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
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
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
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.
Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich featured collaboration platform.
The way we work has fundamentally changed, and organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace. Microsoft Viva—Microsoft's employee engagement platform—is becoming the central hub of a successful digital workplace. With nine+ modules spanning four key pillars (Connection, Insight, Purpose, & Growth), understanding the Viva ecosystem can feel daunting. In this session, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Eric Overfield breaks down the many modules of Microsoft Viva and shows you how they can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce. Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva-empowered digital workspace. In this session: - Understand each of the current Microsoft Viva modules - See how the modules integrate and a day in the life of an employee using Viva - Learn successful patterns & practices when rolling out Viva components in your organization
Over the past few years, it has become increasingly easier to create powerful bots with little to no code. Now almost anyone can quickly create a deploy a chat bot with ease. Power Virtual Agents is a premium add-on to the Power Platform that allows you to create and deploy such bots. As part of Dataverse (previously called Project Oakdale) many Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams. These chat bots are covered under their Microsoft 365 licensing and require no premium licensing to develop, deploy, or use. In this session attendees will learn: 1) How to create / deploy chat bots in Teams 2) How to create Topics, use branching logic, and prompt users for input 3) Add even more power to their chat bots using Power Automate flows. All without any additional licensing!
Join us to get the deep dive of all the new features delivered and coming for Microsoft Teams.
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
Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace. In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings. Topics include: - How to manage meeting recordings - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters - Together mode - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience - Customizing your background - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera and more!
Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of 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. But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing. This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app. In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. We'll cover the following points with slides and demos. - What does the Teams License cover? - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
A lot has changed since Microsoft began recommending flat information architecture for modern SharePoint intranets. In this session we’ll discuss: - The advantages of flat information architecture - How hub sites provide consistent navigation and content rollups - How Teams connected team sites play a role in the intranet - Using Yammer to engage employees - Creating a single-pane-of-glass experience for employees with Microsoft Viva
In this session we will go through the Teams Shared Channel functionality from start to finish. We will discuss the configuration of it, how it works, how it differs from the previous guest experience, and why it is a better experience for the employee experience!
Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years: - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%) - Effective team communication (72%) The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure? Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully. In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.
Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do. In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.
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.
As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats and posts to files saved in a Teams channel. Without governance in place Teams sprawl can negatively impact the business’ experience with Teams. What does governance look like for Microsoft Teams? Should sprawl be a concern and if so, how do we limit it without limiting Teams adoption functionality? How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies? Join information management experts Joy Apple and Jay Leask as they show you: - How Teams fits into the modern architecture model of Microsoft 365 - How to leverage proper architecture in Teams to facilitate collaboration - The importance of an overall Office/Microsoft 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities. - Base-line Teams governance best practices - How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates. - Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams.
Microsoft Teams applications are hot. They streamline work for users and add collaboration to everyday business processes. While there are many approaches to building Teams apps, you don't have to start from scratch! In this demo-filled presentation you will learn how to take a generic web application and grow it into a full featured Teams application while preserving your existing code base. You'll learn how to make your existing login page work in Teams, and then go a step beyond to support seamless Azure AD single sign-on. You'll learn how to streamline work by allowing users to configure the app to show just the information they need, how to make your app look like it belongs in Teams, add a messaging extension to bring your business data right into the conversation. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to reuse, rather than rebuild, your apps in Microsoft Teams.
Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams! In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.
As more and more enterprises embrace hybrid and remote working environments in a post-pandemic world, many organizations are looking to improve the way they deliver Learning and Development activities to their staff in engaging, interactive, and collaborative ways. Explore key scenarios such as: - Enabling collaborative learning communities with Microsoft Teams for Change Management initiatives, building Communities of Practice, peer-based Management Training, and more; - Foster a sense of inclusion and welcoming for new-hires with group-based interactive onboarding cohorts; - Provide “in the moment” training for real-world project-based learning in Teams; Don’t miss this interactive session and learn how AvePoint helps customers make the most of their M365 capabilities by leveraging, enhancing, and automating Microsoft Teams for L&D scenarios.
Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.
Teams live events (live events, webinars, Teams meetings) are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization. We will review scenarios where each type of event in Teams can be of best use and what to use when. In this session we will talk about the - lessons learned from the conference - features of teams live events - options for putting on a conference
Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaborative platform with a web of interconnecting components for everyday work life. To some, the interconnections might be obvious and a part of our daily practice to get the most out of the application suite. But to some of us, the "intuitive" nature of the platform is more allusive. This session we will take a look at how to efficiently navigate Microsoft Teams to get the most out of meetings and daily communication.
Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Viva, Yammer, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin? In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.
Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365). The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up? Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.
You’ve probably attended a few sessions about compliance and retention policies in SharePoint over the years, but how do you make real use of it in your organization? How do you ensure that you have architected your environment to ensure data is securely stored for as long as required but not too long?! How do you ensure that your users understand and know where to store content so that it gets the correct policies applied? Go beyond the how to and learn from real world scenarios that enable organizations to not only set up the correct policies but help ensure users do their part to put data where it needs to go.
The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. You will learn: 1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation 2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint 3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows. Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers. The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it. The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.
Whether your deployed Microsoft Teams quickly in response to COVID-19 or you are planning more strategically, making good governance decisions is critical. This session guides you through the key governance decisions for Microsoft Teams and provides an approach to ensure that your decisions are communicated and effective. You will take away a framework for making key decisions and an approach for creating a resource center to communicate those decisions to your users. Note: If you are interested in this session, be sure to attend Bob German's session "Teams App Governance: managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams" and join Sue and Bob for a Teams governance “birds of a feather” lunch group.
Microsoft Teams is rapidly positioning itself to be the connecting tool across much of the Office 365 suite. How can we take advantage of this platform and create new user experiences? In this session we'll talk about all the ways that we can interact with, automate, and supplement Microsoft Teams. We will talk about cards, bots, connectors, and custom applications. Session Benefits: - Understand how to use Microsoft Teams as a tool for better user experience - Understand all the options that are available for customizing the MS Teams interaction
Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool and collaborative platform for interconnecting applications. These connections span beyond just Microsoft data connection points to 100s of other applications that your ecosystem might leverage. Making these applications easy to access, making data exchange efficient for your uses, and encouraging adoption. In this session, you will learn some of the helpful frontend platforms your users can leverage and how to modify the default configurations in Teams so that each department has its tools upfront.
Microsoft Teams isn't only a collaboration tool, it's also an application platform with its own app store and enterprise application catalog. In this session you'll learn how to manage these applications using Teams app policies and Team templates. We'll also explore the management of Microsoft Graph permissions, which allow applications to access your tenant's Microsoft 365 data, and what Teams applications can do regardless of these permissions. Then we'll consider some common scenarios and discuss the options for handling them. NOTE: While we may briefly touch on Power Platform applications, the focus of this session is on traditional applications developed for Teams or SharePoint.
SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name. It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com. Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.
Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However, many organizations struggle with their Teams implementation due to complexities and misunderstandings of how Teams impacts their Architecture. This session will cover how we can architect our intranet with Teams in mind, not only to reduce duplication of sites, but to use existing team sites with Microsoft Teams. We'll also discuss: - Security best practices for Teams (and SharePoint) - Implications of private and shared channels - How tabs and connectors help us turn channels into true hubs for teamwork
If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there. Come to this session to learn about how to: - Create and manage teams with internal and external participants - Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs - Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams - Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app - Learn about the future of task management in Office 365
Find out hidden resources and secret tips to building the best Microsoft Teams app ever! The information in this session is coming direct from the source, a Microsoft Teams Engineering Platform Ecosystem Product PM who works on Teams Platform capabilities and features and helps bring the best apps to the Teams App Store. These Teams Engineering secrets will include information around easily improving the UX & UI of your app, how to quickly validate your app manifest and more! Plus, learn about how you too can submit your app to the Teams public app store and all the ways your app can get approved faster. This session is valuable for developers and UX/UI designers.