MicrosoftMicrosoft EventsWhat is South Coast Summit and Who Should Attend?

Sydney Chamberlain3 months ago4 min

South Coast Summit

South Coast Summit is a community-organized Microsoft conference featuring 120 sessions with over 1,400 attendees. Dynamic Consultants Group is proud to be sponsoring the South Coast Summit, with the DCG team holding speaking engagements covering Dynamics 365 and giving away technology at the DCG booth.

If you are in the user community for any of Microsoft’s countless business applications, this event is a must-see in 2021.

Why Should I Attend South Coast Summit?

This technology conference is designed for a variety of professionals, ranging from developers and implementers to technical experts, sales teams, executive/owner representatives, partners, ISVs, MVPs, and Microsoft employees from the United Kingdom and beyond.

During the summit, you will learn how to boost business with the likes of Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365. You’ll also receive cutting-edge training in the form of workshops and focused session tracks, which span the entirety of the Microsoft platform.

If you’ve attended or thought about attending Microsoft events in the past, like Future Decoded, South Coast Summit will prove to be time well-spent. Over 1,400 attendees, 80 speakers, and 35 sponsors give rise to countless networking opportunities.

Admission is free for every attendee and includes breakfast, lunch, tea, and coffee. You’ll also enjoy free giveaways, like the technology giveaways from sponsors like Dynamic Consultants Group and countless others.

What's Planned for The Event?

The conference will discuss Business Applications, Modern Workplace, and Azure, leaving nothing out of the discussion. Session tracks span the entire Microsoft platform, covering:

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity
  • Adoption & Change Management
  • Collaboration and Productivity
  • Data and AI
  • Development and Extensibility
  • Dynamics 365
  • Meetings, Calling, and Devices
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Power Platform
  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Security and Compliance

The sheer variety of sessions planned for the summit means there will be something for everyone. The summit will prove to be a truly engaging and informative event, no matter your background or position.

How Will My Business Benefit?

This free conference is one of the most high-value opportunities you’ll come across all year long. South Coast Summit will follow a similar structure to other Microsoft events, with a large exhibition hall, Microsoft partners, and sessions delivered by Microsoft UK, Microsoft MVPs, and UK Gold Partners.

Presentations are scheduled to run for 40 minutes while theatre sessions will run for 20 minutes, all of which will be led by top MVPs and experts in Azure, Dynamic 365, and Microsoft 365 products. You can also jump into several workshops led by MVPs, allowing you to get hands-on with the latest technology and master new skills.

During the summit, you even have the unique and powerful opportunity to get help directly from Microsoft’s UK team. Many of Microsoft’s own professionals will be on-site to assist businesses, IT professionals, and other attendees who have questions need help optimizing their use of Microsoft solutions.

How To Register for South Coast Summit

The South Coast Summit is scheduled for October 16th, 2021 and is set to take place at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It’s one of the few in-person conferences to be held this year and it’s the UK’s single largest free conference addressing Microsoft Cloud Technology.

Pre-Summit Workshops

Pre-summit workshops open on the 15th of October. These workshops will last the entire day and cover: Azure; Data and AI; PnP Sharing is Caring Workshop; Robotic Process Automation; Security and Compliance; Teams Apps and Extensibility; and Viva, Microsoft’s Employee Experience Platform.

Event Schedule

The summit begins early with the registration desk opening at 7 AM. The Welcome Breakfast lasts until almost 9 AM, and then the Keynote Session on Microsoft 365 and Azure begins in the Exhibition Hall. Breakout sessions and theatre sessions begin shortly thereafter.

There will be a total of 63 breakout sessions lasting 40 minutes each and presented in nine conference rooms, each with a capacity of 40 to 150 people. There will also be 42 theatre sessions, lasting 20 minutes each, and presented from three stages in the exhibition hall.

At 17:30, after the breakout sessions and theatre sessions end, you’ll find a sponsored networking area in the Arlott Atrium, giving you the chance to speak with sponsors, speakers, and other attendees. The last activity begins at 19:00 with the Pub Quiz, hosted by Andrew Bibby.

Register for South Coast Summit

Any IT professional should be excited to attend South Coast Summit being that it’s one of the biggest Microsoft conferences and networking opportunities of the year. Registration for the event opens on the 16th of May and you must reserve your spot in advance. You can find additional details at the official website of South Coast Summit.

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