SharePoint Fest Workshops and Sessions

 

  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these 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.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model
    • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
    • How 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.

    This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

    Room 102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK103 - 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 102d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK104 - 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 103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop 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 103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK106 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

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

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

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

    Room 103d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK108 - Hands-On : Azure For SharePoint Developers

    This is the beginner’s hands-on workshop where we will cover how to leverage Azure for custom development in SharePoint.

    We will cover:
    1) What is Azure?
    2) What are Azure Functions?
    3) Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    4) What are Azure API Apps?
    5) What are Logic Apps?
    6) What is Azure Bot Service?
    7) Migrating on-prem customizations to Azure

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of the Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in SharePoint ( both online as well as On-Prem)

    Access to SharePoint online site, and Azure will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

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

    Room 106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK200 - 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 104a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK201 - 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:
    o Power BI Desktop
    o PowerBI.com
    o Power BI mobile applications
    o Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    o Data extraction from SharePoint
    o Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    o 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

    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 105a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK300 - 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 104a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK301 - 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

    You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

    We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

    Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

    Room 105a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK305 - Planning and Implementing Project Cortex: A Deeper Dive

    With rapid change from automation and a global skills shortage, empowering people to harness knowledge, upskill and learn faster is the new workplace competitive advantage. Project Cortex is your knowledge network in Microsoft 365, empowering people with knowledge and expertise in the apps you use every day.

    Building on the leading content services of SharePoint, Project Cortex connects content in Microsoft 365 and external content and enables you to manage your information and streamline processes with advanced security, compliance and automated workflow.

    Join Chris McNulty, Senior Product Manager for Project Cortex, to review new services for sharing knowledge, organizing information, integrating data, managing content and defining compliance policies with Microsoft 365.

    Room 106b
    Mon 2:00 PM – 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin 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. A great follow up to those having a knowledge of what's in Office 365 and now looking to level up 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
    • Intro to PowerApps and MSFlow for forms and workflows
    • Understanding how to protect your work with security
    • Guide to Office 365 Groups deployment, administration and adoption
    • Managing intranets with Hub Sites and Group-Connected Sites
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Basics of Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK402 - 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 102a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK403 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

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

    This tutorial will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    At the end of this 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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 105a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK404 - 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 four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture (including the new mega menu capability), best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content.

    You’ll 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 business evolves over time.

    Room 104a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

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

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

    Room 103d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK503 - Implementing or transitioning to modern SharePoint site provisioning in Office 365

    Do you currently have a site provisioning process? Are you using the latest solutions that Office 365 and SharePoint Online provide you?

    The way that we can automate the provisioning of SharePoint sites is evolving and we need to make sure we keep our process and technical solution up to date. In this workshop, we will learn what new solutions are available to you such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to support your new site provisioning process. We will go step by step through the different options and best practices to transition your existing site provisioning process to use these new tools.

    By the end of this workshop you will have the information you need to create your own automated modern SharePoint site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and even approvals before creation!

    Room 104b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK504 - 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 default SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by extending the user experience beyond 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 103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • WRK505 - Developing Custom Connectors and HTML Forms for the Microsoft Power Platform Workshop

    Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples.

    We will start with background on custom connectors, what they are, why you would build them, and how users interact with them.

    We'll then go through an interesting scenario, where we use a custom HTML form to submit to a SharePoint list through a Flow HTTP Post connector. This scenario opens up tremendous opportunities to create both anonymous and authenticated rich HTML forms that communicate with any of the many systems Flow integrates with, without requiring any back-end code development. We will deploy a sample project that you can use to implement your own forms with.

    Next we will hands-on create your own custom connector, using the Yelp Fusion API as an example. Full details of the walk-through are available at https://www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/developing-custom-connectors-for-the-microsoft-power-platform.

    From there we will review how we built our custom connectors for our Extranet User Manager product, so that you can either repeat that process for your own systems, or leverage our connectors with our product. We will cover not only custom actions, but also triggers using web hooks. Examples will include using Flow to automate the assigning of SharePoint Online permissions on creation of EUM groups, and customization of the new user registration approval process.

    The last section in the workshop will be for you to create your own webhook trigger, based on a sample Visual Studio project that we will be providing.

    Room 103a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK506 - Tighten Identity Security in Microsoft 365

    With over 80% of cybersecurity attacks due to compromised identities, it's time for us to take a serious look our identity security strategies in Office 365. Using tools like those in Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) Suite, we can work on strengthening identity security of online and on premises accounts.

    This workshop will focus on everything from simple steps you can take like enabling MFA for accounts all the way to tracking advanced threats with Azure Identity Protection.

    Expect deep dives into configuring the following technologies:
    • Risk-based Conditional Access
    • Advanced MFA
    • Azure ATP and Identity Protection
    • Cloud App Security

    This will be a demo heavy workshop with real world applications, so bring your questions and scenarios with you!

    Room 106b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK507 - Ultimate Introduction to Modern SharePoint and Teams Development for JavaScript Developers

    Traditionally in On-Prem and “Classic” SharePoint, developers have been able to create some pretty amazing solutions using a little JavaScript and a Script Editor Web Part. Dynamic dashboards, custom forms, and amazing single page applications that users loved.

    However, with the introduction of Modern SharePoint development and the SharePoint Framework, it may at first glance appear that all of your previous efforts may have been in vain. And what about development for Microsoft Teams? Do you need to re-tool your entire development team and lose all of the previous productivity gains? Can that code be re-used? How should you proceed? Do you 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 106a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK601 - Boost Company Training & Knowledge Share with Stream

    It is hard and very expensive to send users to training. Between getting behind on their day to day tasks, they have to deal with the email and phone call interruptions when issues arise they don’t get to truly focus and retain the content. Online training is an easier solution as the users can block small pieces of time for the sessions but they can still be rather costly and the content is generic to train the masses and not focused on any one type of organizations usage. However, what if you could build your own training site, videos and your users are already familiar with the look and feel of the application or system the video pertains too? You can utilize Stream to provide these options to your organization and much much more.

    This workshop will be jam packed with the ins and outs of Microsoft Stream, how to utilize in the new era and classic SharePoint sites. We will begin by setting up Stream channels, uploading videos, recording videos, ensuring they are accessible to the right individuals, setup a training site and watch the magic all unfold. However, we won’t stop there as there are plenty of other use cases for Microsoft Stream to be discussed and demoed like end user knowledge sharing along with the most impressive Live Events!! Come join the fun and let’s figure out great ways to make training and knowledge sharing easy and impactful.

    Room 103a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Intermediate

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

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

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK603 - 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 104b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK604 - 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 this 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 solution for your company afterwards!

    Room 103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • WRK605 - 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 106a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Search
  • WRK606 - Strategy & Success: Practical Tools & Techniques For The Strategist, Architect & Analyst

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

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

    Room 103d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
  • WRK607 - 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 106b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • OneDrive
  • WRK700 - Process Mapping/Management Workshop by Nintex

    Register for this workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrk-700-process-mappingmanagement-workshop-by-nintex-tickets-77938138069

    If you struggle with the following, we encourage you to attend this workshop:

    Do you struggle with having clear understanding of line of business activity?
    Continuous improvement of implemented solutions?
    Compliance and risk mitigation?

    Clarity is vital if IT is going to maximize the effectiveness of automation solutions and minimize the effort involved in implementing them.
    In this workshop, we’ll show you an easier way to collect business requirements, as well as show you how to save time in scoping, validating and bringing the line of business on board so you can automate right for the first time, and you can focus on developing systems, not managing data and time wasted with “back and forth” business requirements.

    Details :
    Bring the line of business on board: Save time and effort scoping how the business should work, and take process capture and refinement out of IT’s way. Put it into the hands of the process experts and concentrate on the efficiencies they can help identify.

    Take the hard work out of automation: Identify and track opportunities for automation through custom tagging and see at a glance where systems interact with business processes. Easily pinpoint where system changes will impact the organization, and track the benefit of improvements with detailed reporting. Because the processes are managed by the line of business, reduce the need for costly re-working from automating under-developed processes.

    Build on success: Nintex Promapp is one part of the wider Nintex solution suite. Leverage no-code automation solutions powerful enough for enterprise applications to handle digital workflows, intelligent forms and document generation, e-signatures, RPA and process intelligence analytics. Don’t waste time trying to mesh competing systems and standards, when Nintex offers the only end to end process management and automation platform.

    What you'll need: - A computer (laptop / surface)

    We encourage you to grab a trial before the event and bring your laptop/surface so you can work along with us and walk away with a useful process!

    Get your trial:
    https://bit.ly/2PZV8MZ

    Room 102bc
    Tue 5:30 PM – 8:30 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK106 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

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

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

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

    Room 103d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

    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 105a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK503 - Implementing or transitioning to modern SharePoint site provisioning in Office 365

    Do you currently have a site provisioning process? Are you using the latest solutions that Office 365 and SharePoint Online provide you?

    The way that we can automate the provisioning of SharePoint sites is evolving and we need to make sure we keep our process and technical solution up to date. In this workshop, we will learn what new solutions are available to you such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to support your new site provisioning process. We will go step by step through the different options and best practices to transition your existing site provisioning process to use these new tools.

    By the end of this workshop you will have the information you need to create your own automated modern SharePoint site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and even approvals before creation!

    Room 104b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK506 - Tighten Identity Security in Microsoft 365

    With over 80% of cybersecurity attacks due to compromised identities, it's time for us to take a serious look our identity security strategies in Office 365. Using tools like those in Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) Suite, we can work on strengthening identity security of online and on premises accounts.

    This workshop will focus on everything from simple steps you can take like enabling MFA for accounts all the way to tracking advanced threats with Azure Identity Protection.

    Expect deep dives into configuring the following technologies:
    • Risk-based Conditional Access
    • Advanced MFA
    • Azure ATP and Identity Protection
    • Cloud App Security

    This will be a demo heavy workshop with real world applications, so bring your questions and scenarios with you!

    Room 106b
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK601 - Boost Company Training & Knowledge Share with Stream

    It is hard and very expensive to send users to training. Between getting behind on their day to day tasks, they have to deal with the email and phone call interruptions when issues arise they don’t get to truly focus and retain the content. Online training is an easier solution as the users can block small pieces of time for the sessions but they can still be rather costly and the content is generic to train the masses and not focused on any one type of organizations usage. However, what if you could build your own training site, videos and your users are already familiar with the look and feel of the application or system the video pertains too? You can utilize Stream to provide these options to your organization and much much more.

    This workshop will be jam packed with the ins and outs of Microsoft Stream, how to utilize in the new era and classic SharePoint sites. We will begin by setting up Stream channels, uploading videos, recording videos, ensuring they are accessible to the right individuals, setup a training site and watch the magic all unfold. However, we won’t stop there as there are plenty of other use cases for Microsoft Stream to be discussed and demoed like end user knowledge sharing along with the most impressive Live Events!! Come join the fun and let’s figure out great ways to make training and knowledge sharing easy and impactful.

    Room 103a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK607 - 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 106b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • OneDrive
  • ADM101 - IT and Security guide to Digital Transformation

    A core tenant of a digital transformation project is understanding and recognizing the common challenges to the new modern workplace. Too often organizations do not acknowledge this and fail in the implementation of services such as Office 365, including all the Security components that are needed.

    In this session, we will look at Digital Transformation, the Modern Workplace and the core security features that can support this. We will use question-based scenarios to explain what to use when to use it and how it can be done to be successful.

    Room 106b
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM102 - Intro to Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

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

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

    Room 106b
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM103 - 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 106b
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM104 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

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

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

    Room 106b
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • AZR104 - Configure Azure AD Connect like the Pros

    Join this session to understand one of the most vital components of Azure AD and Office 365; synchronizing your local directory. We will go through step by step setting up a simple directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect all the way to setting it up in a multi-forest, multi-domain, and even multi-tenant scenario. We'll walk through the preparation steps you should perform before syncing, and then dig deep into installation and customization to make sure your directory syncs in just the way you want it.

    Expect deep dives into identity transformations and filtering, single sign on methods such as Seamless SSO, and password methodologies including password sync, write-back, and pass-through authentication. We will also dig deep into PowerShell and the must know commands to maintain and troubleshoot your installation.

    Finally, we will also show how to troubleshoot the more problematic issues, and how to setup a backup Azure AD Connect installation.

    Room 103d
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • ADM105 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

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

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

    Room 106b
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • AZR105 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

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

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

    Room 103d
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

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

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

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll also review recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the request files feature, one-time passcode support, Google federation, reporting enhancements, and deeper integration with Azure AD B2B.

    Room 105a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • ADM201 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

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

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

    Room 106b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • CM201 - Case Study: Records Management in SharePoint from a Public Sector Perspective

    In this case study session, you will learn how the City of London Ontario Canada migrated and created an EDMS (electronic document management system) in SharePoint.

    Learn how our team navigated through legislative restrictions and requirements, how that effects records management at a local government level, and how that can effect storage and retrieval.

    You will learn practical experiences and the lessons we learned, as well as the specific business needs of public sector institutions and how they leverage SharePoint to run their everyday operations.

    See how local governments can establish a governance framework to guide the business use of the platform in a compliant and maintainable fashion.

    Room 102bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • ADM202 - 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 106b
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM203 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

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

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

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

    Room 106b
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • AZR203 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

    Identity and Security. Those seem to be the big buzzwords lately, but how do they affect your Office 365 & SharePoint environments? We'll spend this session taking a dive into Identity Protection, Application Management, Information Security, and more, all from an Office 365 Admin's perspective!

    In this session you'll learn how to implement tools like Conditional Access, Application SSO, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection and more to increase the security and grow adoption of your Office 365 environment.

    Room 103d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • ADM204 - Security and Compliance within Office 365

    So you have an Office 365 tenant, you have sites, you use search and maybe you use every feature that is available to you. You create, upload, edit and delete content and even tag it, but what happens when you need to know what has happened to a piece of content? How do you know who opened a specific file? How do you stop specific types of content from residing within the site? How do you control who can do what, when and maybe where from?

    Luckily we have the tool for this, it is the Security and Compliance Center within Office 365. In this session we will walk through the Security and Compliance Center, answering each of questions with practical examples.

    Room 106b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM301 - Using the Patterns and Practices (PnP) components with SharePoint and SharePoint Online

    Microsoft and community members have developed the patterns and practices (PnP) as a way to guide us in the best approaches for working with Share Point and SharePoint Online. Whether you are building custom solutions or just want to manage them better using PowerShell there are components in the PnP for them.

    In this session we will look at the PnP and how to use it whether we are developing or administrating SharePoint.

    Room 106b
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • OFF301 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

    Office 365 enables ease of content sharing with people in and out of your organization. This session will breakdown the different ways you could securely share files in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, or Teams with colleagues, partners, or clients. See how the sharing feature provides the convenience for your end users and removes collaboration barriers.

    On the flip side, convenience could come at a price, without proper planning. Know the challenges that your organization could face with the ease of sharing in your environment. This session will uncover data governance, insights, and security capabilities, available to Office 365 administrators and compliance officers.

    Room 105a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM302 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

    Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid!

    Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

    Room 106b
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • OFF302 - Getting started with Office 365 Administration

    So you've just been handed the keys to a new Office 365 tenant, and you need to know where to start? Or maybe you've been managing Office 365 for a while and want some tips and tricks, and a better understanding of what's changing? You've found the right session!
    In this session, we'll take a walk through an Office 365 admin's life, everywhere from identities, to SharePoint, Exchange, and even Teams. We'll show you the key things you need to know to manage your tenant.
    To top things off, we'll go through the top 10 tips and tricks to managing Office 365 without losing your mind! Come find out!

    Room 105a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM303 - 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!

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

    Room 106b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM304 - 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 tenant. 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 106b
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • ADM305 - Investigate and respond to security events in the cloud with Azure Sentinel

    Azure Sentinel is the newest security package to come to the Microsoft Cloud world.

    In this session come take a look into what Azure Sentinel, a cloud native SIEM, can do to modernize your organizations security operations.

    Room 106a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • PWR304 - Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    Sharing information across site collections has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to your users whenever they view the dynamically updated content.

    In this session, we are going to explore the configuration components involved with cross-site publishing. We will then explore the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the authored content in the Search Query Web Part.

    This configuration can be completed both on-premises and in SharePoint Online, so we will also explore the differences between the two configurations.

    Room 102a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK305 - Planning and Implementing Project Cortex: A Deeper Dive

    With rapid change from automation and a global skills shortage, empowering people to harness knowledge, upskill and learn faster is the new workplace competitive advantage. Project Cortex is your knowledge network in Microsoft 365, empowering people with knowledge and expertise in the apps you use every day.

    Building on the leading content services of SharePoint, Project Cortex connects content in Microsoft 365 and external content and enables you to manage your information and streamline processes with advanced security, compliance and automated workflow.

    Join Chris McNulty, Senior Product Manager for Project Cortex, to review new services for sharing knowledge, organizing information, integrating data, managing content and defining compliance policies with Microsoft 365.

    Room 106b
    Mon 2:00 PM – 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

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

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

    Room 103d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • CM100 - Project Cortex: What’s new and what’s next

    Everything’s new in Project Cortex! At Ignite 2019, we introduced our first new commercial service in Microsoft 365 since Microsoft Teams. Project Cortex applies AI to automatically organize your content, and delivers innovative experiences—topic cards, topic pages and knowledge centers—in Office, Outlook and Microsoft Teams.

    Join Chris McNulty, Senior Product Manager for Project Cortex, to start building your knowledge network and explore our latest innovations in knowledge and content services.

    Room 104a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM101 - The Evolution of SharePoint Enterprise Content Management to Content Services

    Modern content management is essential in today’s world for organizations to increase the workforce collaboration and drive productivity. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is rapidly evolving into modern content services, where SharePoint Online and OneDrive are the center of the collaboration and content management.

    In this session, we will review the new feature of content services and the information management lifecycle, through creating, collaboration and securing your data in Office 365. This includes demoing ECM capabilities in modern SharePoint such as content types, bulk editing, retention policies, intake, etc., to make sure content management is easier than ever in the modern lists.

    Room 102bc
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • CM102 - Mastering content management in Office 365

    This session will help you understand what's available for you to manage content in SharePoint. As the content service for your intranet and all other products in Office 365, it's important to leverage the tools available to categorize your content.

    Learn about:
    • Content Types and Document Sets
    • Site Columns & Columns to tag your content
    • How to work with views and pages to surface your content
    • Column and View Formatting
    • An intro to PowerApps & Flow connected to a List or Library
    • Basics of Search to drive content on Modern Pages via Web Parts

    In short, this session helps you master the lists and libraries of your SharePoint to build experiences that drive better usage and adoption of your content.

    Room 102bc
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM103 - To Folder or Not to Folder. Struggle continues in Modern SharePoint.

    Have you been steering people away from using folder in SharePoint? Or maybe you're on the opposite corner and you're tired of hearing yet another benefit of document tags? The use of folders has long been a contentious battle in the world of SharePoint collaboration. They have their benefits and their drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach?

    Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019.

    In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

    Room 102bc
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • 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 2019– it still provides an awesome set of features that are 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 102bc
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • CM105 - Take a Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Implementing Retention in Office 365 Retention

    This session will cover the new 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 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 102bc
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM201 - Case Study: Records Management in SharePoint from a Public Sector Perspective

    In this case study session, you will learn how the City of London Ontario Canada migrated and created an EDMS (electronic document management system) in SharePoint.

    Learn how our team navigated through legislative restrictions and requirements, how that effects records management at a local government level, and how that can effect storage and retrieval.

    You will learn practical experiences and the lessons we learned, as well as the specific business needs of public sector institutions and how they leverage SharePoint to run their everyday operations.

    See how local governments can establish a governance framework to guide the business use of the platform in a compliant and maintainable fashion.

    Room 102bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • CM202 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

    Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation?

    If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP).

    This session will uncover:
    • Differences between retention and records in Office 365
    • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels
    • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365
    • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

    Room 102bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM203 - Managing Content Types in the Modern World

    When the order of the day was huge, pyramid-shaped Site Collections for capabilities like Intranets, managing your Content Types was relatively easy: any Site Columns and Content Types you built in the root site were available throughout the Site Collection. When we needed more enterprise-wide information architecture, we turned to the Content Type Hub. In our new, flatter world, we need to think about information architecture differently while hanging onto the better practices of the past.

    Room 102bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM204 - 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 102bc
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • OFF204 - A Case Management and Retention Walk-thru in Office 365

    Managing a set of documents as a case is a common requirement across many organizations. Whether for projects, legal, financial, healthcare, insurance, education, or HR, there are requirements on how to organize and manage these documents and maintain record keeping.

    I'll demonstrate how to manage case and subject files using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As an example, we'll look how to manage a legal case file in an organization. The session will include common requirements and options for using Office 365 features to organize documents and apply retention across many industry verticals and case file scenarios (customer file, project file, student file, etc).

    Room 105a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM301 - How to Create a Governance and Training Delivery Site for SharePoint and Office 365

    One of the hardest challenges in getting users to adopt your new solution is providing easy to follow guidelines and training that they can “consume” just when they need the information.

    If you are struggling with this challenge, this session is for you! We’ll walk through a step-by-step approach for creating a super easy, no-code governance, training, and delivery framework for your SharePoint and Office 365 environment. You will leave with all the design information you need to create your own site, ideas on how to deliver the information “just in time,” and specific governance content to get you started.

    Room 102bc
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Content Management
  • CM302 - Multilingual SharePoint Online

    Multilingual pages are an absolute must have for many international organizations and organizations in regions where support for multiple languages are required by law. One of the last remaining hurdles for many organizations to move to modern SharePoint is a way to manage this content. Microsoft heard you and has just released their first implementation of modern multilingual pages for SharePoint online.

    This session will cover all of the new features and capabilities that have been introduced and how to leverage them in your organization. It will further cover how to migrate from the PnP Multilingual Pages solution if you used that as a stop gap.

    Room 102bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM303 - 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 102bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM304 - Planning the Migration of Your Shared Network Drives to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content 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 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 "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

    Room 102d
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • PWR304 - Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    Sharing information across site collections has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to your users whenever they view the dynamically updated content.

    In this session, we are going to explore the configuration components involved with cross-site publishing. We will then explore the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the authored content in the Search Query Web Part.

    This configuration can be completed both on-premises and in SharePoint Online, so we will also explore the differences between the two configurations.

    Room 102a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK404 - 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 four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture (including the new mega menu capability), best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content.

    You’ll 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 business evolves over time.

    Room 104a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

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

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

    Room 103d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK603 - 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 104b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Intranet & Portals
  • WRK607 - 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 106b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • OneDrive
  • INT101 - Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

    Modern Communication Sites provide a great tool to create beautiful, mobile-friendly, dynamic intranet sites. But just easy to create doesn’t always mean that easy to “consume.” It’s just as easy to create a non-functional beautiful site as it is to create a non-functional ugly site! In this session, we’ll review how to create sites that are both beautiful and effective using the modern communication site framework.

    We’ll cover how and when to leverage the “hero web part,” how to organize and plan your sites, how to create and organize content and images on your pages using section layouts (and what type of content works best in each layout), and how plan the navigation for your site. You will take away ideas that will help your sites go from boring to soaring!

    Room 103a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT102 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

    The best Intranet’s in the world, continually built on SharePoint, seem inaccessible to the average size organizations. The Microsoft 365 Intranet of 2019 removes many boundaries to creating these dynamic digital workplaces. However, all of the Office 365 features: Home Sites, OneDrive, Collaboration Sites, Communications Sites, Microsoft Teams and Yammer (and more), make building 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.

    Room 103a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT103 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Office 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While some organisations are running their Intranets “on premises,” others are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365.

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

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
    • Where the issues and challenges lie...
    • Practical guidance on when and how you can integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet today...

    Room 103a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT105 - 7 Things to Know about Office 365 to Build a Successful SharePoint Intranet

    In Office 365, the landscape of products and features is robust and holds a lot of potential. This means understanding the underlying technicalities of the platform where you will build or migrate your SharePoint environment is extremely important. Knowledge of Office 365 and all its features will help you build a SharePoint Intranet that is agile as well as relevant from infrastructure and security, to administration and adoption.

    The exciting offerings that come from Microsoft via Office 365/Microsoft 365 can be both useful AND overwhelming, so it is imperative to understand the platform as a baseline to optimize your company’s SharePoint experience.

    Based on real-life experiences, this session will provide you:
    • An understanding of the areas within O365 that may initially affect your SharePoint Environment with a focus on Active Directory, Licensing, etc.
    • Insights into communicating which O365 features are right for your organization and SharePoint sites (what to make available to users or what to hold off on “releasing”)
    • How "selling" OneDrive can help your overall SharePoint adoption.
    • How to use specific integrations within O365 and SharePoint to promote communication/collaboration – Yammer, O365 Groups, etc.
    • Specific examples and resources to keep on top of the changes in O365.

    Room 103a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

    What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted. In this session, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in constantly changing world.

    Room 105bcd
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Keynote
  • INT202 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions & Bots

    Now that your organization has implemented an Office 365 Intranet, what’s next?

    In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users’ needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It’s not just IT that can build these great solutions!

    What you’ll learn:
    Join Richard Harbridge as we explore real world examples and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions. We will discuss Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, Industry innovation, and more!

    Room 103a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • 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 those 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. Also 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 Communications sites, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 103a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • INT301 - 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 you will learn 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 103a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT302 - Modernizing your SharePoint Intranet

    There are more and more features becoming modern in SharePoint online and corporations are taking advantage of this by building out their intranet platforms. Learn the features to use to modernize your intranet portals and what employees need and want from a modern experience. We will talk through the when and why of hub sites, building navigation that makes sense, patterns to enhance experience and using design elements for building modern experiences using SharePoint site designs.

    Room 103a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • INT303 - Build a full Intranet in 60 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 103a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these 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.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model
    • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
    • How 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.

    This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

    Room 102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop 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 103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin 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. A great follow up to those having a knowledge of what's in Office 365 and now looking to level up 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
    • Intro to PowerApps and MSFlow for forms and workflows
    • Understanding how to protect your work with security
    • Guide to Office 365 Groups deployment, administration and adoption
    • Managing intranets with Hub Sites and Group-Connected Sites
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Basics of Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK504 - 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 default SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by extending the user experience beyond 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 103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • WRK604 - 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 this 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 solution for your company afterwards!

    Room 103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR101 - 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.

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

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

    3. 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 102a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • PWR102 - 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 102a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR103 - 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 102a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR104 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy.

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data.
    We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Office 365 to create rich business solutions.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Office 365.

    Room 102a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • SPT104 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote.

    There will be no formal slide deck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine.

    Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work.

    From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

    Room 103a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • PWR105 - 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 102a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • PWR201 - 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 102a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR202 - The powerful IMPACT of automating business processes through PowerApps and Flow

    If you’ve already sat through a number of tutorials or sessions, you may have a good idea of how to build PowerApps and Flow in order to automate business processes in Office 365. Don’t limit yourself to endless approval forms and workflows – you could be figuring out how to make a real impact in your organization with creative solutions to critical business processes.

    This isn’t a technical deep-dive session, but rather a journey through some of the forms and workflow solutions that we’ve built over the past two years with real-world customers. We’ll cover examples from retail, education, as well as the entertainment industry, among others. We always say –steal like an artist!

    Join us and take these ideas back to your office so you can make a bigger impact in your organization. Links to corresponding case studies will be provided.

    Room 102a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR203 - 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 102a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR204 - Using Artificial Intelligence with PowerApps and Flow

    In the past, if you wanted to utilize Artificial Intelligence features with PowerApps and Flow you needed to configure and understand how the connect with Azure Cognitive services. Microsoft has now provided makers the ability to quickly start utilizing these features in PowerApps and Flow with AI Builder.

    During this session learn how to predict outcomes, extract data from forms, detect objects and classify text in PowerApps and Flow without writing any code all powered by the Common Data Service.

    If you have struggled in integrating Artificial Intelligence into your apps, come to this session to add intelligence to your business processes.

    Room 102a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR301 - Getting started with PowerApps Portals

    Microsoft has created new functionality in PowerApps which will enable makers to create portals that can provide self-service and enhance the digital feedback look with real-time data to engage with your customers.

    During this session you will learn the basic requirements for PowerApps Portals, how to get started creating your first PowerApps Portal and understand how to configure it to fit your business needs.

    If you have been looking for a way to provide accessibility to your PowerApps for your customers, this is the session for you.

    Room 102a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR302 - 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 102a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR303 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    Get an overview of how SharePoint out-of-the-box and power user extended solutions have shifted to PowerApps integrated business applications.

    Room 102a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • PWR304 - Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    Sharing information across site collections has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to your users whenever they view the dynamically updated content.

    In this session, we are going to explore the configuration components involved with cross-site publishing. We will then explore the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the authored content in the Search Query Web Part.

    This configuration can be completed both on-premises and in SharePoint Online, so we will also explore the differences between the two configurations.

    Room 102a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Power User
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these 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.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365
    • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
    • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model
    • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
    • How 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.

    This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

    Room 102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • WRK103 - 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 102d
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin 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. A great follow up to those having a knowledge of what's in Office 365 and now looking to level up 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
    • Intro to PowerApps and MSFlow for forms and workflows
    • Understanding how to protect your work with security
    • Guide to Office 365 Groups deployment, administration and adoption
    • Managing intranets with Hub Sites and Group-Connected Sites
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Basics of Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF101 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

    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 105a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • PWR101 - 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.

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

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

    3. 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 102a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Office 365
  • OFF102 - 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 105a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • ADM103 - 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 106b
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF103 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Microsoft Forms to Engage Users

    Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved and\or some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more!

    Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities! Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

    Room 105a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • ADM104 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

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

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

    Room 106b
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF104 - Introduction to Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

    This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal that is currently in Beta. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and then review how to customize the portal.

    The session will also show users how to create a custom help tile in their O365 tenant to help point users to the learning module.

    Room 105a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CM105 - Take a Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Implementing Retention in Office 365 Retention

    This session will cover the new 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 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 102bc
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • INT105 - 7 Things to Know about Office 365 to Build a Successful SharePoint Intranet

    In Office 365, the landscape of products and features is robust and holds a lot of potential. This means understanding the underlying technicalities of the platform where you will build or migrate your SharePoint environment is extremely important. Knowledge of Office 365 and all its features will help you build a SharePoint Intranet that is agile as well as relevant from infrastructure and security, to administration and adoption.

    The exciting offerings that come from Microsoft via Office 365/Microsoft 365 can be both useful AND overwhelming, so it is imperative to understand the platform as a baseline to optimize your company’s SharePoint experience.

    Based on real-life experiences, this session will provide you:
    • An understanding of the areas within O365 that may initially affect your SharePoint Environment with a focus on Active Directory, Licensing, etc.
    • Insights into communicating which O365 features are right for your organization and SharePoint sites (what to make available to users or what to hold off on “releasing”)
    • How "selling" OneDrive can help your overall SharePoint adoption.
    • How to use specific integrations within O365 and SharePoint to promote communication/collaboration – Yammer, O365 Groups, etc.
    • Specific examples and resources to keep on top of the changes in O365.

    Room 103a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
  • OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

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

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

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll also review recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the request files feature, one-time passcode support, Google federation, reporting enhancements, and deeper integration with Azure AD B2B.

    Room 105a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • BV201 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 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 104b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • OFF200 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

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

    Room 103a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - The New Governance – Staying On Top of O365

    I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be implemented, maintained, or seen as a vital organizational need.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful? 

    Now let’s throw a bigger twist into the mix and insert an application that changes on a regular basis.  Did that make you freak out just a little bit? I know I freaked out just a little because there are already governance struggles with applications that don’t change yearly so now one that changes regularly.  Not to mention in the changes you have new features and deprecating features.  So much involved so how do you manage and maintain it?  Great questions so come join the session and let’s iron it out.

    Room 105a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
  • OFF202 - 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 105a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • 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 those 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. Also 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 Communications sites, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 103a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • OFF203 - From Classic to Modern - Adopting Office 365 beyond SharePoint

    What's the difference between Classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint? And that's just the first step towards a larger thing that is Office 365 and its Modern Workplace.

    How do you go from Top Down to Flat in your hierarchy, to enable Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups alongside your Team Sites.

    This session is perfect if you're currently on Office 365 or about to migrate, but still using Classic SharePoint with standalone sites with many sub sites.

    Room 105a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • ADM204 - Security and Compliance within Office 365

    So you have an Office 365 tenant, you have sites, you use search and maybe you use every feature that is available to you. You create, upload, edit and delete content and even tag it, but what happens when you need to know what has happened to a piece of content? How do you know who opened a specific file? How do you stop specific types of content from residing within the site? How do you control who can do what, when and maybe where from?

    Luckily we have the tool for this, it is the Security and Compliance Center within Office 365. In this session we will walk through the Security and Compliance Center, answering each of questions with practical examples.

    Room 106b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • BV204 - 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 103a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • OFF204 - A Case Management and Retention Walk-thru in Office 365

    Managing a set of documents as a case is a common requirement across many organizations. Whether for projects, legal, financial, healthcare, insurance, education, or HR, there are requirements on how to organize and manage these documents and maintain record keeping.

    I'll demonstrate how to manage case and subject files using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As an example, we'll look how to manage a legal case file in an organization. The session will include common requirements and options for using Office 365 features to organize documents and apply retention across many industry verticals and case file scenarios (customer file, project file, student file, etc).

    Room 105a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF301 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

    Office 365 enables ease of content sharing with people in and out of your organization. This session will breakdown the different ways you could securely share files in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, or Teams with colleagues, partners, or clients. See how the sharing feature provides the convenience for your end users and removes collaboration barriers.

    On the flip side, convenience could come at a price, without proper planning. Know the challenges that your organization could face with the ease of sharing in your environment. This session will uncover data governance, insights, and security capabilities, available to Office 365 administrators and compliance officers.

    Room 105a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - Getting started with Office 365 Administration

    So you've just been handed the keys to a new Office 365 tenant, and you need to know where to start? Or maybe you've been managing Office 365 for a while and want some tips and tricks, and a better understanding of what's changing? You've found the right session!
    In this session, we'll take a walk through an Office 365 admin's life, everywhere from identities, to SharePoint, Exchange, and even Teams. We'll show you the key things you need to know to manage your tenant.
    To top things off, we'll go through the top 10 tips and tricks to managing Office 365 without losing your mind! Come find out!

    Room 105a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • ADM303 - 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!

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

    Room 106b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
  • OFF303 - Personalizing & Improving Office 365 & Your Digital Workplace

    There are a great number of features and capabilities within Office 365 that enable users to have more personalized experiences. What’s more there are many organizations that build on the incredible capabilities of personalized services such as flow, the graph and more to further improve personal experiences.

    Join Richard Harbridge as he shares real world examples of Office 365 that enable rich personalization including those that are OOTB, require some configuration, or are opportunities for further development and investment.

    Room 105a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK104 - 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 103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMS101 - Meet Microsoft Teams!

    Meet Microsoft's new-ish flagship all-in-one collaboration station, Microsoft Teams.

    You'll leave this session armed with foundational knowledge of: key features of Microsoft Teams (channels, files and chat), its place in the Office 365 ecosystem (how does it fit with SharePoint and OneDrive?) and common use cases for your first Teams pilot.

    Room 104b
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS102 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

    The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both!

    This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient.

    You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

    Room 104b
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS103 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

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

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

    Room 104b
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS104 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

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

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

    Room 104b
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • AZR105 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

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

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

    Room 103d
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • TMS105 - 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 104b
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS202 - SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

    It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint and OneDrive? Learn best practices for implementing Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together from real-world implementations.

    We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templating, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom apps-- all through the lens of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together.

    Room 104b
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
  • TMS203 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences. For starters, you’ll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365.

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

    Room 104b
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS204 - How Large and Midsize Organizations are Maximizing Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

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

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

    Room 104b
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS302 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

    The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail. It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions.

    Attend this session and learn:
    • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams
    • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources
    • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions
    • ALL without writing a line of code!

    It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

    Room 104b
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • DEV303 - 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 103bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • TMS303 - Microsoft Teams Best Practices: Making the Most of Teams

    Join MVP Knut Relbe-Moe to learn best practices for Microsoft Teams.

    While simple to use, MS Teams has many distinct, complex options, and an array of unique features and integrations. Following Microsoft's recommendations will make it easier for you to leverage MS Teams to its fullest extent.

    We will cover everything from How to setup your Teams, how to integrate with SharePoint Document Libraries, how to setup your document libraries and SharePoint sites to work better with teams, to how to utilize Planner and Shared Calendars to coordinate better. How to move from Fileshares to Microsoft teams, among other best practices that Knut will share during this session.

    We will step into some best practices on how to name your teams and also look into processes for creating and removing teams, to make sure your hub of teamwork (aka Teams) will be as efficient as possible for you to work with.

    Room 104b
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • DEV304 - Build once, deploy anywhere: building SPFx web parts for SharePoint and Teams

    SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts are the best-practice means of extending SharePoint with custom functionality. Now you can build SharePoint Framework web parts once and deploy them to SharePoint AND Teams.

    We'll discuss common use cases and best practices for building SharePoint Framework web parts and deploying them to SharePoint and Teams, with a live demo of course!

    Room 103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK201 - 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:
    o Power BI Desktop
    o PowerBI.com
    o Power BI mobile applications
    o Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    o Data extraction from SharePoint
    o Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    o 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK301 - 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK403 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

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

    This tutorial will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    At the end of this 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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 105a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102d
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

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

    Room 102d
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI103 - 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 102d
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102d
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI201 - 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 102d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Dedicated Capacity (Premium) is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 102d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI204 - 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 102d
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - 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 102d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI302 - 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 102d
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI303 - 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 102d
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop 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 103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

    You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

    We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

    Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

    Room 105a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK505 - Developing Custom Connectors and HTML Forms for the Microsoft Power Platform Workshop

    Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples.

    We will start with background on custom connectors, what they are, why you would build them, and how users interact with them.

    We'll then go through an interesting scenario, where we use a custom HTML form to submit to a SharePoint list through a Flow HTTP Post connector. This scenario opens up tremendous opportunities to create both anonymous and authenticated rich HTML forms that communicate with any of the many systems Flow integrates with, without requiring any back-end code development. We will deploy a sample project that you can use to implement your own forms with.

    Next we will hands-on create your own custom connector, using the Yelp Fusion API as an example. Full details of the walk-through are available at https://www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/developing-custom-connectors-for-the-microsoft-power-platform.

    From there we will review how we built our custom connectors for our Extranet User Manager product, so that you can either repeat that process for your own systems, or leverage our connectors with our product. We will cover not only custom actions, but also triggers using web hooks. Examples will include using Flow to automate the assigning of SharePoint Online permissions on creation of EUM groups, and customization of the new user registration approval process.

    The last section in the workshop will be for you to create your own webhook trigger, based on a sample Visual Studio project that we will be providing.

    Room 103a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Intermediate

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

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

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO101 - Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow

    Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers.

    In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!

    Room 106a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO102 - Art of the Possible: Automation Demystified

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

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

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

    Room 106a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
  • FLO103 - So you want to automate - but what is the right technology to use?

    RPA, DPA, BPM, iBPMs - all these automation technologies are changing the way companies have traditionally used SharePoint and workflow engines - but what is the right solution for your automation needs?

    I'll explore the different types of automation, including PowerApps and Flow, and guide you through when you need which one, and the different ways of thinking that are required when we embrace the Process Automation Revolution.

    Room 106a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
  • FLO104 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

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

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

    Room 106a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO105 - 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 106a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO201 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows - An Introduction

    Learn how to create SharePoint Designer workflows from the ground up. This session is full of live demos designed to provide a solid foundation for creating workflows.

    List workflows, reusable workflows and site workflows will all be discussed and created live. Learn how easy it is to automate processes by using SharePoint Designer workflows.

    This session will also highlight features in SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows and differences from Designer 2010 workflows.

    Room 106a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO202 - Workflows Aren't Designed -- They Evolve

    Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. Even the best-designed models and applications typically get modified periodically.

    This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data and maintain internal data.

    This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Flow, SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or anything else.

    Room 106a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO203 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Foundational Concepts

    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.

    Note: This session assumes a basic knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Flow

    Room 106a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO204 - 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 106a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO301- When To Use What: Selecting the Right Tool Depending on the Automation Problem at Hand

    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 106a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Flow/Workflow
  • FLO302 - 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 106a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • FLO303 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Advanced Concepts

    The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Flow has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows.

    In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level.

    We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following:
    • Building Approval workflows with custom responses without requiring premium licensing
    • Applying custom formatting to the approval email
    • Recording approval results and comments
    • Setting SharePoint content Approval status
    • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office
    • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to
    • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals
    • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers

    Room 106a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK606 - Strategy & Success: Practical Tools & Techniques For The Strategist, Architect & Analyst

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

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

    Room 103d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Value
  • OFF101 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

    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 105a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • FLO102 - Art of the Possible: Automation Demystified

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

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

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

    Room 106a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
  • OFF102 - 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 105a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • FLO103 - So you want to automate - but what is the right technology to use?

    RPA, DPA, BPM, iBPMs - all these automation technologies are changing the way companies have traditionally used SharePoint and workflow engines - but what is the right solution for your automation needs?

    I'll explore the different types of automation, including PowerApps and Flow, and guide you through when you need which one, and the different ways of thinking that are required when we embrace the Process Automation Revolution.

    Room 106a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
  • OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

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

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

    In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll also review recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the request files feature, one-time passcode support, Google federation, reporting enhancements, and deeper integration with Azure AD B2B.

    Room 105a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • PWR105 - 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 102a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Business Value
  • BV201 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 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 104b
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • INT202 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions & Bots

    Now that your organization has implemented an Office 365 Intranet, what’s next?

    In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users’ needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It’s not just IT that can build these great solutions!

    What you’ll learn:
    Join Richard Harbridge as we explore real world examples and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions. We will discuss Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, Industry innovation, and more!

    Room 103a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Business Value
  • 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 those 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. Also 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 Communications sites, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

    Room 103a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • BV204 - 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 103a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
  • BV301 - 1000s of users and only 1 of me. How do I support my users effectively?

    Are you thinking: "How do I support my end users And do my real job?". You are not alone! Most Office 365 and SharePoint admins have the same dilemma. Supporting end users, motivating them and helping them do their job is extremely important for end user adoption, but it can become a full time job for you if not planned properly. Don't worry, the solution to this dilemma does exist and has been used by companies successfully throughout the world.

    Come to this session and learn strategies on how to mitigate end user support tasks reducing your support burden while increasing user adoption at the same time.

    Room 104b
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV302- What every business leader needs to know about Azure DevOps and Modern SharePoint development

    Why should you, "the business", care about the processes that IT uses to deliver "their" applications? Wouldn't you like to know the quality of your requirements, project status, code quality and failure rate and your overall schedule, all from your own personalized project dashboard? You can with Azure DevOps.

    A business led; quality-focused development process is essential to maximizing an enterprise's ability to create cost effective, maintainable applications hosted on the Modern SharePoint platform.

    In this presentation Mark will discuss and provide tools that you the business leader, can use to influence and oversee the quality process being utilized to build your Modern SharePoint applications.

    Come and discover the customizable management capabilities your company probably already owns and the influence you should have over it. Learn the real questions you should be asking of your development team.

    Room 104a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • All
    • Both
    • Business Value
  • CM304 - Planning the Migration of Your Shared Network Drives to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

    Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content 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 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 "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

    You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

    Room 102d
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK607 - 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 106b
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intranet & Portals
    • OneDrive
  • ONE105 - 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 104a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE201 - OneDrive for Business - your next Collaboration Hub

    OneDrive for business is not just your personal drive but lot more than that. In this session we will go over how OneDrive play key role when using various Office 365 services like SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. This session will provide real life collaboration scenarios e.g. sharing (internal/external), co-authoring, files on-demand to get most out of your OneDrive for Business.

    Room 104a
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • TMS202 - SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

    It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint and OneDrive? Learn best practices for implementing Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together from real-world implementations.

    We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templating, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom apps-- all through the lens of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together.

    Room 104b
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
  • 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 104a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • CM204 - 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 102bc
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • OneDrive
  • ONE301 - 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 104a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • OneDrive
  • ONE304 - OneDrive for Business for Administrators

    OneDrive for Business is a key workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. It provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your work files and then work with them from any device. Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration.

    This session will go through things such as:
    • When to use it and when not to
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Reporting
    • What’s new for administration

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

    Room 104a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK605 - 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 106a
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Search
  • CM101 - The Evolution of SharePoint Enterprise Content Management to Content Services

    Modern content management is essential in today’s world for organizations to increase the workforce collaboration and drive productivity. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is rapidly evolving into modern content services, where SharePoint Online and OneDrive are the center of the collaboration and content management.

    In this session, we will review the new feature of content services and the information management lifecycle, through creating, collaboration and securing your data in Office 365. This includes demoing ECM capabilities in modern SharePoint such as content types, bulk editing, retention policies, intake, etc., to make sure content management is easier than ever in the modern lists.

    Room 102bc
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • SRC102 - 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 104a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Search
  • SRC103 - Getting to know Microsoft Search

    Search has been an integral service inside of SharePoint however Microsoft has plans to re-imagine search across all of Office 365 by tapping into the Graph. With Microsoft Search there will be a common service for usage and administration across all services throughout Office 365 and beyond.

    During this session you will learn how to get started with Microsoft Search, what translations there are from SharePoint Search and common usage scenarios for today and in the future. If you have customized search in the past, get ready to understand the future of search in Office 365.

    Room 104a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC104 - 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 104a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
  • SRC202 - Pushing Your Search Strategy Forward with Microsoft Search

    With the introduction of Microsoft Search last year, Microsoft has finally understood that search is a key component to everything we do in Office 365. At the most recent Microsoft Ignite, we continued to see this vision move front and center by the introduction of a ton of new features as well as the recent release of some. Join Virgil Carroll as he explores what’s new with Microsoft Search, everything you can do now and will be able to do soon, and learn how to push your own search strategy forward!

    Room 104a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Search
  • TMS202 - SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

    It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint and OneDrive? Learn best practices for implementing Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together from real-world implementations.

    We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templating, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom apps-- all through the lens of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together.

    Room 104b
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • OneDrive
    • Search
  • 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 104a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC303 - SharePoint Search Query Builder Middle-ish Dive

    Join Virgil Carroll as he takes you on a middle-ish 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.

    Whether you are a beginner or more advanced user, 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 104a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Search
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK104 - 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 103a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK108 - Hands-On : Azure For SharePoint Developers

    This is the beginner’s hands-on workshop where we will cover how to leverage Azure for custom development in SharePoint.

    We will cover:
    1) What is Azure?
    2) What are Azure Functions?
    3) Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    4) What are Azure API Apps?
    5) What are Logic Apps?
    6) What is Azure Bot Service?
    7) Migrating on-prem customizations to Azure

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of the Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in SharePoint ( both online as well as On-Prem)

    Access to SharePoint online site, and Azure will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

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

    Room 106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR101 - 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 103d
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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 103d
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR103 - How to SharePoint when SharePoint isn't an option?

    Trick question: SharePoint is always an option.

    This session explores alternatives to the native SharePoint web and mobile interfaces. Other services that expose SharePoint content include the Power Platform, Azure Logic Apps (hey, what's the difference between Flow and Logic Apps anyway?), the Microsoft Graph (and what does "curl" stand for?) and custom code.

    A range of methods from no-code to full-code will be compared, but none of them will use SharePoint web pages.

    Room 103d
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR104 - Configure Azure AD Connect like the Pros

    Join this session to understand one of the most vital components of Azure AD and Office 365; synchronizing your local directory. We will go through step by step setting up a simple directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect all the way to setting it up in a multi-forest, multi-domain, and even multi-tenant scenario. We'll walk through the preparation steps you should perform before syncing, and then dig deep into installation and customization to make sure your directory syncs in just the way you want it.

    Expect deep dives into identity transformations and filtering, single sign on methods such as Seamless SSO, and password methodologies including password sync, write-back, and pass-through authentication. We will also dig deep into PowerShell and the must know commands to maintain and troubleshoot your installation.

    Finally, we will also show how to troubleshoot the more problematic issues, and how to setup a backup Azure AD Connect installation.

    Room 103d
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • AZR105 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

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

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

    Room 103d
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV106 - Creating SharePoint Site Templates for Modern UI

    You might be thinking what the best way is to create site template for Modern UI, is it the Site Design, just plain SPFX, using Azure functions, just PowerShell or PNP Provisioning script.

    In this session, Sameer will walk you through creating site templates for Modern UI and compare all the different approaches.

    Room 103bc
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Azure API Apps for SharePoint Developers

    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 103d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR202 - Developing Custom Connectors and HTML Forms for the Microsoft Power Platform

    Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples.

    We will start with background on custom connectors, what they are, why you would build them, and how users interact with them.

    We'll then go through an interesting scenario, where we use a custom HTML form to submit to a SharePoint list through a Flow HTTP Post connector. This scenario opens up tremendous opportunities to create both anonymous and authenticated rich HTML forms that communicate with any of the many systems Flow integrates with, without requiring any back-end code development. We will share a sample project that you can use to implement your own forms with.

    Next we will do a walk-through of how to create your own custom connector, using the Yelp Fusion API as an example. Full details of the walk-through are available at:
    https://www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/developing-custom-connectors-for-the-microsoft-power-platform.

    From there we will review how we built our custom connectors for our Extranet User Manager product, so that you can either repeat that process for your own systems, or leverage our connectors with our product. We will cover not only custom actions, but also triggers using web hooks. Examples will include using Flow to automate the assigning of SharePoint Online permissions on creation of EUM groups, and customization of the new user registration approval process.

    Room 103d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV202 - Azure Authentication 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 103bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR203 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

    Identity and Security. Those seem to be the big buzzwords lately, but how do they affect your Office 365 & SharePoint environments? We'll spend this session taking a dive into Identity Protection, Application Management, Information Security, and more, all from an Office 365 Admin's perspective!

    In this session you'll learn how to implement tools like Conditional Access, Application SSO, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection and more to increase the security and grow adoption of your Office 365 environment.

    Room 103d
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR204 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and 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 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 are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Room 103d
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR301 - The Next Great Migration: Classic to Modern

    As organizations have moved to Office 365, many - especially legacy SharePoint shops - have resisted the move to the modern UIs as much as possible. This is true for both end users and developers. We tend to stick with what we know, and historically the modern UIs may not have seemed compelling enough to make the switch.

    What this means is there is an impending migration on the horizon for many organizations which they may not realize is coming. While classic doesn't have a known retirement date, Microsoft's investments are in the modern UIs.

    As developers, what can we do to help facilitate organizational preparedness for this migration? This session will cover what it means to embrace the modern UIs and what you can do now to prepare.

    We'll cover such topics as:
    • What still doesn't exist in modern and might keep you in classic for the time being (a moving target!)
    • How to rethink your existing client-side solutions to be prepared for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
    • How to add functionality into list views using column formatting
    • Moving from classic team sites to modern team sites and what that means from a navigational and functional perspective

    Room 103d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR302 - Azure Application Insights: Add Application Telemetry & Monitoring to your Web Apps!

    You’ve got a website, but how well is it running? You’ve built your application, but do you know how people are using it?

    In this session, you will learn what Azure Application Insights is, a free service offered by Microsoft Azure and what you can do with it. Sure, it’s easy to setup Application Insights with some live analytics, but did you know you can set up your own custom dashboards and alerts to monitor the health of your application?

    That’s not all… you can use Application Insights to also track logging data, track custom events and even track the telemetry of specific users.

    Room 103d
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV302 - Building Instant Web Services with Flow and Logic Apps

    Sometimes you need to go beyond the available API's and build your own web services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions. Azure Functions are a good start, but there are other options that can be even easier!

    In this session, you'll learn how to rapidly build services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions with very little code. We'll start with Azure Function Proxies, which allow you to securely call API key backed services like Bing Maps and Cognitive Services.

    Next, you'll learn how to build web services using Flow or Logic Apps, opening the vast suite of connectors to your solution, still with no code. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage SharePoint lists to track long-running operations in SPFx.

    Room 103bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • ADM305 - Investigate and respond to security events in the cloud with Azure Sentinel

    Azure Sentinel is the newest security package to come to the Microsoft Cloud world.

    In this session come take a look into what Azure Sentinel, a cloud native SIEM, can do to modernize your organizations security operations.

    Room 106a
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR304 - Provisioning and Templating Automation for Modern Sites, Office 365 Groups, and Teams

    While Microsoft’s modern experience has really come together, there are so many ways to creates sites, groups, and Teams. In this session we will discuss how to standardize both the approach and the result with a request form (SPFx), approvals (Flow), and provisioning process (PowerShell, PnP, Azure Automation).

    In this session we will leverage an open source solution with SPFx, Flow, and PowerShell to create a self-service request and approval process for Teams, Office 365 Groups, and SharePoint Team and Communication sites. You can use this as a starting point, customizing your forms, templates and process.

    We're not done by just creating the Office 365 Groups and Teams. We'll show how you can combine the concept of channels across Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and Streams to better organize how your staff collaborate. Through automation of tabs in Teams, sections in OneNote, plans in Planner, and channels in Streams, plus navigation in SharePoint to tie it all together, you'll see significant gains in your teams' productivity.

    Everything is open sourced at https://github.com/petercarson/eum-sites/tree/V2 and www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/business-case-for-site-provisioning.

    Room 103d
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • DEV304 - Build once, deploy anywhere: building SPFx web parts for SharePoint and Teams

    SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts are the best-practice means of extending SharePoint with custom functionality. Now you can build SharePoint Framework web parts once and deploy them to SharePoint AND Teams.

    We'll discuss common use cases and best practices for building SharePoint Framework web parts and deploying them to SharePoint and Teams, with a live demo of course!

    Room 103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK108 - Hands-On : Azure For SharePoint Developers

    This is the beginner’s hands-on workshop where we will cover how to leverage Azure for custom development in SharePoint.

    We will cover:
    1) What is Azure?
    2) What are Azure Functions?
    3) Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    4) What are Azure API Apps?
    5) What are Logic Apps?
    6) What is Azure Bot Service?
    7) Migrating on-prem customizations to Azure

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of the Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in SharePoint ( both online as well as On-Prem)

    Access to SharePoint online site, and Azure will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers and Power Users and IT Pros who want to get into the development. The contents of this session are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well.

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

    Room 106a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • WRK200 - 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 104a
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK300 - 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 104a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK402 - 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 102a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK507 - Ultimate Introduction to Modern SharePoint and Teams Development for JavaScript Developers

    Traditionally in On-Prem and “Classic” SharePoint, developers have been able to create some pretty amazing solutions using a little JavaScript and a Script Editor Web Part. Dynamic dashboards, custom forms, and amazing single page applications that users loved.

    However, with the introduction of Modern SharePoint development and the SharePoint Framework, it may at first glance appear that all of your previous efforts may have been in vain. And what about development for Microsoft Teams? Do you need to re-tool your entire development team and lose all of the previous productivity gains? Can that code be re-used? How should you proceed? Do you 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 106a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • SP Development
  • AZR101 - 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 103d
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    Microsoft announced a new development model, the SharePoint Framework, to respond to emerging web technologies & address customer requests for better extensibility options at their Future of SharePoint event in May of 2016.

    In this presentation join SharePoint MVP Andrew Connell to find out what this new development model is all about. We will first cover what you need to do to configure and setup your developer environment so you can hit the ground running to then get up to speed on the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and learn how to create custom client side web parts for SharePoint Online in Office 365.

    Regardless if you are a developer new to SharePoint development or a seasoned SharePoint developer, this is for you!

    Room 103bc
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - 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 103bc
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV103 - SharePoint Framework (SPFx) for the JavaScript Developer

    JavaScript is no longer considered an inferior development method (really!); iit's an integral part of the development landscape for modern SharePoint and other Office 365 applications. If you have existing JavaScript solutions holding you back from moving to modern SharePoint, you can migrate them into SPFx Web Parts, extensions, or even to Microsoft Teams.

    We'll look at how to:
    • Get started with SPFx
    • Understand the development toolchain
    • See why TypeScript makes JavaScript better
    • Understand REST calls to SharePoint and the Microsoft Graph
    • Migrate an existing JavaScript-based solution to SPFx

    Plus, tips and tricks along the way.

    Room 103bc
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - Strategies for Modernizing Your Development Skills

    The SharePoint Framework has taken off and is quickly being adopted. Is your organization on a legacy version of SharePoint and you feel left out.

    Join this session to discover how you can utilize the same development methods as the SharePoint Framework but in classic SharePoint on premises version. Utilizing this development tool chain not only helps your organization future proof the solutions they're investing in; it also helps you become more marketable in today’s SharePoint development environment.

    In this session you'll learn more about:
    • How to set up your development environment and some of the options.
    • What are the various tools that you would need and what are they used for
    • How to organize and develop your solution to take advantage of these tools
    • How to build and deploy the final result.

    Room 103bc
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV105 - 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 102d
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • N/A
    • SP Development
  • DEV106 - Creating SharePoint Site Templates for Modern UI

    You might be thinking what the best way is to create site template for Modern UI, is it the Site Design, just plain SPFX, using Azure functions, just PowerShell or PNP Provisioning script.

    In this session, Sameer will walk you through creating site templates for Modern UI and compare all the different approaches.

    Room 103bc
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • AZR201 - Azure API Apps for SharePoint Developers

    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 103d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - 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 103bc
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - Azure Authentication 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 103bc
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - Take your SharePoint Framework coding to the next level with PnPJS and Async/Await

    The Patterns and Practices community is an ever growing ecosystem of great reusable components and patterns for developing the best systems. The PnPJS library provides a fluent model for building your code against SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, and other Office 365 REST APIs in a type-safe way. Using it makes your code significantly easier to read and debug. By adding in the Async/Await pattern for managing promises and your solutions become works of art.

    Join me in this session and well cover:
    • What is PnPJS and what can it help me do
    • How do I get started using PnPJS
    • How to deal with promises so that my code feels synchronous using the Async/Await pattern.

    Room 103bc
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • AZR204 - Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and 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 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 are Cognitive Services?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions?

    Room 103d
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - 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 103bc
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • AZR301 - The Next Great Migration: Classic to Modern

    As organizations have moved to Office 365, many - especially legacy SharePoint shops - have resisted the move to the modern UIs as much as possible. This is true for both end users and developers. We tend to stick with what we know, and historically the modern UIs may not have seemed compelling enough to make the switch.

    What this means is there is an impending migration on the horizon for many organizations which they may not realize is coming. While classic doesn't have a known retirement date, Microsoft's investments are in the modern UIs.

    As developers, what can we do to help facilitate organizational preparedness for this migration? This session will cover what it means to embrace the modern UIs and what you can do now to prepare.

    We'll cover such topics as:
    • What still doesn't exist in modern and might keep you in classic for the time being (a moving target!)
    • How to rethink your existing client-side solutions to be prepared for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
    • How to add functionality into list views using column formatting
    • Moving from classic team sites to modern team sites and what that means from a navigational and functional perspective

    Room 103d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV301 - 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 103bc
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - Building Instant Web Services with Flow and Logic Apps

    Sometimes you need to go beyond the available API's and build your own web services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions. Azure Functions are a good start, but there are other options that can be even easier!

    In this session, you'll learn how to rapidly build services to support your SharePoint Framework solutions with very little code. We'll start with Azure Function Proxies, which allow you to securely call API key backed services like Bing Maps and Cognitive Services.

    Next, you'll learn how to build web services using Flow or Logic Apps, opening the vast suite of connectors to your solution, still with no code. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage SharePoint lists to track long-running operations in SPFx.

    Room 103bc
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - 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 103bc
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
  • ADM304 - 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 tenant. 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 106b
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - Build once, deploy anywhere: building SPFx web parts for SharePoint and Teams

    SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts are the best-practice means of extending SharePoint with custom functionality. Now you can build SharePoint Framework web parts once and deploy them to SharePoint AND Teams.

    We'll discuss common use cases and best practices for building SharePoint Framework web parts and deploying them to SharePoint and Teams, with a live demo of course!

    Room 103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop 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 103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Monday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK201 - 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:
    o Power BI Desktop
    o PowerBI.com
    o Power BI mobile applications
    o Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
    o Data extraction from SharePoint
    o Loading and transformation using Power Query M
    o 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK301 - 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 either 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 104b
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK303 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

    You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

    We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

    Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

    Room 105a
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Monday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK403 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

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

    This tutorial will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    At the end of this 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. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 105a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Both
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • WRK502 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Fundamental

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK504 - 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 default SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by extending the user experience beyond 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 103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • WRK505 - Developing Custom Connectors and HTML Forms for the Microsoft Power Platform Workshop

    Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples.

    We will start with background on custom connectors, what they are, why you would build them, and how users interact with them.

    We'll then go through an interesting scenario, where we use a custom HTML form to submit to a SharePoint list through a Flow HTTP Post connector. This scenario opens up tremendous opportunities to create both anonymous and authenticated rich HTML forms that communicate with any of the many systems Flow integrates with, without requiring any back-end code development. We will deploy a sample project that you can use to implement your own forms with.

    Next we will hands-on create your own custom connector, using the Yelp Fusion API as an example. Full details of the walk-through are available at https://www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/developing-custom-connectors-for-the-microsoft-power-platform.

    From there we will review how we built our custom connectors for our Extranet User Manager product, so that you can either repeat that process for your own systems, or leverage our connectors with our product. We will cover not only custom actions, but also triggers using web hooks. Examples will include using Flow to automate the assigning of SharePoint Online permissions on creation of EUM groups, and customization of the new user registration approval process.

    The last section in the workshop will be for you to create your own webhook trigger, based on a sample Visual Studio project that we will be providing.

    Room 103a
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK602 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Intermediate

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

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

    Demo environment is provided

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

    Room 102d
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • WRK604 - 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 this 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 solution for your company afterwards!

    Room 103bc
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102d
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • FLO101 - Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow

    Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers.

    In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!

    Room 106a
    Wed 9:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

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

    Room 102d
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • PWR102 - 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 102a
    Wed 11:20 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • BI103 - 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 102d
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • PWR103 - 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 102a
    Wed 1:30 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102d
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • FLO104 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

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

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

    Room 106a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • PWR104 - Use Your On-premises Data with Power Apps, Power BI, and Power Automate

    Microsoft Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy.

    In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data.
    We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Office 365 to create rich business solutions.

    You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Office 365.

    Room 102a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • FLO105 - 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 106a
    Wed 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • BI201 - 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 102d
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • BI202 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Dedicated Capacity (Premium) is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 102d
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • PWR202 - The powerful IMPACT of automating business processes through PowerApps and Flow

    If you’ve already sat through a number of tutorials or sessions, you may have a good idea of how to build PowerApps and Flow in order to automate business processes in Office 365. Don’t limit yourself to endless approval forms and workflows – you could be figuring out how to make a real impact in your organization with creative solutions to critical business processes.

    This isn’t a technical deep-dive session, but rather a journey through some of the forms and workflow solutions that we’ve built over the past two years with real-world customers. We’ll cover examples from retail, education, as well as the entertainment industry, among others. We always say –steal like an artist!

    Join us and take these ideas back to your office so you can make a bigger impact in your organization. Links to corresponding case studies will be provided.

    Room 102a
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • FLO203 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Foundational Concepts

    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.

    Note: This session assumes a basic knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Flow

    Room 106a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • PWR203 - 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 102a
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • FLO204 - 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 106a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • PWR204 - Using Artificial Intelligence with PowerApps and Flow

    In the past, if you wanted to utilize Artificial Intelligence features with PowerApps and Flow you needed to configure and understand how the connect with Azure Cognitive services. Microsoft has now provided makers the ability to quickly start utilizing these features in PowerApps and Flow with AI Builder.

    During this session learn how to predict outcomes, extract data from forms, detect objects and classify text in PowerApps and Flow without writing any code all powered by the Common Data Service.

    If you have struggled in integrating Artificial Intelligence into your apps, come to this session to add intelligence to your business processes.

    Room 102a
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • BI301 - 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 102d
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • PWR301 - Getting started with PowerApps Portals

    Microsoft has created new functionality in PowerApps which will enable makers to create portals that can provide self-service and enhance the digital feedback look with real-time data to engage with your customers.

    During this session you will learn the basic requirements for PowerApps Portals, how to get started creating your first PowerApps Portal and understand how to configure it to fit your business needs.

    If you have been looking for a way to provide accessibility to your PowerApps for your customers, this is the session for you.

    Room 102a
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • BI302 - 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 102d
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • FLO302 - 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 106a
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • BI303 - 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 102d
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Platform
  • FLO303 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Advanced Concepts

    The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Flow has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows.

    In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level.

    We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following:
    • Building Approval workflows with custom responses without requiring premium licensing
    • Applying custom formatting to the approval email
    • Recording approval results and comments
    • Setting SharePoint content Approval status
    • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office
    • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to
    • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals
    • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers

    Room 106a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • PWR303 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    Get an overview of how SharePoint out-of-the-box and power user extended solutions have shifted to PowerApps integrated business applications.

    Room 102a
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Power Platform
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Intelligence
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
    • Power Platform
    • Keynote
  • AZR104 - Configure Azure AD Connect like the Pros

    Join this session to understand one of the most vital components of Azure AD and Office 365; synchronizing your local directory. We will go through step by step setting up a simple directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect all the way to setting it up in a multi-forest, multi-domain, and even multi-tenant scenario. We'll walk through the preparation steps you should perform before syncing, and then dig deep into installation and customization to make sure your directory syncs in just the way you want it.

    Expect deep dives into identity transformations and filtering, single sign on methods such as Seamless SSO, and password methodologies including password sync, write-back, and pass-through authentication. We will also dig deep into PowerShell and the must know commands to maintain and troubleshoot your installation.

    Finally, we will also show how to troubleshoot the more problematic issues, and how to setup a backup Azure AD Connect installation.

    Room 103d
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • OFF104 - Introduction to Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways

    This session provides an introduction to the Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways training portal that is currently in Beta. We will review how to provision the module using PnP Provisioning and then review how to customize the portal.

    The session will also show users how to create a custom help tile in their O365 tenant to help point users to the learning module.

    Room 105a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • SPT104 - The Ultimate OneNote Guide

    OneNote is an extremely Powerful, and often overlooked tool in the utility belt that is the Office Suite. Whether you are new to OneNote, or a seasoned user, this session will cover many great features, tips, and tricks of OneNote.

    There will be no formal slide deck presentation here, role up your sleeves and follow along on your own laptop, or watch as I demo from mine.

    Covering both the OneNote App and the Online version, we will be demoing the product together in live time showing off some of the most dynamic features that can change how you and your users work.

    From great tips and tricks in the applications itself, to wonderful connections between Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint, come spend a session on a topic that will have real meaningful return on your productivity today.

    Room 103a
    Wed 3:00 PM — 70 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • ADM301 - Using the Patterns and Practices (PnP) components with SharePoint and SharePoint Online

    Microsoft and community members have developed the patterns and practices (PnP) as a way to guide us in the best approaches for working with Share Point and SharePoint Online. Whether you are building custom solutions or just want to manage them better using PowerShell there are components in the PnP for them.

    In this session we will look at the PnP and how to use it whether we are developing or administrating SharePoint.

    Room 106b
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • TMS302 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

    The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail. It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions.

    Attend this session and learn:
    • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams
    • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources
    • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions
    • ALL without writing a line of code!

    It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

    Room 104b
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Special Topics
  • SOL01 - 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 102a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL02 - The Ultimate Data Retrieval & Display in SharePoint Online

    Display what you need in the exact way you want! Get your SharePoint Online data retrieval & display requirements addressed in this short session by Shai Petel. In this live demo Shai will demonstrate real life scenarios and will show how non-technical business users easily can:
    • Aggregate items/docs from numerous sites & site collections
    • Display great-looking organization charts connected to Azure AD
    • Connect to MS Graph API to aggregate and manage various entities, such as emails, events, AD users, OneDrive documents, etc.
    • Configure "LEGO-Style" UI, so that you will have the exact UI your business users need

    Room 102bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • 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 102d
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 - From the Front Lines: Upgrading to PowerApps

    This session will bring first hand knowledge and expertise when upgrading from InfoPath to PowerApps within the Office 365 ecosystem. There will be a demonstration of InfoPath to PowerApp upgrades and the business logic that lead to those solutions. Additionally we will discuss strategies and pitfalls in real-world scenarios.

    Room 103a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - Let your work flow

    FireStart is a no-code, rapid-deployment BPM platform that provides a powerful alternative to SharePoint workflows, yet is easy enough for a business user to build and manage.

    Room 103bc
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - Case Study: Developing Your Organization’s Microsoft 365 Strategy and Roadmap

    Rolling out Microsoft 365 to your organization is a strategic decision that enterprises around the world are making! Wait a minute… What does that roll out actually look like? These key questions should be considered as your organizations defines their Microsoft 365 strategy and develop a roadmap:

    What’s our strategy for security, data governance, self-service, adoption, support, etc.?
    How many people do we need to support it?
    What roles need to be filled and what do those roles do?
    In what order do we roll out services and features, and how do we actually make that happen?
    What do we do with our legacy data?
    How do we keep up to date with the rate of change in the Cloud?

    Join Microsoft MVP, Antonio Maio, as he provides a case study for how a non-profit organization defined their strategy for Microsoft 365, how they developed their roadmap and how they moved to deploying Microsoft 365 to their entire enterprise.

    Room 103d
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - Manage and Automate Your Process: Clicks not Codes

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

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

    Room 104a
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL08 - Modernizing Business Process with AI, ML, and RPA

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have been on the radar for a while, and emerging technologies like Robotic Process Automation are new entrants to the industry. These technologies are finally becoming available to more business through cloud offerings, democratizing these capabilities. The challenge to modern business is how to implement them in ways that saves money and reduce processing time. If used on their own, these technologies and services can do just this; however, it is important to understand how to manage and incorporate them into existing business process without adding to overhead.

    Room 104b
    Thu 12:40 PM — 30 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • KEY100 - Your Knowledge Network: the Future of Content and Talent in Microsoft 365

    Two things are always true in your organization. We are all under the pressure to do more with less and your people are your most valuable asset. Let’s explore trends in the workforce that affect your organization and how you unlock intelligence in the modern workplace.

    With demos on the latest productivity technology in Microsoft 365 across business automation and knowledge management, this fast paced presentation will get you up to speed quickly on the opportunities of how best to use the expertise of people in new, scaleable ways and improve the efficiency of content management, from paper to process.

    Room 105bcd
    Wed 8:15 AM — 75 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
  • KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

    What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted. In this session, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in constantly changing world.

    Room 105bcd
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Keynote
  • 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 102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM — 50 min
    • All
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