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SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013

Print | posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:03 PM

In just over two weeks time we are back in London, for the fifth year, with the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013. Simply the best SharePoint event outside of North America, with the best speakers, the best content, and the best entertainment, this year’s conference promises to live up to past events.

speaker_web_banner_thumb[1]It will be a little less stressful this year, returning to a regular content schedule with a few surprises thrown in! Aside from mature content on both SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010, the conference features four of the five MCAs, twelve MCMs and a boatload of MVPs. It promises to be a lot of fun, and I encourage you to think about attending this, the best SharePoint conference of 2013.

I’ll be presenting the following sessions, which will all feature brand new content exclusively for the Evolution conference:

IT104: Request Management with SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 includes a compelling new Request Management service, which gives much greater control over how incoming requests are processed. Learn about how Request Management enables request routing to ensure server health, request prioritization, and the implementation of server machine pools for large deployments. Understand the key components of the Request Manager and RM Routing, RM Pools and Execution Groups. This session will demonstrate how to configure Request Management for a number of key deployment scenarios.

IT110: Understanding Service Application Federation for SharePoint 2013 (with Bill Baer)
SharePoint 2013 provides architects with a compelling model for service publishing and federation, opening up exciting new approaches to farm design. This session will cover what’s new in SharePoint 2013 and how Service Application Federation plays out in the real world, based upon early enterprise adopters. Learn how to approach the design of a enterprise services farms, provide true scalability and discover the constraints for each service application which can be published, including global deployment considerations. Related aspects such as Security, High Availability and performance will also be covered. This session will be split 60/40 between lecture and demonstrations.

IT115: Rational Guide to User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint Server 2013
Discover the changes and new capabilities in the foundational service for Social deployments of SharePoint Server 2013 and get the real deal on configuring User Profile Synchronization in this demo and best practices heavy session. This session will cover the architecture of the User Profile Service Application, the new AD Direct Mode and provide a walkthrough of the configuration requirements and setup. Understand the key architectural considerations in terms of high availability, scalability and geographic deployments. Also covered will be general UPA related best practices in terms of synchronization, policy and privacy and leveraging social features inside the enterprise This session will be split 60/40 between demonstrations and lecture.


I look forward to seeing you in London at the event, and remember, Tuesday night is NOT to be missed! :)