Chicago, IL

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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

    Microsoft MVP and MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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, 1:40 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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, 3:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

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, 10:20 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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, 10:20 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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 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.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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.