• ATL365 - MS Teams Meetings & Calling Deep Dive and Using Teams Outside of Work

    6:00 PM ET: Virtual SharePint/Happy Hour Meeting starts at 6:30 PM ET SESSION 1: Using Microsoft Teams Outside of Work As Teams moves outside of the enterprise, competing with other applications such as Slack and others, it's important to know the subtle differences between the various licenses for Microsoft Teams. Bert's session will provide an intro to Teams Free and Teams for Nonprofits as a new, but familiar way of working outside the enterprise. SPEAKER 1: Bert Roesel Bert has a passion for enabling teams and organizations to achieve more by improving business process and value delivery through the strategic application of technology. He has experience and a track record of value delivery in multiple manufacturing industries on the shop floor at the industrial equipment level up through IT infrastructure to integration, application delivery and modern collaboration on-prem and in the cloud. He also has deep expertise enabling multiple business capabilities including, Procurement, HR, Finance, Operations, Engineering, and Accounting. Linkedin.com/in/bert-roesel SESSION 2: Microsoft Teams Meetings & Calling Deep Dive Microsoft Teams has grown to over 75M Active Daily Users since March of this year. This growth brings innovation across the entire stack, including advancements in features for Meetings and Calling. This session will be a deep dive into Teams Meetings and Calling, exploring the following topics: - 2020 Innovations in Teams Meetings - Teams Meetings vs. Live Events - Meeting Media Flows - Audio Conferencing and Calling in the Cloud - Cloud Video Interop - Non-Microsoft Meetings in Teams SPEAKER 2: Trevor Miller Architect - Perficient Trevor is a unified communications consultant & architect, focused on the Microsoft Unified Communications stack. For 8+ years he has been involved in various Lync Server, Skype for Business Server, and Office 365 (and Microsoft 365) projects involving every facet of business and/or technical requirements for customers' UC needs. Trevor has architected, lead, and deployed solutions from customers as small as 800 to as large as 100,000+, including multi-national companies spanning nearly every continent on the globe. Despite being strongly focused on the Microsoft UC stack, he is also well versed in many of the technologies that UC systems rely on, including route/switch (WAN/LAN), wireless, security, identity, TDM PSTN, SIP PSTN, E-911, virtualization, end user computing, VTC integration, control system integration, and more. It seems that each year the list gets bigger and bigger but Trevor aims to stay at the forward end of trends to remain sharp. https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevor-miller-3bb5735/

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  • 7/20 ATLSPUG Meeting: Customized List Forms in Power Apps: Ten Pro Tips

    6:00 PM ET: Virtual SharePint/Happy Hour Meeting starts at 6:30 PM ET SESSION: Customized List Forms in Power Apps: Ten Pro Tips In SharePoint, lists are commonly used to create simple request forms, and do quick collaboration on lists of items. It is often necessary to customize the look of forms, when business requirements become more complex, or to add some visual appeal and company colors. Power Apps is a powerful tool that can be used to customize the look of forms, and add logic. There are a few important tips to know about, so that you can save time, and design forms in the most efficient way. In this session, learn ten pro tips, such as how to utilize the SharePoint Integration property, common form logic functions, how to determine the type of Power App to build for your scenario. SPEAKER: Laura Rogers (MVP), CEO at IW Mentor, @WonderLaura Laura is a SharePoint expert, speaker, author and educator. She is well-versed in helping organizations make the most of their SharePoint environments using out-of-box functionalities such as Power Apps and Power Automate with SharePoint. She is currently the owner of IW Mentor, a SharePoint and Power Apps & Power Automate training company. Laura's technical expertise also includes over 14 years of experience working with Microsoft's messaging and collaboration systems. She has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past nine years. Twitter: @WonderLaura LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharepointguru/

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  • GitHub Actions for SharePoint Framework Projects and Power Up with Power Query

    6:00 PM ET: Virtual SharePint/Happy Hour Meeting starts at 6:30 PM ET SESSION 1: Automate Build, Test & Deployment of SharePoint Framework Projects with GitHub Actions GitHub Actions allow you to automate the process of building, testing and deploying your custom solutions. Did you know you can leverage this as a SharePoint Framework developer? In this session we will create a workflow from scratch for an existing project that will build, test and deploy your SharePoint Framework component to multiple environments such as development, staging and production. You will also see how to enable manual checks so a user must approve deployments to master. SPEAKER 1: Andrew Connell (MVP), Founder, Voitanos LLC Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365, specifically SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, Node.js, .NET Core, and React that enjoys development, writing & teaching… if it’s a cutting-edge web you will find Andrew there! He has received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored and taught both in-person & in online courses. His training company, Voitanos (https://www.voitanos.io), is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training for Microsoft 365 developers. Throughout the years Andrew has been fortunate enough to share what he has learned at conferences like Microsoft’s TechEd, Build, Ignite & the SharePoint Conference (SPC), the European SharePoint Conference, SharePoint Fest, and Angular’s ngConf & AngularU among many others all around the world in North America, Europe, Asia & Australia. Twitter: @andrewconnell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewconnell GitHub: https://github.com/AndrewConnell SESSION 2: Power Up Your Resume with Power Query Learn this one skill, and you can add Excel + Power BI to your resume! I'll share tips and an example of how Power Query in Excel helped my client big time - and will help you too. SPEAKER 2: Venice Thacker, Business Analyst, Perficient Born & raised in Atlanta, GA. I love combining technology and organization to improve life's situations. I'm always planning a trip to somewhere new & checking it off on my world scratch off map. One of my favorite places to be is on my porch with a good book. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venice-thacker-544305b2/

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  • Teams Automation and Governance & 6 Ways to Gain Insights on your M365 usage

    SESSION 1: Teams Real Life Integration - Automation & Governance Manually deploying Microsoft Teams is overwhelming. Using Teams Templates, SharePoint Online, and Power Automate we will build and discuss how to best create a self service Microsoft Teams provisioning process. How do we handle approval and management? Templates? Flow creation? Find out, in this in session! SPEAKER 1: Chris Barber, Solutions Architect, Perficient Chis is a Senior Integration/Solutions Architect, and technical resource with in-depth applications analysis, design, project management and development experience. 10+ years of experience in a broad variety of roles provides the foundation to effectively deliver customized solutions to meet customer needs. Extensive use and development of Microsoft, Oracle, Meditech, Cerner, AllScripts, Imprivata, and Nuance products. Certified Scrum Master & Technical Project Manager who aggressively manages projects, vendor relationships, and related deliverables to exceed client expectations. Twitter: @1day2liveurlyf1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherrbarber/ SESSION 2: 6 Ways to Gain Insights on your Microsoft 365 usage You've gotten these questions - how hard was it to answer them? The information is all available, but the best route to the insight is not always obvious. In reality there are multiple ways to report on your usage, each with different strengths and weaknesses. This demo-rich session will highlight 6 different approached to retrieving and reporting on Microsoft 365 usage information. SPEAKER 2: John P. White, Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc John P White is the Chief Technical Officer at UnlimitedViz Inc. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a Microsoft SharePoint MVP. He has spent 22 years in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM. As a seasoned IT professional, John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and has become an expert with the latest that these platforms have to offer. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences, and he blogs as actively as possible at http://whitepages.unlimitedviz.com. John lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is the father of 3 boys, is an avid scuba diver, and a budding photographer, both under and above the water. Samples of his work can be found at http://www.flickr.com/wpages. Twitter: @diverdown1964 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diverdown1964/

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  • 4/20 ATLSPUG - REMOTE SESSION: Preparing for Project Cortex and the Future of KM

    Remote again session this month, folks! Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmIzYmJiNTEtNTM1Yy00ZDRmLWEzYjEtN2M5M2I0MzljZDJj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22243bd71d-cef7-442d-b37f-3ff10a3e2832%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a8140643-4c61-49f2-ab16-912757939dca%22%7d [masked] United States, St. Louis (Toll) Conference ID:[masked]# Local numbers | Reset PIN | Learn more about Teams | Meeting options Join with a video conferencing device[masked]@t.plcm.vc VTC Conference ID:[masked] Alternate VTC dialing instructions ________________________________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION: Microsoft has turned traditional enterprise content management on its head with its recent announcement of Project Cortex. Project Cortex uses advanced artificial intelligence to harness collective knowledge from across the enterprise and automatically organize it into shared topics like projects, products, processes, and customers. Using AI, Cortex creates a knowledge network based on relationships among topics, content, and people and delivers it in the apps you use every day – Office, Outlook, and Teams. Join us as we examine Project Cortex in more detail, including: • What is Project Cortex? • Why is Project Cortex different than other knowledge network projects previously introduced? • How does incorporating AI and automation change the game? • What is possible with Project Cortex? • What can you do to prepare? SPEAKER: Joel Oleson (MVP, RD), Perficient Joel Oleson is widely recognized as one of the world’s most connected Office 365 and SharePoint Community leaders. He has been awarded Microsoft's highest recognition as Office Apps & Services MVP, Microsoft Regional Director awards, and multiple "Ship It" awards for Office, Office 365 and SharePoint from his time at Microsoft. Joel was the first dedicated SharePoint Admin for Microsoft internal deployments of Tahoe and Office Web Server and an Architect for the first version of SharePoint Online. A few years later he was recruited to join the leadership of the SharePoint product team as Senior Technical Product Manager. Joel left Microsoft in 2008 to greater connect with the global community. His passion was helping kick start communities all over the world. He focused on white board sessions with consultants and architects to help companies achieve success. Collaboration, Intranets, Portals, Modern Teamwork, UC and Business Applications took on a new meaning as he would get involved with many of the largest organizations in the world. Twitter: @joeloleson (https://twitter.com/joeloleson) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeloleson/ Website: https://collabshow.com/

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  • 3/16 ATLSPUG - REMOTE SESSION: Microsoft Live Events and You

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    Remote session this month, folks! Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting (http://bit.ly/ATLSPUGLiveEventsMtg) [masked] United States, Salt Lake City (Toll) Conference ID:[masked]# ________________________________________________________________________________ A very timely topic! Sign up today!!! DESCRIPTION: Microsoft Stream Live Events and You, everything you need to know Abstract: Many organizations have meetings and content that they want to share with their organization but are not sure what the best method to accomplish this is. If you are using Office 365, Microsoft has provided a way for us to be able to stream live content. In this session we will discuss the different options available to you for live events and when you would want to choose each solution. SPEAKER: Ryan Schouten (MVP) Ryan Schouten has been working with SharePoint since December of 2006. He has had experience with all versions of SharePoint from 2003 to 2013. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has several certifications from Microsoft from SharePoint[masked] and Office 365. Before starting on SharePoint development Ryan was an experienced ASP.Net developer specializing in server and client side interactions. This experience made transitioning to SharePoint a lot easier. Ryan loves being a developer and a speaker. Combining these two joys allows Ryan to do what he loves and sharing it with others. He loves working with SharePoint and spending time with his kids, not necessarily in that order. Ryan also loves the SharePoint Community and connecting with people. Twitter: @ShrPntKnight (https://twitter.com/ShrPntKnight) LinkedIn: sharepointknight Website: https://www.sharepointknight.com/about-me/

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  • 2/19 ATLSPUG - Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    DESCRIPTION: Microsoft Teams brings together collaboration experiences into a focused workspace to help teams be more effective. Many organizations are interested in aligning the deployment and usage of Teams with their existing or desired governance policies. Come and learn about the many governance options for Microsoft Teams that let both IT and end users "have their cake and eat it too". SPEAKERS: Chris L'Hommedieu (Microsoft) Chris L'Hommedieu is a member of Microsoft's enterprise business unit, and as a Productivity Technical Specialist, he is responsible for the more technical aspects of Office 365, SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Exchange and Microsoft Office. Chris is focused on helping customers understand Microsoft's productivity technology, future roadmap and how to leverage these technologies to help meet business objectives. Prior to Chris joining the Microsoft team in 2013, he established a track record of hands-on and strategic success implementing Microsoft infrastructure and productivity technologies as a customer since 1995. Twitter: @clhommedieu (https://twitter.com/clhommedieu) LinkedIn: chrislhommedieu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislhommedieu/)

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  • 1/15 ATLSPUG - Enterprise Cyber security best practices for your 365 tenant

    DESCRIPTION: Join us for this informative discussion with Microsoft cyber security expert Edward Walton. Edward will discuss the current state of cyber security threats, common entry points, and ways to protect yourself and your companies. SPEAKERS: Edward Walton – CISSP, Microsoft – Global Black Belt | Advanced Security Data Analytics Edward Walton, from Microsoft, has a career that spans 15+ years working in networking / cyber security including consulting in application, infrastructure & cloud security. Edward roles through his career have included Sr. Security Engineer, Lead Penetration Tester & Endpoint Security Architect. He is currently focused on Threat protection and data analytics as it relates to Advanced Threat Protection & Threat Intelligence. Edward holds the CISSP designation & numerous other industry certifications.

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  • 12/9 Atlanta Microsoft Community Holiday Party

    Microsoft Office - Avalon

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Gwinnett-Microsoft-Users-Group/events/266753799/ NOTE - THIS IS IN THE MICROSOFT OFFICE IN ALPHARETTA Event opens at 6:30; bring your new unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots and share some love this holiday season. PASS Summit Discussion Panel Come join a small crew of speakers as they regale you with tales of what they learned at PASS Summit. Network with your Atlanta Microsoft technology peers and colleagues. Sponsored by: Magenic https://magenic.com/ Code Career Academy https://codecareeracademy.com/