SharePoint 2013 : Governance, Training, Driving User Adoption and More. In the latest installment of the "Michael On the Go" series, MTC Architect Michael Gannotti shares common questions organizations have about upgrading to SharePoint 2013. Topics include governance, training, driving user adoption, and more. Michael discusses a common formula used with internal SharePoint user groups that has been successful across all these areas. Check out the video here.

Congratulations to MTC Architect Ross LoForte on the recent publication of a book he co-authored called "Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration". Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. To learn more, please visit here.

Reminder - Tech Talk Webcast : Azure for Developers 1 of 4 Introduction to Microsoft Azure for the Enterprise. The MTC Philadelphia is hosting a special four-part Azure series starting today Friday at 12pm Eastern led by MTC architects Todd Furst and Danilo Diaz. Cloud Computing, Mobility, Big Data and Social Media are the four major trends in IT today. Cloud computing is unique in that it can be used to enable the others. In this session you will learn the basics concepts of cloud computing, patterns and economic of the cloud. We will also introduce Windows Azure – Microsoft’s Cloud Computing platform. Registration for the session is free. To register click here.

Reminder - Mid-Day Café Webcast, Monday, March 10th at 12pm Eastern. The agenda for this webcast is as follows. To join the webcast, please visit this link.

  • Welcome
  • Microsoft Tech News
  • Device of the Week – Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • Bits & Bytes – Simplifying SharePoint Site Skinning both On Premise and in the Cloud (Office 365). Guest BindTuning CEO Beatriz Oliveira
  • App of the Week – Bing Translator
  • Mailbag
  • Upcoming Events
  • Close