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If you’re wondering how to best maximise Microsoft Teams to its full advantage at yourorganisation, beyond instant messaging, look no further.      

Get the most out of Microsoft Teams, without compromising security

Join AvePoint and Microsoft for a workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can integrate apps and tools into Microsoft Teams, offering Microsoft Teams as a platform for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, finance, managing projects, developing software etc. 

Give your colleagues  superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.      

Is your organisation experiencing the following challenges?

  • I Management

    Prevent Shadow IT

    Our users go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and expensive to support.

  • I People

    Drive Teams Adoption

    Support multiple generations in the workplace, from baby boomers to millennials who have their own preferred ways of working. Learn how Microsoft Teams can help them communicate & collaborate while being interoperable, secure, and easy to use.

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    Governance for Teams

    Help users do the right thing, while they collaborate together.

    Develop a top-down governance strategy for Microsoft Teams which will enable you to fully turn on Microsoft Teams while automatically managing: Guest Access Lifecycle of Team, including duplications, expiration, archival or deletion.

  • I Computer Chart

    Empower IT and Users

    Speed up IT service delivery back to the business – reduce IT bottleneck that slows down business enablement and self-service empowerment.

    Empower users to be independent and self-serve themselves in your Modern Workplace.

Register now to learn actionable strategies for the above!


8.30 - 9.00 Registration and breakfast

9.00 - 9.30 Introductions and let’s get to know one another

9.30 – 10.00 Global Workforce: The new culture of work and how Microsoft Teams can be our modern workplace

Today’s workplace is book-ended by generations with very different experiences. Add to that the fact that more and more businesses operate globally and must bring together teams with cultural and geographical distances as well. So how do organizations manage this divide between generations, cultures, and geographies?

Learn effective strategies for creating a modern workplace environment that helps workers understand how to work better together and how Office 365 can help them overcome hurdles:

  • Cultural sensitivity – Sharing and creating awareness around cultural differences that can also help drive understanding of global customers
  • Social distance – Building relationships and trust across geographically dispersed or generationally diverse teams
  • Communication and tone – Understanding how different cultures and generations share information or receive feedback to drive inclusivity and productivity

10.00 – 11.00 – Placing people at the heart of your Microsoft Teams roll-out

It is people – our colleagues – who determine whether the digital workplace really succeeds. The priority must be on driving business value through better collaboration, workforce mobility and improved customer satisfaction. How? By building IT around what your colleagues need to deliver relevant business outcomes.

Sustainable adoption is a key factor in successfully deploying Microsoft Teams, as people are at the heart of any technology transformation program. In this session we will explore best practice change management techniques and discuss practical solutions to putting people first.

11.00 – 11.20 – Break

11.20 – 1.00 – Consolidate your work in Microsoft Teams can be a game changer for your users - Learn how to give your users superpowers to become more productive in their day to day work

Our colleagues have different work styles, personality types, and skill sets. They’re from different generations and could be fulltime or contractors. Some may look for the latest and greatest communication tools, others may want nothing more than email.

With such a diverse group, let’s share how you can give them the best tools that will work for them all?

Learn how your organisation can make the most of Microsoft Teams based on their roles, business needs and key use cases for:

  • Executive team
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • HR
  • Firstline workers

1.00 – 1.45 – Lunch

1-1 intro time (can we bring companies together at lunch so they learn from each other)

1.45 – 3.15 – When rolling out Microsoft Teams - try these three steps!

Step One: Quick Wins

Quick wins to show immediate value that increases excitement will help you drive deeper adoption of Microsoft Teams in your organisation. Learn proven techniques on how to:

  • Enable group communication and collaboration with Microsoft Teams instead of email
  • Facilitate group chats with Teams instead of whatsapp or similar chat tools
  • Streamline and automate business processes with bots

Step Two: Making it easy for people to do the right thing in your modern workplace.

With the ease of use and simplicity of Microsoft Teams, you couldn’t care less what the technical inner workings are and where data is stored. However, it’s not as simple as that under the hood.

Microsoft Teams stores data in Exchange, Stream, Groups, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business with some locations hidden and some not. It can even store data in third-party locations, like Dropbox, Google Docs, and others if you choose to enable those features.

As IT, how can you ensure that information is protected and still empower your organisation?

Learn how to build a top down governance strategy, automate your data governance policies and enforce them behind the scenes which makes it easy for people to do the right thing. Key topics that you will learn:

  • Rightsizing governance – how much is really needed?
  • Natively what can you do yourself with Office 365
  • What if you want more control, what is possible for guest access, lifecycle management, naming conventions, recertification etc.
  • Add dynamic grouping

3.15 – 4.00 – Step three - Have a user adoption roadmap

4.00 4.30 – Key takeaways - wrap up


Etc Venues- Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, Spitalfields, London E1 6DQ

October 23, 8:30AM –4:30PM GMT

Meet the experts in London

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Yatindra Ranpura

Head of Presales UK, AvePoint

Yatindra has been working in various technical roles over the past 18 years assisting organisations to make the most of their SharePoint infrastructures and build digital landscapes that align to their needs. This involves working from different stakeholders and perspectives. Initially Yatindra worked in the services sector before working in Financial services and the law enforcement before various roles in the private sector.

Working as a Solution Architect I am able to build solutions that bridge teams and people together using SharePoint, Teams and other M365 workloads. I have been fortunate enough to present in the SharePoint Community and at Microsoft conferences and love to hear customer success stories.

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Malcolm Robb

Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft

I initially worked in Services as a Technical Account Manager looking after a wide variety of customers before moving to become an Account Technology Strategist in 2016. I initially worked in Financial Services, before looking after some of our hospitality customers who sit in Retail, Consumer Goods and Travel and Transport (RCT).

My role is to expose my customers to Microsoft Technology roadmaps so they can make informed decisions as well as having a big focus on consumption and ensuring that customers get the most out of their existing Microsoft investments.

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Lloyd Baffour

Industry Enterprise executive

I’ve been working at AvePoint for the past 8 Years in various roles across the EMEA region, currently working with the AvePoint UK organisation and helping our clients in the retail, transport and consumer good industries maximise their Microsoft Cloud investments.

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Dan Paul

Solution Architect, AvePoint

Dan Paul has been an IT professional for over 18 years and has worked in all levels of the infrastructure service environment from service desk to regional infrastructure manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for one of the top 5 global digital marketing and ad agencies.

He has been working with Office 365 since the days of BPOS and personally migrated one of the first WPP subsidiary businesses to the wave 14 version of Exchange Online.

He has since worked with both SME service integration and large enterprise managed services businesses to help companies move to Office 365, including global travel companies, UK government departments, British food manufacturers, and European transportation conglomerates.