The weekend of April 12-13, 2013 was my first time at ShareCamp and I was quite impressed by the number of highly motivated people I met prepared to dispense their SharePoint expertise. The unique atmosphere made it easy for me to mingle and chat with experts and thought leaders in the field.
I especially like the idea behind ShareCamp, which is that Microsoft SharePoint pros, administrators and fans from all over the German-speaking regions meet for one weekend at Microsoft Munich offices to share knowledge, expertise, best practices, and first-hand experiences.
There is no fixed agenda – anyone can hold a session. Each day starts with a morning meeting where you can suggest a session and all others vote if they would like to attend it – hence the agenda is created democratically and spontaneously.
I listened to the “Windows Azure Mobile Services” session from AvePoint Senior Sales/System Engineer Michael Denzler, which showed how important it is to make data and information available on mobile devices – anywhere and anytime – and to enable employees to change and update documents this way. Windows Azure Mobile Services enables easy cloud storage, allowing for users with external devices to access and change the stored content via native apps or a web browser. Services like this one will likely play a big part in designing the IT Infrastructure of the future.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all attendees for this unique experience and for letting me be a part of the SharePoint community!
ShareCamp attendees pose for a group photograph.
AvePoint’s booth at ShareCamp 2013.
Michael Denzler gives his presentation on Windows Azure Mobile Services at ShareCamp 2013.