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Gli speaker di CollabDays Italy 2023

Sale l’attesa per il ritorno di CollabDays in Italia, il 20 maggio 2023 a Milano.

CollabDays è la più importante conferenza community, dedicata al mondo della collaboration Microsoft, sorta sulle ceneri dei vecchi SharePoint Saturdays.

Gli speaker coinvolti nell’edizione italiana proverranno da ben nove nazioni, sparse su due continenti.

Il board dell’evento, coordinato da Paolo Pialorsi, o completato da Fabio Franzini, Emanuele Bartolesi, Igor Macori e Nicola Marchi.

Se non vi siete ancora iscritti… correte a farlo subito!

L’iscrizione è gratuita, grazie al contributo degli sponsor ed al lavoro volontario di speaker ed organizzatori.

Oltre che un’imperdibile occasione di aggiornamento e formazione sarà anche un bel momento di socializzazione e networking: immancabile la SharePint conclusiva.

Ma ecco la speakers lineup completa, rigorosamente in ordine alfabetico:

  • Albert-Jan Schot, Netherlands
    As a senior cloud architect Albert-Jan Schot enjoys stepping up to the challenge of designing, developing and building innovative cloud solutions. He is a valuable source of knowledge for his colleagues, customers and the worldwide Microsoft-community. With his no-nonsense and can-do mentality he brings a unique combination of in-depth hands-on experience and consultancy skills on all levels to any team. As a CTO within Albert-Jan is responsible for the technical vision and strategy within the low-code practice.
  • Bill Ayers, United Kingdom
    Dr Bill Ayers is a consultant developer and solution architect who has been working with computers for over 30 years. He originally earned his PhD in applications of computers in engineering before specialising in collaboration with SharePoint and more recently Microsoft 365 and Azure. He also specialises in mobile development and agile software development practices. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and Charter MCSM for SharePoint, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Office Development MVP. He has also taken over forty Microsoft certifications and is a CompTIA CTT+ certified classroom trainer. He speaks regularly at international conferences and user groups and is based in Sheffield, UK.
  • Emanuele Bartolesi, Switzerland
    Emanuele is a Microsoft 365 Architect, passionate about frontend technologies and everything related to the cloud, especially Microsoft Azure. He is currently living in Zurich and actively participating in local and international community activities and events. Emanuele shares his love for technology through his blog He has also became a Twitch Affiliate as a live coder and you can follow him at to write some code with him. Since 2014 Emanuele is a Microsoft MVP in the Developer Technologies category and since 2022 he is a GitHub Star.
  • Eric Shupps, United States of America
    Eric Shupps is the founder and President of Apptigent, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software solutions. Eric has worked in th eindustry for more than 30 years, primarily focused on Microsoft software and services, as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He co-hosts the Community CloudCast, has authored numerous technology articles, speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world, and publishes a popular blog at
  • Federico Porceddu, Italy
    Federico is M365 Development MVP, SharePoint and Microsoft 365 Technical Architect and Microsoft 365 certified. He works @AvanadeItaly as a technical leader and technical architect, specialized in enterprise solutions, with extensive experience working on Microsoft and Open Source Technologies. Blogger, coffee taster and trekking lover, he is also Career Advisor for his team (Modern Workplace area). He is a contributor to Microsoft 365 Patterns and Practices (PnP) community.
  • Luise Freese, Germany
    Microsoft MVP, Microsoft 365 Consultant, Power Platform Developer. Luise helps customers around the globe to improve their business processes and to get rid of everything that only keeps them busy without adding value in a meaningful way. She is a member of the M365 PnP team and supports developers in extending Microsoft 365. She loves all things community, open-source, stickers, and the number 42.
  • Maarten Eekels, Netherlands
    Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels) is Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and CTO of Rapid Circle, one of the larger Microsoft Cloud implementation partners in the Netherlands. Maarten is an experienced Microsoft Cloud and Security advocate and already since 2003 he is involved in implementing Microsoft technologies. Besides that, Maarten is mentoring start-ups and helping founders and leaders break through glass ceilings for growing their business and helping avoid certain pitfalls. Also, Maarten is a regular speaker on both national and international events, like conferences, community events and user group meetings. In his personal life, Maarten is a passionate cyclist and certified wine sommelier.
  • Paolo Pialorsi, Italy
    Solution architect, trainer, and author who specializes in architecting, designing, and developing Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure-based enterprise solutions. Works in a company of his own that he founded in 1999 ( Has a great deal of experience on Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams, and security from a developer point of view. Is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Charter SharePoint, as well as a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps & Services. He is also a regular speaker at international IT conferences. He spoke at Microsoft TechEd Europe, the European SharePoint Conference, the SharePoint Conference in the USA, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Inspire, and many other IT conferences worldwide. Author for Microsoft Press of 8 books about Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Graph and Azure Active Directory, and Microsoft 365. Also wrote 3 Italian-language books about .NET, XML and Web Services. Since January 2015, Paolo is a proud member of Microsoft 365 PnP (
  • Thomas Vochten, Belgium
    I am a technology evangelist helping companies to implement Microsoft cloud technologies such as Microsoft 365, and Azure. As Microsoft MVP, I also travel the world to speak at events, conferences, and user groups to talk about technology and to make sure people do not make the same expensive mistakes that I made.
  • Angelo Gulisano, Italy
    I’m Angelo Gulisano, I work as responsible of group who build solutions based on Power Platform, SharePoint and Microsoft 365. I’m MS Certificed and MCT. I write tech article on my Blog , I participated as a speaker at Power Platform bootcamp and WPC (The most big conference in Italy for MS Technologies). I’m PnP Contributor also.
  • Fabio Franzini, Italy
    I’m the Founder and CEO of Apvee Solutions, Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and Office Development categories and 12th of Top 25 SharePoint Influencers in Europe for 2018. I’m passionate about web and I constantly use the latest technologies because I believe that innovation is the real added value in everything we create and offer. I’m working daily with Microsoft Partners and variuos customers to developing solutions that help the adoption of the Microsoft 365 and Power Platform.
  • Giuliano De Luca, Germany
    Giuliano is an enterprise architect Microsoft MVP, passionate and lover of his job, he is a specialist in Microsoft technologies like Microsoft 365 and Azure. During his career has achieved several Microsoft certifications he is also a blogger and international speaker.
  • Marco Rocca, Italy
    I’m a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Modern Workplace and deals mainly (but not only …) with SharePoint, a product that has been with him for 10 years and has experienced the birth and growth of all the latest versions. Today, however, collaboration is not just SharePoint, but all Office 365 applications that are helping to revolutionize the way we work. Although “writing code” is still one of its passions, today it supports customers in the migration of products on the cloud to the cloud world. In the last period I’m focusing on Power Platform and Teams. In the last years I have participated in several conferences as a speaker among which WPC Milan, PowerPlatform World Tour, SharePoint Saturday, Scottish Summit, Collabdays and European Collaboration Summit.
  • Martin Laplante, Canada
    Martin Laplante is CEO of PointFire, a firm that builds SharePoint products. Martin applies his background in computational linguistics and document management R&D to SharePoint projects. He has worked on Internet document applications since the late 1980s and on Web-based collaboration systems since 1995. After a period spent working in bikinis (intelligent software that helps women choose the high-quality, two-piece swimsuit that is right for them) he returned to working on collaboration across language barriers, focusing on SharePoint. Martin has a PhD in Theoretical Quantum Chemistry.
  • Paulien Buskens, Belgium
    After earning my college degree for Web Development and UX I started working for Ventigrate as a M365 consultant. My focus is mostly on the development of Web Parts, Power Apps and Power Automate. For the creation of Web Parts I work with SPFx, custom API’s, azure, webjobs,… In the Power Platform I have created small Power Apps and Simple Power Automates but also Power Apps and Power Automates that are used globally in companies.
  • Rick Van Rousselt, Belgium
    Rick is a consultant, speaker and author living in Belgium. He’s been working with SharePoint since 2007 and made the transition to Office 365 and Azure. His main focus is development, but as you all know… working with SharePoint, Microsoft 365 and Azure will require you to understand a bit from everything. He’s a managing partner @Advantive Belgium and you can connect with him on various platforms ( If Rick is not online he’s spending time with his family or visiting a community event.
  • Rodrigo Pinto, Portugal
    With more than 20 years of experience in Software Engineering & Architecture, Rodrigo Pinto is a Enterprise Architect, Office Apps and Services MVP, Specialist & Evangelist at Storm Technology . Responsible for the Modern Workplace area, he tends to use innovation in creating new solutions and development strategies. Speaker since 2009, he delivers regular sessions at Microsoft Events: Techdays, RoadtoSharePoint, Lightup SharePoint, Microsoft RoadShow, SharePoint Connections, SP24, European SharePoint Conference, CollabSummit, Microsoft TechRefresh, MVP ShowCase, SQL Saturday, Azure Boot Camps, User Group Meetings and online events. He started the SharePoint Portuguese User Group and loves the idea By and For the Community.

Si consolida la leadership Microsoft per la Business Intelligence

Gartner ha recentemente pubblicato i nuovi “magic quadrant” sulle piattaforme per la Business Intelligence.

Nel quadrante in alto a destra si distanzia Microsoft, grazie al successo di Power BI ma non solo, considerando nel suo insieme la Data and AI Platform.

Queste le motivazioni per il titolo conquistato:

  1. Power BI Insights, Office 365 productivity—integrated into Excel and Microsoft Teams.
  2. Connect to data anywhere with hundreds of built-in connectors with Power Query.
  3. Quickly build systems of intelligence with Power BI + Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics.
  4. Go from insight to action with Microsoft Power Platform.
  5. Only BI product with built in Data Loss Prevention through Microsoft Information Protection and Microsoft Cloud App security.
  6. Industry leading AI to help you find answers fast.
  7. Best in class mobile experiences with Power BI Mobile.
  8. Cloud maturity—rely on one of the largest and fastest growing BI clouds.
  9. Rapid, user driven innovation—new features released weekly based user feedback.
  10. Economics to drive a data culture with access for everyone.

L’avvento di Microsoft Viva

Questa è stata la settimana di Microsoft Viva.
A partire dall’annuncio di Satya Nadella, il tam-tam dei blog e delle communities, amplificato da un ottimo lavoro di press room orchestrato da Redmond, per tutta la settimana non si è quasi parlato d’altro.

In certi momenti, partecipando a riunioni con colleghi e clienti, Microsoft Viva ha giocato il ruolo dell’ice breaker, agendo più efficacemente delle chiacchiere sul meteo (neve e gelo in arrivo) e del toto-ministri del nuovo governo Draghi.

Tra i commenti non sono anche mancate le opinioni più scettiche: come quelli che sono convinti che Viva sia un po’ una “minestra riscaldata”, riproponendo -come novità- alcune componenti e tecnologie che in realtà esistevano già.

Non sono personalmente del tutto d’accordo, e senza dubbio occorre riconoscere a Microsoft la capacità di comunicare un’idea, un concetto che copre un’esigenza, andando così a riempire uno spazio.

Lo spazio è quello dell’Employee Experience Platform (EXP), combinando una serie di “moduli”, alcuni dei quali inclusi nelle sottoscrizioni di Office 365, ed altri con la previsione di un extra costo legato ad add-on di sottoscrizione.

Ma vediamo di esplorare quali sono i componenti che compongono Microsoft Viva.

Viva Connections

Introduce, all’interno di Microsoft Teams, un singolo punto di accesso a supporto dell’employee engagement e della comunicazione interna.

Viva Connections fornisce all’utente un feed e una dashboard personalizzabili, facilitando l’accesso a risorse provenienti dalle diverse anime del Digital Workplace.

Per approfondire.

Viva Insights

Viva Insight abilita al lavoro smart, indicando al dipendente una serie di obiettivi da raggiungere per diventare più virtuosi nel proprio life balance.

Gli insights sono basati su dati aggregati e raccolti dai diversi strumenti della piattaforma Microsoft 365, offrendo una serie di indicatori volti a migliorare la produttività ed il benessere.

Per chi conosce il tool MyAnalytics sa già bene di cosa stiamo parlando.

Per approfondire.

Viva Learning

Viva Learning aiuta gli utenti ad imparare il lavoro di tutti i giorni e ad assorbire la cultura aziendale attraverso percorsi formali ed informali.

Fornisce risposte ai bisogni operativi, condensando in un unico punto di accesso i contenuti formati ed informativi, integrandosi con le principali piattaforme di e-learning e di skills management (es. Cornerstone, Saba, SAP SuccessFactors, Skillsoft, Coursera, edX).

Per approfondire.

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Viva Topics

Propone una serie di apps per Microsoft Teams, offrendo soluzioni per accedere ai contenuti ed alle funzionalità di tutti i giorni all’interno degli strumenti dell’organizzazione.

Viva Topics sfrutterà le capacità dell’intelligenza artificiale (AI) per offrire dati e risorse utili e pertinenti per l’utente, suggerendo documenti e strumenti che hanno a che fare con il lavoro del dipendente, con i suoi progetti processi, prodotti e clienti.

Per approfondire.

Novità per supportare le migrazioni di contenuto verso Microsoft 365

Segnalo questo video, dove vengono presentate le principali novità per supportare la migrazione di contenuto verso Microsoft 365.

Le tipologie di sorgenti sono tre:

  • Migrazione da sorgenti “legacy”, come da cartelle condivise di File Server
  • Migrazione da versioni on-premises di SharePoint
  • Migrazione da sistemi concorrenti (Box, Dropbox e G Suite)

Di fatto si parla del servizio Mover, acquisito da Microsoft lo scorso anno ed ora in via di integrazione nell’interfaccia amministrativa di Microsoft 365, così come raccontavo qualche tempo fa.

Si vanno così ad arricchire gli strumenti di migrazione del contenuto integrati in Microsoft 365, che si affiancano ai numerosi tool di migrazione prodotti da terze parti (Sharegate, Quest/Metalogix, AvePoint, …).

Verso il ritiro le certificazioni Microsoft MCSA, MCSD ed MCSE

Alcune delle certificazioni tecniche più diffuse e popolari, mi riferisco a Microsoft MCSA, MCSD e MCSE, saranno ritirate a breve (30/06/2020).

Per chi è in attualmente possesso di questi titoli di certificazione, nessun timore, perché i titoli resteranno presenti sul proprio transcript di certificazione, per almeno un paio d’anni (puoi risulteranno come “inactive”).

Tutto questo per fare spazio alle nuove certificazioni Microsoft di tipo “role based”.

Parlo di una rosa di ben 34 nuove certificazioni Microsoft (destinate a salire), incentrate sui temi Azure, Modern Workplace e Business Applications (Dynamics e Power Platform).

Ma come aggiornare le vecchie certificazioni possedute?

Percorsi di transizione suggeriti, dalle vecchie alle nuove certificazioni

Per chi possiede il titolo di MCSE Productivity, come ad esempio il sottoscritto, Microsoft suggerisce la transizione verso le nuove certificazioni role-base:

Per poi magari “spiccare il volo” verso la certificazione a “tre stellette”:

Sono nati i CollabDays!

La community internazionale delle Office 365 e SharePoint Communities, a cui aderisce anche la nostra community italiana, ha lanciato la nuova piattaforma online a supporto degli eventi tecnici e formativi rivolti alla community degli esperti e degli utilizzatori di Microsoft 365 ed Azure.


CollabDays è il nuovo brand, e corrisponde ad un portale e offre il nome per il nuovo format di eventi in presenza.

Noi italiani saremo tra i primi (una volta tanto!), ed è stato annunciato anche CollabDays Milan 2020, il 4 e 5 giugno 2020.

Milan 2020

CollabDays Milan 2020 sarà un “doppio evento”, con il primo giorno strutturato in workshop paralleli della durata dell’intera giornata, che avranno anche l’obiettivo di contribuire a sostenere economicamente l’evento della seconda giornata, aperto a tutti e strutturato secondo il format della conferenza multi-track.

Nelle prossime settimane saranno pubblicati ulteriori dettagli, sia sui contenuti che sulla formula dell’iniziativa, che ovviamente sulla location.

Ricordo anche, se fai parte di un’azienda, che esiste la possibilità di sostenere la community, tramite sponsorizzazione.

Creare nuovi account basati su Template in Office 365

Microsoft ha recentemente rilasciato (come previsto dalla roadmap ID 54434) la possibilità di creare nuovi account utente basati su modello.

In questo modo è possibile creare efficientemente nuovi account su Office 365 in grado di “ereditare” una serie di impostazioni dal template, evitando di perdere tempo ad assegnare gli account a gruppi, a configurarne le licenze assegnate ed altre numerose impostazioni.

Il rollout della nuova funzionalità è iniziato il 23 agosto 2019, e partirà come sempre dai tenant Office 365 con attivate le funzionalità di release in Preview.