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Drive on the Fast Track to SharePoint End User Adoption in Your Organization for Office365 & SharePoint 2016

Heather Newman, Chief Evangelist and CMO - Content Panda

With the introduction of new technologies or the migration from old to newer versions, one of the largest hurdles for businesses is end user adoption, especially in the Enterprise Collaboration software space.

This session showcases a tried and true end user adoption checklist and a detailed introduction to the Microsoft Fast Track for Office 365 and SharePoint campaign with proven strategies for success. Speaker Heather Newman has been running end user adoption campaigns for over 18 years inside of Microsoft, its partners and Enterprise customers. She will share stories, examples and best practices so you race across the finish line to adoption victory.

In this session you will take away:

  • A step by step end user adoption checklist with a detailed introduction to Microsoft's Office 365 Fast Track Program
  • Real world examples for each check in the checklist
  • A communication plan with reference to templates you can use for your end user campaign
  • Practical tips and tricks that you can adapt and re-use


Heather Newman is an award-winning business development and marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector who brings many worlds together. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses and startups. Her twenty years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing and business development strategies has driven millions of dollars of revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She led global marketing teams for: AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake. Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team.  During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, built the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and produced the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences



What's new (and improved) in SharePoint 2016 

Raymond Tishenko, SharePoint Consultant

Though it may seem that the cloud gets all the attention these days, Microsoft is committed to on-premises SharePoint installations. With SharePoint 2016 finally released to manufacturing (RTM), let’s take a look at some of the new and improved functionality that it brings to the table

Raymond Tishenko is a SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Infrastructure consultant focusing on planning, implementing and upgrading solutions for clients in the greater Vancouver area. From on-premises to cloud-based solutions, he enjoys helping clients achieve their Business goals through creative use of technology products and solutions.


Join us after the meeting for a SharePint, featuring beer sampling from a local craft brewery.​


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About vanspug

About vanspug Web Part Menu 

​VanSPUG (Vancouver SharePoint User Group) brings together the local SharePoint community to share experiences, ideas, tips, and best practices for developing solutions on the SharePoint platform. Promoting valuable learning opportunities, we feature a variety of expert speakers and encourage open, informal discussions.


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