It’s almost as if Microsoft booked Tina Turner to sing at the TechEd North America 2013 closing party with AvePoint in mind, because for us this past week was simply the best. With so many highlights throughout the week, some of which were written about here and here, it’s hard to imagine anyone having a better week in New Orleans. Between winning the Best of TechEd award for SharePoint, Chief Architect and SharePoint MVP Jeremy Thake’s successful speaking session on building Windows 8 Phone apps for SharePoint 2013, several write ups about AvePoint products within TechEd coverage, and constant booth traffic for four days, AvePoint’s week was a huge success. Here are some other takeaways from our time in New Orleans:
People love Microsoft SharePoint
Activity at AvePoint’s booth on the first day of the event.
Even at a conference like TechEd where SharePoint isn’t the main focus, attendees were still flocking the AvePoint booth to talk about SharePoint and find out what AvePoint can do to help them collaborate with confidence on the platform. AvePoint’s newest apps for productivity, along with Governance Automation and Policy Enforcer, were sought after demos during all four days at the booth. The team working the booth did a great job telling a story during each demo, with many of the attendees walking away saying that would be contacting AvePoint to learn more.
People like free stuff – People LOVE a free Ducati
The crowd gathers around AvePoint’s booth to find out who wins the Ducati Monster 696.
Once again, the Ducati giveaway was one of the most talked about happenings at TechEd. Yes, there were heaps of t-shirts, pens, bobble heads and magnets given away throughout the week, but the most anxiously awaited giveaway was that of the Ducati Monster 696 that was raffled off on Thursday afternoon. With more than 1,000 entrants looking to ride out of the Big Easy on a new bike, it was Jason Hoang who ultimately claimed the big prize. Jason wasn’t a motorcycle rider before, but he’s a big fan of them now, and an even bigger fan of AvePoint. Enjoy the ride, Jason!
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Heather Newman poses with Ducati winner Jason Hoang.
Now with TechEd North America behind us, there’s only a couple of weeks until TechEd Europe 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Time for AvePoint to carry the momentum over the Atlantic Ocean and have another great conference!