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.

Speaking at the Digital Workplace Conference

The topic I’m presenting on will be the most hotly discussed, debated, confused, and important areas of Office 365: Groups.

Groups are at the heart of how things get done in Office 365 – they connect to Teams, StaffHub, SharePoint, and Yammer.

Navigating Office 365 Groups can be challenging when it comes to allowing users to create their own, managing how they get created in the first place, and trying to control the chaos that Groups can bring.

In this session attendees will learn how to successfully implement Office 365 Groups in your organisation – ensuring compliance, security, and successful user adoption.

If you’re in Sydney or even Australia for that matter – come along! I may also be giving away two tickets to attend, so stay tuned for that competition!