Pictures of SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

In October, I presented at several conferences. One conference stood out of the rest, because of its community: SharePoint Saturday Belgium on October 19th, 2019.
An event organized by fellow MVPs from the Belgian Information Worker User Group, offering sessions by mostly fellow-MVPs; yes, this is gold.

After an Azure Friday at a customer in Gouda, I drove to Brussels. The SharePoint Saturday Belgium organization hosted a speaker night event at Brewery Den Triest.
I was aiming to catch the bus at Brussels North station to the venue, but unfortunately saw it heading to the brewery before my eyes. I tagged along and arrived at the venue not much later. We enjoyed drinks and food from an authentic Belgian Frietkot.

It was nice to see people from all over the world enjoy fine Dutch and Belgian cuisine and reminded me of the time we took Jeff Woolsey, Chris Jackson and Jeffrey Snover to a Dutch snack bar in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. Good times. Winking smile

Parking spaces at Brussels. Two cars of the same model, although completely different specifications... (click for larger photo)Nice, a bed at Thon Brussels! (click for original photo)

Heading back into Brussels without traffic was smooth. I had a good night’s rest and drove to the venue early to catch the keynote and prepare my slides and demos.

BIWUG flags at the BluePoint entrance (click for original photo)The SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019 Sponsor Area (click for larger photo)

At 3:10 PM I took to the stage in Room 4. I presented a 360-degrees overview of identity in Microsoft 365 and Azure for 50 minutes.

Calm before the storm... (click for larger photo by Maarten Eekels)Overview of Device Join options (click for larger photo by Octavie van Haaften)

After my session, the crowd gathered for the closing keynote of the event. We were all thanked for making SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019 another success for BIWUG.

Elio Struyf in the middle of the attention (click for larger photo)Speaker Gift (click for larger photo by Louise Freese)Thank You All! (click for larger photo by Elio Struyf himself)


Bye SharePoint Saturday Belgium…

Next year, there will be no SharePoint Saturday Belgium. The BIWUG organization stops hosting the event. The good news is, that they are planning an entirely new event with an entirely new name. Let’s find out what it’ll be like. I’m curious.

Thank you Thumbs up

Thank you to BIWUG for organizing SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019 and inviting me as a speaker. Thank you to all the attendees, especially the people in my session.

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