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SharePoint User Conference Japan Preview

​On Thursday, April 18, AvePoint will host the second annual SharePoint User Conference (SPUC) Japan in Tokyo. SPUC will feature a collection of renowned Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) worldwide sharing tips and proven practices that will arm attendees with the knowledge necessary for maximizing the success of their Microsoft SharePoint deployments.

SPUC is a free event for developers, IT pros, and business users from organizations currently using, or planning to deploy, SharePoint. Topics to be discussed at SPUC include: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), compliance, customizations and development for SharePoint 2013, document management, mobile computing, new functions of SharePoint 2013, project management, social, and cloud.

Speakers include:

· Ken Shiomitsu, COO, AvePoint Japan

· Michal Gideoni, Director, Product Management – Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Corp.

· Dux Raymond Sy (PMP®), Innovative-e, Inc., SharePoint MVP

· Atsuo Yamasaki, PiecePoint Inc., SharePoint MVP

· Kazuhiko Nakamura, Simplesso Consulting, Office 365 MVP

· Hiroaki Oikawa, Advanced Solution Co., Ltd, SharePoint MVP

· Yuki Izukura, JBS Solutions, Inc.

· Masaki Nishioka, Infoshare Inc., SharePoint MVP

· Rie Okuda, Crie Illuminate Inc., InfoPath MVP

· Ai Yamazaki, Office i corporation, SharePoint MVP

· Maki Kaneko, AvePoint Japan

More than 1,300 attendees are registered for the event, and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Based on statistics from the registration survey, we learned some interesting facts about the attendees, which are displayed below. For instance, more than 60% are planning to deploy or migrate to SharePoint 2013. Because of the significant updates to the social features in SharePoint 2013, it’s easy to imagine enterprises in Japan are eager to start taking advantage of the platform’s enterprise social abilities. However, as you can see, the current most common use for SharePoint amongst survey respondents is document management followed by internal document sharing, corporate and departmental portals, project sites, and then enterprise social. Many attendees are coming to SPUC to learn how to begin using SharePoint 2013 for its enterprise social features, and we look forward to providing them with new ideas and best practices.

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Enterprise size:

· 1-199 employees: 254 (45%)

· 1,000-2,999 employees: 127 (22%)

· 3,000-9,999 employees: 112 (20%)

· 10,000 employees: 77 (14%)


· Technology: 285 (58%)

· Manufacturing: 163 (33%)

· Media/Entertainment: 21 (4%)

· Financial: 19 (4%)

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Current version of SharePoint being used:

· SharePoint 2010: 302 (58%)

· SharePoint 2007: 131 (25%)

· SharePoint Online: 67 (13%)

· SharePoint 2003: 23 (4%)

· SharePoint 2001: 2 (0.3%)

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Plan to deploy SharePoint 2013:

· Not planning: 338 (38%)

· Deploying: 335 (37%)

· Migrating: 226 (25%)

Purpose of use:

· Document Management System: 411 (18%)

· Internal Document Sharing: 399 (17%)

· Corporate Portal: 354 (15%)

· Departmental Portal: 344 (15%)

· Project Site: 257 (11%)

· Enterprise Social: 254 (11%)

· Work Application: 138 (6%)

· Business Intelligence: 96 (4%)

· Internet Site: 61 (3%)

· Miscellaneous: 13 (0.5%)

In advance of the event, we caught up with Dux Raymond Sy to learn a bit about his session as well as the reasons he feels SPUC is an important event for the Japanese SharePoint community. Watch the video below to find out what he said:


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