Speaking at Upcoming Events

I have a number of online events coming up, and am also looking forward to in-person events starting up again in June. Waiting on submitted sessions, but I’m definitely heading back to Branson, MO in August for the North American Collab Summit, with details included below:

ShiftHappens 2021#ShiftHappens Conference

April 20-22  https://shifthappens.to/

  • Application of the M365 Maturity Model Following Rapid Adoption
    You cannot improve what you do not track and measure. Digital transformation of your business requires an acute awareness of where you are today, and accurate measurement of your core collaboration capabilities — to create a baseline from which you build your long-term transformation strategy. How does an organization create a baseline? And what happens to your baseline when a pandemic forces the organization to rapidly adopt new tools, develop new processes, and rethink its support of employees? In this session, we’ll hear real-world examples of stumbles and successes during an unprecedented period of growth and user adoption, and where to go from there. Join Melinda Morales (@trulymelinda) and Richard Vine (@viney001) with UK-based Dyson, and Microsoft MVP + RD, Christian Buckley with AvePoint, as they discuss the Microsoft 365 Maturity Model, how Dyson learned to quickly assess their own baseline and pull together a successful collaboration strategy during the pandemic, and how the M365 Maturity Model can help their organization with future planning.
  • 7 Essential Ways to Measure Microsoft Teams Adoption
    With the explosive growth of Teams in recent months, it’s never been more critical to measure, manage, and mature your investment. But where do you start? Panelists will share actionable success strategies (as well as real-world pitfalls) to identify big wins and internal users who could to be your next Teams rockstars. This session can benefit anyone seeking insights to effectively deploy and train others on the Teams platform. Presenting with Ed Senez (@edsenez) from tyGraph

M365 Virtual Marathon 2021M365 Virtual Marathon

April 26-28  https://www.m365virtualmarathon.com/

  • 20 Microsoft 365 Productivity Tips
    Sometimes you attend sessions that cover deep and complex topics that require a lot of attention, thought, and work on the part of the attendee… and then there is this one. In this fun and informative session, Christian Buckley will present some of his favorite Microsoft 365 Productivity tips. The tips shared will focus on personal productivity, spanning the entire M365 platform (Yammer, SharePoint Online, Office ProPlus, etc). Attendees should walk away with two or three gems that could change the way they work on a daily basis.

April 2021 #CollabTalk TweetJam on Are Customers Still Asking Which Tool & When?#CollabTalk TweetJam

April 27  https://buckleyplanet.com/

  • Are Customers Still Asking “Which Tool & When?”
    On the next #CollabTalk tweetJam at 9am Pacific we will discuss the state of Microsoft 365 cross-workload integration, and overall adoption & engagement. Join us via Twitter & the #CollabTalk hashtag.

Office 365 HoursMicrosoft Office 365 Hours on LinkedIN LIVE!

May 5  https://www.avepoint.com/events/microsoft-office-365-hours-on-linkedin-live

  • Building for the Employee Experience
    A discussion with Sharon Weaver (@sharoneweaver), a Microsoft Regional Director and Founder and CEO of Smarter Consulting, on what it means to focus your collaboration and information management

Teams Nation

Teams Nation

May 12  https://www.teamsnation.online/

  • Improving Productivity in the Enterprise — #CollabTalk TweetJam
    An hour-long Twitter-based discussion on what people are doing/planning to improve productivity within the enterprise. We’ll walk through 7 questions during the session, with panelists and community members joining in to share their insights and best practices.

Office 365 HoursESPC21

June 1-2  https://www.sharepointeurope.com/

  • 20 Need-to-Know Microsoft Teams Productivity Tips
    In this fun and informative session, Microsoft MVP Christian Buckley will share 20 of his favorite Microsoft Teams productivity tips, with a focus on personal productivity. 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.

Microsoft 365 Collaboration ConferenceMicrosoft 365 Collaboration Conference

June 8-10 https://m365confspring.com/

  • How Organizations Can Prepare for Microsoft Viva
    As organizations investigate the Microsoft Viva offerings and begin to develop their own Employee Experience strategies, one common question is: What can I do today to prepare for these new solutions? In this session, we’ll cover the 4 business areas of Microsoft Viva (Culture & Communications, Productivity & Wellbeing, Knowledge & Expertise, Skilling & Growth) and their current (pre-Viva deployment) state, and what can/should be done to prepare for Viva. In addition, we’ll walk through the customer and partner resources available to organizations to help you develop a comprehensive strategy.

MN365 User Group

MN365 User Group

June 14  https://mn365.org/

  • 20 Microsoft 365 productivity tips that you’re probably not using (but should)
    In this fun and informative session, Tom Duff (@duffbert) and Christian will share their favorite Microsoft 365 productivity tips, with a focus on personal productivity, spanning the entire Microsoft 365 platform (SharePoint, Teams, and the entire Microsoft 365 suite). Attendees should walk away with at least 4 or 5 gems that could have an immediate impact on their productivity.

North American Collaboration SummitNorth American Collaboration Summit

August 9-11  https://www.collabsummit.org/

  • Do I Use Planner, Project Online, or Azure DevOps?
    A review of the 3 primary project and task management platforms offered by Microsoft. We’ll take a look at Microsoft’s efforts to integrate the various task-based capabilities within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, reviewing what is available today, how tasks communicate (and don’t communicate) across workloads, and where Microsoft is going in the future. This session will review these three specific solutions, as well as the current state of task management across the entire Microsoft 365 landscape (Teams, SharePoint, To-Do, Outlook, and more) to help you understand where tasks are created, integrated, and managed end-to-end.


Christian Buckley

Christian is the Microsoft GTM Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) series, monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the #CollabTalk Podcast, and leads the monthly Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) live stream. He is based in Lehi, Utah (Silicon Slopes).

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