FLO302 - Business Process Automation is not Dead!

Haniel Croitoru  MVP, PMP

We've heard it all before - SharePoint solutions are dead. SharePoint Designer is deadish. InfoPath is not far behind. So what does all this mean for your workflow and forms solutions in SharePoint Online or your hybrid environment? Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has released a number of new apps and services that that not only fill the gaps, but provide you with great flexibility.

Join me in this session as I introduce some of these new technologies, including PowerApps, Forms, Flow, LogicApps, Azure Functions, and Azure WebJobs to name a few and discuss the scenarios to best leverage each of them.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

FLO102 - Automate Processes for Every Department in an Organization

Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP

Microsoft Flow is a cloud based business process management service that can be used with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online and connect to many other services.

This session will walk through practical examples on how Flow can be used to automate processes in every department of an organization by connecting to Office 365 Business and other services. The basics of Flow will be discussed along with demonstrations.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO201 - Microsoft Flow Approvals 101

Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP

Content and request approval processes run rampant in the professional world. These business processes are prime candidates for automation. Sometimes seeking approval can be a lengthy and complicated process, other times it is a simple one step sign-off.

No matter how simple or complex, Microsoft Flow is the answer to your approval needs!

In this session we will cover:

• How to build custom flows to automate your SharePoint approvals

• Flow approvals that are natively built into SharePoint and how to configure them

• How you can review your approval requests, whether you are in the office or on the go

• The Flow Approval Center and all of its capabilities

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO101 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

Mike Fitzmaurice  

Microsoft Flow is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow. 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.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO303 - Thinking Through Workflow Problems and Designing Superior Solutions

Mike Fitzmaurice  

You can use Flow, SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, or K2 -- but using them well requires more than mastering tools. Oddly enough, too many workflow solutions treat the process itself as an afterthought.

Data and forms are important, but when designing a process-based solution, the process should dictate what data you need and what your users need to see/do. It has a big impact on user experience, app integration, compliance, and more.

This session will present advice you can use anywhere, with any toolset.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

Richard Toland  

This session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 or better workflow to interface with remote web services.

While this provides the ability for everything from posting to Twitter or instantiating Azure automation routines, it is also particularly useful to SharePoint users for list item creation and manipulation between sites or site collections or even provisioning sites.

With the recent release of Microsoft Flow this can now be used in tandem to seamlessly integrate between SharePoint on-prem and online or beyond.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO103 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

Scott Shearer  MCT

This session will take your Flow 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 Flow.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO203 - SharePoint Designer Workflows 101

Scott Shearer  MVP, MCT

This demo-rich session will prepare you to immediately begin creating powerful SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows - no experience required. We'll start out by exploring core workflow concepts and quickly progress by creating simple but very useful workflows along the way.

If you want to start creating SharePoint Designer Workflows today, this session is for you!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO304 - Real World Flow

Scott Shearer  MCT

Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint? Then this session is for you.

Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO202 -5 Simple ways to improve business productivity with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow

Stephanie Donahue  MVP

Everyone could use more hours in a day and building workflows are an easy way to find efficiencies at work. Did you know you don’t have to be a workflow expert to use Microsoft Flow? With easy-to-use templates available and the “button” feature in Flow, it’s easier than ever to create your own way of working! I’m going to provide 5 simple ways that you can improve your personal productivity by getting to know the tools available to you in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

FLO204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

William Huneycutt  MVP, MCT

BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft Flow.

We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability.

Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud