HOU365 Summit



HOU365 is back in person this year on November 2, 2022 at the NRG Center in Houston, TX. Please share with others in your organization that should attend.

This HOU365 Summit is focused on Microsoft 365 including Microsoft 365, Teams, Azure, Viva, Graph Dev, Power Platform, and more, making it the technology event to attend for all businesses that currently run Microsoft stack to maximize their investment and those looking to collaborate in the most productive way.

Registration is just $75 and includes access to the HOU365 Summit & Luncheon plus all of the General Sessions, Exhibits, and Vendor Seminars. It does not include access to the Women in Tech Summit and requires separate registration and payment.



Name Speakers Description
Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Syntex

We'll learn how to use SharePoint Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

Connecting video in a similar M365 experience with Stream in SharePoint

The vision of Microsoft Stream is one that empowers M365 users to accomplish more with fast intelligent video. Johnny Lopez will provide a quick reminder of the New Stream vision announced at Ignite in 2020 and what is new in Stream on SharePoint. 

Digital Transformation and Change Management

It is amazing how the job description of IT leaders is updating to include "Change Management" as additional responsibility as successful adoption of Technology platforms is a key success factor when measuring result of a Technology Product/solution.

As we are digitally transforming businesses,  at the backdrop of operating in a world of constant uncertainty and change, mastering the inner game/culture becomes more important. Instead of simply implementing tools and hoping for the best, companies must focus on creating highly agile teams that respond to demands fast, adapt to change and move on. 

Change Management and User adoption is not an after thought, it needs to be a part of the Strategy and technology roadmap. Will walk the audience through multiple proven techniques and how to measure success of your project roll outs, as we discuss multiple factors related to Change Management

Governance in a Hybrid Office 365 environment

As organizations move to the cloud and Office 365, the paradigm of how content is stored, managed and retired through its life-cycle has changed. Content is no longer just stored in SharePoint, but it is perforated across all the different workloads of Office 365, from MS teams to OneDrive for business, content is distributed across multiple types of sites even within SharePoint Online and On-Premise. This is session is the first in a real world case study on how to effectively leverage Office 365 capabilities to govern your content across all the workloads in Office 365.

Introduction to Enterprise Content Management in Microsoft 365

Enterprise content management continues to be a vital area of focus in many organizations and is one of the fastest growing cloud segments. Microsoft, already a leader in this space, continues to invest in new ECM capabilities across the entire 365 suite. Take a guided tour through a wealth of ECM features for document management, records, retention, discovery, labeling and disposition in Microsoft 365 and learn how to leverage them in your organization.

M365 Group Lifecycle Management

The fundamental building block of M365 is the M365 Group and controlling how they are created, managed, archived, and deleted is a critical governance issue for organizations. This session will explore the questions that your organization will need to ask itself to properly create a governance structure for M365 Groups and how and when to automate the process.

Navigation: A Step Towards Success in SharePoint & O365

Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation. How you ask? If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they lose focus, and decide to use something else which means user adoption declines. However, that is not the only issue that can occur with navigation, one of the most popular ones I see is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another. I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to repeat those steps. Sounds like a great solution for the users right? Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization. The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.In this session we will review the “classic” navigation within the classic team sites as well as the new Cascading and Mega Menu within the new modern sites. Once we understand our options for navigation we will review navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site. Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint, the content being shared and your new navigation!

Optimize your Power Platform governance using the Power Platform Center of Excellence

For many business and technology users, the word ""governance"" often instills fear of excessive processes, documentation, and meetings. Let me remove this anxiety by introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence. Join my session to learn how this accelerator can give you a head start on:

  • Gaining insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption
  • Establishing audit and compliance processes
  • Accelerating your adoption by thriving with a community of makers
  • and more
teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

Many of us in our daily roles are asked to provision, secure and configure Microsoft Teams in rapid fashion for our organization. In some organizations this can be quite time consuming depending on the various layers of complexity in the configuration requirements we were given. This session examines many different interfaces and methods to automate the process of creating a Team (capital 'T'), securing it, configuring it from settings right down to creating a Plan within it. To do so, we will examine the request process and data collection using PowerApps, then provisioning & configuration using several methods of automation including from Flow/Azure Logic Apps, Azure Runbooks/Functions, Powershell, and GraphAPI.

Your Intelligent Workplace with Microsoft Teams and AI Builder

The digital transformation is still ongoing. There are many isolated processes which can be optimized and integrated into your daily business. We will build a forms processing solution with AI Builder to support the employees of an exemplary company. I will also show you how to integrate such a business application into your teamwork hub.


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