So this was my inaugural SharePoint Saturday in my hometown Munich - the last time I couldn’t attend - and now I am fully thrilled to be part of the greatest and latest SharePoint community event in Munich - and maybe even in Germany.
Hosted directly in the Microsoft headquarter in Munich (awesome office!) - with more than 400 attendees this will be fun!
My agenda and some brief notes are below - the full agenda and the list of awesome speakers is here.
#SPSMUC00: Keynote: SharePoint Futures – Field and Engineering Perspective – Aligned or Different?
I was not in the same room as the two speakers because of room capacities - and I watched (better listened) to the keynote that has been broadcasted to two other rooms. It was a different experience for me because it was hard to follow some of the jokes without seeing what is going on the stage - but it was still fun 🙂
It almost felt like Veza and Eric did a good cop, bad cop theme what is good and bad about SharePoint and Office 365 as of now - there is lot to come, many internal changes of how things will be
#SPSMUC01: The key to a successful Office 365 implementation is adoption
Adoption is key! Jasper gave some really great tips that will definitely be considered in my company for my customers! The room was quite packed, more than 75 people in the room - awesome!
Launch card, launch video and launch party: Well, that’s a cool starting point to promote the new technology, the options and possibilities - what sounds easy for all of us, might not be for some others. So be honest about what the new tech can do for you and be integrative.
Well, what could be worse of a great portal and nobody uses it, right? So I will keep lots of those tips and tricks in mind!
#SPSMUC03: Pushing the Boundaries - A Deep-Dive into Real-World SharePoint Add-In
Eric shared a lot of his experiences with apps - from expiring tokens, to expiring apps - and where can host your apps. All those options come with different possibilities (!!!) , but great overview to get started.
You don’t control the costs
Well, that quote is perfectly describing the situation of many devs - I had a customer project that was stuck for months because nobody was able to create a Azure SQL database (4€/month!) because nobody was defined to provision and in the end pay for the database…
Eric showed a nice demo from Office PnP about throttling and REST - cool stuff, need to check it.
Another one: Think and play through the removal of your app - there are some missing pieces.
If you don’t wanna sleep at night - build your own provisioning engine!
Apparently there was no applause for that brilliant quote - but he is sooooooo right!
Cool stuff - great session - Eric can definitely talk faster than I can take notes 🙂
#SPSMUC22: SharePoint Patching demystified
Whops, I missed that one because I talk too much - hopefully I find his slides online to get demystified, too!
#SPSMUC13: Level up with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
PowerApps - I absolutely love what I am seeing. Responsive, fast, slick design - the future of business forms is bright. For Power Users it could be tricky tho build everything that Mikael showed us. Even tho Mikael made building cascading drop down look easy!
Autocomplete for the control bindings, every InfoPath dev or PowerUser would love that - but lets focus on the future, right?
Rename all the controls!
I see a lot of interesting projects that will use that in the future - SharePoint as business platform sounds familiar, right? Mikael’s slides are already available here.
Good session, I had good fun!
#SPSMUC17: Implementing SharePoint hybrid search, start to finish
Search Search Search - I just cant get enough of it. I gave a similar talk in Brussels last year, but its of course totally interesting how Thomas presents that topic, whats important for him and then of course “steal” all the good parts 🙂
Thomas gave a very concise overview of the search architecture and the options - and then compared the functionality of the past with all we get by using hybrid search: unified index, ranking, refiners and unify everything from remote repositories to one index. Awesome! If you want to check all the tiny details, check this post.
eDiscovery and Compliance benefit of the hybrid search (cool) - and a big chapter about security especially security trimming.
And a neat display template to visualize that the search result sits onPrem - awesome!
And then there was a nice live demo of configuring hybrid search on stage - I crossed my fingers - and everything worked! Cool stuff.
Good session by Thomas - thanks!
Top session, top speakers, super professional and awesome organization, free community event and full house - how could you top that? Even the weather was perfect! I enjoyed all the sessions, learned a bit here and there - and had many good chats with old friends, new friends and vendors!
And now, let’s SharePint!