Washington, D.C.

365 EduCon DC Workshops and Sessions

 

  • KEY100 - Building Teams in a Hybrid Workplace

    The face of global working has changed forever. The hybrid workplace is now the de facto operational model for many businesses. But how do you maintain productivity levels, employee engagement and wellbeing in such a disparate ecosystem? Microsoft Teams helps people maintain connectivity with their peers and offers some incredible features that allows work to get done no matter what the location or device.

    Room 201
    Tue 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

    Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions.

    Room 201
    Wed 9:00 AM — 50 min
    • All
    • Keynote
  • WRK101 - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop that aims to demystify all the amazing products in Microsoft 365. You often hear about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, To-Do, Whiteboard, and more – but never in detail. In this workshop, we will go through the Microsoft 365 products in detail and understand where each one fits in today’s modern collaboration framework. This workshop is for you regardless if you are new to Microsoft 365, have just migrated from on-premises, or still evaluating the value Microsoft 365 could bring to your organization.
    Some of the topics that we will cover include:

    • Overview of Microsoft's cloud solutions & how collaboration changed
    • Introduction to the collaboration tools inside Microsoft 365
    • How to get started creating your own Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Understanding permissions and Microsoft 365 Groups
    • & much more!

    This workshop will be your launching pad to getting the most out of Microsoft 365 inside your organization! The knowledge gained from this workshop will not only help you use the right tools at the right time but will also help you have a solid Microsoft 365 foundation to get the most out of all the other sessions at the conference!

    Room 204C
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK102 - 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! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, metadata architecture, and search experiences.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet (including the new global navigation for SharePoint) and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for hubs and home sites, page architectures that support both accessibility and great user experiences, and using metadata on pages and documents.

    You will also learn how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future.

    Room 202A
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK103 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room 204AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK106 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see a lot of similar questions asked over and over again.

    In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:
    • Morning: Power Apps
    ○ Delegation
    ○ Working with Dates and Times
    ○ Conditional Formatting of data
    ○ Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow
    • Afternoon: Power Automate
    ○ Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    ○ Handling Loops and Parallel Branches
    ○ Working with Large Data Sources
    ○ Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Room 202B
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

    Room 207A
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • 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.

    Room 206
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK202 - Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using PVA, Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Power Virtual Agents, Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots Using PVA, Bot Framework - Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Power Virtual Agents, and Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room, etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    How to extend the no code bots created using Power Virtual Agents?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
  • WRK401 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you.

    In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including:
    • Managing your Microsoft Teams
    • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content
    • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns
    • Creating workflows using Power Automate
    • Customizing Microsoft Lists
    • & more!

    After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • WRK402 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? 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, so 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, Whiteboard, 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.

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK403 - 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, but it’s also 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.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in 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 the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 202B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • WRK409 - Master Client Side Development in Your On-Premises and Classic SharePoint Environments

    Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level. Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or using Classic SharePoint in SharePoint Online, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint customizer should know.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The pros and cons of client-side development and how to get started
    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications
    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively
    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level
    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic
    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK500 - 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.

    Room 204C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Power Automate is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow 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 using Microsoft Power Automate. 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 .***

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Microsoft Power Automate workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. This session will provide you with the skills to get more proficient right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have fundamental knowledge of Power Automate or have attended the SharePoint Fest morning/introductory workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Power Automate (Flow) expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval
    • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint
    • Workflow state machine using Power Automate
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    Room 206
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204C
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019 and Subscription edition

    Room 204AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

    When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

    Room 207A
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • ADM102 - Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

    Does the idea of your users sharing content externally keep you up at night?

    Join Vlad Catrinescu in this demo-filled session to learn what security controls Office 365 and SharePoint Online offer in order to enable users to securely share content in SharePoint Online.

    Room 208AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM103 - 7 Keys to Successful SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams Provisioning Solutions

    Proper planning prevents poor performance. Thoughtful provisioning strategies and solutions for end users can make or break your SharePoint and Microsoft Teams initiatives, not to mention saving time and heartache.

    Discover 7 keys to SharePoint and Microsoft Teams provisioning strategies and solutions utilizing proper planning, PowerApps, Flow, Site Designs, governance, and more.

    • Discover the provisioning options available for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint
    • Learn provisioning strategies and best practices
    • Obtain provisioning action items to utilize now

    Room 208AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM104 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list.

    SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 208AB
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM105 - Holistic Security with M365 - Greater than the Sum of its Parts

    Like M365 itself, M365 security is a multifaceted approach which achieves its greatest potential by showing how collaboration between its constituent components achieve a sum greater than its parts.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • ADM106 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

    For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works in SharePoint.

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model. We’ll also describe the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how on-premises anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint.

    Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

    Room 208AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF105 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

    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 session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. 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!

    Room 202A
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF106 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

    As you’ve probably noticed, the pace of innovation in Office 365 is fast and furious. The fact that organizations are no longer responsible for updating their Office software is both a blessing and a curse. Changes to the applications users engage with every day can bring productivity and efficiency enhancements but without the ability to understand, plan for, and train on these updates, admins operations teams can be left with confused users, broken processes and a spike in helpdesk calls.

    Microsoft has provided some functionality to manage this challenge but it’s crucial that organizations understand and leverage every available feature for mitigating risks that can be introduced by Office 365 updates.

    Attendees will learn real-world best practices and Office 365 features like Release Preferences, Office update channels, and all of the release communication resources

    Room 206
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM201 - Intro to the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Centers

    The Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Centers are your portals for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization.

    Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Centers, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM202 - The Complete Guide to Modern Collaboration with Guest Users

    SharePoint Online is the best collaboration platform to collaborate with users inside and outside of your company. To balance security and productivity one has to consider SharePoint architecture, sharing controls in OneDrive and SharePoint, Azure Active Directory settings and more.

    Join me learn how to secure your environment and offer the best user experience for your users.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • OFF204 - 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
    1. Before the migration
    2. Completing the migration
    3. 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.

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365 | Walk-thru and Guidance

    Communication Compliance is part of the Insider Risk solution set in Microsoft 365. Its purpose is to monitor communication methods used both within and outside of the Microsoft 365 cloud to help identify insider non-compliant and risky communication. In the modern workplace today, communication methods are vast and varied and all can be a potential channel for non-compliance. The Communication Compliance tool has been purpose-built to help identify potential areas of non-compliance across these communication methods and remediation actions that can be taken depending on the severity of the activity.

    To demonstrate this capability, Joanne Klein will walk through some examples of using both built-in and customized templates to monitor end-user communication methods found in a typical modern workplace. Like most tools in the Compliance space, it's always about more than technology alone, so Joanne will also cover some things you may want to have in place in your organization before implementing this tool.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM302 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

    Room 208AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

    Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it.

    This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

    Room 207A
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

    As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions.

    This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM304 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

    Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud.

    A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components.

    Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including:

    - Addressing administration complexity
    - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data
    - Minimizing organizational disruption
    - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

    Room 208AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM305 - 5 steps to driving sustainable Microsoft 365 and SharePoint user adoption

    Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint.

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform as well as Office 365.

    Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

    Room 209AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • WRK102 - 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! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, metadata architecture, and search experiences.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet (including the new global navigation for SharePoint) and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for hubs and home sites, page architectures that support both accessibility and great user experiences, and using metadata on pages and documents.

    You will also learn how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future.

    Room 202A
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM101 - Why (and How) my SP2013 IA needs to be redesigned for the future?

    For nearly 2 decades we've created a structure of SharePoint site collections and subsites that allowed us to segregate users and elevate privileges without negative repercussion on other users and content areas. However, since the release of SP2016, and in some cases SP2013, Microsoft has shifted gears towards a flatter infrastructure, with new site collections being created left-right-and-center - and admins were left in a scramble to keep things locked down.

    This presentation is going to walk you through how to evaluate your current IA, suggestions on how to redesign it with a nod towards mission-driven design, and how to ensure your organization is ready for the next upgrade BEFORE the time comes, be it SP2016, 2019, or Office 365.

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • CM102 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 207B
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM103 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

    SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform.

    This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption.

    Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

    Room 207B
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • CM104 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint
    • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    Room 207B
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • SPT104 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 202A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM105 - Transition from the SharePoint Records Center to Microsoft 365 Records Management

    Have you invested in using the SharePoint Records Center, content types, and metadata to drive retention in SharePoint On-Prem or Online? Don't worry! We can reuse this work in M365 Records Management.

    In this session, we will review an end-to-end plan for migration, including reviewing each part of the records center solution and how the functionality maps to Microsoft 365.

    Room 207B
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
  • SPT105 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room 202B
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • CM201- Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Microsoft 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Microsoft 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Microsoft 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Room 207B
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM202 - Information Management or Records - What do I need to know to be ready for NARA!

    NARA's guidance on Records has begun to push away from a focus on "permanent" records towards the importance of full information lifecycle. During this topic we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management! Plus, how much do I get nativly with Office 365, and HOW do I get my users to care?

    Room 207B
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Government
  • SPT202 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 207A
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM203 - Manage the Content Lifecycle in Office 365

    From creation to collaboration, publication, and retirement, how do you manage the lifecycle of content in Office 365? While the tools available in Office 365 have added value to this process, they have also created new complexities around governance, security, compliance, and knowledge management.

    In this session, we will break down these complexities and look at how to manage content throughout its lifecycle in Office 365. We will see how to use intelligence and out of the box tools to automate lifecycle management and provide a recipe you can apply immediately to your organization.

    Room 207B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • TMS203 - Leverage Teams as your New Digital Hub

    Microsoft Teams can be more than just a hub for teamwork. Users are looking for collaboration and knowledge in one place. Bringing features together within Teams, you can include an intranet, knowledge management, and project tracking collaboration all in the expanded Digital Hub.

    Digital hubs bring together actionable files and tasks, integrate with other data sources, and present personalized content that connect the user back to the larger mission and goals of the organization.

    Leveraging SharePoint as a content service, this session will walk through the approach to designing your own digital hub in Teams.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM302 - 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.

    Room 207B
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • WRK102 - 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! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, metadata architecture, and search experiences.

    You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet (including the new global navigation for SharePoint) and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for hubs and home sites, page architectures that support both accessibility and great user experiences, and using metadata on pages and documents.

    You will also learn how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future.

    Room 202A
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK500 - 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.

    Room 204C
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT101 - SharePoint Sites: What to Use & When to Use Them

    Microsoft has done a great job at providing numerous types of sites for organizations to get up and running quickly and productive in a very short period of time. This is being accomplished by the number of site options that they are providing right out of the box. However, as with all technology new options for sites are being introduced all the time and with the weekly updates to features and functionality it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing to say the least.

    Key thing to remember is, just because it exists does not mean you have to use it. Microsoft is providing a number of different options so that organizations can determine what is the best fit for them and their user base.

    In this session, we will explore the different site options along with some of the functionality that comes with them. We will identify which types of sites are the best fit for your organization, will help boost user adoption, and can be maintained with the staff you have available. Not to mention it will allow for refinement and the ability to adhere to your organizations established governance.

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT102 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

    The best intranets in the world, often built on SharePoint, seem inaccessible to the average size organization. Leveraging Microsoft 365 removes many boundaries to creating these dynamic digital workplaces. However, all the Office 365 features: OneDrive, Collaboration Sites, Communications Sites, Microsoft Teams and Yammer (and more), can make building an information architecture a daunting task.

    In this session, we will see real-life examples of how organizations balanced their need to communicate with their employees’ needs to get everyday work done to create a successful intranet.

    Room 202A
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT103 - Intranets With Office 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While many organisations are running their Intranets “on premise”, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365. What's more organizations are challenging the Intranet to be more of an interactive and engaging digital hub for their digital workplace than just a communication centric portal.

    The top two questions for many companies is “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” and "how should we best leverage it with Office 365?"

    In this session we will explore:
    • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie...
    • When and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet and digital workplace today.

    Room 202A
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • SPT105 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room 202B
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • INT201 – Getting Started with Hub Sites

    If you are wondering how to incorporate hub sites into your intranet, this is the session for you!

    We will review how to determine what your hub sites should be, how to make key decisions for hub site navigation, audience targeting, and associated hubs – along with best practices for planning and organizing hub sites.

    You will learn what you can do with hub sites as well as how to position for the future so that you can build and sustain your dynamic, modern intranet.

    Room 202A
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT202 – Read all about it! Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level

    SharePoint News is a great way to keep your organization up to date. But do you know that you can also use SharePoint News to take engagement to the next level? And how Viva Connections can help ensure that the right news gets to the right people at the right time?

    This session is all about news – the latest features of SharePoint News and how to use them, tips and insights to ensure your news articles are read, and approaches you can use to make sure your colleagues stay in touch with what is going on in your organization.

    Room 202A
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • SPT202 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 207A
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • INT203 - Modernizing your SharePoint Intranet

    There are more and more features becoming modern in SharePoint online and corporations are taking advantage of this by building out their intranet platforms. Learn the features to use to modernize your intranet portals and what employees need and want from a modern experience.

    We will talk through the when and why of hub sites, building navigation that makes sense, patterns to enhance experience and using design elements for building modern experiences using SharePoint site designs.

    Room 202A
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT204 - Don't just deploy, transform: Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace

    Re-imagining the workplace and promoting more collaborative ways of working are the new growing trends for organizations moving to the cloud to meet their intranet needs. While many organizations are running their intranets on-premises, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions like Office 365.

    The question is, how can I build and enterprise grade, cloud-driven and solid intranet for my organization.  Microsoft 365 alongside SharePoint sites, Teams and other Office 365 features offer great capabilities to build an intelligent intranet.

    Join us for this session to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint and the whole Office 365 ecosystem to build your next intelligent workplace.

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT301 – Your Intranet Shopping List

    If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What does Viva Connections mean for your intranet? If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization.

    Room 202A
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT302 - Building your organizational home site & hubs strategy

    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 session introduces home sites and hubs and provides guidance on how to build a strong content management strategy for their use. 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.

    Room 202A
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT303 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions and Bots

    Many organizations have already established a powerful Office 365 Intranet, but they haven't answered the question What's next . In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users' needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It's not just IT that can build these great solutions!

    Join Kanwal Khipple as he shares real world examples, and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions built by the business, by IT, or a combination of both.

    In this session, we will talk about Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, industry innovation and more!

    Room 202A
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
  • INT304 - Lost in translation - your guide to global multilingual intranets

    About a year before Microsoft announced support for multilingual communication sites our team needed to deliver a new intranet in 8 languages to 60K users around the globe.

    Learn best practices using modern SharePoint sites and tips, techniques and pitfalls you'll want to avoid. Engage your global workforce with communication in their native language.

    Room 202A
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK101 - The Ultimate Starter Kit for Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop that aims to demystify all the amazing products in Microsoft 365. You often hear about Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, To-Do, Whiteboard, and more – but never in detail. In this workshop, we will go through the Microsoft 365 products in detail and understand where each one fits in today’s modern collaboration framework. This workshop is for you regardless if you are new to Microsoft 365, have just migrated from on-premises, or still evaluating the value Microsoft 365 could bring to your organization.
    Some of the topics that we will cover include:

    • Overview of Microsoft's cloud solutions & how collaboration changed
    • Introduction to the collaboration tools inside Microsoft 365
    • How to get started creating your own Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Understanding permissions and Microsoft 365 Groups
    • & much more!

    This workshop will be your launching pad to getting the most out of Microsoft 365 inside your organization! The knowledge gained from this workshop will not only help you use the right tools at the right time but will also help you have a solid Microsoft 365 foundation to get the most out of all the other sessions at the conference!

    Room 204C
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK106 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see a lot of similar questions asked over and over again.

    In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:
    • Morning: Power Apps
    ○ Delegation
    ○ Working with Dates and Times
    ○ Conditional Formatting of data
    ○ Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow
    • Afternoon: Power Automate
    ○ Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    ○ Handling Loops and Parallel Branches
    ○ Working with Large Data Sources
    ○ Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Room 202B
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204C
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • AZR101 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph Session

    This introductory session will get you started with learning how to use the Microsoft Graph in your applications. It will focus on the various applications you can build, the permission model, the various endpoints you can interact with and the many OAuth Flows you can choose from based on the type of application you are building.

    Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • OFF101 - Connecting the Dots for 2022: 10 Tips to Help IT Teams & Users Embrace Teams & SP Online

    Is your organization using multiple different apps and processes for online meetings, calls, chats, collaboration, and file sharing and storage? And is your help desk overwhelmed trying to support all those apps and user questions? If so, you aren't alone. And I suspect both your IT team and users are both probably overwhelmed and frustrated with application overload.

    But imagine what could happen if your organization ditched the disparate and disconnected tools and got everyone on board to use Teams and SharePoint Online in consistent ways – while empowering both the IT team and users along the way?

    During the session, I’ll go beyond the buzzwords and dive into ways to significantly reduce application redundancy, streamline processes, and allow users to feel empowered and understood which will lead to better adoption. You'll walk away with 10 actionable tips on adoption, change management, culture change and planning to get help get everyone using Teams and SharePoint Online with consistency and ease in 2022.

    Room 206
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • OFF102 - Rocking the collaboration experience in Office 365: The good, bad and ugly

    Office 365 is becoming more and more indispensable for all kind of companies. Moving to Office 365 comes with multiple key benefits and key features like Groups, Microsoft Teams, Flow and/or PowerApps. Everybody’s focal points are on the benefits: Generate greater productivity with Office 365, Access from anywhere with Office 365, Robust security… But the drawbacks are being omitted.

    In this session you'll see advantages of all new stack like Flow, PowerApps, Teams but also the drawbacks and/or lack of "modern experiences" in Office365. This session focalizes on all interested parties who might be interested in the whole Office365 suit.

    Microsoft Office 365 provides a broad array of collaboration capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployments. Learn more about the capabilities in Office 365 and how to best implement them in to your organization.

    Room 206
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • TMA102 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

    With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered?

    Join us in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you
    • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization
    • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties
    • How to apply retention across your Team work
    • What's discoverable across your Team work for eDiscovery?

    Room 207A
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • OFF103 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer and SharePoint all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • OFF104 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview.

    If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    Room 206
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF105 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

    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 session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. 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!

    Room 202A
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF106 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

    As you’ve probably noticed, the pace of innovation in Office 365 is fast and furious. The fact that organizations are no longer responsible for updating their Office software is both a blessing and a curse. Changes to the applications users engage with every day can bring productivity and efficiency enhancements but without the ability to understand, plan for, and train on these updates, admins operations teams can be left with confused users, broken processes and a spike in helpdesk calls.

    Microsoft has provided some functionality to manage this challenge but it’s crucial that organizations understand and leverage every available feature for mitigating risks that can be introduced by Office 365 updates.

    Attendees will learn real-world best practices and Office 365 features like Release Preferences, Office update channels, and all of the release communication resources

    Room 206
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM201 - Intro to the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Centers

    The Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Centers are your portals for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization.

    Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Centers, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • AZR201 - Building solutions with Microsoft Graph using Blazor and Azure Functions

    This session will open with what is the Microsoft Graph and how you can use it in your App Development. It will discuss the Permission Model, Scopes of Access and then lead into how to surface this data using Azure Functions as middleware.

    Finally we get into how to create a ASP.NET Blazor Web Application to interact with that data for CRUD operations. Session packed with Demos and leave behinds.

    Room 206
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • CM201- Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Microsoft 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Microsoft 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Microsoft 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Microsoft 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Microsoft 365 deployment.

    Room 207B
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - Empowering the Business for eDiscovery in Office 365

    Electronic Discovery (eDiscovery) is an important part of data governance in an organization. Whether responding to internal investigations, external litigations, or regulatory requests, the ability for business teams (Legal/Risk/HR) to self-serve their own eDiscovery cases in a timely and secure manner is critical.

    Attend this session to learn key things business teams need to understand to manage their own eDiscovery case workload in Office 365 for both Core and Advanced eDiscovery. I'll discuss data governance practices in an organization and their impact on eDiscovery results.

    Room 207A
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Simple Resource Management for not-so-simple resources

    This technical presentation will present a SharePoint Online solution for capturing and managing resource skills and expertise. Solution features include:

    • An electronic form for data capture
    • Workflow for data validation and integrity
    • Document Generation and reporting
    • Dynamic search capabilities using Graph API

    Room 204AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • DEV202 - Build Your First SharePoint Client-Side Web Part with the SharePoint Framework

    Client-side web parts are client-side components that run inside the context of a SharePoint page. Client-side web parts can be deployed to SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2019, or SharePoint 2016. HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript libraries are used to build these web parts.

    In this talk, we'll walk through the process of building a client side web part from the ground up. We'll introduce the pieces and parts of the new SharePoint Framework and we'll also cover what you need to get started and how to set up your development environment.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • SP Development
  • CM203 - Manage the Content Lifecycle in Office 365

    From creation to collaboration, publication, and retirement, how do you manage the lifecycle of content in Office 365? While the tools available in Office 365 have added value to this process, they have also created new complexities around governance, security, compliance, and knowledge management.

    In this session, we will break down these complexities and look at how to manage content throughout its lifecycle in Office 365. We will see how to use intelligence and out of the box tools to automate lifecycle management and provide a recipe you can apply immediately to your organization.

    Room 207B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • TMS203 - Leverage Teams as your New Digital Hub

    Microsoft Teams can be more than just a hub for teamwork. Users are looking for collaboration and knowledge in one place. Bringing features together within Teams, you can include an intranet, knowledge management, and project tracking collaboration all in the expanded Digital Hub.

    Digital hubs bring together actionable files and tasks, integrate with other data sources, and present personalized content that connect the user back to the larger mission and goals of the organization.

    Leveraging SharePoint as a content service, this session will walk through the approach to designing your own digital hub in Teams.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • OFF204 - 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
    1. Before the migration
    2. Completing the migration
    3. 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.

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • SPT204 - 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.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF300 - Microsoft 365 common user to guru

    Microsoft 365 is a powerful collaborative platform with a web of interconnecting components for everyday work life. To some, the interconnections might be obvious and a part of our daily practice to get the most out of the application suite. But to some of us, the "intuitive" nature of the platform is more allusive.

    This session will look at the top applications used every day, such as Outlook, Teams, OneDrive for Business, and Kiosk Access, and how to go from just using the applications to using the platform.

    Room 207B
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
  • OFF301 - An Overview of Compliance In Office 365

    Are you wondering how to meet compliance obligations in Office 365? This session provides an overview of all the compliance features and functionality available in the Office 365 Compliance Center. We will look at retention, data protection, communications supervision, compliance manager, eDiscovery, the audit log, and more.

    Room 207A
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • ADM302 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

    Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose!

    Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today.

    Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more.

    Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

    Room 208AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • BV302 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM302 - 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.

    Room 207B
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

    Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it.

    This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

    Room 207A
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF303 - Layers of the Onion: Managing External Sharing in Office 365

    Office 365 can solve a long-standing problem—how to securely share information and content with partners, customers and guests outside your organization with maximum productivity and minimum risk. But the mere mention of “guest access” and external sharing has many legal, compliance and IT teams reaching for the “off” switch and leaving it there.

    Microsoft has provided an easy and intuitive way to initiate external sharing in Teams, Groups and Sites, but the management of external sharing and the risk it can introduce are not so easily understood or implemented. There are tenant level controls, AAD level controls, and application level controls that need to be orchestrated to ensure the right blend of access and control.

    In this session we will review the layers of management controls—and the roles that should be managing them—to help you formalize your guest access strategy for Office 365.

    Room 207A
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • AZR304 - Microsoft Graph Connectors Deep Dive

    In this session we will demonstrate how using Microsoft Graph Connectors a subset of Microsoft Search allows you to bring your own data no matter where it resides into Microsoft 365 to be indexed and surfaced inside Search (SharePoint, Office, Bing, etc) and also available through the Search endpoint in Microsoft Graph.

    Build solutions that give you 360 view of your data in one pane of glass.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK103 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room 204AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • WRK402 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? 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, so 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, Whiteboard, 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.

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TDV101 - Introduction to SharePoint and Teams Integration

    Do you use Teams to communicate with your project teams? Do you use SharePoint to store your documents? Did you know you can bring them together easily?

    In this session we will look at the different ways to surface SharePoint data in your Team using pages, lists and libraries to help your colleagues get the most out of their collaboration workspace. While there are many out of the box options, we will also talk about how you can extend this using Power Apps or SPFx.

    At the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of how to bring your SharePoint data into Teams and streamline your user experience to support better collaboration across your organization and make the most out of the tools you have.

    Room 207A
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMS101 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

    With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS102 - Leveraging Teams for Project Management

    Not all projects require the rigor of a heavy weight project management tool like Microsoft Project. Others are less complex and can be easily managed with Microsoft Teams, Planner, and other third party apps. The ease of communication and collaboration with Teams make it a great platform to keep a team together along with a few other tools to manage tasks and reporting.

    After designing your team for your project management needs, save the team as a template and allow for easy replication of your project management process.

    During this session, you will learn:
    • Ideas for how to set up a team for project management use cases
    • Other third party apps that can be leveraged within Teams to support project management
    • How to create templates for your team for easy reuse and consistency

    Room 204AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • OFF103 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer and SharePoint all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS103 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

    This session will cover what are the Private Channels in Microsoft Teams, how they behave and what is the underlying design of them.

    We will over the functional limitation, architecture, and the use cases to deploy a Private Channel vs. a New Microsoft Team.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS104 - Microsoft Teams Enterprise Voice Deep Dive

    Now that you have rolled out Teams chat, collaboration, meetings and even apps in teams....what is next? Did you know that Teams has a full enterprise voice offering?

    Join us as we take a deep dive look into Teams Enterprise Voice, deployment options, phone system features and how you can use it maximize your hybrid work strategy.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF106 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

    As you’ve probably noticed, the pace of innovation in Office 365 is fast and furious. The fact that organizations are no longer responsible for updating their Office software is both a blessing and a curse. Changes to the applications users engage with every day can bring productivity and efficiency enhancements but without the ability to understand, plan for, and train on these updates, admins operations teams can be left with confused users, broken processes and a spike in helpdesk calls.

    Microsoft has provided some functionality to manage this challenge but it’s crucial that organizations understand and leverage every available feature for mitigating risks that can be introduced by Office 365 updates.

    Attendees will learn real-world best practices and Office 365 features like Release Preferences, Office update channels, and all of the release communication resources

    Room 206
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SPT105 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room 202B
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMA105 - Open Source Approach to Teams Provisioning

    Our transition into using Microsoft Teams was accelerated with the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. Sound familiar? With the widespread need for organizations to adapt to remote working, we have heard the same challenge from many organizations from all industry sectors. At the same time cyber-security threats have increased, and the need for implementing properly secured solutions has only increased.

    Organizations that have made the shift to Microsoft Teams in somewhat of a hurry are grappling with managing Teams as a solution. This involves trying to manage Teams sprawl and eliminate the potential for redundant teams. With this in mind, we have built an open source solution we're implementing for various clients to provide a structured way to request and create teams. This has evolved significantly over the past several years, and we're taking the covers off our latest version here.

    In this session we will review:
    • Business scenario and the need for governance and templating around Microsoft Teams
    • Overview of the open source solution
    - Request form
    - Templates, approvals, and provisioning
    - A-Z web part for organizing and finding Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Technical updates
    - Moving to Microsoft's new PnP Core libraries
    - AAD authenticated form submissions to the Logic Apps workflow
    - Leveraging Azure AD service principals for modern security in the solution
    - Packaging as an ARM template to make deployment much simpler
    • New features and roadmap
    - Support for Power Automate approval workflows
    - Integrating with Azure AD Access Reviews
    - Management of white-listed domains for external Teams and Sites
    - Requesting additional owners

    Room 207A
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMA201 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    • Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    • Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 204AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMS201 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    • Governance Strategies
    • Compliance & Records Management
    • Security Options
    • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    • Training and Enablement

    Room 202B
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • SOL02 - Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 is designed to quickly bring together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built in collaboration, however, creates new concerns tracking who has access across your environment and the data with which they are interacting within a Zero Trust architecture mode.
    As of this past summer, the Executive order on Cybersecurity put Federal networks at the center of focus when it comes to Zero Trust architecture and overnight IT organizations had to shift their priorities to meet the order.
    When viewed individually, core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are very clearly bound in M365: How is our service secured? How do we secure sensitive data? What users are authenticated in our system? However, this approach misses an intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.
    Join AvePoint as we discuss how Federal agencies can leverage Microsoft 365’s collaborative power using a Zero Trust model. We will discuss:
    • Automating policy enforcement at the workspace (Teams, SharePoint, and M365 Groups)
    • Workspace compliance, lifecycle, and permissions recertification based on data sensitivity
    • Intelligent reporting of exposure risk based on sensitive information types and permissions data

    Room 202A
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SPT202 - Microsoft Viva: A Journey through the suite of products

    During this session John will walk through the suite of Viva products, discussing the focus of each pillar and showing through demos how the suite of products enable and empower people and teams to be their best.

    Room 207A
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMA202 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking your Teams Information Architecture…

    “Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing.

    This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMS202 - Zero to hero: Microsoft Teams tips and tricks that empower everyone

    Join this session to learn the latest and greatest features in Microsoft Teams that empower everyone. Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams within your organization. From business transformation to technical tips, from SharePoint to PowerApps. Microsoft Teams is designed with IT in mind, providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, callings, and apps.

    Explore the full range of management features available for configuring, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Teams. We walk through the full scope of features – for a tremendous onboarding experience!

    Room 202B
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMA203 - Teams Architecture Deep Dive

    Want to understand how Teams works under the hood? Then this is the session for you!

    In this session you can expect to learn all about:
    • Teams interaction with other Office 365 services, such as Azure AD, Exchange, SharePoint and more
    • Retention and eDiscovery
    • Back-end voice and meeting technologies
    • Federation and Skype Hybrid
    • 3rd Party Applications

    Room 204AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMS203 - Leverage Teams as your New Digital Hub

    Microsoft Teams can be more than just a hub for teamwork. Users are looking for collaboration and knowledge in one place. Bringing features together within Teams, you can include an intranet, knowledge management, and project tracking collaboration all in the expanded Digital Hub.

    Digital hubs bring together actionable files and tasks, integrate with other data sources, and present personalized content that connect the user back to the larger mission and goals of the organization.

    Leveraging SharePoint as a content service, this session will walk through the approach to designing your own digital hub in Teams.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!

    Room 203AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TDV204 - Extending Microsoft Teams - Leveraging Application Templates and low code

    During this session, we will review Microsoft new Application Templates for Microsoft Teams. Teams templates are pre-built definitions of a team's structure designed around a business need or project.

    You can use Teams templates to quickly create rich collaboration spaces with channels for different topics and preinstall apps to pull in mission-critical content and services. Teams templates provide a predefined team structure that can help you easily create consistent teams across your organization.

    We will discuss and demonstrate application templates such as Company Communicator, FAQ Plus, List Search and other templates. We will discuss how to deploy the templates, how to extend them and leverage other low-code/no code capabilities such at Bots, PowerApps and Flow to extend Microsoft Teams and make it the hub for collaboration for your organization.

    Room 206
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TDV301 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 203AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Teams Development
  • TMS301 - Build Adaptive Cards in Teams

    This session will guide you through many ways that the average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. It will demonstrate how you can create adaptive cards with Power Automate to deliver amazing experiences for your end users with hardly any code!

    During this session will showcase the following:
    1. Adaptive Cards Designer
    2. Creation of sample cards for Teams
    3. Using Power Automate to send the cards to Teams channel
    4. Advanced Adaptive Cards designs

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • BV302 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS303 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences.

    For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

    Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK106 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see a lot of similar questions asked over and over again.

    In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:
    • Morning: Power Apps
    ○ Delegation
    ○ Working with Dates and Times
    ○ Conditional Formatting of data
    ○ Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow
    • Afternoon: Power Automate
    ○ Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    ○ Handling Loops and Parallel Branches
    ○ Working with Large Data Sources
    ○ Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Room 202B
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 206
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK401 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you.

    In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including:
    • Managing your Microsoft Teams
    • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content
    • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns
    • Creating workflows using Power Automate
    • Customizing Microsoft Lists
    • & more!

    After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • FLO103 - 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.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • AZR104 - Gateway Drugs: Power Apps/BI & Flow for on-prem, just the beginning. Now Azure Data Factory

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures.

    To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

    This session will illustrate how to leverage on-prem SharePoint content to interface with and drive cloud services through the secure Data Management Gateway and Azure Data Factory integrations. We’ll cover the setup and configuration of the Gateway, the Factory, and our data connections, as well as some gotcha’s and pitfalls along the path to becoming a full Gateway/Hybrid addict.

    Room 207A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • PWR105 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • INT303 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions and Bots

    Many organizations have already established a powerful Office 365 Intranet, but they haven't answered the question What's next . In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users' needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It's not just IT that can build these great solutions!

    Join Kanwal Khipple as he shares real world examples, and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions built by the business, by IT, or a combination of both.

    In this session, we will talk about Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, industry innovation and more!

    Room 202A
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
  • WRK109 - Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON BOOTCAMP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this bootcamp, we’ll show you:
    • How should I approach my BI need?
    • What things should be considered when creating dashboards?
    • What are the best practices?
    • How much is this going to cost me to license?
    • What security aspects should concern me?

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a:
    • Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Power User
    • SharePoint Administrator
    • Consultant

    If you work in these areas, you will see value:
    • Marketing
    • Information Technology
    • Finance
    • Sales
    • Social Media

    The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts.

    What is required for this class:
    Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required)
    We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises

    In this workshop you will:
    • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
    • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
    • Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
    • Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner.
    • Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    This workshop provides an end to end view of Power BI for SharePoint reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    Room 207B
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK403 - 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, but it’s also 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.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in 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 the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 202B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking?

    Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

    If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

    Room 204C
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI103 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room 204C
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Dedicated Capacity (Premium) is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility. This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it. If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 204C
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI105 - Power BI Beyond the Basics

    You are familiar with PowerBI desktop, you’ve pulled in some data from SharePoint, from SQL Server, or from excel and published it to the service. It’s pretty amazing, right? Now that you have the basics down, lets dive a bit deeper into all levels of the service.

    We’ll explore transforming your data and mashing up multiple sources in a PowerBI Desktop, we’ll integrate some onprem data, create drill downs, and explore some powerful data filtering techniques to help you take your PowerBI to the next level.

    Room 204C
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • PWR105 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • BI201 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content Services Data with Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room 204C
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - Telling data stories with Power BI

    Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable.

    In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

    Room 204C
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

    This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so.

    In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

    Room 204C
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room 204C
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • BI302 - Power BI Sharing - Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI304 - Integrating Multiple Planner Boards into a Power BI Dashboard

    Microsoft Planner is a planning application available within Microsoft 365. It is fantastic for assigning tasks and sub-tasks to users and has a lot of value in tracking progress for different initiatives. We use planner on both internal and consulting projects as it provides simplified task management. However, when you belong to multiple Planner boards, it can become challenging to manage tasks and get a holistic view of all tasks and their assignments in a single pane.

    We found this out quite quickly and turned to building a Power BI dashboard to provide us this view. Having a solution that allows for rolling up multiple planner boards into portfolios which can then be presented in a very visually appealing dashboard makes it much easier to be decisive and identify potential task conflicts. These portfolios can also be organized into different dashboards, so that security can be applied.

    In this session we will cover:
    • Business scenario
    • Technical challenges connecting Power BI to Planner - no existing connector
    • SharePoint lists to organize Plans into Portfolios, and Portfolios into Power BI reports to manage security
    • Leveraging Azure Automation in the cloud to collect and organize the Planner content
    • Visualizing this through dashboards and reports in Power BI
    • Publishing this out for the organization to consume

    Room 204C
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK106 - Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see a lot of similar questions asked over and over again.

    In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:
    • Morning: Power Apps
    ○ Delegation
    ○ Working with Dates and Times
    ○ Conditional Formatting of data
    ○ Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow
    • Afternoon: Power Automate
    ○ Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    ○ Handling Loops and Parallel Branches
    ○ Working with Large Data Sources
    ○ Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Room 202B
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 206
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Power Automate is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow 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 using Microsoft Power Automate. 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 .***

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate (Flow) Workshop - Intermediate

    In this Microsoft Power Automate workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. This session will provide you with the skills to get more proficient right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Power Automate. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have fundamental knowledge of Power Automate or have attended the SharePoint Fest morning/introductory workshop.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Power Automate (Flow) expressions
    • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval
    • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint
    • Workflow state machine using Power Automate
    • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions

    Demo environment is provided

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    Room 206
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019 and Subscription edition

    Room 204AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate (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 Power Automate and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 209AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO103 - 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.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO104 - 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.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO105 - Art of the Possible: Automation Demystified

    Every organization has processes in place, whether you are sitting in IT, finance, legal, sales, or any other functional areas. We also know processes sometimes can lead to hundreds of hours of paperwork, approvals, routing, printing, and mundane and repetitive tasks. But let’s face it….humans have better things to do and that’s why process automation is critical. However, different process requires a different set of capabilities as no process is the same.

    Join us in this technical deep dive to learn the various tools you may need to automate your process.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The various automation capabilities
    • How automation can save you time and increase productivity
    • Why it’s important to start automating your processes

    Room 209AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • PWR105 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO201 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate (Flow) buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Microsoft 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 Microsoft Power Automate 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 Microsoft Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • TMA201 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    • Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    • Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 204AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • SOL01 - Manage and Automate Your Process: Clicks not Codes

    How well do you know your processes in your company? How do you update them? Do you want more time back in your day to focus on more important tasks? At Nintex, we believe in process management and automation. With Nintex Promapp, we can help you map, define, and collaborate on processes across your entire organization. With a click of a button, you can generate a workflow for automation. Even better is when you can scale this solution to everyone in your organization because we embrace and empower citizen developers.

    Attendees will learn:
    • Why process management is important for your organization
    • How to effectively collaborate across organization through process management
    • Automate your processes with a click of a button
    • Configuring your workflow for automation

    Room 204C
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • SOL03 - It's Hard for Low-Code to Navigate the Rocky Road to Enterprise-Worthiness

    Delivering durable business applications is harder than most people think. Success with personal citizen development projects often falls victim to the adage "what got you here won't get you there."

    When it comes to solutions with a wide scope, construction is perhaps only 10% of what's needed; there are security, data integrity, scalability, measurement, auditing, change management, user adoption, documentation, and business continuity concerns to consider. Not every tool, platform, or practitioner is inherently equal to these tasks.

    This session will go over what's needed and why, then pivot to how to best address those needs without having to revert to a world of hand-coding.

    Room 202B
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Solution Showcase
  • 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.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • FLO204 - Real World Power Automate (Flow)

    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 by and problems encountered by Microsoft Power Automate developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • 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.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
    • Power User
  • FLO301 - 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

    Room 209AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • FLO302 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

    Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow which can be built with Microsoft Power Automate. Some business problems that 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.

    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.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate (Flow) Skills to the Next Level!

    This session will take your Power Automate skills to the next level. This demo intensive session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more.

    Flow 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 Power Automate.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
  • WRK103 - We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

    Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision?

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley of the PAIT Group and:
    • Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    • Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    o Scale
    o Governance
    o Retention
    • Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    o bots
    o web parts
    o provisioning
    • Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared

    Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment.

    Room 204AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • WRK407 - 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

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • 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

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019 and Subscription edition

    Room 204AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • KEY100 - Building Teams in a Hybrid Workplace

    The face of global working has changed forever. The hybrid workplace is now the de facto operational model for many businesses. But how do you maintain productivity levels, employee engagement and wellbeing in such a disparate ecosystem? Microsoft Teams helps people maintain connectivity with their peers and offers some incredible features that allows work to get done no matter what the location or device.

    Room 201
    Tue 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
    • Business Value
  • CM101 - Why (and How) my SP2013 IA needs to be redesigned for the future?

    For nearly 2 decades we've created a structure of SharePoint site collections and subsites that allowed us to segregate users and elevate privileges without negative repercussion on other users and content areas. However, since the release of SP2016, and in some cases SP2013, Microsoft has shifted gears towards a flatter infrastructure, with new site collections being created left-right-and-center - and admins were left in a scramble to keep things locked down.

    This presentation is going to walk you through how to evaluate your current IA, suggestions on how to redesign it with a nod towards mission-driven design, and how to ensure your organization is ready for the next upgrade BEFORE the time comes, be it SP2016, 2019, or Office 365.

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • DEV101 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Get More Done Faster

    JavaScript, REST, CSOM, Office 365 APIs: Like it or not, client-side development is the future of SharePoint development. At the forefront of this wave is the powerful JavaScript library jQuery.

    Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint, developers can take their applications to the next level in less time. What's more, you can utilize jQuery in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and in Office 365 often without making changes to your code.

    In this class, you gain a new appreciate for jQuery and learn:
    • "What's possible," including visual enhancements and practical business intelligence
    • Tips and Tricks for deploying and maintaining scripts
    • How to get quick wins with little effort using third-party jQuery libraries
    • How to interact with SharePoint forms and lists using JavaScript and jQuery

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SP Development
  • OFF101 - Connecting the Dots for 2022: 10 Tips to Help IT Teams & Users Embrace Teams & SP Online

    Is your organization using multiple different apps and processes for online meetings, calls, chats, collaboration, and file sharing and storage? And is your help desk overwhelmed trying to support all those apps and user questions? If so, you aren't alone. And I suspect both your IT team and users are both probably overwhelmed and frustrated with application overload.

    But imagine what could happen if your organization ditched the disparate and disconnected tools and got everyone on board to use Teams and SharePoint Online in consistent ways – while empowering both the IT team and users along the way?

    During the session, I’ll go beyond the buzzwords and dive into ways to significantly reduce application redundancy, streamline processes, and allow users to feel empowered and understood which will lead to better adoption. You'll walk away with 10 actionable tips on adoption, change management, culture change and planning to get help get everyone using Teams and SharePoint Online with consistency and ease in 2022.

    Room 206
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • TMS101 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

    With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • OFF102 - Rocking the collaboration experience in Office 365: The good, bad and ugly

    Office 365 is becoming more and more indispensable for all kind of companies. Moving to Office 365 comes with multiple key benefits and key features like Groups, Microsoft Teams, Flow and/or PowerApps. Everybody’s focal points are on the benefits: Generate greater productivity with Office 365, Access from anywhere with Office 365, Robust security… But the drawbacks are being omitted.

    In this session you'll see advantages of all new stack like Flow, PowerApps, Teams but also the drawbacks and/or lack of "modern experiences" in Office365. This session focalizes on all interested parties who might be interested in the whole Office365 suit.

    Microsoft Office 365 provides a broad array of collaboration capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployments. Learn more about the capabilities in Office 365 and how to best implement them in to your organization.

    Room 206
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • TMS102 - Leveraging Teams for Project Management

    Not all projects require the rigor of a heavy weight project management tool like Microsoft Project. Others are less complex and can be easily managed with Microsoft Teams, Planner, and other third party apps. The ease of communication and collaboration with Teams make it a great platform to keep a team together along with a few other tools to manage tasks and reporting.

    After designing your team for your project management needs, save the team as a template and allow for easy replication of your project management process.

    During this session, you will learn:
    • Ideas for how to set up a team for project management use cases
    • Other third party apps that can be leveraged within Teams to support project management
    • How to create templates for your team for easy reuse and consistency

    Room 204AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM103 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

    SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform.

    This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption.

    Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

    Room 207B
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • OFF103 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer and SharePoint all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Learn from Arriva Sweden and get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • SPT104 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 202A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • ADM105 - Holistic Security with M365 - Greater than the Sum of its Parts

    Like M365 itself, M365 security is a multifaceted approach which achieves its greatest potential by showing how collaboration between its constituent components achieve a sum greater than its parts.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • OFF203 - Intranet, Collaboration, Adoption, Repeat: The true story of rolling-out all of Office 365

    Once upon a time there was a consulting firm using low cost and/or free tools to communicate and collaborate. As the company matured, the owners realized that as individuals left the organization, so did their work product. They wanted to build cohesive culture, seamless share with clients and external partners, and retain their value as an organization, all while supporting their employees technical needs.

    This is the story of new beginnings, opposition, and struggle to implement Office 365 in all of it’s glory: Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, Micrsoft Teams and more. Whether you’re just starting, or have already adopted a few Office 365 services, this real-life scenario will demonstrate how to take advantage of the features you own, and how to constantly innovate without building any new systems.

    Room 207A
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
  • TMS203 - Leverage Teams as your New Digital Hub

    Microsoft Teams can be more than just a hub for teamwork. Users are looking for collaboration and knowledge in one place. Bringing features together within Teams, you can include an intranet, knowledge management, and project tracking collaboration all in the expanded Digital Hub.

    Digital hubs bring together actionable files and tasks, integrate with other data sources, and present personalized content that connect the user back to the larger mission and goals of the organization.

    Leveraging SharePoint as a content service, this session will walk through the approach to designing your own digital hub in Teams.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • BV204 - Getting Connected: 9 Takeaways from a Global Organization's Migration to SharePoint Online

    Join and discover the journey of a multi-national enterprise software company's migration to SharePoint Online. Learn from the experience of a global organization's path to digital teamwork victory.

    Walk away with 9 practical and applicable tips to make your intranet migration a success, from project planning must haves, to timeline management, on to portal launch and solution adoption.

    • See how other organizations are successfully migrating to new technologies
    • Learn common pitfalls and paths to success
    • Walk away with practical tips to use in your organization

    A project case study on how a global organization successfully migrated to SharePoint Online after two reboots and multiple missteps.

    Room 204C
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BV204 - Learning in the flow of work: providing learning just-in-time instead of just-in-case

    Thorough end user training is a waste of time because the forgetting curve is just too steep. People start forgetting what they learn shortly after the learning stops. We can't depend on learning that happened months ago to help employees do the job they need to do right now. Employees need the answers to their queries at the moment of their need, in the context of their environment and in the flow of their work to be able to do their job.

    This session will show you examples of what it means to provide learning in the flow of work to your employees and why it's a necessity in today's fast paced world. You will get to visualize the best ways in which employees at organizations can be trained, informed and supported at their moment of need to help them perform at their job.

    Room 202B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • BV301 - 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.

    Room 206
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • BV302 - Create a single destination for your learner's needs with Viva Learning

    Microsoft Viva Learning provides a one stop shop for your users to consume all the learning you want them to have access to right within Microsoft Teams. Provide your learners access to your internal as well as external learning materials all in one place and within the flow of their work directly within Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I will talk about all different aspects of Viva Learning including licensing, benefits, gotchas to be aware of and everything in between. I will also show you exactly how you can implement it within your organization so you can get started right away.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • PWR302 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • ADM305 - 5 steps to driving sustainable Microsoft 365 and SharePoint user adoption

    Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint.

    In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform as well as Office 365.

    Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

    Room 209AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • BI304 - Integrating Multiple Planner Boards into a Power BI Dashboard

    Microsoft Planner is a planning application available within Microsoft 365. It is fantastic for assigning tasks and sub-tasks to users and has a lot of value in tracking progress for different initiatives. We use planner on both internal and consulting projects as it provides simplified task management. However, when you belong to multiple Planner boards, it can become challenging to manage tasks and get a holistic view of all tasks and their assignments in a single pane.

    We found this out quite quickly and turned to building a Power BI dashboard to provide us this view. Having a solution that allows for rolling up multiple planner boards into portfolios which can then be presented in a very visually appealing dashboard makes it much easier to be decisive and identify potential task conflicts. These portfolios can also be organized into different dashboards, so that security can be applied.

    In this session we will cover:
    • Business scenario
    • Technical challenges connecting Power BI to Planner - no existing connector
    • SharePoint lists to organize Plans into Portfolios, and Portfolios into Power BI reports to manage security
    • Leveraging Azure Automation in the cloud to collect and organize the Planner content
    • Visualizing this through dashboards and reports in Power BI
    • Publishing this out for the organization to consume

    Room 204C
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences.

    For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

    Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • ONE104 - The Fun of a OneDrive Migration

    If migrating versions of SharePoint weren't fun enough, many companies are moving their file shares to OneDrive. While both create opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, OneDrive migrations have there own unique considerations and constraints.

    Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to OneDrive

    Room 202B
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • ONE302 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room 202B
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE304 - Rolling Out OneDrive Successfully

    Mobility, flexibility, Content Creation & Internal Collaboration rely on an individual’s ability to access and share their content from anywhere at any time. OneDrive for Business powers your employees across Microsoft 365 experiences to meet these unwavering end-user goals. With great integration, between Windows 10 and Office 365, comes great dependencies to mee the expectations of the employee while ensuring the need of IT security & compliance.

    In this session we'll take a look at the key considerations when building your adoption plan of OneDrive, migration methods for moving your employees' content, how to manage the content as users join and leave your organization.

    Room 202B
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SRC101 - Introduction to Microsoft Search

    Microsoft Search is looking to bring the search experiences across all Microsoft 365 services together into a single unified experience.

    Attend this session to learn how the experience impacts your users, how you can configure it as well as scenarios where you should customize it.

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC102 - There's a search for that: Understanding your options to improve your search strategy

    Search, search, search and more search. For every search scenario, there is a search application, whether you are on-premise or Office 365.

    Join Virgil Carroll as he breaks down the latest updates to the various search applications that are available and help you navigate through the opportunities and challenges of each.

    In the end, you should have a better understanding of your options and be able to make a more informed decision.

    Room 202B
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Search
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SRC203 - Microsoft Search: Ready or not, here AI comes

    Whether we are ready for it or not, artificial intelligence playing a role in our world is here to stay. Where AI is being implemented throughout the Office 365 ecosystem, it is no place more important than the new Microsoft Search technologies.

    Join Virgil as he explores the new AI functionality in Microsoft Search, help you understand what AI really means and talk real world practical applications inside your own search scenarios.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC301 - Customize your end user experience in Microsoft Search

    Where Microsoft Search (and modern search) has been around for a couple of years, the end user experience has been reliant on the out of the box experience, with no ability to customize the interface or control the results. In this session, we will take a look at the new customization features in Microsoft search and discuss implementation methods and best practices in taking your search user experience to the next level

    Room 202B
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC303 - Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search.

    While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

    Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need.

    In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

    Room 202B
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Search
  • AZR304 - Microsoft Graph Connectors Deep Dive

    In this session we will demonstrate how using Microsoft Graph Connectors a subset of Microsoft Search allows you to bring your own data no matter where it resides into Microsoft 365 to be indexed and surfaced inside Search (SharePoint, Office, Bing, etc) and also available through the Search endpoint in Microsoft Graph.

    Build solutions that give you 360 view of your data in one pane of glass.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK202 - Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using PVA, Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Power Virtual Agents, Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots Using PVA, Bot Framework - Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Power Virtual Agents, and Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room, etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    How to extend the no code bots created using Power Virtual Agents?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
  • AZR101 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph Session

    This introductory session will get you started with learning how to use the Microsoft Graph in your applications. It will focus on the various applications you can build, the permission model, the various endpoints you can interact with and the many OAuth Flows you can choose from based on the type of application you are building.

    Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR104 - Gateway Drugs: Power Apps/BI & Flow for on-prem, just the beginning. Now Azure Data Factory

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures.

    To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

    This session will illustrate how to leverage on-prem SharePoint content to interface with and drive cloud services through the secure Data Management Gateway and Azure Data Factory integrations. We’ll cover the setup and configuration of the Gateway, the Factory, and our data connections, as well as some gotcha’s and pitfalls along the path to becoming a full Gateway/Hybrid addict.

    Room 207A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR201 - Building solutions with Microsoft Graph using Blazor and Azure Functions

    This session will open with what is the Microsoft Graph and how you can use it in your App Development. It will discuss the Permission Model, Scopes of Access and then lead into how to surface this data using Azure Functions as middleware.

    Finally we get into how to create a ASP.NET Blazor Web Application to interact with that data for CRUD operations. Session packed with Demos and leave behinds.

    Room 206
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • SOL10 - Tenant-to-Tenant Migration Frenzy: How We Lived to Tell the Tale

    As organizations acquire, merge, or dissolve themselves into new companies rapidly these days, learn some tips and tricks on how migrating messaging, content, and groups from source to destination tenants can be planned, organized, and executed efficiently for high user adoption and greater success.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Solution Showcase
  • CM204 - Office 365 Extranets: Unstructured and Structured

    Office 365 external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

    Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll go through a number of differnet scenarios.
    • External sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint Online
    • Azure AD B2B (Business to Business)
    • Custom and third party options leveraging the Graph API
    • Microsoft's new Entitlement Management portal's Access Packages for external users

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!

    Room 203AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR304 - Microsoft Graph Connectors Deep Dive

    In this session we will demonstrate how using Microsoft Graph Connectors a subset of Microsoft Search allows you to bring your own data no matter where it resides into Microsoft 365 to be indexed and surfaced inside Search (SharePoint, Office, Bing, etc) and also available through the Search endpoint in Microsoft Graph.

    Build solutions that give you 360 view of your data in one pane of glass.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TDV304 - Enterprise-grade Helpdesk Bots For Teams using Azure Communications Svcs & Bot Framework

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at rapid space.

    Azure Communication Services is a cloud-based communications service that lets you add voice, video, chat, and telephony to your apps.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive open-source offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the enterprise-grade intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework, Cognitive Services, and Azure Communication Services and deploy in Microsoft Teams and other platforms like SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc.

    You will learn:
    • What are Azure Communication Services?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework, Azure Communication Services, and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?

    Room 203AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Teams Development
  • WRK202 - Hands-On: Building No Code Help Desk Bots using PVA, Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to build the no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Power Virtual Agents, Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots Using PVA, Bot Framework - Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Power Virtual Agents, and Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room, etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    How to extend the no code bots created using Power Virtual Agents?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
  • WRK409 - Master Client Side Development in Your On-Premises and Classic SharePoint Environments

    Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level. Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or using Classic SharePoint in SharePoint Online, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint customizer should know.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The pros and cons of client-side development and how to get started
    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications
    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively
    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level
    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic
    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • DEV101 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Get More Done Faster

    JavaScript, REST, CSOM, Office 365 APIs: Like it or not, client-side development is the future of SharePoint development. At the forefront of this wave is the powerful JavaScript library jQuery.

    Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint, developers can take their applications to the next level in less time. What's more, you can utilize jQuery in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and in Office 365 often without making changes to your code.

    In this class, you gain a new appreciate for jQuery and learn:
    • "What's possible," including visual enhancements and practical business intelligence
    • Tips and Tricks for deploying and maintaining scripts
    • How to get quick wins with little effort using third-party jQuery libraries
    • How to interact with SharePoint forms and lists using JavaScript and jQuery

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • SP Development
  • DEV103 - Developing in SharePoint - A Crash Course

    A fast paced ride through the land of SharePoint development. The tour will cover everything from No-Code solutions to using JQuery and SPServices to extensions using the new SharePoint Framework and everything else in between!

    Room 202B
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - Build Your First SharePoint Client-Side Web Part with the SharePoint Framework

    Client-side web parts are client-side components that run inside the context of a SharePoint page. Client-side web parts can be deployed to SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2019, or SharePoint 2016. HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript libraries are used to build these web parts.

    In this talk, we'll walk through the process of building a client side web part from the ground up. We'll introduce the pieces and parts of the new SharePoint Framework and we'll also cover what you need to get started and how to set up your development environment.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • SP Development
  • TDV203 - Developing Teams Solutions with Viva Connections

    Are you curious about what’s new with Viva Connections? Have you investigated what is provided out of the box and you’re left wanting MORE?

    In this introductory session, we will explore the extensibility model for Viva Connections. We will talk about why you would want to extend the Viva experience and what you need to get started.

    In addition, we will explore the technical components of creating your first extension for Viva Connections. You will walk away with a better understanding of when and why you would want to extend the Viva experience and how to get started at your organization.

    Room 206
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Teams Development
  • DEV204 - Introduction to Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

    It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power of Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning:
    • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework
    • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application
    • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams
    • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory

    You will wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!

    Room 203AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TDV301 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 203AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Teams Development
  • DEV302 - All about the CRUD - Data Operations in SharePoint

    This session will deep dive into working with SharePoint content in SharePoint Framework projects. You'll learn about the SharePoint REST API, be able to do all the CRUD (Create Read Update and Delete) operations with a SharePoint list, use the local workbench, and learn about creating mock data with the SharePoint Framework.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Migrating Existing JavaScript to the SharePoint Framework

    Whether with SharePoint 2016 on-premises or online with Office 365, the landscape has changed. Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communications Sites have arrived that use SharePoint Framework client web parts, however, many organizations have an extensive library of existing JavaScript customizations that have been developed over the years using Content Editor and Script Editor Web Parts.

    How do those organizations and developers take advantage of the power and benefits of the SharePoint Framework without spending thousands of hours rewriting everything from scratch? In this session, attendees will discover that not only are their previous efforts not wasted, but they can be enhanced and become more powerful than ever thanks to the SharePoint Framework.

    Attendees will learn:
    • The quickest and easiest way to get going on the SharePoint Framework
    • How to convert existing JavaScript customizations to the SharePoint Framework quickly and easily
    • How to use properties to allow users to configure client web parts

    Room 206
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • WRK302 - Hands-On: Building Help Desk Bots Using PVA, Bot Framework - Part 2

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in a conversational format. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to extend the no code help desk bots built using Power Virtual Agents, and Q&A Maker and implement real-life help desk scenarios like password reset, booking the conference room, etc. using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

    You will learn:
    How to extend the no code bots created using Q&A maker?
    How to extend the no code bots created using Power Virtual Agents?
    What are Adaptive Cards?
    How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?
    How to debug bots?

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    Room 208AB
    Sun 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Special Topics
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Data Governance Hackathon

    We know that data governance situations are unique for your company and can be complex. Data governance covers a collection of solutions like retention, data loss prevention, classification, records management, eDiscovery and overall reporting for your data. Do you have a data governance scenario you need a plan or answer for? In this workshop, we will build out solutions live using the scenarios you bring to us.

    We’ll start the workshop by discussing the data governance features in Office 365. Once we set the framework, we’ll ask you to contribute your scenarios or situations and we’ll work together to build a solution or plan live, during the workshop. This will provide attendees a real-world answer to their data governance question(s). A Data Governance hackathon!

    Room 204C
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

    Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA.

    In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • CM102 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 207B
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • CM103 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

    SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform.

    This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption.

    Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

    Room 207B
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SPT104 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 202A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • ADM105 - Holistic Security with M365 - Greater than the Sum of its Parts

    Like M365 itself, M365 security is a multifaceted approach which achieves its greatest potential by showing how collaboration between its constituent components achieve a sum greater than its parts.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • SPT105 - Microsoft Viva Playbook: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know on Viva Connections & Topics

    Viva is Microsoft’s new sweetheart and on all organizations ‘to do’ list. This session will kickstart your strategy and deployment…Viva applies AI to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps they use every day, and to connect, manage and protect content across systems and teams.

    We will discuss:
    • Turn content into usable knowledge
    • Use AI to reason over your organization’s data and automatically identify, process, and organize content
    • Organize knowledge into topic pages
    • Enable your organization’s experts to share and refine knowledge through curated topic pages, automatically generated and updated by AI
    • Make knowledge easy to discover and use
    • Deliver timely, relevant topic cards in the apps people use every day

    Room 202B
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • INT202 – Read all about it! Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level

    SharePoint News is a great way to keep your organization up to date. But do you know that you can also use SharePoint News to take engagement to the next level? And how Viva Connections can help ensure that the right news gets to the right people at the right time?

    This session is all about news – the latest features of SharePoint News and how to use them, tips and insights to ensure your news articles are read, and approaches you can use to make sure your colleagues stay in touch with what is going on in your organization.

    Room 202A
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
  • BV204 - Getting Connected: 9 Takeaways from a Global Organization's Migration to SharePoint Online

    Join and discover the journey of a multi-national enterprise software company's migration to SharePoint Online. Learn from the experience of a global organization's path to digital teamwork victory.

    Walk away with 9 practical and applicable tips to make your intranet migration a success, from project planning must haves, to timeline management, on to portal launch and solution adoption.

    • See how other organizations are successfully migrating to new technologies
    • Learn common pitfalls and paths to success
    • Walk away with practical tips to use in your organization

    A project case study on how a global organization successfully migrated to SharePoint Online after two reboots and multiple missteps.

    Room 204C
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • 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.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
    • Power User
  • SPT204 - 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.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • BI301 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room 204C
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • TMS303 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

    If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there.

    Come to this session to learn about how to:
    • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants
    • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs
    • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams
    • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app
    • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • BI304 - Integrating Multiple Planner Boards into a Power BI Dashboard

    Microsoft Planner is a planning application available within Microsoft 365. It is fantastic for assigning tasks and sub-tasks to users and has a lot of value in tracking progress for different initiatives. We use planner on both internal and consulting projects as it provides simplified task management. However, when you belong to multiple Planner boards, it can become challenging to manage tasks and get a holistic view of all tasks and their assignments in a single pane.

    We found this out quite quickly and turned to building a Power BI dashboard to provide us this view. Having a solution that allows for rolling up multiple planner boards into portfolios which can then be presented in a very visually appealing dashboard makes it much easier to be decisive and identify potential task conflicts. These portfolios can also be organized into different dashboards, so that security can be applied.

    In this session we will cover:
    • Business scenario
    • Technical challenges connecting Power BI to Planner - no existing connector
    • SharePoint lists to organize Plans into Portfolios, and Portfolios into Power BI reports to manage security
    • Leveraging Azure Automation in the cloud to collect and organize the Planner content
    • Visualizing this through dashboards and reports in Power BI
    • Publishing this out for the organization to consume

    Room 204C
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • SOL03 - It's Hard for Low-Code to Navigate the Rocky Road to Enterprise-Worthiness

    Delivering durable business applications is harder than most people think. Success with personal citizen development projects often falls victim to the adage "what got you here won't get you there."

    When it comes to solutions with a wide scope, construction is perhaps only 10% of what's needed; there are security, data integrity, scalability, measurement, auditing, change management, user adoption, documentation, and business continuity concerns to consider. Not every tool, platform, or practitioner is inherently equal to these tasks.

    This session will go over what's needed and why, then pivot to how to best address those needs without having to revert to a world of hand-coding.

    Room 202B
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - Why Office 365 Backup is Essential

    Microsoft provides powerful services within Office 365, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Of over 1,000 IT Pros surveyed, 80% experienced data loss in the cloud. With Office 365, It's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it. Find out why Office 365 backup is so essential!

    In this presentation from Veeam:
    • Understand the use cases and reasons for protecting Office 365 data
    • Learn how to mitigate data loss, recover quickly and meet compliance needs
    • See a demo of the #1 Office 365 backup solution - Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

    Room 203AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Simple Resource Management for not-so-simple resources

    This technical presentation will present a SharePoint Online solution for capturing and managing resource skills and expertise. Solution features include:

    • An electronic form for data capture
    • Workflow for data validation and integrity
    • Document Generation and reporting
    • Dynamic search capabilities using Graph API

    Room 204AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - Digital Transformation Just Got Easier With Fujitsu and Microsoft 365

    Business agility and collaboration are more important than ever with rapidly changing IT requirements. Digital Transformation and cloud processing are powerful technologies to meet this challenge.

    Learn about Fujitsu’s innovative NX technology platform for document scanning and how it leverages Microsoft 365 to automate paper processes, accelerate collaboration, and streamline records management.

    The platform also features the new EdgeXperience ISaaS which provides companies a fast and easy way to deploy and manage document capture solutions in the cloud with SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook.

    Room 206
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Driving Adoption in SharePoint/Microsoft 365

    Learn how to improve Microsoft 365 adoption, and how to drive collaboration and increase consumption in platforms including Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange & Yammer.

    Room 207A
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL08 - Ready, Steady, Go - Let your work flow

    Building a lasting automation strategy for your organization can be challenging both from an organizational and technical perspective to keep the process in flow and the governance in place, especially if your are in the middle of a transition from SharePoint OnPremise to Office 365.

    This session will show how to approach the problem with the FireStart Process Automation Platform in a consistent and strategic approach and leverage your investments in SharePoint, Teams and Power Apps to a whole new level. The session will also cover real-life results from case studies that have successfully managed to establish a lasting automation program for their organization.

    Room 207B
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL09 - Provide Context Sensitive Learning and Support to Employees

    Thorough end user training is a waste of time because the forgetting curve is just too steep. People start forgetting what they learn shortly after the learning stops. We can't depend on learning that happened months ago to help employees do the job they need to do right now. Employees need the answers to their queries at the moment of their need, in the context of their environment and in the flow of their work to be able to do their job.

    This session will show you examples of what it means to provide learning in the flow of work to employees directly on top of Office 365 and Dynamics 365 and why it's a necessity in today's fast paced world. You will get to visualize the best ways in which employees at organizations can be trained, informed and supported at their moment of need to help them perform at their job efficiently.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL10 - Tenant-to-Tenant Migration Frenzy: How We Lived to Tell the Tale

    As organizations acquire, merge, or dissolve themselves into new companies rapidly these days, learn some tips and tricks on how migrating messaging, content, and groups from source to destination tenants can be planned, organized, and executed efficiently for high user adoption and greater success.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Solution Showcase
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 206
    Sun 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Sunday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • WRK401 - Becoming an Expert Power User in Microsoft 365

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad and Daniel in this full day workshop to help you take your skills to the next level. Go beyond the basics and experience tools within Microsoft 365 in a new, exciting way. If you want to gain deeper knowledge in Microsoft 365 and understand the optimal way to implement the tools, this workshop is for you.

    In this full day workshop, we will cover many topics, including:
    • Managing your Microsoft Teams
    • Configuring a SharePoint Online site the modern way – including dynamic content
    • Document management features such as Content Types and Site Columns
    • Creating workflows using Power Automate
    • Customizing Microsoft Lists
    • & more!

    After this workshop, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to become the Microsoft 365 Champion inside the organization. Instead of simply using the Microsoft 365 products, you will be able to configure and personalize them to make your whole organization more productive.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • 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

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • WRK604 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016/2019 Workflows

    This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate.

    Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail:
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Introduction to Workflow Manager
    • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to customize out of the Box Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio
    • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App?
    • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows?
    • Getting Started with Power Automate
    • Getting Started with Logic Apps

    Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer

    You will learn:
    • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Basics of Power Automate
    • Basics of Logic Apps
    • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
    • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

    The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Server 2013/2016/2019 and Subscription edition

    Room 204AB
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • OFF102 - Rocking the collaboration experience in Office 365: The good, bad and ugly

    Office 365 is becoming more and more indispensable for all kind of companies. Moving to Office 365 comes with multiple key benefits and key features like Groups, Microsoft Teams, Flow and/or PowerApps. Everybody’s focal points are on the benefits: Generate greater productivity with Office 365, Access from anywhere with Office 365, Robust security… But the drawbacks are being omitted.

    In this session you'll see advantages of all new stack like Flow, PowerApps, Teams but also the drawbacks and/or lack of "modern experiences" in Office365. This session focalizes on all interested parties who might be interested in the whole Office365 suit.

    Microsoft Office 365 provides a broad array of collaboration capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployments. Learn more about the capabilities in Office 365 and how to best implement them in to your organization.

    Room 206
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PWR104 - Building Enterprise Workflows with Teams, Outlook and SharePoint

    This session will show how to design and build enterprise-grade workflows from zero to production in a step by step approach.

    You will learn how to design your process, build forms, connect your line of business applications, define your decision rules and events and build user-centric, task optimized touchpoints for your users in Teams, Outlook and SharePoint.

    The session will also provide practical insights, best practices and typical pitfalls when building a lasting workflow strategy for your organization.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
  • PWR105 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • TDV202 - 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.

    Room 206
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Teams Development
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Special Topics
    • Power User
  • BV301 - 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.

    Room 206
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • FLO301 - 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

    Room 209AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - 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.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Business Value
    • Power User
  • 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.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • CM102 - Preparation of M-19-21 - Paper to SharePoint

    Another deadline is quickly approaching. Can I scan this stuff and migrate it to my SharePoint environment?

    With the ever-expanding effort to move into a digital environment, Agencies are being pressured to address paper that is consuming storage space and endless documents on network drives. Appending the M-19-21 initiative to that need and many entities will be overwhelmed.

    This session will include a demonstration to show a methodology for managing the NARA Deadline of M-19-21 while utilizing existing SharePoint resources to manage the content.

    Room 207B
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • SPT104 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

    The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy.

    This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

    Room 202A
    Tue 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • ADM105 - Holistic Security with M365 - Greater than the Sum of its Parts

    Like M365 itself, M365 security is a multifaceted approach which achieves its greatest potential by showing how collaboration between its constituent components achieve a sum greater than its parts.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Government
  • TMS201 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    • Governance Strategies
    • Compliance & Records Management
    • Security Options
    • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    • Training and Enablement

    Room 202B
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • CM202 - Information Management or Records - What do I need to know to be ready for NARA!

    NARA's guidance on Records has begun to push away from a focus on "permanent" records towards the importance of full information lifecycle. During this topic we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management! Plus, how much do I get nativly with Office 365, and HOW do I get my users to care?

    Room 207B
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Government
  • TDV101 - Introduction to SharePoint and Teams Integration

    Do you use Teams to communicate with your project teams? Do you use SharePoint to store your documents? Did you know you can bring them together easily?

    In this session we will look at the different ways to surface SharePoint data in your Team using pages, lists and libraries to help your colleagues get the most out of their collaboration workspace. While there are many out of the box options, we will also talk about how you can extend this using Power Apps or SPFx.

    At the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of how to bring your SharePoint data into Teams and streamline your user experience to support better collaboration across your organization and make the most out of the tools you have.

    Room 207A
    Tue 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TDV103 - Battle Royale: Power Virtual Agents (No Code Chatbots) vs Microsoft Bot Framework

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at rapid space.

    The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive open-source offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots.

    Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers.

    Often the developers and architects have to decide which product to use while building Chatbots.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover in-depth the key differences between Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents ( No Code Chatbots ) and their suitable use cases. We will also cover the pricing and the extensibility model.

    You will learn:
    • Key differences between Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents ( No Code Chatbots )
    • How to call custom Bots built using Microsoft Bot Framework from Power Virtual
    • Agents using Bot Framework Skills
    • Best Practices of Microsoft Bot Framework and Power Virtual Agents (No Code Chatbots)

    Room 207A
    Tue 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
  • TDV202 - 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.

    Room 206
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Teams Development
  • TDV203 - Developing Teams Solutions with Viva Connections

    Are you curious about what’s new with Viva Connections? Have you investigated what is provided out of the box and you’re left wanting MORE?

    In this introductory session, we will explore the extensibility model for Viva Connections. We will talk about why you would want to extend the Viva experience and what you need to get started.

    In addition, we will explore the technical components of creating your first extension for Viva Connections. You will walk away with a better understanding of when and why you would want to extend the Viva experience and how to get started at your organization.

    Room 206
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Teams Development
  • TDV204 - Extending Microsoft Teams - Leveraging Application Templates and low code

    During this session, we will review Microsoft new Application Templates for Microsoft Teams. Teams templates are pre-built definitions of a team's structure designed around a business need or project.

    You can use Teams templates to quickly create rich collaboration spaces with channels for different topics and preinstall apps to pull in mission-critical content and services. Teams templates provide a predefined team structure that can help you easily create consistent teams across your organization.

    We will discuss and demonstrate application templates such as Company Communicator, FAQ Plus, List Search and other templates. We will discuss how to deploy the templates, how to extend them and leverage other low-code/no code capabilities such at Bots, PowerApps and Flow to extend Microsoft Teams and make it the hub for collaboration for your organization.

    Room 206
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TDV301 - Developing SharePoint Solutions for Microsoft Teams

    The SharePoint Framework continues to shine as the best development toolset for SharePoint customizations, with ever increasing features, opportunities, and community members. Microsoft Teams now includes the ability to integrate SharePoint resources including SharePoint Framework webparts direct in Teams.

    In this session, we will review the SharePoint Framework with an emphasis on strategies for how and why solutions may be integrated directly into Microsoft Teams. We will investigate the process necessary to integrate SharePoint components into Teams as well as look at how to interact directly with Teams using the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Flow, and the Microsoft Graph API.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Framework development
    • Integration strategies for SharePoint and Microsoft Team components
    • Learn how to build SPFx solutions that integrate into Microsoft Teams

    Room 203AB
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Teams Development
  • TDV304 - Enterprise-grade Helpdesk Bots For Teams using Azure Communications Svcs & Bot Framework

    Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at rapid space.

    Azure Communication Services is a cloud-based communications service that lets you add voice, video, chat, and telephony to your apps.

    The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive open-source offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots.

    Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving and are easy to set up.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the enterprise-grade intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework, Cognitive Services, and Azure Communication Services and deploy in Microsoft Teams and other platforms like SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc.

    You will learn:
    • What are Azure Communication Services?
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework, Azure Communication Services, and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?

    Room 203AB
    Thu 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Teams Development
  • TMA102 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

    With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered?

    Join us in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you
    • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization
    • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties
    • How to apply retention across your Team work
    • What's discoverable across your Team work for eDiscovery?

    Room 207A
    Tue 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMA105 - Open Source Approach to Teams Provisioning

    Our transition into using Microsoft Teams was accelerated with the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. Sound familiar? With the widespread need for organizations to adapt to remote working, we have heard the same challenge from many organizations from all industry sectors. At the same time cyber-security threats have increased, and the need for implementing properly secured solutions has only increased.

    Organizations that have made the shift to Microsoft Teams in somewhat of a hurry are grappling with managing Teams as a solution. This involves trying to manage Teams sprawl and eliminate the potential for redundant teams. With this in mind, we have built an open source solution we're implementing for various clients to provide a structured way to request and create teams. This has evolved significantly over the past several years, and we're taking the covers off our latest version here.

    In this session we will review:
    • Business scenario and the need for governance and templating around Microsoft Teams
    • Overview of the open source solution
    - Request form
    - Templates, approvals, and provisioning
    - A-Z web part for organizing and finding Teams and SharePoint sites
    • Technical updates
    - Moving to Microsoft's new PnP Core libraries
    - AAD authenticated form submissions to the Logic Apps workflow
    - Leveraging Azure AD service principals for modern security in the solution
    - Packaging as an ARM template to make deployment much simpler
    • New features and roadmap
    - Support for Power Automate approval workflows
    - Integrating with Azure AD Access Reviews
    - Management of white-listed domains for external Teams and Sites
    - Requesting additional owners

    Room 207A
    Tue 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMA201 - Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs & SharePoint

    As the adoption of Teams is increasing along with that have increased the Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid the Teams Sprawl is to add the governance policies and automate the Teams creation via the approval process.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    • Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    • Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 204AB
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power Automate(Flow)
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMS201 - Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment. Max Fritz and Bobby Chang, Teams Technical Specialists at Microsoft for Regulated Industries, will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    • Governance Strategies
    • Compliance & Records Management
    • Security Options
    • Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    • Training and Enablement

    Room 202B
    Wed 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Government
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMA202 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking your Teams Information Architecture…

    “Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing.

    This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
  • TMA203 - Teams Architecture Deep Dive

    Want to understand how Teams works under the hood? Then this is the session for you!

    In this session you can expect to learn all about:
    • Teams interaction with other Office 365 services, such as Azure AD, Exchange, SharePoint and more
    • Retention and eDiscovery
    • Back-end voice and meeting technologies
    • Federation and Skype Hybrid
    • 3rd Party Applications

    Room 204AB
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Architecture & Admin
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