On November 14th, Vienna transformed into Europe’s SharePoint capital for 4 intensive days of knowledge sharing and networking.
ESPC 2016 gathered nearly 1,400 IT professionals, developers and business decision makers from over 50 countries. With 100+ sessions, 8 tutorials, 3 keynotes and 65 solution providers exhibiting, this year’s edition was a must for those wanting to stay up to date with the latest SharePoint trends and solutions and to network with this vibrant community. WEBCON once again had the honor of being the main sponsor, contributing expertise, insight, and of course, expert sessions.
Thank you for sharing your SharePoint stories
It was a pleasure to meet so many passionate SharePoint experts at our booth this year! Thank you for sharing your challenges, experiences and stories working with the platform. We hope our team inspired you by demonstrating rapid SharePoint business application creation, live modification, easy migration and great user adoption. We had a blast taking on your challenges and sharing our SharePoint superpowers.
Choose your Workflow & Forms Platform Wisely (session #1)
During our first session, we looked at the real-life situations that workflow and form platforms are challenged with solving. Our audience left armed with a checklist of practical questions to ask potential vendors. The goal of this session was to give objective advice to help identify the best solutions for now and the future. With a nearly full house, we were thrilled to help so many SharePoint professionals with their decision-making processes.
How Real-life Experience Shapes your SharePoint Environment Today and Tomorrow (session #2)
Our second session took attendees on a journey through real-life case studies, showcasing the evolution of the WEBCON BPS platform and feature set. We presented a behind-the-scenes look at how we approach issues like standardization, quickness of delivery, change management, maintenance, integration, and more. With our 10 years of experience delivering novel solutions, participants were inspired with exciting ways to introduce the digital transformation to their organizations.
German Partner presentations and live demos
This year, our ESPC team of 10 WEBCON experts was supported by two of our German partners: Vater Solutions and Net at Work. As nearly 50% of all ESPC 2016 participants came from German-speaking countries, each conference day contained a dedicated presentation in German: WEBCON BPS Highlights aus Kundensicht and Von Anfang an – Wie man eine SharePoint Anwendung aus dem Nichts erstellt.
Beer can tell an interesting SharePoint story
During EXPO DRINKS on Tuesday, our booth served over 110 liters of the craft beer we bought directly from Krakow. What's so special about that?
At the peak of Tomasz’s career at WEBCON, our colleague discovered a passion for beer, becoming a certified beer judge and sommelier. Next, he left WEBCON to set up a craft brewery, and now manufactures some of the most successful craft beers in Poland.
The story doesn’t end there. Once a WEBCONer, always a WEBCONer after all. Tomasz now uses the WEBCON BPS platform to automate the workflows of his beers’ production, distribution, and ordering system. He ultimately designed an entire performance-based distribution system where top selling bars are given priority to order new brews. Even beer can be powered by WEBCON BPS!
Standardization over customization in form design
During our Soapbox session we had the chance to present our approach to forms design, which is a hot issue for many SharePoint developers. Within 5 minutes, the topic focused on one of the golden design principles we consider at WEBCON: standardization over customization. The goal of standardization at the source is to ultimately enable you to deliver more value in less time, while preventing future problems. We our best practices on what to standardize, scary challenges faced by those who don't, and how to convince your team that it’s the right way to go.
Superhero t-shirts, drones, and 50,000 EUR in licenses
Cool swag and gadgets are a must-have at any IT event. This year, could take home a limited edition glow-in-the-dark SharePoint Superhero t-shirt and enter to win a Parrot Bebop 2 drone. The grand prize was 50,000 EUR in WEBCON BPS licenses, which was won by Bankdata, of Denmark. Congrats!