Collaboration Days 2011, Day 1
I am very impressed with how professional and organized the conference will be held. A great compliment to the organizers of the SharePoint community Suisse Vanessa, Samuel and Stephen. The conference is organized better than some commercial conference.
The first day brought a lot of interesting posts. The topics were very broad, and I think it was something for everyone.
The keynote of Steve Fox, Microsoft on flexibility of the platform and cloud as a glue between the worlds was very interesting and Steve is a really nice guy. Lelic Senaj Microsoft gave a very comprehensive overview of Visio Services. Unfortunately, at the same time with Nicki Borell on "Unleash the power of SharePoint with PowerShell." I'll try to win Nicki for a lecture as part of our user group. Also a very recommendable article. Martin W. Angler was a very nice overview of BI and SharePoint, all participants who gives a good first look at the subject. Even I have learned a little something. I always find it amazing how much is already in this area out of the box and how simple the solutions are often. Naturally puts a great deal of work in the backend in the ETL routes and in the compression to usable cubes. Unfortunately, the number of users is not really transparent.
After lunch (with the exception very delicious food ... conference) Cambridge Technology Partners gave an interesting insight into one's own interpretation and solution for social collaboration. The name of the speaker I have not listed, I beg your pardon. I do not agree with all the points, but there were definitely some very good momentum there. Then there was a short journey for me. I have met Michael Greth for the first time on the first German SharePoint conference in Munich. If I remember correctly, the event was then held in an old Cistercian monastery and Frank Fischer at the time was still evangelist for SharePoint. After 7 years, I have looked in the Collaboration Days again "create solutions 2010 with the SharePoint Designer" Michael Greths considered classics. It was again a very nice presentation and after so long an update that has once again brought a to the ground. Much goes up but with available materials and sometimes also quite rich simple solutions first litter to be expanded only with appropriate intensity of use.
Michael Greth was so friendly with me an interview on integration and to make social computing. The whole has evolved into a very interesting conversation between two real SharePoint seniors. I am very excited about the podcast episode. Thanks for that.
The evening ended with a nice walk and many conversations over beer and breakfast in the circles of the MVPs. Lucerne is truly a remarkable little town at the foot of the Alps.