Recap of #SPTechCon Boston 2012 - The Last Word #sharepoint @cmcnulty2000

Settling in tonight to catch up on Olympics tennis highlights from Centre Court. Seems like only a few weeks ago we were getting ready for Murray v. Federer at Wimbledon. Wait. Haven’t we been here before? Have we been to SPTechCon Boston before?

 

Well, at least I have. I live here in (near) Boston, and it was a great privilege to welcome the SharePoint universe – conference attendees, speakers, consultants, ISVs, friends old and new (hi, Dell team!). Once again, David Rubinstein and his BZMedia team delivered a top notch event with over 1200 attendees.

Microsoft released a preview of SharePoint 2013 a week before the event. The SPTechCon team wisely decided to ask speakers to stay with the original topics rather than rushing to prepare 2013 content. (Trust me, there wil be MANY more chances to learn about 2013.) Dropped in on sessions from a lot of great speakers - Mark Rackley, Sadie Van Buren, Paul Stork, Marc Anderson, Scott Jamison, Todd Klindt, Shane Young, Jason Himmelstein, Cornelius van Dyk, Sean McDonough, Christina Wheeler, Stacy Deere, Christian Buckley, Paul Swider, Rob Bogue, Andrew Connell, Brian Jackett, Eric Riz, Stephanie Donahue, Jen Mason, Laura Rogers, and Richard Harbridge, among others! At the booth, we saw some of the highest volume, and highest technical level, of visitors we’ve ever seen at an SPTechCon event. And lots of great questions about our solutions for SharePoint migration, management, and customization. And lots of Boogie Bots: Trust me, the supply is ENDLESS.

 

It was also great to meet many SharePoint community members at the Quest book signing. (In case you missed it, download a free copy over at https://www.quest.com/ ). And yes, I’m already working on the SharePoint 2013 Consultant’s Handbook. Until it’s out (hopefully for Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012), visit us at https://www.quest.com/products/ for more information on the new release.

 

Anyway, I presented three sessions at SPTechCon, summarized below: