In this fast paced video, Gerard Beckerleg – Solution Architect at SSW – took an opportunity to interview 4 SharePoint experts at this years’ SharePoint Saturday event in Sydney.

They offer some fantastic tips and describe the new features in SharePoint 2013 that excite them the most.

They discuss, in order of appearance:

Brian Farnhill (SharePoint Server MVP and SharePoint Saturday Sydney organizer)

  • The new application development experience
  • JavaScript, jQuery and knockout.js in SharePoint 2013

Michael Doyle – SharePoint Architect @ Waggener Edstrom

  • Community Sites and gamification
  • Social interaction in SharePoint 2013
  • My Sites

John Liu – SharePoint Developer @ SharePoint Gurus

  • InfoPath
  • Rich Client Applications
  • SharePoint 2013 and mobile devices
  • JavaScript in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2013 as an open platform

Ishai Sagi – CEO @ Extelligent Design

  • Uploading images in SharePoint 2013
  • The new Cross Site Publishing feature

About the speakers

SharePoint Experts

Gerard Beckerleg is a Solution Architect at SSW in Sydney since 2011.

As a qualified Professional Scrum Developer, Gerard is capable of working as part of a Scrum Development Team or in the role of Scrum Master. His experience as a Scrum Master covers a wide range of clients and industries including McDonalds, Sydney Airports, National Australia Day Council and TAFE.

Brian Farnhill is an experienced SharePoint expert with a passion for the technology. He is a SharePoint Server MVP and a collaboration platform vTSP. With a strong technical background, he has deliverd a wide range of successful projects for many clients. Brian is involved with many SharePoint community projects such as SharePoint Saturday events and the Canberra SharePoint User group, and loves bring able to share his passion for SharePoint with the world.

Michael Doyle is a Senior Architect at Waggener Edstrom and has been working with SharePoint almost exclusively for a decade. He is a frequent speaker and blogger. He is the author of the Microsoft Press book “Customizing My Site in SharePoint 2010”.

Michael brings this breadth of experience to the SharePoint table and enjoys helping people get the most out of the product. He is best known as the 'SharePoint Ninja' in SharePoint circles.

John Liu is passionate about SharePoint. He works as a Senior Consultant at SharePoint gurus, a SharePoint consultancy firm based in Sydney

John has experience in .NET WinForms and Web Application Developer, MS-SQL Server database design and SharePoint solutions. He has been a Team Lead in a variety of projects across multiple sectors.

Ishai is a SharePoint developer and solution architect, currently running SharePoint consulting and training company Extelligent Design (www.exd.com.au) in Canberra, Australia. Ishai has a blog dealing with SharePoint development and related issues, and he publishes code samples and "how to" articles in www.sharepoint-tips.com.

Ishai is the author of 2 SharePoint books - the SharePoint 2007 How To book and the SharePoint 2010 How To book available from PearsonsSAMS (and on amazon).

Ishai has been awared the MVP award from Microsoft every year since April 2007. You can follow Ishai on twitter (@ishaisagi) or contact him through the Extelligent Design web site (www.exd.com.au)

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