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Penton’s Technology Group Delivers Education Targeted to the SharePoint Community at IT/Dev Connections

Penton’s Technology Group Delivers Education Targeted to the SharePoint Community at IT/Dev Connections

Annual Professional SharePoint Connections Conference Scheduled to Take Place September 30-October 4, 2013 in Las Vegas

IT/Dev Connections, a part of Penton’s Technology Group and the premier annual professional development and networking event for the Microsoft technology community, today announced the targeted educational opportunities the conference offers to SharePoint experts.  IT/Dev Connections has been educating the technology industry for 13 years.

According to the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), one in two corporations are now using SharePoint Server, and in 22 percent of the companies, every employee uses this popular Microsoft collaboration tool.

IT/Dev Connections will take place October 1-3, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The pre-conference workshops are September 30, 2013 and post-conference workshops are October 4, 2013. 

Scot Hillier, the SharePoint Connections content chair, said, “The speaker lineup and session topics have me looking forward to the start of SharePoint Connections 2013 in Las Vegas. For developers, the new App Model is a key focal point with my ‘Building Apps for SharePoint 2013’ workshop, along with Matthew McDermott’s ‘Developing Search Applications in SharePoint 2013,’ and Keenan Newton’s tips on ‘Migrating Solutions to Apps for SharePoint.’ For IT pros, Dan Holme and Chris McNulty deliver again with great tips and advice ’Implementing End-to-End SharePoint Governance‘ and ‘Optimizing and Accelerating Your SharePoint Farm.’ This year, we’re also creating additional opportunities for attendees to interact with the speakers. Look for lots of casual interactions such as SharePoint and more formal interactions at the ‘Meet the Experts’ panel. Come join all the ‘birds of a feather’ at SharePoint Connections 2013!”

Presenters will provide attendees with the information and new skills that will help SharePoint experts with their day-to-day jobs. The featured keynote is Rob Lefferts, the Director of Program Management for Microsoft’s Office APPS Team.  The keynote will be delivered on Tuesday, October 1 at 8:30 a.m.. 

Each workshop provides attendees with six hours of in-depth classroom training from a wide variety of speakers, including Dan Holme, Keenan Newton, Scot Hillier, Asif Rehmani, and Jason Himmelstein.  Several of the speakers are returning from previous years and there are also new, well-known experts who will be speaking.

The workshops for SharePoint attendees are:

·        Pre-conference - Building Apps for SharePoint 2013 by Scot Hillier

·        Post-conference - Dan Holme’s SharePoint 2013 Master Class: SharePoint Installation and Configuration, From Bare Metal to Farm by Dan Holme

To register for IT/Dev Connections, visit

About Penton Technology Group

Penton Technology Group provides information and education to advance technology ecosystems. It serves the community of Microsoft IT professionals and developers through IT/Dev Connections, Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows,, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro, and Dev Pro; IBM IT professionals and developers with iPro Developer and POWER IT Pro; and the ecosystem of IT channel companies through Nine Lives brands MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy. Learn more about our company at


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