We wanted to know what SharePoint expert Jason Himmelstein would say in answer to these 5 questions. Here are the results!
#1: What do you think is challenging and/or important for people to learn about SharePoint/Office 365?
How we manage our environments with a hybrid focused is the next logical evolution of the SharePoint admin's world. Oh... and business intelligence is where the sizzle is in SharePoint, so knowing how to empower users to utilize the new BI capabilities is not only exciting and cool, but it opens up an entirely new space where admins will thrive.
#2: What advice would you give new attendees for getting the most out of a tech conference?
Pick half of your schedule as something that you know will apply to your world; for 1/4 of the sessions pick something new that you want to learn; and for the last 1/4 of the sessions go off the wall and go to a different track all together. IT/Dev Connections is a great place to broaden your horizons.
#3: What do you drink at SharePint?
Scotch... unless there is a really good IPA... then Scotch after that.
#4: What are you most looking forward to at September’s IT/Dev Connections?
Interacting with the attendees. IT/Dev Connections always attracts great technical attendees who come with great questions and spark lively dialog during sessions as well as great discussions over a beverage after the sessions are over for the day.
#5: Give us the “elevator pitch” about your presentations--what are you going to talk about?
I am presenting SharePoint 2013 Admin in a Hybrid World and Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013. It's an exciting and scary time for IT pros in the SharePoint space as we start to broaden our horizons and look beyond just the SharePoint on-prem world.
About Jason Himmelstein:
Jason Himmelstein is a SharePoint Server MVP & IT Pro Solutions Architect with more than 15 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies. With a passion for technology, Jason has spent the past 8 years dedicated to SharePoint, becoming a recognized expert in the field. Jason has successfully architected solutions for up to 120,000 users and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences in the United States & Canada. He is the Senior Technical Director for SharePoint at Atrion, a New England-based consulting firm.
Jason is the co-author of the O’Reilly book Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint. He also is one of the organizers of New Hampshire SharePoint Users Group, New Hampshire Windows Phone Users Group, and SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire & Rhode Island. Outside of this crazy working world he is a happily married father of 2 boys, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.