The European Collaboration Summit was last week in Germany. I am still fairly new to the world of Microsoft Conferences and user groups / community events, but the collabsummit was fantastic.
Will about 2,000 attendees it is one of the biggest, if not the biggest community run events in the world. Jam packed with lots of sessions about all types of collaboration there was too much to chose from.
I presented on Wednesday 29th May. The session “How to automate life cycle management of Teams and ensure compliance and security”, covered some of the challenges organizations face with managing teams – from creation and security, through to Teams lifecycle management and how BCC can help with our new Teams Management module for AdminTool.
My first time presenting at a Microsoft Event and the audience were great – so thank you 🙂 Yet again Olaf pushed me slightly out of my comfort zone as he is a big believer in my ability – which I am very greatful.
The sense of community at the collabsummit was amazing .. this conference has been running for about 10 years and the community is family to a lot of the attendees – which I can relate to after being in the IBM space with the community.
The thing I have learned most is that
- The adoption problems are the same not matter what the technology you use
- Collaboration is all about the people – still all about the people and has always been about the people
- Teams is the way forward for Microsoft as far as real time collaboration goes
- The Microsoft community guys are fantastic
I am very much looking forward to seeing some of my new family at Microsoft Ignite in Novemeber and the ECSP Conference in December.
Next step is to get an MVP .. that is high on my priority this year 🙂