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Office 365 Track

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring. Here are some of the things that will be covered: • Figuring out how collaboration works now • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365 • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content • How features actually work and their limitations As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization. A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do. This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

WRK407 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored: • Yammer • Groups • Teams • Delve • Sway • Planner • PowerApps/Flow • Stream • Video • Forms • ToDo

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP
  • Erica Toelle

    Microsoft MVP

WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us. We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

Monday, May 10th 2021, 9:40 am

  • Adam Ochs

    MCP, MCSA

OFF100 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices. This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 9:40 am

  • JoAnna Battin

    Director, Strategy & Advisory Services - Xgility

OFF101 - You’re Paying for Office 365: But Do You Have a Plan & Strategy to Maximize Your Investment

Let’s face it: Unraveling Office 365’s collaboration, communication, and teamwork tools may be more complex than you and your IT department may have expected. You’ve rolled out email, some file storage, and maybe an intranet but aren’t quite sure what to do next. If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But abandoning Office 365’s tools or rolling them out with no clear strategy can lead to frustration from users — and result in a slew of other issues. During the session, you’ll learn: • Common pitfalls that can result from the lack of strategic planning. • How to maximize the use of Office 365 tools including as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer — and how they work together. • Why your users need to know which Office 365 tools to use and when to use them. • How governance for tools and tenants fit into your strategic planning. • Why change management and user adoption shouldn’t be an afterthought. • Tips and best practices for creating a successful strategic plan.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 11:20 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities. A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process. A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports. A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

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

  • Erica Toelle

    Microsoft MVP

OFF103 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered? Join us in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier. Key Takeaways: • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties • How to apply retention across your Team work • What's discoverable across your Team work for eDiscovery?

Monday, May 10th 2021, 3:00 pm

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

OFF104 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”. However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release. Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown. In this session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?. I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Erica Toelle

    Microsoft MVP

OFF201 - Empowering the Business for eDiscovery in Office 365

Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is an important part of data governance in an organization. Whether responding to internal investigations, external litigations, or regulatory requests, the ability for business teams (Legal/Risk/HR) to self-serve their own eDiscovery cases in a timely and secure manner is critical. Attend this session to learn key things business teams need to understand to manage their own eDiscovery case workload in Office 365 for both Core and Advanced eDiscovery. I'll discuss data governance practices in an organization and their impact on eDiscovery results.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

ADM201 - Intro to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is your one-stop portal for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization. Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Center, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Bill Vencil

    Associate Director

SOL04 - A Migration Story: Hilton’s Journey to Office 365

Large, global corporations know moving content to the cloud isn’t as easy as just turning it ‘on’ and telling their users to move their content. It requires planning, strategy and an actionable timeline that sets reasonable management expectations. When Hilton started this journey in 2019 the proposition was overwhelming, but with careful planning, strategic partnership and a little luck the team continues to moving content with ease and efficiency. Our team will share with you the keys to success: 1. How to effectively review your current environment 2. How to create practical and logical migration waves 3. A communication plan for our site owners 4. Succinct and repeatable migration process Our practical plan can be applied to any sized organization giving you a leg up in your migration.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Olivia Stewart

    Senior SharePoint Architect at DocPoint

SOL05 - Simple Resource Management for not-so-simple resources

This technical presentation will present a SharePoint Online solution for capturing and managing resource skills and expertise. Solution features include: • An electric form for data capture • Workflow for data validation and integrity • Document Generation and reporting • Dynamic search capabilities using Graph API

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    MBA

OFF202 - Collaboration Central - O365 Adoption

Hub Site + Modern sites + news + Collaboration = Increased adoption. We will build a Collaboration Central showcasing different topics (SharePoint Central, Teams Central, etc.), use navigation and create newsletters to help end users learn all things O365

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Microsoft MVP

CM203 - Manage the Content Lifecycle in Office 365

From creation to collaboration, publication, and retirement, how do you manage the lifecycle of content in Office 365? While the tools available in Office 365 have added value to this process, they have also created new complexities around governance, security, compliance, and knowledge management. In this session, we will break down these complexities and look at how to manage content throughout its lifecycle in Office 365. We will see how to use intelligence and out of the box tools to automate lifecycle management and provide a recipe you can apply immediately to your organization.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Seb Matthews

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

OFF203 - Office 365 Lifecycle Masterclass

Office 365 moves fast. 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. From Sites to Teams, Groups to 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 change in Office 365. Fast-paced and not for the faint-hearted, this Masterclass will bring lifecycle to life for attendees of all levels.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

CM204 - Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Office 365

If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it? In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    MCP, MCSA

SPT204 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

SPTOneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine. Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work. From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

OFF204 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases 1. Before the migration 2. Completing the migration 3. Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    MCP, MCSA

ADM300 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose! Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today. Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more. Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 10:40 am

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

CM302 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content- The MIP Primer

Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it? In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

OFF302 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it. This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF303 - Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

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 Advance Data Governance 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.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

OFF304 - Layers of the Onion: Managing External Sharing in Office 365

Office 365 can solve a long-standing problem—how to securely share information and content with partners, customers and guests outside your organization with maximum productivity and minimum risk. But the mere mention of “guest access” and external sharing has many legal, compliance and IT teams reaching for the “off” switch and leaving it there. Microsoft has provided an easy and intuitive way to initiate external sharing in Teams, Groups and Sites, but the management of external sharing and the risk it can introduce are not so easily understood or implemented. There are tenant level controls, AAD level controls, and application level controls that need to be orchestrated to ensure the right blend of access and control. In this session we will review the layers of management controls—and the roles that should be managing them—to help you formalize your guest access strategy for Office 365.