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). This is a list of their presentations, with slides, where available.

Modernizing Gov IT and Securing Collaboration in M365

As agencies begin to transition to Microsoft Teams and other cloud collaboration systems, they must also start to answer some tough questions about the intersection between adoption, security, and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss some of the pitfalls agencies must consider and both native and third-party solutions to work around these potential roadblocks.

Data Analysis Using Power BI for Beginners with Pragati Jain #M365Chicago

Presented Friday, June 4, 2021 at M365 Chicago by Pragati Jain.

This is a beginner’s session that focuses on what Microsoft Power BI is and what this tool can do. The session is specially for developers who have started to work on building reports and dashboards using Power BI. The tool is not just for visualization, but it extends its capabilities to data cleaning and data transformations. We will start the session by opening a fresh Power BI file and making ourselves aware of the basic elements.

M365VM – Demystifying Microsoft 365 for End Users and Business Decision Makers

Looking to demystify and make sense of Microsoft 365’s many components and facets? Did you just buy Microsoft Office 365 or Windows? Or a Virtual Desktop on Azure? Looking for a sandbox to kick the tires on services? Come on over to this session as Dan and Jay help you wrap your head around the basics, from the ground up, and understand the capabilities you now have at your fingertips.

M365VM – Getting Started with Microsoft 365

Did you just become the Microsoft 365 Admin? Looking to ramp up and understand how to properly configure your environment to allow users to make the best of Office 365 Apps and Microsoft 365 Services? Then join us as we lay the foundation for success. During this session, we’ll work through the basics of what Microsoft 365 is, how it is operated, how to provision a Microsoft 365 tenant, setup directory synchronization and start making use of your resources rapidly.

The Architecture is Flat #M365California

During this presentation, Joy Apple and Jay Leask discussed the value of a flat information architecture for collaboration in the Microsoft platform, especially in SharePoint 2013 and newer. The presentation attached contains notes and links discussed during our session and can be downloaded for use. This presentation was presented by Joy Apple and Jay Leask… Continue Reading →

Ensuring Hybrid SharePoint #M365California

During this presentation, Craig Jahnke and Jay Leask discussed Hybrid SharePoint with SharePoint Online, 2013, 2016, and 2019. The presentation attached contains notes and links discussed during our session and can be downloaded for use. This presentation was presented by Craig Jahnke and Jay Leask at M365 Friday California, January 22, 2021

Buzzkill Episode 1: Change Management 101 for IT

Change Management is a vast topic, and no one in Information Technology is ever given the time, money, or respect that Change Management deserves, yet it remains an integral part of any Digital Transformation. During this episode, Hunter and Jay dig into the importance of Change Management and provide some tips for gaining buy-in and money as well as some quick tips to roll out the starting line.

Announcing: Buzzkill!

On the Spot is proud to announce our new podcast: Buzzkill! Buzzkill is all about the things nobody has time to talk about and the importance of them: Change Management, Governance, Information Architecture, Sustainable Adoption. There are TONS of things that IT organizations need to consider, but due to resource constraints, they rarely have the… Continue Reading →

SharePoint, Durable Links, and OneDrive for Business

At Microsoft Tech Summt DC, I led a deep dive presentation on OneDrive for Business. A question that came up which I wanted to research more was around shared documents: if a shared document is moved or renamed, do the shared URLs continue to work? In SharePoint 2016, Microsoft added Durable Links, which enable users to share a document with the knowledge that moving or renaming it won’t break someone’s bookmarked link to it.

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