Chicago, IL

Tuesday Workshops

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, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Information Architect, MVP

WRK402 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture. In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences. We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

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

  • 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, 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

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager - SharePoint/OneDrive

WRK505 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications and now even your corporate intranet with Viva Connections. As a result, everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

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

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect, MVP

WRK603 - OneDrive from Start to Finish

In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization. We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.

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