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Friday 9/29 – We’re doing it all wrong, I’m pretty sure

Blake’s Takes…This is the capstone entry for the extravaganza that was Microsoft Ignite 2017. First, top five observations… GRE should have had about a dozen people here. I realize that such mass attendance is not realistic, but the information that I was able to absorb myself (approximately 0.09% of all the information presented at this […]

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Thursday 9/28 – Accelerate productivity with search and discovery in SharePoint and Office 365

Official Description… Effective search and discovery needs to know what information that is relevant to you, your colleagues, the work you do and your context right now. Find out how we have used insights across Microsoft 365 to create such a personalized search experience. A new search UX has been developed focusing on simplicity and […]

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Thursday 9/28 – Learn best practices for SharePoint site owners

Official Description… For SharePoint site owners provisioning a site is only the start.  Come learn all the best practices for managing your SharePoint team sites including how to get started, drive and measure engagement, and manage access. Slides: <link> Blake’s Takes… This was a full on demo walking us through the steps of creating a […]

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Thursday 9/28 – Manage Office 365 more effectively: What’s new in Office 365 administration

Official Description… The last year has been an exciting year for Office 365 admins. Office 365 administration has been evolving at a rapid pace, making more features and functionality available to admins on an almost daily basis. Attend this demo-heavy session to learn about improved capabilities that make it easier, and more efficient for you […]

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Wednesday 9/27 – Create beautiful, fast, interactive pages in SharePoint: Deep dive with the product team

Official Description… Learn how Modern Pages are reinventing what you can do with SharePoint. Pages in SharePoint have long been a powerful and essential tool for businesses, but now we’ve added an exceptional level of usability, simplicity, and speed to that experience. See the new Pages technology in action as we show you how it […]

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Wednesday 9/27 – Tackling Adoption Like A Service With Office 365

Official Description… Office 365 provides an incredible amount of value to individual employees, teams, departments, and organizations. Much of this value is not realized immediately upon purchase or deployment of Office 365. The value is realized as more and more users understand, adopt, and embrace the technology. So how do we drive faster, sustainable and […]

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Wednesday 9/27 – Building a #1 Yammer Network

Official Description… Hear the story of how Diageo became one of the most engaged enterprise networks in the world. From identifying obsolete stock opportunities to sharing stories about how Alia, an archivist at Diageo, uses Yammer to share powerful brand stories from the past to influence products today. Diageo and their Adoption Partner, WM, show […]

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Wednesday 9/27 – How to enable and configure Microsoft Teams for your users

Official Description… In this session we talk through all the steps required to get started with Microsoft Teams – how to license and enable users and how to prepare your environment. We also address the different configuration options to ensure that you set up your tenant in a way which meets your needs. Slides: <link> […]

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Tuesday 9/26 – Can I get a side of OneDrive for Business with my SharePoint?

Official Description… When working with Microsoft collaboration tools there is always a lot of conversation about what to use when. SharePoint and OneDrive for Business are best served together in Office 365. In this session, we walk through OneDrive for Business and the capabilities for collaboration and how they relate to your overall SharePoint solution. […]

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Tuesday 9/26 – Beverage Service

One-word review: adequate. There is plenty of marginal English Breakfast tea packets to be had. Sadly, there is no viable alternative to half and half being offered, so I’ve probably drunk a quart of it by now via the countless tiny single-serving thingys I’ve used to spike my marginal tea.

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