With the ESPC16 Call for Speakers just closed, we thought we would have a look back and give you an insight into the conference. In this article, Alexandre Ferreira, Head of SharePoint Development for Storm Technology, describes what it was like attending ESPC15 in Stockholm and what were his personal highlights.
The top 10 speakers was choosen by over 1,250 SharePoint enthusiasts who came together to advance their skills and learn about SharePoint developments from industry experts at the European SharePoint Conference 2014.
Steve Fox, Director of Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft, shares his thoughts on the one thing that people need to know about SharePoint 2010. This is part of ‘The One Thing’ video series produced by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and the Axceler team.
Where do I start? The users demand support for multi lingual. First step I see is to start supporting the language packs… but which ones? You need to figure it out. You may not be best served by simply installing all of them. What would happen if MS decided to stop supporting one of them? I’ve found a few places that make me sound smart when I recommend languages to support… It doesn’t have to be a guessing game. 1)
One of the most-asked SharePoint questions has absolutely nothing to do with technology: How do we get started? Whether I am presenting on managed metadata and taxonomy, social computing, governance, or migration planning, someone in the audience inevitably asks this question. It happened again this weekend while presenting my session ‘How SharePoint 2010 Stacks up to Your End User Social Media Requirements’ at the 3rd annual SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles event. I shared vignettes into a SharePoint environment where search is optimized, where taxonomy management and proactive governance take center ring, and where end users have been trained on how to use the platform and how to request changes.
Let’s first put some context on where I am with SharePoint. I have been using SharePoint since the first release of SharePoint 2001 in fact I still have a virtual machine with that particular version on as I am a great believer in look to the past to see the dots joining up.
The best part of my job as an evangelist is that I am able to connect and talk with some of the brightest minds in the SharePoint community, tapping into their extensive backgrounds to better understand their unique perspectives to some of the more difficult business problems facing SharePoint teams. One of the more common problems — which sounds simple, and yet it sits at the core of the majority of failed enterprise application deployments — is the failure of the organization to have a shared understanding of what is to be accomplished.
The much acclaimed European SharePoint Webinar series is back bringing you the best webinars from our panel of SharePoint Specialists. This Series of free monthly webinars is presented by a panel of leading experts, who share their knowledge and experience to help SharePoint users maximise efficiency, enhance productivity and increase ROI.
SharePoint 2010 Upgrade is not over yet. While some estimates recently put it at 50% I get a different picture from my recent visit to Bulgaria. I had a nearly full theatre room with those interested in SharePoint 2010 upgrade. There are still a number of customers waiting and looking at SharePoint 2010 and trying to decide when they should do it. I have done a number of posts on Why Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 both for IT and Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade for End Users. Any post on issues in 2010 or browser and ActiveX controls should not discourage you. It’s definitely worth it.