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We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Ottawa as much as we did.

Register now to save the date for our next SharePoint Expo
Date: Tues, April 16, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 3:15pm
Where: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street, Ottawa ON

Keynote: Collaboration Governance: Understanding Office 365’s Collaboration Toolkit
With the many different methods of collaboration within Office 365, it’s important to distinguish between me-work, we-work, and team-work. In this session, we will look at the appropriate ways to use OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Team Sites, Office 365 Groups, Teams, and Yammer to help you establish the best governance strategy for your organization.

Christian Beauclair, Principal Technology Specialist, Microsoft Canada

Unlock the Secret to Office 365 for Deep Work: The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with its many apps, workers struggle to use these capabilities to concentrate on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between email, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and other apps looking for information. Join this session to hear how the new Microsoft Graph can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session will include a live demo of how the Graph fights distractions at work by letting workers focus on topics, rather than apps.

Ran Shribman, Vice President Sales, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen, VP of Technical Services, harmon.ie

Is That Low-Fat? How BPM Can Lean Out Your Processes
Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.

Shyamal Addanki, Vice President North America, Firestart

Proactive Operational Governance in Office 365; Provisioning, Managing and Expiration of Groups, Teams, SharePoint and More
Proactive operational governance is vital to ensure consistent service delivery, administration efficiency, accurate cataloging and demonstrable compliance with regulations.
But how can IT teams ensure their policies are being followed when they have significantly less control over their operations and infrastructure?
Join AvePoint Solution Engineer Miguel Caron in this interactive session as he shares practical techniques on how you can implement proactive operational governance in Office 365.

Miguel Caron, Solution Engineer, AvePoint

Document Collaboration, Governance and Information Management Solutions in the Cloud
The session will first present how SharePoint Online and GCdocs can be integrated to provide a Cloud document collaboration environment that is compliant with the government of Canada standards and guidelines on records management. We will then do an overview of new Cloud-centric collaboration features as well as new IM strategies to collect metadata and effectively classify documents while measuring the results:
  • Microsoft Teams (team members collaborating on a document)
  • Microsoft Delve (new type of search that is more aligned with Publishing and Document Discovery)
  • Power BI (IM reports)
  • Custom Metadata Forms (organizing large sets of metadata columns to improve user experience)
  • Metadata Authoring Delegation (adaptive mandatory metadata columns based on user role)

Daniel Sanscartier, Chief Technology Officer, Orangutech Inc.
Don’t Do IM Without AI
Information management is an ongoing struggle in any organization. There are many stakeholders, and you need to identify organizing principles, integrate search and structure, overcome inconsistent or duplicate taxonomies, meet strict compliance requirements, and make important decisions based on missing or incomplete underlying data.

This presentation explains the vital importance of AI techniques (especially Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing) in achieving great information management. It explains why human involvement is needed to help train the machines. And, it then proposes some possible approaches and techniques to achieve Intelligent Information Management in your organization.

John Brown, Founder and CEO, Helux Systems


harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way they think. harmon.ie empowers thousands of enterprise customers to realize the full business value of their existing Microsoft investments. The company is the recipient of a Microsoft Best App Award 2017, is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, and is an IBM global partner. Visit www.harmon.ie for more information and follow us at @Teamharmonie.


Orangutech  Orangutech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Collaboration and Content and a Silver Certified Partner in Cloud Productivity. We are dedicated to providing quality Microsoft centric Services and Software to our clients across Canada. Specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, and Dynamics 365, we provide our clients with ways to modernize their workplace and collaborate effectively. Visit www.orangutech.com/ for more information and follow us at @orangutech.

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.

Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Helux Systems  HELUX delivers Information Management, Information Architecture and Electronic Content Management products and solutions using SharePoint Online, SharePoint on-premise, O365 and OneDrive for Business. A certified Microsoft Gold Partner in Application Development and Collaboration and Content, HELUX provides products and services that deliver on the promise of Intelligent Information Management and enables organizations to maximize their information assets and bring cost-effective solutions to the enterprise. Visit www.heluxsystems.com/ for more information and follow us at @HeluxSystems.

Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Ottawa as much as we did.
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
Collaboration Governance: Understanding Office 365’s Collaboration Toolkit
KEYNOTE:
Christian Beauclair
Principal Technology Specialist, Microsoft Canada

With the many different methods of collaboration within Office 365, it’s important to distinguish between me-work, we-work, and team-work. In this session, we will look at the appropriate ways to use OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Team Sites, Office 365 Groups, Teams, and Yammer to help you establish the best governance strategy for your organization.
Unlock the Secret to Office 365 for Deep Work: The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Ran Shribman
Vice President Sales, harmon.ie
Ron Johnsen
VP of Technical Services, harmon.ie

Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with its many apps, workers struggle to use these capabilities to concentrate on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between email, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and other apps looking for information. Join this session to hear how the new Microsoft Graph can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session will include a live demo of how the Graph fights distractions at work by letting workers focus on topics, rather than apps.
Is That Low-Fat? How BPM Can Lean Out Your Processes
Shyamal Addanki
Vice President North America, Firestart

Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.
Proactive Operational Governance in Office 365; Provisioning, Managing and Expiration of Groups, Teams, SharePoint and More
Miguel Caron
Solution Engineer, AvePoint

Proactive operational governance is vital to ensure consistent service delivery, administration efficiency, accurate cataloging and demonstrable compliance with regulations.
But how can IT teams ensure their policies are being followed when they have significantly less control over their operations and infrastructure?
Join AvePoint Solution Engineer Miguel Caron in this interactive session as he shares practical techniques on how you can implement proactive operational governance in Office 365.

Document Collaboration, Governance and Information Management Solutions in the Cloud
Daniel Sascartier
Chief Technology Officer, Orangutech Inc.

The session will first present how SharePoint Online and GCdocs can be integrated to provide a Cloud document collaboration environment that is compliant with the government of Canada standards and guidelines on records management. We will then do an overview of new Cloud-centric collaboration features as well as new IM strategies to collect metadata and effectively classify documents while measuring the results:
  • Microsoft Teams (team members collaborating on a document)
  • Microsoft Delve (new type of search that is more aligned with Publishing and Document Discovery)
  • Power BI (IM reports)
  • Custom Metadata Forms (organizing large sets of metadata columns to improve user experience)
  • Metadata Authoring Delegation (adaptive mandatory metadata columns based on user role)
Don't Do IM Without AI
John Brown
Founder and CEO, HELUX

Information management is an ongoing struggle in any organization. There are many stakeholders, and you need to identify organizing principles, integrate search and structure, overcome inconsistent or duplicate taxonomies, meet strict compliance requirements, and make important decisions based on missing or incomplete underlying data.

This presentation explains the vital importance of AI techniques (especially Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing) in achieving great information management. It explains why human involvement is needed to help train the machines. And, it then proposes some possible approaches and techniques to achieve Intelligent Information Management in your organization.


harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way they think. harmon.ie empowers thousands of enterprise customers to realize the full business value of their existing Microsoft investments. The company is the recipient of a Microsoft Best App Award 2017, is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, and is an IBM global partner. Visit www.harmon.ie for more information and follow us at @Teamharmonie.


Orangutech  Orangutech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Collaboration and Content and a Silver Certified Partner in Cloud Productivity. We are dedicated to providing quality Microsoft centric Services and Software to our clients across Canada. Specializing in SharePoint, Office 365, and Dynamics 365, we provide our clients with ways to modernize their workplace and collaborate effectively. Visit www.orangutech.com/ for more information and follow us at @orangutech.

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.

Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Helux Systems  HELUX delivers Information Management, Information Architecture and Electronic Content Management products and solutions using SharePoint Online, SharePoint on-premise, O365 and OneDrive for Business. A certified Microsoft Gold Partner in Application Development and Collaboration and Content, HELUX provides products and services that deliver on the promise of Intelligent Information Management and enables organizations to maximize their information assets and bring cost-effective solutions to the enterprise. Visit www.heluxsystems.com/ for more information and follow us at @HeluxSystems.

Register Now for our next Ottawa SharePoint Expo

Date: Tue., April 16, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 3:15pm
Where: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON