Teams & SharePoint Just Married including “Full Drama Script and Recording” #MSIgnite #BetterTogether

With Bagpipe music and to much fanfare with hundreds of guests including witnesses from both product teams Teams and SharePoint were officially (unofficially) married. The better together story included united SharePoint and Baby OneDrive with Teams with acceptable connections with Flow, PowerApps. The InfoPath Zombie made an appearance and even bit Skype who realized he was next! We sent off the Infopath zombie with an a capella rendition of InfoPath the Pipes the Pipes are calling set to the traditional Danny Boy song.

Just Married!

Current best version of the live stream. Better versions coming:

We tried to do a full live stream which was captured by hundreds of devices, but was quite challenging to get the audio just right. So far the stream on my facebook live might be the best since the audio on our Teams broadcast didn’t work out so well. Maarten Visser is working on posting a quality stream from his cannon.

Here’s the full script. Thanks to those who participated and made this a reality. Thanks to the over 400 people who showed up and raised for a pint at #SharePint for the community and SharePoint and Teams.

Wedding Selfie with Bagpiper Pat

The SharePoint & Teams Wedding

The SharePoint & Teams Wedding Script written by Joel Oleson, Stacy Draper, and Joy Apple with inputs from various community friends.

Wedding party to gather Nov 3, 7:00pm at Millers Ale House (International Blvd) Wedding begins at 7:30pm sharp.  [Delayed by Seahawks overtime]

Preacher – Stacy Deere Strole InfoPath – Nick Bratotoli
Teams – Joel Oleson OneDrive – Alivia Love
SharePoint – Joy T Apple Whiteboard – Jonathan Weaver
Flow – Jon Levesque Maarten Visser – Community Reporter (and Stream)
PowerApps – April Dunham Skype –
Exchange – Ryan Love OneNote – Sharon Weaver
Sway – Shari Oswald John White – PowerBI
Other Products as Viewed

Bagpiper Pat – Plays traditional song for full wedding party then switches to “Here comes the bride”

Preacher – Walks up and take her place

Teams Entourage Walks out

OneDrive Flower Girl – Throws Stickers

SharePoint (the bride) Entourage

The bride then marches in a beautiful dress with veil holding flowers and/or stickers is followed by various Office 365 products…

The couple comes together on either side of the preacher facing each other.

PREACHER: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Products and Servers, Software and Services, SAAS, and PASS.  We are gathered here today at 7:30pm Eastern Standard time, to UNITE at #MSIgnite (say hastag) #SPTeamsWedding , broadcasting wide all across the world using Microsoft Teams Live Events. these two wonderful software products. #BetterTogether Would you now please take each other’s API’s…

Preacher: Wraps beads to unite the two API’s together.

FLOW & Skype: Start Crying & Moaning

Flow talking to Skype: I can’t believe this! WTF!  I’M SORRY I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING. (In a loud voice)

Flow to Everyone:  I thought we had something!  Seriously HOW MANY TIMES have we hooked up?  What the Hell!  Marriage???!!  I’m happy for you, but I’m worried things will change with this wedding.

SharePoint: Flow, Flow, Flow, calm down…  Please let me tell you we have had a lot of good times and your still in my inner loop.  But you’re in the FRIEND ZONE.  The connections we have are meaningful and I hope we can stay good friends.  You mean a lot to me.  Besides these are modern times we still have a lot of connections to make and actions to trigger.

TEAMS: FLOW, you’re my buddy.  Nothing will change.  Let’s stay connected.

Skype to Teams:  I know we broke up on Valentine’s Day that was 8 months ago!! People love me, they love you, but nobody can resist my voice. (Sing…)

Teams:  Skype you’ve had your time, its’ my time I’ve come along a way defeating Slack and all the haters.  Just remember the good times (interrupted by Zombie sounds).

Infopath in full Zombie: (Moaning and dragging his foot. Walks around the bar staring at people and saying… I know you love me.  Don’t let me go.)  BRAINS!  I’m NOT DEAD YET!  (As InfoPath approaches the wedding party, he approaches Skype and bites his arm. (Wound is pre-prepared that becomes exposed as Infopath bites). 

Skype: Yells and screams AHHHH exposing his wound.  I’m NEXT!  I knew it!  How much time do I have? 2021!?  Don’t Stop Loving me!  Why doesn’t someone do something about the InfoPath Zombie!  WHY IS HE STILL HERE!!

PowerApps: I know what needs to be done… Anyone seen Zombieland ya’ll!??

[Puts her hand in her pocket like she’s getting a gun, pulls out finger in the shape of a gun, and puts it up to the head of InfoPath and says]

BOOM!  Yells, FLOW Help me Out here.   

FLOW: Yep.  This one NEEDS a Double Tap. [PullsFinger Gun.]  Boom!  The two of them drag InfoPath Zombie out of the wedding.

Teams: I love it Flow and PowerApps you are the best.  We need to hang out more!

SharePoint: My hero! Flow and PowerApps you are welcome over anytime!

Bagpiper:  Teams & SharePoint Sing Danny Boy 1st verse & bagpiper plays 2nd verse

Preacher says: Join me in bowing your heads for a moment of silence for our good friend who we have shared good times and bad.  However, InfoPath we hope you stay dead so we can focus on letting Skype pass more peacefully and Flow & PowerApps can have their moment.  Let us begin… (Moment of Silence). Now back to the reason we are all here to unite Teams & SharePoint.  If there is any reason for these products NOT to be united Today NOW is the time to speak up or forever hold your peace.

Yammer:  SharePoint, you and I were made for each other!  You and I were meant to be together.

SharePoint: You had your chance.  You’re Outer Loop.  Get Outer Here!  It’s TEAMS I love and want to be with. Teams knows how to treat me and make me feel special.

Preacher: ANYONE ELSE?  (Play into the crowd)

Ok.  I see no reason NOT to Unite these SASS-Y products together.  Teams do you Take SharePoint to be your Storage, your Lists, your Files —- Exchange Interrupts! 

Exchange: STOP!!!  (Holds up OneDrive baby) What about OneDrive?

Teams looking at SharePoint:  Is this your child?  Why didn’t you tell me? 

SharePoint: I didn’t think it mattered. 

Teams: Ok.  It doesn’t matter. OneDrive is a beautiful baby we can all be one big happy family.

Preacher (continues with the Vows) Where did I leave off?  Files.  That’s right.  Do you take SharePoint and baby OneDrive for your files…? In bad times… low latency, Bugs, list scalability issues, and in outages?

Teams:  I DO!

Preacher:  And SharePoint, do you take Teams to be your Partner and Front End, as a hub and an Application Platform so long as both of you shall live until EOL (END OF LIFE) through licensing issues, and Health Checks.

SharePoint: I DO!

Preacher: BY the POWER of the Underwater Microsoft Datacenter.  I Announce you Teams and SharePoint.  Better Together… Forever or at least until End of Life and Zombie Life.

You may now officially be Better Together Forever if you both shall live.  (Crowd Cheers)

The Bag Pipes Blast a fun lively song. 

Teams and SharePoint dance the first dance, and the rest of the products follow… Scottish dancing, swinging, or whatever made up dancing happens in a circle.  Products may hold hands with kicking (improvise).

 Preacher:  Everyone raise a glass to SharePoint & Teams 

Preacher Toast:  Asks everyone to raise a glass and toasts SharePoint and Teams…  [community share their thoughts.]

SharePoint and Teams thank everyone for coming. Wedding cake is shared with everyone.

–End of Program–


Why Masks?

It isn’t about the people in the masks. This is about the products and their relationships.

Why isn’t the product group doing this?

They think they already are married. This is an opportunity for the community to help cement that in their minds. The announcements around list integration and UI SharePoint Framework and API work is only getting better. These products absolutely need to be thought of together in all architecture, application, and design sessions. The invite on the part of SharePoint to invite Teams to join them at #SPC really is significant. Joining forces… Personally any see SharePoint person who isn’t ramping up super quick on Teams is going to be left behind. This is a serious wake up call for anyone working on SharePoint. This is not about UC. This is about Collaboration and Application and Platform development for Office 365. It’s BIG! Wake up! Learn Teams!! #BetterTogether

I don’t get it. Why have a wedding for products?

It’s about the community. It’s an important time in history for SharePoint and Teams. This is an opportunity to explore the relationship between Teams, SharePoint, Flow, PowerApps, Skype, and more. Personifying the products in this way provides a narrative for the interactivity of a…

Teams – at the heart of big families of products that is the center of attention with strong relationships with all of the products especially SharePoint, Flow, PowerApps, OneDrive, Whiteboard, Stream, Planner, Project and so on…

SharePoint – a product that has been the darling of Office 365 for a long time, and will be taking a slightly different role, but not going away. It’s playing the role of storage for lists, libraries, and content management.

InfoPath zombie – a product that just won’t die

Skype for Biz who gets bit – a product that sees the end of life coming

Yammer – a product that’s had it’s moment with SharePoint and will again rise with Teams

OneDrive – a darling baby of a product that has a special relationship to SharePoint and Teams

Did one person do all this?

No we had a dozen different roles and people working behind the scenes to make this work. This was a true community effort!

Wedding Cake & Sponsors: ASPE & Crush Networks #SharePint drink sponsors, Joel 365 for Bagpiper, script writing, directing & Focal Point Solutions for Cake, Stickers, and Wedding Planning Organizers. Special thanks to Suzzie for help on decorations!

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