Developers! Learn how to use the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend SharePoint

Part One - January 19, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - Januray 20, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Andrew Connell

Abstract

The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience in both SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. Some SPFx components can also be used in classic sites as well!

If you are an experienced solution-based SharePoint developer or new to the SharePoint platform, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation for developing with the SharePoint Framework before we dive in. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to build web parts, application customizers, field customizers, command sets, how to deploy your components in a performant way, integrate data from SharePoint and third-party sources, style your components and more!

Agenda:

Block 1 – SharePoint Framework overview & dev environment setup

Block 2 – Web parts & extensions

Block 3 – Deployment & incorporating external libraries

Block 4 – Accessing external APIs from with SPFx

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Data Governance in Microsoft 365: Retention and Records Management to help you stay Compliant

December 1, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Joanne Klein

Summary

Staying compliant these days is no small task. If your organization has moved to the Microsoft 365 cloud, there are features within the service to help with your retention and records management needs. Whether you need to comply with a regulation or just looking to apply some governance and control across your tenant, you need to understand the options available to you and how the capabilities can work together to suit your organization's needs. In this half-day workshop, we'll dive deep into the current options available and why you may want to choose one option over another for any given scenario.
We'll discuss the Where, What, How, and When questions as it relates to retention and records management in Microsoft 365. If you have a question, bring it to the workshop and we'll discuss it as a group!

Top 3 Takeaways for attendees:

  1. Understand Microsoft 365 retention features
  2. Understand the pros/cons and current gaps
  3. A peek into what's new with Retention

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Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

Part One - December 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - December 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Benjamin Niaulin

Summary

This workshop tutorial 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.

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Project Oakdale (A new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams ) Master Class

Part One - November 18, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - November 19, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Prashant G Bhoyar

Summary

 This workshop will walk you through Project Oakdale (A new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams)

Project Oakdale delivers a built-in low code data platform for Microsoft Teams, and provides relational data storage, rich data types, enterprise-grade governance, and one-click solution deployment. It enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps and intelligent chatbots in Teams with Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents.

In this workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
• What is Project Oakdale?
• How to use Project Oakdale to create custom Apps in Microsoft Teams using Power Apps?
• How to use Project Oakdale to create no-code Chat Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents
• Project Oakdale Best Practices

Pre-requisite: Familiar with SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams.

The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. 

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Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

Part One - December 2, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - December 3, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

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Part One - February 1, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - February 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Andy Huneycutt

Summary

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 migrate from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to Power Apps and Power Automate. 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.

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Power Apps App Design Patterns

Part One - December 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - December 9, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Daniel Christian

Summary

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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Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

Part One - December 16, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - December 17, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Paul Stork

Summary

Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

Part One: Power Apps

  • • Managing Delegation Warnings
  • • Working with Dates and Times
  • • Conditional Formatting of data
  • • Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

Part Two: Power Automate

  • • Using Loops and Parallel Branches
  • • Working with Large Data Sources
  • • Using Conditions and Switches effectively
  • • Implementing Error Checking/Correction

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Becoming a Master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Part One - January 11, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - January 12, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Benjamin Niaulin

Summary

Join Benjamin Niaulin for this workshop 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 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 Workflows
  • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

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Drive MS Teams Adoption: How to Make it Easy to Do the Right Thing

Part One - January 21, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - January 22, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Dux Raymond Sy

Summary

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

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We've Deployed Microsoft Teams... Now What?

Part One - December 9, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - December 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Mark Rackley and Stephanie Donahue

Summary

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

  • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
  • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    • Scale
    • Governance
    • Retention
  • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    • bots
    • web parts
    • provisioning
  • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared


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

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Working with Microsoft Lists

November 04, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Mark Kashman, Microsoft

Summary

Join in and learn all you can do with Microsoft Lists - your smart information tracking app in Microsoft 365. See how Lists evolve from SharePoint lists to empower individuals and teams to create, share and track information – including innovation in Microsoft Teams. Lists plus Teams brings it all together to work on your information side-by-side you team conversation. We will teach you how to use and create views, configure conditional formatting, adjust forms and more. Plus, we will highlight no-code and low-code apps leveraging tools from the Power Platform - Power Apps for customizing forms and Power Automate to design complex flows. You will come into this session new to Lists and will leave a list maker.

Modules

  • Introduction 
    • What is Microsoft Lists?
    • How does it fit into Microsoft 365 portfolio?
    • How has it evolved from SharePoint lists?
    • Common FAQs
  • Creating a list and using ready-made templates 
    • Creating personal and team lists
    • Using ready-made templates
    • Starting from scratch, importing from Excel, or using the formatting/schema of an existing list
    • Sharing lists and list items
  • Working with Lists in Microsoft Teams 
    • Creating a list as a tab in Teams
    • Importing existing lists as tabs in Teams
    • @mentioning – content alongside conversation
  • Making a list work for you 
    • Using default views (grid, gallery, calendar) and creating custom views
    • Using group by, filtering
    • Adding row and column formatting
  • Customizing lists 
    • Adding conditional formatting
    • Adding rules for notifications and alerts
    • Working with JSON in columns and forms
  • Microsoft Lists and the Power Platform
    • Customizing view and edit forms with Power Apps
    • Designing custom flows with Power Automate
  • Roadmap / Resources / CTA 
    • Roadmap
    • Resources
    • CTAs and Q&A

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Protect and Externally Share Your Data in Teams, SharePoint & OneDrive

November 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Daniel Glenn & Drew Madelung

Summary

Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around the ability to access and share information. Not all information is the same and the ability to get content securely to the right people, both internal and external, at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely your data in Microsoft 365? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your data? 

The ability to safeguard your data when sharing externally is possible and we will show you in this workshop: 

  • Control & manage external sharing and guest access in your tenant
  • The elements of the Microsoft Information Protection
  • Preventing data exfiltration from Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

By the end of this workshop you will know what you can do to secure your data and allow your company to collaborate better and achieve more.  

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Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

Part One - November 16, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - November 17, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

John White & Jason Himmelstein

Summary

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 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.

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Power Automate 101

December 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Scott Shearer

Summary

Microsoft support for SharePoint Designer 2010 style workflows in SharePoint online/M365 ends on November 1st.  End of life for 2013 style workflows can't be far behind.   Power Automate is now THE tool for SharePoint automation.  In this in-depth, demo rich session, we'll explore how Power Automate can be used to automate processes you may have previously accomplished with Designer workflows.  We will also walk through examples of functionality never possible with Designer workflows.  Along the way, you'll learn tips and tricks to save yourself both time and frustration when developing Flows.  Finally, you'll learn how to accomplish SharePoint tasks with Power Automate that may not be available "out of the box".  Attend this session and learn how to re-engineer you SharePoint processes using Power Automate.

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Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

November 9, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Vlad Catrinescu & Sébastien Levert

Summary

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.

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Moving from SharePoint Designer Workflows to Power Automate

December 15, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Scott Shearer

Summary

If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
What can be done with Flows
How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
How to create Flows from templates
The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
Where to get help
And more...


Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

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Practical Tools and Techniques for the Strategist, Architect and Analyst

November 2, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Richard Harbridge

Summary

People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them. Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

December 4, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Treb Gatte

Summary

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.

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Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in a half day

November 5, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Gokan Ozcifci

Summary

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.
Overview of Teams, How to get started + Best Practices as we'll cover how to use, implement and operate Microsoft Teams for SharePoint, OD4B, Groups, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this session is for you

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Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

December 11, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Treb Gatte

Summary

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

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Microsoft 365 Security Workshop

November 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Adam Ochs

Summary

The Microsoft Cloud and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half-day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real-time demos.

If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

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Hands-On: Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade No-Code Help Desk Bots

Part One - January 12, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - January 13, 2021 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Prashant G Bhoyar

Summary

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at rapid space.

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 using Power Virtual Agents, 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 are Power Virtual Agents?
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 enterprise-grade bots?

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