Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

Part One - September 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 1, 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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Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

Part One - October 5, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 6, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Susan Hanley

Summary

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 and home sites – and page layout best practices that support accessibility and great user experiences. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the new IA capabilities in Office 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

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Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Part One - October 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 8, 2020 - 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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Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

Part One - October 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 15, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

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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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Drive MS Teams Adoption: How to make it Easy to do the Right Thing

Part One - October 20, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 21, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Dux Raymond Sy

Summary

So you’ve made the decision to empower your modern workplace with Microsoft 365 – congratulations! Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business!

But before you go full speed with Microsoft 365 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 Microsoft 365 deployment 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 365 to streamline communication and collaboration
  • How to address common management and governance concerns for Microsoft 365 – from provisioning to information lifecycle management
  • How to assess whether native Microsoft 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations
  • How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft 365 and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

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

Part One - October 26, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 27, 2020 - 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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Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Part One - October 28, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Part Two - October 29, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Dux Raymond Sy

Summary

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 workshop and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

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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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Level Up Your SharePoint Framework Solutions for the Enterprise

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

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 workshop, you’ll learn how to write tests and add automated testing to your SPFx projects, including testing interactions with React applications. That's not all! We’ll also explore two categories of DevOps: CI/CD and continuous monitoring. You’ll learn how to automate the entire build-test-deploy to SharePoint Online process with Azure Pipelines or GitHub actions as well as implement sophisticated debugging + telemetry tracking with Azure Application Insights!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is ideal for developers who have some hands on experience with the SharePoint Framework. Think of this like a 200-300 level course. While those who are brand new to the SharePoint Framework will learn from this workshop, know you’re sort of jumping into the deep end.

What do you need to participate?

If you want to follow along and try the challenges during the workshop, you’ll need to make sure you have a local SharePoint developer environment as well as a SharePoint Online environment. Both of these are free: https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dev/spfx/set-up-your-developer-tenant.

For the DevOps portion of the workshop, you’ll need a GitHub account and/or an Azure DevOps account.

Timeline:

Day One

  • Introduction (12:30 pm - 12:50 pm)
  • Block 1: Automated Testing of SPFx projects (12: 50 pm - 2:30 pm)
    • Presentation (lecture + demo) via Speaker recorded video
    • Challenge/AMA (Ask Me Anything) - Live Meeting with Speaker
  • Block 2: DevOps - CI/CD with Azure DevOps (2:30 pm - 4:15 pm)
    • Presentation (lecture + demo) via Speaker recorded video
    • Challenge/AMA - Live Meeting with Speaker
  • Open Q&A (4:15 pm - 4:30 pm)

Day Two

  • Block 3: DevOps - CI/CD with GitHub Actions (12:30 pm - 2:15 pm)
    • Presentation (lecture + demo) via Speaker recorded video
    • Challenge/AMA - Live Meeting with Speaker
  • Block 4: DevOps - Continuous Monitoring with Azure Application Insights (2:15 pm - 4:00 pm)
    • Presentation (lecture + demo) via Speaker recorded video
    • Challenge/AMA - Live Meeting with Speaker
  • Closing & AMA/Open Questions (4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

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