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KMA webinar: Top 10 Takeaways from the 2011 SharePoint Conference

  1. 1. “Top Ten” Takeaways from the 2011 SharePoint Conference October 19th, 2011 Audio Information: Call-in Number: 1 (877) 273-4202 Intl Toll Access#: 1 (213) 289-0155 Conference Room Number: 7207908
  2. 2. Insights Housekeeping Items • Experiencing Issues? – Change color of your seat to RED • Questions for Speakers? – Submit questions during webinar • Twitter Discussion – #kmasp • Feedback – Webinar Feedback – Next Steps/Moving Forward TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Insights Introduction and Agenda • Introductions and agenda • About KMA and today’s presenter • Some SPC metrics • Top 10 takeaways • Next steps… bringing SPC to you • Resources and follow-up TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Insights Your Hosts and Speakers • Sara Clark, KMA • Mike Gilronan, KMA Flickr photo from Culex, used by permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/culexz/6011338009/in/photostream/ TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Insights About the Speakers – Mike Gilronan • Partner at KMA • 20 years of experience in IT and Professional Services • Focused on the Business Decision Maker point of view • “recovering” CPA and PMP, all- around process geek TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Insights About KMA • Founded in 1995, focused on New England • 25 employees, technical DNA • Industries: Professional Services, Life Sciences & Financial Services • Technologies: • SharePoint, SQL Server, Office, and Visual Studio.NET • Specialties: • Collaboration: Portals, Websites, Communities and Content Management • Insight: Enterprise Search and Business Intelligence • Productivity: Forms, Workflow, Office Client Customization TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Some SharePoint Conference Metrics TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Insights SPC 2011 Metrics Conference Metrics: – 7,500 attendees – 240 sessions – 200 partners/vendors TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Insights SPC 2011 MetricsMetrics: – Fastest Microsoft product to $1 billion, in line to be fastest to $2 billion – 125 million licenses of SharePoint sold to date to 65,000 customers – 700,000 SharePoint developers around the world – 1,162 books on SP (including the only one that matters) – Over 4,000 partners in the SharePoint ecosystem – 93,000 people trained by partners on building SharePoint solutions – 1,000 people working on SharePoint R&D TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Insights SPC 2011 Metrics • Keynote Highlight/Metric: – 14 TB of data – load of 7,500 concurrent users – restored in ~40 seconds from full farm failover during keynotes Photo credit: http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge/2011/10/welcome-to- day-one-of-the-sharepoint-conference-fantastic-keynote-summary.html TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Topenakeaways TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies (from customer “how we did it” sessions) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (aka Search) DID YOU KNOW: Searching on the string “#” in FAST Search returns all results in the index? (108 million items in .02 seconds in keynote demo – wow!) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Insights 9. FAST Search, aka “Search” TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Insights 7. (Usability and Adoption) – Findability is Key • "Find-o-meter" web part on search page – 20 responses/day – 455 staff contributed – 10 best bets created/week TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Insights 7. (Usability and Adoption) – Findability is Key • "Find-o-meter" web part and responses to users who assist with tuning of content TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Insights 6. (Development) – It’s Not (Just) About Managed Code • One example: SPServices jQuery library – http://spservices.codeplex.com/ – Requires no client-side code – Option for Office365 – Free • Read “The Middle Tier Manifesto” for more details • @sympmarc and @mrackley TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Insights OK – halfway there • Best random quote/tweet of the conference: Client: “We dont have a Dev farm.” Consultant: “No, actually, you dont have a Production farm." TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Insights 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) 4. SQL Denali + SSRS (Business Intelligence) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Insights 4. (Business Intelligence) – SQL Denali + SSRS • Some high points: – Subscribe to data changes, not just report changes (alerts on KPI, for example) – Demo: PowerPivot add-in for Excel, Twitter analytics mashup TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10.Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) 4. SQL Denali + SSRS (Business Intelligence) 3. Get Ready for v.Next (IT Pro) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Insights 3. (IT Pro) – Get Ready for v.next • Anticipating public beta of v.next (Office 15) in late 2012 – Did we mention SPC12 is already announced for Las Vegas, next November? • Migration and upgrade path – One hop simpler than two… TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10.Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) 4. SQL Denali + SSRS (Business Intelligence) 3. Get Ready for v.Next (IT Pro) 2. Enterprise-ready (IT Pro) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Insights 2. (IT Pro) – Enterprise-Ready. Today. • On stage: 14TB full farm failover • MSFT: “How we did it” (36 TB of data) • Customer case studies: BIG dataYahoo! Mediterranean Shipping Company• Petabytes in Hadoop • 22 Tb stored in SQL Server• 3.5 Billon events, 1.2TB • 396,907 transactions per minute processed a day • 210 billion transaction per year• 16 TB Cube Source: slide deck from SPC249: BI Roadmap TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Insights Top Ten Takeaways from SPC 2011 10. Viral Adoption Strategies 9. FAST Search (Search) 8. Training for Provisioning (Governance) 7. Findability Drives Adoption (Adoption) 6. Development – More Than Managed Code (Development) 5. SQL Denali and “Crescent” Self-Service Reporting (Business Intelligence) 4. SQL Denali + SSRS (Business Intelligence) 3. Get Ready for v.Next (IT Pro) 2. Enterprise-ready. (IT Pro) 1. BCS to the Cloud. (Integration) TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Insights 1. (Integration + Cloud) – Two-way BCS Integration with Office365. • Read/write from SharePoint in the cloud to line-of- business applications via web services (cloud to ground or cloud to cloud). TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Insights Placeholder -- Resources • KMA SPC Recap Live Event – DEEP DIVE – 11/18 in Waltham, MA Sign up HERE – 11/29 in Cambridge, MA Sign up HERE • Mike’s Blog articles (six-post series): – http://kmamikegil-blog.kma-llc.net/2011/10/index.html • Chris McNulty Blog articles (three-post series): – http://blogs.kma-llc.net/microknowledge/2011/10/sharepoint-conference-2011-day- three-wrapup.html • SharePoint Conference – Official Site – http://www.mssharepointconference.com/pages/default.aspx TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Insights In Closing… • How to get (and share) a copy of today’s slides • How to continue the conversation and provide feedback:Name Twitter E-mail Blog PhoneMike @mikegil Mgilronan [at]kma-llc[dot]net http://kmamikegil-blog.kma-llc.net/ 781.693.6823Gilronan Thank you to our attendees!!! TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. Insights Placeholder – in closing • Q&A • Evaluations • Next steps Flickr photo from The Wolf, used by permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewolf/466545775/ THANK YOU!!! TWITTER #KMASP Copyright 2011 © Knowledge Management Associates, LLC. All rights reserved.

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