Dallas, Texas

SPFest Dallas Workshops and Sessions

 (Additional sessions coming soon!)

  • 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 discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure 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.

    Room 7
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK202 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 9
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK605 - Getting started with the COE Starter Kit for the Power Platform

    This workshop will take a deep dive in the COE Starter Kit and explaining the following:

    Operational Best Practices on create Environments
    Best Practices on establishing DLP policies
    Understanding Best practices on Application Life Cycle Management for COE

    Installation walk through of all COE components:
    • Setting up the COE core components
    • Setting up the COE governance components
    • Setting up the COE nurture components
    • Setting up the COE Power BI dashboard
    • Setting up the COE theming components

    At the completion of this workshop the attendee will be able to install and configure the COE Starter Kit on their environment.

    Room 4
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM101 - Security and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365, as a platform, is capable of so much for end-user collaboration and working. Did you also know that it also has lots of features that help you provide not only Security but also meet regulations, as well as control your data flow and access?

    Too often Security is left to the end of a deployment, and sometimes not even implemented. Then there is that moment when an account is compromised, and you realize what isn't enabled.

    In this workshop, we will walk through the Security and Compliance features available within Microsoft 365, and explain how and when to use them. We will also answer the question, what should I use? Why should I use it? And when should it be implemented.

    At the end of this session, you will be better prepared to deploy security controls and monitoring for your Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Tenant.

    Room 9
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

    Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment.

    In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data?

    These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs.

    At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

    Room 9
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • CM102 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

    Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility!

    Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

    Room 8
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM103 - How to Protect your Highly Regulated Teams Data like a Federal Defense Contractor

    Microsoft Teams is an open collaboration platform. Requestors create sites, bring in collaborators, control permissions, determine guest access, and manage lifecycle.

    It's a business user's dream, but how can you make sure one person's dream doesn't become a cybersecurity nightmare?

    In regulated industries, it is important to provide specific protections while enabling your end-users to meet their mission requirements.

    In this session we will discuss some of the common requirements for data protection in a collaborative platform, some of the common workarounds we've seen for resolving these issues, and how AvePoint's Cloud Governance helped one Federal defense contractor enable their end-users through a self-service catalog with automated process and policy enforcement.

    Room 9
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM103 - 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 1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM104 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

    Take your Microsoft 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell.

    In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Microsoft 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

    Room 9
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do.

    In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room 8
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM105 - Azure and M365 Security, Compliance and Control - Do it your way

    With an increasing reliance on remote working and the need for companies to manage devices away from the office or corporate network, solutions are needed that can provide peace of mind to the security professionals.

    With M365 Intune and Autopilot, Microsoft provides that peace of mind and level of control based on the needs of the business. When running compute or applications in the cloud, security and operations teams need to understand the signals coming from those services and act accordingly when there is a risk of data loss, theft or corruption.

    Microsoft Azure Sentinel provides not only a solution to identify such signals but to act on them in the fastest way possible to protect business or personal data from potential loss, regardless of the attack vector.

    In this session we will provide an overview of each technology, where it fits in the business security landscape and the control options available at the fingertips of operations and security professionals.

    Room 9
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • OFF106 - 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? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM200 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

    Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets. Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it.

    There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly.

    In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

    Room 6
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM201 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are.

    Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture.

    In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

    Room 9
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - 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 3
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 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
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • 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 Microsoft 365.

    Room 9
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

    Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you.

    Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM203 - 5 tips to increasing your Secure Score in Microsoft 365

    Security is top of mind in every organization right now. Organizations are more paranoid now than ever wanting to ensure data is secure and they aren’t vulnerable to intrusions. However, understanding where to begin securing your Microsoft 365 environment can be daunting and there’s so much data to dig through! Where to begin??

    Join Stephanie Donahue in this session to understand the top 5 things you can do to improve your secure score in Microsoft 365 and help ensure the safety of your information. Don’t give in to the knee jerk reaction to lock everything down and force users to jump through outrageous hoops to get their jobs done. There is a better way.

    Room 9
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 3
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • SPT204 - 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 4
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • ADM204 - How To Automate Your Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning Solution

    Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance a SharePoint environment.

    In this session, we will learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full Site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and easy approval before creation!

    Room 9
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • CM204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • ADM205 - 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 9
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    You’ve probably attended a few sessions about compliance and retention policies in SharePoint over the years, but how do you make real use of it in your organization? How do you ensure that you have architected your environment to ensure data is securely stored for as long as required but not too long?! How do you ensure that your users understand and know where to store content so that it gets the correct policies applied?

    Go beyond the how to and learn from real world scenarios that enable organizations to not only set up the correct policies but help ensure users do their part to put data where it needs to go.

    Room 1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • OFF205 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 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 Office 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 Office 365 deployment.

    Room 3
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

    Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints.

    Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

    Room 9
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 3
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, 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 Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • ADM302 - 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 9
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • APP302 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room 5
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy.

    We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

    Room 1
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • ADM303 - Using Azure Sentinal with Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams serves as a central application for both communication and data sharing in the Microsoft 365 Cloud. The Teams service touches on so many underlying technologies in the Cloud, you can benefit from human and automated analysis not only when it comes to hunting in logs, but also real-time monitoring of meetings.

    Using Azure Sentinel you can collect Teams activity logs. This will allow you the administrator to put security management under one pane of glass, by using Sentinel workbooks, and runbooks.

    This session will step through the process of enabling this and then how to query the log data.

    Room 9
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

    Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365.

    This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information.

    We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!

    Room 3
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • TMD303 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

    Many of us in our daily roles are asked to provision, secure and configure Microsoft Teams in rapid fashion for our organization. In some organizations this can be quite time consuming depending on the various layers of complexity in the configuration requirements we were given.

    This session examines many different interfaces and methods to automate the process of creating a Team (capital 'T'), securing it, configuring it from settings right down to creating a Plan within it. To do so, we will examine the request process and data collection using PowerApps, then provisioning & configuration using several methods of automation including from Flow/Azure Logic Apps, Azure Runbooks/Functions, Powershell, and GraphAPI.

    Room A1
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Teams Development
  • ADM304 - Deep Understanding Microsoft Teams Administration for the IT Professional

    This session will take a deep dive in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center. The attendee will understand the best practice around managing Microsoft Teams, establishing operational guidelines of Microsoft Teams, and providing insights around governance for Teams.

    Room 9
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM305 - Utilizing sensitivity classifications for Teams and SharePoint sites

    Microsoft Information Protection and Teamwork in Microsoft 365 has come together. You don't need to look at how to always lock down and limit access to solutions. You should be looking at how to empower your employees to work with content securely. The ability to classify Office 365 Groups and their supporting solutions such as Teams, SharePoint and Yammer has occurred.

    In this session we will go through how classifications for Microsoft Information Protection work specifically with Teams and SharePoint Online to keep your content safe.

    Room 6
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • APP304 - Tightening the SharePoint List permissions for Power Apps

    With SharePoint lists becoming a popular and easy to use data source for Power Apps, it is important to tighten its permissions.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through the how-to process . In this session he will first start with how you can tighten both SharePoint site and list level permissions and then focus his attention on how you can leverage those permissions in making your Power Apps more secure.

    Room 5
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK302 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use.

    The session will focus on:
    • Why OneDrive
    • Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client
    • Automation
    • Security
    • Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

    Room 9
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • CM101 - 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 1
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM102 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM105 - Managing OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business is an important workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OneDrive provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your files and with them from any device.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration. This session will go through things such as:
    • Intro to OneDrive for Business
    • Roll out strategy and best practices
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Reporting
    • What’s new and coming

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    Room 1
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • OFF105 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 3
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • CM201 - Starting off with Microsoft Viva Connections

    This session will showcase Microsoft Viva Connections and how to quickly deploy it to your organization.

    Room 1
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF201 - 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 3
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 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
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • 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 Microsoft 365.

    Room 9
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM202 - Configuring secure sharing in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

    Sharing is a necessity within the intelligent workplace and it is powered by Microsoft 365. Being able to understand how sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with modern sharing experiences, how they work under the covers before and after you share a file, and what management options are available to you.

    Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 1
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • CM203 - A Deep Dive into SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata

    SharePoint Content Types and Managed Metadata have been around since SharePoint 2010 without any changes…until now!

    In this session, we will cover the new and refreshed capabilities that are coming to SharePoint Online. We will cover what’s new, what’s different, and what is the same. We will also discuss practical guidance for people new to Content Types and Metadata, and for organizations that are already using them.

    Of course, you will also see a demo!

    Room 1
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 3
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CM204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    You’ve probably attended a few sessions about compliance and retention policies in SharePoint over the years, but how do you make real use of it in your organization? How do you ensure that you have architected your environment to ensure data is securely stored for as long as required but not too long?! How do you ensure that your users understand and know where to store content so that it gets the correct policies applied?

    Go beyond the how to and learn from real world scenarios that enable organizations to not only set up the correct policies but help ensure users do their part to put data where it needs to go.

    Room 1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • CM302 - Overview of Data Governance in Microsoft 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. You need to ensure you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations. In this session I will demonstrate the solutions in Microsoft 365 and explain how they work together to help you build your data governance strategy.

    We will go through such technologies as Retention Policies, Retention Labels, Sensitivity Labels, Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting.

    Room 1
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • INT302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 2
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content Services and Project Cortex 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 7
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Business Intelligence
  • CM304 - Decoding SharePoint Syntex

    Need help understanding what SharePoint Syntex is and how it relates to your real-world content needs? This session introduces SharePoint Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. We will:
    - Review key decisions you’ll need to make as you configure SharePoint Syntex in your tenant
    - Learn how to build content understanding models that can classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata
    - Discuss tips, tricks, and good ideas for managing content understanding models
    - Explore how a strong information architecture can benefit your AI and machine learning results

    Room 1
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • WRK202 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 9
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture.

    In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences.

    We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

    Room 3
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • KEY100 - Transforming Employee Experiences, Content and Collaboration for the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Junior Ballroom
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Keynote
  • INT101 - Build an Intranet with modern SharePoint

    Learn how to build a world class Modern Intranet by leveraging Office 365. Intranet should no longer be a single portal with multiple site, but it should span across multiple features and capabilities to deliver the platform you are looking for.

    Explore how to use Microsoft Teams, Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communication sites, as well as Hub sites to create this unique modern site that can be glued all together to provide the future of the intranets.

    Room 2
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT102 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current cloud-based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 2
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • INT103 - Getting started with SharePoint home sites and hubs

    The intelligent intranet is here! With SharePoint hubs, you can bring together families of related SharePoint sites with news and event rollups, unified branding, and a common navigation experience. Home sites bring your intranet to life with personalized and organizational news, events, conversations, and video.

    But how do you design an intranet strategy that effectively leverages home sites and hubs? This is your "getting started" guide. In this session, we'll define what home sites and hubs are, explain how they can be used, and give you strategies for implementing them in your organization.

    Room 2
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT104 - Rethinking Intranet Navigation. Hub Sites for the Modern World

    We all miss our old, trusty global navigation; modern site architecture calls for a change in how we think about organizing and connecting to our sites and information. But there’s good news: Hub sites can help us get back consistency in our intranet navigation as we flatten out our architecture.

    In this session we'll discover what Hub sites are, what they aren’t, and best practices for leveraging them in modern architecture.

    Room 2
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT105 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    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 2
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • INT106 - Next Level SharePoint News

    Do you want to use an Intranet to share pertinent dynamic information such as announcements, milestones, system outages and upcoming events? Do you also want the content to be interactive and engaging for your users? Consider repeat content - would you benefit from using a template every month and/or scheduling your messages? Would you also like to easily push your content to MS Teams or Yammer?

    SharePoint News can help you achieve all of these things and so much more! Derived from the legacy Announcements List in SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint News has evolved into an expansive feature that users must understand how to take full advantage of.

    In this session we will cover:
    • How to create, edit, delete and schedule a News Post
    • News Templates
    • Strategy and Architecture, including Hub News
    • Web Parts to display Posts
    • Where to find Posts
    • Real life use case: Build an Alert System to display important messages on your site

    Room 6
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • OFF105 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 3
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • CM201 - Starting off with Microsoft Viva Connections

    This session will showcase Microsoft Viva Connections and how to quickly deploy it to your organization.

    Room 1
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • INT201 - Creating Quick and Dirty Intranets from Scratch with Modern SharePoint and Teams

    Microsoft Teams seems to have taken the world by storm, while traditional intranets have somewhat fallen by the wayside. However, there is still value in having a company intranet.

    With Viva Home, you can bridge the gap between collaboration in Teams and the intranet functionality of SharePoint in one convenient, easy to adopt place!

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he explains features and architecture of a Modern Teams-first intranet while creating a proof-of-concept.

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Modern hub and associated sites architecture
    • New SharePoint Home Sites
    • Departmental communication sites
    • Using Teams for collaboration
    • Setting up Viva Home

    If you’ve been tasked with building your company a new intranet and don’t know where to start, or you are just interested in learning about some cool new features, don’t miss this session!

    Room 2
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 2
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room 2
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • INT204 - SharePoint Beautification: The art of customizing your sites and pages

    Providing a unique identity and brand to your sites is a core element in establishing trust and belonging in your users. In today's modern portal world, branding has evolved beyond themes and logos into a way of envisioning the entire site including pages, navigation, and interconnectivity.

    In this session we will highlight best practices for building beautiful, branded sites and pages in SharePoint. Dive into tutorials on branding, layouts, page designs, site templates, navigation and more. Explore these options, learn how to plan and design your sites and pages, and watch your sites come alive!

    Room 2
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 6
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room 4
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • INT205 - Tools and Techniques to create an accessible and inclusive intranet in Office 365

    Around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some type of color deficiency in their eyesight. Don't find out the hard way when you present an "awesome looking" yet colorful spreadsheet to your CIO and he tells you "I'm colorblind".

    Are you creating your sites, dashboards and documents that both look good and are accessible to all of your users? Even if you're not color blind or have low vision, there are color choices that just hurt the eyes.

    Learn how to use the tools available in the UI Fabric Theme Designer and check for accessibility in your color selection for SharePoint Themes and Designs as well as other tools for documents, PowerBI, and other areas of Office 365 to create an inclusive intranet that works for everyone.

    Room 2
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • INT301 - Information Architecture Tools in Modern SharePoint

    The tools and building blocks for information architecture have changed in modern SharePoint. We now have hub sites, new navigation options, Office 365 groups for security, and more.

    In this session, we will look at the modern SharePoint information architecture building blocks. We will then review how these building blocks can affect services such as search, security, compliance, and branding.

    Finally, we will look at best practices for putting all of these components together into an organized information architecture.

    Room 2
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • INT302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 2
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • INT303 - Communicating intelligently with SharePoint News

    Many organizations rely heavily on email to send out newsletters, and also run into adoption issues with SharePoint. What if you could solve both of those problems at the same time? You can do exactly that with SharePoint News!

    In this session, we will discuss SharePoint Online's News functionality, and how your organization can use it to communicate effectively while driving users to your intranet.

    We will go over topics such as:
    1. What is the current state of the news functionality?
    2. How can you curate which news is displayed on which sites?
    3. Is it possible to still mail out a newsletter?
    4. How can organizations share news to multiple sites?
    5. Which features are rolling out next?

    If you are looking for a newsletter, and/or you want to learn a new adoption trick or two, don't miss this session!

    Room 2
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK103 - 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 3
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK405 - Build your first intelligent app with Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Teams

    This hands-on workshop will guide you through your journey in Microsoft Teams in many ways that an average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform.
    We will start the workshop with an Introduction to Teams to review in general the architecture of the platform, Channels, Apps and other governance guidelines to deploy the App.

    We will build together our first Power App in Teams, how to build controls and create amazing component libraries with no code. We will leverage Power Automate to connect to Teams, your app and SharePoint to demonstrate how everything fits together to deliver a great end-to-end user experience.
    And with some fun added to the workshop, we will end our day with a Royal Battle to brainstorm ideas for new applications and simulate a real-life experience.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK503 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this half-day workshop, join Nick Brattoli as you build an employee recognition application from scratch together using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    You'll work through topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 9
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

    Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online.

    In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out?

    This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP103 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

    Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance.

    In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance.

    This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

    Room 5
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP104 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with PowerApps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use PowerApps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the PowerApps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of PowerApps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room 5
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SP Development
  • APP105 - PowerApps 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 PowerApps 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 5
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. We will cover:
    • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 5
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • APP203 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room 5
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • APP204 - Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

    Creating PDFs and other documents do not have to be a chore.

    In this session, we will learn:
    • How to generate documents from a Canvas-based Power App using Adobe PDF Services.
    • Add conditional logic, tables, lists, and images dynamically within a Power App using Adobe PDF Services with Power Automate.
    • Capture legally compliant e-signatures within a Power App using Adobe Sign.

    This session is ideal for beginner to intermediate Power Apps users who are interested in bringing document experiences into their apps.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 6
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP302 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room 5
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • APP303 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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 5
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • APP304 - Tightening the SharePoint List permissions for Power Apps

    With SharePoint lists becoming a popular and easy to use data source for Power Apps, it is important to tighten its permissions.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through the how-to process . In this session he will first start with how you can tighten both SharePoint site and list level permissions and then focus his attention on how you can leverage those permissions in making your Power Apps more secure.

    Room 5
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK103 - 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 3
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK203 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    Room 4
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features now generally available, it's time to start using it in our apps. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    • View and manipulate 3D content.
    • Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    • Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    • Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room 4
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK405 - Build your first intelligent app with Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Teams

    This hands-on workshop will guide you through your journey in Microsoft Teams in many ways that an average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform.
    We will start the workshop with an Introduction to Teams to review in general the architecture of the platform, Channels, Apps and other governance guidelines to deploy the App.

    We will build together our first Power App in Teams, how to build controls and create amazing component libraries with no code. We will leverage Power Automate to connect to Teams, your app and SharePoint to demonstrate how everything fits together to deliver a great end-to-end user experience.
    And with some fun added to the workshop, we will end our day with a Royal Battle to brainstorm ideas for new applications and simulate a real-life experience.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK504 - Power Automate Virtual Buttons

    Ever had the need to simply click on a button and get regular but mundane tasks completed? Well, now thanks to Power Automate flows you can!

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP who will walk you through how to build those flows.

    The primary focus will be on:
    • Button that doesn't require user input
    • Button that does require user input

    Room A1
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK601 - Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus.

    During this workshop, you will:
    • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
    • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success
    • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm
    • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate Workshop

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 9
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Power Apps: App design patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.
     
    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components,
    • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
    • Pop-up messages

    Room A1
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room 4
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR101 - Intro to Microsoft Lists for Teams and SharePoint Users

    SharePoint lists have led the way for years in organizing, managing, and sharing list content. With the introduction of Microsoft Lists, users and makers will find many of the core concepts of lists with new capabilities and ease of use.

    In this session we'll walk through the basics of getting started with Microsoft Lists in your organization and talk through some positioning to understand where Microsoft Lists fits in your M365 toolset - on its own, or integrated with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

    Room 6
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • APP102 - Power Apps: Tips From a First-Time User

    Having troubles getting started with Power Apps? You're not alone. As InfoPath support comes to an end, it's imperative that users understand the next form designer baked into SharePoint Online.

    In this session, I'll share what I learned as a first-time user of Power Apps - both what works and what doesn’t. Together, we will cover the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint Online list form and address the basics: How do I actually build my first form? Where do I add fields and their defaults? Can I make it look pretty? Once I publish the form, how do users fill it out?

    This session will be peppered with my own personal pros and cons, pitfalls to be aware of but mostly centered around the things a user should consider before making the switch from any form designer to Power Apps.

    Room 5
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • FLO102 - Get started with Robotic Process Automation using Power Automate UI Flows

    Join us in this session to get started with the new Power Automate UI Flows service, Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation solution. During this session we will take a tour of the Power Automate UI Flows application interface, look at the available controls and discuss some of the basic concepts around Robotic Process Automation.

    We will show you in a step-by-step demo how you can record user actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions to automate this process.

    Room 4
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 6
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • APP103 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

    Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance.

    In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance.

    This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

    Room 5
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • OFF103 - 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 3
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • PWR103 - Take your Lists to the next level

    Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting.

    We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

    Room 6
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room A1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • APP104 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with PowerApps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use PowerApps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the PowerApps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of PowerApps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room 5
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SP Development
  • APP105 - PowerApps 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 PowerApps 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 5
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • INT106 - Next Level SharePoint News

    Do you want to use an Intranet to share pertinent dynamic information such as announcements, milestones, system outages and upcoming events? Do you also want the content to be interactive and engaging for your users? Consider repeat content - would you benefit from using a template every month and/or scheduling your messages? Would you also like to easily push your content to MS Teams or Yammer?

    SharePoint News can help you achieve all of these things and so much more! Derived from the legacy Announcements List in SharePoint On-Premises, SharePoint News has evolved into an expansive feature that users must understand how to take full advantage of.

    In this session we will cover:
    • How to create, edit, delete and schedule a News Post
    • News Templates
    • Strategy and Architecture, including Hub News
    • Web Parts to display Posts
    • Where to find Posts
    • Real life use case: Build an Alert System to display important messages on your site

    Room 6
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. We will cover:
    • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 5
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

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

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room 4
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR202 - Engaging a diverse population with Office 365 accessibility features

    With more than a billion people on the planet having disabilities, it's critical that our technology engages and supports a diverse set of user needs.

    This session examines a range of Windows 10 and Office 365 cognitive, audio, visual, and mobility features that are making technology more accessible. Come learn about these new capabilities and see how Microsoft is investing in making technology accessible for all.

    Room 6
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • APP203 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room 5
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • PWR203 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMS203 - Become a Microsoft Teams rockstar

    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 8
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • BI204 - 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 7
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
  • PWR204 - Building an employee recognition solution with SP, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI

    An employee recognition app is a quick-and-easy way to create content and engagement for your SharePoint or Teams-first intranet.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he shows you how to build an employee recognition application from scratch using Power Apps, Power Automate, and even Power BI!

    He’ll discuss and demonstrate topics such as:
    • Planning and structuring your data
    • Creating an entry form
    • Displaying recognition awards
    • Adding approvals, notifications, and even printable certificates!
    • Using Power BI to add visual flair and statistics

    If you’re looking for a cool solution to build to drive user adoption or get buy-in from leadership, you don’t want to miss this!

    Room 6
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • PWR205 - Build a No-Code Application with the tools already in your belt!

    In this hands-on session, we will see how to maximize our Microsoft 365 investment by dissecting a simple referral system built with Microsoft Forms, SharePoint Online and Power Automate. We'll take a look at how these three pillars unite to empower a business with a system designed to track referrals from both internal and external customers.

    Then, we'll expand on the solution with Microsoft Teams and Power BI which layer in an additional medium for communication and insightful data visualizations.

    The take-aways from this session will relate to more than just referral tracking; the idea is to examine each component of a real life application and demonstrate how you can get started building functional solutions for any line of business.

    Room 6
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • FLO301 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click.

    This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 4
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 3
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMD301 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    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 A1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMS301 - 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 8
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
  • APP302 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

    The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups.

    Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

    Room 5
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    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 Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 4
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • APP303 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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 5
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • APP304 - Tightening the SharePoint List permissions for Power Apps

    With SharePoint lists becoming a popular and easy to use data source for Power Apps, it is important to tighten its permissions.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through the how-to process . In this session he will first start with how you can tighten both SharePoint site and list level permissions and then focus his attention on how you can leverage those permissions in making your Power Apps more secure.

    Room 5
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • 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 discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure 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.

    Room 7
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • WRK202 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 9
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK601 - Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus.

    During this workshop, you will:
    • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
    • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success
    • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm
    • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • KEY100 - Transforming Employee Experiences, Content and Collaboration for the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Junior Ballroom
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Keynote
  • ADM101 - Security and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365, as a platform, is capable of so much for end-user collaboration and working. Did you also know that it also has lots of features that help you provide not only Security but also meet regulations, as well as control your data flow and access?

    Too often Security is left to the end of a deployment, and sometimes not even implemented. Then there is that moment when an account is compromised, and you realize what isn't enabled.

    In this workshop, we will walk through the Security and Compliance features available within Microsoft 365, and explain how and when to use them. We will also answer the question, what should I use? Why should I use it? And when should it be implemented.

    At the end of this session, you will be better prepared to deploy security controls and monitoring for your Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Tenant.

    Room 9
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room 4
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • CM102 - Locate and Protect Your Sensitive Data in Office 365

    Most organizations are not aware of the sensitive and risky data they have in Office 365.

    This session will show you how to locate sensitive data in Office 365 and apply protections to it. We will begin by showing how to run a report to find sensitive data that already exists in your Office 365 environment.

    Next, we will review your options for protecting content in Office 365.

    Finally, we will show how you can use the information in the report to choose the best protection for your situation.

    Room 1
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF102 - The new exciting digital world with Microsoft Viva

    The session will take the attendee on a journey through the 4 pillars of Microsoft Viva:
    Viva Connections | Viva Insights | Viva Topics | Viva Learning

    Room 3
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 6
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • ADM103 - How to Protect your Highly Regulated Teams Data like a Federal Defense Contractor

    Microsoft Teams is an open collaboration platform. Requestors create sites, bring in collaborators, control permissions, determine guest access, and manage lifecycle.

    It's a business user's dream, but how can you make sure one person's dream doesn't become a cybersecurity nightmare?

    In regulated industries, it is important to provide specific protections while enabling your end-users to meet their mission requirements.

    In this session we will discuss some of the common requirements for data protection in a collaborative platform, some of the common workarounds we've seen for resolving these issues, and how AvePoint's Cloud Governance helped one Federal defense contractor enable their end-users through a self-service catalog with automated process and policy enforcement.

    Room 9
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM103 - 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 1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF103 - 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 3
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • PWR103 - Take your Lists to the next level

    Modern lists in SharePoint have seen a complete overhaul. While the Lists app in Office 365 is new addition, it uses the same modern SharePoint lists as Office 365. These lists have a lot of customization available natively, but the real power comes from custom list formatting.

    We'll start with some simple tips and them level up to making list views one of the most powerful no-code solutions in your toolbelt.

    Room 6
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • SPT104 - Beyond Text Messages and Email: Productivity On The Go with Microsoft 365 Mobile Apps

    Without a doubt, our mobile phones have become an essential tool to help us connect with family and friends, snap photos (selfies!), stay informed and entertained, and occasionally, make phone calls. But for work, many of us use our phones only for simple tasks like reading email, composing short messages (with typos), and glancing at our busy schedule.

    If your organization has Microsoft 365, and you use it only from your PC while sitting at your desk, then you are missing out on many incredibly valuable features in the suite of Microsoft 365 mobile apps. In this session, I’ll introduce you to a wide range of increasingly intelligent experiences in the mobile apps
    for Microsoft 365, designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of your mobile device. I’ll demonstrate some of my favorite features in Outlook, Teams, Office, OneDrive, To Do, and more. Bring your phone (iPhone or Android) to learn how you can achieve true business productivity while on-the go.

    Room 4
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room A1
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do.

    In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room 8
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • INT105 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    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 2
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF105 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 3
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • OFF106 - 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? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM201 - Top 10 Security Features to enable in Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is a great platform complete with collaboration tools for all types of communication. By default, Microsoft provides core Security capabilities to protect the service itself, as well as controls that are available as needed for any organization. However, most organizations do not implement them or even know where they are.

    Upon reading Microsoft’s documentation, there are hundreds of different configuration options that control end-user authentication, control external access to restricting downloading of content. Knowing which settings to enable or disable, and their impact on overall security is critical to a better security posture.

    In this session, we will walk through the top 10 standard security controls and features that every Microsoft 365 tenant needs enabling. We will discuss each one and explain why to use them. At the end of this session, you will understand and know which controls to implement to increase the overall security of your Microsoft 365 Tenant

    Room 9
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - 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 3
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM202 - Exploring Microsoft 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Microsoft 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
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • 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 Microsoft 365.

    Room 9
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • APP202 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps should be considered part of your tool set. We will cover:
    • Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    • How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    • Power Apps examples that bring immediate value but set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 5
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

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

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room 4
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 2
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

    Room 3
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • PWR202 - Engaging a diverse population with Office 365 accessibility features

    With more than a billion people on the planet having disabilities, it's critical that our technology engages and supports a diverse set of user needs.

    This session examines a range of Windows 10 and Office 365 cognitive, audio, visual, and mobility features that are making technology more accessible. Come learn about these new capabilities and see how Microsoft is investing in making technology accessible for all.

    Room 6
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • ADM203 - 5 tips to increasing your Secure Score in Microsoft 365

    Security is top of mind in every organization right now. Organizations are more paranoid now than ever wanting to ensure data is secure and they aren’t vulnerable to intrusions. However, understanding where to begin securing your Microsoft 365 environment can be daunting and there’s so much data to dig through! Where to begin??

    Join Stephanie Donahue in this session to understand the top 5 things you can do to improve your secure score in Microsoft 365 and help ensure the safety of your information. Don’t give in to the knee jerk reaction to lock everything down and force users to jump through outrageous hoops to get their jobs done. There is a better way.

    Room 9
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 3
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF205 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 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 Office 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 Office 365 deployment.

    Room 3
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 3
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • ADM302 - 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 9
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    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 Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 4
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • INT302 - Governance Planning for Viva Connections: Best Practices for Intranet and Collaboration

    Viva Connections gives you the opportunity to bring your modern, intelligent intranet into the apps and devices your employees already use every day – like Microsoft Teams. But have you planned your intranet with governance in mind? What are the best ways to get started and to ensure that your intranet – delivered in Teams or in the browser – provides a sustainable, useful, and usable experience for everyone in the organization?

    This session will help you plan and deliver a governance and training experience for your intranet in Viva Connections as well as your collaboration experiences in Microsoft Teams – with practical advice, tips and best practices, and content to help you get started!

    Room 2
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • APP303 - Power Apps: New Approaches for List-based 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 5
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF303 - Monitor for Code of Conduct Violations in Office 365

    Communication Compliance helps to minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and take remediation actions for inappropriate messages in Office 365.

    This session will teach you how to use Communication Compliance, including how to set it up, review potential violations, and capture audit information.

    We will use an example of a code of conduct violation policy that you can deploy in Office 365 right away. Communication Compliance is one of those features that everyone should use, so don’t miss this session!

    Room 3
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • SPT303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 6
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF304 - TMO (Too Many Options) In O365?

    Is the confusion of TMO (Too Many Options) in O365 getting to you?
    SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Outlook... When do we use what for communication? Collaboration?

    In this session Joy will break down our Office 365 options and bring clarity on how the O365 tools work better together for collaboration. We'll address leveraging our "Swiss Army Knife" of applications to be better equipped when communicating with the various audiences we interact with day in and day out.

    Room 3
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • WRK102 - 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 2
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK203 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    Room 4
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK405 - Build your first intelligent app with Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Teams

    This hands-on workshop will guide you through your journey in Microsoft Teams in many ways that an average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform.
    We will start the workshop with an Introduction to Teams to review in general the architecture of the platform, Channels, Apps and other governance guidelines to deploy the App.

    We will build together our first Power App in Teams, how to build controls and create amazing component libraries with no code. We will leverage Power Automate to connect to Teams, your app and SharePoint to demonstrate how everything fits together to deliver a great end-to-end user experience.
    And with some fun added to the workshop, we will end our day with a Royal Battle to brainstorm ideas for new applications and simulate a real-life experience.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK406 - 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 6
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • KEY100 - Transforming Employee Experiences, Content and Collaboration for the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Junior Ballroom
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Keynote
  • TMD101 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    Over the past few years, it has become increasingly easier to create powerful bots with little to no code. Now almost anyone can quickly create a deploy a chat bot with ease. Power Virtual Agents is a premium add-on to the Power Platform that allows you to create and deploy such bots.

    As part of Dataverse (previously called Project Oakdale) many Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams. These chat bots are covered under their Microsoft 365 licensing and require no premium licensing to develop, deploy, or use.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    1) How to create / deploy chat bots in Teams
    2) How to create Topics, use branching logic, and prompt users for input
    3) Add even more power to their chat bots using Power Automate flows.

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 5
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMS101 - Beginner to Super User: These are a Few of My Favorite #MicrosoftTeams Things!

    Did you know you can filter your activity feed by “@mentions?” Or that you can type “/” into the search box for shortcuts and commands to appear? Have you seen the latest FILTER capabilities? Do you use tabs? And bots? And auto-translation? OH MY!

    We're going to start with an overview of Microsoft Teams and some of its most basic benefits (like discussions, and easy file sharing, and co-authoring). We'll hit an overview of the architecture (where is my content stored, again?). Then we'll finally hit up some of the things I get most jazzed about!

    If you are new to Teams or looking to sharpen your collaboration skills this session will give you the latest skills to boost your productivity.

    Room 8
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF102 - The new exciting digital world with Microsoft Viva

    The session will take the attendee on a journey through the 4 pillars of Microsoft Viva:
    Viva Connections | Viva Insights | Viva Topics | Viva Learning

    Room 3
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS102 - Beginning Microsoft Teams Governance

    Microsoft Teams has the power to change productivity in your organization, but with great power comes great responsibility!

    Come to this session to learn how govern your environment without inhibiting its use.

    Room 8
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM103 - How to Protect your Highly Regulated Teams Data like a Federal Defense Contractor

    Microsoft Teams is an open collaboration platform. Requestors create sites, bring in collaborators, control permissions, determine guest access, and manage lifecycle.

    It's a business user's dream, but how can you make sure one person's dream doesn't become a cybersecurity nightmare?

    In regulated industries, it is important to provide specific protections while enabling your end-users to meet their mission requirements.

    In this session we will discuss some of the common requirements for data protection in a collaborative platform, some of the common workarounds we've seen for resolving these issues, and how AvePoint's Cloud Governance helped one Federal defense contractor enable their end-users through a self-service catalog with automated process and policy enforcement.

    Room 9
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM103 - 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 1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room A1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMS103 - Running Teams Live Events at Scale

    Teams live events are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization.

    In this session we will talk about the
    • lessons learned from the conference
    • features of teams live events
    • options for putting on a conference

    Room 8
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room A1
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMS104 - Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do.

    In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room 8
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMD105 - 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 A1
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS105 - Case Study: Using Microsoft Teams for Adult Learning

    The State of Minnesota College and University Systems went to Office 365 and with that, the capability of using Teams for student collaboration and sharing of files for learning.

    Join us to find out what was done at Rochester Community and Technical College in conjunction with students from Mayo Clinic using Teams for everything from Question of the day to sharing presentations and learning from each other.

    Room 8
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM201 - Starting off with Microsoft Viva Connections

    This session will showcase Microsoft Viva Connections and how to quickly deploy it to your organization.

    Room 1
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
  • OFF201 - 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 3
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS201 - Information Management and Microsoft Teams - What you need to know!

    As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams.

    As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats to files saved in a Teams channel.

    How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies?

    Join AvePoint’s information management expert Jay Leask as he shows you:
    • The importance of an overall Office 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities
    • Capabilities and limitations for retaining Teams Chats
    • Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams
    • How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates

    Room 8
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS202 - Getting Started with Teams Live Events

    Microsoft 365 live events bring live video streaming to a new level, encouraging connection throughout the entire engagement life cycle with attendees before, during, and after live events. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer.

    This session helps you understand what Teams Live Events are, how to plan for them, and how to get started using them.

    Room 8
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • CM204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • TMS204 - Teams In The Architecture

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However some organizations hesitate to embrace Teams due to the implications of Teams in the Architecture.

    This session will discover how we can architect our intranet with Teams in mind, not only to reduce duplication of sites, but to use existing team sites with Microsoft Teams.

    While building out a sample Intranet architecture, we'll discuss security and architecture best practices for SharePoint and Teams, the implications of private channels, and see how tabs and connectors help us turn our Teams channels into true digital hubs for teamwork.

    Room 8
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • AZR204 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    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 intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • 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 and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room A1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMS205 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

    Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently.

    Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game.

    Session Benefits:
    • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment
    • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams
    • Take away action items to implement right away

    Room 8
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMD301 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    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 A1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, 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 Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMS301 - 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 8
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • 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 6
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    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 Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 4
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • ADM303 - Using Azure Sentinal with Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams serves as a central application for both communication and data sharing in the Microsoft 365 Cloud. The Teams service touches on so many underlying technologies in the Cloud, you can benefit from human and automated analysis not only when it comes to hunting in logs, but also real-time monitoring of meetings.

    Using Azure Sentinel you can collect Teams activity logs. This will allow you the administrator to put security management under one pane of glass, by using Sentinel workbooks, and runbooks.

    This session will step through the process of enabling this and then how to query the log data.

    Room 9
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • TMS303 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

    Communication in small to large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers.

    In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

    • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams
    • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction
    • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption

    Room 8
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • ADM304 - Deep Understanding Microsoft Teams Administration for the IT Professional

    This session will take a deep dive in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center. The attendee will understand the best practice around managing Microsoft Teams, establishing operational guidelines of Microsoft Teams, and providing insights around governance for Teams.

    Room 9
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS304 - 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 8
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room 5
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD101 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    Over the past few years, it has become increasingly easier to create powerful bots with little to no code. Now almost anyone can quickly create a deploy a chat bot with ease. Power Virtual Agents is a premium add-on to the Power Platform that allows you to create and deploy such bots.

    As part of Dataverse (previously called Project Oakdale) many Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams. These chat bots are covered under their Microsoft 365 licensing and require no premium licensing to develop, deploy, or use.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    1) How to create / deploy chat bots in Teams
    2) How to create Topics, use branching logic, and prompt users for input
    3) Add even more power to their chat bots using Power Automate flows.

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 5
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • TMD103 - Building No Code Chat-Bots in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

    Bots are Hot. 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.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade bot for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams.

    You will learn:
    • What are Power Virtual Agents?
    • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to call Power Automate from Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents?
    • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

    Room A1
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMD104 - Best of Both Worlds: Powering Collaboration with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

    Whether you start in Microsoft Teams or in SharePoint, collaboration is now an interconnected M365 experience.

    In this session learn more about how to collaborate across SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Learn best practices for Teams, channels, and apps and how to build the components you need to be successful.

    Leverage the tools and knowledge to properly plan and shape your Teams Connected collaboration experiences.

    Room A1
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
  • TMD105 - 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 A1
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD301 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    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 A1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMD303 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

    Many of us in our daily roles are asked to provision, secure and configure Microsoft Teams in rapid fashion for our organization. In some organizations this can be quite time consuming depending on the various layers of complexity in the configuration requirements we were given.

    This session examines many different interfaces and methods to automate the process of creating a Team (capital 'T'), securing it, configuring it from settings right down to creating a Plan within it. To do so, we will examine the request process and data collection using PowerApps, then provisioning & configuration using several methods of automation including from Flow/Azure Logic Apps, Azure Runbooks/Functions, Powershell, and GraphAPI.

    Room A1
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Teams Development
  • WRK202 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 9
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK203 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    Room 4
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features now generally available, it's time to start using it in our apps. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    • View and manipulate 3D content.
    • Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    • Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    • Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room 4
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • KEY100 - Transforming Employee Experiences, Content and Collaboration for the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Junior Ballroom
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Keynote
  • OFF101 - 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

    Why do so many people resist changing their ways? It's not because Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint are bad platforms - quite the contrary actually- it's because of their past experiences with change in technology. Change Management is hard. No doubt about it!

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

    Room 3
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • ADM102 - What You Need to Know Before You Build Your Modern SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan

    Building a modern disaster recovery (DR) plan these days is no walk in the park. You may have an on-premises SharePoint farm, but you may be among those who are letting Microsoft or another cloud partner manage their SharePoint environment.

    In these sorts of situations, what should you be focused on with your DR plan? Are your partner’s service-level agreements and approaches to data protection appropriate for your organization? Are you even aware of what the folks who are managing your SharePoint environment do to protect your data?

    These questions, and many others, are what we will be answering within this session. We will cover the questions you should be asking when you create your own DR plans, as well as the questions you should be asking your cloud partners about theirs.

    At the conclusion of this session, you’ll leave with the firm understanding and the knowledge that you understand what’s important and what’s not when it comes to SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning.

    Room 9
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • INT102 - Modern is Now! Transform Your Intranet

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Microsoft 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Microsoft 365 features with your current cloud-based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of those questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your existing intranet. SharePoint Hub sites, Communication sites, root site swap, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 2
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • OFF103 - 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 3
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • TMS103 - Running Teams Live Events at Scale

    Teams live events are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization.

    In this session we will talk about the
    • lessons learned from the conference
    • features of teams live events
    • options for putting on a conference

    Room 8
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • BV104 - 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 1
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Value
  • SPT104 - Beyond Text Messages and Email: Productivity On The Go with Microsoft 365 Mobile Apps

    Without a doubt, our mobile phones have become an essential tool to help us connect with family and friends, snap photos (selfies!), stay informed and entertained, and occasionally, make phone calls. But for work, many of us use our phones only for simple tasks like reading email, composing short messages (with typos), and glancing at our busy schedule.

    If your organization has Microsoft 365, and you use it only from your PC while sitting at your desk, then you are missing out on many incredibly valuable features in the suite of Microsoft 365 mobile apps. In this session, I’ll introduce you to a wide range of increasingly intelligent experiences in the mobile apps
    for Microsoft 365, designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of your mobile device. I’ll demonstrate some of my favorite features in Outlook, Teams, Office, OneDrive, To Do, and more. Bring your phone (iPhone or Android) to learn how you can achieve true business productivity while on-the go.

    Room 4
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • APP105 - PowerApps 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 PowerApps 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 5
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • OFF105 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 3
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 2
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • OFF202 - Deploy Microsoft Learning Pathways to get the best use out of Microsoft 365

    Are your employees utilizing Microsoft 365 to the fullest? Do they have the training and support needed to be successful in their job?

    Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways is a Microsoft-built solution you can deploy to your tenant, today, for free. It creates an adoption and training center that showcases dynamic, always up-to-date content from Microsoft to support training and adoption for your end users. You can also customize it to fit the exact needs of your organization by incorporating your own training content and highlighting your events.

    Come to the session and I will show you how you can deploy and get the best use out of the content from Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways.

    Room 3
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • APP203 - Power Apps with Large Data Sets

    This session demonstrates how Power Apps can use large data sets and still be fully functional.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform as he demonstrates how data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint & SQL with over 40,000 items or rows can be fully functional in a Power App as long as you use follow the rules to to avoid any delegation issues.

    Room 5
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

    If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users.

    Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions.

    In this session:
    • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs
    • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption
    • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

    Room 2
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • CM204 - Essential Steps for a Successful Viva Connections Deployment

    Viva Connections, part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform (EXP), can help your organization achieve greater employee engagement and communication by bringing your company branded SharePoint intranet right into Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, I'll cover the main business decisions and technical considerations necessary to prepare for and enable Viva Connections for your organization. I’ll review:
    • Preparing and designating a SharePoint home site
    • Enabling and customizing global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
    • Creating and managing the Connections Dashboard, including how dashboard cards can address
    employee's business needs
    • Planning your Company Feed with content from SharePoint news and Yammer
    • Enabling and customizing the Viva Connections app in the Teams admin center

    I'll also highlight a few real-world tips and suggestions based on my experience helping organizations prepare for and successfully deploy Viva Connections.

    Room 1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room 4
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • CM301 - The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Content Management

    From the growth of cloud computing, augmented intelligence, and mobile workers to the rise of new collaboration tools and intelligent search technologies, the world of global knowledge and content management continue to evolve and, along with it, come new challenges and opportunities.

    I will look at how the top trends in KM, content management and information discovery impact your organization.

    In this session, you will learn about:
    • On-ramping documents that automatically get dynamic, real-time contextual knowledge delivery
    • Leveraging speech analytics and machine learning to drive KM results and improvements
    • The rise of a customer-first outside-in approach
    • Human-inspired AI supercharging KM and enabling companies to innovate at speed
    • SaaS next-generation drives organizations to focus on their biggest competitive weapon: human intelligence

    Room 1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • 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 6
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • APP304 - Tightening the SharePoint List permissions for Power Apps

    With SharePoint lists becoming a popular and easy to use data source for Power Apps, it is important to tighten its permissions.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through the how-to process . In this session he will first start with how you can tighten both SharePoint site and list level permissions and then focus his attention on how you can leverage those permissions in making your Power Apps more secure.

    Room 5
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • WRK103 - 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 3
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK203 - Let's build a chat bot together

    This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot.

    We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows.

    Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

    Room 4
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK504 - Power Automate Virtual Buttons

    Ever had the need to simply click on a button and get regular but mundane tasks completed? Well, now thanks to Power Automate flows you can!

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP who will walk you through how to build those flows.

    The primary focus will be on:
    • Button that doesn't require user input
    • Button that does require user input

    Room A1
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate Workshop

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 9
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • FLO101 - Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance! In this session, you'll learn:
    What can be done with Flows
    How are Flows different than SharePoint Designer Workflows
    How to create Flows for everyday tasks such as sending automatic reminder emails
    How to create Flows from templates
    The best resources for advancing your Flow skills
    Where to get help
    And more...

    Attend this demo-rich session and start creating Flows with Power Automate today!

    Room 4
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO102 - Get started with Robotic Process Automation using Power Automate UI Flows

    Join us in this session to get started with the new Power Automate UI Flows service, Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation solution. During this session we will take a tour of the Power Automate UI Flows application interface, look at the available controls and discuss some of the basic concepts around Robotic Process Automation.

    We will show you in a step-by-step demo how you can record user actions such as mouse clicks, keyboard use, and data entry, and then replay those actions to automate this process.

    Room 4
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • PWR102 - Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

    There are so many necessary documents for an organization, and being able to help automate them can make a huge difference.

    In this session, we will see how you can automate that in Microsoft Power Automate with Adobe PDF Services and Adobe Sign:
    • Generate Word and PDF documents from data using Adobe Document Generation
    • Protect, Combine, OCR, and perform other actions on PDFs
    • Send and capture e-signatures

    Room 6
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO103 - When To Use What: One Tool Does Not Fit All Use Cases

    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.

    Room 4
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

    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 onprem and online or beyond.

    Room 4
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • BI201 - Build smarter Power Platform solutions using Artificial Intelligence

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI solutions and let Artificial Intelligence do the work for you.

    Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes.

    In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • FLO201 - 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 4
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO202 - Real World Power Automate

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

    Our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked by and problems encountered by real world Power Automate developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site (https://powerusers.microsoft.com).

    We will explain each issue and look at each solution in detail (and have some fun in the process).

    Room 4
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
  • APP204 - Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

    Creating PDFs and other documents do not have to be a chore.

    In this session, we will learn:
    • How to generate documents from a Canvas-based Power App using Adobe PDF Services.
    • Add conditional logic, tables, lists, and images dynamically within a Power App using Adobe PDF Services with Power Automate.
    • Capture legally compliant e-signatures within a Power App using Adobe Sign.

    This session is ideal for beginner to intermediate Power Apps users who are interested in bringing document experiences into their apps.

    Room 5
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO204 - Advanced Power Automate Flows for Every Day Use

    The Power Platform has changed the landscape for Citizen Developers giving them more power than ever before in Office 365. It's time to go beyond the basics and approval workflows to learn to create advanced functionality that maybe you never considered before as a possibility in Power Automate.

    Attendees to this session will learn how to build advanced Power Automate Flows for things like record management and auto tagging of documents opening up a new world of possibilities.

    Room 4
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO301 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click.

    This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 4
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMD301 - Adaptive Cards for Citizen Developers

    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 A1
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Flow/Workflow
  • TMS300 - Implementing MS Teams Governance using Power Automate, 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 Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

    You will learn:
    1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation
    2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint
    3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

    Room 5
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Power Automate

    A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow.

    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 Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

    Room 4
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO303 - Stages and State Machines: The Best Way to Model and Manage Workflows

    One feature that helps justify the cost of Power Platform Premium licensing is Business Process Flows; they're the Power Automate implementation of stage/state machine logic. SharePoint Designer 2013 supports it, as do offerings by ISVs like WEBCON and Nintex.

    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 4
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO304 - Working with JSON and Arrays in Power Automate

    Creating flows in Power Automate is one of the most powerful features available to the citizen developer. However, in order to truly master creating flows citizen developers need to understand how to parse the often confusing arrays and JSON objects that are returned from various processes.

    In this session, Mark Rackley will break down how to effectively:
    • Access data in an array
    • Parse a JSON object
    • Generate a sample schema

    Don’t miss your chance to unlock a world of powerful features in Power Automate by learning to master data in Power Automate.

    Room 4
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
  • WRK106 - Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    Room 6
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK401 - 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 7
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • 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 7
    Wed 9:50 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 7
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • 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 7
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - 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 7
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI201 - Build smarter Power Platform solutions using Artificial Intelligence

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Power BI solutions and let Artificial Intelligence do the work for you.

    Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes.

    In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    Room 7
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

    Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy.

    This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

    Room 7
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - 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 7
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI204 - 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 7
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI205 - There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them. If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room 7
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - Self-service data preparation with Dataflows

    As data volume continues to grow, so does the challenge of wrangling that data into well-formed, actionable information. Most organisations want data that’s ready for analytics, to populate visuals, reports, and dashboards, so that they can quickly turn volumes of data into actionable insights.

    Join us in this session and learn how to use Dataflow to ingest, transform, integrate, and enrich your data by defining data source connections, ETL logic and refresh schedules.

    Room 7
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI303 - Sharing PowerBI Reports with the World - 5 Things to Know

    The Power BI Publish to Web feature is a powerful tool for sharing your reports with a wider audience. However, it brings with it a number of difficulties, challenges, and dangers. Before you use this capability, you should know when it is appropriate, what is possible, and how to design for it properly.

    This session will explore what the Publish to web feature is all about, and how you can take advantage of it effectively, and most importantly… safely.

    Room 7
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content Services and Project Cortex 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 7
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 2
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint.

    Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

    Room A1
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

    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 onprem and online or beyond.

    Room 4
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • PWR203 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • DEV204 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room A1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR204 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    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 intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • 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 and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room A1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR302 - Augmenting Microsoft 365 development using Github Codespaces

    The Microsoft 365 development space is continuing change at a rapid pace, including SharePoint web parts & extensions, Teams apps, MS Graph, PowerShell and so much more.

    One of the challenges of this rapid pace is that API and Framework versions are constantly being updated, so working on projects written against previous versions means a scramble to keep multiple environments available. Github Codespaces allows developers to build environments on-demand that are fast, cheap, and disposable. These environments are available to use in the browser or with modern IDEs on your local machine.

    This session will cover this new technology and walk through how to get your Codespaces environment set up to take your Microsoft development efforts to the next level.

    Room A1
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV304 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road?

    Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of.

    Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room A1
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK105 - 101 Ways to Develop for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams

    As a developer, it is critical to understand all of the ways to customize SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Often, you can develop some pretty amazing solutions without writing a line of code and sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and open up Visual Studio Code.

    In this full-day workshop, developers will be introduced to some of the most common methods for customizing SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams including:
    - Out of the box customizations
    - SPFx Web Parts and Teams Apps
    - Connecting to SPO using the .NET framework
    - PnP libraries, REST, and Microsoft Graph
    - Power Apps, Power Automate, and Logic Apps
    - Power Virtual Agents and bots
    - and so much more!

    Room 5
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is the future of development on Office 365 and SharePoint. It is a significant change from previous development models for SharePoint.

    Learning this new model will allow developers to learn and use many modern web technologies that are used in many modern websites.

    Room A1
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - React for the SharePoint Developer

    For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills.

    React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

    Room A1
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • APP104 - Customize your SharePoint online forms with PowerApps

    You’ve customized your all SharePoint forms with InfoPath and your organization is now moving to SharePoint online? Not a problem, join us in this session and learn how to use PowerApps to customize your SharePoint online forms.

    During this session we will take a tour of the PowerApps Studio application, look at the available controls and discuss the basic concepts of PowerApps.

    We will also, perform a step-by-step demo showing you how to create a multi-tab SharePoint online form integrating corporate branding, user driven content and simple business logic.

    Room 5
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - Converting your CEWP Customizations to the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is THE way to develop solutions for Modern SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, but what are you going to do with all those customizations you created by putting script on a page using a Content Editor Web Part? Tabs, Sliders, Charts, Graphs, DataTables, Reports! Is all of that going to work in the new SharePoint Framework???

    Never fear, well... fear less! Join Mark Rackley as he walks you through the step by step process for converting a legacy solution built using JavaScript and a Content Editor Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Client Web Part.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    • What is the SPFx and what does it mean?
    • How to create an SPFx solution without having to learn TypeScript!
    • How to overcome common obstacles and hurdles for creating SPFx Client Web Parts.

    Room 6
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

    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 onprem and online or beyond.

    Room 4
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • TMD105 - 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 A1
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Getting started in Microsoft Patterns & Practices

    The Patterns & Practices (PnP) program is the largest open community in the Microsoft ecosystem. While it is a haven for developers of all levels to learn from MVPs and Microsoft engineers, the real magic happens when you get involved.

    Learn how to become an active contributor in the technologies that interest you most. From creating or correcting official online documentation to providing sample applications to building cutting edge tools like the Microsoft 365 CLI, everything is available to community, with plenty of help from the PnP Team to other community contributors.

    Learn how you can get involved and take your skills to the next level.

    Room 5
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Teams Development
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

    Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use.

    This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

    Room A1
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - The Client Side: Evolution of JavaScript injection to SharePoint Frame (SPFx)

    Be it through web parts, page layouts, or scoped custom actions, we've been able to inject client side JavaScript to SharePoint pages for quite some time. As your SharePoint platforms upgrade you may choose to undergo code conversion fit into the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).

    This session answers many questions surrounding the differences between web part/Custom Actions JavaScript injection tactics vs the SPFx. Doing so we will examine advantages and differences in use case, implementation scope, packaging and delivery of customizations made possible by two CDN centric, JavaScript injection methodologies, SPFx (2016 and beyond) and ScriptBlock Custom Actions (2013 and up).

    Room A1
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room A1
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • ADM205 - 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 9
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • AZR204 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services

    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.

    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 intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services and deploy in multiple platforms (channels) like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Public-Facing Web Sites, etc

    You will learn:
    • 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 and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots?
    • How to deploy Bots to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Public-facing Websites?

    Room A1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road?

    Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of.

    Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room A1
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK202 - M365 Security Workshop

    The Microsoft Cloud, and Office 365 as a whole has never had a more robust, powerful security backbone than it does today. In this half day workshop, we will do a comprehensive overview, and practical demonstration of some of the most critical security features throughout the cloud.

    Information Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, The Secure Score, Compliance Manager, Least Access Privileged, Cloud App Security and much more presented through the applications themselves in real time demos.

    If you are just starting your journey into the cloud, or have been there for some time, this is a session you do not want to miss.

    Room 9
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK303 - Step into the Mixed Reality World

    With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features now generally available, it's time to start using it in our apps. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios.

    These scenarios include:
    • View and manipulate 3D content.
    • Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
    • Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
    • Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.

    Room 4
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • WRK505 - o365 Strategy/Success: Practical Tools & Techniques for the Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    Topics will include:
    • Aligning with the Microsoft Roadmap
    • Planning & Implementing For Scale
    • Aligning With Industry Trends
    • Pro-Active Planning (Estimates, Roadmaps, Adoption, Etc.)
    • Visualizing & Communicating Better (Many Tips & Tricks)

    Room 4
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • TMD101 - An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

    Over the past few years, it has become increasingly easier to create powerful bots with little to no code. Now almost anyone can quickly create a deploy a chat bot with ease. Power Virtual Agents is a premium add-on to the Power Platform that allows you to create and deploy such bots.

    As part of Dataverse (previously called Project Oakdale) many Microsoft 365 subscribers have access to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams. These chat bots are covered under their Microsoft 365 licensing and require no premium licensing to develop, deploy, or use.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    1) How to create / deploy chat bots in Teams
    2) How to create Topics, use branching logic, and prompt users for input
    3) Add even more power to their chat bots using Power Automate flows.

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 5
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Teams Development
    • Special Topics
  • SPT104 - Beyond Text Messages and Email: Productivity On The Go with Microsoft 365 Mobile Apps

    Without a doubt, our mobile phones have become an essential tool to help us connect with family and friends, snap photos (selfies!), stay informed and entertained, and occasionally, make phone calls. But for work, many of us use our phones only for simple tasks like reading email, composing short messages (with typos), and glancing at our busy schedule.

    If your organization has Microsoft 365, and you use it only from your PC while sitting at your desk, then you are missing out on many incredibly valuable features in the suite of Microsoft 365 mobile apps. In this session, I’ll introduce you to a wide range of increasingly intelligent experiences in the mobile apps
    for Microsoft 365, designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of your mobile device. I’ll demonstrate some of my favorite features in Outlook, Teams, Office, OneDrive, To Do, and more. Bring your phone (iPhone or Android) to learn how you can achieve true business productivity while on-the go.

    Room 4
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • ADM105 - Azure and M365 Security, Compliance and Control - Do it your way

    With an increasing reliance on remote working and the need for companies to manage devices away from the office or corporate network, solutions are needed that can provide peace of mind to the security professionals.

    With M365 Intune and Autopilot, Microsoft provides that peace of mind and level of control based on the needs of the business. When running compute or applications in the cloud, security and operations teams need to understand the signals coming from those services and act accordingly when there is a risk of data loss, theft or corruption.

    Microsoft Azure Sentinel provides not only a solution to identify such signals but to act on them in the fastest way possible to protect business or personal data from potential loss, regardless of the attack vector.

    In this session we will provide an overview of each technology, where it fits in the business security landscape and the control options available at the fingertips of operations and security professionals.

    Room 9
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • OFF105 - Accelerating Employee Onboarding & Your Hybrid Workplace With Microsoft 365

    As organizations begin to adjust for a post-pandemic world, many are looking to prepare for and manage the explosive growth expected in the months and years ahead. From skills development and digital excellence to process automation and connecting employees to the resources they need at the right time, the challenges ahead are considerable. Organizations are looking to better leverage Microsoft 365 and their digital workplace investments to support this talent growth by accelerating employee onboarding and digital excellence around hybrid workplace practices for flexible work and remote work.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he explores how the world of digital work has changed, how the way we work together has changed, and how SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and more can be used to improve the onboarding and hybrid work experience.

    Room 3
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • OFF106 - 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? Then this session is for you!

    Room 7
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • INT202 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Microsoft 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organizations embracing new capabilities in “the cloud” to meet their digital workplace and Intranet needs. While some organizations are running their Intranets “on premise,” most are transitioning or have migrated to cloud-based solutions or run them on platforms like Microsoft 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Microsoft 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Microsoft 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits new Microsoft 365 features bring to an intranet
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Microsoft 365 with your existing intranet today

    Room 2
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • PWR202 - Engaging a diverse population with Office 365 accessibility features

    With more than a billion people on the planet having disabilities, it's critical that our technology engages and supports a diverse set of user needs.

    This session examines a range of Windows 10 and Office 365 cognitive, audio, visual, and mobility features that are making technology more accessible. Come learn about these new capabilities and see how Microsoft is investing in making technology accessible for all.

    Room 6
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF203 - Steps To Proactive Governance & Adoption Of Microsoft 365

    Organizations are looking to Microsoft 365 to transform and optimize how they work. When organizations are only reactive with governance and adoption efforts, they will continue to fall behind and spend all their time firefighting, supporting, and struggling to manage and get the most out of their Microsoft 365 investments.

    Proactive governance leads to greater stability, better resiliency, and much greater effectiveness. When paired with proactive adoption, you achieve far more with less. So why don’t organizations all embrace proactive governance and adoption? Why aren’t all organizations proactively tackling Microsoft Teams lifecycle management or how to best drive more significant teams' usage before and after meetings? Because it can be a daunting challenge, especially without help or a proven path forward.

    Join Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized expert on Microsoft 365 and the Digital Workplace, as he shares the best ways to accelerate and shift Microsoft 365 governance from being reactive to being proactive. We will explore how proactive adoption aligns and compliments this proven approach and how it and the effectiveness driven by good governance help organizations maximize the value of their digital workplace and Microsoft 365 investments.

    Room 3
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • PWR203 - Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Microsoft 365 Developers and Power Users

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. Microsoft's vision is to make AI accessible to every enterprise, data scientist, developer, information worker, consumer and device everywhere in the world. AI has a big role to play in the enterprise space. The field of AI is progressing at a rapid pace. Without understanding the concepts behind these advanced technologies, developers and administrators will struggle to evaluate the potential impact of new tools and solutions.

    In this session, we will break down the concepts behind existing technologies, outline various tools available today, and discuss the direction of AI and ML for Microsoft 365 Developers. We will cover how developers, Power Users, and Information workers can take advantage of the Microsoft's AI and Cognitive Services offerings to build real-life enterprise solutions.

    You will learn:

    1) Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
    2) What are the cognitive services?
    3) What tools are available today?
    4) How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Microsoft 365?

    Room 6
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • SPT204 - 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 4
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • BV205 - Transform Knowledge Management and Collaboration with Microsoft 365

    Modern, dynamic organizations need to re-think how to enable knowledge management to drive efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. With Viva Topics, Microsoft has introduced significant innovations for knowledge management. But what does this mean for your organization?

    In this session, you will learn about Viva Topics as well as other experiences in Microsoft 365 that empower the people in your organization to connect to knowledge, insights, expertise, and answers – just in time, just when they need it, and in their everyday work experiences.

    Room 4
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • CM205 - Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

    You’ve probably attended a few sessions about compliance and retention policies in SharePoint over the years, but how do you make real use of it in your organization? How do you ensure that you have architected your environment to ensure data is securely stored for as long as required but not too long?! How do you ensure that your users understand and know where to store content so that it gets the correct policies applied?

    Go beyond the how to and learn from real world scenarios that enable organizations to not only set up the correct policies but help ensure users do their part to put data where it needs to go.

    Room 1
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • SPT205 - 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 template 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 5
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Special Topics
  • BV301 - Tame That Never-Ending "To-Do" List with Microsoft 365!

    Keeping track of your daily "to-do" items can be stressful and even disrupt your workflow rather than improve it. Flagged emails, sticky notes, OneNote lists, Excel spreadsheets, and old-school pad and paper are just a few of the many ways we try to keep from forgetting all the things we need to get done each day.

    In this session, I’ll share how various tasks tracking applications in Microsoft 365, specifically Microsoft To Do, Planner, and the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams, can boost your productivity by helping you plan your day, focus on what matters most, and get things done. I’ll show how you can easily track your individual tasks in Microsoft To Do while managing team and project-based tasks in Planner. I’ll then
    demonstrate how the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams pulls all your tasks together to help ensure you never lose track of those critical tasks again.

    Sign up to attend, then check it off your list. Now that's one less thing to do!

    Room 7
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • PWR301 - Working Remotely, Empower your Remote Workers in M365

    In the last year, we have drastically seen the workforce change. Overnight thousands of people went from working remotely not being an option, to being a requirment.

    In this 70 minute session we are going to be focusing on some of the tools and resources to help ensure you are doing remote working right!

    End user experience and tools, applications designed to make you and your users better!

    Room 6
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • OFF302 - Tackling Teams & SharePoint Site Sprawl: Why It Matters & What You Need To Know

    Without an effective governance strategy in place, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Sites can quickly go from an organized and effective workspace to an out-of-control, sprawling digital wasteland. Sound familiar?

    It's very common for organizations to experience Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl. But, when it does happen, how can you tackle it?

    Join Microsoft MVP & 2toLead CTO, Richard Harbridge, as he explores:
    • Challenges organizations face with Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Solutions to tackle Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Sites sprawl.
    • Best practices to get more from Microsoft Teams & SharePoint.
    • Real-world guidance on out-of-the-box solutions and custom approaches.
    • How Microsoft 365 can improve experiences, management and organizational outcomes.

    Room 3
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • ADM303 - Using Azure Sentinal with Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams serves as a central application for both communication and data sharing in the Microsoft 365 Cloud. The Teams service touches on so many underlying technologies in the Cloud, you can benefit from human and automated analysis not only when it comes to hunting in logs, but also real-time monitoring of meetings.

    Using Azure Sentinel you can collect Teams activity logs. This will allow you the administrator to put security management under one pane of glass, by using Sentinel workbooks, and runbooks.

    This session will step through the process of enabling this and then how to query the log data.

    Room 9
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SPT303 - Engaging and Managing D&I Issues from the Trenches

    In this session we will give you real world examples of how to interact, engage, and manage D&I topics like: conflict, harassment, mentorship, professional development, and job searches.

    How can and should you handle these situations and we will share tips for warning signs and resolutions. Engage with us as we share our learnings from a lifetime of D&I topics and our different perspectives as to what we have experienced.

    Room 1
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • N/A
    • Special Topics
  • SPT303 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 6
    Fri 1:10 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CM304 - Decoding SharePoint Syntex

    Need help understanding what SharePoint Syntex is and how it relates to your real-world content needs? This session introduces SharePoint Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. We will:
    - Review key decisions you’ll need to make as you configure SharePoint Syntex in your tenant
    - Learn how to build content understanding models that can classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata
    - Discuss tips, tricks, and good ideas for managing content understanding models
    - Explore how a strong information architecture can benefit your AI and machine learning results

    Room 1
    Fri 2:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • WRK102 - 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 2
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK103 - 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 3
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK108 - 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 8
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK302 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use.

    The session will focus on:
    • Why OneDrive
    • Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client
    • Automation
    • Security
    • Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

    Room 9
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Monday Workshops
  • WRK106 - Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

    Room 6
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK402 - 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 2
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK403 - Introduction to Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! Modern, intelligent intranets need an effective and intuitive information architecture.

    In this session, we will introduce the key aspects of intranet IA to help you get started on your IA journey. You will take away practical tips and best practices for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites and hubs, determining your site structure, creating accessible and readable pages, and using metadata and search to create effective user experiences.

    We will also cover how Microsoft Viva and Viva Connections should influence your IA planning. Join this session for an overview of the resources you’ll need to architect your modern, intelligent intranet.

    Room 3
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK405 - Build your first intelligent app with Power Apps, Power Automate and Microsoft Teams

    This hands-on workshop will guide you through your journey in Microsoft Teams in many ways that an average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform.
    We will start the workshop with an Introduction to Teams to review in general the architecture of the platform, Channels, Apps and other governance guidelines to deploy the App.

    We will build together our first Power App in Teams, how to build controls and create amazing component libraries with no code. We will leverage Power Automate to connect to Teams, your app and SharePoint to demonstrate how everything fits together to deliver a great end-to-end user experience.
    And with some fun added to the workshop, we will end our day with a Royal Battle to brainstorm ideas for new applications and simulate a real-life experience.

    Room 5
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

    If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

    Room 8
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK504 - Power Automate Virtual Buttons

    Ever had the need to simply click on a button and get regular but mundane tasks completed? Well, now thanks to Power Automate flows you can!

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP who will walk you through how to build those flows.

    The primary focus will be on:
    • Button that doesn't require user input
    • Button that does require user input

    Room A1
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK601 - Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus.

    During this workshop, you will:
    • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
    • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success
    • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm
    • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

    Room 8
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK603 - Approvals in Power Automate Workshop

    Do you have a requirement for a process to approve documents or requests of almost any type? Power Automate can meet that need! In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Power Automate and when to use each method.

    Live demos will be used to explain each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken and sending reminder emails. While this session will focus on approvals for SharePoint, we'll also discuss and demo using the Power Automate approval engine with a variety of connectors such as Microsoft Forms.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    Room 9
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK604 - Power Apps: App design patterns

    This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.
     
    We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as:
    • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components,
    • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries
    • Pop-up messages

    Room A1
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • KEY100 - Transforming Employee Experiences, Content and Collaboration for the Hybrid Workplace

    Hybrid work presents new challenges for engaging, motivating, and growing a workforce. IT and HR leaders have an opportunity to partner on a more advanced digital work life to support various ways of working. Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman as they showcase how Microsoft Viva, Syntex, SharePoint, Lists, Teams, and more put people at the center, connecting them to company information, communications, insights, knowledge, and learning. Learn how Microsoft is here to help you prepare your organization - for your people and the flow and security of your content. And hey, there will be a little "intelligent intranet" Intrazone podcasting, too. Lots of demos, news, and fun!

    Junior Ballroom
    Wed 8:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Keynote
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