Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Teams Architecture & Admin Track

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long-term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long-term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision? Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and: - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including: + Scale + Governance + Retention - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: + bots + web parts + provisioning - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Stephen Rose

    Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft

What's New in Microsoft Teams

In this session we will demo and share the new features and functionality added since Ignite and share what is next on the Microsoft Teams roadmap.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar

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.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace. In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings. Topics include: - How to manage meeting recordings - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters - Together mode - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience - Customizing your background - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera and more!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

Intro to Teams Shared Channels

In this session we will go through the Teams Shared Channel functionality from start to finish. We will discuss the configuration of it, how it works, how it differs from the previous guest experience, and why it is a better experience for the employee experience!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Andrew Seabrook

    Senior Collaboration Engineer at Cloudforce
  • Jesse Kellner

    Director of Programs at Cloudforce

Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years: - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%) - Effective team communication (72%) The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure? Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully. In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MCT, MCSA, MCSE & Master's in CIS

Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do. In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP
  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Governance, Information Management, and Teams - What you need to know!

As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats and posts to files saved in a Teams channel. Without governance in place Teams sprawl can negatively impact the business’ experience with Teams. What does governance look like for Microsoft Teams? Should sprawl be a concern and if so, how do we limit it without limiting Teams adoption functionality? How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies? Join information management experts Joy Apple and Jay Leask as they show you: - How Teams fits into the modern architecture model of Microsoft 365 - How to leverage proper architecture in Teams to facilitate collaboration - The importance of an overall Office/Microsoft 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities. - Base-line Teams governance best practices - How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates. - Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Running Teams Live Events at Scale

Teams live events (live events, webinars, Teams meetings) are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization. We will review scenarios where each type of event in Teams can be of best use and what to use when. In this session we will talk about the - lessons learned from the conference - features of teams live events - options for putting on a conference

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Manage the mess: Building an organizational strategy for pinned apps in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Viva, Yammer, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin? In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365). The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up? Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Use MS365 Purview Information Barriers to stay secure & compliant in your Microsoft Teams workplace

Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows. Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers. The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it. The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Microsoft Teams Governance: from A (Admins) to U (Users)

Whether your deployed Microsoft Teams quickly in response to COVID-19 or you are planning more strategically, making good governance decisions is critical. This session guides you through the key governance decisions for Microsoft Teams and provides an approach to ensure that your decisions are communicated and effective. You will take away a framework for making key decisions and an approach for creating a resource center to communicate those decisions to your users. Note: If you are interested in this session, be sure to attend Bob German's session "Teams App Governance: managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams" and join Sue and Bob for a Teams governance “birds of a feather” lunch group.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist for Product Strategy at Veeam

Customize Microsoft Teams to our Environment

Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool and collaborative platform for interconnecting applications. These connections span beyond just Microsoft data connection points to 100s of other applications that your ecosystem might leverage. Making these applications easy to access, making data exchange efficient for your uses, and encouraging adoption. In this session, you will learn some of the helpful frontend platforms your users can leverage and how to modify the default configurations in Teams so that each department has its tools upfront.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Teams in the Architecture

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However, many organizations struggle with their Teams implementation due to complexities and misunderstandings of how Teams impacts their Architecture. This session will cover how we can architect our intranet with Teams in mind, not only to reduce duplication of sites, but to use existing team sites with Microsoft Teams. We'll also discuss: - Security best practices for Teams (and SharePoint) - Implications of private and shared channels - How tabs and connectors help us turn channels into true hubs for teamwork

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there. Come to this session to learn about how to: - Create and manage teams with internal and external participants - Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs - Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams - Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app - Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

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