It’s Almost Here: SharePoint Conference North America!

I am really excited about the return of the SharePoint Conference to North America with SharePoint Conference NA!

Truth be told, I'm a big fan of Microsoft Ignite.  I love being able to attend SharePoint sessions, along with Azure sessions, along with sessions on Exchange, security, development, Windows Defender, Flow, PowerApps, Active Directory and on and on!  There is so much to see and do at Ignite is often overwhelming!

However with SharePoint Conference NA, I am looking forward to being able to really focus on SharePoint as a key technology once again and go really deep into several SharePoint specific topics - learning everything I can about the new Content Services capabilities, the Search experience, Hub sites, SharePoint Framework, and so on!  The session line up is fantastic, with sessions being given either my Microsoft product team members or by industry experts.  I hear Microsoft is sending at least someone from every group within the SharePoint product team!  You can download the entire conference schedule here:

Full Schedule for SharePoint Conference NA

And don't forget, the Virtual SharePoint Summit that many of us have attended only by webinar in the past is going to be live and in person, with lots of great new announcements!

I'm giving 2 sessions at SharePoint Conference North America as part of the Leadership Series which I hope you'll join me for...

LEADERSHIP SERIES | Fast Track Your GDPR Compliance with the Microsoft Cloud

The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR was designed to strengthen data privacy protections for residents of the European Union, regardless of where in the world their data is collected, stored or processed.  In this session you'll learn about key aspects of the GDPR which affect how organizations store and process data, as well as which controls are available in the Microsoft Cloud and how to use them to help you comply with those regulatio

LEADERSHIP SERIES | Case Studies on Real-World SharePoint Information Governance

Many organizations recognize the need to establish a governance plan in order to 'control the chaos' within their SharePoint or Office 365 environments. But, how do businesses truly do this in the real world? How do they develop a plan, and once they have one, how do they put those policies and procedures into practice and get the organization to adopt them?  In this session we will discuss solutions to these questions and other questions through two real life case studies: one for a global financial institution and the other of a Fortune 100 energy firm.

When registering for the conference, don’t forget to us your discount code AMAIO to save $50 on your registration fee!

I hope you’ll join me for these sessions! We’ve been doing a lot of work recently with customers on GDPR assessments and gap analysis, and I’m looking forward to sharing our experience there with you.

See you in Las Vegas!