SharePoint Saturday Omaha: Co-author documents, collaborate and communicate with Office 365

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Another appointment with SharePoint Saturdays! Our world tour is more and more exciting! This time we will go to present the session “Collaborate to Co-Author Documents using Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Office” at SharePoint Saturday Omaha on 3rd August. 

About SharePoint Saturday Omaha

Join SharePoint end users, power users, architects, developers, administrators, and other professionals who work with Microsoft SharePoint for the 7th annual SharePoint Saturday – Omaha on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Mammel Hall on the University of Nebraska – Omaha campus.

SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative, and lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals covering a wide variety of SharePoint-oriented topics. SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public, and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

There are 25 sessions planned in 5 tracks (IT Pro/Power User, Developer, End User/Business User, SharePoint 101 and Office 365) plus a keynote. There is also a vendor track for those interested in learning more about particular products.

About Sasja Beerendonk’s Sessions

Session 1: “Collaborate to Co-Author Documents, using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office”

Learn how you can be more effective in ‘Co-authoring documents’ using a mix Office 365 apps OneDrive, Teams and Office.
This session explains 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 But many employees lack the digital skills, or are stuck in old habits and using outdated tools.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 focusses 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.

Session 2:Create a solid communication plan for Microsoft Office 365 implementation projects”

Have you ever experienced the implementation of new technology, and found people were not aware of what was happening, or when, or what they needed to do? Or worse: there was no understanding of why we are even doing this? According to George Bernard Shaw, Irish poet “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

This session is about doing communication in user adoption of your Office 365 & SharePoint implementation right. User Adoption is about combining many aspects. Some of these are: project guidance, setting outcomes and measuring results, or learning strategies. And communication is one of them too.

Learn how you can develop your communication plan, execute your plan by setting the right scene and context and capture and share stories of success. Start with why, and then create your messaging to achieve changes in mindset, behaviour and actions using different communication channels and aimed at different target groups.

See practical examples from customers to introduce the change, trigger new ways of working, to explain the new tools and features and inform on what-when-where. You will walk away with a clear recipe to mix your own communication cocktail.

Register now, it’s free!

If you cannot physically attend, don’t worry! We will share as much as possible the experience with you through our slide share and Microsoft Teams Live Event. So stay tuned!

SharePoint Saturday Charlotte: We've got Office 365, so now what?

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About SharePoint Saturday Charlotte 

Office 365 administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365 Technologies will meet for the 7th SPSCLT event on August 10th, 2019 at UNC Center City.
 
This event will cover a wide number of Microsoft technologies including:
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint (on-premises and online)
  • Microsoft Teams
  • PowerApps
  • Microsoft Flow
  • Yammer
  • and more
This is a free event with lunch provided and after event networking. Reserve your seat here.
 

About Silverside at SPS Charlotte

Session: “Help!! We’ve got Office 365, so now what?!”

Office 365 is a wonderful, yet fragmented collaboration platform. Microsoft provides many options for doing things with similar apps.
The question about when to use which of the more than 20 apps in Office 365 is confusing users. They are confused about which apps they should use for what purposes and how. Employees are overwhelmed with all the possibilities of often overlapping and seemingly disconnected apps and features that are not presented in a way that makes sense to users for doing day-to-day business.

This session will guide IT-professionals, change practitioners and business decision makers with a collaboration framework that helps understand when to use which app.

Without proper guidance, employees will find it difficult to understand where to find a particular conversation, or where to go for sharing a file with someone. Unless this is communicated well, they will get confused. And frustrated. Then new ways of working are not adopted, because employees fall back on old ways of working – primarily using email for everything.

There have been many blogs and sessions on helping organisations to make sense of ‘when to use which app’. These generally are based on a use case approach, where features are simply mapped to apps; or persona-based which link audiences (who you want to collaborate with) and audience-sizes to apps; or process-based, which links apps to a specific stage in the collaboration process.
All of these are good to describe what apps and capabilities are available now, and explaining to people literally when to use which app: What features you need? Which app for collaborating with 1, multiple or large groups? In what stage of a process are you (idea, initiation, draft, publication, etc.)? But they do not guide employees in their day-to-day work. And what when a new app is added to the Office 365 suite?

The collaboration framework presented here is your compass that will help you decide on when to use which app, and for what purpose, in a manner that works now, and along the road. When Microsoft presents new apps and features the collaboration framework will be your northern star. It’s easy to use for decision making by the implementation project team, and also for communicating to and training your employees, ensuring higher user adoption.

Register to the event, or if you cannot attend, stay tuned for updates!

Azure, Office 365 & SharePoint Community: Aachen 2019

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Another appointment with the Azure, Office 365 & SharePoint Community: 8 October, Aachen (Germany). This time, Silverside session will be focused on Microsoft Teams and the new collaboration practices it enables. 

About aOS Aachen 2019

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 8th October you are invited to join the aOS Community in Aachen (Forum M Veranstaltungsforum, Buchkremerstraße 1-7, 52062 Aachen, Germany). From 9 am till 6 pm various sessions will be presented, each of them dedicated to discovering more about Microsoft Modern Collaboration 2.0. 

Themes:

  • Discovering news around Microsoft collaboration technologies (SharePoint 2019, Office 365, Microsoft Teams,…). The workplace of the future requires new technologies!
  • Sharing experiences between end-users and professionals of Microsoft’s cloud solutions. 

About Silverside’s session at aOS Aachen

Microsoft Teams: From ‘Send to’ to ‘Share with’

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!

Register here, the event is free!

SharePoint Saturday Barcelona: Two Sessions for Silverside!

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Silverside on tour will hit Barcelona on 14th September for two sessions at SharePoint Saturday Barcelona 2019. Our user adoption star Sasja Beerendonk will present two tracks on a row: “Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365” and “Collaborate to co-author document, using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office”.  

About SharePoint Saturday Barcelona

SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the fifth SharePoint Saturday Barcelona event on September 14th 2019 at the IQS located at Via Augusta 390.

The registration is open to anyone who is interested to spend a Saturday with a bunch of SharePoint, Office 365 or Azure enthusiasts. The sessions will be in English (preferably) and Spanish. The event will have three parallel tracks at the same time.

The preliminary agenda looks like this:

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Introduction & Keynote
  • 09:30 – 17:30 Sessions, breakfast, lunch and coffee break
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Closing & Raffle Drawing
  • 18:00 – 20:00 SharePint (networking and free beers)

Follow SharePoint Saturday Barcelona on Twitter (@spsbarcelona) for the latest updates. 

About Silverside at SPS Barcelona

In Barcelona, we will be on stage for two times! Sasja Beerendonk will indeedFacebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365? present two sessions.

1.Facebook never needed adoption, why does Office 365? 

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.

2. Collaborate to co-author documents, using Microsoft Teams & Microsoft Office

Learn how you can be more effective in ‘Co-authoring documents’ using a mix Office 365 apps OneDrive, Teams and Office.
This session explains 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 focusses 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.

The event is free, but this year you can also do voluntary donations with your tickets. The full amount of the donations will be given to a local NGO. It is our way of contributing to a better Barcelona. So register now to reserve your seat!

Learn how to create the best Office 365 User Adoption Plan

28 November, Rotterdam
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Are you looking for best practices to ensure a better outcome for your Microsoft Office 365 project? Learn how to create your own user adoption plan resulting in maximum adoption of your Microsoft Office 365 platform, using our PACE methodology. 

This workshop is intended for anyone responsible for implementing Microsoft Office 365 / SharePoint. Are you a project manager, IT- manager, change practitioner, trainer, or IT professional who needs to ensure a succesful adoption? Then this workshop is for you!

The workshop will take place on 28th November 2019. The location is Rivium Quadrant 75/5 2909LC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

About the workshop

The world is changing. The nature of work is changing-organisations, tasks, roles and business models. Markets are changing. But you know this. You hear it every day. You live it every day. You probably struggle with the relentlessness of it every day.-the magnitude, ferocity and complexity of it all. 

At Silverside, we have developed a way to make change happen. Happen well. Happen appropriately. Happen in the right direction, for the right reasons, and with the right outcomes. This struggle was the genesis of our PACE methodology-a structured approach for guiding practitioners to motivate and equip their people to collaborate more effectively using modern tools. 

The PACE methodology is based on one key insight: adoption of modern tools is not about one thing. That’s because there are multiple things that work together to create the context and cadence of change. Pulling together the insights across those items is essential in getting going, making progress and achieving the right outcomes over the duration of the change initiative. Starting is not about any one of those factors (and other related factors or elements); it is about all of them. It’s about developing an understanding of each factor individually, and at the same time being able to see the interrelationships and dynamic between them all. 

PACE model

The PACE methodology is designed to be applicable to any collaboration platform you may implement, however, the technical acumen will be specific to Microsoft Office 365. 

Workshop Agenda

This workshop is intended for anyone responsible for implementing Microsoft Office 365 / SharePoint. Are you a project manager, IT- manager, change practitioner, trainer, or IT professional who needs to ensure a successful adoption? Then this workshop is for you!

08:30 Walk in with coffee or tea
09:00

Part I: Setting the stage for the User Adoption Approach

  • Start building the best user adoption approach for your own project, based on your culture.
    4 cultures and 18 strategies explained.
  • Explanation of the PACE User Adoption model for implementing Microsoft Office 365.
    What activities, templates, and strategies do you need to focus on, across 8 streams.
10:30 Break
10:45

Part II: Current situation and your ideal situation

  • When to use which Office 365 app? Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Forms, OneNote, etc. ?
    Faster decision making with our collaboration framework.
  • What are the rules of collaboration?
  • Find your 'Why' and start building a communication plan.
  • How do you find the right ambassadors?
    Examples of customer ambassador & champion programs.
12:15 Lunch
13:15

Part III: Creating your User Adoption Plan

  • Start small and scale up.
    • Which productivity scenario's and user groups are you targeting at first?
    • How and when are you scaling up?
  • How, when & what do you communicate?
  • What is your project approach to combine 8 streams to enlarge the scope & scale?
  • KPI Dashboard for successful user adoption.
    What is the ‘cost’ of a high user adoption success rate for Office 365?
15:15 Break
15:30

Part IV: Implementing your User Adoption Plan 

  • Create your user adoption strategy mix!

  • Learn about the top 8 productivity scenario’s worldwide.

  • What will you do to make adoption happen more broadly and widely?

  • Divide your budget across all phases and streams.

17:30 Drinks and Bites

 

Microsoft technology

Top 3 Benefits of attending

  • Create your user adoption plan for Office 365 & SharePoint in your organization by using our PACE methodology
  • Measure  the probable success rate of your user adoption strategies, based on our benchmark 
  • Learn from companies like Omron, SES, Kawasaki, Attero and others in the market, know where to improve your adoption and how to save time and make the change easier

This workshop in your organisation?

It’s possible! We also organise a personalised workshop for your organisation. To request more information about your in-house workshop, click the button below. 

Proud sponsors and speakers at Office 365 & SharePoint Connect 2019

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Silverside list of events never ends! 

10th and 11th October Silverside will be in Haarlem, The Netherlands to participate in the conference Office 365 & SharePoint Connect 2019. This year, we upgraded our role. We will be among the sponsors for the event, we will have our booth and… our Senior Consultant Sasja Beerendonk will be presenting the session “Start your journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams”! 

About Office 365 & SharePoint Connect 2019

Office 365 & SharePoint Connect 2019-community edition. This year User Groups and IT Communities are coming together to deliver a community conference that will be focused on members’ needs. User Groups and communities involved in Office365, Cloud Computing, Azure, SharePoint & Security, are joining together to put together a conference you just don’t want to miss. The aim is to deliver a conference that includes sessions with interesting topics, case studies and real-life experience and solutions, on subjects such as migrations to the Microsoft cloud, driving adoption, development, search, security, privacy and compliance etc.

Not all sessions will be ‘case studies’. The agenda will also contain sessions, including but not restricted to the latest business practices, security, hot topics and the latest news from Microsoft for IT professionals, power users and developers. The leaders of the User Groups are all MVP’s and will make sure that the agenda will be of the best quality and relevant to the attendees. The conference will present news and announcements from Microsoft as well as insights into the key topics across Office 365, SharePoint Server, Hybrid,  Azure, Cloud Computing and Security. 

 

Start your journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

It’s time for Silverside to dominate the stage with this session! Sasja Beerendonk will be presenting a super interesting session: “Start your journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams”.
 
Microsoft Teams is now a complete meeting and calling solution! Discover why you should make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. As an existing Skype for Business customer, upgrading to new technology can be confusing and this session will guide you on your journey to Microsoft Teams. Is your organisation ready for this change?
Does Microsoft Teams meet your collaboration and communication requirements? Is your network ready to support Teams? What user adoption plan do you need to read your employees for the move to Teams? Find out how to transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams making your employees adopt it effectively.
 
Don’t miss this session and all the other exciting sessions in the conference agenda! 

Save the date!

When? October 10, 8:00 am-October 11, 4:00pm

Where? Philharmonie Haarlem, Lange Begijnestraat 11. 2011 HH Haarlem