SP Fest Chicago July 2021 – Slides

OTSN podcast hosts Jay Leask (Buzzkill & This Week in Teams) and Craig Jahnke (This Week in Teams) were live and in person late July for SharePoint Fest Chicago, the first in-person conference in what feels like years (but … not quite). Their presentations are listed below (with slides, where available):

ADM103 – How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

Presented by Craig Jahnke and Jay Leask

Your agency isn’t ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it’s coming – you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud.

A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components.

Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including:

  • Addressing administration complexity
  • Removing silos and connecting to legacy data
  • Minimizing organizational disruption
  • Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

ADM201 – The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

Presented by Craig Jahnke and Jay Leask

Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints.

Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

BV301 – What Should I Use and When? (Teams, Groups, SharePoint, and Yammer)

Presented by Jay Leask

For today’s fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business.

In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

You’ll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

BV304 – Intro to Viva Insights and Workplace Analytics

Presented by Craig Jahnke

Learn how Viva Insights can help you create a culture where people and business thrive through the power of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics. Viva Insights can use your most powerful dataset using insights from everyday work in Microsoft 365 to help you discover opportunities to optimize business processes and identify patterns that lead to success. This session will show you how you can measure the impact on business outcomes throughout a continuous cycle of discovery and change.

OFF106 – Information Governance Strategy in Four Steps

Presented by Jay Leask

So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud?

In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Advance Data Governance and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help.

This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

TMS102 – Getting Started with Teams Live Events

Presented by Craig Jahnke

Microsoft 365 live events bring live video streaming to a new level, encouraging connection throughout the entire engagement life cycle with attendees before, during, and after live events. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer.

This session helps you understand what Teams Live Events are, how to plan for them, and how to get started using them.

WRK103 – Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to best Plan, Manage, and Control Migration Projects

Presented by Jay Leask

Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

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