SPT 103 - Office 365 Groups Best Practices and Solutions
Justin Walker - AvePoint

With Office 365 Groups, your users are empowered to work together much more effectively. But how do you effectively administer and govern Groups when most controls are left to your end users? This interactive question-and-answer session will cover:

  • Key considerations when activating Office 365 Groups
  • How to manage the various Office 365 artifacts that come with Groups
  • Tips for building a strong Groups governance strategy
  • Solutions for regulating Groups creation, management, and end of life

By the end of this session, you will understand key considerations when administering Office 365 Groups and how to stay in control with minimal business disruption.

SPT 202 - Understanding and Leveraging Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Suite
Sean McDonough, MVP - Featured Speaker

The Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Suite is a product offering that receives a lot of attention and “air time” from Microsoft nowadays. Although many enterprise architects, technical decision makers, and IT Pros have heard about EMS, many don’t know exactly what it is and what it does. In this session, we will be looking closely at EMS and the growing set of identity, security, data, and device management problems that it addresses.

We will look at each of the workloads and capabilities within EMS, how they work, and some practical examples of solutions involving each. We will also clear-up the confusion that frequently arises in understanding where Office 365 ends and EMS begins.

By the end of this session, you will understand what EMS is, the role that it plays in secure cloud solutions, and why it is a natural fit for consumers already leveraging Office 365 in their day-to-day operations.

SPT 203 - Ensuring Business Continuity: Planning for High Availability and Disaster Recovery in SharePoint
Paul Stork, MVP MCM MCT MBA
Many companies depend on SharePoint as a critical part of their business when it comes to sharing information. Guaranteeing efficient and uninterrupted operation of your SharePoint environment has become a priority for these organizations. But ensuring business continuity is still a complex and confusing topic for many people. In this talk we'll try to clear up the confusion by providing answers to the following common questions:
  • What is Business Continuity Management?
  • Isn't a good Backup all I need? What are RTO and RPO?
  • What is High Availability (HA)?
  • What is Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • What's the difference between them?
  • Isn't Microsoft handling all this for me in Office 365?
SPT 205 - Reimagine the way work gets done
Michelle Caldwell, MVP & Microsoft Regional Director - Featured Speaker

Your success with 0365 and SharePoint 2016 is not assured: A successful Digital Workplace transformation goes way beyond getting the software installed and configured successfully. Fortunately your chances have greatly improved recently with the advances made by Microsoft. By integrating new capabilities and social tools into everyday work processes we are able to reimagine how work gets done and have measureable impact to the bottom line.

In this session we will discuss the importance of creating a Digital Workplace Transformation Strategy to ensure a successful Digital Workplace Transformation. In this highly interactive session, we’ll share key aspects of a Digital Workplace Strategy and discuss how to engage business stakeholders, drive user adoption, and realize a true return on your organization’s investment in SharePoint and 0365.