Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Benjamin Niaulin

    Microsoft RD, MCT

WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring. Here are some of the things that will be covered: • Figuring out how collaboration works now • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365 • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content • How features actually work and their limitations As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization. A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do. This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

WRK103 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored: • Yammer • Groups • Teams • Delve • Sway • Planner • PowerApps/Flow • Stream • Video • Forms • ToDo

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Benjamin Niaulin

    Microsoft RD, MCT

WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Join Benjamin Niaulin for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365. You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them? This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User. A great follow up to those having a knowledge of what's in Office 365 and now looking to level up as a Power User. Topics include: • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, • Site Columns, Web Parts etc…) • Deep Dive into Search • Intro to PowerApps and MSFlow for forms and workflows • Understanding how to protect your work with security • Guide to Office 365 Groups deployment, administration and adoption • Managing intranets with Hub Sites and Group-Connected Sites • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows • Basics of Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR101 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities. 1. A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process. 2. A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports. 3. A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

OFF101 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

There's so much that Office 365 has to offer small to large organizations. However, the current reality is that most organizations are only using about 20% of the available capabilities. Why not understand the Entire value of the suite of Office 365 applications so your users can take full advantage of what you are already paying for!? Come to this session and we'll go over the entire stack of Office 365 applications. Not just what each of them do, but also the sample business use cases for each of them as well.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 11:20 am

  • Amit Vasu

    Microsoft MVP

OFF102 - Convert your Classic SharePoint Team Site to Use New Office 365 Features

Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features to Office 365. This session will cover how to leverage these new features with existing Classic Team Sites. In this session, we will cover how to add modern home pages and news to your classic team sites. This session will go into details on how you can convert your Classic team site to Group connected SP site and take advantage of existing services like Microsoft Teams and Planner. This session will also cover things to consider when migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to SharePoint online.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA
  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MBA

OFF103 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Microsoft Forms to Engage Users

Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved and\or some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more! Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities! Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM103 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Matt Lavieri

    Manager in Protiviti's Cloud Practice

OFF104 - Introduction to Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal that is currently in Beta. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and then review how to customize the portal. The session will also show users how to create a custom help tile in their O365 tenant to help point users to the learning module.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

ADM104 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it. This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

CM105 - Take a Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Implementing Retention in Office 365 Retention

This session will cover the new retention options in Office 365 including retention labels and retention policies and discuss the "crawl, walk, run" approach for implementing them. We'll walk thru specific examples of how to do this and what each step means from an administrator, records manager and end-user perspective. Pragmatic discussion of the current gaps will also be addressed. Session is based on experience from a real world use-case.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Rebecca Stodelle

    SharePoint/Office 365 Developer at Feeding America

INT105 - 7 Things to Know about Office 365 to Build a Successful SharePoint Intranet

In Office 365, the landscape of products and features is robust and holds a lot of potential. This means understanding the underlying technicalities of the platform where you will build or migrate your SharePoint environment is extremely important. Knowledge of Office 365 and all its features will help you build a SharePoint Intranet that is agile as well as relevant from infrastructure and security, to administration and adoption. The exciting offerings that come from Microsoft via Office 365/Microsoft 365 can be both useful AND overwhelming, so it is imperative to understand the platform as a baseline to optimize your company’s SharePoint experience. Based on real-life experiences, this session will provide you: • An understanding of the areas within O365 that may initially affect your SharePoint Environment with a focus on Active Directory, Licensing, etc. • Insights into communicating which O365 features are right for your organization and SharePoint sites (what to make available to users or what to hold off on “releasing”) • How "selling" OneDrive can help your overall SharePoint adoption. • How to use specific integrations within O365 and SharePoint to promote communication/collaboration – Yammer, O365 Groups, etc. • Specific examples and resources to keep on top of the changes in O365.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Peter Carson

    Microsoft MVP

OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

OneDrive and SharePoint external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it’s important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely. Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where. In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll also review recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the request files feature, one-time passcode support, Google federation, reporting enhancements, and deeper integration with Azure AD B2B.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Adam Ochs

    MCSA MCPS MSAS

OFF200 - 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, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

BV201 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 adoption

Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint. In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform!   Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

OFF201 - The New Governance – Staying On Top of O365

I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be implemented, maintained, or seen as a vital organizational need.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  Now let’s throw a bigger twist into the mix and insert an application that changes on a regular basis.  Did that make you freak out just a little bit? I know I freaked out just a little because there are already governance struggles with applications that don’t change yearly so now one that changes regularly.  Not to mention in the changes you have new features and deprecating features.  So much involved so how do you manage and maintain it?  Great questions so come join the session and let’s iron it out.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 1:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

OFF202 - Using O365 to Manage Your Projects From Start to Finish

Anyone can be a project manager with O365. The trick is knowing what tools to use, and when to use them. This session will walk through the lifecycle of a typical project, and using Teams, SharePoint, Planner, Project, Flow and more! We will also discuss real world project team scenarios and how to navigate difficult situations like leadership pulling rank or your scope creeping to outlandish proportions. See examples of big budget projects and small team goals that have been successfully completed using a combination of O365 tools. Walk away from this session with the confidence and tools you need to keep your project on track.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

INT203 - Refresh your intranet with modern Office 365 features

Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Office 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Office 365 features with your current Office 365 based intranet? In this session, we will walk through all of those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos and actual project plans, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your Office 365 experience. Also by highlighting the features most requested by users, you will learn what to focus on during the initial stage of your project. Office 365 Groups, SharePoint Hub sites, SharePoint Communications sites, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Benjamin Niaulin

    Microsoft RD, MCT

OFF203 - From Classic to Modern - Adopting Office 365 beyond SharePoint

What's the difference between Classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint? And that's just the first step towards a larger thing that is Office 365 and its Modern Workplace. How do you go from Top Down to Flat in your hierarchy, to enable Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups alongside your Team Sites. This session is perfect if you're currently on Office 365 or about to migrate, but still using Classic SharePoint with standalone sites with many sub sites.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP, MLIS

BV204 - The "disruption-vs.-value" debate: Defining the pace of your Office 365 implementation

Office 365 provides a powerful productivity toolset that can transform your digital workplace. As Office 365 practitioners, we need to consider the speed with which we roll out collaboration capabilities to our organizations. But achieving business value and driving ROI (Return On Investment) with Office 365 requires user buy-in. The delicate balance of success hinges on generating enough disruption to change user behavior and drive business productivity without alienating the very users we're trying to engage. Yes, some of our advanced users can make use of a wide array of Office 365 apps quickly and with relatively little discomfort. But most of our users are disrupted by the rollout and onboarding process for new technologies. This session explores the disruption-versus-value debate, outlining key criteria to consider as you shape (or re-shape) the course of your Office 365 implementation.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

OFF204 - A Case Management and Retention Walk-thru in Office 365

Managing a set of documents as a case is a common requirement across many organizations. Whether for projects, legal, financial, healthcare, insurance, education, or HR, there are requirements on how to organize and manage these documents and maintain record keeping. I'll demonstrate how to manage case and subject files using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As an example, we'll look how to manage a legal case file in an organization. The session will include common requirements and options for using Office 365 features to organize documents and apply retention across many industry verticals and case file scenarios (customer file, project file, student file, etc).

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Liam Cleary

    Microsoft MVP

ADM204 - Security and Compliance within Office 365

So you have an Office 365 tenant, you have sites, you use search and maybe you use every feature that is available to you. You create, upload, edit and delete content and even tag it, but what happens when you need to know what has happened to a piece of content? How do you know who opened a specific file? How do you stop specific types of content from residing within the site? How do you control who can do what, when and maybe where from? Luckily we have the tool for this, it is the Security and Compliance Center within Office 365. In this session we will walk through the Security and Compliance Center, answering each of questions with practical examples.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP

OFF301 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

Office 365 enables ease of content sharing with people in and out of your organization. This session will breakdown the different ways you could securely share files in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, or Teams with colleagues, partners, or clients. See how the sharing feature provides the convenience for your end users and removes collaboration barriers. On the flip side, convenience could come at a price, without proper planning. Know the challenges that your organization could face with the ease of sharing in your environment. This session will uncover data governance, insights, and security capabilities, available to Office 365 administrators and compliance officers.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

OFF302 - Getting started with Office 365 Administration

So you've just been handed the keys to a new Office 365 tenant, and you need to know where to start? Or maybe you've been managing Office 365 for a while and want some tips and tricks, and a better understanding of what's changing? You've found the right session! In this session, we'll take a walk through an Office 365 admin's life, everywhere from identities, to SharePoint, Exchange, and even Teams. We'll show you the key things you need to know to manage your tenant. To top things off, we'll go through the top 10 tips and tricks to managing Office 365 without losing your mind! Come find out!

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF303 - Personalizing & Improving Office 365 & Your Digital Workplace

There are a great number of features and capabilities within Office 365 that enable users to have more personalized experiences. What’s more there are many organizations that build on the incredible capabilities of personalized services such as flow, the graph and more to further improve personal experiences. Join Richard Harbridge as he shares real world examples of Office 365 that enable rich personalization including those that are OOTB, require some configuration, or are opportunities for further development and investment.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell For Office 365

Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! Note: This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 3:40 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft
  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Frank Migacz

    Identity and Security Specialist at Microsoft
  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. (You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.)