Merry Christmas and thanks for 2020!

As this crazy year wraps up, I want to say a massive thank you to the community and for making me feel such a part of things throughout 2020. Involvement in the community and this deep sense of solidarity is a big reason why I feel that even whilst I am here, now, in Tier 4 lockdown being in the south of the UK, I haven't been impacted anywhere near the extent of others

European Teams User Group becomes Teams Nation Monthly Meetup

Last week, we announced that TeamsFest has become Teams Nation. We also announced that we will be going ahead on Wednesday 26th May 2021 for the next event. Thank you so much for all the support you have given us as we take the next steps on our journey. We already have a few ideas, and are already in pre-planning discussions about the day itself

TeamsFest becomes Teams Nation – and returns May 12th 2021

Having just finished the event a few weeks ago, Vesku, Adam, Chris and I had the opportunity to catch up before our monthly user group to have a look at the figures. We had over 1300 unique attendees at TeamsFest which was twice as large as our last event, and from over 300 feedbacks we received a speaker rating of 4.65/5 and an event score of 4.7/5 which is incredible considering we ran 85 sessions in a single day. We believe it to have been the largest amount of dedicated Teams breakout sessions ever attempted in a single day by any event, including Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite 2020: My Sessions, 10 for Teams and Everything Else I’d Recommend

It seems bizarre that Ignite 2019 was only ten months ago. So much has happened. The world has changed. And yet - it seems like only yesterday I was getting on that bus heading down to the OCCC to speak for the first time. Now, all things considered what struck me the most - the insight if you will - was that Ignite is more about people than about tech. What? Ignite? The biggest Microsoft tech conference of the year? Yes. You see the thing is, past the tech each and every one of us are all in this together. We love technology. We love, as technologists, figuring things out and seeing things work. We love delivering and bringing to life technology which will make businesses more secure and more productive whilst making the lives of our colleagues and friends, and users a little easier. And whilst Ignite 2020 won't be in person - a shame because I loved the thought of meeting up with everyone in the French Quarter of New Orleans for some gumbo, it'll be just as personal. This event is for you. You are part of a community of millions coming together from every country and continent on the planet