Seattle, Washington

Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director & MVP.
  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Program Manager

WRK401 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, Whiteboard, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Andrew Connell

    Microsoft MVP

WRK402 - Developers! Learn how to use the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend SharePoint

The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience for SharePoint Online. If you are an experienced solution-based SharePoint developer or new to the SharePoint platform, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation for developing with the SharePoint Framework before we dive in. By the end of the day, you will know how to build web parts, single-page apps as well as various types of extensions including application customizers, field customizers, & command sets). How to integrate data from both SharePoint and external sources in your SharePoint apps!

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP | Office 365 enthusiast | User adoption advocate

WRK502 - Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus. During this workshop, you will: • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK503 - 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. We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as: • Building a smart navigation menu. • Improve the look and feel of galleries and forms. • Pop-up messages • Responsive design

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

WRK404 - 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.

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP | MCT Regional Lead

WRK403 - 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, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

WRK405 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate. Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover: Part One: Power Apps • Managing Delegation Warnings • Working with Dates and Times • Conditional Formatting of data • Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow Part Two: Power Automate • Using Loops and Parallel Branches • Working with Large Data Sources • Using Conditions and Switches effectively • Implementing Error Checking/Correction

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Microsoft 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP
  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

WRK406 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

In this Microsoft Power Automate workshop, you’ll learn by doing with a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. This workshop will provide you with the skills you need to start automating your business processes using Power Automate. In our morning session, we'll introduce you to Power Automate. Topics that we'll cover include: • Overview and how your organization can get started • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable • Flow design using templates and blank canvas • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval In the afternoon, we'll take your Flow skills to the next level. Afternoon topics will include: • Power Automate (Flow) expressions • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint • Workflow state machine using Power Automate • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions A Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Max Fritz

    Microsoft Program Manager

WRK504 - Build your first Microsoft Teams App with Power Platform

Have you ever thought of a great idea for an app but you're just not a developer? Maybe you have a paper-based process that slows down your work today? Wish your team or department could work more collaboratively? If you found yourself thinking yes, then you don't want to miss this workshop! In this workshop we will walk you through step by step creating your very own app in Microsoft Teams using free technologies such as Dataverse for Teams, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. All you need to bring is yourself, your curiosity, and your computer, and you'll have a fully functioning app by the end of the workshop!

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, MCT

WRK407 - Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Virtual Agents (Bots) using MS 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.

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP, PMP

WRK501 - Microsoft Viva (part 1): Employee Experience from Top to Bottom

During this workshop, Craig and Jay will cover the 4 (soon to be 5) pillars of Microsoft Viva, uncovering the mystery of what Employee Experience is and how it ties into Microsoft 365. More importantly, you will come out of this workshop understanding not just What Is Viva, but Why Is Viva! (thank you, Drax the Destroyer). This session will start with an overview of the Employee Experience industry and why Microsft is poised to be a large part of it. Then we will dig into each of the pillars, showcasing the why and the how of Viva Topics, Connections, Insights, and Learning. And if possible, we'll dig into even newer announcements such as (the soon-to-be fifth pillar of Viva) and any other announcements that have come out!

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Erica Toelle

    Sr, Product Marketing Manager - Microsoft Compliance
  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

WRK602 - Microsoft 365 Data Governance Hackathon

We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us. We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Microsoft 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Nick Brattoli

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK604 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate & Power BI

An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet. In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI! You'll work through topics such as: • Planning and structuring your data • Creating an entry form • Displaying recognition awards • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates! • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

Tuesday, May 10th 2022, 1:30 pm

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP, RD

WRK601 - Microsoft Viva (part 2): Insights Into Viva

In Microsoft Viva part 1, you learned what Viva was and what each module provided. However, it may have left you wondering what the real-world story is. Are you having problems connecting the dots with real world use cases? What exactly does it all mean and when should you use each module? Join Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley for Viva, Part 2! This 1/2 day workshop to dig into real world use cases on how different organizations improved their employee experience and increased productivity by embracing Viva. • Learn how a company in the auto industry moved from legacy SharePoint to embracing Viva Connections • Gain insights on how an organization in the oil and gas industry used Viva Insights to help them return to the office and make the most out of their hybrid work force • Understand how organizations in the retail space adopted Viva Learning to create a culture of growth • Discover how Viva Topics helped improve knowledge management in the insurance industry It's time to talk about Viva an learn what it can do for your organization.