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
For those of you who didn't know, it's the annual MVP renewal this Wednesday. July 1st is when all MVP's go through their annual renewal and learn whether they will remain in the program for another year. Many will make it. Some, sadly, will not. Some will have chosen throughout the last 12 months to pursue a different path whilst others may no longer have the time or opportunity to commit to it
I can't believe that TeamsFest is nearly here - I really can't. It seems like only yesterday that Adam, Vesa and I started the call for speakers. This was back in december when we all felt like there was a certain luxury of time. Yet this year has been insanely busy - and I guess we should have known better given we did this back in October for Oktoberfest! Organising a conference has been one of the most rewarding things we've ever done. It's exhausting! - but there's nothing quite like it. That's why we wanted to do it again. We love Teams, we love the community, and we really wanted to bring some of the most passionate and best minds in the field together for a day of celebrating what it is that we love doing. If you love teams, love community and are thinking about joining us then here is 10 reasons why I think you should join us
As a founder of the European Teams User Group and TeamsFest, I am incredibly proud that we were chosen as community sponsors for the inaugural Commsverse conference, which takes place at Mecedes-Benz world in Weybridge, Surrey over the course of the 29th and 30th of April
Managing Microsoft Teams Effectively is the fourth session in the Journey to Teams learning path. It was the one I’d wanted to blog about when MVP’s were presented with the opportunity to do so. Why? I strongly believe in the effective management of Microsoft Teams - but also because I knew Anne Michels was delivering the session. For anyone who has seen Anne live, they’ll know that she is one of the most passionate and engaging speakers in Microsoft - and I personally saw her knock it out the park in a Teams Architecture session back in Berlin last December during Microsoft Ignite the Tour.