SharePoint in Berlin

EuropeanSP 038

After a couple days of sleep, I’m just getting back up to speed following a week on the road in Germany and Belgium. After a false start at SeaTac on the 15th with a cancelled flight due to mechanical issues (never a good sign), I was able to get on a flight mid-day Sunday, arriving in Berlin mid-day Monday (after a lovely 5-hour layover in Amsterdam). This was my second time to Berlin, and my first European SharePoint Conference.

With over 700 participants at the Estrel Convention Center, the Axceler booth saw a constant stream of activity, and I found myself booting up my laptop to provide additional demos as the two main monitors were constantly busy. While I am not much of a nightlife guy, we were able to pull together a SharePint event at the AM to PM Bar and Lounge with several other vendors, and spent some quality time with members of the SharePoint community outside of the convention center. Carrie Page provided a summary on the company blog here.

My presentations from the event have been updated (with some new content and links) below:

After three days in Berlin, I made my way over to Aalst, Belgium for a partner event, where I presented ‘Mastering SharePoint Migration Planning’ at CTG’s Experience Day event, spending a good portion of the day providing demos and meeting with regional Microsoft contacts and other key partners in the government, biopharm, and software sectors. The following day was spent on-site with CTG, before catching my flight (and, unfortunately, a cold) back to Seattle.

It’s good to be home, but there’s a hectic schedule ahead leading straight into the holiday season. I’m head down this week on a number of writing projects, preparing for travel to Washington DC this weekend, presenting two sessions at KMWorld’s Taxonomy Bootcamp early next week.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.