There are many reasons to attend the European Collaboration Summit 2019: it is the largest community-driven conference focusing on Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, Teams, AWS and Business Productivity topics in the world, with an expected attendance of 1500 people. During this three-day event, world-leading experts and speakers will deliver a series of full-day workshops, and a range of “what is new” and “best practices” break-out sessions relevant to these technologies.

Mainz, a picturesque German city with a fascinating history, offers all we need for a great conference: stunning scenery, convenient logistics, a central-European location with easy air links (Frankfurt Airport is close by), and a vibrant Microsoft community.

Here are just some of the reasons why you simply must attend.

INCREDIBLE SPEAKER LINEUP

More than 80 members of Microsoft and AWS product teams, MVPs, MCMs, and other experts, from 21 countries and five continents, will guide you through all the changes happening in the IT world now.

Collabsummit 2018 featured: 67 MVP Speakers, 7 Microsoft corporate speakers, 4 AWS Corporate speakers, 14 Microsoft Certified Masters and 7 Microsoft regional directors. There were six top-quality full-day tutorials, 103 leading-edge developer and IT Pro sessions, business-oriented sessions on current developments, digital transformation, issues and strategies, delivered by world experts.

This speaker line-up is unique for the European Collaboration Summit. To see all these folks in one place, you simply have to come to Mainz, Germany.

FUTURE-ORIENTED KEYNOTE

Collabsummit is famous for its iconic keynotes. They always offer deep insights about business, technology and innovation, and are delivered by some of the most prolific speakers in the world. Stay tuned for 2019!

WE'VE GOT SHAREPOINT 2019

Microsoft speakers and MVPs, both from the USA and Europe, will present a number of deep dive sessions on SharePoint 2019. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019 will be the next incarnation of the most popular collaboration platform in the world, and at Collabsummit 2019 we will the full set of sessions which will give you early insights in what is new, and what has changed with the product. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything about the next version of the leading portal platform in the world.

LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT MICROSOFT TEAMS

Microsoft speakers and MVPs, both from the USA and Europe, will teach you all you need to know about Microsoft Teams: features, business uses cases, architecture and developing extensions. Microsoft Teams is the next generation collaboration tool from Microsoft. It encompasses a broad range of other Microsoft services, to deliver a unified modern collaboration experience to the users. A large number of Collabsummit 2019 sessions and full-day tutorials will be fully or partly focused on Microsoft Teams.

COLLABSUMMIT 2019 IS FULL OF MICROSOFT AZURE

Microsoft Azure is underneath every new cloud service which Microsoft ships nowadays: cloud business is actually Azure business, cloud development is Azure development and modern IT Pros need to be Azure professionals as well. This is why a lot of Collabsummit 2019 sessions and full-day tutorials will be, one or another way, also Azure sessions and tutorials. Microsoft speakers and MVPs, both from the USA and Europe, will deliver a number Azure-related sessions at European Collaboration Summit 2019.

Developer stuff

The European Collaboration Summit is a developer’s paradise. We will again have the legendary Microsoft Office Dev Patterns and Practices Team (PnP) delivering sessions which will help you to become fit for the new way of development. This is something that every developer needs to see. All the important topic will be covered during the conference: SharePoint Framework? Check. Microsoft Graph? We have it. New development capabilities for Microsoft Teams? Sure. AWS cloud platform? Of course. SharePoint Dev PnP stuff? Collabsummit is the unique opportunity to see, hear and meet the PnP team live, in addition to all the other developer legends that will be in Mainz.

COMMUNITY AND NETWORKING

A conference is never only about the content, especially not a community conference. At the European Collaboration Summit in Mainz, you will meet Microsoft 365, Azure, SharePoint, Teams and AWS people – consultants, admins, deciders, developers, business people, end-users, nerds, speakers, MVPs, masters… And they are all there because of knowledge sharing and because of community. Without a doubt, the European Collaboration Summit, a networking and community paradise, is a unique opportunity to meet all these people at one place.

FULL DAY TUTORIALS

The pre-conference tutorial day will feature full day tutorials with some of the most prominent technology visionaries in the areas of digital transformation, business, development and infrastructure. This is an amazing opportunity to dive deep into the discussion, to complete your learning, and to come up with solutions to your biggest problems.

MAINZ IS GORGEOUS, GERMANY IS STUNNING

The views are stunning: Mainz downtown with its historic buildings, the cathedral, the Rhine valley flair and beautiful old churches. Outside of Mainz, there’s the Rhine, numerous castles, and some of the oldest vineyards in Europe. Add a few free days on to your European Collaboration Summit trip and enjoy some extra time in the historic UNESCO World Heritage site of the Rhine valley. Unmissable!