Top 10 reasons why you must attend
European Collaboration Summit 2017

Reasons to attend European Collaboration Summit 2017 are many: it is the largest community-driven conference focusing on Microsoft's products Office 365, Azure, SharePoint, Exchange, Skype, and Project in 2017 in Europe. It will be a three-day event, during which world-leading experts and speakers will deliver series of full-day workshops, and a range of "what is new" and "best practices" break-out sessions regarding the above-mentioned technologies.

Zagreb, a picturesque European capital, offers all we need for a great conference: beautiful scenery, the necessary logistics, affordable prices, a relatively central position in Europe, easy access via airplane, and a vibrant Microsoft community.

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

INCREDIBLE SPEAKER LINEUP


1 More than 40 members of Microsoft's product teams, MVPs, MCMs, and other experts, from 30 countries and five continents, will guide you through all the changes happening in the IT world now. Three top quality full day workshops, bleeding-edge developer and IT Pro sessions, business-oriented sessions on current developments, issues and strategies will be delivered by the world’s best experts. This speaker lineup is unique in Europe in 2017. To see all these folks on one place, you will simply have to come to European Collaboration Summit 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia.

FUTURE-ORIENTED KEYNOTE


2 Some of the world’s most influential experts – will be discussing the new developments in the Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint and Microsoft Azure landscape. Adis Jugo, longstanding Microsoft MVP, will moderate the keynote and talk with our guests about perspectives for business users, developers and IT Pros, and how the digital workplace is changing as we speak.

PLENTY OF NEW THINGS TO LEARN


3 The new SharePoint and Exchange servers 2016 are here, with a lot of changes and new features under the hood. European Collaboration Conference is the best place to learn about it, one year after the new versions of popular server products hit the shelves. At the same time, Microsoft is adding new services and features to the Office 365 Cloud Productivity platform on a daily basis. Hybrid is the new thing, and Microsoft Azure is increasingly becoming the glue which is holding it all together. Again: European Collaboration Summit is the best place to hear and learn about it in 2017!

OFFICE DEVELOPER PnP STUFF


4 European Collaboration Summit is developers' paradise! We will have the legendary Microsoft Office Development Patterns and Practices Team (PnP), delivering the sessions which will help you to become fit for the new way of development. This is something that *every* developer needs to see. SharePoint Framework? Check. Microsoft Graph? We have it. And, much, much more. European Collaboration Summit is the unique opportunity to see, hear and meet the PnP team live, in addition to all the other developer legends you can see and meet in Zagreb.

INCREDIBLE PRICE OF 80 EUR (SUPER EARLY BIRD, UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST)


5 European Collaboration Summit is a community event. That means that this is a nonprofit event which is possible only because of our great sponsors. The conference fee of 80 EUR + VAT (for the Early Bird Price) helps us to cover basic conference costs.

COMMUNITY AND NETWORKING


6 A conference is never only about the content, especially not a community conference. In Zagreb, at European Collaboration Summit, you will meet Office 365, Azure, SharePoint and Exchange people – consultants, admins, developers, business people, nerds, speakers, MVPs, masters, Microsoft people… And they are all there because of knowledge sharing, and because of community. Again: European Collaboration Summit, the community paradise, is a truly unique opportunity to meet all these people at one place.

WE MAKE GREAT PARTIES


7 We make great parties! Of course we will, together with our sponsors, throw a party for all speakers and attendees, which you will not so easily forget. Let's get wild together in the Zagreb nightlife!

SHAREPINT AND GREAT PRIZES


8 Our sponsors are cool. Really! They are some of the coolest ISV and consulting companies out there. We are really proud of all of them – check the list! During the closing ceremony, they will be giving away a lot of cool prizes – gadgets, licenses, swag, or just cool nerdy things like Lego Technic and similar nonsense that we all like to have. Of course we will continue with a great tradition overtook from the SharePoint conferences - the SharePint: we will be serving cold beer in the same time. Isn’t that great?

PRECONF WORKSHOPS


9 The pre-conference workshop day will feature workshops by technology visionaries Paolo Pialorsi ("Modern SharePoint Development Powerclass"), Spencer Harbar and Thomas Vochten ("SharePoint 2016 Powerclass for Admins") and John P. White ("PowerBI Powerclass"). This is an amazing opportunity to dive deep into the discussion, to complete your learning, and to solve your biggest problems.

ZAGREB IS GORGEOUS, CROATIA IS STUNNING


10 Zagreb’s upper city and downtown has historic buildings, Central European flair and beautiful old churches. Outside of Zagreb, there’s the Adriatic Sea, Plitvice Lakes, beautiful medieval Dubrovnik with "Game of Thrones" and "Star Wars" scenery… Add some more holidays to your European Collaboration Summit trip, and enjoy the life in Croatia for few days.