After much demand, SharePoint Conference North America was back this year from May 21st to 23rd at the luxurious MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas. After three packed days, one question remains: was it worth it, and should we be looking forward to next year? Let’s recap.
There were dozens of exhibitors, including Microsoft, in the MGM conference center. Every exhibitor brought amazing products and services and even had onsite demonstrations, including Gimmal. Our live demonstration on Intelligent Records Management with automated classification drew excellent crowds and sparked amazing conversations with countless industry professionals.
If you attended you probably got a glimpse of our T-Rex roaming around the exhibit floor, throwing prizes and giving hugs!
Networking with the attendees provided us valuable insight into how the market was changing and adapting to new technologies such as the cloud. It is clear that most organizations are making the push to Office 365, which raised many questions and opinions on the best strategy for migrating on premise SharePoint environments to SharePoint Online. The SharePoint Conference also went far beyond just casual networking on the exhibit floor. There were countless sponsored happy hours and even a private pool party that hosted the B-52s! I can guarantee that more business transactions took place during that private event than anywhere else.
But more importantly, the SharePoint Conference had a wealth of different sessions, speakers, and workshops. Gimmal’s own Product Evangelist Brad Teed presented “Extending Information Management Across Office 365 and beyond,” which received an incredible turn out. There was also a Keynote from Jeff Teper, Microsoft CVP for Office, where he provided valuable insight into the future of SharePoint. Here's a quick video recap:
So should you be looking forward to attending SharePoint Conference North America 2019? Definitely! We cannot wait to see what new and exciting events, vendor, speakers, and knowledge next year will bring us.