Archive for September, 2017

Vlad at Microsoft Ignite!

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Are you going to be at Microsoft Ignite in only two weeks in Orlando? If you are, I am really looking forward to seeing you during the conference, or at one of the numerous after-hours event that are planned. This year will be my first time speaking at Microsoft’s big conference so this will for sure be a very special Ignite for me!

Microsoft Ignite

I will be giving two Expo Hall sessions on the Thursday, and for those of you who don’t know what the Expo Hall sessions are, it’s basically 20-minute sessions so all the awesome content I want to share with you will have to fit in only 20 minutes. The first session that I have is THR2058: Five cool things you can do with Windows PowerShell on Office 365. Here is the Description:

As an IT professional, you have probably heard 1,000 times that you need to master PowerShell to do your job efficiently. This is even more accurate when we talk about Office 365! While the Office 365 Admin Center exists, more advanced administration tasks can only be done by PowerShell. PowerShell will also allow you to automate boring repetitive tasks so you can focus on things that will really help your users become more productive. In this short 20-minute session, we show you five awesome things you can do with PowerShell and Office 365.

If you didn’t find this on your agenda yet, you can find it over here: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/55247?source=sessions or by searching for THR2058 in the agenda builder!

My second session which is more SharePoint focused is THR1019: What do YOU get from SharePoint Hybrid? Which you can find on the agenda over here: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/55213?source=sessions

Every time you see a blog post about SharePoint 2016, you see the word hybrid. But what exactly is a hybrid infrastructure and what features does the business user get? In this short 20-minute session, we look at SharePoint Hybrid from a business user point of view to understand what features we get out of it. We look at Hybrid Team Sites, Hybrid Search, Hybrid Extranet sites and more!

If I don’t see you at one of my sessions, I will probably be hanging out in the expo hall most of the time, and for the after hour events, make sure you check out The Ultimate Ignite 2017 Party List by Nick Brattoli on Collab365 Community for a bunch of great parties with the invite links!

Looking forward to see all of you at Ignite!

Microsoft Ignite

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Making ESPC as Easy as 1.2.3

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This November I will be speaking at the European SharePoint Conference (Also known as ESPC)  in Dublin! I have a session on How to design a SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure, as well as a Full Day Workshop with my good friend Gokan Ozcifci. Here are a few tips from the conference organizers at how to get the best out of the conference!


Europe’s Largest SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference is approaching fast. Here’s a few handy tips on how to make the most of your time at the conference.

  1. Find out who’s going  

    Check out Twitter #ESPC17 to find out who’s going or visit the ESPC17 delegates page. If you would like to be added to this page, email your image and details to sarah@sharepointeurope.com There’s no better time to network with your peers, connect with new prospects, or touch base with customers than ESPC17. Don’t bank on running into them at the conference, reach out to them before and arrange a meeting.

  2. Plan Ahead
    Take a look at the conference schedule and decide the sessions and tutorials you would like to attend. Take note of their time so you can plan your meetings accordingly. If you are travelling with co-workers, split up and attend different sessions. You can swap notes after, allowing your company to get the most out of the conference.
  3. Learn
    Before the session, think of some questions you would like the answers to. Don’t be afraid to ask them during the Q&A, or alternatively go up and have a chat with the speaker afterwards. It is also important to take notes. A good practice is to write down the 3 most important takeaways from each session.
  4. Socialise
    With 2,000 people from the SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure community estimated to attend ESPC17, it is worth going to the after parties (The Black & White Party at the Guinness Storehouse on Wednesday 15th) and the many other great side-line and networking sessions, you never know who you’ll meet. Swap ideas, get advice and make those all-important contacts. Don’t be afraid to go up to a speaker or blogger and introduce yourself – they expect this at a conference.
  5. Share what you learn
    To capture maximum value for you and your company, schedule time to share what you’ve learned and even better, to go ahead and implement, as soon as you get back to the office. Organise an informal meeting with your colleagues and managers and share important takeaways from the conference.

Still haven’t made up your mind? Then visit 10 reasons to attend ESPC17 to see why you should be there. Then book your ticket today. Use coupon code ESPC17Speak on checkout to avail of a further 10% discount.

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