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Business Value Track

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace. Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption. In this workshop you will learn: • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Sarah Haase

WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus. During this workshop, you will: • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 9:50 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft

CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder. Struggle continues in Modern SharePoint.

Have you been steering people away from using folders in SharePoint? Or are you just downright tired of hearing yet another reason for using metadata? The use of folders has long been a contentious battle in the world of SharePoint collaboration. They have their benefits and their drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach? Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019. In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP

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, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • David Warner II

    Microsoft MVP

PWR102 - SharePoint List Formatting - More than Meets the Eye

Transformers, they live among us. Cars, Planes, SharePoint Lists. SharePoint Lists!? YES!!! In this session, we will see how to create, develop & auto-deploy SharePoint List Formatting, Column Formatting and View Formatting Definitions. With no previous experience required, we will start from scratch, see examples you can use for free and even learn how to automatically deploy our List Formatting. By the end of the session you'll hear Optimus Prime command, 'SharePoint Lists.....ROLLOUT!!'

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

OFF102 - Empowering the Business for eDiscovery in Office 365

Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is an important part of data governance in an organization. Whether responding to internal investigations, external litigations, or regulatory requests, the ability for business teams (Legal/Risk/HR) to self-serve their own eDiscovery cases in a timely and secure manner is critical. Attend this session to learn key things business teams need to understand to manage their own eDiscovery case workload in Office 365 for both Core and Advanced eDiscovery. I'll discuss data governance practices in an organization and their impact on eDiscovery results.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

 Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance… · Not on top of the list right now · Not in the budget · We’ll get to it later · Not really seeing the need…   I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  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?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

CM103 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it? In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Tom Resing

    Content developer @ Microsoft focused on M365

PWR103 - 10 ways modern libraries can make you more efficient

Modern lists and libraries have been around for a few years now and they are constantly getting updated. Are you taking advantage of all the productivity gains that are built in to the new experience? Microsoft Senior Content Developer Tom Resing, an MCM and former MVP, will walk you through at least 10 ways he's seen the modern experience help others like you. Includes plenty of demos and resources to take away.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 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, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

ADM103 - A Migration Roadmap for Moving to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do. Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating this content is a good thing, a framework and practical strategies for making it happen, common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them), and how to help end-users make the all-important shift from "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think. You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Emily Mancini

    Architect at Sympraxis Consulting

PWR104 - Embedding User Experience (UX) in Your Out of the Box Solutions

The biggest driver of intranet adoption is easily finding useful information to help users in their day-to-day. You can create a seamless user experience across SharePoint Online without ever touching custom coding.  Learn more about: • User experience principles to consider in your site builds • Creating intuitive navigation and custom footers • Utilizing page templates and organization image libraries • Creating a scalable information architecture and site structure You'll take away actionable steps for improving your intranet information organization, an overview of what is coming on the roadmap, and tips to help create an engaging user experience for your intranet ensuring your users' top tasks are easily accessible.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Emily Mancini

    Architect at Sympraxis Consulting

CM201 - More than a "Lift and Shift": Improving Findability and User Experience in Your Migration

This session will focus on considerations when transitioning your content from classic to modern pages in SharePoint Online using out of the box solutions. Ensure your migration is focused on helping people find what they are looking for and better understand their surroundings- not just a lift and shift of existing content and structures. This is your starter kit for a deeper understanding of what is possible for surfacing content in modern pages and scalable ways to get there.   We will cover: • Site architecture and navigation best practices • Planning and scaling pages • Important modern web parts • Considerations for self-service   You'll take away actionable steps for improving your content during its transition to modern, an overview of what is coming on the roadmap, and tips to help create a seamless user experience for your intranet.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

PWR201 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use 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 andor 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!!

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP

OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job? Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events. Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users. Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions. In this session: • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 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, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

CM204 - 7 Ways to Auto-Apply Office 365 Retention Labels to your documents

If you don't want to rely on information workers in your organization to manually apply Office 365 retention labels, come to this session to learn current ways you can auto-apply them! Ranging from simple to more complex, I'll show how you can leverage your SharePoint information architecture's content types and metadata, Office 365 sensitive information types, keywords and even Microsoft Flow to apply a retention label. After this session, you'll understand current options available to auto-apply Office 365 Retention labels across your SharePoint sites and a look into what Microsoft has planned.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

CM303 - Take content moderation to the next level using Power Automate and Cognitive Services

The potential of SharePoint is abundant and now with power automate you can do even more. However, with more power comes more responsibility and this is where Cognitive Service's can help. In this session we'll see how the Computer Vision and Content Moderator connectors can help monitor the images that are uploaded to SharePoint libraries by tagging them and also identifying those that are either racy or adult.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

INT303 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

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, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.

PWR303 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users, decision-makers and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. Because PowerApps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having PowerApps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources.  In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with PowerApps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Emily Mancini

    Architect at Sympraxis Consulting

OFF303 - Prepare Your Organization for Self-Service & Scale with Office 365

Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one. How can you meet the needs of the business and avoid shadow IT with limited resources?   In this session, we will share how one biotech utilized Office 365 solutions to: • Prepare the organization for Team Site self-service • Expand your Microsoft 365 team outside of IT and engage the business • Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization   Learn about the customer experience focused approach that lead to high employee engagement and fostered trusted relationships across the organization.