Cloud Productivity Track

Accelerate your insights with Power BI
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

We believe that people should be able to quickly and easily find data-driven answers to their questions and business challenges. Attending this session will allow you to get a running start on understanding the extensive innovations we’re delivering around of Microsoft SQL Server, Power BI for Office 365 and the familiarity of Microsoft Office that will empower your business with the tools you need to help you organize, analyze and leverage your data to make smarter business decisions.

Office 365 – Part 1
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

See for yourself why Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business. Office 365 provides highly-secure, anywhere access to familiar Office applications, email, calendars, web conferencing, and the most up-to-date documents across your devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Office 365 delivers the latest Office tools to help you edit and easily share up-to-date versions of documents and templates with coworkers, partners, and customers. Host and participate in multi-party HD video conferences. You can now sign into Office to easily access the latest version of the documents on the go. And with always-up-to-date spam and malware protection and business continuity features such as automatic data backup, remote data wipe, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee, you can protect your information and get more work done.

Office 365 – Part 2 Go Live!
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Discuss the various options to adopt Office 365 in a timely manner with no end-user outages.  Learn the different migration options, pre-migration tasks, as well as certain business process decisions that affect the Office 365 end-user experience.  You’ll see how to capitalize on Azure infrastructure to ensure high-availability for Single Sign-on, provide Disaster Recovery regardless of your current network deployment. Finally, see how to lay the groundwork for additional cloud offering without wasted efforts or processes.

Driving SharePoint User Adoption using Nintex Workflow + Forms
Sponsored by Nintex

Workflow and Forms in SharePoint can be used to solve business and institutional challenges, particularly user and business adoption. As we attempt to implement these solutions by automating processes we are often presented with difficult decisions such as when to leverage out of the box functionality, adopt no-code solutions or develop custom applications. In this session we will discuss commonly encountered process problems and how to overcome them, the business need to support integration.

The Importance of Training When Rolling Out New Technology
Sponsored by Directions Training

Directions Training believes an integral part of any technology deployment is a robust migration process and quality training. Not only does Directions provide expertise in training, project management, change management, and technical support, but they also make it easy for you! As more and more organizations migrate to the newest technologies, Directions sees greater demand for ensuring that our clients maximize the ROI from their migration.  One of the best ways to maximize your ROI is by ensuring end user adoption.  Directions Training, a Microsoft Managed Gold Learning Partner with over 20 years of training experience, has successfully provided migration training to over 500,000 end users in over 22 languages in the past 3 years alone. Join this session and hear how Directions’ industry experts can customize a training solution that will allow you to capitalize on the full benefits your technology has to offer.

Windows 10 for Enterprise
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Microsoft just announced Windows 10, be one of the first to take a very early look at some of the features and functionality of the next version of Windows:

  • One converged Windows platform
  • Designed for the way you live and work
  • Protection against modern security threats
  • Managed for continuous innovation
  • We’ll also discuss guidance for consideration for your deployment approach.