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Optional Workshops

Monday, December 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

WRK101 - 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.

Monday, December 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.
  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer-SharePoint

WRK102 - 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.

Monday, December 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

WRK104 - Intro to PowerApps and Flow: Getting started with no-code SharePoint Online development

PowerApps and Flow are Microsoft's latest no-code tool-sets for information workers to produce mobile ready business applications. PowerApps can be used for something as simple as creating a custom form for data collection or it can be combined with Flow to integrate data from different business systems like Office 365, OneDrive, DropBox, Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, and many others. In this workshop we will walk you through everything you need to know to get started developing "Canvas" Apps with Microsoft PowerApps and Flow. Wherever possible you will be encouraged to complete the exercises as we lead the demonstrations. Sample files and code will be provided at the beginning of the session. We'll discuss the following topics and more: • PowerApps and Flow licensing • Setting up and administering an Environment for Development • Creating your first PowerApp • Customizing SharePoint List Forms using PowerApps • Using Functions to Sort, Filter, Display, and Update data • Applying a Responsive Design to your PowerApp • Enhancing your PowerApp using a Microsoft Flow • Sharing your App with Other users • Accessing On-Premises Data using a Gateway • Calling Azure Functions to implement custom logic • Sharing your App with Others

Monday, December 14th 2020, 1:25 pm

  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

WRK302 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use. The session will focus on: • Why OneDrive • Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client • Automation • Security • Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

WRK401 - Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption: How to Make It Easy To Do The Right Thing

So you’ve made the decision to turn on Microsoft Teams – congratulations! Teams is one of the fastest growing business applications designed to boost collaboration and productivity. Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business! But before you light up Teams for your entire organization, it’s critical to ensure to you have a solid governance strategy in place to ensure you’re striking the balance between effective collaboration and control. A well-governed Office 365 instance ensures security, managed information lifecycle and also lays the groundwork for a long-term sustainable adoption strategy. You want to make it easy for people to do the right thing – good governance precedes great adoption! This interactive workshop will cover: • How to leverage Microsoft Teams to streamline collaboration and realize the full value from your Office 365 investment • How to address common management and governance concerns for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – from provisioning to information lifecycle management • How to assess whether native Office 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations • How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft Teams and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Information Architect

WRK402 - 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 megamenus and organizing hub and home sites, along with page layouts that support both accessibility and great user experiences. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future.

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

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, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when. Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI. At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

WRK404 - 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

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.
  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

WRK405 - Build your first intelligent app with Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Teams

This hands-on workshop will guide you through your journey in Microsoft Teams in many ways that an average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. We will start the workshop with an Introduction to Teams to review in general the architecture of the platform, Channels, Apps and other governance guidelines to deploy the App. We will build together our first Power App in Teams, how to build controls and create amazing component libraries with no code. We will leverage Power Automate to connect to Teams, your app and SharePoint to demonstrate how everything fits together to deliver a great end-to-end user experience. And with some fun added to the workshop, we will end our day with a Royal Battle to brainstorm ideas for new applications and simulate a real-life experience.

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

WRK503 - Transform Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations don't have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer? During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need. Using live demos and plans, you will learn: • How to modernize your classic sites • Hub site planning and management • How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites • The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant • How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK504 - Power Automate Virtual Buttons

Ever had the need to simply click on a button and get regular but mundane tasks completed? Well, now thanks to Power Automate flows you can! Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP who will walk you through how to build those flows. The primary focus will be on: • Button that doesn't require user input • Button that does require user input

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK604 - Power Apps: App design patterns

This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.   We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as: • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components, • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries • Pop-up messages


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