I wrote this as an email to colleagues. But it got so long and exciting with pictures I decided to publish it. There are no spoilers and I don't know any secrets.
#FutureOfSharePoint event is a keynote follow by sessions
There are more sessions after the keynote by Jeff Teper on whatever they will announce, so if you are a SharePoint guy you might be up for a looooonnnnng day.
Venue setup. Small invite only place.
A lot of SharePoint MVPs have invitations to be physically at the event – there’s a significant gathering of them. Perhaps Microsoft will consider giving our SharePoint MVP titles back 😉 Office Server and Services is nice. But being a SharePoint MVP was special.
A group of SharePoint MVPs. A murder of SharePoint MVPs?
There are times I really think about moving to America. This is one of those times.
I’m debating whether to sleep really early and wake up at 2am. Or just read it tomorrow – I’m pretty sure there will be Sway, liveblog, twitter coverage #FutureofSharePoint, yamjams and a number of MVP impression videos after the event.
I do hope the event will be broadcasted via Skype-broadcast. Eat your own dogfood Team Office.
Next week Collab365 is broadcasting from MS HQ. I hope they are setting up with MS and will utilize Skype to run their online conference. In the past years we have used YouTube.
There is a PowerBI livequery dashboard set up with MS’s new Microsoft Flow
SharePoint Can't Be "Dead"
Reading the tea-leaf from what’s public: To people that says “SharePoint is dead”...
Jeff Teper would not have returned to this role and be “Corporate Vice President of OneDrive and SharePoint” only to tell the world SharePoint is dead.
MS would not invite 20+ SharePoint MVPs to a physical event to tell the world SharePoint is dead.
My expectation is that the news will be really positive. But my personal hype level is already far too high.
Key MS people to follow:
https://twitter.com/jeffteper Father of SharePoint, Corporate VP.
https://twitter.com/danholme Founder of IT Unity and MVP, recently joining Microsoft to continue Office evangelism.
This rant is already too long and with pictures I might make this a blog post. But no guesses from me. Things will either get released with much fanfare, or they won’t. 😊