What’s New With Microsoft Tools: Exploring The Agile Side Of Microsoft Teams Primary Tabs


Did you hear? Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft History. As the hub for teamwork for over 500,000 customers in 18 1 markets and across 44 languages. In this session, we are going to review the basics of Microsoft’s Virtual offering, review the basics of what you can do you’re your version, from chat to meetings, to telephone calls, and then start to dive into some of the amazing new collaboration features that integrate directly within your Microsoft 365 environments. With new features coming out all the time, we are going to take a look at what’s new, and what is really gaining attention across the workforce. Join us and the PMIWDC resident Microsoft expertise from Thomas Perry, PMP as we take a look at some of the newest features, and discuss ways to improve your understanding of the new Virtual world that we are all hurtling through each day.

In this session, Thomas is going to deep dive Microsoft Teams, and Planner to uncovers some of the tips and tricks he uses to manage projects and succeed in managing projects, communicating with stakeholders, and presenting information like timecards. Join us to explore topics like:

  • Teams Basics – understanding the baseline functions
    • Tips and Tricks
      • Enabling multiple sessions
      • Backgrounds and Blurs
      • Connecting Document Libraries to your Desktop
      • Transcripts & Recording
    • Exploring Collaboration & M365 Integration Features
      • Virtual Whiteboards
      • Virtual Kanban with Microsoft Planner
      • Embedding Power BI Reports

About the Speaker

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Thomas Perry, PMP

VG Systems

Thomas Perry, PMP, has been supporting Project Management within the Department of Defense for over 11 years as a practitioner and innovator. As a Subject Matter Expert in the deployment of Project Management Information Systems, he works at the nexus of technology and the Project Management Lifecycle. As an innovator in Schedule and Organizational Change Management, he competed in the Innovation Shark Tank hosted by AFCEA International, where he presented SMARTTc, a Schedule Management tool, and Guerilla DevOpsc, an agile business process for managing micro-sized project teams. He is also the President of the Microsoft Project User Group DC Metro Chapter.

Event Details

Date & Time

9 September 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Leadership for Certified PMs