Washington, D.C.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Best Practices for using M365 to conquer your Corporate Communications challenges

Though it may have been challenging in the past, the latest innovations in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 have a great deal to offer for comms professionals planning a comprehensive and compelling corporate communications story. In this full day workshop, Susan Hanley and Mark Rackley will guide you through the process of architecting and implementing an effective Corporate Communications strategy using Microsoft 365 including: - Envisioning a Corp Comms strategy that effectively meets your needs - Determining the best site architecture to take advantage of user interests - Creating / Publishing / Boosting News Posts - Learning about notification options - Understanding how Viva Connections can take your Corp Comms to the next level of employee experience and engagement - Understanding how Yammer creates an effective mechanism for both informing and engaging your employees

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

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. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/haTr1xvgC-E

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • David Drever

    Microsoft MVP
  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework. In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment. Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365! Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

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 Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/S1Wjjwv0P50

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP

Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON BOOTCAMP. Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data? Yes you do! In this bootcamp, 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 SharePoint reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Andrew Connell

    Microsoft MVP

Developers! Learn the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend Microsoft 365 apps

The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is by using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience for SharePoint Online, but that’s not all because now you can use it to create apps for Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections, and Office apps. In this full-day session, you’ll see how to get up your dev environment up and running in just a few minutes & then we’ll start building! By the end of the day, you’ll know how to build web parts, single-page apps (SPAs), extensions, integrate data from SharePoint and external sources, and so much more! Walk away with a ZIP filled with sample projects & tons of resources! NOTE: Hey 👋, Andrew here… this workshop is not intended for attendees to follow along & build the same projects during the session. Instead, focus on learning, taking notes, & getting answers to your questions - you’ll walk away with everything at the end of the day! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/Y2Bhdh6OfGA

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

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! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Emily Mancini

    Microsoft MVP
  • Marc D Anderson

    Microsoft MVP

Jumpstart your intranet

An intranet can support your organization’s ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, make information easy to find, automate business processes, and help cut administrative costs... but where do you start? In this workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet in modern SharePoint Online and surfacing it in Teams through Viva Connections. At the end of the workshop, you will have a simple intranet in your own developer tenant with common solutions like a Policy Center, global navigation, and personalized content experiences. In the developer tenant, we will: * Create a branded experience * Build an enterprise information architecture * Surface the right information, at the right time * Centralize information and create search-based experiences * Create learning and onboarding content * Implement better practices for writing for the web * Create a seamless connection between your SharePoint-based Intranet and Microsoft Teams * And demo some advanced topics Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities so you can focus on identifying your desired business outcomes, defining your overall content strategy and governance, and driving the adoption of your intranet at your organization. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/w20ottxujLs

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Power Platform Governance 101

In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover, 1. Power Platform Governance Overview 2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit 3. Automation Kit 4. Data Loss Prevention policies 5. User Management 6. Permission manager 7. License and capacity management 8. Security and Control 9. Managed Environments 10. Best Practices

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus. During this workshop, you will: - Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators - Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success - Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm - Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Power Apps for SharePoint Bootcamp

You'll see where Power Apps fits in your toolset and how Power Apps can extend and build interfaces where you may have used InfoPath in the past. Demos and exercises will be used to illustrate the topics covered. You'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first-hand experience in customizing SharePoint/List forms with Power Apps and extending Lists and Teams user experiences. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help. Attend this workshop and say goodbye to InfoPath. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams sites with Power Apps and Power Automate. Notes and Requirements: 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. We will be using Power Apps, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Teams and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/d8brL7-GDAc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Fix that intranet! Improve your intranet content, structure, and processes

Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy's best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration. In this half-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we'll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We'll cover tips and ideas for content strategy, 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. Note: This is not a hands-on build-an-entire-intranet-in-three-hours workshop. This is entirely focused on best practices and ideas for improving your intranet's content, structure, and processes. Let's fix that intranet! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/z4oXO90wdIE

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP

Beyond Microsoft Teams Deployment: How to Roll Out A Sustainable Adoption Program in 90 Days

Learn how to inspire, motivate, and drive sustainable Microsoft Teams user adoption across your organization while proactively enforcing operational governance. With 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 if that’s the case, why is your organization’s user adoption rate for Microsoft Teams so much lower than it is for Outlook? The truth is email is ingrained and changing user habits is difficult. Studies show that only about 34% of users are willing to use new technology rollouts within the enterprise. To make the most of your Office 365 investment, it is critical that your users take advantage of Microsoft Teams' full capabilities to address their day-to-day business needs. The key to drive excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to provide relevant, business-contextual applications that drive consistent, sustainable usage. Join this interactive workshop to learn how to roll out a sustainable adoption program in 90 days and positively impact organizational culture. This interactive workshop will cover: - What is Microsoft Teams and its role in today’s digital workplace? - How Microsoft Teams can excite and inspire users by supporting their daily business activities. - How to make it easy for everyone to maximize Microsoft Teams while ensuring organizational governance and policies are enforced. - Strategies for preventing information overload, data sprawl, shadow IT and more. - How to establish a holistic learning, knowledge sharing and support structure. - How to create and deliver a 90-day sustainable adoption program that facilitates change, empowers users and enables knowledge sharing within the organization.

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Tamara Bredemus

    Learning Strategist Manager & Adoption Specialist at Planet Technologies

I’m a SharePoint Site Owner…Now What?

You missed a meeting and now you are in charge of your group’s SharePoint site or maybe you volunteered to get your hands dirty. Now that you are the site owner, you might not know where to start. We will work together to develop a game plan. In this workshop we will learn the following: 1. Figure out what type of SharePoint site you have. 2. Sifting through and managing permissions. 3. Navigation and custom pages. 4. Building a solution using out-of-the-box features. 5. Implement governance or create governance as needed. By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills needed to get started running your inherited site. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/wFOyTQ9VkCo

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Power Automate for SharePoint Bootcamp

We will start the afternoon with an overview of Power Automate. You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be created with Power Automate and will start creating Flows yourself. We'll then dive into Power Automate concepts including expressions, variables and loops. We'll move on to thoroughly covering how to use Power Automate with SharePoint. Finally, we see how to integrate Power Apps and Power Automate. Live demos will be used to demonstrate all of these concepts. You'll have the opportunity to implement what you have learned through a series of hands-on labs. Notes and Requirements: 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. We will be using Power Apps, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Teams, and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/d8brL7-GDAc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer? During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need. Using live demos and plans, you will learn: - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage - How to modernize your current classic sites - Hub site planning and management - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

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