Erik Ruthruff

Erik Ruthruff, Managing Editor of IT Unity, has worked as a product manager, editor, speaker manager and logistics person in the software industry since the early 1990s. He has worked in instructor-led training, computer training products, courseware, technical articles, marketing, certification testing, white papers and software documentation for training companies, publications (including an 11-year stint at CODE Magazine), and computer conferences. Erik has managed the development of over 100 white papers (most of them for the Visual Studio and Office development teams at Microsoft). He lives in Minneapolis, MN and when he is not editing, you’ll find him out on his bicycle, enjoying some of the best biking trails in the country, and listening to public radio.
  • Microsoft Rebrands Office 365 Network as the Microsoft Tech Community

    Erik Ruthruff ON Sep 02, 2016

    On September 2, 2016, Anna Chu, a community manager from the Office 365 Network at Microsoft, posted an announcement that the network is rebranding as the Microsoft Tech Community, and confirms that the Yammer-based Office 365 Network will shut down on September 15, 2016.

  • Give It a Listen: The Microsoft Cloud Show Interviews Cathy Dew About Women in Technology

    Erik Ruthruff ON Aug 16, 2016

    In a post on Andrew Connell’s blog today, Andrew posted his pledge for the #IStandByYou campaign along with his August 3 interview for the Microsoft Cloud Show with Cathy Dew about Women in Technology. Good post, Andrew! And good show!

  • SEF Unity Connect (Oct 26-28, 2016)

    Erik Ruthruff ON Oct 25, 2016

    Sweden’s top-rated SharePoint and Office 365 conference returns to Stockholm 26-28 October at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm. SEF Unity Connect has been expanded to include more than 50 compelling sessions covering not only SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online, but also Exchange, Skype, and Yammer.

  • Unity Connect Online June 2016 – Another Success Story for IT Unity

    Erik Ruthruff ON Jun 28, 2016

    Unity Connect Online took place as a live online conference June 20-23, 2016. It continues as an on-demand conference until late July. Registration for this free conference will remain open until we pull the conference down in late July. If you missed the live presentations, we recorded each session and you and your colleagues can watch all of the content, free, for at least the next 30 days.

  • Unity Connect Online June 2016

    Erik Ruthruff ON Jun 20, 2016

    Unity Connect Online brings together dozens of the world's top experts in SharePoint and Office 365, as well as Microsoft leaders, to deliver a powerful and unique combination of perspective, vision, and deep expertise. More than 60 sessions are delivered in a highly interactive format, including live chat, in that enables you to connect with our experts and your peers.

  • SPTechCon Boston

    Erik Ruthruff ON Jun 27, 2016

    SPTechCon, June 27-30 in Boston is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).

  • SharePoint Saturday San Antonio

    Erik Ruthruff ON Apr 02, 2016

    Administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365 technologies will meet for SharePoint Saturday San Antonio on April 2nd, 2016.

  • SharePoint & Office 365 Intersection Conference April 2016

    Erik Ruthruff ON Apr 16, 2016

    This one-of-a-kind event is designed to give you the FULL STORY to address common business scenarios, including file-based collaboration, team sites, search, enterprise social, and business intelligence. Keynote by Dan Holme from IT Unity.

  • SharePoint Fest DC, April 2016

    Erik Ruthruff ON Apr 27, 2016

    SharePoint Fest returns to Washington DC on April 27-29, 2016. Keep track of our home page as we add sessions, speakers and the agenda. Register early to save more.

  • SharePoint Fest - Chicago

    Erik Ruthruff ON Dec 08, 2015

    Attend SharePoint Fest - Chicago, where you’ll be able to attend technical classes and workshops – taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs – covering Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Implementation/Administration, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics & SharePoint Development.

  • SPS Events Cincinnati 2015

    Erik Ruthruff ON Oct 09, 2015

    SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint technologies will meet for the 4th SPS Events Cincinnati event on October 10, 2015​.

  • SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities

    Erik Ruthruff ON Oct 24, 2015

    The SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities Fall event is scheduled for October 24, 2015. More information on speakers, sponsors, registration, etc. for that event will be posted this summer.

  • Everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing Women in Technology

    Erik Ruthruff ON Mar 16, 2015

    The event is being held on the day of our 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards and is open to 600 women who are aspiring to become the next leaders in technology. It will feature the fore-runners in technology and everywoman experts to provide attendees with relevant, motivational and practical career advice.

  • Women in Technology (WITI) Summit

    Erik Ruthruff ON May 30, 2015

    The WITI Summit is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley.

  • Microsoft MVPs: More than an Award

    Erik Ruthruff ON Jan 01, 2015

    A recognition of many of the members who make up the foundation of our community.