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SPSTC Follow Up - Next Gen Search

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 11/6/2015

The High Monkey Sales and Marketing team recently attended SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities on October 24, 2015. SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities is one of the largest SharePoint Saturdays in the country with over 800 registrants. We had a great time connecting with some of our clients and just talking with participants. We had some great conversations!

The High Monkey Team at SPSTC - (L-R); Joel Baglien, Erik Bredesen, Brian Haukos, "George"

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities was a great opportunity for us to promote our Next-Gen Search solution! High Monkey’s President and Principal Human Solutions Architect Virgil Carroll created an integration of  SharePoint 2013 Search (aka "Fast Search") with the Kentico Content Management System. At the event, we provided a demo station where visitors to our booth could try out our Next-Gen Search to see results from SharePoint Search delivered via the Kentico CMS platform. When you think about Next-Gen Search, envision Google’s search results and the improved user experience it now provides. That’s what High Monkey is delivering with Next-Gen Search.

As both a Kentico Gold Partner and a SharePoint soluiton partner, Next-Gen Search is a great way for High Monkey to show the power of search in a better user experience wrapper regardless of the the CMS that is the engine behind the website. Our choice of the Kentico CMS was logical because of it's .NET core and High Monkey's expertise with the Kentico platform.

Many SPSTC atendees were excited to see our search integration.  For those who didn't have a chance to attend SPSTC, we will be hosting a demo of "Next-Gen Search" on December 17, 2015.  Please register now! – Next-Gen Search Demo

"George", our monkey butler showing off HIGHMONKEY.COM - he also attended SPSTC . . .

Another initiative we promoted at the High Monkey booth during SPSTC was a "Shop Small / Buy Local" initiative to supporting local business. We held drawings for six gift cards from some of our favorite local eateries in Northeast Minneapolis. 

SPSTC attendees were enthusiastic about supporting smaller businesses and, of course, it's always fun when great food is involved!

We had a great time at SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities and thank the organizers and volunteers for all their hard work in putting on a stellar event.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the SPSTC event planned for April 2016.

High Monkey will be participating in future events, and, yes, we will be showing off our Next-Gen Search!

We hope to see you at one of our future events:

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

Posted: 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments