SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities is coming up!

Life is incredibly busy right now….not in small part because SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities is only 3.5 weeks away! This is the third SharePoint Saturday event I’ve helped organize, and I’m always amazed at how fulfilling the work is. Getting the opportunity to partner with GREAT team members to pull the event together, syncing up with sponsors and ensuring there’s enough donuts and Mt. Dew to go around…it’s all a learning experience.

While we had SharePoint Camps in place before we started holding SharePoint Saturdays, we’re really learning what it means to offer quality training to SharePoint end-users. Our last SharePoint Saturday event (held in October 2010) featured our first “Information Worker” track. It proved to be the most popular track of the day–garnering a whole new audience that hadn’t attended previous SharePoint Camp events. We’re continuing the trend with our April 9th SharePoint Saturday event. Look at the lineup of topics for Information Workers:

  • Social Team Sites – The Why and the How
  • Governance for the Enterprise
  • I need some ROI….but I have no idea where to begin!
  • Leveraging SharePoint for Social Media behind the Firewall

And we’re just getting started. We’re also featuring sessions on building solutions with BCS, “caching-in” for SharePoint performance, best practices for cloud deployments, data recovery and legal discovery w/SharePoint, mastering the master page, and using SilverLight and PowerShell. Add in a couple of half-day sessions on learning to crawl/walk/run with SharePoint and managing your upgrade and you have a fantastic day of learning!

It’s all kicking off at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 9th at Normandale Community College. For more information, a copy of the day’s schedule and registration information, see our website –

Want to learn more about what a SharePoint Saturday event is like? Take a look at videos from our last event:

And remember….there’s still time to register for the April event!

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