SharePoint Saturday Netherlands: Vianen and User Adoption for Office 365

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Saturday, 29th June 2019 do something different. No shopping, city trips or other “summertime activities”. SharePoint Saturday Netherlands is coming to Vianen! And it’s going to be an appointment you really cannot miss. From 9:00 am to 5:00 PM there is a full programme already set to inspire you. You can choose to attend all kinds of sessions around Office 365, SharePoint and much more! 
 
We will be there and our Senior Consultant Sasja Beerendonk will present an interesting session: “Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365?”
 

About SharePoint Saturday Netherlands

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies combined with Office365 will meet for the 9th SPS Netherlands event on June 29th at the Hotel Van der Valk located at Vianen. Will you be part of the group? 
 Registration is free, but space is limited, so please secure your seat and register here
 

About Silverside at SPS Vianen

 9:30-10:30  Sasja Beerendonk’s session “Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365?” 

Resistance to change is what you’ll get without a proper change strategy for your collaboration platform. Unlike IT people, business users are not necessarily thrilled about new technology, features and functionalities.
Build it and they will come does not work. Most employees will need to be motivated differently to start a new way of working. 
What are the reasons employees do not simply embrace new technology? And most importantly: how can we bend resistance to change readiness? How do we find your Champions and activate them? How do employees understand when to use what app? Learn what makes the change for technology so difficult and how to motivate your employees.

See you there!

Cannot attend? No problem! You can access the slides used during the conference in this SlideShare.

 

 

Azure, Office 365 & SharePoint Community will welcome us in Moscow!

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Moscow will welcome us on July 9th! Sasja Beerendonk has been selected as a speaker for the aOS event in Moscow! It will be an exciting event about Microsoft collaboration platform and a great occasion to expand our horizons! Get to know the aOS community and the trailer of our session! 

About aOS Community

aOS (Azure, Office 365 & SharePoint) is an international community of professionals working on Microsoft Collaboration Platform. The mission of the aOS community is to ease sharing and exchanges between members and all users of Microsoft collaboration platform. The aim is to develop and deepen knowledge and know-how and best practices. To achieve this goal, the community organises a series of online and live events, together with the production of high-quality content (technical articles, blogs posts, podcasts, webcasts). 

On 9 July, in Moscow, the aOS community organises a day of discovery, exchanges and sharing around Microsoft Collaborative platform. The event will take place in Microsoft Rus17, к.1 Krylatskaya Ulitsa, Moskva, Moskva 121614, Russian Federation.

Come to:

  • Discover news around Microsoft collaboratives technologies (SharePoint 2019, Office 365, Teams, …)
  • Share and exchange between users and professionals of Microsoft collaborative platform (including international speakers)

Take a look at the agenda: 

aOS community Moscow

 

About our session at aOS Moscow: From “send to” to “share with” 

Our senior adoption consultant Sasja Beerendonk will be on stage in Moscow. She will present the session “From send-to to share with” in the time slot 14:00-14:50 (local time GMT+3). 

This is not a ‘what can the app do’ demo! This is about changing your collaboration mindset. See practical steps for getting out of your email and into collaboration, using smarter features in Microsoft Teams. The tool is merely an enabler, if you do not change your work habits, you can still use new tools for old-fashioned work styles. Let’s start creating better habits!
 
The event is free and open to everybody interested in joining! Click below to register.

ESPC 2019 webinar: Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and Office – the ideal threesome for co-authoring documents

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The European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference will take place on 2-5 December in Prague. The programme is already out and it promises to be an exciting conference! But why waiting till December? If you can’t wait to learn, be inspired, open your mind on working with Office 365, then start your adventure now. 

Our senior adoption consultant Sasja Beerendonk will host the webinar Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and Office – the ideal threesome for co-authoring documents on 18th June. Here you have more details.

Date and Time: Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM CEST

Webinar Description:  There are many apps and possibilities in Office 365 to make co-authoring a smooth and effective process. But many employees lack the digital skills, or are stuck in old habits and using outdated tools. Many employees never learned about the many new features offered by Office 365 apps. Learn how you can be more effective in ‘Co-authoring documents’ using a mix of OneDrive, Teams and Office features. This session goes beyond the real-time co-editing feature possible in Office Online or sharing a file through OneDrive. It focuses on a real-to-life work scenario, where people discover what a combination of Office 365 tools can do to improve their everyday work on Office files. This is a deep-dive in the complete document reviewing process (draft – collaborate – publish). Learn how this can be done smarter and with a lot more fun by using a mix of great features in Office 365 tools: Different reviewing options, inking, version management, speak to text, translation, thesaurus, conversation in Teams, document sharing, among many other cool features. I will show you how to re-think the tools and practices teams use today, with all the old & new possibilities Office 365 offers to improve the co-authoring of documents groups of people have to do every day.

Key benefits of attending: 
– Get familiar with many Office features you never knew about or didn’t know how they could improve the co-authoring process. 
– Understand the powerful mix of OneDrive, Teams and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) features to support your co-authoring though the whole process from draft to publication. 
– Help employees by giving them practical productivity scenarios to help them adopt Office 365, and get more productive and efficient in their daily work.  

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can enjoy the content of the webinar in two ways:

  1. Watch the recording of the webinar here 
  2. Access the PowerPoint used during the webinar here 

SharePoint Saturday Atlanta

Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365?
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SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and Azure Technologies will meet for SPS Atlanta on May 11, 2019,​ at the Kennesaw State University,​ Marietta Campus.

Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365?

Next stop? Atlanta! Silverside will go overseas represented by Sasja Beerendonk. She will be hosting the session “Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365?” The session will take place in the time slot 2:30-3:30 pm EDT (GMT-4), Atlanta local time. 
 
If you cannot be there, the session will be live on Microsoft Teams. The CEST time slot (Amsterdam)  is 8:30-9:30 am. Here is the link to attend the Microsoft Teams Live Event.
 
The session is directed to IT professionals, end-users and businesses. 
 
Learn what makes change for technology in business so difficult and how to motivate your employees to adopt it.  What are the reasons employees do not simply embrace new technology?
Resistance to change is what you’ll get without a proper user adoption strategy for your collaboration platform. Unlike IT people, business users are not necessarily thrilled about new technology, features and functionalities.
Build it and they will come does not work. Most employees will need to be motivated differently to start a new way of working.
How can we bend resistance to change, to change readiness? How do we find your Champions and activate them? How do employees understand when to use what app? This session will show you how to build a successful user adoption strategy.
 
The event is free, so if you are in Atlanta on May 11, join us! 

 

Date and Location:

When? Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:30-3:30 pm EDT, GMT-4 (CEST time is 8:30-9:30 am). 

Where? Kennesaw State University, Marietta Campus, 1100 S Marietta Pkwy, Building Q, Marietta, GA 30060 Atlanta. Or Teams Live Event. 

 

SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg, we are coming!

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Our senior consultant Sasja Beerendonk will be one of the speakers for South Africa’s largest Office 365 & Azure Conference: SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg!

Save the date: Saturday 6 April 2019! The time slot is 14:00-14:45!

About SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg

SharePoint Saturday Johannesburg is a free event for anyone to attend. As with all things Microsoft, SharePoint is no longer just about a product. It’ s about enablement and spans across Office 365 as well as Azure.

Architects, Developers, IT Professionals, Designers and end-users alike will be able to attend sessions presented by seasoned professionals in their respective fields covering the length and breadth of what you would want to see and experience at this world-class event, run across more than 50 countries across the world.

The 8th event of this kind will take place in Johannesburg, at Microsoft in Bryanston on the 6th of April 2019.

Collaborate to Co-Author Documents, using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office

We are proud and excited to be on stage for this event and share our experience, knowledge and talent with the SharePoint Saturday audience. Sasja Beerendonk will hold the session “Collaborate to Co-Author Documents, using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office”.

In this session, attendees could learn how to be more effective in ‘Co-authoring documents’ using a mix Office 365 apps OneDrive, Teams and Office. It will also be explained how the complete reviewing process (draft – collaborate – publish) can be done smarter and with a lot more fun by using a mix of great features in Office 365 tools.

Have you ever gotten lost in all the feedback and reviews done on one of your documents? Likely there were many emails with copies of the file, and different people giving their feedback using different tools and options. It’s a mess, and hard to finalise your documents.

There are many apps and possibilities in Office 365 to make co-authoring a smooth and effective process. But many employees lack the digital skills, or are stuck in old habits and using outdated tools. This session goes beyond the real-time co-editing feature possible in Office Online or sharing a file through OneDrive. It focuses on a real-to-life work scenario, where people discover what a combination of Office 365 tools can do to improve their everyday work. Learn how teams can re-think the tools and practices they use today and how they can work together efficiently on documents with all the great new features of Office 365 to achieve a better process and result.

It will be a great session, so do not miss it if you are based in Johannesburg! And if that’s too far, don’t worry! Sasja will stream her session live by organizing a Microsoft Teams Live Event!

To join the live streaming of the session, click the button below.

Webinar: Insight into Sales Meetings Done Smarter: Meeting Notes with Microsoft Teams and OneNote

Last week our senior consultant Sasja Beerendonk held a webinar Insight into Sales Meetings Done Smarter: Meeting Notes with Microsoft Teams and OneNote
The workshop was focused on insights into how to do sales meetings smarter sharing the real-life experience of an international Silverside customer Omron Healthcare. She presented the concrete methodology used to help the customer achieve what they needed regarding sales meetings.
Silverside philosophy teaches that first, you should learn how to use in the best way the tools you already have to work smarter. However, sometimes, from Silverside working practice we see that this is one of the most challenging actions for users in a process of changing the way of working.

In the specific case of Omron Healthcare, an international client spread out across EMEA, the sales organization wanted better insights from meetings held with large customers or resellers of their products.
They needed more alignment between the regions and countries sales meetings. The current practice meant each regional or even sub-regional team had their own way of working, with many different forms of meeting notes taking, in many different formats (Word, Excel, paper-based, or other forms), and in many locations (laptop hard drives, shared network drives). Consequently, there was no single place to be able to find all sales meeting notes.
The solution? Using OneNote notebooks in each channel in Microsoft Teams where salespeople share their meeting notes for that region. Subsequently, each regional notebook is set up, with section groups, sections, and pages.
By watching this webinar, you will be able to learn practical Office 365 Client Use Case and specifically, centralizing sales meeting notes with Teams and OneNote.
Moreover, you will know more about how to design the Team channels and tabs, structure the OneNote notebook with specific access rights for section groups and using page templates. Lastly, another key benefit that this webinar offers is concrete information on how salespeople went through training, and what typical current behaviour was though to tackle.

The entire webinar has been recorded and can be watched for free just by creating a free account through this link:

Insight into Sales Meetings Done Smarter: Meeting Notes with Microsoft Teams and OneNote