Workshops - Tuesday

WRK602 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

Andrew Connell  MVP

When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.


Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Benjamin Niaulin  MVP, RD, MCT

Join Benjamin Niaulin (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


Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK403 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

Brian Alderman  MVP, MCT

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

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

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

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK402 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

Dux Raymond Sy  MVP, RD

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.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK404 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

John White  MVP
Jason Himmelstein  MVP

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.


Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK405 - Unlock your Potential with Innovation Games

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, PMP, MBA
Sarah Haase  MVP, MLIS

Innovation Games are a fun collaborative way to learn a subject, make decisions as a group, or discover problems in your organization. The games range from easy to complex and can take a variety of forms. In this session, you will learn how the games work, practice running a few games and find out what it takes to facilitate the games in your own organization.

Games we will cover include:
• Networking
• Running Projects
• Strategic Planning
• Building a Shared Understanding
• Decision Making

The games will help you educate and inspire users about Office 365 technologies that will help you drive digital workplace improvements.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK504 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley  MVP

Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development! In this workshop users will learn:

• 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

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK503 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

Paul Stork  MVP, MCSM, MBA

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 demo each of the following offerings, 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


Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK502 - Microsoft Search In Depth

Ryan Schouten  MCT, MVP

Microsoft Search is the new way for searching inside Office 365 but what does this mean to you and your organization? Come attend this workshop to discover all the new functionality that you get and how to manage this new tool.

We will discuss the following items:
• Microsoft Search options
• People Search
• Search Results in Bing
• Search Results in Office Applications
• Customized bookmarks
... and more


Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK601 - Creating an Enterprise Video Platform Using Stream

Ryan Schouten  MCT, MVP

Enterprises are creating more and more video content but few have a good mechanism for sharing these assets with employees. If you are using Office 365 then Microsoft has provided a solution to this problem in Microsoft Stream. Now the problem remains, how do we best setup a solution to be able to enable the consumption of these valuable resources.

In this workshop we will discuss:
• Features of Microsoft Stream
• Setting up Channels/Groups
• Live events in all its variations
• Creating an executive channel for relaying information to employees

Come learn how to best deploy this tool for your organization.


Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK609 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

Scott Shearer  MVP
Bobby Chang  MVP, PMP

Microsoft Flow 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 Flow. 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, expressions) and how they’re applicable
• Flow design using templates and blank canvas
• Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
• How to administer Flow in your organization



Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

Sébastien Levert  MVP
Vlad Catrinescu  MVP, MCT

Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet. This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations


Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK506 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

Stacy Deere-Strole  MVP

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 overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?.   I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!
Items to be covered are:
• Support Area
• Service Health
• Message Center
• Admin Centers
o Teams & Skype
o SharePoint
o OneDrive
o Yammer
o PowerApps
o Flow
o Security & Compliance
o Azure Active Directory
o Microsoft Search

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

WRK603 - Office 365 Collaboration Tools Deployment Planning

Stephanie Donahue  MVP

Have you been thinking about upgrading SharePoint? Or maybe you've moved into Office 365 and you don't know where to get started. I have this conversation with my customers all of the time.

This is what I hear:
• Our first pass at SharePoint didn't go so well
• We know it can do more, but we just use SharePoint as a web-based file share
• We would love to use SharePoint - or is it Teams now? or OneDrive???

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! It's a common struggle and I help customers answer these questions every day. Whether you need technical advice on migration and backups or help convincing stubborn end users to use new tools, you can attend this workshop to get access to the templates I use with my customers every day!

You'll walk out with site architecture examples, a sample implementation plan, and a pitch deck to help you gain support for your deployment.

Join me and get your deployment moving forward successfully!

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK505 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

Wes Preston  MVP

PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

• Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
• Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
• Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
• Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
• Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
• Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK501 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

William Huneycutt  MVP, MCT

Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings 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.

This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
• Overview of Microsoft Teams
• Discussion of architecture
• How to get started with Microsoft Teams
• Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
• How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
• Groups, Roles and Permissions
• Compliance and Security
• Monitoring Usage and Quality

If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

WRK606 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

William Huneycutt  MVP, MCT

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.


Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud