Modern Workplace Conference Paris: MVPs Organize an Office365 and SharePoint Extravaganza
Published Apr 10 2019 11:22 AM 540 Views
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First published on MSDN on Dec 04, 2018

On October 16-18 more than 550 attendees gathered at the Modern Workplace Conference in Paris, hosted by the Microsoft Conference Center. The 3 day conference was organized by two Microsoft Regional Directors and MVPs Patrick Guimonet and Gokan Ozcifci and by Office Services and Apps MVP, Sébastien Paulet .

In true MVP style, the event was organized by the community, for the community, and was buzzing with talks around the Cloud and Digital Workplace. Hundreds more participants than expected turned up to share in the excitement, making the conference one of largest events ever to be organized by the aOS Community in France.


Kicking off the event was a workshop day, with four sessions that allowed attendees to discover in depth Office 365 and SharePoint, and the new experiences in administration, Cloud Development and Adoption.

[caption id="attachment_31655" align="alignleft" width="451"] Lori Wright, Microsoft General Manager for Office Collaboration Apps[/caption]

The next days were followed by two exceptional keynotes from Microsoft Redmond; Lori Wright , General Manager for Office Collaboration Apps (such as Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Skype, SharePoint, Yammer, OneDrive, Stream and Kaizala), and Dan Holme, Director of Product Marketing, SharePoint & Yammer. Lori spoke about Microsoft Teams and summarized the latest news from Microsoft Ignite, while Dan showcased some success stories and testimonials such as Air France.

Merci beaucoup to @patricg @xGokan @sp_twit @SencerDMR @paulet and Nathalie for an incredible #MWCP18 ! The community rocks because of people like you!

— Dan Holme (@danholme) October 18, 2018

But it was the 43 MVP speakers from all over the world who really stole the show this year, giving the audience insight into the latest news about Office365 and Azure.

Every conference I attend, every person I meet, every session I deliver reminds me of how fortunate I am and what an incredible time it is to be alive. Thank you #MWCP18 #Microsoft #Community for making my world and life amazing. You rock!! :star:

— Tracy van der Schyff #NotLiz #SPSOslo #ESPC18 (@tracyvds) October 18, 2018

With almost 40% of sessions including women speakers, the Modern Workplace Conference is an avid supporter of Diversity in Technology. MVP organizers have made it their aim to have an equal number of men and women speakers on stage for future events.

All the best moments, as well as slides of the sessions, and more photos from the Modern Workplace Conference can be found on the official website , where you can also save your spot for next year’s event in 2019!


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