Today kicks off the first day of the SharePoint Conference 2012, and nearly 10,000 attendees are primed and ready for it.

If you are on Twitter, follow the profile @SPConf as well as the hashtag #SPC12 for real-time updates and announcements. The SPC page on Facebook will also be active.  Also, make the most of the event while you are on the go, with the MySPC 2012 Windows Phone mobile app.

If you are not able to attend the conference this week here in Las Vegas, you can watch the keynote – by Microsoft SharePoint leaders Jared Spataro, Jeff Teper, Scott Guthrie, and David Sacks – streaming live at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time today.

TechNet happens to be showcasing a new feature package rotator on its home page today as well, including a new SharePoint feature package as the lead item. The package highlights SPC, the release of the RTM evaluation bits on TechNet, and updated technical documentation and resources for SharePoint 2013.

Be sure to check out the package, editor’s note, authored by yours truly.

For the inside scoop on the developer track, check out the Session Essentials for Developers post on the apps blog.

The documentation teams who support the content for various technical audiences (IT Pro, Developer, Information Worker, and SharePoint Online) are very well represented at SPC this year – 38 of us are onsite here at the conference, and we are going to be available all week to answer questions, gather feedback, and collaborate on projects with customers, partners, MVPs, MCMs, and other members of the vibrant SharePoint community.

Here are just some of the ways you can find us:

  • Welcome Reception, Exhibit Hall, Sunday Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m. (If we talked with you last night, please keep the feedback coming!)
  • Product Pavilion
  • Design Time Sessions (private meetings)
  • Breakout Sessions
  • SharePoint Express Sessions
  • Surveys/questionnaires
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Ask the Experts, Exhibit Hall, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

And of course, we all plan to partake in all the “fun” evening events to mingle with the community.

Want to discuss SharePoint technical content on TechNet and MSDN with an IT Pro writer/editor/project manager right here in Las Vegas during the conference? Feel free to write to ITSPDocs [at] Microsoft [dot] com to possibly arrange for a meeting, or send us feedback anytime!

Same goes for the developer side – the feedback alias is DocThis [at] Microsoft [dot] com.

You may also feel free to contact me directly to put you in touch with some of these folks.

NinaR [at] Microsoft [dot] com or @MSNinaR on Twitter.

Below are the individuals who are at SPC this week, listed with their SharePoint-related areas of expertise.

Content Publishing SPC12 Attendee

Area of expertise

Brenda Carter

Architecture

Brendan Mitchell

Mobile

Catherine Watson

Office Web Apps Server, Office Web Apps

Christopher Fox

Business Connectivity Services, SharePoint Hybrid

Dan R. Wesley

Virtualization (Azure and Hyper-V private cloud), high availability, disaster recovery

Daniel Evers

Duet Enterprise, some knowledge of BCS, Search, and Upgrade

David Longmuir

WCM, ECM, Search, Monitoring,

Eric Schmidt

apps for Office; Visio Services; PowerPoint Automation Services

Erik Olson

Store, Seller Dashboard, Validation

Faxin Hou

Monitoring, SPHA rules

Hal Zucati

Social, Duet

Hannah Love

Content organization and presentation

Jennifer Bost

SharePoint Online Admin Center; education customers

Joanne Hendrickson

SharePoint BI - including PerformancePoint, Excel Services, integration with Reporting Services for Power View and PowerPivot, etc.

Jo-Anne Stamerjohn

Search, Translation Services, Developer

Joseph Davies

Authentication, identity management, hybrid

Joseph Molnar

Deployment, Content Production, apps for SharePoint

Joseph Levine

My Site and social features, SkyDrive Pro

Kenneth Withee

Workflow

Kieran Cross

Deployment, User Profiles

Krista Paulino

Developing expertise in Store and app inventory for SP, OL, PPT, Project/Project Server, Access; templates + apps model

Mark Roberts

apps for Office, InfoPath

Mark Gillis

SharePoint Composites, Access, Excel, Data connections, BCS

Matthew Evans

Core IW collaboration: team sites, blogs, lists, libraries, views, etc.

Mike Plumley

Excel Services, Visio Services, Secure Store, Project Server IT Pro

Nidhi Gupta

SharePoint Mobility, developer

Reagan Templin

Social Computing and Collaboration

Reeza Ali

Social Computing and Collaboration, Distributed Cache

Ricardo Loo Foronda

Apps for SharePoint

Richard Kirkham

SharePoint development

Nina Ruchirat

Technical content community representative for breadth of SharePoint, Project, Office, Office 365, Exchange, Lync.

Samantha Robertson

Upgrade, Apps for SharePoint

Stephen Darrell Oliver

Excel Services; Word Automation Services; apps for Office

Taj Heniser

Office Resource Kit, Office 365, IT Pro, Certification Exams, General questions.

Tom Werner

SharePoint Online, Public Website, Small Business scenarios

Toni Elaine Saddler-French

Information Worker: eDiscovery, general ECM, collaboration

Tony Liu

SharePoint Monitoring, Office 365 domain registration

Uma Subramanian

SharePoint development