Chicago, IL

Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

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.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

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.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

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

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP
  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

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.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Director of Strategy, US Federal

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 (the soon-to-be fifth pillar of Viva) and any other announcements that have come out!

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

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.

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

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.