TMS101 - Meet Microsoft Teams!

Christopher Johnson 

Meet Microsoft's new-ish flagship all-in-one collaboration station, Microsoft Teams.

You'll leave this session armed with foundational knowledge of: key features of Microsoft Teams (channels, files and chat), its place in the Office 365 ecosystem (how does it fit with SharePoint and OneDrive?) and common use cases for your first Teams pilot.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS102 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

Bob German 

The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both!

This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient.

You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS103 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

Stephanie Donahue 

If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

Come to this session to learn about how to:
• Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
• Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
• Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
• Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
• Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS105 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

John Peluso 

Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work.

For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos.

For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS202 - SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

Christopher Johnson 

It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint and OneDrive? Learn best practices for implementing Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together from real-world implementations.

We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templating, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom apps-- all through the lens of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS203 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

Liz Sundet 

Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences. For starters, you’ll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but using it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS204 - How Large and Midsize Organizations are Maximizing Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Eric Overfield 

Communication in large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers.

In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for larger organizations. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS302 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

Mark Rackley 

The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail. It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions.

Attend this session and learn:
• How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams
• How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources
• How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions
• ALL without writing a line of code!

It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

TMS303 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

Mike Maadarani 

This session will cover what are the Private Channels in Microsoft Teams, how they behave and what is the underlying design of them.

We will over the functional limitation, architecture, and the use cases to deploy a Private Channel vs. a New Microsoft Team.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online