Washington, D.C.

365 EduCon DC Pre-Conference Workshops
A Microsoft 365 Conference

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MCT, MCSA, MCSE & Master's in CIS

Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator. We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills, you will have a live Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

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

Monday, June 12th 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.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget:  - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list - Connect to data sources - Themes, branding, and layouts - Conditional formatting - Rules and data validation - Formula bar This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime: - Connectors, data sources, and gateways - Events vs triggers - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions - Conditions for Flow - Workflow history - Flow connections and ownership - Licensing The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

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. Please note: Attendees will need to bring their laptops with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work. You Will Learn : 1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure? 2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? 3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Building Power Platform Mashups!

With the Power Platform family now having 5 members and the increasing number of connectors, there are endless opportunities to integrate between them and further enhance the use-cases. Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on the journey in the Microsoft Power Platform world. This jam-packed workshop includes integration across the Power Platform Services and data sources. It also shows how to leverage some new features such as Power Apps cards and the advanced authoring canvas for Power Automate. Some examples of integration includes: - Update a Power BI report data using Power Apps and Power Automate. - Integrate with data in a Power Virtual Agents chatbot conversation using Power Automate. - Build cards in Power Apps and share it in Teams. - Dataflows to import data from SharePoint and SQL to Dataverse - Take entries from a Microsoft Form and save it in whichever data source you please using Power Automate. - Mixed Reality and 3D Models integration with Power Apps Canvas apps. - Using Power Platform Admin Center Data policies to configure actions for SQL and Twitter. - Use of Twilio to send SMS messages So if you are someone who has worked with either one of the Power Platform services and are now interested in expanding your solutions and integrating across the entire family, then you do not want to miss this workshop! Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/RgADK_dTmfs

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Viva Connections, SharePoint, Teams, and Viva Engage

Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity. You’ll learn how to: - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

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

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Information Architecture for Intranets and Viva Connections in Microsoft 365

In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. You will learn how about Microsoft Viva and how it should influence your IA planning. We will cover the critical aspects of IA: navigation/site architecture, page design, metadata architecture, and planning search experiences. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for audiences, hubs, and home sites; page architectures that support accessibility and great user experiences; and using metadata on pages and documents. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/3s3o6-Bgq_4

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP
  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Deploying M365 to Solve Business Problems

Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, Planner, Lists, OneDrive, the Power Platform, Viva (and its 72 modules). Microsoft 365 has stepped away from "deploying SharePoint" and into a full suite of technical capabilities designed to solve any problem. But how do we know what business problems we’re truly being asked to solve? Now that "ship it and forget it" is off the table (or should be), how do we define successful deployment of M365 capabilities? With a definition of success, how do we ensure that what the business is asking for will actually solve their problems? How do we build mutual respect so the business will listen to our recommendations on how technology can best meet their needs? Do our recommendation work? We know you are attending a technology conference but if you want the technology to work for you and your organization you must take a Human First approach to deploying Microsoft 365. Join us for the first day of your conference to explore how to ensure you are solving for the right problems, and then spend the next four days learning how the technology can solve them for you. During this session Joy and Jay will help you understand why M365 has changed how we deploy technology: - Consequences of Shadow IT - How IT as a service provides a framework for success - How to engage with the business - A holistic approach to requirements gathering - Defining success - Embracing "it's never done" as a good thing Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/abXmtkuazHY

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!