Along with Director of Marketing Operations Julie Liu, I recently took my first trip to Toronto and it did not disappoint! We were there for dual reasons, as AvePoint sponsored SharePoint Summit Toronto 2012 from May 14-16 and we thought we’d get a lay of the land for the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) from July 8-12.
As non-locals, we had the chance to visit some great spots throughout the city. I highly recommend Crush Wine Bar for some great wine selections and delicious food. Sports fanatics should also visit the Real Sports Bar by Air Canada Centre. Not the fake one…no, really…it’s the Real Sports Bar!
Toronto also has a convenient bicycle rental system. You can pick up a bike anywhere and drop it off at the nearest, most convenient location – much like London. The city is situated on a slope, so the bike company finds that the majority of the bikes are dropped off at the bottom of the slope because people cruise from top to bottom.
At the SharePoint Summit, AvePoint Enterprise Architect and Microsoft SharePoint MVP Jeremy Thake was one of the chairmen presiding over the IRON SharePoint contest throughout the event. Competing in the SharePoint stadium, teams of SharePoint developers had two days to develop a SharePoint solution while overcoming obstacles and challenges along the way. Congratulations to GSoft for winning the contest!
AvePoint’s booth in the exposition hall was packed throughout the event. We had lots of great conversations about SharePoint with attendees, and everyone who viewed a demo was thoroughly impressed by DocAve 6, the enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance.
With WPC less than 50 days away, our company is looking forward to meeting with our vast ecosystem of partners and with our terrific Microsoft partner teams. As we all know, as much business is done during evening times as during the day, and we’ve been around Toronto by taxi, foot, and bike to check out every wine bar, sports bar, and hot dog stand in townto see where we might want to head for those after hours chats.. The city definitely has a lot to offer, and AvePoint is thrilled to meet up with the SharePoint community and have a highly successful and strategic week at WPC!
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