Let’s connect at Microsoft Summit Sydney!

If you’re planning on attending Microsoft Summit in Sydney between the 14-17 there’s a couple of ways you can catch me.

During the Partner Summit (Tuesday & Wednesday) I’ll be at the Exclaimer booth chatting with partners and demonstrating how they can improve their customer email experience and make some money along the way. I’ll be there the whole two days so if you’re around come past!



During the Tech Summit (Thursday & Friday) I’ll be delivering a couple of sessions:

– An overview of Microsoft Teams architecture, including security & compliance features (this is a session from Ignite 2017 that I’ll be delivering on behalf of Microsoft)

– Groups & Teams: Friend or foe (this is my own session from Ignite 2017 that was very positively reviewed)


Outside of those two sessions you’ll be able to find me either at the Exclaimer or Microsoft Teams booths. If you can’t find me, send me a tweet to @LoryanStrant and we’ll locate each other!

I won’t be there on the Friday, as I’m going camping and will be offline. 🙂

Let’s connect!

I’m speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida

I’m very honoured to be chosen by Microsoft to speak at the Ignite conference in September on a couple of topics around Office 365:

Groups and Teams: Friend or Foe?

“Both Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams present a fundamental shift in how people come together and collaborate. While some elements have been available in other ways, these two tools introduce new complexities to organizations and users around governance and security, information management, communications, and change management. This session shows what Office 365 features rely on Groups, covering how they do and don’t work together. We also cover Teams and where it sits with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype for Business, and others. Learn best practices from real-world customer examples of how to utilize both Groups and Teams from the perspective of IT, the business, change management, and users.”

Workplace etiquette with Office 365

“Did you know that Office 365 can help make you a better communicator, as well as a worse one? Join Loryan Strant and Darrell Webster in this session and learn how to use Office 365 technologies to improve communications and collaboration for yourself and those around you. We show you some quick tips and tricks, as well as etiquette to ensure that you and your users find the technology to be beneficial – not a hindrance.

We all know people who do things to annoy us in the workplace, and with Office 365 some simple etiquette tips will help drive adoption of the platform, improve communications, and overall, improve the relationships of users.”

This session directly builds on my Office 365 Good Etiquette Guide and will involve Darrell and myself showing our acting chops by taking attendees through the damage done by bad etiquette and how easily things can be improved.

Across the conference I’ll also be doing some live streams for RE: Office 365 also with Darrell and others.

I’m very much looking forward to connecting with people from all over the world at Ignite, as well as my fellow MVPs and Microsoft friends. There will be some amazing content available by both Microsoft and the MVP community – so if you’re not able to attend in person I highly recommend downloading the videos and slides when they’re made available after the conference.