Microsoft 365

Tuesday, Nov. 7

The Microsoft 365 conference track offers a dynamic environment for Microsoft 365 professionals to convene, collaborate, exchange valuable feedback, and ignite inspiration by sharing their thoughts and ideas.

Join this track to get a unique combination: The real story about the latest developments with M365 and a unique opportunity to get with friendly peers.

8.00 - 9.00

Breakfast & Registration
The conversation starts at breakfast. Have one or several cups of coffee and get a great start to the rest of the day.

9.00 - 9.15

Welcome to the conference by our host Janus Boye

9.15 - 10.30

Seek, and you will find the Answers in Viva!

Do you already have a good Microsoft Teams culture, but are now looking for an enterprise-wide channel for knowledge management and engagement?

Viva Engage, formerly known as Yammer, has all the basic features you would expect of a modern social enterprise platform, including news feeds, profiles, and the ability to post images and videos. The application integrates these activities into Microsoft Teams and introduces many new features, including storylines and stories, commonplace on Facebook and Instagram. Viva Engage premium features require additional licenses and include multiple company-branded employee communities, town hall events, and leadership delegation features.

My session cuts through many new features. It focuses on “Answers in Viva,” and in my opinion, the most useful new part where you nurture employee engagement (in Viva Engage), harvest and curate knowledge (in Viva Topics), all integrated with Answers in Viva, and this can be a standalone product.

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10.30 - 10.45

Coffee, tea & networking

10.45 - 12.00

Divestment and Microsoft 365 service migrations

This session delivers on a real-world scenario that I lead technical work packages and hands-on experience at a global renewable energy organisation who divested and separated data areas of Microsoft 365 platform.

We will cover how we did it, including M365 infrastructure, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Power Platform deployments, data migration patterns & validation, project team orientation, workload management together with communication and training.

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.15

Navigating Challenges: Microsoft 365 in 2024 and Beyond

Join us for a conference session that delves into the critical challenges faced by organizations as they adapt to the ever-changing landscape of Microsoft 365 in 2024 and beyond. In today's fast-paced digital environment, Microsoft 365 is at the heart of many organizations' operations, but it comes with its unique set of obstacles.

This roundtable talk will provide attendees with insights into how to overcome these challenges and navigate the future successfully.

As a group we will explore the key obstacles that organizations encounter in their journey with Microsoft 365 and shed light on strategies to mitigate them. From data security concerns to the complexities of managing remote and hybrid workforces, we will dissect the pressing issues that IT professionals, business leaders, and end-users must address.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. Data Security and Compliance: Uncover the latest challenges and solutions in maintaining data security and compliance within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, especially in the face of evolving regulations and data breaches.

  2. Remote and Hybrid Workforce Management: As remote and hybrid work arrangements persist, we'll discuss the challenges of maintaining productivity, collaboration, and team cohesion, and offer practical solutions to address them.

  3. Legacy System Integration: Learn about the difficulties organizations face when integrating Microsoft 365 with existing legacy systems, and how to streamline this process for maximum efficiency.

  4. Resource Management and Training: Understand the challenges of resource allocation and user training when deploying Microsoft 365, ensuring that your organization leverages its full potential.

  5. Change Management and User Adoption: Delve into the intricacies of change management and user adoption strategies, crucial for organizations looking to maximize the benefits of Microsoft 365.

This session is designed to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that organizations confront when using Microsoft 365, along with actionable insights to overcome these obstacles. Whether you are an IT professional, business leader, or an end-user, this talk will help you tackle the unique hurdles associated with Microsoft 365 in 2024 and beyond. Join us to gain valuable knowledge that will empower your organization to thrive in the digital age.

14.15 - 14.45

Coffee, tea & networking

14.45 - 15.45

Shift happens - Getting The Most Out Of Microsoft 365 Employee Experience Today & Tomorrow

There has never been a time where improving the employee experience has been more critical.

Today, every organization shares a need to enhance how we communicate and engage, collaborate and connect, and manage and develop employees.

Join internationally recognized industry expert and Microsoft MVP Richard Harbridge as he shares insight into the future of employee experiences, how Microsoft 365 is changing, and perhaps more importantly, what organizations are doing today to prepare for it.

15.45 - 16.00

Wrap-up & key learnings

16.00 - 16.15

Coffee, tea & networking

16.15 - 17.00

Keynote: Leading digital

In an era of unprecedented change, the role of digital teams has never been more crucial.

Let's look at how to lead that change effectively, whatever your role.

Specifically, we'll cover how you can play your part:

  • guiding digital teams towards a shared vision that aligns with your organisation's overarching goals
  • fostering an environment of creativity, collaboration, and innovation
  • empowering colleagues to deliver and drive transformative initiatives

17.10 - 18.30

Informal city walk
Meet at the registration desk for a small guided tour of Aarhus
Highlights include Hesitation of Light, former Gestapo HQ, Latin Quarter, Endless Connections, Magic Mushrooms, and the famous Rainbow Panorama.

18.30 - 22.00

Social Event: Conference Dinner
Location: Il Locale, Guldsmedgade

On the evening of Conference Day #1, everybody who has arrived in Aarhus is welcome to join us for an informal evening dinner in a nice setting.