Chicago, IL

Microsoft Teams

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    MVP, CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly
  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

WRK107 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision? Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and: • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including: o Scale o Governance o Retention • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: o bots o web parts o provisioning • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

WRK403 - Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption: How to Make It Easy To Do The Right Thing

So you’ve made the decision to turn on Microsoft Teams – congratulations! Teams is one of the fastest growing business applications designed to boost collaboration and productivity. Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business! But before you light up Teams for your entire organization, it’s critical to ensure to you have a solid governance strategy in place to ensure you’re striking the balance between effective collaboration and control. A well-governed Office 365 instance ensures security, managed information lifecycle and also lays the groundwork for a long-term sustainable adoption strategy. You want to make it easy for people to do the right thing – good governance precedes great adoption! This interactive workshop will cover: • How to leverage Microsoft Teams to streamline collaboration and realize the full value from your Office 365 investment • How to address common management and governance concerns for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – from provisioning to information lifecycle management • How to assess whether native Office 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations • How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft Teams and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

WRK505 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications and now even your corporate intranet with Viva Connections. As a result, everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

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, 11:10 am

  • Craig Jahnke

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

TMS102 - Getting Started with Teams Live Events

Microsoft 365 live events bring live video streaming to a new level, encouraging connection throughout the entire engagement life cycle with attendees before, during, and after live events. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer. This session helps you understand what Teams Live Events are, how to plan for them, and how to get started using them.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS103 - Teams AND Yammer? Yes Please! A case study.

“What to use when?” is a phrase so often used when talking about Office 365 that it may have set the record for blog posts, conference sessions and heated debates. Many thought that Microsoft had moved on from making big bets on Yammer given the significant focus and attention on Microsoft Teams in recent years, so the announcements about “the new Yammer” at last year’s Ignite conference may have come as a surprise. Almost instantly the “when should I use this versus Teams” started up again. As an organization, AvePoint is heavily reliant on Teams for it’s day to day operations, but this session will go deep into the “why” and “how” AvePoint made the decision to move it’s thriving and active knowledge communities from Teams to the new Yammer. Attendees will learn the logic that prompted the decision, the steps taken to get there, and how Yammer was configured and managed to create a broader and more effective knowledge-sharing mechanism that is relied on throughout the organization. Just as important, we’ll detail how the organization created internal clarity for users to understand the hand-offs and co-existence of these two conversational platforms within it’s everyday collaboration

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS104 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently. Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game. Session Benefits: • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams • Take away action items to implement right away

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

TMS106 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

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

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMS201 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

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. You'll even learn how to bring SharePoint pages into Teams with no development needed! Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

“Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing. This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS205 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating. But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands? Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

TMS301- Case Study: Using Microsoft Teams for Adult Learning

The State of Minnesota College and University Systems went to Office 365 and with that, the capability of using Teams for student collaboration and sharing of files for learning. Join us to find out what was done at Rochester Community and Technical College in conjunction with students from Mayo Clinic using Teams for everything from Question of the day to sharing presentations and learning from each other.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS304 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Communication in small to 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 any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces. • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption