SharePoint Fest - Chicago
October 7-9, 2013
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Choose From over 65 Sessions in Multiple Tracks!
Attend SharePoint Fest - Chicago, where you’ll be able to attend technical classes and seminars – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Infrastructure/Administration, Composites (Workflow), Search, Business Intelligence, & Development. Choose one complete learning track or mix & match based on what content best meets you and your organization’s current needs!
At SharePoint Fest - Chicago there are sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects and knowledge workers which will ensure that you and your team walk away with as much knowledge as you desire to truly leverage SharePoint in your current environment!
Seven Great Reasons to Attend SharePoint Fest - Chicago:
- The technical classes and seminars at SharePoint Fest are focused on practical techniques and practices you can put to work today!
- Our expanded three-day SharePoint conference allows for more topics and additional expert speakers from the community!
- Get answers to your questions in the classroom, or as you mingle with speakers and peers at coffee breaks or at the evening cocktail reception!
- Bring a group of developers, IT pros and business teams to improve your whole organization's skills – and get a discount to boot! Contact us for group registration discounts!
- Attend the SharePoint sessions that work best for you. With more than 80 classes and workshops to choose from, you can make SharePoint Fest your own custom SharePoint training event.
- See how the Microsoft SharePoint ecosystem is growing and evolving by speaking with technical experts from the local Microsoft field and diverse channels within the Microsoft Partner Network all in our exhibit hall!
- Learn from the brightest minds in the SharePoint universe! Many of our speakers are either Microsoft engineers or have achieved Microsoft MVP or MCM status based on their in-depth knowledge of SharePoint.
Choose From Multiple Tracks:
- ECM Track: Sessions in this track will focus on Enterprise Content Management as it relates to SharePoint technologies. Microsoft has quickly created a major presence in the enterprise content management (ECM) market with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 & now 2010.
- Social SharePoint Track: Sessions in this track will focus on utilizing SharePoint's capabilities to improve collaboration and adoption internally while expanding the enterprise's social networking reach and complementing its social business strategy.
- Power User Track: Sessions in this track will focus on non-code solutions that allow business analysts and knowledge workers to leverage the power of SharePoint. Topics will include SharePoint Designer, Visio, Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.
- Workflow Track: Sessions in this track will focus on SharePoint workflow and highlight that SharePoint 2010 provides more choices in tooling to better fit the needs of those creating and maintaining workflow models. The tools for workflow development include Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visio 2010.
- Search Track: Sessions in this track will focus on SharePoint 2013, but also will focus on enterprise search as a big investment area for Microsoft and an area where they’ve added depth at all levels in SharePoint 2013. Discussed in this track will be Enterprise Search, Search & Records Management, & FAST for SharePoint.
- Office 365 Track: Sessions in this track will focus on leaveraging Office 365's capabilities with existing SharePoint installations as well as adding additional capabilities for future projects such as extranets and cloud computing.
- Business Intelligence Track: Sessions in this track will focus on exposing, customizing, and extending SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence (BI) services like charting, Access services, Visio services, Excel services, PerformancePoint services to your customers through the familiar SharePoint user interface.
- Infrastructure & Administration Track: Sessions in this track will focus on topics necessary for all SharePoint administrators throughout the planning, implementation, and management phases of their internal SharePoint deployments. Topics in this track include authentication, performance, and storage management.
- SharePoint Developer Track: Sessions in this track will focus on how software developers can use the SharePoint 2010 business collaboration platform to build enterprise-class solutions for intranet portals and the web.
- SharePoint 2013 Track: Sessions listed in this track are specific to SharePoint 2013, allowing attendees to experience a first look at the new features and possibilties within the next version of SharePoint.