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

Asif Rehmani 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

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

Amit Vasu 

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.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

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

Stacy Deere-Strole 

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!!

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF104 - Introduction to Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

Matt Lavieri 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

Peter Carson 

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.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF201 - The New Governance – Staying On Top of O365

Stacy Deere-Strole 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

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

Richard Toland 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

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

Benjamin Niaulin 

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.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

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

Joanne Klein 

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).

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF301 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

Bobby Chang 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF302 - Getting started with Office 365 Administration

Max Fritz 

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!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

OFF303 - Personalizing & Improving Office 365 & Your Digital Workplace

Richard Harbridge 

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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online