Give your Microsoft 365 skillset a boost at 365 EduCon & PWR EduCon Chicago Sep 26-30

I am so excited to be presenting two workshops and three general sessions at the upcoming 365 EduCon and PWR EduCon conferences happening simultaneously in Chicago September 26-30.

  • WRK109 – Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox
  • WRK502 – Build the intranet of the future using SharePoint Online
  • OFF103 – Goodbye, TwoNote: A OneNote refresher
  • PWR203 – How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists
  • OFF303 – How well do you know the Office desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

I’ve included the details for my workshops (including video previews) and sessions in the rest of this post. I hope to see you there!

πŸ‘‰ Learn more and register at https://365educon.com/Chicago

πŸ’΅ Use code CHAMBERLAIN to save $100


Workshops

I’ll be presenting two workshops at 365 EduCon Monday-Tuesday. Full details and previews below.

WRK109 | Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

  • Full day | Mon, Sep 26 from 9a-5p | Room W184A
  • Audience: Introductory/Beginner or Evaluators

Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
β€’ Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
β€’ Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
β€’ Co-authoring documents, version history
β€’ Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
β€’ Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
β€’ Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
β€’ How do the newer Viva apps fit in?
& more!

Workshop preview for “Unboxing Microsoft 365”

WRK502 | Build the intranet of the future using SharePoint Online

  • Half day | Tue, Sep 27 from 9a-12:30p | Room W181C
  • Audience: Introductory/Beginner or Evaluators

Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy’s best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration.

In this half-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we’ll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We’ll cover tips and ideas for planning and structuring an intranet, best practices for facilitating internal communication and collaboration, how Teams and Viva Connections play into things, digitizing forms, and using the Power Platform to create, automate, and visualize throughout SharePoint.

Let’s create an intranet!

Workshop preview for “Build the intranet of the future”

πŸ‘‰ Register at https://365educon.com/Chicago

πŸ’΅ Use code CHAMBERLAIN to save $100


70-minute technical sessions

I’ll also be presenting three general sessions Wednesday-Friday. Details below.

OFF103 | Goodbye, TwoNote: A OneNote refresher

  • 70 mins | Wed, Sep 28 from 1:40p-2:50p | Room W185BC
  • Audience: Introductory/Beginner or Evaluators

In 2022, OneNote moves from two separate apps (Win 10 and desktop versions) to a single version, based on the desktop version (i.e. OneNote 2016).

In this session we’ll reintroduce ourselves to OneNote, learn some exciting tips and tricks along with business use ideas, and discuss what’s new and what’s coming for OneNote.


PWR203 | How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists

  • 70 mins | Thu, Sep 29 from 2:00p-3:10p | Room W185D
  • Audience: Introductory/Beginner or Evaluators

Whether you’re using lists in Microsoft Lists or in SharePoint, you may have noticed that not all column types are shown as options when adding columns via the modern UI. Calculated columns and lookup columns are quite impressive and powerful but they take a couple extra clicks to configure.

In this session, we’ll explore both column types, when and how to use them, and you’ll leave with a reference guide including many formulas across several categories to get you started.


OFF303 | How well do you know the Office desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

  • 70 mins | Fri, Sep 30 from 12:30p-1:40p | Room W185BC
  • Audience: Introductory/Beginner or Evaluators

There’s more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

In this session, we’re not learning the basics – we’re learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We’ll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

πŸ‘‰ Register at https://365educon.com/Chicago

πŸ’΅ Use code CHAMBERLAIN to save $100

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