SPTechCon Austin 2017

The year may just have started, but the search for new opportunities to meet our customers and showcase our product developments has already gone into overdrive. What better way to chase these goals than by visiting SharePoint conferences?

To start our 2017 conference calendar on the right foot, we are heading to Austin TX for the SPTechCon. This is the largest independent SharePoint and Office 365 Conference in the world and will be taking place at the start of April. It is a conference we absolutely love. We attended the Boston edition in 2014 and 2016 and got great results. So, of course, we are doing it again! And we want to meet you there. That is why we are not only giving away discounts, but an actual conference pass too! (Scroll down for more information)

Time to learn

Anyone as invested in the SharePoint and Office 365 world as us, knows that learning is key. The SharePoint Technology Conference is the best place to do this. It offers a great number of classes related to the SharePoint and Office 365 platforms, organized according to professional profiles (topic areas) and knowledge levels. This year’s overall theme seems to be the newly released SharePoint 2016, and its many improvements.

If you still need some convincing to attend this great event, here are our classes' recommendations from the SPTechCon 2017 Agenda:

Class Suggestions

Sunday, April 2nd.

9:00am - 5:00pm
”Modern Application Development with Office, SharePoint and Azure” by Eric Shupps: A full-day tutorial regarding the pros and cons of developing on-premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. It will include deep-dive demonstrations and use cases. A must for developers!

Monday, April 3rd.

8:30am - 9:45am
“From Zero to Hero: A Real World Guide to Building Highly Available Fault Tolerant SharePoint Farms” by Eric Shupps (again): The title sound so promising, we had to give it a chance. A class about how to plan, design and implement a farm architecture.

11:30am - 12:45pm
“Making the Most of Out-of-the-Box Web Parts” by Laura Rogers: We really trust Laura when it comes to brand new content related to SharePoint and Office365. This class is a mixture of 2013, 2016, and Office 365 Web parts.

2:00pm - 3:15pm
“Making Sense of All that's Included with Office 365” by Asif Rehmani: “…most organizations are only using about 20% of the Office3365 available capabilities”. 20%? Really? Please, walk me through the entire stack of Office 365 applications.

4:00pm - 5:15pm
“Without Change, There Would Be No Butterflies: 4 Steps to Business Transformation (Change Management)” by Heather Newman: Real-world use cases to provide the blueprint for a successful change management project. Find out the reason for most SharePoint deployments fails.

Tuesday, April 4th.

8:15am - 9:30am
“SharePoint’s New Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part” by Sean McDonough: This is a popular one for most audiences. How to configure and use the SharePoint 2013’s Content Search Web Part (CSWP) to achieve personalized content. They promise a demo-heavy class. That’s exactly what we want.

9:45am - 11:00am
“Your Guide to SharePoint Branding Best Practices” by Eric Overfield: A rapid pace session about themes, composed looks, Master Pages, CSS and JavaScript Injection and current branding development techniques for SharePoint and O365, by one of our favorite MVPs.

1:00pm - 2:15pm
“Content Types: Love Them or Lose It” by Marc Anderson: Showing how content types (a really important part of our Document Automation solution JungleDocs) can really make your Intranet, Team Site, and Publishing Sites sing.

3:15pm - 4:45pm
“The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Understanding Good Design Practices in SharePoint/O365” by D'arce Hess: It goes perfectly with our SharePoint Document Management series, highlighting how to build a perfect intranet.

Wednesday, April 5th.

8:30am - 9:45am
“A Deep Dive into Groups for Office 365: The New Way to Work” by Benjamin Niaulin: Always a blast to watch any of Ben’s presentations, especially one related to such a current theme, how Microsoft is investing heavily in Groups for Office 365.

11:00am - 12:15pm
“Converting an Email Culture into a SharePoint Culture” by Robert Bogue: We care deeply about emails (we developed JungleMail because of this), so we would love to learn about ways to migrate from email addiction to a healthy relationship with the electronic messages.

1:30pm - 2:45pm
“Prepare for SharePoint 2016 - IT Pro Best Practices for Managing your SharePoint Farms” by Toni Frankola: A complete insight into SharePoint best practices and changes coming with SharePoint 2016.

3:00pm - 4:15pm
“Transforming Your Digital Workplace from a Rebellious Teenager into a Mature Adult in 2017” by Geoff Talbot: What a great session title. It promises to deliver how you can best tame your out of control digital environment.

Floor Plan

The SPTechCon Austin 2017 will be held at the Renaissance Austin from 2-5 April. You will find EnovaPoint at Booth #503.

SPTechCon Austin Floor Plan

Renaissance Austin
9721 Arboretum Way
Austin, TX 78759

Discount and Pass Giveaway

To finish it up we have two opportunities to bring you with us to the SPTechCon Austin:

#1 • Register to the SPTechCon using our custom discount code ENOVAPOINT, which will give you a $200 off on a 3 or 4-day conference pass;

Register Now

#2 • Send us your full name + business email to felipe@enovapoint.com until March 20th, for a chance to win a FREE 3-days conference pass (from Sunday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 4).

If you happen to attend the SPTechCon Austin 2017, please pass by our booth to say hello. We will be glad to see you there.

EnovaPoint Team Felipe Zagonel