Chicago, IL

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 11:10 am

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMD102 - Microsoft Teams Applications for Everybody

Everybody knows that Teams is a great collaboration tool, however many people don't realize that Teams is also a powerful development platform. By supplementing Teams' built-in features with your own, you can build powerful collaborative applications and bring existing cloud applications under Teams' "single pane of glass". In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and see what kinds of solutions are possible and how they bring business value. We'll explore low-code/no-code solutions as well as fully coded ones, and discuss reuse opportunities to bring everything from a SharePoint page to an Azure Bot into Teams. Don't miss this opportunity to learn what's possible using Teams as an application platform!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Christina Wheeler

    Principal Solution Architect & Trainer, MVP

TMD104 - Introducing new Developer App Templates for Microsoft Teams

Building an app from scratch for Teams can be a time-consuming effort which is why Microsoft launched App Templates. App Templates are fully built Teams apps that are open-sourced and housed in their Office Dev GitHub link. The benefits of these app templates is that you don't have to be a developer to deploy them and for those who are developers you can customize the code to fit your needs. In this session, we'll walk through the key concepts of what custom apps can be deployed for Teams as well as demonstrate 4 of the Microsoft pre-built apps: • Attendance app (Power App) • Book-a-room bot • Custom Stickers App Template • HR Support App Template

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    MVP, CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

TMD201 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail. It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions. Have you ever found a FAQ usable though? It’s a lot of search and reading and unless you search for the exact right keyword then you may not even find what you are looking for. Attend this session and learn: • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions • ALL without writing a line of code! It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Derek Cash-Peterson

    Principal Architect - Sympraxis Consulting

TMD202 - Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

Teams is a powerful collaboration tool, SharePoint Framework is a powerful development framework. Learn how to create a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. Create a Teams aware WebPart and see a real world example of reading and writing data to SharePoint through Teams. Users will learn how to create a SharePoint framework web part that can run in a Teams Tab, learn how to access Teams data, and work with other Office 365 tools.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Alex Terentiev

    Office Development MVP. Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer at Sharepointalist Inc.

TMD204 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper. Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams. Current session: 1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application 2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside SharePoint or inside Teams) 3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint and as a Teams Tab

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMD303 - Building Low-code Bots for Teams and Beyond with Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

Chatbots are very popular these days and are especially helpful in Microsoft Teams. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and the ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using a free tool from Microsoft called Bot Framework Composer. You'll learn how to use natural language understanding (LUIS) and search technology (QnA Maker) to make a bot that can respond to user's requests, and also how to use Language Generation to dynamically generate natural-sounding responses. You'll also learn how to use adaptive cards in your bot, and how to call out to REST services such as the Microsoft Graph. Bot building is for everyone! Come learn how to get started.

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

WRK102 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today! Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today. Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 11:10 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect, MVP

ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

 Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance… · Not on top of the list right now · Not in the budget · We’ll get to it later · Not really seeing the need…   I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams. Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today. You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist @Microsoft - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

ADM103 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud. A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components. Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including: - Addressing administration complexity - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data - Minimizing organizational disruption - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server. The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include: • Type of SQL Server instance • SQL Server instance settings • System database settings In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM105 - Exam Cram: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

Looking to take the MS-100? Then this session is for you. In this Exam Cram, Liam walks through what to expect for the MS-100 Exam. The session will consist of a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and the key points of the exam. It will also consist of sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist @Microsoft - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

ADM201 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

ADM204 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid! Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Owen Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, Managed Security Services

SPT205 - Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel to Protect your Users and Data

Microsoft 365 Defender tracks 100s of security controls. Who is watching those alerts? Learn how to use Azure Sentinel to help you track security alerts and device and machine logs to identify attackers and security threats more efficiently - without having to stay up Every Night reviewing security logs!

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

ADM205 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM304 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are. Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture. In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

DEV203 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate , Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. You will learn: 1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation 2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint 3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

BI302 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it. Demos will be: • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

CM101 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content with SharePoint Syntex and Power BI

In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance. In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 2:20 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it. We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases. This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Best Selling Author

DYN201 - Portals: Why and How to Create Customer Service and Partner Portals

A portal can be used to share Dynamics 365 CE data and even process transactions directly with customers, partners or external sales reps. Power App Portals can be a great and easy-to-implement solution, or they can be a frustrating dead-end depending upon your exact needs. In this session we will look at the many different options for information sharing portals, discuss the pros and cons of each, and help you to make an informed decision about your Dynamics 365 integrated portal. You will also learn now to create your own portal through a series of short demos that you can refer back to later. Key Takeaways: • A review of 5+ portal options for Dynamics 365 • E-commerce portals and how they differ from Power Apps Portals • Portal integration options • A 5-step process for creating your own PowerApp portal - in short video format that you can refer back to after the event

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace. In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce. Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace. In this session: • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization • Licensing and integration requirements

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP, Collab365 Community Manager, and Independent Consultant

PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that! Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour. He'll show things such as: • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

Friday, September 30th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases. This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

WRK102 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents ( Bots ) using Power Platform & Azure

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at a rapid pace. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking. Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well. You will learn: • What are Power Virtual Agents? • What is Microsoft Bot Framework? • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer? • What is Azure Bot Service? • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework? • What are Cognitive Services? • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots? Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP
  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

WRK405 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help. To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs. Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 2:20 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR103 - Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one. This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 4:00 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

PLT104 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget. • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list • Connect to data sources • Themes, branding, and layouts • Conditional formatting • Rules and data validation • Formula bar This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime. • Connectors, data sources, and gateways • Events vs triggers • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions • Conditions for Flow • Workflow history • Flow connections and ownership • Licensing The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

APP202 - Build user-friendly interfaces with Power Apps for your SharePoint & Microsoft List data

Are your users looking for an “Easy” button when using lists? Make SharePoint and Microsoft Lists more web-user-friendly instead of SharePoint-user-friendly. This session will walk through Power Apps + Lists examples that put more solution-specific and context-specific actions in the hands of users and delivered via Teams. Instead of editing a SharePoint list item, changing a property, and hitting Save - add a button that makes an update with a single click. Users get the actions they need in the context that makes sense to them.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Consultant. Entrepreneur. Microsoft Regional Director & MVP.

PLT202 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together.

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team. Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PLT203 - How to leverage Power Platform for a successful hybrid work scenario

As we get ready to return to the workspace and initially start with a hybrid work scenario, what are the key features about Power Platform that we can leverage to make this successful? Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he helps you plan your apps, flows and chatbots, your data sources and the governance model to make it secure and successful!

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

APP302 - The Variety of Variables in Power Apps Canvas

Variables are one of the key features in an app to hold information that will be referenced later. Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through the variety of variables available in Power Apps canvas. This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples of how variables can improve the performance and efficiency of the apps.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP | MCT Regional Lead | Author of 40 courses at Pluralsight and 3 books with Apress

PWR302 - Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams! In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases. This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.