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 Online Conference Thursday March 23, 2017 
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Registration is now open for Office 365 CON 2017, the annual gathering of IT Strategists, Microsoft MVPs and Messaging Technology Vendors. This convenient, annual online event is presented by for the benefit of busy IT Professionals within the global Office 365 and MS Exchange communities. 


This year's online event will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 starting at 12N EDT / 11AM CDT / 9AM PDT / 4PM GMT. 


This year's conference will include a Keynote presentation by Microsoft MVP J. Peter Bruzzese, followed by educational focus sessions that will run consecutively, allowing participants to join them all, or select only the sessions they wish to attend.

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Early registrants receive a complimentary white paper provided by  Symantec Website Security - Top 5 SSL/TLS Attack Vectors: How They Have Impacted IT and How You Can Avoid Them.  


Registrants will also receive access to a special on-demand video: How to Rethink Messaging Security for an Office 365 Environment sponsored by Symantec, and presented by Nick Cavalancia, the Founder of Techvangelism.


Participation to the March 23rd conference is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. Don't miss the opportunity to join this 2017 information-packed event. Register Now! 

J. Peter Bruzzese
Conference Keynote Speaker
Microsoft MVP J. Peter Bruzzese will deliver the Conference Keynote presentation: Keeping Up with the Office 365 Cadence. J. Peter is a Microsoft Exchange MVP, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer with MCSA, MCSE NT/2000/2003, MCITP, and Messaging with Exchange 2007/2010 certifications, He is the cofounder and CIO of ClipTraining, and an internationally published technical author, speaker and journalist.


Focus Sessions

Trends in Ransomware, BEC and other Threats Affecting Office 365 
Jon Clay_Chris Taylor                                                                                                                                Ransomware was the biggest cybersecurity threat in 2016 as an increasing number of criminals sought make their fortunes with this scam. But it is not the only threat you need to consider when assessing the protections needed for your organization. Financial wire transfer scams and targeted attacks also use email as their primary infection vector.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "The threats today are unique for each victim and move from endpoint to data center, and as such organizations need to shift the paradigm of multiple vendors to a single, connected threat defense model to improve detection and visibility across their network." - Jon Clay,                                                                                                                                                   Join Security Expert Jon Clay and Chris Taylor from Trend Micro to learn about trends in cybersecurity threats and how they affect your Office 365 environment.
Tackling the Challenges of Migrating Email to MS Office 365
Marcelo Delima and Michael Osterman                                                                                                                                       In a time of constant hacking attacks and email vulnerabilities exposed, a transition to cloud-based Office 365 is top of the mind for most organizations—large and small—and so are the security concerns.  The limitations Office 365 has in this area for certain corporations can be addressed through the use of end-to-end encryption for all e-mails and files sent to Office 365.                                                                                                                                                                   Join Michael Osterman, from Osterman Research and Marcelo Delima, HPE Global Product Marketing Manager, for this session sponsored by HPE to learn about  the security challenges with vulnerable email infrastructure, how the cloud adds a new layer of challenges to privacy and security, and how end-to-end e-mail encryption can give you peace of mind in the cloud. 
Important Architectural Decisions to Maximize Office 365 Benefits
Sibrina ShafiqueCustomers moving to Office 365 need to make key architectural decisions as to how they will securely and effectively move their workloads to the cloud. Picking the “free” or “included” over purpose-built identity management tools could be the difference between a successful Office 365 deployment and another IT horror story. Office 365 benefits like cost savings, high availability, increased security, and fulfillment of a cloud and mobile first reality may be delayed, diminished or dissipated with the wrong toolset.                                                                                                                                                                                                        In this session, Sibrina Shafiquem, Okta Director of Product Marketing, will provide a deep dive on common pitfalls when deploying Office 365 – why they are overlooked and how to avoid similar challenge; real world use cases architected around best-of-breed technologies that enabled and accelerated Office 365 deployments; and demonstration of IT agility in some of the most complex IT use cases.
Monitoring Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business in a Hybrid World
Olivier Raynaut and Gary SteereMany technology products and services tout the positive user experience that they deliver. But what if watching counters on servers isn’t enough in today’s hybrid world, and 99.9% up-time is simply expected from users? The proliferation of cloud services such as Office 365 has caused a paradigm shift in what it takes to deliver a positive user experience. Hybrid scenarios are complex, involving both on-premises and cloud components. And workloads that have been off boarded are subject to dozens of new points of failure – many of which you cannot control.
                                                                                                Join Microsoft MVP Gary Steere and Olivier Raynaut from GSX as they cover this change in paradigm and how to monitor user experience in this new era.