Chicago, IL

Office 365

Monday, July 26th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Microsoft 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Microsoft/Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. I 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 Microsoft 365 • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint • Microsoft 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 just starting new, come see what you can do. This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how it can be leveraged within your organization.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, MVP

OFF101 - Revive your SharePoint Intranet inside Teams through Microsoft Viva Connections

You've had licenses of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, but until now they have been two different areas that users go to. Not anymore! With Viva connections, you can bring it all together. Present the goodness of everything your SharePoint intranet site has to offer directly through Microsoft Teams using Viva Connections. This session will show you what Viva Connections is, why you should care, exactly how you can implement it in your organization and best practices on how to onboard users on this new employee experience.

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

  • 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

  • Matt Lavieri

    Manager in Protiviti's Cloud Practice

OFF104 - Driving Adoption through Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal and how it can be used to provide always up to date training material to users inside your O365 Tenant. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and show how to customize the portal to your organization's needs. The session will also show you how you can drive users to Learning Pathways through the creation of a custom help tile and how you can embed this training content into Teams and across SharePoint Online.

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.

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

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

OFF203 - Real World No-Code Solutions Built with Office 365 & SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities. A site based solution using hub sites, communication sites, and team sites to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures. A custom list in SharePoint with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for a simple, but powerful solution using forms and workflows for approval and publishing processing. A document library based solution using with Microsoft Forms and Power Automate (Flow) for building reports. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 2:40 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF204 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine. Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work. From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and Powerpoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

CM301 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content- The MIP Primer

Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it? In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    Office 365 Advisory Services Lead Technician

OFF301 - Empower yourself and your team with these Office Suite Tips and Tricks

Consulting Enterprise organizations around the world, I noticed that even some of the more advanced users of the Office Suite often had trouble keeping up with amazing new features and tools that can truly take users to a much more productive place. In this session, we will take a hands on look into some of the most powerful and easy to access tips and tricks for OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the OneDrive application that can take your productivity to the next level. There will be no formal Slidedeck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine. Microsoft has added so many great features, shortcuts, and tips and tricks throughout the Office Suite, many of which go unused and unnoticed by even advanced users and organizations.

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, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

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.