Seattle, Washington

All Audiences Workshops and Sessions

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, 1:30 pm

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD
  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

WRK605 - How to Win Friends (in the Business) and Solve Problems

You've attended sessions on ensuring you have the right technical acumen to successfully deploy M365, but how do you ensure your plans don't fall on the deaf ears of end-users who are resistant to change? During this half-day workshop, Jay and Joy will help you accelerate your technical success by making it look like you care about business needs (because we know you really do). We will help you fine-tune your approach to the business when proposing technical solutions to ensure the successful adoption of these tools in helping your company succeed with this four-step program: 1. Care for the business 2. Deploy cool technology 3. [attend this session] 4. Profit

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Dr. Tania Martin-Mercado

    Chief Clinical Researcher and Global Lead for Equity in Healthcare and Life Science (HLS) at Microsoft

SPT101 - How Implicit Bias Affects AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a growing field, one that leverages machine learning to mimic human behavior to automate repetitive tasks. However, despite its many benefits, there are subtleties to this powerful technology. Humans train AI, and when biased or discriminatory data is ingested to define AI training models, racism, sexism, or other forms of bias can manifest. AI must be created with caution and reviewed to avoid these and other pitfalls. We'll show examples from various industries and focus on the programmatic. mindful approach to carry AI forward that is inclusive by design.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience. In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful. Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Shyam Oza

    Director of Product Management

SOL04 - Phishing and Account Compromise – Fighting the Social Engineering Threat to Microsoft 365

Phishing attacks have increased more than 400% in the past 12 months, resulting in organizations experiencing 12.2 incidents each month. However, did you know that a staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are successful due to human error? While Microsoft data centers are protected by state-of-the-art security infrastructure, even such a robust IT infrastructure can’t protect your Microsoft 365 data from human error. Join our workshop where we cover: • What’s driving the growth of social engineering attacks • Why Microsoft 365 is particularly vulnerable to social engineering threats • Why YOU, not Microsoft, are responsible for managing social engineering attacks • How to protect your Microsoft 365 data from social engineering attacks

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Christopher Rousset

    LMS365, Managing Director Americas and Head of Sales

SOL05 - Maximizing Microsoft Teams for Learning

Traditional enterprise learning platforms provide robust tools to deliver and track various learning activities. However, these traditional learning platforms tend to be isolated destination systems, not integrated to digital communication and collaboration workspaces, such as Microsoft Teams that users access on a daily basis to conduct work. With more than 250 million active users, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most utilized collaboration platforms in the increasingly hybridized workspace. Providing learning assets in this context can increase the effectiveness of knowledge sharing by providing the right learning assets, to the right people at the right time. Are you using Microsoft Teams and looking for more ways to drive efficiency, productivity, and collaboration among learners? If so, come join this session where we will showcase some real-life examples on how you can embed learning in Microsoft Teams in order to maximize learning participation and retention throughout the organization.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Tony Sterling

    Senior Director of Customer Success

SOL07 - Data Protection for M365 Workloads

In this session we will discuss some common misunderstanding related to SaaS workloads and review best practices and considerations to automate protection for your SaaS workload, with a specific focus on M365 and Azure AD.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Don Kirkham

    Microsoft MVP, MCT and MCPD

PWR203 - Take your Lists to the next level

Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting. We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity. In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

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!

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, 12:30 pm

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

SPT303 - Engaging and Managing D&I Issues from the Trenches

In this session we will give you real world examples of how to interact, engage, and manage D&I topics like: conflict, harassment, mentorship, professional development, and job searches. How can and should you handle these situations and we will share tips for warning signs and resolutions. Engage with us as we share our learnings from a lifetime of D&I topics and our different perspectives as to what we have experienced.