SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019

Stay tuned here on May 21st, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. PDT to watch the SharePoint Virtual Summit captured live from the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas.

Catch up on the Jeff Teper keynote to see all the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 news in action to help you stay productive and focused on what matters to you.



Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. Jeff Teper and Seth Patton share the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, security, teamwork, process transformation, employee engagement & communications, and knowledge sharing & discovery. Join the world’s largest event for the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 community–business users and leaders, IT professionals and developers from across the globe–to learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365–including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, PowerApps, Flow–integrate to power collaboration and the intelligent workplace across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

Get caught up our 2018 Ignite announcements while you wait…

Better teamwork, together: SharePoint and OneDrive integration with Microsoft Teams

The future of Yammer: Vision and roadmap

Microsoft Graph: The API for Microsoft 365

New in Microsoft 365: Leadership engagement featuring live events

What’s new in Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork

SharePoint Development for Enterprises – What’s new and what’s next

Getting started with Microsoft Search

Best in class Security and Compliance with SharePoint and OneDrive

What’s new and coming to Microsoft OneDrive

Successfully embrace video adoption across your organization with Microsoft Stream

Content collaboration in the modern workplace

Intelligent content services in Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365: Giving your content super powers

Using a Flic Smart Button as a PowerPoint Remote

When speaking at conferences, you usually spend a lot of time time asking the organizer questions like “what inputs will you have, will there be a digital switcher, etc.”.  This usually leads to carrying an array of adapters to be sure you’re prepared for those circumstances where there’s just VGA at the podium when you need micro/mini HDMI, DVI, USB to RJ45, and more…

One of the most common requirements is something to control your presentation.  If you’re like me, you often find yourself either running out of USB ports or having large inputs making nearby ports inaccessible or don’t want to carry a USB hub around with you.  At the same time, many conferences don’t provide remotes for controlling your presentations (they have a propensity to “walk away” or someone leaves the session before yours with the input – leaving a hapless remote behind).

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a Flic Smart Button that we had provided our MVP’s as swag at the 2019 MVP Summit and stashed it away in my desk drawer, not quite sure what I’d use it for.

If you’re not familiar with Flic, check out

With the SharePoint Conference just a week away, I started to think about ways I could use the Flic Smart Button, but everything I found limited its’ use to a connection with a mobile device…  then I discovered the Flic App for Mac – perfect I thought – I’ll use the keyboard shortcuts action I saw in the mobile app on my MacBook as a way to remote control PowerPoint.

After installing the Flic App for Mac, I couldn’t find the keyboard actions so started to do a little research to find a plugin that would work…  I couldn’t find anything that would do what I wanted it to do so decided to build my own…

It took a little bit of time to get it right, at the same time, simple – but I was able to build a user defined plugin to use with my Flic Smart Button and Mac to act as a PowerPoint remote.

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If you’re interested in using the plugin, I’ve made it available here on Github.

The Story of SPC

The Beginning.

Our inaugural SharePoint Conference took place in Bellevue, Washington in May 2006, with Keynote speaker Bill Gates calling SharePoint the most “revolutionary” element in all of Microsoft Office, and an eager group of hardcore techies listened as announcements, demonstrations, and previews detailed the future of information sharing with the upcoming release of Office SharePoint Portal Server 2007. SPC06 outlined where we wanted the industry to go, and how we were going to get it there… together. By the end of the week, more than sixty different sessions had discussed hundreds of topics including workflow, collaboration, higher connectivity, tablet computers, and advanced web services. The ideas were audacious, and the bars were set high, but one thing was certain… SPC was here to stay.

SPC08 once again rocked the greater Seattle area. Attendance had more than doubled since the first SPC and a highly energized community began to develop out of the rapidly growing user base. Attendees kicked back at social events, formed running groups, clubs, and other extracurricular activities, and shared stories and laughs at the numerous networking opportunities surrounding the conference. It was an action-packed week of SharePoint and fun, and it remains an extraordinary experience for the SharePoint community who attended.

What happens here, stays here…

In 2009, SPC09 traded in the tree-lined views of the Pacific Northwest for the bright lights of Las Vegas. SharePoint conference was now the main event on the calendar of IT Pros, Developers, and SharePoint stakeholders around the world. The technical aspect of the conference was anchored by the major SharePoint 2010 announcement, which would place SharePoint at the center of a connected intranet and internet, and create a seamless and integrated experience for users. The attitude at SPC was once again charged by the attendees, as partners, sponsors, community members and Microsoft experts came together for the largest SharePoint event yet.

Attendance had again nearly doubled. SharePoint was connecting people and information in an unexpected way. There were sessions, workshops, and labs during the day, followed by dancing and celebrations at night. The atmosphere was palpable, and the combination of new SharePoint material and nonstop social happenings kept the crowds coming back for more. Oh, and did we forget that Huey Lewis showed Sin City that it’s “Hip to be Square” against a backdrop of fireworks in front of screaming SharePoint crowds? No we didn’t. And if you were there, neither did you.

The happiest place on earth.

The gates of the Magic Kingdom at Disneyland opened to the SharePoint community for SPC11 in early October, 2011.  In only its fourth year, SPC was already a Tier 1 Microsoft event, and this year Mickey and the gang would have their hands full as SPC returned bigger and better than ever.  The conference buzzed with major announcements about SharePoint moving to the cloud. Conference regulars showed the ropes to first-time attendees and community members traded their Twitter handles and connected on LinkedIn.

At night, a spontaneous party grew into what would be called “Club SPC” and quickly overflowed into an adjacent hotel space dubbed “Lounge SPC”. Cocktails and business cards were handed around as DJs spun tracks onto the three floors of partygoers. Outside, Disney parades and fireworks erupted throughout the park while the announcement that SPC12 would be returning to Vegas rung out. Once again, SPC had been a resounding success. Driven by strong sessions, visionary speakers, informative videos, and amplified by an enthusiastic community, word was spreading through the social sphere that SharePoint Conference was not be missed.

Share more. Do more.

With attendees from more than 83 countries, SPC12 was all about social. Having recently acquired Yammer, the conference highlighted how enterprise social was changing the way people worked together. It was a perfect match for the conference, which has always been about how people connect. During the keynote, #SPC12 became the top trending tweet on the planet. SPC12 also welcomed a new audience to team up with the Developer and IT Pro audiences: Executives. SPC now boasted over 20,000 minutes of expert content targeted towards the three main SharePoint communities.

Mandalay Bay was illuminated with life as raffles, giveaways, and armfuls of swag by day turned into mouthwatering food, choreographed dancing, and lasting friendships by night. People cheered from balconies and lined the pools as Bon Jovi shook the city at the SPC12 private party, sandwiched between days of deep dive sessions and engaging workshops and labs.

Connect, reimagine, transform…

Connect, reimage and transform. The 2014 SharePoint Conference kicked off again under the bright lights of Las Vegas, NV.

Microsoft took over Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 3-6th for the largest and most comprehensive event on the planet for SharePoint, Yammer, Office 365 and related technologies with a keynote delivered by former President Bill Clinton. #SPC14 launched Office Delve, a renewed enthusiasm for Yammer, and of course the Office Graph.



Connect. Collaborate. Create.

After a brief 4 year hiatis, the SharePoint Conference returned in the Spring of 2018 to a familiar location, Las Vegas, Nevada at the world famous MGM Grand. The 2018 SharePoint Conference was the first SharePoint Conference that served both an in-person audience of 2500+ attendees, but also an online audience who tuned in to our live streamed keynote as part of our SharePoint Virtual Summit!

SPC18 was 2018’s premier event for SharePoint and related technologies, featuring over 140 sessions (8,400 minutes) of content under one roof. SPC18 was a celebration not only of the return of the SharePoint Conference, but also the community that makes it all possible – in addition to some of the world’s best speakers and authorities on Office 365, SPC18 closed out the event with the world’s best party band the B-52s!


It’s time to bring the community back together again!

SPC is back! Join the world’s top SharePoint and Microsoft 365 experts in a setting perfectly suited for our extraordinary community. Now is the time to create your own SharePoint story. A huge variety of topics geared towards our three main audiences have been reengineered to provide groundbreaking solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s problems.

Bill Gates was right… this is revolutionary. Be a part of it.



Join us at the SharePoint Conference – May 21-23, 2019 in Las Vegas!

The SharePoint Conference is fast approaching – lf you’re an IT Professional, implementer, decision maker, business user, or developer you don’t want to miss the SharePoint Conference. Join us as Microsoft unveils its vision, roadmap, and latest innovations across SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Stream and Office 365. We cover all things teamwork related to help our customers succeed with Microsoft 365.

This promises to be the largest and most comprehensive event dedicated to SharePoint in 2019. The SharePoint Conference will provide the training, insights, and networking opportunities you need to successfully develop, deploy, govern, and get the most from SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Stream, and Office 365.

Register by February 18 to save and receive a hotel gift card.

Still on the fence?  Hotel rooms at the venue are booking quickly, reserve your stay at the venue at before they run out and register for the event at a later date.

SharePoint Conference 2019 Call for Papers

The 2019 SharePoint Conference is just a little over seven months away.  And we’re pleased to announce our global Call for Papers!

The SharePoint Conference has an amazing line-up planned for 2019 and we’re looking for great speakers and content to round out our agenda.

Do you have a great story to tell?  Do you have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others?  Do you like helping others solve common challenges?  Do you love to share customer success stories, best practices, teachings, and how-tos?  If you answered yes to any – or all – of those questions, then we want to hear from you!

If your submission has been selected, you will receive a complimentary full conference pass to SPC19.

Please use one form per contribution – multiple contributions are accepted.

Submit proposals at

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