The countdown to UC & Cloud day is truly on. In less than a month, at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, we’ll be putting on the UK’s premier independent Microsoft UC & Cloud conference. As usual, Andy Price has been working very hard to make this year’s event the best one yet, supported by myself and a number of others.
If you haven’t heard of UC Day, then let me briefly tell you what it’s all about.
A few years ago a bunch of us, including myself and Andrew Price met at a garden centre for a coffee and decided it would be a great idea to bring a conference to a location in the UK that’s accessible to all. Far too often, events and conferences had been London focused. With the demise of TechEd Europe, it seemed at the time there was little chance of Microsoft bringing their premier event to anywhere local, either. Have presented at Lync Day Norway in 2014, it seemed a pretty good idea to do something similar – and thus, UC Day was born. We held the first UC Day in 2015.
Two years on and we’re still going, focusing on bringing the best technical sessions and real-world knowledge. To make this easy to digest, we’ve split technologies up into number of different “tracks”. You can follow just one track if you prefer, or mix and match. Our tracks include Skype and Teams, Office 365, Exchange, Azure and Microsoft Cloud.
This year the responsibility for choosing the Office 365 and Exchange tracks fell onto my shoulders. It’s fair to say there were a lot of submissions – and with only ten sessions in total to fill it was a tough task. The main criteria, first and foremost was to get a good mix of sessions I would want to attend myself, and make sure I cover off topics that I know you as an IT professional will need over the coming twelve months. From the selection process I’ve ended up with a mix of speakers from the world over – all brought to Birmingham to help you become the best you can be.
You can take a peek at the Office 365 track and Exchange track here, and on the UC & Cloud Day site check out the full schedule. On the day, myself and other MVPs will be around – I’ll not only be making sure the day goes well, but I’ll also be joining Mark Vale for Three65 Live, which will be broadcasting from the show.
Tickets are limited, and they are running out fast. Thanks to our sponsors – which this year includes Microsoft, tickets are FREE – so to avoid disappointment, grab a ticket while you can as they are not unlimited. Grab yours today, and join me at UC & Cloud Day