In times like these, it’s important to think about how you can help the ones in immediate need within your community and at large. The obvious solution might be to volunteer to help out those in need with your time, resources and skills. Therefore, I was immensely delighted to see that Hack the Crisis, which takes place this coming weekend (March 20-22), is taking tangible steps and actions to help businesses and the communities. Through… Read More »I’m supporting the Hack the Crisis virtual hackathon
A quick note that I’m happy to be a co-host for an upcoming webinar on Azure Governance – insights and reflections together with Stephane Lapointe from ShareGate. The webinar takes place Tuesday, March 31, at noon (EDT). You can sign up here. I might be quite chatty, but we promise to keep this to an hour! Jussi RoineI work at Microsoft as Azure Developer Audience Lead. I’m a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional & Microsoft… Read More »Upcoming webinar: Azure Governance – insights and reflections
While I’m being busy building my new home office setup, recording podcasts, working at Microsoft, studying at school and deciding which porridge to cook for the family in the morning, I’ve had some time to push forward a few interesting projects on the side. Here’s an update! Azure Fest (NL) I’m honored to speak at Azure Fest in the Netherlands on May 28. My talk will obviously be Azure related, but as there are still… Read More »A few quick updates – and everything is awesome!
As part of my work at Microsoft, I support and help local communities that revolve and evolve around technologies I have a passion for. This includes platforms such as Microsoft Azure, but also general topics such as serverless, AI and coding. While I’m ramping up on my role – and believe me, there’s plenty to digest and ingest – I wanted to share interesting events and meetups from local communities and user groups in Finland,… Read More »Interesting events and meetups in Finland for January and February
We’re nearing the end of the decade, and it’s time for the last major event of the year – the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference! This year it will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. I’ve worked during the year together with the event organizers as part of the content team, and I’m very happy about how the programme turned out! You can see the final version of the sessions, speakers and keynotes… Read More »See you next week at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Prague!
Microsoft Ignite 2019 has wrapped up, and everyone’s gone home. Including me. I was in Orlando, FL from late Saturday to late Friday, and landed back in Helsinki Saturday afternoon. I dislike jetlag, but I’m quite OK with it nowadays. The week was so busy, that I slept through all flights on my way home; that’s what tired means. I spent most of my time in meetings, at the expo, and attending ad hoc hallway… Read More »Back home from Ignite 2019!
I’m writing this from Dubai, where I’m spending a week with the family to get that much-needed sun. This year I’m trying out something different — instead of decompressing after Microsoft Ignite, I’ll try to relax before the big event. We’ll see how that works out. I’ve spent some time by the pool to polish the slides for my two sessions at Ignite: THR2011 Building a connected summer cabin using Azure IoT Hub and AI… Read More »On my way to Microsoft Ignite 2019
Today I was on stage with my good friend Maarten Eekels to deliver a keynote together. We were invited to deliver the keynote for SharePoint Saturday Brussels a few months ago, and we took this opportunity with enthusiasm as you never have too many opportunities to co-present with someone you respect. First things first – you can view our slides here: The goal of our keynote was to showcase, demo and present what’s possible today… Read More »Insights on planning, crafting, delivering and enjoying a keynote
TechDays Finland 2020 will be held in Helsinki next year, March 5 to 6 (Thu-Fri). The Call for Speakers just opened about 45 minutes ago, and you can submit your session proposals here. We’re using Sessionize, so if you already have existing sessions listed, it’s very easy to submit them. But perhaps take a few minutes to update your submission details, if you haven’t done that recently. We are expecting about 1000 attendees, and through… Read More »TechDays Finland 2020 Call for Speakers is open – and you need to submit today!
We had our fourth annual SharePoint Saturday Helsinki event this past Saturday. Weather was great, and overall the event was a huge success! If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a global event where different cities organize a free event on a Saturday of their choosing, with often tens of breakout sessions and networking opportunities. You can read more about the SharePoint Saturday concept here, and also see the upcoming events around the world.… Read More »Passing the torch: New leadership for SharePoint Saturday Helsinki
I’m overly happy and proud that I was selected as a speaker for the upcoming Microsoft Ignite 2019 event this November! The event takes place November 4-8 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. It’s going to be a massive event with over 1,000 sessions. This is my third time speaking at Ignite, and each time I’ve enjoyed the experience very much. It’s hectic, massive and memorable each year. I will be presenting… Read More »I’m speaking at Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando this November!
For the fourth time, SharePoint Saturday HELsinki 2019 will be held on September 28. This is a free event, organized by myself and my fellow MVP Jussi Mori. We’ve got a stellar lineup of speakers: You can view details for the event here, and get your free ticket here. See you in September! Jussi RoineI work at Microsoft as Azure Developer Audience Lead. I’m a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional & Microsoft Regional Director. Based… Read More »SharePoint Saturday HELsinki 2019 tickets are now available!
Microsoft Inspire (formerly Worldwide Partner Conference, or WPC) was held in Las Vegas in mid-July. I didn’t attend, as the event overlaps heavily with the Finnish summer holiday season, where Finland practically shuts down between midsummer’s eve (late June) to early August. Thankfully Microsoft is doing a tremendous job in sharing the news and announcements that were made during Inspire. It’s also the start of Microsoft’s new fiscal year; thus, it’s an optimal time for… Read More »Thoughts from Microsoft Inspire 2019 announcements
June 23rd: Updates: This post was updated with community comments and additional ideas on – see the end of the post for the changes. I decided early last year I would focus a bit more energy and effort for speaking at conferences and events than I normally do. I’ve been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2003, so there has been plenty of speaking opportunities in classrooms and for slightly larger audiences. I wanted to have… Read More »My checklist for speaking at conferences and events
I was honored and privileged to be chosen as a speaker for SharePoint Saturday Paris 2016. The event was held this past weekend, 28th of May at the Montparnasse Tower. My trip started as usual from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland. I normally fly Finnair, and after a few years of collecting the elusive flyer’s miles I am finally able to get free coffee in the lounge. I’m not fully certain if this is the… Read More »Thank you, SharePoint Saturday Paris 2016!