Rackspace is headed went to SharePoint Conference 2014!

...and had more speakers than any company not named Microsoft!



Our Booth     |     Our Sessions




For Reference:


- Jennifer and Laura's #SPC215 Resources (.xlsx)

- Shane & Todd's SharePoint 2013 Installation (Pre-Con) Files

- Shane Young's Cincinnati SharePoint Presentation



Expert Sessions



​John Ross and Randy Drisgill




Branding Internet Facing Web Sites with SharePoint in the Cloud





This session will focus on creating branded Internet-facing sites using Public Websites in SharePoint Online but most of the techniques will apply no matter where your SharePoint

implementation lives! Whether you’re already taking advantage of Public Websites with Office 365, thinking about using them for your site, or just want to learn a little more about SharePoint branding while looking a waffle-themed demos there’s going to be something for everyone! #waffles





Watch the full session:






​Laura Rogers and Jennifer Mason



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Tips & Tricks to Make the Most out of your SharePoint site and Maximize Adoption


Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:15 PM-4:30 PM

Room: Marcello 4401-4506

#SPC215


In this session learn about best practices, features and tools available for site owners to build and manage SharePoint sites and no-code Solutions, and finally drive usage and adoption.


- Click here to download session resources. (.xlsx)

- Take the 'No-Code Solutions' pledge!




Women in Technology (Lunch Session)


Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:00 PM-1:45 PM

Room: Delphino 4003-4104


Let’s connect, transform and reimagine further by discussing the unique experiences and opportunities of women working in the field of technology. Get insights into professional development from our panel of "women in SharePoint" speakers and be inspired by their journeys as to what you can achieve.






Shane Young and Todd Klindt



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Load Testing SharePoint 2013 Using Visual Studio 2013


Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Room: Bellini 2001-2106

SPC381


You’ve built your SharePoint 2013 farm and gotten it configured just how you want it. But how do you know if it can stand up to the load your users are going to throw at it? In this session we’ll show you how to use Visual Studio 2013 to load test your SharePoint farm. We’ll show you how to bring your farm to its knees to find out where your farm’s limitations before are your users do. Then we’ll show you what changes to make your farm scale higher and knee-buckle free.






Using Windows PowerShell with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online


Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1:45 PM-3:00 PM

Room: Titian 2201-2306

SPC367


Forget dogs, PowerShell is a SharePoint admin’s best friend. PowerShell lets us to do our everyday tasks faster and with less error. It also lets us do things we’d never dreamed of before. Get a brief overview of PowerShell, then dig in to some PowerShell scripts you can take home and use on your farm.





SPC367 Session Resources:

- Gary Lapointe's Blog

- Document your farm with PowerShell

- PS Scripts Website

- Determine database sizes in PowerShell

- Using PowerShell to control Visual Upgrade

- Remoting how do I

- Developer Dashboard

- Master Pages

- Good farm configuration script from another Todd

- Use Move-SPSite

- SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Guide

- PowerShell Cheat Sheet

- Recording of Todd talking about PowerShell




The Nuts and Bolts of Upgrading to SharePoint 2013


Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:00 PM-6:15 PM

Room: Bellini 2001-2106

SPC410


Have you heard all your SharePoint Admin friends talk about how great SharePoint 2013 is, yet your farm is still running at SharePoint 2010, or even worse, SharePoint 2007? Then this session is for you. In this session Todd and Shane will go over the upgrade strategies to SharePoint 2013. Then they’ll dig into some fun stories about how they’ve done battle upgrading SharePoint so that you won’t have to. There will be lots of tips, and lots of fun, and in the end you’ll be ready for anything the upgrade to SharePoint 2013 can throw at you.





SPC410 Session Resources

- Blog post on extracting all solutions from a farm

- Recording of Shane giving a similar upgrade talk

- Microsoft Ignite training on Upgrading

- ​TechNet Upgrade Center

- SharePoint 2010 claims migration






Pre-Con:

SharePoint 2013 Deployment and Administration End-To-End (files)


SharePoint 2013 Installation Guide (.docx)

(click to download)


SharePoint 2013 Installation Scripts (.zip)

(click to download)



 













Conference Booth

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We will be located at Booth #110 in the main Expo Hall.  Stop by to say hello, chat, and compete to win awesome prizes by playing a very special game that will debut at the conference!


Click here to see a map of the Expo Hall with all booth locations.

(We are at the bottom on the right, close to the entrance).








The 'NO-CODE SOLUTIONS' Pledge!

With Jennifer Mason & Laura Rogers



Office 365 Hybrid Solutions


Have you been wondering about Office365 Hybrid and searching for someone who has made it work for them?  Following SPC Rackspace will be presenting a series of webcasts on how we configured the Hybrid environments that were used during several sessions here at SPC (#SPC330, #SPC319 and #SPC313). 


If you are interested in learning more, be sure to sign up for our newsletter (using the form directly above this section) so you will be notified of the upcoming sessions!  If you want to connect with us during the conference, just stop by our booth (#110) and ask to speak with John Denman!



See you soon!