Chicago, IL

All Audiences

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect, MVP

WRK603 - OneDrive from Start to Finish

In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization. We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 8:30 am

  • Dan Holme

    Principal Product Manager Lead for Yammer

Keynote: The future of hybrid work: People, productivity, protection, and platform

Research reveals the shape of the new world of work: As we move forward from the disruption of the pandemic, the workplace will never look the same again. Organizations will be challenged to build resilience and agility by empowering individuals and teams to be productive no matter where they work from, and by ensuring that productivity is sustainable by fostering wellbeing, growth, and connectedness for their people. Explore how Microsoft plans to power the future of work by focusing on people, productivity, protection, and platform. Learn how we’re evolving our collaboration and communications experiences–including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer–and innovating with Microsoft Viva to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into the apps people use every day. And chart a course for you, your teams, and your organization to make the most of what’s coming to Microsoft 365.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

TMS101 - 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.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today! Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today. Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 1:10 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure
  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist @Microsoft - Always keep learning...
  • Dan Holme

    Principal Product Manager Lead for Yammer
  • Frank Migacz

    Cloud Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center
  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive
  • Raj Krishnan

    Microsoft Corporation; Cloud Solution Architect
  • Tom Resing

    Content designer @ Microsoft focused on M365

AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

Join us for an interactive Q&A with Microsoft speakers about SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Azure and Yammer. Bring your best questions.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Kirsten Stoner

    Technical Analyst on the Product Strategy Team at Veeam Software

SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes. In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Matt Lavieri

    Manager in Protiviti's Cloud Practice

SOL04 - Success Story: Deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to a Global Enterprise

Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling replaces an organizations PBX and brings phone and conference calling functionality directly into the Microsoft Teams application. With phone number and calling plan assignment, along with meeting calls, advanced call queueing and auto attendant configuration, Microsoft allows organizations to bring all of their telephony needs into the Microsoft 365 umbrella. During this session, we will share a client success story of preparing and deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to an entire enterprise. We will discuss how we streamlined and modernized call queues, office receptions lines and accounted for executive assistants to ensure people are routed to the correct area and conducted training and adoption sessions and created job aids to assist in the change for the new platform.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Meagan Jurewicz

    Sales Executive for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions

SOL05 -How a SharePoint-Based Solution Helped Westchester Medical Take Contracting Processes Digital

As little as 90 days ago, shuffling paper contracts between attorneys and chasing down wet signatures were common occurrences for the team at Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The resulting inefficiencies and headaches propelled the legal team’s search for a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution that could address: • Central, searchable contract storage • Custom contract workflows to address organization-wide needs • Complete process transparency • Scalability to grow as the organization’s processes mature, with minimal IT support Join this session to learn how they quickly solved each of these key stakeholder needs with outstanding adoption rates on a fully configurable, SharePoint-based solution.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Tom Gawczynski

    Vice President, Solution Engineering, AvePoint

SOL07 - Using AvePoint's Cloud Backup's Reporting to Better Protect Your Data

Learn how to analyze your backup data to glean actionable insights. One of the key benefits of the AvePoint Cloud Backup is its automation. Admins can get it setup and configured in just a few clicks with no need to worry about managing infrastructure. As your organization, workspaces, and users grows—Cloud Backup can seamlessly scale to cover it all. However even with a “set it and forget it tool,” it can be advantageous to periodically review the performance to ensure you’re maximizing your data protection. And that is where Cloud Backup Reporting functionality shines.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager, 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, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF204 - 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.