Speaking Engagements

Future speaking sessions

5 May 2022: Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon 2022: Build a Teams creation workflow using Power Automate

Use Lists and Power Automate to build a Team creation process to govern the creation of Teams. Build on the standard process to require a justification, an approval step, add multiple owners and apply your own naming standard.

About Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon is a free, online, 60-hour event happening May 4-6, 2022. They will have content going the whole time with speakers from around the globe. Topics are Microsoft 365, including Azure. Read more

Associated blog post: Create a simple Teams creation workflow using Power Automate


29 April 2022: Minnesota Microsoft 365: User group Using Power Automate to manage Microsoft Teams evergreen change

Keeping up to date with the hundreds of changes in Microsoft 365 and Teams can be hard especially when multiple stakeholders are involved.
This session will demonstrate how you can use Power Automate to enhance the standard Microsoft 365 Message Center sync to Planner. See how Power Automate can save you time by automatically:
1. Adding labels to categorize the changes
2. Assigning tasks to groups of users
3. Add standard checklists to allow you to quickly view progress
4. Notify stakeholders of upcoming changes
5. Why multiple Planner Boards are not possible

About The Minnesota Microsoft 365 User Group 

The Minnesota Microsoft 365 User Group was started in 2017 to provide a forum for sharing Microsoft ideas and questions with peers. While there are other user groups in the area that may touch on Microsoft 365, this group is dedicated to the discussion of Microsoft 365 features. Read more

Associated blog post: How to manage Microsoft 365 evergreen change using Power Automate

Previous speaking engagements

6 April 2022: Teams10X Virtual Summit: Implementing Microsoft Teams lifecycle governance to stop Team sprawl

Microsoft Teams empowers users to collaborate. However without governance it is easy for organizations to create thousands of Teams sites with no clear ownership and no lifecycle. This uncontrolled growth can quickly turn into sprawl resulting in an IT admin headache to manage and lead to user confusion and dissatisfaction as they struggle to identify which is the correct team to use.
This session will discuss best practices on how to implement Teams lifecycle management to manage your teams through the following stages:
1. Teams creation
2. Ongoing management
3. End of life

Associated blog post: Implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl


15 March 2022: Jonnychipz Schooled in Podcast – Microsoft Teams Governance to Halt the Sprawl with Nikki Chapple

8 March 2022: Microsoft Spotlight Episode 28 – Nikki Chapple

17 February 2022: Canadian Cloud Summit 2022: Build a Teams creation workflow using Power Automate

Use Lists and Power Automate to build a Team creation process to govern the creation of Teams. Build on the standard process to require a justification, an approval step, add multiple owners and apply your own naming standard.

Associated blog post Create a simple Teams creation workflow using Power Automate.

16 February 2022: Microsoft 365 UK (M365UK) User Group: How to stop ownerless Teams using Power Automate

Demonstrating how to build a Power Automate Flow to automate the process of reassigning Teams & Groups ownership when a Team or Group owner leaves the organization. Therefore reducing the number of ownerless Teams & Groups and therefore sprawl.

Associate blog post : How to use Power Automate to manage Ownerless Teams (& Groups).


15 February 2022: MM4M365 practitioners : Maturity Model for Governance Risk and Compliance

Exploring the value and use of the new Microsoft 365 Maturity Model for Governance Risk and Compliance competency.


28 January 2022: TeamsCommunityDay 2022 Cologne and central: How to stop ownerless Teams using Power Automate

Demonstrating how to build a Power Automate Flow to automate the process of reassigning Team ownership when a Team owner leaves the organization. Therefore reducing the number of ownerless Teams and sprawl.

Associate blog post : How to use Power Automate to manage Ownerless Teams (& Groups)


14 January 2022: M365 Below in Chicago!: Using Power Automate to help you keep up to date with Microsoft 365 evergreen change

Demonstrating how to use Power Automate to enhance the standard Microsoft 365 Message Center sync to Planner. See how Power Automate can save you time by automatically:
1. Adding labels to categorize the changes
2. Create multiple Planner Boards is functionality managed by multiple teams
3. Assigning tasks to groups of users
4. Add standard checklists to allow you to quickly view progress
5. Notify stakeholders of upcoming changes

Associated blog post How to manage Microsoft 365 evergreen change using Power Automate


8 January 2022: M365 Saturday Ahmedbad: Using Power Automate to help you keep up to date with Microsoft 365 evergreen change

Demonstrating how to use Power Automate to enhance the standard Microsoft 365 Message Center sync to Planner. See how Power Automate can save you time by automatically:
1. Adding labels to categorize the changes
2. Create multiple Planner Boards is functionality managed by multiple teams
3. Assigning tasks to groups of users
4. Add standard checklists to allow you to quickly view progress
5. Notify stakeholders of upcoming changes

Associated blog post How to manage Microsoft 365 evergreen change using Power Automate


11 December 2021: M365 Saturday Bangalore 2021: Build a Teams creation workflow using Power Automate

Demonstrating how to use Lists and Power Automate to build a Team creation process to govern the creation of Teams. Build on the standard process to require a justification, an approval step, add multiple owners and apply your own naming standard.

Associated blog post Create a simple Teams creation workflow using Power Automate.


16-17 November 2021: Teams Day Online 4: Build a Teams creation workflow using Power Automate

Use Lists and Power Automate to build a Team creation process to govern the creation of Teams. Build on the standard process to require a justification, an approval step, add multiple owners and apply your own naming standard.

Associated blog post Create a simple Teams creation workflow using Power Automate.


13 November 2021: Lisbon 2021 | Collabdays: Microsoft Teams lifecycle Management to stop Teams sprawl

Associated blog post Implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl.


16 October 2021 South Coast Summit – A Microsoft Cloud Technology Conference: Microsoft Teams lifecycle Management to stop Teams sprawl

The largest FREE Cloud Technology Conference, focussing on the Microsoft stack, to be held in the UK, in person in 2021.

Associated blog post Implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl.


19-20 May UCX Now 2021: Round table discussion: Securing your UC systems for multi-modal work


14 May 2021 M365 Philly Virtual 2021 : Microsoft Teams lifecycle Management to stop Teams sprawl

Microsoft Teams empowers users to collaborate. However without governance it is easy for organizations to create thousands of Teams sites with no clear ownership and no lifecycle. Resulting in uncontrolled growth which can quickly turn into sprawl resulting in an IT admin headache to manage and lead to user confusion and dissatisfaction as they struggle to identify which is the correct team to use.
This session will discuss best practices on how to implement Teams lifecycle management to manage your teams through the following stages:
1. Teams creation
2. Ongoing management
3. End of life

Associated blog post Implementing Microsoft Teams governance to stop Teams sprawl.


7 April 2021 Teams Day Online 3: How to Collaborate securely with guests in Microsoft Teams

The first part of the session will discuss the Microsoft 365 configuration best practices to enable secure collaboration with guests in Teams.
The second part of the session will recommend how to implement a guest lifecycle management process, to ensure your guests only have access to the information they need, for the time they need.

Associated blog post How to collaborate securely with guests in Microsoft Teams.