The European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference brings together the most important experts, users and solution providers once a year to exchange information on the latest trends and developments in the Microsoft universe. This year the European community meets from November 26th to 29th in Copenhagen for ESPC18. And Portal Systems in the middle of it, of course!

One of the goals of the conference is to impart basic knowledge to rethink our digital workplace. It’s about topics such as functionality and agility, as well as the question of how to provide information and the necessary security level in today’s and future world.

Lettering and hashtag ESPC18

Another focus is on the latest developments for Azure and application scenarios that can be implemented immediately. This includes topics such as collaboration in teams, security and edge computing. But also developments for PaaS, IT infrastructure, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Impressions from the ESPC18

Our product manager Marcel Meier was on site for Portal Systems. He tirelessly threw himself into the fray, attended a huge number of lectures and had numerous discussions with partners and customers as well as the Microsoft experts on site. In the following, you will find a brief overview of the impressions, insights and knowledge gained.

In the beginning there was the drum:

Drummers at the ESPC18

Very exciting: In the future, Microsoft will offer the option of automatically converting classic websites to Modern UI. With the help of SharePoint, Modernization Scanners can also be comprehensively evaluated to determine which adjustments could lead to difficulties.

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Marcel Meier in conversation with Jeff Teper, the “father” of SharePoint. Among other things, the topic was meta data in OneDrive for Windows. Interesting – we stay excited …

Jeff Teper and Marcel Meier in Copenhagen 2018

The “SharePoint Look Book” also contains a whole series of clear examples of modern worlds of experience that can be implemented with SharePoint and Office 365. From the intranet homepage to the team site:

To the SharePoint Look Book

The next European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC19) will take place from 2nd to December 5th, 2019 in Prague. We are excited and are already looking forward to it!