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Bill Bär /bɛːr/
Bill Bär is a Senior Product Manager and Microsoft Certified Master for Microsoft Search, Assistant, and Intelligence at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Events

Events

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019

Stay tuned here on May 21st, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. PDT to watch the SharePoint Virtual Summit captured live from the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. Catch up on the Jeff Teper keynote to see all the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 news in action to help you stay productive and focused on what matters to you. Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure.

Using a Flic Smart Button as a PowerPoint Remote

When speaking at conferences, you usually spend a lot of time time asking the organizer questions like “what inputs will you have, will there be a digital switcher, etc.”. This usually leads to carrying an array of adapters to be sure you’re prepared for those circumstances where there’s just VGA at the podium when you need micro/mini HDMI, DVI, USB to RJ45, and more… One of the most common requirements is something to control your presentation.

A Fibonacci guide to the 2019 SharePoint Conference

With 200+ sessions across all things Microsoft 365 at 2019 SharePoint Conference there’s no doubt you won’t be able to make them all in the 3 core days of the conference. Whether you plan to be there in person or watch the keynote live here’s a Fibonacci guide of key Microsoft 365 sessions organized by topic of interest. SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Sessions (0) Session Title Session Code SharePoint Conference Keynote (1)

The Story of SPC

The Beginning. Our inaugural SharePoint Conference took place in Bellevue, Washington in May 2006, with Keynote speaker Bill Gates calling SharePoint the most “revolutionary” element in all of Microsoft Office, and an eager group of hardcore techies listened as announcements, demonstrations, and previews detailed the future of information sharing with the upcoming release of Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007. SPC06 outlined where we wanted the industry to go, and how we were going to get it there… together.

Join us at the SharePoint Conference – May 21-23, 2019 in Las Vegas!

The SharePoint Conference is fast approaching – lf you’re an IT Professional, implementer, decision maker, business user, or developer you don’t want to miss the SharePoint Conference. Join us as Microsoft unveils its vision, roadmap, and latest innovations across SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Stream and Office 365. We cover all things teamwork related to help our customers succeed with Microsoft 365. This promises to be the largest and most comprehensive event dedicated to SharePoint in 2019.

SharePoint Conference 2019 Call for Papers

The 2019 SharePoint Conference is just a little over seven months away. And we’re pleased to announce our global Call for Papers! The SharePoint Conference has an amazing line-up planned for 2019 and we’re looking for great speakers and content to round out our agenda. Do you have a great story to tell? Do you have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others? Do you like helping others solve common challenges?

SharePoint Virtual Summit 2018

Join us at the SharePoint Virtual Summit, for the live-stream coverage of the opening keynote at SharePoint Conference North America on May 21, 2018. At this free online event, you will hear from Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper and General Manager Seth Patton as they share the latest product innovations and roadmap across SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365. See live demos illustrating how you can transform your workplace and learn how to tap into rich experiences across your intranet to inform and engage people.

Hybrid SharePoint & Office 365 Learning Opportunities at SharePoint Conference North America

Attending SPCNA? Come learn about hybrid scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365 in a post-conference workshop. As an attendee of the workshop you’ll receive a $500.00 Azure Pass, a complete SharePoint Server 2016 environment and an Office 365 Tenant that you can use to build your skills and complete hands on labs, both while at the workshop and even after the event. If you’ve already registered for the conference you can add the workshop to your registration by creating a new workshop-only registration at http://sharepointna.

SharePoint Conference North America has it all, and MORE!

SharePoint Conference North America has it all, and MORE! Get more by registering NOW! http://tiny.cc/SPCNA_REG There are 4 main reasons why people attend technical conferences and the SharePoint Conference North America (SPCNA) has all of them, and MORE! With the constantly changing world of technology, people need to know what’s new before the competition does. SPCNA has the sessions and workshops to keep you ahead of the curve. Learning with the best of the best from Microsoft and top industry thought leaders from engineering and marketing.

Stay ahead of data residency requirements with Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365

Governments around the world are strengthening laws and regulations to protect citizens’ data, preserve national security, and protect business interests. Last week at Microsoft Ignite we announced new Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365 to help ensure you remain compliant with services to include SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange. The new Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.

SharePoint & OneDrive Security & Compliance Updates from Microsoft Ignite

Last week at Microsoft Ignite we shared our investments, our vision, and strategy for addressing today’s most challenging business and technology trends that are ever broadening the threat landscape. From meeting complex corporate and governmental regulatory compliance, to addressing a more mobile and connected workforce, SharePoint and OneDrive and uniquely positioned to address your business needs. Stay ahead of data residency requirements with Multi-Geo capabilities in Microsoft 365 Governments around the world are strengthening laws and regulations to protect citizens’ data, preserve national security, and protect business interests.

Ignite 2017 Pre-Day Training - SharePoint and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios

Join myself, Neil Hodgkinson, Spence Harbar, Bob Fox, and other industry experts for a Microsoft Ignite pre-day training on implementing hybrid scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365. Cloud computing has become a popular way to reduce capital and operational expenditures, renew IT innovation, and gain the advantage of more rapid software delivery to meet the needs of business. However, compliance, data sovereignty, sensitivity concerns, or a significant investment in customization may limit your organization’s ability to take advantage of this.

A Fibonacci Guide to SharePoint Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016

With 211 sessions tagged SharePoint at Microsoft Ignite there’s no doubt you won’t be able to make them all in the 4 core days of the conference. Whether you plan to be there in person or watch later here’s a Fibonacci guide of key SharePoint sessions organized by topic of interest. SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Sessions (0) Session Title Session Code Session Details  Microsoft Ignite Keynote (1) Session Title

Microsoft Ignite When and Where

With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away I wanted to take a moment to share my schedule and additional details surrounding some of the sessions I’ll be delivering and where you can connect with me if you have any questions about SharePoint or related technologies… Sun. 5/3 PRE14 SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid Training [http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=17a87e5b-069d-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7] Join myself, Steve Peschka, Sesha Mani, Fabian Williams, Luca Bandinelli, and Neil Hodgkinson as we kick-off Ignite with a complete day of hybrid SharePoint and Office 365 - not only will you learn about the best practices for implementing hybrid scenarios with SharePoint, hands on experience, and expert guidance, but you’ll also be the first to hear about our next generation hybrid investments in SharePoint 2016 and beyond.

The SharePoint Journey

Microsoft Ignite will open the window to our vision, strategy, and future for SharePoint and provide a first look at most recent developments with SharePoint Server 2016. From the business value for organizations looking to modernize their workplace and infrastructure to the technical value it will deliver to IT Professionals and Developers as well as new hybrid investments for those customers looking to enrich their existing investments with cloud innovation. With Microsoft Ignite just around the corner, it’s time to look back and provide a little historical SharePoint information.

Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite

Top 3 sessions to learn more about SharePoint Server 2016 at Microsoft Ignite. BRK2188 What’s new for IT Professionals in SharePoint 2016 http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=c9ae257c-3695-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7 In this session you’ll learn about the core platform investments we’re making in SharePoint 2016 from deployment and implementation, patching and upgrade, improvements, in addition to both new and changes to existing services in SharePoint. We’ll demonstrate new installation techniques, monitoring, and more. If you’re responsible for deploying, managing, or planning SharePoint implementations this session is for you.

Quick Starting Demos and Windows PowerShell

Preparing virtual machines for demonstrations can be a tedious process, compounding this is when virtual machines need to be started or shut down in a specific order. For example, starting database servers prior to starting web servers, or starting the preferred active node before the passive node. Starting those machines; however, is only a portion of the process, in most cases you will want them to be “available” before starting a subsequent machine.

Quick Starting Demos with Windows PowerShell

Preparing virtual machines for demonstrations can be a tedious process, compounding this is when virtual machines need to be started or shut down in a specific order. For example, starting database servers prior to starting web servers, or starting the preferred active node before the passive node. Starting those machines; however, is only a portion of the process, in most cases you will want them to be “available” before starting a subsequent machine.

Not to be missed...SharePoint Conference 2014

SharePoint Conference 2014 is less than ~75 business days away, if you’re an IT Professional, implementer, or decision maker you don’t want to miss this SharePoint Conference. In today’s world of converging technologies and operating models, IT Professionals are under more demand to deliver value and foster innovation within organizations. The 2014 SharePoint Conference for IT Professionals recognizes these challenges and delivers deep technical and business content to ensure the IT Professional not only comes away with a more fundamental understand of SharePoint, but also its related technologies and infrastructure.

SharePoint Conferences, Looking Back...

With SharePoint Conference 2014 registration now open, it seems appropriate to look back and provide just a little historical SPC information. There have been 5 previous SharePoint Conferences. 2006 The inaugural SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Conference 2006 was held in Bellevue, Washington on May 15th, 2006 at the Meydenbauer Convention Center with the keynote delivered by Bill Gates. The theme…“Connecting People, Process, and Information”. 2008 The second SharePoint Conference was held in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center on March 4th, 2008 with the keynote delivered by Kurt Delbene and Bill Gates.

SharePoint Conference 2012

The 2012 SharePoint Conference is in just over 30 days. This is the SharePoint event you don’t want to miss. For our core IT Professional audience we’ll have over 150 dedicated sessions, 40+ Hands on Labs, deep demonstrations, and more. Whether you’re just learning about SharePoint 2013 or have been working with SharePoint Server 2013 Preview you’ll find a variety of sessions, chalk talks, and labs that provide a blend of overview, deep dive experience, and best practice recommendations.

Learning on the go…

Learning on the go… New TechNet Radio series (SharePoint 2010 for the IT Professional). We’re pleased to announce a new mobile learning experience, SharePoint 2010 for the IT Professional) on TechNet Radio. Each week we’ll be bringing you a new session that dives into a variety of topics, from deployment to management, interviewing industry professionals, MVP’s and MCM’s. To kick it off we’ll spend 20 minutes interviewing SharePoint MCM and Ranger Bryan Porter about business continuity management in SharePoint.

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts

Date: 9/14/10 Time: 1 pm PST Title: Search Your Way to Success: Leveraging SharePoint’s Search Capabilities in Public Web Sites Partner: Ironworks Consulting Abstract: Learning Objectives & Key Takeaways: Objective 1: Understand the key principles of enterprise search. Objective 2: Understand the evolution of search within SharePoint (2007 to 2010). Objective 3: Learn how to optimize search for SharePoint sites. The enterprise search capabilities built in to SharePoint provide an easy win for organizations seeking to achieve a quick return on their SharePoint investment.

The Experts Conference 2010

Session abstracts and keynotes have been announced for the 2010 Experts Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The Experts Conference (TEC) 2010 marks the first ever SharePoint training curriculum for TEC and includes industry recognized speakers and trainers from across the globe providing deep technical sessions to include, but not limited to upgrade and migration, social computing, enterprise and web content management, development, security, and authentication (see also http://tec2010.com/agenda-speakers/sharepoint-training/session-abstracts/ for a sample of session abstracts).

Free PacWest Sales Event - SharePoint Products and Technologies Governance

If you are in or plan to be in the Puget Sound area on November 8th, I encourage you to register for the PacWest Sales Event focused on governance in SharePoint Products and Technologies; presenters will include myself, Joel, Jim Adams, and others…for more information on registration, location, date, and details visit Joel’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/10/30/free-pac-west-sales-event-meeting-of-the-minds-governance-and-sharepoint-2007.aspx.

TechReady5 is fast approaching...

TechReady5 is fast approaching and I’ve just confirmed my speaking schedule. For those internal readers planning to attend any sessions I am presenting, I’ve included the complete schedule below (rooms are TBD): OFC327 Upgrading SPS 2003 Areas and Portals to Office SharePoint Server 2007 7/25/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM OFC323 SharePoint Disaster Recovery, Failover, & High Availability 7/26/2007 10:15AM-11:30AM **OFCCT301-R1 MSIT: Upgrading Customized Sites, Portals To MOSS 2007 **7/23/2007 1:30PM-2:45PM OFCCT302-R1 DPM and Sharepoint

TechReady4

I just learned I’ll be co-presenting with Joel Oleson at TechReady4 in the IW306 SharePoint Products and Technologies 2007: Administrative Architecture and Planning for Deployment - Part 1 (breakout session), scheduled for February 7, 2007 13:30 - 14:45. If your planning on being in the Seattle area attending this years’ TechReady - this will be an invaluable architecture and planning session! Session Abstract: This session describes the new Deployment and Administration Architecture for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
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