“SharePoint Saturday – The Conference” is coming up next week in the DC area and I’ll be there presenting a few sessions and we’re also hosting an amazing workshop that you don’t want to miss. First off here are some details about the conference
SharePoint & Windows Azure Workshop
As part of the conference, we’ll be holding a one-day workshop on August 11th covering one of my favorite topic – SharePoint & Windows Azure Integration. You can register for the workshop here: http://calendar.activedatax.com/spsdc/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=2778&Iid=9535&Frm and there is no additional cost for the workshop.
This action packed workshop will include presentations, demos and hands-on lab content walking through various aspects of integrating SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure together. Please bring your laptop for this workshop to run through various hands-on lab materials. We’ll provide you credentials for a remote virtual machine to run thru the labs. You’ll also receive a free Windows Azure account (no credit card required) to help you develop Windows Azure applications while at the workshop.
Plus few of the early birds attending the workshop will receive a free copy of the book Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure by Steve Fox. Steve himself will be kicking off the workshop, so make sure you get a copy of the book signed by him if you can!
My team will be delivering three sessions at the conference besides the workshop.
- Keynote: SharePoint and the Cloud
Steve Fox will be delivering this keynote on Friday morning and below is an abstract for his keynote speech.
Everywhere you turn, you hear about the cloud. But what is the cloud? And why should we as SharePoint professionals care? Collaboration in the cloud is a growing area, and if you don’t take notice then you may be left behind. From foundational capabilities to custom solution, across SharePoint and SharePoint Online, this keynote session will show you how the cloud is changing the game for you and the SharePoint industry as a whole.
- Session: “Going Hybrid” with Windows Azure and on-premises SharePoint 2010
Windows Azure along with SharePoint is redefining business applications moving them to the cloud, however the transition as we all know cannot happen overnight. With so many options in the Windows Azure Platform such as AppFabric Service, Azure Connect and Virtual Machine roles, many developers are trying to figure out the best strategy to bridge both worlds. In this session we provide an overview of these technologies and show demos on how developers can use these Azure technologies in conjunction with SharePoint 2010 to enable the transition to the cloud.
The conference is a community event with over 280 sessions from over 190 speakers that are world renowned SharePoint experts and executives covering a wide range of technical and business topics.
Don’t miss this great learning opportunity and make sure you register now. I look forward to seeing you in DC!