Chicago, IL

EduCon Chicago 2021 Workshops and Sessions

 

  • Keynote: The future of hybrid work: People, productivity, protection, and platform

    Research reveals the shape of the new world of work: As we move forward from the disruption of the pandemic, the workplace will never look the same again. Organizations will be challenged to build resilience and agility by empowering individuals and teams to be productive no matter where they work from, and by ensuring that productivity is sustainable by fostering wellbeing, growth, and connectedness for their people. Explore how Microsoft plans to power the future of work by focusing on people, productivity, protection, and platform. Learn how we’re evolving our collaboration and communications experiences–including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer–and innovating with Microsoft Viva to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into the apps people use every day. And chart a course for you, your teams, and your organization to make the most of what’s coming to Microsoft 365.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Keynote
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • SP Development
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Microsoft 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Microsoft/Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. I will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to, or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • How to plan your information architecture in Microsoft 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Microsoft 365 Groups and the new membership model
    • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
    • How features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or just starting new, come see what you can do.

    This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how it can be leveraged within your organization.

    Room S102a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK102 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room S102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK103 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

    Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

    To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

    Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

    Room S102d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (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.

    Room S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

    With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace.

    Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption.

    In this workshop you will learn:
    • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace
    • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs
    • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution
    • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset
    • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations
    • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

    Room S103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Value
  • WRK106 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using.

    In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage.

    Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
    • Yammer
    • Groups
    • Teams
    • Delve
    • Sway
    • Planner
    • PowerApps/Flow
    • Stream
    • Video
    • Forms
    • ToDo
    • Kaizala

    Room S104a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK107 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room S103d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • WRK201 - 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.

    Room S104b
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK203 - 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.

    By the end of this workshop you'll have a thorough understanding how it all works and ready to build your own!

    Room S106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK301 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

    NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are either 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

    Room S104b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features already in preview and soon to be in generally available, it's not a bad idea to start getting familiar with them. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    o View and manipulate 3D content.
    o Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    o Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    o Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room S106a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK304 - Intro to Power Apps for Teams, Microsoft Lists, and SharePoint Users

    Use Power Apps to build custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. As Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath, bring modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with M365, Teams, MS Lists, and SharePoint at the top of the list. Power Apps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what power users need to get started with Power Apps. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint and Teams.

    - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded Power Apps forms
    - Connect Power Apps to MS Lists and SharePoint list data
    - Create Power Apps from SharePoint data
    - Explore Power Apps capabilities and options
    - Discuss business solutions and approaches using Power Apps, Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint and the Microsoft stack as well as pointers on what to use when.

    Note: Power Apps integrates directly with Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint Online, and other cloud-based platforms and can also be used with later versions of on-premises SharePoint using gateways.

    Room S106b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Mark Rackley and Stephanie Donahue for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full-day tutorial not only covers what features you have but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:
    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of Microsoft Power Automate workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room S102a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK402 - 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.

    Room S102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK403 - Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption: How to Make It Easy To Do The Right Thing

    So you’ve made the decision to turn on Microsoft Teams – congratulations! Teams is one of the fastest growing business applications designed to boost collaboration and productivity. Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business!

    But before you light up Teams for your entire organization, it’s critical to ensure to you have a solid governance strategy in place to ensure you’re striking the balance between effective collaboration and control. A well-governed Office 365 instance ensures security, managed information lifecycle and also lays the groundwork for a long-term sustainable adoption strategy. You want to make it easy for people to do the right thing – good governance precedes great adoption!

    This interactive workshop will cover:
    • How to leverage Microsoft Teams to streamline collaboration and realize the full value from your Office 365 investment
    • How to address common management and governance concerns for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – from provisioning to information lifecycle management
    • How to assess whether native Office 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations
    • How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft Teams and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

    Room S102d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK406 - 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.

    Room S103a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room S103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Fundamental

    Power Automate/Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While it 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. 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) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room S103d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK503 - Transform Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    • How to modernize your classic sites
    • Hub site planning and management
    • How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    • The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    • How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room S104a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK505 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    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 and now even your corporate intranet with Viva Connections. As a result, 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, 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.

    Room S104b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK506 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center: WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”. However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release. Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown.

    In this workshop, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new Admin Centers. There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better! What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean? I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!

    Room S106a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 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

    Room S103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Power Automate/Flow workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have introductory knowledge of Power Automate/Flow or have attended this SharePoint Fest's morning/fundamental workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Flow expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation
    • Interacting with larger data sets in SharePoint, using OData Filter, Loop
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room S103d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK603 - OneDrive from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization.

    We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization.

    We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.

    Room S104a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • OneDrive
  • WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

    Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well.

    In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more!

    Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient.

    Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

    Room S104b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK606 - 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-
    • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components,
    • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
    • Pop-up messages

    Room S106a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • WRK102 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room S102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK103 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

    Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

    To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

    Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

    Room S102d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK506 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center: WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”. However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release. Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown.

    In this workshop, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new Admin Centers. There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better! What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean? I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!

    Room S106a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

    Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today!

    Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today.

    Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

    Room S106b
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

     Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance…
    · Not on top of the list right now
    · Not in the budget
    · We’ll get to it later
    · Not really seeing the need…
     
    I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful? 

    In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

    Room S106b
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • ADM103 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

    Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud.

    A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components.

    Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including:

    - Addressing administration complexity
    - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data
    - Minimizing organizational disruption
    - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

    Room S106b
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • CM103 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Microsoft 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Microsoft 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Microsoft 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Room S102a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

    Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server.

    The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include:
    • Type of SQL Server instance
    • SQL Server instance settings
    • System database settings

    In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

    Room S106b
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • CM104 - Securing SharePoint, OneDrive & Teams with Sensitivity Labels

    How do you protect your confidential content from being exposed? Being able to secure your files and content across workloads is a necessity and the tools are available to you today in the Microsoft 365 Security admin center. Microsoft 365 Sensitivity Labels are the evolution of Azure Information Protection and more within the Microsoft Information Protection suite.

    In this session, we will go through what Sensitivity Labels are, how they work with files and sites, what kind of protection they provide, and finally how to get started utilizing them in your own company.

    Room S102a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM105 - Exam Cram: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

    Looking to take the MS-100? Then this session is for you. In this Exam Cram, Liam walks through what to expect for the MS-100 Exam.

    The session will consist of a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and the key points of the exam. It will also consist of sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.

    Room S106b
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • PWR105 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room S103a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • ADM201 - 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.

    Room S106b
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • AZR201 - Introduction to Automating Azure with Azure CLI

    What is the Cross-platform Azure CLI? How can you use it to manage an Azure Tenant? Is it easier than PowerShell, or do they complement each other? Microsoft created and released the Azure CLI to help in managing tenants from any platform.

    This session will review what the Azure CLI toolset is and understand standard syntax and features. We will also look at automating the creation and management of Azure Tenant Services and Components. By the end of the session, you will use Azure CLI to manage your Tenant using some of the basic commands.

    Room S104b
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • ADM202 - PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate?
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • Best Practices

    Room S106b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room S102bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • ADM204 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

    Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid!

    Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

    Room S106b
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM205 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

    As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

    Room S106b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Expert
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • SPT205 - Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel to Protect your Users and Data

    Microsoft 365 Defender tracks 100s of security controls. Who is watching those alerts?

    Learn how to use Azure Sentinel to help you track security alerts and device and machine logs to identify attackers and security threats more efficiently - without having to stay up Every Night reviewing security logs!

    Room S105a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

    For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works.

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint.

    Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

    Room S106b
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM304 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are.

    Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture.

    In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

    Room S106b
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases:
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

    Room S106b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder. Struggle continues in Modern SharePoint.

    Have you been steering people away from using folders in SharePoint? Or are you just downright tired of hearing yet another reason for using metadata? The use of folders has long been a contentious battle in the world of SharePoint collaboration. They have their benefits and their drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach?

    Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019.

    In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

    Room S102a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • TMS101 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful. Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room S103d
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM102 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room S102a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • CM103 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Microsoft 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Microsoft 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Microsoft 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Room S102a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • CM104 - Securing SharePoint, OneDrive & Teams with Sensitivity Labels

    How do you protect your confidential content from being exposed? Being able to secure your files and content across workloads is a necessity and the tools are available to you today in the Microsoft 365 Security admin center. Microsoft 365 Sensitivity Labels are the evolution of Azure Information Protection and more within the Microsoft Information Protection suite.

    In this session, we will go through what Sensitivity Labels are, how they work with files and sites, what kind of protection they provide, and finally how to get started utilizing them in your own company.

    Room S102a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM201 - 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.

    Room S106b
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • SOL07 - Using AvePoint's Cloud Backup's Reporting to Better Protect Your Data

    Learn how to analyze your backup data to glean actionable insights.

    One of the key benefits of the AvePoint Cloud Backup is its automation. Admins can get it setup and configured in just a few clicks with no need to worry about managing infrastructure.

    As your organization, workspaces, and users grows—Cloud Backup can seamlessly scale to cover it all. However even with a “set it and forget it tool,” it can be advantageous to periodically review the performance to ensure you’re maximizing your data protection. And that is where Cloud Backup Reporting functionality shines.

    Room S104a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • CM203 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

    Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation?

    If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).

    This session will uncover:
    • Differences between retention and records in Office 365
    • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels
    • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365
    • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

    Room S102a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CM204 - Migration Strategies 101: Quick Tips To Make Your Move To Microsoft 365 EASY

    If You Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail! Your organization will be moving content. It is not IF, but WHEN.

    Having a strategy around how and what to keep will be paramount to a successful migration as well as: Inventory source environments with detailed discovery and pre-scan, to inform your migration project planning – including required mappings, prioritization, and content or customizations requiring re-work.

    Easily transfer content—granularly or in bulk—from legacy repositories to SharePoint and Microsoft 365 with a simple point-and-click interface.

    Flexible job scheduling can maintain coexistence, and reduce time to value of your new environment.

    Migrate large quantities of content from file systems, Documentum, Filenet, Livelink, SharePoint Server, or other legacy ECM systems to Microsoft 365 quickly and easily, to overcome throttling limitations and accelerate your cutover to the cloud.

    Room S102a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

    Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity.

    In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

    Room S102bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list.

    In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.

    Room S103a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • CM301 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content- The MIP Primer

    Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it?

    In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

    Room S102a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM302 - 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

    Room S102a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM303 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

    SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform.

    This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption.

    Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

    Room S102a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • WRK402 - 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.

    Room S102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room S103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK503 - Transform Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    • How to modernize your classic sites
    • Hub site planning and management
    • How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    • The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    • How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room S104a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT101 - Build an Intranet with modern SharePoint

    Learn how to build a world class Modern Intranet by leveraging Office 365. Intranet should no longer be a single portal with multiple site, but it should span across multiple features and capabilities to deliver the platform you are looking for.

    Explore how to use Microsoft Teams, Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communication sites, as well as Hub sites to create this unique modern site that can be glued all together to provide the future of the intranets.

    Room S102bc
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • CM102 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room S102a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • INT102 - Getting started with SharePoint home sites and hubs

    The intelligent intranet is here! With SharePoint hubs, you can bring together families of related SharePoint sites with news and event rollups, unified branding, and a common navigation experience. Home sites bring your intranet to life with personalized and organizational news, events, conversations, and video.

    But how do you design an intranet strategy that effectively leverages home sites and hubs? This is your "getting started" guide.

    In this session, we'll define what home sites and hubs are, explain how they can be used, and give you strategies for implementing them in your organization.

    Room S102bc
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT103 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What does Viva Connections mean for your intranet?

    If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization.

    Room S102bc
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
  • SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

    Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams.

    Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today.

    You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

    Room S104b
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • INT104 - Collaboration Central - O365 Adoption

    Hub Site + Modern sites + news + Collaboration = Increased adoption.

    We will build a Collaboration Central showcasing different topics (SharePoint Central, Teams Central, etc.), use navigation and create newsletters to help end users learn all things O365

    Room S102bc
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • INT202 - Read all about it! Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level

    SharePoint News is a great way to keep your organization up to date. But do you know that you can also use SharePoint News to take engagement to the next level? And how Viva Connections can help ensure that the right news gets to the right people at the right time? This session is all about news – the latest features of SharePoint News and how to use them, tips and insights to ensure your news articles are read, and approaches you can use to make sure your colleagues stay in touch with what is going on in your organization.

    Room S102bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • BV203 - Yammer and Communities: Connect and Engage People Across the Organization

    To power the new world of work, people need to be able to get work done from anywhere. But productivity tools, alone, won't build culture, foster wellbeing, or drive innovative thinking. In Microsoft 365,

    Yammer is the tool for connecting and engaging people across the organization to build community, communicate broadly, and share knowledge, answers, and ideas. Open conversations in communities or associated with live events, topics, and questions can reach people wherever they work including Microsoft Teams and Outlook. And Yammer is fundamental to Microsoft Viva.

    Join product managers Steve Nguyen and Dan Holme for an insider's look at our product strategy and roadmap, and learn how you can integrate the superpowers of Yammer into your intranet, collaboration, and employee experiences.

    Room S105a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room S102bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

    Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity.

    In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

    Room S102bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT205 - Tools and Techniques to create an accessible and inclusive intranet in Office 365

    Around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some type of color deficiency in their eyesight. Don't find out the hard way when you present an "awesome looking" yet colorful spreadsheet to your CIO and he tells you "I'm colorblind".

    Are you creating your sites, dashboards and documents that both look good and are accessible to all of your users? Even if you're not color blind or have low vision, there are color choices that just hurt the eyes.

    Learn how to use the tools available in the UI Fabric Theme Designer and check for accessibility in your color selection for SharePoint Themes and Designs as well as other tools for documents, PowerBI, and other areas of Office 365 to create an inclusive intranet that works for everyone.

    Room S102bc
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room S102bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • INT303 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room S102bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (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.

    Room S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK203 - 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.

    By the end of this workshop you'll have a thorough understanding how it all works and ready to build your own!

    Room S106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features already in preview and soon to be in generally available, it's not a bad idea to start getting familiar with them. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    o View and manipulate 3D content.
    o Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    o Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    o Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room S106a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK304 - Intro to Power Apps for Teams, Microsoft Lists, and SharePoint Users

    Use Power Apps to build custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. As Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath, bring modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with M365, Teams, MS Lists, and SharePoint at the top of the list. Power Apps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what power users need to get started with Power Apps. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint and Teams.

    - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded Power Apps forms
    - Connect Power Apps to MS Lists and SharePoint list data
    - Create Power Apps from SharePoint data
    - Explore Power Apps capabilities and options
    - Discuss business solutions and approaches using Power Apps, Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint and the Microsoft stack as well as pointers on what to use when.

    Note: Power Apps integrates directly with Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint Online, and other cloud-based platforms and can also be used with later versions of on-premises SharePoint using gateways.

    Room S106b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Mark Rackley and Stephanie Donahue for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full-day tutorial not only covers what features you have but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:
    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of Microsoft Power Automate workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room S102a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 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

    Room S103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

    Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well.

    In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more!

    Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient.

    Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

    Room S104b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK606 - 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-
    • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components,
    • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
    • Pop-up messages

    Room S106a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • INT101 - Build an Intranet with modern SharePoint

    Learn how to build a world class Modern Intranet by leveraging Office 365. Intranet should no longer be a single portal with multiple site, but it should span across multiple features and capabilities to deliver the platform you are looking for.

    Explore how to use Microsoft Teams, Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communication sites, as well as Hub sites to create this unique modern site that can be glued all together to provide the future of the intranets.

    Room S102bc
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • PWR100 - Bring Citizen Developers back to the enterprise with Power Automate Governance

    Over the last few years, the term "Citizen Developers" has come to represent those users who, when stifled by IT policies, have ventured out on their own and started to use non-sanctioned SaaS services to help get their jobs done. Often times, what they are trying to achieve isn't complex, it just isn’t possible or cost effective internally.

    Using a governed Power Automate environment, we are able to create an environment whereby users are empowered to self-enable and automate their processes. Users should be able to create many of those automations which they would otherwise be restricted from.

    In this presentation Mark will review the current state of Power Automate governance from an Enterprise perspective and present a vision for enabling users to be able to use the platform, while ensuring IT policies and good practices are followed.

    Room S103a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • PWR101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    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

    Room S105a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate and Flow

    A deep knowledge of Flow 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 format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room S103bc
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR103 - 10 ways modern libraries can make you more efficient

    Modern lists and libraries have been around for a few years now and they are constantly getting updated. Are you taking advantage of all the productivity gains that are built in to the new experience?

    Microsoft Senior Content Developer Tom Resing, an MCM and former MVP, will walk you through at least 10 ways he's seen the modern experience help others like you. Includes plenty of demos and resources to take away.

    Room S103a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • FLO104 - 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.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) 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.

    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.

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

    Room S103d
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • PWR105 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room S103a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • FLO201 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click.

    This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR201 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Forms to Engage Users

    Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved andor some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more!

    Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities!

    Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

    Room S103a
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • FLO202 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Power Automate (Flow)

    Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint.

    In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Power Automate. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs.

    Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR202 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

    Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance.

    In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance. This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

    Room S103a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF203 - Real World No-Code Solutions Built with Office 365 & SharePoint Online

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A site based solution using hub sites, communication sites, and team sites to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    A custom list in SharePoint with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for a simple, but powerful solution using forms and workflows for approval and publishing processing.

    A document library based solution using with Microsoft Forms and Power Automate (Flow) for building reports.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    Room S104a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • FLO204 - Real World Power Automate

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint?

    Then this session is for you. Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world.

    We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF204 - 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.

    Room S104a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list.

    In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.

    Room S103a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • PWR205 - Power Apps: A New Approach to the Traditional SharePoint List View

    PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control.

    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.

    Room S103a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • OFF301 - Empower yourself and your team with these Office Suite Tips and Tricks

    Consulting Enterprise organizations around the world, I noticed that even some of the more advanced users of the Office Suite often had trouble keeping up with amazing new features and tools that can truly take users to a much more productive place.

    In this session, we will take a hands on look into some of the most powerful and easy to access tips and tricks for OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the OneDrive application that can take your productivity to the next level. 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.

    Microsoft has added so many great features, shortcuts, and tips and tricks throughout the Office Suite, many of which go unused and unnoticed by even advanced users and organizations.

    Room S104a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR301 - Better looking list views using the column formatter

    Modern list views are great, but visually? They are kind of meh to be honest. No style, no color, low business impact. Users need to be able to quickly find what they are looking for and identify critical tasks, plus everyone likes visual indicators.

    Well, using the column formatter, users can customize modern list views. They can color code field based on date or status, create clickable actions, add simple icons, or create more complicated visualizations.

    Attend this fast paced 20 minute session on the column formatter to:
    • Understand what’s possible with the column formatter and what the different properties mean
    • How to get started implementing simple customizations
    • Where to go to get samples of more complex customizations

    Room S103a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • INT302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room S102bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - Power Apps: New Approaches for SharePoint 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.

    Room S103a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate Skills to the Next Level!

    This demo intensive Power Automate session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Power Automate a is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements.

    Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

    Attend this session and take your Power Automate and Flow skills to the next level!

    Room S103bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR303 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room S103a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO304 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Power Automate: Advanced Concepts

    The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Power Automate has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows.

    In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level.

    We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following:
    • Applying custom formatting to the approval email
    • Recording approval results and comments
    • Setting SharePoint content Approval status
    • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office
    • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to
    • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals
    • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers

    Room S103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF304 - What we did: Planning a Company Event with O365

    From the planning materials to attendees, corral the pieces of company events using O365. Get real world tested ideas for executing a stress free company event.

    This session connects the dots between Teams, Forms, Planner, and Yammer to easily keep everyone on the same logistical page.

    Room S104a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Microsoft 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Microsoft/Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. I will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to, or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • How to plan your information architecture in Microsoft 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Microsoft 365 Groups and the new membership model
    • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
    • How features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or just starting new, come see what you can do.

    This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how it can be leveraged within your organization.

    Room S102a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (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.

    Room S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK106 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using.

    In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage.

    Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
    • Yammer
    • Groups
    • Teams
    • Delve
    • Sway
    • Planner
    • PowerApps/Flow
    • Stream
    • Video
    • Forms
    • ToDo
    • Kaizala

    Room S104a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK506 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center: WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”. However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release. Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown.

    In this workshop, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new Admin Centers. There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better! What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean? I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!

    Room S106a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 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

    Room S103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

    Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well.

    In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more!

    Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient.

    Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

    Room S104b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF101 - Revive your SharePoint Intranet inside Teams through Microsoft Viva Connections

    You've had licenses of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, but until now they have been two different areas that users go to. Not anymore! With Viva connections, you can bring it all together. Present the goodness of everything your SharePoint intranet site has to offer directly through Microsoft Teams using Viva Connections.

    This session will show you what Viva Connections is, why you should care, exactly how you can implement it in your organization and best practices on how to onboard users on this new employee experience.

    Room S104a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF103 - Supply Chain automation with Power Apps and AI Builder

    Tracking multiple activities or processes from end to end accurately and navigate through them at various stages is a common supply chain challenge in manufacturing.

    In this session we will discuss how to leverage Power Platform, AI Builder and Office 365 to track an end to process toward the completion of assembly of products. We leverage QR Code, Form Recognizer and factory floor data collection application to build the solution.

    Room S104a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • INT104 - Collaboration Central - O365 Adoption

    Hub Site + Modern sites + news + Collaboration = Increased adoption.

    We will build a Collaboration Central showcasing different topics (SharePoint Central, Teams Central, etc.), use navigation and create newsletters to help end users learn all things O365

    Room S102bc
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF104 - Driving Adoption through Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

    This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal and how it can be used to provide always up to date training material to users inside your O365 Tenant. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and show how to customize the portal to your organization's needs.

    The session will also show you how you can drive users to Learning Pathways through the creation of a custom help tile and how you can embed this training content into Teams and across SharePoint Online.

    Room S104a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF106 - Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

    So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud?

    In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Advance Data Governance and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help.

    This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

    Room S104a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • CM203 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

    Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation?

    If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).

    This session will uncover:
    • Differences between retention and records in Office 365
    • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels
    • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365
    • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

    Room S102a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF203 - Real World No-Code Solutions Built with Office 365 & SharePoint Online

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A site based solution using hub sites, communication sites, and team sites to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    A custom list in SharePoint with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for a simple, but powerful solution using forms and workflows for approval and publishing processing.

    A document library based solution using with Microsoft Forms and Power Automate (Flow) for building reports.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    Room S104a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF204 - 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.

    Room S104a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • CM301 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content- The MIP Primer

    Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it?

    In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

    Room S102a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF301 - Empower yourself and your team with these Office Suite Tips and Tricks

    Consulting Enterprise organizations around the world, I noticed that even some of the more advanced users of the Office Suite often had trouble keeping up with amazing new features and tools that can truly take users to a much more productive place.

    In this session, we will take a hands on look into some of the most powerful and easy to access tips and tricks for OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the OneDrive application that can take your productivity to the next level. 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.

    Microsoft has added so many great features, shortcuts, and tips and tricks throughout the Office Suite, many of which go unused and unnoticed by even advanced users and organizations.

    Room S104a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • BV302 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

    Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets.

    Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it. There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly.

    In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

    Room S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases:
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

    Room S106b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF304 - What we did: Planning a Company Event with O365

    From the planning materials to attendees, corral the pieces of company events using O365. Get real world tested ideas for executing a stress free company event.

    This session connects the dots between Teams, Forms, Planner, and Yammer to easily keep everyone on the same logistical page.

    Room S104a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK107 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room S103d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • WRK403 - Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption: How to Make It Easy To Do The Right Thing

    So you’ve made the decision to turn on Microsoft Teams – congratulations! Teams is one of the fastest growing business applications designed to boost collaboration and productivity. Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business!

    But before you light up Teams for your entire organization, it’s critical to ensure to you have a solid governance strategy in place to ensure you’re striking the balance between effective collaboration and control. A well-governed Office 365 instance ensures security, managed information lifecycle and also lays the groundwork for a long-term sustainable adoption strategy. You want to make it easy for people to do the right thing – good governance precedes great adoption!

    This interactive workshop will cover:
    • How to leverage Microsoft Teams to streamline collaboration and realize the full value from your Office 365 investment
    • How to address common management and governance concerns for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – from provisioning to information lifecycle management
    • How to assess whether native Office 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations
    • How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft Teams and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

    Room S102d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK505 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    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 and now even your corporate intranet with Viva Connections. As a result, 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, 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.

    Room S104b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • Keynote: The future of hybrid work: People, productivity, protection, and platform

    Research reveals the shape of the new world of work: As we move forward from the disruption of the pandemic, the workplace will never look the same again. Organizations will be challenged to build resilience and agility by empowering individuals and teams to be productive no matter where they work from, and by ensuring that productivity is sustainable by fostering wellbeing, growth, and connectedness for their people. Explore how Microsoft plans to power the future of work by focusing on people, productivity, protection, and platform. Learn how we’re evolving our collaboration and communications experiences–including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer–and innovating with Microsoft Viva to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into the apps people use every day. And chart a course for you, your teams, and your organization to make the most of what’s coming to Microsoft 365.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Keynote
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • SP Development
  • OFF101 - Revive your SharePoint Intranet inside Teams through Microsoft Viva Connections

    You've had licenses of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, but until now they have been two different areas that users go to. Not anymore! With Viva connections, you can bring it all together. Present the goodness of everything your SharePoint intranet site has to offer directly through Microsoft Teams using Viva Connections.

    This session will show you what Viva Connections is, why you should care, exactly how you can implement it in your organization and best practices on how to onboard users on this new employee experience.

    Room S104a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS101 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful. Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room S103d
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMD102 - Microsoft Teams Applications for Everybody

    Everybody knows that Teams is a great collaboration tool, however many people don't realize that Teams is also a powerful development platform. By supplementing Teams' built-in features with your own, you can build powerful collaborative applications and bring existing cloud applications under Teams' "single pane of glass".

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and see what kinds of solutions are possible and how they bring business value. We'll explore low-code/no-code solutions as well as fully coded ones, and discuss reuse opportunities to bring everything from a SharePoint page to an Azure Bot into Teams.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn what's possible using Teams as an application platform!

    Room S105a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMS102 - 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.

    Room S103d
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

    Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams.

    Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today.

    You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

    Room S104b
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS103 - Teams AND Yammer? Yes Please! A case study.

    “What to use when?” is a phrase so often used when talking about Office 365 that it may have set the record for blog posts, conference sessions and heated debates. Many thought that Microsoft had moved on from making big bets on Yammer given the significant focus and attention on Microsoft Teams in recent years, so the announcements about “the new Yammer” at last year’s Ignite conference may have come as a surprise. Almost instantly the “when should I use this versus Teams” started up again. As an organization, AvePoint is heavily reliant on Teams for it’s day to day operations, but this session will go deep into the “why” and “how” AvePoint made the decision to move it’s thriving and active knowledge communities from Teams to the new Yammer.

    Attendees will learn the logic that prompted the decision, the steps taken to get there, and how Yammer was configured and managed to create a broader and more effective knowledge-sharing mechanism that is relied on throughout the organization.

    Just as important, we’ll detail how the organization created internal clarity for users to understand the hand-offs and co-existence of these two conversational platforms within it’s everyday collaboration

    Room S103d
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMD104 - Introducing new Developer App Templates for Microsoft Teams

    Building an app from scratch for Teams can be a time-consuming effort which is why Microsoft launched App Templates. App Templates are fully built Teams apps that are open-sourced and housed in their Office Dev GitHub link. The benefits of these app templates is that you don't have to be a developer to deploy them and for those who are developers you can customize the code to fit your needs.

    In this session, we'll walk through the key concepts of what custom apps can be deployed for Teams as well as demonstrate 4 of the Microsoft pre-built apps:
    • Attendance app (Power App)
    • Book-a-room bot
    • Custom Stickers App Template
    • HR Support App Template

    Room S105a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMS104 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

    Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently.

    Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game.

    Session Benefits:
    • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment
    • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams
    • Take away action items to implement right away

    Room S103d
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS106 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    Room S104b
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS201 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

    The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both!

    This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient. You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. You'll even learn how to bring SharePoint pages into Teams with no development needed!

    Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

    Room S103d
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • TMS202 - Provide learning in the flow of work within Microsoft Teams through 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.

    Room S103d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

    Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes.
    In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    Room S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - Success Story: Deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to a Global Enterprise

    Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling replaces an organizations PBX and brings phone and conference calling functionality directly into the Microsoft Teams application. With phone number and calling plan assignment, along with meeting calls, advanced call queueing and auto attendant configuration, Microsoft allows organizations to bring all of their telephony needs into the Microsoft 365 umbrella. During this session, we will share a client success story of preparing and deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to an entire enterprise. We will discuss how we streamlined and modernized call queues, office receptions lines and accounted for executive assistants to ensure people are routed to the correct area and conducted training and adoption sessions and created job aids to assist in the change for the new platform.

    Room S103a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • BV203 - Yammer and Communities: Connect and Engage People Across the Organization

    To power the new world of work, people need to be able to get work done from anywhere. But productivity tools, alone, won't build culture, foster wellbeing, or drive innovative thinking. In Microsoft 365,

    Yammer is the tool for connecting and engaging people across the organization to build community, communicate broadly, and share knowledge, answers, and ideas. Open conversations in communities or associated with live events, topics, and questions can reach people wherever they work including Microsoft Teams and Outlook. And Yammer is fundamental to Microsoft Viva.

    Join product managers Steve Nguyen and Dan Holme for an insider's look at our product strategy and roadmap, and learn how you can integrate the superpowers of Yammer into your intranet, collaboration, and employee experiences.

    Room S105a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

    “Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing.

    This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

    Room S103d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMD204 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper.

    Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams.

    Current session:
    1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application
    2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside
    SharePoint or inside Teams)
    3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint
    and as a Teams Tab

    Room S105a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS204 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

    Everyone is excited about Teams! Combine all of your collaboration into Teams and find the best way to adopt Teams for your team.

    This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing ways to collaborate and maximize your Microsoft Teams. From channel settings, SharePoint Online, chat tricks - Teams has a lot of new features to discover.

    Room S103d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS205 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    Room S103d
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS301- Case Study: Using Microsoft Teams for Adult Learning

    The State of Minnesota College and University Systems went to Office 365 and with that, the capability of using Teams for student collaboration and sharing of files for learning.

    Join us to find out what was done at Rochester Community and Technical College in conjunction with students from Mayo Clinic using Teams for everything from Question of the day to sharing presentations and learning from each other.

    Room S103d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMD303 - Building Low-code Bots for Teams and Beyond with Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

    Chatbots are very popular these days and are especially helpful in Microsoft Teams. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and the ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using a free tool from Microsoft called Bot Framework Composer. You'll learn how to use natural language understanding (LUIS) and search technology (QnA Maker) to make a bot that can respond to user's requests, and also how to use Language Generation to dynamically generate natural-sounding responses. You'll also learn how to use adaptive cards in your bot, and how to call out to REST services such as the Microsoft Graph.

    Bot building is for everyone! Come learn how to get started.

    Room S105a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMS304 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

    Communication in small to large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers.

    In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

    • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams
    • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction
    • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption

    Room S103d
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMD102 - Microsoft Teams Applications for Everybody

    Everybody knows that Teams is a great collaboration tool, however many people don't realize that Teams is also a powerful development platform. By supplementing Teams' built-in features with your own, you can build powerful collaborative applications and bring existing cloud applications under Teams' "single pane of glass".

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and see what kinds of solutions are possible and how they bring business value. We'll explore low-code/no-code solutions as well as fully coded ones, and discuss reuse opportunities to bring everything from a SharePoint page to an Azure Bot into Teams.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn what's possible using Teams as an application platform!

    Room S105a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMD104 - Introducing new Developer App Templates for Microsoft Teams

    Building an app from scratch for Teams can be a time-consuming effort which is why Microsoft launched App Templates. App Templates are fully built Teams apps that are open-sourced and housed in their Office Dev GitHub link. The benefits of these app templates is that you don't have to be a developer to deploy them and for those who are developers you can customize the code to fit your needs.

    In this session, we'll walk through the key concepts of what custom apps can be deployed for Teams as well as demonstrate 4 of the Microsoft pre-built apps:
    • Attendance app (Power App)
    • Book-a-room bot
    • Custom Stickers App Template
    • HR Support App Template

    Room S105a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMD201 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

    The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail.

    It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions. Have you ever found a FAQ usable though? It’s a lot of search and reading and unless you search for the exact right keyword then you may not even find what you are looking for.

    Attend this session and learn:
    • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams
    • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources
    • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions
    • ALL without writing a line of code!

    It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

    Room S105a
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMD202 - Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

    Teams is a powerful collaboration tool, SharePoint Framework is a powerful development framework.

    Learn how to create a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. Create a Teams aware WebPart and see a real world example of reading and writing data to SharePoint through Teams.

    Users will learn how to create a SharePoint framework web part that can run in a Teams Tab, learn how to access Teams data, and work with other Office 365 tools.

    Room S105a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • SOL04 - Success Story: Deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to a Global Enterprise

    Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling replaces an organizations PBX and brings phone and conference calling functionality directly into the Microsoft Teams application. With phone number and calling plan assignment, along with meeting calls, advanced call queueing and auto attendant configuration, Microsoft allows organizations to bring all of their telephony needs into the Microsoft 365 umbrella. During this session, we will share a client success story of preparing and deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to an entire enterprise. We will discuss how we streamlined and modernized call queues, office receptions lines and accounted for executive assistants to ensure people are routed to the correct area and conducted training and adoption sessions and created job aids to assist in the change for the new platform.

    Room S103a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • TMD204 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper.

    Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams.

    Current session:
    1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application
    2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside
    SharePoint or inside Teams)
    3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint
    and as a Teams Tab

    Room S105a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD303 - Building Low-code Bots for Teams and Beyond with Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

    Chatbots are very popular these days and are especially helpful in Microsoft Teams. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and the ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using a free tool from Microsoft called Bot Framework Composer. You'll learn how to use natural language understanding (LUIS) and search technology (QnA Maker) to make a bot that can respond to user's requests, and also how to use Language Generation to dynamically generate natural-sounding responses. You'll also learn how to use adaptive cards in your bot, and how to call out to REST services such as the Microsoft Graph.

    Bot building is for everyone! Come learn how to get started.

    Room S105a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

    With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace.

    Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption.

    In this workshop you will learn:
    • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace
    • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs
    • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution
    • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset
    • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations
    • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

    Room S103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Value
  • WRK107 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room S103d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • WRK203 - 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.

    By the end of this workshop you'll have a thorough understanding how it all works and ready to build your own!

    Room S106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features already in preview and soon to be in generally available, it's not a bad idea to start getting familiar with them. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    o View and manipulate 3D content.
    o Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    o Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    o Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room S106a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 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

    Room S103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder. Struggle continues in Modern SharePoint.

    Have you been steering people away from using folders in SharePoint? Or are you just downright tired of hearing yet another reason for using metadata? The use of folders has long been a contentious battle in the world of SharePoint collaboration. They have their benefits and their drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach?

    Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019.

    In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

    Room S102a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • PWR100 - Bring Citizen Developers back to the enterprise with Power Automate Governance

    Over the last few years, the term "Citizen Developers" has come to represent those users who, when stifled by IT policies, have ventured out on their own and started to use non-sanctioned SaaS services to help get their jobs done. Often times, what they are trying to achieve isn't complex, it just isn’t possible or cost effective internally.

    Using a governed Power Automate environment, we are able to create an environment whereby users are empowered to self-enable and automate their processes. Users should be able to create many of those automations which they would otherwise be restricted from.

    In this presentation Mark will review the current state of Power Automate governance from an Enterprise perspective and present a vision for enabling users to be able to use the platform, while ensuring IT policies and good practices are followed.

    Room S103a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

     Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance…
    · Not on top of the list right now
    · Not in the budget
    · We’ll get to it later
    · Not really seeing the need…
     
    I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful? 

    In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

    Room S106b
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • CM102 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room S102a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • TMS102 - 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.

    Room S103d
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • ADM103 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

    Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud.

    A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components.

    Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including:

    - Addressing administration complexity
    - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data
    - Minimizing organizational disruption
    - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

    Room S106b
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • PWR103 - 10 ways modern libraries can make you more efficient

    Modern lists and libraries have been around for a few years now and they are constantly getting updated. Are you taking advantage of all the productivity gains that are built in to the new experience?

    Microsoft Senior Content Developer Tom Resing, an MCM and former MVP, will walk you through at least 10 ways he's seen the modern experience help others like you. Includes plenty of demos and resources to take away.

    Room S103a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • TMS103 - Teams AND Yammer? Yes Please! A case study.

    “What to use when?” is a phrase so often used when talking about Office 365 that it may have set the record for blog posts, conference sessions and heated debates. Many thought that Microsoft had moved on from making big bets on Yammer given the significant focus and attention on Microsoft Teams in recent years, so the announcements about “the new Yammer” at last year’s Ignite conference may have come as a surprise. Almost instantly the “when should I use this versus Teams” started up again. As an organization, AvePoint is heavily reliant on Teams for it’s day to day operations, but this session will go deep into the “why” and “how” AvePoint made the decision to move it’s thriving and active knowledge communities from Teams to the new Yammer.

    Attendees will learn the logic that prompted the decision, the steps taken to get there, and how Yammer was configured and managed to create a broader and more effective knowledge-sharing mechanism that is relied on throughout the organization.

    Just as important, we’ll detail how the organization created internal clarity for users to understand the hand-offs and co-existence of these two conversational platforms within it’s everyday collaboration

    Room S103d
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • BV201 - Microsoft Viva Topics and SharePoint Syntex in plain English

    Microsoft 365 incorporates some amazing technology with Project Cortex. Sometimes, it can be hard to translate some of the technical jargon to plain English.

    Join Microsoft Senior Technical Writer Tom Resing as he breaks down terms like knowledge mining, form processing, document understanding and machine teaching.

    Learn how you can solve business problems through applying the technology with a focus on the language that helps you understand and helps you explain to others.

    Room S102bc
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • PWR201 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Forms to Engage Users

    Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved andor some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more!

    Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities!

    Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

    Room S103a
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • SOL05 -How a SharePoint-Based Solution Helped Westchester Medical Take Contracting Processes Digital

    As little as 90 days ago, shuffling paper contracts between attorneys and chasing down wet signatures were common occurrences for the team at Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The resulting inefficiencies and headaches propelled the legal team’s search for a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution that could address:

    • Central, searchable contract storage
    • Custom contract workflows to address organization-wide needs
    • Complete process transparency
    • Scalability to grow as the organization’s processes mature, with minimal IT support

    Join this session to learn how they quickly solved each of these key stakeholder needs with outstanding adoption rates on a fully configurable, SharePoint-based solution.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Solution Showcase
  • BV203 - Yammer and Communities: Connect and Engage People Across the Organization

    To power the new world of work, people need to be able to get work done from anywhere. But productivity tools, alone, won't build culture, foster wellbeing, or drive innovative thinking. In Microsoft 365,

    Yammer is the tool for connecting and engaging people across the organization to build community, communicate broadly, and share knowledge, answers, and ideas. Open conversations in communities or associated with live events, topics, and questions can reach people wherever they work including Microsoft Teams and Outlook. And Yammer is fundamental to Microsoft Viva.

    Join product managers Steve Nguyen and Dan Holme for an insider's look at our product strategy and roadmap, and learn how you can integrate the superpowers of Yammer into your intranet, collaboration, and employee experiences.

    Room S105a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room S102bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

    “Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing.

    This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

    Room S103d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Migration Strategies 101: Quick Tips To Make Your Move To Microsoft 365 EASY

    If You Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail! Your organization will be moving content. It is not IF, but WHEN.

    Having a strategy around how and what to keep will be paramount to a successful migration as well as: Inventory source environments with detailed discovery and pre-scan, to inform your migration project planning – including required mappings, prioritization, and content or customizations requiring re-work.

    Easily transfer content—granularly or in bulk—from legacy repositories to SharePoint and Microsoft 365 with a simple point-and-click interface.

    Flexible job scheduling can maintain coexistence, and reduce time to value of your new environment.

    Migrate large quantities of content from file systems, Documentum, Filenet, Livelink, SharePoint Server, or other legacy ECM systems to Microsoft 365 quickly and easily, to overcome throttling limitations and accelerate your cutover to the cloud.

    Room S102a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BV301 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    Room S102bc
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
  • BV302 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

    Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets.

    Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it. There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly.

    In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

    Room S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BV303 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 adoption

    Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because SharePoint or Office 365 is a bad platform (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 Office 365 and drive end user adoption of the platform.

    Room S103d
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • INT303 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room S102bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • PWR303 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room S103a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • BV304 - 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.

    Room S104b
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (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.

    Room S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK304 - Intro to Power Apps for Teams, Microsoft Lists, and SharePoint Users

    Use Power Apps to build custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. As Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath, bring modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with M365, Teams, MS Lists, and SharePoint at the top of the list. Power Apps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what power users need to get started with Power Apps. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint and Teams.

    - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded Power Apps forms
    - Connect Power Apps to MS Lists and SharePoint list data
    - Create Power Apps from SharePoint data
    - Explore Power Apps capabilities and options
    - Discuss business solutions and approaches using Power Apps, Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint and the Microsoft stack as well as pointers on what to use when.

    Note: Power Apps integrates directly with Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint Online, and other cloud-based platforms and can also be used with later versions of on-premises SharePoint using gateways.

    Room S106b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • WRK606 - 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-
    • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components,
    • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
    • Pop-up messages

    Room S106a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • PWR101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    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

    Room S105a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • OFF103 - Supply Chain automation with Power Apps and AI Builder

    Tracking multiple activities or processes from end to end accurately and navigate through them at various stages is a common supply chain challenge in manufacturing.

    In this session we will discuss how to leverage Power Platform, AI Builder and Office 365 to track an end to process toward the completion of assembly of products. We leverage QR Code, Form Recognizer and factory floor data collection application to build the solution.

    Room S104a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • FLO104 - 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.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) 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.

    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.

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

    Room S103d
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • PWR105 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room S103a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
  • ADM202 - PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate?
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • Best Practices

    Room S106b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • PWR202 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

    Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance.

    In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance. This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

    Room S103a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR303 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room S103a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (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.

    Room S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Fundamental

    Power Automate/Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While it 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. 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) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room S103d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Power Automate/Flow workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have introductory knowledge of Power Automate/Flow or have attended this SharePoint Fest's morning/fundamental workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Flow expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation
    • Interacting with larger data sets in SharePoint, using OData Filter, Loop
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room S103d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate and Flow

    A deep knowledge of Flow 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 format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more...

    If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room S103bc
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO103 - Stage-Based Workflows: Principles and Practices

    One feature that differentiates the Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Premium plan is Business Process Flows; they're the Power Automate platform's implementation of stage/state machine logic. SharePoint Designer 2013 supports it, as do ISVs like WEBCON and Nintex. They allow workflows to move backwards, sideways, or any other way. They explain processes more easily. They're easier for users to participate in design. They're easier to modify. They're just, well, better.

    This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential processes, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions. It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF103 - Supply Chain automation with Power Apps and AI Builder

    Tracking multiple activities or processes from end to end accurately and navigate through them at various stages is a common supply chain challenge in manufacturing.

    In this session we will discuss how to leverage Power Platform, AI Builder and Office 365 to track an end to process toward the completion of assembly of products. We leverage QR Code, Form Recognizer and factory floor data collection application to build the solution.

    Room S104a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • FLO104 - 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.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO105 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

    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. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Power Automate (Flow).

    We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Power Automate (Flow), including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. 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.

    Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO106 - Power Platform ALM (DevOps)

    ALM/DevOps is important when your IT department want to build Power Apps and cloud flows. Power Platform ALM introduces two peculiar results: moving apps from a sandbox environment into a production environment can sometimes erase earlier changes; also, the connectors can no longer sign-in!

    We'll dive deep into the Power Platform, environments, solutions, and components to see why this happens, what steps you must take to avoid the peculiar results, and other generally good practices :)

    Although this session focuses on professional development teams (not the citizen developer), I will highlight an app to make ALM easy for citizen developers, too.

    Room S102bc
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) 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.

    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.

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

    Room S103d
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • FLO201 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click.

    This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • ADM202 - PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate?
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • Best Practices

    Room S106b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • FLO202 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Power Automate (Flow)

    Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint.

    In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Power Automate. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs.

    Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR202 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

    Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance.

    In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance. This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

    Room S103a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • SOL03 - Ready, Steady, Go - Let Your Work Flow

    Building a lasting automation strategy for your organization can be challenging both from an organizational and technical perspective to keep the process in flow and the governance in place, especially if your are in the middle of a transition from SharePoint OnPremise to Office 365.

    This session will show how to approach the problem with the FireStart Process Automation Platform in a consistent and strategic approach and leverage your investments in SharePoint, Teams and Power Apps to a whole new level. The session will also cover real-life results from case studies that have successfully managed to establish a lasting automation program for their organization.

    Room S102d
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • SOL05 -How a SharePoint-Based Solution Helped Westchester Medical Take Contracting Processes Digital

    As little as 90 days ago, shuffling paper contracts between attorneys and chasing down wet signatures were common occurrences for the team at Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The resulting inefficiencies and headaches propelled the legal team’s search for a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution that could address:

    • Central, searchable contract storage
    • Custom contract workflows to address organization-wide needs
    • Complete process transparency
    • Scalability to grow as the organization’s processes mature, with minimal IT support

    Join this session to learn how they quickly solved each of these key stakeholder needs with outstanding adoption rates on a fully configurable, SharePoint-based solution.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Solution Showcase
  • FLO203 - 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.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO204 - Real World Power Automate

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint?

    Then this session is for you. Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world.

    We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO205 - Advanced Power Automate

    Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows. It helps us to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data and to do much more.

    In this demo-driven session we will cover the advanced features of the Power Automate like Expressions, Advanced approval scenarios, nested flows, calling SharePoint REST APIs, and how can we use them to create sophisticated business solutions.

    You will learn:
    • Expressions in Power Automate
    • Advanced Approvals
    • How to consume SharePoint REST Endpoints using Power Automate?
    • How to leverage Power Automate to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365/ SharePoint Online?
    • Power Automate Best Practices
    • How to convert Power Automate to Logic Apps?

    Room S103bc
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO206 - Building Enterprise Workflows with Teams, Outlook and SharePoint

    This session will show how to design and build enterprise-grade workflows from zero to production in a step by step approach.

    You will learn how to design your process, build forms, connect your line of business applications, define your decision rules and events and build user-centric, task optimized touchpoints for your users in Teams, Outlook and SharePoint.

    The session will also provide practical insights, best practices and typical pitfalls when building a lasting workflow strategy for your organization.

    Room S104a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO301 - Which Tool is Right for Which Business Process and/or Automation Requirements

    Power Automate is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of automation problem, and some business process solutions require more than just automation.

    Some automation problems need transaction support. Others need to manage content. Some involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools.

    There's also a whole class of applications that focus on much more than automated activity, factoring in roles, assets, user interfaces, security, task logistics, strategy and tactics, and more. We'll talk about that, too.

    This session is all about making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts; we'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

    Room S103bc
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO302 - Battle Royal: Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) vs Azure Logic Apps

    Power Automate is built on the top of Logic Apps and offers a comprehensive offering to build low code/no-code automation.

    Often the developers and architects have to decide which product to use while building automation.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the in-depth the key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate and their suitable use cases. We will also cover the pricing and the extensibility model.

    You will learn :
    • Key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate
    • How to extend Microsoft Flow using Logic Apps
    • Best Practices of Logic Apps and Power Automate

    Room S103bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate Skills to the Next Level!

    This demo intensive Power Automate session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Power Automate a is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements.

    Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

    Attend this session and take your Power Automate and Flow skills to the next level!

    Room S103bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR303 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room S103a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO304 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Power Automate: Advanced Concepts

    The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Power Automate has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows.

    In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level.

    We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following:
    • Applying custom formatting to the approval email
    • Recording approval results and comments
    • Setting SharePoint content Approval status
    • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office
    • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to
    • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals
    • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers

    Room S103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK201 - 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.

    Room S104b
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK301 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

    NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are either 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

    Room S104b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK406 - 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.

    Room S103a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • 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.

    Room S102d
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • 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.

    Room S102d
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - 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.

    Room S102d
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI105 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Dedicated Capacity (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.

    Room S102d
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • OFF105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) 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.

    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.

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

    Room S103d
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI201 - Standardizing Power BI Reports with Custom Themes & Templates

    Power BI is powerful. Not only does it have an amazing set of visuals you can use out-of-the-box it also provides the ability to apply report themes and create templates.

    There are a set of themes already provided however most of the time organizations have corporate colors they want to use for their reports and want a standardized template.

    In this session, you will learn the following:
    • Using visual elements to enhance your Power BI report
    • Displaying images in a table, matrix and slicer
    • Creating visual appealing tooltips based on report pages in Power BI Desktop
    • Creating and applying custom report themes
    • Extracting and re-using custom themes from existing reports
    • Creating and using report templates

    Room S102d
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

    Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy.

    This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

    Room S102d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - 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.

    Room S102d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room S102d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • BI205 - 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.

    Room S102d
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - Telling data stories with Power BI

    Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable. In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server, you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

    Room S102d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI304 - 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.

    Room S102d
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK603 - OneDrive from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization.

    We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization.

    We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.

    Room S104a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • OneDrive
  • Keynote: The future of hybrid work: People, productivity, protection, and platform

    Research reveals the shape of the new world of work: As we move forward from the disruption of the pandemic, the workplace will never look the same again. Organizations will be challenged to build resilience and agility by empowering individuals and teams to be productive no matter where they work from, and by ensuring that productivity is sustainable by fostering wellbeing, growth, and connectedness for their people. Explore how Microsoft plans to power the future of work by focusing on people, productivity, protection, and platform. Learn how we’re evolving our collaboration and communications experiences–including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer–and innovating with Microsoft Viva to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into the apps people use every day. And chart a course for you, your teams, and your organization to make the most of what’s coming to Microsoft 365.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Keynote
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • SP Development
  • ONE101 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room S103bc
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has to provide a solid personal file solution.

    Room S105a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE202 - How to successfully manage OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business is an integral part of your collaboration strategy and Microsoft 365 roll out. Being able to mange or administer OneDrive is essential to ensure files safe and secure. OneDrive as it provides a cloud location to store, share, discover and sync your files and work with them from any device.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration.

    This session will go through things such as:
    • Admin centers
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Reporting
    • What’s new for administration

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    Room S104a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

    Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes.
    In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    Room S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SRC102 - There's a search for that: Understanding your options to improve your search strategy

    Search, search, search and more search. For every search scenario, there is a search application, whether you are on-premise or Office 365.

    Join Virgil Carroll as he breaks down the latest updates to the various search applications that are available and help you navigate through the opportunities and challenges of each.

    In the end, you should have a better understanding of your options and be able to make a more informed decision.

    Room S104b
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC202 - Microsoft Search: Ready or not, here AI comes

    Whether we are ready for it or not, artificial intelligence playing a role in our world is here to stay. Where AI is being implemented throughout the Office 365 ecosystem, it is no place more important than the new Microsoft Search technologies.

    Join Virgil as he explores the new AI functionality in Microsoft Search, help you understand what AI really means and talk real world practical applications inside your own search scenarios.

    Room S104b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

    Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes.
    In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    Room S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SRC204 - Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search.
    While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

    Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need.
    In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

    Room S104b
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC301 - Customize your end user experience in Microsoft Search

    Where Microsoft Search (and modern search) has been around for a couple of years, the end user experience has been reliant on the out of the box experience, with no ability to customize the interface or control the results. In this session, we will take a look at the new customization features in Microsoft search and discuss implementation methods and best practices in taking your search user experience to the next level

    Room S104b
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room S104b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

    Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today!

    Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today.

    Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

    Room S106b
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • AZR101 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Devs and Information Workers

    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 advantages 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?

    Room S104b
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMD102 - Microsoft Teams Applications for Everybody

    Everybody knows that Teams is a great collaboration tool, however many people don't realize that Teams is also a powerful development platform. By supplementing Teams' built-in features with your own, you can build powerful collaborative applications and bring existing cloud applications under Teams' "single pane of glass".

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and see what kinds of solutions are possible and how they bring business value. We'll explore low-code/no-code solutions as well as fully coded ones, and discuss reuse opportunities to bring everything from a SharePoint page to an Azure Bot into Teams.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn what's possible using Teams as an application platform!

    Room S105a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR104 - Create Your First Bot to Communicate with SharePoint Lists

    The session:
    1. overviews Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework
    2. provides steps on how to register needed Azure resources for the bot
    3. Explains bot state and dialogs
    4. Showcases how to authenticate a bot to work with Microsoft Graph
    5. Shows how to use Microsoft Graph to work with SharePoint list items

    Room S104b
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD104 - Introducing new Developer App Templates for Microsoft Teams

    Building an app from scratch for Teams can be a time-consuming effort which is why Microsoft launched App Templates. App Templates are fully built Teams apps that are open-sourced and housed in their Office Dev GitHub link. The benefits of these app templates is that you don't have to be a developer to deploy them and for those who are developers you can customize the code to fit your needs.

    In this session, we'll walk through the key concepts of what custom apps can be deployed for Teams as well as demonstrate 4 of the Microsoft pre-built apps:
    • Attendance app (Power App)
    • Book-a-room bot
    • Custom Stickers App Template
    • HR Support App Template

    Room S105a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR201 - Introduction to Automating Azure with Azure CLI

    What is the Cross-platform Azure CLI? How can you use it to manage an Azure Tenant? Is it easier than PowerShell, or do they complement each other? Microsoft created and released the Azure CLI to help in managing tenants from any platform.

    This session will review what the Azure CLI toolset is and understand standard syntax and features. We will also look at automating the creation and management of Azure Tenant Services and Components. By the end of the session, you will use Azure CLI to manage your Tenant using some of the basic commands.

    Room S104b
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR205 - Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling. The session will also give guidance on when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room S104b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR301 - PnPJS and Async/Await: A Powerful Combination to Make your SharePoint Framework code Sing

    Do Promises make async code look like spaghetti? Is it painful to build REST URLs to read and write data to Office 365? Maybe it’s time for some updated coding practices.

    This session will cover the use of the fluent programming style with the PnPJS library and how to make asynchronous code look synchronous by leveraging the async/await pattern with try..catch blocks instead of promise chaining and error blocks. The result is a lot less code that is simpler and easier to follow, and much easier to maintain.

    Join me in this session and well cover:
    • What is PnPJS and what can it help me do
    • How do I get started using PnPJS
    • How to deal with promises so that my code feels synchronous using the Async/Await pattern.

    Room S105a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMD303 - Building Low-code Bots for Teams and Beyond with Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

    Chatbots are very popular these days and are especially helpful in Microsoft Teams. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and the ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using a free tool from Microsoft called Bot Framework Composer. You'll learn how to use natural language understanding (LUIS) and search technology (QnA Maker) to make a bot that can respond to user's requests, and also how to use Language Generation to dynamically generate natural-sounding responses. You'll also learn how to use adaptive cards in your bot, and how to call out to REST services such as the Microsoft Graph.

    Bot building is for everyone! Come learn how to get started.

    Room S105a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR304 - Non-human authentication and authorization

    A deep dive into access keys, service accounts, service principles, client credential grants, device grants, personal access tokens, etc.

    Also, an overview of Basic Auth vs. NTLM vs. Kerberos and OAuth/OIDC/SAML.

    Room S103a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • Keynote: The future of hybrid work: People, productivity, protection, and platform

    Research reveals the shape of the new world of work: As we move forward from the disruption of the pandemic, the workplace will never look the same again. Organizations will be challenged to build resilience and agility by empowering individuals and teams to be productive no matter where they work from, and by ensuring that productivity is sustainable by fostering wellbeing, growth, and connectedness for their people. Explore how Microsoft plans to power the future of work by focusing on people, productivity, protection, and platform. Learn how we’re evolving our collaboration and communications experiences–including Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer–and innovating with Microsoft Viva to deliver an inclusive employee experience integrated into the apps people use every day. And chart a course for you, your teams, and your organization to make the most of what’s coming to Microsoft 365.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Keynote
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • SP Development
  • DEV101 - Design 101 for Developers

    Do your web parts stick out on the page like a sore thumb? Are your designers asking for “a little more air” between elements?

    In this session we will talk about some basic design/user experience methodologies for developers to consider when building custom components for SharePoint.

    We will look at what makes a good user experience and how to think about responsive design. We will speak about web accessibility and why it’s important to keep this front of mind while writing your code, and we will explore how to make your web parts fit in visually to the M365 ecosystem.

    After this session you will leave with a better understanding of how user experience and development go hand in hand and be armed with the UX methodologies to improve the design and integration into SharePoint for your custom components and get to the heart of the issues they bring up.

    Room S106a
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - Converting your CEWP Customizations to the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is coming. Are you preparing? What are you going to do with all those customizations you created by putting script on a page using a Content Editor Web Part? Tabs, Sliders, Charts, Graphs, DataTables, Reports! Is all of that going to work in the new SharePoint Framework???

    Never fear, well... fear less! Join Mark Rackley as he walks you through the step by step process for converting a legacy solution built using JavaScript and a Content Editor Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Client Web Part.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    • What is the SPFx and what does it mean?
    • How to create an SPFx solution without having to learn TypeScript!
    • How to overcome common obstacles and hurdles for creating SPFx Client Web Parts.

    Room S106a
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • AZR104 - Create Your First Bot to Communicate with SharePoint Lists

    The session:
    1. overviews Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework
    2. provides steps on how to register needed Azure resources for the bot
    3. Explains bot state and dialogs
    4. Showcases how to authenticate a bot to work with Microsoft Graph
    5. Shows how to use Microsoft Graph to work with SharePoint list items

    Room S104b
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - 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.

    Room S106a
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV105 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room S106a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV106 - Strategies for Modernizing Your Development Skills

    The SharePoint Framework has taken off and is quickly being adopted. Is your organization on a legacy version of SharePoint and you feel left out.

    Join this session to discover how you can utilize the same development methods as the SharePoint Framework but in classic SharePoint on-premises version. Utilizing this development toolchain not only helps your organization future proof the solutions they're investing in; it also helps you become more marketable in today’s SharePoint development environment.

    In this session you'll learn more about:
    • How to set up your development environment and some of the options.
    • What are the various tools that you would need and what are they used for
    • How to organize and develop your solution to take advantage of these tools
    • How to build and deploy the final result.

    Room S105a
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • TMS201 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

    The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both!

    This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient. You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. You'll even learn how to bring SharePoint pages into Teams with no development needed!

    Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

    Room S103d
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - 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.

    Room S106a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • TMD202 - Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

    Teams is a powerful collaboration tool, SharePoint Framework is a powerful development framework.

    Learn how to create a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. Create a Teams aware WebPart and see a real world example of reading and writing data to SharePoint through Teams.

    Users will learn how to create a SharePoint framework web part that can run in a Teams Tab, learn how to access Teams data, and work with other Office 365 tools.

    Room S105a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build a beautiful solutions that have reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier.

    Room S106a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road? Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of. Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room S106a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • TMD204 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper.

    Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams.

    Current session:
    1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application
    2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside
    SharePoint or inside Teams)
    3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint
    and as a Teams Tab

    Room S105a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR205 - Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling. The session will also give guidance on when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room S104b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV301 - Global Navigation using SPFX

    Has your organization moved beyond hub site navigation? Do you need to have a unified navigation scheme across all your SharePoint sites regardless of hub site affiliation that works on Classic and Modern?

    In this developer session we will walk through leveraging the PnP Dev Extensions as a starting point for creating a global navigation component that is mobile friendly, accessible, and works on Classic and Modern.

    In this session, we will talk about the different options available for data storage and content updates. We will review the code needed for the navigation and review deployment options. Get a kick start on your new navigation project!

    Room S106a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - SPFx or Custom Action, what's the difference and how do I know when to use each?

    Be it through web parts, page layouts, or scoped custom actions, we've been able to inject client side JavaScript to SharePoint pages for quite some time.

    This session examines differences in use case, implementation scope, packaging and delivery of customizations made possible by 3 common CDN centric, JavaScript injection frameworks, SPFx and other flavors (a.k.a. ScriptBlock Custom Actions, Powershell/PnP Tools).

    We will also discuss when and where is appropriate for each.

    Room S106a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Getting the Best Performance Out of Your SharePoint Online Site

    Since its introduction, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Building SharePoint Online sites shouldn’t be approached with the same mindset as on-premises site construction, though.

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the key differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises that impact performance and affect site design. We’ll examine why developing for the cloud is different, identify common performance issues/concerns, and demonstrate some good (and not-so-good) site construction approaches. We’ll also look at some hands-on troubleshooting techniques that are available for diagnosing common SharePoint Online performance issues, as well as some solutions that can be applied.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of SharePoint Online, how to build snappy sites in SharePoint Online, and how to conduct basic performance troubleshooting in the cloud.

    Room S106a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV305 - Developing React Templates Using SharePoint Framework Library Components

    Templating is a pretty powerful approach to provide extensibility to a project/component/library. It can be used to deliver different behaviors and/or look and feel to different customers, or provide extendable open-source libraries.

    There are a lot of template libraries out there that can be used in your project.
    The problem with these libraries is that in most cases they provide you an ability to define "static" content (basically, HTML and CSS). And if you want to include some actionable content (e.g. handle events from outside the template, etc.) - it might be either tricky or impossible.

    This session showcases how you can implement fully functioning React Component templates for SharePoint Framework web parts using SPFx Library Components.

    Room S106a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • ADM101 - Azure Sentinel - An Overview and Deployment Guide to the Cloud Based SIEM

    Azure Sentinel is Microsoft new cloud based SIEM. Join me for this 70 min technical discussion where we take a look at how Sentinel works, walk through the setup and configuration, and look at some of the free services you can integrate today!

    Bring your laptop, and work along with Adam as we configure what is needed to get Sentinel up and working in your system today.

    Sentinel is like a wonderful tiered cake, with more to discover at each tier! We will explore from the entry level log ingestion, all the way up to automation with Log analytics, covering everything from workbooks and hunting in-between!

    Room S106b
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • AZR101 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Devs and Information Workers

    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 advantages 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?

    Room S104b
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

    Join us for an interactive Q&A with Microsoft speakers about SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Azure and Yammer. Bring your best questions.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 1:10 PM — 40 min
    • All
    • Special Topics
  • OFF103 - Supply Chain automation with Power Apps and AI Builder

    Tracking multiple activities or processes from end to end accurately and navigate through them at various stages is a common supply chain challenge in manufacturing.

    In this session we will discuss how to leverage Power Platform, AI Builder and Office 365 to track an end to process toward the completion of assembly of products. We leverage QR Code, Form Recognizer and factory floor data collection application to build the solution.

    Room S104a
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

    Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams.

    Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today.

    You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

    Room S104b
    Wed 2:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

    Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server.

    The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include:
    • Type of SQL Server instance
    • SQL Server instance settings
    • System database settings

    In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

    Room S106b
    Wed 3:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • TMS106 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    Room S104b
    Wed 4:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • BV201 - Microsoft Viva Topics and SharePoint Syntex in plain English

    Microsoft 365 incorporates some amazing technology with Project Cortex. Sometimes, it can be hard to translate some of the technical jargon to plain English.

    Join Microsoft Senior Technical Writer Tom Resing as he breaks down terms like knowledge mining, form processing, document understanding and machine teaching.

    Learn how you can solve business problems through applying the technology with a focus on the language that helps you understand and helps you explain to others.

    Room S102bc
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • TMD201 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

    The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail.

    It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions. Have you ever found a FAQ usable though? It’s a lot of search and reading and unless you search for the exact right keyword then you may not even find what you are looking for.

    Attend this session and learn:
    • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams
    • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources
    • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions
    • ALL without writing a line of code!

    It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

    Room S105a
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • ADM202 - PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate.

    You will learn:
    • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate?
    • Managing Tenant Level Settings
    • Creating and Managing environments
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Owners
    • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Connections
    • Managing Canvas Apps
    • Pulling Usage Statistics
    • Best Practices

    Room S106b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
  • TMS202 - Provide learning in the flow of work within Microsoft Teams through 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.

    Room S103d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

    Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes.
    In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    Room S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - Success Story: Deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to a Global Enterprise

    Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling replaces an organizations PBX and brings phone and conference calling functionality directly into the Microsoft Teams application. With phone number and calling plan assignment, along with meeting calls, advanced call queueing and auto attendant configuration, Microsoft allows organizations to bring all of their telephony needs into the Microsoft 365 umbrella. During this session, we will share a client success story of preparing and deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to an entire enterprise. We will discuss how we streamlined and modernized call queues, office receptions lines and accounted for executive assistants to ensure people are routed to the correct area and conducted training and adoption sessions and created job aids to assist in the change for the new platform.

    Room S103a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • CM203 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

    Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation?

    If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).

    This session will uncover:
    • Differences between retention and records in Office 365
    • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels
    • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365
    • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

    Room S102a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room S102d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • CM204 - Migration Strategies 101: Quick Tips To Make Your Move To Microsoft 365 EASY

    If You Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail! Your organization will be moving content. It is not IF, but WHEN.

    Having a strategy around how and what to keep will be paramount to a successful migration as well as: Inventory source environments with detailed discovery and pre-scan, to inform your migration project planning – including required mappings, prioritization, and content or customizations requiring re-work.

    Easily transfer content—granularly or in bulk—from legacy repositories to SharePoint and Microsoft 365 with a simple point-and-click interface.

    Flexible job scheduling can maintain coexistence, and reduce time to value of your new environment.

    Migrate large quantities of content from file systems, Documentum, Filenet, Livelink, SharePoint Server, or other legacy ECM systems to Microsoft 365 quickly and easily, to overcome throttling limitations and accelerate your cutover to the cloud.

    Room S102a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • ADM205 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

    As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

    Room S106b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Expert
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • SPT205 - Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel to Protect your Users and Data

    Microsoft 365 Defender tracks 100s of security controls. Who is watching those alerts?

    Learn how to use Azure Sentinel to help you track security alerts and device and machine logs to identify attackers and security threats more efficiently - without having to stay up Every Night reviewing security logs!

    Room S105a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • BV302 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

    Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets.

    Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it. There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly.

    In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

    Room S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SOL01 - 8 Microsoft Teams Backup Facts You NEED to Know!

    Microsoft Teams is now the center of our productivity universe — but should you back it up? Although Teams has its own basic retention, it does not fully protect against user error or security threats, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes.
    In this presentation from Veeam, you will learn 8 important facts to help you understand the what, why and how of protecting Microsoft Teams data as part of your Office 365 backup strategy. You will also get an overview and demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution in market — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

    Room S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL02 - NexGen Visualized Data for SharePoint/Office 365

    This video will showcase how CardioLog Analytics helped a manufacturing organization surge its adoption rates, engagement levels, and collaborative efforts. By leveraging CardioLog Analytics, the organization, Nordson, was able to identify the most useful resources for users and help them make them more accessible for users.

    CardioLog Analytics's will also showcase our latest release, Augmented Analytics. Augmented Analytics uses NexGen Visualized Data to pinpoint problematic areas on the Sharepoint Page so administrators can take action based on the data to improve the platform and drive consumption.

    Room S102bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - Success Story: Deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to a Global Enterprise

    Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling replaces an organizations PBX and brings phone and conference calling functionality directly into the Microsoft Teams application. With phone number and calling plan assignment, along with meeting calls, advanced call queueing and auto attendant configuration, Microsoft allows organizations to bring all of their telephony needs into the Microsoft 365 umbrella. During this session, we will share a client success story of preparing and deploying Microsoft Teams Phone/Calling to an entire enterprise. We will discuss how we streamlined and modernized call queues, office receptions lines and accounted for executive assistants to ensure people are routed to the correct area and conducted training and adoption sessions and created job aids to assist in the change for the new platform.

    Room S103a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 -How a SharePoint-Based Solution Helped Westchester Medical Take Contracting Processes Digital

    As little as 90 days ago, shuffling paper contracts between attorneys and chasing down wet signatures were common occurrences for the team at Westchester Medical Center Health Network. The resulting inefficiencies and headaches propelled the legal team’s search for a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution that could address:

    • Central, searchable contract storage
    • Custom contract workflows to address organization-wide needs
    • Complete process transparency
    • Scalability to grow as the organization’s processes mature, with minimal IT support

    Join this session to learn how they quickly solved each of these key stakeholder needs with outstanding adoption rates on a fully configurable, SharePoint-based solution.

    Room S103bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - It's Hard for Low-Code to Navigate the Rocky Road to Enterprise-Worthiness

    Delivering durable business applications is harder than most people think. Success with personal citizen development projects often falls victim to the adage "what got you here won't get you there."

    When it comes to solutions with a wide scope, construction is perhaps only 10% of what's needed; there are security, data integrity, scalability, measurement, auditing, change management, user adoption, documentation, and business continuity concerns to consider. Not every tool, platform, or practitioner is inherently equal to these tasks.

    This session will go over what's needed and why, then pivot to how to best address those needs without having to revert to a world of hand-coding.

    Room S103d
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Using AvePoint's Cloud Backup's Reporting to Better Protect Your Data

    Learn how to analyze your backup data to glean actionable insights.

    One of the key benefits of the AvePoint Cloud Backup is its automation. Admins can get it setup and configured in just a few clicks with no need to worry about managing infrastructure.

    As your organization, workspaces, and users grows—Cloud Backup can seamlessly scale to cover it all. However even with a “set it and forget it tool,” it can be advantageous to periodically review the performance to ensure you’re maximizing your data protection. And that is where Cloud Backup Reporting functionality shines.

    Room S104a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
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