Monday, April 13th 2020, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

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

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Power Automate is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of Power Apps and Power Automate as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience. • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms. • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint. • Detailed comparison of Power Apps and InfoPath. This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services. • Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment. •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer. •  Discover how to connect Power Automate to over 100 data sources. •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Power Automate.. The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

Monday, April 13th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP, MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

WRK108 - Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for SharePoint Bootcamp

Power Apps and Power Automate are the successors to InfoPath and Designer Workflows for SharePoint. In this demo rich workshop, you'll spend the morning learning how to customize your SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automate processes with Power Automate. You'll see how Power Apps can be used to make many of the customizations for which you may have used InfoPath in the past. We'll also cover how Power Automate can be used to do the same tasks for which you may be currently using Designer workflows - and much more..... Live demos will be used to illustrate the topics covered. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps and Power Automate for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first hand experience in customizing SharePoint list forms with Power Apps and automating business processes in SharePoint using Power Automate. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help. To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs. Attend this session and say goodbye to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer workflows. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Office 365 SharePoint sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Laura Rogers

    Microsoft MVP

WRK404 - Creating Approval Processes using Power Automate (Flow) and Power Apps

In the land of officialism, the adaptable approval process is king. To understand the multitude of approval processes emanating from various business units, and have the ability to implement the most efficient solutions, is a highly sought skill set. A major component of this skill set is the understanding of available technology and maximally focusing it on creating solutions. This workshop utilizes Power Automate and Power Apps to forge your abilities in successfully implementing approval processes. To understand the approval process capabilities of Power Automate and PowerApps, we will start by detailing the standard out of the box approval process offered by Power Automate. After understanding the possibilities of Power Automate’s approval process, the workshop will add the concept of integrating this approval process with Power Apps. With Power Apps providing a solid base for the user’s experience, we gain the ability to dynamically change this experience as the approval process advances. Once these concepts have been assimilated, the advanced concept of a custom approval process will be explored. This concept will illuminate the process for creating custom approvals that allow an extremely large variation of business requirements. This workshop, while detailing the technical parameters of the above approval process concepts, will also explain the latitude in which these processes are best implemented.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

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

Join Vlad Catrinescu (MVP) 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 SharePoint Designer Workflows • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

WRK501 - Quick Wins for SharePoint On-Premises 2013 thru 2019

The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor! Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization. In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint 2013 - 2019 environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented. • Promoted Links • Corporate Directory • Navigation • Collaboration • Search • Apps • Managed Metadata & Content Types • Modern vs Classic • Views Hybrid Example Site Templates

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 9:30 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

PWR101 - Essentials for the SharePoint Power User

Are you a newly minted site owner and you want to know how to get started? Or did your company just roll out SharePoint and you want to learn more about what it can do? In this session, I will walk through what I believe Power Users need to know when they become site administrators, champions, ninjas, or owners. I will be going through things at an overview level. I will go into detail on some areas in which I have seen the biggest gaps while working with different companies. This session will go through such things as: • How security works and how you should manage it • Intro to libraries & lists • Managing content types and columns • Get better search driven content • Building a page with search driven web parts

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 9:30 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Technologist at Microsoft

CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder? Struggle Continues in Modern SharePoint

Folder vs. Metadata has been a long-standing battle of preference in the SharePoint collaboration world. Each has its benefits and its drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach to organize and deliver content in SharePoint? Find out what could work best for your organization. Explore how you could fully utilize what modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019 have to offer. In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document organization and discovery.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

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 simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process. A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports. A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures. 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

PWR103 - 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 3:00 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

PWR104 - 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 Office 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 Office 365.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

TMS105 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team! We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

PWR201 - Power Apps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

Yes, yes... Power Apps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know Power Apps are also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that Power Apps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control. See how Power Apps 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, April 16th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Laura Rogers

    Microsoft MVP

PWR202 - Customized List Forms in Power Apps: Ten Pro Tips

In SharePoint, lists are commonly used to create simple request forms, and do quick collaboration on lists of items. It is often necessary to customize the look of forms, when business requirements become more complex, or to add some visual appeal and company colors. Power Apps is a powerful tool that can be used to customize the look of forms, and add logic. There are a few important tips to know about, so that you can save time, and design forms in the most efficient way. In this session, learn ten pro tips, such as how to utilize the SharePoint Integration property, common form logic functions, how to determine the type of Power App to build for your scenario.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

PWR203 - Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow)

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: Power Apps and Flow (now Power Automate). Power Apps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Power Automate (Flow) is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data.  In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the Power Apps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share Power Apps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created.  This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime. The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services. Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate). This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

PWR301 - Power Apps and SharePoint: Better together

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users, decision-makers and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! Power Apps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing Power Apps templates to get us started. Because Power Apps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having Power Apps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources.  In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with Power Apps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

BV300 - Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint User Adoption for On-Prem

Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc. SharePoint and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption. • Discovery Sessions • Governance • Build & Implementation • Migration • Next Steps To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP

AZR302 - Intro to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Information Workers

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions. In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions. You will learn: 1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform 2) What are the cognitive services? 3) What tools are available today? 4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365

Friday, April 17th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Laura Rogers

    Microsoft MVP

PWR302 - Mastering Power Apps & SharePoint Related Lists

Related lists and parent-child forms, also known as repeating tables or sub-lists, and are an important part of many business forms. With related lists and SharePoint lookup columns, there are some important details to understand to work with these types of relationships in Power Apps. In this session, learn how to configure your sub-forms and repeating tables with SharePoint lists and libraries. This session covers a few different approaches with varying levels of complexity. With this knowledge, you’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of how to build your own business solutions the right way with Power Apps, and apply these principals in many types of SharePoint scenarios.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

PWR303 - 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.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP

FLO303 - Learn How to Write Futuristic Workflows in SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 On-Premises

Do you know even though Power Automate is the logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows currently there is no method available to automatically convert SharePoint Designer Workflows into Flow? Even though a lot of new feature sets are getting added to Power Automate, a lot of organizations still rely on SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio workflows to solve their current business needs. In this future-forward demo-driven talk, we will cover how we can write futuristic workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio so that when the time is right and you are ready to make a switch to another product/service (Power Automate or any other third-party product/service), you can reuse a lot of your earlier investment and have a smoother transition. The techniques covered in this talk will also help you during migration. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Prem (2013/2016/2019) as well as SharePoint Online. You will learn: • How to create futuristic SharePoint Workflows • Best practices for building SharePoint Workflows • How to transition SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate