Welcome To SharePoint Conference 2009!

That's a wrap, the keynote is in the books. Hopefully you were in attendance and enjoyed Steve Ballmer and Jeff Teper's remarks as well as the special guests and demos. If you weren't able to attend in person, it should be available on the conference site very soon to stream.

There were quite a few things to take away from today's keynote, some highlights are:

  • PowerPivot, the official name of project Gemini is out of the bag. Today's keynote showed instant sorting and filtering of more than 100 million rows! Look for more to come throughout the week.
  • Visual Studio plays very well with SharePoint 2010. The developers will appreciate the end-to-end creation and deployment of SharePoint solutions.
  • SharePoint 2010 has the ribbon and it allows context-sensitive editing right on the page.
  • PerformancePoint Server 2007 is now PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint 2010 and it's in the box!
  • SharePoint 2010 is more social than ever. Collaborative working in SharePoint gives you new power to communicate with the people you count on every day.

Of course that's just a small list of the things covered in the keynote, and there are hundreds of sessions planned this week to dive into each of these topics further. If you want to keep up with us and where we are, follow @sharepointbi on Twitter and of course stay tuned to this feed.

Lastly, there are many of the PerformancePoint Services product team on the ground here, come by the Microsoft Business Intelligence product kiosk, attend the sessions, check out the hands on labs, visit Ask The Experts and if you see us, don't be shy to stop us and say hi. It's only Monday and this has been a fantastic experience meeting with customers and partners. Thank you and I hope to see you on the floor.

Jason Burns, Program Manager
PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint
@philoking on Twitter

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