MCM Keynote – I talked on Business Connectivity Services
|I returned early to San Antonio from DC, but I really enjoyed the SharePoint Best Practices Conference while I was there. The keynote “What Microsoft Certified Masters think about SharePoint 2010” increased awareness of the MCM program. I received a lot of questions from attendees who are interested in pursuing the certification.
There is a nice write up on the keynote by John Anderson on the Bamboo Community Site.
During my BCS portion of the keynote, I thanked my mom for all she’s done for me. I got a lot of feedback about that. For example:
Program fee: US$18,500 (includes the price of all three attempts of all required exams, including the final lab exam)
You can save US$3,550 on any Microsoft Certified Master completed by December 31, 2010
Upcoming Rotations for Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
- October 11 – 30
- January 24 – February 12
- April 25 – May 14
|The best part of a conference like this is the people. Rick Taylor, who spoke at SharePoint Saturday San Antonio last fall, sported an “I am the Best Practice” T-Shirt and great smile in the speaker lounge. I was flattered to have “Wonder Laura”, “The SharePoint Ninja”, Asif Rehmani and 2 other speakers attend my Mapping Mashups in SharePoint Designer Presentation. Asif’s name rhymes with Awesome and he gave away DVD’s from Sharepoint-Videos.com for correct answers to SharePoint Designer Trivia while my laptop rebooted 3 times before my first breakout session.
I learned that Cathy Dew runs 3 User Groups and has been a part of 19 SharePoint Saturday Events. I also learned that Michael Doyle, aka SharePoint Ninja, had written a great follow up article to my mapping mashups series. He also attended our SharePoint Saturday last year.