Focus on that Summit

A recent business trip took me to Toronto, Ontario where I attended and enjoyed SharePoint Summit 2012.

Among other work responsibilities and my focus on future goals, I really enjoy working with SharePoint, promoting its collaboration features and recently, learning more about business intelligence reporting capabilities. There are so many other benefits to this platform that it would take a full time job – or two! – to develop and support business applications.

In addition to managing finicky feline anxieties and attempting a good night’s sleep in a strange bed, I attended some very interesting and informative seminars.  During those three days, I reacquainted with people I met during previous summits and made new connections.  The delegates were a mix of newbies, developers, administrators, business users – and more.  The event’s quality of sessions was the result of committed sponsors, speakers and exhibitors.

During the social event one evening, we were provided with wine, finger foods, prize draws and entertained by the SharePoint Blues Band.  Who would have known there was such talent in a conference centre full of technology geeks?  Well, they aren’t all technology geeks.  Some are consultants, trainers and writers. Some are also community builders and evangelists.  That’s a good blend.

The following are blog links to some of the presenters I encountered:

It is nice being back home, lounging in familiar surroundings, obtaining litter box zero,  inbox zero and getting caught up with glamorous domestic duties.  It’s sooo nice to have a long weekend during which I can exercise some creativity, continue reading the PMBoK; acquaint myself with that new iPad (helloooo!), the new paper shredder and most importantly – the new air conditioner (Purr). 

Some of us don’t have the luxury of escaping to the cottage or lake.   I grew up in cottage country and long desired the day I could move away. Now I look back with some sentiment.

It’s also nice to reconnect through my long time community network, responding to help desk posts and catching up with acquaintances there.

NCF mug shot

My online community

Thanks for stopping by and … not waking the kitteh.



About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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