The SharePoint® Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California marks my third major SharePoint® conference I’ve attended over the years. It is very exciting to see how the product has progressed over these years and how Microsoft® stood behind it to get it to where it is today. With over a 100 million licenses sold, it is truly an amazing story.
And here we go again, around the circle we travel. We travel with partners, clients, colleagues, x-coworkers, and friends. We bring excitement wherever we go. We boost the economy and overload the inter-webs with social and blogging traffic. I heard that Microsoft® is expecting over seven thousand in attendance this year. That’s pretty cool.
As far as sessions, there are plenty of everything. I am personally looking forward to attending Cloud and Office 365 related sessions. I am going to focus in on the 400’s and 300’s level sessions this year with few 200’s here and there.
Sessions that I will attend include the following:
|Out of the Sandbox and into the cloud: Build your next SharePoint…||Andrew Connell||SPC410|
|How Microsoft Builds, Deploys and Runs SharePoint Online: A Peek …||Roberto Taboada, Doron Bar-Caspi||SPC352|
|Deep Dive on Developing Custom Service Applications||Todd Bleeker||SPC401|
|Advanced SharePoint Data Access with Silverlight||Robert German, Ryan Sockalosky||SPC400|
|Identity in SharePoint Online||Phil Wicklund||SPC259|
|SharePoint, Azure and Claims Integration for Developers||Steve Peschka, James Petrosky||SPC412|
|Deep Dive: Implementing Kerberos for your BI Applications||Tom Wisnowski||SPC404|
|Building Business Applications on Azure using Office365 and Windows …||Tony Meleg, Jesus Rodriguez||SPC320|
|Cloud Packing: Preparing for the Move into SharePoint Online||James Petrosky, Kimmo Forss||SPC327|
|Branding SharePoint Online Sites||Randy Drisgill, John Ross||SPC205|
|Exploring the Office Developer Story in Microsoft Office 365||Tanuj Bansal, Devinder Singh||SPC346|
Now, last time, Microsoft® did setup a purchasing system where you could buy the conference material if you didn’t get to attend it. I would think they’ll have something like that again this year.
- SharePoint Conference: http://www.mssharepointconference.com/pages/default.aspx
- SharePoint: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx
- Office 365: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/online-software.aspx
Till next time, stay thirsty my friends.