TechReady 17 / my week in Seattle

Today I want to share with you a few of my impressions while I am in Seattle at TechReady, a very technical Microsoft internal conference.


PhotoSynth Panorama View of Seattle Harbour

PhotoSynth of Washington Conference Center, Seattle

Haven't used my SLR Camera much in the last days since I left New York City but I might post some photos later this week. I already did a lot pictures in my last 4 or 5 TechReady Conferences, like Alki Beach and Seattle Skyline

My Session Highlights so far:

  • SharePoint 2013 Search Extensions & Connector Framework (including CEWS, BCS)
  • SharePoint 2013 Search¬† Scalability & Sizing
  • SharePoint 2013 App Development
  • SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Hybrid Search Scenarios and Architecture
  • Deliver Adaptive and Personalized Experiences with SharePoint 2013
  • Power BI for Office 365 (Preview, incl Mobile Usage)
  • PowerPivot & PowerView Deployments & Sizing
  • Building an End to End Big Data Demo using HDInsight (Hadoop enPremise), PowerPivot and Power Map
  • Yammer Sessions & Enterprise Social from Microsoft (incl Roadmap)

I also really enjoyed the XBOX One Demos and doing some photo shootings with brandnew Nokia Lumia 1020.

But most important was and is for me: meeting people! I really enjoyed to meet my old colleagues from FAST Search and new people from Yammer Team and SharePoint Product Management which I only knew by email in the past.