Washington, D.C.

Power Platform

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

PWR103 - Power Apps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. Power Apps integration with SharePoint introduces new options for Power Users to access, store, or extend existing data solutions beyond the boundaries of traditional lists. In this session, we’ll cover new locations for data storage, new capabilities of these containers, and the pros and cons of choosing one over the other while still surfacing solutions via SharePoint or Teams.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

TDV103 - Battle Royale: Power Virtual Agents (No Code Chatbots) vs Microsoft Bot Framework

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 rapid space. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive open-source offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots. 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. Often the developers and architects have to decide which product to use while building Chatbots. In this demo-driven session, we will cover in-depth the key differences between Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents ( No Code Chatbots ) and their suitable use cases. We will also cover the pricing and the extensibility model. You will learn: • Key differences between Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents ( No Code Chatbots ) • How to call custom Bots built using Microsoft Bot Framework from Power Virtual • Agents using Bot Framework Skills • Best Practices of Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents (No Code Chatbots)

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

PWR201 - Power Apps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

Yes, yes... Power Apps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know Power Apps are also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that Power Apps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control. See how Power Apps 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.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

TDV202 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team! We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

BI203 - 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.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Peter Carson

    President

BI304 - Integrating Multiple Planner Boards into a Power BI Dashboard

Microsoft Planner is a planning application available within Microsoft 365. It is fantastic for assigning tasks and sub-tasks to users and has a lot of value in tracking progress for different initiatives. We use planner on both internal and consulting projects as it provides simplified task management. However, when you belong to multiple Planner boards, it can become challenging to manage tasks and get a holistic view of all tasks and their assignments in a single pane. We found this out quite quickly and turned to building a Power BI dashboard to provide us this view. Having a solution that allows for rolling up multiple planner boards into portfolios which can then be presented in a very visually appealing dashboard makes it much easier to be decisive and identify potential task conflicts. These portfolios can also be organized into different dashboards, so that security can be applied. In this session we will cover: • Business scenario • Technical challenges connecting Power BI to Planner - no existing connector • SharePoint lists to organize Plans into Portfolios, and Portfolios into Power BI reports to manage security • Leveraging Azure Automation in the cloud to collect and organize the Planner content • Visualizing this through dashboards and reports in Power BI • Publishing this out for the organization to consume