Mar 08
[AO365UG] Adelaide Office 365 User Group March 2022 newsletter


Thank you everyone who could attend last month’s session and also a thank you to Pen Lewin (Microsoft) and Will Wakelin (Hivemind Solutions). Hope you found it an interesting session, Pen offered some great highlights of Microsoft and hyper-collaboration, while will showed us some useful features of Intune and relating it back to day-to-day usage.

We did record the session (more session recordings below) which can be found at

At this month Adelaide Office 365 User Group Meeting, we another double session, with 2 returning speakers coming to us virtually – Michael Noel presenting – “IT Insecurity - Understanding the Threat of Modern Cyber-attacks” and Cameron Dwyer presenting Supercharging productivity through Office Add-in development

You can register for this month’s meeting at:  - 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 this month’s User Group meeting!

-Adelaide Office 365 User Group Team

March Meeting Details

You can register for next month’s meeting at:

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 – IT Insecurity - Understanding the Threat of Modern Cyber-attacks – Michael Noel (COO)

Organisations today are vastly unprepared for the threat of modern cyber-attacks. At the same time, the attackers are becoming more sophisticated and the amount of resources at their disposal is increasing. It has become a lucrative business to hack, disrupt, and steal intellectual property from organisations of all sizes and in all business sectors.

While the attackers are becoming more sophisticated, organisations have their IT security positioned for threats from the past century, with poor password management techniques, simple ACL based file permissions, and basic firewall and zone-based containment techniques. This makes it easier for attackers to obtain access to critical intellectual property and makes career-ruining disruptions all the more common.

This session focuses on understanding what is currently wrong with IT security practices and how your organisation can change processes, techniques, and tools to provide for a significantly higher level of IT security without necessarily having to deploy expensive tools or obtrusive processes.

What will participants learn/gain/discover if they attend?

  • Understand the pitfalls of current IT Security practices, including myths around password change policies, allowing logins without providing multiple factors, and the proliferation of ‘always-on’ admin rights.
  • Examine how simple changes in IT strategy can greatly improve your overall IT posture, including providing for up to a 99% improvement in the likelihood of a data credential theft.
  • Determine which easy to deploy tools and features which you may already be licensed for can be used to tighten up IT security within an environment, including solutions such as Microsoft Defender for Identity, Azure Sentinel, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, next-generation firewalls, and more.

About Michael Noel

Michael Noel is an internationally recognized technology/cybersecurity expert and bestselling author who has spoken on a broad range of topics at over 300 events in over 90 countries around the world. He has authored over twenty major industry books including the bestselling SharePoint Unleashed series. Currently a partner at Convergent Computing ( in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael's writings and extensive public speaking experience leverage his real-world expertise helping organisations realise value from both on-premises and cloud offerings.

  • 4:15 PM – Supercharging productivity through Office Add-in development - Cameron Dwyer (OnePlace Solution)

Office add-ins have the potential to keep people focused and in context of what they are doing by bringing information and custom functionality to where people work inside the Office applications. Learn about the most useful extension points (or "building blocks"). Armed with this knowledge you will be able to identify business processes and workflows that could be made much more efficient. If you are looking to get started developing modern Office add-ins or want to learn where this evolving extensibility framework is up to, this is the session for you. We will cover developing for Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

What will participants learn/gain/discover if they attend?

  • Learn how to keep users productive by bringing your custom functionality to some of the most used software products on the planet
  • Learn what is possible with the latest Office extension points
  • Learn about the tools, technologies, and tips for development

About Cameron

Cameron is the Chief Technology Officer at OnePlace Solution overseeing an award winning Microsoft 365 product portfolio. More than 20 years’ experience as a developer solving complex challenges and running SaaS offerings at global scale. Combining strong business understanding and acumen with deep product knowledge and thought leadership around Microsoft 365. Actively involved in the SharePoint community since 2007 and awarded the title of Microsoft MVP in Office Development since 2017. Passionate about building high performing teams that people love being a part of.

  • 5:15 PM – Q & A
  • 5:30 PM – Meeting End/Close

You can register for next month’s meeting at:

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

February 2022

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

Microsoft Inspire 2021

Microsoft Inspire has wrapped up for 2021. Find all the session content at the Inspire 2021 website -


Do not forget to check out 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

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


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