Chicago, IL

Intermediate

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

WRK103 - 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, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

WRK104 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.  • Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps • Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list • Connect to data sources • Themes, branding, and layouts • Conditional formatting • Rules and data validation • Formula bar This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime. • Connectors, data sources, and gateways • Events vs triggers • SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions • Conditions for Flow • Workflow history • Flow connections and ownership • Licensing The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace. Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption. In this workshop you will learn: • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    MVP, CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly
  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

WRK107 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

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: o Scale o Governance o Retention • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: o bots o web parts o 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.

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

WRK106 - 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 • Kaizala

Monday, July 26th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

WRK301 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

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

Monday, July 26th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features already in preview and soon to be in generally available, it's not a bad idea to start getting familiar with them. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios. These scenarios include: o View and manipulate 3D content. o Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera. o Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR. o Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

WRK403 - 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, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP & Microsoft Regional Director
  • John White

    MVP, Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

WRK406 - 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, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 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 do not 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, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect, MVP

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

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 workshop, 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!

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus. During this workshop, you will: • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM
  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Intermediate

In this Power Automate/Flow workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have introductory knowledge of Power Automate/Flow or have attended this SharePoint Fest's morning/fundamental workshop. What we'll cover during the session: • Flow expressions • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation • Interacting with larger data sets in SharePoint, using OData Filter, Loop • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well. In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more! Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient. Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK606 - 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

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 11:10 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate and Flow

A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Power Automate. In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more... If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

CM103 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Microsoft 365

If you still have shares and want to move them to Microsoft 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it? In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Microsoft 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    VP - North America, WEBCON

FLO103 - Stage-Based Workflows: Principles and Practices

One feature that differentiates the Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Premium plan is Business Process Flows; they're the Power Automate platform's implementation of stage/state machine logic. SharePoint Designer 2013 supports it, as do ISVs like WEBCON and Nintex. They allow workflows to move backwards, sideways, or any other way. They explain processes more easily. They're easier for users to participate in design. They're easier to modify. They're just, well, better. This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential processes, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions. It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS103 - Teams AND Yammer? Yes Please! A case study.

“What to use when?” is a phrase so often used when talking about Office 365 that it may have set the record for blog posts, conference sessions and heated debates. Many thought that Microsoft had moved on from making big bets on Yammer given the significant focus and attention on Microsoft Teams in recent years, so the announcements about “the new Yammer” at last year’s Ignite conference may have come as a surprise. Almost instantly the “when should I use this versus Teams” started up again. As an organization, AvePoint is heavily reliant on Teams for it’s day to day operations, but this session will go deep into the “why” and “how” AvePoint made the decision to move it’s thriving and active knowledge communities from Teams to the new Yammer. Attendees will learn the logic that prompted the decision, the steps taken to get there, and how Yammer was configured and managed to create a broader and more effective knowledge-sharing mechanism that is relied on throughout the organization. Just as important, we’ll detail how the organization created internal clarity for users to understand the hand-offs and co-existence of these two conversational platforms within it’s everyday collaboration

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Raj Krishnan

    Microsoft Corporation; Cloud Solution Architect

OFF103 - Supply Chain automation with Power Apps and AI Builder

Tracking multiple activities or processes from end to end accurately and navigate through them at various stages is a common supply chain challenge in manufacturing. In this session we will discuss how to leverage Power Platform, AI Builder and Office 365 to track an end to process toward the completion of assembly of products. We leverage QR Code, Form Recognizer and factory floor data collection application to build the solution.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect, MVP

CM104 - Securing SharePoint, OneDrive & Teams with Sensitivity Labels

How do you protect your confidential content from being exposed? Being able to secure your files and content across workloads is a necessity and the tools are available to you today in the Microsoft 365 Security admin center. Microsoft 365 Sensitivity Labels are the evolution of Azure Information Protection and more within the Microsoft Information Protection suite. In this session, we will go through what Sensitivity Labels are, how they work with files and sites, what kind of protection they provide, and finally how to get started utilizing them in your own company.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    Digital Workplace Solutions Director

INT104 - Collaboration Central - O365 Adoption

Hub Site + Modern sites + news + Collaboration = Increased adoption. We will build a Collaboration Central showcasing different topics (SharePoint Central, Teams Central, etc.), use navigation and create newsletters to help end users learn all things O365

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

BI104 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it. We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

FLO104 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level. In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together. Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS104 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently. Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game. Session Benefits: • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams • Take away action items to implement right away

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Alex Terentiev

    Office Development MVP. Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer at Sharepointalist Inc.

AZR104 - Create Your First Bot to Communicate with SharePoint Lists

The session: 1. overviews Azure Bot Service and Bot Framework 2. provides steps on how to register needed Azure resources for the bot 3. Explains bot state and dialogs 4. Showcases how to authenticate a bot to work with Microsoft Graph 5. Shows how to use Microsoft Graph to work with SharePoint list items

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 3:20 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

DEV104 - React for the SharePoint Developer

For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills. React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Frank Migacz

    Cloud Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center

FLO106 - Power Platform ALM (DevOps)

ALM/DevOps is important when your IT department want to build Power Apps and cloud flows. Power Platform ALM introduces two peculiar results: moving apps from a sandbox environment into a production environment can sometimes erase earlier changes; also, the connectors can no longer sign-in! We'll dive deep into the Power Platform, environments, solutions, and components to see why this happens, what steps you must take to avoid the peculiar results, and other generally good practices :) Although this session focuses on professional development teams (not the citizen developer), I will highlight an app to make ALM easy for citizen developers, too.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR105 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors. Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups. Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

FLO105 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Power Automate (Flow). We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Power Automate (Flow), including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability. Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Jay Leask

    Strategic Lead & Principal Solutions Engineer

OFF106 - Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud? In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Advance Data Governance and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help. This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

TMS106 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there. Come to this session to learn about how to: • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Julie Turner

    Partner Sympraxis Consulting, MVP

DEV106 - Strategies for Modernizing Your Development Skills

The SharePoint Framework has taken off and is quickly being adopted. Is your organization on a legacy version of SharePoint and you feel left out. Join this session to discover how you can utilize the same development methods as the SharePoint Framework but in classic SharePoint on-premises version. Utilizing this development toolchain not only helps your organization future proof the solutions they're investing in; it also helps you become more marketable in today’s SharePoint development environment. In this session you'll learn more about: • How to set up your development environment and some of the options. • What are the various tools that you would need and what are they used for • How to organize and develop your solution to take advantage of these tools • How to build and deploy the final result.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP & Lover of All Things Donut

DEV105 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP. The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more. If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 4:40 pm

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM105 - Exam Cram: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

Looking to take the MS-100? Then this session is for you. In this Exam Cram, Liam walks through what to expect for the MS-100 Exam. The session will consist of a review of the exam skills and what is measured, and the key points of the exam. It will also consist of sample questions to help test your knowledge in each area.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

AZR201 - Introduction to Automating Azure with Azure CLI

What is the Cross-platform Azure CLI? How can you use it to manage an Azure Tenant? Is it easier than PowerShell, or do they complement each other? Microsoft created and released the Azure CLI to help in managing tenants from any platform. This session will review what the Azure CLI toolset is and understand standard syntax and features. We will also look at automating the creation and management of Azure Tenant Services and Components. By the end of the session, you will use Azure CLI to manage your Tenant using some of the basic commands.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP & Microsoft Regional Director
  • John White

    MVP, Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

BI202 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy. This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR202 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance. In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance. This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

FLO202 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Power Automate (Flow)

Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint. In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Power Automate. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs. Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect, MVP

ONE202 - How to successfully manage OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of your collaboration strategy and Microsoft 365 roll out. Being able to mange or administer OneDrive is essential to ensure files safe and secure. OneDrive as it provides a cloud location to store, share, discover and sync your files and work with them from any device. Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration. This session will go through things such as: • Admin centers • Sync capabilities and restrictions • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices • Reporting • What’s new for administration This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

DEV202 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use. This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, Solution Architect at Withum

ADM202 - PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate

In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate. You will learn: • How to use PowerShell for Power Apps and Power Automate? • Managing Tenant Level Settings • Creating and Managing environments • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Owners • Managing Power Apps and Power Automate Connections • Managing Canvas Apps • Pulling Usage Statistics • Best Practices

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Anita Oakley

    Senior Account Executive at FireStart

SOL03 - Ready, Steady, Go - Let Your Work Flow

Building a lasting automation strategy for your organization can be challenging both from an organizational and technical perspective to keep the process in flow and the governance in place, especially if your are in the middle of a transition from SharePoint OnPremise to Office 365. This session will show how to approach the problem with the FireStart Process Automation Platform in a consistent and strategic approach and leverage your investments in SharePoint, Teams and Power Apps to a whole new level. The session will also cover real-life results from case studies that have successfully managed to establish a lasting automation program for their organization.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 12:40 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    VP - North America, WEBCON

SOL06 - It's Hard for Low-Code to Navigate the Rocky Road to Enterprise-Worthiness

Delivering durable business applications is harder than most people think. Success with personal citizen development projects often falls victim to the adage "what got you here won't get you there." When it comes to solutions with a wide scope, construction is perhaps only 10% of what's needed; there are security, data integrity, scalability, measurement, auditing, change management, user adoption, documentation, and business continuity concerns to consider. Not every tool, platform, or practitioner is inherently equal to these tasks. This session will go over what's needed and why, then pivot to how to best address those needs without having to revert to a world of hand-coding.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Owen Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, Managed Security Services

CM203 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation? If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). This session will uncover: • Differences between retention and records in Office 365 • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365 • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users. Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions. In this session: • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

BI203 - Power BI sharing - your options for keeping everyone informed

Every organization is a data organization, and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction. However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition. In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

“Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing. This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Dan Holme

    Principal Product Manager Lead for Yammer

BV203 - Yammer and Communities: Connect and Engage People Across the Organization

To power the new world of work, people need to be able to get work done from anywhere. But productivity tools, alone, won't build culture, foster wellbeing, or drive innovative thinking. In Microsoft 365, Yammer is the tool for connecting and engaging people across the organization to build community, communicate broadly, and share knowledge, answers, and ideas. Open conversations in communities or associated with live events, topics, and questions can reach people wherever they work including Microsoft Teams and Outlook. And Yammer is fundamental to Microsoft Viva. Join product managers Steve Nguyen and Dan Holme for an insider's look at our product strategy and roadmap, and learn how you can integrate the superpowers of Yammer into your intranet, collaboration, and employee experiences.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • Julie Turner

    Partner Sympraxis Consulting, MVP

DEV203 - An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design

When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing. This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build a beautiful solutions that have reusability at its core. We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list. In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO204 - Real World Power Automate

Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint? Then this session is for you. Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    Digital Workplace Solutions Director

TMS204 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

Everyone is excited about Teams! Combine all of your collaboration into Teams and find the best way to adopt Teams for your team. This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing ways to collaborate and maximize your Microsoft Teams. From channel settings, SharePoint Online, chat tricks - Teams has a lot of new features to discover.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

SRC204 - Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search. While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint. Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need. In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Alex Terentiev

    Office Development MVP. Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer at Sharepointalist Inc.

TMD204 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper. Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams. Current session: 1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application 2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside SharePoint or inside Teams) 3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint and as a Teams Tab

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP & Lover of All Things Donut

DEV204 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road? Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence? In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of. Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

ADM204 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid! Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Wes Preston

    TrecStone Owner/Consultant | Microsoft MVP

PWR205 - Power Apps: A New Approach to the Traditional SharePoint List View

PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control. See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS205 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

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.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

AZR205 - Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

The Microsoft Graph is the master API for Office 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more. In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling. The session will also give guidance on when to use native APIs such as SharePoint REST and CSOM and when to use the Graph. Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Owen Allen

    Sr. Product Manager, Managed Security Services

SPT205 - Using Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Sentinel to Protect your Users and Data

Microsoft 365 Defender tracks 100s of security controls. Who is watching those alerts? Learn how to use Azure Sentinel to help you track security alerts and device and machine logs to identify attackers and security threats more efficiently - without having to stay up Every Night reviewing security logs!

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Principal Human Solutions Architect, MCT

SRC301 - Customize your end user experience in Microsoft Search

Where Microsoft Search (and modern search) has been around for a couple of years, the end user experience has been reliant on the out of the box experience, with no ability to customize the interface or control the results. In this session, we will take a look at the new customization features in Microsoft search and discuss implementation methods and best practices in taking your search user experience to the next level

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Julie Turner

    Partner Sympraxis Consulting, MVP

AZR301 - PnPJS and Async/Await: A Powerful Combination to Make your SharePoint Framework code Sing

Do Promises make async code look like spaghetti? Is it painful to build REST URLs to read and write data to Office 365? Maybe it’s time for some updated coding practices. This session will cover the use of the fluent programming style with the PnPJS library and how to make asynchronous code look synchronous by leveraging the async/await pattern with try..catch blocks instead of promise chaining and error blocks. The result is a lot less code that is simpler and easier to follow, and much easier to maintain. Join me in this session and well cover: • What is PnPJS and what can it help me do • How do I get started using PnPJS • How to deal with promises so that my code feels synchronous using the Async/Await pattern.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner - MVP, MBA, MCSM

ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Wes Preston

    TrecStone Owner/Consultant | Microsoft MVP

PWR302 - Power Apps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. Power Apps integration with SharePoint introduces new options for Power Users to access, store, or extend existing data solutions beyond the boundaries of traditional lists. In this session we’ll cover new locations for data storage, new capabilities of these containers, and the pros and cons of choosing one over the other while still surfacing solutions via SharePoint or Teams.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, Solution Architect at Withum

FLO302 - Battle Royal: Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) vs Azure Logic Apps

Power Automate is built on the top of Logic Apps and offers a comprehensive offering to build low code/no-code automation. Often the developers and architects have to decide which product to use while building automation. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the in-depth the key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate and their suitable use cases. We will also cover the pricing and the extensibility model. You will learn : • Key differences between Logic Apps and Power Automate • How to extend Microsoft Flow using Logic Apps • Best Practices of Logic Apps and Power Automate

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

BV302 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets. Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it. There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly. In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Liam Cleary

    CEO | Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Trainer

ADM304 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are. Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture. In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

CM303 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform. This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption. Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

INT303 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current intranet? In this session, we will walk through all those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR303 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate Skills to the Next Level!

This demo intensive Power Automate session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Power Automate a is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements. Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow. Attend this session and take your Power Automate and Flow skills to the next level!

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

SRC303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index? In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions at Microsoft with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMD303 - Building Low-code Bots for Teams and Beyond with Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

Chatbots are very popular these days and are especially helpful in Microsoft Teams. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and the ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using a free tool from Microsoft called Bot Framework Composer. You'll learn how to use natural language understanding (LUIS) and search technology (QnA Maker) to make a bot that can respond to user's requests, and also how to use Language Generation to dynamically generate natural-sounding responses. You'll also learn how to use adaptive cards in your bot, and how to call out to REST services such as the Microsoft Graph. Bot building is for everyone! Come learn how to get started.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Sean McDonough

    Microsoft MVP & Lover of All Things Donut

DEV303 - Getting the Best Performance Out of Your SharePoint Online Site

Since its introduction, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Building SharePoint Online sites shouldn’t be approached with the same mindset as on-premises site construction, though. In this session, we’ll explore some of the key differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises that impact performance and affect site design. We’ll examine why developing for the cloud is different, identify common performance issues/concerns, and demonstrate some good (and not-so-good) site construction approaches. We’ll also look at some hands-on troubleshooting techniques that are available for diagnosing common SharePoint Online performance issues, as well as some solutions that can be applied. At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of SharePoint Online, how to build snappy sites in SharePoint Online, and how to conduct basic performance troubleshooting in the cloud.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS304 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Communication in small to large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers. In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces. • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption

Friday, July 30th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Teresa Baxmeyer

    Digital Workplace Solutions Director

OFF304 - What we did: Planning a Company Event with O365

From the planning materials to attendees, corral the pieces of company events using O365. Get real world tested ideas for executing a stress free company event. This session connects the dots between Teams, Forms, Planner, and Yammer to easily keep everyone on the same logistical page.