Feb 14
[AO365UG] Adelaide Office 365 User Group – February 2022 Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations,

Welcome to 2022!

Apologies for the delay in the newsletter, we have had some scheduling issues crop up. With that said, we do have Special Guest Pen Lewin who is the Senior Director of Modern Work Asia at Microsoft who will be talking on the Frontline Worker January results of the Work Index Treat as an opening session, followed by Modern Distributed Workforce Management from Will Wakelin of Hivemind Solutions – Full details below!

You can register for tomorrow’s meeting at: https://ao365ug15022022.eventbrite.com.au - Webinar Direct Link (Microsoft Teams) – Here

We will be using the new Microsoft Teams Webinar feature for our meetings, If you have any feedback on your experience, please feel free to share it with me as I want to know that its working for attendees.

See you at next month’s User Group meeting!

-Adelaide Office 365 User Group Team

February Meeting Details

You can register for next month’s meeting at: https://ao365ug15022022.eventbrite.com.au

The agenda for next month’s activities are:

  • 3:00 PM – Login, Arrive, Relax, General chit-chat and networking!
  • 3:15 PM – Welcome, Introductions, Australian Computer Society & Microsoft Ignite / Office 365 Recap – Daniel Brown
  • 3:30 PM – FrontLine Worker January - Pen Lewin (Microsoft)

Pen will be sharing key trends we are seeing in modern Work / Hybrid Work as Companies are looking to return to the office. She will also be sharing the results of the FrontLine Worker January results of the Work Trend Index.

See The state of frontline workers and the technology that empowers them - https://news.microsoft.com/work-trend-index-frontline/

  • 4:15 PM – Modern Distributed Workforce Management – Will Wakelin (Hivemind Solutions)

This session will assume a basic understanding of what an MDM is but also specifically what MeM as a product is. 

1/3: Run through of what MeM is, where it’s come from (roots in SCCM, now MeCM) and where it’s heading (integration with MeCM as part of the same product) as well some of the more recent developments.

2/3: Why MeM.  Security and management ease in the distributed workforce.  Technologies that are enhanced by MeM such as PowerApps that utilise mobile devices and are distributed via MeM.  

3/3:  Run through of how people are underutilising MeM and some of the problems faced with it (basic troubleshooting know-how and integration with PowerBi).  Q/A

Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of MeM (Microsoft Endpoint Manager) in today’s distributed workforce.  Use case scenarios, such as interaction with other technologies as well as security benefits and requirements.  I’ll also be hoping to discuss where people are getting MeM wrong.

LEVEL OF ACTIVITY: üIntermediate

About Will

Will has over 10 years of experience in the MSP space and specialises in Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.  He has recently started his own Consulting company which has a strong focus on the Modern Distributed Workforce.

5:15 PM – Q & A

  • 5:30 PM – Meeting End/Close

You can register for next month’s meeting at: https://ao365ug15022022.eventbrite.com.au

Recorded User Group Sessions

We have published the slide decks and recording from our previous meetings this year in case you were not able to attend a session

August 2021 meeting details

May 2021 meetings details:

April 2021 meeting details:

September 2020 meetings details

April’s 2020 meeting details

March’s 2020 meeting details

February 2020 Meetings details

Topic Suggestions

Do you have a topic request that you would like to see presented at the Adelaide Office 365 User Group? Let us know by filling out the form at https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=esTK4mlfn0KNOQNNKDheIRYZNNjNjnZGnm6xEdCbdphUNEhBTlVSTkM0NjJTWk9KN0NKOE1GS1ZWOC4u

Microsoft Inspire 2021

Microsoft Inspire has wrapped up for 2021. Find all the session content at the Inspire 2021 website - https://myinspire.microsoft.com/


Do not forget to check out https://events.microsoft.com/ for the latest training session – Most fundamental training courses, split over 2 days will result in you being eligible for a free exam for the corresponding qualification free of charge!

Ther great thing with these sessions is you are just not limited to Australia! You can join sessions all over the world and different time zones to suit your needs!

SharePoint 2010 Support ended!

SharePoint 2010 Support has ended from Microsoft on April 13, 2021.

The following products are now NOT supported by Microsoft and you should look at migrating as soon as possible:

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • Project Server 2010

More details can be found at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/revised-end-of-support-date-for-sharepoint-server-2010-april-13/ba-p/1285559

User Group Sponsors

The Adelaide Office 365 User Group would like to thank our user group sponsors who help make our meetings possible each and every month!


If you would like to find out more or are interesting in becoming a sponsor of the Adelaide Office 365 User Group, please email daniel@danielbrown.id.au


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Please let us know if you have any feedback on how we can improve the user group. Also, if you would like to present to the group on your experiences with Office 365, just let us know. We can be contacted at daniel@danielbrown.id.au or by visiting http://www.ao365ug.org.au.


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