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.