November 29, 2023
Highlights and Innovations of ESPC23 in Amsterdam
The European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference (ESPC) 2023, held in Amsterdam, was a treasure trove of information and innovation. In this blog, we explore key announcements and highlights shaping the future of technology and collaboration.
- SharePoint Embedded Launch
One of the most notable announcements was the public preview of SharePoint Embedded. This new approach to building custom content apps enables companies and independent software vendors (ISVs) to integrate management capabilities such as collaboration, security and compliance into any app, with content stored in an organization’s existing Microsoft 365 tenant. This includes new capabilities such as expanded Microsoft 365 security and compliance, Microsoft 365 collaboration, and Microsoft’s familiar content management capabilities.
- Applications and Partnerships
SharePoint Embedded is already being used by leading companies such as KPMG and Peppermint Technology, in partnership with Pinsent Masons, to transform their document management systems with AI-driven discovery and robust security measures.
- Flexible Platform for Various Sectors
Microsoft works with customers and ISVs worldwide to deliver a flexible platform that works across diverse industries and use cases, including financial services, legal, healthcare, IT and construction.
- Keynote Speakers and Sessions
Key speakers such as Jeff Teper, Karuana Gatimu, Dona Sarkar and Rafal Lukawiecki covered topics ranging from AI transforming work to high-performance organizations in the AI era.
- Diversity and Inclusion
There were sessions focused on diversity and inclusion, including conversations about leadership and meaningful connections, as well as mentoring.
- Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, OneDrive, and More
The conference offered sessions on creating an engaged and productive workforce with Microsoft Viva, managing content lifecycle with Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive, and introducing Microsoft SharePoint Premium.
- Power Platform and Azure
There were unveilings and discussions on new innovations in Dynamics 365 and Copilot, as well as sessions on Azure cost optimization strategies and advanced hunting strategies with Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel.
- Development and Extensibility
For developers, there were sessions on extending Microsoft 365 with open-source and community assets, and on building resilient Microsoft 365 apps with Microsoft Graph.
ESPC23 in Amsterdam was an event full of groundbreaking updates and insights that will shape the way we work and collaborate. The announcements and sessions highlighted Microsoft’s commitment to innovation and its ongoing efforts to make technology accessible and useful to a wide range of industries and needs.
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