Introductory and overview

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

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

WRK101 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP. Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data? Yes you do! In this workshop, we’ll show you: • How should I approach my BI need? • What things should be considered when creating dashboards? • What are the best practices? • How much is this going to cost me to license? • What security aspects should concern me? Who should take this course: If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a: • Manager • Business Analyst • Power User • SharePoint Administrator • Consultant If you work in these areas, you will see value: • Marketing • Information Technology • Finance • Sales • Social Media The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. What is required for this class: Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required) We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises In this workshop you will: • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard. • Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX. • Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner. • Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization This workshop provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

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.

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP
  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

WRK105 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. What we'll cover during the session: • Overview and how your organization can get started • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable • Flow design using templates and blank canvas • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval • How to administer Flow in your organization ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

WRK402 - Hands-On : Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI. We will cover: • Microsoft Azure Key Concepts • How does Power Platform use Azure? • How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? • Authentication and Authorization in Azure • Azure + Power Automate • Azure + Power Automate • Azure + Power Apps • Azure + Power Virtual Agents • Azure + Power BI • Azure + Dataverse • What are Azure Functions? • What are Logic Apps? • What is Azure Bot Service? • How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform. Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

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

    Director of Strategy, US Federal

WRK501 - Microsoft Viva (part 1): Employee Experience from Top to Bottom

During this workshop, Craig and Jay will cover the 4 (soon to be 5) pillars of Microsoft Viva, uncovering the mystery of what Employee Experience is and how it ties into Microsoft 365. More importantly, you will come out of this workshop understanding not just What Is Viva, but Why Is Viva! (thank you, Drax the Destroyer). This session will start with an overview of the Employee Experience industry and why Microsft is poised to be a large part of it. Then we will dig into each of the pillars, showcasing the why and the how of Viva Topics, Connections, Insights, and Learning. And if possible, we'll dig into even newer announcements such as Ally.io (the soon-to-be fifth pillar of Viva) and any other announcements that have come out!

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, 10:50 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

BI101 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing. If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Wes Preston

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

APP101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your toolset. We will cover: • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn: • What can be done with Flows • How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows • How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails • How to create Flows from templates • The best resources for advancing your Flow skills • Where to get help And more... Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Haniel Croitoru

    Microsoft MVP & Enterprise Architect at Protiviti

PLT101 - Optimize your Power Platform governance using the Power Platform Center of Excellence

For many business and technology users, the word "governance" often instills fear of excessive processes, documentation, and meetings. Let me remove this anxiety by introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence. Join my session to learn how this accelerator can give you a head start on • Gaining insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption • Establishing audit and compliance processes • Accelerating your adoption by thriving with a community of makers • and more

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 1:00 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

PVA102 - Building Intelligent virtual agents ( Bots ) in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more virtual agents (Bots) are getting popular in homes and enterprises, their demand is increasing in rapid space. Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful virtual agents ( Bots ) using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade virtual agent ( Bot ) for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams. You will learn: • What are Power Virtual Agents? • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem • How to call Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) from Power Virtual Agents? • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents? • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 1:00 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...
  • Ralph Rivas

    MS MVP Biz Apps, Collaboration Evangelist, National Solutions Architect at SOGETI USA focused on all things Cloud as well as Microsoft 365

PLT102 - ALM for Power Apps and Power Automate

Everyone talks about "No Code" or "Low Code" solutions and how easy they are to build. What nobody talks about is ALM (Application Lifecycle Management). Come to this sessions to learn about how to manage permissions and govern the environment and the solutions your users are creating.

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.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 2:20 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Power Platform Global Black Belt at Microsoft

FLO103 - Automate Your Way with RPA

This session will demystify the fuss around RPA (Robotic Process Automation), by showcasing how to automate against legacy web and client applications using Power Automate. We'll demonstrate how to leverage desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with cloud flow and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 2:20 pm

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Best Selling Author

DYN103 - Better Together? The Latest on Teams, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps Integration

Microsoft has continuously rolled out improved integration between Dynamics 365 CE (Customer Engagement), Teams and SharePoint. As well as with Model-Driven Power Apps. In this session we will dive into all of the available integration, what works and what can be a struggle, and scenarios for out-of-the-box versus custom integration that are working for businesses around the world. Key Takeaways: • Differences in how Model-Driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 integration works with Teams • 3 Deadly Sins of Dynamics to Teams Integration • 5 Practical Ways to Use Microsoft Teams with Dynamics 365

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

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

BI201 - Managing Goal Status and OKRs using Power BI Goals and SharePoint

Greatly improve the speed of your decision making by using Power BI Goals and SharePoint together to get relevant information easily. This session will introduce the new Power BI Goals functionality, discuss what are Goals and Objective and Key Results(OKR) metrics, show you how to set up your metrics using data from SharePoint for automatic updating.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...

APP201 - Intro to Power App Portals

What are Power Apps portals and the business value they provide? Come to this session and learn about the value of Power Apps portals and how you can leverage it to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Microsoft Dataverse or Dynamics 365.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Power Platform Global Black Belt at Microsoft

PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant. Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

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, 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, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

PLT301 - Manage Power Platform Like a Pro using PowerShell

The Power Platform Admin center offers a comprehensive list of features to manage the Power Platform. However, the admin center is not great at performing bulk operations and implementing automation as part of your governance process. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to manage the Power Platform using PowerShell, perform bulk operations, and implement automation as part of your Power Platform governance processes. You will learn: • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) • Managing Tenant Level Settings • Creating and Managing environments • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Owners • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Connections • Managing Canvas Apps • Pulling Usage Statistics • How to implement automation as part of your Power Platform Governance Policies • Best Practices

Friday, September 30th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Best Selling Author

DYN301 - Around Customer Engagement in 70 min: Experience the Art of the Possible with Dynamics 365

Fasten your seatbelts for a rapid ride through Dynamics 365! You’ll experience "art of the possible" demos of the full potential of all the Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps. If you're new to Dynamics 365 CE, or your system is a bit outdated, you'll have tons of takeaways. We’ll deliver high level demos and provide dozens of deeper-dive "bite-sized demo videos" that you can watch later. Get ready to inspire your team to take the next step with Dynamics!

Friday, September 30th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Consultant. Entrepreneur. Microsoft Regional Director & MVP.

TMS301 - The Why, How and What of Dataverse in Microsoft Teams

Dataverse provides a low code data platform that allows your data to permeate all your apps - and in this session, we'll show you how. In this session, we’ll explore, learn and demonstrate how to build intelligent and integrated apps within any organization with the built-in Power Platform capabilities using Microsoft Dataverse (Project Oakdale). Because Dataverse is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Teams, there's no need to manage forms from two places. Attending this session will gain insights on the business benefits of enabling and using Dataverse and the importance of Data that is central to transforming any business process, from action to automation to interaction to analysis. • Built your first app without one single line of code and integrate this directly into your Microsoft Teams • Learn that Dataverse allows data to be integrated from multiple sources into a single store, which can then be used in Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents along with data that are already available from the Dynamics 365. • Understand the security concepts of Microsoft Dataverse.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Avanade, Technical Community Lead

SPT302 - 6 Tips to improve your Personal Productivity with Viva Insights

With the shift to hybrid and remote work, we've all been tasked with finding new tools and methods for being productive. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the road, Microsoft Viva Insights helps you identify opportunities to build better work habits. We'll be discussing: • Blocking focus time and strategies for keeping it • Utilizing your network and collaboration feedback effectively • Wellbeing and taking small steps to reduce work burnout Join me to talk about personalized productivity insights created just for you!

Friday, September 30th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...
  • Ralph Rivas

    MS MVP Biz Apps, Collaboration Evangelist, National Solutions Architect at SOGETI USA focused on all things Cloud as well as Microsoft 365

PLT303 - Introduction to Power Platform Fusion Development

Fusion development allows your business to build better applications, faster by bringing together professional developers with citizen, or low-code, developers. You want to free business, or citizen developers to create applications for their ever changing needs. You want your software development, IT, and business teams to work better together; a new software development paradigm called Fusion Development teams can help. Come to this session to learn about what Fusion Development is and how you can use it to move your solution development forward!