07-09-2018 10:50 AM
07-09-2018 10:50 AM
What do Champions have in common?
You’re the Go-To person in your organization for Office 365, among other things. Curious by nature and ready to help, you’re motivated by learning new things and ready to lead. You believe that technology can transform the way people work.
We’re here to connect you with other Champions that share your passion for working better together! You’ll meet like-minded passionate thought leaders—so you can share and learn from each other. If you are finding this page from our main Driving Adoption blog you can join the program at https://aka.ms/O365Champions.
The Office 365 Champion Program will bring you the latest updates and Microsoft insider views. You’ll get exclusive access to Microsoft product experts, and pre-release tools and resources you can use to be a Champion with your peers at work.
What you’ll get:
We hope you join our community and look forward to getting to know you better! We will highlight a variety of products here as we prepare to launch new resources. For now, here are some existing Microsoft Teams resources to check out:
07-19-2018 01:42 AMSolution
07-24-2018 06:23 AM
I did the sign up but, didnt receive anything kind of email or information about my sign up.
Its normal or take sometimes to start?
08-03-2018 06:49 AM
I am in the same situation - I haven't received any communication that the sign-up was successful.
08-06-2018 11:58 PM
08-07-2018 12:04 AM
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08-07-2018 05:22 AM - edited 08-07-2018 05:22 AM
(Note to those who haven't received their Welcome email: I had to bust mine out of quarantine.)
I'm the Manager of Online Communities at a training company in the US. I run a Yammer home network for our employees--we're still under 300!--and a Yammer External Network for our customers (which are in the 30,000s, not that all of them are in yet). Internally and externally, we use Yammer as a professional development & support network. We're learning so much from our customers just by having this platform.
I have also taken on building my department's Team Site on SharePoint. The experience of learning SharePoint from the ground up has been awesome. We're on classic, and I had a lot of fun customizing the CSS for some aspects, developing cohesive Promoted Links, and so on.
Then I latched on to that recent update that allows modern Pages to be used in a classic site. I lost my customized CSS, but I really love the look and feel of modern, especially the Hero and Yammer web parts. I am indebted to @Deleted for her SharePoint & more expertise.
The one thing that modern doesn't provide is a good In/Out type of Calendar (see this thread here).
If you want to talk or wrangle through SharePoint, Yammer, community management, adoption...I am here! I'm eager to keep learning as well.
08-07-2018 05:33 AM
08-07-2018 05:53 AM
Glad to be here! Got my email last night.
I'm a Server Engineer at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. I'm definitely the 'Microsoft Fanboy' on the team.
I'm very excited to be here! I've been interested in Office 365 and its services pretty much since its inception. I remember working with BPOS for a few consulting clients back in the day.
Can't wait to see what's new!
08-07-2018 06:47 AM
08-07-2018 06:47 AM
08-07-2018 07:08 AM
Just received my welcome email, I am excited to be here and see all that is coming!!
08-07-2018 09:20 AM
08-13-2018 12:02 AM
This is reassuring as I think we are actively working on or considering everything on your list!
08-13-2018 01:56 AM
Andy, you are in a great place to start your journey here on the Tech Community. Everyday a huge amount of, in my view, consulting level information and all free! My starting tips:
08-24-2018 07:47 PM
I got an email on Aug 23rd 9:01pm EST, titled "Welcome to Microsoft Office 365 Champions"
from this email Office 365 Champions Program <email@example.com>
09-04-2018 07:17 AM
It is grea to be part of the champions community.
I am one of the responsible persons in our company to adopt and drive the change to Office 365.
As this topic brings along very interesting challenges I'd like to know how other champions went on about certain topics.
E.g. How did you tackle the issue that arises who can create O365 groups or Teams?
How did you go about explaining users where the data is store, what happens when it is deleted or archived?
09-11-2018 01:54 PM
I'm excited to join this program. @Karuana Gatimu, thank you for telling me about it at the SPTechcon. As our sole training staff member here in the City of Santa Monica IS Department, I'm excited to find a community to leverage, rather than feeling like I'm out there alone.
09-20-2018 07:38 AM
09-22-2018 07:52 AM
10-17-2018 10:29 PM
So great to see all of the change management tools and tips coming out now... Looking forward to leveraging the most appropriate parts to help my organisation, not just for those that are just about to make the transition, but also the hundreds that have been on O365 for years and need an update on all the newest features (got to love a merger).
10-17-2018 10:30 PM
So great to see all of the change management tools and tips coming out now... Looking forward to leveraging the most appropriate parts to help my organisation, not just for those that are just about to make the transition, but also the hundreds that have been on Office 365 for years and need an update on all the newest features (got to love a merger).
11-02-2018 06:48 AM
11-02-2018 06:48 AM
As @Martina Grom asked, is there any limitations for some countries?
I'm currently in France and I'm not able to join the program. :(
The organization I'm in is a company implemented also in UK / BE I tried to sign up to those countries, with no success.
Could anyone help me (and maybe others in same situation?). I look forward to join this program and get insights :)
Many thanks for your time & help
11-06-2018 11:19 AM
During Ignite 2018, I was told that you are going to launch gamification for O365 adoption, where one can earn points by hosting internal training, office hours, and help users in Teams Yammer Group. When is this coming?!
06-28-2019 11:42 PM
Has anyone created a scoring system or app when Gamifying Teams? Our scenario goes like this. > Send out weekly challenges to Teams Champions > Two types of challenges 1. Individual effort and 2. Group effort > score the two types of challenges >Rinse and repeat
I've tried using Planner. But, it seems cumbersome for the collective members. I've been told PowerApps/Flow Buttons might work.
Hopefully someone in this community has solved for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
06-30-2019 12:56 PM
07-06-2019 04:45 PM
To answer you question on measuring success. We work with the customer during a persona mapping workshop to define what success looks like for them. My company is a collaboration provider. In addition to helping with transitioning to Teams an all it's robust capabilities. i.e. Channels, Tabs, Bots/Apps, Security, Groups, SharePoint/OneDrive...etc. We also provide telephony services. So success might be; how do we help with using Teams as a phone system. Desktop and mobile apps, desk phones, meeting room devices. The metrics are tailored to utilization/adoption rates and satisfaction of the employees using the services.
In addition surveys, forms...Etc. we use the Teams reporting metrics in the Admin center. We also have in-house reporting tools. They help us understand usage patterns, which devices (Phones, Headsets, PC) are having issues, which locations have network issues. (LAN/WiFi hot-spots)
All factors that play roles in proper adoption and perception.
We try to set successful KPI's and measurements in the beginning. But, through the Champions program and activities we are able to lock in those KPI's before going to the broader user base.
I hope this helps.
07-17-2019 12:42 PM
Hello. Does anyone have a job description that you give to folks who volunteer for your Champions program? I'd love to see some examples. Thank you!