This episode turns up the volume on two heartbeats of the SharePoint community – the Ignite and SharePoint Conference (SPC) events. There is so much content and value at these events, we thought it would be helpful to hear from the event owners on why it’s worth your time and investment. Special guests include Jeff Medford, Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365 (Ignite), and Bill Baer, SharePoint Senior Product Marketing Manager (SPC). Chris and I chat with Jeff and Bill to get their inside-events scoop – to bring to light work behind the scenes, planning, purpose, audience goals, engagement highlights – and SWAG.



This is THE EVENTS episode. Go to one, two, four, seven of them – so many to choose from; have a listen and hope to see you at one (or many) in-person throughout 2019!


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IZ-24_MS-Events-2019_hosts-guests-faces-names.jpgLeft to right, top to bottom: Jeff Medford– director (Microsoft 365/Microsoft) [guest], Bill Baer – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [guest], Chris McNulty – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host], and Mark Kashman – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host].

Two bonus Intrazone giveaways – enter for your chance to win [UPDATE: winners have been announced]

GIVEAWAY #1: SharePoint spaces drone

WINNER = Petr Stepka (his winning guess tweet is within the link for his name)

Chris McNulty and Bill Baer have been to few/many/tons of events throughout their career – and they’ve immortalized this fact with office walls full of conference badges (see image below). Now guess how many they have been to combined. Tweet us your guess (a number) to @SharePoint and use the hashtag #BillChrisBadges. If you guess right – you could win a SharePoint spaces drone. Closest guess wins. And in the event of a tie – we may give more than one drone away, and/or use an unbiased AI to help select among the tie group. Turns out you do need them stinkin’ badges! 😊

Bill-Baer_and_Chris-McNulty_conf-badges-combined.jpgGuess how many conference badges are hanging in Bill Baer and Chris McNulty's office (the combined number).

GIVEAWAY #2: FREE, full conference pass to SharePoint Conference 2019 (SPC19)

WINNER = Mike Hatheway (his winning submission tweet is within the link for his name)

Tweet us a picture of you with ALL your conference badges (and/or SWAG) displayed in the most creative way you can imagine – showcasing all the events that you've been to, even if it's just one or many, whatever that number is, just do it in a creative way. Send it to us via Twitter @SharePoint so that we can see the image and use the hashtag #SPC19PassGiveaway. We’ll choose the most creative one from all submissions AND announce the winner this Friday (Feb.8) at 5pm PT. Good luck.


MarkKashman_w-conference-badges.jpgMark Kashman showing all his conference badges from over the years. Send us your creative display of your conference badges or SWAG to enter the SPC19 full conference pass giveaway.

And now, look for a few discount codes listed below among the list of links; next to the corresponding event that we have discount offers we can pass along to you …

Link to people, articles and resources mentioned in this episode

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Community Manager

I don't have my badges from all of the conferences, but I do have a "never made it to production" shirt for my favorite conference.  It is well worn.


Respected Contributor

@@Chris McNulty mentioned some demo resources in this community. I can not find them. Can you point me in the right direction?