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Discover what’s new and what’s changed in SharePoint 2013—and get a head start using these cutting-edge capabilities to improve organizational collaboration and effectiveness.

Led by Penelope Coventry, a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint, you'll learn how to take advantage of important new features and functionality, including app development, collaborative social enterprise tools, enhanced versioning, themes, improved search, and an extended client object model.

Get an early, expert look at how to:

  • Develop SharePoint apps using collaborative social enterprise tools
  • Use the new Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) smart technology to consume less bandwidth
  • Version documents, list items, and entire parts of SharePoint with improved control
  • Use colors and styles to get a themed version of your CSS with a simple line of code
  • Extend the client object model with enhanced search capabilities

Penelope Coventry

Penelope Coventry is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SharePoint Server and an independent consultant based in the U.K., with more than 30 years of industry experience. She focuses on the design, implementation, and development of SharePoint Technology-based solutions. She has worked with SharePoint since 2001 and, in recent years, has worked on web sites hosted by SharePoint Online (Office 365 & BPOS), lead a team for the ATLAS Consortium on the Defence Information Infrastructure project, provided consultancy services to U.K. Microsoft Gold partners, and trained consultants, administrators, and end-users on Microsoft and Hewlett Packard projects.

Penny has co-authored a number of books, including Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 & 2007 Administrator's Companion, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Resource Kit, the two editions of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Step by Step and the Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 & 2007 Step by Step book. Penny has spoken at a number of conferences, such as the International SharePoint Conference, Best Practices conferences, SharePoint Saturdays and the Swedish SharePoint and Exchange conference, and at UK's SharePoint User Group meetings and is frequently seen at TechEd and IT Forum, either as a Technical Learning guide or at the Ask-the-Experts stands.