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TechCon365 Workshops & Sessions
Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Conference

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  • Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

    We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server.

    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 Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

    Room 145a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment.

    Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

    Room 150a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Power Platform Governance 101

    In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover,
    1. Power Platform Governance Overview
    2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit
    3. Automation Kit
    4. Data Loss Prevention policies
    5. User Management
    6. Permission manager
    7. License and capacity management
    8. Security and Control
    9. Managed Environments
    10. Best Practices

    Room 152b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Content Management in Microsoft Syntex: The Content is Here, Now What?

    There is little doubt that the capabilities of Microsoft Syntex can revolutionize the way organizations leverage SharePoint as a modern, intelligent content platform. But with so much value in moving content-related automation into your Microsoft 365 strategy, how will you deal with the already-difficult task of managing, securing, and ensuring compliance of all of that new content you are now piping in as a result of your adoption of Microsoft Syntex?

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the less “exciting” but JUST AS IMPORTANT features of Syntex that can help you make sure you are optimizing your overall content management strategy for security, cost, and sustainability.

    Room 147a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Intro to Teams Shared Channels

    In this session we will go through the Teams Shared Channel functionality from start to finish.

    We will discuss the configuration of it, how it works, how it differs from the previous guest experience, and why it is a better experience for the employee experience!

    Room 147b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Securing Your Remote Workforce Through Azure Virtual Desktop

    Hybrid workplaces are here to stay, and organizations are faced with new challenges surrounding securing their remote workforce. Businesses are invested in pivoting to a cloud-first approach, but how can you properly secure your environment when the workforce is dispersed, using their own devices, and connecting from unknown networks?

    Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) allows organizations to quickly deploy managed workstations for a modern and flexible remote workforce. AVD enables organizations to control the workspace of its employees even in a BYOD environment; the organization controls the virtual desktop and employees can remain responsible for their own devices. This separation allows for a lower administrative overhead, a more secure environment, and a highly scalable solution for organizational growth.

    This session will focus on how your organization can leverage AVD to empower your remote workforce while maintaining control of your data and securing your cloud infrastructure.

    Room 145b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
  • Increasing Adoption in Microsoft 365 Information and Records Management

    Businesses are ramping up the adoption of information and records management (IRM) within their organization. However, the problem many are facing is that IRM can require a lot of user interaction to be fully effective.

    These increased requirements on the user greatly affect the adoption of IRM processes. Microsoft 365 provides several powerful and robust features that can increase records management within the organization while decreasing the load on the end-user.

    This session will cover many topics such as auto-classification, retention inheritance, and trainable classifiers to assist organizations with their information and records management adoption.

    Room 147a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

    When viewed individually, the core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are easily manageable within M365: How is our service secured? How do we protect sensitive data? Which users do we authenticate in our system? However, this approach misses the intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of including your Collaboration Workspaces (Teams, SharePoint Site Collections, and Groups) in your security plans and how to leverage native and 3rd party tools to best accomplish this.

    Room 149a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Everything you need to know about external sharing in OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

    Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 152b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Setting up and Administering M365 for Education

    This session will give you a headstart to setting up Microsoft 365 for Education. We will go through everything from Identity & Security, productivity apps like Teams & SharePoint, and automation by integrating with Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems.

    Then, we'll go through the tasks you need to keep up on, including communication, support of faculty, and governance of student content and information.

    Room 145b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Manage the mess: Building an organizational strategy for pinned apps in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Viva, Yammer, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin?

    In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.

    Room 147b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

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

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

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

    You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 150a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Use MS365 Purview Information Barriers to stay secure & compliant in your Microsoft Teams workplace

    Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows.

    Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers.

    The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it.

    The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.

    Room 147b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Data Security Breach in Microsoft 365, Now What?

    In today's world, it is almost inevitable that your organization will experience a data and security breach, no matter the on-premises or cloud software. Microsoft 365 is no different. Even though it contains many fantastic security controls and features, many organizations do not implement them for varying reasons.

    In order to protect from a data security breach you need to know what you would do if that were to happen, as well as the controls and features to enable.

    In this session, we will step through where to start in the event of a data and security breach within Microsoft 365. We will walk through how to analyze logs, identify which services to review, how to identify the breach, and then how to protect from future events.

    Room 151a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

    When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery.

    Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

    Room 152a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

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

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

    Room 147a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Modernizing Inter-Agency Collaboration - A Primer for US GCC and GCC High Customers

    It may have taken a while to get here, but Microsoft has been transforming how US Federal Agencies and State and local Governments collaborate EXTERNALLY as well as internally.

    Recent innovations can allow you to take inter-agency and partner collaboration to the next level, but understanding the building blocks is the key to developing a sustainable and secure external collaboration strategy.

    In this session, we’ll review the basics of external collab in M365, but also highlight new and game-changing features like “cross-cloud collaboration” that offer significant new options—and considerations-- for collaborating between GCC, GCC High and Commercial M365 clouds.

    Room 149a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Teams App Governance: Managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams isn't only a collaboration tool, it's also an application platform with its own app store and enterprise application catalog. In this session you'll learn how to manage these applications using Teams app policies and Team templates. We'll also explore the management of Microsoft Graph permissions, which allow applications to access your tenant's Microsoft 365 data, and what Teams applications can do regardless of these permissions. Then we'll consider some common scenarios and discuss the options for handling them.

    NOTE: While we may briefly touch on Power Platform applications, the focus of this session is on traditional applications developed for Teams or SharePoint.

    Room 145b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • DataOps 101 - A Better Way to Develop and Deliver Data Analytics

    Power BI has revolutionized the industry by accelerating our ability to deliver Data Analytics solutions. But how do we ensure the code we build is reliable and the data is produced in a timely and trustworthy manner? Enter DataOps, a better way to develop and deliver Data Analytics Solutions.

    In this session, I’ll cover the concept of DataOps, why it matters to Power BI, and the principles that can drive you to continuously improve.

    Room 150a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Government Tenants vs Consumer: How do they compare?

    If you work in a government or government-adjacent role, it's likely you will come into contact with GCC, GCC High, or even DOD tenants.

    When planning your SharePoint intranets, Teams rollouts, and Power Platform solutions, it will be important to know which capabilities you'll have in which types of tenants.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he compares portions of Microsoft 365 across tenant types while sharing his experience working on different government projects.

    He'll talk about things such as:

    Reasons you should be in one tenant type vs another

    Basic feature comparisons between commercial, GCC, GCC High, and DOD regarding SharePoint, Teams, the Power Platform, Viva, and Syntex

    Challenges that can arise during migrations and fresh implementations, and how to deal with them

    If you are new to government tenants, or have experience with government tenants but not commercial, this session will provide a nice jumping off point to start building your solutions!

    Room 149a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
  • Collaboration and Compliance in the Modern Workplace

    Have you moved to Microsoft 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer to reap the benefits of modern collaboration, but left wondering how to incorporate some of the compliance features you now have access to? Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and compliance.

    Although serving both masters is challenging, this workshop will look at practical ways to "dress up" collaboration with compliance. With a he-said-she-said approach, Daniel will talk about the modern collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365 and Joanne will share what kinds of Microsoft Purview compliance controls could be applied to help them be more compliant.

    Room 150b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Automated Investigation and Response within Microsoft 365

    As an administrator within Microsoft 365, you are undoubtedly used to the many alerts you might receive. Some of these might be for permissions and access, support issues, and some may be security problems within the tenant. However, often there can be so many of them that security issues can slip through, causing even more problems within the Microosftb365 tenant.

    When security alerts are triggered, it is the security team's job to examine them and take remediation steps. Luckily Microsoft 365 provides Automated investigation and response (AIR) capabilities to help automate the investigation processes in response to threats that exist today.

    In this session, we will look at the Automated investigation and response (AIR) features and how you can benefit from them as a system administrator and organization.

    Room 151a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Microsoft 365 PnP for SharePoint Framework Developer

    The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development model for building solutions across Microsoft 365 suite. It allows building applications for SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections.

    But the additional beauty of SPFx is the community support!

    This session will cover resources that Microsoft 365 PnP Community provides for SPFx developers.

    Room 149b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

    In today's world getting true data driven insights can take a lot of time and energy. Data is spread across a wide variety of storage systems, all of which can have different operating models, security models and integration requirements. The next generation of Microsoft's data platform, which includes Power BI aims to solve this problem.
    Come to this session to explore some exciting new announcements from Microsoft, understand exactly what they mean, and how they can help position your organization for the new age of AI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design in SPFx and Beyond

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build beautiful solutions with reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier. As part of our examples, we'll be leveraging the HTWOO community built Fluent UI framework.

    Room 149b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • From Enterprise Application to Teams Application: Bring your apps into Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams applications are hot. They streamline work for users and add collaboration to everyday business processes. These days, some of them work in Microsoft Outlook as well.

    While there are many approaches to building these apps, you don't have to start from scratch! In this demo-filled presentation, you will learn how to take a web application or web service and grow it into a full featured Teams application while preserving your existing code base.

    Most importantly, your apps will streamline work by allowing users to share your app as they collaborate in Microsoft Teams and Outlook.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to reuse, rather than rebuild, your apps in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 152b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • PnPjs and the SharePoint Framework: Version 3 - What's New

    Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, and Office 365. This free, open source initiative, part of the PnP community, can be used within the SharePoint Framework, Nodejs, or any JavaScript project.

    This session will demo specifically on using the library within the SharePoint Framework.

    We'll cover:
    - How to get started establishing context
    - An overview of all the packages available and outline the ease of use
    - More advanced scenarios like batching, cross site execution, and extending with behaviors

    With the recent release of version 3 this session will help get you up to speed fast with what's new and what's changed.

    Room 149b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • SP Development
  • ChatGPT, Azure Open AI and Power Platform: Better Together

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the key concepts and how organizations can use ChatGPT, Azure Open AI, and Power Platform services to build next-gen enterprise-grade applications.

    We will cover :
    * Azure Open AI Key Concepts
    * ChatGPT key concepts
    * Co-Pilots in the Power Platform
    * How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    * How organizations can build next-gen enterprise-grade apps using ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI, and Power Platform services?

    Room 151a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • Securing Your Remote Workforce Through Azure Virtual Desktop

    Hybrid workplaces are here to stay, and organizations are faced with new challenges surrounding securing their remote workforce. Businesses are invested in pivoting to a cloud-first approach, but how can you properly secure your environment when the workforce is dispersed, using their own devices, and connecting from unknown networks?

    Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) allows organizations to quickly deploy managed workstations for a modern and flexible remote workforce. AVD enables organizations to control the workspace of its employees even in a BYOD environment; the organization controls the virtual desktop and employees can remain responsible for their own devices. This separation allows for a lower administrative overhead, a more secure environment, and a highly scalable solution for organizational growth.

    This session will focus on how your organization can leverage AVD to empower your remote workforce while maintaining control of your data and securing your cloud infrastructure.

    Room 145b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
  • Create Beautiful Web Parts in Minutes Using PnP Reusable Controls

    The session shows how to use PnP Reusable Controls to quickly create beautiful and functional SharePoint Framework web parts

    Room 149b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • GitHub Actions: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for your Microsoft 365 and Azure Projects

    GitHub Actions enable developers to automate repetitive and complex manual tasks.

    In this session, you'll learn how you can use GitHub Actions to create automation workflows including robust CI & CD processes to build, test & deploy solutions. But we won’t stop there.

    Learn how to instrument all sorts of things, optimize your workflows, deploy Azure resources with zero credentials, create custom actions, and more! Regardless if you’re building SharePoint Framework projects, Azure solutions, or something else.

    Room 145a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

    SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name.

    It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com.

    Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.

    Room 149b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Use Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages (and take action in Microsoft 365)

    Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages are a simple and powerful declarative layout format that offer a lot of flexibility and allow for visually rich cards.

    Adaptive cards and the fluid framework create a new experience in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva, Outlook and Outlook on the web.

    In this session you will learn about the different options and capabilities of adaptive cards and how they can enhance your daily routines to speed up business processes.

    You will also see that the same experience is true for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva.

    Room 151a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Viva
  • Building 'NPM' style code libraries for use with SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint framework introduced libraries as a project type, and although useful for very small development projects not ideal for bigger enterprise solutions and ALM strategies.

    This session is going to cover end to end building a library with standard web-based building blocks, using Azure Dev Ops to create a private NPM package, and then consuming that library and others together within a SharePoint framework solution while hosting the artifacts in an Azure CDN.

    This is powerful reusability that allow you to manage the lifecycle of different components in a way that mimics all the other packages you might consume when building your solution.

    Room 149b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the main API for Microsoft 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll learn how to call the Graph from Power Platform, JavaScript, PowerShell, or just using a web browser. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room 151b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • SharePoint Framework app analytics solutions with Azure Application Insights

    Do you know where your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) components are running? What sites and pages are using it? What versions are they using? And now that SPFx components can be used outside of SharePoint, including things like Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections, & Office apps. What about how people are using them? Are they web apps, desktop apps, or mobile apps? These things are key to building better apps & troubleshooting issues… it’s basic analytics!

    Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t give us any tools to figure this out, but with just a little bit of code & Azure Application Insights, you can have a robust reporting solution that does just this, and in this session, I’ll show you how to do it without much effort.

    Room 149b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    Room 150b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

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

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Room 145b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

    Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you.

    Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users.

    They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data.

    In this workshop, you'll be introduced to:
    • Power BI Licensing
    • Using the Power BI Desktop App
    • Using the Power BI Service
    • How to create reports and dashboards
    • DAX fundamentals
    • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate
    • Learning resources
    • And more (time permitting...)

    Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

    Room 150a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest.

    Here is an overview of the workshop:
    - Power Apps
    + Canvas
    + Model-Driven
    + Portal
    - Power Automate
    + Flows
    + Robotic Process Automation
    - Power BI
    - Power Virtual Agents
    - Dataverse
    - Integration with Microsoft Teams
    - Cross platform integration
    - Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

    Room 150b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

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

    Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (Principal Program Manager @ Microsoft) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI.

    At the end of this 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.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/YrgXIwSii6Q

    Room 152a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
  • Beginners Guide to Power BI

    This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI.

    You will be introduced to:
    - Power BI licensing
    - Power BI Components
    - Using the Power BI Desktop app
    - Using the Power BI Service
    - How to create reports and dashboards
    - Learning Resources

    Don't have a Power BI license? You can start using Power BI for free!

    Attend this demo-rich session and get started with Power BI!

    Room 150a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Build your first Power BI dashboard

    Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you!

    In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard.

    You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization.

    You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

    In today's world getting true data driven insights can take a lot of time and energy. Data is spread across a wide variety of storage systems, all of which can have different operating models, security models and integration requirements. The next generation of Microsoft's data platform, which includes Power BI aims to solve this problem.
    Come to this session to explore some exciting new announcements from Microsoft, understand exactly what they mean, and how they can help position your organization for the new age of AI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Querying Power BI REST APIs within a Power BI Dataset

    Would you like to build a Power BI dataset that could inventory your workspaces, reports, datasets, and refresh schedule? Would you'd like to query another dataset to import into your dataset?

    In this session I'll show you how to leverage an open-source custom connector that connects to Power BI's REST APIs to do just that.

    Room 150a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Introduction to Power BI Metrics

    Metrics and scorecards are a new Power BI feature that enables us to capture and focus on what we are working toward rather than what we are working on.

    If you are new to Power BI, Metrics are an excellent place to start well.

    In this presentation, you'll learn
    - What are Power BI Metrics and how are they intended to be used
    - See some examples of real-world scorecards
    - See how to set up a scorecard demo

    Room 150a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Using Power Automate with Power BI

    Did you know that there are at least 25 Power BI actions and triggers available in Power Automate?

    In this session you'll see:
    - How to launch a Flow from a button in Power BI
    - How to export a report from Power BI using a Flow
    - How to refresh a dataset using a Flow
    - Power Automate integration with Power BI Metrics
    - And more...

    All of the above will be presented via live demonstrations.

    If you are a Power BI user and are not yet leveraging Power Automate, this session is for you.

    Room 150a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate
  • There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature and hybrid tables, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in cached mode, near real time, and real time. It will highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them.

    If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room 150a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

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

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

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

    You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 150a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI 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 152b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • DataOps 101 - A Better Way to Develop and Deliver Data Analytics

    Power BI has revolutionized the industry by accelerating our ability to deliver Data Analytics solutions. But how do we ensure the code we build is reliable and the data is produced in a timely and trustworthy manner? Enter DataOps, a better way to develop and deliver Data Analytics Solutions.

    In this session, I’ll cover the concept of DataOps, why it matters to Power BI, and the principles that can drive you to continuously improve.

    Room 150a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI

    This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We'll also demo the new layout model to process invoices.

    According to Forrester, today’s organizations have 72% of their critical information locked away in their Content Estate, scattered amongst PDFs and other unstructured, hard to analyze file formats. Until now, the process to curate this information into analyzable data has been manual, time-consuming, and expensive.

    Today, industry leaders are using AI to combine their content information with structured data from the Data Estate to synthesize new business insights and drive innovation faster. Learn how you can use Microsoft’s new applied AI technology to enable this competitive advantage for your company.

    Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to:
    • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns withing the document
    • Attach that model to a SharePoint library
    • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically
    • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis.
    • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes

    Room 150a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power BI
  • Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    - Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    - Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    - Co-authoring documents, version history
    - Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    - Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    - How do the newer Viva apps fit in?

    & more!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/kFgepQcAyT8

    Room 151a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

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

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and:
    - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    + Scale
    + Governance
    + Retention
    - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    + bots
    + web parts
    + provisioning
    - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared
    - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams

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

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

    Room 152a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • I’m a SharePoint Site Owner…Now What?

    You missed a meeting and now you are in charge of your group’s SharePoint site or maybe you volunteered to get your hands dirty. Now that you are the site owner, you might not know where to start. We will work together to develop a game plan.

    In this workshop we will learn the following:
    1. Figure out what type of SharePoint site you have.
    2. Sifting through and managing permissions.
    3. Navigation and custom pages.
    4. Building a solution using out-of-the-box features.
    5. Implement governance or create governance as needed.

    By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills needed to get started running your inherited site.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/wFOyTQ9VkCo

    Room 151a
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows

    In this session we’ll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Using Power Automate.

    We will also learn how to restart the workflow from a given stage and how to include Dynamic Approvers. We'll dig into how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders.

    We will also learn how to log workflow history and ways to retain the history indefinitely.

    Room 145a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
  • An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

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

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

    In this session attendees will learn:

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

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 147a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Build your first Power BI dashboard

    Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you!

    In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard.

    You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization.

    You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

    Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years:

    - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%)
    - Effective team communication (72%)

    The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure?

    Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully.

    In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

    Room 145b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use?

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    Room 150b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • An end-to-end look at Microsoft Syntex

    Microsoft Syntex is a big step forward in providing the ability to intelligently identify content across your Microsoft 365 environment. Unstructured content is being produced at an exponential rate in our modern workplaces today and we need a way to manage it at scale by providing structure (content types and metadata) and governance (security and compliance controls) to it. Microsoft Syntex is that and so much more!

    To demonstrate this new capability, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of using a Microsoft Syntex AI document understanding model to intelligently identify Statements of Work across SharePoint libraries.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and all the "extras" you get with a Syntex license.

    Microsoft Syntex. It’s almost magic.

    Room 147a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
  • Build external-facing websites using Power Pages

    Using Power Pages we'll learn to quickly create powerful external-facing websites and customize them with pages, layout, and content. We'll also learn how to configure and allow users outside the organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    Room 150b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Why Should I Consider Using Power Automate for Desktop?

    While we do live in a cloud-first, desktop-first technology era, there are still several home-grown or legacy applications that are still being used. They do not have an API for cloud-based services to leverage and hence we need a robotic process automation (RPA) system that can fill in the gap.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he introduces you to Power Automate for desktop.

    Room 151a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

    Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game.

    In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

    Room 145b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Viva
  • Conducting user research to drive your intranet design

    Intranet teams are responsible for creating intuitive experiences for employees to find the right content at the right time, enabling them to do their jobs better. Many organizations forget to include employees in the development process, introducing the risk of creating a solution that does not meet the real need.

    In this session, we will discuss how to develop a user research plan, conduct virtual usability testing, and communicate the results across your organization. Learn how user research can help you achieve your business goals and identify 85% of the usability problems early in your development process.

    Create a human-centered process in your organization to yield the best results.

    Room 152a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Securing Your Remote Workforce Through Azure Virtual Desktop

    Hybrid workplaces are here to stay, and organizations are faced with new challenges surrounding securing their remote workforce. Businesses are invested in pivoting to a cloud-first approach, but how can you properly secure your environment when the workforce is dispersed, using their own devices, and connecting from unknown networks?

    Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) allows organizations to quickly deploy managed workstations for a modern and flexible remote workforce. AVD enables organizations to control the workspace of its employees even in a BYOD environment; the organization controls the virtual desktop and employees can remain responsible for their own devices. This separation allows for a lower administrative overhead, a more secure environment, and a highly scalable solution for organizational growth.

    This session will focus on how your organization can leverage AVD to empower your remote workforce while maintaining control of your data and securing your cloud infrastructure.

    Room 145b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
  • Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

    Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

    Room 149a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Solution Showcase
  • From Insights to Impact: Measuring Your Intranet ROI

    Digital Transformation has taken businesses on a journey of technical advances resulting in a new way of working. SharePoint Intranets are no longer static file repositories. They’re dynamic venues for knowledge sharing, productivity, and collaboration. A well-managed modern SharePoint Intranet streamlines communication, improves employee experience, and facilitates connection. How can you tell if your investments in modernizing successfully result in a well-managed intranet?

    In this session, we will cover:

    Top KPIs you should be monitoring to evaluate the health of your SharePoint Intranet

    How to implement those metrics with actionable steps that will increase user adoption, improve site performance, and help provide usage data to your key stakeholders.

    Room 152a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Solution Showcase
  • Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

    Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences.

    You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

    Room 145b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • 💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

    TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams.

    You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

    Room 151b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • Scaling your SharePoint intranet for large organizations

    You've created your "quick and dirty starter intranet," and users and groups are starting to ask for their own SharePoint sites and Teams.

    Maybe you work for a conglomerate and want to host multiple brands inside a single Microsoft 365 Tenant. Maybe you've even done a migration from your older SharePoint environment.

    No matter the case, scaling out your intranet can become a daunting task with many branching paths.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he discusses strategies around scaling your intranet.

    He'll talk about topics such as:
    • Keeping your architecture scalable and secure
    • Avoiding Sprawl
    • Adoption recommendations
    • Admin and site owner tips and tricks

    Room 152a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

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

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

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

    You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 150a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

    Having fun with ChatGPT? It might not all be fun and games. Join Shyam Oza to understand how Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks will evolve in 2023 and beyond. Learn from the experts on how to defend your organization and have a response plan ready for when things go wrong. Hear real world war stories, see how Spanning’s rich integrations across products really strengthen your data protection posture in Microsoft 365 and beyond.

    Room 151b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • A Real World Introduction to Viva Connections

    One of the brightest stars (and lowest cost) member of the Microsoft Viva family is Viva Connections, but it also seems to be the most misunderstood. What exactly is Viva Connections, what features does it offer, and how can your organization start using it today?

    In this lively session, attendees will learn:
    - What is the difference between Viva Connections Desktop and Viva Connections Mobile?
    - How to best use the Viva Connections Newsfeed
    - How to use and customize the Viva Connections Dashboard
    - How to take advantage of out of the box ACE's (Adaptive Card Extensions) and how to use the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create your own to create a more powerful dashboard experience

    Room 152a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Taking Planner to Task! Getting Planner to Work for YOUR Team

    There’s no shortage of collaborative task management apps out there, but Planner has some good things going for it right off the bat. It’s part of the fabric of Office 365 and that family heritage can present some real benefits, but in the world of task management software, it’s a relative newcomer—so where are the sharp edges and “gotchas” that could ruin your day?

    In this session, we’ll explore the good, bad and ugly of Planner and its relationship with Office 365. For example, why is Planner’s integration with M365 Groups both a blessing and a curse? We’ll review several real-world examples and give you the best practices and suggested approaches learned from real teams in the field.

    Room 152b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Design blended learning solutions for your organization

    Classroom training by itself is not enough. It wasn't enough before COVID and it's definitely not enough or even possible many times post COVID. Employees are in hybrid environments spending time at home and office as required. There isn't a single learning delivery solution that by itself can provide the appropriately needed learning and support for our Microsoft 365 users wherever they are.

    This session will dig into the learning technology models combining macrolearning and contextual microlearning that works! We will see real life examples of solutions deployed by many major corporations around the world on how to structure blended learning for your organization in the new normal.

    Room 149a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
  • Automate content processing using AI & Microsoft Syntex

    We'll learn how to use Microsoft Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    Room 150a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

    Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean?

    Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work.

    Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

    Room 147a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
    • Viva
  • Building your own 365 knowledge network

    If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy.

    In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

    Room 149a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
    • Syntex
  • Creating a powerful employee experience with Viva

    You can create a powerful digital employee experience in Microsoft 365 without ever touching custom coding. With the launch of Viva, there is now a suite of tools to support the unique needs of our new hybrid work scenarios.

    Learn more about how:
    • Viva Connections can bring your intranet to where people are working in Microsoft Teams
    • Viva Learning supports upskilling and educating your organization
    • Viva Engage fosters communication across work units

    Room 152a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • All that you ever wanted to know about Microsoft 365 learning pathways

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

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

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

    Room 147b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Collaboration and Compliance in the Modern Workplace

    Have you moved to Microsoft 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer to reap the benefits of modern collaboration, but left wondering how to incorporate some of the compliance features you now have access to? Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and compliance.

    Although serving both masters is challenging, this workshop will look at practical ways to "dress up" collaboration with compliance. With a he-said-she-said approach, Daniel will talk about the modern collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365 and Joanne will share what kinds of Microsoft Purview compliance controls could be applied to help them be more compliant.

    Room 150b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

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

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

    Room 147b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Jumpstart your intranet

    An intranet can support your organization’s ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, make information easy to find, automate business processes, and help cut administrative costs... but where do you start? In this workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet in modern SharePoint Online and surfacing it in Teams through Viva Connections.

    At the end of the workshop, you will have a simple intranet in your own developer tenant with common solutions like a Policy Center, global navigation, and personalized content experiences.

    In the developer tenant, we will:
    * Create a branded experience
    * Build an enterprise information architecture
    * Surface the right information, at the right time
    * Centralize information and create search-based experiences
    * Create learning and onboarding content
    * Implement better practices for writing for the web
    * Create a seamless connection between your SharePoint-based Intranet and Microsoft Teams
    * And demo some advanced topics

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities so you can focus on identifying your desired business outcomes, defining your overall content strategy and governance, and driving the adoption of your intranet at your organization.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/w20ottxujLs

    Room 147b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Best Practices for using M365 to conquer your Corporate Communications challenges

    Though it may have been challenging in the past, the latest innovations in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 have a great deal to offer for comms professionals planning a comprehensive and compelling corporate communications story.

    In this full day workshop, Susan Hanley and Mark Rackley will guide you through the process of architecting and implementing an effective Corporate Communications strategy using Microsoft 365 including:
    - Envisioning a Corp Comms strategy that effectively meets your needs
    - Determining the best site architecture to take advantage of user interests
    - Creating / Publishing / Boosting News Posts
    - Learning about notification options
    - Understanding how Viva Connections can take your Corp Comms to the next level of employee experience and engagement
    - Understanding how Yammer creates an effective mechanism for both informing and engaging your employees

    Room 149a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment.

    Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

    Room 150a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • I’m a SharePoint Site Owner…Now What?

    You missed a meeting and now you are in charge of your group’s SharePoint site or maybe you volunteered to get your hands dirty. Now that you are the site owner, you might not know where to start. We will work together to develop a game plan.

    In this workshop we will learn the following:
    1. Figure out what type of SharePoint site you have.
    2. Sifting through and managing permissions.
    3. Navigation and custom pages.
    4. Building a solution using out-of-the-box features.
    5. Implement governance or create governance as needed.

    By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills needed to get started running your inherited site.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/wFOyTQ9VkCo

    Room 151a
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Bringing Calm to the Chaos: Modern Content Management that works for everyone

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new Office 365 implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the Teams and SharePoint sites you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in Office 365:
    - Learn about locations that users typically hoard and save their data
    - Learn methods to help difficult users adopt Teams and SharePoint
    - Sort through all the different tools to help everyone know "when to use what"
    - Review easy ways to plan your architecture (and free tools to help!)
    - Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    Room 147a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Getting started with Microsoft Syntex

    This session introduces Microsoft Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. You’ll learn how to build document processing models that classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata. We will also explore how a strong information architecture optimizes your AI and machine learning results.

    Room 152b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Get the most out of Microsoft Lists

    Microsoft Lists is a real solution for any person or organization wishing to structure and improve their organization.

    You can use Microsoft Lists for simple tasks such as tracking tasks, projects, inventory, but also for more advanced use such as managing your business trips, your content calendar or your events coming.

    In this session we will show you how to customize lists to meet your needs and how we can elevate your lists to the next level.

    Room 152b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Content Management in Microsoft Syntex: The Content is Here, Now What?

    There is little doubt that the capabilities of Microsoft Syntex can revolutionize the way organizations leverage SharePoint as a modern, intelligent content platform. But with so much value in moving content-related automation into your Microsoft 365 strategy, how will you deal with the already-difficult task of managing, securing, and ensuring compliance of all of that new content you are now piping in as a result of your adoption of Microsoft Syntex?

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the less “exciting” but JUST AS IMPORTANT features of Syntex that can help you make sure you are optimizing your overall content management strategy for security, cost, and sustainability.

    Room 147a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Electronic Records and Me: Meeting M-19-21 in M365

    M-19-21 in a nutshell: manage your permanent records electronically by 2019; create, manage, and maintain permanent federal records and related metadata by 2022; shut down your records storage facilities by 2022; maintain a program that complies with the Federal Records Act.

    But, in Microsoft 365, what IS a record? And where do I store them? How do I categorize them? Can I move them to another system? Do I still need my legacy records database? Can I export my records to NARA?

    During this session we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss these important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management:

    - How can I automate tagging of records in M365?
    - Can I manage temporary and permanent records in M365?
    - How do I build a RIM workfow in M365 that supports my file plan AND decreases storage costs?

    Room 149a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Special Topics
  • You Have Sensitive Information. Now Let's Protect It.

    Every organization has data considered sensitive to their business, employees, or even the industry they exist within. Data breaches happen too often and are increasing. As a result, protecting its data has become a priority for many organizations worldwide. Microsoft provides several tools for identifying sensitive information within the organization and protecting it from being provided to sources that should not have it.

    In this session, we'll cover features and processes such as Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and more to help protect your organization's sensitive information from leaving your control and falling into those hands that should not have it.

    Room 147a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Does Information Architecture Matter Anymore?

    With all the machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) available in Microsoft 365 these days, do we still need to think about information architecture? Can automation fulfil the promise of reducing the load on information architects and developers?

    In this session, we’re review some of the better practices for constructing a powerful information architecture and why it still matters. We’ll look at real-world examples and talk about what automation can and can’t do for you.

    Technology is evolving quickly, so expect to see a few tidbits you don't expect, as well as healthy doses of reality.

    Room 152a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • An end-to-end look at Microsoft Syntex

    Microsoft Syntex is a big step forward in providing the ability to intelligently identify content across your Microsoft 365 environment. Unstructured content is being produced at an exponential rate in our modern workplaces today and we need a way to manage it at scale by providing structure (content types and metadata) and governance (security and compliance controls) to it. Microsoft Syntex is that and so much more!

    To demonstrate this new capability, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of using a Microsoft Syntex AI document understanding model to intelligently identify Statements of Work across SharePoint libraries.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and all the "extras" you get with a Syntex license.

    Microsoft Syntex. It’s almost magic.

    Room 147a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
  • Build external-facing websites using Power Pages

    Using Power Pages we'll learn to quickly create powerful external-facing websites and customize them with pages, layout, and content. We'll also learn how to configure and allow users outside the organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    Room 150b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Content Types: Easier Than the Theory of Relativity

    Everyone talks about them, but what the heck are they and how can I use them? We will start with some demos of how to use custom content types, then on to what the heck are content types anyway and we will end with another demo to build content types in the browser.

    Key Takeaways:
    1) What are content types?
    2) Planning content types
    3) Creating site columns
    4) Creating content types
    5) Using content types

    Room 147a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
  • Migrating your content to SharePoint Online

    This session will cover 3 examples of migrating content to an M365 tenant (also applicable to SharePoint OnPrem).

    1) Network drive to SharePoint OnPrem or SharePoint OnLine - Maybe your server infrastructure has aged and there are requirements to move that data to a searchable platform. Let's walk through an example of tackling this challenge with multiple options as simple as moving just documents or more elaborate paths incorporating directory structure as metadata in the destination.

    2) SharePoint OnPrem to OnPrem – Not all entities are committed to moving all content into a cloud-based platform such as M365. Governance may come into play which leads to a more basic move to an updated platform and often no re-architecture. In this case we can consider moving some tasks such as forms and automation to a cloud-based solution which can alleviate efforts with a future migration to M365.

    3) SharePoint On-Prem to SharePoint OnLine - The migration path many are executing every day is to the M365 platform. In this path, considerations for re-architecture will be reviewed as best practices point towards a flat architecture as opposed to vertical. 3rd party apps ? make sure there is a compatible path when moving to the cloud platforms.

    We will share the challenges we have experienced with each of these examples that can help you plan an efficient move to your next platform.

    Room 152b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
  • Synology Data Backup for Microsoft 365: How to Protect Yourself From Data Loss & Disasters

    Microsoft’s policies on M365 data backup are focused on the infrastructure of M365 and the ability to access their interface. When it comes to backing up your critical data and protecting it from potential threats such as disasters, ransomware, and human error; that clearly lies on the shoulders of the owner of the data. Synology has built a robust array of hardware options and software innovations that will protect all of your organization’s sensitive data to keep downtime to a minimum. Join our session to learn more about Synology’s data protection solutions as well as take a deep dive into our backend to see how setting up a data retention policy could save you from potential disasters and downtime.

    Room 147a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • Brewing Beer with IDP, Machine Learning & RPA

    Attention technologists & beer drinkers: In this unique session we'll look at how one of the nation's largest independent breweries improved their business & their beer with state-of-the-art document technologies integrated into Microsoft SharePoint. Bring your intellect & your questions. You just might win a cold one!

    Room 151a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • Increasing Adoption in Microsoft 365 Information and Records Management

    Businesses are ramping up the adoption of information and records management (IRM) within their organization. However, the problem many are facing is that IRM can require a lot of user interaction to be fully effective.

    These increased requirements on the user greatly affect the adoption of IRM processes. Microsoft 365 provides several powerful and robust features that can increase records management within the organization while decreasing the load on the end-user.

    This session will cover many topics such as auto-classification, retention inheritance, and trainable classifiers to assist organizations with their information and records management adoption.

    Room 147a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

    When viewed individually, the core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are easily manageable within M365: How is our service secured? How do we protect sensitive data? Which users do we authenticate in our system? However, this approach misses the intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of including your Collaboration Workspaces (Teams, SharePoint Site Collections, and Groups) in your security plans and how to leverage native and 3rd party tools to best accomplish this.

    Room 149a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Everything you need to know about external sharing in OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

    Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 152b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

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

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

    Room 147a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Backup & Recovery: Are You Protected?

    When managing Microsoft 365 services, data backup and recovery is normally not top of mind. Do you know Microsoft’s retention policy for M365 data? Not often are retention policies researched considered until there is a disaster, cyberattack, or necessity for data recovery.

    Join our session to learn more about Microsoft M365 data retention policies, choosing a data retention policy, and how backing up your M365 data from the cloud can not only save you money, but also save you from potential disasters.

    Room 152a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

    Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean?

    Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work.

    Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

    Room 147a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
    • Viva
  • Building your own 365 knowledge network

    If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy.

    In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

    Room 149a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
    • Syntex
  • Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI

    This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We'll also demo the new layout model to process invoices.

    According to Forrester, today’s organizations have 72% of their critical information locked away in their Content Estate, scattered amongst PDFs and other unstructured, hard to analyze file formats. Until now, the process to curate this information into analyzable data has been manual, time-consuming, and expensive.

    Today, industry leaders are using AI to combine their content information with structured data from the Data Estate to synthesize new business insights and drive innovation faster. Learn how you can use Microsoft’s new applied AI technology to enable this competitive advantage for your company.

    Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to:
    • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns withing the document
    • Attach that model to a SharePoint library
    • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically
    • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis.
    • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes

    Room 150a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power BI
  • Collaboration and Compliance in the Modern Workplace

    Have you moved to Microsoft 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer to reap the benefits of modern collaboration, but left wondering how to incorporate some of the compliance features you now have access to? Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and compliance.

    Although serving both masters is challenging, this workshop will look at practical ways to "dress up" collaboration with compliance. With a he-said-she-said approach, Daniel will talk about the modern collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365 and Joanne will share what kinds of Microsoft Purview compliance controls could be applied to help them be more compliant.

    Room 150b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Building a Policy Center with PnP Modern Search

    In a modern Intranet, we generally want to store content in the site where it should be managed. We think of this as distributed content management and it's similar to the way News works in modern SharePoint. This usually means each department or organizational unit can manage their content using a process which makes sense for them.

    At the same time, we may want to roll up that content in one central location for ease of access. A Policy Center is a great example of this approach and one we find ourselves building for many of our clients.

    In this session, you'll see how the following components add up to make a Policy Center:
    - Information architecture (IA) in the form of Site Columns and a Content Type to represent a Policy
    - A Site Template which only instantiates a Policy library in the site and applies the IA
    - A Policy library in each Intranet site, deployed using the Site Template, with Policies specific to that department
    - Changes to the search schema to support metadata filtering
    - A Policy Center page built using PnP Modern Search Web Parts to display the Policies from across the Intranet

    Additionally, we'll discuss various approaches to solve the content management puzzle - before the Policy is even visible on the Intranet.

    Room 152a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense.

    In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic.

    We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises:
    - What does the Teams License cover
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
    - Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments
    - Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/iaNLIczVFNg

    Room 147a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power Platform Governance 101

    In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover,
    1. Power Platform Governance Overview
    2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit
    3. Automation Kit
    4. Data Loss Prevention policies
    5. User Management
    6. Permission manager
    7. License and capacity management
    8. Security and Control
    9. Managed Environments
    10. Best Practices

    Room 152b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

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

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

    In this session attendees will learn:

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

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 147a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality.

    But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing.

    This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app.

    In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application.

    We'll cover the following points with slides and demos.
    - What does the Teams License cover?
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

    Room 150b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

    There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance.

    In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape.

    We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way.

    We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Government
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment.

    Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

    Room 150a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Electronic Records and Me: Meeting M-19-21 in M365

    M-19-21 in a nutshell: manage your permanent records electronically by 2019; create, manage, and maintain permanent federal records and related metadata by 2022; shut down your records storage facilities by 2022; maintain a program that complies with the Federal Records Act.

    But, in Microsoft 365, what IS a record? And where do I store them? How do I categorize them? Can I move them to another system? Do I still need my legacy records database? Can I export my records to NARA?

    During this session we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss these important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management:

    - How can I automate tagging of records in M365?
    - Can I manage temporary and permanent records in M365?
    - How do I build a RIM workfow in M365 that supports my file plan AND decreases storage costs?

    Room 149a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Special Topics
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

    There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance.

    In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape.

    We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way.

    We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Government
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

    When viewed individually, the core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are easily manageable within M365: How is our service secured? How do we protect sensitive data? Which users do we authenticate in our system? However, this approach misses the intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of including your Collaboration Workspaces (Teams, SharePoint Site Collections, and Groups) in your security plans and how to leverage native and 3rd party tools to best accomplish this.

    Room 149a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

    Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365).

    The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up?

    Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

    Room 151a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Use MS365 Purview Information Barriers to stay secure & compliant in your Microsoft Teams workplace

    Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows.

    Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers.

    The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it.

    The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.

    Room 147b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Modernizing Inter-Agency Collaboration - A Primer for US GCC and GCC High Customers

    It may have taken a while to get here, but Microsoft has been transforming how US Federal Agencies and State and local Governments collaborate EXTERNALLY as well as internally.

    Recent innovations can allow you to take inter-agency and partner collaboration to the next level, but understanding the building blocks is the key to developing a sustainable and secure external collaboration strategy.

    In this session, we’ll review the basics of external collab in M365, but also highlight new and game-changing features like “cross-cloud collaboration” that offer significant new options—and considerations-- for collaborating between GCC, GCC High and Commercial M365 clouds.

    Room 149a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Collaborative Incident Management with the Teams Emergency Operation Center

    The Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center solution template leverages the power of the Microsoft 365 platform to centralize incident response, information sharing and field communications using powerful services like Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, and more. An open-source solution supported by Microsoft, it provides core functionality out of the box or can be extended to meet specific agency requirements.

    Room 151b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Government Tenants vs Consumer: How do they compare?

    If you work in a government or government-adjacent role, it's likely you will come into contact with GCC, GCC High, or even DOD tenants.

    When planning your SharePoint intranets, Teams rollouts, and Power Platform solutions, it will be important to know which capabilities you'll have in which types of tenants.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he compares portions of Microsoft 365 across tenant types while sharing his experience working on different government projects.

    He'll talk about things such as:

    Reasons you should be in one tenant type vs another

    Basic feature comparisons between commercial, GCC, GCC High, and DOD regarding SharePoint, Teams, the Power Platform, Viva, and Syntex

    Challenges that can arise during migrations and fresh implementations, and how to deal with them

    If you are new to government tenants, or have experience with government tenants but not commercial, this session will provide a nice jumping off point to start building your solutions!

    Room 149a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
  • Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets and Viva Connections in Microsoft 365

    In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. You will learn how about Microsoft Viva and how it should influence your IA planning. We will cover the critical aspects of IA: navigation/site architecture, page design, metadata architecture, and planning search experiences.

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

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

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/3s3o6-Bgq_4

    Room 152b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Jumpstart your intranet

    An intranet can support your organization’s ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, make information easy to find, automate business processes, and help cut administrative costs... but where do you start? In this workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet in modern SharePoint Online and surfacing it in Teams through Viva Connections.

    At the end of the workshop, you will have a simple intranet in your own developer tenant with common solutions like a Policy Center, global navigation, and personalized content experiences.

    In the developer tenant, we will:
    * Create a branded experience
    * Build an enterprise information architecture
    * Surface the right information, at the right time
    * Centralize information and create search-based experiences
    * Create learning and onboarding content
    * Implement better practices for writing for the web
    * Create a seamless connection between your SharePoint-based Intranet and Microsoft Teams
    * And demo some advanced topics

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities so you can focus on identifying your desired business outcomes, defining your overall content strategy and governance, and driving the adoption of your intranet at your organization.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/w20ottxujLs

    Room 147b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Best Practices for using M365 to conquer your Corporate Communications challenges

    Though it may have been challenging in the past, the latest innovations in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 have a great deal to offer for comms professionals planning a comprehensive and compelling corporate communications story.

    In this full day workshop, Susan Hanley and Mark Rackley will guide you through the process of architecting and implementing an effective Corporate Communications strategy using Microsoft 365 including:
    - Envisioning a Corp Comms strategy that effectively meets your needs
    - Determining the best site architecture to take advantage of user interests
    - Creating / Publishing / Boosting News Posts
    - Learning about notification options
    - Understanding how Viva Connections can take your Corp Comms to the next level of employee experience and engagement
    - Understanding how Yammer creates an effective mechanism for both informing and engaging your employees

    Room 149a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Communicating intelligently with SharePoint News

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

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

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

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

    Room 152a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Getting Started with Information Architecture for Microsoft 365 Intranets

    This session will help you get started with planning and organizing your intranet in SharePoint and Viva Connections. You will learn considerations for navigation and site architecture, designing and organizing pages, connecting content with metadata, and planning great search experiences.

    You will also learn things to consider when bringing your intranet into Microsoft Teams with Viva Connections, including best practices for your home site, overall governance, and how to think about leveraging audiences to create personalized experiences.

    You will take away practical ideas to help you get started and tips and best practices to optimize your existing experiences.

    Room 152a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Creating Intelligent Intranets Using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Yammer!

    A lot has changed since Microsoft began recommending flat information architecture for modern SharePoint intranets.

    In this session we’ll discuss:
    - The advantages of flat information architecture
    - How hub sites provide consistent navigation and content rollups
    - How Teams connected team sites play a role in the intranet
    - Using Yammer to engage employees
    - Creating a single-pane-of-glass experience for employees with Microsoft Viva

    Room 152a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Does Information Architecture Matter Anymore?

    With all the machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) available in Microsoft 365 these days, do we still need to think about information architecture? Can automation fulfil the promise of reducing the load on information architects and developers?

    In this session, we’re review some of the better practices for constructing a powerful information architecture and why it still matters. We’ll look at real-world examples and talk about what automation can and can’t do for you.

    Technology is evolving quickly, so expect to see a few tidbits you don't expect, as well as healthy doses of reality.

    Room 152a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Build external-facing websites using Power Pages

    Using Power Pages we'll learn to quickly create powerful external-facing websites and customize them with pages, layout, and content. We'll also learn how to configure and allow users outside the organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    We'll dive into portals ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) using Microsoft Power Platform CLI tool to deploy/publish changes from Dev > QA > Production.

    Room 150b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Your Intranet Shopping List - Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What do Microsoft Viva, Viva Connections, and Viva Engage mean for your intranet?

    If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization – in every place where it is delivered.

    Room 152a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Conducting user research to drive your intranet design

    Intranet teams are responsible for creating intuitive experiences for employees to find the right content at the right time, enabling them to do their jobs better. Many organizations forget to include employees in the development process, introducing the risk of creating a solution that does not meet the real need.

    In this session, we will discuss how to develop a user research plan, conduct virtual usability testing, and communicate the results across your organization. Learn how user research can help you achieve your business goals and identify 85% of the usability problems early in your development process.

    Create a human-centered process in your organization to yield the best results.

    Room 152a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • From Insights to Impact: Measuring Your Intranet ROI

    Digital Transformation has taken businesses on a journey of technical advances resulting in a new way of working. SharePoint Intranets are no longer static file repositories. They’re dynamic venues for knowledge sharing, productivity, and collaboration. A well-managed modern SharePoint Intranet streamlines communication, improves employee experience, and facilitates connection. How can you tell if your investments in modernizing successfully result in a well-managed intranet?

    In this session, we will cover:

    Top KPIs you should be monitoring to evaluate the health of your SharePoint Intranet

    How to implement those metrics with actionable steps that will increase user adoption, improve site performance, and help provide usage data to your key stakeholders.

    Room 152a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Solution Showcase
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • Scaling your SharePoint intranet for large organizations

    You've created your "quick and dirty starter intranet," and users and groups are starting to ask for their own SharePoint sites and Teams.

    Maybe you work for a conglomerate and want to host multiple brands inside a single Microsoft 365 Tenant. Maybe you've even done a migration from your older SharePoint environment.

    No matter the case, scaling out your intranet can become a daunting task with many branching paths.

    In this session, join Nick Brattoli as he discusses strategies around scaling your intranet.

    He'll talk about topics such as:
    • Keeping your architecture scalable and secure
    • Avoiding Sprawl
    • Adoption recommendations
    • Admin and site owner tips and tricks

    Room 152a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Building Location Directory using PnP Search Web Part

    For many global organizations, keeping track of the different office and department locations can be challenging.

    In this session, you will see how we solved this real-world challenge using out of the box SharePoint components and customizations through the PnP Modern Search Web Parts.

    You will leave with an understanding of how to leverage custom Content Types, Lists, and custom templates for the PnP Modern Search Web Parts to create a dynamic directory of locations for your organization.

    Room 149b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SP Development
  • A Real World Introduction to Viva Connections

    One of the brightest stars (and lowest cost) member of the Microsoft Viva family is Viva Connections, but it also seems to be the most misunderstood. What exactly is Viva Connections, what features does it offer, and how can your organization start using it today?

    In this lively session, attendees will learn:
    - What is the difference between Viva Connections Desktop and Viva Connections Mobile?
    - How to best use the Viva Connections Newsfeed
    - How to use and customize the Viva Connections Dashboard
    - How to take advantage of out of the box ACE's (Adaptive Card Extensions) and how to use the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create your own to create a more powerful dashboard experience

    Room 152a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Teams in the Architecture

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However, many organizations struggle with their Teams implementation due to complexities and misunderstandings of how Teams impacts their Architecture.

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

    We'll also discuss:
    - Security best practices for Teams (and SharePoint)
    - Implications of private and shared channels
    - How tabs and connectors help us turn channels into true hubs for teamwork

    Room 147b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Creating a powerful employee experience with Viva

    You can create a powerful digital employee experience in Microsoft 365 without ever touching custom coding. With the launch of Viva, there is now a suite of tools to support the unique needs of our new hybrid work scenarios.

    Learn more about how:
    • Viva Connections can bring your intranet to where people are working in Microsoft Teams
    • Viva Learning supports upskilling and educating your organization
    • Viva Engage fosters communication across work units

    Room 152a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Building a Policy Center with PnP Modern Search

    In a modern Intranet, we generally want to store content in the site where it should be managed. We think of this as distributed content management and it's similar to the way News works in modern SharePoint. This usually means each department or organizational unit can manage their content using a process which makes sense for them.

    At the same time, we may want to roll up that content in one central location for ease of access. A Policy Center is a great example of this approach and one we find ourselves building for many of our clients.

    In this session, you'll see how the following components add up to make a Policy Center:
    - Information architecture (IA) in the form of Site Columns and a Content Type to represent a Policy
    - A Site Template which only instantiates a Policy library in the site and applies the IA
    - A Policy library in each Intranet site, deployed using the Site Template, with Policies specific to that department
    - Changes to the search schema to support metadata filtering
    - A Policy Center page built using PnP Modern Search Web Parts to display the Policies from across the Intranet

    Additionally, we'll discuss various approaches to solve the content management puzzle - before the Policy is even visible on the Intranet.

    Room 152a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

    We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server.

    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 Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

    Room 145a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

    Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity.

    You’ll learn how to:
    - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs
    - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees
    - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage
    - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences
    - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

    Room 150b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Viva
  • Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    - Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    - Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    - Co-authoring documents, version history
    - Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    - Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    - How do the newer Viva apps fit in?

    & more!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/kFgepQcAyT8

    Room 151a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment.

    Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

    Room 150a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

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

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

    Room 151a
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • I’m a SharePoint Site Owner…Now What?

    You missed a meeting and now you are in charge of your group’s SharePoint site or maybe you volunteered to get your hands dirty. Now that you are the site owner, you might not know where to start. We will work together to develop a game plan.

    In this workshop we will learn the following:
    1. Figure out what type of SharePoint site you have.
    2. Sifting through and managing permissions.
    3. Navigation and custom pages.
    4. Building a solution using out-of-the-box features.
    5. Implement governance or create governance as needed.

    By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills needed to get started running your inherited site.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/wFOyTQ9VkCo

    Room 151a
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Bringing Calm to the Chaos: Modern Content Management that works for everyone

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new Office 365 implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the Teams and SharePoint sites you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.

    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in Office 365:
    - Learn about locations that users typically hoard and save their data
    - Learn methods to help difficult users adopt Teams and SharePoint
    - Sort through all the different tools to help everyone know "when to use what"
    - Review easy ways to plan your architecture (and free tools to help!)
    - Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    Room 147a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Demystifying Microsoft 365 for End Users and Business Decision Makers

    Looking to demystify and make sense of Microsoft 365's many components and facets? Did you just buy Microsoft Office 365 or Windows? Or a Virtual Desktop on Azure? Looking for a sandbox to kick the tires on services? Come on over to this session as Dan and Jay help you wrap your head around the basics, from the ground up, and understand the capabilities you now have at your fingertips.

    Room 149a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Getting started with Microsoft Syntex

    This session introduces Microsoft Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. You’ll learn how to build document processing models that classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata. We will also explore how a strong information architecture optimizes your AI and machine learning results.

    Room 152b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Microsoft 365 PnP for SharePoint Framework Developer

    The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development model for building solutions across Microsoft 365 suite. It allows building applications for SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections.

    But the additional beauty of SPFx is the community support!

    This session will cover resources that Microsoft 365 PnP Community provides for SPFx developers.

    Room 149b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Get the most out of Microsoft Lists

    Microsoft Lists is a real solution for any person or organization wishing to structure and improve their organization.

    You can use Microsoft Lists for simple tasks such as tracking tasks, projects, inventory, but also for more advanced use such as managing your business trips, your content calendar or your events coming.

    In this session we will show you how to customize lists to meet your needs and how we can elevate your lists to the next level.

    Room 152b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Content Management in Microsoft Syntex: The Content is Here, Now What?

    There is little doubt that the capabilities of Microsoft Syntex can revolutionize the way organizations leverage SharePoint as a modern, intelligent content platform. But with so much value in moving content-related automation into your Microsoft 365 strategy, how will you deal with the already-difficult task of managing, securing, and ensuring compliance of all of that new content you are now piping in as a result of your adoption of Microsoft Syntex?

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the less “exciting” but JUST AS IMPORTANT features of Syntex that can help you make sure you are optimizing your overall content management strategy for security, cost, and sustainability.

    Room 147a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Goodbye, TwoNote: A OneNote refresher

    OneNote is consolidating from two separate apps (Win 10 and desktop versions) to a single version, based on the desktop version (i.e. OneNote 2016).

    In this session we'll reintroduce ourselves to OneNote, learn some exciting tips and tricks along with business use ideas, and discuss what's new and what's coming for OneNote.

    Room 152b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • You Have Sensitive Information. Now Let's Protect It.

    Every organization has data considered sensitive to their business, employees, or even the industry they exist within. Data breaches happen too often and are increasing. As a result, protecting its data has become a priority for many organizations worldwide. Microsoft provides several tools for identifying sensitive information within the organization and protecting it from being provided to sources that should not have it.

    In this session, we'll cover features and processes such as Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and more to help protect your organization's sensitive information from leaving your control and falling into those hands that should not have it.

    Room 147a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Getting started in Microsoft: Training, Tools and Networking

    Are you new to the Microsoft ecosystem? Join us in the session to learn all that Microsoft has to offer for career development and satisfaction. It's a vibrant, large community with many tools and programs that are free. Let us help you get the most from the resources that exist.

    Room 152b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • An end-to-end look at Microsoft Syntex

    Microsoft Syntex is a big step forward in providing the ability to intelligently identify content across your Microsoft 365 environment. Unstructured content is being produced at an exponential rate in our modern workplaces today and we need a way to manage it at scale by providing structure (content types and metadata) and governance (security and compliance controls) to it. Microsoft Syntex is that and so much more!

    To demonstrate this new capability, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of using a Microsoft Syntex AI document understanding model to intelligently identify Statements of Work across SharePoint libraries.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and all the "extras" you get with a Syntex license.

    Microsoft Syntex. It’s almost magic.

    Room 147a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
  • Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search.
    While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 149a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
  • Getting to the Good Stuff: How to Remove Roadblocks to Your M365 Adoption

    Microsoft continues to add more features and offerings to its M365 platform, but existing legacy systems, software, and processes stand in the way. Many IT organizations are just trying to catch up on the project list before anything new can be implemented from the M365 suite.

    This session will focus on real-world examples of this technical debt and how to get your M365 initiatives “unstuck” for rolling out or expanding the use of Teams, OneDrive, Viva, SharePoint, Power Apps, and others.

    Room 151b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

    Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

    Room 149a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Solution Showcase
  • Increasing Adoption in Microsoft 365 Information and Records Management

    Businesses are ramping up the adoption of information and records management (IRM) within their organization. However, the problem many are facing is that IRM can require a lot of user interaction to be fully effective.

    These increased requirements on the user greatly affect the adoption of IRM processes. Microsoft 365 provides several powerful and robust features that can increase records management within the organization while decreasing the load on the end-user.

    This session will cover many topics such as auto-classification, retention inheritance, and trainable classifiers to assist organizations with their information and records management adoption.

    Room 147a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

    When viewed individually, the core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are easily manageable within M365: How is our service secured? How do we protect sensitive data? Which users do we authenticate in our system? However, this approach misses the intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of including your Collaboration Workspaces (Teams, SharePoint Site Collections, and Groups) in your security plans and how to leverage native and 3rd party tools to best accomplish this.

    Room 149a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • 💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

    TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams.

    You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

    Room 151b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • Everything you need to know about external sharing in OneDrive, SharePoint & Teams

    Sharing outside your organization is a necessity within the modern workplace. Being able to understand how external sharing is brought together across Microsoft 365 will help you plan, manage, support, and effectively drive adoption along with proper governance of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

    In this session, you learn learn what you can do with external sharing from files to sites to Teams, how it works under the covers, and what management options are available to you. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving.

    Room 152b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

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

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

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

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

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

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

    Room 147a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Setting up and Administering M365 for Education

    This session will give you a headstart to setting up Microsoft 365 for Education. We will go through everything from Identity & Security, productivity apps like Teams & SharePoint, and automation by integrating with Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems.

    Then, we'll go through the tasks you need to keep up on, including communication, support of faculty, and governance of student content and information.

    Room 145b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

    Having fun with ChatGPT? It might not all be fun and games. Join Shyam Oza to understand how Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks will evolve in 2023 and beyond. Learn from the experts on how to defend your organization and have a response plan ready for when things go wrong. Hear real world war stories, see how Spanning’s rich integrations across products really strengthen your data protection posture in Microsoft 365 and beyond.

    Room 151b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Taking Planner to Task! Getting Planner to Work for YOUR Team

    There’s no shortage of collaborative task management apps out there, but Planner has some good things going for it right off the bat. It’s part of the fabric of Office 365 and that family heritage can present some real benefits, but in the world of task management software, it’s a relative newcomer—so where are the sharp edges and “gotchas” that could ruin your day?

    In this session, we’ll explore the good, bad and ugly of Planner and its relationship with Office 365. For example, why is Planner’s integration with M365 Groups both a blessing and a curse? We’ll review several real-world examples and give you the best practices and suggested approaches learned from real teams in the field.

    Room 152b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Real world compliance and retention in SharePoint and Teams

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

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

    Room 147a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Modernizing Inter-Agency Collaboration - A Primer for US GCC and GCC High Customers

    It may have taken a while to get here, but Microsoft has been transforming how US Federal Agencies and State and local Governments collaborate EXTERNALLY as well as internally.

    Recent innovations can allow you to take inter-agency and partner collaboration to the next level, but understanding the building blocks is the key to developing a sustainable and secure external collaboration strategy.

    In this session, we’ll review the basics of external collab in M365, but also highlight new and game-changing features like “cross-cloud collaboration” that offer significant new options—and considerations-- for collaborating between GCC, GCC High and Commercial M365 clouds.

    Room 149a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • How well do you know the Microsoft 365 desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

    There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

    In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

    Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

    Room 152b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

    Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean?

    Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work.

    Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

    Room 147a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
    • Viva
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

    SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name.

    It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com.

    Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.

    Room 149b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • All that you ever wanted to know about Microsoft 365 learning pathways

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

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

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

    Room 147b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI

    This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We'll also demo the new layout model to process invoices.

    According to Forrester, today’s organizations have 72% of their critical information locked away in their Content Estate, scattered amongst PDFs and other unstructured, hard to analyze file formats. Until now, the process to curate this information into analyzable data has been manual, time-consuming, and expensive.

    Today, industry leaders are using AI to combine their content information with structured data from the Data Estate to synthesize new business insights and drive innovation faster. Learn how you can use Microsoft’s new applied AI technology to enable this competitive advantage for your company.

    Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to:
    • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns withing the document
    • Attach that model to a SharePoint library
    • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically
    • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis.
    • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes

    Room 150a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power BI
  • Collaboration and Compliance in the Modern Workplace

    Have you moved to Microsoft 365 for Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer to reap the benefits of modern collaboration, but left wondering how to incorporate some of the compliance features you now have access to? Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and compliance.

    Although serving both masters is challenging, this workshop will look at practical ways to "dress up" collaboration with compliance. With a he-said-she-said approach, Daniel will talk about the modern collaboration tools available in Microsoft 365 and Joanne will share what kinds of Microsoft Purview compliance controls could be applied to help them be more compliant.

    Room 150b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Real World Solutions Built with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create their own solutions to more effectively handle daily business processes. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of Microsoft 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    In this session, we'll explore real world solutions to demonstrate the capabilities of Microsoft 365 and inspire you to build your own.

    A few solutions we'll discuss:
    Using SharePoint and Teams to build collaboration spaces for getting work done and publishing portals for sharing and distributing information.

    SharePoint hub sites and homes sites for organizing and future proofing your workspaces and portals complete with navigation, access controls, branding, and more.

    SharePoint News for news, announcements, and updates to keep your teammates up-to-date.

    Microsoft Lists and Power Automate for simple and powerful approval, tracking, and publishing processes.

    Planner for central task management with your team.

    Yammer communities for enterprise information sharing such as frequently asked questions, weekly tips & tricks, town halls, and executive communications.

    Stream for creating, editing, and sharing video across Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Yammer.

    And Microsoft Teams to bring everything together and provide a central gateway for it all.

    Room 152b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • 5 steps for driving sustainable Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint user adoption

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

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

    Room 147b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Getting comfortable with the Microsoft Graph

    This introductory session will get you started with learning how to use the Microsoft Graph in your applications. It will focus on the various applications you can build, the permission model, the various endpoints you can interact with and the many OAuth Flows you can choose from based on the type of application you are building. Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. This session will use both browser-based methods, Postman, and some easy to understand code to illustrate the concepts through various demos.

    Room 149b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Graph
  • PnPjs and the SharePoint Framework: Version 3 - What's New

    Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, and Office 365. This free, open source initiative, part of the PnP community, can be used within the SharePoint Framework, Nodejs, or any JavaScript project.

    This session will demo specifically on using the library within the SharePoint Framework.

    We'll cover:
    - How to get started establishing context
    - An overview of all the packages available and outline the ease of use
    - More advanced scenarios like batching, cross site execution, and extending with behaviors

    With the recent release of version 3 this session will help get you up to speed fast with what's new and what's changed.

    Room 149b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • SP Development
  • Whats new in the Microsoft Graph Toolkit

    Microsoft Graph Toolkit (MGT) has versioned up as well as made investments in new components such as Files, Search, and Teams/ACS Chat. In this session come and share your feedback as well as see how these new investments can enrich your next (or current) SaaS application building on Microsoft 365. This session will illustrate through a sample App all that you can do in a few minutes to go from idea to an application ready.

    Room 149b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Graph
  • Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Teams App Governance: Managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams isn't only a collaboration tool, it's also an application platform with its own app store and enterprise application catalog. In this session you'll learn how to manage these applications using Teams app policies and Team templates. We'll also explore the management of Microsoft Graph permissions, which allow applications to access your tenant's Microsoft 365 data, and what Teams applications can do regardless of these permissions. Then we'll consider some common scenarios and discuss the options for handling them.

    NOTE: While we may briefly touch on Power Platform applications, the focus of this session is on traditional applications developed for Teams or SharePoint.

    Room 145b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the main API for Microsoft 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll learn how to call the Graph from Power Platform, JavaScript, PowerShell, or just using a web browser. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room 151b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    Room 150b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

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

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and:
    - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    + Scale
    + Governance
    + Retention
    - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    + bots
    + web parts
    + provisioning
    - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared
    - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams

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

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

    Room 152a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios.

    By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

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

    Room 145b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • What's New in Microsoft Teams

    Join us to get the deep dive of all the new features delivered and coming for Microsoft Teams.

    Room 145b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

    Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace.

    In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings.

    Topics include:
    - How to manage meeting recordings
    - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests
    - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters
    - Together mode
    - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views
    - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience
    - Customizing your background
    - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard
    - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera

    and more!

    Room 147b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Power User
  • Intro to Teams Shared Channels

    In this session we will go through the Teams Shared Channel functionality from start to finish.

    We will discuss the configuration of it, how it works, how it differs from the previous guest experience, and why it is a better experience for the employee experience!

    Room 147b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

    Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years:

    - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%)
    - Effective team communication (72%)

    The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure?

    Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully.

    In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

    Room 145b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

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

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

    Room 147b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Governance, Information Management, and Teams - What you need to know!

    As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats and posts to files saved in a Teams channel.

    Without governance in place Teams sprawl can negatively impact the business’ experience with Teams.

    What does governance look like for Microsoft Teams? Should sprawl be a concern and if so, how do we limit it without limiting Teams adoption functionality?

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

    Join information management experts Joy Apple and Jay Leask as they show you:
    - How Teams fits into the modern architecture model of Microsoft 365
    - How to leverage proper architecture in Teams to facilitate collaboration
    - The importance of an overall Office/Microsoft 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities.
    - Base-line Teams governance best practices
    - How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates.
    - Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams.

    Room 147b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

    Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

    Room 149a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Solution Showcase
  • Running Teams Live Events at Scale

    Teams live events (live events, webinars, Teams meetings) are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference.

    This could be for a community event or for your organization. We will review scenarios where each type of event in Teams can be of best use and what to use when.

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

    Room 147b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Manage the mess: Building an organizational strategy for pinned apps in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Viva, Yammer, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin?

    In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.

    Room 147b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

    Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365).

    The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up?

    Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

    Room 151a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

    Having fun with ChatGPT? It might not all be fun and games. Join Shyam Oza to understand how Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks will evolve in 2023 and beyond. Learn from the experts on how to defend your organization and have a response plan ready for when things go wrong. Hear real world war stories, see how Spanning’s rich integrations across products really strengthen your data protection posture in Microsoft 365 and beyond.

    Room 151b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Use MS365 Purview Information Barriers to stay secure & compliant in your Microsoft Teams workplace

    Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows.

    Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers.

    The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it.

    The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.

    Room 147b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Microsoft Teams Governance: from A (Admins) to U (Users)

    Whether your deployed Microsoft Teams quickly in response to COVID-19 or you are planning more strategically, making good governance decisions is critical.

    This session guides you through the key governance decisions for Microsoft Teams and provides an approach to ensure that your decisions are communicated and effective. You will take away a framework for making key decisions and an approach for creating a resource center to communicate those decisions to your users.

    Note: If you are interested in this session, be sure to attend Bob German's session "Teams App Governance: managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams" and join Sue and Bob for a Teams governance “birds of a feather” lunch group.

    Room 145b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Customize Microsoft Teams to our Environment

    Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool and collaborative platform for interconnecting applications. These connections span beyond just Microsoft data connection points to 100s of other applications that your ecosystem might leverage. Making these applications easy to access, making data exchange efficient for your uses, and encouraging adoption.

    In this session, you will learn some of the helpful frontend platforms your users can leverage and how to modify the default configurations in Teams so that each department has its tools upfront.

    Room 147b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Collaborative Incident Management with the Teams Emergency Operation Center

    The Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center solution template leverages the power of the Microsoft 365 platform to centralize incident response, information sharing and field communications using powerful services like Microsoft Lists, SharePoint, and more. An open-source solution supported by Microsoft, it provides core functionality out of the box or can be extended to meet specific agency requirements.

    Room 151b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Teams in the Architecture

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However, many organizations struggle with their Teams implementation due to complexities and misunderstandings of how Teams impacts their Architecture.

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

    We'll also discuss:
    - Security best practices for Teams (and SharePoint)
    - Implications of private and shared channels
    - How tabs and connectors help us turn channels into true hubs for teamwork

    Room 147b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • 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 145b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
  • Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

    Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity.

    You’ll learn how to:
    - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs
    - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees
    - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage
    - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences
    - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

    Room 150b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Viva
  • Beyond Microsoft Teams Deployment: How to Roll Out A Sustainable Adoption Program in 90 Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Room 152b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
  • Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

    When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it.

    In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone.

    At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business

    Room 145a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Viva
  • Empower your frontline workers with Microsoft 365

    Many organizations are taking their digital transformation one step further by providing their Frontline workers - the ones who are driving, delivering, working on the floor, or standing by the register, with Microsoft 365.

    In this session you will hear how organizations in retail and manufacturing are leveraging modern apps in Microsoft Teams to improve their day-to-day tasks.

    Room 145a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
  • What’s new in training & adoption for Microsoft 365

    We'll review the Microsoft 365 Adoption Guide and the tools available to you to build a Champions program, engage executive sponsors, provide user support and training, and communicate to ensure the successful adoption of Microsoft Teams.

    Room 151b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
  • Modernize Corporate Learning with Microsoft Teams

    As more and more enterprises embrace hybrid and remote working environments in a post-pandemic world, many organizations are looking to improve the way they deliver Learning and Development activities to their staff in engaging, interactive, and collaborative ways.

    Explore key scenarios such as:
    - Enabling collaborative learning communities with Microsoft Teams for Change Management initiatives, building Communities of Practice, peer-based Management Training, and more;
    - Foster a sense of inclusion and welcoming for new-hires with group-based interactive onboarding cohorts;
    - Provide “in the moment” training for real-world project-based learning in Teams;

    Don’t miss this interactive session and learn how AvePoint helps customers make the most of their M365 capabilities by leveraging, enhancing, and automating Microsoft Teams for L&D scenarios.

    Room 145a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Solution Showcase
  • Teams for Every Day

    An example of managing business processes from a Teams interface.

    As we strive to streamline business processes and create access from any device, the simplicity of accessing priority content, forms, and workflows from a single interface is always a simplified path.

    In this session, we will review interface examples where users can access vital business processes from their Teams app.

    Room 147b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Solution Showcase
  • Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

    Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences.

    You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

    Room 145b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

    Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team.

    For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more.

    In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

    Room 151b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • Best practices for succeeding with collaboration in Microsoft Teams

    Millions of users worldwide are using Microsoft Teams for collaboration and communication and benefiting from the out-of-the-box productivity gains. With that said, many users struggle to find things, too much noise and overall inefficiencies.

    In this collaborative session, you will get guidance on best practices for succeeding with Microsoft Teams in your organization.

    Room 151a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
  • Hybrid Meetings Experience Best Practices

    As more and more organizations are adopting a hybrid work environment, Teams Meetings take center stage in helping employees collaborate, whether they are in or out of the office.

    During this session, we will explore tips to make your meetings inclusive, discuss what to do before, during, and after the meeting, and explore how to enhance the employee experience to align with the hybrid reality, including the role of AI.

    Presented by: Mariel Vargas, Modern Work Customer Success Manager, Microsoft – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariel-vargas/

    Room 151a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
  • Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense.

    In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic.

    We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises:
    - What does the Teams License cover
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
    - Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments
    - Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/iaNLIczVFNg

    Room 147a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • An Introduction to Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft Teams

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

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

    In this session attendees will learn:

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

    All without any additional licensing!

    Room 147a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Microsoft 365 PnP for SharePoint Framework Developer

    The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development model for building solutions across Microsoft 365 suite. It allows building applications for SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections.

    But the additional beauty of SPFx is the community support!

    This session will cover resources that Microsoft 365 PnP Community provides for SPFx developers.

    Room 149b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality.

    But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing.

    This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app.

    In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application.

    We'll cover the following points with slides and demos.
    - What does the Teams License cover?
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

    Room 150b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

    Our users are spending more and more time using Teams. It makes sense to try and reduce the friction of context switching by bringing our custom applications directly into Teams where they are working. We are able to harness the collaborative nature of Teams and SharePoint in one application and render it in many different contexts.

    In this introductory developer session we will look at how to create and deploy a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. We will use one code base to make the web part Teams aware in both a Teams Tab and a Personal App. We will look at how to use that app to read and write data into SharePoint using PnPjs.

    Users will leave with an understanding of how to leverage SPFx to create applications they can use in Teams and resources on how to explore this further.

    Room 149b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • From Enterprise Application to Teams Application: Bring your apps into Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams applications are hot. They streamline work for users and add collaboration to everyday business processes. These days, some of them work in Microsoft Outlook as well.

    While there are many approaches to building these apps, you don't have to start from scratch! In this demo-filled presentation, you will learn how to take a web application or web service and grow it into a full featured Teams application while preserving your existing code base.

    Most importantly, your apps will streamline work by allowing users to share your app as they collaborate in Microsoft Teams and Outlook.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to reuse, rather than rebuild, your apps in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 152b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Microsoft Teams as a Development Platform

    Microsoft Teams is rapidly positioning itself to be the connecting tool across much of the Office 365 suite. How can we take advantage of this platform and create new user experiences?

    In this session we'll talk about all the ways that we can interact with, automate, and supplement Microsoft Teams. We will talk about cards, bots, connectors, and custom applications.

    Session Benefits:
    - Understand how to use Microsoft Teams as a tool for better user experience
    - Understand all the options that are available for customizing the MS Teams interaction

    Room 152a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Teams App Governance: Managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams isn't only a collaboration tool, it's also an application platform with its own app store and enterprise application catalog. In this session you'll learn how to manage these applications using Teams app policies and Team templates. We'll also explore the management of Microsoft Graph permissions, which allow applications to access your tenant's Microsoft 365 data, and what Teams applications can do regardless of these permissions. Then we'll consider some common scenarios and discuss the options for handling them.

    NOTE: While we may briefly touch on Power Platform applications, the focus of this session is on traditional applications developed for Teams or SharePoint.

    Room 145b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

    SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name.

    It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com.

    Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.

    Room 149b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Use Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages (and take action in Microsoft 365)

    Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages are a simple and powerful declarative layout format that offer a lot of flexibility and allow for visually rich cards.

    Adaptive cards and the fluid framework create a new experience in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva, Outlook and Outlook on the web.

    In this session you will learn about the different options and capabilities of adaptive cards and how they can enhance your daily routines to speed up business processes.

    You will also see that the same experience is true for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva.

    Room 151a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Viva
  • Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the main API for Microsoft 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll learn how to call the Graph from Power Platform, JavaScript, PowerShell, or just using a web browser. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room 151b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • 5 Secret Tips to Building the Best Microsoft Teams App

    Find out hidden resources and secret tips to building the best Microsoft Teams app ever! The information in this session is coming direct from the source, a Microsoft Teams Engineering Platform Ecosystem Product PM who works on Teams Platform capabilities and features and helps bring the best apps to the Teams App Store.

    These Teams Engineering secrets will include information around easily improving the UX & UI of your app, how to quickly validate your app manifest and more! Plus, learn about how you too can submit your app to the Teams public app store and all the ways your app can get approved faster.

    This session is valuable for developers and UX/UI designers.

    Room 145b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

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

    Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and:
    - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy
    - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including:
    + Scale
    + Governance
    + Retention
    - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including:
    + bots
    + web parts
    + provisioning
    - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared
    - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams

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

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

    Room 152a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a prosperous collaboration.

    With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be ready for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how Viva, Loop, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Dataverse, and the Power Platform interacts with Microsoft Teams.

    We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operational excellence for Microsoft Teams: Data, Files, Reporting’s, Groups, Whiteboards, Meetings, Governance, Application Extensions, Chat, Adaptative cards, … all are available in this workshop!

    If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll assess everything from A to Z.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/haTr1xvgC-E

    Room 145b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar

    Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios.

    By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent.

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

    Room 145b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • What's New in Microsoft Teams

    Join us to get the deep dive of all the new features delivered and coming for Microsoft Teams.

    Room 145b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Modernize Learning using Microsoft Teams

    In today's fast-paced world, building a culture of continuous learning is key for organizations to thrive. How can you provide employees with an engaging learning experience and enable them to learn in the flow of work?

    During this session, Productivity Experts from Storyals will guide you through an eye-opening journey of what is possible by leveraging Microsoft Teams for learning. See examples of how you can build learning forums for your employees and leverage Microsoft Viva Learning to modernize learning.

    Learn about tools in Microsoft 365 such as Stream and Clipchamp for creating engaging learning. During the session we will look at how learning is done within different organizations today and share best practices.

    Room 145b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

    Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years:

    - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%)
    - Effective team communication (72%)

    The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure?

    Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully.

    In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

    Room 145b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams.

    First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 147b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

    Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

    Room 149a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Solution Showcase
  • Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

    Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences.

    You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

    Room 145b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • 💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

    TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams.

    You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

    Room 151b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • How to Efficiently Navigate Microsoft Teams Meetings and Applications

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

    This session we will take a look at how to efficiently navigate Microsoft Teams to get the most out of meetings and daily communication.

    Room 145a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

    Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365).

    The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up?

    Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

    Room 151a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Government
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

    Having fun with ChatGPT? It might not all be fun and games. Join Shyam Oza to understand how Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks will evolve in 2023 and beyond. Learn from the experts on how to defend your organization and have a response plan ready for when things go wrong. Hear real world war stories, see how Spanning’s rich integrations across products really strengthen your data protection posture in Microsoft 365 and beyond.

    Room 151b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

    Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team.

    For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more.

    In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

    Room 151b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • What's New in Teams for Education

    Join the Microsoft Education Product Team to learn all about what's new for Schools, Colleges and Universities.

    We'll cover:
    - Teams Classwork: Organizing all your course content in one place
    - New Assignments Grading improvements
    - Learning Accelerators: Using AI to help students improve in Reading, Speaking, Searching, & Math
    - And more to be announced!

    Room 152b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
  • Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense.

    In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic.

    We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises:
    - What does the Teams License cover
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
    - Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments
    - Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/iaNLIczVFNg

    Room 147a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding.

    Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget: 
    - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    - Connect to data sources
    - Themes, branding, and layouts
    - Conditional formatting
    - Rules and data validation
    - Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser.

    Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime:
    - Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    - Events vs triggers
    - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    - Conditions for Flow
    - Workflow history
    - Flow connections and ownership
    - Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    Room 147b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

    Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you.

    Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users.

    They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data.

    In this workshop, you'll be introduced to:
    • Power BI Licensing
    • Using the Power BI Desktop App
    • Using the Power BI Service
    • How to create reports and dashboards
    • DAX fundamentals
    • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate
    • Learning resources
    • And more (time permitting...)

    Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

    Room 150a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Power Apps for SharePoint Bootcamp

    You'll see where Power Apps fits in your toolset and how Power Apps can extend and build interfaces where you may have used InfoPath in the past. Demos and exercises will be used to illustrate the topics covered. You'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first-hand experience in customizing SharePoint/List forms with Power Apps and extending Lists and Teams user experiences. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help.

    Attend this workshop and say goodbye to InfoPath. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Notes and Requirements:
    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    We will be using Power Apps, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Teams and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program

    If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/d8brL7-GDAc

    Room 145a
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

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

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

    Part One: Power Apps
    - Managing Delegation Warnings
    - Working with Dates and Times
    - Conditional Formatting of data
    - Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

    Part Two: Power Automate
    - Using Loops and Parallel Branches
    - Working with Large Data Sources
    - Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    - Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/S1Wjjwv0P50

    Room 147a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest.

    Here is an overview of the workshop:
    - Power Apps
    + Canvas
    + Model-Driven
    + Portal
    - Power Automate
    + Flows
    + Robotic Process Automation
    - Power BI
    - Power Virtual Agents
    - Dataverse
    - Integration with Microsoft Teams
    - Cross platform integration
    - Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

    Room 150b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power Platform Governance 101

    In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover,
    1. Power Platform Governance Overview
    2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit
    3. Automation Kit
    4. Data Loss Prevention policies
    5. User Management
    6. Permission manager
    7. License and capacity management
    8. Security and Control
    9. Managed Environments
    10. Best Practices

    Room 152b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

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

    This session will show why Power Apps canvas apps should be considered part of your toolset.

    We will cover:
    - Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    - How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    - Power Apps examples that bring immediate value and set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 150b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality.

    But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing.

    This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app.

    In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application.

    We'll cover the following points with slides and demos.
    - What does the Teams License cover?
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

    Room 150b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use?

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    Room 150b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

    There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance.

    In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape.

    We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way.

    We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Government
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Build Role-Targeted Solutions with Power Apps

    Combine Power Apps with Lists, Teams, and more to connect business solutions to your team wherever they are in today's hybrid and fluid work environments.

    We'll talk through the approach of building and using role-targeted apps vs. single "do everything" apps.

    Room 150b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • Comparing Power Pages (Portals), Canvas Apps, and Model-Driven Apps

    Choosing between Canvas and Model-Driven Power Apps can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the Power Platform. After all, to some extent, they’re almost identical. Both Canvas and Model-Driven apps are low-code frameworks for creating business applications. They share similar components, and the results are pretty much the same.

    Above all, why should you integrate Power Pages into your toolbox after Microsoft's announcement about Power Pages? How does it differentiate from the Portals? Especially since it's built on the foundation of Power Apps Portals, providing the same robust capabilities and pro developer experiences along with a new low-code maker experience and out-of-the-box templates to design modern business sites.

    If you want to learn about Power Apps App creation strategies, what to use, and when, this session is for you!

    Room 150b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • Using Power Apps and Power Automate Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer, but using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss best practices that can make Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room 150b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

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

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

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

    Room 150b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Getting Started with Power Apps Governance

    Tips, tricks, and checklists for adding Power Apps to your organization's tool set. How to plan for a successful integration for makers, developers, trainers, and more.

    Room 150b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • Build your Model-Driven App from start to end

    Built on the fundamentals of Dynamics 365, Model-Driven Apps allow you to create complex and sophisticated business apps without writing code. Model-Driven apps are based on data from the underlying data source held in Dataverse. The level of integration with Dataverse is so intense that Model-Driven Apps can be described as 'data-first' apps.

    But how do you start? With this session, you'll learn to develop an end-to-end model-driven app using Power Apps. First, we'll see how to set up a development environment. Next, explore the data model in Dataverse while working with tables, views, and forms. Finally, we'll learn how to share the app with colleagues and embed our app in Microsoft Teams.

    When we're finished with this session, you'll have the skills and knowledge of model-driven Power Apps needed to develop business applications on top of your data rapidly.

    Room 150b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • AI the Easy Way

    What does it mean to "democratize AI"? Join this session to see it in action!

    This session will provide illustrations on how business users and citizen developers could leverage AI and Machine Learning when building apps, without needing deep technical background.

    We will walk through how to leverage AI Builder capabilities of the Power Platform, train AI models, and utilize those intelligence in your applications and workflows.

    Room 147a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

    Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices.

    But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts.

    In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

    Room 152a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
  • Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense.

    In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic.

    We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises:
    - What does the Teams License cover
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot
    - Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments
    - Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/iaNLIczVFNg

    Room 147a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding.

    Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget: 
    - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    - Connect to data sources
    - Themes, branding, and layouts
    - Conditional formatting
    - Rules and data validation
    - Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser.

    Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime:
    - Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    - Events vs triggers
    - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    - Conditions for Flow
    - Workflow history
    - Flow connections and ownership
    - Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    Room 147b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

    Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you.

    Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users.

    They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data.

    In this workshop, you'll be introduced to:
    • Power BI Licensing
    • Using the Power BI Desktop App
    • Using the Power BI Service
    • How to create reports and dashboards
    • DAX fundamentals
    • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate
    • Learning resources
    • And more (time permitting...)

    Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

    Room 150a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

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

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:

    Part One: Power Apps
    - Managing Delegation Warnings
    - Working with Dates and Times
    - Conditional Formatting of data
    - Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow

    Part Two: Power Automate
    - Using Loops and Parallel Branches
    - Working with Large Data Sources
    - Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    - Implementing Error Checking/Correction

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/S1Wjjwv0P50

    Room 147a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest.

    Here is an overview of the workshop:
    - Power Apps
    + Canvas
    + Model-Driven
    + Portal
    - Power Automate
    + Flows
    + Robotic Process Automation
    - Power BI
    - Power Virtual Agents
    - Dataverse
    - Integration with Microsoft Teams
    - Cross platform integration
    - Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

    Room 150b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power Platform Governance 101

    In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover,
    1. Power Platform Governance Overview
    2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit
    3. Automation Kit
    4. Data Loss Prevention policies
    5. User Management
    6. Permission manager
    7. License and capacity management
    8. Security and Control
    9. Managed Environments
    10. Best Practices

    Room 152b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Power Automate for SharePoint Bootcamp

    We will start the afternoon with an overview of Power Automate. You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be created with Power Automate and will start creating Flows yourself.

    We'll then dive into Power Automate concepts including expressions, variables and loops. We'll move on to thoroughly covering how to use Power Automate with SharePoint. Finally, we see how to integrate Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Live demos will be used to demonstrate all of these concepts. You'll have the opportunity to implement what you have learned through a series of hands-on labs.

    Notes and Requirements:
    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    We will be using Power Apps, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Teams, and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program

    If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/d8brL7-GDAc

    Room 145a
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate

    The Microsoft Productivity cloud is used by more than 250 million users daily - and is the productivity platform of choice for most enterprises in the world. Microsoft Power Automate, part of the Microsoft Power Platform is a business process automation tool that allows you to streamline and automate business processes.

    In this session, Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate, you will learn foundational knowledge of Microsoft Power Automate.

    First, you will learn the basic terms and concepts of Microsoft Power Automate.

    Next, you will discover how to create your own cloud flows.

    Finally, you will learn how to create workflows that integrate with Microsoft Teams.

    Room 145a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows

    In this session we’ll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Using Power Automate.

    We will also learn how to restart the workflow from a given stage and how to include Dynamic Approvers. We'll dig into how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders.

    We will also learn how to log workflow history and ways to retain the history indefinitely.

    Room 145a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
  • Automate Your Way with RPA

    Let's demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA)!

    This session will focus on how to automate legacy web and client applications using Power Automate.

    We'll demonstrate how to leverage Desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with Power Platform connectors and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

    Room 145a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

    Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality.

    But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing.

    This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app.

    In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application.

    We'll cover the following points with slides and demos.
    - What does the Teams License cover?
    - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams
    - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables
    - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams
    - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow
    - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

    Room 150b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Power Automate – Uploading content to SharePoint from Azure drives

    Creating a scheduled, automated process that will poll network drives and upload images with metadata to SharePoint online:
    - Power Automate polls the Azure drive on scheduled intervals
    - When detected, images are moved to the assigned SharePoint library
    - The CSV is parsed and metadata is loaded to the related library and columns
    - The completed documents and metadata are moved to an Archive location to keep the source directory clean

    Other Off the Shelf tools were considered but Power Automate offered the most flexibility for future development while utilizing an existing M365 subscription.

    Room 149a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Why Should I Consider Using Power Automate for Desktop?

    While we do live in a cloud-first, desktop-first technology era, there are still several home-grown or legacy applications that are still being used. They do not have an API for cloud-based services to leverage and hence we need a robotic process automation (RPA) system that can fill in the gap.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he introduces you to Power Automate for desktop.

    Room 151a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

    There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance.

    In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape.

    We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way.

    We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Government
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Using Power Automate with Power BI

    Did you know that there are at least 25 Power BI actions and triggers available in Power Automate?

    In this session you'll see:
    - How to launch a Flow from a button in Power BI
    - How to export a report from Power BI using a Flow
    - How to refresh a dataset using a Flow
    - Power Automate integration with Power BI Metrics
    - And more...

    All of the above will be presented via live demonstrations.

    If you are a Power BI user and are not yet leveraging Power Automate, this session is for you.

    Room 150a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Automate
  • Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

    Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing.

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

    This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it.

    Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

    Room 145a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Special Topics
  • Using Power Apps and Power Automate Together: Made for each other

    Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer, but using them together can take your application to a whole new level.

    In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss best practices that can make Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room 150b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

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

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

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

    Room 150b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Real Life Vacation Request Solution

    Don't clutter up your calendar with everyone's vacation. Create a dedicated calendar where only approved vacations show up.

    In this session, we will build a vacation request list, turn it into a calendar and then automate the approval process using Power Automate.

    Room 145a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Working with JSON and Arrays in Power Automate

    Creating flows in Power Automate is one of the most powerful features available to the citizen developer.

    However, in order to truly master creating flows citizen developers need to understand how to parse the often confusing arrays and JSON objects that are returned from various processes.

    In this session, Mark Rackley will break down how to effectively:
    - Access data in an array
    - Parse a JSON object
    - Generate a sample schema

    Don’t miss your chance to unlock a world of powerful features in Power Automate by learning to master data in Power Automate.

    Room 145a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Power Automate Expressions

    A deep knowledge of expressions is a critical skill for a Power Automate developer.

    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 145a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Stages and State Machines: The Ideal Way to Model and Manage Workflows

    If you've heard of Power Automate Business Process Flows; they're an implementation of stage/state machine logic available to companies with Premium licensing.

    SharePoint Designer 2013 supported stages, and third-party options range from emulation (Nintex) to engine-level support (WEBCON).

    This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential flowcharts, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions.

    It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

    Room 145a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Special Topics
  • Automating document processes with Microsoft Power Automate

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

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

    Room 150a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
  • Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    Room 150b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

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

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Room 145b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

    Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you.

    Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users.

    They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data.

    In this workshop, you'll be introduced to:
    • Power BI Licensing
    • Using the Power BI Desktop App
    • Using the Power BI Service
    • How to create reports and dashboards
    • DAX fundamentals
    • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate
    • Learning resources
    • And more (time permitting...)

    Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

    Room 150a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest.

    Here is an overview of the workshop:
    - Power Apps
    + Canvas
    + Model-Driven
    + Portal
    - Power Automate
    + Flows
    + Robotic Process Automation
    - Power BI
    - Power Virtual Agents
    - Dataverse
    - Integration with Microsoft Teams
    - Cross platform integration
    - Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

    Room 150b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power Platform Governance 101

    In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover,
    1. Power Platform Governance Overview
    2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit
    3. Automation Kit
    4. Data Loss Prevention policies
    5. User Management
    6. Permission manager
    7. License and capacity management
    8. Security and Control
    9. Managed Environments
    10. Best Practices

    Room 152b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • Beginners Guide to Power BI

    This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI.

    You will be introduced to:
    - Power BI licensing
    - Power BI Components
    - Using the Power BI Desktop app
    - Using the Power BI Service
    - How to create reports and dashboards
    - Learning Resources

    Don't have a Power BI license? You can start using Power BI for free!

    Attend this demo-rich session and get started with Power BI!

    Room 150a
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Build your first Power BI dashboard

    Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you!

    In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard.

    You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization.

    You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

    In today's world getting true data driven insights can take a lot of time and energy. Data is spread across a wide variety of storage systems, all of which can have different operating models, security models and integration requirements. The next generation of Microsoft's data platform, which includes Power BI aims to solve this problem.
    Come to this session to explore some exciting new announcements from Microsoft, understand exactly what they mean, and how they can help position your organization for the new age of AI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Querying Power BI REST APIs within a Power BI Dataset

    Would you like to build a Power BI dataset that could inventory your workspaces, reports, datasets, and refresh schedule? Would you'd like to query another dataset to import into your dataset?

    In this session I'll show you how to leverage an open-source custom connector that connects to Power BI's REST APIs to do just that.

    Room 150a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Introduction to Power BI Metrics

    Metrics and scorecards are a new Power BI feature that enables us to capture and focus on what we are working toward rather than what we are working on.

    If you are new to Power BI, Metrics are an excellent place to start well.

    In this presentation, you'll learn
    - What are Power BI Metrics and how are they intended to be used
    - See some examples of real-world scorecards
    - See how to set up a scorecard demo

    Room 150a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

    There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance.

    In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape.

    We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way.

    We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Dataverse
    • Government
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
  • There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature and hybrid tables, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in cached mode, near real time, and real time. It will highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them.

    If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room 150a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

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

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

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

    You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 150a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI 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 152b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • DataOps 101 - A Better Way to Develop and Deliver Data Analytics

    Power BI has revolutionized the industry by accelerating our ability to deliver Data Analytics solutions. But how do we ensure the code we build is reliable and the data is produced in a timely and trustworthy manner? Enter DataOps, a better way to develop and deliver Data Analytics Solutions.

    In this session, I’ll cover the concept of DataOps, why it matters to Power BI, and the principles that can drive you to continuously improve.

    Room 150a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power BI
  • Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI

    This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We'll also demo the new layout model to process invoices.

    According to Forrester, today’s organizations have 72% of their critical information locked away in their Content Estate, scattered amongst PDFs and other unstructured, hard to analyze file formats. Until now, the process to curate this information into analyzable data has been manual, time-consuming, and expensive.

    Today, industry leaders are using AI to combine their content information with structured data from the Data Estate to synthesize new business insights and drive innovation faster. Learn how you can use Microsoft’s new applied AI technology to enable this competitive advantage for your company.

    Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to:
    • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns withing the document
    • Attach that model to a SharePoint library
    • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically
    • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis.
    • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes

    Room 150a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power BI
  • Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

    Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding.

    Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget: 
    - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
    - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
    - Connect to data sources
    - Themes, branding, and layouts
    - Conditional formatting
    - Rules and data validation
    - Formula bar

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser.

    Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime:
    - Connectors, data sources, and gateways
    - Events vs triggers
    - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
    - Conditions for Flow
    - Workflow history
    - Flow connections and ownership
    - Licensing

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

    Room 147b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Automate
    - Azure + Power Apps
    - Azure + Power Virtual Agents
    - Azure + Power BI
    - Azure + Dataverse
    - What are Azure Functions?
    - What are Logic Apps?
    - What is Azure Bot Service?
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

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

    You Will Learn :

    1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 149a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Dataverse
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

    Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization.

    Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more.

    We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as:
    - Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox?
    - Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work
    - Co-authoring documents, version history
    - Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive
    - Teams conversations vs chats vs emails
    - How do the newer Viva apps fit in?

    & more!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/kFgepQcAyT8

    Room 151a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

    With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents.

    This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest.

    Here is an overview of the workshop:
    - Power Apps
    + Canvas
    + Model-Driven
    + Portal
    - Power Automate
    + Flows
    + Robotic Process Automation
    - Power BI
    - Power Virtual Agents
    - Dataverse
    - Integration with Microsoft Teams
    - Cross platform integration
    - Soon to arrive features!

    So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

    Room 150b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Fix that intranet! Improve your intranet content, structure, and processes

    Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy's best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration.

    In this half-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we'll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We'll cover tips and ideas for content strategy, planning and structuring an intranet, best practices for facilitating internal communication and collaboration, how Teams and Viva Connections play into things, digitizing forms, and using the Power Platform to create, automate, and visualize throughout SharePoint.

    Note: This is not a hands-on build-an-entire-intranet-in-three-hours workshop. This is entirely focused on best practices and ideas for improving your intranet's content, structure, and processes.

    Let's fix that intranet!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/z4oXO90wdIE

    Room 151b
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power User
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Getting Started Making It Fancy with JSON Formatting

    Want to do some fancy formatting? Don't know JSON? Don't worry. If you know how to copy and paste, you too can use JSON to make things fancy.

    Some of the fancy things we'll do include:
    1) Add Approve and Reject buttons for a list item
    2) Create inline editing without even clicking on Edit in grid view
    3) Add conditional formatting to a calendar

    Room 150b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power User
  • Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

    Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace.

    In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings.

    Topics include:
    - How to manage meeting recordings
    - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests
    - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters
    - Together mode
    - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views
    - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience
    - Customizing your background
    - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard
    - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera

    and more!

    Room 147b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Power User
  • Build your first Power BI dashboard

    Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you!

    In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard.

    You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization.

    You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

    Room 150a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

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

    This session will show why Power Apps canvas apps should be considered part of your toolset.

    We will cover:
    - Simple extensions of the SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    - How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    - Power Apps examples that bring immediate value and set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 150b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • Automate Your Way with RPA

    Let's demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA)!

    This session will focus on how to automate legacy web and client applications using Power Automate.

    We'll demonstrate how to leverage Desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with Power Platform connectors and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

    Room 145a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

    Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use?

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one.

    This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

    Room 150b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power User
  • Why Should I Consider Using Power Automate for Desktop?

    While we do live in a cloud-first, desktop-first technology era, there are still several home-grown or legacy applications that are still being used. They do not have an API for cloud-based services to leverage and hence we need a robotic process automation (RPA) system that can fill in the gap.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he introduces you to Power Automate for desktop.

    Room 151a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
  • Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams.

    First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 147b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • 💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

    TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams.

    You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

    Room 151b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

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

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

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

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

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

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

    Room 147a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Power BI Sharing: Your Options for Keeping Everyone Informed

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

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

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data.

    You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 150a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Intelligence
    • Business Value
    • Power BI
    • Power User
  • A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

    Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team.

    For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more.

    In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

    Room 151b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
  • How well do you know the Microsoft 365 desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

    There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

    In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

    Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

    Room 152b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Real World Solutions Built with Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create their own solutions to more effectively handle daily business processes. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of Microsoft 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    In this session, we'll explore real world solutions to demonstrate the capabilities of Microsoft 365 and inspire you to build your own.

    A few solutions we'll discuss:
    Using SharePoint and Teams to build collaboration spaces for getting work done and publishing portals for sharing and distributing information.

    SharePoint hub sites and homes sites for organizing and future proofing your workspaces and portals complete with navigation, access controls, branding, and more.

    SharePoint News for news, announcements, and updates to keep your teammates up-to-date.

    Microsoft Lists and Power Automate for simple and powerful approval, tracking, and publishing processes.

    Planner for central task management with your team.

    Yammer communities for enterprise information sharing such as frequently asked questions, weekly tips & tricks, town halls, and executive communications.

    Stream for creating, editing, and sharing video across Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Yammer.

    And Microsoft Teams to bring everything together and provide a central gateway for it all.

    Room 152b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Power User
  • Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

    We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server.

    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 Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

    Room 145a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft Search: The glue that binds 365

    As Microsoft Search continues to grow, in both search opportunities and customization options, organizations need to be thinking more about how they can best leverage this technology to provide their people with a best-in-class search experience.

    In this session, we will explore how Microsoft Search is creating a unified experience across the multitude of 365 apps (and beyond), learn about how you can leverage it best (both out of the box and through customization/extending the experience) and how recommendations on how you can roll it out successfully in your organization.

    Room 149a
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Search
  • Searching non-Microsoft 365 content in Microsoft 365

    Search in Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 149a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Search
  • Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

    Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game.

    In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

    Room 145b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Viva
  • Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

    Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search.
    While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 149a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
  • Building your own 365 knowledge network

    If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy.

    In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

    Room 149a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
    • Syntex
  • Building a Policy Center with PnP Modern Search

    In a modern Intranet, we generally want to store content in the site where it should be managed. We think of this as distributed content management and it's similar to the way News works in modern SharePoint. This usually means each department or organizational unit can manage their content using a process which makes sense for them.

    At the same time, we may want to roll up that content in one central location for ease of access. A Policy Center is a great example of this approach and one we find ourselves building for many of our clients.

    In this session, you'll see how the following components add up to make a Policy Center:
    - Information architecture (IA) in the form of Site Columns and a Content Type to represent a Policy
    - A Site Template which only instantiates a Policy library in the site and applies the IA
    - A Policy library in each Intranet site, deployed using the Site Template, with Policies specific to that department
    - Changes to the search schema to support metadata filtering
    - A Policy Center page built using PnP Modern Search Web Parts to display the Policies from across the Intranet

    Additionally, we'll discuss various approaches to solve the content management puzzle - before the Policy is even visible on the Intranet.

    Room 152a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Developers! Learn the SharePoint Framework to Customize and Extend Microsoft 365 apps

    The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is by using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This model is the way you customize and extend the SharePoint modern experience for SharePoint Online, but that’s not all because now you can use it to create apps for Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections, and Office apps.

    In this full-day session, you’ll see how to get up your dev environment up and running in just a few minutes & then we’ll start building! By the end of the day, you’ll know how to build web parts, single-page apps (SPAs), extensions, integrate data from SharePoint and external sources, and so much more! Walk away with a ZIP filled with sample projects & tons of resources!

    NOTE: Hey 👋, Andrew here… this workshop is not intended for attendees to follow along & build the same projects during the session. Instead, focus on learning, taking notes, & getting answers to your questions - you’ll walk away with everything at the end of the day!

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/Y2Bhdh6OfGA

    Room 154ab
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • SP Development
  • Microsoft 365 PnP for SharePoint Framework Developer

    The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a development model for building solutions across Microsoft 365 suite. It allows building applications for SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections.

    But the additional beauty of SPFx is the community support!

    This session will cover resources that Microsoft 365 PnP Community provides for SPFx developers.

    Room 149b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Leverage React Hooks in SharePoint Framework Solutions

    The current version of the Yeoman generator for the SPFx still uses the older-style React class components. Because that’s what you get by default, that’s what most developers end up using.

    But functional components enabled by React hooks have become widely popular. So… until Microsoft updates the Yeoman generator, learn how to quickly change your new projects to functional components enabling React Hooks in just a few minutes.

    Then we’ll explore how you can use popular React hooks in your projects, like useState(), useEffect(), and more!

    Room 149b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • SP Development
  • An Introduction to Atomic React Component Design in SPFx and Beyond

    When programming with ReactJS, which is a common choice when developing using the SharePoint Framework, how you architect your components can often be confusing.

    This introductory session will walk through designing your components to mirror a common design principle called "Atomic Design" which was invented by web designer Brad Frost. This design pattern breaks web design into small chunks that when combined build beautiful solutions with reusability at its core.

    We'll go into how to translate that design principle into component development which can help reduce code size, improve reliability and quality, and just make your life easier. As part of our examples, we'll be leveraging the HTWOO community built Fluent UI framework.

    Room 149b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Creating Custom Applications in Teams Using the SharePoint Framework

    Our users are spending more and more time using Teams. It makes sense to try and reduce the friction of context switching by bringing our custom applications directly into Teams where they are working. We are able to harness the collaborative nature of Teams and SharePoint in one application and render it in many different contexts.

    In this introductory developer session we will look at how to create and deploy a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. We will use one code base to make the web part Teams aware in both a Teams Tab and a Personal App. We will look at how to use that app to read and write data into SharePoint using PnPjs.

    Users will leave with an understanding of how to leverage SPFx to create applications they can use in Teams and resources on how to explore this further.

    Room 149b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • PnPjs and the SharePoint Framework: Version 3 - What's New

    Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, and Office 365. This free, open source initiative, part of the PnP community, can be used within the SharePoint Framework, Nodejs, or any JavaScript project.

    This session will demo specifically on using the library within the SharePoint Framework.

    We'll cover:
    - How to get started establishing context
    - An overview of all the packages available and outline the ease of use
    - More advanced scenarios like batching, cross site execution, and extending with behaviors

    With the recent release of version 3 this session will help get you up to speed fast with what's new and what's changed.

    Room 149b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • SP Development
  • Create Beautiful Web Parts in Minutes Using PnP Reusable Controls

    The session shows how to use PnP Reusable Controls to quickly create beautiful and functional SharePoint Framework web parts

    Room 149b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Building Location Directory using PnP Search Web Part

    For many global organizations, keeping track of the different office and department locations can be challenging.

    In this session, you will see how we solved this real-world challenge using out of the box SharePoint components and customizations through the PnP Modern Search Web Parts.

    You will leave with an understanding of how to leverage custom Content Types, Lists, and custom templates for the PnP Modern Search Web Parts to create a dynamic directory of locations for your organization.

    Room 149b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • SP Development
  • GitHub Actions: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for your Microsoft 365 and Azure Projects

    GitHub Actions enable developers to automate repetitive and complex manual tasks.

    In this session, you'll learn how you can use GitHub Actions to create automation workflows including robust CI & CD processes to build, test & deploy solutions. But we won’t stop there.

    Learn how to instrument all sorts of things, optimize your workflows, deploy Azure resources with zero credentials, create custom actions, and more! Regardless if you’re building SharePoint Framework projects, Azure solutions, or something else.

    Room 145a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

    The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint.

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Introduction to Custom List Forms Using SPFx

    In this introductory developer session, we will talk about the functionality released in SPFx that supports list form customizers. This functionality allows developers to create a customized user interface for forms in SharePoint lists or libraries enhancing the user experience and providing the ability to include custom logic into the form.

    In this session we will create our first list form customizer and attach it to a SharePoint list. We will also look at how to enhance the user experience through the use of a Fluent UI design system.

    Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to create their first list form customizers and have resources to support further exploration. All are welcome and while development experience isn’t necessary for this session, we will be looking at code and talking about SPFx and React.

    Room 149b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • SP Development
  • Working with JSON and Arrays in Power Automate

    Creating flows in Power Automate is one of the most powerful features available to the citizen developer.

    However, in order to truly master creating flows citizen developers need to understand how to parse the often confusing arrays and JSON objects that are returned from various processes.

    In this session, Mark Rackley will break down how to effectively:
    - Access data in an array
    - Parse a JSON object
    - Generate a sample schema

    Don’t miss your chance to unlock a world of powerful features in Power Automate by learning to master data in Power Automate.

    Room 145a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

    SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name.

    It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com.

    Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.

    Room 149b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • Building 'NPM' style code libraries for use with SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint framework introduced libraries as a project type, and although useful for very small development projects not ideal for bigger enterprise solutions and ALM strategies.

    This session is going to cover end to end building a library with standard web-based building blocks, using Azure Dev Ops to create a private NPM package, and then consuming that library and others together within a SharePoint framework solution while hosting the artifacts in an Azure CDN.

    This is powerful reusability that allow you to manage the lifecycle of different components in a way that mimics all the other packages you might consume when building your solution.

    Room 149b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

    The Microsoft Graph is the main API for Microsoft 365. It's a simple REST service, so you can call it from pretty much anywhere, and it gives you access to all the assets in your tenant, including users and groups, Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and more.

    In this session you'll learn what's available, and how to get permission and an access token so you can call the Graph. You'll learn how to call the Graph from Power Platform, JavaScript, PowerShell, or just using a web browser. You'll also learn how to use OData queries and how to deal with large data sets and throttling.

    Please join this session and open the potential of the Microsoft Graph to your programs and scripts!

    Room 151b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SP Development
  • SharePoint Framework app analytics solutions with Azure Application Insights

    Do you know where your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) components are running? What sites and pages are using it? What versions are they using? And now that SPFx components can be used outside of SharePoint, including things like Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections, & Office apps. What about how people are using them? Are they web apps, desktop apps, or mobile apps? These things are key to building better apps & troubleshooting issues… it’s basic analytics!

    Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn’t give us any tools to figure this out, but with just a little bit of code & Azure Application Insights, you can have a robust reporting solution that does just this, and in this session, I’ll show you how to do it without much effort.

    Room 149b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • SP Development
  • Power Automate for Microsoft 365 Developers

    Power Automate helps us to create intelligent automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and do much more.

    Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use to build real-life enterprise-grade solutions using the low code paradigm. For example calling the SharePoint REST APIs, calling Microsoft Graph APIs, calling External web services, and integrating with Azure services such as Azure Functions and Azure Dev Ops.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) and build real-life enterprise-grade business applications.

    You will learn:
    • How to consume the REST Endpoints using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to consume Microsoft Graph APIs using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to call Azure Function from Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to build enterprise-grade business applications in Microsoft 365 using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow )
    • How to convert Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ) to Logic Apps

    Room 150b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Graph
    • Power Automate
    • SP Development
  • Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

    SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

    We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

    We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server.

    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 Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions.

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

    Room 145a
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • Deploying M365 to Solve Business Problems

    Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, Planner, Lists, OneDrive, the Power Platform, Viva (and its 72 modules). Microsoft 365 has stepped away from "deploying SharePoint" and into a full suite of technical capabilities designed to solve any problem. But how do we know what business problems we’re truly being asked to solve?

    Now that "ship it and forget it" is off the table (or should be), how do we define successful deployment of M365 capabilities? With a definition of success, how do we ensure that what the business is asking for will actually solve their problems? How do we build mutual respect so the business will listen to our recommendations on how technology can best meet their needs? Do our recommendation work?

    We know you are attending a technology conference but if you want the technology to work for you and your organization you must take a Human First approach to deploying Microsoft 365.

    Join us for the first day of your conference to explore how to ensure you are solving for the right problems, and then spend the next four days learning how the technology can solve them for you.

    During this session Joy and Jay will help you understand why M365 has changed how we deploy technology:
    - Consequences of Shadow IT
    - How IT as a service provides a framework for success
    - How to engage with the business
    - A holistic approach to requirements gathering
    - Defining success
    - Embracing "it's never done" as a good thing

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/abXmtkuazHY

    Room 154ab
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help protect sensitive data from accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and automatically apply retention labels to your data. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager, and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment.

    Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/0uFJnqQYP60

    Room 150a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

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

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

    Room 151a
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Getting started with Microsoft Syntex

    This session introduces Microsoft Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. You’ll learn how to build document processing models that classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata. We will also explore how a strong information architecture optimizes your AI and machine learning results.

    Room 152b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Automate Your Way with RPA

    Let's demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA)!

    This session will focus on how to automate legacy web and client applications using Power Automate.

    We'll demonstrate how to leverage Desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with Power Platform connectors and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

    Room 145a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • Content Management in Microsoft Syntex: The Content is Here, Now What?

    There is little doubt that the capabilities of Microsoft Syntex can revolutionize the way organizations leverage SharePoint as a modern, intelligent content platform. But with so much value in moving content-related automation into your Microsoft 365 strategy, how will you deal with the already-difficult task of managing, securing, and ensuring compliance of all of that new content you are now piping in as a result of your adoption of Microsoft Syntex?

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the less “exciting” but JUST AS IMPORTANT features of Syntex that can help you make sure you are optimizing your overall content management strategy for security, cost, and sustainability.

    Room 147a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Electronic Records and Me: Meeting M-19-21 in M365

    M-19-21 in a nutshell: manage your permanent records electronically by 2019; create, manage, and maintain permanent federal records and related metadata by 2022; shut down your records storage facilities by 2022; maintain a program that complies with the Federal Records Act.

    But, in Microsoft 365, what IS a record? And where do I store them? How do I categorize them? Can I move them to another system? Do I still need my legacy records database? Can I export my records to NARA?

    During this session we'll review the latest guidance from NARA and discuss these important topics for modernizing your paper records processes using office 365 to support full information lifecycle management:

    - How can I automate tagging of records in M365?
    - Can I manage temporary and permanent records in M365?
    - How do I build a RIM workfow in M365 that supports my file plan AND decreases storage costs?

    Room 149a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Government
    • Special Topics
  • You Have Sensitive Information. Now Let's Protect It.

    Every organization has data considered sensitive to their business, employees, or even the industry they exist within. Data breaches happen too often and are increasing. As a result, protecting its data has become a priority for many organizations worldwide. Microsoft provides several tools for identifying sensitive information within the organization and protecting it from being provided to sources that should not have it.

    In this session, we'll cover features and processes such as Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and more to help protect your organization's sensitive information from leaving your control and falling into those hands that should not have it.

    Room 147a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

    Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams!

    In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams.

    First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app.

    Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 147b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Power User
    • Special Topics
  • ChatGPT, Azure Open AI and Power Platform: Better Together

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the key concepts and how organizations can use ChatGPT, Azure Open AI, and Power Platform services to build next-gen enterprise-grade applications.

    We will cover :
    * Azure Open AI Key Concepts
    * ChatGPT key concepts
    * Co-Pilots in the Power Platform
    * How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    * How organizations can build next-gen enterprise-grade apps using ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI, and Power Platform services?

    Room 151a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Special Topics
  • Getting to the Good Stuff: How to Remove Roadblocks to Your M365 Adoption

    Microsoft continues to add more features and offerings to its M365 platform, but existing legacy systems, software, and processes stand in the way. Many IT organizations are just trying to catch up on the project list before anything new can be implemented from the M365 suite.

    This session will focus on real-world examples of this technical debt and how to get your M365 initiatives “unstuck” for rolling out or expanding the use of Teams, OneDrive, Viva, SharePoint, Power Apps, and others.

    Room 151b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Building Business Processes that Can & Will Evolve: Product-Neutral Principles

    Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. You should expect even the best-designed models and applications to be regularly modified -- and that's a good thing.

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

    This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies and tactics for addressing it.

    Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or most anything else.

    Room 145a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Special Topics
  • Increasing Adoption in Microsoft 365 Information and Records Management

    Businesses are ramping up the adoption of information and records management (IRM) within their organization. However, the problem many are facing is that IRM can require a lot of user interaction to be fully effective.

    These increased requirements on the user greatly affect the adoption of IRM processes. Microsoft 365 provides several powerful and robust features that can increase records management within the organization while decreasing the load on the end-user.

    This session will cover many topics such as auto-classification, retention inheritance, and trainable classifiers to assist organizations with their information and records management adoption.

    Room 147a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • How to get what you deserve at work through self-advocacy

    Are you the one unintentionally holding yourself back from the career you want?

    Join Roxy Ndebumadu and Rima Reyes as they share about their career progressions and offer tangible ways you can grow your career while being your most authentic self.

    We will cover everything from building a personal brand to refining your stakeholder strategy to getting a promotion.

    Room 149a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • All
    • N/A
    • Special Topics
  • Data Security Breach in Microsoft 365, Now What?

    In today's world, it is almost inevitable that your organization will experience a data and security breach, no matter the on-premises or cloud software. Microsoft 365 is no different. Even though it contains many fantastic security controls and features, many organizations do not implement them for varying reasons.

    In order to protect from a data security breach you need to know what you would do if that were to happen, as well as the controls and features to enable.

    In this session, we will step through where to start in the event of a data and security breach within Microsoft 365. We will walk through how to analyze logs, identify which services to review, how to identify the breach, and then how to protect from future events.

    Room 151a
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • Automate content processing using AI & Microsoft Syntex

    We'll learn how to use Microsoft Syntex that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    Room 150a
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • Stages and State Machines: The Ideal Way to Model and Manage Workflows

    If you've heard of Power Automate Business Process Flows; they're an implementation of stage/state machine logic available to companies with Premium licensing.

    SharePoint Designer 2013 supported stages, and third-party options range from emulation (Nintex) to engine-level support (WEBCON).

    This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential flowcharts, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions.

    It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

    Room 145a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power Automate
    • Special Topics
  • AI the Easy Way

    What does it mean to "democratize AI"? Join this session to see it in action!

    This session will provide illustrations on how business users and citizen developers could leverage AI and Machine Learning when building apps, without needing deep technical background.

    We will walk through how to leverage AI Builder capabilities of the Power Platform, train AI models, and utilize those intelligence in your applications and workflows.

    Room 147a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Power Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Automated Investigation and Response within Microsoft 365

    As an administrator within Microsoft 365, you are undoubtedly used to the many alerts you might receive. Some of these might be for permissions and access, support issues, and some may be security problems within the tenant. However, often there can be so many of them that security issues can slip through, causing even more problems within the Microosftb365 tenant.

    When security alerts are triggered, it is the security team's job to examine them and take remediation steps. Luckily Microsoft 365 provides Automated investigation and response (AIR) capabilities to help automate the investigation processes in response to threats that exist today.

    In this session, we will look at the Automated investigation and response (AIR) features and how you can benefit from them as a system administrator and organization.

    Room 151a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Special Topics
  • Getting started with Microsoft Syntex

    This session introduces Microsoft Syntex and its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. You’ll learn how to build document processing models that classify documents, apply retention labels, and extract key pieces of metadata. We will also explore how a strong information architecture optimizes your AI and machine learning results.

    Room 152b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • Content Management in Microsoft Syntex: The Content is Here, Now What?

    There is little doubt that the capabilities of Microsoft Syntex can revolutionize the way organizations leverage SharePoint as a modern, intelligent content platform. But with so much value in moving content-related automation into your Microsoft 365 strategy, how will you deal with the already-difficult task of managing, securing, and ensuring compliance of all of that new content you are now piping in as a result of your adoption of Microsoft Syntex?

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the less “exciting” but JUST AS IMPORTANT features of Syntex that can help you make sure you are optimizing your overall content management strategy for security, cost, and sustainability.

    Room 147a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Special Topics
    • Syntex
  • An end-to-end look at Microsoft Syntex

    Microsoft Syntex is a big step forward in providing the ability to intelligently identify content across your Microsoft 365 environment. Unstructured content is being produced at an exponential rate in our modern workplaces today and we need a way to manage it at scale by providing structure (content types and metadata) and governance (security and compliance controls) to it. Microsoft Syntex is that and so much more!

    To demonstrate this new capability, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of using a Microsoft Syntex AI document understanding model to intelligently identify Statements of Work across SharePoint libraries.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and all the "extras" you get with a Syntex license.

    Microsoft Syntex. It’s almost magic.

    Room 147a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
  • Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

    Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean?

    Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work.

    Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

    Room 147a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
    • Viva
  • Building your own 365 knowledge network

    If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy.

    In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

    Room 149a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
    • Syntex
  • Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

    Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity.

    You’ll learn how to:
    - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs
    - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy
    - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees
    - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage
    - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences
    - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

    Room 150b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Viva
  • Information Architecture for SharePoint Intranets and Viva Connections in Microsoft 365

    In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. You will learn how about Microsoft Viva and how it should influence your IA planning. We will cover the critical aspects of IA: navigation/site architecture, page design, metadata architecture, and planning search experiences.

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

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

    Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/3s3o6-Bgq_4

    Room 152b
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

    To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer?

    During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need.

    Using live demos and plans, you will learn:
    - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage
    - How to modernize your current classic sites
    - Hub site planning and management
    - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites
    - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant
    - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet

    Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

    Room 151b
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User
    • Viva
  • Microsoft Viva + Teams: Remedy Productivity Paranoia

    The way we work has fundamentally changed, and organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace. Microsoft Viva—Microsoft's employee engagement platform—is becoming the central hub of a successful digital workplace. With nine+ modules spanning four key pillars (Connection, Insight, Purpose, & Growth), understanding the Viva ecosystem can feel daunting.

    In this session, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Eric Overfield breaks down the many modules of Microsoft Viva and shows you how they can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce. Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva-empowered digital workspace.

    In this session:
    - Understand each of the current Microsoft Viva modules
    - See how the modules integrate and a day in the life of an employee using Viva
    - Learn successful patterns & practices when rolling out Viva components in your organization

    Room 147b
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Viva
  • Modernize Learning using Microsoft Teams

    In today's fast-paced world, building a culture of continuous learning is key for organizations to thrive. How can you provide employees with an engaging learning experience and enable them to learn in the flow of work?

    During this session, Productivity Experts from Storyals will guide you through an eye-opening journey of what is possible by leveraging Microsoft Teams for learning. See examples of how you can build learning forums for your employees and leverage Microsoft Viva Learning to modernize learning.

    Learn about tools in Microsoft 365 such as Stream and Clipchamp for creating engaging learning. During the session we will look at how learning is done within different organizations today and share best practices.

    Room 145b
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

    When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it.

    In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone.

    At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business

    Room 145a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Viva
  • Viva Goals | Objectively your Path to aligning Key Results with OKRs

    Microsoft Viva - dedicated to employee engagement - delivers critical company information, education, and insights right in the flow of work. Viva Goals offers an intuitive platform to help teams achieve their objectives more efficiently in a single place⁠— - where we spend most of our time⁠ - Microsoft Teams.

    Viva Goals' foundation embraces the OKR framework helping companies align their objectives, measure success, and champion their goals in public. In this session, Eric breaks down Viva Goals, OKRs, and how you can leverage them to elevate success within your organization.

    In this session, you'll learn:
    - What Viva Goals is and how it can help your OKR program thrive
    - OKR fundamentals, including how to write an effective OKR
    - How to champion an OKR program at your organization
    - How to install and get Viva Goals running in your workspace today!

    Room 145b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Viva
  • Your Intranet Shopping List - Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

    If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What do Microsoft Viva, Viva Connections, and Viva Engage mean for your intranet?

    If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization – in every place where it is delivered.

    Room 152a
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

    Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game.

    In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

    Room 145b
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Viva
  • Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

    Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences.

    You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

    Room 145b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Viva
  • Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

    In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections.

    With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

    Room 151a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Power Apps
    • Viva
  • A Real World Introduction to Viva Connections

    One of the brightest stars (and lowest cost) member of the Microsoft Viva family is Viva Connections, but it also seems to be the most misunderstood. What exactly is Viva Connections, what features does it offer, and how can your organization start using it today?

    In this lively session, attendees will learn:
    - What is the difference between Viva Connections Desktop and Viva Connections Mobile?
    - How to best use the Viva Connections Newsfeed
    - How to use and customize the Viva Connections Dashboard
    - How to take advantage of out of the box ACE's (Adaptive Card Extensions) and how to use the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create your own to create a more powerful dashboard experience

    Room 152a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

    Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams.

    Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today.

    You will also learn what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards.

    This session will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

    Room 145b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Viva
  • Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

    Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean?

    Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work.

    Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

    Room 147a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Syntex
    • Viva
  • Use Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages (and take action in Microsoft 365)

    Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages are a simple and powerful declarative layout format that offer a lot of flexibility and allow for visually rich cards.

    Adaptive cards and the fluid framework create a new experience in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva, Outlook and Outlook on the web.

    In this session you will learn about the different options and capabilities of adaptive cards and how they can enhance your daily routines to speed up business processes.

    You will also see that the same experience is true for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva.

    Room 151a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • Viva
  • Creating a powerful employee experience with Viva

    You can create a powerful digital employee experience in Microsoft 365 without ever touching custom coding. With the launch of Viva, there is now a suite of tools to support the unique needs of our new hybrid work scenarios.

    Learn more about how:
    • Viva Connections can bring your intranet to where people are working in Microsoft Teams
    • Viva Learning supports upskilling and educating your organization
    • Viva Engage fosters communication across work units

    Room 152a
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Viva
  • Viva Dashboard: What is it? How to use it and how to make it your own

    The Viva Dashboard is one of Viva Connections' most powerful yet misunderstood components. The Dashboard pulls the tools your employees need in a quick and easily consumable dashboard that they can access in the office or on the go. Dynamic interactive dashboard cards allow employees to complete simple tasks or review critical data right in the flow of their work.

    But what's possible? And how do you set up our Dashboard for success? Join Microsoft MVP & Regional Director Eric Overfield as he walks you through the Viva Dashboard, why your team should be using it today, and how you can tailor it to your team's specific needs. The Dashboard can be built with no code, or a developer can create custom cards to meet the specific needs of an organization - he'll show you both!

    In this session:
    • Viva Connection's Dashboard 101
    • Dashboard dynamic cards 101
    • Learn how to create cards without any code
    • Discover what's possible when creating custom Adaptive Card Extensions
    • See community card samples that you can leverage for your team
    • Live demos of Viva Connections Dashboard in action

    Room 149a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Viva
  • Modernize Corporate Learning with Microsoft Teams

    As more and more enterprises embrace hybrid and remote working environments in a post-pandemic world, many organizations are looking to improve the way they deliver Learning and Development activities to their staff in engaging, interactive, and collaborative ways.

    Explore key scenarios such as:
    - Enabling collaborative learning communities with Microsoft Teams for Change Management initiatives, building Communities of Practice, peer-based Management Training, and more;
    - Foster a sense of inclusion and welcoming for new-hires with group-based interactive onboarding cohorts;
    - Provide “in the moment” training for real-world project-based learning in Teams;

    Don’t miss this interactive session and learn how AvePoint helps customers make the most of their M365 capabilities by leveraging, enhancing, and automating Microsoft Teams for L&D scenarios.

    Room 145a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Solution Showcase
  • Securing Your Remote Workforce Through Azure Virtual Desktop

    Hybrid workplaces are here to stay, and organizations are faced with new challenges surrounding securing their remote workforce. Businesses are invested in pivoting to a cloud-first approach, but how can you properly secure your environment when the workforce is dispersed, using their own devices, and connecting from unknown networks?

    Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) allows organizations to quickly deploy managed workstations for a modern and flexible remote workforce. AVD enables organizations to control the workspace of its employees even in a BYOD environment; the organization controls the virtual desktop and employees can remain responsible for their own devices. This separation allows for a lower administrative overhead, a more secure environment, and a highly scalable solution for organizational growth.

    This session will focus on how your organization can leverage AVD to empower your remote workforce while maintaining control of your data and securing your cloud infrastructure.

    Room 145b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/M365 Development
    • Business Value
    • Solution Showcase
  • Synology Data Backup for Microsoft 365: How to Protect Yourself From Data Loss & Disasters

    Microsoft’s policies on M365 data backup are focused on the infrastructure of M365 and the ability to access their interface. When it comes to backing up your critical data and protecting it from potential threats such as disasters, ransomware, and human error; that clearly lies on the shoulders of the owner of the data. Synology has built a robust array of hardware options and software innovations that will protect all of your organization’s sensitive data to keep downtime to a minimum. Join our session to learn more about Synology’s data protection solutions as well as take a deep dive into our backend to see how setting up a data retention policy could save you from potential disasters and downtime.

    Room 147a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • Teams for Every Day

    An example of managing business processes from a Teams interface.

    As we strive to streamline business processes and create access from any device, the simplicity of accessing priority content, forms, and workflows from a single interface is always a simplified path.

    In this session, we will review interface examples where users can access vital business processes from their Teams app.

    Room 147b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Microsoft Teams Adoption
    • Solution Showcase
  • Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

    Uber, Medibank, Rockstar and many more were targeted in 2022. We’ll peel the covers back on some of last year’s most popular data breaches and social engineering hacks to learn from and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Its also not a matter of if but when and we’ll take a look at how to recover data in minutes with Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365.

    Room 149a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft 365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Admin
    • Microsoft Teams User
    • Solution Showcase
  • Protect Microsoft 365 data with immutability and monitoring


    In the last 12 months, 53% of surveyed organizations stated that they had experienced data loss or corruption in SaaS applications. Luckily, more organizations are adopting third-party backup solutions for Microsoft 365, but many are still vulnerable to data loss. 

    Join this session from Veeam to learn everything you need to know about Microsoft 365 backup. We will not only show you how easy it is to start protecting your Microsoft 365 data for FREE, but you will also get a close look at how to make Microsoft 365 backup data immutable, leverage advanced monitoring capabilities, and provide self-service restore options to your users. 

    Room 150b
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Expert
    • N/A
    • Solution Showcase
  • Brewing Beer with IDP, Machine Learning & RPA

    Attention technologists & beer drinkers: In this unique session we'll look at how one of the nation's largest independent breweries improved their business & their beer with state-of-the-art document technologies integrated into Microsoft SharePoint. Bring your intellect & your questions. You just might win a cold one!

    Room 151a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Content Management
    • Solution Showcase
  • From Insights to Impact: Measuring Your Intranet ROI

    Digital Transformation has taken businesses on a journey of technical advances resulting in a new way of working. SharePoint Intranets are no longer static file repositories. They’re dynamic venues for knowledge sharing, productivity, and collaboration. A well-managed modern SharePoint Intranet streamlines communication, improves employee experience, and facilitates connection. How can you tell if your investments in modernizing successfully result in a well-managed intranet?

    In this session, we will cover:

    Top KPIs you should be monitoring to evaluate the health of your SharePoint Intranet

    How to implement those metrics with actionable steps that will increase user adoption, improve site performance, and help provide usage data to your key stakeholders.

    Room 152a
    Thu 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Solution Showcase
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