Intervate garners excitement with SharePoint 2013

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions specialist and Microsoft Gold Partner, Intervate, is taking the lead with holding pre-launch events for Microsoft’s latest Enterprise Content Management product, SharePoint 2013 on the 4th and 5th of February in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively.

“We have always been ahead of the game and this year will be no different. Though SharePoint 2013 is currently available through volume licensing, the official launch date is yet to be announced by Microsoft South Africa. Our pre-launch events, titled ‘The top 10 things we are excited about, about SharePoint 2013’ will take you on a journey through the aspects of SharePoint 2013 that we believe are the biggest game changers.  We believe that these events will provide decision makers, strategists and technologists alike a significant insight to Microsoft’s latest SharePoint product and how it can help them in their business”,” says Troy Gerber, Director at Intervate Cape Town.

IT Managers, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and general IT and business executives who need to understand the business value proposition for either deploying SharePoint 2013 for the first time or who are planning the move to SharePoint 2013 in the near future will benefit from the various keynote speakers at the events, such as Gerber himself, Naz Parker, Manager of the SharePoint Shared Service at Sanlam, as well as Akesh Lalla, Business Productivity Sales Manager at Microsoft and Felix Honigwachs, Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.

Gerber will be extoling the virtues of SharePoint 2013, both from his recent practical experience with customers as well as his knowledge gathered at SharePoint Conference held last year October in Las Vegas.

Sanlam’s Parker will present on Sanlam’s plans and experiences around the implementation of SkyDrive Pro with SharePoint 2013, addressing the needs of executives who are looking for alternatives to other cloud-based virtual storage solutions.

Johannesburg attendees will be treated to an exciting opening address by Akesh Lalla and Felix Honigwachs. They will be sharing a preview of the soon-to-be launched Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and why Microsoft is excited about it.

“SharePoint 2013 is an intuitive solution with increased enterprise content management functionality,” says Gerber. “The solution has the same familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, making it user-friendly, with no need to learn a complete new platform of operation and navigation.”

The Intervate SharePoint 2013 pre-launch events will provide an important insight into the product and its top functions before the official announcement later this year.

Events details

Cape Town

Date: Monday 4 February 2013

Time: 08:00 – 11:30

Venue: Vodacom Century City, 082 Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town


Date: Tuesday 5 February 2013

Time: 08:00 – 11:30

Venue: Microsoft, Auditorium 3, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg

Seats are limited so register today by contacting Talia Farber on or visit