We caught up with SharePoint MVP and Sharegate Product Advisor Benjamin Niaulin for a quick chat at the recent Microsoft Tech Summit in Toronto, Canada to talk about the value of community and the latest news at the free two-day Tech Summit events.
Microsoft Tech Community: Why should IT pros should invest the time to be at the Tech Summit?
Benjamin Niaulin: It was my first time at the Tech Summit and I was very pleasantly surprised. The event is free, yet still maintains a very professional event with most of the speakers from the Microsoft Products teams themselves. There aren’t as many attendees as there are at Microsoft Ignite, which gives you more accessibility to the speakers to ask your questions and figure out where it’s all headed. Find a city near you and register now. It’s free!
Microsoft Tech Community: How can attendees get the most out of community?
Benjamin Niaulin: Attendees can find the content and slides from not only from the Tech Summit, but all of the sessions from Microsoft Ignite as well on the free Microsoft Tech Community website. You can also ask questions and interact with the community, but the best part is that often people from Microsoft will be there to give you some guidance and more official answers.
Benjamin Niaulin: The community offers a wide array of free and exclusive content, direct access to MVPs like myself, internal engineers and product marketing, and other community members from various industries. You can learn the latest about product updates and roadmap and find helpful product commentary to put it all together. You can also take advantage of the numerous live events, AMAs (Ask Microsoft Anything) and giveaways, or help drive the future of Microsoft products by sharing feature requests or joining feedback communities.
Thanks Ben for taking the time! You can find Ben on the community or keep up with him on Twitter.