2016 in rewind

Wow! What a year this has been! We’ve had so many things going on that it’s just overwhelming.

Long story short, our team got bigger with a few new and enthusiastic members. We travelled a lot to various conferences, organized team-building sessions, held summer internships, and even managed to squeeze in some hard work. Of course, all that hard work paid off and our new tool, SQLDocKit, is going really well; we keep upgrading it and adding new features.

We would also like to mention SPDocKit Pulse, which is a new tool we released in December. It detects all SharePoint farms and servers in a domain. Developing SPDocKit Pulse paved the way for solutions for detecting SharePoint farms. And here’s an awesome fact—we built it entirely on the Electron js.

Team building and remoting work

Acceleratio is known to travel a lot, from various conferences and workshops to team-building trips. However, this year was special and we had the chance to work on different assignments and projects remotely while enjoying ourselves in Split.

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We visited the oldest town in Croatia, which is on the island of Vis, for the team-building activities. By organizing our traditional summer team building on Vis and touring around some of the island’s most gorgeous beaches, our team had time to relax and enjoy the warm September weekend. The island of Vis holds a true gem, since its Stiniva beach has been declared the most beautiful beach in all of Europe. Apart from sightseeing, we went on a military tour of the entire island, finishing the evening with a nice traditional Dalmatian dinner.

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Conferences we visited

Since the summer, our team members have attended various conferences. The first one was the 6th Belgian SharePoint Saturday in Brussels held on October 15. The topics were, as expected, on a variety of SharePoint-oriented subjects.

Afterwards, our marketing team went to Ostrava, Czech Republic, to attend the Marketing Festival from October 20 till 22. This year’s lectures focused on digital marketing, the future of data science in relation to SEO strategies, and content challenges. Our QA team spent four days in Stockholm, Sweden, visiting the EuroSTAR Software Testing conference, where they learned all about test management, agile, and software reliability.

The European SharePoint Conference, this year held in Vienna, was the most fun since it is Europe’s biggest SharePoint and Office 365 event. It hosted leading speakers with interesting case studies and innovative solutions. One of the speakers was our CEO and Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP, Toni Frankola. Toni talked about IT Pro best practices for managing SharePoint farms, and how to prepare an environment for SharePoint 2016.

We also had our eyes and ears at the DEVIntersection in Haarlem in the Netherlands, held from November 14. “The novelties in C# 7” was a lecture worth mentioning among others. It discussed, for instance, debugging, Azure software security, and solutions on how to enhance your development workflow.

This year Rome was the center of the E2EVC Virtualization Conference, held from November 18. The conference is, in fact, a series of worldwide non-commercial virtualization community events with the goal of exchanging knowledge and establishing new connections.

Last but not the least was the SharePoint Saturday event in Geneva on December 3. It gathered SharePoint administrators, developers, software architects, and end users from all over Europe. The sessions covered a whole array of new SharePoint-related discussions.

Join Us!

That’s all for now as far as this year is concerned. For next year, we have a New Year’s resolution—to accomplish even more and outdo ourselves in software development, as well as to offer more chances for new people to join our team and our journey in the IT world.

If you would like to be a part of our fabulous Acceleratio team, be sure to check our job postings!

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