Are We Still In February?


Ah, so much happening all at once. Good thing I’m having fun, or else I’d go insane. Got back from SPTechCon in San Francisco last week (Feb 7-9) with a cold – that turned into a sinus infection. The best thing to do is sleep. Yeah, like that is going to happen. Instead, I’m at the office every morning at DSC003606:45am, jumping into the content and demos head first. Thought I’d pump out a quick post to catch everyone up:

168973_643222280450_21905041_37025739_300350_nSPTechCon had great energy, and when I was not giving one of my three sessions, I did my best to talk to members of the SharePoint community, record some additional video for my series “The One Thing You Need to Know About SharePoint 2010,” and catch a few sessions myself. Axceler gave away another iPad, which seem to be popular among the participants. Hmmm….not sure why. I am looking forward to the next SPTechCon event in ear001ly June out in Boston, where I’ll be presenting three times again – one of which is with my friend and Axceler business partner, Geoff Varosky from Grace-Hunt. Geoff and I will be doing a SharePoint 101 session that should prove to be both educational and highly entertaining.

For those who missed my sessions in San Francisco, you will find my slides on SlideShare as follows:

All three decks are from prior events, but the content is fairly static. I do try to improve on my content after each presentation, add some new jokes and content, but remove most of my images from my SlideShare uploads to minimize the file size. As I mention each time I present, my sessions are no-code and heavily centered around Project Management and Business Analyst topics.

My upcoming speaking engagements through the end of March include:

  • SharePoint Saturday San Diego, Feb 26th (sold out)
    I’ll be presenting ‘SharePoint’s Social Media Scorecard,’ a review of the leading social computing solutions and how they compare to SharePoint 2010 (deck not available, because the content comes from a forthcoming ebook). I will also be presenting a version of ‘11 Strategic Considerations’ with a live demo of our Davinci Migrator product.
  • SharePoint Saturday Redmond, March 5th (just about sold out)
    This event is being held on the Microsoft campus at The Commons. I’ll be presenting my ‘11 Strategic Considerations’ topic, and then running to the airport to catch my flight to…
  • Australia SharePoint Conference, March 8+9, Sydney
    Axceler is a Bronze Sponsor for this event. I will be participating in several Ask the Experts sessions throughout the event, but presenting a new topic entitled ‘Looking Under the Hood: How Your Metadata Strategy Impacts Everything You Do’
  • New Zealand SharePoint Conference, March 15+16, Wellington
    As with Australia, Axceler is sponsoring, and I’ll be talking metadata strategy and participating in several Ask the Experts sessions around social media, knowledge management, and migration.
  • DevConnections Orlando, March 27-30
    I’ll be joining MVPs Ben Curry, Bill English, Matt McDermott, Michael Noel, Dan Holme and others in Orlando for this great event. My sessions will include the new ‘Don’t Just Migrate – Transform Your SharePoint Environment’ and ‘SharePoint’s Social Computing Scorecard’

If you plan to attend one or more of these events, please stop by and say hello!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.