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Day 1 SharePoint Conference

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 10/4/2011

(From the mind of Peter Serzo, Previously VP of Consulting Services at High Monkey)

It's has been a couple of years since Vegas – this year family friendly Disney.

I attended three sessions today plus the keynote:

  1. Keynote – A bit underwhelming I hate to say. The Hollywood video showing Mrs. Brady, Luke something from 90210 was cute. I actually thought they were going to trot out a Hollywood star with Jeff Tepper. But they did not.
  2. The Future of BI – Unfortunately, not much new here and not much on the future of BI. I would even call this a retread of a session I saw two years ago in Vegas. However, Project Crescent was shown very briefly. Very nice end user tool. But you will have to have Denali – whenever that is released. GOLDEN NUGGET: The October CU will have enhancements so that PPS/Excel Services will show on mobile devices such as the IPAD. (Also, not to brag, BUT, they are using a Movie Database with Crescent – I have been speaking and using a Movie DB (and Cube) since about 2 years ago when I speak about PPS).
  3. Bill Baer showing Denali – Unfortunately I got there late due to Exhibitor duties. But it was a very deep session on the new enhancements in Denali. Very nice.
  4. PPS/Excel Services Troubleshooting – Good session, deep. Kevin did talk about SP1 enhancements AND a little bit about Denali. GOLDEN NUGGET: There will be a new content type with Denali – The BISM Content Type. This will be a kind of back door method to taking care of the double hop when obtaining data from a backend database. More to follow on this…

High Monkey is a proud exhibitor at this year's conference – so come see us. I have loved meeting all the folks that have come by – put on the shirt and have your picture taken: Check out the story on our High Monkey Facebook:

Mention this blog and one golden nugget and I will ensure that you will get a tee shirt (and they are awesome!). Maybe even a signed book (maybe…).

Talk to you later.


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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.

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