April 2021 – 5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

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Topic:

5 Ways to Manage Tasks and Projects with Office 365 and Dynamics 365

Abstract:

Understand all the project and task management offerings from Microsoft, how they work together, and which one(s) might be right for you.

Microsoft offers so many different task and project management applications that understanding them all and selecting the right one(s) can be a challenge. In this session you’ll learn about Microsoft Project, SharePoint Task Lists, Microsoft Planner, To-Do, Outlook Tasks and Dynamics 365 Project Operations. Together we will explore the benefits and downsides of each, how they work together, the scenarios when each might make sense, and how to build a project dashboard in SharePoint. Attendees will also learn how to use often overlooked SharePoint features to better manage their projects.

Key Takeaways

  • Case studies in success … and struggle … with project management solutions
  • Understand all the project and task management options offered by Microsoft
  • Learn the downsides in some of the apps that might leave you frustrated
  • Take away a practical process for selecting a project and task management solution
  • Learn how to manage projects using SharePoint

Speaker:

Geoff Ables

Bestselling author, Microsoft MVP, MCT, and international keynote speaker, Geoff Ables is a thought leader on digital customer and employee engagement. Geoff co-authored the “Dynamics CRM 2011 Administrator Bible” and his most recent book, “The LUCK Principle,” delivers fresh insight and inspiration into creating people-centric digital workplaces. Geoff is an avid motorcycle and spirits enthusiast and has appeared as a guest on “The Impractical Jokers.”

When:

Friday April 16th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

Microsoft Teams (join URL will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

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March 2021 – “Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

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Topic:

“Microsoft 365 & Bellarmine” vs “The Pandemic”

Abstract:

Ever look at all the tools available in the Microsoft 365 suite like Teams, SharePoint, Forms, Bookings, Power Automate, etc. and wonder if they are powerful enough to handle real challenges? Well, the team at Bellarmine University used these tools to rapidly develop systems that empowered and supported their pandemic response team in their effort to keep the university community safe. In this session you’ll see how Bellarmine quickly solved real problems using Microsoft 365 and hopefully be inspired to tackle some of your challenges using these same tools.

Speaker:

Eric Satterly, CIO Bellarmine University

Eric Satterly is an Information Technology evangelist experienced in leading and aligning IT efforts with institutional direction. He has a varied work background ranging from entrepreneurial, start-up environments to highly structured, corporate operations. Throughout his career, he has been successful in developing, communicating and implementing Information Technology strategies.

When:

Friday March 19th, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

Microsoft Teams (join URL will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

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Five Azure Services Every Developer Should Know

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Topic:

Five Azure Services Every Developer Should Know

Abstract:

Getting started with Azure can be daunting for new developers. With dozens of various platforms, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choices! Where should I host my applications? Where should I store my data? How do I manage my applications? Despite the numerous amounts of specialized choices available on Azure, there are core platforms that meet the majority of the requirements for the majority of use cases. In this talk, you’ll be introduced to these platforms, their use cases, and some best practices for working with them. Along the way, we’ll implement and deploy a solution to Azure that takes advantage of them.

Speaker:

Josh is an industry veteran of more than 20 years with a passion for the cloud and Azure. From developer and architecture roles to management and leadership he has worn many technology hats over his career. He is currently the Global Azure Lead for the AppDynamics Cloud Team at Cisco. He has spent most of his career sharing with the technology community and has been awarded a Microsoft MVP in Azure for his work. He is based out of Raleigh North Carolina with his beautiful wife and two children. You can reach Josh on Twitter at @joshcarlisle or through his website at https://www.joshcarlisle.io.

When:

Friday February 19, 2021

12:00p-1:00p EST

Where: 

Microsoft Teams (join URL will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event)

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Step Up Your Collaboration Game with Microsoft Whiteboard

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Join us for a discussion about how to get started with Microsoft Whiteboard collaboration.  The scenarios described will be focused on the classroom, particularly in a hybrid setup, but the tips for getting started with Microsoft Whiteboard can be used across business verticals and meeting platforms to digitally collaborate or share in your virtual meetings.

Date: Friday August 28th, 2020

Time: 12:00p-1:00p

Topic:

Step Up Your Collaboration Game with Microsoft Whiteboard

Abstract:

Writing and drawing on a physical whiteboard in a classroom for lecture notes or to demonstrate a concept is an everyday classroom activity.  With fully remote learners, or hybrid courses and teams how do you keep those who are not physically with you engaged?  The Microsoft Whiteboard app is a great option to digitally ink your thoughts and simultaneously share them with in person and remote people alike!

In addition to showing how to get started with Whiteboard, we’ll demonstrate how this can be used with virtual meeting platforms such as Microsoft Teams to ensure your content is inclusive of both those physically present and those who are virtual.

Location: 

Microsoft Teams Meeting (join URL will be sent prior to the event)

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Identity & Security – Improve your Security posture by Going Password-less!

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Date: Friday February 21st, 2020

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Identity & Security – Improve your Security posture by Going Password-less!

Would you like to understand the Microsoft approach regarding passwords in the future?  What does going “password-less” mean for you users, and how to enable it?  Join us for a discussion with Jacques Guibert De Bruet, a Microsoft Senior Premier Field Engineer for Azure Security and Identity!

Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, Dell!

Parking information can be found on the Awesome Inc website – https://www.awesomeinc.org/parking

Speaker: Jacques Guibert De Bruet, Microsoft

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, announcements, and time to grab food
12:00pm – Feature presentation

How to Use Teams: A Primer for Everyone!

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Date: Friday January 10th, 2020

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: How to Use Teams: A Primer for Everyone!

If you have Office 365 you have Microsoft Teams, the ultimate collaboration platform. Bring your heads of department and end users to this presentation to learn how Teams can revolutionize your workday. We’ll demonstrate the interface, discuss feature sets and provide some real-life examples of how Teams is used. Lunch will be provided and this presentation will also be available via Teams Live Events livestream.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, Dell!

Parking information can be found on the Lexington Public Library website – https://www.lexpublib.org/parking

Speakers: Ben Powell, Microsoft & Jeremy Miller

Location: 

Lexington Public Library, Central Library (ROOM A)
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

NOTE: The Lexington Public Library Parking Garage is accessible from both Main and Vine Streets, and the Library provides two hours of validated parking.  Attendees should have their Lexington Public Library Parking Garage tickets validated at the first floor service desk.

November 2019 – The cost of chaos, or a plan for productivity?

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Date: Friday November 15th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: The cost of chaos, or a plan for productivity?

Experience has overwhelmingly proven that many industrial verticals have lost faith in the “big bang” approach to content management and has begun to exasperate our customers. The situation in recent years has only got worse by the addition of whole new channels of content creation that is overwhelming content consumers and creating mass confusion. We’ll start simple in this discussion with a demonstration on how Office365, SharePoint Online, and lifecycle management techniques can put your customers on the clear path to content productivity.

Speaker: Matthew Workman

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

October 2019 – Introducing Microsoft Search

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Date: Friday October 18th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Introducing Microsoft Search

Searching across and inside an organization has become easy as searching the web. When you want to find internal sites, locations, files, people, and get answers to your work-related questions, you can now use Microsoft Search in Bing. Microsoft Search in Bing brings together content from across Office 365, plus the world wide web, into one single experience.

Speaker: Matt Varney

Matt Varney is a technology architect specializing in enterprise IT strategy and solutions. Matt is the Intranet Administrator for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and its 8,000 employees. His 18 years of technology experience has made him an expert in both the technical and organizational aspects of IT. He likes nuts-and-bolts work like SharePoint farm and Office 365 administration, but he also enjoys creating the business process and people conditions necessary for effective implementations. With an emphasis on the big picture, Matt is at his best when working with employee groups and teams, helping them find hidden value in the processes and digital artifacts they thought they knew. On a personal note, he’s a fan of fine bourbon, winning basketball and horse racing.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

September 2019 – Leveraging PowerApps in Offline Mode

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Date: Friday September 20th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Leveraging PowerApps in Offline Mode

Tried or heard of PowerApps and wondering how you can put them to use? Come have lunch with CKYMUG as Donovan Decot presents “Leveraging PowerApps In Offline Mode”!
Starting with a simple example of moving an online app to the offline/disconnected model, the discussion will include methodology on when/how to check for internet connectivity, and how it can impact performance as seen by the end users. If time permits, we will cover some logging/error handling of Flow, and how to easily display the data in PowerBI to impress your boss!

Speaker: Donovan Decot

Donovan is the Director of Application Development at the Davis H Elliot Company. He served in the Army for 9 years as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne suffering through 3 years of ‘hardship’ in Hawaii. During his 18 years in the IT industry he has achieved his MCSE, was an early adopter of HyperV, worked with SharePoint since 2007 and has been involved with the PowerPlatform for over a year. His current focus is migrating all existing mobile applications and SPD Workflows to PowerPlatform. Donovan is also the father of six children.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation

August 2019 – Yo, That’s WAC!

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NOTE: We are back at Awesome Inc this month!

Date: Friday August 16th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Yo, That’s WAC!

Windows Admin Center is FREE to use. Let’s look at it!
Windows Admin Center (WAC) comes free with Windows Server and allows you vast visibility and control over your environment.
This HTML5-based UI can be set up in minutes and can manage a wide variety of servers, roles, and functions. There are new releases every six months, and paired with an extensible API, WAC is always going to be getting new features.
We’re going to tempt fate and demo it live, so come wish us luck!

 

Bring your questions!

Speaker: Brent Earls

Brent Earls is the Chief Technology Officer at Mirazon, a local IT consulting services company. Brent has been with Mirazon for 12 years and has his MCSE, MCITP, VCP and VCAP. He has a degree in information systems from the University of Louisville.

Location: 

Awesome Inc
348 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Agenda:

11:30am – Check-in, networking, and time to grab lunch (provided)
12:00pm – Welcome and feature presentation