As it turns out, my last scheduled SQL Saturday event for 2015 was one of the closest – #SQLSat403 was my first time at the event held in Louisville, but I hope it won’t be the last!
The speaker dinner was held at a great restaurant that was known for is delicious food – even featured on one of the TV cooking shows! We all gathered around tables and talked shop, family, work, and stuffed our faces with a lot of pizza.
My session, Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA, was slated later in the day, so I was able to attend several sessions throughout the day.
I had a smaller group of attendees, so the session was even more interactive than normal and I really enjoyed it. This is was the first time I attempted to use Microsoft Sway as a presentation method. The week prior I spent a lot of effort taking my existing slide deck into a ‘Sway’. I was getting Sway advice and tips from Mark Kashman and Chris Pratley, Microsoft GM (and founder of Sway and OneNote) and gave presenting with it a shot.
@DanielGlenn @mkashman nice. BTW use group to get several things on screen at once. Also get some interactivity (it's quite "powerpointy")
— chris pratley (@chrispr) August 21, 2015
I started my presentation off and everything was going well, but Sway started advancing twice for every time I clicked once, so I had to abandon it 15 minutes into the session – I reverted back to using PowerPoint and I had no issues moving forward.
Watching @DanielGlenn session now and hearing about his undying love of Sway. #sqlsat403 pic.twitter.com/DaPjlSQ3K6
— Hope Foley (@hope_foley) August 22, 2015
The day was capped off ice cream and giveaways. The team also had a twitter-wall on a projector running throughout the day. It was great to see everyone’s comments as they sat in sessions.
I also happen to win something – so that was cool too!
Download the Keys to Successful SharePoint Administration for the DBA deck from my session