August 31, 2021

Microsoft Teams – Managing Archiving, Deletion & Recovery across Microsoft 365 – Part 3

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28th
Time: 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific

What happens when someone deletes a team or a file? How long and when does Microsoft provide the recycle bin and recovery services? What happens if someone runs a malicious ransomware script that encrypts and locks them out the OneDrive or SharePoint libraries and anything they are connected to? In this session we’ll cover recovery options in Microsoft 365 services. It’s not just Teams, but OneDrive, SharePoint, Exchange, Stream and Planner that increasingly contain critical business these days. What about Dataverse? When was the last time you looked into the recovery options for these services? Microsoft has been very clear about backup and recovery and yet 70% of organizations have simply ignored any plans to setup their own backup and recovery. In this session we’ll cover the out of the box options, Microsoft SLAs as well as introduce you to the archiving, deletion, and lifecycle management options of TeamsHUB with Azure backup options for quick file, document, site and Teams recovery.

Audience: IT Managers, Architects, Admins, Tenant Admins, Business IT Groups

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August 31, 2021

Architecting Microsoft Teams for Lifecycle – Part 2

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 15th

Time: 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific

Out of the box Microsoft Teams is open and ready go viral from an external sharing perspective, but it quickly gets to a point where it goes from being a trusted platform to being considered a liability.  Companies may find it tedious to audit and automate.  It is absolutely imperative you keep a handle on your environment with enforcement policies. You shouldn’t go without any cleanup and archiving, and oversight is key… this is where automation and approval routing can simplify your life.  Following guidance along a maturity model to help the organization learn the platform, learn the tools, and understand the platform and capabilities along with building support for a structured dev ops and business supportability through an entire lifecycle will position your environment in a unified approach for modern teamwork.  Getting your hands around proper archiving of inactive Teams not only makes it easier to manage, but keeps the environment more secure and trusted.

We’ll cover a Unified Governance approach for Teams breaking down People, Process and Technology.  Help you understand how to build out a proper information architecture in Teams that supports a global navigation, strategies for discovery, and integrated communication.  Along with a more comprehensive approach to business unit builder and dev ops strategies with preproduction environments. All services across the Microsoft 365 platform can find their way into Teams with Microsoft 365 Groups which when positioned properly can create a powerful unit for security and lifecycle. – Microsoft Teams as a Platform – Maturity – Initial Adoption and On boarding for Commercial Apps – Repeatable Provisioning with Consistent Best Practices with App Templates – Defined Preproduction Environment and a Culture for App Makers – Managed Structured Power Platform COE with Intranet and Personalization including N Tiered Apps including Viva Connections

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August 31, 2021

Teams Admin and Architect Essentials Webinar Series – Part 1

Date: Thursday, Sept. 2nd

Time: 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific

September 2021 marks a special opportunity to ramp up on the key essentials to management and governance. We’ll dive into a 3 part series that helps you plan our your Microsoft 365 service with an emphasis on Teams and SharePoint. I’ll be delivering 3 one hour free webinars diving into the latest and greatest from Microsoft across three key areas of governance, architecture, and recovery. Feel free to register for one or all of them. The series is sponsored by TeamsHUB and will feature 3 unique demos showcasing key features of the product.

The three webinars all in September should build upon the concepts of Teams as an organizing layer with emphasis on governance, management, architecture and design with a focus on service management and administration. The series is sponsored by TeamsHub which will be featured in each of the 3 webinars. Here are the details of each of the webinars:

Governing Teams, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, SharePoint and Teams have grown exponentially during COVID and the work from home mandates. In addition, Teams now has over 145 million daily active users as of April 2021. SharePoint Online has over 200 million daily active users. With all of this incredible momentum in remote work, online productivity, collaboration, and communication there’s a lot of pressure to provide good guidance around adoption with transparent governance. Unfortunately due to the rush of the platform the opposite has been happening with poor adoption techniques and poor habits around both provisioning and non existent oversight and cleanup. With the uncontrolled viral growth many customers have taken a back seat allowing things to grow out of control. In this product focused 1 hour session we’ll dive into the key success factors of governance and help you understand how to automate and keep your environment secure, encrypted, auditable and trustworthy. In addition this webinar will include a demo on TeamsHUB designed to help you get your arms around your environment providing easy to use automated processing to govern.

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August 24, 2021

Zero Trust Security from Cloud to Edge

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Enterprise security requires a Zero-Trust approach to securing a modern, mobile workforce hybrid work, especially when a corporate network lacks firm borders. In this session we will cover how enterprises design and leverage built-in Microsoft 365 capabilities to secure identities, applications, devices and data. Whether in the office, at home, and across devices, a Zero-Trust security approach helps lower threat count, threat severity and compliance risks.


  1. How to secure all employees in the office off the corporate network to be fully cloud/internet first – using an “assume breach” approach to make everyone more secure while providing a seamless and consistent xperience from anywhere.
  2. How to re-evaluate your current security approach in the context of growing BYOD needs and remote access
  3. Practical implementation paths for a Zero-Trust deployment using capabilities you already own
  4. Showcase of Zero-Trust capabilities within Microsoft 365.

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May 18, 2021

Demystifying Teams Migration with Joel Oleson, MVP

With the retirement of Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021, there’s a good opportunity for customers to look at on prem Skype and hybrid configurations; or migrate to Teams.


  1. Dive into what this means for customers in Islands mode or not yet fully migrated to Teams Only mode.
  2. Help customers understand migration strategies including PowerShell scripting options, and affordable tooling options for those looking for self-service.
  3. Explore the Teams roadmap from a perspective of Telephony devices, and conference room support.

Organizations that have not had a chance to complete their migration, we can help and ensure customers have the information and resources they need to plan and execute a successful upgrade to Teams.

We will also share customer case studies scripts and tools including best practices for migration.

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April 14, 2021

Microsoft Teams Governance in 60 min

In this one-hour webinar, we will walk through the key elements to streamline the governance for Teams and other Microsoft 365 workloads without compromising end-user autonomy and IT control.

Microsoft Teams now has 145 million active daily users and has been considered parity with Skype features.

Attend this webinar to understand your options for migrating to different channels.

Timing: 10-11 am PST
Duration: 1 hour

We focus on six key areas to achieve maximum efficiency –

  1. Provisioning and lifecycle management
  2. Information Architecture for hubs, teams templates, and classification of content
  3. Teams as a Platform: Development maturity and application policies
  4. Managing external sharing and guest access
  5. Security and Compliance: Unified labeling, sensitivity, and retention
  6. Increasing adoption with data, analytics, and insights

In addition, we will also explore the licensing requirements, various features available to achieve the above, and leveraging Microsoft Viva.

Please join Joel Oleson, MVP, Regional Director, and former Microsoft IT Architect for possible solutions to increase collaboration, productivity, innovation, and adoption for your Microsoft 365 investments.

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