Only one more days before I leave for the SharePoint conference 2012 in Las Vegas. And for those who are connected to me via Twitter (https://twitter.com/ErnstWolthaus, @ernstwolthaus) know I’m really excited about this conference. For more than 1 reason:
- Las Vegas
What a great venue to pick for Microsoft for the first SharePoint conference about SharePoint 2013. Off course it should be all about SharePoint 2013 but the ambiance of Las Vegas will certainly contribute to a great SPC12!
- The SharePoint community
Since I’ve been involved with SharePoint, I’m amazed by the amount of SharePoint knowledge that our community is sharing every day! There’s no community that’s living up to the name of it’s product more than the SHAREpoint community. I really love the way people can get excited about anything in SharePoint.
I couldn’t agree more with Joel Oleson with his recent blogpost: The SharePoint community is the BEST technical community on earth.
- Meeting the community
The SharePoint conference 2011 in Anaheim was my first SharePoint conference. I so enjoyed meeting a lot of SharePoint enthusiasts and seeing the great speakers strut their stuff on stage. As you walk don the halls of the conference center, you can feel the excitement. And with SharePoint 2013 RTM, I guess SPC12 will be even more better!
- SharePoint 2013
Off course, we’re all excited about this new shiny thing we can play with. Microsoft is really maturing the SharePoint platform. A lot of enhancements have been made to the overall user experience. The new app model is causing a stir (for good or bad…). The integration of FAST into Search is a real sellingpoint to our customers as search is getting ever more important to our intra/extranets.
So, a number of good reasons to be in Vegas next week: the people, the product, the place.
Hope to see and meet you in Vegas!