The Microsoft Teams Community has not been more exciting! In-person events and gatherings are close to being a reality and in some parts of the world have already begun. More and more user groups and community events are popping up, the activity in the Tech Community has never been stronger, and there's all kinds of chatter around the many recent feature updates.
Here's a few updates I'd like to share from the last month.
We would like to congratulate Theresa Lubelski who has been named the April Microsoft Teams Community Start Award winner. As Women in Teams Community kicked off earlier this year, we knew it'd take a village to make things run smooth, to host a vibrant online community, and monthly gatherings. Theresa jumped in with both feet in getting the community off the ground and has worked to make sure those in the community can collaborate with one another and have the opportunity to participate. She has brought her depth of SharePoint and has been a vital member of the planning team. Follow Theresa on Twitter @SharePointMadam or find her on LinkedIn. If you are interested in being part of the Women in Teams Community, we invite you to join us! The next monthly gathering is June 8th.
Anyone can nominate an individual for the Microsoft Teams Community Star Award.
There are some fantastic Community Events happening in the coming months, both virtual and in-person. You can find a list of regional and worldwide User Group and Events in the Microsoft Technical Community Event Listings. If you have your own UG or Event to share, please add it!
I hope you'll join me May 12th at Teams Nation, a 100% free, 100% community based monthly meeting and community conference focused on Microsoft Teams, its underlying technologies and extensibility options. Its aim is to bring together Microsoft, Community Leaders and the Tech Community to share technical knowledge, provide opportunities for speaking and create a network of Teams enthusiasts the world over. @Allie Thompson and I will be speaking on 'Solving the #MVPBuzz Mystery and how you can have a bigger impact on community'. There's a packed schedule covering just about everything Microsoft Teams - check it out!
If you're up for sunshine and a bit of travel, you can join us at the M365 Collaboration Conference in Orlando in June! If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your home, you can do that too. M365 Conference is a hybrid event which means you can travel or not - but you won't miss out on the great content delivered across all M365 technologies. This event used to be called SharePoint Conference and has evolved into the M365 Collaboration Conference. The new conference is expanding to include sessions and keynote covering Microsoft Teams and Power Platform. The event is a precursor to the main event taking place late this year in Las Vegas in December.
Originally there were some in-person events scheduled this summer which have since pushed out to fall and I can't WAIT to be a part of them. You won't want to miss:
European SharePoint, O365 & Azure Conference - virtual in June, 2021
CommsVerse in UK - September, 2021
TeamsFest / SharePointFest in Washington DC - September, 2021
Thrive Conference in Slovenia - October, 2021
European Collaboration Summit - November, 2021
M365 Conference - Las Vegas, NV - December 2021
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Until next month - Be well!
Community Lead, Microsoft Teams Engineering