Ok so that may have been an exaggeration, but we do have some pretty good impersonators of Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe along with pretty girls handing out ice-cream cones! The Queen we get (there is construction right outside for the upcoming royal wedding) and of course everyone loves ice-cream, but no one really understands why Marilyn is here. But enough about the entertainment – there are over 600 attendees at this event making it one of the largest SharePoint shows that I’ve been to in a while. Already we’ve spoken to people from Salvation Army, University of Denmark, ESB Telecom and many others. So far it seems like about 50% of people are already using SP 2010 or preparing to migrate this summer. I’ve also spoken to a lot of people who aren’t familiar with Bamboo, which is always great – though it is a bit challenging to answer “So what kind of product do you have?” One product? Try 60+! Of course with that many products usually we have something to solve anyone’s needs, whether it be a better calendar or a way to reset passwords. There is a diverse group of attendees from all over Europe here so we are fortunate to have the multi-lingual talents of Gina and our newest Bamboo team member, Miriam Maggi here with us. So far I’ve only been to the keynote (see John’s post for more details) and a session on Office 365 (see Wes’ post) which were both great. We’re hanging out in the booth for a few more hours because tonight is the Exhibitor Party followed SharePint. Tomorrow brings a new slew of sessions and customers, so stay tuned for more posts from London!
Read our complete coverage of the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference:
- Matthew McDermott on ‘Developing Social Applications with SharePoint 2010’
- Day 3 from the Bamboo Booth
- ‘Preparing for SharePoint 2010 and Real World Experiences’ with Paul Grimley
- Daniel McPherson on ‘The Wisdom in Your Crowds’
- Michael Noel on ‘Planning Extranet Environments with SharePoint 2010’
- ‘Understanding the Steps Necessary for Building an Information Architecture for your Organization’ with your Host, Bill English
- Matt Groves Asks ‘Office365, is it a Viable Option for You?’
- Symon Garfield Shares ‘The Secrets of Successful Enterprise Social Computing with SharePoint 2010’
- ‘SharePoint in the Cloud: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly’ with Paul Turner
- Day 1 from Best Practices London: SharePoint and Celebrity Sightings!
- ‘Best Practices for Organizing Documents in SharePoint 2010’ with Agnes Molnar
- ‘SharePoint 2010 Developer’s Mythbusters’ with Mirjam van Olst
- BPCUK Keynote Chris Johnson, Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager, SharePoint