Friday, July 20, 2012

Joel Oleson and Michael Noel were in Calgary

No a technical post…
If you have been following SharePoint Joel Blog, probably know about this.

The two SharePoint MVPs Superstars were in town! Joel and his family is visiting southern Alberta, it is the first time they come to Calgary. Michael Noel flew in to join for him for the Banff National Park tour; this is Michael second visit to Calgary after 27 years. These two travel bees have been to hundreds to countries and countless cities… We are very lucky that they actually put Calgary into their travel map :)

Both Michael and Joel dropped by and gave Calgary SharePoint Usergroup(Calspug) a great presentation. First 30 minutes, Michael was presenting SQL 2012 new feature – AlwaysOn, and how this feature has been further enhanced to support SharePoint and provide the highest server Service Level Agreement (SLA), this feature is also simple to set up and running in SQL 2012, I could see the great benefit of this feature for couple of my projects.

Then SharePoint Joel was presenting Social Intranets – The SharePoint and Yammer Evolution, he shown us the project he has been working on and how Yammer plug-in to SharePoint and plays an important role for collaboration, sharing content and search… With the recent news of Microsoft acquired Yammers, Joel offers some high level insight view of how Yammer will soon play a major in Microsoft stack.

Overall, a great session for the Calgary SharePoint User Group. Not too lengthy and straight to the point.

Another highlight was the “SharePints”! The opportunity to hang out with the superstars for the evening, and heard them sharing their personal and professional life. Down to earth, friendly, approachable and absolutely great people!
Bil Simser and Michael Noel

Jay O'Hara and Joel Oleson

Group picture
Nice to meet you guys! Enjoy your trip in Banff and Calgary!

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