This year looks to be another busy one for me at Microsoft Ignite with a mixture of presentations, unconference workshops, and helping out at booths.

THR2075 – How to avoid icebergs in Office 365 – a.k.a. “poor choices and how to fix them”
Speakers: Loryan Strant, Megan Strant
Have you implemented Office 365 services but people are still sending attachments? Do people not know “what to use when”, and so do the wrong things? Chances are, the problem lies with how Office 365 was implemented in the first place. Having worked on hundreds of deployments, Loryan Strant has seen some good, some bad, and some downright crazy decisions – and unfortunately the negative user impact. In this session learn what not to do, what might be a better approach, and how to course correct back onto user success and satisfaction. Hear about real-world customer examples (their names have been changed to protect the innocent), and what was done to turn them around. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe, you’ll learn!
 
UNC1045 – Supercharging and tackling your ADHD with Office 365
Speakers: Loryan Strant, Laurie Pottmeyer, Christina Wheeler
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents itself in a number of ways – especially throughout the working day. Office 365 offers a number of ways for people to improve the way they work both as individuals as well as team members. In this unconference session, attendees share how they use the tools available within Office 365 to manage their day, their work, and their focus. We cover: To-Do, Planner, Outlook, flagging items, OneNote, Focus Assist (Windows 10), Microsoft Teams, and others. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from others, share their journeys, what works and doesn’t work, and ultimately come away with some behaviors and learnings that can help immediately.
 
UNC1016 – Survival tips for the independent IT consultant
Speakers: Joanne Klein, Loryan Strant, Luise Freese
Are you an independent IT consultant looking for better ways to manage your time, streamline your processes, or simply focus more on what matters to you? Are you thinking about becoming an independent consultant and want to understand the challenges they face? Although technology can help address some of them, the issues can extend far beyond that. Come to this interactive and open session where Joanne, Luise, and Loryan, all independent IT consultants from different parts of the world, facilitate the discussion to share ideas and learn from others on what’s worked, what hasn’t, and effective ways to manage the demands and priorities all independent IT consultants face. The topic areas of interest will be crowd-sourced for the session.
 
THR3042 – The importance of Windows 10, OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams together
Did you know how important it is for users to be running Windows 10 build 1709 or above for Microsoft Teams adoption? No? Then you need to come to this session, where we cover the crucial correlation between Windows 10, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams. By attending this session you’ll migrate off your file shares faster, drive greater levels of usage, improve staff work/life balance, and ultimately drive greater success with Microsoft Teams. Don’t think it’s possible? Come along, you’ll see!
NOTE: This session is being repeated due to the volume of registrations.
 
 
You can catch a link to all my sessions here: https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/speaker/563196 and add them directly to your schedule builder.
 
I look forward to seeing you there!

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