Event Plans for Q4 of 2019

As we roll into Q4 of the year, I’m trying to get organized around my planned travel and client projects, and thought I’d share when and where I’ll be speaking (as of this posting) for the remainder of the year. Of course, I’m sure there will be other speaking opportunities that will pop up between now and the end of the year, so be sure to follow my on the Twitters (@buckleyplanet) for the latest breaking news. But here is what I have planned to date:

SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles (Sep 28th)

Microsoft, La Playa Vista, California http://www.spsevents.org/city/losangeles/losangeles2019

Top 20 Tips for Office 365 Productivity

Abstract: In this fun and informative session, Microsoft MVP Christian Buckley will share 20 of his favorite Office 365 and Microsoft Office productivity tips, with a focus on personal productivity. These tips will span the entire Office 365 platform (Yammer, SharePoint, Teams, and the Office suite), and attendees should walk away with at least 4 or 5 gems that can have an immediate impact on your own (and your team’s) productivity.

ARMA Conference (Oct 21st-23rd)

Nashville, Tennessee https://www.arma.org/page/infocon

Closing Keynote: The Rise of the Digital Workplace Champion

Abstract: The future of collaboration is all about business transformation, and moving toward the Digital Workplace. But what does that mean for each of us individually? Any kind of digital transformation will have an impact on our technology and core business processes — but the biggest impact will undoubtedly be to company culture. Are you ready for this change? What will be your personal role as your organization transforms? In this keynote presentation, Christian will talk about the personal and cultural impacts of the Digital Workplace, outline the roles needed for successful transformation, and share insights into how each of us can be better prepared for the changes ahead.

Microsoft Ignite, Nov 3rd-8th

Orlando, Florida https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite

CollabTalk Podcast (POD1046): How culture drives innovation

Abstract: In his short tenure as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has shown the impact that an improved corporate culture can have on innovation. In this vlog + podcast, we hear from leaders within Microsoft and partner organizations who talk about organizational transformation and innovation through cultural change.

CollabTalk Podcast (POD1071): What it takes to become an MVP or RD

Abstract: While it may seem like the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Regional Director (RD) programs are shrouded in mystery, there are many ways in which community members can stand out from the crowd toward becoming an MVP or RD. In this vlog + podcast, we outline the process for being considered for both programs, and hear from program leads and current MVPs and RDs who share some guidance to help you along the path.

Theater Session (THR2053): What happens when you disable sharing?

Abstract: In the modern workplace, moving between tools and platforms should be fairly seamless. End users expect to be able to not only work from anywhere, but to also have access to their content whenever and wherever needed. The expectation is that sharing content should be native to every collaboration and productivity tool and service, period. Even with this important role within the Office 365 platform, some customers want to limit – or disable – this capability. This session walks through the functional and governance implications of disabling sharing within Office 365.

Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp – Utah (Nov 15th)

Lehi, Utah https://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-User-Group-Utah/events/265189249/

We are excited to once again bring the Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp to Utah! This year’s bootcamps will incorporate the technologies and products that are now included in the Microsoft 365 platform. They will happen worldwide from October 1 through December 15, 2019

Bootcamps are a free, one-day, hands-on training event led by Microsoft MVPs and community leaders with support from Microsoft. Developers worldwide are invited to attend a bootcamp to learn the latest on Microsoft 365 platform including Microsoft Graph, SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Teams, Office Add-ins, Connectors and Actionable Messages and apply what you learn to your future projects.

Watch this video here: https://youtu.be/ByVJtysh6mM to hear from Jeff Teper and Microsoft MVPs on 2019 Global Microsoft 365 Developer Bootcamp. More details to be shared soon!

The European SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure Conference (Dec 2nd-5th)

Prague, Czech Republic https://www.sharepointeurope.com/

Panel — Making Microsoft Teams the “Hub” for Productivity in Your Organization

Abstract: Microsoft Teams is not just a new platform for individual and team productivity and collaboration, but for many organizations, it is a completely new way to work – and may require cultural changes within your organization. Join us for this expert and MVP panel discussion on what it takes to successfully deploy and manage Teams, and how the latest feature announcements will affect your organization. The panel will take some audience questions, and will share their real-world examples, best practices, and lessons-learned on making Teams a success. (session link)

I’ll be returning once again to one of my favorite global events, and amidst the many different interviews and recordings, I’ll be leading a speaker panel discussion on the latest Teams features. Abstract and panelists to be shared soon.

I am also running the Community Reporters program again this year, and will share more news on this topic over the next couple weeks. We will be live streaming daily wrap-ups from the expo hall floor, as well as interviews with most of the keynote presenters. Additionally, we’ll be interviewing speakers, sponsors, and attendees throughout the week, so watch for some great content from this team!

O365 Productivity Tips webinars

Tom Duff (@duffbert) and I continue to capture (almost) monthly webinars during which we share 10 new personal and team productivity tips from across the Office 365 platform. You can find links to all of our previous sessions in the nav bar above or by clicking here. Our next scheduled events are as follows:

“October Discord” (Oct  29th)

Registration is open at http://bit.ly/O365discord

“November Tussle” (Nov 26th)

Registration is open at http://bit.ly/O365tussle 

“December Blitz” (TBD)

Registration is not yet open.

CollabTalk TweetJams

Yes, there will tweetjams each month through the end of the year. Watch for updates via https://twitter.com/collabtalk and be sure to bookmark the dedicated tweetjam page at http://tweetjam.collabtalk.com. The scheduled topics are below — if you would like to participate, simply block out the time on your calendar and join us on Twitter. If you would like to be included on our panel of experts, please ping me.

Building a Hub for Teamwork (Oct 30th)

Microsoft Teams is billed as the “hub for teamwork” but this tweetjam will dig into the topic a bit more to understand what your organization views as essential tools and features within your own hub.

Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2019 (Nov 27th)

Following Ignite each year, we always have a summary tweetjam in which we will discuss all of the announcements made during the event, surprises (if any), and what you did NOT see or hear about that you were expecting. Always an informative session.

Community Predictions for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Azure (Dec 30th)

The biggest tweetjam of the year is always our end-of-year predictions event, where we talk about the biggest news from the past year — and share our thoughts about what will happen in the next 12 to 18 months and beyond. Not to be missed.

Other  Stuff

Of course, I’ll be doing tons of interviews for my #MVPbuzzChat, #MsftBuzzChat, and CollabTalk Podcast and vlog series, and also have 2 or 3 more #MUGUT webinars happening before the end of the year, so its going to be a busy Q4!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and fractional-CMO for revealit.io, tyGraph, and Extranet User Manager.