Saturday, September 06, 2008

Patrick, you will be missed

Life is full of unexpected things and not always for the good - so it was with great disbelief that I heard about the passing away of Patrick Tisseghem. Patrick was one of the big icons in the SharePoint community.

I met him a couple of times at conferences but it wasn't until in august 2005 that we started working/talking a lot more when Patrick came up with the idea to start a Belgium SharePoint user group. So in august 2005 we started BIWUG of which Patrick was the president. He quicly managed to get a group of enthousiast together to spread the word about SharePoint as a platform. So I learned to know him a little bit more as  a very gentle and easy going guy who was always in for a couple of beers  or a little bit of fun. He knew his stuff but never seemed to brag about it ...

I wish his family, friends and colleagues all the best during this terribly difficult time. If you have any memories of Patrick that you would like to share with his family, please send them to

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