtual environment, but I will pass copies with the steps and give 10 8GB flash drives with SP fully configured and functional to my audience (Windows Server 2012 r2, SQL 2012 and SP 2016 all fully updated) 



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