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Securing, Governing, and Protecting Your Office 365 InvestmentsChris Bortlik6/15/2017 6:00 PM
Microsoft continues to invest in services and capabilities to help you protect, detect, and respond to a variety of emerging security and compliance needs for Office 365. Come to this session for an interactive scenario based whiteboard and demonstration of how you can implement comprehensive controls based on a variety of dimensions across the identity of the user; their location and device; and the application, service, and content they are accessing.​
Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as a Collaboration Solution Architect. He works at the Boston Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) with customers and partners in a technical role primarily on Office 365, SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, Office, and EMS. Chris is a SharePoint “Insider” and Office 365 “Ranger” within Microsoft and works closely with various product teams. He holds the SharePoint 2010 MCITP/MCTS and Office 365 MCSA certifications. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference, TechEd, and Ignite) and has also spoken at numerous other events and user group meetings including being the featured keynote speaker at SharePoint Fest and SharePoint Live! He is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book and a coauthor of the “Essential SharePoint 2013” book. Chris also blogs regularly on TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/cbortlik  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint related projects. You can follow Chris on Twitter @cbortlik​.
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Going with the Flow: Rationalizing the Workflow Options in SharePoint OnlineBob German5/18/2017 6:00 PM
Microsoft has confused its workflow story by adding two new technologies, Microsoft Flow and Azure Logic Apps, to its existing workflow engines in SharePoint. Which one should you use, and when?

This session will clear up all that confusion! We’ll start with an overview of Flow and Logic Apps, along with a brief review of SharePoint’s two workflow engines. Then you’ll learn how to use them, separately or together, to solve real world business problems. Please join in for a comprehensive and practical session on all of SharePoint’s workflow options!



Bob German is a Principal Architect at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads SharePoint architecture and development engagements for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on the SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and is a Microsoft MVP for Office Development and Office Services and Servers. Over the last few years, Bob has demonstrated "future-proof" client side solutions that allow code reuse from legacy SharePoint to the Add-in model and the forthcoming SharePoint Framework.  

Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; he also worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and performance tuning web sites and other networking solutions.



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Backupify, a Datto company, is the leader in cloud-to-cloud backup, enabling enterprises to extend data protection and accessibility best practices to the cloud. Backupify gives IT professionals the security and control they need against data loss from user errors, external threats, and service failures. Learn more at www.backupify.com.
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PowerShell and Office 365: IT Pro AwesomeSauceMike Dixon and David Lozzi4/20/2017 6:00 PM
Should you care about PowerShell? YES! Learn some great tips and tricks in managing your Office 365, the basics of PowerShell, how to automate processes, reporting and more! Using the Office Patterns and Practices (PnP) framework, you can automate many tasks throughout your SharePoint Online sites: automated provisioning, injecting your developer’s JavaScripts, push files to your sites, manage taxonomy and more! 
 
Join our organizers Mike Dixon and David Lozzi as they dive into the ins and outs of PowerShell for Office 365 focused on the benefits for IT Pros. 

#AwesomeSauce



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How to approach Office 365 GovernanceDimitri Ayrapetov3/16/2017 6:00 PM
The term governance means different things to different people. There are many ways to define what governance means to your organization as you start on the journey of planning, implementing, and monitoring it. This session will provide the key fundamentals for approaching Governance in Office 365 with lessons from the field and practical best practices.​
Dimitri Ayrapetov is a Digital Partner with TrnDigital. He comes with over 10 years of consulting experience working with SharePoint, Office 365, and related technologies.​
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Leveraging Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Team CollaborationDave Feldman, MVP2/16/2017 12:00 AM
Microsoft Teams is a brand-new service in preview that promises to change the way that teams collaborate to get work done.  Built on the foundation of Office 365 Groups, Teams is much more than persistent chat and has the potential to transform our collaboration landscape.  Come spend an hour to understand when to use what, out of the box functionality and the extensibility story.​
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Office 365 and Regulatory ComplianceTodd Heythaler1/19/2017 12:00 AM
Chances are, you are considering Microsoft Office 365 as part of your archiving strategy.  Today, practically every IT team is asking themselves:

“Is it good enough?”
“How does it work?” and
“How does it compare with third party solutions?”

In today’s digital landscape, the legal, regulatory and business requirements for email archiving continue to grow in scale and complexity.  Through the course of the presentation, we will overview the changing regulatory landscape, investigate what Office 365 includes for basic archive and eDiscovery functionality, assist in identifying gaps in coverage and provide key questions to ask of your internal teams. 



“Helping organizations leverage emerging technologies while meeting Regulatory and Legal requirements”
 
Over the last 15 years, I’ve specialized in providing solutions that enable in-house eDiscovery, enterprise content management, and email archiving.  I’ve worked with both Outside Law Firms and Corporations including Qualcomm, MetLife, PNC Financial, and Ameriprise to name a few.   Today, organizations rely on Email, Unified Communications, and Enterprise Socials applications to communication with employees and customers—this creates a very challenging environment to meet Regulatory & Legal requirements.
 
I currently head up North America field sales at Actiance, which has enabled organizations to engage with their customers and colleagues to unleash social business using new communication channels like social media, instant messaging, unified communications and enterprise social networks.  




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Actiance is the leader in communications compliance, archiving and analytics. We provide compliance across the broadest set of communications and social channels with insights on what’s being captured. Actiance customers manage over 500 million daily conversations across 70 channels and growing. Customers include the top 10 U.S., top 5 Canadian and top 8 European and top 3 Asian banks. The Actiance advantage is customers stay ahead of compliance and uncover patterns and relationships hidden within their data. Learn more at www.actiance.com.
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OneDrive for Business: Administration, Security and ComplianceOliver Bartholdson12/15/2016 6:00 PM
In this technical session, Oliver will share his experiences around deploying OneDrive for Business to the Enterprise. He will walk through the planning steps required to ensure a successful rollout, along with the options for securing data and keeping it compliant once it moves to OneDrive for Business. The intended audience would be I.T. Admins managing OneDrive for Business and Office 365, along with anyone interested in learning more about the security and compliance features of Office 365. ​​
Oliver Bartholdson is a certified SharePoint consultant currently working for the DC-based company New Signature. He is focused on transforming the business productivity experience for customers through the development of SharePoint Online solutions. While getting his start in on-premises SharePoint administration and training, Oliver has since narrowed his focus to SharePoint Online and Office 365 applications. Most recently Oliver served as the Manager of SharePoint Services at Planet Technologies and the Director of SharePoint Services at Comparex (formerly Cloudbearing). Oliver earned his B.S. from Boston Baptist College and resides in Kingston, Massachusetts. ​
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5 things that can go wrong with Office 365 networkingJason Lieblich11/17/2016 6:00 PM
With its CloudReady service, Exoprise sees end to end network performance by monitoring Office 365 from within organizations ranging from 20 employees to Fortune 20 enterprises on every inhabited continent.  By collecting and analyzing billions of data points in real time from behind-the firewall, they know a thing or two about what can go wrong with Office 365 networking.  In this presentation Jason Lieblich, Exoprise’s founder and president will share some of their experiences helping customers with their Office 365 journey and some of the networking pitfalls to avoid.



Founder and President, Exoprise
As a founder of multiple technology companies, Jason has an extensive track record of success with over 20 years of experience in distributed systems management, networking and security solutions.

Prior to founding Exoprise, Jason served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix, where he helped design, develop, and deliver advanced virtualization management and monitoring solutions for the XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer product lines. Jason joined Citrix through acquisition of Reflectent Software, Inc, a leader in end-user application performance-monitoring solutions, which Jason founded and served as CTO. In addition to his work at Exoprise, Jason sits on the board of directors for IntervalZero, a privately held real-time embedded systems provider. Jason holds two US patents and is a graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.​
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Integrating O365 and Salesforce.com using Microsoft PowerApps and FlowJared Matfess10/20/2016 6:00 PM
What do Salesforce.com & Office 365 have in common? A lot! And now leveraging technologies such as IFTTT & Microsoft Flow, you can build some very interesting business solutions tying multiple cloud services together. Learn how you can build these solutions using clicks vs code.​
Jared is a Solution Architect for Slalom Consulting, a Microsoft Managed Partner providing national Business & IT solutions headquartered in Seattle, Washington. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and has over a decade of experience building technical solutions, and solving business problems. He is a regular speaker at user groups & SharePoint Saturdays all up and down the East Coast. Jared is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in the Office Servers and Services category. He can be reached through his blog or on Twitter (@jaredmatfess​).​
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Enterprise Project Portfolio Management in Office 365Ryan Thomas and Joe Piccirilli9/15/2016 6:00 PM
Almost every organization utilizes a form of project management.  Many are dissatisfied with the currently available options in the marketplace.  If you already use Office 365 there is an extremely robust infrastructure available to you beyond disconnected features like Planner, team sites, and task lists.  If you are looking for a better solution to manage your portfolio of projects, resource planning, advanced reporting and provide data visualization for project costing, and resource utilization; this presentation will show how you can create it all in a platform you already own.  The opportunities for daily project management, task assignment, issues resolution, and timesheet capturing will all be discussed to include a true full-service solution.
 
This presentation will focus on the capabilities of Office 365 and Project Server Online, Power BI, Excel, and SharePoint to demonstrate an enterprise quality project and portfolio management solution that doesn’t require any additional software purchases beyond with is available from Microsoft right now.  We will also provide a sneak peek at some next generation capabilities to connect this robust infrastructure of projects and tasks directly to an interface similar to Planner or Trello to provide a truly integrated experience of strong and predictable management with the flexibility for end-users to manage tasks within their own unique needs.​
Ryan Thomas, CEO
Ryan has spent 20 years in the technology industry, bringing to his role as Timlin Enterprises’ founder and CEO a sense of vision, efficiency and passion for the people, service and technology within the organization.  He is responsible for the management, operations and growth of Timlin Enterprises.
 
Joe Piccirilli, Director of Operations
Joe Piccirilli is a software architect with over 20 years of development experience.  Joe has designed and implemented enterprise solutions across a wide range of industries using Microsoft’s Windows and web technologies, as well as platforms such as Project Server Onine, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint.  At Timlin, Joe is focused on ensuring our services are delivered with a consistent approach and process.  Prior to joining Timlin, Joe was the Director of the .Net Development Practice at a Boston-based consulting company, where he lead engagements at many of the company’s top clients.

You can follow them on Twitter at @TimlinEnt​
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Office 365 Planner Deep DiveDimitri Ayrapetov8/18/2016 6:00 PM

Office 365 Planner is a new tool that provides your employees an easy way to create Project Plans, Organize & Assign Tasks, Share Files, and more. This session will provide a deep dive into the Office 365 Planner including demos, limitations, development APIs, and the product roadmap.


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Hand in Hand: Information Architecture and SearchBeatrice Baciu7/21/2016 6:00 PM

​​In this session we will learn how a good information architecture can influence SharePoint search in Offiace 365. The speaker will show you a real life example: demonstrate setting up parts of a information architecture, as well as configure search to return more relevant results. Come and see how a little tuning can greatly improve your search experience!

​​Beatrice Baciu has over 11 years of experience in consulting, software development, and project management. Throughout her career, she filled the role of Solutions Architect on a wide range of projects built around Microsoft and other technologies.  A true veteran of SharePoint, Beatrice moves fluidly among custom development, heavy application configuration, and user interface components.  Passionate about the quality of her work, she always strives to provide scalable and reusable solutions that not only solve clients’ real business needs, but also set them up for future success.  During her career she has worked across many industries, but lately her concentration has been on financial services, pharmaceuticals and education.​​

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Akumina delivers a software platform that enables internal business users to do their job and empowers developers to deliver a more intuitive way of increasing the adoption of today's cloud technology. Akumina’s decoupled architecture independently empowers the creation, management and maintenance of site experiences powered by an organization’s digital intelligence, inside Office 365 and associated cloud technologies. Akumina's clients include Roper Technologies, Putnam Investments, the Realty Operations Group and the Department of Defense. To learn more visit www.akumina.com.
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Experts Panel @ SPTechConOffice 365 and SharePoint Experts6/29/2016 7:00 PM

Join us at SPTechCon for a free evening with Office 365 and SharePoint experts! Come with your toughest questions about Exchange, Yammer, OneDrive, SharePoint (online or on-prem) or anything else!


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You have to sign up for both SPTechCon and our event


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SPTechCon

SPTechCon, June 27-30 in Boston is the world’s premier independent event for SharePoint and Office 365. The format includes 80+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers.  It features top Microsoft MVPs, expert MS speakers and solutions from 35+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).  Receive a $200 discount off either the prevailing price of a 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code SHAREPOINT when prompted on the reg page at www.sptechcon.com​.  Register early for even more savings!


Our Experts

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Chris Bortlik
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Chris is a Col​laboration Solution Architect with Microsoft. He primarily focuses on Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Skype for Business, Yammer, Office, Azure, Intune, and RMS. Chris is a SharePoint “Insider” and Office 365 “Ranger” within Microsoft and works closely with various product teams.

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Dave Feldman
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Dave is the Associate Director of Collaboration for Shire focused on SharePoint and Office 365. A technical leader, solution architect, and developer with more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft technologies, Dave has spent the past nine years dedicated to SharePoint and Business Intelligence. ​

Join Dave at his SPTechCon Classes:
Analyzing the #FutureofSharePoint...a Case Study
Next Generation Collaboration with Team Sites, Groups, Planner and Delve
Your Intranet, Your Way - Your Journey to a fully customized Intranet in O365

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Jeff Fried
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Jeff is CTO of BA Insight, and previously worked at Microsoft on the SharePoint team and as an executive at several software companies including FAST Search and Empirix. Jeff is a long-standing search and SharePoint nerd.

Join Jeff at his SPTechCon Classes:
Hybrid SharePoint with the new Cloud Hybrid Search
Using Office 365 Tools to Support the Digital Workplace

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Todd Klindt
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Todd is a SharePoint MVP and Distinguished Architect at Rackspace. His areas of focus are SharePoint Server Administration, hybrid deployments, and Azure AD.

Join Todd at his SPTechCon Classes:
Configuring Active Directory Replication with Azure AD
PowerShell with SharePoint Online

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Jared Matfess
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Jared is a SharePoint Consultant with Slalom. He has previously worked at a large Aerospace & Defense company supporting a 60+ SharePoint environment with a 200,000 user base. He is also the founder and President of the CT SharePoint Users Group.

Join Jared at his SPTechCon Classes:
Delivering the Value of SharePoint in a Regulated Environment
Modern SharePoint Development Workflow using Node, Bower, Yeoman and more!
Power Users Tips & Tricks for Building Business Applications






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SkySync enables you to fully synchronize, migrate or back-up files to SharePoint, Office365, and OneDrive for Business from just about any on-premises platform (including NFS, Documentum, OpenText and others) or 20+ Cloud-based storage services. Execute large-scale migrations or architect hybrid storage environments in minutes, without coding or expensive services. SkySync automatically transfers files, folder hierarchies, document versions, permissions, metadata, user accounts and more.
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Deliver Cloud Success: Drive Business Value with Winning Data Governance and Compliance StrategiesDux Raymond Sy5/19/2016 6:00 PM
Cloud computing has become a very compelling solution for large enterprises looking to reduce total cost of ownership and improve global access to content. For these organizations, while maximizing cloud based technologies like Microsoft Azure or Office 365 can drive better communication and knowledge sharing to help drive productivity, the platform can lose its effectiveness and present compliance risks without proper data governance and compliance. It comes with significant concerns around storing business data outside the walls of their enterprises.

Effective data governance is not only implemented through standardization of processes and education, but defining relevant processes and policies into the technology you provide to your employees. Key considerations include:​
  • How do you establish the right level of data governance without compromising workplace efficiency or hindering productivity?
  • How do you implement and enforce complex governance policies that can still easily adapt to the changing needs of your organization?
  • How do you integrate information security and privacy standards into governance policies to minimize compliance risks and violations?
Join SharePoint MVP Dux Raymond Sy in this interactive session focused on how to adopt an effective data governance strategy and effectively implement proven tactics & winning strategies to ensure your cloud investment is successfully meeting business needs.

​With over 20 years of business & technology management experience, Dux is the CTO of AvePoint Public Sector who has successfully facilitated the development and implementation of various business transformation technology solutions for commercial, educational and public sector organizations worldwide.


A sought after trusted advisor, Dux is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management”. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP who has authored various whitepapers, articles and delivered interactive presentations to over 10,000 people in major industry events worldwide.

Learn more about Dux at http://meetdux.com and connect with him on http://twitter.com/meetdux 


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Using Cloud Hybrid Search with Office 365Mike Gregory4/21/2016 6:00 PM

This session is designed to give you a clear understanding of an exciting new capability from Microsoft called Cloud Hybrid search, which became GA in March 2016.  The discussion will cover how it can be used to bring external content into Office 365, and how to make hybrid O365/on-prem configurations successful by using search to bridge content silos.  The core on-prem component of it, the Cloud SSA, is available in SharePoint 2016 and in SharePoint 2013.

  • Tour the new Cloud Hybrid Search capability; understand how it works, its benefits, and its limitations.   Learn how to apply it in common scenarios and how to address data residency, security, and quality concerns.
  • Learn how to bring essential external content into the Office 365 index, and how to light up Delve, DLP, and other online experiences with content from a wide variety of sources.  We walk through several case studies and show how to take advantage of this capability from Office 365 and from SharePoint on-prem - including SharePoint 2010.
  • Understand the scaling, performance, and security characteristics; how to plan and execute a successful deployment; and how to use Cloud Hybrid Search to make migration simpler.
  • See how to apply the Cloud SSA even if you have a "pure cloud" configuration with no SharePoint on-prem.


​Mike is the Director of Systems Engineering for BA Insight. He works closely with sales teams to evaluate the business challenges prospective customers and partners face with the implementation of SharePoint portals within different environments. He determines how the BA Insight Software Portfolio will help them improve these implementations and enterprise search across their organizations. This evaluation process often includes technical discussions, demonstrations, and targeted proofs of concepts.​

During his more than 25 years of experience in Enterprise Software, Mike has advised hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies around the world, advancing their IT strategies and infrastructure. He has expertise in a wide variety of application areas including Enterprise Search, Knowledge Management, Enterprise Learning, Content Management, CRM, Call Center Management, and Human Resources.


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Using Office 365 to Streamline Your ITDavid Pileggi3/17/2016 6:00 PM

​​ IT departments world wide have become strained as the number of systems in their care have been increased. Adding to their burden, some legacy systems are tied to older operating systems, versions of Office, Internet Explorer, etc. opening windows to potential hacking/attacks. Stress between the business stakeholders and IT has continued to escalate as more systems are demanded on a department that is expected to run with a skeleton crew. Something has to give... something has to release the pressure that is being felt company wide globally. This session will delve into how O365 can be a great foundation to make available what the business stakeholders need while relieving the building stress on your IT department.​

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Getting Started with Power BIDave Feldman1/21/2016 6:00 PM

Over the past year, PowerBI has been completely reinvented as a powerful new online service and a user friendly rich design tool. Born in the cloud, PowerBI is designed for mobile first with access to live dashboards from you mobile device. Come see how to get started today and build powerful data visualizations to transform your world.​


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Holiday Experts PanelBos365 organizers12/17/2015 6:00 PM

We will be bringing together a panel of professionals from the Boston area in varying fields of expertise to answer your Office 365 questions.  Our experts will discuss the latest updates including the newly released E5 and telco features for Office 365 and take questions from the audience. Holiday goodies and beverages will be served. A raffle will follow the presentation.​​​​

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Content Types That Fit Your ContentSeth Maislin11/19/2015 6:00 PM

SharePoint content types are in important first step toward classifying content, but often business is more complex. Knowing how to define content types – and even how many are appropriate – requires an understanding of user behavior and content, clear requirements for search design and site UX, and an honest look at governance and maintenance practices. In this presentation, Seth will provide clear guidelines for navigating content types and taxonomy in SharePoint 2013, and show how you can achieve enterprise consistency while allowing flexibility within smaller user groups.

Seth Maislin is a principal consultant in information architecture and digital transformation at Earley Information Science. For more than 20 years, Seth has demonstrated strengths in classification and taxonomy, content modeling, IA, search, and UX. He collaborates with clients on designing and implementing sustainable information management solutions that address real and complex findability and productivity challenges. For clients such as Walmart, Motorola, EY, Corning, Hasbro, Staples, JP Morgan, and Consumer Reports, Seth develops content and governance frameworks for keeping internal and external web content environments both competitive and in the forefront of their business strategies.​

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Next Gen Collaboration with Office 365 GroupsDave Feldman10/15/2015 6:00 PM

Next Gen Collaboration with Office 365 Groups

 

Office 365 Groups helps you collaborate by easily bringing together your colleagues and the applications you need to get work done. Office 365 Groups leverages a standard definition for team membership and permissions across Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and later Skype for Business, Yammer and the rest of Office 365, managed through Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Come learn about the future of self-service collaboration designed to support dynamic teams in your company.

 

With the dramatic increase in collaborative content over the past number of years, finding the information or person you need, can become ever more challenging.   Find information and the right person quickly. Delve has established people as a simplifying metaphor to quickly re-find information and stay in the know of what happens around the people who matter to you. Learn how the people experience in Delve helps with finding of information, broad discovery, and discovery of expertise to boost collaboration in your organization. This sessions showcases the advancements of the people experience in Delve which provides a 360 degree view of a person in Office 365, enabling you to discover who does what and who knows what in your organization

 

Dave Feldman  is Senior Technical Director for SharePoint, Analytics and Custom Development for Atrion, a new England based consulting firm.  A technical leader, solution architect, and developer with more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft technologies, Dave has spent the past nine years dedicated to SharePoint and Business Intelligence.  From the largest enterprise customers to small businesses, Dave believes in understanding the business problem or opportunity then driving solutions through deep technical understanding and user focused design.

 

The Event is FREE of charge. Food and beverages will be provided. Please register at our web site, www.BosO365UserGroup.com or at http://bit.ly/1LSamqo.

 

Dave Feldman is the author of "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint." by O’Reilly Press and frequently speaks about SharePoint and BI around the Boston, NH, RI, CT, and NY.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Dave Feldman is the author of "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint." by O’Reilly Press and frequently speaks about SharePoint and BI around the Boston, NH, RI, CT, and NY.

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Public sitesDavid Lozzi9/17/2015 6:00 PM

​Microsoft has deprecated the SharePoint Online Public Website offering, leaving companies to find a new solution. We at Boston Office 365 User Group are also using the SPO offering. In this session we will walk through what your options are and some of the best practices for migrating to a new website provider. Microsoft recommends GoDaddy or Wix as great new hosting providers, is this true? Let's find out! ​

​Presenter David Lozzi is a SharePoint Architect with Slalom Consulting and is a Microsoft PTSP. He has been a technology professional for the last 15+ years, and has been SharePointing for the last 10+ years. His experience includes development, customization and architecture, infrastructure and implementation of SharePoint. David is an active blogger and co-founder of the Boston Office 365 User Group.

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Boston 365 Expert Panel at SPTechConOffice 365 experts frm around the country8/25/2015 7:30 PM

Due to the unprecedented opportunity to draw nationally-known Office 365 experts for a roundtable discussion, The August meeting of The Boston Office 365 User Group will be held following SPTechCon activities at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St. on TUESDAY, Aug. 25. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. We're inviting the top Office 365 speakers to join us and talk about what's new and what's hot in August.

 

User Group members planning to attend only our event may do so but will have to register (it's FREE) for an expo pass at SPTechCon. This provides you a great opportunity to come early visit the show floor, where snacks and drinks will be available and then attend our meeting. Of course if you're planning to attend SPTechCon but have not already signed up (there are special deals available right now), don't forget you can get a $200 pass just by using the code "BOSTON365."

 

Register for our event at www.BostonO365UserGroup.com or http://bit.ly/1Gwer0j.

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CASE STUDY: Earley Information Science intranet migration to Office 365David Pileggi7/16/2015 6:00 PM

​This session is a case study of Earley & Associates, an information management consulting firm, which was looking to improve access and reusability of its extensive content libraries.

With the directive from the top to 'eat our own cooking' the E&A consulting team turns its focus inward to build a best in class content management system. This system would support the company's desire to leverage the knowledge and experience of its team members in order to maximize its effectiveness in every department from sales and marketing through delivery.

In this session, you get an insider perspective on the good, bad, and the ugly as the company worked through the process - from taking inventory to rebuilding the taxonomy. You'll learn about the choices that need to be made and why, the things that worked, and the things that could have been better.

The Event is FREE of charge. Food and beverages will be provided. This month's raffle includes a free ticket to SPTechCon Boston in August!

We hope to see you there.

The organizers

Presenter David Pileggi has been working with SharePoint for just over 9 years now. Starting as a SharePoint administrator for a large healthcare conglomerate, then moving into the consulting space. He has spoken at many different engagements on the speaking circuit since 2009. He has an interesting background working at Disney, Universal Studios and as an actor for a period of time making him... unique! Be sure to stop him and say hello!
David is currently Senior Consultant at Earley Information Sciences.

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Ignite 2015: What it means to O365David Lozzi and Dimitri Ayrapetov6/18/2015 6:00 PM

​Ignite 2015: What it means to Office 365
Organizers David Lozzi of Slalom Consulting and Dimitri Ayrapetov of Cognizant will review major announcements made at Microsoft's Ignite conference in May and focus on how those events will impact Office 365 in the months ahead.

The Event is FREE of charge. Food and beverages will be provided. This month's raffle includes a free ticket to SPTechCon Boston in August!

Register at our web site, www.BostonO365UserGroup.com, or at http://bit.ly/Bos365June2015

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Year in Review - Experts PanelMany Experts5/21/2015 6:00 PM

​Bos365 celebrates it's one year anniverary.  For this event we be reviewing the biggest changes that have come to Office 365 in the past and give you an opportunity to ask our experts panel about things to come.

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Business Transformation Enabled by the CloudSteven Frederick4/16/2015 6:00 PM

​Moderna Therapeutics started with the premise that scientific innovation is the key to rapid success in developing its new cutting-edge scientific technology, messenger RNA, as a drug.  Challenge – how does IT enable business transformation?  Response - IT needs to innovate, too.  How can we put together a cohesive, agile, flexible and comprehensive solution to support innovation, collaboration, productivity tools and mobility while maintaining security of our intellectual property?  And don’t forget to do it fast, at “Moderna speed.”

 

This month's presenter is Steven Frederick, Head of Enterprise IT at

Moderna Therapeutics in Cambridge.

Steven Frederick is Head of Enterprise IT at Moderna Therapeutics in Cambridge. In that role, he is accountable for the delivery of all IT capabilities and services for this rapidly growing Biotech.  Moderna is establishing a cutting-edge modality in scientific discovery by developing messenger RNA (mRNA) as a medicine.  Steven is leveraging creativity and innovation in the IT space to enable real-time collaboration, a cohesive set of productivity applications and flexible mobility tools, in a secure computing environment.  He effectively partners with all aspects of the business to design and deliver business solutions in a dynamic, growing Biotech start-up.  He is passionate about delivering business value, able to mobilize his partner ecosystem on complex challenges and enjoys strategic planning.

Steven joined Moderna Therapeutics in March 2014 at the start of their rapid growth.  Moderna has ranked #8 on the CNBC Disruptor list, a global list highlighting disruptive technologies and business models.  Previously, he held a variety of roles over 17 years at AstraZeneca, managing multiple groups across the IS/IT supply chain, including infrastructure, high-performance computing, software development, project and supplier management.  He worked in the IS/IT field for 25 years.

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How Office Delve is Changing the Way My Team Works TogetheChris Bortlik3/19/2015 6:00 PM

Office Delve is one of the most recent additions to Office 365. Come to this session to see how Delve works and learn about how Delve can change the way that you and others in your organization share and discover content.

 


Chris Bortlik works at Microsoft as an Office 365 technology architect. He works with Enterprise customers and partners in the Northeast in a technical role focused on SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and other parts of Office 365. Chris is an “Insider” within Microsoft and works closely with the Office 365 product team. He holds the SharePoint MCITP and MCTS certifications. Chris speaks frequently at Microsoft events (including the SharePoint Conference & TechEd); is a contributing author of the "Essential SharePoint 2010" book; and a coauthor of the “Essential SharePoint 2013” book. Chris also blogs regularly on TechNet: http://blogs.technet.com/cbortlik Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Chris was a customer for 14 years working in technical IT architect, development, and management roles – primarily leading .NET and SharePoint-related projects. You can follow Chris on Twitter @cbortlik

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Office 365 / SP 2013 Hybrid: Lessons from the FieldDimitri Ayrapetov2/19/2015 6:00 PM

Office 365 / SP2013 Hybrid: Lessons from the Field

Hybrid configurations are common for many Office 365 deployments. This session will cover various hybrid options, considerations, and lessons learned from numerous projects over the past 2 years.

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Outlook AutomatedMike Dixon1/15/2015 6:00 PM

​Companies have many powerful tools right at their fingertips. Yet many of these features are often underutilized or overlooked altogether. Outlook is a very powerful tool that does much more than receive email. Automating processes within Outlook can increase productivity, reduce wasted time spent searching within the organization, and ultimately save you money. This presentation will include an overview of some of the most misunderstood and underutilized features of Outlook. There are many ways corporations can improve company-wide processing just by using features they already have within Outlook.

Harnessing multiple small pieces of automation can create a comprehensive system that increases productivity and can save time and money across the enterprise.

Presenter Mike Dixon has been working with Outlook and Exchange for 15 years and will demonstrate many of the time-saving tricks he's learned.

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