SHI and Microsoft Fall Webinar Series

In our not-so-new world of hybrid everything, we’ve all had to rethink a lot – like how we approach the workplace, end-user, and employee experience as we map out our return to office strategies. We’ve also had to redefine how we select provision, manage, and secure hardware during a global chip shortage – just as we’ve had to wrestle with an emergence of new types of malware, ransomware, and other cyberthreats.

To help organizations navigate the radical changes that come with the evolution of business needs, the need for digital transformation and now, a hybrid everything world, SHI and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a series of on-demand videos in the area of modern work, security, infrastructure, and business applications.

Over the past decade, thousands of decision makers and IT professionals just like you have participated in our bi-annual, webinar series – offered once in the spring and once in the fall – to gain key insights and advice on how to best leverage their Microsoft investment. This time around, though, we’re doing things slightly differently and offering the sessions on-demand so you can watch them at a time when its most convenient for you.

On-Demand Sessions

Browse through the tabs below to view the sessions. Watch now, or save them in your registration confirmation email for access later.


 Microsoft Surface: Empowering Students to Achieve More

In the face of unpredictable challenges, K-12 school districts and higher education institutions across the country have continued to meet the needs of their learners using Microsoft Surface as the cornerstone of their learning environments. Join Microsoft’s Kali Alford, US Education Surface Solutions Specialist, as he discusses the current trends that speak to Surface’s value and the unparalleled Windows experience it provides education customers.

Solving the Hybrid Work Paradox with Windows 365 and Surface

As companies shift to remote work, they increasingly need to accommodate employee expectations. Microsoft’s research shows employees want more in-person time with their team but also want to keep the flexibility of remote work. This has been labelled ‘the Hybrid Work Paradox’. Microsoft sees the role of technology as an enabler, to solve the Hybrid Work Paradox, and is applying its flexibility to make hybrid working more efficient. Join us as we highlight two technologies having an enormous impact on where and how we work.

Meet the Latest Microsoft Surface Family!

Discover the power behind Microsoft Surface devices and hear about the current promotions that let you take advantage of everything Surface has to offer.


The Windows 11 Experience

The next evolution of Windows is here. Windows 11 is built on the familiar Windows foundation but reimagined to boost employee productivity and enhance collaboration on the most secure version of Windows yet. Join us as we host Mitchell Doctor, US Commercial Master Trainer at Microsoft, who will walk us through the ins and outs of the new Windows 11, as well as a demo on everything new it has to offer.

Windows 11: Modern Deployment and Security

Join SHI and Microsoft for an in-depth discussion on Modern Deployment and Security and what those look like in conjunction with SHI’s services.


Essential Uses for Teams File Sharing

The various file sharing and collaboration features within Microsoft Teams are helping organizations like yours slash technology costs by eliminating shared network drives, and users are benefitting from a dramatic reduction in email clutter and time spent searching for hard-to-find attachments.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use Teams Chat and Channels to share, find, view, edit and co-author files leveraging features such as version tracking and Excel’s specialized Sheet View.
  • Save files directly to Teams from your favorite Office applications.
  • Navigate the interrelationship of Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive to learn what happens behind the scenes when you share a file within a Chat or Channel.
  • Access SharePoint and OneDrive documents from any Teams Channel and create alerts to keep track of document changes for files of interest.

How Tabs in Teams Will Change Your Work Life

Teams is often described as having the potential to become “a hub for all of your work activities.” This session will demonstrate how to truly make that claim a reality as we explore the integration of data, tools, and applications into Teams via Tabs.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize lesser-known default Tabs within Chats and Channels: Organization, Activity and Wiki.
  • Add new Tabs for Channel Calendars, high-traffic documents and document libraries and key websites.
  • Add a Stream Tab to share videos and see how to design, collect responses and report results for a Microsoft Forms survey or quiz.
  • Easily automate task assignments, scheduling and tracking for one-time and ongoing processes, projects, and events with a Planner Tab.
  • Organize a variety of content and multimedia into a digital notebook using OneNote.
  • Leverage Microsoft-certified third-party apps to further enhance the Teams experience.

For the Experienced Teams User: The Best Kept Secrets for Productivity

This fast-paced round-up session will explore a variety of valuable, lesser-known techniques and best kept secrets that will increase your productivity throughout the Microsoft Teams application. In each area of Teams, there are features and best practices waiting to help you save time and increase efficiency when communicating and collaborating with colleagues.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Streamline the Teams interface to match the way you work and employ features and settings so you can receive Teams notifications in the frequency and format best for you.
  • Quickly find content within Teams.
  • Add more impact to your messages.
  • Explore some of the new meeting experiences as both an attendee and a presenter.

Navigating Cloud Native Desktops in Microsoft Azure

With the release of Windows 365, Microsoft has added to their virtual desktop portfolio with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for customers who want a simplified management experience utilizing familiar desktop tools and skills. This session will share the key differences between Windows 365 with Azure Virtual Desktop, where organizations can fully customize and automate cloud native desktops.


Prepare for Microsoft 365 Pricing Changes – Best Practices for Optimizing Your 365 Estate

Microsoft’s latest changes to M365 may have an impact on your organization’s budget planning and priorities going into next year. Our IT Asset Management and licensing experts share what these changes are, how they affect your business, and how applying analytics to your 365 consumption data can help you maximize your investment and be ready to right size your next true up or renewal.


Improve Projects and Productivity with Power Automate

Do you find yourself wasting time on repetitive tasks? If so, attend this session to learn how you can leverage Power Automate to get ahead of your workload. This session will cover the basics around Power Automate and how to build your first flow, how to create and route approvals, and how to perform actions when they are finished. You’ll also learn expert best practices for when you build out your own flows.