Managing M365 Licenses and Collaboration To Maximize Your Investment
Make sure your licenses are being used wisely and your collaboration is seamless
Tuesday, August 10 @ 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 1 Hour
Dux Raymond Sy
Microsoft RD and MVP, AvePoint Chief Brand Officer
Dux Raymond SyMicrosoft RD and MVP, AvePoint Chief Brand Officer
Dux is the Chief Brand Officer of AvePoint. With over 20 years of business and technology experience, he’s been a driving force behind digital transformations for commercial, educational and public sector organizations all over the world! A sought after public speaker who’s best friends with the camera—and exceptionally personable too—he’s also a published author of “SharePoint for Project Management.” As a Microsoft Regional Director (RD) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), he’s a tireless advocate of diversity, inclusion & technology who’s written numerous whitepapers, articles, and delivered engaging interactive presentations at leading industry events worldwide. When he’s not globetrotting, or invigorating audiences, Dux lives in Washington, DC with his amazing wife and 2 kids. In his free time, he enjoys running along the Potomac River, sampling the most exotic foods ever (grilled scorpion, anyone?)
Owner/CEO, Smarter Consulting
Sharon WeaverOwner/CEO, Smarter Consulting
Sharon is the founder and CEO of Smarter Consulting, a business and technology consulting services company. As a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Process Improvement, and Productivity Expert, Sharon's background in Software Development, Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, and Agile combined with her Developmental Psychology degree and Six Sigma Black Belt blend perfectly with her love of helping and training people to make her a well-rounded leader, consultant, and coach.
Being part of the community is extremely important to her and she is an active leader, participant, and mentor. She is the lead organizer for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City and the Kansas City M365 User Group. She is an active board member of the Kansas City IIBA chapter and Digital Women of Kansas City.
In her “spare time”, Sharon speaks professionally at local, national, and global events and teaches subjects such as Office 365, Business Analysis, Six Sigma, Leadership, and other continuing education courses publicly as an adjunct instructor for the local community college and privately for business all over the country. You can find great tips and tricks around productivity on her blog at https://sharoneweaver.com/blog/.
Improve Alignment To Unlock Value
It sounds simple. Ensure your users have access to the Microsoft 365 services and data they need and remove the access to the services and data they don’t.
In reality, this is difficult to manage at scale and the resulting inefficiencies have serious impacts on organizational productivity.
Maximizing your M365 investment starts with entitlements. Our experts will walk you through the Microsoft license management interface along with approaches to common challenges organizations face including:
- Understanding if departments, regions or even individuals are over/under assigned
- Aligning license cost to business goals and budgets
- Developing chargeback and predictive pricing models
- Incorporating feedback from business units and empowering them to control their licensing
- Understand the impacts of line-item discounts, license upgrades, and premium SKUs from Microsoft
Once you have a strong process in place to ensure your M365 services are being deployed widely across your organization, you need to ensure your are maximizing those services.
Providing someone access to Microsoft Teams while overly restricting file sharing is like giving someone a car without any gas in the tank. It just doesn’t get you where you want to go.
Our experts will walk you through the different ways to configure collaboration in the Security and Compliance Center and strategies for how to securely enable file sharing both internally and externally.