SharePoint Fest Workshops and Sessions 

  • WRK101 - I, Chatbot: Modern Bot Development with Azure and Teams

    Bots are hot! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this deep-dive workshop, you'll learn all about Bot development, including:
    • Azure Bot Services, including channels, activities, and messages, which allow
    your Bot to work across many services
    • Bot Builder SDK, which allows you to manage state across user utterances and
    organize your bot into reusable dialogs
    • Azure cognitive services useful in Bots, including LUIS (Language Understanding
    Intelligent Service) and QnA Maker for knowledge base Bot development
    • Incorporating your Bot into a Microsoft Teams application, plus advanced Teams
    features including adaptive cards and file uploads and downloads
    • Incorporating your Bot into any web page, including as a SharePoint web part
    with Direct Line channels
    • Bot programming in Azure with App Services and Azure Functions
    • Accessing the Microsoft Graph from your Bot

    Source code and limited online exercises are included, so bring a laptop to follow along! Bot development has so much to offer; don't miss this opportunity to add it to your repertoire!

    Room 602/603
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
  • WRK102 - Developers! Learn How to Use the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend SharePoint

    The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the latest evolution of SharePoint development. This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience in both SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. Some SPFx components can also be used in classic sites as well! If you are an experienced solution-based SharePoint developer or new to the SharePoint platform, this workshop is for you.

    You will learn how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation for developing with the SharePoint Framework before we dive in. By the end of the day, you will know how to build web parts, application customizers, field customizers, command sets, how to deploy your components in a performant way, integrate data from SharePoint and third-party sources, style your components and more!

    Room 608
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What Do You Have in There?

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • New and notable features in SharePoint
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
    • How to do a migration
    • Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
    • How these features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

    Room 606
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK104 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

    Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

    To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

    Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

    Room 620
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 613/614
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK107 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What Should You Be Using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using.

    In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage.

    Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
    • Yammer
    • Groups
    • Teams
    • Delve
    • Sway
    • Planner
    • PowerApps/Flow
    • Stream
    • Video
    • Forms
    • ToDo

    Room 609
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK108 - 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 611
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Expert
    • Cloud
  • WRK201 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

    Attendees will learn:

    • The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

    • Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

    Room 612
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

    There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

    This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

    Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK204 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of what Power BI can do for you.

    Are you new to Power BI? Are you a SharePoint Administrator or SharePoint Power User? Are you tired of copying and pasting data from SharePoint to create reports and dashboards over and over again? We’ll take you through the basics of using Power BI with SharePoint data. You’ll say good bye to copy/paste once and for all.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint user should know about Power BI..

    Attendees will learn:
    • Learn the Power BI components:
    • Power BI Desktop
    • PowerBI.com
    • Power BI mobile applications
    • Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    • Data extraction from SharePoint
    • Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    • Extending your data with DAX
    • Report basics
    • Publishing and distribution basics


    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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK301 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development!

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level

    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic

    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 612
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK302 - Implementing Practical Data Governance in Office 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. If you've been tasked with protecting the data within it, how can you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations? In this half-day workshop, Drew and Joanne will discuss and demonstrate how Office 365 features and practical governance strategies work together to help make this possible. They will go through such technologies as Retention Polices, Retention Labels, Azure Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting. They'll walk thru real world examples to demonstrate many of the features and how other enterprises have implemented effective data governance.

    What attendees will learn: An approach for implementing an enterprise Data Governance framework in your own organization and the configuration steps required to implement several retention and protection controls.

    Room 604
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Teams and Education

    We know that Microsoft Teams is the single hub for communication, collaboration, and teamwork. Did you know that there is a Microsoft Teams dedicated to Education? Microsoft Teams is free in higher Education giving universities, colleges and K-12 schools a single hub to collaborate real-time on documents, chat, meet online, and integrate with educational apps. Microsoft Teams can help educators collaborate effectively in real-time, cut down on emails, share teaching resources, and increase student engagement in their courses. It provides students a single hub to collaborate in their course, manage their on-campus jobs, and create community as part of student life. Researchers can use Teams to research with colleagues outside of your institution with enterprise-grade security.

    In this workshop, we cover the different use cases why you can use Microsoft Teams for Education and present how Teams goes about being the hub for schoolwork. We discuss the different Team templates, like Classroom, PLC, Staff collaboration, and so much more. If you want to see how Teams support the education efforts of our next generation, then this workshop is for you.

    Room 616/617
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK304 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

    NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    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

    Room 607
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK401 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    This workshop will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this workshop 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 604
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK402 -Beyond Microsoft Teams Deployment: How to Roll Out A Sustainable Adoption Program in 90 Days

    Learn how to inspire, motivate, and drive sustainable Microsoft Teams user adoption across your organization while proactively enforcing operational governance.

    With built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a team and start collaborating.

    But if that’s the case, why is your organization’s user adoption rate for Microsoft Teams so much lower than it is for Outlook?

    The truth is email is ingrained and changing user habits is difficult. Studies show that only about 34% of users are willing to use new technology rollouts within the enterprise. To make the most of your Office 365 investment, it is critical that your users take advantage of Microsoft Teams' full capabilities to address their day-to-day business needs. The key to drive excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to provide relevant, business-contextual applications that drive consistent, sustainable usage.

    Join this interactive workshop to learn how to roll out a sustainable adoption program in 90 days and positively impact organizational culture.

    This interactive workshop will cover:
    - What is Microsoft Teams and its role in today’s digital workplace?
    - How Microsoft Teams can excite and inspire users by supporting their daily business activities.
    - How to make it easy for everyone to maximize Microsoft Teams while ensuring organizational governance and policies are enforced.
    - Strategies for preventing information overload, data sprawl, shadow IT and more.
    - How to establish a holistic learning, knowledge sharing and support structure.
    - How to create and deliver a 90-day sustainable adoption program that facilitates change, empowers users and enables knowledge sharing within the organization.

    Room 620
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK403 - Becoming a Master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:
    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, • Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 606
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK405 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture.

    We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK406 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

    If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:
    1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
    2) How to get started
    3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
    4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
    5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
    6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
    7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
    8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

    Room 602/603
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK407 - 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 session is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK408 - Ace Your Exam: Become a Microsoft 365 Service Adoption Specialist

    This full day, hands on workshop will prepare you to take your Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist exam and validate your skills driving adoption of cloud services. Using Microsoft Teams as an example service you will learn how to plan, govern and manage the adoption of your services. Design meaningful success metrics, learn strategies and tactics for an agile service implementation, understand onboarding best practices and create your own training portal with Microsoft 365 learning pathways tools.

    Bring your laptop and tenant credentials will be provided. Downloadable materials will be provided as take away's. Receive a discount for the certification fee for your online exam. Your instructor, Karuana Gatimu is a 25 year veteran of IT and the author of the Service Adoption Specialist exam.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK501 - Microsoft Search In Depth

    Microsoft Search is the new way for searching inside Office 365 but what does this mean to you and your organization? Come attend this workshop to discover all the new functionality that you get and how to manage this new tool.

    We will discuss the following items:
    • Microsoft Search options
    • People Search
    • Search Results in Bing
    • Search Results in Office Applications
    • Customized bookmarks
    ... and more!

    Room 612
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings 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.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams
    • Discussion of architecture
    • How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    • Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    • How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    • Groups, Roles and Permissions
    • Compliance and Security
    • Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    Room 607
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK503 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    • Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    • Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    • Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK504 - The SharePoint Hillbilly's introduction to Modern SharePoint and Teams Development

    As SharePoint Developers and master copy/pasters we've been able to create some pretty amazing solutions in SharePoint On-Prem and in our SharePoint Online classic sites. Then we got thrown a curve-ball.. Modern SharePoint... what happened to our tried and true development methods? The Teams came along! Yet another platform to develop for? What do we do? How do we get started? Do we HAVE to learn React and TypeScript? Fear not! Join Mark Rackley in this 1/2 day workshop to learn how to take your current skills and quickly adapt them to this new modern world.

    In this half day workshop you will learn:
    • How to convert your existing JavaScript solutions to the SharePoint Framework
    • How to deploy your SharePoint Framework solutions to both SharePoint Online and Teams
    • How to get started with the Microsoft Graph to create even more powerful solutions

    ALL without having to know TypeScript or React!!!

    Room 616/617
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK505 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure
    • Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...

    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and "how-to" knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 618/619
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK601 - Building an Enterprise Sharing Strategy for Collaboration Success

    Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely share in SharePoint 2019 and Office 365 across workloads like Teams, OneDrive and of course SharePoint Online? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your content? Do you really know where your content is?

    Come learn how to create an enterprise sharing strategy, govern sharing with external users, and enable your organization to achieve more through collaboration.

    Room 618/619
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK602 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK603 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build Your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create these applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solutions for your company afterwards!

    Room 607
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. 

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet.

    This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    Room 616/617
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK605 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”.  However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release.  Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown. 

    In this session, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?.   I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!
     
    Items to be covered are:
    • Support Area
    • Service Health
    • Message Center
    • Admin Centers
    • Teams & Skype
    • SharePoint
    • OneDrive
    • Yammer
    • PowerApps
    • Flow
    • Security & Compliance
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Microsoft Search

    Room 613/614
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. 

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet.

    This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    Room 616/617
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • CM102 - Planning the Migration of Your Shared Network Drives to SharePoint

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives holding content that could rightfully belong in SharePoint. Migrating this content into SharePoint is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do.

    Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating some of this content is a good thing, a framework for making it happen, common pitfalls and ways to avoid them and how to help end-users make the all-important "shift" from network drives to SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    Room 608
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM104 - Making the Most of SharePoint Managed Metadata

    When SharePoint’s Managed Metadata feature set was introduced in 2010, it was hailed as “revolutionary” and the most important SharePoint feature to date. Fast forward to 2018 – it’s still an awesome set of features that is woven tightly throughout the SharePoint end user experience. But, with all of the emphasis over the past 5 – 7 years on “moving to the cloud”, has it become an underutilized power feature? We believe so.

    Attend this session to take a fresh look at the Managed Metadata feature set in SharePoint and hear some stories of its effective use.

    Room 608
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem
  • CM202 - SharePoint Wizardry for Content Management, Archiving & Retention

    Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files, pictures from a 2008 staff party and files named "April" in folders called "Jane's stuff"?

    Learn how to most effectively destroy the 8th horcrux using out-of-the-box functionality in SharePoint brewed with bits of governance, content strategy and just a little help from SharePoint Designer to help automate processes. It's just like magic!

    Room 608
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM203 - Deep Dive into Multi-Geo Capabilities in SharePoint Online

    Stay ahead of data residency requirements with multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365. New multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.

    Multi-geo capabilities provide you with a choice of geographical locations in which to store, manage, and secure your data by allowing a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions, storing data on a per-user or per-site basis.

    Learn more about multi-geo capabilities with SharePoint and OneDrive in this session.

    Room 608
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • CM204 - Tagging and Browsing and Search, Oh My! Metadata & Navigation Best Practices for Findability

    Findability is still king, particularly in today's modern workplace where content is spread across many sites. Join Susan and Joanne as they explore some best practices for setting up your SharePoint environment in the modern world so information workers know where and how to find things when they need them.

    Topics covered include: tagging your content, boosting search results, navigation strategies, and making metadata work.

    Room 608
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • CM302 - What’s the News About SharePoint News?

    Have you started using SharePoint News in your enterprise yet? SharePoint News is a modern and out-of-the-box solution that helps get information to personal, team, or organizational audiences.

    In this session I will go through everything that you need to know about SharePoint News from how to create posts, how end users find news, and the available strategies you can use to manage news at an enterprise level. When this session is complete you will be prepared to bring modern SharePoint News to your enterprise.

    Room 608
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • CM303 - Mastering the Art of SharePoint DMS Implemenation

    Office 365 is an ongoing success story for Microsoft, and many organizations are moving their on-premises environments and solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Most organizations are focusing on migrating their business documents to Office 365, but a powerful and efficient document management system needs to be configured first.

    This session provides best-practices and recommendations on how to create a tailored and efficient document management system in Office 365 and SharePoint Online.

    Room 608
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM304 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content: The MIP Primer

    Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it?

    In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

    Room 608
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 613/614
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK403 - Becoming a Master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:
    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, • Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 606
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK503 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    • Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    • Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    • Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK505 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure
    • Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...

    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and "how-to" knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 618/619
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK603 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build Your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create these applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solutions for your company afterwards!

    Room 607
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • PWR100 - Introduction to SharePoint Online List View Formatting and Column Formatting

    If you have used client-side rendering (CSR) techniques to customize your classic list views and wondering what your options are when using modern lists then this session is for you. Modern lists you can use view formatting as well as column formatting to customize how modern lists and libraries are displayed.

    This introductory session is going to walk you through how to construct your JSON object to describe your custom elements and styles. Do not let JSON object scare you. If you know used HTML and CSS then you would find this session helpful to get started with your journey to modern list view formatting.

    Room 602/603
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR101 - PowerApps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

    PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control.

    See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    Room 606
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI102 - Gaining Insights with Power BI

    Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

    This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

    Room 611
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    Room 606
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR103 - Options for Building a Modern Extranet

    There are many solutions that allow for collaboration with customers, partners, and virtual teams that stretch inside and outside of your organization, but which tools work the best in different scenarios?

    In this session geared toward end users, we'll discuss how the latest Office 365 tools and solutions can be leveraged for different extranet scenarios, and help you to decide which of them best fit your specific needs. Solutions to be discussed include SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, Stream, and more.

    Room 606
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • PWR104 - How to Use PowerApps to Help You with User Adoption and Your Intranet Deployment

    The idea of this app is simple.

    A new task will appear weekly on the new intranet home page. The faster the user completes the task, the more points you get.

    The tasks are related to the use of the new intranet. The race lasts six weeks. You can customize the Tasks.

    In our example, the tasks are

    • Add yourself a profile picture
    • Send a Teams message
    • Like the best news of the week
    • Complete your profile information
    • Take part in the Teams meeting, via video
    • Watch a video about using Stream for yourself

    So come to this session to learn how to build this PowerApp yourself to implement it in your system.

    Room 606
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR105 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better Together

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    Room 606
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR201 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

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

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business.

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

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

    Room 606
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • SOL01 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR202 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    SharePoint and O365 power users solve business problems by combining out of the box SharePoint lists, libraries, and components into multi-page solutions.

    The introduction of PowerApps and Flow changes how power users build solutions to accommodate:
    • Users need to submit a request, manage or have visibility to their requests, and access archived requests
    • Folks managing requests need visibility to new requests, the ability to review or triage them, and then assign requests to the appropriate resources
    • Folks responding to requests need to have visibility to what is assigned to them, need to see request details in order to respond to the request, and close requests.
    • Management needs to see an overview of what’s being requested and how effective their team is at working the requests.

    By replacing SharePoint forms and augmenting, or outright replacing, legacy approaches. Walk through a simple intake request list example and see how PowerApps brings new features, capabilities, and accessibility to these solutions.

    Room 606
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR203 - The Peter Pan Complex: Determining When a SharePoint Site Should Grow into a Hub Site

    We've been waiting for it....and now SharePoint hub sites are here! Hubs enable us to create a shared experience for a group of related SharePoint sites, including: common navigation, unified branding, aggregated news displays, and multi-site search. But how do you determine which sites should be hubs? And how do you manage the fulfillment of hub site requests?

    As SharePoint site owners are educated about the capabilities of hub sites, demand for new hubs will increase. This session outlines key business criteria you'll want to consider as you start leveraging hub sites.

    You'll learn:
    • What hub sites are and how hubs can be leveraged
    • How to determine when a hub site is needed (e.g. should every department have a hub site? What are the criteria for leveraging a hub site?)
    • How to build an organizational strategy for usage and governance of hub sites
    • Practical ideas for managing the provisioning of hub sites

    Room 606
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR204 - Get Started with Making a Project Hub! Best Practice Advice and How-To's

    We all build different project sites during the years, and also used the content by query webpart to lift up the different projects we was part of, but how can we achieve the same in Modern SharePoint.

    Join this session to learn all about it.

    We will use Hub sites as the home of our Projects, and create a Project template with Site Design and Site Scripts, and we will also enable a flow to add some more magic.

    We will also look at different webparts both from Microsoft and from the community to help us lift up our Project Sites. All security trimmed so that we don't see more then we have access to see. Really Cool!

    And we will also make sure that our Projects are teamified so that we also can access them from Microsoft Teams, and with prepopulated content, so our Project Managers can start to work imediatly

    So lets build the new Project Hub together.

    Room 606
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • BV302 - The "Disruption-Vs.-Value" Debate: Defining the Pace of Your Office 365 Implementation

    Office 365 provides a powerful productivity toolset that can transform your digital workplace. As Office 365 practitioners, we need to consider the speed with which we roll out collaboration capabilities to our organizations. But achieving business value and driving ROI (Return On Investment) with Office 365 requires user buy-in. The delicate balance of success hinges on generating enough disruption to change user behavior and drive business productivity without alienating the very users we're trying to engage.

    Yes, some of our advanced users can make use of a wide array of Office 365 apps quickly and with relatively little discomfort. But most of our users are disrupted by the rollout and onboarding process for new technologies.

    This session explores the disruption-versus-value debate, outlining key criteria to consider as you shape (or re-shape) the course of your Office 365 implementation.

    Room 611
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR302 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 606
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR303 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

    Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. PowerApps 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 606
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK405 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture.

    We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. 

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet.

    This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    Room 616/617
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT101 - Build a Modern Intranet and Digital Workplace with SharePoint and Office 365

    A modern intranet and digital workplace need to reflect the dynamic nature of organizations. Building a modern intranet on a dynamic, cloud-based platform needs to include a plan for change management and governance.

    In this session, you will learn about how to leverage the intranet building blocks of SharePoint in Office 365: team sites, communication sites, and hub sites. You will also learn tips and best practices for information architecture, governance, and change so that you can build an intranet that delivers significant value to your organization.

    Room 607
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT102 - Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration

    Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in choosing to build an intranet with SharePoint.

    We'll discuss avoiding File Dump 2.0 by exploring best practices in internal communications and collaboration via intranets, rethinking forms and minimizing busy work by utilizing automation capabilities in SPD workflows and Microsoft Flow and designing intuitive navigation.

    Room 607
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT103 - Get Inspired and Discover the Modern Experiences You Can Build with SharePoint in O365

    Looking for how to get the most out of your modern SharePoint sites and pages? Want to be inspired and ready to start creating your own modern sites and pages?

    In this session, we’ll walk through the SharePoint Lookbook, an inspirational tool for creating attractive and responsive sites and pages. You’ll learn details about how the example sites were created, and how to use the web parts that make up their pages. We’ll take a look at the help content available for modern features, and you’ll see a hands-on demonstration of creating one of the example sites from scratch by one of the Lookbook’s designers.

    Room 607
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • INT104 - Build a Full Intranet in 70 minutes!

    You always wanted to see how easy it was to build a full branded intranet using Communication Sites, Modern Team Sites and Hub Sites in less than an hour? This session is for you! You will learn how easy it is to build a basic intranet with the OOTB experience Microsoft provides!

    Room 607
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT105 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

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

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

    Room 607
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT201 - Make Your Intranet Go from Good to Great

    Imagine spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your company intranet portal only to realize that people really don't like it, don't spend much time in it and actually avoid it as much as possible. It could be because your corporate intranet, while having lots of information, just doesn't function well for the general population.

    In this session, we will talk thru examples of different company intranets built using SharePoint and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. Use those examples and little things to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration that help to connect people in the workplace.

    Room 607
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT202 - Getting Started with Hub Sites: How to Plan and Organize Hub Sites to Build Your Intranet

    If you are wondering how to incorporate hub sites into your intranet, this is the session for you! We will review how to determine what your hub sites should be, how to make key decisions for hub site navigation (both mega-menu and local navigation), and best practices for planning and organizing hub sites.

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

    Room 607
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT203 - Refresh Your Intranet with Modern Office 365 Features

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Office 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 Office 365 features with your current Office 365 based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of these questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos and actual project plans, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your Office 365 experience. By highlighting the features most requested by users, you will learn what to focus on during the initial stage of your project. Office 365 Groups, SharePoint hub sites, SharePoint communication sites, and modern site improvements will all be demonstrated to help you bring the "wow" factor to your intranet.

    Room 607
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • INT301 - Planning Navigation for Your Intranet, Hubs, and Sites

    Did you know that between 80 and 90% of your users explore your intranet sites by browsing – even if you have an awesome search experience? This means that you need to pay attention to navigation – how you organize and label sites and links in your intranet navigation and how to use the new mega-menus in SharePoint sites.

    This session will help you learn navigation best practices – for your intranet as a whole, for hub sites in Office 365, and for individual team and communication sites. Learn what works and what doesn’t work and how to ensure that your navigation guides your users to exactly what they need!

    Room 607
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM302 - What’s the News About SharePoint News?

    Have you started using SharePoint News in your enterprise yet? SharePoint News is a modern and out-of-the-box solution that helps get information to personal, team, or organizational audiences.

    In this session I will go through everything that you need to know about SharePoint News from how to create posts, how end users find news, and the available strategies you can use to manage news at an enterprise level. When this session is complete you will be prepared to bring modern SharePoint News to your enterprise.

    Room 608
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • INT303 - How to Build a Beautiful and Reusable Training Center with Communication Sites

    Communication is often considered to be a challenge in our organizations; we don't do it enough and when we do, not well enough. It has little to do with the content itself, but rather the channel we use for it.

    In this session, we take a look at how to use the new capabilities of Communication Sites to build a FAQ and training center for your organization, and make it reusable within your environment.

    Room 607
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK204 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of what Power BI can do for you.

    Are you new to Power BI? Are you a SharePoint Administrator or SharePoint Power User? Are you tired of copying and pasting data from SharePoint to create reports and dashboards over and over again? We’ll take you through the basics of using Power BI with SharePoint data. You’ll say good bye to copy/paste once and for all.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint user should know about Power BI..

    Attendees will learn:
    • Learn the Power BI components:
    • Power BI Desktop
    • PowerBI.com
    • Power BI mobile applications
    • Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    • Data extraction from SharePoint
    • Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    • Extending your data with DAX
    • Report basics
    • Publishing and distribution basics


    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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK304 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

    NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    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

    Room 607
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK401 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    This workshop will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this workshop 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 604
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • 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 611
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • MSFT
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI102 - Gaining Insights with Power BI

    Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

    This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

    Room 611
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BI103 - A Place for Our Stuff - Introduction to Power BI Dataflows

    Dataflows are doing to data warehousing what Power BI has been doing for several year to reporting - making it ubiquitous and accessible.

    This session will walk through what dataflows in Power BI are, why they matter, how they're built, and why they are important. We'll also talk a fair bit about some tips and trick when working with them using demonstrations to illustrate the points.

    Room 611
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BI104 - 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 611
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI105 - Telling Data Stories with Power BI

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

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

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

    Room 611
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BI201 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You Can Do That

    Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
     
    Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

    Room 611
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI203 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

    Is your organization ready for the third BI wave? There are five key trends in Business Intelligence that are dramatically changing the way we approach reporting.

    Join Treb as he takes you through each trend, the challenges resulting from the trend and recommended actions to take.

    Room 611
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI301 - Taking the Next Step with Big Data and Power BI

    You've come a long way with Power BI. You've tamed your Excel spreadmarts, you've got your SharePoint list reporting under control, and Power BI is doing a great job reporting on your SQL data, but you're interested in taking that next big step into the world of Big Data. The good news is that Power BI is your friend, but where do the various Big Data tools fit in this scenario, and where do you start?

    Join us for this hour long session as we go through the thinking behind the ongoing journey of tyGraph as it transitions to more Big Data technologies like Azure Data Factory, Spark, Databricks, etc.

    Room 611
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • BI303 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

    Love Power BI but need an on-premises solution today? Meet Power BI Report Server -- self-service analytics and enterprise reporting, all in one on-premises solution.

    Design beautiful, interactive reports in Power BI Desktop, publish them to Power BI Report Server, and view and interact with them in your web browser or the Power BI app on your phone. And since Power BI Report Server includes the proven enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, it can even run your existing Reporting Services reports too.

    Join us for an overview of Power BI Report Server and demos of its features in action.

    Room 611
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem
  • WRK107 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What Should You Be Using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using.

    In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage.

    Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
    • Yammer
    • Groups
    • Teams
    • Delve
    • Sway
    • Planner
    • PowerApps/Flow
    • Stream
    • Video
    • Forms
    • ToDo

    Room 609
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

    There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

    This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

    Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK505 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure
    • Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...

    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and "how-to" knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 618/619
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK605 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”.  However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release.  Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown. 

    In this session, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?.   I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!
     
    Items to be covered are:
    • Support Area
    • Service Health
    • Message Center
    • Admin Centers
    • Teams & Skype
    • SharePoint
    • OneDrive
    • Yammer
    • PowerApps
    • Flow
    • Security & Compliance
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Microsoft Search

    Room 613/614
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • OFF102 - Making Sense of All That's Included with Office 365

    There's so much that Office 365 has to offer small to large organizations. However, the current reality is that most organizations are only using about 20% of the available capabilities. Why not understand the Entire value of the suite of Office 365 applications so your users can take full advantage of what you are already paying for!?

    Come to this session and we'll go over the entire stack of Office 365 applications. Not just what each of them do, but also the sample business use cases for each of them as well.

    Room 602/603
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • OFF103 - I Moved to Office 365, Now What?

    Moving to Office 365 is the first step in the journey to changing your organization. Some call it a Digital Transformation, fact is, you need to rethink how things are done with the help of technology today.

    In this session we'll look at how to go beyond the migration and help you leverage the most of your Office 365 subscriptions. It's not just SharePoint that needs to go from Classic to Modern, but our IT department and how we use technology in our organization as well.

    • Learn to go beyond Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
    • Understand what you have and how it fits together

    Room 602/603
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • OFF104 - App Modernization: What You Need to Know Before Planning a Migration to Office 365

    Office 365 is an ongoing success story for Microsoft, and many organizations are moving their on-premises environments and solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Migration is not just moving content (like documents) to Office 365. Many organizations are using established (custom) Line-of-Business applications, which can't be migrated to the cloud without being redesigned.

    This session provides best-practices and recommendations on how to best migrate existing LOB applications to Office 365.

    Room 602/603
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR105 - Zero to Hero with Microsoft Graph: Real-World Lessons from 1b+ API Calls

    Trying to work out if MS Graph is ready for your organization? Looking to learn from others mistakes? Just want to hear how others are using the graph?

    Then this session is for you. Chris has spent the last 2 years building a SaaS solution that depends on MS Graph for its day to day operation and has called it over the billion times! Come and learn about authentication options and gotchas (it doesn't have to be hard!), how to query the graph easily and dive into more complex real-world scenarios like delta query, web-hooks and hybrid scenarios. The MS Graph is ready, you should be too!

    Learn from the guy that gave the graph its name and the leading authority on real world use. Walk away ready to rumble!

    Room 604
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM201 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases:
    • 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 Office 365.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • TMS200 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

    Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work.

    For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos.

    For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

    Room 608
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • SOL05 - How to Benefit from Workplace Analytics for the Modern Workplace

    Boosting productivity and enhancing employee experience are key trends in differentiating your organization in the competitive landscape. While data can drive insights to improve the customer experience, it can do the same for improving employee experience. Microsoft Workplace Analytics uses data from everyday work in Office 365 to identify collaboration patterns and workforce effectiveness. This session will discuss how to leverage this data effectively and lessons learned from our own journey in leveraging Workplace Analytics to improve employee experience.

    Room 609
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF202 - Layers of the Onion: Managing External Sharing in Office 365

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

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

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

    Room 602/603
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • OFF203 - Convert Your Classic SharePoint Team Site to Use New Office 365 Features

    Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features to Office 365. This session will cover how to leverage these new features with existing Classic Team Sites.

    In this session, we will cover how to add modern home pages and news to your classic team sites. This session will go into details on how you can convert your Classic team site to Group connected SP site and take advantage of existing services like Microsoft Teams and Planner.

    This session will also cover things to consider when migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to SharePoint online.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV205 - Drive Culture Change & Business Results with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 offers a robust menu of services that can help you drive cultural and business change in your organization.

    Using Microsoft Teams, Live Events, PowerPlatform tools and more can drive deeper employee engagement, streamline your business processes and reduce your IT costs for service support. Karuana Gatimu, former IT Service Owner in Microsoft IT and leader in Microsoft Team Engineering will demonstrate how to use out of the box capabilities to deliver these projects in your company.

    This demo heavy session will provide you with concrete guidance and best practices while inspiring you with real world examples of other companies who are already on this journey.

    Room 611
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • OFF204 - The Complete Guide to Office 365 Groups Administration

    Whether you’re using Microsoft Teams, Modern SharePoint Team Sites, Planner, Power BI Pro Workspaces, Yammer or almost anything really in Office 365… you’ll be using the membership provider from Azure Active Directory called Office 365 Groups.

    As we move to a world where Admins co-exist with a decentralized productivity model, it’s important to empower users with self-service while maintaining a certain control and governance.

    This session will help you manage Office 365 Groups and the associated tools that are provisioned with it.
    • Understand Office Groups and how they work
    • List all possible ways to manage them
    • Lessons learned

    And much more, join this session to make sure you’re ready for the future of Office 365 Productivity.

    Benefits of Attending this Session:
    • Learn how to manage Office 365 groups
    • Help enable Self-Service in your organisation
    • Stay in control

    Room 602/603
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • AZR301 - Building Intelligent Bots in Office 365 Using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

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

    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 Office 365 using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services.

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Room 604
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM301 - Take a Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Implementing Office 365 Retention

    This session will cover the new data retention options in Office 365 including retention labels and retention policies and discuss the "crawl, walk, run" approach for implementing them.

    We'll walk thru specific examples of how to do this and what each step means from both an administrator, records manager and end-user perspective.

    Pragmatic discussion of the current gaps will also be addressed. Session is based on experience from a real world use-case.

    Room 608
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • OFF301 - Keeping Up with Change in Office 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Office 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. 
     
    The Office 365 Message Center is a fantastic resource but it does not provide you with the complete picture of the changes to your environment.

    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, make sure you don't run afoul of regulations, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best.

    Room 602/603
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BV302 - The "Disruption-Vs.-Value" Debate: Defining the Pace of Your Office 365 Implementation

    Office 365 provides a powerful productivity toolset that can transform your digital workplace. As Office 365 practitioners, we need to consider the speed with which we roll out collaboration capabilities to our organizations. But achieving business value and driving ROI (Return On Investment) with Office 365 requires user buy-in. The delicate balance of success hinges on generating enough disruption to change user behavior and drive business productivity without alienating the very users we're trying to engage.

    Yes, some of our advanced users can make use of a wide array of Office 365 apps quickly and with relatively little discomfort. But most of our users are disrupted by the rollout and onboarding process for new technologies.

    This session explores the disruption-versus-value debate, outlining key criteria to consider as you shape (or re-shape) the course of your Office 365 implementation.

    Room 611
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF302 - Rocking the Collaboration Experience in Office 365: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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

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

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

    Room 602/603
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • OFF303 - Top 20 Tips for Office 365 Productivity

    In this fun and informative session, Microsoft MVP Christian Buckley will share 20 of his favorite Office 365 and Microsoft Office productivity tips, with a focus on personal productivity. These tips will span the entire Office 365 platform (Yammer, SharePoint, Teams, and the Office suite), and attendees should walk away with at least 4 or 5 gems that can have an immediate impact on your own (and your team’s) productivity.

    Room 602/603
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • All
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM304 - Protection and Retention of Office 365 Content: The MIP Primer

    Microsoft has been making the case that your content is safer and better managed in the cloud—but what, specifically are they doing about it?

    In this session we’ll deep dive into Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), understanding what it is, how it works, and where it came from. Specifically, we’ll cover Sensitivity Labels (Azure Information Protection), and Retention Labels (Advanced Data Governance) and along the way, learn what they have in common, what the differences are, and set you on a practical course for how to use them effectively.

    Room 608
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • KEY100 - The Intelligent Workplace with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. Dan Holme and the Microsoft product group share the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, security, teamwork, process transformation, employee engagement & communications, and knowledge sharing & discovery.

    Learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365--including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, PowerApps, Flow--integrate to power collaboration and the intelligent workplace across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

    Room 6E
    Wed 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Keynote
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BV101 - Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

    Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation.  How you ask?  If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site.  However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another.  I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there.  Sounds like a great solution for the users right? Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. 

    The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization.  The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.

    In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site.  Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

    Room 608
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV105 - 5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint Adoption

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

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

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

    Room 608
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO105 - The BPA Revolution: What It Means for Your Business and SharePoint

    We're in the midst of a revolution in Business Process Automation (BPA). It’s becoming simpler and more cost effective than ever to model and automate business processes. Advances in process intelligence give you the insights to keep improving your BPA over the long term.

    At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are poised to revolutionize BPA. In this environment, simple system workflows, such as SharePoint workflows, are quickly taking a back seat in the automation game.

    Room 609
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV201 - Organizational Change Management: Migrating Your Users Along with Your Systems

    So you have decided to migrate to the new version of SharePoint or Office 365. That's great! But what about your end users? Are they ready for the change? Organizations around the world have been discovering that to realize their return on investment, they must take into account how they migrate their users along with their systems - No end user left behind!

    Come to this session and we'll show you strategies that have worked with organizations around the world as they deal with organizational changes and prepare their users for their new processes and systems.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • TMS200 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

    Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work.

    For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos.

    For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

    Room 608
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • SOL01 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL05 - How to Benefit from Workplace Analytics for the Modern Workplace

    Boosting productivity and enhancing employee experience are key trends in differentiating your organization in the competitive landscape. While data can drive insights to improve the customer experience, it can do the same for improving employee experience. Microsoft Workplace Analytics uses data from everyday work in Office 365 to identify collaboration patterns and workforce effectiveness. This session will discuss how to leverage this data effectively and lessons learned from our own journey in leveraging Workplace Analytics to improve employee experience.

    Room 609
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV202 - Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way!

    Through numerous years of eating, drinking and sleeping SharePoint I have come to realize that there is 1 thing that has never changed. That 1 thing is a question and the answer to that question is the most important thing in all of SharePoint. That question is "What direction should my organization be going and how do we get there?". The question or a very close form of that question is asked anytime something bad happens to the current environment or software, the current environment or software is up for renewal, new technology is introduced and last but not least, during yearly budget planning.

    Most companies will fall into one of the following categories:
    • Current application is no longer suitable due to company growth, lack of functionality or
    • Current application company that created & supported it no longer exists.
    • Starting from scratch and SharePoint has been chosen now deciding which way to go and where to start?
    • Currently utilizing SharePoint but not exactly the way Microsoft intended
    • Need to upgrade to continue support

    Regardless of the current situation your organization is in the end goal for all is success and success is measured by the usage of the application. Yes folks user adoption IS more important than being on time or under budget. Otherwise, what was the point of the entire project that I am sure took months and sometimes years to plan and implement. In this session I will take you through where to start, keys to choosing the right path for your organization and most importantly implement SharePoint in a way user adoption meets your goals and of course come in on time and on par with the budget.

    Room 609
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV204 - SharePoint Migration - What You Need to Know

    A migration to SharePoint is not an easy task and requires extensive and thorough planning to ensure success. This session walks you through all the necessary planning activities and provides established best-practices and recommendation to ensure, your migration planning and migration are efficient and successful.

    Room 609
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV205 - Drive Culture Change & Business Results with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 offers a robust menu of services that can help you drive cultural and business change in your organization.

    Using Microsoft Teams, Live Events, PowerPlatform tools and more can drive deeper employee engagement, streamline your business processes and reduce your IT costs for service support. Karuana Gatimu, former IT Service Owner in Microsoft IT and leader in Microsoft Team Engineering will demonstrate how to use out of the box capabilities to deliver these projects in your company.

    This demo heavy session will provide you with concrete guidance and best practices while inspiring you with real world examples of other companies who are already on this journey.

    Room 611
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV301 - Business Transformation in the Digital Age

    Digital transformation is one of the most popular buzz words thrown around today. It is catchy, buzzword friendly & all too often missing the mark. Today's business doesn't need digital transformation, what it needs is business transformation. The most dangerous thing that happens to companies these days is that a CIO gets on an airplane & opens up their magazine or clicks on that sexy looking marketing email about the shiny new digital trend and your entire strategy for improving your business goes right out the window.

    In this session you will learn key ways to realign your efforts from only the glitz & glow of the latest buzz and instead focus on true business needs and desired outcomes to drive your transformation. Following a "Process First, Technology Second"™ methodology you will learn creative ways to ensure success in your business transformation.

    Room 606
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV302 - The "Disruption-Vs.-Value" Debate: Defining the Pace of Your Office 365 Implementation

    Office 365 provides a powerful productivity toolset that can transform your digital workplace. As Office 365 practitioners, we need to consider the speed with which we roll out collaboration capabilities to our organizations. But achieving business value and driving ROI (Return On Investment) with Office 365 requires user buy-in. The delicate balance of success hinges on generating enough disruption to change user behavior and drive business productivity without alienating the very users we're trying to engage.

    Yes, some of our advanced users can make use of a wide array of Office 365 apps quickly and with relatively little discomfort. But most of our users are disrupted by the rollout and onboarding process for new technologies.

    This session explores the disruption-versus-value debate, outlining key criteria to consider as you shape (or re-shape) the course of your Office 365 implementation.

    Room 611
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV303 - You're the One, OneNote!

    Are you looking for more productivity in your life? Sticky notes leaving you...unsatisfied?

    Sit back and enjoy this journey through the sweetest productivity story ever told, where you'll be inspired to take "note" of new ways of working more efficiently day-to-day with OneNote. When it comes to working smarter and not harder, OneNote is the one.

    Room 609
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF303 - Top 20 Tips for Office 365 Productivity

    In this fun and informative session, Microsoft MVP Christian Buckley will share 20 of his favorite Office 365 and Microsoft Office productivity tips, with a focus on personal productivity. These tips will span the entire Office 365 platform (Yammer, SharePoint, Teams, and the Office suite), and attendees should walk away with at least 4 or 5 gems that can have an immediate impact on your own (and your team’s) productivity.

    Room 602/603
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • All
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV304 - Plan for Governance to Transform Teamwork with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is designed to be a universal toolkit for teamwork – to give you the right tools (SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Stream, Outlook, and Yammer) for the right task, along with common services to help you seamlessly work across applications. And with good governance, you can transform teamwork inside your organization with confidence. The main goal of this session is to show you how without compromise – to increase self-service benefits alongside reliable IT control.

    Room 611
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Teams and Education

    We know that Microsoft Teams is the single hub for communication, collaboration, and teamwork. Did you know that there is a Microsoft Teams dedicated to Education? Microsoft Teams is free in higher Education giving universities, colleges and K-12 schools a single hub to collaborate real-time on documents, chat, meet online, and integrate with educational apps. Microsoft Teams can help educators collaborate effectively in real-time, cut down on emails, share teaching resources, and increase student engagement in their courses. It provides students a single hub to collaborate in their course, manage their on-campus jobs, and create community as part of student life. Researchers can use Teams to research with colleagues outside of your institution with enterprise-grade security.

    In this workshop, we cover the different use cases why you can use Microsoft Teams for Education and present how Teams goes about being the hub for schoolwork. We discuss the different Team templates, like Classroom, PLC, Staff collaboration, and so much more. If you want to see how Teams support the education efforts of our next generation, then this workshop is for you.

    Room 616/617
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK402 -Beyond Microsoft Teams Deployment: How to Roll Out A Sustainable Adoption Program in 90 Days

    Learn how to inspire, motivate, and drive sustainable Microsoft Teams user adoption across your organization while proactively enforcing operational governance.

    With built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a team and start collaborating.

    But if that’s the case, why is your organization’s user adoption rate for Microsoft Teams so much lower than it is for Outlook?

    The truth is email is ingrained and changing user habits is difficult. Studies show that only about 34% of users are willing to use new technology rollouts within the enterprise. To make the most of your Office 365 investment, it is critical that your users take advantage of Microsoft Teams' full capabilities to address their day-to-day business needs. The key to drive excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to provide relevant, business-contextual applications that drive consistent, sustainable usage.

    Join this interactive workshop to learn how to roll out a sustainable adoption program in 90 days and positively impact organizational culture.

    This interactive workshop will cover:
    - What is Microsoft Teams and its role in today’s digital workplace?
    - How Microsoft Teams can excite and inspire users by supporting their daily business activities.
    - How to make it easy for everyone to maximize Microsoft Teams while ensuring organizational governance and policies are enforced.
    - Strategies for preventing information overload, data sprawl, shadow IT and more.
    - How to establish a holistic learning, knowledge sharing and support structure.
    - How to create and deliver a 90-day sustainable adoption program that facilitates change, empowers users and enables knowledge sharing within the organization.

    Room 620
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK407 - 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 session is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK408 - Ace Your Exam: Become a Microsoft 365 Service Adoption Specialist

    This full day, hands on workshop will prepare you to take your Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist exam and validate your skills driving adoption of cloud services. Using Microsoft Teams as an example service you will learn how to plan, govern and manage the adoption of your services. Design meaningful success metrics, learn strategies and tactics for an agile service implementation, understand onboarding best practices and create your own training portal with Microsoft 365 learning pathways tools.

    Bring your laptop and tenant credentials will be provided. Downloadable materials will be provided as take away's. Receive a discount for the certification fee for your online exam. Your instructor, Karuana Gatimu is a 25 year veteran of IT and the author of the Service Adoption Specialist exam.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings 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.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams
    • Discussion of architecture
    • How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    • Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    • How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    • Groups, Roles and Permissions
    • Compliance and Security
    • Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    Room 607
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK504 - The SharePoint Hillbilly's introduction to Modern SharePoint and Teams Development

    As SharePoint Developers and master copy/pasters we've been able to create some pretty amazing solutions in SharePoint On-Prem and in our SharePoint Online classic sites. Then we got thrown a curve-ball.. Modern SharePoint... what happened to our tried and true development methods? The Teams came along! Yet another platform to develop for? What do we do? How do we get started? Do we HAVE to learn React and TypeScript? Fear not! Join Mark Rackley in this 1/2 day workshop to learn how to take your current skills and quickly adapt them to this new modern world.

    In this half day workshop you will learn:
    • How to convert your existing JavaScript solutions to the SharePoint Framework
    • How to deploy your SharePoint Framework solutions to both SharePoint Online and Teams
    • How to get started with the Microsoft Graph to create even more powerful solutions

    ALL without having to know TypeScript or React!!!

    Room 616/617
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it. You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS102 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS103 - Is Teams Turned On, But Not Rolled Out?

    Microsoft Teams just appeared for many Office 365 subscribers. Since then, it’s been “On,” but has not officially rolled out. Many are lacking the enterprise plan for how Teams should be used, and as a result, users have gone rogue and started creating Teams and using it without any formal policy.

    This session is going to review Administration policies you should care about, how to reign in existing Teams, and set forth communication on governance moving forward. This is your governance guide to enterprise roll outs for Microsoft Teams.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS104 - Winning Microsoft Teams Scenarios for Small Organizations

    Microsoft Teams empowers organizations and teams of all sizes to communicate and collaborate with a collection of ready to go features and customization options.

    In this session we will look at strategies small organizations can use to foster communication, internally and externally, through channels, tabs, meetings, chats, apps, integration end points, team provisioning and more. Break down communication hurdles no matter the size of your team.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS105 - How to Be a Super Teams Owner

    Team owners play an important role in your Microsoft Teams implementation. They have a direct impact on the maintenance, governance, and user adoption of Teams. Team owners are valuable assets that should be trained and engaged in assisting team members and ensuring their team is running smoothly. Team owners have access to many settings that can drastically change the experience for team members and are responsible for monitoring content within the team.

    This session will not only help team owners, but IT professionals that are responsible for training team owners.

    You will learn:
    • Practical ways to be an effective and proactive team owner
    • How to manage the team settings
    • How to engage team members

    Room 613/614
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS106 - Top 10 Microsoft Teams Best Practices for User Adoption

    Whether your users are migrating from Skype for Business or are simply new to Microsoft Teams there are key things that you can do to make their use of Teams a great experience.

    Learn from Karuana Gatimu, lead of the Microsoft Teams Engineering Customer Advocacy Team, about the first things to do in Teams, best ways to engage with your business users and adoption metrics to watch. See a demonstration of the free training portal, Microsoft 365 learning pathways and learn how to customize your own training playlists for your users.

    Get access to our Champion in a Box tools that will allow you to build an internal champion program which measurably drives adoption, reduces help desk incidents and improves the employee experience for Microsoft Teams onboarding and the rest of Microsoft 365.

    Room 618/619
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS200 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

    Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work.

    For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos.

    For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

    Room 608
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS201 - Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: What Do I Need to Know?

    The BIG buzz around Office 365 is Microsoft Teams and while some organizations are using it as an upgrade to Skype for Business, there is SO much more.

    This session will show you how to get the most out of your investment and real tips to take back to the office. Also, session will go further into the weeds of Microsoft Teams capabilities for those who attended the TMS101 session.

    Room 613/614
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS202 - Extending Your SharePoint Information Architecture to Microsoft Teams

    One of the collaboration strengths of Microsoft Teams is its relatively simple hierarchy, focused on improving small team (inner loop) collaboration and communication. However, organizations still need to be thoughtful about how they align their broader information architecture (IA).

    This session outlines the core tenets of your SharePoint IA, how these translate across Microsoft Teams, and how Teams impacts your long-term IA strategy.

    Room 613/614
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS203 - Microsoft Teams As Your Light Weight Project Management Solution

    Some projects are very complex and need to use a heavy weight project management tool like Microsoft Project. Others are less complex and can easily be managed with Microsoft Teams and Planner integration. The ease of communication and collaboration in Microsoft Teams combined with the time saved getting work done quickly make it a powerful toolkit for project managers.

    During this session, you will learn:
    • Ideas for how you can use Microsoft Teams to manage you projects successfully
    • How to use Planner right within Microsoft Teams
    • Information about other project management related third party apps that can be leveraged within Microsoft Teams

    Room 613/614
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BV205 - Drive Culture Change & Business Results with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 offers a robust menu of services that can help you drive cultural and business change in your organization.

    Using Microsoft Teams, Live Events, PowerPlatform tools and more can drive deeper employee engagement, streamline your business processes and reduce your IT costs for service support. Karuana Gatimu, former IT Service Owner in Microsoft IT and leader in Microsoft Team Engineering will demonstrate how to use out of the box capabilities to deliver these projects in your company.

    This demo heavy session will provide you with concrete guidance and best practices while inspiring you with real world examples of other companies who are already on this journey.

    Room 611
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS204 - Make Collaboration Great Again: 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.

    Room 613/614
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS301 - Microsoft Teams User Adoption and Governance Pre-Implementation Planning

    Microsoft Teams is the new chat based collaboration tool which provides teammates within an organization a one stop shop to share and access content and tools as well as create and hold meetings. Teams drives productivity and engagement by combining functionality of Microsoft Groups, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook and Skype for Business all in one location.

    Are you or your customers thinking about rolling out Microsoft Teams? Are you questioning how to drive user adoption as well as govern content and access?

    This session will discuss:
    • Teams functionality and components
    • Change management and user adoption
    • Governance

    Room 613/614
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS302 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

    Everyone is excited about Teams! Getting started and combining all of your collaboration into Teams can be confusing and there are a lot of ways people use the tool.

    This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing new ways to collaborate and make the most out of Microsoft Teams. From channel settings to using the SharePoint file share, Teams has a lot of ever increasing features.

    Room 613/614
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS303 - Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

    One of the most commonly asked questions relating to Microsoft Teams starts something like: “Hey, I have Microsoft teams, but I’m not sure what the use case is for it in our organization. Any suggestions?” Microsoft teams is a hot application, but a little strategy and proper planning for how to best find value to your organization is just as important as knowing what it does.

    This session will explore a couple of use cases, starting with a project that a team of people are working on and contrasting that with how to manage vendors all using Microsoft Teams. Learn the different ways to set up channels and organize content of each scenario and some of the different tools and features that are key benefits to each of these use cases. Then when the question comes up in the organization, you can have proper responses and seen the examples in action.

    Room 613/614
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • TMS304 - Your Migration Path to Microsoft Teams: A Comprehensive Guide

    Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business. Teams usage has also passed Slack in a new IT survey. Microsoft Teams is taking the industry by storm, and if you're not already on it, it's time to have a plan to get there.

    This session will share a migration path from Skype for Business to Teams and will also address getting users started with the collaboration features of Teams and Channels. It's the perfect intersection of productivity for your organization. This comprehensive guide to Teams migration will address the technical transition of meetings, chat, and telephony to Teams and also the user adoption transition of leveraging Teams for collaboration, document storage, and sharing.

    Room 613/614
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 613/614
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK406 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

    If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:
    1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
    2) How to get started
    3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
    4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
    5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
    6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
    7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
    8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

    Room 602/603
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK505 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure
    • Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...

    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and "how-to" knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 618/619
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK603 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build Your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create these applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solutions for your company afterwards!

    Room 607
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • FLO101 - Hands-On Flow

    To learn Flow you need to create Flows. In this session, you'll do just that.

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows (and more...). Designed for those who are new to Flow, this session will walk you through creating Flows for SharePoint step by step. We'll focus on a few common tasks such as sending emails, updating SharePoint lists and starting an approval process.

    Attendees should be comfortable creating SharePoint lists and libraries and should bring their own device with keyboard.

    Attend this session and starting creating Flows today!

    Room 609
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO103 - Your Mobile Lifeline: Leveraging Microsoft Flow Buttons to Drive Productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Microsoft Flow mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With Microsoft 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 Microsoft Flow app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 608
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • FLO104 - Thinking Through Workflow Problems and Designing Superior Solutions

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

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

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

    Room 609
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO105 - The BPA Revolution: What It Means for Your Business and SharePoint

    We're in the midst of a revolution in Business Process Automation (BPA). It’s becoming simpler and more cost effective than ever to model and automate business processes. Advances in process intelligence give you the insights to keep improving your BPA over the long term.

    At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are poised to revolutionize BPA. In this environment, simple system workflows, such as SharePoint workflows, are quickly taking a back seat in the automation game.

    Room 609
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO201 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Flow

    Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint.

    In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Flow. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs. Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.

    Room 618/619
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • SOL01 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO202 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

    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 611
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO203 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

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

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

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

    Room 618/619
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO204 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

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

    Flow is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements. Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

    Room 607
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO301 - SharePoint Automation: Workflows vs Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

    Processes power your business, whether they start, stop or run through your SharePoint environment. Savvy organizations leverage automation to power these processes, but not all automation solutions are the same.

    In this session, we’ll explore two of the most popular ways to automate processes within a SharePoint environment: workflow and robotic process automation (RPA). We’ll look at where each of these works excels, best practices as well as common use cases.

    Room 609
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Flow

    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 607
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ONE101 - OneDrive for Business and Pleasure - Sync, Share, Collaborate!

    Synchronize files between your local device and Microsoft 365. Get real life examples of how to get the most out of the latest OneDrive client. Files on demand saved me after installing a program that filled my hard drive. Camera roll back up let me post photos to my website. External sharing let me co-author an allowance spreadsheet with my 11 year old.

    Whether you collaborate in Excel, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups or with Office 365 Home, you'll walk away with at least one tip you can use today!

    Room 604
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • ONE103 - What's New in OneDrive: Making the Most of External Sharing and Sync

    Over the last few years we've seen a continuous stream of updates and new features in Office 365. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

    In this session we'll discuss and demonstrate all the newest enhancements to OneDrive including:
    • Files on Demand
    • Support for Information Rights Management
    • File Viewers for non-Microsoft document formats
    • Sharing Documents with an authenticated guest link
    • Files Restore
    • Move Files with Metadata and Versions
    • New Administrative Controls for OneDrive Sync
    • Enhanced Mobile Support
    And more….

    Room 609
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ONE105 - Everything You Need to Know About Sharing Files in SharePoint & OneDrive

    You can't spell SharePoint without 'Share'. Sharing is a core concept within the modern workplace and it is powered by SharePoint and OneDrive but there are complexities that lie underneath the covers that you need to know about.

    Collaboration lives at the core of a workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving. But do you really know everything that is out there? Who has access to the content? Is the content still secure?

    Learn move about what you can do as a user to share your content, what happens after it has been shared, and how to control content sharing as an administrator.

    Room 612
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • ONE201 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid personal file solution.

    Room 609
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ONE203 - Rolling Out OneDrive Successfully

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

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

    Room 609
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ONE302 - Microsoft OneDrive Deployment Best Practices

    If your organization has decided to replace Personal Drives with OneDrive and ready to roll then this session is for you. In this session, you will learn about how to plan and execute your rollout of OneDrive. You will also learn about migration best practices using Free SharePoint Migration tool.

    This session will also cover what are the group policies that you should be considering as part of deployment as well as taking advantage of the newly rolled out features like Known Folder Move.

    Room 609
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK501 - Microsoft Search In Depth

    Microsoft Search is the new way for searching inside Office 365 but what does this mean to you and your organization? Come attend this workshop to discover all the new functionality that you get and how to manage this new tool.

    We will discuss the following items:
    • Microsoft Search options
    • People Search
    • Search Results in Bing
    • Search Results in Office Applications
    • Customized bookmarks
    ... and more!

    Room 612
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • SRC101 - Choosing the Right Search Experience for You

    At Ignite 2018, Microsoft introduced its new unified search experience called 'Microsoft Search'. Added to the continued offerings of classic and modern search experiences, have you ever wondered...what is the right search experience for you and your organization?

    Join Virgil Carroll as he explores the unique opportunities and challenges of each search experience, from end user to administration, while helping you understand what options might be your best fit. We will also discuss search design and mitigation strategies to ensure you can more seamlessly move into the new search experience at the right time (if now is not it)

    Room 618/619
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SRC102 - Getting Started with Microsoft Search

    In this demo rich session, get the latest updates on Microsoft Search and come on the journey to learn how insights, actions and answers are being built into your everyday experiences across Microsoft 365.

    See the latest roadmap on Microsoft Search across all your experiences, from SharePoint to Office, and including external 3rd party content connectors and extensibility.

    Room 618/619
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Search
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SRC104 - Delivering a World Class Search Experience

    SharePoint search is one of the most underutilized features of SharePoint. With the proper use of search you can give your users a rich, powerful experience allowing them to find the information as easily as shopping for a product on amazon.com.

    In this demo packed sessions users will learn:
    • How to incorporate jQuery into display templates to take search to the next level
    • Best practices for using Content types to aggregate content across multiple sites or site collections
    • Create and use custom refiners to make search for a document as simple as finding a product on Amazon

    Room 618/619
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SRC202 - SharePoint Search Tips & Tricks

    SharePoint Search is not something new, but it is something we continue to gain better understanding around all the time.

    In this session, Virgil is going to share with you some of the practical, real-world tips and tricks he has learned to get SharePoint Search to do things your way, including layout best practices, query modifications and gaining a better understanding of how your searches really work.

    Room 618/619
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SRC204 - Building Tailored Search Experiences in Modern SharePoint

    Modern SharePoint offers great capabilities to customize what and how your users should see the content of their portal. With the growth of Hub sites, content aggregation becomes a must in a flat information architecture.

    In this session, we'll look at how we can build engaging experiences using Microsoft Search and how it can be personalized to the user to ensure a relevant discovery of the corporate knowledge.

    Room 618/619
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • SRC301 - 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 618/619
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SRC303 - SharePoint Search Query Builder Deep Dive

    Join Virgil Carroll as he takes you on a deep dive of one of the more powerful tools in your SharePoint toolbox, the Search Query Builder. Where there are many aspects that are important part of a good search strategy, understanding how to utilize this tool to help you not only finesse and clean up your results but also how to use it to better understand what is being returned and why.

    When you walk away from this session, you should have a better understanding of how this tool can help you in your search initiatives and how to avoid pitfalls in changing your results too much.

    Room 618/619
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK101 - I, Chatbot: Modern Bot Development with Azure and Teams

    Bots are hot! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this deep-dive workshop, you'll learn all about Bot development, including:
    • Azure Bot Services, including channels, activities, and messages, which allow
    your Bot to work across many services
    • Bot Builder SDK, which allows you to manage state across user utterances and
    organize your bot into reusable dialogs
    • Azure cognitive services useful in Bots, including LUIS (Language Understanding
    Intelligent Service) and QnA Maker for knowledge base Bot development
    • Incorporating your Bot into a Microsoft Teams application, plus advanced Teams
    features including adaptive cards and file uploads and downloads
    • Incorporating your Bot into any web page, including as a SharePoint web part
    with Direct Line channels
    • Bot programming in Azure with App Services and Azure Functions
    • Accessing the Microsoft Graph from your Bot

    Source code and limited online exercises are included, so bring a laptop to follow along! Bot development has so much to offer; don't miss this opportunity to add it to your repertoire!

    Room 602/603
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
  • AZR102 - Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for Office 365 Developers

    With Microsoft’s latest push to “Intelligent Cloud” strategy, they are making a huge investment in making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build amazing solutions. These solutions (aka Office Add-Ins) have the potential to reach a vast number of Office 365 users across the globe. The Office 365 development story revolves around using the cutting edge and latest tools to develop business/productivity applications. It is now important for the developers to learn the insights of the Office 365 development.
    Office Add-Ins enable us to extend Office clients such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

    As an identity management as a service (IDMaaS) platform, Azure Active Directory provides developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications. Office 365 uses the Azure Active Directory to manage the users. It is important for Office 365 developers to learn the insights on the Azure AD and how it works from a developer’s perspective.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Graph APIs. We will also cover the various Azure AD scenarios for developers in Office 365.

    You will learn:
    • Azure Active Directory Overview
    • Azure Active Directory Graph APIs
    • Connect Azure Active Directory Graph APIs in Office 365 APIs and Microsoft Graph
    • Azure AD integration for managing identity and access
    • How to register your application with Azure AD?
    • How to use the Office Developer PnP Core Library to easily authenticate against the Azure AD?

    Room 604
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR103 - Introduction To The Microsoft Graph: Getting Started Quickly & Getting The Most Out Of It

    You may have heard about the Microsoft Graph. It’s extremely important for any Office 365 developer to learn and understand what the Graph is capable of and how to best use it. There is a lot to learn whether you are accessing millions of meetings, documents, emails, chats, devices and much more to provide intelligence and integration with your solutions, or leveraging the data and services from applications hundreds of millions of users use every day.

    So where and how do we get started? How do we answer questions like:
    • How does the Graph work?
    • Should you integrate your data and services with the Graph?
    • What can you access and how can you provide more intelligence and integration with your solutions?

    During this session join Microsoft MVP Vincent Biret as he shows you how to get started working with the Microsoft Graph. This session will discuss the API capabilities and documentation as well as the SDK’s, tools and key concepts to master around authentication and authorization. Prepare yourself for lots of demonstrations for developers that are curious about the Microsoft Graph but haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

    Room 604
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • AZR104 - 6 Demos to Impress Your Boss/Customers with Microsoft Graph

    Jeremy Thake, Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft Graph engineering team will walk you through the most important benefits of the Microsoft Graph.

    Jeremy will use demos to illustrate how you can take Microsoft Graph and wow your boss or customers! You'll be able to take this knowledge back to your desk and demonstrate this yourself.

    Room 604
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • AZR105 - Zero to Hero with Microsoft Graph: Real-World Lessons from 1b+ API Calls

    Trying to work out if MS Graph is ready for your organization? Looking to learn from others mistakes? Just want to hear how others are using the graph?

    Then this session is for you. Chris has spent the last 2 years building a SaaS solution that depends on MS Graph for its day to day operation and has called it over the billion times! Come and learn about authentication options and gotchas (it doesn't have to be hard!), how to query the graph easily and dive into more complex real-world scenarios like delta query, web-hooks and hybrid scenarios. The MS Graph is ready, you should be too!

    Learn from the guy that gave the graph its name and the leading authority on real world use. Walk away ready to rumble!

    Room 604
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • AZR201 - Azure Security for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

    When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML.

    This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog. You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

    Room 604
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • AZR202 - Building Business Applications in Office 365 using Azure API Apps

    Azure API Apps are one of the four types app types offered by Azure App Service. API Apps in App Service offer features that make it easier to build, host, and consume APIs in the cloud and on-premises.

    While developing custom endpoint for Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online, often developers and architects face the dilemma over where to host these endpoints.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure API apps and how we can leverage API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online. Even though the title of the session includes SharePoint online, the contents of this session are applicable for SharePoint On-Premise as well.

    You will learn:
    • What are Azure API APPs?
    • What is Azure App Service?
    • What is Azure Active Directory?
    • What are Microsoft Graph APIs?
    • How to leverage Azure API Apps to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365 Sites/ SharePoint Online?

    Room 604
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR203 - Azure Functions: What’s New in V2 & Getting Started

    Azure Functions are an extremely important and popular service from Microsoft for serverless workloads. Version 2 of this service is now available and whether you are getting started or looking to migrate and better understand the differences, it’s important to know more about this powerful service and development approach.

    Join Vincent Biret, an MVP and expert on Azure development, during his session to get a crash course on tooling, ways to get started, authentication, authorization and how to access and process data quickly. With many demonstrations, you will learn how to leverage Azure Functions to build your APIs and backend services for line of business applications, IoT, data processing and much more!

    Room 604
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • AZR204 - Gateway Drugs: PowerApps/BI & Flow for On-Prem, Just the Beginning. Now Azure Data Factory?

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures. To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

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

    Room 604
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem
  • AZR301 - Building Intelligent Bots in Office 365 Using Microsoft Bot Framework & Cognitive Services

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

    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 Office 365 using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services.

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Room 604
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR302 - From SharePoint to Office 365 Development: The Path to Your New Playground

    The world around the Office Developer is changing. And for someone with a heavy SharePoint background, it can be somewhat scary to make the move to the cloud. But don't be scared, SharePoint Developer! Become an added-value Office Developer and contribute to maximize the productivity of your enterprise.

    The technology space around Productivity has evolved and it has never been that exciting. Your step into the Mobile-First, Cloud-First world will be mindblowing and you will want to stick around for a very long time!

    In this session, we will cover every aspect of the new Office 365 Developer paradigm and we will ensure that you can make yourself at home in such a new world. The technologies covered will span from being close to your existing stack (SharePoint Framework, JavaScript) to a set of technologies that are new and that will expand your possibilities (Office 365 Apps, Microsoft Graph, Azure, TypeScript)

    This very session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :
    • Understand your new role as an Office 365 Developer
    • Have a complete overview of the technology stack you need to master in the cloud
    • Change the way you will think for your next SharePoint & Office 365 project

    Room 604
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SPT302 - Excel automation scenarios with SharePoint client side development

    As much as we developers would like to create a solution for everything business users love their Excel spreadsheets. To be fair the Excel engine is a very powerful thing and in the right hands can become a very powerful tool. So, let's embrace the technology, and give users what they want.

    In this session we'll discuss the Excel extension endpoints in the Microsoft Graph API including Workbooks and sheets, cells, tables, and graphs as well as persistence considerations. Then we'll walk through several examples of what you can do when you combine the rich data store of SharePoint and the Graph with the power of Excel manipulation via your client side code.

    Room 618/619
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • AZR303 - Automating PROV For Your Digital Workplace: With Azure Durable Functions & Microsoft Graph

    Out of the box Microsoft allows you to provision pre-built templates to help users get started and meet your business needs. In the real world almost all organizations extend these templates and further tailor the provisioning of new digital spaces, whether they be SharePoint sites, Microsoft teams or more. Understanding how to automatically create new teams, channels, tabs, invite people, send a welcome message and much more is a critical part of getting more out of Office 365.

    Join Vincent Biret, MVP and Office 365 expert, as he demonstrates how to build a better provisioning workflow that leverages Azure Durable Functions and the Microsoft Graph. With what you learn in this session you can better automate and improve the provisioning process and significantly reduce the amount of administrative and manual work needed in Office 365.

    Room 604
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK102 - Developers! Learn How to Use the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend SharePoint

    The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the latest evolution of SharePoint development. This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience in both SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2016 & SharePoint Server 2019. Some SPFx components can also be used in classic sites as well! If you are an experienced solution-based SharePoint developer or new to the SharePoint platform, this workshop is for you.

    You will learn how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation for developing with the SharePoint Framework before we dive in. By the end of the day, you will know how to build web parts, application customizers, field customizers, command sets, how to deploy your components in a performant way, integrate data from SharePoint and third-party sources, style your components and more!

    Room 608
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK201 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

    Attendees will learn:

    • The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

    • Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

    Room 612
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK301 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development!

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level

    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic

    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 612
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK504 - The SharePoint Hillbilly's introduction to Modern SharePoint and Teams Development

    As SharePoint Developers and master copy/pasters we've been able to create some pretty amazing solutions in SharePoint On-Prem and in our SharePoint Online classic sites. Then we got thrown a curve-ball.. Modern SharePoint... what happened to our tried and true development methods? The Teams came along! Yet another platform to develop for? What do we do? How do we get started? Do we HAVE to learn React and TypeScript? Fear not! Join Mark Rackley in this 1/2 day workshop to learn how to take your current skills and quickly adapt them to this new modern world.

    In this half day workshop you will learn:
    • How to convert your existing JavaScript solutions to the SharePoint Framework
    • How to deploy your SharePoint Framework solutions to both SharePoint Online and Teams
    • How to get started with the Microsoft Graph to create even more powerful solutions

    ALL without having to know TypeScript or React!!!

    Room 616/617
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK602 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • DEV101 - Developing a solution for Multilingual SharePoint Online

    Multilingual capabilities in SharePoint online is critical for a organizations that have employee's spread out across the world. Currently, an out of box solution for language variants is missing. With a little ingenuity and some development expertise we can mostly overcome this deficiency.

    We'll cover the user experience for creating and managing translations, on demand translation, and how to present the results. We'll also cover the various caveats to the design and where issues still exist.

    Room 612
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • 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 612
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR103 - Introduction To The Microsoft Graph: Getting Started Quickly & Getting The Most Out Of It

    You may have heard about the Microsoft Graph. It’s extremely important for any Office 365 developer to learn and understand what the Graph is capable of and how to best use it. There is a lot to learn whether you are accessing millions of meetings, documents, emails, chats, devices and much more to provide intelligence and integration with your solutions, or leveraging the data and services from applications hundreds of millions of users use every day.

    So where and how do we get started? How do we answer questions like:
    • How does the Graph work?
    • Should you integrate your data and services with the Graph?
    • What can you access and how can you provide more intelligence and integration with your solutions?

    During this session join Microsoft MVP Vincent Biret as he shows you how to get started working with the Microsoft Graph. This session will discuss the API capabilities and documentation as well as the SDK’s, tools and key concepts to master around authentication and authorization. Prepare yourself for lots of demonstrations for developers that are curious about the Microsoft Graph but haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

    Room 604
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • DEV103 - Robust & Reliable SharePoint Framework Components with Automated Testing, CI & CD

    When it comes to the SharePoint Framework, everyone keeps saying that you can write tests for them. The initial project scaffolding even has a test file provisioned. But you rarely see this actually implemented… until now! In this session, you will learn how to create robust and reliable components for the SharePoint Framework by leveraging automated testing. We will see how to not only create testable components but how to write tests that mockup test data, spy on API calls and configure it all to run automatically using freely available tools and services.

    By the end of this demo-heavy session, you won’t be hesitant to implement automated testing when building custom components for the SharePoint Framework!

    Room 612
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • DEV104 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, which allows you to write a Bot once and use it in many applications. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

    Room 612
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
  • DEV201 - A Dummies Guide to Using the Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams

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

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

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


    Room 612
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem
  • DEV202 - 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 612
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • DEV203 - Creating & Consuming 3rd Party Services with the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework enables developers to build client-side customizations for SharePoint Online. While you can do a lot client-side the need for server-side code still exists in many scenarios such as protecting IP and data as well as performing complex processes.

    In this demo-first session, you will learn how to call 3rd party services from SharePoint Framework (SPFx) solutions, as well as how to create Azure AD secured REST APIs that you can call from the SPFx as well!

    Room 612
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • DEV204 - How I Learned to Love TypeScript and Stop Fearing the SharePoint Framework

    Office 365 and the SharePoint Framework have shifted customization methodologies, moving us from the shackles and limitations of server-side development and freed us with client-side rendering models. Within the SharePoint Framework, our core language is TypeScript, still an unknown for many SharePoint developers.

    In this session we will dive into TypeScript to learn its secrets so we can build amazing yet maintainable Framework based webparts and applications. We will look at TypeScript typings, classes, modules, and more so we can build rugged, refined, and yet reusable and maintainable code modules, components and controls for our current and future Framework based webparts.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of TypeScript, its core features and why it is important
    • Learn how SharePoint Framework webparts use TypeScript
    • Get examples and code for creating custom TypeScript components for SharePoint

    Room 612
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • N/A
  • DEV301 - Winning Strategies Combining the SharePoint Framework with Microsoft Teams

    SharePoint developers have been adopting the SharePoint Framework in mass, leveraging the framework to build high-value solutions for their organizations.

    Microsoft Teams continues to evolve into a new cockpit of the digital workspace. Learn newly released techniques and best practices to leverage SharePoint Framework webparts, apps, and solutions directly in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 612
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • DEV302 - Migrating Existing JavaScript to the SharePoint Framework

    Whether with SharePoint 2016 on-premises or online with Office 365, the landscape has changed. Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communications Sites have arrived that use SharePoint Framework client web parts, however, many organizations have an extensive library of existing JavaScript customizations that have been developed over the years using Content Editor and Script Editor Web Parts. How do those organizations and developers take advantage of the power and benefits of the SharePoint Framework without spending thousands of hours rewriting everything from scratch?

    In this session, attendees will discover that not only are their previous efforts not wasted, but they can be enhanced and become more powerful than ever thanks to the SharePoint Framework.

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

    Room 612
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • DEV303 - Be a SPFx Ninja with these Performance, Debugging, Logging and Telemetry Tricks!

    While you might be a new or seasoned SharePoint Framework (SPFx) developer, but are you a ninja? In this demo heavy session, you will learn tips, tricks and techniques on how to be a SPFx ninja!

    Learn how to use powerful client-side tools to identify, troubleshoot and resolve memory or performance issues including some cool debugging and logging tricks. We will also cover how to capture, analyze and utilize telemetry activity from your users to proactively improve your client-side solutions!

    Room 612
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • DEV304 - Site Designs and PnP PowerShell: Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning

    Site Designs are the site templates of modern SharePoint. The enterprise can publish a number of designs which can be chosen when a new SharePoint site is created. Each new site is ready to go with custom list and views, branding elements, pages and web parts, and is automatically enrolled in hub relationships to manage navigation.

    In this session you'll learn how to develop your own Site Designs and Site Scripts, and how to connect them with Microsoft Flow and OfficeDev PnP PowerShell. You'll also learn how to configure Site Designs and target them to particular users as a part of governance. Join in and start taking advantage of modern SharePoint provisioning!

    Room 612
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • FLO105 - The BPA Revolution: What It Means for Your Business and SharePoint

    We're in the midst of a revolution in Business Process Automation (BPA). It’s becoming simpler and more cost effective than ever to model and automate business processes. Advances in process intelligence give you the insights to keep improving your BPA over the long term.

    At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are poised to revolutionize BPA. In this environment, simple system workflows, such as SharePoint workflows, are quickly taking a back seat in the automation game.

    Room 609
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF105 - Using O365 to Manage Your Projects From Start to Finish

    Anyone can be a project manager with O365. The trick is knowing what tools to use, and when to use them.

    This session will walk through the lifecycle of a typical project, and using Teams, SharePoint, Planner, Project, Flow and more! We will also discuss real world project team scenarios and how to navigate difficult situations like leadership pulling rank or your scope creeping to outlandish proportions.

    See examples of big budget projects and small team goals that have been successfully completed using a combination of O365 tools. Walk away from this session with the confidence and tools you need to keep your project on track.

    Room 602/603
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL01 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • CM203 - Deep Dive into Multi-Geo Capabilities in SharePoint Online

    Stay ahead of data residency requirements with multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365. New multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.

    Multi-geo capabilities provide you with a choice of geographical locations in which to store, manage, and secure your data by allowing a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions, storing data on a per-user or per-site basis.

    Learn more about multi-geo capabilities with SharePoint and OneDrive in this session.

    Room 608
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV302 - The "Disruption-Vs.-Value" Debate: Defining the Pace of Your Office 365 Implementation

    Office 365 provides a powerful productivity toolset that can transform your digital workplace. As Office 365 practitioners, we need to consider the speed with which we roll out collaboration capabilities to our organizations. But achieving business value and driving ROI (Return On Investment) with Office 365 requires user buy-in. The delicate balance of success hinges on generating enough disruption to change user behavior and drive business productivity without alienating the very users we're trying to engage.

    Yes, some of our advanced users can make use of a wide array of Office 365 apps quickly and with relatively little discomfort. But most of our users are disrupted by the rollout and onboarding process for new technologies.

    This session explores the disruption-versus-value debate, outlining key criteria to consider as you shape (or re-shape) the course of your Office 365 implementation.

    Room 611
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SPT302 - Excel automation scenarios with SharePoint client side development

    As much as we developers would like to create a solution for everything business users love their Excel spreadsheets. To be fair the Excel engine is a very powerful thing and in the right hands can become a very powerful tool. So, let's embrace the technology, and give users what they want.

    In this session we'll discuss the Excel extension endpoints in the Microsoft Graph API including Workbooks and sheets, cells, tables, and graphs as well as persistence considerations. Then we'll walk through several examples of what you can do when you combine the rich data store of SharePoint and the Graph with the power of Excel manipulation via your client side code.

    Room 618/619
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Special Topics
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV303 - You're the One, OneNote!

    Are you looking for more productivity in your life? Sticky notes leaving you...unsatisfied?

    Sit back and enjoy this journey through the sweetest productivity story ever told, where you'll be inspired to take "note" of new ways of working more efficiently day-to-day with OneNote. When it comes to working smarter and not harder, OneNote is the one.

    Room 609
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV304 - Plan for Governance to Transform Teamwork with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is designed to be a universal toolkit for teamwork – to give you the right tools (SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Stream, Outlook, and Yammer) for the right task, along with common services to help you seamlessly work across applications. And with good governance, you can transform teamwork inside your organization with confidence. The main goal of this session is to show you how without compromise – to increase self-service benefits alongside reliable IT control.

    Room 611
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • SPT304 - Power Platform Panel

    Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow are designed to work together. Hear from the experts on the Power Platform and get your questions answered. Moderated by Scott Shearer.
    You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.

    Room 606
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Special Topics
    • Power Platform
    • All
    • Cloud
  • SOL01 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

    Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Special Topics
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL02 - Fool-Proof Business Process Mapping with Nintex Promapp

    Accurately understanding and documenting the business processes that fuel your organization is key to maximizing accountability, driving visibility and maintaining control. Often this is done through static documentation or through tools accessible to a select few employees. During this session, we’ll show you how to avoid common process management pitfalls through Nintex Promapp, a collaborative, powerful and easy-to-use way to drive process excellence.

    Room 604
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem
  • SOL03 - Take Advantage of Your SharePoint & Office 365 Migration

    The future is clear. SharePoint On-Premises is here to stay, but it will inherit technologies developed for SharePoint online. As a result, whether you’re upgrading on-premises or to Office 365, you need to consider your entire footprint: new Microsoft 365 features, SharePoint, file shares, personal files, and other cloud solutions to take advantage of the time, effort and complexity involved in a migration.

    We’ll travel through the five stages of a successful migration to avoid technical roadblocks, answer security concerns, create stakeholder buy-in, and build an on-going management plan.

    Room 606
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Solution Showcase
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL04 - Watch WEBCON Make Process Evolution Painless and Productive

    Workflows that work aren’t just designed, deployed, and discarded. Every successful business process receives regular attention and continuous improvement. Watch us take you through a real-world process that started out looking like a “simple approval”; the more people used it and thought about it, the more they realized it was anything but simple and involved far more than just an approval. WEBCON made it easy to evolve applications accordingly, repeatedly, and without disruption. We’ll show you how in under 30 minutes.

    Room 607
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Solution Showcase
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL05 - How to Benefit from Workplace Analytics for the Modern Workplace

    Boosting productivity and enhancing employee experience are key trends in differentiating your organization in the competitive landscape. While data can drive insights to improve the customer experience, it can do the same for improving employee experience. Microsoft Workplace Analytics uses data from everyday work in Office 365 to identify collaboration patterns and workforce effectiveness. This session will discuss how to leverage this data effectively and lessons learned from our own journey in leveraging Workplace Analytics to improve employee experience.

    Room 609
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SOL06: Do More with SharePoint: K2 Case Study with Proliant and Orion

    Mostly used as an unstructured content store, many organizations are failing to reap the inherent benefits of Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online, but even more, are missing the opportunity to transform their current way of working with digital process automation across the enterprise.

    Join us for a case-study driven Solution Showcase to learn how Proliant and Orion Registrar are using the K2 business application development platform to build intelligent solutions to transform their sales processes and certification workflows. Proliant’s Sales Quote Generator has taken what previously would have required three to four days to generate quotes and route from approval to signature, down to a matter of hours. All while being fully integrated with their back-end systems like Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, and DocuSign. Orion Registrar’s end-to-end certification workflow application not only provides internal processes to manage auditing but also an externally facing portal where customers and auditors can gain a real-time view as to status and issues with their pending certification. “It’s a remarkably comprehensive system involving a cloud infrastructure, content management system, a collaborative work environment, extensive document management, and business application integration.” Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the possible!

    Room 611
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Solution Showcase
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK104 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

    Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365.

    To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success.

    Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

    Room 620
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK108 - 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 611
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Expert
    • Cloud
  • WRK302 - Implementing Practical Data Governance in Office 365

    In today's modern workplace, data governance is top-of-mind for many organizations. If you've been tasked with protecting the data within it, how can you manage the content in a way that ensures its being protected and retained to meet regulatory obligations? In this half-day workshop, Drew and Joanne will discuss and demonstrate how Office 365 features and practical governance strategies work together to help make this possible. They will go through such technologies as Retention Polices, Retention Labels, Azure Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention and how they all work together through discovery and reporting. They'll walk thru real world examples to demonstrate many of the features and how other enterprises have implemented effective data governance.

    What attendees will learn: An approach for implementing an enterprise Data Governance framework in your own organization and the configuration steps required to implement several retention and protection controls.

    Room 604
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK605 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

    Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”.  However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release.  Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown. 

    In this session, I will be going through the overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?.   I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!
     
    Items to be covered are:
    • Support Area
    • Service Health
    • Message Center
    • Admin Centers
    • Teams & Skype
    • SharePoint
    • OneDrive
    • Yammer
    • PowerApps
    • Flow
    • Security & Compliance
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Microsoft Search

    Room 613/614
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM101 - What's New in Securing SharePoint and OneDrive - Labels, Policies and more

    With the digital content growing exponentially in your organizations, you needed a simple and durable ways to classify the digital content in SharePoint and Microsoft OneDrive. Also, protect your content with coarse and fine grained access policies such as device access policies at site level.

    Check out this session to learn about MIP (Microsoft Information Protection) labels and access policies for SharePoint and OneDrive in Microsoft 365.

    Room 616/617
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM102 - Streamlining SharePoint Health Checks

    The health of your SharePoint environment is crucial to the success of your organization. In this session, Alan Forbes will review some of the most important components to analyze and review while assessing SharePoint health and security. Alan will then present a methodology to show SharePoint administrators how they can automate this process and easily run a health check at any given time.

    To wrap up the presentation, Alan will share how administrators can securely delegate this task to other users and how to produce visually pleasing reports to review the results as well as to compare those to previous results.

    Room 616/617
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM103 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365

    Take your Office 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 Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

    Room 616/617
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM105 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

    Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server.

    The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include:
    • Type of SQL Server instance
    • SQL Server instance settings
    • System database settings

    In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

    Room 616/617
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem
  • ADM201 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

    Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you.

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases:
    • 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 Office 365.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM202 - SharePoint Pre-Migration Check and House Cleanup

    “Chaos at the bottom means order on the top”

    If this is something you want for your SharePoint migrations then join me to get an understanding of what it takes to do proper SharePoint pre-migration farm assessment check and house cleanup before migration.

    In this session I will cover
    - Pre-Migration Report & cleanup
    - Most popular migration tools out there along with the Microsoft free migration tool which provides pre-migration analysis, reports & migrations.
    - Discuss migration use case/s and talk about some of the challenges and how we handled them.
    - Don’t miss this session if you want to understand what it really takes to get your farm ready for migration.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM203 - Building a Fail-Safe Authentication Plan for Your Content That Your End-Users Will Like

    Security in your organization is important. One of the most crucial pieces of your security is your authentication. Too often organizations look at additional security for your authentication like Multi-factor authentication as an on/off switch. Reality is that when your security plan is not thought through, you end-users will become less secure with their information. Exchanging passwords, writing information down on post-its, are just a few examples of what end-users will do when your security plan is not designed the right way. However, it doesn’t need to be this way.

    In this session, we will talk about how to secure your authentication and access to your content without disrupting your end-users. We will discuss how we can combine end-user convenience and security to accommodate both sides of the organization. We will demonstrate the best way to set up your authentication with multi-factor authentication, what your configuration options are and how they can positively influence both your end-users and your security needs.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM204 - Advanced PowerShell For Office 365

    Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface!

    This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

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

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content.

    By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

    Room 616/617
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM302 - 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 616/617
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell for Remote SharePoint Administration & Inspection

    As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

    Room 616/617
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Expert
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM304 - Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 and SharePoint Online

    With the journey to the cloud, companies try to protect their data by adding additional layers of security. One of those security measurements that Office 365 provides is Data Loss Prevention or DLP. It was already available for quite some time in Exchange Online, but it also made its way into SharePoint Online. In this session, we are going to cover why and how to use DLP in Office 365 and SharePoint Online to prevent sensitive data from leaving the company. With DLP we are going to show how to add another layer of business security based on data-driven by business. Make your data more secure with Data Loss Prevention.

    Room 616/617
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What Do You Have in There?

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • New and notable features in SharePoint
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
    • How to do a migration
    • Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
    • How these features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

    Room 606
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK405 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture.

    We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites.

    You will take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. 

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet.

    This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    Room 616/617
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • KEY100 - The Intelligent Workplace with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. Dan Holme and the Microsoft product group share the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, security, teamwork, process transformation, employee engagement & communications, and knowledge sharing & discovery.

    Learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365--including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, PowerApps, Flow--integrate to power collaboration and the intelligent workplace across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

    Room 6E
    Wed 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Keynote
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • FLO101 - Hands-On Flow

    To learn Flow you need to create Flows. In this session, you'll do just that.

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows (and more...). Designed for those who are new to Flow, this session will walk you through creating Flows for SharePoint step by step. We'll focus on a few common tasks such as sending emails, updating SharePoint lists and starting an approval process.

    Attendees should be comfortable creating SharePoint lists and libraries and should bring their own device with keyboard.

    Attend this session and starting creating Flows today!

    Room 609
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT101 - Build a Modern Intranet and Digital Workplace with SharePoint and Office 365

    A modern intranet and digital workplace need to reflect the dynamic nature of organizations. Building a modern intranet on a dynamic, cloud-based platform needs to include a plan for change management and governance.

    In this session, you will learn about how to leverage the intranet building blocks of SharePoint in Office 365: team sites, communication sites, and hub sites. You will also learn tips and best practices for information architecture, governance, and change so that you can build an intranet that delivers significant value to your organization.

    Room 607
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • ONE101 - OneDrive for Business and Pleasure - Sync, Share, Collaborate!

    Synchronize files between your local device and Microsoft 365. Get real life examples of how to get the most out of the latest OneDrive client. Files on demand saved me after installing a program that filled my hard drive. Camera roll back up let me post photos to my website. External sharing let me co-author an allowance spreadsheet with my 11 year old.

    Whether you collaborate in Excel, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups or with Office 365 Home, you'll walk away with at least one tip you can use today!

    Room 604
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it. You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • CM102 - Planning the Migration of Your Shared Network Drives to SharePoint

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives holding content that could rightfully belong in SharePoint. Migrating this content into SharePoint is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do.

    Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating some of this content is a good thing, a framework for making it happen, common pitfalls and ways to avoid them and how to help end-users make the all-important "shift" from network drives to SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    Room 608
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT102 - Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration

    Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in choosing to build an intranet with SharePoint.

    We'll discuss avoiding File Dump 2.0 by exploring best practices in internal communications and collaboration via intranets, rethinking forms and minimizing busy work by utilizing automation capabilities in SPD workflows and Microsoft Flow and designing intuitive navigation.

    Room 607
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF102 - Making Sense of All That's Included with Office 365

    There's so much that Office 365 has to offer small to large organizations. However, the current reality is that most organizations are only using about 20% of the available capabilities. Why not understand the Entire value of the suite of Office 365 applications so your users can take full advantage of what you are already paying for!?

    Come to this session and we'll go over the entire stack of Office 365 applications. Not just what each of them do, but also the sample business use cases for each of them as well.

    Room 602/603
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • OFF103 - I Moved to Office 365, Now What?

    Moving to Office 365 is the first step in the journey to changing your organization. Some call it a Digital Transformation, fact is, you need to rethink how things are done with the help of technology today.

    In this session we'll look at how to go beyond the migration and help you leverage the most of your Office 365 subscriptions. It's not just SharePoint that needs to go from Classic to Modern, but our IT department and how we use technology in our organization as well.

    • Learn to go beyond Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
    • Understand what you have and how it fits together

    Room 602/603
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • PWR103 - Options for Building a Modern Extranet

    There are many solutions that allow for collaboration with customers, partners, and virtual teams that stretch inside and outside of your organization, but which tools work the best in different scenarios?

    In this session geared toward end users, we'll discuss how the latest Office 365 tools and solutions can be leveraged for different extranet scenarios, and help you to decide which of them best fit your specific needs. Solutions to be discussed include SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, Stream, and more.

    Room 606
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT104 - Build a Full Intranet in 70 minutes!

    You always wanted to see how easy it was to build a full branded intranet using Communication Sites, Modern Team Sites and Hub Sites in less than an hour? This session is for you! You will learn how easy it is to build a basic intranet with the OOTB experience Microsoft provides!

    Room 607
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS104 - Winning Microsoft Teams Scenarios for Small Organizations

    Microsoft Teams empowers organizations and teams of all sizes to communicate and collaborate with a collection of ready to go features and customization options.

    In this session we will look at strategies small organizations can use to foster communication, internally and externally, through channels, tabs, meetings, chats, apps, integration end points, team provisioning and more. Break down communication hurdles no matter the size of your team.

    Room 613/614
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BV105 - 5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint Adoption

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

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

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

    Room 608
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BV201 - Organizational Change Management: Migrating Your Users Along with Your Systems

    So you have decided to migrate to the new version of SharePoint or Office 365. That's great! But what about your end users? Are they ready for the change? Organizations around the world have been discovering that to realize their return on investment, they must take into account how they migrate their users along with their systems - No end user left behind!

    Come to this session and we'll show you strategies that have worked with organizations around the world as they deal with organizational changes and prepare their users for their new processes and systems.

    Room 602/603
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT201 - Make Your Intranet Go from Good to Great

    Imagine spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your company intranet portal only to realize that people really don't like it, don't spend much time in it and actually avoid it as much as possible. It could be because your corporate intranet, while having lots of information, just doesn't function well for the general population.

    In this session, we will talk thru examples of different company intranets built using SharePoint and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. Use those examples and little things to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration that help to connect people in the workplace.

    Room 607
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO202 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

    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 611
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT202 - Getting Started with Hub Sites: How to Plan and Organize Hub Sites to Build Your Intranet

    If you are wondering how to incorporate hub sites into your intranet, this is the session for you! We will review how to determine what your hub sites should be, how to make key decisions for hub site navigation (both mega-menu and local navigation), and best practices for planning and organizing hub sites.

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

    Room 607
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS203 - Microsoft Teams As Your Light Weight Project Management Solution

    Some projects are very complex and need to use a heavy weight project management tool like Microsoft Project. Others are less complex and can easily be managed with Microsoft Teams and Planner integration. The ease of communication and collaboration in Microsoft Teams combined with the time saved getting work done quickly make it a powerful toolkit for project managers.

    During this session, you will learn:
    • Ideas for how you can use Microsoft Teams to manage you projects successfully
    • How to use Planner right within Microsoft Teams
    • Information about other project management related third party apps that can be leveraged within Microsoft Teams

    Room 613/614
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • CM204 - Tagging and Browsing and Search, Oh My! Metadata & Navigation Best Practices for Findability

    Findability is still king, particularly in today's modern workplace where content is spread across many sites. Join Susan and Joanne as they explore some best practices for setting up your SharePoint environment in the modern world so information workers know where and how to find things when they need them.

    Topics covered include: tagging your content, boosting search results, navigation strategies, and making metadata work.

    Room 608
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

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

    In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content.

    By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

    Room 616/617
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • OFF301 - Keeping Up with Change in Office 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Office 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. 
     
    The Office 365 Message Center is a fantastic resource but it does not provide you with the complete picture of the changes to your environment.

    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, make sure you don't run afoul of regulations, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best.

    Room 602/603
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • TMS301 - Microsoft Teams User Adoption and Governance Pre-Implementation Planning

    Microsoft Teams is the new chat based collaboration tool which provides teammates within an organization a one stop shop to share and access content and tools as well as create and hold meetings. Teams drives productivity and engagement by combining functionality of Microsoft Groups, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook and Skype for Business all in one location.

    Are you or your customers thinking about rolling out Microsoft Teams? Are you questioning how to drive user adoption as well as govern content and access?

    This session will discuss:
    • Teams functionality and components
    • Change management and user adoption
    • Governance

    Room 613/614
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • BV303 - You're the One, OneNote!

    Are you looking for more productivity in your life? Sticky notes leaving you...unsatisfied?

    Sit back and enjoy this journey through the sweetest productivity story ever told, where you'll be inspired to take "note" of new ways of working more efficiently day-to-day with OneNote. When it comes to working smarter and not harder, OneNote is the one.

    Room 609
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • Newbie
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • TMS303 - Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

    One of the most commonly asked questions relating to Microsoft Teams starts something like: “Hey, I have Microsoft teams, but I’m not sure what the use case is for it in our organization. Any suggestions?” Microsoft teams is a hot application, but a little strategy and proper planning for how to best find value to your organization is just as important as knowing what it does.

    This session will explore a couple of use cases, starting with a project that a team of people are working on and contrasting that with how to manage vendors all using Microsoft Teams. Learn the different ways to set up channels and organize content of each scenario and some of the different tools and features that are key benefits to each of these use cases. Then when the question comes up in the organization, you can have proper responses and seen the examples in action.

    Room 613/614
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • WRK101 - I, Chatbot: Modern Bot Development with Azure and Teams

    Bots are hot! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this deep-dive workshop, you'll learn all about Bot development, including:
    • Azure Bot Services, including channels, activities, and messages, which allow
    your Bot to work across many services
    • Bot Builder SDK, which allows you to manage state across user utterances and
    organize your bot into reusable dialogs
    • Azure cognitive services useful in Bots, including LUIS (Language Understanding
    Intelligent Service) and QnA Maker for knowledge base Bot development
    • Incorporating your Bot into a Microsoft Teams application, plus advanced Teams
    features including adaptive cards and file uploads and downloads
    • Incorporating your Bot into any web page, including as a SharePoint web part
    with Direct Line channels
    • Bot programming in Azure with App Services and Azure Functions
    • Accessing the Microsoft Graph from your Bot

    Source code and limited online exercises are included, so bring a laptop to follow along! Bot development has so much to offer; don't miss this opportunity to add it to your repertoire!

    Room 602/603
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
  • WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

    There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

    This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

    Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Teams and Education

    We know that Microsoft Teams is the single hub for communication, collaboration, and teamwork. Did you know that there is a Microsoft Teams dedicated to Education? Microsoft Teams is free in higher Education giving universities, colleges and K-12 schools a single hub to collaborate real-time on documents, chat, meet online, and integrate with educational apps. Microsoft Teams can help educators collaborate effectively in real-time, cut down on emails, share teaching resources, and increase student engagement in their courses. It provides students a single hub to collaborate in their course, manage their on-campus jobs, and create community as part of student life. Researchers can use Teams to research with colleagues outside of your institution with enterprise-grade security.

    In this workshop, we cover the different use cases why you can use Microsoft Teams for Education and present how Teams goes about being the hub for schoolwork. We discuss the different Team templates, like Classroom, PLC, Staff collaboration, and so much more. If you want to see how Teams support the education efforts of our next generation, then this workshop is for you.

    Room 616/617
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • WRK407 - 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 session is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • WRK408 - Ace Your Exam: Become a Microsoft 365 Service Adoption Specialist

    This full day, hands on workshop will prepare you to take your Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist exam and validate your skills driving adoption of cloud services. Using Microsoft Teams as an example service you will learn how to plan, govern and manage the adoption of your services. Design meaningful success metrics, learn strategies and tactics for an agile service implementation, understand onboarding best practices and create your own training portal with Microsoft 365 learning pathways tools.

    Bring your laptop and tenant credentials will be provided. Downloadable materials will be provided as take away's. Receive a discount for the certification fee for your online exam. Your instructor, Karuana Gatimu is a 25 year veteran of IT and the author of the Service Adoption Specialist exam.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM101 - What's New in Securing SharePoint and OneDrive - Labels, Policies and more

    With the digital content growing exponentially in your organizations, you needed a simple and durable ways to classify the digital content in SharePoint and Microsoft OneDrive. Also, protect your content with coarse and fine grained access policies such as device access policies at site level.

    Check out this session to learn about MIP (Microsoft Information Protection) labels and access policies for SharePoint and OneDrive in Microsoft 365.

    Room 616/617
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • 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 611
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • MSFT
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ONE101 - OneDrive for Business and Pleasure - Sync, Share, Collaborate!

    Synchronize files between your local device and Microsoft 365. Get real life examples of how to get the most out of the latest OneDrive client. Files on demand saved me after installing a program that filled my hard drive. Camera roll back up let me post photos to my website. External sharing let me co-author an allowance spreadsheet with my 11 year old.

    Whether you collaborate in Excel, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups or with Office 365 Home, you'll walk away with at least one tip you can use today!

    Room 604
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • OneDrive
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • SRC102 - Getting Started with Microsoft Search

    In this demo rich session, get the latest updates on Microsoft Search and come on the journey to learn how insights, actions and answers are being built into your everyday experiences across Microsoft 365.

    See the latest roadmap on Microsoft Search across all your experiences, from SharePoint to Office, and including external 3rd party content connectors and extensibility.

    Room 618/619
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Search
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • INT103 - Get Inspired and Discover the Modern Experiences You Can Build with SharePoint in O365

    Looking for how to get the most out of your modern SharePoint sites and pages? Want to be inspired and ready to start creating your own modern sites and pages?

    In this session, we’ll walk through the SharePoint Lookbook, an inspirational tool for creating attractive and responsive sites and pages. You’ll learn details about how the example sites were created, and how to use the web parts that make up their pages. We’ll take a look at the help content available for modern features, and you’ll see a hands-on demonstration of creating one of the example sites from scratch by one of the Lookbook’s designers.

    Room 607
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR103 - Options for Building a Modern Extranet

    There are many solutions that allow for collaboration with customers, partners, and virtual teams that stretch inside and outside of your organization, but which tools work the best in different scenarios?

    In this session geared toward end users, we'll discuss how the latest Office 365 tools and solutions can be leveraged for different extranet scenarios, and help you to decide which of them best fit your specific needs. Solutions to be discussed include SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, Stream, and more.

    Room 606
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • AZR104 - 6 Demos to Impress Your Boss/Customers with Microsoft Graph

    Jeremy Thake, Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft Graph engineering team will walk you through the most important benefits of the Microsoft Graph.

    Jeremy will use demos to illustrate how you can take Microsoft Graph and wow your boss or customers! You'll be able to take this knowledge back to your desk and demonstrate this yourself.

    Room 604
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • DEV104 - Developing Bots for Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

    In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots in Microsoft Azure, and how to expose them in Teams and SharePoint. You’ll learn about the Azure Bot Framework, which allows you to write a Bot once and use it in many applications. You’ll also learn how to structure your Bots with Dialogs, how to enrich them with Adaptive Cards, and how to add natural language understanding with LUIS, a part of Azure cognitive services. Don't miss this opportunity to add Bot development to your repertoire!

    Room 612
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
  • TMS106 - Top 10 Microsoft Teams Best Practices for User Adoption

    Whether your users are migrating from Skype for Business or are simply new to Microsoft Teams there are key things that you can do to make their use of Teams a great experience.

    Learn from Karuana Gatimu, lead of the Microsoft Teams Engineering Customer Advocacy Team, about the first things to do in Teams, best ways to engage with your business users and adoption metrics to watch. See a demonstration of the free training portal, Microsoft 365 learning pathways and learn how to customize your own training playlists for your users.

    Get access to our Champion in a Box tools that will allow you to build an internal champion program which measurably drives adoption, reduces help desk incidents and improves the employee experience for Microsoft Teams onboarding and the rest of Microsoft 365.

    Room 618/619
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • KEY200 - The Future of Collaboration is About People

    The greatest asset you have in your company are your people. Empowering them to have greater morale, engage in meaningful work and increase their productivity can provide your organization with a competitive edge and bottom line cost savings. Join Karuana Gatimu, leader of the Microsoft Teams Customer Advocacy Group, as she gives you a roadmap for using collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to realize both digital and cultural transformation outcomes in your company. The teamwork stack from Microsoft is central to achieving this goal. Karuana will demonstrate specific product scenarios by industry, training tools and best practices that will speed your progress along this path.

    Room 6E
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • MSFT
    • Keynote
    • All
  • AZR201 - Azure Security for the SharePoint Developers and Admins

    When SharePoint moved to the cloud, it switched from Active Directory to Azure for user and application identities. This is extra confusing because there three versions of Azure security in use, and they're quite different from traditional approaches such as Kerberos or SAML.

    This session will demystify Azure security for technical professionals working with SharePoint Online. If you're a developer, you'll learn how to call SharePoint, Graph, or other web API's from your code; if you're an administrator, you'll learn the true implications of the consent form you're asked to agree to when you install something in the app catalog. You'll also learn about the security features of the various app models, such as SharePoint Framework, SharePoint add-ins, and even the classic content editor web part.

    Room 604
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • INT201 - Make Your Intranet Go from Good to Great

    Imagine spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your company intranet portal only to realize that people really don't like it, don't spend much time in it and actually avoid it as much as possible. It could be because your corporate intranet, while having lots of information, just doesn't function well for the general population.

    In this session, we will talk thru examples of different company intranets built using SharePoint and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. Use those examples and little things to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration that help to connect people in the workplace.

    Room 607
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • ADM203 - Building a Fail-Safe Authentication Plan for Your Content That Your End-Users Will Like

    Security in your organization is important. One of the most crucial pieces of your security is your authentication. Too often organizations look at additional security for your authentication like Multi-factor authentication as an on/off switch. Reality is that when your security plan is not thought through, you end-users will become less secure with their information. Exchanging passwords, writing information down on post-its, are just a few examples of what end-users will do when your security plan is not designed the right way. However, it doesn’t need to be this way.

    In this session, we will talk about how to secure your authentication and access to your content without disrupting your end-users. We will discuss how we can combine end-user convenience and security to accommodate both sides of the organization. We will demonstrate the best way to set up your authentication with multi-factor authentication, what your configuration options are and how they can positively influence both your end-users and your security needs.

    Room 616/617
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • CM203 - Deep Dive into Multi-Geo Capabilities in SharePoint Online

    Stay ahead of data residency requirements with multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365. New multi-geo capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.

    Multi-geo capabilities provide you with a choice of geographical locations in which to store, manage, and secure your data by allowing a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions, storing data on a per-user or per-site basis.

    Learn more about multi-geo capabilities with SharePoint and OneDrive in this session.

    Room 608
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV205 - Drive Culture Change & Business Results with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 offers a robust menu of services that can help you drive cultural and business change in your organization.

    Using Microsoft Teams, Live Events, PowerPlatform tools and more can drive deeper employee engagement, streamline your business processes and reduce your IT costs for service support. Karuana Gatimu, former IT Service Owner in Microsoft IT and leader in Microsoft Team Engineering will demonstrate how to use out of the box capabilities to deliver these projects in your company.

    This demo heavy session will provide you with concrete guidance and best practices while inspiring you with real world examples of other companies who are already on this journey.

    Room 611
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • O365 User Group and Champion Meetup

    Hosted by Microsoft's Karuana Gatimu.
    6:00 - 6:30 Networking
    6:30 - 8:30 O365 User Group and Champion Meetup Meeting

    Room 602/603
    Thu 6:00 PM – 8:30 pm
    • MSFT
  • TMS303 - Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

    One of the most commonly asked questions relating to Microsoft Teams starts something like: “Hey, I have Microsoft teams, but I’m not sure what the use case is for it in our organization. Any suggestions?” Microsoft teams is a hot application, but a little strategy and proper planning for how to best find value to your organization is just as important as knowing what it does.

    This session will explore a couple of use cases, starting with a project that a team of people are working on and contrasting that with how to manage vendors all using Microsoft Teams. Learn the different ways to set up channels and organize content of each scenario and some of the different tools and features that are key benefits to each of these use cases. Then when the question comes up in the organization, you can have proper responses and seen the examples in action.

    Room 613/614
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Newbie
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • ADM304 - Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 and SharePoint Online

    With the journey to the cloud, companies try to protect their data by adding additional layers of security. One of those security measurements that Office 365 provides is Data Loss Prevention or DLP. It was already available for quite some time in Exchange Online, but it also made its way into SharePoint Online. In this session, we are going to cover why and how to use DLP in Office 365 and SharePoint Online to prevent sensitive data from leaving the company. With DLP we are going to show how to add another layer of business security based on data-driven by business. Make your data more secure with Data Loss Prevention.

    Room 616/617
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Admin/Implementation
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BV304 - Plan for Governance to Transform Teamwork with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is designed to be a universal toolkit for teamwork – to give you the right tools (SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Stream, Outlook, and Yammer) for the right task, along with common services to help you seamlessly work across applications. And with good governance, you can transform teamwork inside your organization with confidence. The main goal of this session is to show you how without compromise – to increase self-service benefits alongside reliable IT control.

    Room 611
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
    • MSFT
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • DEV304 - Site Designs and PnP PowerShell: Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning

    Site Designs are the site templates of modern SharePoint. The enterprise can publish a number of designs which can be chosen when a new SharePoint site is created. Each new site is ready to go with custom list and views, branding elements, pages and web parts, and is automatically enrolled in hub relationships to manage navigation.

    In this session you'll learn how to develop your own Site Designs and Site Scripts, and how to connect them with Microsoft Flow and OfficeDev PnP PowerShell. You'll also learn how to configure Site Designs and target them to particular users as a part of governance. Join in and start taking advantage of modern SharePoint provisioning!

    Room 612
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • SP Development
    • MSFT
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

    Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.

    Room 606
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • MSFT
    • Keynote
  • KEY100 - The Intelligent Workplace with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 empowers individuals, teams and organizations to be creative, collaborative, and effective with an integrated suite of experiences that are simple, superior, smart and secure. Dan Holme and the Microsoft product group share the latest innovations and solutions for content collaboration, security, teamwork, process transformation, employee engagement & communications, and knowledge sharing & discovery.

    Learn how the experiences in Microsoft 365--including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Stream, PowerApps, Flow--integrate to power collaboration and the intelligent workplace across devices, on the web, in desktop and mobile apps, and in the hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams.

    Room 6E
    Wed 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • Business Value
    • Newbie
    • Keynote
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • KEY200 - The Future of Collaboration is About People

    The greatest asset you have in your company are your people. Empowering them to have greater morale, engage in meaningful work and increase their productivity can provide your organization with a competitive edge and bottom line cost savings. Join Karuana Gatimu, leader of the Microsoft Teams Customer Advocacy Group, as she gives you a roadmap for using collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to realize both digital and cultural transformation outcomes in your company. The teamwork stack from Microsoft is central to achieving this goal. Karuana will demonstrate specific product scenarios by industry, training tools and best practices that will speed your progress along this path.

    Room 6E
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • MSFT
    • Keynote
    • All
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

    Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.

    Room 606
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • MSFT
    • Keynote
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 613/614
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK204 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of what Power BI can do for you.

    Are you new to Power BI? Are you a SharePoint Administrator or SharePoint Power User? Are you tired of copying and pasting data from SharePoint to create reports and dashboards over and over again? We’ll take you through the basics of using Power BI with SharePoint data. You’ll say good bye to copy/paste once and for all.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint user should know about Power BI..

    Attendees will learn:
    • Learn the Power BI components:
    • Power BI Desktop
    • PowerBI.com
    • Power BI mobile applications
    • Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    • Data extraction from SharePoint
    • Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    • Extending your data with DAX
    • Report basics
    • Publishing and distribution basics


    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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK304 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

    NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

    In this workshop users will learn:
    • 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    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

    Room 607
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK401 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid To Ask)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    This workshop will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this workshop 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 604
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK406 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

    If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:
    1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
    2) How to get started
    3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
    4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
    5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
    6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
    7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
    8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

    Room 602/603
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK503 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    • Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    • Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    • Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • WRK603 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build Your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create these applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solutions for your company afterwards!

    Room 607
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • 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 611
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • MSFT
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO101 - Hands-On Flow

    To learn Flow you need to create Flows. In this session, you'll do just that.

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer Workflows (and more...). Designed for those who are new to Flow, this session will walk you through creating Flows for SharePoint step by step. We'll focus on a few common tasks such as sending emails, updating SharePoint lists and starting an approval process.

    Attendees should be comfortable creating SharePoint lists and libraries and should bring their own device with keyboard.

    Attend this session and starting creating Flows today!

    Room 609
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR101 - PowerApps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

    PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control.

    See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    Room 606
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI102 - Gaining Insights with Power BI

    Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

    This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

    Room 611
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
  • PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    Room 606
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI103 - A Place for Our Stuff - Introduction to Power BI Dataflows

    Dataflows are doing to data warehousing what Power BI has been doing for several year to reporting - making it ubiquitous and accessible.

    This session will walk through what dataflows in Power BI are, why they matter, how they're built, and why they are important. We'll also talk a fair bit about some tips and trick when working with them using demonstrations to illustrate the points.

    Room 611
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • FLO103 - Your Mobile Lifeline: Leveraging Microsoft Flow Buttons to Drive Productivity

    It's time to work smarter. With the Microsoft Flow mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With Microsoft 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 Microsoft Flow app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

    Room 608
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BI104 - 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 611
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO104 - Thinking Through Workflow Problems and Designing Superior Solutions

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

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

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

    Room 609
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR104 - How to Use PowerApps to Help You with User Adoption and Your Intranet Deployment

    The idea of this app is simple.

    A new task will appear weekly on the new intranet home page. The faster the user completes the task, the more points you get.

    The tasks are related to the use of the new intranet. The race lasts six weeks. You can customize the Tasks.

    In our example, the tasks are

    • Add yourself a profile picture
    • Send a Teams message
    • Like the best news of the week
    • Complete your profile information
    • Take part in the Teams meeting, via video
    • Watch a video about using Stream for yourself

    So come to this session to learn how to build this PowerApp yourself to implement it in your system.

    Room 606
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • BI105 - Telling Data Stories with Power BI

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

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

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

    Room 611
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • PWR105 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better Together

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Come to my session and See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    Room 606
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • FLO201 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Flow

    Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint.

    In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Flow. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs. Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.

    Room 618/619
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
  • FLO202 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

    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 611
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Newbie
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR202 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    SharePoint and O365 power users solve business problems by combining out of the box SharePoint lists, libraries, and components into multi-page solutions.

    The introduction of PowerApps and Flow changes how power users build solutions to accommodate:
    • Users need to submit a request, manage or have visibility to their requests, and access archived requests
    • Folks managing requests need visibility to new requests, the ability to review or triage them, and then assign requests to the appropriate resources
    • Folks responding to requests need to have visibility to what is assigned to them, need to see request details in order to respond to the request, and close requests.
    • Management needs to see an overview of what’s being requested and how effective their team is at working the requests.

    By replacing SharePoint forms and augmenting, or outright replacing, legacy approaches. Walk through a simple intake request list example and see how PowerApps brings new features, capabilities, and accessibility to these solutions.

    Room 606
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • FLO203 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

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

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

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

    Room 618/619
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • AZR204 - Gateway Drugs: PowerApps/BI & Flow for On-Prem, Just the Beginning. Now Azure Data Factory?

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures. To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

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

    Room 604
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem
  • FLO204 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

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

    Flow is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements. Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

    Room 607
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI301 - Taking the Next Step with Big Data and Power BI

    You've come a long way with Power BI. You've tamed your Excel spreadmarts, you've got your SharePoint list reporting under control, and Power BI is doing a great job reporting on your SQL data, but you're interested in taking that next big step into the world of Big Data. The good news is that Power BI is your friend, but where do the various Big Data tools fit in this scenario, and where do you start?

    Join us for this hour long session as we go through the thinking behind the ongoing journey of tyGraph as it transitions to more Big Data technologies like Azure Data Factory, Spark, Databricks, etc.

    Room 611
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
  • FLO301 - SharePoint Automation: Workflows vs Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

    Processes power your business, whether they start, stop or run through your SharePoint environment. Savvy organizations leverage automation to power these processes, but not all automation solutions are the same.

    In this session, we’ll explore two of the most popular ways to automate processes within a SharePoint environment: workflow and robotic process automation (RPA). We’ll look at where each of these works excels, best practices as well as common use cases.

    Room 609
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem
  • FLO302 - Expressions in Flow

    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 607
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • PWR302 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 606
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • BI303 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

    Love Power BI but need an on-premises solution today? Meet Power BI Report Server -- self-service analytics and enterprise reporting, all in one on-premises solution.

    Design beautiful, interactive reports in Power BI Desktop, publish them to Power BI Report Server, and view and interact with them in your web browser or the Power BI app on your phone. And since Power BI Report Server includes the proven enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, it can even run your existing Reporting Services reports too.

    Join us for an overview of Power BI Report Server and demos of its features in action.

    Room 611
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem
  • PWR303 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

    Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. PowerApps 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 606
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
  • SPT304 - Power Platform Panel

    Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow are designed to work together. Hear from the experts on the Power Platform and get your questions answered. Moderated by Scott Shearer.
    You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.

    Room 606
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Special Topics
    • Power Platform
    • All
    • Cloud
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