Chicago, IL

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

WRK403 - Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense. In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic. We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises. • What does the Teams License cover • Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams • Creating Dataverse Relational Tables • Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables • Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams • Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow • Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot • Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments • Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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, 1:40 pm

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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, 8:30 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

PLT200 - Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing. This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app. In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. We'll cover the following points with slides and demos. • What does the Teams License cover? • Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams • Creating Dataverse Relational Tables • Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams • Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow • Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD and MCT

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

Friday, September 30th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.