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

Speaker: Ben Powell, Microsoft

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

July 2019 – Intro to PowerApps

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NOTE: NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH!

Date: Friday July 19th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Intro to PowerApps: What, How, Where, Why – A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started

PowerApps is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using PowerApps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on).  Join CKYMUG and HMB’s Trey Mayer for an introduction to PowerApps!

Speaker: Trey Mayer

 

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.

April 2019 – Paths to Collaboration in Office 365

 

Date: Friday April 19th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Paths to Collaboration in Office 365

From Sites, to Groups, to Teams, to Delve and everywhere in between, Office 365 is built for collaboration. We are going to open up the toolbox, and sort through the clutter to find the right tool for the right job.  Maybe we prefer the one-stop chat-based shop of Teams, the solitary nature of OneDrive for Business, the modern web experience of SharePoint Online sites, or the Outlook based experience of Groups.  Maybe we just want to let Delve tell us what we need before we need it.  This presentation will help you understand each path a little better and decide which ones to use to get your work done more quickly and more “collaboratively.”

Speaker: Patrick Tucker

 

 

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

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

March 2019 – Going with the Flow!

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Date: Friday March 15th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Going with the Flow!

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based software that allows employees to create and automate workflows and tasks across multiple applications and services. These flows allow the IT organization to provide tools and a platform to end users allowing them to automate their workload. In this talk we will talk about the benefits of using flow. Delve deeper into what flow is, and how to use it. We will also talk about some common scenarios in most organizations.

Speaker: Russell Patrick

RussellPatrick-ComposableSystemsRussell Patrick is a Senior Consultant at HMB a technology solutions company in Louisville, Kentucky. Working in SharePoint for five years in three different capacities, Russell can answer almost everything on the topic. He is a co-organizer for the Louisville SharePoint Users Group and an active member of the Louisville Microsoft Users Group. Russell wishes to one day bring SharePoint Saturdays back to the Ville.

 

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

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

February 2019 – Achieving Teams Greatness: A Lesson in Administration & Governance

 

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Date: Friday February 15th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Achieving Teams Greatness: A Lesson in Administration & Governance

There is plenty of guidance for getting started using Microsoft Teams, but how should administrators prepare for a successful rollout? What if you’ve already started using Teams and are realizing the administrative needs?  Without proper preparation and understanding, Teams (and Office 365 Groups) can become the wild west and leave you wondering how to dig out of a mess. This session will explore a variety of administration and governance topics that will lead you on the path to a healthy environment and prevent things from getting out of control.

Speaker: Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller with a beach in the background

Jeremy is an Enterprise Architect and Microsoft MVP focused on designing secure and scalable solutions. He has a broad background in designing and supporting both cloud and on-premises systems. Jeremy’s past experiences include working with Microsoft technologies in complex environments ranging from hospitality to EDU to multi-national manufacturing companies ranging from 300 – 750,000 users. In his downtime he enjoys cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, trying new beers, eating great food, and experiencing new adventures.  You can find him on Twitter @millh0use or on his blog at https://itspartlycloudy.com.

 

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

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.

January 2019 – Diversity & Inclusivity in Information Technology

 

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Date: Friday January 18th, 2019

Time: 11:30a-1:00p

Topic: Diversity and Inclusivity in Information Technology

Ashley McKenzie, a Senior Account Executive at Adobe Systems, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio will be joining CKYMUG to discuss the topic of diversity in Information Technology including what Adobe is doing to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Speaker:

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Ashley McKenzie, Adobe Systems Inc

Ashley McKenzie is a Senior Account Executive at Adobe Systems, Inc., and a strong supporter of women & diversity in technology.  She previously spent six and a half years working as a Client Representative at IBM.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Strategic Communications from the University of Kentucky, and her Master’s degree in Business Informatics from Northern Kentucky University.  Ashley has also been a “Big Sister” in Big Brother/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass for over 11 years, and advocates for more “Big Sisters” to become part of the program.  She lives in Walton, Kentucky with her husband Sheldon, her three daughters, Izzy, Mia, and Laila, and her dog Dobby.

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

NOTE: There is free parking beside, and behind the building.  Check out the parking map.