Washington, D.C.

Office 365 Track

Monday, December 13th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek 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

Monday, December 13th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Information Governance and Records Management Microsoft
  • Joanne Klein

    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!

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 9:40 am

  • JoAnna Battin

    Director, Strategy & Advisory Services - Xgility

OFF101 - Connecting the Dots for 2022: 10 Tips to Help IT Teams & Users Embrace Teams & SP Online

Is your organization using multiple different apps and processes for online meetings, calls, chats, collaboration, and file sharing and storage? And is your help desk overwhelmed trying to support all those apps and user questions? If so, you aren't alone. And I suspect both your IT team and users are both probably overwhelmed and frustrated with application overload. But imagine what could happen if your organization ditched the disparate and disconnected tools and got everyone on board to use Teams and SharePoint Online in consistent ways – while empowering both the IT team and users along the way? During the session, I’ll go beyond the buzzwords and dive into ways to significantly reduce application redundancy, streamline processes, and allow users to feel empowered and understood which will lead to better adoption. You'll walk away with 10 actionable tips on adoption, change management, culture change and planning to get help get everyone using Teams and SharePoint Online with consistency and ease in 2022.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF103 - 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.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 3:00 pm

  • Adam Ochs


OFF104 - 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.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Jeff Willinger

    Chief Inspiration Officer

SPT105 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams. We will discuss: • Turn content into usable knowledge • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content • Organize knowledge into topic pages • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI • Make knowledge easy to discover and use • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Joanne Klein

    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.

Wednesday, December 15th 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.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Information Governance and Records Management Microsoft

OFF301 - An Overview of Compliance In Office 365

Are you wondering how to meet compliance obligations in Office 365? This session provides an overview of all the compliance features and functionality available in the Office 365 Compliance Center. We will look at retention, data protection, communications supervision, compliance manager, eDiscovery, the audit log, and more.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Paul Papanek 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.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Jay Leask


OFF303 - 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.