The European SharePoint Conference is less than three weeks away and I’m delighted to be part of such an exceptional line up. The conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain from the 5-8th May 2014 and is Europe’s largest SharePoint event bringing you great sessions and the latest innovations from Las Vegas.
Browse through the superb conference programme including 110 sessions, keynotes, and tutorials, including topics covering the latest news from SPC14 including what’s new with
- SharePoint 2013 SP1
- Office Graph/Oslo
- new Office 365 REST APIs
- Access AppsCloud Business Apps
I will be conducting a session called “Social Business Value Demystified: Real-World Experiences” aimed at Business Decisions Markers and End Users.
In this session I will outline why social technologies are useful for the business and how to align them with the business value. I will focus not on the technology but the reason why we use it. The rationale for this session topic is sharing what we have learned from the customers that use our best-of-the-breed social network for SharePoint on premises: Beezy.
The European SharePoint Conference will be run over four days and with over 1000 SharePoint attendee’s already signed up don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to mingle with the European SharePoint Community.
If you want to deepen your SharePoint expertise, to understand the trend of the SharePoint market, and to learn how to leverage Microsoft Office 365 for your business, including the revolutionary Enterprise Social wave, the European SharePoint Conference is the best place to be in 2014!
Prices start from €1150! There is also special group discounts for bookings of 3 or more people.
Book Now and I’ll see you in Barcelona in May
Tomorrow I will be flying to Las Vegas, for my third SharePoint Conference there (you can see my impressions from 2009 and 2012). This time, I’m honoured to be a speaker.
By the way, I can’t believe that it has been 5 years since my first SharePoint Conference in Vegas. Time really flies.
Beezy at SPC14
My colleagues from Beezy will also be present at the conference, showcasing our best-of-the-breed enterprise social network for SharePoint. Please visit them at the booth #1140. You’ll find out what Beezy is and how it can help you embrace social computing at work.
The idea for my talk came out of Beezy development. We had to design Beezy for high scalability, as it was going to be used in companies with tens of thousands of users. I have envisioned a talk that summarizes the key tenets and practices for scalable applications, especially at the back-end (API end). It’s a topic that hasn’t really entered the mainstream programming in SharePoint, but with the app model that exposes your app to potentially millions of users, it should be gaining wider audience.
7 Tenets for Highly Scalable Apps for SharePoint 2013
My session is about highly scalable apps for SharePoint 2013 and how to architect the solutions for scalability. There are several techniques that can be used to achieve scalability, such as aggressive and distributed caching, queuing, using non-relational storage, using non-blocking async calls and so on. I will try to give a glimpse of those techniques and to enable you as a developer to use those new tools in your toolbelt.
Are you attending SPC14? Join the conversation at Yammer about my session! Ask questions and post comments to help me make the session live up to your expectations.
Ongoing Sample App Code
I have also started an ongoing scalable app demo (https://bitbucket.org/ekapic/scalable-app) that I intend to evolve to a complete example app built with the core messages of my session. Right now I have the source code that I’ll use in my demos, but I will keep adding the app code in the next months. You can find the ongoing demo app code hosted at BitBucket. Feel free to fork it as you wish.
See you all in Vegas!