Seattle, Washington

Introductory & Overview Workshops and Sessions

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP and MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

WRK103 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help. To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs. Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

Monday, August 8th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

WRK108 - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Microsoft 365

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop that aims to demystify all the amazing products in Microsoft 365. You often hear about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, To-Do, Whiteboard, and more – but never in detail. In this workshop, we will go through the Microsoft 365 products in detail and understand where each one fits in today’s modern collaboration framework. This workshop is for you regardless if you are new to Microsoft 365, have just migrated from on-premises, or still evaluating the value Microsoft 365 could bring to your organization. Some of the topics that we will cover include: • Overview of Microsoft's cloud solutions & how collaboration changed • Introduction to the collaboration tools inside Microsoft 365 • How to get started creating your own Teams and SharePoint sites • Understanding permissions and Microsoft 365 Groups • & much more! This workshop will be your launching pad to getting the most out of Microsoft 365 inside your organization! The knowledge gained from this workshop will not only help you use the right tools at the right time but will also help you have a solid Microsoft 365 foundation to get the most out of all the other sessions at the conference!

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS and MBA

WRK401 - Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON BOOTCAMP. Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data? Yes you do! In this bootcamp, we’ll show you: • How should I approach my BI need? • What things should be considered when creating dashboards? • What are the best practices? • How much is this going to cost me to license? • What security aspects should concern me? Who should take this course: If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a: • Manager • Business Analyst • Power User • SharePoint Administrator • Consultant If you work in these areas, you will see value: • Marketing • Information Technology • Finance • Sales • Social Media The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. What is required for this class: Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required) We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises In this workshop you will: • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard. • Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX. • Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner. • Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization This workshop provides an end to end view of Power BI for SharePoint reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

WRK402 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you. In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including: • Managing your Microsoft Teams • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns • Creating workflows using Power Automate • Customizing Microsoft Lists • & more! After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture. In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences. We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

WRK505 - O365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them. Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful. Topics will include: • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap • Planning & Implementing For Scale • Aligning With Industry Trends • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.) • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD

TMS101 - Beginner to Super User: These are a Few of My Favorite #MicrosoftTeams Things!

Did you know you can filter your activity feed by “@mentions?” Or that you can type “/” into the search box for shortcuts and commands to appear? Have you seen the latest FILTER capabilities? Do you use tabs? And bots? And auto-translation? OH MY! We're going to start with an overview of Microsoft Teams and some of its most basic benefits (like discussions, and easy file sharing, and co-authoring). We'll hit an overview of the architecture (where is my content stored, again?). Then we'll finally hit up some of the things I get most jazzed about! If you are new to Teams or looking to sharpen your collaboration skills this session will give you the latest skills to boost your productivity.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about. Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

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!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

PWR101 - Intro to Microsoft Lists for Teams and SharePoint Users

SharePoint lists have led the way for years in organizing, managing, and sharing list content. With the introduction of Microsoft Lists, users and makers will find many of the core concepts of lists with new capabilities and ease of use. In this session we'll walk through the basics of getting started with Microsoft Lists in your organization and talk through some positioning to understand where Microsoft Lists fits in your M365 toolset - on its own, or integrated with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP and RD

CM101 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything!

Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized. I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint: • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

OFF101 - 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it! In this session, we will talk about the 5 proven things You can do to make your users fall in Love with Microsoft 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 9:50 am

  • Don Kirkham

    Microsoft MVP, MCT and MCPD

DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint. Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Senior Manager - M365 Practice Lead at WM Reply

TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility! Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Heidi Jordan

    SharePoint Solutions Specialist at High Plains Technology

APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online. In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out? This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Luc Labelle

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

FLO102 - Get started with Robotic Process Automation using Power Automate UI Flows

Join us in this session to get started with the new Power Automate UI Flows service, Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation solution. During this session we will take a tour of the Power Automate UI Flows application interface, look at the available controls and discuss some of the basic concepts around Robotic Process Automation. We will show you in a step-by-step demo how you can record user actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions to automate this process.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP, MCTS and MCPD

ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment. In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data? These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs. At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Ben Vanderberg

    Principal Developer Evangelist at Adobe

PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference. In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign: • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs • Send and capture e-signatures

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • John Daniels

    Modern Workplace Specialist at Microsoft

VVA102 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

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

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF102 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work. Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

DEV102 - React for the SharePoint Developer

For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills. React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

TMS103 - Running Teams Live Events at Scale

Teams live events are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization. In this session we will talk about the • lessons learned from the conference • features of teams live events • options for putting on a conference

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS and MBA

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.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

Bots are Hot. Power Virtual Agents (a SaaS offering from Microsoft) empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams. You will learn: • What are Power Virtual Agents? • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem • What is Azure Bot Service? • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents? • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents? • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

CM103 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365. This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment. Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365. Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF103 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine. Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work. From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:40 pm

  • Richard Calderon

    Modern Work Customer Success Manager at Microsoft

VVA103 - Build Better Work Habits with Viva Insights

Does this sound familiar? You open Outlook in the morning and notice a "Your daily briefing" email sent from Microsoft Viva. You skim through, find a few suggestions to help you prepare for your day, and think "Hey, this is really helpful!". But did you know there is also an app in Microsoft Teams which offers even MORE useful recommendations to help you have a great workday? Viva Insights, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help you do your best work by providing insights about how you work along with recommendations to boost productivity and prioritize wellbeing. In this session, I'll show how Viva Insights helps you understand your work patterns so you can build better work habits such as: · Reserving time in your day for uninterrupted, focused work · Following through on commitments you’ve made to colleagues · Taking regular breaks · Maintaining boundaries between work and personal time by intentionally closing out your workday · And more! I'll show how you can easily add the Viva Insights app in Teams so bring your laptop and phone to follow along!

Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 3:30 pm

  • Travie Lytle

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CM105 - Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery. Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD
  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

TMS201 - Information Management and Microsoft Teams - What you need to know!

As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats to files saved in a Teams channel. How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies? Join AvePoint’s information management expert Jay Leask as he shows you: • The importance of an overall Office 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities • Capabilities and limitations for retaining Teams Chats • Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams • How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSM and MBA

TMD201 - Intro to Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing. This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app. In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. We'll cover the following points with slides and demos. • What does the Teams License cover? • Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams • Creating Dataverse Relational Tables • Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams • Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow • Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - North America at WEBCON

FLO201 - Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing. This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data, and how to maintain internal data. This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

PWR201 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions. In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions. You will learn: 1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform 2) What are the cognitive services? 3) What tools are available today? 4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

INT201 - Creating Quick and Dirty Intranets from Scratch with Modern SharePoint and Teams

Microsoft Teams seems to have taken the world by storm, while traditional intranets have somewhat fallen by the wayside. However, there is still value in having a company intranet. With Viva Home, you can bridge the gap between collaboration in Teams and the intranet functionality of SharePoint in one convenient, easy to adopt place! In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he explains features and architecture of a Modern Teams-first intranet while creating a proof-of-concept. He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as: • Modern hub and associated sites architecture • New SharePoint Home Sites • Departmental communication sites • Using Teams for collaboration • Setting up Viva Home If you’ve been tasked with building your company a new intranet and don’t know where to start, or you are just interested in learning about some cool new features, don’t miss this session!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF201 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices. This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP and MCT

DEV201 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use. This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Senior Manager - M365 Practice Lead at WM Reply

TMS202 - Getting Started with Teams Live Events

Microsoft 365 live events bring live video streaming to a new level, encouraging connection throughout the entire engagement life cycle with attendees before, during, and after live events. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer. This session helps you understand what Teams Live Events are, how to plan for them, and how to get started using them.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. We will cover: • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • John Daniels

    Modern Workplace Specialist at Microsoft

SPT202 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA. In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365. The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs. In this session Richard Harbridge will explore: • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet • Where the issues and challenges will lie • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job? Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events. Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 10:40 am

  • Don Kirkham

    Microsoft MVP, MCT and MCPD

AZR202 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved. Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors. Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Zach Kwok

    Business Development Specialist

SOL02 - Synology Data Backup for Microsoft 365: How to Protect Yourself From Data Loss & Disasters

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

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Sameer Mohammed

    Microsoft Practice Lead

SOL03 - Build Modern Intranet using AQL’s Intranet web parts

Make employee engagement a reality with AQL’s intranet web parts in your hybrid workplace In this era of digitization and remote working, a hybrid workplace promoting employee engagement and collaboration is the primary objective for most companies around the globe. At AQL, we understand the essence of highly efficient web parts to help your company build a dynamic & interactive intranet page with all the tools for communicating, engaging, and collaborating.  Our popular web parts like FAQs, Quick Links, Hero, Dynamic Navigation, Kudos, People Directory, Super Jobs, Display Broken Permissions, Employee Spotlight, and Employee Birthday not only give you a modern intranet experience, but also provides a platform to promote employee engagement, communication, & collaboration within your organization. Sameer Mohammed, Microsoft Practice Lead at AQL Technologies, is going to demonstrate creating a successful intranet using AQL’s award-winning web parts along with SharePoint intranet best practices. This session will show you how an intuitive and engaging intranet is possible by configuring AQL’s web parts without the need for complex codes and customizations. Check out our web parts on the Microsoft App source or AQL’s Website. https://aqltech.com/sharepoint-intranet-webparts/

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Kevin Blake

    Manager of Customer Success Team

SOL08 - Case Study: Hired - Spend Optimization and Efficiency with SaaS Management

According to Gartner, SaaS apps have now overtaken on-premises apps in enterprise organizations. Torii data shows many organizations have 2x more apps than they realize. In today’s decentralized world, the vast majority of SaaS apps are acquired without IT’s knowledge. It is critical to keep up with the SaaS tsunami, root out Shadow IT, and manage the lifecycle of these apps and their users to avoid wasting many FTE’s worth of time, leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars or more on the table, and putting your data at risk. As users become more mature in their SaaS journey, a sound SaaS management strategy can support massive growth at scale and eliminate its downsides. In this case study of Torii customer Hired, attendees will learn: why Hired turned to automated SaaS Management Platforms, how they slashed IT spend, saved time and de-risked SaaS and Shadow IT best practices for improving everything from SaaS discovery, offboarding and onboarding, to application rationalization, contract and license management.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 12:40 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - North America at WEBCON

SOL09 - Don't Create Applications ~ Create an Application Factory

A recent study by Foundry (formerly IDG) showed that plenty of companies use low-code tools, but deliver very few finished solutions with them (often only one) in any given year. Why the lack of a payoff? A big part of it is that they treat low-code projects like individually crafted art projects. But there's a way to deliver dozens of solutions each year and it involves using some principles of mass production to business application development. This session will cover how this works, how to do it, and what's necessary to make it happen.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

BV203 - Learning in the flow of work: providing learning just-in-time instead of just-in-case

Thorough end user training is a waste of time because the forgetting curve is just too steep. People start forgetting what they learn shortly after the learning stops. We can't depend on learning that happened months ago to help employees do the job they need to do right now. Employees need the answers to their queries at the moment of their need, in the context of their environment and in the flow of their work to be able to do their job. This session will show you examples of what it means to provide learning in the flow of work to your employees and why it's a necessity in today's fast paced world. You will get to visualize the best ways in which employees at organizations can be trained, informed and supported at their moment of need to help them perform at their job.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

TMD203 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly easier to create powerful bots with little to no code. Now almost anyone can quickly create a deploy a chat bot with ease. Power Virtual Agents is a premium add-on to the Power Platform that allows you to create and deploy such bots. As part of Dataverse (previously called Project Oakdale) many Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams. These chat bots are covered under their Microsoft 365 licensing and require no premium licensing to develop, deploy, or use. In this session attendees will learn: 1) How to create / deploy chat bots in Teams 2) How to create Topics, use branching logic, and prompt users for input 3) Add even more power to their chat bots using Power Automate flows. All without any additional licensing!

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 1:20 pm

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments. Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward. Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 2:40 pm

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist, PS @Veeam

ADM204 - Azure Storage and Security Best Practices

Use Azure Storage the right way with these key best practices on security and administration. Whether it is Azure Metrics, Azure Advisor or simple visibility into Azure storage resources; these tips will help you consume and manage Azure storage better. Using Azure Storage is a natural choice today, but the day-to-day administration of storage in the cloud is not the same as what would happen on-premises with traditional storage. In this session, Azure storage expert Karinne Bessette will showcase specific Azure administration and security practices for Azure storage. The need for having some insight to best practices for using Azure storage will help ensure your data in the cloud is available, secure and ready for use. Some practical tips include how to use Azure advisor for storage accounts to ensure that day-to-day administration and changes in storage account usage do not expose new problems or vulnerabilities. Additionally, this session will show how some tools such as Azure Storage Explorer, can help manage storage accounts with ease.

Thursday, August 11th 2022, 4:30 pm

  • Sameer Mohammed

    Microsoft Practice Lead

PWR205 - RPA to automate real word invoice processing using Power Automate

Do you know Robotic Process Automation is the most popular technology in the business world today? Automated invoice processing using RPA helps in decreasing processing time substantially from months to hours, lets your data entry staff focus on higher value-added tasks, manages invoices better, and improves supplier relationships. In this session, Sameer Mohammed will demonstrate a real-world example of vendor invoice processing using RPA with Power Automate. These invoices can be quite complex and as lengthy as 8 to 10 pages with some repetitive sections like invoice details with several line items. Also, in this session, you will see complex validations, process approvals over Microsoft Teams, and emails for notification. Sameer will demonstrate the whole process which might take days to write but Sameer will not be writing real code. Attend this session to learn how to truly automate processes at your organization.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

APP301 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based Data Solutions

Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. Power Apps integration with SharePoint introduces new options for Power Users to access, store, or extend existing data solutions beyond the boundaries of traditional lists. In this session we’ll cover new locations for data storage, new capabilities of these containers, and the pros and cons of choosing one over the other while still surfacing solutions via SharePoint or Teams.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

INT301 - Information Architecture Tools in Modern SharePoint

The tools and building blocks for information architecture have changed in modern SharePoint. We now have hub sites, new navigation options, Office 365 groups for security, and more. In this session, we will look at the modern SharePoint information architecture building blocks. We will then review how these building blocks can affect services such as search, security, compliance, and branding. Finally, we will look at best practices for putting all of these components together into an organized information architecture.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Senior Manager - M365 Practice Lead at WM Reply
  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP and RD

ADM301 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

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

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Jeff Willinger

    Microsoft MVP

CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities. I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization. In this session, you will learn about: • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.   How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?   During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Richard Calderon

    Modern Work Customer Success Manager at Microsoft

BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day. In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again. Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy. We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar? It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it? Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores: • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint. • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches. • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    Microsoft MVP

VVA303 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams. In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

Friday, August 12th 2022, 12:30 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Purview

OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365. This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information. We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!