Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Teams End User Track

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long-term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long-term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision? Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and: - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including: + Scale + Governance + Retention - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: + bots + web parts + provisioning - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

Mastering Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a prosperous collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be ready for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how Viva, Loop, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Dataverse, and the Power Platform interacts with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operational excellence for Microsoft Teams: Data, Files, Reporting’s, Groups, Whiteboards, Meetings, Governance, Application Extensions, Chat, Adaptative cards, … all are available in this workshop! If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll assess everything from A to Z. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/haTr1xvgC-E

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich featured collaboration platform.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Principal Manager, Customer Advocacy Group Microsoft Teams Engineering

What's New in Microsoft Teams

Join us to get the deep dive of all the new features delivered and coming for Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inpisre, Motivate, Educate
  • Ulrika Hedlund

    Productivity Advisor and edTech-entrepreneur

Modernize Learning using Microsoft Teams

In today's fast-paced world, building a culture of continuous learning is key for organizations to thrive. How can you provide employees with an engaging learning experience and enable them to learn in the flow of work? During this session, Productivity Experts from Storyals will guide you through an eye-opening journey of what is possible by leveraging Microsoft Teams for learning. See examples of how you can build learning forums for your employees and leverage Microsoft Viva Learning to modernize learning. Learn about tools in Microsoft 365 such as Stream and Clipchamp for creating engaging learning. During the session we will look at how learning is done within different organizations today and share best practices.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Andrew Seabrook

    Senior Collaboration Engineer at Cloudforce
  • Jesse Kellner

    Director of Programs at Cloudforce

Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years: - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%) - Effective team communication (72%) The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure? Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully. In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams! In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 12:40 pm

  • Shyam Oza

    Director of Product Management

Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Michelle Gilbert

    Microsoft Director Modern Work Customer Success | President MN M365 User Group | Former MVP

Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences. You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Steven Storey

    Customer Success Director, Microsoft

💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams. You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist for Product Strategy at Veeam

How to Efficiently Navigate Microsoft Teams Meetings and Applications

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaborative platform with a web of interconnecting components for everyday work life. To some, the interconnections might be obvious and a part of our daily practice to get the most out of the application suite. But to some of us, the "intuitive" nature of the platform is more allusive. This session we will take a look at how to efficiently navigate Microsoft Teams to get the most out of meetings and daily communication.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365). The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up? Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Shyam Oza

    Director of Product Management

How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

Having fun with ChatGPT? It might not all be fun and games. Join Shyam Oza to understand how Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks will evolve in 2023 and beyond. Learn from the experts on how to defend your organization and have a response plan ready for when things go wrong. Hear real world war stories, see how Spanning’s rich integrations across products really strengthen your data protection posture in Microsoft 365 and beyond.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team. For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more. In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Max Fritz

    Microsoft Product Manager

What's New in Teams for Education

Join the Microsoft Education Product Team to learn all about what's new for Schools, Colleges and Universities. We'll cover: - Teams Classwork: Organizing all your course content in one place - New Assignments Grading improvements - Learning Accelerators: Using AI to help students improve in Reading, Speaking, Searching, & Math - And more to be announced!