If SharePoint was a person…

In the USA, it would have been driving a car for four years. Next year, it would be allowed to drink. In Europe, it would probably already be very drunk. It would be allowed to marry, but it would probably already be divorced.

In any case, it would have friends. A lot of friends. If you consider yourself a friend of SharePoint, you are kindly invited to join us in celebrating its birthday. We will have Microsoft officials and MVPs, panels and discussions, fun and jokes, and a live concert.

Because SharePoint deserves it.

Celebrating

SharePoint is old. And young. It was supposed to have died many times by now. Yet it rocks the house more than ever before. 

Send us your SharePoint related pictures, such as funny screenshots, photos from the SharePoint User Groups or events, or anything that you think that it is interesting for community.

Community

In the beginning, we were a self-help group: we first met to share the pain. Then we started liking each other. And then someone called it a family.

For it’s a jolly good software…

“Once I was called to take a look at that farm…” We all like hearing good SharePoint stories. And we all have good SharePoint stories to tell.

A birthday party?

When?

27 March 2021 (Saturday)

PDT 09am – 01pm (Seattle, San Francisco, LA)
CDT 11am – 03pm (Chicago, Houston, New Orleans)
EDT 12pm – 04pm (New York, Boston, Toronto)
GMT 04pm – 08pm (Lisbon, Dublin, London)
CET 05pm – 09pm (Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague)
EET 06pm – 10pm (Helsinki, Tallinn, Sofia)
MSK 07pm – 11pm (Moscow, Russia)
IST 9:30pm – 1:30am (New Delhi, Mumbai)
CST 12am – 04am (+1 28 Mar) (Shanghai, Singapore)
JST 01am – 05am (+1 28 Mar) (Tokyo, Japan)
AEDT 03am – 7am (+1 28 Mar) (Melbourne, Australia)

What?

Party!

Microsoft officials
MVPs and Microsoft Regional Directors
Telling stories
Listening to myths and legends
Remembering good ol’ times
Panels and discussions
Conversations
Networking
Games and Fun
Swag and prizes
Live Concert (C.U.R.E. – The Girlband)

How?

Hybrid digital and virtual event

Online event via Microsoft Teams
Virtual Reality event via Microsoft AltspaceVR

On March 27th, we want to have fun. To remember. To listen. To tell stories. To celebrate community. To meet other SharePoint old-timers and newbies. To meet SharePoint creators and Microsoft people. To fool around with legendary MVPs. To attend a dedicated concert. To have fun.

And yes, of course, to grab some swag. Celebration programme will be announced at a later point of time.

You have got a SharePoint story to tell?

 
Please tell us your favorite SharePoint story, anecdote or just a funny situation! The best stories will be read during the birthday celebration (anonymized or with with your name mentioned, as you wish).

How about sharing some SharePoint pics?

Twenty years can be easily told in pictures! Send us your SharePoint related pictures, such as funny screenshots, photos from the SharePoint User Groups or events, or anything that you think that it is interesting for community. We will include the best pictures in the Celebration slide show!

Please, share only the pics which you own (where you took the photo youself, or where you took the screenshot), and make sure to have consent of the other people in the pic (if there are any), in order to avoid any quarrels over GDPR or copyright issues.

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8 Jan 2001: Microsoft Announces Branding and RC1 Availability of “Tahoe” Server

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12 Nov 2000: Microsoft Chief Software Architect Bill Gates Lays Out a Blueprint For the Future of the Internet

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We are implementing a number of changes to promote and facilitate even more customization efforts on top of our platform:

Starting on April 1, 2009, we are making SharePoint Designer 2007 available as a free download…

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