​​​BrightStarr at the SharePoint Conference

​​​BrightStarr at the SharePoint Conference

The SharePoint Conference 2014 is just around the corner and we can finally announce that we have all the times and locations for our four BrightStarr sessions! We are proud to have such a prolific involvement at this prestigious event and we can’t wait to share our expert industry knowledge with all the attendees.

With that in mind and without further ado, here is the information on all of BrightStarr's presentations. Don't forget to click the register buttons if you have a 'myspc' account to add these talks to your schedule, and if not, you can follow the links for more info on our speakers and sessions on the SPC site!

Will Saville: CEO

A serial entrepreneur since his early twenties, Will co-founded BrightStarr in 2006. During the next 5 years he helped grow the company to become a key player in the SharePoint services market. 

Next Generation Solutions with Office 365 & Yammer

Cloud computing has marked a significant change in the world as we know it. Businesses especially have seen the immeasurable benefits of cloud technology and Microsoft’s Office 365 and Yammer platforms are a brilliant example of their adaptability to today’s user-centric work environment. BrightStarr has extended Office 365 and Yammer by leveraging the best-of-breed features these platforms provide into a deliverable solution for today’s agile workforce. Introducing Breeze; the out of the box intranet that is simple, cool, adaptable and most importantly, works around you. Find out more here.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room: Delphino 4005-4106
  • Level: 100
  • Audience: Executive
  • Session Type: Partner Led
  • Session Code: SPC122

Sam Hassani: MCM

Sam Hassani is a Principal Consultant at BrightStarr in the UK, with the primary goal of working with customers to plan, design and implement solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint. 

Understanding and maintaining SharePoint Apps for IT Professionals

This session will teach you everything that you need to know in order to understand and maintain SharePoint Apps as an IT Pro. Learn about the different flavors of Apps, the underlying Apps architecture, how to configure an on-premises environment to support Apps and how to maintain Apps in your environment. Find out more here.

  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Room: Bellini 2001-2106
  • Level: 300
  • Audience: IT Professional
  • Track: Operations & Management
  • Twitter: #SPC366
  • Type of session: Best Practices

SharePoint 2013 hybrid end-to-end

A Hybrid environment combining SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online can fuse together the very best elements of both systems and offer a seamless experience to end-users when implemented correctly - in addition to providing you with cost savings. Attend this session to understand the solutions SharePoint hybrid environments support. We'll walk through the end-to-end configuration process covering infrastructure, identity management and SharePoint integration points. We'll use Search as a real-world example. Hybrid is a real way to begin to take advantage of cloud economics, achieve user-productive scenario benefits and the deployment approach is entirely supported by Microsoft. Find out more here.

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Room: Titian 2201-2306
  • Level: 300
  • Audience: IT Professional
  • Track: Hybrid
  • Twitter: #SPC339
  • Type of session: Overview

Eric Lytle: MCM

Eric is the Principal Architect at BrightStarr and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for SharePoint and is a veteran of the IT and ECM industries​. 

Trends in Designing Portals for SharePoint 2013

During this session, we’ll show you real world examples of SharePoint 2013 portals that utilize search, personalization and responsive design to deliver engaging user experiences. We’ll discuss how mobile adaptive and responsive designs can co-exist and how each can be accomplished while utilizing the SharePoint platform. Finally, we’ll discuss best practices in designing your portal for performance and scalability. Find out more here.

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room: Palazzo Ballroom M, N
  • Level: 200
  • Audience: Executive
  • Track: Sites & Portals
  • Twitter: #SPC2013
  • Type of session: Best Practices

Kanwal Khipple: MVP

Kanwal Khipple is a leading User Experience expert and VP of Consulting for Brightstarr, with experience in building solutions for large intranet, extranets and internets all based off of Microsoft's SharePoint platform. 

Trends in Designing Portals for SharePoint 2013

During this session, we’ll show you real world examples of SharePoint 2013 portals that utilize search, personalization and responsive design to deliver engaging user experiences. We’ll discuss how mobile adaptive and responsive designs can co-exist and how each can be accomplished while utilizing the SharePoint platform. Finally, we’ll discuss best practices in designing your portal for performance and scalability. Find out more here.

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Room: Palazzo Ballroom M, N
  • Level: 200
  • Audience: Executive
  • Track: Sites & Portals
  • Twitter: #SPC2013
  • Type of session: Best Practices


​The SharePoint conference is going to be a great event and we cant wait to see everyone on site. But if you can't make it, don't worry as we will be posting lots of insightful take-aways, so watch this space!​

Will Saville Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur since his early twenties, Will co-founded BrightStarr in 2006 with Rich. Will was previously a professional chef which allowed him to express his visual creativity and aesthetics. Rich, on the other hand, was a physicist with an incredible curiosity to discover how things worked and how to make them even better. After working together at a previous company, they soon discovered that when they brought their talents together, they were able to generate remarkably engaging and disruptive solutions.

During the next 5 years, Will helped grow the company to become a globally recognized brand in the SharePoint market. Will thrives on creating exceptional user experiences that are unrivalled across the SharePoint industry and is obsessed pushing the limits of technology and innovating. Will is still heavily involved with the business 10 years since launch and spends most of his time working on the Unily products, ensuring they’re the most innovative, usable and consumed SharePoint products out there.

In 2009 Will was recognized for his achievements and selected as one of the UK’s top 30 Young Entrepreneurs winning the coveted Young Guns award.

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