Chicago, IL

Power Automate (Flow)

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.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

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

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Fundamental

Power Automate/Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While it is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. What we'll cover during the session: • Overview and how your organization can get started • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable • Flow design using templates and blank canvas • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

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.

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

  • 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, 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, 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.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

FLO201 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click. This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

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, 1:20 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    VP - North America, WEBCON

FLO203 - Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing. This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data, and how to maintain internal data. This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

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, 4:20 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft AI MVP, Solution Architect at Withum

FLO205 - Advanced Power Automate

Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows. It helps us to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data and to do much more. In this demo-driven session we will cover the advanced features of the Power Automate like Expressions, Advanced approval scenarios, nested flows, calling SharePoint REST APIs, and how can we use them to create sophisticated business solutions. You will learn: • Expressions in Power Automate • Advanced Approvals • How to consume SharePoint REST Endpoints using Power Automate? • How to leverage Power Automate to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365/ SharePoint Online? • Power Automate Best Practices • How to convert Power Automate to Logic Apps?

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    VP - North America, WEBCON

FLO301 - Which Tool is Right for Which Business Process and/or Automation Requirements

Power Automate is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of automation problem, and some business process solutions require more than just automation. Some automation problems need transaction support. Others need to manage content. Some involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools. There's also a whole class of applications that focus on much more than automated activity, factoring in roles, assets, user interfaces, security, task logistics, strategy and tactics, and more. We'll talk about that, too. This session is all about making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts; we'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

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, 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, 2:20 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

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

FLO304 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Power Automate: Advanced Concepts

The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Power Automate has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows. In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level. We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following: • Applying custom formatting to the approval email • Recording approval results and comments • Setting SharePoint content Approval status • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers