SharePoint Conferences Prior to reading this section you may want to have an Advil or Tylenol bottle close at hand. I have had the pleasure of speaking at most every type of SharePoint conference in the U.S. and a few in Canada and I can tell you that all of these conference have the very best intentions in mind; Sharing information to the attendees so they can take it back to their place of work and perform at a high level or provide this knowledge to co-workers, etc. Having spoken at over 100 conferences in the past 2 years I see a pattern developing recently thou that is starting to take the “fire” or interest out of some of the conferences
To re-iterate a bit from Nick and Christian’s posts, the whole reason for these commentaries was based on something Jeff Teper stated at the recent SharePoint Conference, which was as follows: Governance is not an issue in SharePoint 2010
In a nutshell, a bunch of SharePoint experts walk/bus/bike/fly/drive to exotic (and not such exotic ) locations to participate in a mini conference on SharePoint…all on a Saturday
In the U.S. anyway so pencil in the conference as a geeky windowless tourist destination That leaves open a big, plump mid-tier of former attendees who see the show as a standalone more than a standout for opening doors, alliances, and at least two or less clicks removed from purse strings
An experiment - Mapping the attendees on a Low-tech social network Huge thanks to Tony and the gang for humouring me and allowing me to run a bit of a community experiment throughout the conference!
Lync Server 2013’s integration capabilities with SharePoint 2013 open up an entirely new outlet and set of capabilities for organizations to have a centralized platform, SharePoint 2013, to access nearly ever system in the organization to now include web conferencing, video conferencing, as well as phone (VOIP), and even your current investment in technologies, for example, your current Cisco hardware that drives your VOIP technology
) Webinars ( Andrew McAfee on the 19th , "When Social Meets Process") Major events ( David Pogue & Clay Shirky at the AIIM Conference in March 2012 ) Resources ( SharePoint Optimization Wizard ) #sharepointandaiimsittin'inatree #AIIM #SharePoint #sharepoint #ECM #sharepointforecm #ElectronicRecordsManagement
” – Albert Einstein One of the main takeaways from this past weekend’s SharePoint Saturday The Conference in Annandale, VA is the discussion of SharePoint for SharePoint’s sake
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Quit Playing Nice Ok, I get it, EMC and OpenText had nice sized booths in Anaheim last year at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference but in my experience some of the last 2 or 3 of 50 bids or so Fortune 500 projects EPC Group has bid, EMC was a SharePoint integration competitor to us for the final show down?
Last year's conference announced the integration of Yammer into the O365 family, and the promise that Microsoft would learn from the start-ups' iterative development cycle
An overwhelming majority of the sessions offered at the conference were O365-centric