Seattle, Washington

Intermediate Workshops and Sessions

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

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!

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

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.

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

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

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

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

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 8:30 am

  • Chris McNulty

    Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft
  • Mark Kashman

    Senior Product Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft
  • Shrini Arole

    Senior Manager - Global Productivity, Collaboration and Service Management | Toyota Motor North America

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!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Neil Hodgkinson

    Program Manager (Azure)
  • Sesha Mani

    Principal Group Product Manager (GPM)- Microsoft

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!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Chris McNulty

    Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - North America at WEBCON

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Geetha Sivasailam

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • April Dunnam

    Power Platform Advocate Team Lead at Microsoft
  • Chris McNulty

    Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft
  • Mark Kashman

    Senior Product Manager for SharePoint at Microsoft

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!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • April Dunnam

    Power Platform Advocate Team Lead at Microsoft

SPT104 - Let's Explore the Latest Power Platform Features

The only constant in technology is change. If you find yourself having trouble keeping up with all the new features and innovations with the Power Platform this session is for you. We will demonstrate some of the latest and greatest features to hit the Power Platform like Custom Pages, Modern Commanding, RPA and more!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Luc Labelle

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Heidi Jordan

    SharePoint Solutions Specialist at High Plains Technology

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

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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).

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Chris McNulty

    Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365 at Microsoft

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist, Product Strategy at Veeam Software

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • April Dunnam

    Power Platform Advocate Team Lead at Microsoft

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!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

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!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

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

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Ben Vanderberg

    Principal Developer Evangelist at Adobe

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS and MBA

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Richard Calderon

    Modern Work Customer Success Manager at Microsoft

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP, MCTS and MCPD

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

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

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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?

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Luc Labelle

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Don Kirkham

    Microsoft MVP, MCT and MCPD

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE and MCSA

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).

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Heidi Jordan

    SharePoint Solutions Specialist at High Plains Technology

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

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!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Luc Labelle

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - North America at WEBCON

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

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

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Emmanuel Shittu

    PRODUCT MANAGER
  • Sesha Mani

    Principal Group Product Manager (GPM)- Microsoft
  • Vijay Sharma

    PRINCIPAL PRODUCT MANAGER

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!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP and RD

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

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 1:50 pm

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP, MCTS and MCPD

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.