Why SharePoint Connections?

Why SharePoint Connections?

A SharePoint event you can't miss, no matter what version you're on.

It's great to be in the cloud. It's great to be on SharePoint 2013 on-premises. But you don't have to be, to attend SharePoint Connections at IT/Dev Connections Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Las Vegas

You can, however, get some real-world information about the latest and greatest that’s not colored by Microsoft or other vendors. And make the most of what you're running right now.

Why SharePoint Connections?

Ever been to SharePoint Saturdays? Or the biggie, Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014?

Both are useful: The smaller, local events and the gigantic Microsoft conference offer great training opportunities. But typically the SharePoint gurus I really want to hear don’t present at the SharePoint Saturdays near my home. Plus, one day just doesn’t do it for me.

As for SPC, although I’m looking forward to the whirlwind of sessions, workshops, vendors, and labs, it’s a little overwhelming. I’ve come away from the past two SPCs knowing I learned something—but not sure exactly what it was. (I do remember Disneyland at night and Bon Jovi at the Mandalay Bay pool.)

SharePoint expert Dan Holme conjectures that SPC 2014 will be Microsoft’s opportunity to focus more on the cloud and SharePoint, or new features and versions coming, as opposed to drilling down into the current on-premises solution. Great--if you're on or moving soon to 2013. Not so great if you're not.

What to See

SharePoint Connections is small. You won't get lost in the crowd. Ideas for sessions for SharePoint admins to attend include

and for SharePoint devs,

You can also get ideas for making SharePoint 2010 be as good as it can be:

Plus you can sharpen your own skills, no matter what version you’re on:

Did I mention SharePint?

This is only a sampling of what’s available for SharePoint. I'm also looking forward to seeing Mary Jo Foley  and Paul Thurrott, at IT/Dev Connections.  They’ll be broadcasting their Windows Weekly Live show from the conference.

It's a SharePoint/Windows/Exchange/SQL Server World

And here you can connect to other Microsoft technologies--because, as you know, SharePoint is not an island. Try sessions on Windows or Exchange or SQL Server or the whole developer sphere, if you want to. (Or bring your devs, your network admins, and the DBAs from the branch office--they will thank you.)

And simply immerse yourself in SharePoint.

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