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Groups for Office: Using Key Features (9:45AM to 11:00AM)
Pat Petersen, Center for Professional Development @ ITT Tech (CPD)
Session Level: 200 – Intermediate
Audience: Information workers, SharePoint users, SharePoint administrators, Email administrators

Are you confused on all the new updates to Office 365 of SharePoint, and struggling on why you and your co-workers should care about Office Groups? For a while, the concept of a Team Site has been only related to SharePoint. Using groups is a great way to use the features of SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Exchange to allow for better collaboration. Participants will be shown how to create groups, utilize all features of groups and develop an understanding on how to best use groups in their environment.

Oh! The Places You Will Go with SharePoint (12:15PM to 1:30PM)
Liz Sundet, Protiviti and Tamara Bredemus, City of Minneapolis
Session Level: 100 – Beginner
Audience: SharePoint and Office 365 users

Have you ever had that dreaded moment when you learn something new, and wish you would have learned it just a week before? Let’s face it, SharePoint is big. It can be daunting at first, and there are a lot of places to make mistakes. In this session, we will discuss some of the top tips, tricks and gotchas for getting started with SharePoint. From what browsers work best, to where to find your content types, this fast-paces session will give you a great start on your journey with SharePoint.

The Social Enterprise in a Cloud First & Mobile First World (1:45PM to 3:00PM)
Richard Harbridge, 2toLead
Session Level: 100 – Beginner
Audience: Business, IT professionals, IT decision makers

Organizations today need to be more responsive. People are more connected than ever before. The world has become a giant network with people sharing, learning, and making decisions on the go at every second. What if you, and every person in your company, could work together like a network? What might that look like and how might social enterprise technology play a role? While many organizations understand the benefits social technology can provide, it’s often not as clear how we can go about implementing these technologies in a way that complements our organizations investments in powerful collaborative technologies like SharePoint. SharePoint is used as an enterprise collaboration platform in almost every organization, yet many organizations are still in the process of deciding why and when they should implement some of the new social capabilities. Organizations may not know how best to leverage social technologies like Yammer with their current investments. We are here to help.

Join Richard Harbridge as he shares Microsoft’s vision for Enterprise Social and the future of work. Richard will explain how and where customers are investing in social, what is changing and important to understand, and what technology investments have been made and are being made by Microsoft to help customers connect and work in a cloud first and mobile first world.

Skype for Business and Universal Communications (3:15PM to 4:30PM)
Richard Brynteson, Time2Market
Session Level: 300 – Advanced
Audience: Decision makers and IT professionals

Learn how your organization can improve its communications using Skype for Business. This session will cover the Universal Communications life cycle from Instant Messaging, Conferencing and PBX Replacement deployment in both cloud and on premise deployments.

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