Have you ever wondered where the time has gone? As you sit reflecting back on the past day, week, month, or year, do you think “Wow, time went by so fast! What happened?” (I find myself saying every Sunday night, “Where has the weekend gone?!”).
And that’s exactly what I’m thinking right now. I literally can’t believe 2015 is over already! It seems like just a few weeks ago I was writing my 2014 in review blog post. I guess time flies when you’re having fun. Or when you’re busy.
As someone who is obsessed with productivity, getting things done, and trying like mad not to waste any of my precious time, it never ceases to amaze me when I feel like I’ve lost control of how quickly time seems to be passing. And it seems to be passing faster the older I get!
Anyway, back to last year. What have I been up to?
2015 was another busy year for me. I attended and spoke at a few conferences and events. I posted 23 articles to this blog, as well as another 10 articles to other web sites (listed below).
Also, I recently started a new job as a .Net SharePoint Developer for Digital Managment Inc (DMI). DMI is out of Maryland but I am working remotely from my home office. I’ve been on the job for about 9 weeks now, and I love it so far. I’m doing custom SharePoint development for a government client. We just completed the design phase for a large project for them and development is now underway.
Articles on Other Sites
Besides writing for this blog, I also wrote the following articles and blog posts that were posted to other sites:
- Jan 28, 2015 – Strategies for backing up SharePoint
- Feb 27, 2015 – The real cost of usability
- Mar 19, 2015 – Intranet or ESN? Why Not Both
- April 1, 2015 – Best practices for SharePoint user training
- April 28, 2015 – Maximizing your SharePoint Return on Investment (ROI)
- May 22, 2015 – 10 Ways to Secure Office 365
- May 26, 2015 – New features coming to OneDrive for Business sync app
- July 21, 2015 – Tips for managing permissions in SharePoint
- Aug 4, 2015 – SharePoint calculated column nested IF statement tutorial
- Nov 9, 2015 – Create SharePoint Forms that Don’t Annoy Your Users
Most Popular Posts on this Blog
These were my top 5 most viewed posts that were written in 2015 on wendy-neal.com:
- How to Create a User-Friendly Issue Tracking List in SharePoint 2013
- Product Review: Dynatrace – Application Performance and User Experience Management
- Download the GTD® Dashboard Office 365 site template!
- Enhance the Usability of Your SharePoint Site with JSLink #Collab365 #C365114
- Create a GTD® Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done #spbiz15 #spbiz103
Events in 2015
I presented at the following events in 2015:
- Dynatrace Webinar: Driving SharePoint End-User Adoption – Usability and Performance
- SPBiz: Create a GTD Dashboard in Office 365 to Get Things Done
- Iowa SharePoint User Group: News and updates from the Microsoft Ignite conference
- Minnesota SharePoint Users Group: SharePoint Usability and Design Tips for Non Designers
- Collab365: Enhance the Usability of Your SharePoint Site with JSLink
So far I have planned to speak at the Collab365 Summit which is scheduled for May 10-12, and I have an upcoming webinar that I’m presenting with Intlock on March 24. At this time I don’t have any other solid plans but I’m sure things will change.
Happy New Year
I want to take this time to wish everyone a happy, safe, and prosperous new year! I’m looking forward to 2016 and will continue to share my insights and experiences with SharePoint, Office 365, and other topics on this blog and around the web. If only I could slow down time while I’m at it.