Will Microsoft Teams Take Over from Email?

Finishing Microsoft Ignite 2019 With Another Teams Session

One of the unique joys for all conference presenters is waiting for an audience to assemble. Will anyone turn up? Will only a few be waiting for me to start? Will people leave during the session? Will they like my material? I must admit to having some of these doubts at conferences where I have presented.

Figure 1: Waiting for people to arrive at Microsoft Ignite 2019

My last session at Microsoft Ignite 2019 was scheduled for Friday morning, the day after the attendee party at Universal Studios. The party ended at midnight and it takes time for people to get back to their hotels, so asking them to be at a 9:15am session on the last day of the conference is a stretch for some. And when I walked into the room about 30 minutes before the session started, rows of empty seats were waiting to be filled (Figure 1).

I wasn’t quite sure about the maximum capacity, but it was certainly in the high hundreds or early thousands. You can’t see past the front row once things start because of the very bright lights on the stage that are needed to record the video, so it wasn’t possible to know exactly how many turned up. Let’s leave it at enough to fill a large part of the room. All went well.

Will Teams Take Over from Email Recording and Deck Online

The recording for the session is available online at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 site. A link to a copy of the deck is below.

A write-up for the talk is available on the AvePoint web site.


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