Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Houston as much as we did.
Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.Register now to save the date for our next SharePoint Workshop and Expo >>>

Stay tuned for the date for our next SharePoint Expo in Houston

KEYNOTE: Stay Productive, Collaborative and Secure with Office 365
The workplace is transforming and you need a solution that empowers your organization, handle employees' new expectations for technology at work, while keeping ahead of compliance and security needs.

Naimish Pandya, Technical Architect, Microsoft
Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.
In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

David Lavenda, Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen, Vice President, Services, harmon.ie
The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?

Funtrol Ready, Senior Solutions Engineer, AvePoint
Process enhancement is harmon.ie for business - A use case at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas
The avalanche of email continues to be a business challenge. We will discuss ways to leverage SharePoint and harmon.ie to improve email management. A business case study will demonstrate one way this integration has been used to streamline a critical business process.

Robert O’Connor, Senior Records Management Analyst, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Linda Luong, Consultant, Access Sciences
Sapana Raut, Consultant, Access Sciences
When to Use What in Office 365
Many users may struggle with which Office 365 tool to use when connecting with people, learning something or just collaborating work files. In this session, Johnny Lopez will help you understand and maximize the value of your Office 365 investment by providing best practices of when to use what, when.

Johnny Lopez, President, H-SPUG and SPSHOU
Keeping Control Through Governance Automation
Cloud environments enable users to create their own sites, teams, and other digital workspaces. Learn strategies for maintaining order from the chaos to manage site life-cycles and automatic governance enforcement in Office 365. When done correctly, users will be empowered through self-service tools, and technology departments keep control using automation to create, classify, and track digital workspaces.

Travis Lingenfelder, Principal Consultant, Constellation Solutions
SharePoint Migration – 10 Things I Learned at United Airlines
From a business management and architecture planning perspective, there are a lot of things to consider before moving forward with your migration. Join me as I discuss the challenges of upgrading one of the largest airlines in the world to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010. I will talk about 10 things I learned while doing our migration at United and how we overcame many of those challenges. I will also point you to several resources that can help you be successful when you are ready to start your migration project.

Rick Garcia, PM and Team Lead - SharePoint Engineering, United Airlines

harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie is committed to solving workers’ information overload pains, brought on by the proliferation of email, documents, and multiple business apps, through our unique and innovative user experience products.
Initially focusing on the struggles associated with using SharePoint and other Office 365 apps, harmon.ie strives to unite these cloud-based enterprise apps into a single interface, organized by meaningful topics (like projects, products, and services), so business users can focus on what matters most to them.
The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner. Follow harmon.ie on Twitter and LinkedIn.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.
A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.


Access Sciences  Access Sciences helps you use information to make smart business decisions. We create the framework to manage information throughout its lifecycle and provide on-site services to manage it on your behalf.
As an employee-owned company (ESOP) with strong community roots, we’re proud of the global reach that allows us to serve more than 200 clients, impacting operations in 47 countries.
Our services include: Strategy & Advisory, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Change Management, Content Analysis & Classification, Information Management & Governance, Legal & Litigation, M&A and Divestitures, Records Management, Regulatory & Audit Compliance, SharePoint, Systems Enablement, Technology Procurement. Visit Access Sciences for more information and follow us at @accesssciences.


Constellation Solutions  We are a Microsoft partner helping to modernize business processes and technology use through ready-to-go applications, management automation, and customization services for Office 365, SharePoint, and Azure. Visit Constellation Solutions for more information and follow us at @spconstellation.

HSPUG  We are a talented community of Houston area individuals that have an interest in SharePoint and associated technologies. As the cloud continues to gain momentum, the focus of H-SPUG will evolve to include technologies such as Office 365, Azure, PowerBI, ADFS, OAuth, along with Hybrid Cloud and other Microsoft solutions. In addition to monthly user group meetings, H-SPUG also hosts the SharePoint Saturday Houston event. For our December meeting each year, we host a Holiday Party with a “Casino Night” theme.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at the Microsoft Houston offices, to network, collaborate, and socialize. After our meeting, we continue our social activities to further collaborate and have some fun! Our monthly meetings generally consists of two sessions: (1) General, and (2) Technical. Visit h-spug.org/ for more information and follow us at @HSPUG.


Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Houston as much as we did.
Stay tuned for the date for our next SharePoint Expo in Houston
Register now to save the date for our next SharePoint Workshop and Expo >>>

Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.

Title
Speakers
Summary
Stay Productive, Collaborative and Secure with Office 365
KEYNOTE:
Naimish Pandya
Technical Architect, Microsoft

The workplace is transforming and you need a solution that empowers your organization, handle employees' new expectations for technology at work, while keeping ahead of compliance and security needs.
Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
David Lavenda
Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen
Vice President, Services, harmon.ie

Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.

In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Funtrol Ready
Senior Solutions Engineer, AvePoint

Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?
Process enhancement is harmon.ie for business - A use case at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Robert O’Connor
Senior Records Management Analyst, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Linda Luong
Consultant, Access Sciences
Sapana Raut
Consultant, Access Sciences

The avalanche of email continues to be a business challenge. We will discuss ways to leverage SharePoint and harmon.ie to improve email management. A business case study will demonstrate one way this integration has been used to streamline a critical business process.
When to Use What in Office 365
Johnny Lopez
President, H-SPUG and SPSHOU

Many users may struggle with which Office 365 tool to use when connecting with people, learning something or just collaborating work files. In this session, Johnny Lopez will help you understand and maximize the value of your Office 365 investment by providing best practices of when to use what, when.
Keeping Control Through Governance Automation
Travis Lingenfelder
Principal Consultant, Constellation Solutions

Cloud environments enable users to create their own sites, teams, and other digital workspaces. Learn strategies for maintaining order from the chaos to manage site life-cycles and automatic governance enforcement in Office 365. When done correctly, users will be empowered through self-service tools, and technology departments keep control using automation to create, classify, and track digital workspaces
SharePoint Migration – 10 Things I Learned at United Airlines
Rick Garcia
PM and Team Lead - SharePoint Engineering, United Airlines

From a business management and architecture planning perspective, there are a lot of things to consider before moving forward with your migration. Join me as I discuss the challenges of upgrading one of the largest airlines in the world to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010. I will talk about 10 things I learned while doing our migration at United and how we overcame many of those challenges. I will also point you to several resources that can help you be successful when you are ready to start your migration project.

harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie is committed to solving workers’ information overload pains, brought on by the proliferation of email, documents, and multiple business apps, through our unique and innovative user experience products.
Initially focusing on the struggles associated with using SharePoint and other Office 365 apps, harmon.ie strives to unite these cloud-based enterprise apps into a single interface, organized by meaningful topics (like projects, products, and services), so business users can focus on what matters most to them.
The company is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist and an IBM global partner. Follow harmon.ie on Twitter and LinkedIn.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments.
A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.


Access Sciences  Access Sciences helps you use information to make smart business decisions. We create the framework to manage information throughout its lifecycle and provide on-site services to manage it on your behalf.
As an employee-owned company (ESOP) with strong community roots, we’re proud of the global reach that allows us to serve more than 200 clients, impacting operations in 47 countries.
Our services include: Strategy & Advisory, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Change Management, Content Analysis & Classification, Information Management & Governance, Legal & Litigation, M&A and Divestitures, Records Management, Regulatory & Audit Compliance, SharePoint, Systems Enablement, Technology Procurement. Visit Access Sciences for more information and follow us at @accesssciences.


Constellation Solutions  We are a Microsoft partner helping to modernize business processes and technology use through ready-to-go applications, management automation, and customization services for Office 365, SharePoint, and Azure. Visit Constellation Solutions for more information and follow us at @spconstellation.

HSPUG  We are a talented community of Houston area individuals that have an interest in SharePoint and associated technologies. As the cloud continues to gain momentum, the focus of H-SPUG will evolve to include technologies such as Office 365, Azure, PowerBI, ADFS, OAuth, along with Hybrid Cloud and other Microsoft solutions. In addition to monthly user group meetings, H-SPUG also hosts the SharePoint Saturday Houston event. For our December meeting each year, we host a Holiday Party with a “Casino Night” theme.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at the Microsoft Houston offices, to network, collaborate, and socialize. After our meeting, we continue our social activities to further collaborate and have some fun! Our monthly meetings generally consists of two sessions: (1) General, and (2) Technical. Visit h-spug.org/ for more information and follow us at @HSPUG.


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