Chicago, IL

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM & 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, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

DYN101 - Introduction to Dynamics 365 for the Microsoft 365 Guy / Gal

If you have been entrenched in the Microsoft 365 & SharePoint ecosystem, but are new to the Dynamics 365 ecosystem, this session is for You! This session will give you a good in-depth understanding of what the Dynamics 365 world looks like. With so many Dynamics 365 modules such as Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, GP, BC, etc., it's easy to get lost. When do you use which product and what are the pros and cons? We'll discuss these topics and more in so you can feel confident understanding what the Dynamics 365 ecosystem looks like and how it relates to the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP & 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

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Microsoft MCT & MSIS
  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP

SPT104 - Intro to Viva Insights and Workplace Analytics

Learn how Viva Insights can help you create a culture where people and business thrive through the power of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics. Viva Insights can use your most powerful dataset using insights from everyday work in Microsoft 365 to help you discover opportunities to optimize business processes and identify patterns that lead to success. This session will show you how you can measure the impact on business outcomes throughout a continuous cycle of discovery and change.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 8:30 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM & 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 & 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

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 2:00 pm

  • Sameer Mohammed

    Co-Founder at AQL Technologies

SPT203 - RPA to automate real word invoice processing using Power Automate

Do you know Robotic Process Automation is the most popular technology in the business world today? Automated invoice processing using RPA helps in decreasing processing time substantially from months to hours, lets your data entry staff focus on higher value-added tasks, manages invoices better, and improves supplier relationships. In this session, Sameer Mohammed will demonstrate a real-world example of vendor invoice processing using RPA with Power Automate. These invoices can be quite complex and as lengthy as 8 to 10 pages with some repetitive sections like invoice details with several line items. Also, in this session, you will see complex validations, process approvals over Microsoft Teams, and emails for notification. Sameer will demonstrate the whole process which might take days to write but Sameer will not be writing real code. Attend this session to learn how to truly automate processes at your organization.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 3:50 pm

  • Cathy Dew

    Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

INT205 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity. In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

Friday, September 30th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Geoff Ables

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

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

    Microsoft MVP & 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

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

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, 10:20 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

DYN302 - Increase user adoption in Dynamics 365 with contextualized support

The built in Microsoft Dynamics 365 training and support leaves a lot to be desired. It is not targeted for Dynamics 365 users but instead only helps the admins. This in turn hurts user adoption unfortunately because users cannot find what they need at their moment of need. The good news is that there is a better way through context sensitive support and training that can be enabled quickly and easily by a Dynamics 365 admin. In this session, I’ll show you how to un-frustrate your Dynamics users by implementing “contextual experiences” within Dynamics 365 so your users have the guidance they need in context of their own environment which in turn will increase user adoption and reduce your support burden.