Speaking Engagements

SharePoint Saturday Ottawa

Virtual | December 3, 2020

Emily and Hugo Bernier will present Creating Engaging and Inclusive News for your Intranet.

The average office worker receives 121 emails a day. Amidst those emails are critical pieces of company news. How do you design your message, so you successfully communicate necessary information and actions while driving engagement across the organization? In this session, we will take a user-centric approach to strengthen your ability to communicate news in a way that fits the needs and expectations of your audience. We will discuss the steps for organizing content, designing pages, and sharing SharePoint news. You’ll walk away with actionable steps to create more engaging and inclusive news in Microsoft 365 by focusing on the audience’s goals and mental models, accessibility, and user experience best practices.


Winter Across the Alps – Munich/Vienna 2020

Virtual | December 4, 2020

Marc will be presenting

Building on the Modern Microsoft 365 Foundation

Marc will be presenting Building on the Modern Microsoft 365 Foundation.

With the move to the cloud in earnest, it’s sometimes felt like we’ve been living through a three-year product cycle with Microsoft – all out in the open. Rather than waiting for the “next release”, we’ve been along for the ride as Microsoft has slid new technical underpinnings beneath Microsoft 365. We’ve seen continuous improvements, we’ve had to give some things up, and we haven’t always gotten what we wanted.

But now that the new foundation is basically there, we’re starting to reap the rewards of Microsoft’s hard work at an accelerated pace. Innovations like the work coming out of Project Cortex wouldn’t be possible without the latest foundations.

Join me as I talk through the innovations I see as the most revolutionary along with some predictions for the future, as well as how you should think about this new phase as you build your solutions on the platform.


Nashville & Knoxville User Group

Virtual | December 10, 2020

Emily will be presenting Productivity Tools in Microsoft 365: What to Use When.


Omaha365 User Group

Virtual | December 11, 2020

Emily will be presenting Embedding User Experience (UX) in Your Out of the Box Solutions.