Hosted by MindSharp (one of the premier SharePoint training partners), sponsored by Microsoft Press (which recently published the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices book), and keynoted by Tom Rizzo (who needs no further introduction), the SharePoint Best Practices Conference in Washington D.C. on September 15-17, 2008 is the key conference for those of you, who want to learn the best ways to design, deploy, organize, and administer SharePoint-based business solutions. Presenters include Microsoft SharePoint MVPs and SharePoint experts from Microsoft and Microsoft partners. Register by August 1st and get a free copy of the MOSS 2007 Best Practices book!
If you missed the Microsoft TechEd conferences in Orlando, FL this past June, then the Microsoft TechEd conferences in Barcelona, Spain, on November 3-7 and 10-14, 2008 are your next opportunities to get in-depth technical information about the breadth of Microsoft products and services as well as those from our many partners. Several SharePoint team members (including me!) will be there as speakers, to man our exhibit booth, and to participate in the Ask-the-Experts session. Register by July 31st for a €300 discount!
The SharePoint Connections Conference in Las Vegas, NV on November 10-13, 2008 (yes, it overlaps with the MS TechEd Developers conference in Barcelona) is one of the few non-Microsoft hosted conferences that the SharePoint product group supports in a significant way. Aside from the sessions presented by SharePoint experts from Microsoft and the industry, a key benefit of this conference is that it's an integral part of a larger conference that includes technical deep-dive SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Exchange sessions, so you can easily hop into one of the other conference sessions and/or network with people doing interesting work with those other Microsoft products. Register by August 27th for a $100 discount!
Last, but not least, while the SharePoint team will have just a few sessions at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, CA on October 27-30, this is indeed the premier conference for developers interested in the latest and best technical information about products, services, and tools for building business solutions on Microsoft's web and application platforms. Register by August 15th for a $200 discount!