A Plug for #M365Friday Utah

#M365Friday t-shirt logo‘Tis the season for our 9th annual Microsoft 365 Friday event (#M365Friday — formerly known as SharePoint Saturday Utah) to be held this Friday, February 7th at Salt Lake Community College in Sandy! Doors open for this FREE event at 8am, with a jam-packed schedule that includes a light breakfast + lunch, lots of sponsor swag, and 25 speakers across 6 different tracks: Administration, Development, Strategy, Power Platform, Digital Citizens, and Vision. There’s something for everyone! Check out the schedule and start planning your day!

And if you have not yet registered, you can sign up at https://spsutah2020.eventbrite.com/

My session details

If your passion is project management, you may be interested in my session at 11:30am within the ‘Vision’ track:

Understanding Tasks End-to-End

Abstract: Microsoft has begun to integrate the various task-based capabilities within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, creating a consolidated user experience. We’re not 100% there yet, but for project managers and task-driven stakeholders, it is important to understand what is available today, how tasks communicate (and don’t communicate) with each other across workloads, and where Microsoft is going in the future. This session is a review of task management across the entire Microsoft 365 landscape to help you understand where tasks are created, integrated, and managed end-to-end.

Additional workshops

In addition to the event renaming and the move to Friday, we have added something new this year: full-day training sessions on Saturday, also at SLCC. While not free, each of the speakers is offering a discount code on their social media accounts to make this an event anyone can afford, with lunch provided. Here are the courses being offered:


As is our tradition here in Utah, we will also be hosting a ShareSki activity on Saturday, giving you a chance to socialize on the slopes with some of your favorite speakers and locals. This year we will be enjoying beautiful Park City Mountain Resort and lunch will be generously provided by Sovereign SP. If you would like to ski with others, meet at the Payday Express lift line at the bottom of the Park City Resort at 9:00 am. If you purchase your tickets online, you can save quite a bit of time and money! Free Lunch sponsored by Sovereign SP at Miners Camp at the bottom of Silverlode Express and Quicksilver Gondola at 12:30 – Just look for the Sovereign SP sign. You can find out more about the Event and register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shareski-2020-microsoft-365-utah-tickets-91647493119


That’s a lot of activity happening this week, and I hope to see you there! I’ll be at SLCC both Friday and Saturday, helping to keep things running smoothly — and conducting interviews of speakers and attendees for the CollabTalk Podcast and CollabTalk YouTube pages. Be sure to subscribe to both for updates on these recordings!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (https://rencore.com/), leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.