Cloud Friday Nashville Workshops

Complete schedule:


Create a Compliance Strategy for Office 365

Speaker: Erica Toelle
SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Exchange, Skype…there are a lot of collaboration tools for creating and content in the Microsoft stack. Highly regulated and government organizations have advanced compliance and records management needs, some of which are tricky to meet with out of the box Microsoft tools, such as Azure Information Protection and Advanced Data Governance in Office 365. How can you ensure that content is retained properly for compliance purposes and that the proper processes are in place to ensure compliance?

In this session you will learn about Microsoft’s out of the box compliance and records management features, as well as how to extend them to meet advanced requirements. Whether you are a decision maker, IT Pro tasked with implementation, or an information management professional tasked with compliance, this workshop is for you.


Make your Exchange Online Migration a Success

Speaker: Max Fritz

Is your organization planning or considering a migration to Exchange Online (Office 365)? Then make sure to get to this workshop!

In all likelihood, your end users probably consider email almost as important as water or the internet. Therefore, making sure you plan your Exchange Migration with availability in mind is crucial. In this workshop, will spend time going through technical components, such as preparing your Active Directory and Exchange 2010, 2013 or 2016 environment for the migration. We’ll demonstrate creating a hybrid, migrating your first mailboxes, and preparing your migration plan. There will be guidance on how to ensure you’re Exchange hybrid is ready for the long run, and how to deal with your on premises Exchange after you’re done migrating.

Most importantly, we will demonstrate how to create an adoption plan to ensure your end users are ready for Office 365, as during a migration is the key time to get them on board.

Expect demos and detailed examples of both the technical and adoption sides of an Exchange Online Migration, including how to deal with shared resources, on premises SMTP delivery, public folders, and more.


Taking apart Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) suite of products

Speaker: Eric Raff
Understanding the suite of products that are included in the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security offering can be overwhelming. Attend this workshop to take a deep dive on exploring the aspects of this suite of services. Together this suite offers the right combination of services to act as the foundation to your cloud strategy and adoption of not just Microsoft cloud services but other SaaS offerings as well.

In this workshop you will get hands on with the following components of the EM+S suite
– EMS_E3 vs EMS_E5 license differences
– AzureAD Conditional Access
– SSO integrations using SAML, OpenID Connect and Password Vaulting methods
– Azure AD App Proxy for integrating on-prem apps with SSO and AzureAD
– Azure Identity Protection for advanced security
– Azure Privileged Identity Management for Just In Time role granting and governance
– Intune for Mobile Device Management and configuration
– Windows 10 relationship with AzureAD as AzureAD joining or Hybrid integration
– Azure information Protection for labeling and encrypting documents and data
– Cloud App Security – Microsoft Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution


Using Teams to facilitate and monitor business processes

Speaker: Paul Schaeflein
Microsoft Teams provides a chat-based workspace, helping people work together. If users are in Teams, why not bring the work to them? Using Teams Apps, we can ensure that business processes continue to move along by monitoring processes and prompting users when necessary. Tabs and connectors and Teams bots can all work together to keep the business running smoothly.

This session will discuss extensibility options in Teams and how to implement them, as well as how to integrate external systems and processes. Topics also include Azure serverless computing and queueing technology.