Sara Fennah
United Kingdom

MCT, MVP, Teams Superfan, Viva Explorer

Sara has over 25 years’ experience, has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over 15 years and is also a MCT Regional Lead and Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft 365 Apps and Services. Sara has been working with Microsoft 365 since the preview in April 2011 and holds over 50 Microsoft Certifications. Sara’s company still use the same Microsoft 365 Tenant opened back in 2011. As a trainer Sara’s professional aim is to help make technology more accessible by increasing knowledge and decreasing fear. In her own words “I love helping others advance their own skills and use of technology, whilst challenging myself to advance my own skills and expertise.” Sara provides training across Microsoft 365 from beginner to admin and everyone in between. Sara specializes in productivity, security & compliance within Microsoft 365. In 2021 Sara co-founded a group of other like-minded MVPs to form the Viva Explorers, who actively promote, evangelize and champion a modern employee and workplace experience under-pinned by tools such as Microsoft Viva. Sara’s Viva Explorer persona is the Viva Realist, highlighting her expertise in helping organizations implement Viva and the wider Microsoft 365 suite.

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Taming the Wave of New Tools in Microsoft 365: Purview for Viva, Copilot and Loop
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These newer products offer some fantastic productivity opportunities but it's more important than ever to manage the information in these products. Yet, the never ending wave of new tools can be a challenge for governing the data. Understanding where the new features store their data and which governance features apply can be minefield. In this session we will give you the map to the minefield, including • Where Does Viva store its data • The governance & compliance of Microsoft Viva • Where Does Loop store its data • The governance & compliance of Microsoft Loop • Governing Microsoft 365 Copilot with Purview You will leave this session with the understanding of which Purview features can be used to govern Viva, Loop and Copilot as well as where the gaps in governance coverage are. This session includes Microsoft Purview, Microsoft 365 Copilot, Microsoft Viva and Microsoft Loop.

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