Join us for the Office 365 Summit

Following on the momentum of Q1’s Azure Summit, Total Solutions will be hosting the Office 365 Summit in Downtown Detroit’s newest Microsoft Technology Center on May 2nd. For all those who have  attended this event in the past, the aim of the Summit and the overall structure will be familiar. The goal of an event such as this is to establish a resource that educates the Metro-Detroit area on recent Office 365 developments.

  • Joe Baeza, a familiar face to the local Microsoft community, will be presenting on the latest updates surrounding SharePoint Hub Sites.
  • Joe Palarchio, one of Microsoft’s Technology Solutions Professionals, will be speaking on the latest Microsoft Teams developments.

Due to the high demand for the initial morning session, Total Solutions has added an additional session in the afternoon for anyone who was unable to sign-up for the morning. If you are interested in attending this FREE event, you can Register Here.

What are SharePoint Hub Sites? SharePoint hub sites - organization tool in Office 365

Some organizations may be familiar with hub sites through the initial announcement at last year’s Microsoft Ignite, and many more organizations are anticipating its availability by the end of next month. Mark Kashman of Microsoft describes the newest addition to Office 365 as:
“a new building block of the intranet, to bring together related sites, to roll up news and activity, to simplify search, and to create cohesion with shared navigation and look-and-feel”.
It is no secret that the needs of an organization are ever changing, which means there is an overwhelming need for sites to be just as flexible. Though Joe Baeza will be able to speak more to the capabilities of SharePoint hub sites with attendees, the key to getting started with this tool is to remember that an intranet can only be empowered when it reflects company growth and organization. Understanding this along with other factors will help your organization determine if admins should create a hub site or transform your existing communication sites and team sites .

What is Microsoft Teams?

Teams, which was launched slightly over a year ago, has become the central Office 365 tool for collaboration and communication. With more improvements to the overall functionality on the horizon, users who have begun to transition from Skype for Business to Teams can expect to see: their Skype for Business contacts moving to Teams; out of office messages; missed call notifications in your Activity feed; improved guest access; Microsoft Teams Admin Center; admin can set retention policies; and the ability to use MSI files to deploy Teams instead of downloading the app. Microsoft Teams - collaboration tool in Office 365
Office 365 users can expect more feature announcements throughout the year, including:

  • Cloud Recording
  • Inline message translation
  • Cortana voice interactions
  • Background blur on videos
  • Proximity detection for Teams meetings
  • Mobile sharing in meetings

Event Details:

Wed, May 2nd, 2018
Session 1: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 2: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Microsoft Technology Center
1 Campus Martius
Detroit, MI 48226
If you are interested in attending this FREE event, you can Register Here.