Chicago, Illinois

PWR EduCon Workshops & Sessions

  • WRK101 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, 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 Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK102 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents ( Bots ) using Power Platform & Azure

    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 a rapid pace.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    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.

    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 hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer?
    • 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?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK103 - 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

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK105 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
    • How to administer Flow in your organization

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • WRK401 - 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.

    W181a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • All
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power BI
  • WRK403 - 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK405 - 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.

    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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • PLT101 - Optimize your Power Platform governance using the Power Platform Center of Excellence

    For many business and technology users, the word "governance" often instills fear of excessive processes, documentation, and meetings. Let me remove this anxiety by introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence.

    Join my session to learn how this accelerator can give you a head start on
    • Gaining insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption
    • Establishing audit and compliance processes
    • Accelerating your adoption by thriving with a community of makers
    • and more

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT102 - ALM for Power Apps and Power Automate

    Everyone talks about "No Code" or "Low Code" solutions and how easy they are to build. What nobody talks about is ALM (Application Lifecycle Management).

    Come to this sessions to learn about how to manage permissions and govern the environment and the solutions your users are creating.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

    Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

    Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace.

    In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce.

    Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams
    • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization
    • Licensing and integration requirements

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • PLT301 - Manage Power Platform Like a Pro using PowerShell

    The Power Platform Admin center offers a comprehensive list of features to manage the Power Platform. However, the admin center is not great at performing bulk operations and implementing automation as part of your governance process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to manage the Power Platform using PowerShell, perform bulk operations, and implement automation as part of your Power Platform governance processes.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow)
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • How to implement automation as part of your Power Platform Governance Policies
    • Best Practices

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • DEV203 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate , Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK101 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, 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 Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK102 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents ( Bots ) using Power Platform & Azure

    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 a rapid pace.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    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.

    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 hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer?
    • 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?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • BI101 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • CM101 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI104 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI201 - Managing Goal Status and OKRs using Power BI Goals and SharePoint

    Greatly improve the speed of your decision making by using Power BI Goals and SharePoint together to get relevant information easily.

    This session will introduce the new Power BI Goals functionality, discuss what are Goals and Objective and Key Results(OKR) metrics, show you how to set up your metrics using data from SharePoint for automatic updating.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    W184a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with 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.

    W184a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI301 - 5 Reasons you want Paginated Reports in your life

    You're already familiar with Power BI and the Power BI Desktop PBIX files. These tools are great for analytical reporting, but when it comes to things like printing, and subscriptions, well, it falls a little short. That's where Paginated reports come in.

    Paginated reports draw upon the decades of experience in operational reporting from SQL Server Reporting Services, but they work in the Power BI service, enabling many new scenarios and opportunities. This demo-rich session will explain what paginated reports are all about, and demonstrate 5 reasons that you'll want to start using paginated reports immediately.

    W184a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI302 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • BI303 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • APP201 - Intro to Power App Portals

    What are Power Apps portals and the business value they provide?

    Come to this session and learn about the value of Power Apps portals and how you can leverage it to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Microsoft Dataverse or Dynamics 365.

    W184bc
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • BI201 - Managing Goal Status and OKRs using Power BI Goals and SharePoint

    Greatly improve the speed of your decision making by using Power BI Goals and SharePoint together to get relevant information easily.

    This session will introduce the new Power BI Goals functionality, discuss what are Goals and Objective and Key Results(OKR) metrics, show you how to set up your metrics using data from SharePoint for automatic updating.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

    Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace.

    In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce.

    Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams
    • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization
    • Licensing and integration requirements

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • APP204 - Build external-facing websites using Power Apps portals

    We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content. We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    W184bc
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • CM101 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

    As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases.

    This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • WRK403 - 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • APP104 - Building your first Model-driven app with Power Apps as an IT Pro

    When most people think about Power Apps, they imagine canvas apps. While those can offer a lot of design flexibility, sometimes it's necessary to build an interface quickly and focus on functionality.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates how to quickly build and deploy Power Apps to suit your data. We'll go over topics such as:

    • Differences between canvas apps and model-driven apps
    • Building your data model with DataVerse
    • Creating a basic model-driven app
    • Interacting with your data using Power Automate flows

    If you're already familiar with canvas apps and you want to see what else Power Apps can do, don't miss this one!

    W184bc
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
  • PLT200 - Intro to Microsoft 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Platform
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Platform
  • TMS301 - The Why, How and What of Dataverse in Microsoft Teams

    Dataverse provides a low code data platform that allows your data to permeate all your apps - and in this session, we'll show you how. In this session, we’ll explore, learn and demonstrate how to build intelligent and integrated apps within any organization with the built-in Power Platform capabilities using Microsoft Dataverse (Project Oakdale). Because Dataverse is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Teams, there's no need to manage forms from two places.

    Attending this session will gain insights on the business benefits of enabling and using Dataverse and the importance of Data that is central to transforming any business process, from action to automation to interaction to analysis.

    • Built your first app without one single line of code and integrate this directly into your Microsoft Teams
    • Learn that Dataverse allows data to be integrated from multiple sources into a single store, which can then be used in Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents along with data that are already available from the Dynamics 365.
    • Understand the security concepts of Microsoft Dataverse.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • DYN103 - Better Together? The Latest on Teams, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps Integration

    Microsoft has continuously rolled out improved integration between Dynamics 365 CE (Customer Engagement), Teams and SharePoint. As well as with Model-Driven Power Apps.

    In this session we will dive into all of the available integration, what works and what can be a struggle, and scenarios for out-of-the-box versus custom integration that are working for businesses around the world.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Differences in how Model-Driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 integration works with Teams
    • 3 Deadly Sins of Dynamics to Teams Integration
    • 5 Practical Ways to Use Microsoft Teams with Dynamics 365

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • DYN201 - Portals: Why and How to Create Customer Service and Partner Portals

    A portal can be used to share Dynamics 365 CE data and even process transactions directly with customers, partners or external sales reps. Power App Portals can be a great and easy-to-implement solution, or they can be a frustrating dead-end depending upon your exact needs.

    In this session we will look at the many different options for information sharing portals, discuss the pros and cons of each, and help you to make an informed decision about your Dynamics 365 integrated portal. You will also learn now to create your own portal through a series of short demos that you can refer back to later.

    Key Takeaways:
    • A review of 5+ portal options for Dynamics 365
    • E-commerce portals and how they differ from Power Apps Portals
    • Portal integration options
    • A 5-step process for creating your own PowerApp portal - in short video format that you can refer back to after the event

    W185d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
    • Intranet & Portals
  • DYN301 - Around Customer Engagement in 70 min: Experience the Art of the Possible with Dynamics 365

    Fasten your seatbelts for a rapid ride through Dynamics 365!

    You’ll experience "art of the possible" demos of the full potential of all the Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement apps.

    If you're new to Dynamics 365 CE, or your system is a bit outdated, you'll have tons of takeaways. We’ll deliver high level demos and provide dozens of deeper-dive "bite-sized demo videos" that you can watch later.

    Get ready to inspire your team to take the next step with Dynamics!

    W185a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
  • DYN201 - Portals: Why and How to Create Customer Service and Partner Portals

    A portal can be used to share Dynamics 365 CE data and even process transactions directly with customers, partners or external sales reps. Power App Portals can be a great and easy-to-implement solution, or they can be a frustrating dead-end depending upon your exact needs.

    In this session we will look at the many different options for information sharing portals, discuss the pros and cons of each, and help you to make an informed decision about your Dynamics 365 integrated portal. You will also learn now to create your own portal through a series of short demos that you can refer back to later.

    Key Takeaways:
    • A review of 5+ portal options for Dynamics 365
    • E-commerce portals and how they differ from Power Apps Portals
    • Portal integration options
    • A 5-step process for creating your own PowerApp portal - in short video format that you can refer back to after the event

    W185d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
    • Intranet & Portals
  • BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

    Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace.

    In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce.

    Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams
    • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization
    • Licensing and integration requirements

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Platform
  • APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

    As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases.

    This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • WRK403 - 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

    W181c
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
  • PVA102 - Building Intelligent virtual agents ( Bots ) in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more virtual agents (Bots) are getting popular in homes and enterprises, their demand is increasing in rapid space.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful virtual agents ( 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 virtual agent ( Bot ) for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • How to call Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • DYN103 - Better Together? The Latest on Teams, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps Integration

    Microsoft has continuously rolled out improved integration between Dynamics 365 CE (Customer Engagement), Teams and SharePoint. As well as with Model-Driven Power Apps.

    In this session we will dive into all of the available integration, what works and what can be a struggle, and scenarios for out-of-the-box versus custom integration that are working for businesses around the world.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Differences in how Model-Driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 integration works with Teams
    • 3 Deadly Sins of Dynamics to Teams Integration
    • 5 Practical Ways to Use Microsoft Teams with Dynamics 365

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • PLT200 - Intro to Microsoft 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Platform
  • BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

    Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace.

    In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce.

    Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams
    • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization
    • Licensing and integration requirements

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS301 - The Why, How and What of Dataverse in Microsoft Teams

    Dataverse provides a low code data platform that allows your data to permeate all your apps - and in this session, we'll show you how. In this session, we’ll explore, learn and demonstrate how to build intelligent and integrated apps within any organization with the built-in Power Platform capabilities using Microsoft Dataverse (Project Oakdale). Because Dataverse is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Teams, there's no need to manage forms from two places.

    Attending this session will gain insights on the business benefits of enabling and using Dataverse and the importance of Data that is central to transforming any business process, from action to automation to interaction to analysis.

    • Built your first app without one single line of code and integrate this directly into your Microsoft Teams
    • Learn that Dataverse allows data to be integrated from multiple sources into a single store, which can then be used in Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents along with data that are already available from the Dynamics 365.
    • Understand the security concepts of Microsoft Dataverse.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • PWR302 - Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • PVA102 - Building Intelligent virtual agents ( Bots ) in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more virtual agents (Bots) are getting popular in homes and enterprises, their demand is increasing in rapid space.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful virtual agents ( 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 virtual agent ( Bot ) for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • How to call Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • DEV203 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate , Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PWR103 - Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

    Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • BI302 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • PLT304 - 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.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT101 - Optimize your Power Platform governance using the Power Platform Center of Excellence

    For many business and technology users, the word "governance" often instills fear of excessive processes, documentation, and meetings. Let me remove this anxiety by introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence.

    Join my session to learn how this accelerator can give you a head start on
    • Gaining insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption
    • Establishing audit and compliance processes
    • Accelerating your adoption by thriving with a community of makers
    • and more

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT102 - ALM for Power Apps and Power Automate

    Everyone talks about "No Code" or "Low Code" solutions and how easy they are to build. What nobody talks about is ALM (Application Lifecycle Management).

    Come to this sessions to learn about how to manage permissions and govern the environment and the solutions your users are creating.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT104 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise.

    Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.

    • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    • Connect to data sources
    • Themes, branding, and layouts
    • Conditional formatting
    • Rules and data validation
    • Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    • Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    • Events vs triggers
    • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    • Conditions for Flow
    • Workflow history
    • Flow connections and ownership
    • Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PLT200 - Intro to Microsoft 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

    W184d
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Platform
  • PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

    Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT202 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together.

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started.

    First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT204 - Creating Robust Solutions with Power Apps Portals, Power Automate, DataVerse & MS 365 Lists

    While Power Apps canvas apps are easy to build, they unfortunately don't allow for much interaction with external users, especially not anonymous ones. While that may seem like a hard gap to cross, with Power Apps Portals, you can do just that!

    Join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates some of the capabilities of Power Apps Portals, DataVerse, Power Automate, and even Microsoft lists in this information-packed hour.

    He'll show things such as:

    • Data structures with DataVerse and Microsoft Lists
    • An overview of the Power Apps Portals interface vs canvas apps
    • A simple Power Apps Portal that allows users to view and enter information
    • How to use Power Automate to send data between Lists and DataVerse and your portal

    If you're a pro at Power Apps canvas apps already, come check out this session to see what else is possible!

    W184d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Dataverse
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Platform
  • PLT301 - Manage Power Platform Like a Pro using PowerShell

    The Power Platform Admin center offers a comprehensive list of features to manage the Power Platform. However, the admin center is not great at performing bulk operations and implementing automation as part of your governance process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to manage the Power Platform using PowerShell, perform bulk operations, and implement automation as part of your Power Platform governance processes.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow)
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • How to implement automation as part of your Power Platform Governance Policies
    • Best Practices

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT304 - 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.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK103 - 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

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK105 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
    • How to administer Flow in your organization

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK405 - 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.

    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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK605 - Power Apps: App Design Patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.

    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Screens: How many to build and for what reasons?
    • Navigation: Should I use buttons only or a gallery or a component?
    • Forms: Should I build my own form or should I use the Edit form?
    • Design: Branding ideas and responsive design scenarios
    • Data source suggestions
    Performance improvements suggestions.

    W186c
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
  • APP101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

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

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your toolset. We will cover:
    • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

    W184bc
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
  • PLT101 - Optimize your Power Platform governance using the Power Platform Center of Excellence

    For many business and technology users, the word "governance" often instills fear of excessive processes, documentation, and meetings. Let me remove this anxiety by introducing the Microsoft Power Platform Center of Excellence.

    Join my session to learn how this accelerator can give you a head start on
    • Gaining insights into your Microsoft Power Platform adoption
    • Establishing audit and compliance processes
    • Accelerating your adoption by thriving with a community of makers
    • and more

    W185a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • APP102 - Creating multi-language PowerApps - the easy way

    As more companies expand into markets around the globe, it is critical that your apps are able to easily handle multiple languages.

    We will discuss some options, then build a PowerApp that enables multiple languages using a simple Excel spreadsheet.

    W184bc
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • PLT102 - ALM for Power Apps and Power Automate

    Everyone talks about "No Code" or "Low Code" solutions and how easy they are to build. What nobody talks about is ALM (Application Lifecycle Management).

    Come to this sessions to learn about how to manage permissions and govern the environment and the solutions your users are creating.

    W185a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • 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.

    W184bc
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • DYN103 - Better Together? The Latest on Teams, Dynamics 365 and Power Apps Integration

    Microsoft has continuously rolled out improved integration between Dynamics 365 CE (Customer Engagement), Teams and SharePoint. As well as with Model-Driven Power Apps.

    In this session we will dive into all of the available integration, what works and what can be a struggle, and scenarios for out-of-the-box versus custom integration that are working for businesses around the world.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Differences in how Model-Driven Power Apps and Dynamics 365 integration works with Teams
    • 3 Deadly Sins of Dynamics to Teams Integration
    • 5 Practical Ways to Use Microsoft Teams with Dynamics 365

    W185a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • PWR103 - Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP104 - Building your first Model-driven app with Power Apps as an IT Pro

    When most people think about Power Apps, they imagine canvas apps. While those can offer a lot of design flexibility, sometimes it's necessary to build an interface quickly and focus on functionality.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he demonstrates how to quickly build and deploy Power Apps to suit your data. We'll go over topics such as:

    • Differences between canvas apps and model-driven apps
    • Building your data model with DataVerse
    • Creating a basic model-driven app
    • Interacting with your data using Power Automate flows

    If you're already familiar with canvas apps and you want to see what else Power Apps can do, don't miss this one!

    W184bc
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
  • PLT104 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise.

    Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.

    • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    • Connect to data sources
    • Themes, branding, and layouts
    • Conditional formatting
    • Rules and data validation
    • Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    • Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    • Events vs triggers
    • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    • Conditions for Flow
    • Workflow history
    • Flow connections and ownership
    • Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP201 - Intro to Power App Portals

    What are Power Apps portals and the business value they provide?

    Come to this session and learn about the value of Power Apps portals and how you can leverage it to allow internal and external audiences to view and interact with data from Microsoft Dataverse or Dynamics 365.

    W184bc
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

    Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • APP202 - Build user-friendly interfaces with Power Apps for your SharePoint & Microsoft List data

    Are your users looking for an “Easy” button when using lists? Make SharePoint and Microsoft Lists more web-user-friendly instead of SharePoint-user-friendly.

    This session will walk through Power Apps + Lists examples that put more solution-specific and context-specific actions in the hands of users and delivered via Teams.

    Instead of editing a SharePoint list item, changing a property, and hitting Save - add a button that makes an update with a single click. Users get the actions they need in the context that makes sense to them.

    W184bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT202 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together.

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started.

    First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP203 - Power Apps: Building Offline Apps Tips and Tricks

    Power Apps is a powerful tool for "Citizen" developers to use when building applications for a variety of data sources. But how do you use a cloud based application when you have little or no Internet connectivity?

    In this talk we'll look at how to take a mobile Power App that was built using SharePoint as a data source and convert it to allow use of the app when offline. Along the way we'll talk about the critical design characteristics for an offline app and the limitations inherent in this approach.

    W184bc
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • APP204 - Build external-facing websites using Power Apps portals

    We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content. We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    W184bc
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
  • APP205 - Responsive Power Apps: Scale to all devices

    While Power Apps are able to scale to devices of different sizes, the techniques to accomplish this can be confusing.

    In this session, we will explore how to design your app to be responsive to all devices, eliminating the requirement to build screens for specific sizes.

    Once you see how this works, you'll never go back to the multi-screen approach to scaling.

    W185d
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • APP301 - Around the World in 60 minutes - How to create Enterprise-wide Multilingual PowerApps

    Supporting multiple languages for corporations is a necessity in multilingual countries, such as Canada, Belgium, Italy, and others. The same applies to organizations having a workforce that is distributed across the globe. One common challenge in building solutions to support multilingualism is the creation and maintenance of such solutions as they evolve and more languages are added.

    In this session, we will implement a PowerApps framework for supporting multiple languages. Elements that will be covered include static labels, list entries, caching, and more.

    W184bc
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • PLT301 - Manage Power Platform Like a Pro using PowerShell

    The Power Platform Admin center offers a comprehensive list of features to manage the Power Platform. However, the admin center is not great at performing bulk operations and implementing automation as part of your governance process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to manage the Power Platform using PowerShell, perform bulk operations, and implement automation as part of your Power Platform governance processes.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow)
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • How to implement automation as part of your Power Platform Governance Policies
    • Best Practices

    W184d
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
  • TMS301 - The Why, How and What of Dataverse in Microsoft Teams

    Dataverse provides a low code data platform that allows your data to permeate all your apps - and in this session, we'll show you how. In this session, we’ll explore, learn and demonstrate how to build intelligent and integrated apps within any organization with the built-in Power Platform capabilities using Microsoft Dataverse (Project Oakdale). Because Dataverse is seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Teams, there's no need to manage forms from two places.

    Attending this session will gain insights on the business benefits of enabling and using Dataverse and the importance of Data that is central to transforming any business process, from action to automation to interaction to analysis.

    • Built your first app without one single line of code and integrate this directly into your Microsoft Teams
    • Learn that Dataverse allows data to be integrated from multiple sources into a single store, which can then be used in Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents along with data that are already available from the Dynamics 365.
    • Understand the security concepts of Microsoft Dataverse.

    W186c
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Apps
  • APP302 - The Variety of Variables in Power Apps Canvas

    Variables are one of the key features in an app to hold information that will be referenced later.

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through the variety of variables available in Power Apps canvas.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples of how variables can improve the performance and efficiency of the apps.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

    As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases.

    This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT304 - 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.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK103 - 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

    W181c
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK105 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
    • How to administer Flow in your organization

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    W184bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK405 - 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.

    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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • 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!

    W184d
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO102 - Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows

    In this session we’ll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Using Power Automate.

    We will also learn how to restart the workflow from a given stage and how to include Dynamic Approvers. We'll dig into how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We will also learn how to log workflow history and ways to retain the history indefinitely.

    W184d
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO103 - Automate Your Way with RPA

    This session will demystify the fuss around RPA (Robotic Process Automation), by showcasing how to automate against legacy web and client applications using Power Automate.

    We'll demonstrate how to leverage desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with cloud flow and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

    W184d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO104 - 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.

    W184d
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT104 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise.

    Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.

    • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    • Connect to data sources
    • Themes, branding, and layouts
    • Conditional formatting
    • Rules and data validation
    • Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    • Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    • Events vs triggers
    • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    • Conditions for Flow
    • Workflow history
    • Flow connections and ownership
    • Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PLT201 - Power Platform Governance 101

    Governance can be such a dreaded word but is key to foster safe and successful adoption for low-code/no-code tech. Power Platform has a slew of capabilities to secure, manage, monitor apps and workflows in your Microsoft 365 tenant.

    Join this session, as we focus on key Power Platform concepts to understand (e.g., environment types, connectors, Dataverse) and governance capabilities to administer Power Apps and Power Automate (e.g., Data Loss Policy, PowerShell, CoE Starter Kit).

    W185a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO202 - How to Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas In Power Automate

    Power Automate has become an essential tool for the Microsoft 365 developer. However, all too often executing simple logic can become tedious and painful using Power Automate standard features. Doing math in Power Automate shouldn't be so painful!

    Thankfully, Power Automate developers can now create scripts that use JavaScript, TypeScript, or even Excel formulas to execute complicated business logic and bring more power to your Power Automate solutions.

    Attend this demo-packed session to learn out to take your Power Automate Flows to the next level as we dive into a real-world scenario and build a practical solution step-by-step.

    W184d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • DEV203 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate , Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • FLO203 - Power Automate Expressions

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

    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 extract data from 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!

    W184d
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • DEV204 - Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    W186ab
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • APP302 - The Variety of Variables in Power Apps Canvas

    Variables are one of the key features in an app to hold information that will be referenced later.

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through the variety of variables available in Power Apps canvas.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples of how variables can improve the performance and efficiency of the apps.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO302 - Adavnced Approvals in Power Automate

    This session goes beyond basic approval concepts and explores a wide variety of approval scenarios including:
    • Using Power Automate Approvals with Teams
    • Parallel approval concepts
    • Creating approvals with a dynamic number of approvers
    • Running concurrent approval actions for a single request
    And more...

    If you a basic understanding of how to use Power Automate approvals and want to "step up your game", this session is for you!

    W184d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT302 - Work With Your On-Premises Data From Anywhere

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. The hybrid office is even more efficient when you can work with your date from anywhere!

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions for your employees working from anywhere.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

    W185a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • FLO303 - Power Automate Vs Azure Logic Apps | Choosing the Right Workflow Engine for You

    Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps help users build automated processes and workflows with no-code or low code, intuitive interfaces. Are you confused by the difference between these two? You’re not alone! Azure Logic Apps and Power Automate are impressive tools in their own right and while there is quite a bit of cross over between the two (Power Automate is a shell over Logic Apps), it can be challenging to determine which tool to use.

    Join Eric as he walks you through the difference between Power Automate and Logic Apps. During this session, he breaks down how you can determine which tool is right for your specific use case.

    In this session:
    • Learn the difference between Logic Apps and Power Automate
    • Discover the 5 essential guidelines to evaluate when determining which to use
    • See live examples/demos of two solutions using Logic Apps and Power Automate

    W184d
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • PLT304 - 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.

    W185a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
  • WRK101 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, 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 Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    W181a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK401 - 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.

    W181a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • All
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power BI
  • BI101 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • CM101 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content 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.

    W181a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • 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.

    W184a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Power BI
  • BI104 - 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.

    W184a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI201 - Managing Goal Status and OKRs using Power BI Goals and SharePoint

    Greatly improve the speed of your decision making by using Power BI Goals and SharePoint together to get relevant information easily.

    This session will introduce the new Power BI Goals functionality, discuss what are Goals and Objective and Key Results(OKR) metrics, show you how to set up your metrics using data from SharePoint for automatic updating.

    W184a
    Thu 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    W184a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI204 - There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with 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.

    W184a
    Thu 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Advanced
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI301 - 5 Reasons you want Paginated Reports in your life

    You're already familiar with Power BI and the Power BI Desktop PBIX files. These tools are great for analytical reporting, but when it comes to things like printing, and subscriptions, well, it falls a little short. That's where Paginated reports come in.

    Paginated reports draw upon the decades of experience in operational reporting from SQL Server Reporting Services, but they work in the Power BI service, enabling many new scenarios and opportunities. This demo-rich session will explain what paginated reports are all about, and demonstrate 5 reasons that you'll want to start using paginated reports immediately.

    W184a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • BI302 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • BI303 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • WRK102 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents ( Bots ) using Power Platform & Azure

    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 a rapid pace.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    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.

    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 hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer?
    • 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?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK405 - 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.

    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.

    W184bc
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR103 - Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    W185d
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT104 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise.

    Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.

    • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    • Connect to data sources
    • Themes, branding, and layouts
    • Conditional formatting
    • Rules and data validation
    • Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    • Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    • Events vs triggers
    • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    • Conditions for Flow
    • Workflow history
    • Flow connections and ownership
    • Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    W185a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • APP202 - Build user-friendly interfaces with Power Apps for your SharePoint & Microsoft List data

    Are your users looking for an “Easy” button when using lists? Make SharePoint and Microsoft Lists more web-user-friendly instead of SharePoint-user-friendly.

    This session will walk through Power Apps + Lists examples that put more solution-specific and context-specific actions in the hands of users and delivered via Teams.

    Instead of editing a SharePoint list item, changing a property, and hitting Save - add a button that makes an update with a single click. Users get the actions they need in the context that makes sense to them.

    W184bc
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PLT202 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together.

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started.

    First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    W185a
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Platform
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP302 - The Variety of Variables in Power Apps Canvas

    Variables are one of the key features in an app to hold information that will be referenced later.

    Join Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through the variety of variables available in Power Apps canvas.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples of how variables can improve the performance and efficiency of the apps.

    W184bc
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • APP303 - Case Study: Manage SharePoint News with Power Apps

    As the complexity of a SharePoint page grows beyond the first few News web parts, the work of content managers and contributors also increases.

    This session walks through approaches to making it easier for users - via SharePoint, Teams, or mobile devices - to promote or demote posts or make posts show up in the right place without manually setting file properties.

    W184bc
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • DEV203 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate , Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    W186ab
    Thu 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • SP Development
  • BI302 - 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.

    W184a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Business Intelligence
    • Office 365
    • Power BI
    • SP Development
  • SPT104 - Intro to Viva Insights and Workplace Analytics

    Learn how Viva Insights can help you create a culture where people and business thrive through the power of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics. Viva Insights can use your most powerful dataset using insights from everyday work in Microsoft 365 to help you discover opportunities to optimize business processes and identify patterns that lead to success.

    This session will show you how you can measure the impact on business outcomes throughout a continuous cycle of discovery and change.

    W186ab
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

    Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace.

    In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce.

    Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams
    • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization
    • Licensing and integration requirements

    W185d
    Thu 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SPT302 - 6 Tips to improve your Personal Productivity with Viva Insights

    With the shift to hybrid and remote work, we've all been tasked with finding new tools and methods for being productive. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the road, Microsoft Viva Insights helps you identify opportunities to build better work habits.

    We'll be discussing:
    • Blocking focus time and strategies for keeping it
    • Utilizing your network and collaboration feedback effectively
    • Wellbeing and taking small steps to reduce work burnout

    Join me to talk about personalized productivity insights created just for you!

    W181b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • WRK102 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents ( Bots ) using Power Platform & Azure

    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 a rapid pace.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    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.

    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 hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer?
    • 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?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    W181b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop:
    · Power Apps
    ○ Canvas
    ○ Model-Driven
    ○ Portal
    · Power Automate
    ○ Flows
    ○ Robotic Process Automation
    · Power BI
    · Power Virtual Agents
    · Dataverse
    · Integration with Microsoft Teams
    · Cross platform integration
    · Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    W185bc
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Full Day Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate (Flow)
    • Power BI
    • Virtual Agents
  • WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    W186c
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Monday Workshops
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Virtual Agents
  • PVA102 - Building Intelligent virtual agents ( Bots ) in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more virtual agents (Bots) are getting popular in homes and enterprises, their demand is increasing in rapid space.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful virtual agents ( 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 virtual agent ( Bot ) for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • How to call Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    W181b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Virtual Agents
  • PWR302 - Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    W185d
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
    • Virtual Agents
  • SPT104 - Intro to Viva Insights and Workplace Analytics

    Learn how Viva Insights can help you create a culture where people and business thrive through the power of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics. Viva Insights can use your most powerful dataset using insights from everyday work in Microsoft 365 to help you discover opportunities to optimize business processes and identify patterns that lead to success.

    This session will show you how you can measure the impact on business outcomes throughout a continuous cycle of discovery and change.

    W186ab
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Intermediate
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
  • SPT302 - 6 Tips to improve your Personal Productivity with Viva Insights

    With the shift to hybrid and remote work, we've all been tasked with finding new tools and methods for being productive. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the road, Microsoft Viva Insights helps you identify opportunities to build better work habits.

    We'll be discussing:
    • Blocking focus time and strategies for keeping it
    • Utilizing your network and collaboration feedback effectively
    • Wellbeing and taking small steps to reduce work burnout

    Join me to talk about personalized productivity insights created just for you!

    W181b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • 70 Minute Technical Session
    • Introductory and overview
    • Special Topics
    • Viva
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