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This year has barely started but the conference season is already running at full speed. The first conference for me of this year will be the TechX Office 365, here in Stockholm, Sweden.
This is a conference organized by Microsoft with sole focus on Office 365. There will be national and international speakers of top class. I will do two presentations, one about Building Apps for SharePoint [Online] 2013 and one about Building Apps for Office 2013.
The conference is held January 23rd to 24th at the Microsoft offices in Stockholm (Akalla). There are still a few seats left, so hurry over to get your ticket.
Happy Holidays everyone!
At the upcoming SharePoint Conference, next year in Las Vegas, I will be presenting a session called Real World SharePoint 2013 Architecture decisions. The session will discuss and give examples of real world decisions and trade-offs you might be faced with as a SharePoint Architect. In order to make the session even more interesting I would like you all to help out with some statistics. Therefore have I created a small survey with a few questions. Filling it out should not take you more than an a few minutes, so there is no excuse not to do it.
You can answer the questions either with data from your own companys standpoint, or if you are a consultant you are free to answer with your current project(s).
The survey in it's full glory can be found here: http://askwictor.com/SPC14Survey
Feel free to spread this link cross all your networks, the more data I have the more interesting it will be.
The results will contribute to the SPC334 session and will shortly after that be presented here on this blog.
I’m really proud to announce that I will be speaking at the long anticipated SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, March 3-6 2014. The SharePoint Conference hosted by Microsoft is returning to Las Vegas, but this time located at the Venetian, bigger and perhaps more interesting than in a long time. If you are in the SharePoint business as a developer, IT-Pro, architect, business analyst, power user or executive, then this is the conference where you would like to be next year.
For the first time I will be speaking at this conference, which I’m really excited and a bit nervous about. I will present two sessions of which I’m really passionate about:
Tuesday 4/3 9:00-10:15 @ Lido 3001-3103
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2013 is a crucial part of any SharePoint, Exchange and Lync on-premises deployment. In this session we will dive into the details of planning, deploying and operating your Office Web Apps server farm. Through a great number of demos we will create a new farm from scratch, make it highly available and then connect it to SharePoint and Exchange. We will cover aspects such as scale considerations, patching with minimum downtime and security decisions you have to take as a Office Web Apps farm admin.
Wednesday 5/3 13:45-15:00 @ Lido 3001-3103
Being a SharePoint architect can be challenging - you need to deal with everything from hardware, resources, requirements, business continuity management, a budget and of course customers. You, the architect, have to manage all this and in the end deliver a good architecture that satisfies all the needs of your customer. Along the line you have to make decisions based on experience, facts and sometimes the gut feeling. In this session we will cover some of the architectural changes in the SharePoint 2013 architecture, some of the new guidance from Microsoft and provide insight into a number of successful real-world scenarios. You will see what decisions were made while designing and implementing these projects with emphasis on why they were made.
Wednesday 5/3 10:45-12:00 @ Lido 3001-3103
Workflow Manager is a new product that provides support for SharePoint 2013 workflows. This session will look at the architecture and design considerations that are required for deploying a Workflow Manager farm. We will also examine the business continuity management options to provide high availability and disaster recovery scenarios. If you want a deep dive on how Workflow Manager works, then this is the session for you.
I very glad to be doing this Workflow session since it will be co-presented with my buddy, the almighty MCA/MCM/MCSM/MCx Spencer Harbar!
I’m really looking forward to seeing you there, in my sessions, in the other interesting sessions, in the casinos and … I’ll better stop there – what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…
[Updated 2014-02-19] Added rooms and time slots as well as the SPC356 session.
Finally we’re getting SharePoint Saturday to Stockholm! Next year in January, or to be more precise the 25th of January 2014, the global SharePoint Saturday event will come to central Stockholm and World Trade Center.
What is a SharePoint Saturday?
SharePoint Saturdays are a free events that happens in cities around the world, unfortunately most of them are on the other side of the pond. But once in a while we see these great events pop up in Europe. It’s free in that meaning that it is organized by volunteers, the speakers do it because they have nothing better to do on Saturdays and there is no entrance fee and if you’re lucky you can get some swag as well! But, the events are sponsored, but just to get a good venue and of course the accompanying SharePint after a full day of sessions.
SharePoint Saturday Stockholm
As I said, now for the first time we will have our first SharePoint Saturday here in Stockholm. The event is organized by my colleague Hannah Swain, Mattias Einig and fellow MCM Erwin van Hunen – a great bunch of committed people They are currently setting up the speakers, agenda, venue and all of gazillion things that needs to be done. The event will be held at World Trade Center, which is right in the middle of Stockholm and as close as you can get to all the communications.
You can be a speaker!
One of the key things, and what I really like with these events, is that everyone can and should apply for a speaker slot. It’s a great opportunity to practice your speaking skills, learn more about how it is to contribute to the community, get your name out there and perhaps boost your ego a bit. I know that there are lots of people, including shy Swedes, that can, will and should be on our very first SharePoint Saturday as a speaker. Don’t just sit there – go and submit your sessions proposals right away!
I’m really looking forward to meet all of you there!
Two weeks ago the ship returned to Stockholm from a 48 hour cruise on the Baltic Sea hosting the 10th edition of SharePoint and Exchange Forum. As usual the conference was a great show arranged by MVP Göran Husman and his Humandata crew. Thank You!
We enjoyed a lot of great sessions from well-known speakers around the world and we spent the nights in the bars (and on the tables) during the nights. I had a lot of fun even though it was a bit weird having my first session just as the ship left the harbor and turned sharply – as far as I could see no one got sick, at least not from the sea.
Hope to see you next year, who knows what we will be doing then!
It’s been over a week since I got home from an amazing trip to the other side of the globe (literally). It was a long way getting to New Zealand but definitely worth it. It was my first ever TechEd, both as attendee and presenter and first trip to New Zealand. I had a great couple of days meeting the SharePoint community and other Microsoft junkies, and also had the opportunity to have a quick breakfast with Scott Guthrie.
I had three sessions and one panel session – and all of them was pure fun! Thanks for all the great questions and the feedback I received! The attendees and conference was just awesome.
You can find my three sessions at Channel 9:
- Real world SharePoint 2013 architecture decisions
- Mastering Office Web Apps 2013 Operations
Also a big thanks to my fellow MCA Wayne Ewington who was our personal guide and welcomed us with open arms to New Zealand.
Update: the code for the solutions can be found here.
For the fifth (if I recall correctly) year in a row I’m proud to present that I will speak at the annual SharePoint and Exchange Forum 2013 conference, September 30th to October 2nd. This year Office 365 MVP Göran Husman not only managed to bring some of the top-notch speakers around SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Office 365 to the conference, he also convinced them all to dress up in sailor suits and have the conference on a cruise ship between Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland.
If you’re around and are in for a real adventure you should book your cabin (which are limited) on this cruise and learn from the best in the business. You will also have the great opportunity to see one of the largest and most beautiful archipelagos in the world:
Personally I will present my Real world SharePoint 2013 architecture decisions session which will take you through a lot of the architectural decisions, not always mentioned on TechNet, you have to take when implementing a SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 solution.
Bring your life vests…
I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at TechEd in New Zealand the 10-13th of September. This is really cool and my first trip down to Kiwi land. TechEd is a conference for all Microsoft technologies, not only SharePoint, but the lineup of SharePoint speakers and sessions at this conference just looks awesome; Dr. Search aka Neil Hodgkinson, MCA Wayne Ewington, MVP Mark Rhodes, MVP Debbie Ireland amongst others. If you live in the southern hemisphere and are just remotely interested in SharePoint you need to get your ticket ASAP!
I’m presenting a total of three sessions at #TENZ…
Real world SharePoint 2013 architecture decisions
[SE307] SharePoint 2013 is still a new kid on the block in the enterprises and even though large portions of the architecture is similar to SharePoint 2010 there are some tough choices to be made by a SharePoint architect. SharePoint 2013 is requiring more resources, have new and improved topology options – how does those affect our design decisions? The Distributed Cache and the new Search architecture are two important features and how do we factor those into the architecture equation? And what about Apps in the on-premises installations? In this session we will discuss all of these and more and take a look at our options, based on real world implementation experience.
Mastering Office Web Apps Server 2013 operations
[SE313] This session will cover from A-Z how to setup, configure, patch and maintain your Office Web Apps Server 2013 farm. Through an extensive set of demos we’re going to set up a new Office Web Apps Farm, configure it for high-availability, going through security considerations and finally connect the Office Web Apps Server to SharePoint and Exchange.
Looking forward to see you all down there…
In less than two weeks I’m speaking at the SharePoint Evolutions Conference 2013 in London. It is as exciting for me as it is for all attendees. The conferences held by Combined Knowledge has proven over the last years to be the highlight of SharePoint conferences around the world – everything from the venue, to the people, to the sessions and to the parties are surgically planned and executed – no one leaves without a smile on their face and pumped with knowledge!
As a speaker being selected for this conference is the by far the proudest moment of any SharePoint professional and I’m so glad that I’m back for another year, hanging around with the best of the best, and not only speaker wise – the speakers at the Evolutions conference are the people that knows the product inside out and work with the product in real projects.
This year I’m having one session called Extending SharePoint, Exchange and Lync 2013 with a custom WOPI Client. I will walk you through the WOPI protocol, which is what Office Web Apps Server 2013 (WAC) is built upon, and show you how to make your own WOPI client for custom file formats, for viewing, editing, previews etc. This will be an interesting session and show you a really interesting “partner opportunity”. I’ve prepared a good set of demos, so be there!
Looking forward to seeing old and new faces at this conference. If you haven’t registered yet – there’s still a chance for you to get your very own ticket.
Here we go again! The conferences are piling up one after another now when we have our new and shiny toy (=SharePoint 2013). For me personally this is an exciting time and gives me the opportunity to travel, meet old and new friends, to network and first and foremost learn more about SharePoint. A lot of us are currently experimenting with the beta bits, actively running some projects on it and just wondering how it will work when Microsoft finally will make the golden master. The conferences gives you the opportunity to hear about the latest news, learn about some features that you haven’t got a chance to explore yet, learn from those who has been working with this new product for months and even years and also hear a different perspective of others experiences compared to yours.
I have three planned conferences for the next couple of months and a couple of user group meetings (where the interest has been tremendous!).
SharePoint and Exchange Forum 2012 – October 22-23, Stockholm
The first conference to kick off this season is the largest yearly SharePoint conference in Scandinavia – SharePoint and Exchange Forum. It’s hosted by Office 365 MVP and my good friend Göran Husman, and he has been doing this conference since the dinosaurs walked the earth. Last year I thought the conference really had a fantastic bunch of speakers and this year it will be even better! I will do two sessions this year (but why do I always get my slots the day after the big party, Beatrice!!!).
Office Web Apps Server – all you need to know
This is a session where we dig into the new Office Web Apps Server (or WAC server) to see how it works, how it’s configured etc. We’ll discuss why Microsoft decided to make it into its own server product and how it can integrate with other servers (except SharePoint) such as Exchange.
SharePoint Apps – An introduction for developers
This developer session will be an introductory SharePoint 2013 Apps development session. We’ll talk about why we would like to build Apps, the basic concepts and then of course build an app or two. My mate Eric Schupps will also do an App development session and we’ll make sure that you will benefit from visiting both of our sessions.
SharePoint Conference 2012 – November 12-15, Las Vegas
The SharePoint Conference 2012 is by far the largest conference this year and it will be the “coming out party” for SharePoint 2013. Everyone will be there – vice presidents, product group members, MCA’s, MCM’s, MVP’s…just everyone! Even though the Preview is out I expect to see some really cool stuff shown in the keynotes and sessions. I’m going there, and not speaking, with my great team from Connecta and we’ll do all that we can to suck in as much information as possible.
SharePoint and Projects Conference Adriatics, November 28, Zagreb, Croatia
This will be my first time at SPC Adriatics and I was invited by my good friend and SharePoint MVP Toni Frankola to speak here. This conference also has a great line-up of speakers and it’s going to be an intense day for everyone to learn the latest about SharePoint 2013. This time around I’ll do an upgrade/IT-Pro session.
SharePoint 2013 – The upgrade story
This session will cover what you need to do an upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, You’ll learn the upgrade planning, methods and execution through a number of demos. During the session we will do a live upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013. We’ll also cover the Site Collection upgrade previews and health checks, which allows the site collection owner to determine when they are ready to move on to the new version.
I hope to meet you out there on a conference shortly! Take care.