Joy Apple

Information & Communications Technology

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Joy Apple

The Joy of SharePoint - Microsoft MVP & Modern Workplace Strategist

Joy T. Apple is an information technologist who has spent the last 12 years working with Microsoft products and technologies.
During her time as a SharePoint/Microsoft 365 consultant and trainer Joy has had the opportunity to work with three of the branches of our Armed Forces, several government agencies, and many Fortune 500 companies. She is a contributing author for several SharePoint publications and recently received certifications for both Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist and Customer Immersion Experience Facilitator.
She is now a Modern Workplace Strategist and Trainer for PAIT Group and hosts the Joy of SharePoint webinar series.


Microsoft Certified Service Adoption Specialist

Current sessions

TMO (Too Many Options) In O365?

Is the confusion of TMO (Too Many Options) in O365 getting to you?
SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Outlook... When do we use what for communication? Collaboration?
In this session Joy will break down our Office 365 options and bring clarity on how the O365 tools work better together for collaboration. We'll address leveraging our "Swiss Army Knife" of applications to be better equipped when communicating with the various audiences we interact with day in and day out.


Teams-Work Makes the Dream Work

Proper Teams governance provides admin-level control while allowing for productivity and creativity in Office 365.
Facilitate communication without compromising on business policies!
In this session Joy T. Apple, aka Joy of SharePoint, will lean on her years of experience in strategy and planning to help guide the discussion—and answer your questions—on the following governance challenges and more:
• Architecture considerations
• Governance considerations
• Who should create teams
• Guest access
• Channel security


Rethinking Intranet Navigation. Hub Sites for the Modern World

We all miss our old, trusty global navigation; modern site architecture calls for a change in how we think about organizing and connecting to our sites and information. But there’s good news: Hub sites can help us get back consistency in our intranet navigation as we flatten out our architecture.

In this session we'll discover what Hub sites are, what they aren’t, and best practices for leveraging them in modern architecture.


Teams In The Architecture

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However some organizations hesitate to embrace Teams due to the implications of Teams in the Architecture.
This session will discover how we can architect our intranet with Teams in mind, not only to reduce duplication of sites, but to use existing team sites with Microsoft Teams.
While building out a sample Intranet architecture, we'll discuss security and architecture best practices for SharePoint and Teams, the implications of private channels, and see how tabs and connectors help us turn our Teams channels into true digital hubs for teamwork.

Workshop duration: 90 minutes.


Requirements: From Beginning to Teams

Why do business users go rogue and implement 3rd party software without running it by IT?
Lack of awareness of IT offerings, frustration of waiting for solutions to be implemented, or maybe they don’t know how to approach IT with their needs:
• Collaboration
• Sharing
• Notifications
• Messaging
• Workflow

This workshop is designed to step IT Professionals and Business Decision Makers through a typical requirements gathering session.
IT pros will learn how to better gather and interpret business needs. Business Decision Makers will gain insight on how IT gathers requirements and learn how to better communicate their needs to IT.

After gathering requirements through interactive discussion, I’ll walk you through delivering requirements to our business by leveraging both SharePoint and Teams functionality. During the build out, we’ll also see how Teams and other Microsoft 365 applications can reduce application sprawl (and costs) for the organization.

Workshop duration 90 mins - 2 hours


Past and future events

PowerDive365 - Microsoft 365 Power User & Citizen Developer Conference 2021

6 Jun 2021 - 8 Jun 2021
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

The North American Collaboration Summit 2020

28 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Branson, Missouri, United States

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

27 May 2020 - 28 May 2020

Omaha O365/SharePoint Saturday 2020

21 Mar 2020
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Office 365 Saturday San Diego 2020

25 Jan 2020

SharePoint Saturday - Omaha - August 2019

3 Aug 2019
Omaha, Nebraska, United States