AvePoint Announces Gold Sponsorship and Presence at SharePoint Saturday Events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

AvePoint will lead end user-focused sessions around blockchain, taxonomy in a hybrid environment, and user adoption in the digital workplace

Johannesburg, South Africa — October 13, 2017 — AvePoint, the Microsoft Cloud expert, announces its participation in two SharePoint Saturday (SPS) events: Johannesburg on October 14 at Microsoft, Bryanston, and Cape Town on October 21 at Sanlam Head Office, Bellville. As part of its ongoing commitment to the Microsoft community, AvePoint is a gold sponsor of the SharePoint Saturday South African series, and will revive the AvePoint RedBus that brings Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) to communities where events like SharePoint Saturdays are not otherwise held.

SharePoint Saturday is a free event aimed at the Microsoft community. Topics cover all things Microsoft, including SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure. Professionals in various areas of IT attend or volunteer at SharePoint Saturday events.

AvePoint will be available at SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg and Cape Town to share its expertise in bitcoin technology, collaboration approaches, and compliance, as well as showcase new versions of DocAve Governance Automation, Compliance Guardian, and Cloud Records.

“We’re always ready and willing to talk about how AvePoint solutions can help in the Microsoft and IT spaces. Knowledge sharing is a huge priority for us,” says Johan Myburgh, Strategic Consultant based in AvePoint’s South Africa office. “We enjoy the connections we make with users at SharePoint Saturday events. We learn valuable information about what is truly happening within organisations, which guides us to create or improve solutions.”

Myburgh will be front and center for two Johannesburg sessions. The first, Blockchain – Why the Hype? examines blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind bitcoin. The second, Taxonomy in a Hybrid SharePoint and Office 365 World, will cover organisational structures and hierarchies in companies with on-premises SharePoint that also dabble in the cloud or hybrid Office 365 solutions.

Warren Marks, Enterprise Sales Executive at AvePoint, will lead the session, Technology Adoption While Achieving Compliance in a Digital Workplace. Marks will explain how organizations can achieve compliance and meet requirements with little to no impact on the end user. Marks will also present this session at SharePoint Saturday Cape Town. For more information, visit the websites for SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg and SharePoint Saturday Cape Town.

For the second year, AvePoint will run the AvePoint RedBus that brings international MVPs and international speakers to the Microsoft community, especially to those who typically would not have access to the knowledge, expertise, and networking of a SharePoint Saturday event. The RedBus stops include Johannesburg (October 14), Bloemfontein (October 16), East London (October 17), Port Elizabeth (October 18), and Cape Town (October 21).

Visit AvePoint Events to stay up-to-date on future events in the Asia-Pacific region.

About AvePoint

Securing the Future. AvePoint is the global leader in data management and data governance, and over 21,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to secure the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other cloud environments. AvePoint's global partner program includes over 3,500 managed service providers, value added resellers and systems integrators, with our solutions available in more than 100 cloud marketplaces. To learn more, visit https://www.avepoint.com.

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