SharePoint and WPC2010

If it’s July, then you know two things.  First, Your friends at Microsoft are getting ready for another mind-blowing partner conference.  Second, there is going to be a world-wide presence at the SharePint event. 

Even though the first rule of partner conference is that you’re allowed to talk about what happens at partner conference, it’s still worth talking about what’s going to happen with SharePoint at this year’s event.

First:  The web site for WPC is http://digitalwpc.com. imageSecond: Monday afternoon is when the SharePoint sessions are scheduled for.  Prime time – day one.

Two additional sessions will be held on Tuesday

We have a couple offered at the same time, so you will have to clone yourself to hear them all, but here is the schedule…

July 12 3:30PM Jared Spataro Partner Opportunity with SharePoint for Internet Sites
July 12 5:00PM Eric Swift Why Every Partner Should Have a SharePoint Offering
July 12 5:00PM Jared Spataro Understanding Microsoft Business Intelligence and Customer Momentum
July 12 5:00PM Howard Beader Duet Enterprise for SharePoint and SAP: Partner Programs and Opportunity
July 13 3:30PM Steve Fox Business Application Opportunity
July 13 5:00PM Steve Fox Leveraging Business Application Platform Technologies

If you can only attend one, I think that you have to attend Eric Swift’s session.  Some of you may have heard about his great presentation at AIIM Expo 2010 a couple of months ago, but even if you didn’t, this is an opportunity to get to know the SharePoint GM and to hear about his passion and energy around SharePoint. 

The Expo hall is open that evening, probably with some buffet eats, then go out and grab some dinner, and meet everyone at SharePint at WPC10Smile

This year’s version of SharePint will be held at the Rocket Bar, 714 Seventh Street, NW, Wash DC.  8PM start time.

Tell your SharePoint partners – and let’s meet at the unsponsored, anything goes, off the record, SharePint!

 

As for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of WPC10, well, you’ve have to find me at the SharePoint booth.  Look me up, and let’s talk about how your product can integrate best with SharePoint!

The SharePoint partner ecosystem is gaining momentum and strength every week it seems, with more and more product releases making their debut on the SharePoint 2010 application platform. 

Have a safe trip, and I’ll see you in Washington DC at WPC10!

SharePint at WPC10

After a great day of speaking with partners, and learning about how Microsoft is going to lead with partners into the next twelve months or few years, and attending conference keynotes and sessions, and, of course, perusing the grand exhibition hall(!), please join us at SharePint at WPC10!

What is a SharePint?  (Did the guy just miss-spell his own product name?)

Think along the lines of “SharePoint by Day….   SharePint by Night!”

We had an amazing time last year in New Orleans at SharePint at WPC09.  We were at Pat O’Brien’s and had about 200 SharePoint partners that night.

For WPC10, however, we’ll be meeting at The Rocket Bar, 714 Seventh Street, NW, Wash. D.C.

It’s a giant Meet-Up for anyone interested in SharePoint.  Come as you are, and look forward to making new friends. 

A SharePint is a casual event – it’s not sponsored by anyone or by any group, generally.  Even at WPC10, I’m kind of picking a place for it to be held, but it’s not sponsored by Microsoft or by me, at all.  Everyone is on their own – and that’s what makes it such a great and open event –

Can’t wait to see you all there!

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Monday night – 8:00PM start – no end time…  see you at SharePint!