Tag: SharePoint Partner Events

WPC 2010 Awards

The deadline for submitting your partner solution has been extended to April 9th, 2010. 

Please visit http://www.digitalwpc.com/Awards for more details about how to submit your partner solution.

There’s a new Country Partner of the Year award that has been added this year.  Does that mean that a partner from each country will receive an award, or is it the partner who sings the best Country music song?  You’ll need to go to http://digitalwpc.com/Awards/Country to find out.  Yee-haw!

Last year, SharePoint partners showed up in big numbers to claim WPC awards.  Awards were given to the following SharePoint Partners at WPC 2009. (If I left your name off, please let me know.)

  • Accenture and Avanade
  • CA
  • Content and Code
  • Datatel
  • Data#3
  • Dimension Data
  • EMC
  • Epicor
  • Hitachi Consulting UK
  • KnowledgeLake
  • NetApp
  • OSISoft
  • PointBridge
  • Quest Software

Submit your nomination and we’ll see you at WPC 2010 in Washington D.C., this July!

SharePoint Saturday in Redmond


I’ve been watching the SharePoint Saturday phenomenon for a while now, and I think it’s amazing.  SharePoint has an amazing community of customers and partners and from time to time they come together to do something amazing.

The Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group is sponsoring a SharePoint Saturday in Redmond, on the Microsoft campus, this Saturday, November 7th.

To see the details about this event, click on http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/redmond/default.aspx!

If you’d like to attend, you can register here!

The sessions are going to be amazing.  Now that we’ve passed the disclosure date around SharePoint 2010, most of the sessions will be about SharePoint 2010. 

There will be sessions from the following SharePoint customers and partners:

  • Microsoft
  • 3Sharp
  • Quest Software
  • BlueThread Technologies
  • K2
  • AvePoint
  • Mimosa Systems
  • Allyis

Please join us – it will be held in the luxurious Microsoft Conference Center on the Microsoft campus, and it starts at 9AM!  Get the details from the link above.

I can’t wait!  I’m going to show up early…  to get a good seat?  well, no, not really, I’ll be there to help set things up, but hopefully there will be enough good seats!  Show up early!

See you there-

SharePoint Conference Thank You

What an amazing SharePoint Conference we had last week.  I wanted to take a minute to say, “THANK YOU,” to all of you.  The SharePoint Partner ecosystem is ROCKING, and notice was served last week in a big way. 

The energy that was in and around the partner exhibit hall on Sunday night was incredible.  The flow of folks never seemed to die down, throughout the entire 3 hours!  And the partners were ready to work!  I received so many comments from partners that they couldn’t believe how educated and qualified the attendees were, and how many real leads resulted from their booth at the conference. 

And, the ultimate closing hand was the fact that so many of the partners on the floor were already demoing their products on SharePoint 2010 beta 1.  That was very cool to see. 

Thank you so very much for the time and energy that you have invested in showing how strong the SharePoint partner ecosystem really is.  I feel that there is still a long way to go, in illustrating how much potential there is for partners in and around SharePoint, but it will happen. 

As always, please feel free to let me know how your experience went, what went well, and what could be improved on for the next time.  I’ve included some facts about the show and about two launched/updated SharePoint-related websites at the bottom of this email.

Key Statistics from the SharePoint Conference 2009

  • 7400+ Attendees (94% growth over last SharePoint Conference!)
  • Sold Out 2 weeks before the show
  • 165 Partners Sponsoring and Exhibiting
  • 18 Customers Presenting
  • 279 Speakers
  • 240 Sessions (300+ hours of content)
    • (For comparison, we usually create 30-40 hours of new content for the typical Tech-Ed conference.)
  • 45 Hands-on Labs – 5,500 labs were executed during 3.5 days. 
    • (Tech-Ed usually sees about 3,000 labs executed)
  • Largest Beach Party Ever at the Mandalay Bay (80’s theme, Huey Lewis and the News!)
  • MySPC: 5000 profiles filled out, 1500 profile photos uploaded
  • A SharePoint Marriage (SPJeff – http://www.spjeff.com to his wife Emily.)
  • We had over 27,000 people watch the keynotes lives the morning of the conference and you can view the keynotes on-demand here –

On top of all that, the SharePoint website was updated to include more SharePoint 2010 content and now runs on SharePoint 2010 Beta 1!  Check it out at SharePoint2010.Microsoft.com.  The top download on the SharePoint website is the Office and SharePoint Better Together whitepaper.

Another interesting website also went live – the “Because it’s Everybody’s Business” website.  Check it out.

The customers were amazing at the SharePoint Conference.  The Energy was ELECTRIC! 

The Presenters did such an incredible job.  So much SharePoint 2010 content to absorb and ingest…  it’s going to take a while!

But, I must say thank the most to the Partners.  What an incredible showing.  There is a lot of hard work being put in, all around the SharePoint universe, and partners are often the icebreakers that are carrying SharePoint into customers, industries, workloads and application types that SharePoint didnm’t used to be considered for. 


KnowledgeLake is giving away a VIP trip to SPC09

You may already be going to Las Vegas this october for the SharePoint Conference 2009, but are you traveling IN STYLE?  

KnowledgeLake, a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, and one of the Platinum Sponsors of the SharePoint Conference 2009 is giving away a VIP Trip to the conference!

Visit the KnowledgeLake promotional site, complete a survey, and you’ll be registered for the promotion. 

Here’s your chance to do the SPC as a VIP!

Telligent and Community-Based Analytics

When you have a community that is functioning, and you’d like to improve it, or keep the fires stoked, you need to know what parts to encourage and what portions aren’t functioning well.  it’d also be useful to know which are your most effective community participants, and which community members are the most influential.

Telligent Analytics monitors, records, and reports on that information to help you drive more effective communities on top of the SharePoint platform.

Telligent is producing an online webcast to introduce their analytics product and related concepts TOMORROW, August 18th, at Noon Eastern Time.

Join Telligent for an online webcast – register here

NewsGator and Batelle – Online Communities with SharePoint

Online communities are a great idea, but after the launch party has concluded, how do we drive our employees to actually use the new communities?

NewsGator is hosting a SharePoint Customer webinar on August 27, 2009, to answer this question. 

The webinar will feature Battelle – a $5.2B research and development company that uses SharePoint and NewsGator Social Sites as their social computing platform. 

Battelle will share their story, experience, and best practices around online communities.  The webinar takes place on August 27, 2009 at 2pm ET.  

You may register for the webinar on NewsGator’s website.


CorasWorks Webcast – Cool Topics Series

 Corasworks is a SharePoint partner that builds solutions for SharePoint.  They supply an application layer on top of SharePoint that can be very useful for enterprises that are looking for this type of application architecture to design, build, and manage solutions on SharePoint. 

Corasworks is holding a webcast next week where they will be introducing some integration techniques with Corasworks and SharePoint data lists, with Bing Maps, and display mechanisms for Business Intelligence that also can integrate non-SharePoint data.

If you’d like to join CorasWorks, hit the link and register.



SharePoint Conference Site Design Winner!

The SharePoint Conference 2009 has announced it’s first award winner!

Robert Chrestensen, of Salient6, has submitted the winning design for the SharePoint Conference design competition.

I like Robert’s idea (at least the one that my feeble mind is able to identify) that SharePoint is going through a re-design from the original blue teamsite template to a graphical interface.  This can apply in a lot of ways!

Congratulations, Robert!


The MatterSpace® ELM Road Show

MatterSpace has an e-Discovery product that they’ve built on top of SharePoint Server.  I’d recommend registering for this roadshow – even if it’s just to learn about e-Discovery approaches to SharePoint.  Perhaps this product will fill a need within your organization.


Original URL: http://www.workproducts.com/microsoft_matterspace_elm_road_show/

"Information Management Finally Befriends eDiscovery"

WorkProducts, Microsoft, with special guest from Vedder Price, LLC, invite clients, partners, and the media to join us for this Executive Briefing Road Show where executives, product managers, legal and compliance experts share their insight, vision, and direction for MatterSpace ELM and Microsoft Office 2010 and how Information Management finally befriends eDiscovery.

This Road Show will give you an uparalleled opportunity to meet eDiscovery/compliance and technology executives, see MatterSpace Evidence Lifecycle Management products with Microsoft technologies in action, and hear users share examples and best practices.

Space is limited, so please don’t hesitate to register for this event today.

Locations & Dates

August 12, 2-5 PM, New York City
Microsoft Belvedere Conference Room
1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10104

August 13, 9 AM – 12 PM, Chicago
CDW Corporate Center, 21st Floor
120 South Riverside
Chicago, IL 60606

August 14, 9 AM – 12 PM, San Francisco
Microsoft Golden Gate South
825 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94103

Agenda Highlights

Records/Information Management importance to eDiscovery

Microsoft eDiscovery Connected Framework – Office 2010

Evidence Lifecycle Management for eDiscovery

MatterSpace® ELM

Panel Discussion to include:

  • Microsoft Product Management
  • Vedder Price Records/eDiscovery Management Counsel
  • WorkProducts Product Management
  • Microsoft Compliance/Public Sector/Professional Services Sector
  • FAST Search Professionals

MatterSpace® ELM Partner/Customer Case Studies


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Brightwork and Partner Opportunities

I received this invitation in the email this morning.  I would like to attend, but I’ll be in an airplane at this time.  Perhaps it will be recorded?  I’m registered, but I’ll be one of those no-shows, unfortunately.

The thing that intrigues me about this is that I’m seeing more activity around SharePoint ISV partners who are developing their own partner programs to aid in deployment and configuration, etc.

I think it’s great, and I wish Brightwork, and all the other SharePoint ISVs, great success in this arena.    (And, when you figure it out – let me know how to do it right! 🙂 )


Partner Revenue Opportunity – Project Management on SharePoint

Offer your Customers More and Grow your Business with BrightWork’s pmPoint

BrightWork, a Microsoft Gold certified ISV partner, (with the EPM specialization), is a leading global provider of work and project management products on the Microsoft SharePoint platform.

We have developed a simple but structured deployment approach for pmPoint and pmPoint Online (our project management plug-in for SharePoint) but we do not have a consultancy wing to deliver professional services.

Today pmPoint serves customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Russia, and Australia and include organizations such as Federal Express, Novartis, Parker Drilling, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Cox Communications, Illinois State University, and Microsoft.

To better support our existing customers and expand to new markets, we are committed to building and maintaining a global network of high quality partners. Whether we’re working with our partners on a reseller or consulting services basis our goal is the same – to develop mutually beneficial relationships that drive profitability and value.

Join Eamonn McGuinness, BrightWork’s CEO, on July 22nd to learn more about BrightWork’s partner program and how pmPoint can increase your business value with expanded market opportunities.

Register Here!

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Date: July 22nd, 2009

Time: 9am PST, 12pm EST, 5pm GMT