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Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference Day 2 – On Now! (free)

A big thank you to those of you who joined us for the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference Day 1.  For those of you who logged on early to see Steve Guggenheimer’s keynote, you’ll know that we experienced an unfortunate technical issue during the keynote address, which resulted in it not being broadcast.

The good news: although you couldn’t see the session, we kept the cameras rolling.  As a result, while the rest of the videos from vConf won’t be ready, we have worked all day to make an archive recording of his address available to you, today.  You can now view the keynote at your convenience here or tune in here for a streamed broadcast of the keynote tomorrow, Friday, May 15th at 7 AM PDT.  This won’t interrupt your conference schedule as it will be played before the start of the first regularly scheduled session.

Please be sure to join us for Day 2 for some more amazing content and to catch Guggs’ keynote!

To join any of the individual tracks, please use the links below:

Keynote
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=m1b3u0

Developer Day 2
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=c4a0z3

IT Pro Day 2
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=l2t4h9

Consumer Day 2
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=z5b6q1

LATAM Day 2
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=u6s0t6

Brazil Day 2
https://managedevents.eventbuilder.com/event?eventid=t5p4g6

Thank you,

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference Team

Free Registration: 2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

MVP Virtual Conference
I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key Note Address

Why attend MVP V-Conf? The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone! Learn from the best and brightest MVPs in the tech world today and develop some great skills!

Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues.

The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.

Here is a high level overview of the event:

  • World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public
  • More technical content (Level 200, 300, 400), less marketing
  • 5 tracks: IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Mixed Spanish, Mixed Portuguese
  • Event will be broadcast via Lync using L+ which enhances the conferencing capabilities of Lync
  • Two full days of sessions with simultaneous webcasts running across all 5 tracks
  • Thursday May 14th and Friday, May 15th
  • Start at 8am PT and running until 6pm PT (Pacific)
  • Day 1: 45 sessions + Keynote, Day 2: 50 sessions
  • Keynote on Day 1 to be delivered by Steve ‘Guggs’ Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of DX
  • On Demand content available via Channel9
  • This event is not just for MVPs, it’s for everyone!

Register now and feel the power of community!

Students: Careers working with Microsoft SharePoint

A while ago David Mann Mirjam van Olst Rob Foster and Todd Klindt agreed to record a special edition of the SharePoint PodShow for Microsoft Student Partners.

The MVP program recently made this publicly available on the Microsoft Student Mentor YouTube channel. Such an awesome recording where these MVPs share their beginnings in IT, their journey into the SharePoint world and secrets to their success and tips for students wanting to embark on a career in this field.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx34oYiXtJk&list=UUA_ReRpx4Wl…

SharePoint Hire Interview Question Matrix

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What

Hiring staff in a highly specialized technical field such as SharePoint can rapidly turn into an inconsistent & time-consuming (expensive) affair, if you don’t have the right system in place. Selecting the right candidate for a SharePoint job from a pool of applicants with largely similar backgrounds & CV’s can be daunting – SharePoint encompasses, even by IT hiring standards, a huge body of knowledge and experience.

Think of all the expense & effort involved with bringing on a new SharePoint hire into your team: onboarding, setting up benefits, training, team familiarization, meetings, etc. Now imagine having to burn up all of that, if you make a less than perfect hiring decision! You stand to risk your company reputation, team trust, customer satisfaction, and so on. Most prominently, you would be right back where you started – looking for a great SharePoint expert for your team.

So What

Failure to properly screen your SharePoint hire applicants can lead to big trouble when it come’s time for them to be effective in their jobs. Once you get through all the standard HR practices & processes, the question remains: “Is this guy/gal really a SharePoint pro?”. To help determine that, an extremely effective screening method is a series of technical questions combined with a scoring system.

Now What

OPTION A- Hire itgroove’s SharePoint MVP’s to perform your interviews for you.

OPTION B- Purchase and download the SharePoint Hire Interview Question Matrix Excel Workbook for only $40. The itgroove SharePoint Hire Interview Question Matrix Excel Workbook is composed of two Worksheets:

1. Questions Scorecard
This Excel Worksheet contains 56 carefully researched, in-depth SharePoint Hiring Questions, composed from real world experience of itgroove’s 3 SharePoint MVP’s. These questions are divided into the following categories:
– General SharePoint Knowledge
– SharePoint 2010 IT Pro
– SharePoint Development
– SharePoint 2013

A Score column is used to rate your Job Applicant’s response to the questions.

All questions include a detailed answer and background explanation for the answer – you don’t necessarily need to be a SharePoint guru yourself in order to effectively grade someone with this worksheet!

2. Personal Scorecard
The Personal Scorecard Worksheet incorporates a detailed scoring formula that rates your potential hire by the following traits:
– Amount and Quality of relevant experience
– Communication Skills in Interview
– Technical Skills Level
– Enthusiasm
– Overall Fit/Suitability for Role
– Educational Qualifications
– Evidence of Research into our Company

The general interview results for these traits are entered into the Worksheet so that an overall grade for the Candidate can be achieved. This grade can then be stacked up against all your other interviewee’s results, to enable quick & fair qualification of who is most suitable for the job position.

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SharePoint Interview Questions