Decentralization and Solutions to Move Away From Big Tech

With big tech ever threatening people with dissenting thoughts and canceling accounts with no recourse, it’s time we start considering how to bring control back into our own hands. Learn about what’s out there to keep your data to yourself, federating with others, and ideas on hosting on-premises or striking a middle-of-the-road option by self hosting in the cloud.

CI with AWS

In this session, we are going to discuss CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous delivery) and its applicability to today’s technical and mission scene. During this session, we are going to create an AWS Lambda containing a Python script and then update that script and its schedule all using Github Actions (this may change to Gitlab CI). Assumptions – this is a 101 type session so specific knowledge should be minimal. A basic understanding of scripting and cron scheduling will be useful.

End-to-End Demo: Fully Automated Employee On-boarding Process

In this demo, you will see an example of a fully automated process that streamlines the back-end processes for hiring and on-boarding employees within an organization. You will see how you can use SharePoint, Planner, and Teams with Power Automate and Power Apps to allow both the HR and IT team members to follow up on tasks throughout the on-boarding process. The process also includes the automatic provisioning of accounts in Azure AD, assigning group membership to user accounts, and surfacing an employee’s office location in Microsoft Search results.

Planning Your Organization’s Communications and Collaboration Strategy Using M365

Whether you are building your first corporate intranet in SharePoint Online (or rebuilding an old one), rolling out (or re-organizing) Teams, trying to implement Yammer communities, or anywhere in-between, it can be daunting to know what to do with so many tools available in Microsoft 365, and to know where to start. In this session, we will cover the questions that need to be asked, and decisions that need to be made, when implementing your overall communication and collaboration strategy. Questions we’ll ask include: “When do we use SharePoint, when do we use Teams, and when do we use Yammer?”, “How do we handle our organizational calendar as well as departmental calendars?”, “How do we facilitate cross-departmental communication?” and more. We’ll also talk about various strategies for making these decisions. At the end we will leave time for participants to share ideas with one another about how they have implemented their own solutions.

How to use Office 365 to communicate securely with company members in Creative Access context

In this session, attendees will learn about different ways for securely communicating with company members in Creative Access context, including sending and receiving emails, as well as using SharePoint, in a 100% online-based solution.

Sessions listed are subject to change.