Patrick Guimonet

Patrick Guimonet

Founder and owner Abalon, Office Apps and Services MVP

Patrick has 20+ years of experience as an Enterprise Solutions Architect. He has a successful track record of technical expertise for Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle RDBMS. He is a former Microsoft employee in France. He now works for his own company Abalon, created in 2011. Abalon is dedicated to supporting customers on getting real business benefits with Microsoft collaborative platform.

He was speaker and organizer of 100+ SharePoint and Office 365 events like SharePoint Saturdays Paris, Monaco, Dubai, Netherlands, Barcelona, Helsinki, ..., European SharePoint Conference, European Collaboration Summit, MS TechDays Paris...
He has spoken on the 5 continents. More details here:

He leads aOS Community. More details here: (company) (Power BI events) (aOS Community) (Microsoft MVP Public Profile)

Current sessions

Cyber-sécurité Office 365 : par où commencer ?

Dans cette session nous allons évoquer les grands principes de la sécurité avec Office 365 et les axes d'approche d'une démarche de protection et de sécurisation globale.

Office 365 Cybersecurity: where to start?

In this session, we will state security principles around Office 365 and how to pragmatically launch a global approach for securing the whole platform.

Securing Office 365 with Microsoft 365 like a pro!

In this session, we will state security principles around Office 365 and how to pragmatically launch a global approach for securing the whole platform.

Surfing Office 365 Waves: an Office 365 Roadmap Analysis with Power BI

Let's review in this session what are past, current and future technological waves in Office 365 and how we can better understand Microsoft directions based on an Office 365 roadmap analysis with Power BI.

Integrate Power Platform with SharePoint : an end-to-end real life scenario

In this session we will demonstrate how we can use the Power Platform (Power BI, Flow, PowerApps) to build a complete business solution with data store on SharePoint lists.

We will use as example a projects lifecylce site. It's a SharePoint Online site where we can manage the lifecycle of projects, from request, to approval, to development, to final review. A project requestor, such as a department head, requests an IT project by adding an item to a SharePoint list. A project approver, such as an IT manager, reviews the project, and then approves it or rejects it. If approved, the project is assigned to a project manager, and additional detail is added to a second list through the same app. A business analyst reviews current and completed projects using a Power BI report embedded in SharePoint. Microsoft Flow is used to send approval email and respond to Power BI alerts.

Surfer sur les vagues de Microsoft 365

Etudions dans cette session quelles sont les vagues technologiques qui traversent Microsoft 365 et comment les anticiper et mieux les comprendre à l'aide d'une analyse Power BI de la roadmap Microsoft 365.
Voici un blog post à ce sujet :

Understanding Microsoft 365 value

In this session, we will explain value proposition around Office 365 and what that can bring to your employees. We will detail links between the three worlds of :
• Windows apps
• Browser apps
• Mobile apps

How to build your Digital Workspace with Office 365

In this session we will detail how you can use the main features of Office 365 like Teams, Groups, OneDrive, Delve, Outlook, Skype, Modern SharePoint, FLow, Power BI to build the best Digital Workplace and how this will match the capabilities of the Digital Workspace manifesto ( which is a defined vision of a Workplace for our lifetime.

By attending this session you will be able to articulate and start architect main Office 365 features against expected capabilities for a Digital Workplace.

1- Architect your Digital Workspace
2- Match Office 365 features and capabilities against Digital Workspace expected capabilities
3- Better understand Office 365 capabilities and features

Comprendre la valeur de Microsoft 365

Nous allons expliquer dans cette session la proposition de valeur autour d'Office 365 et expliquer ce que cela peut vous apporter au quotidien pour vos employés en détaillant les liens entre trois mondes :
• Applications Windows
• Applications dans le navigateur
• Applications mobiles

How to empower your end-users with Microsoft 365?

In this session on how to boost your employees' productivity with Microsoft 365 we will discuss quick and easy ways to get the whole value of the platform.

Futur, roadmap et perspectives autour de Power BI & O365

Power BI évolue vite, très vite. De plus, Power BI s'inscrit dans la stratégie Business Applications de Microsoft où de nombreuses technologies connexes complètent l'offre à destination des utilisateurs métiers : Power Apps, Flow, etc.
Au coeur de ces technologies se trouve également le CDS pour Common Data Service qui fédère ces service.
Cette session fera le point sur ces toutes ces technologies et outils, leurs relations et leur avenir. De quoi dessiner les applications métiers de demain.

Maîtriser les outils Office 365 par les usages

Dans cette préconférence, nous allons détailler l'ensemble des outils de la suite Office 365 et détailler leurs usages. A l'issue de cette journée vous serez en mesure de les utiliser, de les comprendre et de les positionner les uns par rapport aux autres en fonction des usages souhaités.

Accelerate success and time-to-value for Office 365 with best practices from the field

Let's review and discuss in this session some best practices that helped our customers to reach success sooner and more easily in their journey to get the most out of Office 365

The target poulation for this session is project leaders and business solutions architects

Mobility with Office 365: from tools and usages to business value

In this session, we will discuss tools and usages around mobility with Office 365. And we will show how they can help to drive business value by empowering your end-users.
We will demonstrate traditional Office 365 tools in mobility like Teams or SharePoint and fully mobile tools like Kaizala as well.

Past and future events

The North American Collaboration Summit 2020

28 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Branson, Missouri, United States

Modern WorkPlace Summit

8 Apr 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Scottish Summit

29 Feb 2020
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2019

8 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
Paris, Île-de-France, France

SharePoint and Office365 Saturday Munich 2019

29 Nov 2019
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

aOS Kuala Lumpur 2019

21 Oct 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

aOS Aachen - 8/10/2019

7 Oct 2019
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Helsinki 2019

27 Sep 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

aOS Monaco - 26/09/2019

25 Sep 2019
Monaco, , Monaco

aOS São Paulo

13 Aug 2019
São Paulo, Brazil

aOS Moscow - 2019-07-09

8 Jul 2019
Moscow, Russia

Power Saturday 2019

13 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Paris, Île-de-France, France

aOS Aix-Marseille 2019

11 Jun 2019
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

SharePoint Conference 2019

21 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

SharePoint Saturday Warsaw 2019

5 Apr 2019
Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

aOS Papeete

5 Mar 2019
Papeete, Îles du Vent, French Polynesia

aOS Nouméa

27 Feb 2019
Nouméa, South Province, New Caledonia

Office 365 and SharePoint Connect 2018

12 Nov 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

aOS Kuala Lumpur 2018

22 Oct 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2018

15 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
Paris, Île-de-France, France

Office 365 Saturday Montreal 2018

2 Jun 2018
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

European Collaboration Summit 2018

27 May 2018 - 29 May 2018

European Collaboration Summit 2017

29 May 2017 - 30 May 2017