Sooooo many candles. Inhale, deep breath… SharePoint – make your wish a good one.
Time flies when you’re powering productivity. And the young feels flow with the vibrancy of a community energizing you month-over-month, year-over-year, decade-after-decade.
Soak it all in below: this multi-media blog brings a special sizzle video to celebrate all that SharePoint is at 20, a unique episode of The Intrazone interviewing several of SharePoint’s original engineers, and some fun singing and singalong gems for the community at large. Quite a tech journey – none of which would be possible with the collective people that nurtured, critiqued, used, pushed and pulled SharePoint in and beyond the enterprise over these last 20 years.
Visit SharePoint’s 20th Birthday Party! page. Join in the fun all day (Saturday, March 27th, 2021), with 2D and 3D options. Stories, videos, and prizes await across all time zones –Jeff Teper (CVP Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive engineering) kicking it all off at 9:00AM PDT – sharing his own stories, fun videos, and a catchy community singalong. What follows is a day designed for everyone – a day to celebrate amazing people and technology across the community.
The Intrazone: “SharePoint: 20 years young”
Reminisce along with the “SharePoint: 20 years young” podcast episode of The Intrazone. You’ll hear from some of the people that built SharePoint and shaped it into what it is today. SharePoint’s own captain, Jeff Teper, takes us back to the days before SharePoint had a name: Project Tahoe. And then navigate the years with some of the earliest members of the engineering team as your audible historians: Lauren Antonoff who led program management in the early connections to Office, Rob Lefferts who helped define document management, Adam Harmetz who rooted much of its ECM foundation, Bjørn Olstad who joined Microsoft as part of the FAST acquisition and now leads our Microsoft Search efforts, and community leaders Adis Jugo and Spencer Harbar – the duo behind SharePoint’s 20th Birthday Party event and longtime SharePoint consultants. Loads of fun in their stories, favorite moments, plus some special audible timeline tidbits with a song or two to round it all out.
Hosts and guests
The history of SharePoint timeline – Visio diagram and list of key milestones
Additional date contextual list of the what and when for SharePoint growth across versions, acquisitions and product/services spinoffs:
Bonus fun you can sing along with
Jeff Teper's, Beatles-inspired, "SharePoint at 20" birthday singalong:
"Happy Birthday, SharePoint" sung by 100s of SharePoint engineers via Teams:
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And now, if you made it this far – some old links that take you down the passage of SharePoint time:
Plus a few archival image gems:
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