Max Fritz

Max Fritz

Microsoft Teams Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Max is a Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Teams for Education at Microsoft. He focuses on improving collaboration and productivity, and has worked with Office 365 for the past ten years. He is a self-proclaimed geek, passionate about a broad range of messaging and collaboration tools and can't stop talking about the technology he loves.
Max is the founder of the Minnesota Microsoft 365 User Group, and holds various Microsoft certifications. Max can be found speaking at Microsoft 365 conferences all over the country.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Office 365 Office 365 Governance Microsoft Teams SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office365
  • Microsoft Power platform
  • Microsoft Power Apps
  • Microsoft
  • Microsoft Technologies
  • Microsoft Flow
  • Azure AD
  • Azure Active Directory

Identity Governance 101

Come join us for this session to learn one of the most crucial components of Office 365 governance: identity.
We will cover hot topics such as onboarding/offboarding strategies, permission models and changes, self service requests, and more. And all from the context of SharePoint Online and Teams.
We will look at group models such as Office 365 and Security Groups, integration with local AD and other identity sources, and automation technologies.

Using Microsoft 365 in Education

Microsoft 365 can be one of the most powerful tools to ensure student success at your institution.

Join this session to learn how apps and tools like Teams, Forms, Planner, Power Platform, School Data Sync, and more can be used together to provide an amazing educator and student experience. We'll show real examples from your peers, and walk through how to create and implement solutions yourself!

Additionally, we'll explore how you can integrate Microsoft 365 with other third party cloud-based apps your educators and students are already using today!

From Zero to Teams Hero

Are you looking at deploying or migrating to Teams? Then this is the workshop for you!
This workshop will cover everything you need to know to ensure a successful Teams roll out, including:
- Migration strategies from Skype, Webex, Slack, etc...
- End user adoption strategies
- Client deployment
- Governance
- Retention & Compliance
- Security, Mobility, & Identity
- System Integrations (SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, AD, etc)
Be sure to bring your struggles, questions, and issues so we can work through some real world scenarios together.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Office 365 Identities

Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service. Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.
Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

Getting started with Office 365 Administration

So you've just been handed the keys to a new Office 365 tenant, and you need to know where to start? Or maybe you've been managing Office 365 for a while and want some tips and tricks, and a better understanding of what's changing? You've found the right session!
In this session, we'll take a walk through an Office 365 admin's life, everywhere from identities, to SharePoint, Exchange, and even Teams. We'll show you the key things you need to know to manage your tenant.
To top things off, we'll go through the top 10 tips and tricks to managing Office 365 without losing your mind! Come find out!

Teams Architecture Deep Dive

Want to understand how Teams works under the hood? Then this is the session for you! In this session you can expect to learn all about:
- Teams interaction with other Office 365 services, such as Azure AD, Exchange, SharePoint and more
- Retention and eDiscovery
- Back-end voice and meeting technologies
- Federation and Skype Hybrid
- 3rd Party Applications

Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team!
We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

A Year in the Life of a Teams Admin

Looking at deploying Teams and not sure what to expect long term? Already administering Teams and looking for tips and tricks? Either way, this is the session you don't want to miss!
Come learn the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks every good Teams admin should be doing. Learn how to keep up with the near-constant changes in Teams, and how manage governance and reporting. We'll even share some solutions you can use to automate regular tasks and save yourself precious time. Lastly, we'll cover how Teams is interconnected with other Office 365 services, and what administration you need to keep in mind for those services.

Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz, Teams Technical Specialist at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.
You will learn:
- Governance Strategies
- Compliance & Records Management
- Security Options
- Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
- Training and Enablement

SharePoint Fest Chicago 2019

December 2019 Chicago, Illinois, United States

SharePoint Saturday - Omaha - August 2019

August 2019 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Office 365 & SharePoint Saturday Nashville

June 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Minnesota Microsoft 365 Admin Workshop Day

May 2019 Edina, Minnesota, United States

Midwest Management Summit

May 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

SharePoint Fest DC 2019

April 2019 Washington, D.C., United States

MVPDays Online January 2019

January 2019 Calgary, Canada

SharePoint/Office 365 Saturday San Diego 2019

January 2019 San Diego, California, United States

SharePoint Fest Chicago 2018

December 2018 Chicago, Illinois, United States

SharePoint Saturday - Omaha 2018

April 2018 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Max Fritz

Microsoft Teams Program Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States