Leveraging the Social Hub at #WPC15

In the last two weeks before Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC15), I’m working on a few content activities, and wrapping up a couple customer engagements, including my 3rd eBook this month. Of course, I’m also finishing up with my slides for my two WPC presentations, once again participating as part of the ‘Social Squad’ and talking on social tools for partners. The purpose of these sessions is to share real-world examples of how you can use the leading social tools (not just from Microsoft) to help grow and scale your business, and to help you and your team to increase your productivity. This is my third year presenting, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences, and learning from other partners about what they have done to boost their own businesses. Peer-to-peer learning is a key benefit of attending WPC.

If you’re attending WPC this year in Orlando, you can catch my sessions in the Social Hub Commons theater, and add them to your schedule through the event site. My session details:

    Understanding Social Collaboration in Office 365, 3pm EDT

    Abstract: Since the acquisition of Yammer, Microsoft has taken a leadership position in the social collaboration space. Powered by Office Graph to help connect people, knowledge assets, and collaboration activities is helping businesses to be more productive and drive innovation. In this session, we’ll walk through the social collaboration capabilities available on the Office 365 platform and demonstrate how these capabilities can impact the bottom line of your team, your partners, and your customers.

    Learning Objectives:

    · Overview of the social collaboration features within Office 365

    · Understand how the various features work alone, and together

    · Which capabilities are available through each version of Office 365

    Using Yammer to Support Partner and Customer Communities, 12pm EDT

    Abstract: One of the most compelling use cases for the Yammer platform is how quick and easy it is to connect with partners and customers, and expand those relationships through social collaboration. This session will demonstrate how Yammer can be a simple, yet powerful way to connect your company with partners and customers to capture knowledge, create deeper engagement, and build a sense of community.

    Learning Objectives:

    · Value proposition for Yammer external communities

    · Demonstration of network setup and community-building best practices

    · 10 quick power-users tips on how to get the most out of the platform

Hope you can make it to one of my sessions. See you in Orlando!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of revealit.io, a blockchain-based video technology company.