Whats happening? Great things as always. Immaterial of what form they take and come our way.

This past year or so I have had the privilege of interacting closely with a few very well respected and recognized Microsoft SharePoint MVP/SMEs/ Office 365 leaders, reaching out to seek their advice and guidance to learn from their experiences. Every single one of them I connected with have been a big support, guiding and generously sharing their valuable time and resources without expecting anything in return from me.

Giving selflessly is a very gracious act. HUGE shout out to Mack Sigman, Rima Reyes,Tim Ferro, Scott Shearer and several other countless experts whose contributions I continue to follow and learn from. This helps me give our Office 365 end-users the best possible solution and user experience that is easy to maintain, sustainable, safe and enables them to manage and modify content independently.  This way they can get the solution that fits ‘their‘ needs while being device agnostic and save time.

I really appreciate all the support we have been getting from everyone. Our department has worked tirelessly to make this possible for our users.

 Check out the post  Microsoft For Education-Success story blog share – “Using SharePoint Sub-sites for Student Productivity” by Cynthia Miller
All our hard work pays off  when we save money, go green and use our saved greenbacks to give back where it is better deserved-to serve our future generation.

We will continue to work hard doing our very best to enable cloud collaboration for those that are interested in using Office 365 Apps and SharePoint for BYOT plan and classroom/team needs. “Check out our Superintendent’s plan in the below link welcoming student devices.” Amazing thing isn’t it! 🙂

Makes me very happy to know what we do makes a big difference in the lives of our children.

Recently, awesome Ms. Rima Reyes shared a personal experience as President of Women in SharePoint DC which I found to be very inspiring as well and wanted to share with you all:

It is about a person from another country who was living here and was on food stamps. Hearing about Women In SharePoint DC out-reach user group effort which allows women interested in learning SharePoint to attend many Microsoft industry leader’s speaker sessions for free, attended the sessions. #WSPDC also gives away free O’Rielly IT books for attendees, this person who got IT books from session, starts reading it, learns, gets certified, finds employment as help-desk staff and gets off of food stamp.

This is the power of IT learning. It could be Office 365/SharePoint or anything technology related, its a skill that we all need to get comfortable with, using our software and devices for success in our current work place environments and get ready for a brightly connected future. 🙂

Connecting with people, encouraging them to learn essential skill sets, supporting them as well is where my passion lies. Educators are doing great things for our children, more and more of our kids are becoming very savvy with technology and mobile devices. Office 365 and SharePoint collaboration helps with allowing kids to use their devices to interact with their school staff as their school deems fit and appropriate.

I feel so fortunate to know Office 365 & SharePoint well enough to support & make a difference in our school system  here at LCPS. We rock and so does Microsoft for Education.

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