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Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

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. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

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! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/kFgepQcAyT8

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

  • 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

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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 (Principal Program Manager @ Microsoft) 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 workshop 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. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/YrgXIwSii6Q

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

  • 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

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate

The Microsoft Productivity cloud is used by more than 250 million users daily - and is the productivity platform of choice for most enterprises in the world. Microsoft Power Automate, part of the Microsoft Power Platform is a business process automation tool that allows you to streamline and automate business processes. In this session, Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate, you will learn foundational knowledge of Microsoft Power Automate. First, you will learn the basic terms and concepts of Microsoft Power Automate. Next, you will discover how to create your own cloud flows. Finally, you will learn how to create workflows that integrate with Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Stephen Rose

    Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft

What's New in Microsoft Teams

In this session we will demo and share the new features and functionality added since Ignite and share what is next on the Microsoft Teams roadmap.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Dan Usher

    Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP

Demystifying Microsoft 365 for End Users and Business Decision Makers

Looking to demystify and make sense of Microsoft 365's many components and facets? Did you just buy Microsoft Office 365 or Windows? Or a Virtual Desktop on Azure? Looking for a sandbox to kick the tires on services? Come on over to this session as Dan and Jay help you wrap your head around the basics, from the ground up, and understand the capabilities you now have at your fingertips.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Beginners Guide to Power BI

This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI. You will be introduced to: - Power BI licensing - Power BI Components - Using the Power BI Desktop app - Using the Power BI Service - How to create reports and dashboards - Learning Resources Don't have a Power BI license? You can start using Power BI for free! Attend this demo-rich session and get started with Power BI!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Search: The glue that binds 365

As Microsoft Search continues to grow, in both search opportunities and customization options, organizations need to be thinking more about how they can best leverage this technology to provide their people with a best-in-class search experience. In this session, we will explore how Microsoft Search is creating a unified experience across the multitude of 365 apps (and beyond), learn about how you can leverage it best (both out of the box and through customization/extending the experience) and how recommendations on how you can roll it out successfully in your organization.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Build your first Power BI dashboard

Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you! In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard. You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization. You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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 canvas 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 and set the stage for further enhancements

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

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.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Mike Maadarani

    Microsoft MVP

Get the most out of Microsoft Lists

Microsoft Lists is a real solution for any person or organization wishing to structure and improve their organization. You can use Microsoft Lists for simple tasks such as tracking tasks, projects, inventory, but also for more advanced use such as managing your business trips, your content calendar or your events coming. In this session we will show you how to customize lists to meet your needs and how we can elevate your lists to the next level.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Derek Cash-Peterson

    Microsoft MVP

Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

Our users are spending more and more time using Teams. It makes sense to try and reduce the friction of context switching by bringing our custom applications directly into Teams where they are working. We are able to harness the collaborative nature of Teams and SharePoint in one application and render it in many different contexts. In this introductory developer session we will look at how to create and deploy a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. We will use one code base to make the web part Teams aware in both a Teams Tab and a Personal App. We will look at how to use that app to read and write data into SharePoint using PnPjs. Users will leave with an understanding of how to leverage SPFx to create applications they can use in Teams and resources on how to explore this further.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

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 do Microsoft Viva, Viva Connections, and Viva Engage 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 – in every place where it is delivered.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Getting Started with Power Apps Governance

Tips, tricks, and checklists for adding Power Apps to your organization's tool set. How to plan for a successful integration for makers, developers, trainers, and more.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

How well do you know the Microsoft 365 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.

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