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SharePoint Conference to feature insight into Microsoft

Media Release | ShareThePoint Ltd

25 February 2013

5th Annual NZ SharePoint Conference to feature insight into Microsoft’s latest innovation and product roadmap.

The agenda for the 5th annual New Zealand SharePoint Conference is out and this year it features senior Microsoft personnel from Redmond (Microsoft HQ) presenting the Microsoft vision for the new Office suite.

The last 6 months has been one of the busiest on record for the teams at Microsoft, with new releases of many of their key products, including Windows, SharePoint, and their flagship Office productivity suite.

The importance and impact of these new launches is such that the first morning of this year’s NZ SharePoint Conference features a dedicated a keynote session themed “The Microsoft New Wave of Innovation” to be presented by two senior Microsoft execs. In this session, Microsoft directors Richard Riley and Alexander Oddoz-Mazet will deliver presentations that share the Microsoft vision for the new Office suite, and will help attendees understand just how this vision will play out on the PC’s, tablets and smartphones of millions of users around the world.

Riley and Oddoz-Mazet will also be joined by local Microsoft experts Zaid Alkadhi and Paul Dolley, who will demonstrate some of the amazing new features in the Office suite and the latest technology in Microsoft’s unified communications platform Lync.

Of course, this session is only the beginning of what promises to be the best New Zealand SharePoint Conference yet, featuring an excellent array of renowned international and local SharePoint experts who will address topics ranging from Cloud strategy and enterprise social networking, to business productivity, public websites and governance. The full conference agenda can be viewed here

For more information on the Microsoft presentation, or on the conference itself please contact Debbie Ireland, Managing Director of ShareThePoint Ltd on +64 21 970 096.

Microsoft Speaker Profiles

Richard Riley is director of the SharePoint core marketing team. His team is responsible for everything from the SharePoint Store, Developer and IT Pro technical readiness, to core GTM strategy. He has worked for Microsoft for over 12 years in both technical and marketing roles and has over 17 years industry experience.

Alexander Oddoz-Mazet is Director of Product Marketing for the Asia Pacific region at Microsoft, managing Business Productivity Solutions. He is responsible for business and marketing strategy of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint server products. For the last nine years in his tenure at Microsoft, he has held numerous marketing and product management positions for the Microsoft Office division at the corporate headquarters. More recently, he was responsible for Microsoft commercial marketing strategies for Office, Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint products and solutions in the Emerging Markets. Prior to Microsoft, he has held various roles with Telco providers, manufacturing and consulting firms.

About ShareThePoint Ltd

ShareThePoint is the Asia Pacific region's community for SharePoint. It is where users, practitioners, experts and suppliers come together to connect, experience and learn with a common purpose to improve business productivity through SharePoint and related technologies. ShareThePoint Ltd also offers a comprehensive range of specialised training offerings for SharePoint and related technologies and runs premier SharePoint events in the Asia Pacific region.

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