Last week I had the opportunity to go to the SharePoint 2019 conference in Las Vegas. It was a week full of learning, surprises, and fun! The lead up to this conference has been something I’ve been looking forward to for many years. I recently hit my 10th anniversary at this company, and in that time I’ve not seen a lot of professional growth with the Microsoft tools because we’ve been stuck on SharePoint 2010 for so long. Last year they announced we would be moving to Office365 in the cloud and I was ELATED. As I expected it to be a major change, I requested for funding so that me and one of my associates could go to the 2019 conference to help us with our area’s transition.
We had many questions going on, and still have questions, but I feel like we are in a better place now with what I’m able to control. Most of what I can control is what our users will deal with… the site setup, teams setup, the tool recreation, etc etc. I think me and my team are going to be prepared for it. There’s a list in my head I’ve not written or formally thought through about what we aren’t able to control. These thoughts do concern me, but I think I need to try and mitigate these within my control as much as possible. And so while doing the work of my internal organization, I’m also working on the newly formed SharePoint Governance committee to try and help deal with some of the leftover concerns and questions I have.
There are so many exciting things going on. Last week was the conference, this week my outlook is being migrated to the cloud, and next week my team is being added to the MS Teams Pilot. So much change, but so much excitement in this long awaited change. I can’t wait!