SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019

Stay tuned here on May 21st, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. PDT to watch the SharePoint Virtual Summit captured live from the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas.

Catch up on the Jeff Teper keynote to see all the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 news in action to help you stay productive and focused on what matters to you.

 

 

Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. Jeff Teper and Seth Patton share the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, security, teamwork, process transformation, employee engagement & communications, and knowledge sharing & discovery. Join the world’s largest event for the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 community–business users and leaders, IT professionals and developers from across the globe–to learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365–including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, PowerApps, Flow–integrate to power collaboration and the intelligent workplace across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

Get caught up our 2018 Ignite announcements while you wait…

Better teamwork, together: SharePoint and OneDrive integration with Microsoft Teams
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65660

The future of Yammer: Vision and roadmap
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65607

Microsoft Graph: The API for Microsoft 365
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66045

New in Microsoft 365: Leadership engagement featuring live events
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65620

What’s new in Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65503

SharePoint Development for Enterprises – What’s new and what’s next
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65818

Getting started with Microsoft Search
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/64597

Best in class Security and Compliance with SharePoint and OneDrive
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65657

What’s new and coming to Microsoft OneDrive
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65723

Successfully embrace video adoption across your organization with Microsoft Stream
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65737

Content collaboration in the modern workplace
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65658

Intelligent content services in Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365: Giving your content super powers
https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/65697

Using a Flic Smart Button as a PowerPoint Remote

When speaking at conferences, you usually spend a lot of time time asking the organizer questions like “what inputs will you have, will there be a digital switcher, etc.”.  This usually leads to carrying an array of adapters to be sure you’re prepared for those circumstances where there’s just VGA at the podium when you need micro/mini HDMI, DVI, USB to RJ45, and more…

One of the most common requirements is something to control your presentation.  If you’re like me, you often find yourself either running out of USB ports or having large inputs making nearby ports inaccessible or don’t want to carry a USB hub around with you.  At the same time, many conferences don’t provide remotes for controlling your presentations (they have a propensity to “walk away” or someone leaves the session before yours with the input – leaving a hapless remote behind).

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a Flic Smart Button that we had provided our MVP’s as swag at the 2019 MVP Summit and stashed it away in my desk drawer, not quite sure what I’d use it for.

If you’re not familiar with Flic, check out https://flic.io.

With the SharePoint Conference just a week away, I started to think about ways I could use the Flic Smart Button, but everything I found limited its’ use to a connection with a mobile device…  then I discovered the Flic App for Mac – perfect I thought – I’ll use the keyboard shortcuts action I saw in the mobile app on my MacBook as a way to remote control PowerPoint.

After installing the Flic App for Mac, I couldn’t find the keyboard actions so started to do a little research to find a plugin that would work…  I couldn’t find anything that would do what I wanted it to do so decided to build my own…

It took a little bit of time to get it right, at the same time, simple – but I was able to build a user defined plugin to use with my Flic Smart Button and Mac to act as a PowerPoint remote.

Screen Shot 2019-05-15 at 11.17.09 AM

If you’re interested in using the plugin, I’ve made it available here on Github.