K2 User Conference: Day One Keynote

K2 User Conference: Day One Keynote

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For those of you who missed it, the first ever K2 User Conference kicked off on March 1st with a keynote filled with many new announcements and tons of excitement - we packed a lot of new information into the first couple hours, and know you're interested in hearing more. Here are just a few of the things that happened during the keynote session on day one.

Let's kick off with our emcee of the event, Baratunde Thurston. From live writing (#LiveWriting) his first book using collaborative and screen sharing software to get people involved and engaged to creating Shout Roulette, where you can "shout at an idiot, about a thing," Baratunde kept the audience on their toes and laughing all the way through. 

Of course, it wasn't all fun and games. There were, as expected, some big announcements:

K2 Appit was announced, and is currently available to a limited number of companies. Learn more about Appit by reading the press release and sign up for more information at k2.com/Appit.

K2 for SharePoint was announced for release on March 25th. Visit the K2 for SharePoint page for more information.

A new Community Site was launched at K2 User Conference to replace K2 Underground. Included in the site are new forums, a new market for sharing extensions and add-ons, tagging and search improvements, and an updated K2 blog.

And our three Fast FWD Challenge winners were announced as well... but you'll get more details on those soon.

We were also grateful to have Spence Darrington, Global SMSC Operations Director, Microsoft, join us for the keynote. As the person responsible for all global marketing operations at Microsoft, Spence shared some of his insight into using K2 to streamline their process. Using K2 to shift away from the HOF (hair on fire, or reactive responsiveness) situation, Microsoft uses K2 to standarize, optimize and improve their marketing services. Talk about a great story from a great company.

A big thank you to all of our day one keynote speakers: Clarity's Steve Held, emcee Baratunde Thurston, Microsoft's Spence Darrington as well as K2's Josh Swihart, Dave Wilner and Adriaan van Wyk. 2014 is going to be a great year for K2, and we're excited to have so many new things to share with you. Stay tuned for more!