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Enjoyed Thrive conference 2023

Imagine immersing yourself in the scenic landscapes of Slovenia, surrounded by the lush greenery and mesmerizing beauty of the village of Lipica, near the border with Italy. Now imagine standing on a stage and speaking about your favorite cloud technologies at one of the most beautiful conferences in the world. This is reality at the Thrive conference in Slovenia!


The Thrive conference, which has been held annually for 12 years, has become the top conference in Slovenia and the surrounding area with renowned speakers and industry experts on Microsoft cloud technologies. The event creates an intimate environment full of knowledge sharing and conversation. In 2023, the event took place in beautiful Lipica, in the municipality of Sežana, right on the border with Italy from May 30th to May 31st. Lipica is one of the main tourist centers of Slovenia's Karst region and it is known for the Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the Lipizzan horse. At Thrive conf we had the opportunity to witness the release of the mares to pasture, which was a great experience.


In addition to many colleagues from the Microsoft community, we had the pleasure of delivering the following sessions (besides many other great sessions, see the agenda).

  • Use Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages and take action in Microsoft 365 (Toni Pohl) about options and capabilities of adaptive cards and how they can enhance daily routines to speed up business processes in Outlook and Teams
  • Secure and manage your Enterprise applications with Microsoft Azure (Martina Grom, Toni Pohl) how to secure and manage Enterprise applications, what you can do to get secure access to them and how to stay secure and still have happy users.
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform (Martina Grom, Toni Pohl) how to implement Viva Connections with samples of using Adaptive Cards from no code to code to solve business requirements for (mobile) users.
  • Ask the expert - Developers (Christian Nagel, Bill Ayers, Dino Esposito, Rodrigo Pinto, Toni Pohl) discussion with developers about software solutions.
  • Ask the expert - IT Pro (Martina Grom, Siegfried Jagott, Michael Noel, Mustafa Toroman, Dejan Sarka, Robi Vončina) discussion with IT-Pro´s.

It was great being part of Thrive conference 2023!


Thanks to Branka Slinkar and the team of Kompas Xnet for this wounderful conference and the great speakers experiences in beautiful Slovenia!


We look forward to the Thrive conference in 2024!