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Hey all, Dux here! Ignite is quickly creeping up on us, and AvePoint is going all-out this year with our presence at the event. Aside from our completely over-the-top AvePoint RED Party, I’ll also be conducting four different sessions throughout the course of Ignite.

Look below for a little sneak peak of what I’ll be covering. I can’t wait to see you all there!

How to Achieve 90% Microsoft Teams Adoption in Three Months

Session Code: THR1131

Adopting a new piece of software rarely goes smoothly without some professional assistance. Microsoft Teams in particular has a wide range of functionality. It’s a customizable and extensible hub for your team to collaborate in a way that best suits you. With that said, it’s very possible that your users might find Teams’ format a bit difficult to pick up.

In this session I’ll be teaming up with Kimberley Morrison of Arriva to on three major points to help you have a successful adoption:

  • What does the modern work landscape look like today? How do people work, and what is the nature of running a global business?
  • What exactly is Microsoft Teams and why is it such a powerful collaboration tool?
  • How can you drive sustainable adoption and really hit that 90% mark in three months?

Click here for the official session description.


How to Be a Rockstar Public Speaker in Five Steps

Session Code: THR2071

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that IT professionals need to learn new methods for teaching their users how to adopt new software. A major part of that is becoming an effective public speaker and presenter. Sound impossible? You might be surprised.

Come by my session to learn how to command a crowd and get your points across as effectively as possible. You’ll learn things like:

  • How to write enticing descriptions that people want to follow up on
  • How to prepare a comprehensive presentation development guide
  • How to direct and answer questions from an audience
  • How to be an engaging and interactive speaker

Click here for the official session description.


Improve Firstline Workforce Collaboration with Office 365

Session Code: BRK1091

Firstline workers face a unique set of challenges when out in the field. They’re typically disconnected from the rest of the team/company, may be left behind on the latest training and procedures, and could be working with outdated or even obsolete tools.

Despite these limitations, firstline workers play an essential role in many industries including retail, construction, and manufacturing. They’re the first ones to interact with customers and represent your brand. Enabling them to work as efficiently as possible can only help your business thrive.

In this session, Kimberley Morrison and I will walk you through how collaborative software like Teams, Yammer and PowerApps can unite your workforce and empower your firstline colleagues.

Click here for the official session description.


How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

Session Code: THR2390

Microsoft Teams is a major gamechanger when it comes to collaboration in the workplace. More and more companies are realizing how convenient a fully integrated team-based chat solution really is. That said, Teams needs powerful governance processes in place just like any other platform. How can you ensure that your IT department helps users utilize the features of Teams properly?

Join this session to learn how to properly provision Teams, establish operational governance, and know how to navigate leaving Teams once you’re ready to move on.

Microsoft Teams

Click here for the official session description.

What are you waiting for? Make sure you add these sessions to your Microsoft Ignite schedule builder and I look forward to see you there!


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