Chicago, IL

Power User

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, 1:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    TrecStone Owner/Consultant | Microsoft MVP

WRK304 - Intro to Power Apps for Teams, Microsoft Lists, and SharePoint Users

Use Power Apps to build custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. As Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath, bring modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with M365, Teams, MS Lists, and SharePoint at the top of the list. Power Apps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices. Come and learn what power users need to get started with Power Apps. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint and Teams. - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded Power Apps forms - Connect Power Apps to MS Lists and SharePoint list data - Create Power Apps from SharePoint data - Explore Power Apps capabilities and options - Discuss business solutions and approaches using Power Apps, Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint and the Microsoft stack as well as pointers on what to use when. Note: Power Apps integrates directly with Teams, MS Lists, SharePoint Online, and other cloud-based platforms and can also be used with later versions of on-premises SharePoint using gateways.

Tuesday, July 27th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

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

    PAIT Group, Owner - MVP, RD

WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Join Mark Rackley and Stephanie Donahue for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365. You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them? This full-day tutorial not only covers what features you have but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User. Topics include: • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…) • Deep Dive into Search • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows • Basics of Microsoft Power Automate workflows • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

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

  • 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, 9:50 am

  • Marky Roden

    Director @PSCGroup

PWR100 - Bring Citizen Developers back to the enterprise with Power Automate Governance

Over the last few years, the term "Citizen Developers" has come to represent those users who, when stifled by IT policies, have ventured out on their own and started to use non-sanctioned SaaS services to help get their jobs done. Often times, what they are trying to achieve isn't complex, it just isn’t possible or cost effective internally. Using a governed Power Automate environment, we are able to create an environment whereby users are empowered to self-enable and automate their processes. Users should be able to create many of those automations which they would otherwise be restricted from. In this presentation Mark will review the current state of Power Automate governance from an Enterprise perspective and present a vision for enabling users to be able to use the platform, while ensuring IT policies and good practices are followed.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 9:50 am

  • Wes Preston

    TrecStone Owner/Consultant | Microsoft MVP

PWR101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists; If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint; If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps: This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your toolset. We will cover: • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Tom Resing

    Content designer @ Microsoft focused on M365

PWR103 - 10 ways modern libraries can make you more efficient

Modern lists and libraries have been around for a few years now and they are constantly getting updated. Are you taking advantage of all the productivity gains that are built in to the new experience? Microsoft Senior Content Developer Tom Resing, an MCM and former MVP, will walk you through at least 10 ways he's seen the modern experience help others like you. Includes plenty of demos and resources to take away.

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 2:00 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

SPT103 - Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams. Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today. You will also learn about the roadmap features that are coming out over the summer of 2021 and what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This workshop will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

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

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

OFF105 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate (Flow)

Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate (Flow) and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy. In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data. We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Microsoft 365 to create rich business solutions. You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Microsoft 365.

Thursday, July 29th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect, MVP

PWR201 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Forms to Engage Users

Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved andor some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more! Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities! Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

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

  • 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, 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, 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.

Friday, July 30th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    MVP, CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

PWR301 - Better looking list views using the column formatter

Modern list views are great, but visually? They are kind of meh to be honest. No style, no color, low business impact. Users need to be able to quickly find what they are looking for and identify critical tasks, plus everyone likes visual indicators. Well, using the column formatter, users can customize modern list views. They can color code field based on date or status, create clickable actions, add simple icons, or create more complicated visualizations. Attend this fast paced 20 minute session on the column formatter to: • Understand what’s possible with the column formatter and what the different properties mean • How to get started implementing simple customizations • Where to go to get samples of more complex customizations

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, 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.