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Microsoft Teams Track

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Technologist at Microsoft
  • Ed Hild

    Technology Architect at Microsoft

WRK106 - Microsoft Teams - Make It Real Challenge for Government Agencies

Are you tired of attending events that overwhelm you with PowerPoint? Not a fan of mindlessly following step-by-step clicks of lab guides? Are you more interested in learning how to apply technology to real-world business challenges? Join us for a unique event where you will group together with other Microsoft government customers to configure Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to achieve specific business outcomes. The day will begin with a level-set of Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 services that our coaches recommend be the building blocks of your solutions. Afterwards, your group will be given some background of a fictitious agency facing difficulties in their ability to effectively respond to emergencies. Your group will then embark on a series of challenges where you improve the emergency response effectiveness of the agency by injecting Microsoft Teams and Office 365. Each challenge will have a series of required and optional business outcomes. The challenges are open-ended, and it is up to your group with the help of our coaches for you to decide how to meet them. At the end the event, groups will present/demo their solutions.

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Customer Advocacy Group, Microsoft Teams Engineering
  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

WRK109 - Best Practices for Driving Adoption of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams

Your role as an IT pro in the business landscape is rapidly evolving. Are you tasked with helping your organization achieve the desired business impact from Microsoft 365? If yes, this is the workshop for you! Learn how to meet your business needs while boosting employee productivity and organization impact, specifically with deployment planning and user adoption best practices. This includes identifying your desired business outcomes, timelines, stakeholders, and ways to achieve those outcomes and measure success. Leave armed with the tools and processes that can help drive user adoption including Advisor planning tools and M365 Learning Pathways training portal hand on training. Thousands of organizations are currently launching Microsoft 365 technologies and we want to help you amplify your success.

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

WRK105 - Tailor Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Your Line of Business Collaboration & Communications

 Are you experiencing the following challenges?    • Our colleagues go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and they’re expensive to support.     • We have been using Office 365 for a while and want to get the maximum benefit for our organization, but the reality is that we are only utilizing e-mail with Exchange. How can we best take advantage of other Office 365 services?   • We are finding it challenging to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide without having controls in place to manage information lifecycle, control guest access and avoid sprawl.   Join this interactive workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can give your colleagues superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.     Maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Teams, offering something for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, or sales.

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD
  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint at Microsoft

WRK402 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, Whiteboard, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 9:40 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Customer Advocacy Group, Microsoft Teams Engineering

TMS100 - What's New in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been taking the productivity space by storm and there's a good reason. Built by leveraging modern cloud technology and inclusive of other world class services that are a part of Office 365 it has quickly become the hub for teamwork. Even so, customers who are making their transition often plateau with their useage limited to only chat and meetings within the product. In this session we will discuss what's new and what's coming across all the areas of Microsoft Teams including calling, meetings, devices, application integrations and core collaboration improvements. In this demo heavy session we will focus on real world business processes that can be streamlined with Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 9:40 am

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    MBA

TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it. You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 11:20 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS102 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 11:20 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF102 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

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 and SharePoint 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. You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and 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.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Mike Maadarani

    MVP, MCSM, MBA

TMS103 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

This session will cover what are the Private Channels in Microsoft Teams, how they behave and what is the underlying design of them. We will over the functional limitation, architecture, and the use cases to deploy a Private Channel vs. a New Microsoft Team.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technology Architect at Microsoft

DEV103 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page. In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, including the latest updates just for Microsoft Teams. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

Monday, May 10th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Sébastien Levert

    Microsoft MVP

AZR103 - Build your first Microsoft Teams App without a single line of code!

Microsoft Teams offer an amazing ecosystem for developers to build applications that deliver high value to your organization, but if you are not a developer, this could seem like a tough challenge. In this session, join Microsoft MVP Sébastien Levert to learn how you can leverage native tools like the App Studio and use your existing investments to magically transform them into Microsoft Teams Apps! We will also look at how Microsoft Flow can deliver great content to your Teams channel to keep you up to date with all the signals that happen around your. By the end of this session, not only you will be able to use those apps for yourself, but you will also learn how to distribute them across your entire organization! In this session, attendees will learn how to use the App Studio, they will get a basic knowledge of Microsoft Flow adaptive cards action to bring content into Microsoft Teams and they will also learn the apps governance around Microsoft Teams.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 3:00 pm

  • Seb Matthews

    Consultant, Entrepreneur, Father, Author, Speaker, Lyrical Gangster.

TMS104 - Microsoft Teams Lifecycle & Governance Masterclass

Microsoft 365 moves fast. Microsoft Teams even faster. With the possibilities of Modern and the Digital Workplace, keeping everything under control can be daunting for even the most experienced of IT professionals. In this new session join Seb Matthews as he provides you with the thinking, the tooling and the practical experience to tame your lifecycle and governance challenges. Focused on the end-to-end Teams challenge, including sites, chat, voice and beyond, this session will provide you with the foundational framework you need to build a strategy that can be executed in the real-world to stay on-top of the amazing possibilities afforded by Teams. Fast-paced and not for the faint-hearted, this Masterclass will bring the Teams lifecycle to life for attendees of all levels.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

TMS105 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team! We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

TMS106 - The Do’s & Don’ts of Deploying Microsoft Teams in US Government

If you are preparing to or have just deployed Microsoft Teams in your Government organization, then this session is a must! We will share insights on the top reasons why Teams deployments fail or drop in usage right after deployment for most Government users. Don't worry though, Team Engineering will share their advice on how to solve these issues. This session is focused on customers utilizing GCC, GCC High and DOD Office 365 environments.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS201 - Zero to hero: Microsoft Teams tips and tricks that empower everyone

Join this session to learn the latest and greatest features in Microsoft Teams that empower everyone. Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams within your organization. From business transformation to technical tips, from SharePoint to PowerApps. Microsoft Teams is designed with IT in mind, providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, callings, and apps. Explore the full range of management features available for configuring, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Teams. We walk through the full scope of features – for a tremendous onboarding experience!

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Jay Leask

    PMP

SOL02 - Office 365 and Microsoft Teams adoption from the real world (Government Edition)

Oak Ridge National Laboratories is mainly an Office of Science lab and as such, research and collaboration are key to the lab’s success. They had integrated Skype into their environment when it was still Lync, so naturally, end users had utilized it heavily throughout the years. It was then natural to move towards Microsoft Teams when it became available given its additional features, but many challenges stood in their way. While Skype for Business is easy to use because of its simplicity, Teams picks up the slack (no pun intended) from what Skype was missing. Learn how ORNL navigated the many challenges of transforming their team collaboration and created a new model for accomplishing their mission.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Sébastien Levert

    Microsoft MVP

SOL07 - How to make governance in Microsoft Teams easy

Microsoft Teams is one of the greatest tools to come out of Microsoft in a while. It has surely made communicating in your organization much easier. Something it may not have made easier? Governance. Come discover how Valo Teamwork can elevate Microsoft Teams to make governance easy.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technology Architect at Microsoft

DEV202 - Azure Authentication for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML. This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog. You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

“Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing. This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS204 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating. But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands? Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning: • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

TMS300 - What’s New in Microsoft Teams for US Government

Join us to learn how Microsoft Teams, the hub for collaboration, is transforming the way people work in US Government. We will showcase some big feature innovations we have made in the past year for GCC, GCC High and DOD and give you a sneak peak at some of the exciting new innovations coming to Microsoft Teams for US Government!

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Bob German

    Partner Technology Architect at Microsoft

TMS301 - SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, Better Together

The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both! This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient. You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    MBA

TMS302 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

Everyone is excited about Teams! Getting started and combining all of your collaboration into Teams can be confusing and there are a lot of ways people use the tool. This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing new ways to collaborate and make the most out of Microsoft Teams. From channel settings to using the SharePoint file share, Teams has a lot of ever increasing features.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

DEV302 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams. In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API. Session Benefits: • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Technologist at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

TMS303 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed. You will learn: • Governance Strategies • Compliance & Records Management • Security Options • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities • Training and Enablement

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

TMS305 - How to Be a Rockstar Microsoft Teams Admin in US Gov

Microsoft Teams empowers US Government administrators with the controls they need to provide the best experience possible to users all while protecting agency data in order to meet mission needs. Join us to learn about which features and settings your US Government organization should configure right now! This session is focused on GCC, GCC High & DOD environments.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint at Microsoft

TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences. For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365. Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.