Ryan Schouten

Ryan Schouten

SharePoint Knight

Ryan Schouten has been developing on SharePoint since December of 2006 and has worked with every version of SharePoint since version 2(2003). Since that time, Ryan has developed a love and understanding of SharePoint that helps him to be comfortable in SharePoint no matter what area he is working in. This knowledge allows Ryan to discuss complex development and admin concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Ryan loves getting out and connecting with the community.

Ryan travels the country speaking about SharePoint and Office365. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft MVP and has been working to help others be successful in their SharePoint endeavors.

Current sessions

Using the Office Dev PNP to Accelerate Your Productivity

Microsoft has been backing and working on the Office Developer Patterns and Practices(PNP) to make our lives easier. We will talk about the functionality and tools that are available to us including code that we can integrate into our own projects and also already built PowerShell scripts. Included as well in the PNP is site provisioning, this provides easy ways of applying branding and templates to sites at any point in time. We will discuss ways of automating this as part of site creation as well. We will also discuss how everyone can get involved in this awesome project.


Microsoft Stream and You

What is the best way to be able to share your video content with your organization? Microsoft Stream allows us to simply and securely share these videos. These videos also become discoverable and easy to consume through the Machine Learning that is built in to the platform.

Come learn the features that will help your organization adopt Microsoft Stream.


Improving Productivity with SharePoint Search

Your sites in SharePoint and Office365 contain a lot of data that we can harness. In this session, we will discuss ways of finding and extracting that power to give your sites some pop and how to understand how SharePoint search can best help you in your efforts. Come see how you can rollup content and how we can display this content in cool ways. All this and it is available to site owners.


Getting Started with SharePoint Development

SharePoint and Office365 have become the go to place to get information in most organizations. Are you prepared to create solutions that consume the data that is stored in these environments? Come to this workshop to learn the information you need to get started creating applications that your organizations want. We will learn what tools are available to develop your applications. We will also cover how to best access the data that is stored in SharePoint and Office365.


Combine the strengths of Forms, PowerApps, and Teams through Flow

In the Office 365 suite there is a plethora of tools that enable power users to be able to automate their daily processes. How do we connect all these pieces together? In this session we will discuss how to gather data from internal or external users with Microsoft Forms then we'll use Flow to make this information accessible in PowerApps and notify your team about the update. Come attend this session to get step by step guidance on connecting these tools and learn the integration points for adding in other parts of the suite. We will also discuss where these same tools can be used for those that are still on-prem.


Automate the Real World with Power Automate

Most of the time business processes are considered for automation but the physical connection is missing. In this sessions we'll discuss options for triggering and interacting with your Power Automate Flows with the physical world including buttons and approval codes.


Adopting Microsoft Stream in Your Organization

Microsoft Stream is the newest tool in the Office 365 suite for presenting and consuming video content. This video content can be on demand or can now be live streamed. In this session we will discuss how to best incorporate Microsoft Stream and some best practices for setting up and managing this amazing tool.