Saturday, August 5th - Office 365 ALL DAY WORKSHOP



DATE: AUGUST 05,2017

RESTON, VA 20190

Skype Info :

Skype broadcast is at the discretion of speakers as it is a whole day workshop and there are multiple sessions/topics.


1. Melissa Hubbard - 9:00AM- 9:45AM and 15 mins question
Getting Started with Power Apps and Flow

2. Nikkia Carter - 10:00AM to 10:45AM and 15 mins questions
Topic: SharePoint vs Microsoft Teams vs Office 365 Groups: What Should I Use When?

3. Rima Reyes - 11:00AM to 11:45AM and 15 mins questions
How to Achieve Global Domination with Office 365 End User Adoption

Break - Lunch 12:00PM -12:30PM

4. Amie Seisay - 12:30PM to 1:15PM and 15 mins questions
Managing SharePoint Permissions

5. Susan Hanley - 1:30PM to 2:15PM and 15 mins questions
Topic: Lions and Tigers and Teams, Oh My! – Sorting through the options to connect and collaborate in Office 365

6. Mary Alex - 2:30PM to 3:15PM and 15 mins questions
LinkedIn: Launch & Grow Your Own Professional Network While Enhancing Your Reputation

3:30PM - 4:00PM all speaker panel discussion

Session Ends

Women in SharePoint DC AND FEDeral SharePoint UserGroup are proud to bring you a one of a kind awesome workshop featuring female rockstar speakers in Office 365 and SharePoint space.

You have seen how much we love educating and giving back to our IT community and are always striving to bring the best and respected industry SMEs in our as well as encouraging emerging leaders in IT.

This event is different and unique in that we are going to showcase women speakers and leaders from NoVA Office 365 community. This is more than an awesome workshop, its celebration of success and ingenuity of women in cloud and in STEM!

Registration is open to EVERYONE who wants to learn and get inspired.

Seating limited to 100, we encourage you to kindly RSVP ONLY if you are planning to attend IN PERSON.

We will try to have our sessions on Skype as well. So if you are planning to join via Skype(Mention it in the comments section while registering for the event. Please update status if you have already RSVPd)


Lions and Tigers and Teams, Oh My! – Sorting through the options to connect and collaborate in Office 365

Have you noticed that you now have multiple ways to connect and collaborate in Office 365? Teams, Groups, SharePoint, Yammer, Email – how do you provide guidance to your users so that they can make good choices? Too much choice can lead to chaos, while not enough choice can create too much friction for effective collaboration to happen. This session will provide guidance and a framework to help you make the right choices for your organization to help your users get real work done in a hyper-connected world.

Target Audience: Manager

Level: 201

Speaker Bio:

Susan Hanley is a consultant specializing in the "people side" of intranet and collaboration solutions. She is an Office Servers and Services MVP and is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books: Essential SharePoint 2007, Essential SharePoint 2010, and Essential SharePoint 2013: Practical Guidance for Measurable Business Results. Her areas of expertise include knowledge management, information architecture, collaboration and intranet strategy, user adoption, governance and business value metrics. Immediately prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services.

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SharePoint vs Microsoft Teams vs Office 365 Groups: What Should I Use When?

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace. New ways to work are being developed rapidly as well. A few such new tools are Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. These look powerful and promising but they seem similar. Also, where do they fit with SharePoint? In this session, we will look at what each is, what their differences are, and when is the best time to use each.

Target Audience: IT Pro

Level: 101

Speaker Bio:
Nikkia Carter is the President and CEO of Carter-McGowan Services, LLC, a Microsoft Silver Small and MidMarket Cloud Partner and SMB Champion specializing in modernizing business through the use and understanding of Microsoft technology and modern marketing. Nikkia has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in IT Project Management and is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Professional. Nikkia has industry experience since 2001 in software, web (intranet), Office 365, and SharePoint development. Nikkia has spoken at many technical and some non-technical events. She also leads and co-organizes a few technical user group communities and events as well as serves on the Microsoft Inspire (WPC) partner engagement board, Microsoft’s VFI (Voices for Innovation) taskforce, and is a member of the IAMCP DC (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners).
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Speaker Contact:
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Title: LinkedIn: Launch & Grow Your Own Professional Network While Enhancing Your Reputation

Session Description:

In December 2016, Microsoft purchased LinkedIn for $26.2B. As of April 2017, LinkedIn had 500 million members in 200 countries. LinkedIn is the ONLY professional social media digital tool, and is in the top 20 most popular websites in the world. This amazing tool helps you to present yourself and your career qualifications, grow professional relationships, find your next opportunity, and connect with new opportunities. Please see this profile link to learn more about the presenter: Learning objectives 1. Learn to strategically create a compelling profile of your capabilities and accomplishments 2. Gain an understanding for how to grow your organization’s professional reach and reputation3. Learn how your profile is only somewhat similar to that of your resume4. Receive insights for how Microsoft is going to make the tool more sophisticated and how in only “one click”, you’ll apply for jobs in the future"

Target Audience: Inquisitive learners

Level: 201

Speaker Bio: Mary Alex currently works in marketing at Microsoft as a Community Development Specialist & Brand Ambassador. She builds relationships to ultimately drive revenue, with all different types of SMBs in addition to nonprofits, associations, and schools. She is a guru when it comes to LinkedIn trainings and getting the most from your profile. In addition to working for Microsoft, she also works in philanthropic world for the Dave Matthews Band’s Foundation, where she helps the band members to invest their assets in nonprofits. Her professional profile can be found at:

Speaker Contact: "[masked][masked]"

Time Slot: 2:30-3:30


Title: Getting Started with Power Apps and Flow

Session Description:

This session will give an introduction to Microsoft Flow and Power Apps and enable you to get started creating apps and automating business processes.

Target Audience: Inquisitive learners

Level: 101

Speaker Bio: Melissa is a SharePoint consultant who specializes in easy to use solutions for simplifying and automating business processes. She comes from a project management background and is experienced in requirements gathering and providing SharePoint end user support and training.

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Time Slot: 1:30-2:30


Session Title: Managing SharePoint Permissions

Session Description: This session is all about managing permissions in SharePoint. We will cover best practices, granting access, permission levels, inheritance, access request settings, etc. Please bring your laptops! We will login to Office365-SharePoint Online to complete this hands on activity.

Target Audience: Inquisitive learners

Speaker Bio: The owner of Seisay IT Solutions, Amie Seisay has over ten years of experience in the IT field. Amie’s credentials include a bachelors and masters degree in Computer Science. She also holds a number of IT and Microsoftcertifications. Through the years, Amie has broadened her professional experience and technical expertise through her work with a number of small and mid-size businesses. It was through this work that Amie discovered her true passion: to work one-on-one with clients to understand their specific needs and develop customized solutions to improve their business processes. As a result, Amie decided to formalize her consulting services under the moniker Seisay IT Solutions.

Speaker Contact: [masked]


Session Title: How to Achieve Global Domination with Office 365 End User Adoption

Session Description:

Find out how to get everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, to use Office 365! This session will go through the phases of change management and end user technology adoption. Attend this presentation and receive the Global Domination Office 365 Adoption Workbook to use in YOUR organization!

Target Audience: Inquisitive learners

Speaker Bio:

Rima Reyes is currently a Senior Consultant at Microsoft for SharePoint Online, SharePoint On-Premise and for the Adoption and Change Management Global Practice. She is a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner and is certified in Office 365. When Rima's head isn't "in the cloud", she enjoys skiing, watching The Golden Girls and spending time with her family and her golden doodle, Levi.

Speaker Contact: "Email: [masked] Twitter: @rimazima"

Time Slot: 11:00-12:00



Have a blessed day!