Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Teams User Track

Sunday, December 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

WRK103 - 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 of the PAIT Group and: • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including: o Scale o Governance o Retention • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: o bots o web parts o provisioning • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared 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.

Monday, December 13th 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.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 9:40 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS101 - 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.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 11:20 am

  • Jill Hannemann

    Avanade | Workplace Experience Advisory

TMS102 - Leveraging Teams for Project Management

Not all projects require the rigor of a heavy weight project management tool like Microsoft Project. Others are less complex and can be easily managed with Microsoft Teams, Planner, and other third party apps. The ease of communication and collaboration with Teams make it a great platform to keep a team together along with a few other tools to manage tasks and reporting. After designing your team for your project management needs, save the team as a template and allow for easy replication of your project management process. During this session, you will learn: • Ideas for how to set up a team for project management use cases • Other third party apps that can be leveraged within Teams to support project management • How to create templates for your team for easy reuse and consistency

Tuesday, December 14th 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.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS202 - 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!

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Adam Levithan

    Microsoft MVP
  • Jill Hannemann

    Avanade | Workplace Experience Advisory

TMS203 - Leverage Teams as your New Digital Hub

Microsoft Teams can be more than just a hub for teamwork. Users are looking for collaboration and knowledge in one place. Bringing features together within Teams, you can include an intranet, knowledge management, and project tracking collaboration all in the expanded Digital Hub. Digital hubs bring together actionable files and tasks, integrate with other data sources, and present personalized content that connect the user back to the larger mission and goals of the organization. Leveraging SharePoint as a content service, this session will walk through the approach to designing your own digital hub in Teams.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

TMS303 - 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

Thursday, December 16th 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.