Austin 2017 Keynotes and Panels

MICROSOFT KEYNOTE - monday, april 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 Am

Reinventing Content Collaboration - the Future of SharePoint is Now!

Microsoft is delivering on the cloud-first, mobile-first version for SharePoint and OneDrive.  Join Microsoft's Mark Kashman for a current, comprehensive look at the features and experiences that deliver solid content collaboration capabilities to your organization, to your teams, and to you.  Connect your users with content, people, and apps with a mobile, intelligent intranet - modern SharePoint team sites and powerful tools in Office 365.  Deliver simple, powerful file sharing and collaboration with mobile experiences and rock-solid sync with OneDrive.  Create business apps with Microsoft Flow and PowerApps and build solutions with the SharePoint Framework.  Deliver cloud-born innovation to your on-premises and hybrid SharePoint farms.  And provide your IT organization controls for securtity, compliance, and manageability.  That's the future of SharePoint.  It's here, and growing.

MarkKashman_medium_2016 copyMark Kashman is a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team focused primarily on SharePoint Online – the mobile and intelligent intranet, and Delve alongside the Microsoft Graph. He has worked at MSFT since 2000. He started working with SharePoint building a digital asset management (DAM) solution on top of SharePoint 2007 (IMM, the Interactive Media Manager) before moving to the SharePoint team. He lives in the Sammamish, WA area and enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, and the choir/soccer/orchestra Dad moments; plus quiet-bird-chirping moments for reading and writing poetry and children’s books - when not playing that darned addictive Bejeweled. Follow Mark on Twitter @Mkashman


panel - tuesday, april 4, 4:45 Pm - 6:00 Pm

Analyzing the Size, Scope, and Opportunities within the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem 

As Microsoft continues to push Office 365 and SharePoint Online as the future of workplace collaboration, some companies remain firmly entrenched on-premises, while others face daunting technical challenges in a move to the cloud. Looking to collect empirical data to explain trends, Christian Buckley of CollabTalk LLC, in conjunction with the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, will share the findings of a study conducted to:

  • Estimate the market size of the hybrid SharePoint market
  • Understand why customers choose to remain on-premises
  • Identify fears and concerns of moving SharePoint to the cloud
  • Understand the technical challenges for moving SharePoint to the cloud, including moving third-party solutions and how many customers are impacted by these challenges
  • Outline how customers are addressing these challenges through hybrid SharePoint solutions
  • Understand the security and administrative implications of maintaining a hybrid SharePoint environment

If you're considering a move to the cloud, have undertaken the move, or simply want to know how other organizations are addressing their future of collaboration, you won't want to miss this.