Top Five Reasons I Can’t Wait Until SPC14

Why you should look forward to Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2014 too

Hard to believe it, but the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas is less than 45 days away. There are so many reasons that I can’t wait for SPC14, but I was able to narrow the list down to the TOP five reasons that I can’t wait until Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference 2014.

Top Reasons to Attend SPC14

1)   Viva Las Vegas

I can’t lie – I am very excited that the SharePoint Conference is in Las Vegas. The location of a conference can have a big impact on the anticipation around the event, and what city is capable of building more anticipation than Las Vegas? SPC14 will be held at the fabulous Venetian hotel (“the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel”) at the south end of the Las Vegas strip. So after a fun filled day at SPC14, you can relax with a gondola ride through your hotel – I know I will!

2)   This Conference > All Other SharePoint Conferences

As anyone will tell you, if there is only one SharePoint conference you can attend (god forbid you can only attend one), it is this Microsoft SharePoint conference. While it doesn’t occur every year, it is definitely worth the wait for the next one. SharePoint Conference 2014 is the largest Microsoft SharePoint event in the world, and has grown every year since its inception in 2006. There will definitely be something for everyone at the SharePoint Conference, with a wide variety of presentations, labs, certification testing, Q&A sessions, workshops, and networking events for attendees all week long.

3)   Gettin’ Personal

At this year’s SharePoint conference, the focus is around personalized experiences for each different SharePoint role.  You can choose a session track that is catered to you. There are three main audience focuses that are personalized to provide the most benefit to your SharePoint Role:

  • IT Professionals
  • Executives
  • Developers

Worried there won’t be enough sessions to keep your interest peaked? With over 200 breakout, deep-dive, and overview sessions, and hands on labs it will be more about making the hard choices of which sessions to choose over others rather than if there will be enough to keep you occupied?

Check out Peter’s blog to learn about all the personalized sessions of SPC14.

4)   Where the Experts Come Together

Whenever there is a SharePoint event, the SharePoint experts come to play.

This is even more true when it comes to the largest SharePoint conference in the world. At SPC14, hundreds of partners, SharePoint engineers, Microsoft Certified Masters, and SharePoint MVPs will attend the week’s events. This is a great opportunity for you to network with partners, receive training from the experts, attend discussions, and have your SharePoint questions answered by the world’s SharePoint experts.

By the end of the conference, you will feel confident knowing you have guidance from industry experts on topics including the cloud, enterprise social, collaboration, governance, and compliance.

5)   The Night Life Comes to Life

The SharePoint conference fun doesn’t end for the day when the sessions do. Get ready for fun filled events every night. On Monday night, you can attend ClubSPC, and don’t miss the attendee party Tuesday night or the premier Ask the Experts event Wednesday night. In addition to the official SPC14 evening events, Microsoft Partners will also be holding events both big and small for attendees.

So, those are my top five reasons that I can’t wait for SPC14 – let me know why you can’t wait in the comments below or tweet us at @fpweb!

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2014-01-19T10:00:18+00:00 January 19th, 2014|

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  1. Mark January 23, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

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