Dallas, Texas

Office 365 Track

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

WRK402 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you. In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including: • Managing your Microsoft Teams • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns • Creating workflows using Power Automate • Customizing Microsoft Lists • & more! After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

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)

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

OFF101 - 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it! In this session, we will talk about the 5 proven things You can do to make your users fall in Love with Microsoft 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work. Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS and MBA

BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it. We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

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, 1:40 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF103 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine. Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work. From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

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

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job? Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events. Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

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

  • 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

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

INT205 - Tools and Techniques to create an accessible and inclusive intranet in Office 365

Around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some type of color deficiency in their eyesight. Don't find out the hard way when you present an "awesome looking" yet colorful spreadsheet to your CIO and he tells you "I'm colorblind". Are you creating your sites, dashboards and documents that both look good and are accessible to all of your users? Even if you're not color blind or have low vision, there are color choices that just hurt the eyes. Learn how to use the tools available in the UI Fabric Theme Designer and check for accessibility in your color selection for SharePoint Themes and Designs as well as other tools for documents, PowerBI, and other areas of Office 365 to create an inclusive intranet that works for everyone.

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.

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

  • 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

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP and 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.

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

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

OFF304 - TMO (Too Many Options) In O365?

Is the confusion of TMO (Too Many Options) in O365 getting to you? SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Outlook... When do we use what for communication? Collaboration? In this session Joy will break down our Office 365 options and bring clarity on how the O365 tools work better together for collaboration. We'll address leveraging our "Swiss Army Knife" of applications to be better equipped when communicating with the various audiences we interact with day in and day out.