TeamsFest becomes Teams Nation – and returns May 26th 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

Best of luck with your renewals MVP’s

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

Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Keep up to date on your favourite YouTube Channels with Teams and Power Automate

If you have been following this long running series, it probably comes as little surprise that I love video. I love videos which are genuinely interesting and jam packed with useful content, well produced and palatable in terms of their length. Yet the one problem I have is that I do so much focus work these days that I always forget to check for updates and so I often end up missing out on some really great content. Of course, there was a period I used to check them. I used to spend too much time checking them every other day, regularly switching out of context which often took me out of the focus work I was doing

10 reasons to attend Commsverse this July

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