Category: TeamsFest

My experience of the latest edition of TeamsFest

On April 1, 2020, TeamsFest was held.

TeamsFest is a free online one-day event organized by the European Teams User Group. It is suitable for anyone who has any interest in Microsoft Teams. The enthusiasts behind this event are the three well-known Community Role Models Chris Hoard, Adam Deltinger and Vesa Nopanen.

I (and I think I speak for many other speakers as well) am incredibly grateful for the effort they put into organizing this event and which allows us to reach out to so many when we want to share our experiences, advice, tips and solutions. There is a big heart throughout the event, you don’t have to be a celebrity to contribute. The fact that it all takes place online is also a big advantage (not least these days).

Given that it is a whole day with different tracks, it is obviously not possible to see all sessions simultaneously and therefore it is so nice that all sessions are now available at The YouTube Channel of European Teams User Group so that you can watch in peace and quiet through all the sessions and absorb everything you are interested in.

I am already looking forward to the next TeamsFest that will be held in October 2020.

If You missed my session “Microsoft Teams is only part of an implementation of Microsoft Teams You can view it here.

 

Why Microsoft Teams is the key to successful collaboration

Collaboration in the past

I would like to start by telling you how i went from Lotus Notes, via SharePoint to Microsoft Teams.

Since 1997 I have been working on building systems for “collaboration”. The first few years I worked as a Lotus Notes-developer. Lotus Notes was at that time, in my personal opinion, the most effective platform for building good collaboration solutions. With Lotus Notes, i built document management solutions, good process support with automated workflows, ordering and booking systems, intranets and HR solutions. You could basically build most of it.

Best of all was that once you had built a good solution you could save it as a template. This template could then be used to quickly build the same, or similar solution elsewhere.

The replication in Lotus Notes means that you can distribute the load over different servers and you as a user can also replicate the databases so that you can work offline on your local computer when you do not have access to the Internet (this was during the time you did not always have access to fast internet everywhere and all the time).

Files were attached to Notes documents and you could use the email to attach links to the Notes documents which in turn contained those files. That’s how you (or at least i) did it “at that time”…

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