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SPFest DC 2020 Workshops and Sessions

  • KEY100 - Creating Business Value with Microsoft Teams & Office 365

    You have Office 365 - now what? Join Karuana Gatimu from Microsoft as she demonstrates key scenarios for delivering business value with Office 365.

    It's important that you align the functions of pivotal software like Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to outcomes that you, your customers and partners will benefit from. This includes empowering your firstline workers and secure mobile collaboration.

    She will highlight government scenarios for decision making, cross-organizational collaboration and incident management that can be streamlined using these powerful tools. Leave this talk having learned how to identify your next steps to empowering your objectives with Microsoft technology.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 8:15 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
  • KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

    What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted.

    In this Keynote, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how to plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in a constantly changing world.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Intranet & Portals
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

    Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions.

    Room 207B
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • Keynote
  • WRK107 - 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 begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring 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. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

    Room 209AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK405 - 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 209C
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • ADM102 - Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

    Does the idea of your users sharing content externally keep you up at night?

    Join Vlad Catrinescu in this demo-filled session to learn what security controls Office 365 and SharePoint Online offer in order to enable users to securely share content in SharePoint Online.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM103 - 7 Keys to Successful SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams Provisioning Solutions

    Proper planning prevents poor performance. Thoughtful provisioning strategies and solutions for end users can make or break your SharePoint and Microsoft Teams initiatives, not to mention saving time and heartache.

    Discover 7 keys to SharePoint and Microsoft Teams provisioning strategies and solutions utilizing proper planning, PowerApps, Flow, Site Designs, governance, and more.

    • Discover the provisioning options available for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
    • Learn provisioning strategies and best practices
    • Obtain provisioning action items to utilize now

    Room 204AB
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM104 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list.

    SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 204AB
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF104 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

    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 session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. 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 209AB
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM105 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 adoption

    Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint.

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform as well as Office 365.

    Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • ADM106 - 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 SharePoint.

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model. We’ll also describe the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how on-premises 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 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • OneDrive
  • ADM201 - Intro to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

    The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is your one-stop portal for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization. Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Center, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM202 - The Complete Guide to Modern Collaboration with Guest Users

    SharePoint Online is the best collaboration platform to collaborate with users inside and outside of your company. To balance security and productivity one has to consider SharePoint architecture, sharing controls in OneDrive and SharePoint, Azure Active Directory settings and more.

    Join me learn how to secure your environment and offer the best user experience for your users.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • BV202 - 1000s of users and only 1 of me. How do I support my users effectively?

    Are you thinking: "How do I support my end users And do my real job?". You are not alone! Most Office 365 and SharePoint admins have the same dilemma. Supporting end users, motivating them and helping them do their job is extremely important for end user adoption, but it can become a full time job for you if not planned properly. Don't worry, the solution to this dilemma does exist and has been used by companies successfully throughout the world.

    Come to this session and learn strategies on how to mitigate end user support tasks reducing your support burden while increasing user adoption at the same time.

    Room 202A
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • ADM203 - Configure Azure AD Connect like the Pros

    Join this session to understand one of the most vital components of Azure AD and Office 365; synchronizing your local directory. We will go through step by step setting up a simple directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect all the way to setting it up in a multi-forest, multi-domain, and even multi-tenant scenario. We'll walk through the preparation steps you should perform before syncing, and then dig deep into installation and customization to make sure your directory syncs in just the way you want it.

    Expect deep dives into identity transformations and filtering, single sign on methods such as Seamless SSO, and password methodologies including password sync, write-back, and pass-through authentication. We will also dig deep into PowerShell and the must know commands to maintain and troubleshoot your installation.

    Finally, we will also show how to troubleshoot the more problematic issues, and how to setup a backup Azure AD Connect installation.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

    Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services.

    Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate).

    This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • OFF204 - 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
    1. Before the migration
    2. Completing the migration
    3. 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 209AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM300 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

    Room 208AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - A Migration Roadmap for Moving to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do.

    Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating this content is a good thing, a framework and practical strategies for making it happen, common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them), and how to help end-users make the all-important shift from "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

    Room 204AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM302 - Advanced PowerShell For Office 365

    Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF302 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

    Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it.

    This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

    Room 209AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM303 - 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 204AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF303 - 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 209AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM304 - 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 203AB
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM305 - Deep Dive into designing a SharePoint 2016/2019 Physical Architecture

    SharePoint Server 2019 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals.

    New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm.

    In this course, you will learn how to design your SharePoint Server 2019 Farm according to your business needs and Microsoft Best Practices.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK102 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will also take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 202B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Monday Workshops
  • CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder? Struggle Continues in Modern SharePoint

    Folder vs. Metadata has been a long-standing battle of preference in the SharePoint collaboration world. Each has its benefits and its drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach to organize and deliver content in SharePoint?

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

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

    Room 206
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • CM102 - 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 206
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SPT102 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM103 - Why (and How) my SP2013 IA needs to be redesigned for the future?

    For nearly 2 decades we've created a structure of SharePoint site collections and subsites that allowed us to segregate users and elevate privileges without negative repercussion on other users and content areas. However, since the release of SP2016, and in some cases SP2013, Microsoft has shifted gears towards a flatter infrastructure, with new site collections being created left-right-and-center - and admins were left in a scramble to keep things locked down.

    This presentation is going to walk you through how to evaluate your current IA, suggestions on how to redesign it with a nod towards mission-driven design, and how to ensure your organization is ready for the next upgrade BEFORE the time comes, be it SP2016, 2019, or Office 365.

    Room 206
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • CM104 - Making the most of SharePoint Managed Metadata

    When SharePoint’s Managed Metadata feature set was introduced in 2010, it was hailed as “revolutionary” and the most important SharePoint feature to date. Fast forward to 2020 – it still provides an awesome set of features that are woven tightly throughout the SharePoint end user experience. But, with all of the emphasis over the past 5 – 7 years on “moving to the cloud,” has it become an underutilized power feature? We believe so.

    Attend this session to take a fresh look at the Managed Metadata feature set in SharePoint and hear some stories of its effective use.

    Room 206
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
  • CM105 - Transition from the SharePoint Records Center to Office 365 Advanced Data Governance

    Have you invested in content types and metadata to drive retention in SharePoint On-Prem or Online? Don't worry! This structure can also be used to transition to Office 365 retention labels in the cloud.

    In this session, we will show you how and cover additional steps you should take to ensure your existing records remain intact and unaltered.

    Room 206
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
  • CM106 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 204C
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM201 - 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 206
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • CM202 - Information Management or Records - What do I need to know to be ready for NARA!

    NARA's guidance on Records has begun to push away from a focus on "permanent" records towards the importance of full information lifecycle. During this topic we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management! Plus, how much do I get nativly with Office 365, and HOW do I get my users to care?

    Room 206
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Government
  • CM203 - Manage the Content Lifecycle in Office 365

    From creation to collaboration, publication, and retirement, how do you manage the lifecycle of content in Office 365? While the tools available in Office 365 have added value to this process, they have also created new complexities around governance, security, compliance, and knowledge management.

    In this session, we will break down these complexities and look at how to manage content throughout its lifecycle in Office 365. We will see how to use intelligence and out of the box tools to automate lifecycle management and provide a recipe you can apply immediately to your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM204 - Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 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 Office 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 Office 365 deployment.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - A Migration Roadmap for Moving to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do.

    Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating this content is a good thing, a framework and practical strategies for making it happen, common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them), and how to help end-users make the all-important shift from "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

    Room 204AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • CM302 - 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 206
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM303 - Everything you need to know about sharing files in SharePoint & OneDrive

    You can't spell SharePoint without 'Share'. Sharing is a core concept within the modern workplace and it is powered by SharePoint and OneDrive but there are complexities that lie underneath the covers that you need to know about.

    Collaboration lives at the core of a workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving. But do you really know everything that is out there? Who has access to the content? Is the content still secure?

    Learn move about what you can do as a user to share your content, what happens after it has been shared, and how to control content sharing as an administrator.

    Room 206
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • PWR303 - 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 207B
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • WRK102 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will also take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 202B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK500 - 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 204AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • INT102 - Getting started with hub sites: how to plan and organize hub sites to build your intranet

    If you are wondering how to incorporate hub sites into your intranet, this is the session for you! We will review how to determine what your hub sites should be, how to make key decisions for hub site navigation, and best practices for planning and organizing hub sites.

    You will learn what you can do now with hub sites as well as how to position for the future so that you can build and sustain your dynamic, modern intranet.

    Room 202B
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT103 - Intranets With Office 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While many organisations are running their Intranets “on premise”, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365. What's more organizations are challenging the Intranet to be more of an interactive and engaging digital hub for their digital workplace than just a communication centric portal.

    The top two questions for many companies is “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” and "how should we best leverage it with Office 365?"

    In this session we will explore:
    • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie...
    • When and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet and digital workplace today.

    Room 202B
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT104 - 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?

    This session is all about news – the key 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 the organization.

    Room 202B
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • INT105 - Build a functional Intranet in 70 minutes!

    You always wanted to see how easy it was to build a functional branded intranet using Communication Sites, Modern Team Sites and Hub Sites in less than 70 minutes? Then this session is for you!

    You will learn how easy it is to build a basic intranet with the OOTB experience Microsoft provides!

    Room 202B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

    What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted.

    In this Keynote, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how to plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in a constantly changing world.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT201 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    If you are shopping for a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? If you are building a new intranet, what things do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success?

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

    Room 202B
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT202 - SharePoint Sites: What to Use & When to Use Them

    Microsoft has done a great job at providing numerous types of sites for organizations to get up and running quickly and productive in a very short period of time. This is being accomplished by the number of site options that they are providing right out of the box. However, as with all technology new options for sites are being introduced all the time and with the weekly updates to features and functionality it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing to say the least.

    Key thing to remember is, just because it exists does not mean you have to use it. Microsoft is providing a number of different options so that organizations can determine what is the best fit for them and their user base.

    In this session, we will explore the different site options along with some of the functionality that comes with them. We will identify which types of sites are the best fit for your organization, will help boost user adoption, and can be maintained with the staff you have available. Not to mention it will allow for refinement and the ability to adhere to your organizations established governance.

    Room 202B
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT203 - Modernizing your SharePoint Intranet

    There are more and more features becoming modern in SharePoint online and corporations are taking advantage of this by building out their intranet platforms. Learn the features to use to modernize your intranet portals and what employees need and want from a modern experience.

    We will talk through the when and why of hub sites, building navigation that makes sense, patterns to enhance experience and using design elements for building modern experiences using SharePoint site designs.

    Room 202B
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT204 - Don't just deploy, transform: Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace

    Re-imagining the workplace and promoting more collaborative ways of working are the new growing trends for organizations moving to the cloud to meet their intranet needs. While many organizations are running their intranets on-premises, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions like Office 365.

    The question is, how can I build and enterprise grade, cloud-driven and solid intranet for my organization.  Microsoft 365 alongside SharePoint sites, Teams and other Office 365 features offer great capabilities to build an intelligent intranet.

    Join us for this session to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint and the whole Office 365 ecosystem to build your next intelligent workplace.

    Room 202B
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT302 - Building your organizational home site & hubs strategy

    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 session introduces home sites and hubs and provides guidance on how to build a strong content management strategy for their use. 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.

    Room 202B
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT303 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions n Bots

    Many organizations have already established a powerful Office 365 Intranet, but they haven't answered the question What's next . In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users' needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It's not just IT that can build these great solutions!

    Join Kanwal Khipple as he shares real world examples, and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions built by the business, by IT, or a combination of both. In this session, we will talk about Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, industry innovation and more!

    Room 202B
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT304 - Lost in translation - your guide to global multilingual intranets

    About a year before Microsoft announced support for multilingual communication sites our team needed to deliver a new intranet in 8 languages to 60K users around the globe.

    Learn best practices using modern SharePoint sites and tips, techniques and pitfalls you'll want to avoid. Engage your global workforce with communication in their native language.

    Room 202B
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Power Automate is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of Power Apps and Power Automate as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of Power Apps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    • Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Power Automate to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Power Automate..

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK108 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered.

    In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help.

    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Vlad Catrinescu (MVP) 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 SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK404 - Creating Approval Processes using Power Automate (Flow) and Power Apps

    In the land of officialism, the adaptable approval process is king. To understand the multitude of approval processes emanating from various business units, and have the ability to implement the most efficient solutions, is a highly sought skill set. A major component of this skill set is the understanding of available technology and maximally focusing it on creating solutions.

    This workshop utilizes Power Automate and Power Apps to forge your abilities in successfully implementing approval processes. To understand the approval process capabilities of Power Automate and PowerApps, we will start by detailing the standard out of the box approval process offered by Power Automate.

    After understanding the possibilities of Power Automate’s approval process, the workshop will add the concept of integrating this approval process with Power Apps. With Power Apps providing a solid base for the user’s experience, we gain the ability to dynamically change this experience as the approval process advances.

    Once these concepts have been assimilated, the advanced concept of a custom approval process will be explored. This concept will illuminate the process for creating custom approvals that allow an extremely large variation of business requirements.

    This workshop, while detailing the technical parameters of the above approval process concepts, will also explain the latitude in which these processes are best implemented.

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Quick Wins for SharePoint On-Premises 2013 thru 2019

    The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor!

    Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization.

    In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint 2013 - 2019 environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented.
    • Promoted Links
    • Corporate Directory
    • Navigation
    • Collaboration
    • Search
    • Apps
    • Managed Metadata & Content Types
    • Modern vs Classic
    • Views
    Hybrid Example
    Site Templates

    Room 201
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    Room 201
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder? Struggle Continues in Modern SharePoint

    Folder vs. Metadata has been a long-standing battle of preference in the SharePoint collaboration world. Each has its benefits and its drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach to organize and deliver content in SharePoint?

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

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

    Room 206
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • PWR101 - Essentials for the SharePoint Power User

    Are you a newly minted site owner and you want to know how to get started? Or did your company just roll out SharePoint and you want to learn more about what it can do?

    In this session, I will walk through what I believe Power Users need to know when they become site administrators, champions, ninjas, or owners. I will be going through things at an overview level. I will go into detail on some areas in which I have seen the biggest gaps while working with different companies.

    This session will go through such things as:
    • How security works and how you should manage it
    • Intro to libraries & lists
    • Managing content types and columns
    • Get better search driven content
    • Building a page with search driven web parts

    Room 207B
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    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 simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    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 207B
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR103 - 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 207B
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • PWR104 - 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 Office 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 Office 365.

    Room 207B
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • TMS105 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

    Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team!

    We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
  • FLO200 - Oops - are you using SharePoint workflows for process automation again?

    With today's process automation technology, from SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate and other workflow solutions to RPA, DPA and so on, how do you know when to use which solution? And what if you've already built hundreds of workflows and then learn it is time to migrate - do you pull your hair out?

    If you step back and look at process automation as a business strategy rather than an IT shortcut to make work easier, you might have your "aha" moment, and become the process automation hero your company deserves.

    This is a high-level session to talk about process automation. We will discuss the different technologies, how they differ and what value each one brings, and guide you down the road of the process automation revolution.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • PWR201 - Power Apps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

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

    See how Power Apps 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 207B
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • SOL06 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • PWR202 - Customized List Forms in Power Apps: Ten Pro Tips

    In SharePoint, lists are commonly used to create simple request forms, and do quick collaboration on lists of items. It is often necessary to customize the look of forms, when business requirements become more complex, or to add some visual appeal and company colors.

    Power Apps is a powerful tool that can be used to customize the look of forms, and add logic. There are a few important tips to know about, so that you can save time, and design forms in the most efficient way.

    In this session, learn ten pro tips, such as how to utilize the SharePoint Integration property, common form logic functions, how to determine the type of Power App to build for your scenario.

    Room 207B
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR203 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Power Automate (Flow) is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the Power Apps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share Power Apps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 207B
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

    Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services.

    Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate).

    This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • BV300 - Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint User Adoption for On-Prem

    Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

    SharePoint and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality.

    In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.

    • Discovery Sessions
    • Governance
    • Build & Implementation
    • Migration
    • Next Steps

    To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

    Room 206
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • PWR301 - Power Apps and SharePoint: Better together

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

    Because Power Apps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having Power Apps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources. 

    In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with Power Apps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

    Room 207B
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • AZR302 - Intro to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers 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 advantage of 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 208AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • PWR302 - Mastering Power Apps & SharePoint Related Lists

    Related lists and parent-child forms, also known as repeating tables or sub-lists, and are an important part of many business forms. With related lists and SharePoint lookup columns, there are some important details to understand to work with these types of relationships in Power Apps.

    In this session, learn how to configure your sub-forms and repeating tables with SharePoint lists and libraries. This session covers a few different approaches with varying levels of complexity.

    With this knowledge, you’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of how to build your own business solutions the right way with Power Apps, and apply these principals in many types of SharePoint scenarios.

    Room 207B
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR303 - 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 207B
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • FLO304 - Learn How to Write Futuristic Workflows in SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 On-Premises

    Do you know even though Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows currently there is no method available to automatically convert SharePoint Designer Workflows into Flow?

    Even though a lot of new feature sets are getting added to Power Automate, a lot of organizations still rely on SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows to solve their current business needs.

    In this future-forward demo-driven talk, we will cover how we can write futuristic workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio so that when the time is right and you are ready to make a switch to another product/service (Power Automate or any other third-party product/service), you can reuse a lot of your earlier investment and have a smoother transition.

    The techniques covered in this talk will also help you during migration. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Prem (2013/2016/2019) as well as SharePoint Online.

    You will learn:
    • How to create futuristic SharePoint Workflows
    • Best practices for building SharePoint Workflows
    • How to transition SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate

    Room 207A
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It 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 Office 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Office 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 starting new, see what you can do.

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

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204AB
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • OFF100 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview.

    If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF101 - You’re Paying for Office 365: But Do You Have a Plan & Strategy to Maximize Your Investment

    Let’s face it: Unraveling Office 365’s collaboration, communication, and teamwork tools may be more complex than you and your IT department may have expected. You’ve rolled out email, some file storage, and maybe an intranet but aren’t quite sure what to do next.

    If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But abandoning Office 365’s tools or rolling them out with no clear strategy can lead to frustration from users — and result in a slew of other issues.

    During the session, you’ll learn:
    • Common pitfalls that can result from the lack of strategic planning.
    • How to maximize the use of Office 365 tools including as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer — and how they work together.
    • Why your users need to know which Office 365 tools to use and when to use them.
    • How governance for tools and tenants fit into your strategic planning.
    • Why change management and user adoption shouldn’t be an afterthought.
    • Tips and best practices for creating a successful strategic plan.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • OFF102 - 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 and SharePoint 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 209AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    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 simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    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 207B
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF103 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

    With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered?

    Join us in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you
    • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization
    • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties
    • How to apply retention across your Team work
    • What's discoverable across your Team work for eDiscovery?

    Room 209AB
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF104 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

    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 session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. 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 209AB
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM201 - Intro to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

    The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is your one-stop portal for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization. Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Center, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - Empowering the Business for eDiscovery in Office 365

    Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is an important part of data governance in an organization. Whether responding to internal investigations, external litigations, or regulatory requests, the ability for business teams (Legal/Risk/HR) to self-serve their own eDiscovery cases in a timely and secure manner is critical.

    Attend this session to learn key things business teams need to understand to manage their own eDiscovery case workload in Office 365 for both Core and Advanced eDiscovery. I'll discuss data governance practices in an organization and their impact on eDiscovery results.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • SOL04 - A Migration Story: Hilton’s Journey to Office 365

    Large, global corporations know moving content to the cloud isn’t as easy as just turning it ‘on’ and telling their users to move their content. It requires planning, strategy and an actionable timeline that sets reasonable management expectations. When Hilton started this journey in 2019 the proposition was overwhelming, but with careful planning, strategic partnership and a little luck the team continues to moving content with ease and efficiency.

    Our team will share with you the keys to success:
    1. How to effectively review your current environment
    2. How to create practical and logical migration waves
    3. A communication plan for our site owners
    4. Succinct and repeatable migration process

    Our practical plan can be applied to any sized organization giving you a leg up in your migration.

    Room 201
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Simple Resource Management for not-so-simple resources

    This technical presentation will present a SharePoint Online solution for capturing and managing resource skills and expertise. Solution features include:

    • An electric form for data capture
    • Workflow for data validation and integrity
    • Document Generation and reporting
    • Dynamic search capabilities using Graph API

    Room 203AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • OFF202 - 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 209AB
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • CM203 - Manage the Content Lifecycle in Office 365

    From creation to collaboration, publication, and retirement, how do you manage the lifecycle of content in Office 365? While the tools available in Office 365 have added value to this process, they have also created new complexities around governance, security, compliance, and knowledge management.

    In this session, we will break down these complexities and look at how to manage content throughout its lifecycle in Office 365. We will see how to use intelligence and out of the box tools to automate lifecycle management and provide a recipe you can apply immediately to your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Office 365 Lifecycle Masterclass

    Office 365 moves fast.

    With the possibilities of Modern and the Digital Workplace, keeping everything under control can be daunting for even the most experienced of IT professionals.

    In this new session join Seb Matthews as he provides you with the thinking, the tooling and the practical experience to tame your lifecycle and governance challenges. From Sites to Teams, Groups to Voice and beyond, this session will provide you with the foundational framework you need to build a strategy that can be executed in the real-world to stay on-top of the amazing change in Office 365.

    Fast-paced and not for the faint-hearted, this Masterclass will bring lifecycle to life for attendees of all levels.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • CM204 - Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 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 Office 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 Office 365 deployment.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF204 - 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
    1. Before the migration
    2. Completing the migration
    3. 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 209AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • SPT204 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    SPTOneNote 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 207B
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM300 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

    Room 208AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • CM302 - 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 206
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

    Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it.

    This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

    Room 209AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF303 - 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 209AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF304 - Layers of the Onion: Managing External Sharing in Office 365

    Office 365 can solve a long-standing problem—how to securely share information and content with partners, customers and guests outside your organization with maximum productivity and minimum risk. But the mere mention of “guest access” and external sharing has many legal, compliance and IT teams reaching for the “off” switch and leaving it there.

    Microsoft has provided an easy and intuitive way to initiate external sharing in Teams, Groups and Sites, but the management of external sharing and the risk it can introduce are not so easily understood or implemented. There are tenant level controls, AAD level controls, and application level controls that need to be orchestrated to ensure the right blend of access and control.

    In this session we will review the layers of management controls—and the roles that should be managing them—to help you formalize your guest access strategy for Office 365.

    Room 209AB
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • WRK105 - Tailor Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Your Line of Business Collaboration & Communications

     Are you experiencing the following challenges?   
    • Our colleagues go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and they’re expensive to support.    
    • We have been using Office 365 for a while and want to get the maximum benefit for our organization, but the reality is that we are only utilizing e-mail with Exchange. How can we best take advantage of other Office 365 services?  
    • We are finding it challenging to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide without having controls in place to manage information lifecycle, control guest access and avoid sprawl.  

    Join this interactive workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can give your colleagues superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.    

    Maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Teams, offering something for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, or sales.

    Room 209C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK106 - Microsoft Teams - Make It Real Challenge for Government Agencies

    Are you tired of attending events that overwhelm you with PowerPoint? Not a fan of mindlessly following step-by-step clicks of lab guides? Are you more interested in learning how to apply technology to real-world business challenges?

    Join us for a unique event where you will group together with other Microsoft government customers to configure Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to achieve specific business outcomes. The day will begin with a level-set of Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 services that our coaches recommend be the building blocks of your solutions. Afterwards, your group will be given some background of a fictitious agency facing difficulties in their ability to effectively respond to emergencies. Your group will then embark on a series of challenges where you improve the emergency response effectiveness of the agency by injecting Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

    Each challenge will have a series of required and optional business outcomes. The challenges are open-ended, and it is up to your group with the help of our coaches for you to decide how to meet them. At the end the event, groups will present/demo their solutions.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
    • Government
  • WRK109 - Best Practices for Driving Adoption of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams

    Your role as an IT pro in the business landscape is rapidly evolving. Are you tasked with helping your organization achieve the desired business impact from Microsoft 365?

    If yes, this is the workshop for you! Learn how to meet your business needs while boosting employee productivity and organization impact, specifically with deployment planning and user adoption best practices. This includes identifying your desired business outcomes, timelines, stakeholders, and ways to achieve those outcomes and measure success.

    Leave armed with the tools and processes that can help drive user adoption including Advisor planning tools and M365 Learning Pathways training portal hand on training. Thousands of organizations are currently launching Microsoft 365 technologies and we want to help you amplify your success.

    Room 204C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK402 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration.

    With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, Whiteboard, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • TMS100 - What's New in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been taking the productivity space by storm and there's a good reason. Built by leveraging modern cloud technology and inclusive of other world class services that are a part of Office 365 it has quickly become the hub for teamwork. Even so, customers who are making their transition often plateau with their useage limited to only chat and meetings within the product.

    In this session we will discuss what's new and what's coming across all the areas of Microsoft Teams including calling, meetings, devices, application integrations and core collaboration improvements. In this demo heavy session we will focus on real world business processes that can be streamlined with Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

    Room 202B
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it.

    You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

    Room 202A
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF102 - 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 and SharePoint 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 209AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS102 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

    With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

    Room 202A
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • AZR103 - Build your first Microsoft Teams App without a single line of code!

    Microsoft Teams offer an amazing ecosystem for developers to build applications that deliver high value to your organization, but if you are not a developer, this could seem like a tough challenge.

    In this session, join Microsoft MVP Sébastien Levert to learn how you can leverage native tools like the App Studio and use your existing investments to magically transform them into Microsoft Teams Apps! We will also look at how Microsoft Flow can deliver great content to your Teams channel to keep you up to date with all the signals that happen around your. By the end of this session, not only you will be able to use those apps for yourself, but you will also learn how to distribute them across your entire organization!

    In this session, attendees will learn how to use the App Studio, they will get a basic knowledge of Microsoft Flow adaptive cards action to bring content into Microsoft Teams and they will also learn the apps governance around Microsoft Teams.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV103 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, including the latest updates just for Microsoft Teams. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

    Room 201
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS103 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

    This session will cover what are the Private Channels in Microsoft Teams, how they behave and what is the underlying design of them. We will over the functional limitation, architecture, and the use cases to deploy a Private Channel vs. a New Microsoft Team.

    Room 202A
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS104 - Microsoft Teams Lifecycle & Governance Masterclass

    Microsoft 365 moves fast. Microsoft Teams even faster. With the possibilities of Modern and the Digital Workplace, keeping everything under control can be daunting for even the most experienced of IT professionals.

    In this new session join Seb Matthews as he provides you with the thinking, the tooling and the practical experience to tame your lifecycle and governance challenges. Focused on the end-to-end Teams challenge, including sites, chat, voice and beyond, this session will provide you with the foundational framework you need to build a strategy that can be executed in the real-world to stay on-top of the amazing possibilities afforded by Teams.

    Fast-paced and not for the faint-hearted, this Masterclass will bring the Teams lifecycle to life for attendees of all levels.

    Room 202A
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS105 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

    Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team!

    We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS106 - The Do’s & Don’ts of Deploying Microsoft Teams in US Government

    If you are preparing to or have just deployed Microsoft Teams in your Government organization, then this session is a must! We will share insights on the top reasons why Teams deployments fail or drop in usage right after deployment for most Government users. Don't worry though, Team Engineering will share their advice on how to solve these issues.

    This session is focused on customers utilizing GCC, GCC High and DOD Office 365 environments.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • TMS201 - Zero to hero: Microsoft Teams tips and tricks that empower everyone

    Join this session to learn the latest and greatest features in Microsoft Teams that empower everyone. Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams within your organization. From business transformation to technical tips, from SharePoint to PowerApps. Microsoft Teams is designed with IT in mind, providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, callings, and apps.

    Explore the full range of management features available for configuring, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Teams. We walk through the full scope of features – for a tremendous onboarding experience!

    Room 202A
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SOL02 - Office 365 and Microsoft Teams adoption from the real world (Government Edition)

    Oak Ridge National Laboratories is mainly an Office of Science lab and as such, research and collaboration are key to the lab’s success. They had integrated Skype into their environment when it was still Lync, so naturally, end users had utilized it heavily throughout the years. It was then natural to move towards Microsoft Teams when it became available given its additional features, but many challenges stood in their way. While Skype for Business is easy to use because of its simplicity, Teams picks up the slack (no pun intended) from what Skype was missing. Learn how ORNL navigated the many challenges of transforming their team collaboration and created a new model for accomplishing their mission.

    Room 202B
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SOL07 - How to make governance in Microsoft Teams easy

    Microsoft Teams is one of the greatest tools to come out of Microsoft in a while. It has surely made communicating in your organization much easier. Something it may not have made easier? Governance.

    Come discover how Valo Teamwork can elevate Microsoft Teams to make governance easy.

    Room 202A
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV202 - Azure Authentication for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

    When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML.

    This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog.

    You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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 202A
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!


    Room 201
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS204 - 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 202A
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS300 - What’s New in Microsoft Teams for US Government

    Join us to learn how Microsoft Teams, the hub for collaboration, is transforming the way people work in US Government.

    We will showcase some big feature innovations we have made in the past year for GCC, GCC High and DOD and give you a sneak peak at some of the exciting new innovations coming to Microsoft Teams for US Government!

    Room 202A
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • TMS301 - SharePoint and Microsoft 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. Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

    Room 209AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV302 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 201
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • TMS302 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

    Everyone is excited about Teams! Getting started and combining all of your collaboration into Teams can be confusing and there are a lot of ways people use the tool.

    This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing new ways to collaborate and make the most out of Microsoft Teams. From channel settings to using the SharePoint file share, Teams has a lot of ever increasing features.

    Room 202A
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS303 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    • Governance Strategies
    • Compliance & Records Management
    • Security Options
    • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    • Training and Enablement

    Room 202A
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences.

    For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

    Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

    Room 202A
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS305 - How to Be a Rockstar Microsoft Teams Admin in US Gov

    Microsoft Teams empowers US Government administrators with the controls they need to provide the best experience possible to users all while protecting agency data in order to meet mission needs.

    Join us to learn about which features and settings your US Government organization should configure right now!

    This session is focused on GCC, GCC High & DOD environments.

    Room 206
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • 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.

    Level: Introductory

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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 203AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK403 - 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, but it’s also 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.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in 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 the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 203AB
    Wed 9:40 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 203AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

    Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
     
    Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • PWR104 - 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 Office 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 Office 365.

    Room 207B
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • BI105 - PowerBI Beyond the Basics

    You are familiar with PowerBI desktop, you’ve pulled in some data from SharePoint, from SQL Server, or from excel and published it to the service. It’s pretty amazing, right? Now that you have the basics down, lets dive a bit deeper into all levels of the service.

    We’ll explore transforming your data and mashing up multiple sources in a PowerBI Desktop, we’ll integrate some onprem data, create drill downs, and explore some powerful data filtering techniques to help you take your PowerBI to the next level.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • AZR201 - Getting started with Machine Learning in Azure

    We live in an era where data proliferates, and because of that we can use algorithms to help us both classify and predict future decisions based on past interactions.

    In this introductory session we will look at Azure Machine Learning (AzureML) both in the Azure Portal and locally in a development environment using both Visual Studio Code and Jupyter notebooks. We will cover data manipulation techniques using typical libraries such as NumPy and Pandas (dont know what those are... dont worry, you will) and we will see a few simple techniques that will open your eyes as to how you can use data in your own organization to bring machine learning in and have a better decision making process.

    Demos will showcase full end to end completed solutions walk throughs for both classification and predication scenarios.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • BI201 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content Services Data with Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - 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 or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - A Place for Our Stuff - Introduction to Power BI Dataflows

    Dataflows are doing to data warehousing what Power BI has been doing for several year to reporting - making it ubiquitous and accessible.

    This session will walk through what dataflows in Power BI are, why they matter, how they're built, and why they are important. We'll also talk a fair bit about some tips and trick when working with them using demonstrations to illustrate the points.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - 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 203AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • BI302 - 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 203AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI303 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

    This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so.

    In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

    Room 203AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • AZR304 - Build an Azure Machine Learning Model: Test, Deploy and Consume

    In this session we will use both local and cloud development techniques using Pyhon 3, Jupyter notebooks locally to prepare data, set up a Workplace in Azure and connect locally, set up compute and conduct experiments.

    At the end you will have an endpoint that has been trained on your own data and consumable as a web service to anyone. 

    Room 208AB
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Power Automate is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of Power Apps and Power Automate as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of Power Apps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    • Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Power Automate to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Power Automate..

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK108 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered.

    In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help.

    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK404 - Creating Approval Processes using Power Automate (Flow) and Power Apps

    In the land of officialism, the adaptable approval process is king. To understand the multitude of approval processes emanating from various business units, and have the ability to implement the most efficient solutions, is a highly sought skill set. A major component of this skill set is the understanding of available technology and maximally focusing it on creating solutions.

    This workshop utilizes Power Automate and Power Apps to forge your abilities in successfully implementing approval processes. To understand the approval process capabilities of Power Automate and PowerApps, we will start by detailing the standard out of the box approval process offered by Power Automate.

    After understanding the possibilities of Power Automate’s approval process, the workshop will add the concept of integrating this approval process with Power Apps. With Power Apps providing a solid base for the user’s experience, we gain the ability to dynamically change this experience as the approval process advances.

    Once these concepts have been assimilated, the advanced concept of a custom approval process will be explored. This concept will illuminate the process for creating custom approvals that allow an extremely large variation of business requirements.

    This workshop, while detailing the technical parameters of the above approval process concepts, will also explain the latitude in which these processes are best implemented.

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Power Automate is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. 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 206
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Microsoft Power Automate workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. This session will provide you with the skills to get more proficient right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have fundamental knowledge of Power Automate or have attended the SharePoint Fest morning/introductory workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Power Automate (Flow) expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval
    • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint
    • Workflow state machine using Power Automate
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    Room 201
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK700 - Process Mapping/Management Workshop by Nintex

    If you struggle with the following, we encourage you to attend this workshop:

    Do you struggle with having clear understanding of line of business activity?
    Continuous improvement of implemented solutions?
    Compliance and risk mitigation?

    Clarity is vital if IT is going to maximize the effectiveness of automation solutions and minimize the effort involved in implementing them. In this workshop, we’ll show you an easier way to collect business requirements, as well as show you how to save time in scoping, validating and bringing the line of business on board so you can automate right for the first time, and you can focus on developing systems, not managing data and time wasted with “back and
    forth” business requirements.

    Details :
    • Bring the line of business on board: Save time and effort scoping how the business should work, and take process capture and refinement out of IT’s way. Put it into the hands of the process experts and concentrate on the efficiencies they can help identify.

    • Take the hard work out of automation: Identify and track opportunities for automation through custom tagging and see at a glance where systems interact with business processes. Easily pinpoint where system changes will impact the organization, and track the benefit of improvements with detailed reporting. Because the processes are managed by the line of business, reduce the need for costly re-working from automating under-developed processes.

    Build on success: Nintex Promapp is one part of the wider Nintex solution suite. Leverage no-code automation solutions powerful enough for enterprise applications to handle digital workflows, intelligent forms and document generation, e-signatures, RPA and process intelligence analytics. Don’t waste time trying to mesh competing systems and standards, when Nintex offers the only end to end process management and automation platform.

    Beer and Pizza provided

    Attend and receive: Nintex-promapp-playbook-how-to-drive-engagement-and-secure-process-improvement-success

    Room 207B
    Tue 5:30 PM – 8:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • FLO101 - Intro to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) with SharePoint

    Are you a business user or SharePoint Power User tasked with creating approval processes in SharePoint? Microsoft Power Automate is the perfect tool for the job!

    In this session, you'll get an introduction to Power Automate, and learn how to make the most of it with SharePoint. Learn the ins and outs of SharePoint triggers and actions in Power Automate, as well as some best practices.

    Room 207A
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate (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 Power Automate and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 207A
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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 207A
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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 207A
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • PWR104 - 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 Office 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 Office 365.

    Room 207B
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO105 - Art of the Possible: Automation Demystified

    Every organization has processes in place, whether you are sitting in IT, finance, legal, sales, or any other functional areas. We also know processes sometimes can lead to hundreds of hours of paperwork, approvals, routing, printing, and mundane and repetitive tasks. But let’s face it….humans have better things to do and that’s why process automation is critical. However, different process requires a different set of capabilities as no process is the same.

    Join us in this technical deep dive to learn the various tools you may need to automate your process.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The various automation capabilities
    • How automation can save you time and increase productivity
    • Why it’s important to start automating your processes

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO200 - Oops - are you using SharePoint workflows for process automation again?

    With today's process automation technology, from SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate and other workflow solutions to RPA, DPA and so on, how do you know when to use which solution? And what if you've already built hundreds of workflows and then learn it is time to migrate - do you pull your hair out?

    If you step back and look at process automation as a business strategy rather than an IT shortcut to make work easier, you might have your "aha" moment, and become the process automation hero your company deserves.

    This is a high-level session to talk about process automation. We will discuss the different technologies, how they differ and what value each one brings, and guide you down the road of the process automation revolution.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • FLO201 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate (Flow) buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Microsoft 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 Microsoft Power Automate 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 Microsoft Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 207A
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • SOL01 - Manage and Automate Your Process: Clicks not Codes

    How well do you know your processes in your company? How do you update them? Do you want more time back in your day to focus on more important tasks? At Nintex, we believe in process management and automation. With Nintex Promapp, we can help you map, define, and collaborate on processes across your entire organization. With a click of a button, you can generate a workflow for automation. Even better is when you can scale this solution to everyone in your organization because we embrace and empower citizen developers.

    Attendees will learn:
    • Why process management is important for your organization
    • How to effectively collaborate across organization through process management
    • Automate your processes with a click of a button
    • Configuring your workflow for automation

    Room 206
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • SOL03 - Watch WEBCON Make Process Evolution Painless and Productive

    Workflows that work aren’t just designed, deployed, and discarded. Every successful business process receives regular attention and continuous improvement. Watch us take you through a real-world process that started out looking like a “simple approval”; the more people used it and thought about it, the more they realized it was anything but simple and involved far more than just an approval. WEBCON made it easy to evolve applications accordingly, repeatedly, and without disruption. We’ll show you how in under 30 minutes.

    Room 207B
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Solution Showcase
  • 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 207A
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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 207A
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • PWR203 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Power Automate (Flow) is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the Power Apps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share Power Apps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 207B
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO204 - Real World Power Automate (Flow)

    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 by and problems encountered by Microsoft Power Automate developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

    Room 207A
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

    Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services.

    Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate).

    This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • FLO302 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

    Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow which can be built with Microsoft Power Automate. Some business problems that 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.

    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 207A
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate (Flow) Skills to the Next Level!

    This session will take your Power Automate skills to the next level. This demo intensive session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more.

    Flow 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 Power Automate.

    Room 207A
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO304 - Learn How to Write Futuristic Workflows in SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 On-Premises

    Do you know even though Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows currently there is no method available to automatically convert SharePoint Designer Workflows into Flow?

    Even though a lot of new feature sets are getting added to Power Automate, a lot of organizations still rely on SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows to solve their current business needs.

    In this future-forward demo-driven talk, we will cover how we can write futuristic workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio so that when the time is right and you are ready to make a switch to another product/service (Power Automate or any other third-party product/service), you can reuse a lot of your earlier investment and have a smoother transition.

    The techniques covered in this talk will also help you during migration. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Prem (2013/2016/2019) as well as SharePoint Online.

    You will learn:
    • How to create futuristic SharePoint Workflows
    • Best practices for building SharePoint Workflows
    • How to transition SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate

    Room 207A
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK105 - Tailor Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Your Line of Business Collaboration & Communications

     Are you experiencing the following challenges?   
    • Our colleagues go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and they’re expensive to support.    
    • We have been using Office 365 for a while and want to get the maximum benefit for our organization, but the reality is that we are only utilizing e-mail with Exchange. How can we best take advantage of other Office 365 services?  
    • We are finding it challenging to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide without having controls in place to manage information lifecycle, control guest access and avoid sprawl.  

    Join this interactive workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can give your colleagues superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.    

    Maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Teams, offering something for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, or sales.

    Room 209C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Quick Wins for SharePoint On-Premises 2013 thru 2019

    The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor!

    Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization.

    In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint 2013 - 2019 environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented.
    • Promoted Links
    • Corporate Directory
    • Navigation
    • Collaboration
    • Search
    • Apps
    • Managed Metadata & Content Types
    • Modern vs Classic
    • Views
    Hybrid Example
    Site Templates

    Room 201
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    Room 201
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • KEY100 - Creating Business Value with Microsoft Teams & Office 365

    You have Office 365 - now what? Join Karuana Gatimu from Microsoft as she demonstrates key scenarios for delivering business value with Office 365.

    It's important that you align the functions of pivotal software like Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to outcomes that you, your customers and partners will benefit from. This includes empowering your firstline workers and secure mobile collaboration.

    She will highlight government scenarios for decision making, cross-organizational collaboration and incident management that can be streamlined using these powerful tools. Leave this talk having learned how to identify your next steps to empowering your objectives with Microsoft technology.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 8:15 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
  • OFF101 - You’re Paying for Office 365: But Do You Have a Plan & Strategy to Maximize Your Investment

    Let’s face it: Unraveling Office 365’s collaboration, communication, and teamwork tools may be more complex than you and your IT department may have expected. You’ve rolled out email, some file storage, and maybe an intranet but aren’t quite sure what to do next.

    If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But abandoning Office 365’s tools or rolling them out with no clear strategy can lead to frustration from users — and result in a slew of other issues.

    During the session, you’ll learn:
    • Common pitfalls that can result from the lack of strategic planning.
    • How to maximize the use of Office 365 tools including as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer — and how they work together.
    • Why your users need to know which Office 365 tools to use and when to use them.
    • How governance for tools and tenants fit into your strategic planning.
    • Why change management and user adoption shouldn’t be an afterthought.
    • Tips and best practices for creating a successful strategic plan.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • CM102 - 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 206
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • DEV102 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Get More Done Faster

    JavaScript, REST, CSOM, Office 365 APIs: Like it or not, client-side development is the future of SharePoint development. At the forefront of this wave is the powerful JavaScript library jQuery.

    Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint, developers can take their applications to the next level in less time. What's more, you can utilize jQuery in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and in Office 365 often without making changes to your code.

    In this class, you gain a new appreciate for jQuery and learn:
    • "What's possible," including visual enhancements and practical business intelligence
    • Tips and Tricks for deploying and maintaining scripts
    • How to get quick wins with little effort using third-party jQuery libraries
    • How to interact with SharePoint forms and lists using JavaScript and jQuery

    Room 201
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SP Development
  • OFF102 - 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 and SharePoint 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 209AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • SPT102 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • TMS102 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

    With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

    Room 202A
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM103 - Why (and How) my SP2013 IA needs to be redesigned for the future?

    For nearly 2 decades we've created a structure of SharePoint site collections and subsites that allowed us to segregate users and elevate privileges without negative repercussion on other users and content areas. However, since the release of SP2016, and in some cases SP2013, Microsoft has shifted gears towards a flatter infrastructure, with new site collections being created left-right-and-center - and admins were left in a scramble to keep things locked down.

    This presentation is going to walk you through how to evaluate your current IA, suggestions on how to redesign it with a nod towards mission-driven design, and how to ensure your organization is ready for the next upgrade BEFORE the time comes, be it SP2016, 2019, or Office 365.

    Room 206
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • ADM105 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 adoption

    Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint.

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform as well as Office 365.

    Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • FLO200 - Oops - are you using SharePoint workflows for process automation again?

    With today's process automation technology, from SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate and other workflow solutions to RPA, DPA and so on, how do you know when to use which solution? And what if you've already built hundreds of workflows and then learn it is time to migrate - do you pull your hair out?

    If you step back and look at process automation as a business strategy rather than an IT shortcut to make work easier, you might have your "aha" moment, and become the process automation hero your company deserves.

    This is a high-level session to talk about process automation. We will discuss the different technologies, how they differ and what value each one brings, and guide you down the road of the process automation revolution.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SOL06 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • BV202 - 1000s of users and only 1 of me. How do I support my users effectively?

    Are you thinking: "How do I support my end users And do my real job?". You are not alone! Most Office 365 and SharePoint admins have the same dilemma. Supporting end users, motivating them and helping them do their job is extremely important for end user adoption, but it can become a full time job for you if not planned properly. Don't worry, the solution to this dilemma does exist and has been used by companies successfully throughout the world.

    Come to this session and learn strategies on how to mitigate end user support tasks reducing your support burden while increasing user adoption at the same time.

    Room 202A
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • BV204 - Getting Connected: 9 Takeaways from a Global Organization's Migration to SharePoint Online

    Join and discover the journey of a multi-national enterprise software company's migration to SharePoint Online. Learn from the experience of a global organization's path to digital teamwork victory.

    Walk away with 9 practical and applicable tips to make your intranet migration a success, from project planning must haves, to timeline management, on to portal launch and solution adoption.

    • See how other organizations are successfully migrating to new technologies
    • Learn common pitfalls and paths to success
    • Walk away with practical tips to use in your organization

    A project case study on how a global organization successfully migrated to SharePoint Online after two reboots and multiple missteps.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BV300 - Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint User Adoption for On-Prem

    Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

    SharePoint and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality.

    In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.

    • Discovery Sessions
    • Governance
    • Build & Implementation
    • Migration
    • Next Steps

    To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

    Room 206
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • BV301 - Business Transformation in the Digital Age

    Digital transformation is one of the most popular buzz words thrown around today. It is catchy, buzzword friendly & all too often missing the mark. Today's business doesn't need digital transformation, what it needs is business transformation. The most dangerous thing that happens to companies these days is that a CIO gets on an airplane & opens up their magazine or clicks on that sexy looking marketing email about the shiny new digital trend and your entire strategy for improving your business goes right out the window.

    In this session you will learn key ways to realign your efforts from only the glitz & glow of the latest buzz and instead focus on true business needs and desired outcomes to drive your transformation. Following a "Process First, Technology Second"™ methodology you will learn creative ways to ensure success in your business transformation.

    Room 207A
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • PWR301 - Power Apps and SharePoint: Better together

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

    Because Power Apps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having Power Apps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources. 

    In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with Power Apps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

    Room 207B
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • BV304 - Organizational change management: migrating your users along with your systems

    So you have decided to migrate to the new version of SharePoint or Office 365. That's great! But what about your end users? Are they ready for the change? Organizations around the world have been discovering that to realize their return on investment, they must take into account how they migrate their users along with their systems - No end user left behind!

    Come to this session and we'll show you strategies that have worked with organizations around the world as they deal with organizational changes and prepare their users for their new processes and systems.

    Room 207B
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences.

    For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

    Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

    Room 202A
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • ONE103 - The Fun of a OneDrive Migration

    If migrating versions of SharePoint weren't fun enough, many companies are moving their file shares to OneDrive. While both create opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, OneDrive migrations have there own unique considerations and constraints.

    Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to OneDrive

    Room 204C
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ADM106 - 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 SharePoint.

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model. We’ll also describe the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how on-premises 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 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • OneDrive
  • ONE203 - OneDrive for Business for Administrators

    OneDrive for Business (OD4B) is a key workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OD4B provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your work files and then work with them from any device. Microsoft has spent a lot of effort to get a rock-solid solution including a well-oiled sync engine together.

    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:
    • When to use it and when not to
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • 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 204C
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • CM303 - Everything you need to know about sharing files in SharePoint & OneDrive

    You can't spell SharePoint without 'Share'. Sharing is a core concept within the modern workplace and it is powered by SharePoint and OneDrive but there are complexities that lie underneath the covers that you need to know about.

    Collaboration lives at the core of a workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving. But do you really know everything that is out there? Who has access to the content? Is the content still secure?

    Learn move about what you can do as a user to share your content, what happens after it has been shared, and how to control content sharing as an administrator.

    Room 206
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • ONE303 - 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 204C
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE304 - Rolling Out OneDrive Successfully

    Mobility, flexibility, Content Creation & Internal Collaboration rely on an individual’s ability to access and share their content from anywhere at any time. OneDrive for Business powers your employees across Microsoft 365 experiences to meet these unwavering end-user goals. With great integration, between Windows 10 and Office 365, comes great dependencies to mee the expectations of the employee while ensuring the need of IT security & compliance.

    In this session we'll take a look at the key considerations when building your adoption plan of OneDrive, migration methods for moving your employees' content, how to manage the content as users join and leave your organization.

    Room 204C
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SRC101 - Introduction to Microsoft Search

    Microsoft Search is looking to bring the search experiences across all Microsoft 365 services together into a single unified experience.

    Attend this session to learn how the experience impacts your users, how you can configure it as well as scenarios where you should customize it.

    Room 204C
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • 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 204C
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Search
  • SRC104 - 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 204C
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • 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 204C
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC204 - Building Tailored Search Experiences in Modern SharePoint

    Modern SharePoint offers great capabilities to customize what and how your users should see the content of their portal. With the growth of Hub sites, content aggregation becomes a must in a flat information architecture.

    In this session, we'll look at how we can build engaging experiences using Microsoft Search and how it can be personalized to the user to ensure a relevant discovery of the corporate knowledge.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 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 204C
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC302 - SharePoint 2016 Search

    In this session, we will review what's new in SharePoint 2016 Search, and how does a hybrid search work. Together, we will create a Hybrid Search Environment and explain some tips to avoid any implementation headaches.

    During the session, we will cover the following topics:
    1. Overview of the new SharePoint Search API
    2. Differences between Hybrid Search and Federated Search
    3. Setting a Hybrid search between O365 and On-premise

    Room 204C
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Search
  • WRK202 -Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

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

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services-Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK406 - Level Up Your SharePoint Framework Solutions for the Enterprise

    You already know the SharePoint Framework and have created some fantastic solutions for your organization and/or customers. Now it's time to kick those skills into the next gear!

    In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to easily add automated testing and write tests to your SPFx projects, including testing interactions with React applications. You'll also learn how to customize the build toolchain by extending and modifying Gulp tasks and the webpack configuration.

    That's not all! By the end of the day, you will be able to automate the entire build-test-deploy to SharePoint Online process with Azure Pipelines and implement sophisticated debugging + telemetry tracking with Azure Application Insights!

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK408 - Lights & Clockwork - The Ultimate Azure Workshop for SharePoint Professionals

    Bewildered by the possibilities in the Microsoft Cloud? You're not alone.

    The Microsoft Cloud brings a huge range of opportunities for how you can use services from across the suite to improve the experience of your users.

    In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn how Microsoft Azure fits into your Office 365 and SharePoint world.

    From understanding the Azure-based deployment options for SharePoint on-premises to discovering how Azure brings a range of functionality to Office 365, this workshop will walk you through the opportunities that exist to help you get the very best out of the platform.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Azure Deployment for SharePoint
    • Code vs No-Code Options with Azure & Office 365
    • Information Management with Azure Services
    • Leveraging AI Services in Office 365 & SharePoint
    • Identity Management with Azure AD and Office 365 & SharePoint

    Not for the faint-hearted, this workshop covers a lot of ground so pack your brains and notepads!

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • AZR103 - Build your first Microsoft Teams App without a single line of code!

    Microsoft Teams offer an amazing ecosystem for developers to build applications that deliver high value to your organization, but if you are not a developer, this could seem like a tough challenge.

    In this session, join Microsoft MVP Sébastien Levert to learn how you can leverage native tools like the App Studio and use your existing investments to magically transform them into Microsoft Teams Apps! We will also look at how Microsoft Flow can deliver great content to your Teams channel to keep you up to date with all the signals that happen around your. By the end of this session, not only you will be able to use those apps for yourself, but you will also learn how to distribute them across your entire organization!

    In this session, attendees will learn how to use the App Studio, they will get a basic knowledge of Microsoft Flow adaptive cards action to bring content into Microsoft Teams and they will also learn the apps governance around Microsoft Teams.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV103 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, including the latest updates just for Microsoft Teams. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

    Room 201
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR104 -Gateway Drugs: Power Apps/BI & Flow for on-prem, just the beginning. Now Azure Data Factory?

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures.

    To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

    This session will illustrate how to leverage on-prem SharePoint content to interface with and drive cloud services through the secure Data Management Gateway and Azure Data Factory integrations. We’ll cover the setup and configuration of the Gateway, the Factory, and our data connections, as well as some gotcha’s and pitfalls along the path to becoming a full Gateway/Hybrid addict.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV104 - Azure API Apps for SharePoint Developers

    Azure API Apps are one of the four types of app types offered by Azure App Service. API Apps in App Service offer features that make it easier to build, host, and consume APIs in the cloud and on-premises.

    While developing custom endpoints for Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online, often developers and architects face the dilemma over where to host these endpoints. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure API apps and how we can leverage API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online. Even though the title of the session includes SharePoint online, the contents of this session are applicable for SharePoint On-Premise as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Azure API APPs?
    • What is Azure App Service?
    • What is Azure Active Directory?
    • What are the Microsoft Graph APIs?
    • How to leverage Azure API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in • Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online?

    Room 201
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR105 - Managing your O365 tenant programmatically from your support/ticketing app

    Rather than using the portal(s) and PowerShell to manage your O365 tenant, there are several APIs at your disposal.

    This session explores several of these APIs – not just the Microsoft Graph. Know which to use, when to use, and how to use. You could be on your way to integrating your support/ticketing app directly to Office 365!

    Room 208AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV105 - Mastering SharePoint Development using Azure Functions and CSOM

    Developers Developer Developers. If we can find a way to do something once and repeat that process in a simplified manner, we will do that. Serverless with Azure Functions takes that to another level.

    In this session I will show you how to use an Azure Function, registering that Function in Azure AD, delegating permission, and then using CSOM directly in your function to manage just about anything CSOM can do.. and the kicker...its portable because its a web call. Demos All Over

    Room 201
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Getting started with Machine Learning in Azure

    We live in an era where data proliferates, and because of that we can use algorithms to help us both classify and predict future decisions based on past interactions.

    In this introductory session we will look at Azure Machine Learning (AzureML) both in the Azure Portal and locally in a development environment using both Visual Studio Code and Jupyter notebooks. We will cover data manipulation techniques using typical libraries such as NumPy and Pandas (dont know what those are... dont worry, you will) and we will see a few simple techniques that will open your eyes as to how you can use data in your own organization to bring machine learning in and have a better decision making process.

    Demos will showcase full end to end completed solutions walk throughs for both classification and predication scenarios.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR202 - Build an enterprise grade conversational bot with Azure Services and Microsoft Graph

    In this session, we will build an enterprise-grade conversational bot that combines Azure services including Search, Cognitive API, and Microsoft Graph.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV202 - Azure Authentication for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

    When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML.

    This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog.

    You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR203 - Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for Office 365 Developers

    With Microsoft’s latest push to “Intelligent Cloud” strategy, they are making a huge investment in making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build amazing solutions. These solutions (aka Office Add-Ins) have the potential to reach a vast number of Office 365 users across the globe. The Office 365 development story revolves around using the cutting edge and latest tools to develop business/productivity applications. It is now important for the developers to learn the insights of the Office 365 development.

    Office Add-Ins enable us to extend Office clients such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

    As identity management as a service (IDMaaS) platform, Azure Active Directory provides developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications. Office 365 uses the Azure Active Directory to manage the users. It is important for Office 365 developers to learn the insights on the Azure AD and how it works from a developer’s perspective.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Graph APIs. We will also cover the various Azure AD scenarios for developers in Office 365.
    You will learn:
    • Azure Active Directory Overview
    • Azure Active Directory Graph APIs
    • Connect Azure Active Directory Graph APIs in Office 365 APIs and Microsoft Graph
    • Azure AD integration for managing identity and access
    • How to register your application with Azure AD?
    • How to use the Office Developer PnP Core Library to easily authenticate against the Azure AD?

    Room 208AB
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR204 - Building enterprise-grade flows and/or playbooks

    You’ve built flows in Power Automate. Maybe you’ve edited the code views of your apps, or taught others to build flows, or fixed other user’s flows.

    In this session, you’ll learn 5 things to build rock-solid apps:
    • Connecting to REST endpoints directly
    • Using OData expressions to filter results
    • Subscribing to events using webhooks
    • Using managed identities for Azure resources
    • Deploying apps in a DevOps pipeline

    Room 208AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!


    Room 201
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR302 - Intro to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers 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 advantage of 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 208AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • AZR303 - We've been building a product built on top of SPFx for 2 years: What did we learn?

    It's been two years since we started the development of our solution using the SharePoint Framework and we have been learning a lot. This session is packed with lessons-learned from both the technical side and the business side of a product that will help you make great decisions in your next SPFx-based project. Join Microsoft MVP Sébastien Levert on a journey that will take you and your team through a series of learnings that hopefully will shape your next endeavours in customizing your collaboration spaces and intranet portals!

    In this session, attendees will understand how to organize a project backlog, how to engage with their customer and how to technically structure their next SPFx-based project. They will also learn how to keep up with the changes in Office 365 and how to build their solutions in a future-proof way.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Building Instant Web Services with Power Automate (Flow) and Logic Apps

    Sometimes you need to go beyond the available API's and build your own web services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions. Azure Functions are a good start, but there are other options that can be even easier!

    In this session, you'll learn how to rapidly build services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions with very little code. We'll start with Azure Function Proxies, which allow you to securely call API key backed services like Bing Maps and Cognitive Services. Next, you'll learn how to build web services using Power Automate or Logic Apps, opening the vast suite of connectors to your solution, still with no code.

    Finally, you'll learn how to leverage SharePoint lists to track long-running operations in SPFx.

    Room 201
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR304 - Build an Azure Machine Learning Model: Test, Deploy and Consume

    In this session we will use both local and cloud development techniques using Pyhon 3, Jupyter notebooks locally to prepare data, set up a Workplace in Azure and connect locally, set up compute and conduct experiments.

    At the end you will have an endpoint that has been trained on your own data and consumable as a web service to anyone. 

    Room 208AB
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK103 - Moving from CEWP Solutions to the SharePoint Framework

    The most common form of customization historically in SharePoint Online has statistically been using JavaScript injection using the Content Editor Web Parts or Script Editor Web Parts. This powerful technique has enabled developers to solve business problems and create sophisticated solutions using the CEWP/SEWP and JavaScript as well as other tools like jQuery and the robust jQuery plugin ecosystem! In 2016, Microsoft took notice and introduced the SharePoint Framework that was intended to not only embrace the JavaScript injection technique for customization, but to also address the challenges assocated with these solutions.

    In this full day workshop, learn from two experts who will show you through an interactive discussion filled with demos showing you not only why you should consider ditching the CEWP/SEWP’s and adopt the SharePoint Framework! You don’t even have to ditch jQuery or your jQuery plugins, but we’ll touch on the popular web framework React so you can judge for yourself if you want to consider it. Come learn with jQuery expert Mark Rackley & SPFx expert Andrew Connell!

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK202 -Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

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

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services-Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK406 - Level Up Your SharePoint Framework Solutions for the Enterprise

    You already know the SharePoint Framework and have created some fantastic solutions for your organization and/or customers. Now it's time to kick those skills into the next gear!

    In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to easily add automated testing and write tests to your SPFx projects, including testing interactions with React applications. You'll also learn how to customize the build toolchain by extending and modifying Gulp tasks and the webpack configuration.

    That's not all! By the end of the day, you will be able to automate the entire build-test-deploy to SharePoint Online process with Azure Pipelines and implement sophisticated debugging + telemetry tracking with Azure Application Insights!

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK409 - Master Client Side Development in Your On-Premises and Classic SharePoint Environments

    Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level. Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or using Classic SharePoint in SharePoint Online, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint customizer should know.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The pros and cons of client-side development and how to get started
    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications
    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively
    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level
    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic
    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 207A
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework, Microsoft’s recommended approach to customizing and extending SharePoint has taken off like a rocket! Now it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon and see how you can use it to enhance your SharePoint Online and on-premises environments.

    In this demo-heavy session, after explaining what the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is and what you can do with it, you will see how quickly you can get your development env setup, building and deploying your first customizations.

    Room 201
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Get More Done Faster

    JavaScript, REST, CSOM, Office 365 APIs: Like it or not, client-side development is the future of SharePoint development. At the forefront of this wave is the powerful JavaScript library jQuery.

    Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint, developers can take their applications to the next level in less time. What's more, you can utilize jQuery in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and in Office 365 often without making changes to your code.

    In this class, you gain a new appreciate for jQuery and learn:
    • "What's possible," including visual enhancements and practical business intelligence
    • Tips and Tricks for deploying and maintaining scripts
    • How to get quick wins with little effort using third-party jQuery libraries
    • How to interact with SharePoint forms and lists using JavaScript and jQuery

    Room 201
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SP Development
  • DEV103 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, including the latest updates just for Microsoft Teams. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

    Room 201
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - Azure API Apps for SharePoint Developers

    Azure API Apps are one of the four types of app types offered by Azure App Service. API Apps in App Service offer features that make it easier to build, host, and consume APIs in the cloud and on-premises.

    While developing custom endpoints for Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online, often developers and architects face the dilemma over where to host these endpoints. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure API apps and how we can leverage API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online. Even though the title of the session includes SharePoint online, the contents of this session are applicable for SharePoint On-Premise as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Azure API APPs?
    • What is Azure App Service?
    • What is Azure Active Directory?
    • What are the Microsoft Graph APIs?
    • How to leverage Azure API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in • Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online?

    Room 201
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV105 - Mastering SharePoint Development using Azure Functions and CSOM

    Developers Developer Developers. If we can find a way to do something once and repeat that process in a simplified manner, we will do that. Serverless with Azure Functions takes that to another level.

    In this session I will show you how to use an Azure Function, registering that Function in Azure AD, delegating permission, and then using CSOM directly in your function to manage just about anything CSOM can do.. and the kicker...its portable because its a web call. Demos All Over

    Room 201
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - 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 201
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - Azure Authentication for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

    When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML.

    This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog.

    You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - Robust & Reliable SharePoint Framework Components with Automated Testing using Jest

    Have you wanted to set up automated testing of your code in SharePoint Framework projects, but find it's too hard of a topic to get into? Setting the tools up and writing tests is hard… until now!

    In this session, you will learn how to install and configure the necessary tools to start writing tests. Then, we will see how to not only create testable components but how to write tests that mock-up test data, spy on API calls, test the rendering & interaction of React components.

    By the end of this demo-heavy session, you won’t be hesitant to implement automated testing when building custom components for the SharePoint Framework!

    Room 201
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!


    Room 201
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV300 - Migrating Existing JavaScript to the SharePoint Framework

    Whether with SharePoint 2016 on-premises or online with Office 365, the landscape has changed. Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communications Sites have arrived that use SharePoint Framework client web parts, however, many organizations have an extensive library of existing JavaScript customizations that have been developed over the years using Content Editor and Script Editor Web Parts.

    How do those organizations and developers take advantage of the power and benefits of the SharePoint Framework without spending thousands of hours rewriting everything from scratch? In this session, attendees will discover that not only are their previous efforts not wasted, but they can be enhanced and become more powerful than ever thanks to the SharePoint Framework.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The quickest and easiest way to get going on the SharePoint Framework
    • How to convert existing JavaScript customizations to the SharePoint Framework quickly and easily
    • How to use properties to allow users to configure client web parts

    Room 202B
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV301 - 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 201
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 201
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • AZR303 - We've been building a product built on top of SPFx for 2 years: What did we learn?

    It's been two years since we started the development of our solution using the SharePoint Framework and we have been learning a lot. This session is packed with lessons-learned from both the technical side and the business side of a product that will help you make great decisions in your next SPFx-based project. Join Microsoft MVP Sébastien Levert on a journey that will take you and your team through a series of learnings that hopefully will shape your next endeavours in customizing your collaboration spaces and intranet portals!

    In this session, attendees will understand how to organize a project backlog, how to engage with their customer and how to technically structure their next SPFx-based project. They will also learn how to keep up with the changes in Office 365 and how to build their solutions in a future-proof way.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Building Instant Web Services with Power Automate (Flow) and Logic Apps

    Sometimes you need to go beyond the available API's and build your own web services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions. Azure Functions are a good start, but there are other options that can be even easier!

    In this session, you'll learn how to rapidly build services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions with very little code. We'll start with Azure Function Proxies, which allow you to securely call API key backed services like Bing Maps and Cognitive Services. Next, you'll learn how to build web services using Power Automate or Logic Apps, opening the vast suite of connectors to your solution, still with no code.

    Finally, you'll learn how to leverage SharePoint lists to track long-running operations in SPFx.

    Room 201
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - Automate Build, Test & Deploy of SharePoint Framework Projects with Azure DevOps Pipelines

    Azure DevOps Pipelines allow you to automate the process of building, testing and deploying your custom solutions. Did you know you can leverage this as a SharePoint Framework developer?

    In this session, we will create a pipeline from scratch for an existing project that will build, test and deploy your SharePoint Framework component to multiple environments such as development, staging, and production. You will also see how to enable manual checks so a user must approve deployments to master.

    Room 201
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services-Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK408 - Lights & Clockwork - The Ultimate Azure Workshop for SharePoint Professionals

    Bewildered by the possibilities in the Microsoft Cloud? You're not alone.

    The Microsoft Cloud brings a huge range of opportunities for how you can use services from across the suite to improve the experience of your users.

    In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn how Microsoft Azure fits into your Office 365 and SharePoint world.

    From understanding the Azure-based deployment options for SharePoint on-premises to discovering how Azure brings a range of functionality to Office 365, this workshop will walk you through the opportunities that exist to help you get the very best out of the platform.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Azure Deployment for SharePoint
    • Code vs No-Code Options with Azure & Office 365
    • Information Management with Azure Services
    • Leveraging AI Services in Office 365 & SharePoint
    • Identity Management with Azure AD and Office 365 & SharePoint

    Not for the faint-hearted, this workshop covers a lot of ground so pack your brains and notepads!

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204AB
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • CM102 - 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 206
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SPT102 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • INT104 - 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?

    This session is all about news – the key 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 the organization.

    Room 202B
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • CM106 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 204C
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM201 - 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 206
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • FLO200 - Oops - are you using SharePoint workflows for process automation again?

    With today's process automation technology, from SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate and other workflow solutions to RPA, DPA and so on, how do you know when to use which solution? And what if you've already built hundreds of workflows and then learn it is time to migrate - do you pull your hair out?

    If you step back and look at process automation as a business strategy rather than an IT shortcut to make work easier, you might have your "aha" moment, and become the process automation hero your company deserves.

    This is a high-level session to talk about process automation. We will discuss the different technologies, how they differ and what value each one brings, and guide you down the road of the process automation revolution.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SOL06 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • BV204 - Getting Connected: 9 Takeaways from a Global Organization's Migration to SharePoint Online

    Join and discover the journey of a multi-national enterprise software company's migration to SharePoint Online. Learn from the experience of a global organization's path to digital teamwork victory.

    Walk away with 9 practical and applicable tips to make your intranet migration a success, from project planning must haves, to timeline management, on to portal launch and solution adoption.

    • See how other organizations are successfully migrating to new technologies
    • Learn common pitfalls and paths to success
    • Walk away with practical tips to use in your organization

    A project case study on how a global organization successfully migrated to SharePoint Online after two reboots and multiple missteps.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

    Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services.

    Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate).

    This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
  • SPT204 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    SPTOneNote 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 207B
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • BI301 - 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 203AB
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • AZR302 - Intro to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers 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 advantage of 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 208AB
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • SOL03 - Watch WEBCON Make Process Evolution Painless and Productive

    Workflows that work aren’t just designed, deployed, and discarded. Every successful business process receives regular attention and continuous improvement. Watch us take you through a real-world process that started out looking like a “simple approval”; the more people used it and thought about it, the more they realized it was anything but simple and involved far more than just an approval. WEBCON made it easy to evolve applications accordingly, repeatedly, and without disruption. We’ll show you how in under 30 minutes.

    Room 207B
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - A Migration Story: Hilton’s Journey to Office 365

    Large, global corporations know moving content to the cloud isn’t as easy as just turning it ‘on’ and telling their users to move their content. It requires planning, strategy and an actionable timeline that sets reasonable management expectations. When Hilton started this journey in 2019 the proposition was overwhelming, but with careful planning, strategic partnership and a little luck the team continues to moving content with ease and efficiency.

    Our team will share with you the keys to success:
    1. How to effectively review your current environment
    2. How to create practical and logical migration waves
    3. A communication plan for our site owners
    4. Succinct and repeatable migration process

    Our practical plan can be applied to any sized organization giving you a leg up in your migration.

    Room 201
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Simple Resource Management for not-so-simple resources

    This technical presentation will present a SharePoint Online solution for capturing and managing resource skills and expertise. Solution features include:

    • An electric form for data capture
    • Workflow for data validation and integrity
    • Document Generation and reporting
    • Dynamic search capabilities using Graph API

    Room 203AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It 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 Office 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Office 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 starting new, see what you can do.

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

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK102 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will also take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 202B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK103 - Moving from CEWP Solutions to the SharePoint Framework

    The most common form of customization historically in SharePoint Online has statistically been using JavaScript injection using the Content Editor Web Parts or Script Editor Web Parts. This powerful technique has enabled developers to solve business problems and create sophisticated solutions using the CEWP/SEWP and JavaScript as well as other tools like jQuery and the robust jQuery plugin ecosystem! In 2016, Microsoft took notice and introduced the SharePoint Framework that was intended to not only embrace the JavaScript injection technique for customization, but to also address the challenges assocated with these solutions.

    In this full day workshop, learn from two experts who will show you through an interactive discussion filled with demos showing you not only why you should consider ditching the CEWP/SEWP’s and adopt the SharePoint Framework! You don’t even have to ditch jQuery or your jQuery plugins, but we’ll touch on the popular web framework React so you can judge for yourself if you want to consider it. Come learn with jQuery expert Mark Rackley & SPFx expert Andrew Connell!

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Power Automate is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of Power Apps and Power Automate as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of Power Apps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    • Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Power Automate to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Power Automate..

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK105 - Tailor Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Your Line of Business Collaboration & Communications

     Are you experiencing the following challenges?   
    • Our colleagues go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and they’re expensive to support.    
    • We have been using Office 365 for a while and want to get the maximum benefit for our organization, but the reality is that we are only utilizing e-mail with Exchange. How can we best take advantage of other Office 365 services?  
    • We are finding it challenging to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide without having controls in place to manage information lifecycle, control guest access and avoid sprawl.  

    Join this interactive workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can give your colleagues superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.    

    Maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Teams, offering something for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, or sales.

    Room 209C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK106 - Microsoft Teams - Make It Real Challenge for Government Agencies

    Are you tired of attending events that overwhelm you with PowerPoint? Not a fan of mindlessly following step-by-step clicks of lab guides? Are you more interested in learning how to apply technology to real-world business challenges?

    Join us for a unique event where you will group together with other Microsoft government customers to configure Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to achieve specific business outcomes. The day will begin with a level-set of Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 services that our coaches recommend be the building blocks of your solutions. Afterwards, your group will be given some background of a fictitious agency facing difficulties in their ability to effectively respond to emergencies. Your group will then embark on a series of challenges where you improve the emergency response effectiveness of the agency by injecting Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

    Each challenge will have a series of required and optional business outcomes. The challenges are open-ended, and it is up to your group with the help of our coaches for you to decide how to meet them. At the end the event, groups will present/demo their solutions.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
    • Government
  • WRK107 - 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 begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring 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. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

    Room 209AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK108 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered.

    In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help.

    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK109 - Best Practices for Driving Adoption of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams

    Your role as an IT pro in the business landscape is rapidly evolving. Are you tasked with helping your organization achieve the desired business impact from Microsoft 365?

    If yes, this is the workshop for you! Learn how to meet your business needs while boosting employee productivity and organization impact, specifically with deployment planning and user adoption best practices. This includes identifying your desired business outcomes, timelines, stakeholders, and ways to achieve those outcomes and measure success.

    Leave armed with the tools and processes that can help drive user adoption including Advisor planning tools and M365 Learning Pathways training portal hand on training. Thousands of organizations are currently launching Microsoft 365 technologies and we want to help you amplify your success.

    Room 204C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Level: Introductory

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK202 -Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

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

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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 203AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services-Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

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

    Room 208AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Vlad Catrinescu (MVP) 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 SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK402 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration.

    With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, Whiteboard, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK403 - 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, but it’s also 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.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in 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 the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK404 - Creating Approval Processes using Power Automate (Flow) and Power Apps

    In the land of officialism, the adaptable approval process is king. To understand the multitude of approval processes emanating from various business units, and have the ability to implement the most efficient solutions, is a highly sought skill set. A major component of this skill set is the understanding of available technology and maximally focusing it on creating solutions.

    This workshop utilizes Power Automate and Power Apps to forge your abilities in successfully implementing approval processes. To understand the approval process capabilities of Power Automate and PowerApps, we will start by detailing the standard out of the box approval process offered by Power Automate.

    After understanding the possibilities of Power Automate’s approval process, the workshop will add the concept of integrating this approval process with Power Apps. With Power Apps providing a solid base for the user’s experience, we gain the ability to dynamically change this experience as the approval process advances.

    Once these concepts have been assimilated, the advanced concept of a custom approval process will be explored. This concept will illuminate the process for creating custom approvals that allow an extremely large variation of business requirements.

    This workshop, while detailing the technical parameters of the above approval process concepts, will also explain the latitude in which these processes are best implemented.

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK405 - 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 209C
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK406 - Level Up Your SharePoint Framework Solutions for the Enterprise

    You already know the SharePoint Framework and have created some fantastic solutions for your organization and/or customers. Now it's time to kick those skills into the next gear!

    In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to easily add automated testing and write tests to your SPFx projects, including testing interactions with React applications. You'll also learn how to customize the build toolchain by extending and modifying Gulp tasks and the webpack configuration.

    That's not all! By the end of the day, you will be able to automate the entire build-test-deploy to SharePoint Online process with Azure Pipelines and implement sophisticated debugging + telemetry tracking with Azure Application Insights!

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK408 - Lights & Clockwork - The Ultimate Azure Workshop for SharePoint Professionals

    Bewildered by the possibilities in the Microsoft Cloud? You're not alone.

    The Microsoft Cloud brings a huge range of opportunities for how you can use services from across the suite to improve the experience of your users.

    In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn how Microsoft Azure fits into your Office 365 and SharePoint world.

    From understanding the Azure-based deployment options for SharePoint on-premises to discovering how Azure brings a range of functionality to Office 365, this workshop will walk you through the opportunities that exist to help you get the very best out of the platform.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Azure Deployment for SharePoint
    • Code vs No-Code Options with Azure & Office 365
    • Information Management with Azure Services
    • Leveraging AI Services in Office 365 & SharePoint
    • Identity Management with Azure AD and Office 365 & SharePoint

    Not for the faint-hearted, this workshop covers a lot of ground so pack your brains and notepads!

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK409 - Master Client Side Development in Your On-Premises and Classic SharePoint Environments

    Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level. Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or using Classic SharePoint in SharePoint Online, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint customizer should know.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The pros and cons of client-side development and how to get started
    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications
    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively
    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level
    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic
    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 207A
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK500 - 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 204AB
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Quick Wins for SharePoint On-Premises 2013 thru 2019

    The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor!

    Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization.

    In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint 2013 - 2019 environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented.
    • Promoted Links
    • Corporate Directory
    • Navigation
    • Collaboration
    • Search
    • Apps
    • Managed Metadata & Content Types
    • Modern vs Classic
    • Views
    Hybrid Example
    Site Templates

    Room 201
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Power Automate is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. 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 206
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Microsoft Power Automate workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. This session will provide you with the skills to get more proficient right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have fundamental knowledge of Power Automate or have attended the SharePoint Fest morning/introductory workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Power Automate (Flow) expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval
    • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint
    • Workflow state machine using Power Automate
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204AB
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    Room 201
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK700 - Process Mapping/Management Workshop by Nintex

    If you struggle with the following, we encourage you to attend this workshop:

    Do you struggle with having clear understanding of line of business activity?
    Continuous improvement of implemented solutions?
    Compliance and risk mitigation?

    Clarity is vital if IT is going to maximize the effectiveness of automation solutions and minimize the effort involved in implementing them. In this workshop, we’ll show you an easier way to collect business requirements, as well as show you how to save time in scoping, validating and bringing the line of business on board so you can automate right for the first time, and you can focus on developing systems, not managing data and time wasted with “back and
    forth” business requirements.

    Details :
    • Bring the line of business on board: Save time and effort scoping how the business should work, and take process capture and refinement out of IT’s way. Put it into the hands of the process experts and concentrate on the efficiencies they can help identify.

    • Take the hard work out of automation: Identify and track opportunities for automation through custom tagging and see at a glance where systems interact with business processes. Easily pinpoint where system changes will impact the organization, and track the benefit of improvements with detailed reporting. Because the processes are managed by the line of business, reduce the need for costly re-working from automating under-developed processes.

    Build on success: Nintex Promapp is one part of the wider Nintex solution suite. Leverage no-code automation solutions powerful enough for enterprise applications to handle digital workflows, intelligent forms and document generation, e-signatures, RPA and process intelligence analytics. Don’t waste time trying to mesh competing systems and standards, when Nintex offers the only end to end process management and automation platform.

    Beer and Pizza provided

    Attend and receive: Nintex-promapp-playbook-how-to-drive-engagement-and-secure-process-improvement-success

    Room 207B
    Tue 5:30 PM – 8:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK106 - Microsoft Teams - Make It Real Challenge for Government Agencies

    Are you tired of attending events that overwhelm you with PowerPoint? Not a fan of mindlessly following step-by-step clicks of lab guides? Are you more interested in learning how to apply technology to real-world business challenges?

    Join us for a unique event where you will group together with other Microsoft government customers to configure Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to achieve specific business outcomes. The day will begin with a level-set of Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 services that our coaches recommend be the building blocks of your solutions. Afterwards, your group will be given some background of a fictitious agency facing difficulties in their ability to effectively respond to emergencies. Your group will then embark on a series of challenges where you improve the emergency response effectiveness of the agency by injecting Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

    Each challenge will have a series of required and optional business outcomes. The challenges are open-ended, and it is up to your group with the help of our coaches for you to decide how to meet them. At the end the event, groups will present/demo their solutions.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
    • Government
  • SPT102 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM106 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 204C
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • TMS106 - The Do’s & Don’ts of Deploying Microsoft Teams in US Government

    If you are preparing to or have just deployed Microsoft Teams in your Government organization, then this session is a must! We will share insights on the top reasons why Teams deployments fail or drop in usage right after deployment for most Government users. Don't worry though, Team Engineering will share their advice on how to solve these issues.

    This session is focused on customers utilizing GCC, GCC High and DOD Office 365 environments.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • CM202 - Information Management or Records - What do I need to know to be ready for NARA!

    NARA's guidance on Records has begun to push away from a focus on "permanent" records towards the importance of full information lifecycle. During this topic we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management! Plus, how much do I get nativly with Office 365, and HOW do I get my users to care?

    Room 206
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Government
  • TMS300 - What’s New in Microsoft Teams for US Government

    Join us to learn how Microsoft Teams, the hub for collaboration, is transforming the way people work in US Government.

    We will showcase some big feature innovations we have made in the past year for GCC, GCC High and DOD and give you a sneak peak at some of the exciting new innovations coming to Microsoft Teams for US Government!

    Room 202A
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • TMS303 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    • Governance Strategies
    • Compliance & Records Management
    • Security Options
    • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    • Training and Enablement

    Room 202A
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
  • TMS305 - How to Be a Rockstar Microsoft Teams Admin in US Gov

    Microsoft Teams empowers US Government administrators with the controls they need to provide the best experience possible to users all while protecting agency data in order to meet mission needs.

    Join us to learn about which features and settings your US Government organization should configure right now!

    This session is focused on GCC, GCC High & DOD environments.

    Room 206
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
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