WF 102 - Getting Started with Office365/SharePoint Online Workflows
Prashant G Bhoyar, MVP - Featured Speaker

"Office 365/SharePoint Online Workflows" is a broad topic and can sometimes leave developers wondering which approach to use. Between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Microsoft Flow, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming.

In this demo-driven session, we will cover the important features and architectural changes of the different Workflows options, as well as, their limitations in Office365/SharePoint online. Even though the title of the session includes SharePoint online, the contents of this session are applicable for SharePoint On-Prem 2013/2016 as well.

Pre-requisite: Familiar with Office365/SharePoint Online, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015/2017.

You will learn:

  • Architecture of Office365/SharePoint Online Workflows
  • Architecture Decisions for Building Office365/SharePoint Online Workflows
  • Important Features and Limitations of Workflow development tools/services
WF 103 - Flow: The Future of Automation in SharePoint
Scott Shearer, MCT - Featured Speaker

What is Flow? Use Flow to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more. Flow is tightly integrated with the new "modern" list and library experience in Office 365. One click is all it takes to begin creating your first Flow.

Learn to use the Flow web interface to start automating Office 365 SharePoint processes. See how you can start using Flow instead of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows. Step into the future of automation with Flow.




WF 104 - Business Process Automation for SharePoint
Andy Huneycutt, MVP MCT - Featured Speaker
Business Process Automation for SharePoint is all about using out of the box tools to meet the ever-changing needs of our business.
Our client needs to develop an automated facilities management portal. The facilities management team is currently struggling to handle incoming requests for use of company resources for meetings, training, and conferences. Their goals for the new system include a customized form for handling requests, a workflow for manager approval, and a workflow process for assigning tasks to their team related to setup and breakdown of facility resources. They would also like custom dashboards for manager overview of requests and tasks, setup and breakdown assignments, and event related expenditures.
What can we build with SharePoint to meet our client's demands? The clock is ticking, we have 70 minutes to build a working business solution for our client. Let's build a business solution using Business Process Automation for SharePoint.



WF 105 - Intelligent Processes Automation: Principles and Tactics
Mike Fitzmaurice - Nintex
Everyone should be able to automate business processes. But there’s a difference between a simple, personal automation that scratches an itch and an intelligent process that solves business problems. There’s a difference between data-centric, UI-centric, and process-centric solution-building. There’s a commitment to analyzing and optimizing to consider. There’s the matter of deciding who plays what role in building these solutions. This session will cover principles and best practices for all of these, with an eye toward immediate applicability, no matter your platform of choice.



WF 203 - Advanced SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows
Scott Shearer, MCT - Featured Speaker

This session is designed to help you take your Designer 2013 workflow skills to the next level. Full of live demos, you’ll learn how to use Designer workflows to set permissions on list items and use new features such as App Steps, Loops and Task Actions. We’ll also explore the Designer string actions and show you when to use them.

If you ever wondered how and why to use an Association Column, this session is for you. Unlock the power of no-code solutions with Designer 2013 workflows.




WF 204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions
Andy Huneycutt, MVP MCT - Featured Speaker

BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability.

In this session, you will learn about creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer. Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s professionals. We'll also discuss the future of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft PowerApps and Flow.




WF 205 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow
Richard Toland  - Featured Speaker
This session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 or better workflow to interface with remote web services. While this provides the ability for everything from posting to Twitter or instantiating Azure automation routines, it is also particularly useful to SharePoint users for list item creation and manipulation between sites or site collections or even provisioning sites. 
With the recent release of Microsoft Flow this can now be used in tandem to seamlessly integrate between SharePoint onprem and online or beyond.