Saturday 30 March 2024

Join me at ECS 2024 for a full day workshop on Microsoft Copilot solutions with Jussi Roine

2024 will be a pivotal year for Microsoft AI and their range of Copilots in particular - and it was great to hear plans and insights during a week on campus with Microsoft in Seattle for the MVP Summit recently. This is the year when the AI strategy is in full swing for most organisations (or at least, should be), and the need to understand and decide what to provide to employees really takes effect. Between Copilot for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Copilot, role-specific Copilots (such as GitHub Copilot, Copilot for Security, Copilot for Sales, Copilot for Service etc.), or custom Copilots built with Copilot Studio or Azure OpenAI, there’s a lot to consider. For anyone tasked with charting the path forward, the big Microsoft-oriented conferences this year are the place to jump start your learning, hear how others are approaching it, and take back ideas, plans and recommendations – if you haven’t already spoken to your boss about this (or allocated budget if you're the lucky purse holder), now is the time.

With over 2500 attendees, 150+ sessions, talks from senior Microsoft leaders, and a great expo hall with over 75 exhibitors to talk to, the European Collaboration Summit 2024 is actually the biggest Microsoft 365 and Power Platform conference in the world. The conference is held 14-16 May 2024, in Wiesbaden, Germany. I’m thrilled to be running a full day workshop on Microsoft Copilot solutions with my friend and fellow MVP Jussi Roine. Say what you like about that man but you can't deny his vast experience and love for broccoli. We're badging this a "Copilot Powerclass", giving some coverage to a broad range of Copilots but also diving deep on Copilot for Microsoft 365, Windows Copilot, Copilot Studio, and various things to know about data governance, licensing and more.

Despite speaking at big conferences for a decade and half now, I'm excited about this and I have to confess a bit nervous :) This will be my first full-day workshop and it feels like a lot of hours to fill. On the other hand, there's a lot to talk about and every client conversation I have at the moment about Copilot seems to need more time. In any case, Jussi tells me my role is simply to bring vegetables and he'll take care of everything else. 

Still tickets left, but going fast (for both the overall event and our workshop)
At the time of writing (end of March 2024), you're not too late to make it to the European Collaboration Summit - I hear from the organisers that the the vast majority of tickets are allocated, but there's definitely time to join us in Germany in May if you're quick.

And if you like the sound of the full day Copilot session Jussi and I are running, there's still time for that too. We were expecting 30-50 attendees, but at the time of writing we have 87 sign-ups already which is amazing. We still have room for a few more though as the room fits 120 apparently, and we'd love to see you there if you have an interest in learning more about Copilot.

There are also several other workshops with amazing speakers which look great by the way - see ECS 2024 tutorials for the full list). The page to go to is Tickets - European Collaboration Summit (

More details on our Copilot workshop

Microsoft Copilot(s) Powerclass

In today's digital age, organizations require powerful tools to improve their productivity, speed up decision making, and secure their environment. The Microsoft Copilot capabilities offer this and more. Join this Full Day Tutorial, designed for business decision-makers and technical decision-makers, to learn more about Microsoft 365 Copilot, Windows Copilot, Security Copilot, and Power Platform Copilot. Over the 8 hours, you will also learn about critical technical topics such as Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs), licensing, use cases, productivity, and possibilities. 

Explore how these Copilots can help your organization improve productivity by handling your various operations automatically. Additionally, you will learn about their security capabilities to ensure your environment is kept safe at all times. You will also learn about the licensing requirements for using these Copilots and how they apply to your organization. Finally, there will be discussions on the possibilities and use cases for these Copilots, with hands-on experience that will enable you to harness their full potential. 

The workshop is specially designed to empower you with the knowledge, insights and inspiration you need to make informed decisions around utilizing Microsoft Copilot capabilities to improve your organization's performance. Join us and elevate your business to the level.

Hopefully see you there!