- Getting started with SharePoint Online development – Jeremy Thake
- The SharePoint Maturity Model: How Far Along Are You? – Sadie Van Buren
- TheConnection between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity – Christian Buckley
- Introduction to SharePoint for the Rest of Us – Mark Rackley
- SharePoint 2010 Server Administration for the MatureServer – Todd Klindt and Shane Young
- Ten Best SharePoint Features You’ve Never Used – But Should – Christian Buckley
- Practical SharePoint Information Architecture – Ruven Gotz
- SharePoint for the Internet? – Eric Riz
- Re-Experience SharePoint – Interface Enhancements inSharePoint 2010 – Mark Miller
I also met Heidi, who described herself as a trainer and business liaison between the technical staff and end users at her company. This too was her first conference, and she was very skeptical that she’d get much value from attending. However she was pleasantly surprised that she had been wrong. She said she loved Susan Hanley’s (@susanhanley) session on user adoption, and that they were already implementing many of the things suggested by Susan at her company.
A women named Laurie explained to me how she facilitates regular SharePoint Lunch and Learns at her company in an attempt to boost user adoption. She holds the sessions on a monthly basis and that it’s basically a forum for everyone to share their knowledge and best practices with a group of SharePoint power users. She said it’s really had a positive effect on all involved.
Sharon was one of the women I conversed with at the Women in SharePoint lunch. I asked her what her role was with SharePoint, and she chuckled a bit and said that she didn’t really know yet. In fact that was one of the reasons she was attending the conference. She and a couple others from her company were tasked with breaking down the different roles they would need in order to support SharePoint, and that was one of the questions they hoped to get clarification on by attending the conference.
I met many more attendees but unfortunately I don’t have the space to write about each and every one of them. The overall consensus I got from visiting with them though was that they were very happy they attended the conference and they were learning a lot from it.The One ThingOn the final day of the conference, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) cornered me and forced me to participate in his “The One Thing About SharePoint 2010” video series. Basically he asked me what I thought was the one thing people should know about SharePoint 2010, and I got to sound like an idiot for about a minute trying to explain myself (I really hate seeing myself on video!) Oh, and he really didn’t force me to do it either; it was actually kind of fun!
|Mark Miller outside the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre Site along the Boston Freedom Trail|