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Microsoft Innovation Summit

You’re invited to join us for our 3rd annual Microsoft Innovation Summit! Come hear about new and exciting topics and learn how these solutions can help your business through real world case studies and demonstrations. Take advantage of the information sharing, networking and collaborative discussion at no cost to you. Also, be sure to check out all the latest hardware from Microsoft at the device bar.


11:30 Lunch
12:30 Keynote
1:30 Breakout Sessions
5:00 Cocktail Reception 

Breakout Session Topics: 

Using SharePoint 2013 for Internet Sites 
SharePoint has long been the enterprise standard for collaboration and intranet sites. We will discuss and demonstrate how SharePoint 2013 provides improvements that make public-facing internet sites a reality, as well as lessons learned from a recent deployment.

Developing SharePoint 2013 Apps
SharePoint 2013 Apps is Microsoft's recommended approach to developing SharePoint solutions. They use standards-based technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and OAuth. We will review the three SharePoint 2013 App Model options (SharePoint-hosted, auto-hosted, and provider-hosted) and walk through the process of creating a SharePoint 2013-hosted app using AngularJS and cover best practices.

Social Collaboration with Yammer
Just over a year ago, Microsoft completed the acquisition of Yammer, a market leader for social collaboration. We will discuss how social truly changes the way we work, and demonstrate how Yammer combined with SharePoint provides the optimal platform with enterprise collaboration and productivity.

Developing Mobile Apps for the Enterprise on Windows 8
Windows 8 provides the most robust and diverse device ecosystem in the market. We will show innovative ways that organizations have embraced Windows 8, as well best practices for developing your own Windows applications.

Device Management with SCCM
Managing and tracking the proliferation of devices - laptops, tablets, and phones - is a significant challenge enterprises face. We will demonstrate how organizations ensure secure and compliant devices, including non-Windows devices, through System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

HDInsight - Unstructured Big Data
This session is about the buzz words Big Data and Unstructured data. HDInsight is Microsoft’s new Hadoop-based platform. It combines the simplicity of Windows with the power and reliability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to deliver big data insights from Apache Hadoop. This Session will explore how to load data to the Azure blob store, creating an HDInsight Service cluster, adding additional storage locations, and adding structure with Hive objects.

Business Intelligence in the Cloud
Power BI for Office 365 is Microsoft's business intelligence solution that combines Excel and the cloud to analyze and visualize data in a self-service way. We will demonstrate how end users can quickly create and collaborate on rich, interactive visualizations through Power Query, Power Map, Power Pivot, and Power View.

Customer Case Study: Why We Chose the Cloud and Windows Azure
We will discuss the business drivers for moving to the cloud; how we developed and deployed a business-critical application in a matter of weeks; and lessons learned for to minimizing cost.

Migrating to O365
Many organizations are evaluating or planning the migration of messaging, collaboration, and productivity workloads into the public cloud. We will explore the key decision points for evaluating Office 365 and discuss common challenges and lessons learned from previous migrations. 

November 7, 2013
11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


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