Dallas, Texas

365 EduCon Dallas 2022 Workshops and Sessions

  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything and SharePint

    Join Microsoft's experts for an interactive Q&A about Microsoft 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Teams and more! Bring your best questions! Refreshments and pizza will be provided.

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 4:50 pm - 6:50 pm
    • Keynote
  • WRK103 - 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.

    Room A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • WRK104 - 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

    Room 2
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • WRK106 - 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 (MVP) 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 seminar 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.

    Room D
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    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.

    Room C
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • WRK108 - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop that aims to demystify all the amazing products in Microsoft 365. You often hear about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, To-Do, Whiteboard, and more – but never in detail. In this workshop, we will go through the Microsoft 365 products in detail and understand where each one fits in today’s modern collaboration framework. This workshop is for you regardless if you are new to Microsoft 365, have just migrated from on-premises, or still evaluating the value Microsoft 365 could bring to your organization.
    Some of the topics that we will cover include:

    • Overview of Microsoft's cloud solutions & how collaboration changed
    • Introduction to the collaboration tools inside Microsoft 365
    • How to get started creating your own Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Understanding permissions and Microsoft 365 Groups
    • & much more!

    This workshop will be your launching pad to getting the most out of Microsoft 365 inside your organization! The knowledge gained from this workshop will not only help you use the right tools at the right time but will also help you have a solid Microsoft 365 foundation to get the most out of all the other sessions at the conference!

    Room 1
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • SharePoint
  • WRK401 - 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.

    Room B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK402 - 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.

    Room C
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SharePoint
  • WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture.

    In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences.

    We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • WRK406 - 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 of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    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.

    Room D
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK503 - Building an Employee Recognition Solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    You'll work through topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK604 - Microsoft Viva Connections

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. We will start with an overview of all modules within Viva and then focus on Viva Connections. With Viva Connections, you can empower your employees to take advantage of greater engagement and productivity by meeting them right where they are working, in Microsoft Teams. This workshop will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process, pre-requisites, and learning tips and tricks for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams. This will include:

    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation
    • Adding ACE cards to the dashboard
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center
    • Resources for managing your own deployment

    By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared set to enable Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Room 2
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • WRK605 - How to Win Friends (in the Business) and Solve Problems

    You've attended sessions on ensuring you have the right technical acumen to successfully deploy M365, but how do you ensure your plans don't fall on the deaf ears of end-users who are resistant to change?

    During this half-day workshop, Jay and Joy will help you accelerate your technical success by making it look like you care about business needs (because we know you really do). We will help you fine-tune your approach to the business when proposing technical solutions to ensure the successful adoption of these tools in helping your company succeed with this four-step program:

    1. Care for the business
    2. Deploy cool technology
    3. [attend this session]
    4. Profit

    Room 7
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    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.

    Room C
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK604 - Microsoft Viva Connections

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. We will start with an overview of all modules within Viva and then focus on Viva Connections. With Viva Connections, you can empower your employees to take advantage of greater engagement and productivity by meeting them right where they are working, in Microsoft Teams. This workshop will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process, pre-requisites, and learning tips and tricks for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams. This will include:

    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation
    • Adding ACE cards to the dashboard
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center
    • Resources for managing your own deployment

    By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared set to enable Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Room 2
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • ADM100 - What’s new in Security & Management in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

    Safeguarding your corporate data in this digital era is critical and complex, don’t look further, Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams offer next generation Security, Compliance, and Management controls to empower you for your digital transformation.

    Come learn what’s new in Security, Compliance, and Management specifically secure access and sharing, awareness and insights, information governance, improved site management experience, how SharePoint admins can now work with group-connected sites, how to work with hub sites, how to use site-level policies for more granular security control, and more. See you at the session!

    Room 6
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SharePoint
  • ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

    Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment.

    In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data?

    These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs.

    At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • SharePoint
  • TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

    Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility!

    Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

    Room A
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
  • CM103 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 5
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • ADM104 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

    Take your Microsoft 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell.

    In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Microsoft 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

    Room 1
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • CM105 - Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

    When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery.

    Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

    Room 8
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    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.

    Room A
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

    Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you.

    Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 5
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • SPT202 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room C
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 7
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM204 - Azure Storage and Security Best Practices

    Use Azure Storage the right way with these key best practices on security and administration. Whether it is Azure Metrics, Azure Advisor or simple visibility into Azure storage resources; these tips will help you consume and manage Azure storage better.

    Using Azure Storage is a natural choice today, but the day-to-day administration of storage in the cloud is not the same as what would happen on-premises with traditional storage.

    In this session, Azure storage expert Karinne Bessette will showcase specific Azure administration and security practices for Azure storage.

    The need for having some insight to best practices for using Azure storage will help ensure your data in the cloud is available, secure and ready for use. Some practical tips include how to use Azure advisor for storage accounts to ensure that day-to-day administration and changes in storage account usage do not expose new problems or vulnerabilities.

    Additionally, this session will show how some tools such as Azure Storage Explorer, can help manage storage accounts with ease.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • OFF204 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • ADM206 - Utilizing sensitivity labels for Teams and SharePoint sites

    Microsoft Information Protection and Teamwork in Microsoft 365 has come together. You don't need to look at how to always lock down and limit access to solutions. You should be looking at how to empower your employees to work with content securely. The ability to classify Office 365 Groups and their supporting solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and Yammer has occurred.

    In this session we will go through how classifications for Microsoft Information Protection work specifically with Teams and SharePoint Online to keep your content safe.

    Room 8
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    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.

    Room 5
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • OFF205 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

    Room 7
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

    Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints.

    Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

    Room 1
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 1
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy.

    We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

    Room 5
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

    Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365.

    This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information.

    We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!

    Room 7
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM304 - How To Automate Your Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning Solution

    Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance a SharePoint environment.

    In this session, we will learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full Site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and easy approval before creation!

    Room 2
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint.

    Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

    Room 8
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • PWR201 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 2
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • AZR202 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 8
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • ADM204 - Azure Storage and Security Best Practices

    Use Azure Storage the right way with these key best practices on security and administration. Whether it is Azure Metrics, Azure Advisor or simple visibility into Azure storage resources; these tips will help you consume and manage Azure storage better.

    Using Azure Storage is a natural choice today, but the day-to-day administration of storage in the cloud is not the same as what would happen on-premises with traditional storage.

    In this session, Azure storage expert Karinne Bessette will showcase specific Azure administration and security practices for Azure storage.

    The need for having some insight to best practices for using Azure storage will help ensure your data in the cloud is available, secure and ready for use. Some practical tips include how to use Azure advisor for storage accounts to ensure that day-to-day administration and changes in storage account usage do not expose new problems or vulnerabilities.

    Additionally, this session will show how some tools such as Azure Storage Explorer, can help manage storage accounts with ease.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV204 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room 8
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • AZR205 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room B
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • AZR302 - Augmenting Microsoft 365 development using Github Codespaces

    The Microsoft 365 development space is continuing change at a rapid pace, including SharePoint web parts & extensions, Teams apps, MS Graph, PowerShell and so much more.

    One of the challenges of this rapid pace is that API and Framework versions are constantly being updated, so working on projects written against previous versions means a scramble to keep multiple environments available. Github Codespaces allows developers to build environments on-demand that are fast, cheap, and disposable. These environments are available to use in the browser or with modern IDEs on your local machine.

    This session will cover this new technology and walk through how to get your Codespaces environment set up to take your Microsoft development efforts to the next level.

    Room A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV304 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road?

    Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of.

    Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room 8
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • WRK106 - 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 (MVP) 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 seminar 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.

    Room D
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK401 - 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.

    Room B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    Room C
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

    If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

    Room C
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room C
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • PWR103 - Power BI + Power Apps + Power Automate = Better Together

    Want to amplify actionable data insights and accelerate better decision making? Then this session is for you where we'll look at how organizations can benefit from the exciting possibilities of using Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate together.

    We will walk through best practices, things you should know to take full advantage of the tools and real-life examples. Learn how you can seamlessly combine data visuals on Power BI dashboards with an added layer of apps and cloud flows to enable write-back capabilities and integration with numerous back end services.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • BI104 - 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.

    Room C
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • BI201 - Build smarter Power Platform solutions using Artificial Intelligence

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI solutions and let Artificial Intelligence do the work for you.

    Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes.

    In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    Room C
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • BI203 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

    Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy.

    This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

    Room C
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality.

    We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room C
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • BI205 - There's No Time Like the Present - real time and low latency data in Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them. If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room C
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI301 - Self-service data preparation with Dataflows

    As data volume continues to grow, so does the challenge of wrangling that data into well-formed, actionable information. Most organisations want data that’s ready for analytics, to populate visuals, reports, and dashboards, so that they can quickly turn volumes of data into actionable insights.

    Join us in this session and learn how to use Dataflow to ingest, transform, integrate, and enrich your data by defining data source connections, ETL logic and refresh schedules.

    Room C
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI302 - Power BI sharing - your options for keeping everyone informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room C
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI303 - Sharing PowerBI Reports with the World - 5 Things to Know

    The Power BI Publish to Web feature is a powerful tool for sharing your reports with a wider audience. However, it brings with it a number of difficulties, challenges, and dangers. Before you use this capability, you should know when it is appropriate, what is possible, and how to design for it properly.

    This session will explore what the Publish to web feature is all about, and how you can take advantage of it effectively, and most importantly… safely.

    Room C
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint’s Content Services data with SharePoint Syntex and Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK605 - How to Win Friends (in the Business) and Solve Problems

    You've attended sessions on ensuring you have the right technical acumen to successfully deploy M365, but how do you ensure your plans don't fall on the deaf ears of end-users who are resistant to change?

    During this half-day workshop, Jay and Joy will help you accelerate your technical success by making it look like you care about business needs (because we know you really do). We will help you fine-tune your approach to the business when proposing technical solutions to ensure the successful adoption of these tools in helping your company succeed with this four-step program:

    1. Care for the business
    2. Deploy cool technology
    3. [attend this session]
    4. Profit

    Room 7
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • OFF101 - 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

    Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it!

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 proven things You can do to make your users fall in Love with Microsoft 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

    Room 7
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SharePoint
  • ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

    Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment.

    In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data?

    These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs.

    At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • SharePoint
  • INT102 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current cloud-based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 6
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 7
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF103 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine.

    Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work.

    From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

    Room 7
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • TMS103 - Running Teams Live Events at Scale

    Teams live events 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.

    In this session we will talk about the
    • lessons learned from the conference
    • features of teams live events
    • options for putting on a conference

    Room A
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA103 - Build Better Work Habits with Viva Insights

    Does this sound familiar? You open Outlook in the morning and notice a "Your daily briefing" email sent from Microsoft Viva. You skim through, find a few suggestions to help you prepare for your day, and think "Hey, this is really helpful!". But did you know there is also an app in Microsoft Teams which offers even MORE useful recommendations to help you have a great workday?

    Viva Insights, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help you do your best work by providing insights about how you work along with recommendations to boost productivity and prioritize wellbeing.

    In this session, I'll show how Viva Insights helps you understand your work patterns so you can build better work habits such as:

    · Reserving time in your day for uninterrupted, focused work
    · Following through on commitments you’ve made to colleagues
    · Taking regular breaks
    · Maintaining boundaries between work and personal time by intentionally closing out your workday
    · And more!

    I'll show how you can easily add the Viva Insights app in Teams so bring your laptop and phone to follow along!

    Room 8
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

    Room 7
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
  • BV203 - Learning in the flow of work: providing learning just-in-time instead of just-in-case

    Thorough end user training is a waste of time because the forgetting curve is just too steep. People start forgetting what they learn shortly after the learning stops. We can't depend on learning that happened months ago to help employees do the job they need to do right now. Employees need the answers to their queries at the moment of their need, in the context of their environment and in the flow of their work to be able to do their job.

    This session will show you examples of what it means to provide learning in the flow of work to your employees and why it's a necessity in today's fast paced world. You will get to visualize the best ways in which employees at organizations can be trained, informed and supported at their moment of need to help them perform at their job.

    Room D
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room D
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 8
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • VVA303 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 5
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK605 - How to Win Friends (in the Business) and Solve Problems

    You've attended sessions on ensuring you have the right technical acumen to successfully deploy M365, but how do you ensure your plans don't fall on the deaf ears of end-users who are resistant to change?

    During this half-day workshop, Jay and Joy will help you accelerate your technical success by making it look like you care about business needs (because we know you really do). We will help you fine-tune your approach to the business when proposing technical solutions to ensure the successful adoption of these tools in helping your company succeed with this four-step program:

    1. Care for the business
    2. Deploy cool technology
    3. [attend this session]
    4. Profit

    Room 7
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • CM101 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything!

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint
    • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    Room 5
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • CM102 - Getting started with SharePoint Syntex

    Syntex brings seamless AI-powered content services to Microsoft 365 for document automation - tagging and security, taxonomy, content assembly, advanced search, contract management, and knowledge creation.

    Join me for a deep dive on how to configure and run these powerful tools that are essential to any Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 7
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CM103 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 5
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM104 - Managing OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business is an important workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OneDrive provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your files and with them from any device.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration. This session will go through things such as:
    • Intro to OneDrive for Business
    • Roll out strategy and best practices
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Reporting
    • What’s new and coming

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    Room 5
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM105 - Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

    When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery.

    Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

    Room 8
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • OFF201 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

    Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you.

    Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 5
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • VVA202 - Create a knowledge sharing culture with Viva Topics

    It is important to put employees at the center of work and create a culture where they can thrive through knowledge and expertise.

    In this session, we’ll explore how customers and Microsoft itself have implemented Viva Topics and walk through best practices for getting deployed, garnering adoption, and scaling across organizations.

    This session will focus on the practical application of how People + AI work together to generate a useful, engaging, up-to-date knowledge base.

    Room 2
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Viva
  • SOL02 - Synology Data Backup for Microsoft 365: How to Protect Yourself From Data Loss & Disasters

    Microsoft’s policies on M365 data backup are focused on the infrastructure of M365 and the ability to access their interface. When it comes to backing up your critical data and protecting it from potential threats such as disasters, ransomware, and human error; that clearly lies on the shoulders of the owner of the data. Synology has built a robust array of hardware options and software innovations that will protect all of your organization’s sensitive data to keep downtime to a minimum. Join our session to learn more about Synology’s data protection solutions as well as take a deep dive into our backend to see how setting up a data retention policy could save you from potential disasters and downtime.

    Room B
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • CM203 - A Deep Dive into SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata

    SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata have been around since SharePoint 2010 without any changes…until now!

    In this session, we will cover the new and refreshed capabilities that are coming to SharePoint Online. We will cover what’s new, what’s different, and what is the same. We will also discuss practical guidance for people new to Content Types and Metadata, and for organizations that are already using them.

    Of course, you will also see a demo!

    Room 5
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 7
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    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.

    Room 5
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy.

    We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

    Room 5
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • VVA302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 6
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint’s Content Services data with SharePoint Syntex and Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture.

    In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences.

    We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • INT102 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current cloud-based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 6
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 7
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • INT103 - 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 does Viva Connections 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.

    Room 6
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • INT104 - Rethinking Intranet Navigation. Hub Sites for the Modern World

    We all miss our old, trusty global navigation; modern site architecture calls for a change in how we think about organizing and connecting to our sites and information. But there’s good news: Hub sites can help us get back consistency in our intranet navigation as we flatten out our architecture.

    In this session we'll discover what Hub sites are, what they aren’t, and best practices for leveraging them in modern architecture.

    Room 6
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT200 - Next Level SharePoint News

    Do you want to use an Intranet to share pertinent dynamic information such as announcements, milestones, system outages and upcoming events? Do you also want the content to be interactive and engaging for your users? Consider repeat content - would you benefit from using a template every month and/or scheduling your messages? Would you also like to easily push your content to MS Teams or Yammer?

    SharePoint News can help you achieve all of these things and so much more! Derived from the legacy Announcements List in SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint News has evolved into an expansive feature that users must understand how to take full advantage of.

    In this session we will cover:
    • How to create, edit, delete and schedule a News Post
    • News Templates
    • Strategy and Architecture, including Hub News
    • Web Parts to display Posts
    • Where to find Posts
    • Real life use case: Build an Alert System to display important messages on your site

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • INT201 - Creating Quick and Dirty Intranets from Scratch with Modern SharePoint and Teams

    Microsoft Teams seems to have taken the world by storm, while traditional intranets have somewhat fallen by the wayside. However, there is still value in having a company intranet.

    With Viva Home, you can bridge the gap between collaboration in Teams and the intranet functionality of SharePoint in one convenient, easy to adopt place!

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he explains features and architecture of a Modern Teams-first intranet while creating a proof-of-concept.

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Modern hub and associated sites architecture
    • New SharePoint Home Sites
    • Departmental communication sites
    • Using Teams for collaboration
    • Setting up Viva Home

    If you’ve been tasked with building your company a new intranet and don’t know where to start, or you are just interested in learning about some cool new features, don’t miss this session!

    Room 6
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • SOL03 - Build Modern Intranet using AQL’s Intranet web parts

    Make employee engagement a reality with AQL’s intranet web parts in your hybrid workplace

    In this era of digitization and remote working, a hybrid workplace promoting employee engagement and collaboration is the primary objective for most companies around the globe. At AQL, we understand the essence of highly efficient web parts to help your company build a dynamic & interactive intranet page with all the tools for communicating, engaging, and collaborating.

    Our popular web parts like FAQs, Quick Links, Hero, Dynamic Navigation, Kudos, People Directory, Super Jobs, Display Broken Permissions, Employee Spotlight, and Employee Birthday not only give you a modern intranet experience, but also provides a platform to promote employee engagement, communication, & collaboration within your organization.

    Sameer Mohammed, Microsoft Practice Lead at AQL Technologies, is going to demonstrate creating a successful intranet using AQL’s award-winning web parts along with SharePoint intranet best practices. This session will show you how an intuitive and engaging intranet is possible by configuring AQL’s web parts without the need for complex codes and customizations.

    Check out our web parts on the Microsoft App source or AQL’s Website.

    https://aqltech.com/sharepoint-intranet-webparts/

    Room C
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Solution Showcase
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

    Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity.

    In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

    Room 6
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room D
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • INT205 - Tools and Techniques to create an accessible and inclusive intranet in Office 365

    Around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some type of color deficiency in their eyesight. Don't find out the hard way when you present an "awesome looking" yet colorful spreadsheet to your CIO and he tells you "I'm colorblind".

    Are you creating your sites, dashboards and documents that both look good and are accessible to all of your users? Even if you're not color blind or have low vision, there are color choices that just hurt the eyes.

    Learn how to use the tools available in the UI Fabric Theme Designer and check for accessibility in your color selection for SharePoint Themes and Designs as well as other tools for documents, PowerBI, and other areas of Office 365 to create an inclusive intranet that works for everyone.

    Room 6
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT301 - Information Architecture Tools in Modern SharePoint

    The tools and building blocks for information architecture have changed in modern SharePoint. We now have hub sites, new navigation options, Office 365 groups for security, and more.

    In this session, we will look at the modern SharePoint information architecture building blocks. We will then review how these building blocks can affect services such as search, security, compliance, and branding.

    Finally, we will look at best practices for putting all of these components together into an organized information architecture.

    Room D
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • VVA302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 6
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • INT304 - Communicating intelligently with SharePoint News

    Many organizations rely heavily on email to send out newsletters, and also run into adoption issues with SharePoint. What if you could solve both of those problems at the same time? You can do exactly that with SharePoint News!

    In this session, we will discuss SharePoint Online's News functionality, and how your organization can use it to communicate effectively while driving users to your intranet.

    We will go over topics such as:
    1. What is the current state of the news functionality?
    2. How can you curate which news is displayed on which sites?
    3. Is it possible to still mail out a newsletter?
    4. How can organizations share news to multiple sites?
    5. Which features are rolling out next?

    If you are looking for a newsletter, and/or you want to learn a new adoption trick or two, don't miss this session!

    Room 5
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • WRK406 - 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 of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    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.

    Room D
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK604 - Microsoft Viva Connections

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. We will start with an overview of all modules within Viva and then focus on Viva Connections. With Viva Connections, you can empower your employees to take advantage of greater engagement and productivity by meeting them right where they are working, in Microsoft Teams. This workshop will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process, pre-requisites, and learning tips and tricks for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams. This will include:

    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation
    • Adding ACE cards to the dashboard
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center
    • Resources for managing your own deployment

    By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared set to enable Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Room 2
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • ADM100 - What’s new in Security & Management in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

    Safeguarding your corporate data in this digital era is critical and complex, don’t look further, Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams offer next generation Security, Compliance, and Management controls to empower you for your digital transformation.

    Come learn what’s new in Security, Compliance, and Management specifically secure access and sharing, awareness and insights, information governance, improved site management experience, how SharePoint admins can now work with group-connected sites, how to work with hub sites, how to use site-level policies for more granular security control, and more. See you at the session!

    Room 6
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SharePoint
  • TMS101 - Beginner to Super User: These are a Few of My Favorite #MicrosoftTeams Things!

    Did you know you can filter your activity feed by “@mentions?” Or that you can type “/” into the search box for shortcuts and commands to appear? Have you seen the latest FILTER capabilities? Do you use tabs? And bots? And auto-translation? OH MY!

    We're going to start with an overview of Microsoft Teams and some of its most basic benefits (like discussions, and easy file sharing, and co-authoring). We'll hit an overview of the architecture (where is my content stored, again?). Then we'll finally hit up some of the things I get most jazzed about!

    If you are new to Teams or looking to sharpen your collaboration skills this session will give you the latest skills to boost your productivity.

    Room A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

    Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility!

    Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

    Room A
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room 1
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • TMS103 - Running Teams Live Events at Scale

    Teams live events 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.

    In this session we will talk about the
    • lessons learned from the conference
    • features of teams live events
    • options for putting on a conference

    Room A
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA103 - Build Better Work Habits with Viva Insights

    Does this sound familiar? You open Outlook in the morning and notice a "Your daily briefing" email sent from Microsoft Viva. You skim through, find a few suggestions to help you prepare for your day, and think "Hey, this is really helpful!". But did you know there is also an app in Microsoft Teams which offers even MORE useful recommendations to help you have a great workday?

    Viva Insights, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help you do your best work by providing insights about how you work along with recommendations to boost productivity and prioritize wellbeing.

    In this session, I'll show how Viva Insights helps you understand your work patterns so you can build better work habits such as:

    · Reserving time in your day for uninterrupted, focused work
    · Following through on commitments you’ve made to colleagues
    · Taking regular breaks
    · Maintaining boundaries between work and personal time by intentionally closing out your workday
    · And more!

    I'll show how you can easily add the Viva Insights app in Teams so bring your laptop and phone to follow along!

    Room 8
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room 7
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • TMD105 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 2
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    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.

    Room A
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • TMS201 - Information Management and Microsoft Teams - What you need to know!

    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 to files saved in a Teams channel.

    How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies?

    Join AvePoint’s information management expert Jay Leask as he shows you:
    • The importance of an overall Office 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities
    • Capabilities and limitations for retaining Teams Chats
    • Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams
    • How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates

    Room A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS202 - Getting Started with Teams Live Events

    Microsoft 365 live events bring live video streaming to a new level, encouraging connection throughout the entire engagement life cycle with attendees before, during, and after live events. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer.

    This session helps you understand what Teams Live Events are, how to plan for them, and how to get started using them.

    Room A
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SOL01 - Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 is designed to quickly bring together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built in collaboration, however, creates new concerns tracking who has access across your environment and the data with which they are interacting within a Zero Trust architecture mode.
    As of this past summer, the Executive order on Cybersecurity put Federal networks at the center of focus when it comes to Zero Trust architecture and overnight IT organizations had to shift their priorities to meet the order.
    When viewed individually, core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are very clearly bound in M365: How is our service secured? How do we secure sensitive data? What users are authenticated in our system? However, this approach misses an intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.
    Join AvePoint as we discuss how Federal agencies can leverage Microsoft 365’s collaborative power using a Zero Trust model. We will discuss:
    • Automating policy enforcement at the workspace (Teams, SharePoint, and M365 Groups)
    • Workspace compliance, lifecycle, and permissions recertification based on data sensitivity
    • Intelligent reporting of exposure risk based on sensitive information types and permissions data

    Room A
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SOL05 - Maximizing Microsoft Teams for Learning

    Traditional enterprise learning platforms provide robust tools to deliver and track various learning activities. However, these traditional learning platforms tend to be isolated destination systems, not integrated to digital communication and collaboration workspaces, such as Microsoft Teams that users access on a daily basis to conduct work.

    With more than 250 million active users, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most utilized collaboration platforms in the increasingly hybridized workspace. Providing learning assets in this context can increase the effectiveness of knowledge sharing by providing the right learning assets, to the right people at the right time.

    Are you using Microsoft Teams and looking for more ways to drive efficiency, productivity, and collaboration among learners? If so, come join this session where we will showcase some real-life examples on how you can embed learning in Microsoft Teams in order to maximize learning participation and retention throughout the organization.

    Room 1
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Data Protection for M365 Workloads

    In this session we will discuss some common misunderstanding related to SaaS workloads and review best practices and considerations to automate protection for your SaaS workload, with a specific focus on M365 and Azure AD.

    Room 5
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • TMD203 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    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!

    Room 1
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMS203 - Case Study: Using Microsoft Teams for Adult Learning

    The State of Minnesota College and University Systems went to Office 365 and with that, the capability of using Teams for student collaboration and sharing of files for learning.

    Join us to find out what was done at Rochester Community and Technical College in conjunction with students from Mayo Clinic using Teams for everything from Question of the day to sharing presentations and learning from each other.

    Room A
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS204 - Teams In The Architecture

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However some organizations hesitate to embrace Teams due to the implications of Teams in the Architecture.

    This session will discover 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.

    While building out a sample Intranet architecture, we'll discuss security and architecture best practices for SharePoint and Teams, the implications of private channels, and see how tabs and connectors help us turn our Teams channels into true digital hubs for teamwork.

    Room A
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • AZR205 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room B
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • TMS205 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

    Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently.

    Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game.

    Session Benefits:
    • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment
    • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams
    • Take away action items to implement right away

    Room A
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room D
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • TMS303 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

    Communication in small to large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers.

    In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

    • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams
    • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction
    • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption

    Room 6
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • VVA303 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 5
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • TMD305 - Microsoft Teams Connect – What all you need to know

    Microsoft 365, specifically Teams and SharePoint, is the de-facto standard for cross-org collaboration.

    With Teams Connect, we are taking this cross-org collaboration to the next level as Boundaryless Collaboration.

    Come and learn how we have reimagined the Identity Platform in SharePoint/Teams and many benefits for Teams Connect!

    Room 1
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS304 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    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

    Room 6
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK104 - 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

    Room 2
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room 1
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room 7
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • TMD105 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 2
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • TMD201 - Intro to Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    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

    Room B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • AZR202 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 8
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD203 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    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!

    Room 1
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMD305 - Microsoft Teams Connect – What all you need to know

    Microsoft 365, specifically Teams and SharePoint, is the de-facto standard for cross-org collaboration.

    With Teams Connect, we are taking this cross-org collaboration to the next level as Boundaryless Collaboration.

    Come and learn how we have reimagined the Identity Platform in SharePoint/Teams and many benefits for Teams Connect!

    Room 1
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK604 - Microsoft Viva Connections

    Microsoft Viva Connections, one of the four Viva modules, brings the full experience of your company-branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams. We will start with an overview of all modules within Viva and then focus on Viva Connections. With Viva Connections, you can empower your employees to take advantage of greater engagement and productivity by meeting them right where they are working, in Microsoft Teams. This workshop will guide SharePoint and Teams admins through the process, pre-requisites, and learning tips and tricks for enabling Viva Connections in Microsoft Teams. This will include:

    • Setting up a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation
    • Adding ACE cards to the dashboard
    • Adding and managing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center
    • Resources for managing your own deployment

    By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared set to enable Viva Connections within your own Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Room 2
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
  • VVA103 - Build Better Work Habits with Viva Insights

    Does this sound familiar? You open Outlook in the morning and notice a "Your daily briefing" email sent from Microsoft Viva. You skim through, find a few suggestions to help you prepare for your day, and think "Hey, this is really helpful!". But did you know there is also an app in Microsoft Teams which offers even MORE useful recommendations to help you have a great workday?

    Viva Insights, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help you do your best work by providing insights about how you work along with recommendations to boost productivity and prioritize wellbeing.

    In this session, I'll show how Viva Insights helps you understand your work patterns so you can build better work habits such as:

    · Reserving time in your day for uninterrupted, focused work
    · Following through on commitments you’ve made to colleagues
    · Taking regular breaks
    · Maintaining boundaries between work and personal time by intentionally closing out your workday
    · And more!

    I'll show how you can easily add the Viva Insights app in Teams so bring your laptop and phone to follow along!

    Room 8
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • VVA202 - Create a knowledge sharing culture with Viva Topics

    It is important to put employees at the center of work and create a culture where they can thrive through knowledge and expertise.

    In this session, we’ll explore how customers and Microsoft itself have implemented Viva Topics and walk through best practices for getting deployed, garnering adoption, and scaling across organizations.

    This session will focus on the practical application of how People + AI work together to generate a useful, engaging, up-to-date knowledge base.

    Room 2
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Viva
  • VVA204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • VVA302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 6
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • VVA303 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 5
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
  • WRK104 - 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

    Room 2
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    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.

    Room C
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • WRK404 - 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

    Room A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room D
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 7
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 2
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
  • CM103 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 5
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT103 - 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 does Viva Connections 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.

    Room 6
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • OFF103 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine.

    Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work.

    From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

    Room 7
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • SPT103 - The Intrazone LIVE! The stickiness of the Power Platform

    We've got a great LIVE show and guest, April Dunnam (Senior cloud advocate - Microsoft) - to dive into the value of building sticky apps with the Power Platform, ensuring they are fast, intuitive and easy to use.

    We, too, will dive into new offerings to ensure you're current on all Power Platform news and announcements. Plus, we're interested in your FAQs in this space - all will be addressed, and who knows, some may make it on the show beyond Dallas and into the pod'sphere.

    Welcome to The Intrazone!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room 7
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    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.

    Room A
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. 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 but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows? Then this demo-rich session is for you.

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room D
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

    Room 7
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
  • SOL04 - Phishing and Account Compromise – Fighting the Social Engineering Threat to Microsoft 365

    Phishing attacks have increased more than 400% in the past 12 months, resulting in organizations experiencing 12.2 incidents each month. However, did you know that a staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are successful due to human error?
    While Microsoft data centers are protected by state-of-the-art security infrastructure, even such a robust IT infrastructure can’t protect your Microsoft 365 data from human error.
    Join our workshop where we cover:
    • What’s driving the growth of social engineering attacks
    • Why Microsoft 365 is particularly vulnerable to social engineering threats
    • Why YOU, not Microsoft, are responsible for managing social engineering attacks
    • How to protect your Microsoft 365 data from social engineering attacks

    Room D
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Data Protection for M365 Workloads

    In this session we will discuss some common misunderstanding related to SaaS workloads and review best practices and considerations to automate protection for your SaaS workload, with a specific focus on M365 and Azure AD.

    Room 5
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 7
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • PWR203 - Take your Lists to the next level

    Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting.

    We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

    Room 2
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • OFF204 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF205 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

    Room 7
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • APP301 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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.

    Room B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 8
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 1
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room D
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • VVA302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 6
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

    Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365.

    This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information.

    We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!

    Room 7
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • SRC303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 2
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF304 - TMO (Too Many Options) In O365?

    Is the confusion of TMO (Too Many Options) in O365 getting to you?
    SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Outlook... When do we use what for communication? Collaboration?

    In this session Joy will break down our Office 365 options and bring clarity on how the O365 tools work better together for collaboration. We'll address leveraging our "Swiss Army Knife" of applications to be better equipped when communicating with the various audiences we interact with day in and day out.

    Room 7
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • WRK103 - 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.

    Room A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • WRK104 - 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

    Room 2
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK404 - 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

    Room A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK503 - Building an Employee Recognition Solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    You'll work through topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

    Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online.

    In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out?

    This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

    Room B
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • APP103 - Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

    Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices.

    But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts.

    In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

    Room B
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PWR103 - Power BI + Power Apps + Power Automate = Better Together

    Want to amplify actionable data insights and accelerate better decision making? Then this session is for you where we'll look at how organizations can benefit from the exciting possibilities of using Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate together.

    We will walk through best practices, things you should know to take full advantage of the tools and real-life examples. Learn how you can seamlessly combine data visuals on Power BI dashboards with an added layer of apps and cloud flows to enable write-back capabilities and integration with numerous back end services.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. 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 but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • APP203 - Power Apps UX: Building Sticky Apps

    Sure low-code tools make it easier to build applications but how do you make sure that you aren't sacrificing quality for that easy button? They say "if you build it they will come" but if you want them to stay you need to make sure your app is fast, intuitive and easy to use.

    In this session, we'll examine user experience design guidelines to help you make performant, easy to use and sticky Power Apps!

    Room B
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • APP204 - Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

    Creating PDFs and other documents do not have to be a chore.

    In this session, we will learn:
    • How to generate documents from a Canvas-based Power App using Adobe PDF Services.
    • Add conditional logic, tables, lists, and images dynamically within a Power App using Adobe PDF Services with Power Automate.
    • Capture legally compliant e-signatures within a Power App using Adobe Sign.

    This session is ideal for beginner to intermediate Power Apps users who are interested in bringing document experiences into their apps.

    Room B
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • APP301 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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.

    Room B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP303 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with Power Apps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use Power Apps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the Power Apps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of Power Apps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • WRK106 - 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 (MVP) 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 seminar 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.

    Room D
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK401 - 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.

    Room B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK503 - Building an Employee Recognition Solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    You'll work through topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    Room C
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

    If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

    Room C
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room C
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • PWR103 - Power BI + Power Apps + Power Automate = Better Together

    Want to amplify actionable data insights and accelerate better decision making? Then this session is for you where we'll look at how organizations can benefit from the exciting possibilities of using Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate together.

    We will walk through best practices, things you should know to take full advantage of the tools and real-life examples. Learn how you can seamlessly combine data visuals on Power BI dashboards with an added layer of apps and cloud flows to enable write-back capabilities and integration with numerous back end services.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • BI104 - 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.

    Room C
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • BI203 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

    Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy.

    This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

    Room C
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality.

    We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room C
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • BI205 - There's No Time Like the Present - real time and low latency data in Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them. If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room C
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI302 - Power BI sharing - your options for keeping everyone informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room C
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint’s Content Services data with SharePoint Syntex and Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK103 - 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.

    Room A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • WRK104 - 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

    Room 2
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK404 - 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

    Room A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room D
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO102 - Get started with Robotic Process Automation using Power Automate UI Flows

    Join us in this session to get started with the new Power Automate UI Flows service, Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation solution. During this session we will take a tour of the Power Automate UI Flows application interface, look at the available controls and discuss some of the basic concepts around Robotic Process Automation.

    We will show you in a step-by-step demo how you can record user actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions to automate this process.

    Room D
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 2
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO103 - When To Use What: One Tool Does Not Fit All Use Cases

    Microsoft Flow is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow. Some business problems that need transaction support. Others need to manage content Some involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools.

    This session is all about making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts; we'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

    Room D
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PWR103 - Power BI + Power Apps + Power Automate = Better Together

    Want to amplify actionable data insights and accelerate better decision making? Then this session is for you where we'll look at how organizations can benefit from the exciting possibilities of using Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate together.

    We will walk through best practices, things you should know to take full advantage of the tools and real-life examples. Learn how you can seamlessly combine data visuals on Power BI dashboards with an added layer of apps and cloud flows to enable write-back capabilities and integration with numerous back end services.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • BI201 - Build smarter Power Platform solutions using Artificial Intelligence

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI solutions and let Artificial Intelligence do the work for you.

    Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes.

    In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    Room C
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO201 - Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

    Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing.

    This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data, and how to maintain internal data.

    This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

    Room D
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • TMD201 - Intro to Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    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

    Room B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows? Then this demo-rich session is for you.

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room D
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP204 - Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

    Creating PDFs and other documents do not have to be a chore.

    In this session, we will learn:
    • How to generate documents from a Canvas-based Power App using Adobe PDF Services.
    • Add conditional logic, tables, lists, and images dynamically within a Power App using Adobe PDF Services with Power Automate.
    • Capture legally compliant e-signatures within a Power App using Adobe Sign.

    This session is ideal for beginner to intermediate Power Apps users who are interested in bringing document experiences into their apps.

    Room B
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO204 - Advanced Power Automate Flows for Every Day Use

    The Power Platform has changed the landscape for Citizen Developers giving them more power than ever before in Office 365. It's time to go beyond the basics and approval workflows to learn to create advanced functionality that maybe you never considered before as a possibility in Power Automate.

    Attendees to this session will learn how to build advanced Power Automate Flows for things like record management and auto tagging of documents opening up a new world of possibilities.

    Room D
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PWR205 - RPA to automate real word invoice processing using Power Automate

    Do you know Robotic Process Automation is the most popular technology in the business world today? Automated invoice processing using RPA helps in decreasing processing time substantially from months to hours, lets your data entry staff focus on higher value-added tasks, manages invoices better, and improves supplier relationships.

    In this session, Sameer Mohammed will demonstrate a real-world example of vendor invoice processing using RPA with Power Automate. These invoices can be quite complex and as lengthy as 8 to 10 pages with some repetitive sections like invoice details with several line items. Also, in this session, you will see complex validations, process approvals over Microsoft Teams, and emails for notification. Sameer will demonstrate the whole process which might take days to write but Sameer will not be writing real code.

    Attend this session to learn how to truly automate processes at your organization.

    Room 2
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • APP302 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room B
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room D
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO303 - Stages and State Machines: The Best Way to Model and Manage Workflows

    One feature that helps justify the cost of Power Platform Premium licensing is Business Process Flows; they're the Power Automate implementation of stage/state machine logic. SharePoint Designer 2013 supports it, as do offerings by ISVs like WEBCON and Nintex.

    This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential processes, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions. It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

    Room D
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO304 - Working with JSON and Arrays in Power Automate

    Creating flows in Power Automate is one of the most powerful features available to the citizen developer. However, in order to truly master creating flows citizen developers need to understand how to parse the often confusing arrays and JSON objects that are returned from various processes.

    In this session, Mark Rackley will break down how to effectively:
    • Access data in an array
    • Parse a JSON object
    • Generate a sample schema

    Don’t miss your chance to unlock a world of powerful features in Power Automate by learning to master data in Power Automate.

    Room D
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK103 - 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.

    Room A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room D
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR101 - Intro to Microsoft Lists for Teams and SharePoint Users

    SharePoint lists have led the way for years in organizing, managing, and sharing list content. With the introduction of Microsoft Lists, users and makers will find many of the core concepts of lists with new capabilities and ease of use.

    In this session we'll walk through the basics of getting started with Microsoft Lists in your organization and talk through some positioning to understand where Microsoft Lists fits in your M365 toolset - on its own, or integrated with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

    Room 2
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

    Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online.

    In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out?

    This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

    Room B
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • FLO102 - Get started with Robotic Process Automation using Power Automate UI Flows

    Join us in this session to get started with the new Power Automate UI Flows service, Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation solution. During this session we will take a tour of the Power Automate UI Flows application interface, look at the available controls and discuss some of the basic concepts around Robotic Process Automation.

    We will show you in a step-by-step demo how you can record user actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions to automate this process.

    Room D
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 2
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP103 - Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

    Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices.

    But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts.

    In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

    Room B
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • OFF103 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine.

    Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work.

    From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

    Room 7
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • PWR103 - Power BI + Power Apps + Power Automate = Better Together

    Want to amplify actionable data insights and accelerate better decision making? Then this session is for you where we'll look at how organizations can benefit from the exciting possibilities of using Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate together.

    We will walk through best practices, things you should know to take full advantage of the tools and real-life examples. Learn how you can seamlessly combine data visuals on Power BI dashboards with an added layer of apps and cloud flows to enable write-back capabilities and integration with numerous back end services.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room 1
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power User
  • INT200 - Next Level SharePoint News

    Do you want to use an Intranet to share pertinent dynamic information such as announcements, milestones, system outages and upcoming events? Do you also want the content to be interactive and engaging for your users? Consider repeat content - would you benefit from using a template every month and/or scheduling your messages? Would you also like to easily push your content to MS Teams or Yammer?

    SharePoint News can help you achieve all of these things and so much more! Derived from the legacy Announcements List in SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint News has evolved into an expansive feature that users must understand how to take full advantage of.

    In this session we will cover:
    • How to create, edit, delete and schedule a News Post
    • News Templates
    • Strategy and Architecture, including Hub News
    • Web Parts to display Posts
    • Where to find Posts
    • Real life use case: Build an Alert System to display important messages on your site

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • PWR201 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 2
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. 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 but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows? Then this demo-rich session is for you.

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room D
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR203 - Take your Lists to the next level

    Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting.

    We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

    Room 2
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality.

    We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room C
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • APP301 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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.

    Room B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 8
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room D
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - Build a No-Code Application with the tools already in your belt!

    In this hands-on session, we will see how to maximize our Microsoft 365 investment by dissecting a simple referral system built with Microsoft Forms, SharePoint Online and Power Automate. We'll take a look at how these three pillars unite to empower a business with a system designed to track referrals from both internal and external customers.

    Then, we'll expand on the solution with Microsoft Teams and Power BI which layer in an additional medium for communication and insightful data visualizations.

    The take-aways from this session will relate to more than just referral tracking; the idea is to examine each component of a real life application and demonstrate how you can get started building functional solutions for any line of business.

    Room 2
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • APP303 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with Power Apps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use Power Apps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the Power Apps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of Power Apps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • WRK103 - 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.

    Room A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    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.

    Room C
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • WRK108 - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop that aims to demystify all the amazing products in Microsoft 365. You often hear about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, To-Do, Whiteboard, and more – but never in detail. In this workshop, we will go through the Microsoft 365 products in detail and understand where each one fits in today’s modern collaboration framework. This workshop is for you regardless if you are new to Microsoft 365, have just migrated from on-premises, or still evaluating the value Microsoft 365 could bring to your organization.
    Some of the topics that we will cover include:

    • Overview of Microsoft's cloud solutions & how collaboration changed
    • Introduction to the collaboration tools inside Microsoft 365
    • How to get started creating your own Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Understanding permissions and Microsoft 365 Groups
    • & much more!

    This workshop will be your launching pad to getting the most out of Microsoft 365 inside your organization! The knowledge gained from this workshop will not only help you use the right tools at the right time but will also help you have a solid Microsoft 365 foundation to get the most out of all the other sessions at the conference!

    Room 1
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • SharePoint
  • WRK401 - 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.

    Room B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • WRK402 - 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.

    Room C
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SharePoint
  • WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture.

    In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences.

    We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • WRK503 - Building an Employee Recognition Solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    You'll work through topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • KEY100 - Transforming the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. We will also hear from Shrini Arole - senior manager from Toyota Motor North America, discuss how he and his team take advantage of Microsoft 365 to best support and promote asynchronous work for their employees. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • ADM100 - What’s new in Security & Management in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

    Safeguarding your corporate data in this digital era is critical and complex, don’t look further, Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams offer next generation Security, Compliance, and Management controls to empower you for your digital transformation.

    Come learn what’s new in Security, Compliance, and Management specifically secure access and sharing, awareness and insights, information governance, improved site management experience, how SharePoint admins can now work with group-connected sites, how to work with hub sites, how to use site-level policies for more granular security control, and more. See you at the session!

    Room 6
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SharePoint
  • CM101 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything!

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint
    • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    Room 5
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint.

    Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

    Room 8
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • OFF101 - 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

    Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it!

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 proven things You can do to make your users fall in Love with Microsoft 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

    Room 7
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SharePoint
  • PWR101 - Intro to Microsoft Lists for Teams and SharePoint Users

    SharePoint lists have led the way for years in organizing, managing, and sharing list content. With the introduction of Microsoft Lists, users and makers will find many of the core concepts of lists with new capabilities and ease of use.

    In this session we'll walk through the basics of getting started with Microsoft Lists in your organization and talk through some positioning to understand where Microsoft Lists fits in your M365 toolset - on its own, or integrated with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

    Room 2
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

    Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment.

    In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data?

    These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs.

    At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • SharePoint
  • APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

    Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online.

    In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out?

    This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

    Room B
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • CM102 - Getting started with SharePoint Syntex

    Syntex brings seamless AI-powered content services to Microsoft 365 for document automation - tagging and security, taxonomy, content assembly, advanced search, contract management, and knowledge creation.

    Join me for a deep dive on how to configure and run these powerful tools that are essential to any Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Grand Ballroom G6-8
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • DEV102 - React for the SharePoint Developer

    For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills.

    React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

    Room 8
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room C
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • INT103 - 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 does Viva Connections 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.

    Room 6
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • BI104 - 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.

    Room C
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room 7
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • TMD105 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 2
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

    Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use.

    This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

    Room 8
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • FLO201 - Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

    Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing.

    This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data, and how to maintain internal data.

    This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

    Room D
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • INT200 - Next Level SharePoint News

    Do you want to use an Intranet to share pertinent dynamic information such as announcements, milestones, system outages and upcoming events? Do you also want the content to be interactive and engaging for your users? Consider repeat content - would you benefit from using a template every month and/or scheduling your messages? Would you also like to easily push your content to MS Teams or Yammer?

    SharePoint News can help you achieve all of these things and so much more! Derived from the legacy Announcements List in SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint News has evolved into an expansive feature that users must understand how to take full advantage of.

    In this session we will cover:
    • How to create, edit, delete and schedule a News Post
    • News Templates
    • Strategy and Architecture, including Hub News
    • Web Parts to display Posts
    • Where to find Posts
    • Real life use case: Build an Alert System to display important messages on your site

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • INT201 - Creating Quick and Dirty Intranets from Scratch with Modern SharePoint and Teams

    Microsoft Teams seems to have taken the world by storm, while traditional intranets have somewhat fallen by the wayside. However, there is still value in having a company intranet.

    With Viva Home, you can bridge the gap between collaboration in Teams and the intranet functionality of SharePoint in one convenient, easy to adopt place!

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he explains features and architecture of a Modern Teams-first intranet while creating a proof-of-concept.

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Modern hub and associated sites architecture
    • New SharePoint Home Sites
    • Departmental communication sites
    • Using Teams for collaboration
    • Setting up Viva Home

    If you’ve been tasked with building your company a new intranet and don’t know where to start, or you are just interested in learning about some cool new features, don’t miss this session!

    Room 6
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. 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 but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

    Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you.

    Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 5
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • CM203 - A Deep Dive into SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata

    SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata have been around since SharePoint 2010 without any changes…until now!

    In this session, we will cover the new and refreshed capabilities that are coming to SharePoint Online. We will cover what’s new, what’s different, and what is the same. We will also discuss practical guidance for people new to Content Types and Metadata, and for organizations that are already using them.

    Of course, you will also see a demo!

    Room 5
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality.

    We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room C
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • DEV204 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room 8
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

    Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity.

    In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

    Room 6
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
  • ADM206 - Utilizing sensitivity labels for Teams and SharePoint sites

    Microsoft Information Protection and Teamwork in Microsoft 365 has come together. You don't need to look at how to always lock down and limit access to solutions. You should be looking at how to empower your employees to work with content securely. The ability to classify Office 365 Groups and their supporting solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and Yammer has occurred.

    In this session we will go through how classifications for Microsoft Information Protection work specifically with Teams and SharePoint Online to keep your content safe.

    Room 8
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    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.

    Room 5
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • ADM301 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

    Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints.

    Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

    Room 1
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • INT301 - Information Architecture Tools in Modern SharePoint

    The tools and building blocks for information architecture have changed in modern SharePoint. We now have hub sites, new navigation options, Office 365 groups for security, and more.

    In this session, we will look at the modern SharePoint information architecture building blocks. We will then review how these building blocks can affect services such as search, security, compliance, and branding.

    Finally, we will look at best practices for putting all of these components together into an organized information architecture.

    Room D
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SharePoint
  • ADM302 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators.

    Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 1
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • DEV302 - Converting your CEWP Customizations to the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is THE way to develop solutions for Modern SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, but what are you going to do with all those customizations you created by putting script on a page using a Content Editor Web Part? Tabs, Sliders, Charts, Graphs, DataTables, Reports! Is all of that going to work in the new SharePoint Framework???

    Never fear, well... fear less! Join Mark Rackley as he walks you through the step by step process for converting a legacy solution built using JavaScript and a Content Editor Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Client Web Part.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    • What is the SPFx and what does it mean?
    • How to create an SPFx solution without having to learn TypeScript!
    • How to overcome common obstacles and hurdles for creating SPFx Client Web Parts.

    Room 8
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • VVA302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 6
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Viva
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
  • APP303 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with Power Apps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use Power Apps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the Power Apps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of Power Apps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • ADM304 - How To Automate Your Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning Solution

    Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance a SharePoint environment.

    In this session, we will learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full Site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and easy approval before creation!

    Room 2
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint’s Content Services data with SharePoint Syntex and Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint
  • DEV304 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road?

    Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of.

    Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room 8
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • INT304 - Communicating intelligently with SharePoint News

    Many organizations rely heavily on email to send out newsletters, and also run into adoption issues with SharePoint. What if you could solve both of those problems at the same time? You can do exactly that with SharePoint News!

    In this session, we will discuss SharePoint Online's News functionality, and how your organization can use it to communicate effectively while driving users to your intranet.

    We will go over topics such as:
    1. What is the current state of the news functionality?
    2. How can you curate which news is displayed on which sites?
    3. Is it possible to still mail out a newsletter?
    4. How can organizations share news to multiple sites?
    5. Which features are rolling out next?

    If you are looking for a newsletter, and/or you want to learn a new adoption trick or two, don't miss this session!

    Room 5
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SharePoint
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint.

    Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

    Room 8
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - React for the SharePoint Developer

    For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills.

    React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

    Room 8
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • TMD105 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 2
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

    Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use.

    This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

    Room 8
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • AZR202 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 8
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room 8
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • AZR205 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room B
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - Converting your CEWP Customizations to the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is THE way to develop solutions for Modern SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, but what are you going to do with all those customizations you created by putting script on a page using a Content Editor Web Part? Tabs, Sliders, Charts, Graphs, DataTables, Reports! Is all of that going to work in the new SharePoint Framework???

    Never fear, well... fear less! Join Mark Rackley as he walks you through the step by step process for converting a legacy solution built using JavaScript and a Content Editor Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Client Web Part.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    • What is the SPFx and what does it mean?
    • How to create an SPFx solution without having to learn TypeScript!
    • How to overcome common obstacles and hurdles for creating SPFx Client Web Parts.

    Room 8
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • APP303 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with Power Apps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use Power Apps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the Power Apps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of Power Apps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road?

    Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of.

    Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room 8
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SharePoint
    • SP Development
  • TMD305 - Microsoft Teams Connect – What all you need to know

    Microsoft 365, specifically Teams and SharePoint, is the de-facto standard for cross-org collaboration.

    With Teams Connect, we are taking this cross-org collaboration to the next level as Boundaryless Collaboration.

    Come and learn how we have reimagined the Identity Platform in SharePoint/Teams and many benefits for Teams Connect!

    Room 1
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK502 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 1
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 7
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK605 - How to Win Friends (in the Business) and Solve Problems

    You've attended sessions on ensuring you have the right technical acumen to successfully deploy M365, but how do you ensure your plans don't fall on the deaf ears of end-users who are resistant to change?

    During this half-day workshop, Jay and Joy will help you accelerate your technical success by making it look like you care about business needs (because we know you really do). We will help you fine-tune your approach to the business when proposing technical solutions to ensure the successful adoption of these tools in helping your company succeed with this four-step program:

    1. Care for the business
    2. Deploy cool technology
    3. [attend this session]
    4. Profit

    Room 7
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 7
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • PWR201 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 2
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • TMD201 - Intro to Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    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

    Room B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 6
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • SPT202 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room C
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 7
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • TMD203 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    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!

    Room 1
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • OFF204 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room D
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    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.

    Room 5
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • PWR205 - RPA to automate real word invoice processing using Power Automate

    Do you know Robotic Process Automation is the most popular technology in the business world today? Automated invoice processing using RPA helps in decreasing processing time substantially from months to hours, lets your data entry staff focus on higher value-added tasks, manages invoices better, and improves supplier relationships.

    In this session, Sameer Mohammed will demonstrate a real-world example of vendor invoice processing using RPA with Power Automate. These invoices can be quite complex and as lengthy as 8 to 10 pages with some repetitive sections like invoice details with several line items. Also, in this session, you will see complex validations, process approvals over Microsoft Teams, and emails for notification. Sameer will demonstrate the whole process which might take days to write but Sameer will not be writing real code.

    Attend this session to learn how to truly automate processes at your organization.

    Room 2
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 8
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • SharePoint
    • Special Topics
  • SPT303 - Engaging and Managing D&I Issues from the Trenches

    In this session we will give you real world examples of how to interact, engage, and manage D&I topics like: conflict, harassment, mentorship, professional development, and job searches.

    How can and should you handle these situations and we will share tips for warning signs and resolutions. Engage with us as we share our learnings from a lifetime of D&I topics and our different perspectives as to what we have experienced.

    Room 8
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Special Topics
  • SRC303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 2
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • SOL02 - Synology Data Backup for Microsoft 365: How to Protect Yourself From Data Loss & Disasters

    Microsoft’s policies on M365 data backup are focused on the infrastructure of M365 and the ability to access their interface. When it comes to backing up your critical data and protecting it from potential threats such as disasters, ransomware, and human error; that clearly lies on the shoulders of the owner of the data. Synology has built a robust array of hardware options and software innovations that will protect all of your organization’s sensitive data to keep downtime to a minimum. Join our session to learn more about Synology’s data protection solutions as well as take a deep dive into our backend to see how setting up a data retention policy could save you from potential disasters and downtime.

    Room B
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL03 - Build Modern Intranet using AQL’s Intranet web parts

    Make employee engagement a reality with AQL’s intranet web parts in your hybrid workplace

    In this era of digitization and remote working, a hybrid workplace promoting employee engagement and collaboration is the primary objective for most companies around the globe. At AQL, we understand the essence of highly efficient web parts to help your company build a dynamic & interactive intranet page with all the tools for communicating, engaging, and collaborating.

    Our popular web parts like FAQs, Quick Links, Hero, Dynamic Navigation, Kudos, People Directory, Super Jobs, Display Broken Permissions, Employee Spotlight, and Employee Birthday not only give you a modern intranet experience, but also provides a platform to promote employee engagement, communication, & collaboration within your organization.

    Sameer Mohammed, Microsoft Practice Lead at AQL Technologies, is going to demonstrate creating a successful intranet using AQL’s award-winning web parts along with SharePoint intranet best practices. This session will show you how an intuitive and engaging intranet is possible by configuring AQL’s web parts without the need for complex codes and customizations.

    Check out our web parts on the Microsoft App source or AQL’s Website.

    https://aqltech.com/sharepoint-intranet-webparts/

    Room C
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - Phishing and Account Compromise – Fighting the Social Engineering Threat to Microsoft 365

    Phishing attacks have increased more than 400% in the past 12 months, resulting in organizations experiencing 12.2 incidents each month. However, did you know that a staggering 95% of cybersecurity breaches are successful due to human error?
    While Microsoft data centers are protected by state-of-the-art security infrastructure, even such a robust IT infrastructure can’t protect your Microsoft 365 data from human error.
    Join our workshop where we cover:
    • What’s driving the growth of social engineering attacks
    • Why Microsoft 365 is particularly vulnerable to social engineering threats
    • Why YOU, not Microsoft, are responsible for managing social engineering attacks
    • How to protect your Microsoft 365 data from social engineering attacks

    Room D
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Maximizing Microsoft Teams for Learning

    Traditional enterprise learning platforms provide robust tools to deliver and track various learning activities. However, these traditional learning platforms tend to be isolated destination systems, not integrated to digital communication and collaboration workspaces, such as Microsoft Teams that users access on a daily basis to conduct work.

    With more than 250 million active users, Microsoft Teams has become one of the most utilized collaboration platforms in the increasingly hybridized workspace. Providing learning assets in this context can increase the effectiveness of knowledge sharing by providing the right learning assets, to the right people at the right time.

    Are you using Microsoft Teams and looking for more ways to drive efficiency, productivity, and collaboration among learners? If so, come join this session where we will showcase some real-life examples on how you can embed learning in Microsoft Teams in order to maximize learning participation and retention throughout the organization.

    Room 1
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - 7 Reasons to Backup Microsoft 365 Data

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Microsoft 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Microsoft 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn the differences between Microsoft 365 native capabilities versus third-party backup, understand the reasons for protecting this critical data, and how to get started with your backup strategy.

    Room 2
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Data Protection for M365 Workloads

    In this session we will discuss some common misunderstanding related to SaaS workloads and review best practices and considerations to automate protection for your SaaS workload, with a specific focus on M365 and Azure AD.

    Room 5
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL08 - Case Study: Hired - Spend Optimization and Efficiency with SaaS Management

    According to Gartner, SaaS apps have now overtaken on-premises apps
    in enterprise organizations. Torii data shows many organizations have 2x more apps than they realize. In today’s decentralized world, the vast majority of SaaS apps are acquired without IT’s knowledge. It is critical to keep up with the SaaS tsunami, root out Shadow IT, and manage the lifecycle of these apps and their users to avoid wasting many FTE’s worth of time, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars or more on the table, and putting your data at risk.

    As users become more mature in their SaaS journey, a sound SaaS management strategy can support massive growth at scale and eliminate its downsides. In this case study of Torii customer Hired, attendees will learn:

    why Hired turned to automated SaaS Management Platforms,
    how they slashed IT spend, saved time and de-risked SaaS and Shadow IT
    best practices for improving everything from SaaS discovery, offboarding and onboarding, to application rationalization, contract and license management.

    Room 6
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL09 - Don't Create Applications ~ Create an Application Factory

    A recent study by Foundry (formerly IDG) showed that plenty of companies use low-code tools, but deliver very few finished solutions with them (often only one) in any given year. Why the lack of a payoff?

    A big part of it is that they treat low-code projects like individually crafted art projects. But there's a way to deliver dozens of solutions each year and it involves using some principles of mass production to business application development.

    This session will cover how this works, how to do it, and what's necessary to make it happen.

    Room 7
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
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