Washington, D.C.

Power User Track

Sunday, December 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Power Automate is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of Power Apps and Power Automate as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience. • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms. • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint. • Detailed comparison of Power Apps and InfoPath. This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services. • Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment. •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer. •  Discover how to connect Power Automate to over 100 data sources. •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Power Automate.. The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

Sunday, December 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP, MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

WRK108 - 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. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. 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.

Monday, December 13th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK401 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you. In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including: • Managing your Microsoft Teams • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns • Creating workflows using Power Automate • Customizing Microsoft Lists • & more! After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

Monday, December 13th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 Workflows

This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate. Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail: • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Introduction to Workflow Manager • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows? • How to customize out of the Box Workflows? • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows? • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App? • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows? • Getting Started with Power Automate • Getting Started with Logic Apps Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer You will learn: • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Basics of Power Automate • Basics of Logic Apps • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows? The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019 and Subscription edition

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 11:20 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR102 - 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.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 11:20 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF102 - Rocking the collaboration experience in Office 365: The good, bad and ugly

Office 365 is becoming more and more indispensable for all kind of companies. Moving to Office 365 comes with multiple key benefits and key features like Groups, Microsoft Teams, Flow and/or PowerApps. Everybody’s focal points are on the benefits: Generate greater productivity with Office 365, Access from anywhere with Office 365, Robust security… But the drawbacks are being omitted. In this session you'll see advantages of all new stack like Flow, PowerApps, Teams but also the drawbacks and/or lack of "modern experiences" in Office365. This session focalizes on all interested parties who might be interested in the whole Office365 suit. Microsoft Office 365 provides a broad array of collaboration capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployments. Learn more about the capabilities in Office 365 and how to best implement them in to your organization.

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, 3:00 pm

  • Robert Hutter

    Founder & CEO of FireStart

PWR104 - Building Enterprise Workflows with Teams, Outlook and SharePoint

This session will show how to design and build enterprise-grade workflows from zero to production in a step by step approach. You will learn how to design your process, build forms, connect your line of business applications, define your decision rules and events and build user-centric, task optimized touchpoints for your users in Teams, Outlook and SharePoint. The session will also provide practical insights, best practices and typical pitfalls when building a lasting workflow strategy for your organization.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

PWR105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) 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. 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. You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

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

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR203 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Power Automate (Flow) is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data.  In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the Power Apps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share Power Apps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created.  This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime. The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services. Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate). This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

FLO301 - Learn How to Write Futuristic Workflows in SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 On-Premises

Do you know even though Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows currently there is no method available to automatically convert SharePoint Designer Workflows into Flow? Even though a lot of new feature sets are getting added to Power Automate, a lot of organizations still rely on SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows to solve their current business needs. In this future-forward demo-driven talk, we will cover how we can write futuristic workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio so that when the time is right and you are ready to make a switch to another product/service (Power Automate or any other third-party product/service), you can reuse a lot of your earlier investment and have a smoother transition. The techniques covered in this talk will also help you during migration. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Prem (2013/2016/2019) as well as SharePoint Online. You will learn: • How to create futuristic SharePoint Workflows • Best practices for building SharePoint Workflows • How to transition SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

PWR302 - Power Apps and SharePoint: Better together

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users, decision-makers and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! Power Apps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing Power Apps templates to get us started. Because Power Apps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having Power Apps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources.  In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with Power Apps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

PWR303 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list. In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.