• Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level

    User Group Social: 11-11:30am Speaker Presentation: 11:30-12:30 Speakers: Susan Hanley Read all about it! Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level ​SharePoint News is a great way to keep your organization up to date. But do you know that you can also use SharePoint News to take engagement to the next level? This session is all about news – the latest features of SharePoint News and how to use them (including scheduling and multilingual pages), tips and insights to ensure your news articles are read, and approaches you can use to make sure your colleagues stay in touch with what is going on in your organization. ----- About Susan Susan Hanley is an expert in the design, development, and implementation of successful knowledge management, collaboration, and intranet solutions based on the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 platform. Her areas of expertise include information architecture, user adoption, governance, and business value metrics. She is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP and co-authored the Essential SharePoint book series. She currently writes the Essential SharePoint blog for ComputerWorld.com. Prior to establishing an independent consulting practice, Sue led the Portals, Collaboration, and Content Management practice for Dell Professional Services and was the Director of Knowledge Management for American Management Systems. Essential SharePoint Blog: https://www.computerworld.com/blog/essential-sharepoint/ https://susanhanley.com/

  • 3 Easy Ways to Enable Cross Agency Collaboration in Microsoft Teams

    User Group Social: 11-11:30am Speaker Presentation: 11:30-12:30 Speakers: Rima Reyes & Roxy Ndebumadu 3 Easy Ways to Enable Cross Agency Collaboration in Microsoft Teams Join Roxy and Rima from Microsoft to learn more about how your US Government Agency can securely communicate in Microsoft Teams with external organizations during to day to day operations and mission critical scenarios. This session will provide the following key learnings: - Real world examples in how US Government Agencies cross collaborate today - How to configure the three types of collaboration options - Governance Checklist to review retention options and more -----

  • Become a road warrior with Microsoft Teams mobile!

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    User Group Social: 11-11:30am Speaker Presentation: 11:30-12:30 What if you can become more productive when you are on the go? Commuting can become a time to get work done! In this session we will explore a few common scenarios that our workforce typically has and how Teams mobile can help them handle it in the best and easiest way. ​No matter if you are a firstline worker planning your holidays and time off, a sales person that needs to follow up on a presentation for a customer, or joining an online meeting when you are stuck on the road.. Never lose time again looking out the window of the train, but arrive at your office with your work already done! ----- Marijn is an Office365 specialist and Microsoft MVP who has over 12 years experience implementing the full value of information worker solutions in any organization, large and small. He loves to share his experiences as a speaker on international events and blogger. In 2016 he launched “Mijn 365 Coach”, a portfolio of video products helping end users onboard with and on top of the quick moving world of Office 365. He does consultancy via Balestra and has a podcast called #Office365Distilled.

  • Lessons Learned on the Power Platform from a SharePoint Consultant

    User Group Social: 11-11:30am Speaker Presentation: 11:30-12:30 The Power Platform has matured significantly recently and more and more organizations are moving towards wide-scale adoption. The Power Platform has own its implementation considerations and needs to have a successful implementation. Come hear from a long-time SharePoint consultant on what he’s learned from venturing into the platform. Chris Poteet has been a consultant helping organization implementation Microsoft enterprise technologies for over 12 years with a focus on user experience methodologies. He currently works for Applied Information Sciences specializing in Modern Workplace solutions.

  • Getting Started with SharePoint REST API in the Custom SharePoint Workflows

    Speaker: Prashant G Bhoyar With the Introduction of Workflow Manager, there are a lot of new features/functionalities got added to the SharePoint 2013 style workflows both in SharePoint 2013/2016 and SharePoint Online. We can now use SharePoint REST APIs in the workflows. This feature provides an opportunity to implement the complex business requirements when the existing out of the box actions/activities may not be sufficient. In this demo-driven session, we will explore how to consume the REST APIs in the custom workflows built using SharePoint Designer as well as Visual Studio. This session will also cover best practices around using REST API in custom workflows. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Premises 2013/2016 and SharePoint online / Office 365. Prerequisite: Familiar with Office365/SharePoint Online, Pages, List, Libraries, SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015. You will learn: Architecture of Office365/SharePoint Online Workflows How to consume SharePoint REST APIs in SharePoint Workflows? Best practices for using REST API in the SharePoint Workflows?

  • Teams and Governance


    Teams is Microsoft’s newest collaboration tool designed to improve the speed and ease of collaboration in a chat based workspace. Teams is being coined the “one app to rule them all” because it provides a platform for people to work together, hold conversations and meetings, share content, and even work on other apps right within the Teams app. The benefits of Teams are great; however, they will only be realized to full potential if time is spent planning the administration, management, and user adoption of the service prior to making it available to your users. Many organizations have experienced the hardships of poor implementation and user adoption of collaboration tools in the past. This session will walk through 6 pragmatic areas to focus on for successful user adoption. About Melissa Hubbard Melissa is an Office 365 and SharePoint consultant who specializes in creating 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.

  • The SharePoint Business Analyst


    The session for the SharePoint guy or gal who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else in the world of SharePoint. You may work with end users, manage sites, help others or meet with users discussing their business needs and documenting how to build a SharePoint project that fulfills their needs. Perhaps you have to test, assist others with figuring out what they want from SharePoint or help manage a project move along and coordinate everything happening among all stakeholders. Requirements, improvements, architecting, possibilities, UAT, support, governance, security, basic administration, support and power-user development all seem to fall into this new "job title" that is one step short of a "SharePoint jack of all trades". After working with SharePoint for over 10 years, I am happy to share a remarkable accumulation of tips that will give you a jump start in making every project SharePoint project or site you work on a success. *A few lucky attendees will win a copy of the book "The SharePoint Business Analyst" by Matthew J. Bailey

  • The Office 365 Groups session you can take back to your colleagues w/ Matt Wade

    Baffled by Office 365 Groups? Join the club. As we’re all too aware, confused users mean meager adoption. This session will 1) cover what Groups are; 2) how to create and use Outlook Groups, Yammer Feeds, and Teams Chats; and 3) describe in detail how they’re all related (spoiler: they’re basically the same thing). Most importantly, you’ll pick up use cases that demonstrate when to use which, plus some concise infographics that will help translate this nebulous concept into concrete results. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel: after this user-focused session, you’ll receive the slides so you can present your colleagues the same session—tailored to your culture—without much effort. Kill the chaos, then reap the benefits of an engaged organization.

  • PowerShell for Office 365


    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Office 365. You will learn: • How to use PowerShell for Office 365? • How to use REST APIS and SharePoint Client-Side Object Model (CSOM) in PowerShell? • Best Practices with Prashant G Bhoyar