OFF 101 - Transforming your organization into a Digital Workplace
Stephanie Donahue, MVP - Featured Speaker
Mark Rackley, MVP - Featured Speaker

Transforming into a digital workplace can seem like a daunting task, with outdated legacy apps to support, skeptical stakeholders who can't envision the benefits, and workforce that must be retrained.

Where do you even start? Learn how a global manufacturing company is undergoing a digital transformation using Office 365. From simple steps like moving email to the cloud, to more complex collaboration needs with joint venture partners, you’ll learn about the challenges, quick wins, and long term success of an organization committed to change.

You will leave encouraged that no matter where your organization is starting from, that a digital transformation through Office 365 is possible!

OFF 102 - A Deep Dive into Groups/Teams for Office 365
Knut Relbe-Moe MVP,  - Featured Speaker

This session will teach you all about one of the main foundation of Office 365 that needs to be the foundation of any Office 365 implementation.

We will look into best practice for group creation, and what's included when you create a group. We will deep dive into the bits and bolts of Office 365 groups, and take a look at teams the new visual way of working with the Office 365 Groups.

We will also check out the different PowerShell commands you should know if you plan to work with Office 365 groups and teams for you as an administrator

We will also create policies to remove the possibility to create groups/teams for certain users.

OFF 103 - Knowledge Management and Office 365: What’s Possible, What’s Transformative, and What You Need to Know
Susan Hanley, MVP MBA - Featured Speaker

SharePoint is part of many knowledge management solutions in organizations all over the world. When you use SharePoint with Office 365, you have the potential to transform the way your organization connects and collaborates in ways that have not been possible in the past.

But there are a lot of choices – modern vs. classic team sites, Teams, Groups, Yammer, and Delve – and the degree of maturity for each capability is different (and evolving) – especially when it comes to KM. If you are wondering how you can best enable your KM objectives with Office 365, this session is for you! You will learn how you can leverage the current capabilities of Office 365 to capture, share, retain, and transfer organizational knowledge.

You will take away practical advice about what’s real, what’s promised, and what you need to know when it comes to Office 365 and knowledge management – so you can make the best decision about when to adopt and how to deploy.

OFF 104 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?
Dux Raymond Sy, MVP PMP - Featured Speaker

For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business. In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation. We’ll also explain how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control.

Get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

OFF 105 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365
Vlad Catrinescu, MVP - Featured Speaker

Take your Office 365 Administrator skills to the next level by learning to manage Office 365 and automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell.

In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365!

OFF 106 - Manage Office 365 Like a Ninja
Seb Matthews - Featured Speaker

Ninjas move quietly, disturb nothing and get the job done. Office 365 Admins need to be like ninjas – the 24x7 nature of Office 365 means that users are able to use their IT systems like never before. The Martini principle of ‘anytime, anyplace, anywhere’ means that the Office 365 IT Pro needs to be faster, wiser and stealthier than ever before. In this new for 2017 session, international consultant and speaker Seb will walk through:

• The Office 365 Portal
• PowerShell fundamentals for Office 365
• Groups, Teams, Planner and other Office 365 elements

Packed with indispensable advice from the real-world, if you’re responsible for the management of your Office 365 tenant, trying to understand what’s involved, or you just want to know more, these sessions are for you.

OFF 200 - Information Management/Data Governance: From Theory to Practice in an Office 365 World
Joanne Klein MVP - Featured Speaker
What does Information Management and Data Governance mean within the context of O365? What are some of the tools to manage it? 
 
Organizations need to empower employees to reap the benefits of new collaboration services in the digital workplace, but they can’t compromise the security, compliance and protection of corporate assets while doing it. Capabilities are being rolled out to help organizations keep both managed and unmanaged content secure and compliant throughout O365. 
 
This session covers setting organizations up for success from an Information Management perspective without hindering usage and adoption of O365. Discussion covers AIP, DLP, and Retention.
 
OFF 201 - Lions and Tigers and Teams, Oh My! – Sorting through the options to connect and collaborate in Office 365
Susan Hanley, MVP MBA - Featured Speaker
Marc Anderson, MVP - Featured Speaker

Have you noticed that you now have multiple ways to connect and collaborate in Office 365? Teams, Groups, SharePoint, Yammer, Email – how do you provide guidance to your users so that they can make good choices?

Too much choice can lead to chaos, while not enough choice can create too much friction for effective collaboration to happen.

This session will provide guidance and a framework to help you make the right choices for your organization to help your users get real work done in a hyper-connected world.

OFF 202 - Using Microsoft Teams to unlock the value of Office 365
Jeremy Thake, MVP - Featured Speaker

Microsoft Teams became generally available on March 14th and is on by default in all Office 365 tenants. Spend 70 minutes with Jeremy Thake learning how Microsoft Teams can encourage your employees to unlock the value of all of Office 365.

Microsoft Teams is built on top of Office 365 Connected Groups which gives members access to Planner, Shared Calendars, Document Libraries and much more. Jeremy will show you some cool integration stories between all these products to take advantage of what you are already using in Microsoft products.

Why watch this over a standard Microsoft presentation? Jeremy will give his candid opinion of what Teams is great for, where there are gaps are, as well as some killer tips to get the most out of it.

OFF 203 - How to Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps
Dux Raymond Sy, MVP PMP - Featured Speaker

So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud?

In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Office 365 Security & Compliance Center and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help.

This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

OFF 204 - Understanding the Capabilities of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center
Doug Hemminger - Featured Speaker

During this session, we will explore the capabilities of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center, including:

  • Classifications – Demonstrate how to create and apply labels to content, including explaining sensitive information types and how labels can be applied to them.
  • Data Loss Prevention – Show how to setup and apply policies, including the various options for how to deal with flagged content.
  • Data Governance – Discuss the various methods for setting up retention policies and how to deal with disposition.
  • Threat Management – How to filtering mail and apply anti-malware rules.
  • Search and Investigation – Demonstrate how to probe the audit logs for activity by users or administrators

By the end of the session, you will have a solid understanding of the capabilities and purpose of each component of the security and compliance center.

OFF 205 - Completing the circle: building collaboration-focused apps for Microsoft Teams
Chris Johnson, MVP - Featured Speaker

Witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational development platform: Microsoft Teams! 

We'll cover how to package an end-user experience that includes custom tabs, connectors and bots into a Microsoft Teams app that redefines enterprise application development.

OFF 206 - Branding and organizing your SharePoint sites in Office 365
Benjamin Niaulin, MVP - Featured Speaker

Office 365 makes us rethink our logical architecture with the arrival of Office 365 Groups, Communication Sites and soon Hub Sites. In the past, we could get away with building a vertical structure of sub-sites below sub-sites to ease some of our navigation and management burdens. Today, we need to rethink it completely. However, many of our requirements stay the same when it comes to how we organize our technology to replicate our business and organizational structure. Not to mention the look and feel of each of our sites. The goal of the session is to help you understand and get a feel on how to organize your environment and keep it on brand where you can.

You will find out about:

  • The basics of Office 365 Groups, Communication Sites and Hub Sites
  • How to organize a logical architecture to use them effectively
  • The pros, cons and gotchas
  • See the branding possibilities and the ones Microsoft encourages
  • Quick look at building reusable templates for your organization