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365 EduCon Workshops and Sessions

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  • KEY100 - Hybrid Work Innovations

    Hybrid work is here to stay - which presents new challenges and new opportunities. Much of the focus is how best to engage employees and design business solutions to meet them where they work - in the office, at home, and on the go. Microsoft 365 includes Viva, Teams, SharePoint, Lists, and more - all designed to put employees, from every function, at the center. Learn how Microsoft helps you overcome and succeed in a new world of work.

    W187abc
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
  • 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.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK103 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

    Part One: Power Apps
    • Managing Delegation Warnings
    • Working with Dates and Times
    • Conditional Formatting of data
    • Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

    Part Two: Power Automate
    • Using Loops and Parallel Branches
    • Working with Large Data Sources
    • Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    • Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK104 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    ○ Scale
    ○ Governance
    ○ Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    ○ bots
    ○ web parts
    ○ provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared
    • Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    W184a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK107 - Plan your Viva Connections home site & SharePoint hub strategy with mind-mapping

    We have an array of new tools & capabilities to power your intelligent intranet & employee engagement strategy. Viva Connections, SharePoint, and Yammer can help you organize your content, foster company culture, improve communications, and spark employee engagement.

    This full-day workshop introduces Viva Connections, Yammer, and SharePoint home sites and hubs. You'll learn how to:
    • Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites
    • Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    • Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    • Govern your use of SharePoint hubs
    • Drive employee engagement through active Yammer communities

    W185a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK109 - Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    • Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    • Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    • Co-authoring documents, version history
    • Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    • Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    • Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    • How do the newer Viva apps fit in?
    & more!

    W185d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • WRK407 - Microsoft 365 Power User Workshop

    The complete Microsoft 365 workshop – from beginner to power user in a single day! This comprehensive workshop covers everything you need to know to get started quickly with Microsoft 365. Upon completion of this workshop, you’ll know how to:

    Meet, chat, and work together more efficiently using Microsoft Teams.
    Manage and share content with SharePoint and OneDrive.
    Manage tasks and projects better with Planner, To-do, and Lists.
    Connect and engage with Outlook and Yammer.
    Organize and stay in sync across chat, meetings, or documents using Loop.
    Create and be more productive with Whiteboard, Forms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more!

    This hands-on workshop will empower you to use Microsoft 365 to its fullest potential – maximizing personal productivity, collaborating with your team, or solving challenges across the organization.

    Discover what’s possible with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • WRK401 - Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    W181a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK404 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize M365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Microsoft 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other conference sessions throughout the week.

    W184a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK406 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a prosperous collaboration.

    With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be ready for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how Viva, Loop, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Dataverse, and the Power Platform interacts with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operational excellence for Microsoft Teams: Data, Files, Reporting’s, Groups, Whiteboards, Meetings, Governance, Application Extensions, Chat, Adaptative cards, ... all are available in this workshop!

    If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll assess everything from A to Z.

    W184d
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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!

    W185bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Viva
  • WRK502 - Build the intranet of the future using SharePoint Online

    Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy's best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration.

    In this full-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we'll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We'll cover tips and ideas for planning and structuring an intranet, best practices for facilitating internal communication and collaboration, how Teams and Viva Connections play into things, digitizing forms, and using the Power Platform to create, automate, and visualize throughout SharePoint.

    Let's create an intranet!

    W185d
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK504 - A Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for?

    In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us. We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop.

    This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    W186ab
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK601 - Microsoft Viva (part 2): Insights Into Viva

    In Microsoft Viva part 1, you learned what Viva was and what each module provided. However, it may have left you wondering what the real-world story is. Are you having problems connecting the dots with real world use cases? What exactly does it all mean and when should you use each module? Join Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley for Viva, Part 2!

    This 1/2 day workshop to dig into real world use cases on how different organizations improved their employee experience and increased productivity by embracing Viva.

    • Learn how a company in the auto industry moved from legacy SharePoint to embracing Viva Connections
    • Gain insights on how an organization in the oil and gas industry used Viva Insights to help them return to the office and make the most out of their hybrid work force
    • Understand how organizations in the retail space adopted Viva Learning to create a culture of growth
    • Discover how Viva Topics helped improve knowledge management in the insurance industry

    It's time to talk about Viva an learn what it can do for your organization.

    W185bc
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Viva
  • WRK604 - Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management.

    This session will focus on how to best operationalize your Office 365 investment.

    We will walk through how to develop a governance board focusing on tenant and service management, define roles and responsibilities, learn how to manage change in a SAAS solution that uses an evergreen service management model, and develop a system of communication to better support your customers.

    W186ab
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK404 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize M365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Microsoft 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other conference sessions throughout the week.

    W184a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK504 - A Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for?

    In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us. We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop.

    This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    W186ab
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • ADM102 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

    Take your Microsoft 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell.

    In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Microsoft 365. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

    W185d
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

    Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server.

    The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include;
    • Type of SQL Server instance
    • SQL Server instance settings
    • System database settings

    In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

    W185d
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • 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).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    W185bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • 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

    W181b
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • CM202 - More SharePoint More Fun!… So… Many… Sites!

    Yup, you can have 2 MILLION SharePoint sites in M365. How did this happen? First we got a new Site every time we created a team…. Then a new site every time we created a Private Channel…. Now a new site for every Shared Channel…

    It makes sense, but how do we even start thinking about managing all these sites? And do we even need to?

    This session will drill into both the end user experience as well and the admin management experience and explore SharePoint at scale in M365 for management, security, and compliance.

    W181a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Everything you need to know about external sharing in OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

    Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    W185bc
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • TMS203 - How Teams Fits into My Modern Information Architecture

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies through this INTERACTIVE discussion and show that Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    For real though, here's what you'll learn:
    • Flat doesn’t mean one dimensional
    • Teams IS a layer in your Information Architecture
    • Why is a Flat Architecture the best practice for M365?
    • How do you go from Nested to Flat?
    • How is this best for business users? Admins? Security? Knowledge Management?

    W186c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM204 -Information Governance & Records Management in Microsoft 365: What to know before you start!

    Based on my experience in the field with customers, I've come up with the key things you should have an authoritative understanding of before getting too far down the implementation path. Session will show real-world examples across the Microsoft Information Governance and Records Management tech with demos to support. Come to this session to find out what you need to know!

    This session targets not only Records Managers and Information Governance specialists, but also the IT Administrators who may be tasked with implementing some of these compliance features.

    W185bc
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • INT204 - End to End Deployment of Viva Connections

    In this session, you will see the creation of a SharePoint Communication Site from the SharePoint Look Book as your Intranet.

    The step-by-step guide to setting up Viva Connections as a first party app for Teams desktop and mobile deploying without using PowerShell. Walking through enablement of SharePoint home site, global navigation, configuring app permission and setup policies, and pinning the app to the side rail in Teams. And a peak at the new dashboard.

    You will learn how easy it is to create Viva Connections for your organization.

    W181c
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • 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

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online include several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    W185bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • TMS302 - Create a Curated Experience in Teams!

    You will learn how to create curated experiences in Teams based on your organizations personas.

    You will see how 4 different types of employees experience Teams: Deployment Team; Information Workers; Firstline Workers; and Executives.

    W186c
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • 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!

    W185a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
  • TMS303 - Connecting the Dots of Teams Connect: Re-shaping internal and external collaboration

    Chats, Channels, Private Channels… there is no shortage of places to send a message in Teams, but get ready to change the channel again! Teams Connect/Shared Channels bring an entirely new collaboration model to Microsoft Teams, increasing efficiency for both your internal and external collaboration.

    In this session we will explore the use cases where Shared Channels make sense, the problems they solve, and the implications for your external collaboration strategy. In the process, we’ll explore the management, compliance and security implications of this liberating new way to work.

    W186c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM304 - Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365 | Walk-thru and Guidance

    Communication Compliance is part of the Insider Risk solution set in Microsoft 365. Its purpose is to monitor communication methods used both within and outside of the Microsoft 365 cloud to help identify insider non-compliant and risky communication. In the modern workplace today, communication methods are vast and varied and all can be a potential channel for non-compliance. The Communication Compliance tool has been purpose-built to help identify potential areas of non-compliance across these communication methods and remediation actions that can be taken depending on the severity of the activity.

    To demonstrate this capability, Joanne Klein will walk through some examples of using both built-in and customized templates to monitor end-user communication methods found in a typical modern workplace. Like most tools in the Compliance space, it's always about more than technology alone, so Joanne will also cover some things you may want to have in place in your organization before implementing this tool.

    W185bc
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • 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.

    W181b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV101 - "Look ma, no framework!" Unleashing the power of modern web browsers

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the JavaScript libraries and frameworks out there? Did you know that most of what they do is now built into modern web browsers?

    The end of Internet Explorer is the beginning of a renaissance for M365 developers, as we can finally take advantage of advanced browser-native features.

    In this talk you'll learn how to do things you might have done in jQuery, React, Angular, Webpack, Babel, or SaaS but without any libraries. In this talk you will gain an understanding of object classes, modules, web components, dynamic CSS and more, all using features built into the web browser.

    Don't miss this chance to modernize your web development skills for 2022.

    W186ab
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Unlock Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the content in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn how to call the Graph from the Power Platform, PowerShell, Teams applications, SharePoint Framework, HTML pages - pretty much everywhere! You'll also learn when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    W186ab
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design in SPFx

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build beautiful solutions with reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier.

    W186ab
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • 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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • DEV301 - PnPjs and the SharePoint Framework: Version 3 What's New

    Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, and Office 365. This free, open source initiative, part of the PnP community, can be used within the SharePoint Framework, Nodejs, or any JavaScript project.

    This session will demo specifically on using the library within the SharePoint Framework. We'll cover:
    • How to get started establishing context
    • An overview of all the packages available and outline the ease of use
    • More advanced scenarios like batching, cross site execution, and extending with behaviors

    With the recent release of version 3 this session will help get you up to speed fast with what's new and what's changed.

    W186ab
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV304 - Automating Document Creation with OpenXML

    There are numerous business cases that require manual or semi-manual entry of data to create Word, Excel, and Power Point.

    In this session we will discuss the tools techniques available to automate and enhance document creation using OpenXML SDK and JavaScript Addin. We will demonstrate these technologies with real world scenario demonstrations.

    W186ab
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • BI101 - Power BI Sharing - Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    W184a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI102 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI104 - Sharing PowerBI Reports with the World - 5 Things to Know

    The Power BI Publish to Web feature is a powerful tool for sharing your reports with a wider audience. However, it brings with it a number of difficulties, challenges, and dangers. Before you use this capability, you should know when it is appropriate, what is possible, and how to design for it properly.

    This session will explore what the Publish to web feature is all about, and how you can take advantage of it effectively, and most importantly… safely.

    W184a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    W184a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - There's No Time Like the Present - real time and low latency data in Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them.

    If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    W184a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI301 - 5 Reasons you want Paginated Reports in your life

    You're already familiar with Power BI and the Power BI Desktop PBIX files. These tools are great for analytical reporting, but when it comes to things like printing, and subscriptions, well, it falls a little short. That's where Paginated reports come in.

    Paginated reports draw upon the decades of experience in operational reporting from SQL Server Reporting Services, but they work in the Power BI service, enabling many new scenarios and opportunities. This demo-rich session will explain what paginated reports are all about, and demonstrate 5 reasons that you'll want to start using paginated reports immediately.

    W184a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI302 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • BI303 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

    This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so.

    In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

    W184a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • OFF102 - Taking Planner to Task! Getting Planner to Work for YOUR Team.

    There’s no shortage of collaborative task management apps out there, but Planner has some good things going for it right off the bat. It’s part of the fabric of Office 365 and that family heritage can present some real benefits, but in the world of task management software, it’s a relative newcomer—so where are the sharp edges and “gotchas” that could ruin your day?

    In this session, we’ll explore the good, bad and ugly of Planner and its relationship with Office 365. For example, why is Planner’s integration with M365 Groups both a blessing and a curse? We’ll review several real-world examples and give you the best practices and suggested approaches learned from real teams in the field.

    W185bc
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • APP201 - Intro to Power Pages

    What are Power Pages and the business value they provide?

    Come to this session and learn about the value of Power Pages and how you can leverage it to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Microsoft Dataverse or Dynamics 365.

    W184bc
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BV201 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 adoption

    Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it!

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 proven things You can do to make your users fall in Love with Microsoft 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

    W185bc
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • CM201 - OneNote: A Productivity and Adoption Powerhouse

    Rapidly growing companies must balance focusing on multiple strategic objectives against completing a seemingly endless list of action items. Roles and responsibilities can shift quickly, resulting in undocumented processes that rely heavily on tribal knowledge. Enter Microsoft OneNote – an intuitive system for free-form information collection.

    In this session, we will share how one biotech successfully integrated OneNote as the core personal and meeting note solution.

    We will explore the benefits of OneNote integration with Office 365 using real-world use cases:
    • Multi-user collaboration facilitates faster compilation and dissemination of digital resources
    • In-context task tracking drives increased accountability within teams, more productive meetings, and transparency in decision making
    • Documented processes accelerate the onboarding of new team members that are essential for sustained business growth

    You will leave this session with a full understanding of how OneNote integrates into Office 365, how to drive productivity and adoption of Office 365 within your team using this solution.

    W181a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • 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

    W181b
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • PLT203 - How to leverage Power Platform for a successful hybrid work scenario

    As we get ready to return to the workspace and initially start with a hybrid work scenario, what are the key features about Power Platform that we can leverage to make this successful?

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he helps you plan your apps, flows and chatbots, your data sources and the governance model to make it secure and successful!

    W185a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power User
  • PWR203 - How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists

    Whether you're using lists in Microsoft Lists or in SharePoint, you may have noticed that not all column types are shown as options when adding columns via the modern UI. Calculated columns and lookup columns are quite impressive and powerful but they take a couple extra clicks to configure.

    In this session, we'll explore both column types, when and how to use them, and you'll leave with a reference guide including many formulas across several categories to get you started.

    W185d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • APP204 - Build external-facing websites using Power Apps portals

    We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content. We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    W184bc
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • OFF301 - All that you ever wanted to know about Microsoft 365 learning pathways

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 learning pathways.

    W185bc
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • CM303 - Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Syntex

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    W181a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 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!

    W185a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK504 - A Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for?

    In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us. We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop.

    This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    W186ab
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • CM102 - Bringing Calm to the Chaos: Modern Content Management that works for everyone

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new Office 365 implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the Teams and SharePoint sites you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in Office 365:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard and save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt Teams and SharePoint
    • Sort through all the different tools to help everyone know "when to use what"
    • Review easy ways to plan your architecture (and free tools to help!)
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    W181a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT102 - Creating the Optimal Home Site for your Digital Workspace

    An intranet homepage is no novel concept; We've been building them for decades. It acts as a home base for the organization's intranet, a jumping-off point, and a place to share important global information and news.

    A home site is arguably one of the most important pages on a corporate intranet, and it now plays an even greater role in the digital workspace as it fuels other applications like Viva Connections and Teams. So, building a homesite correctly from the start just got even more crucial.

    Join us as we walk you through the best practices, strategies, and options you have when building an effective home site that will grow with your team and allow you to take advantage of all the interconnected tools of Microsoft 365.

    In this session, you'll get home site creation best practices for:
    • Architecture
    • Viva Connections
    • Audience targeting and more

    W181c
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • CM103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has to provide a solid personal file solution.

    W181a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • CM104 - Creating a Microlearning Portal with Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways, a SharePoint extension, provides organizations with curated learning content from Microsoft for products and scenarios to support training, adoption, and micro-learning. Out of the box it is a powerful tool, but did you know it is also a customizable environment capable of enabling organizations to tailor the content to their own needs and add additional training content developed by your organization.

    In this session, we'll bring the technical know-how of all the ways you can use and implement Learning Pathways in just 1 hour. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver that content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    • Installation and Administration of Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways
    • Business use cases for training content and micro-learning
    • Leveraging your business’ custom content
    • The differences between Learning Pathways and Viva Learning

    W181a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM105 - SharePoint Syntex: An AI Model Walk-thru

    SharePoint Syntex is the first project released out of Project Cortex and is a significant step forward in providing the ability to intelligently identify content across your Microsoft 365 environment. Unstructured content is being produced at an exponential rate in our modern workplaces today and we need a way to manage it at scale by providing structure (content types and metadata) and governance (security and compliance controls) to it.

    To demonstrate this new capability, Joanne Klein will walkthrough a practical example of using a SharePoint Syntex AI document understanding model to intelligently identify Statements of Work across SharePoint libraries. The walkthrough will cover setup, training, and deployment.

    SharePoint Syntex. It’s almost magic.

    W185bc
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM201 - OneNote: A Productivity and Adoption Powerhouse

    Rapidly growing companies must balance focusing on multiple strategic objectives against completing a seemingly endless list of action items. Roles and responsibilities can shift quickly, resulting in undocumented processes that rely heavily on tribal knowledge. Enter Microsoft OneNote – an intuitive system for free-form information collection.

    In this session, we will share how one biotech successfully integrated OneNote as the core personal and meeting note solution.

    We will explore the benefits of OneNote integration with Office 365 using real-world use cases:
    • Multi-user collaboration facilitates faster compilation and dissemination of digital resources
    • In-context task tracking drives increased accountability within teams, more productive meetings, and transparency in decision making
    • Documented processes accelerate the onboarding of new team members that are essential for sustained business growth

    You will leave this session with a full understanding of how OneNote integrates into Office 365, how to drive productivity and adoption of Office 365 within your team using this solution.

    W181a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • CM202 - More SharePoint More Fun!… So… Many… Sites!

    Yup, you can have 2 MILLION SharePoint sites in M365. How did this happen? First we got a new Site every time we created a team…. Then a new site every time we created a Private Channel…. Now a new site for every Shared Channel…

    It makes sense, but how do we even start thinking about managing all these sites? And do we even need to?

    This session will drill into both the end user experience as well and the admin management experience and explore SharePoint at scale in M365 for management, security, and compliance.

    W181a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • CM203 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    W181a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • PWR203 - How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists

    Whether you're using lists in Microsoft Lists or in SharePoint, you may have noticed that not all column types are shown as options when adding columns via the modern UI. Calculated columns and lookup columns are quite impressive and powerful but they take a couple extra clicks to configure.

    In this session, we'll explore both column types, when and how to use them, and you'll leave with a reference guide including many formulas across several categories to get you started.

    W185d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • TMS203 - How Teams Fits into My Modern Information Architecture

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies through this INTERACTIVE discussion and show that Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    For real though, here's what you'll learn:
    • Flat doesn’t mean one dimensional
    • Teams IS a layer in your Information Architecture
    • Why is a Flat Architecture the best practice for M365?
    • How do you go from Nested to Flat?
    • How is this best for business users? Admins? Security? Knowledge Management?

    W186c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • CM204 - Don't just deploy, transform: Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace

    Re-imagining the workplace and promoting more collaborative ways of working are the new growing trends for organizations moving to the cloud to meet their intranet needs. While many organizations are running their intranets on-premises, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions like Office 365.

    The question is, how can I build and enterprise grade, cloud-driven and solid intranet for my organization.  Microsoft 365 alongside SharePoint sites, Teams and other Office 365 features offer great capabilities to build an intelligent intranet.

    Join us for this session to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint and the whole Office 365 ecosystem to build your next intelligent workplace.

    W181a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM301 - Getting started with SharePoint Syntex

    SharePoint Syntex brings advanced content services solutions into your existing SharePoint environment but is it something that will help you?

    In this session we will go through what SharePoint Syntex is, how it works, and why it could be an important part of your enterprise in Microsoft 365.

    W181a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online include several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    W185bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • CM303 - Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Syntex

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    W181a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • APP104 - Building your first Model-driven app with Power Apps as an IT Pro

    When most people think about Power Apps, they imagine canvas apps. While those can offer a lot of design flexibility, sometimes it's necessary to build an interface quickly and focus on functionality.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates how to quickly build and deploy Power Apps to suit your data. We'll go over topics such as:

    • Differences between canvas apps and model-driven apps
    • Building your data model with DataVerse
    • Creating a basic model-driven app
    • Interacting with your data using Power Automate flows

    If you're already familiar with canvas apps and you want to see what else Power Apps can do, don't miss this one!

    W184bc
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Platform
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Platform
  • 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.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185d
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W185d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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!

    W185a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK107 - Plan your Viva Connections home site & SharePoint hub strategy with mind-mapping

    We have an array of new tools & capabilities to power your intelligent intranet & employee engagement strategy. Viva Connections, SharePoint, and Yammer can help you organize your content, foster company culture, improve communications, and spark employee engagement.

    This full-day workshop introduces Viva Connections, Yammer, and SharePoint home sites and hubs. You'll learn how to:
    • Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites
    • Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    • Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    • Govern your use of SharePoint hubs
    • Drive employee engagement through active Yammer communities

    W185a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • WRK502 - Build the intranet of the future using SharePoint Online

    Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy's best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration.

    In this full-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we'll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We'll cover tips and ideas for planning and structuring an intranet, best practices for facilitating internal communication and collaboration, how Teams and Viva Connections play into things, digitizing forms, and using the Power Platform to create, automate, and visualize throughout SharePoint.

    Let's create an intranet!

    W185d
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT101 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What does Viva Connections mean for your intranet?

    If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization.

    W181c
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT102 - Creating the Optimal Home Site for your Digital Workspace

    An intranet homepage is no novel concept; We've been building them for decades. It acts as a home base for the organization's intranet, a jumping-off point, and a place to share important global information and news.

    A home site is arguably one of the most important pages on a corporate intranet, and it now plays an even greater role in the digital workspace as it fuels other applications like Viva Connections and Teams. So, building a homesite correctly from the start just got even more crucial.

    Join us as we walk you through the best practices, strategies, and options you have when building an effective home site that will grow with your team and allow you to take advantage of all the interconnected tools of Microsoft 365.

    In this session, you'll get home site creation best practices for:
    • Architecture
    • Viva Connections
    • Audience targeting and more

    W181c
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT103 - Tools and Techniques to create an accessible and inclusive intranet in Office 365

    Around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some type of color deficiency in their eyesight. Don't find out the hard way when you present an "awesome looking" yet colorful spreadsheet to your CIO and he tells you "I'm colorblind".

    Are you creating your sites, dashboards and documents that both look good and are accessible to all of your users? Even if you're not color blind or have low vision, there are color choices that just hurt the eyes.

    Learn how to use the tools available in the UI Fabric Theme Designer and check for accessibility in your color selection for SharePoint Themes and Designs as well as other tools for documents, PowerBI, and other areas of Office 365 to create an inclusive intranet that works for everyone.

    W181c
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM104 - Creating a Microlearning Portal with Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways, a SharePoint extension, provides organizations with curated learning content from Microsoft for products and scenarios to support training, adoption, and micro-learning. Out of the box it is a powerful tool, but did you know it is also a customizable environment capable of enabling organizations to tailor the content to their own needs and add additional training content developed by your organization.

    In this session, we'll bring the technical know-how of all the ways you can use and implement Learning Pathways in just 1 hour. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver that content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    • Installation and Administration of Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways
    • Business use cases for training content and micro-learning
    • Leveraging your business’ custom content
    • The differences between Learning Pathways and Viva Learning

    W181a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT104 - Rethinking Intranet Navigation. Hub Sites for the Modern World

    We all miss our old, trusty global navigation; modern site architecture calls for a change in how we think about organizing and connecting to our sites and information. But there’s good news: Hub sites can help us get back consistency in our intranet navigation as we flatten out our architecture.

    In this session we'll discover what Hub sites are, what they aren’t, and best practices for leveraging them in modern architecture.
    We'll also walk through utilizing the new Global Navigation feature and see how Viva Connections surfaces the Global Nav in Teams!

    W181c
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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

    W185d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • 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

    W181b
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Getting Started with Information Architecture for Microsoft 365 Intranets

    This session will help you get started with planning and organizing your intranet in SharePoint and Viva Connections.

    You will learn considerations for navigation and site architecture, designing and organizing pages, connecting content with metadata, and planning great search experiences. You will also learn things to consider when bringing your intranet into Microsoft Teams with Viva Connections, including best practices for your home site, overall governance, and how to think about leveraging audiences to create personalized experiences.

    You will take away practical ideas to help you get started and tips and best practices to optimize your existing experiences.

    W181c
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT203 - Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

    When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it.

    In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone.

    At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business.

    W181c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • PWR203 - How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists

    Whether you're using lists in Microsoft Lists or in SharePoint, you may have noticed that not all column types are shown as options when adding columns via the modern UI. Calculated columns and lookup columns are quite impressive and powerful but they take a couple extra clicks to configure.

    In this session, we'll explore both column types, when and how to use them, and you'll leave with a reference guide including many formulas across several categories to get you started.

    W185d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • CM204 - Don't just deploy, transform: Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace

    Re-imagining the workplace and promoting more collaborative ways of working are the new growing trends for organizations moving to the cloud to meet their intranet needs. While many organizations are running their intranets on-premises, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions like Office 365.

    The question is, how can I build and enterprise grade, cloud-driven and solid intranet for my organization.  Microsoft 365 alongside SharePoint sites, Teams and other Office 365 features offer great capabilities to build an intelligent intranet.

    Join us for this session to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint and the whole Office 365 ecosystem to build your next intelligent workplace.

    W181a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT204 - End to End Deployment of Viva Connections

    In this session, you will see the creation of a SharePoint Communication Site from the SharePoint Look Book as your Intranet.

    The step-by-step guide to setting up Viva Connections as a first party app for Teams desktop and mobile deploying without using PowerShell. Walking through enablement of SharePoint home site, global navigation, configuring app permission and setup policies, and pinning the app to the side rail in Teams. And a peak at the new dashboard.

    You will learn how easy it is to create Viva Connections for your organization.

    W181c
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Platform
  • INT301 - Viva engagement! How to leverage Microsoft 365 to improve emp communications & connection

    Microsoft Viva provides an important reminder about the importance of employee engagement and connection. New features and capabilities in Microsoft 365 provide new opportunities to ensure that your employees are both connected and engaged, no matter where they work.

    In this session, you will learn practical approaches to engage and communicate in Microsoft 365 – from SharePoint news to the personalized Viva Connections feed in Teams to Yammer. Take away insights into what you need to know about what’s possible, what’s coming, and how to improve communication and engagement outcomes with Microsoft 365.

    W181c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • PWR301 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    W185d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • INT302 - Scaling SharePoint: Meeting the Demand of Exponential Growth

    Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one.
     
    In this session, we will share how one biotech utilized Office 365 solutions to:
    • Generate demand as the core solution for global and cross-functional collaboration
    • Prepare the organization for Team Site self-service and empower end users
    • Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization
     
    Learn about the customer experience focused approach that lead to a 97% adoption rate and fostered trusted relationships across the organization.

    W181c
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • CM303 - Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Syntex

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    W181a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • INT303 - Step-by-step: Viva Connections setup for Admins

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. With Viva Connections, employee's can access global navigation, sites, and other relevant content alongside Teams chat, meetings, and channels.

    This session will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams including:
    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    By the end of this session, you will be prepared for enabling Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    W181c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK109 - Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    • Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    • Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    • Co-authoring documents, version history
    • Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    • Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    • Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    • How do the newer Viva apps fit in?
    & more!

    W185d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS101 - Become a Microsoft Teams rockstar

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

    With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich featured collaboration platform.

    W186c
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF102 - Taking Planner to Task! Getting Planner to Work for YOUR Team.

    There’s no shortage of collaborative task management apps out there, but Planner has some good things going for it right off the bat. It’s part of the fabric of Office 365 and that family heritage can present some real benefits, but in the world of task management software, it’s a relative newcomer—so where are the sharp edges and “gotchas” that could ruin your day?

    In this session, we’ll explore the good, bad and ugly of Planner and its relationship with Office 365. For example, why is Planner’s integration with M365 Groups both a blessing and a curse? We’ll review several real-world examples and give you the best practices and suggested approaches learned from real teams in the field.

    W185bc
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • 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?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • TMS102 - Configuring Microsoft Teams for Remote Work & Learning

    With remote work and learning becoming a new normal for many organizations, new security, usability, and compliance concerns.

    Join this session to learn how to configure Teams policies & settings to ensure a safe and effective environment for all your users.

    W186c
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV103 - Exploring Teams Development

    The depth and breadth of Teams capabilities continues to expand. We will explore the new capabilities in Teams for meetings, virtual events, chat bots, Azure Communication services and demonstrate them in action.

    W186ab
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • TMS103 - Microsoft Teams Customer Best Practices, Tips and Tricks

    As part of his show "Inside Microsoft Teams", Stephen has interviewed a wide range of customers including Lego Systems, AEG, Polaris, Kent State University, Clifton Coffee Roasters, Vituity Health Care and many more.

    Stephen will share tips, tricks and best practices to help IT pros to deploy, manage, secure and drive Teams adoption.

    W186c
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Platform
  • TMS201 - A Year in the Life of a Teams Admin

    Looking at deploying Teams and not sure what to expect long term? Already administering Teams and looking for tips and tricks? Either way, this is the session you don't want to miss!
    Come learn the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks every good Teams admin should be doing.

    Learn how to keep up with the near-constant changes in Teams, and how manage governance and reporting. We'll even share some solutions you can use to automate regular tasks and save yourself precious time.

    Lastly, we'll cover how Teams is interconnected with other Office 365 services, and what administration you need to keep in mind for those services.

    W186c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • 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

    W181b
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • CM202 - More SharePoint More Fun!… So… Many… Sites!

    Yup, you can have 2 MILLION SharePoint sites in M365. How did this happen? First we got a new Site every time we created a team…. Then a new site every time we created a Private Channel…. Now a new site for every Shared Channel…

    It makes sense, but how do we even start thinking about managing all these sites? And do we even need to?

    This session will drill into both the end user experience as well and the admin management experience and explore SharePoint at scale in M365 for management, security, and compliance.

    W181a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • TMS202 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    W186c
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • TMS203 - How Teams Fits into My Modern Information Architecture

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies through this INTERACTIVE discussion and show that Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    For real though, here's what you'll learn:
    • Flat doesn’t mean one dimensional
    • Teams IS a layer in your Information Architecture
    • Why is a Flat Architecture the best practice for M365?
    • How do you go from Nested to Flat?
    • How is this best for business users? Admins? Security? Knowledge Management?

    W186c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • INT204 - End to End Deployment of Viva Connections

    In this session, you will see the creation of a SharePoint Communication Site from the SharePoint Look Book as your Intranet.

    The step-by-step guide to setting up Viva Connections as a first party app for Teams desktop and mobile deploying without using PowerShell. Walking through enablement of SharePoint home site, global navigation, configuring app permission and setup policies, and pinning the app to the side rail in Teams. And a peak at the new dashboard.

    You will learn how easy it is to create Viva Connections for your organization.

    W181c
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • TMS204 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    W186c
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF301 - All that you ever wanted to know about Microsoft 365 learning pathways

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 learning pathways.

    W185bc
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • TMS302 - Create a Curated Experience in Teams!

    You will learn how to create curated experiences in Teams based on your organizations personas.

    You will see how 4 different types of employees experience Teams: Deployment Team; Information Workers; Firstline Workers; and Executives.

    W186c
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • INT303 - Step-by-step: Viva Connections setup for Admins

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. With Viva Connections, employee's can access global navigation, sites, and other relevant content alongside Teams chat, meetings, and channels.

    This session will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams including:
    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    By the end of this session, you will be prepared for enabling Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    W181c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • PWR303 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    This session will guide you through many ways that the average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. It will demonstrate how you can create adaptive cards with Power Automate to deliver amazing experiences for your end users with hardly any code!

    During this session will showcase the following:
    1. Adaptive Cards Designer
    2. Creation of sample cards for Teams
    3. Using Power Automate to send the cards to Teams channel
    4. Advanced Adaptive Cards designs

    W185d
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • TMS303 - Connecting the Dots of Teams Connect: Re-shaping internal and external collaboration

    Chats, Channels, Private Channels… there is no shortage of places to send a message in Teams, but get ready to change the channel again! Teams Connect/Shared Channels bring an entirely new collaboration model to Microsoft Teams, increasing efficiency for both your internal and external collaboration.

    In this session we will explore the use cases where Shared Channels make sense, the problems they solve, and the implications for your external collaboration strategy. In the process, we’ll explore the management, compliance and security implications of this liberating new way to work.

    W186c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • TMS304 - Teams Architecture Deep Dive

    Want to understand how Teams works under the hood?

    Then this is the session for you! In this session you can expect to learn all about:
    • Teams interaction with other Office 365 services, such as Azure AD, Exchange, SharePoint and more
    • Retention and eDiscovery
    • Back-end voice and meeting technologies
    • Federation and Skype Hybrid
    • 3rd Party Applications

    W186c
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV101 - "Look ma, no framework!" Unleashing the power of modern web browsers

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the JavaScript libraries and frameworks out there? Did you know that most of what they do is now built into modern web browsers?

    The end of Internet Explorer is the beginning of a renaissance for M365 developers, as we can finally take advantage of advanced browser-native features.

    In this talk you'll learn how to do things you might have done in jQuery, React, Angular, Webpack, Babel, or SaaS but without any libraries. In this talk you will gain an understanding of object classes, modules, web components, dynamic CSS and more, all using features built into the web browser.

    Don't miss this chance to modernize your web development skills for 2022.

    W186ab
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - 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.

    W186ab
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • 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?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • DEV103 - Exploring Teams Development

    The depth and breadth of Teams capabilities continues to expand. We will explore the new capabilities in Teams for meetings, virtual events, chat bots, Azure Communication services and demonstrate them in action.

    W186ab
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • DEV201 - Unlock Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the content in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn how to call the Graph from the Power Platform, PowerShell, Teams applications, SharePoint Framework, HTML pages - pretty much everywhere! You'll also learn when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    W186ab
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design in SPFx

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build beautiful solutions with reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier.

    W186ab
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • 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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • DEV302 - Microsoft Teams Applications for Everybody

    You've probably noticed that Microsoft Teams brings together assets from across Microsoft 365 in one user interface, but that's only the beginning. By using custom applications in Teams, you bring everything users need into one place, further streamlining work and encouraging collaboration.

    In this session you'll learn about all the options for Microsoft Teams apps, from the Teams App Store to open source App Templates to custom apps using low-code and fully coded applications. You'll learn the building blocks of Teams apps - tabs, bots, messaging extensions, adaptive cards, and task modules - and how to use them to build compelling user experiences. Finally, you'll learn about how Teams administrators can control the use and permissions given to apps in an organization.

    You may already have assets such as web pages, SharePoint sites, web services, and Power Platform solutions that can be used as the basis for Teams Apps! Come learn how you can put these powerful apps to use today!

    W186ab
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • DEV303 - Creating Your First Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension That You Actually Use!

    The Viva Connections Dashboard is the perfect way to quickly and easily bring personalized features to your employees and has a rich desktop and mobile experience. Plus, using the Adaptive Card Extensions available in the SharePoint Framework, developers can create custom solutions faster than ever before.

    In this step-by-step session, join Mark Rackley as he shows you how to create one of these custom dashboard cards (that you'll actually want to use).

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    • How to create a Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension
    • How to use state to set the values and customize the card
    • How to execute a SharePoint Rest call to retrieve information for your card
    • How to conditionally show/hide cards so your employees dashboard does not get cluttered.

    W186ab
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
    • Viva
  • PWR303 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    This session will guide you through many ways that the average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. It will demonstrate how you can create adaptive cards with Power Automate to deliver amazing experiences for your end users with hardly any code!

    During this session will showcase the following:
    1. Adaptive Cards Designer
    2. Creation of sample cards for Teams
    3. Using Power Automate to send the cards to Teams channel
    4. Advanced Adaptive Cards designs

    W185d
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • WRK106 - #FlatIA Information Architecture for Modern Workplace ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies and show Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    Come join this INTERACTIVE workshop where, through their indoctrination, you will build a flat architecture for M365 using their Flat Architecture Society example.

    For real though, here is what you'll get hands-on learning for:
    • How Teams, OneDrive, and other M365 apps work with SharePoint to create 3 dimensional information architecture
    • How to go from Nested to Flat including sites, libraries, and Teams architecture
    • Why Flat Architecture is the best practice for M365
    • How Records and Information Management best practices have changed to support this model
    • How this is best for everyone, from business users to knowledge managers and from admins to security

    W184d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • WRK109 - Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    • Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    • Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    • Co-authoring documents, version history
    • Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    • Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    • Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    • How do the newer Viva apps fit in?
    & more!

    W185d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • WRK404 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Microsoft 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize M365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Microsoft 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other conference sessions throughout the week.

    W184a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK604 - Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management.

    This session will focus on how to best operationalize your Office 365 investment.

    We will walk through how to develop a governance board focusing on tenant and service management, define roles and responsibilities, learn how to manage change in a SAAS solution that uses an evergreen service management model, and develop a system of communication to better support your customers.

    W186ab
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • OFF101 - Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organization?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Yammer, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organization.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    W185bc
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • CM102 - Bringing Calm to the Chaos: Modern Content Management that works for everyone

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new Office 365 implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the Teams and SharePoint sites you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in Office 365:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard and save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt Teams and SharePoint
    • Sort through all the different tools to help everyone know "when to use what"
    • Review easy ways to plan your architecture (and free tools to help!)
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    W181a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF102 - Taking Planner to Task! Getting Planner to Work for YOUR Team.

    There’s no shortage of collaborative task management apps out there, but Planner has some good things going for it right off the bat. It’s part of the fabric of Office 365 and that family heritage can present some real benefits, but in the world of task management software, it’s a relative newcomer—so where are the sharp edges and “gotchas” that could ruin your day?

    In this session, we’ll explore the good, bad and ugly of Planner and its relationship with Office 365. For example, why is Planner’s integration with M365 Groups both a blessing and a curse? We’ll review several real-world examples and give you the best practices and suggested approaches learned from real teams in the field.

    W185bc
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • CM103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has to provide a solid personal file solution.

    W181a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • OFF103 - Goodbye, TwoNote: A OneNote refresher

    In 2022, OneNote moves from two separate apps (Win 10 and desktop versions) to a single version, based on the desktop version (i.e. OneNote 2016).

    In this session we'll reintroduce ourselves to OneNote, learn some exciting tips and tricks along with business use ideas, and discuss what's new and what's coming for OneNote.

    W185bc
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • SRC104 - Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search. While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

    Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need.

    In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

    W181b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Search
  • CM201 - OneNote: A Productivity and Adoption Powerhouse

    Rapidly growing companies must balance focusing on multiple strategic objectives against completing a seemingly endless list of action items. Roles and responsibilities can shift quickly, resulting in undocumented processes that rely heavily on tribal knowledge. Enter Microsoft OneNote – an intuitive system for free-form information collection.

    In this session, we will share how one biotech successfully integrated OneNote as the core personal and meeting note solution.

    We will explore the benefits of OneNote integration with Office 365 using real-world use cases:
    • Multi-user collaboration facilitates faster compilation and dissemination of digital resources
    • In-context task tracking drives increased accountability within teams, more productive meetings, and transparency in decision making
    • Documented processes accelerate the onboarding of new team members that are essential for sustained business growth

    You will leave this session with a full understanding of how OneNote integrates into Office 365, how to drive productivity and adoption of Office 365 within your team using this solution.

    W181a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • 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).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    W185bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • CM202 - More SharePoint More Fun!… So… Many… Sites!

    Yup, you can have 2 MILLION SharePoint sites in M365. How did this happen? First we got a new Site every time we created a team…. Then a new site every time we created a Private Channel…. Now a new site for every Shared Channel…

    It makes sense, but how do we even start thinking about managing all these sites? And do we even need to?

    This session will drill into both the end user experience as well and the admin management experience and explore SharePoint at scale in M365 for management, security, and compliance.

    W181a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • TMS202 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    W186c
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Everything you need to know about external sharing in OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

    Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    W185bc
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • PLT203 - How to leverage Power Platform for a successful hybrid work scenario

    As we get ready to return to the workspace and initially start with a hybrid work scenario, what are the key features about Power Platform that we can leverage to make this successful?

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he helps you plan your apps, flows and chatbots, your data sources and the governance model to make it secure and successful!

    W185a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power User
  • TMS203 - How Teams Fits into My Modern Information Architecture

    For years science has argued that your Information Architecture should follow your organizational structure and intranets have been built accordingly. However, Flat Architecturers Joy & Jay are here to break the conspiracies through this INTERACTIVE discussion and show that Flat Architecture is not only possible, but it works!

    For real though, here's what you'll learn:
    • Flat doesn’t mean one dimensional
    • Teams IS a layer in your Information Architecture
    • Why is a Flat Architecture the best practice for M365?
    • How do you go from Nested to Flat?
    • How is this best for business users? Admins? Security? Knowledge Management?

    W186c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • CM301 - Getting started with SharePoint Syntex

    SharePoint Syntex brings advanced content services solutions into your existing SharePoint environment but is it something that will help you?

    In this session we will go through what SharePoint Syntex is, how it works, and why it could be an important part of your enterprise in Microsoft 365.

    W181a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF301 - All that you ever wanted to know about Microsoft 365 learning pathways

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 learning pathways.

    W185bc
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online include several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    W185bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • BI302 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • CM303 - Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Syntex

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    W181a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF303 - How well do you know the Office desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

    There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

    In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

    Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

    W185bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • TMS303 - Connecting the Dots of Teams Connect: Re-shaping internal and external collaboration

    Chats, Channels, Private Channels… there is no shortage of places to send a message in Teams, but get ready to change the channel again! Teams Connect/Shared Channels bring an entirely new collaboration model to Microsoft Teams, increasing efficiency for both your internal and external collaboration.

    In this session we will explore the use cases where Shared Channels make sense, the problems they solve, and the implications for your external collaboration strategy. In the process, we’ll explore the management, compliance and security implications of this liberating new way to work.

    W186c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • DEV304 - Automating Document Creation with OpenXML

    There are numerous business cases that require manual or semi-manual entry of data to create Word, Excel, and Power Point.

    In this session we will discuss the tools techniques available to automate and enhance document creation using OpenXML SDK and JavaScript Addin. We will demonstrate these technologies with real world scenario demonstrations.

    W186ab
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Office 365
  • PLT304 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK109 - Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    • Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    • Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    • Co-authoring documents, version history
    • Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    • Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    • Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    • How do the newer Viva apps fit in?
    & more!

    W185d
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • CM103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has to provide a solid personal file solution.

    W181a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • CM203 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    W181a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Platform
  • 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).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT203 - How to leverage Power Platform for a successful hybrid work scenario

    As we get ready to return to the workspace and initially start with a hybrid work scenario, what are the key features about Power Platform that we can leverage to make this successful?

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he helps you plan your apps, flows and chatbots, your data sources and the governance model to make it secure and successful!

    W185a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power User
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Platform
  • PLT205 - Manage your Power Platform Governance like a Rockstar

    You've managed to get Power Platform introduced and even adopted within your organization, which is awesome. But are you sure that everyone is using it the way they should?

    Are you up at night wondering whether
    • Do my citizen developers know the confines in which they can and should build solutions?
    • Are there apps and flows that are beyond the rights and capabilities of my citizen developers?
    • Is any of my organizational business data being compromised?
    • Are my citizen developers able to leverage Power Platform for their business needs without negatively impacting themselves or their peers?
    • Are my citizen developers following organizational best practices recommended by my IT department?
    • Is my IT department being taxed with additional support for flow makers beyond their means?

    If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then you shouldn't miss this session, where I will introduce and demonstrate topics such as
    • Data Loss Prevention in Power Platform
    • Building a governance matrix to establish what solutions should be owned by whom
    • Leveraging the Power Apps Center of Excellence to audit and report on flow usage within your organization
    • Create an audit trail of activities performed by users
    • Creating organizational templates

    W185a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
  • 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

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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!

    W185a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
  • PLT304 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK103 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

    Part One: Power Apps
    • Managing Delegation Warnings
    • Working with Dates and Times
    • Conditional Formatting of data
    • Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

    Part Two: Power Automate
    • Using Loops and Parallel Branches
    • Working with Large Data Sources
    • Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    • Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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 .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W184bc
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • APP102 - Creating multi-language PowerApps - the easy way

    As more companies expand into markets around the globe, it is critical that your apps are able to easily handle multiple languages.

    We will discuss some options, then build a PowerApp that enables multiple languages using a simple Excel spreadsheet.

    W184bc
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • APP103 - Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

    Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices. But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts.

    In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

    W184bc
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP104 - Building your first Model-driven app with Power Apps as an IT Pro

    When most people think about Power Apps, they imagine canvas apps. While those can offer a lot of design flexibility, sometimes it's necessary to build an interface quickly and focus on functionality.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates how to quickly build and deploy Power Apps to suit your data. We'll go over topics such as:

    • Differences between canvas apps and model-driven apps
    • Building your data model with DataVerse
    • Creating a basic model-driven app
    • Interacting with your data using Power Automate flows

    If you're already familiar with canvas apps and you want to see what else Power Apps can do, don't miss this one!

    W184bc
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP201 - Intro to Power Pages

    What are Power Pages and the business value they provide?

    Come to this session and learn about the value of Power Pages and how you can leverage it to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Microsoft Dataverse or Dynamics 365.

    W184bc
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • 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).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP203 - Power Apps: Building Offline Apps Tips and Tricks

    Power Apps is a powerful tool for "Citizen" developers to use when building applications for a variety of data sources. But how do you use a cloud based application when you have little or no Internet connectivity?

    In this talk we'll look at how to take a mobile Power App that was built using SharePoint as a data source and convert it to allow use of the app when offline. Along the way we'll talk about the critical design characteristics for an offline app and the limitations inherent in this approach.

    W184bc
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power Apps
  • APP204 - Build external-facing websites using Power Apps portals

    We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content. We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    W184bc
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • APP301 - Around the World in 60 minutes - How to create Enterprise-wide Multilingual PowerApps

    Supporting multiple languages for corporations is a necessity in multilingual countries, such as Canada, Belgium, Italy, and others. The same applies to organizations having a workforce that is distributed across the globe. One common challenge in building solutions to support multilingualism is the creation and maintenance of such solutions as they evolve and more languages are added.

    In this session, we will implement a PowerApps framework for supporting multiple languages. Elements that will be covered include static labels, list entries, caching, and more.

    W184bc
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • 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

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP304 - Responsive Power Apps: Scale to all devices

    While Power Apps are able to scale to devices of different sizes, the techniques to accomplish this can be confusing.

    In this session, we will explore how to design your app to be responsive to all devices, eliminating the requirement to build screens for specific sizes.

    Once you see how this works, you'll never go back to the multi-screen approach to scaling.

    W184bc
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • PLT304 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK103 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

    Part One: Power Apps
    • Managing Delegation Warnings
    • Working with Dates and Times
    • Conditional Formatting of data
    • Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

    Part Two: Power Automate
    • Using Loops and Parallel Branches
    • Working with Large Data Sources
    • Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    • Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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 .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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!

    W184d
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO102 - Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows

    In this session we’ll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Using Power Automate.

    We will also learn how to restart the workflow from a given stage and how to include Dynamic Approvers. We'll dig into how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We will also learn how to log workflow history and ways to retain the history indefinitely.

    W184d
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W184d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO104 - Working with JSON and Arrays in Power Automate

    Creating flows in Power Automate is one of the most powerful features available to the citizen developer. However, in order to truly master creating flows citizen developers need to understand how to parse the often confusing arrays and JSON objects that are returned from various processes.

    In this session, Mark Rackley will break down how to effectively:
    • Access data in an array
    • Parse a JSON object
    • Generate a sample schema

    Don’t miss your chance to unlock a world of powerful features in Power Automate by learning to master data in Power Automate.

    W184d
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO202 - How to Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas In Power Automate

    Power Automate has become an essential tool for the Microsoft 365 developer. However, all too often executing simple logic can become tedious and painful using Power Automate standard features. Doing math in Power Automate shouldn't be so painful!

    Thankfully, Power Automate developers can now create scripts that use JavaScript, TypeScript, or even Excel formulas to execute complicated business logic and bring more power to your Power Automate solutions.

    Attend this demo-packed session to learn out to take your Power Automate Flows to the next level as we dive into a real-world scenario and build a practical solution step-by-step.

    W184d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • FLO203 - Power Automate Expressions

    A deep knowledge of expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Power Automate.

    In this demo rich session, we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to extract data from email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    W184d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO302 - Adavnced Approvals in Power Automate

    This session goes beyond basic approval concepts and explores a wide variety of approval scenarios including:
    • Using Power Automate Approvals with Teams
    • Parallel approval concepts
    • Creating approvals with a dynamic number of approvers
    • Running concurrent approval actions for a single request
    And more...

    If you a basic understanding of how to use Power Automate approvals and want to "step up your game", this session is for you!

    W184d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO303 - Power Automate Vs Azure Logic Apps | Choosing the Right Workflow Engine for You

    Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps help users build automated processes and workflows with no-code or low code, intuitive interfaces. Are you confused by the difference between these two? You’re not alone! Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate are impressive tools in their own right and while there is quite a bit of cross over between the two (Power Automate is a shell over Logic Apps), it can be challenging to determine which tool to use.

    Join Eric as he walks you through the difference between Power Automate and Logic Apps. During this session, he breaks down how you can determine which tool is right for your specific use case.

    In this session:
    • Learn the difference between Logic Apps and Power Automate
    • Discover the 5 essential guidelines to evaluate when determining which to use
    • See live examples/demos of two solutions using Logic Apps and Power Automate

    W184d
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT304 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • 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.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK401 - Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    W181a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power BI
  • BI101 - Power BI Sharing - Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    W184a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI102 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI104 - Sharing PowerBI Reports with the World - 5 Things to Know

    The Power BI Publish to Web feature is a powerful tool for sharing your reports with a wider audience. However, it brings with it a number of difficulties, challenges, and dangers. Before you use this capability, you should know when it is appropriate, what is possible, and how to design for it properly.

    This session will explore what the Publish to web feature is all about, and how you can take advantage of it effectively, and most importantly… safely.

    W184a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    W184a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - There's No Time Like the Present - real time and low latency data in Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them.

    If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    W184a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI301 - 5 Reasons you want Paginated Reports in your life

    You're already familiar with Power BI and the Power BI Desktop PBIX files. These tools are great for analytical reporting, but when it comes to things like printing, and subscriptions, well, it falls a little short. That's where Paginated reports come in.

    Paginated reports draw upon the decades of experience in operational reporting from SQL Server Reporting Services, but they work in the Power BI service, enabling many new scenarios and opportunities. This demo-rich session will explain what paginated reports are all about, and demonstrate 5 reasons that you'll want to start using paginated reports immediately.

    W184a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI302 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • BI303 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

    This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so.

    In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

    W184a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • 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.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK407 - Microsoft 365 Power User Workshop

    The complete Microsoft 365 workshop – from beginner to power user in a single day! This comprehensive workshop covers everything you need to know to get started quickly with Microsoft 365. Upon completion of this workshop, you’ll know how to:

    Meet, chat, and work together more efficiently using Microsoft Teams.
    Manage and share content with SharePoint and OneDrive.
    Manage tasks and projects better with Planner, To-do, and Lists.
    Connect and engage with Outlook and Yammer.
    Organize and stay in sync across chat, meetings, or documents using Loop.
    Create and be more productive with Whiteboard, Forms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more!

    This hands-on workshop will empower you to use Microsoft 365 to its fullest potential – maximizing personal productivity, collaborating with your team, or solving challenges across the organization.

    Discover what’s possible with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PWR202 - Take your Lists to the next level

    Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting.

    We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PLT203 - How to leverage Power Platform for a successful hybrid work scenario

    As we get ready to return to the workspace and initially start with a hybrid work scenario, what are the key features about Power Platform that we can leverage to make this successful?

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he helps you plan your apps, flows and chatbots, your data sources and the governance model to make it secure and successful!

    W185a
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power Platform
    • Power User
  • PWR203 - How (and when) to use calculated and lookup column types in lists

    Whether you're using lists in Microsoft Lists or in SharePoint, you may have noticed that not all column types are shown as options when adding columns via the modern UI. Calculated columns and lookup columns are quite impressive and powerful but they take a couple extra clicks to configure.

    In this session, we'll explore both column types, when and how to use them, and you'll leave with a reference guide including many formulas across several categories to get you started.

    W185d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • PWR301 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    W185d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • OFF303 - How well do you know the Office desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

    There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

    In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

    Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

    W185bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • PWR303 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    This session will guide you through many ways that the average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. It will demonstrate how you can create adaptive cards with Power Automate to deliver amazing experiences for your end users with hardly any code!

    During this session will showcase the following:
    1. Adaptive Cards Designer
    2. Creation of sample cards for Teams
    3. Using Power Automate to send the cards to Teams channel
    4. Advanced Adaptive Cards designs

    W185d
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • SRC101 - Microsoft Search: The glue that binds 365

    Microsoft Search has been slowly rolling out over the last few years in 365, but it is only in the last year that it has started to achieve its vision of unifying all our content.

    In this session, we will explore how Microsoft Search is creating a unified experience across the multitude of 365 apps (and beyond) and how you can leverage this opportunity best in your organization.

    W181b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC104 - Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search. While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

    Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need.

    In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

    W181b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Search
  • SRC203 - Customize the Microsoft Search Experience

    Where Microsoft Search (and modern search) has been around for a couple of years, the end user experience has been reliant on the out of the box experience, with no ability to customize the interface or control the results.

    In this session, we will take a look at the new customization features in Microsoft search and discuss implementation methods and best practices in taking your search user experience to the next level

    W181b
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC303 - Microsoft Search and Viva Topics: Better together

    As both Microsoft Search and Viva Topics continue to add new features, each is becoming a powerful tool in its own right. Together, though, they offer enormous opportunities to better collect and disseminate organizational knowledge and provide employees with an improved just-in-time knowledge network.

    In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the individual capabilities of both platforms and strategies to combine their powers together to create a more comprehensive information system inside any organization.

    W181b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
    • Viva
  • DEV101 - "Look ma, no framework!" Unleashing the power of modern web browsers

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the JavaScript libraries and frameworks out there? Did you know that most of what they do is now built into modern web browsers?

    The end of Internet Explorer is the beginning of a renaissance for M365 developers, as we can finally take advantage of advanced browser-native features.

    In this talk you'll learn how to do things you might have done in jQuery, React, Angular, Webpack, Babel, or SaaS but without any libraries. In this talk you will gain an understanding of object classes, modules, web components, dynamic CSS and more, all using features built into the web browser.

    Don't miss this chance to modernize your web development skills for 2022.

    W186ab
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - 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.

    W186ab
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV200 - Developing Adaptive Card Extensions using the SharePoint Framework

    Are you curious about what’s new with Viva Connections? Have you investigated what is provided out of the box and you’re left wanting MORE?

    In this introductory session, we will explore the extensibility model for Viva Connections. We will talk about why you would want to extend the Viva experience and what you need to get started.

    In addition, we will explore the technical components of creating your first Adaptive Card Extension for Viva Connections. You will walk away with a better understanding of when and why you would want to extend the Viva experience and how to get started at your organization.

    W181b
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Unlock Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the content in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn how to call the Graph from the Power Platform, PowerShell, Teams applications, SharePoint Framework, HTML pages - pretty much everywhere! You'll also learn when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    W186ab
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design in SPFx

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build beautiful solutions with reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier.

    W186ab
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • 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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • BI302 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Creating Your First Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension That You Actually Use!

    The Viva Connections Dashboard is the perfect way to quickly and easily bring personalized features to your employees and has a rich desktop and mobile experience. Plus, using the Adaptive Card Extensions available in the SharePoint Framework, developers can create custom solutions faster than ever before.

    In this step-by-step session, join Mark Rackley as he shows you how to create one of these custom dashboard cards (that you'll actually want to use).

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    • How to create a Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension
    • How to use state to set the values and customize the card
    • How to execute a SharePoint Rest call to retrieve information for your card
    • How to conditionally show/hide cards so your employees dashboard does not get cluttered.

    W186ab
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
    • Viva
  • 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.

    W186ab
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • 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

    W181b
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • 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!

    W181b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • 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.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • 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.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK107 - Plan your Viva Connections home site & SharePoint hub strategy with mind-mapping

    We have an array of new tools & capabilities to power your intelligent intranet & employee engagement strategy. Viva Connections, SharePoint, and Yammer can help you organize your content, foster company culture, improve communications, and spark employee engagement.

    This full-day workshop introduces Viva Connections, Yammer, and SharePoint home sites and hubs. You'll learn how to:
    • Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites
    • Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    • Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    • Govern your use of SharePoint hubs
    • Drive employee engagement through active Yammer communities

    W185a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • 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!

    W185bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Viva
  • WRK601 - Microsoft Viva (part 2): Insights Into Viva

    In Microsoft Viva part 1, you learned what Viva was and what each module provided. However, it may have left you wondering what the real-world story is. Are you having problems connecting the dots with real world use cases? What exactly does it all mean and when should you use each module? Join Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley for Viva, Part 2!

    This 1/2 day workshop to dig into real world use cases on how different organizations improved their employee experience and increased productivity by embracing Viva.

    • Learn how a company in the auto industry moved from legacy SharePoint to embracing Viva Connections
    • Gain insights on how an organization in the oil and gas industry used Viva Insights to help them return to the office and make the most out of their hybrid work force
    • Understand how organizations in the retail space adopted Viva Learning to create a culture of growth
    • Discover how Viva Topics helped improve knowledge management in the insurance industry

    It's time to talk about Viva an learn what it can do for your organization.

    W185bc
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Viva
  • 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.

    W186ab
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • INT201 - Employee Engagement with Viva Connections and Yammer

    Microsoft Viva is a powerful set of tools that can greatly impact your employee's wellbeing, knowledge, and engagement. Yammer is a place for whole organization communication and user-generated content in communities with purpose. Together, Yammer and Viva Connections are changing the way organizations keep their employees aware and engaged with their coworkers and the company.

    In this session, we will discuss the barriers to engagement and how using Yammer and Viva Connections can help your organization succeed. From this session, you will gain a planning blueprint for deploying the tools, as well as how you can use and govern them after you have already deployed Viva and Yammer. We will also discuss using Power Apps and line of business data to further empower your employees within Viva Connections.

    You will leave this session with the tools you need to pilot, deploy, and measure engagement using Microsoft Viva Connections and Yammer.

    W181c
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Viva
  • INT203 - Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

    When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it.

    In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone.

    At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business.

    W181c
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • INT204 - End to End Deployment of Viva Connections

    In this session, you will see the creation of a SharePoint Communication Site from the SharePoint Look Book as your Intranet.

    The step-by-step guide to setting up Viva Connections as a first party app for Teams desktop and mobile deploying without using PowerShell. Walking through enablement of SharePoint home site, global navigation, configuring app permission and setup policies, and pinning the app to the side rail in Teams. And a peak at the new dashboard.

    You will learn how easy it is to create Viva Connections for your organization.

    W181c
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • INT301 - Viva engagement! How to leverage Microsoft 365 to improve emp communications & connection

    Microsoft Viva provides an important reminder about the importance of employee engagement and connection. New features and capabilities in Microsoft 365 provide new opportunities to ensure that your employees are both connected and engaged, no matter where they work.

    In this session, you will learn practical approaches to engage and communicate in Microsoft 365 – from SharePoint news to the personalized Viva Connections feed in Teams to Yammer. Take away insights into what you need to know about what’s possible, what’s coming, and how to improve communication and engagement outcomes with Microsoft 365.

    W181c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • 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!

    W181b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • DEV303 - Creating Your First Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension That You Actually Use!

    The Viva Connections Dashboard is the perfect way to quickly and easily bring personalized features to your employees and has a rich desktop and mobile experience. Plus, using the Adaptive Card Extensions available in the SharePoint Framework, developers can create custom solutions faster than ever before.

    In this step-by-step session, join Mark Rackley as he shows you how to create one of these custom dashboard cards (that you'll actually want to use).

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    • How to create a Viva Connections Adaptive Card Extension
    • How to use state to set the values and customize the card
    • How to execute a SharePoint Rest call to retrieve information for your card
    • How to conditionally show/hide cards so your employees dashboard does not get cluttered.

    W186ab
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
    • Viva
  • INT303 - Step-by-step: Viva Connections setup for Admins

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. With Viva Connections, employee's can access global navigation, sites, and other relevant content alongside Teams chat, meetings, and channels.

    This session will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams including:
    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    By the end of this session, you will be prepared for enabling Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    W181c
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Viva
  • SRC303 - Microsoft Search and Viva Topics: Better together

    As both Microsoft Search and Viva Topics continue to add new features, each is becoming a powerful tool in its own right. Together, though, they offer enormous opportunities to better collect and disseminate organizational knowledge and provide employees with an improved just-in-time knowledge network.

    In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the individual capabilities of both platforms and strategies to combine their powers together to create a more comprehensive information system inside any organization.

    W181b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
    • Viva
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