I’m in the first keynote of my first SharePoint Connections conference. Fortunately for me, it happens to be in sunny (ok, cloudy) Orlando, Florida.
I want the slide decks from this keynote. The basic premise is how unified communications, collaboration, enterprise content management, business intelligence, and search all work together now…both in your enterprise and in the cloud.
Steve wrote and cowrote a number of books including Professional Office Business Application Development; Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and VSTO and Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Using Microsoft Silverlight 2.
There was a demo of Office 360, including a streamlined and flawless demo of SharePoint administration and application development in the cloud. Makes me want to be in charge of that governance model in my company. Right now, any development in the cloud makes traditional enterprises’ security gurus go “uh uh”. This is unfortunate, since it’s so easy to give agile developers and emerging business developers quick access to sandboxes to accelerate innovation. In a small company, this could be the difference between prosperity or bankruptcy. In a large enterprise, the results aren’t known so rapidly, but undoubtedly, WILL have an impact on market share.
Now, Steve is developing in Windows Azure, pulling data from his on-premise SharePoint implementation, and displaying the results on a Windows 7 phone. The results are editable and the changes are downloaded back to the on-premise implementation. Yep. Real-time data changes in the cloud from your smartphone.
Check out Steve’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/steve_fox. Download the iw (information worker) virtual machine. Bing it.