Chicago, IL

Office 365 Applications

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

WRK103 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365. To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success. Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace. Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption. In this workshop you will learn: • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

WRK106 - 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 • Kaizala

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect, MVP

WRK506 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center: WOW That’s Different and New!

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 workshop, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new Admin Centers. There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better! 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, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well. In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more! Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient. Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, MVP

OFF101 - Revive your SharePoint Intranet inside Teams through Microsoft Viva Connections

You've had licenses of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, but until now they have been two different areas that users go to. Not anymore! With Viva connections, you can bring it all together. Present the goodness of everything your SharePoint intranet site has to offer directly through Microsoft Teams using Viva Connections. This session will show you what Viva Connections is, why you should care, exactly how you can implement it in your organization and best practices on how to onboard users on this new employee experience.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Matt Lavieri

    Manager in Protiviti's Cloud Practice

OFF104 - Driving Adoption through Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal and how it can be used to provide always up to date training material to users inside your O365 Tenant. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and show how to customize the portal to your organization's needs. The session will also show you how you can drive users to Learning Pathways through the creation of a custom help tile and how you can embed this training content into Teams and across SharePoint Online.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

OFF106 - 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.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

SRC303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index? In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.