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Government Sessions

Saturday, May 8th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Technologist at Microsoft
  • Ed Hild

    Technology Architect at Microsoft

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.

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

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

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP

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?

Monday, May 10th 2021, 11:20 am

  • John Mancini

    Past President, AIIM and Current President, Content Results

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.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Jay Leask

    PMP

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.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Scott Money

    DocPoint Solutions, Director of Technology & Solutions

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.

Monday, May 10th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

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.

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Jay Leask

    PMP

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?

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

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!

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Technologist at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

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

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Rima Reyes

    Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Teams Engineering, Microsoft

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.

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Jay Leask

    PMP

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

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP

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