Dallas, Texas

Admin / Implementation Track

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud. Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos. If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them. Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful. Topics will include: • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap • Planning & Implementing For Scale • Aligning With Industry Trends • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.) • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Richard Calderon

    Modern Work Customer Success Manager at Microsoft

WRK604 - Microsoft Viva Connections

Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. We will start with an overview of all modules within Viva and then focus on Viva Connections. With Viva Connections, you can empower your employees to take advantage of greater engagement and productivity by meeting them right where they are working, in Microsoft Teams. This workshop will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process, pre-requisites, and learning tips and tricks for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams. This will include: • Setting up a SharePoint home site • Enabling and customizing global navigation • Adding ACE cards to the dashboard • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center • Resources for managing your own deployment By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared set to enable Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Neil Hodgkinson

    Program Manager (Azure)
  • Sesha Mani

    Principal Group Product Manager (GPM)- Microsoft

ADM100 - What’s new in Security & Management in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

Safeguarding your corporate data in this digital era is critical and complex, don’t look further, Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams offer next generation Security, Compliance, and Management controls to empower you for your digital transformation. Come learn what’s new in Security, Compliance, and Management specifically secure access and sharing, awareness and insights, information governance, improved site management experience, how SharePoint admins can now work with group-connected sites, how to work with hub sites, how to use site-level policies for more granular security control, and more. See you at the session!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Senior Manager - M365 Practice Lead at WM Reply

TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility! Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP, MCTS and MCPD

ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment. In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data? These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs. At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • John Daniels

    Modern Workplace Specialist at Microsoft

VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

CM103 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365. This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment. Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365. Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

TMS104 - 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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

ADM104 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

Take your Microsoft 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Microsoft 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Travie Lytle

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CM105 - Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery. Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF201 - 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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • John Daniels

    Modern Workplace Specialist at Microsoft

SPT202 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA. In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 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 • Before the migration • Completing the migration • 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 Microsoft 365.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments. Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward. Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist, PS @Veeam

ADM204 - Azure Storage and Security Best Practices

Use Azure Storage the right way with these key best practices on security and administration. Whether it is Azure Metrics, Azure Advisor or simple visibility into Azure storage resources; these tips will help you consume and manage Azure storage better. Using Azure Storage is a natural choice today, but the day-to-day administration of storage in the cloud is not the same as what would happen on-premises with traditional storage. In this session, Azure storage expert Karinne Bessette will showcase specific Azure administration and security practices for Azure storage. The need for having some insight to best practices for using Azure storage will help ensure your data in the cloud is available, secure and ready for use. Some practical tips include how to use Azure advisor for storage accounts to ensure that day-to-day administration and changes in storage account usage do not expose new problems or vulnerabilities. Additionally, this session will show how some tools such as Azure Storage Explorer, can help manage storage accounts with ease.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Richard Calderon

    Modern Work Customer Success Manager at Microsoft

VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review: • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address employee's business needs • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF204 - 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? Then this session is for you!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP and RD

CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

You’ve probably attended a few sessions about compliance and retention policies in SharePoint over the years, but how do you make real use of it in your organization? How do you ensure that you have architected your environment to ensure data is securely stored for as long as required but not too long?! How do you ensure that your users understand and know where to store content so that it gets the correct policies applied? Go beyond the how to and learn from real world scenarios that enable organizations to not only set up the correct policies but help ensure users do their part to put data where it needs to go.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

OFF205 - 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 MVP Vlad Catrinescu 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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

ADM206 - Utilizing sensitivity labels for Teams and SharePoint sites

Microsoft Information Protection and Teamwork in Microsoft 365 has come together. You don't need to look at how to always lock down and limit access to solutions. You should be looking at how to empower your employees to work with content securely. The ability to classify Office 365 Groups and their supporting solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and Yammer has occurred. In this session we will go through how classifications for Microsoft Information Protection work specifically with Teams and SharePoint Online to keep your content safe.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Senior Manager - M365 Practice Lead at WM Reply
  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD

ADM301 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment. In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right! End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. You will learn: 1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation 2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint 3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.   How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?   During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy. We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar? It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it? Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores: • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint. • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches. • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365. This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information. We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

ADM304 - How To Automate Your Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning Solution

Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance a SharePoint environment. In this session, we will learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full Site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and easy approval before creation!