Washington, D.C.

TechCon365 Workshops & Sessions
Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Conference

Additional Sessions and Workshops Coming Soon!

  • Thriving in the era of AI

    Join Microsoft product leaders as they highlight the value and benefit of Microsoft 365 innovation, and beyond. You'll get unique insights into Copilot and AI innovation, advances in employee experiences, content services that help automate the flow of work, and perspectives across roles: Business, IT Pros, and Developers. Get a solid understanding of the strategy and vision, with clarity on where Microsoft is taking content, communication, and collaboration into the future.

    Ballroom A
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Ask Microsoft Anything

    Grab your lunch, and take a seat! It’s time for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). Got a burning question you just can't yet find an answer to? This AMA is to be a lively live hour of Q&A - to ask questions and voice feedback - direct to the product teams across Microsoft. It will be a lunchtime well spent—a mix of tech talk, laughter, and a dash of insider knowledge.

    Ballroom B
    Wed 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Establishing SharePoint Online Admin Rockstar Status

    SharePoint Online (SPO) integrates with 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 the integration with them by exploring and discussing SharePoint Online best practices for configuring, securing, optimizing, and implementing redundancy.

    We will begin by discussing and creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, followed by exploring how to customize both the M365 and SharePoint administrator dashboards so they only display information related to the Microsoft 365 services and SPO-related components like SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

    We will also explore how to create and assign users to access SharePoint Online as both an end user and as administrators.

    Being most scenarios require the migration of content, we will discuss several options for migrating content from many different sources to SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

    Most migrations require at least an interim hybrid configuration, so we will introduce and explore the components that can be configured for a hybrid environment as an interim solution, or as a long-term solution.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and explore the configuration of several components of SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell. These SPO components and configurations include;

    Creating, configuring, and managing site collections

    Configuring the user profile service (UPS) to ensure your Active Directory data is included in your search index

    Exploring several search service configuration options, to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, along with how to access some search-related reports, as well as some suggestions on how to help your users submit better search queries for more accurate search results

    Discussing both SharePoint Online and OneDrive configuration options for managing and securing your collaboration content

    Create and implementing a structured taxonomy to provide consistent and reliable data in SPO by using published tenant-level content types and managed metadata fields via the term store, as well as other custom column types, that can all be managed by information architects.

    As we discuss these topics throughout the day, I’ll be sharing best practices, as well as tips and tricks that every SPO admin should know about while working with SPO.

    When you leave the workshop, you’ll have all the skills and best practices to migrate to, configure, manage, and secure SharePoint Online and OneDrive components using the SharePoint Online Admin center, OneDrive admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room 204C
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • From Chaos to Control: Mastering Records Management in the Digital Age with Microsoft Purview

    This workshop will be a deep-dive on strategies for planning and executing Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management in the workplace from both a Records Manager's and IT-Pro's perspective. With compliance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace today, compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance. This is unfamiliar territory for many; this workshop is built to help clear the path forward for both sides.

    The workshop will cover key topics like:
    • Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    • Using automation to help scale your solution
    • Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    • Understanding what configurations can and can't (easily) be changed after-the-fact
    • SharePoint/Teams architecture impacts
    • Where you may need to customize
    • What implications does this have for copilot?
    • Enablement… what a Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 strategy might look like

    To reinforce the topics, Joanne will walk thru several real-world use-cases and discuss the skills, roles, responsibilities, and approaches she's seen success with.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Elevate Your Intranet: Unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence with Copilot and Viva

    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 all-day workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet. We will then explore how Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Copilot can elevate your intranet past content surfaced in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and the Viva suite.

    At the end of the tutorial, you will understand common solutions like decentralized content management with centralized content experiences, branding capabilities across Microsoft 365, and how to create personalized content experiences. You will leave with a clear understanding of how you can best leverage Copilot and Viva to create an incredible employee experience.

    During the workshop, we will demo creating a/an:
    -Intuitive global and site navigation
    -Branded experience with recommended page layouts
    -Scalable enterprise information architecture
    -Custom search experiences to surface the right information, at the right time
    -Artificial Intelligence assisted development of learning and onboarding content
    -A seamless connection between your intranet and where people are working

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities using only Business Premium licenses 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 without navigating additional costs.

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Ultimate guide to administering M365 and Teams

    Are you an admin who's been administering M365 for years? Or are you brand new to the admin role? Either way, there will be something for you in this workshop!

    We will be taking a deep look into the administration of M365 and some of its services, with a heavy focus on Teams, using the admin center, PowerShell, Graph, and more. Expect deep explainers on what different switches really do, and practical advice on how to configure things appropriately for your organization.

    We will spend time in this workshop setting up automations together and sharing real world examples of how to make your job easier.

    Room 207A
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Share, Protect, & Govern Your Data in Teams, SharePoint, & OneDrive

    Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around the ability to access and share information securely. Not all information is the same and the ability to get content securely to the right people, both internal and external, at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely your data in Office 365? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your data?

    The ability to safeguard your data is possible! In this workshop, we will show you:
    - The landscape of data security
    - What is Microsoft Purview and how we can use it
    - How to secure you data with Information Protection and sensitivity labels
    - Control & manage sharing in your tenant
    - Prevent exfiltration with Data Loss Prevention
    - How to detect, investigate, and take action using Insider Risk Management
    - Retain content using Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management

    By the end of this workshop you will know what you can do to secure your data and allow your company to collaborate better and achieve more.

    Room 207A
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
  • Data Security: It's Not Just for IT Anymore

    Data security is more important than ever before. As businesses and individuals move more of their data to the cloud, protecting it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction is essential.

    In this session, we will focus on data security for end users in Microsoft 365. We will discuss the common threats to data security and the security features available in Microsoft 365 to help protect your data. We will also share tips and advice on how to use these features effectively.

    By the end of this session, you will be able to:
    - Understand the importance of data security and the common threats to data security
    - Identify the key data security features in Microsoft 365
    - Learn how to use Microsoft 365 security features to protect your data
    - Implement best practices for data security in your workplace

    This session is ideal for end users in Microsoft 365 who want to learn more about how to protect their data. No prior knowledge of data security is required.

    Room 202B
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • IT Pro meets Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management

    This session will explain Data Lifecycle and Records Management in Microsoft Purview from an IT-Pro's perspective. With data governance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace, particularly with the use of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, good data governance is more important than ever. Compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance.

    This is unfamiliar territory for many IT-Pros, so this session is designed to help clear the path forward. It covers topics like:
    - Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    - Using automation to apply retention labels to your content
    - Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    - SharePoint and Teams architecture impacts

    Joanne will discuss the skills that IT-Pros should bring to the table when working with their Compliance team partners.

    4 Objectives:
    - Understand how to interpret retention schedules from a technical perspective
    - Understand the dependencies for the automation features in DLM/RM
    - Understand the impacts your SP/Teams architecture can have on applying DLM/RM controls
    - Understand what decisions need to be solidified early on for DLM/RM

    Room 204C
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Power BI Analytics at Scale with Microsoft Fabric

    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 Microsoft Fabric, understand exactly what it is, and how it can help position your organization for the new age of AI. Microsoft Fabric has changed the way we all think about and utilize data. Taking lessons from Power BI Premium capacities Fabric allows us to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service & the PAAS\IAAS world of Azure Synapse. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Microsoft Fabric is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Fabric 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 Microsoft Fabric, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 206
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365 in the AI Era

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

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change? How does Ai and Copilot help (or not)?

    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • Implementing Microsoft 365 Data Loss Prevention. A Real World Approach

    As more and more organizations' content is stored in cloud locations, it can become further at risk for accidental or malicious misuse. Users make good use of cloud collaboration features to share documents with others. Information contained within documents or even the intended recipient of the files may not be properly considered before transmission. This can often lead to data loss and poses significant risks to the organization. To protect against the loss of data control, organizations are looking for solutions that protect the data when it is shared.

    Join David as he takes a practical approach to understand data loss prevention techniques and capabilities available within Microsoft 365. David will also provide a real-world approach to implementing the technologies with a strong consideration of the balance of protection and user experience.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Data recovery options for SharePoint/OneDrive

    SharePoint and OneDrive include several content recovery options for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your end users on SharePoint recovery options like the site recycle bin, versioning, and site collection recycle bin can lighten the burden on your admins.

    Using either a GUI or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire SharePoint Server farm or components of it. In SharePoint Server you can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and lists, and there are options for recovering these site collections, sites, lists and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of your SharePoint Server farm.

    With a vast majority of your SharePoint Server content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint Server administrators to configure SharePoint as well as SQL Server for quick content recovery, minimizing the downtime and providing shorter and achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Protect at the speed and scale of AI with Microsoft Copilot for Security

    Join us for an informative session on Microsoft Security Copilot, the first generative AI security product that amplifies your security and IT team’s impact and efficiency.

    In this session, we will provide an overview of the threat landscape, scenarios, integrations, and demos of how Microsoft Security Copilot works. You will learn about the business value of using this product, including improved productivity and collaboration, faster investigation and response to threats, and continuous assessment and improvement of posture. Microsoft Security Copilot is grounded in responsible AI principles, ensuring that your data is protected and used responsibly.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft Security Copilot can transform your security operations.

    Room 202A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Introduction to Microsoft Purview

    Do you know or are you interested in what Microsoft Purview is?

    Microsoft Purview is the solution suite of Microsoft 365 and brings a collection of risk and compliance technologies including things like information protection, retention, records, insider risk, eDiscovery, and more.

    In this session we will review all of the solutions available within this suite of products, what are their use cases, how they work together, and how they could work for you within your organization.

    Room 207A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

    SharePoint Premium is a big step forward for Content Services in Microsoft 365 by providing the ability to integrate AI into the flow of work. Unstructured content is being produced at an alarming rate in modern workplaces today and organizations need a way to improve the effectiveness of business processes surrounding it.

    SharePoint Premium's content processing capabilities help by automatically classifying content, extracting metadata, improving search, enhancing knowledge sharing, and applying appropriate governance controls. SharePoint Premium is this and so much more!

    To demonstrate, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of building and training an Unstructured Document Processing model in SharePoint as well as the additional capabilities it provides once classified.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and some of the "extras" you get with SharePoint Premium.

    Room 201
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Managing Microsoft 365 using PowerShell

    PowerShell is a standard programming language for managing both on-premises and cloud services. Microsoft 365 and its supporting service Azure both support5 execution of PowerShell. Connecting to Microsoft 365 is performed using different approaches and modules.

    Knowing which module to install and import and the connection methods are critical to managing services. Most management tasks that are available in the tenant are also within PowerShell. It allows IT Administrators to create reusable scripts.

    In this session, we will look at how to connect to the services within Microsoft 365. We will also perform essential management in the cloud.

    Room 204C
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Exploring Microsoft 365 migration considerations and tools

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

    We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases
    • Before the migration
    • Completing the migration
    • Managing the cloud-based content after migration

    As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including out of the box tools like the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT), the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT), Migration Manager, as well as several other tools to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Microsoft 365.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Modernizing Your Data Retention. Moving Beyond the Created Date

    Historically, data retention in an environment has been based mainly on two key pieces of data: when the document was created or when the document was last modified. More recently, retention policies have also been controlled based on the content of the data, but again determining disposition goes back to created or last modified dates.

    Perhaps you would like more options for controlling document retention. Maybe basing retention policies for employee documents on when they are no longer with the company, or project documents that are retained based on the project end date make more sense to your organization. In this session, we will illustrate how you can go beyond the basic created or modified dates of data to controlling retention based on events that occur. No longer do you need to be constrained to a few pieces of metadata for determining the data retention policies of your content.

    Room 204C
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Connect to your M365 Data with Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Many people are familiar with accessing and retrieving their corporate data from the Microsoft Graph. However, what do you do when you need to access this data at scale? Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) is a robust data extraction tool that allows for secure, granular data access from Microsoft 365 to Azure Data Lake. It provides organizations with valuable insights while maintaining compliance with privacy regulations. It is a powerful, yet complex tool.

    The recently introduced Microsoft Fabric is a comprehensive data analysis platform that has the potential to remove much of this complexity.
    This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft Graph Data Connect within Microsoft Fabric can very quickly allow you to leverage your corporate data to enhance collaboration, productivity, and decision-making processes in your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
  • Top 10 best practices every Admin should be doing in M365!

    Come and learn the top 10 best practices you should be doing to both manage and secure your environment. Tenant configuration can be a balance of usability and security when planning your roll-out or management model.

    These best practices will assist you in improving visibility into M365 and help you understand the necessary controls needed to have in place to ensure your tenant is protected.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management.

    This session will focus on how to best operationalize your Office 365 investment. We will walk through how to develop a governance board focusing on tenant and service management, define roles and responsibilities, learn how to manage change in a SAAS solution that uses an evergreen service management model, and develop a system of communication to better support your customers.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Essential Microsoft 365 security features crash course

    Security is top of mind for any business moving to the cloud and even more so for those who had to move out of necessity without a clear action plan. Knowing where to start and what is available can be half the battle.

    This session will cover some of the top concepts when it comes to securing and monitoring your Microsoft 365 environment, the best tools to start with, and which admin center you can find them in.

    Including but not limited to a look at the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and Microsoft 365 Defender admin center and the osmosis process that has happened since parting ways from what was formally known as the Security and Compliance center.

    The best part is that some of these are available in your subscription now at no extra charge!

    Room 207B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
  • Microsoft Purview Compliance – Tales from the Trenches

    As more and more of an organization's data is stored within the cloud, controlling the sheer amount of data can be daunting. Administrators and compliance professionals are being called on more and more to support content management to ensure it is protected and maintained throughout its data lifecycle.

    Joanne and David have assisted organizations for years and helped many enterprises design and build compliance solutions within Microsoft 365 Purview from the ground up. In this session, they'll discuss critical topics organizations should consider when implementing Records Management and Information Protection controls. They will also cover common pitfalls affecting the organization on its compliance journey.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Securing your organization with Microsoft Privileged Identity Managment (PIM)

    This session will provide insights into effectively integrating Privileged Identity Management (PIM) systems with your existing Azure AD/ Entra infrastructure. Attendees will learn best practices for seamless integration, ensuring data consistency, and maximizing the value of their PIM systems. The session will cover various integration strategies, tools, and real-world case studies to highlight successful implementations.

    Room 201
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Security & Compliance
  • What’s New for Microsoft 365 Admins

    Learn about what’s new and what’s coming for administrators of Microsoft 365. This session will cover the latest innovations in multi-tenant management, health and monitoring, and more.

    Room 203AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Unlock SharePoint Premium content services by connecting Azure Pay-as-you-go billing

    Microsoft Syntex is evolving into the new SharePoint Premium offering and at the same time, new value in content AI is being unlocked through a first-time billing method for Microsoft 365--pay-as-you-go billing through Azure billing.

    Azure billing might be new to some organizations even when they're familiar with Microsoft 365. However, taking the time to understand how and why the two services are connected for SharePoint Premium will help you unlock significant value for your organization.

    Tom Resing is a member of the SharePoint Premium product engineering team at Microsoft. Every day, Tom thinks about how we communicate the user value of our content AI services.

    Come to this session to get an overview of the how, why, what, when, and where you can get started with the admin steps that allow your users to begin automatically capturing information about files as they are added to SharePoint, including when they're added in conversations in Teams channels.

    Room 207A
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint Premium
  • 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 204C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • The One Copilot Workshop to Rule them All

    Let's face it, Copilot is everywhere, in everything, it's like the force... and sometimes just as confusing and hard to grasp. Those who learn to harness the power of Copilots within their organization will be able to go where no organization has gone before...

    But what does it all mean? It all seems so overwhelming. What if your organization is unwilling to pay for Copilot licenses? What is the average person to do??

    Join Mark Rackley in this full-day demo-filled tutorial where attendees will learn:

    - What is Copilot and Generative AI?
    - What do you need to do to prepare for Microsoft Copilot?
    - What are your options for extending Microsoft Copilot?
    - When and how should you use Copilot Studio?
    - How can you create your own Custom Copilot that doesn't require expensive licensing?

    With practical demos and real-world stories from the trenches, you will leave with all of your Copilot questions answered and feeling empowered to embrace Generative AI in your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
  • Building Generative AI Applications: GPTs, Copilots, and Chatbots

    This workshop is for people who want to get started building generative AI applications. Attendees will gain a conceptual understanding of the major components of generative AI applications along with practical guidance for building assistants that can answer questions and perform useful tasks.

    The workshop covers:
    - Core Concepts – Models, Prompts and Grounding
    - Copilot Studio and AI Studio
    - Assistants and the Assistants API
    - Adding Capabilities with APIs
    - Long-term Memory, Ingestion, and Retrieval
    - Chatbots and User Experiences
    - Copilot, ChatGPT, Teams, and Others

    Room 208AB
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Introduction to 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.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • M365 Apps
  • Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

    Are you a developer that is just getting started trying to customize SharePoint and Teams and don't know where to start?

    In this introductory level session we will look at how to get started using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and some potential uses for it. We will learn about setting up a development environment, creating a new project, deploying and debugging, and resources to keep the learning going.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Mastering React Hooks for SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams Apps

    Delve into the world of React Hooks and discover how to leverage this powerful tool in SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams app development.

    Learn the fundamentals of React Hooks, including integrating state with the useState hook, handling events and side effects using the useEffect hook, and even how to create custom hooks for your apps!

    Whether you're new to React Hooks or looking to enhance your skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge to create dynamic and efficient apps using React Hooks.

    Room 202A
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Building Multi-tenant apps for Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 uses the concept of a "tenant" to securely isolate each customer's data, users, and permissions, even as they are running on shared infrastructure. Most applications run within a single tenant, and would require a separate copy of the app for each tenant.

    In this session, you'll gain a deep understanding of tenants and how they relate to data access and Entre ID. Then you'll learn how to build apps that run across many tenants, allowing you to host a single copy of the app and share it across many Microsoft 365 customers, all while maintaining the isolation and security your customers expect.

    This is not only important to software vendors, as more customers are finding themselves with multiple tenants due to mergers and acquisitions and other partnerships. Please attend to fully demystify the way multitenancy works in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Graph, and your applications!

    Room 207B
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • M365 Apps
  • Getting Started Making Copilots with Assistants, Graph, and AI Search

    In this session Doug and Fabian will build a copilot that uses Microsoft Graph and Azure OpenAI On Your Data.

    You will learn about prompts that use tools such as the ability to work with email via Microsoft Graph and how to use your own APIs and how to include retrieval augmented generation (RAG) using Azure Open AI with AI Search.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Search
  • 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 206
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Citizens Services and Generative AI - A new way to engage!

    Join us for an interactive and education session on the foundational elements of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We will walk the audience through a live build of a Copilot Studio Chat bot while at the same time demonstrating the learning that both the “maker” and the “agent” are exposed to through the process.
    Citizen Services, whether Federal or State & Local Government provided, is undergoing unprecedented transformation with Generative AI Agents. This session will provide a baseline 3-Horizon Approach and use case that highlights the workloads addressed by a Generative AI Chat Bot built in Copilot Studio and connected to Azure Open AI. Don't miss this educational and exciting session!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Government
  • The AI Enabled Agency

    This session is designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers interested in understanding their agency’s position on the AI maturity model. We will introduce a comprehensive framework and rubric for self-assessment, helping you identify your current standing and the steps needed to advance. The session will be enriched with numerous demonstrations, showcasing practical applications of AI. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your agency into an AI-enabled entity.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Government
  • Leveraging Azure OpenAI to Create a Custom Generative AI Solution: Practical Tips and Techniques

    Are you concerned about your users relying on unapproved, public generative AI tools like ChatGPT? Are you ready to have your own private instance of ChatGPT within your organization's secure Azure cloud tenant? If so, this session is tailor-made for you.

    Join us for an immersive session that will unlock the full potential of generative AI solutions using the powerful toolbox of Azure OpenAI and its associated services. Discover how you can harness the transformative power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize your organization's capabilities securely with your own data.

    In this 30-minute solution showcase, we will guide you through the process of understanding, building, and deploying generative AI solutions using Azure OpenAI. Our expert speakers will share how we’ve approached similar implementations through a variety of use cases. Learn how you can utilize private data sources to create an internal HR chat, streamlining employee interactions and enhancing productivity. Additionally, we will showcase the potential of querying current website data to build a virtual assistant for your organization’s website, supercharging the user experience for your visitors.

    Room 201
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Microsoft PowerApps and Facilitating 508 Compliance

    Best practices and lessons learned in applying 508 Compliant requirements to applications developed using the Microsoft PowerApps platform.

    Room 206
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Learning Hack: Building Smarter Skilling with CoPilot

    Unlock the potential of Microsoft Copilot to transform skilling and learning within your company. In this session we will explore how Copilot teaches users new skills more effectively. You will learn how to develop dynamic, individualized instructional copilots using AI-driven skilling and learning techniques. Come discover how to put these concepts into practice and take your training programs to new levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance skilling and learning with the power of Microsoft Copilot!

    Room 204C
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Advanced
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
  • Extending Microsoft 365: Exploring the Art of the Possible

    Ever felt like the world of Microsoft 365 is a maze? You’re not alone! In this session, we’ll take a journey together through real-life examples where we’ve turned the complexity of Microsoft 365 into simple, automated solutions.

    We’ll start from the basics, exploring out-of-the-box and low-code options, and gradually move towards creating custom self-hosted solutions. Extending Microsoft 365 is not limited to just creating web parts and by the end of this session, you’ll be inspired to see how you can make Microsoft 365 work for you in ways you’ve never imagined before. So, whether you’re a beginner or have some experience under your belt, join us as we unravel the exciting possibilities of extending Microsoft 365!

    Room 209AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Securing Your Microsoft Universe in an AI-Driven Era

    In an era where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, safeguarding your digital ecosystem has become paramount. As organizations worldwide increasingly rely on Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure for their operations, these critical environments now sit firmly in the crosshairs of threat actors. We’ll delve into the unique challenges posed by the emergence of AI-powered attacks and explore the critical subject of cyber resilience within the Microsoft ecosystem, emphasizing protective measures and strategies for Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms.

    By examining learnings from real-world attacks, we identify opportunities to enhance your cybersecurity posture and discuss multi-faceted strategies to bolster cyber resilience. Attendees will learn about the key components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, including risk assessment, threat intelligence, incident response planning and disaster recovery, and take away practical insights and best practices to help develop, implement and maintain effective cybersecurity measures tailored to their organization’s unique needs.

    Room 202A
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Security & Compliance
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Not Just for Citizen Development: Embracing Power Platform for Enterprise Applications

    Too many people still look at Power Platform as something for citizen developers or "the smaller light-weight apps", but this misses a very large opportunity. Power Platform is incredibly well suited for the developing and hosting larger complex enterprises applications. This session will delve into why IT and business professionals and their leadership should be taking a Power Platform first strategy when looking to build applications.

    In the session we'll explore the scalability of the platform technically and from a licensing perspective, the way the platform empowers developers and non-developers to both contribute to app making, talk about real-world examples, and discuss how Azure PaaS services ensures there is never a requirement that can't be met.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Build Solutions for Microsoft 365 with a Fluent API Library

    For the most part, your imagination is the limit when it comes to extending the Microsoft 365 platform. Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint and Microsoft Graph REST APIs that make building solutions 10x easier and faster. This free, open-source initiative, part of the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community can be used within the SharePoint Framework, NodeJS, or any JavaScript/TypeScript based project.

    This session will cover using the library within the SharePoint Framework and Azure Functions NodeJS project.

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

    Room 209AB
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Unlock Third Party or Line of Business Data using Graph Connectors and Copilot

    In this session we will focus on how anyone but especially knowledge workers can use Large Language Models (LLMs) driven tools like Copilot or custom GPTs and 3P/LOB data in a Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern to aids individuals to ask in natural language questions and get more complete and textual responses.

    Microsoft Graph Connectors allow for that by bringing in your own data into Microsoft 365 and making it available through a search index and semantic labeling (index) thus allowing the LLMs to reason over that otherwise locked data.

    Room 201
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Search
  • Better Together: Azure + Power Platform in the Federal Government

    Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the "Better Together" narrative of Azure and Power Platform's transformative impact on the federal government. Discover how these powerful tools are not just enhancing efficiency but are also fostering innovation in the public sector. This level 200-300 technical session will explore the synergistic relationship between Azure OpenAI services and the Power Platform, demonstrating how they empower federal agencies to achieve more with less.

    Learn about the latest advancements in AI that are making waves across government operations, from predictive analytics to intelligent automation. Witness firsthand the capabilities of Microsoft Copilots and how they are revolutionizing the way federal IT professionals, business users, and developers collaborate to solve complex challenges. Through real-world examples and interactive discussions, gain insights into how these technologies are breaking down silos and creating a cohesive ecosystem for government excellence.

    Whether you're looking to streamline processes, enhance decision-making, or drive significant cost savings, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools to leverage Azure and Power Platform for the greater good of federal governance. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the conversation on how we can build a smarter, more connected government together.

    Room 202A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Securing your organization with Microsoft Privileged Identity Managment (PIM)

    This session will provide insights into effectively integrating Privileged Identity Management (PIM) systems with your existing Azure AD/ Entra infrastructure. Attendees will learn best practices for seamless integration, ensuring data consistency, and maximizing the value of their PIM systems. The session will cover various integration strategies, tools, and real-world case studies to highlight successful implementations.

    Room 201
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Security & Compliance
  • Build Your Skills: Microsoft 365 Essentials for Beginners

    Unlock the power of Microsoft 365 in this comprehensive workshop tailored for beginners. Delve into the core components of OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams, understanding their distinct roles and how they work in tandem to boost productivity. We'll explore key functionalities like document co-authoring, file sharing, managing access, and the unique document lifecycle within these platforms.

    Along the way, learn to navigate the diverse terrain of other Microsoft 365 apps including Outlook, Planner, and To Do, enhancing both individual and team productivity. Understand the nuances of choosing the right tool for the right task, be it OneDrive for personal document management, SharePoint for organizational content, or Teams for collaborative projects. Attendees are encouraged to use their own devices and accounts to follow along, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of navigating and using Microsoft 365's capabilities confidently for effective communication and collaboration.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Zero to Hero: Build Microsoft Teams App for Full Stack Developers

    If you have little to no experience creating apps for Microsoft Teams using full-stack development techniques, this is for you! After covering what tools you need to start creating Microsoft Teams Apps, you’ll learn how to build different components to extend Microsoft Teams. This includes building personal & channel tabs (apps), bots, and message extensions for Microsoft Teams. And, you’ll learn how to take your message extensions and use them as Copilot plugins if your users have Copilot for Microsoft 365!

    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!

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Share, Protect, & Govern Your Data in Teams, SharePoint, & OneDrive

    Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around the ability to access and share information securely. Not all information is the same and the ability to get content securely to the right people, both internal and external, at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely your data in Office 365? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your data?

    The ability to safeguard your data is possible! In this workshop, we will show you:
    - The landscape of data security
    - What is Microsoft Purview and how we can use it
    - How to secure you data with Information Protection and sensitivity labels
    - Control & manage sharing in your tenant
    - Prevent exfiltration with Data Loss Prevention
    - How to detect, investigate, and take action using Insider Risk Management
    - Retain content using Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management

    By the end of this workshop you will know what you can do to secure your data and allow your company to collaborate better and achieve more.

    Room 207A
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
  • Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva... What Should I Use, and When?

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

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

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

    Room 203AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Prepare the Organization for Self-Service in Microsoft 365

    Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one. How can you meet the needs of the business and avoid shadow IT with limited resources? Enter self-service.

    In this session, we will share how to:
    - Prepare the organization for self-service solution builds in Microsoft 365
    - Create a consistent user experience across solutions
    - Report on activity in your environment with out of the box tools to support your governance
    - Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization

    Leave this session with actionable steps to begin changing the way your organization creates spaces for collaboration.

    Room 201
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Elevating Your Experience: Improving Findability & Knowledge Discovery in Microsoft 365 & SharePoint

    In today's fast-paced business environment, quick and easy access to knowledge is critical for success. Unfortunately, many organizations and people struggle with finding and accessing information within their intranets.

    In this session, we’ll review several different strategies to improve findability in Microsoft 365 – from simple tips to help users be more successful with search to more strategic approaches for intranet navigation and structure using home sites and hubs, information delivery with Viva Connections, improving knowledge management with Viva Topics and Viva Engage, and how Copilot can help.

    You will learn practical and actionable tips and tricks that you can implement immediately as you evolve your employee experiences.

    Room 202A
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • What’s New with OneDrive!

    Are you caught up with all the new features in OneDrive? Have you rolled out OneDrive and not provided any new information to your users about what's new?

    OneDrive in Microsoft 365 continues to evolve and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up. Join me as we walk through the newest improvements and changes to the world of OneDrive and now content AI. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid file management and sync solution.

    Room 204C
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
  • Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365 in the AI Era

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

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change? How does Ai and Copilot help (or not)?

    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
  • Navigating Document Approval in SharePoint: A Practical Case Study

    At her medical research non-profit, different departments rely heavily on SOP documents, or Standard Operating Procedures. These documents have to go through annual reviews that are several layers deep, in addition to needing a group approval of the final SOP.

    In this session, Lindsay will break down exactly how she built SOP approval processes for four different departments using just SharePoint document libraries, Power Automate, and Approvals that have served their purpose effectively and efficiently for years.

    Room 201
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Power Automate
  • To Build or Buy: Case Management in Dynamics 365 or Power Apps

    It's an age-old question: should I buy the solution "off the shelf" or build it myself? In the past, the high cost of custom development meant most people bought their software and did their best to "make it work."

    But with the advent of low code, more and more organizations are not having to make that choice, but inside discovering it's really a spectrum.

    This session will look the specific need many of my customers have: case management. In the past and sadly in the present, many of my customers rely on Excel to manage cases (or incidents or whatever terminology they use). Thanks to Power Apps, these customers have a better way.

    But what about Dynamics 365? When should they consider it versus a "home grown" solution. I'll look at the pros and cons of both approaches and perhaps help you find the "sweet spot."

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Microsoft Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Track, Organize, and Collaborate

    Microsoft Lists is a powerful app that helps you track information and organize your work with ease. Whether you want to manage your personal tasks or collaborate with your team, Microsoft Lists can help you create customizable lists that suit your needs.

    In this session, you will learn how to:
    - Access Microsoft Lists from web, desktop, mobile, and Teams
    - Sync your lists for offline access
    - Sort, filter, and group your list items
    - Choose from different views such as Gallery, Calendar, and Board
    - Format your views and columns with conditional formatting
    - Customize your forms with no-code or low-code solutions
    - Integrate your lists with Power Apps and Power Automate
    - Set up alerts, rules, and notifications for your lists
    - Share your lists with colleagues and control permissions
    And more!

    Join us for this ultimate guide to Microsoft Lists and discover how you can use it efficiently for any scenario.

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Create a Compelling Employee Experience with Brand Center

    Establishing a consistent brand identity is essential for any organization especially when it comes to internal communications and employee experience. Brand Center empowers businesses to expose their brand identity seamlessly across various channels in Microsoft 365. This session delves into the core functionalities and capabilities of Brand Center, unlocking a world of creative possibilities for enterprises of all sizes.

    Join us as we explore the features of the Brand Center, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of its tools and capabilities. We will look at practical applications of Brand Center in SharePoint and Viva Connections, how to get started, and some things to avoid as you start your brand journey.

    In this session we will explore
    - What is Brand Center and why it is important.
    - Key functionality of Brand Center including font, theme, and asset management for your organization.
    - How to get started rolling out Brand Center for your organization.
    - Governance questions and thoughts
    - Potential roadblocks and pitfalls
    - Look at real world examples of organizations leveraging Brand Center

    This session is designed for marketing professionals, brand managers, or communication specialists who are looking for ways to explore their brand within the Microsoft ecosystem.

    Room 207B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

    SharePoint Premium is a big step forward for Content Services in Microsoft 365 by providing the ability to integrate AI into the flow of work. Unstructured content is being produced at an alarming rate in modern workplaces today and organizations need a way to improve the effectiveness of business processes surrounding it.

    SharePoint Premium's content processing capabilities help by automatically classifying content, extracting metadata, improving search, enhancing knowledge sharing, and applying appropriate governance controls. SharePoint Premium is this and so much more!

    To demonstrate, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of building and training an Unstructured Document Processing model in SharePoint as well as the additional capabilities it provides once classified.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and some of the "extras" you get with SharePoint Premium.

    Room 201
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • What's new and next for Microsoft Viva

    Find out what's new and what's next for Microsoft Viva

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365: Cybersecurity Lessons & Recovery with Spanning Backup

    Explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats in 2024 by dissecting some of the most impactful attacks on companies like 23adndMe and MGM in 2023, and revisiting the Mother of All Breaches in 2024. Learn how these breaches and social engineering hacks unfolded and discover key strategies to prevent similar incidents. Recognizing the inevitability of cyberattacks, we'll also delve into rapid data recovery techniques using Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum data protection.

    Room 202B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Unlock AI Potential: Prepare and Enable Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Are you looking to maximize the effectiveness of Copilot for Microsoft 365?
    Join this new AvePoint session to learn how to prepare, secure, and optimize your data for Copilot, ensuring you get the most out of this powerful tool. We'll walk and talk you through the 3 essential steps to unlocking potential with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

    What we'll cover:

    Preparing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand the relationship between Microsoft 365 content and Copilot for Microsoft 365
    - Assess and improve your Microsoft 365 content for quality and business relevance to ensure effective Copilot recommendations and content generation

    Securing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand how Copilot can highlight and intensify the risks of overshared, sensitive content in Microsoft 365
    - Conduct an effective, risk-based review of overshared content across your Microsoft 365 tenant(s) and create a prioritized action plan to remediate before Copilot deployment
    - Implement automated security and configuration policies across Microsoft 365 services to detect and remediate high-risk sharing activity.

    Optimizing Your Operations for Copilot
    - Create and implement go-forward governance rules to ensure that new sites, groups, teams, and other collaborative objects are classified with business-related metadata, have defined data owners, and have appropriate policies assigned to ensure data security and access management
    - Implement automated information and content lifecycle policies to minimize the growth of redundant, obsolete, and trivial content (ROT) over time, which decreases data quality
    - Measure Copilot adoption and ROI by department and use-case

    Room 204C
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Automating Essential Cybersecurity

    Did you know that by 2031 ransomware alone will cost victims over $265 billion? And ransomware attacks are increasing year-over-year. As an IT leader you need a solution in place that will keep your data protected and save your department time. Enter Datto RMM.

    With the explosion in both endpoint count and type of endpoints, IT professionals from all walks of life are struggling to survive the baseline expectation of their role let alone thrive. If this sounds like your business join our experts as they discuss how Datto’s remote monitoring and management tool allows you to manage endpoints with ease. In our session we’ll cover:

    What today’s ransomware landscape looks like and what you need to keep an eye on as cybercriminals start to utilize more tools like AI to infiltrate your endpoints.

    Why Datto’s relentless focus on security makes so many IT professionals trusting in our solutions.

    How Datto enables you to manage, secure, backup, and automate endpoints with one easy to use subscription

    A live demo of Datto RMM so you can see this powerful tool in action.

    Live Q&A

    By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how much time you can save with automation and how to improve your business’s security. Don’t miss out!

    Room 207B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Reimagined Software Adoption: Driving Value through IT-Led Change

    Low end-user software adoption can drain company resources. Discover how shifting IT from a cost center to a crucial revenue driver is transforming organizations. Explore innovative solutions that equip IT teams with the tools needed for effective change management and enhanced software utilization. Join us to learn how integrating these strategies can significantly improve operational efficiency and improve the digital employee experience.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration through Customized Search Experiences

    In SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams, we are building a flat hierarchy through separate site collections or Teams and creating connections through hub site relationships. This supports organizational change, cleaner permission models, and so much more but can prove challenging when you want to centralize a subset of content across these site collections.

    Join us as we explore different approaches for centralizing your content in this modern decentralized world. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    - Understanding the hub site structure and search scopes
    - Using the content type gallery for consistent information architecture
    - Centralizing content through search experiences (including Modern PnP search web part and search verticals)
    - Creating intuitive microlearning content (through Learning Pathways or Viva Learning)

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Real World Tips and Tricks for Driving Software Deployment

    What do companies like Lego, AEG, Polaris, Takeda, and the Special Olympics have in common? They all have useful tips and tricks around driving internal usage of software to help them move from synchronous work to asynchronous work.

    In this session we will hear from those customers and learn how they drove success in their organizations and how you can as well.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Women in Tech and Allies Meetup

    All individuals, regardless of gender, are invited to join us to celebrate, talk about our progress, and focus on how we can continue to make the Microsoft ecosystem the best in the world for welcoming, mentoring and supporting women. Additionally, we aim to promote allyship and foster inclusiveness within our industry.

    Room 207A
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive is more than just cloud storage for your files. It’s a smart way to work and collaborate across Microsoft 365. Whether you need to share documents with your team, sync files to your desktop, or protect your work from accidental loss, OneDrive has you covered.

    In this engaging and practical session, I will show you how to make the most of OneDrive’s features to boost your productivity and make work easier.

    Learn how to:
    - Let OneDrive track activity and sharing for you
    - Open and save files directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote
    - Manage changes with document version history
    - Securely share content with people inside & outside the organization
    - Quickly access SharePoint documents and libraries without leaving OneDrive
    - Move and copy files quickly and easily with between - OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Sync files locally with OneDrive files on-demand
    - Share files in Microsoft Teams
    - Restore files if they get deleted, overwritten, corrupted, or infected by malware
    - Automate repetitive activities with flow
    And more!

    Don’t miss this chance to learn how OneDrive can transform the way you work.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Intro to Microsoft Fabric for the rest of us

    Microsoft Fabric is a software that helps businesses analyze their data. It has many features that help businesses move their data around, analyze it in real-time, and make better decisions. It also has a lot of tools that help businesses store and organize their data in one place. With Microsoft Fabric, businesses can get a better understanding of their data and use it to make better decisions.

    But what does that mean for the rest of us who don't do analytics every day or can barely spell Power BI? Join Mark Rackley and John White for this fun, demo-filled session that breaks Fabric down so that anyone can understand it's power, and how their company can take advantage of it, and get started!

    Room 204C
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 1): Enhancing Findability and Discoverability with Copilot and Search

    In Microsoft 365, efficient information retrieval is critical to do our jobs effectively and there are a variety of ways to support the findability and discoverability of this business-critical content. This session adopts a user-centric approach while exploring specific use cases where Microsoft search and Copilot excel. We will delve into the technical nuances of natural language search and semantic indexes, along with best practices for information architecture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Technical Insights: Understand the differences between natural language search and semantic indexes.
    Effective Search Strategies: Explore when to leverage Copilot and Microsoft search for optimal results.

    Join us for Part 1 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Essential Microsoft 365 security features crash course

    Security is top of mind for any business moving to the cloud and even more so for those who had to move out of necessity without a clear action plan. Knowing where to start and what is available can be half the battle.

    This session will cover some of the top concepts when it comes to securing and monitoring your Microsoft 365 environment, the best tools to start with, and which admin center you can find them in.

    Including but not limited to a look at the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and Microsoft 365 Defender admin center and the osmosis process that has happened since parting ways from what was formally known as the Security and Compliance center.

    The best part is that some of these are available in your subscription now at no extra charge!

    Room 207B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
  • Customize SPO Columns and List Forms with JSON

    JSON is not so scary. There is a ton of content out on the web to help you. In this session, we learn how to customize existing JSON code to fit our needs. During this session, you will learn how to:

    1) Create a button to kick-off an instant flow.
    2) Create a pop-out on hover.
    3) Customize the list form header.
    4) Break the list form into sections.
    5) Customize the list form footer.

    Room 204C
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Buttons in Microsoft Lists - Logic for Non-devs

    In Microsoft Lists, formatting can be done easily, and buttons can be created using a little JSON code. Wouldn't it be nice for end users to be able to click a button on an item in a list, to set a value or run a flow, without even having to open the item or file?

    In this session, you will learn how to create simple buttons to click to run a workflow. No menus, no panels, super simple for end users!

    Laura Rogers will teach you the logic used in order to assign the action that the button takes, how to set up the button's visual appearance, and its text, and how to create conditional formatting.

    Room 202A
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Best Practices for Intranet Information Architecture: the key to unlocking AI’s full potential

    In this workshop, we will explore the basics of Information Architecture (IA) and its role in creating effective intranets using Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Viva Connections. We’ll talk about why IA is so important to AI – and how you can ensure that your intranet content can act as a valuable partner in your AI solutions. Whether you are just starting out or looking to improve your current intranet design, this workshop will provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to make the most of new and upcoming features, capabilities, and best practices. We'll cover key topics including creating and organizing content, building site structures, creating metadata, and leveraging search functionality.

    You will take away:
    • Approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites
    • Tips and best practices for audiences, hubs, and home sites
    • Page design guidance that supports accessibility and great user experiences
    • Effective use of metadata on pages and documents – and whether it is OK to use folders to organize your content.
    • How to leverage Viva Connections to bring your intranet to your users in the flow of work – and how to plan audiences to ensure that the right tools and information gets to the right groups.
    • How Copilot can help your information architecture and vice versa.

    You'll leave with a clear understanding of what IA is, why it matters, and how to get started with creating effective intranets that meet your organization's needs.

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • From Chaos to Control: Mastering Records Management in the Digital Age with Microsoft Purview

    This workshop will be a deep-dive on strategies for planning and executing Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management in the workplace from both a Records Manager's and IT-Pro's perspective. With compliance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace today, compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance. This is unfamiliar territory for many; this workshop is built to help clear the path forward for both sides.

    The workshop will cover key topics like:
    • Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    • Using automation to help scale your solution
    • Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    • Understanding what configurations can and can't (easily) be changed after-the-fact
    • SharePoint/Teams architecture impacts
    • Where you may need to customize
    • What implications does this have for copilot?
    • Enablement… what a Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 strategy might look like

    To reinforce the topics, Joanne will walk thru several real-world use-cases and discuss the skills, roles, responsibilities, and approaches she's seen success with.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Elevate Your Intranet: Unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence with Copilot and Viva

    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 all-day workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet. We will then explore how Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Copilot can elevate your intranet past content surfaced in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and the Viva suite.

    At the end of the tutorial, you will understand common solutions like decentralized content management with centralized content experiences, branding capabilities across Microsoft 365, and how to create personalized content experiences. You will leave with a clear understanding of how you can best leverage Copilot and Viva to create an incredible employee experience.

    During the workshop, we will demo creating a/an:
    -Intuitive global and site navigation
    -Branded experience with recommended page layouts
    -Scalable enterprise information architecture
    -Custom search experiences to surface the right information, at the right time
    -Artificial Intelligence assisted development of learning and onboarding content
    -A seamless connection between your intranet and where people are working

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities using only Business Premium licenses 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 without navigating additional costs.

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Share, Protect, & Govern Your Data in Teams, SharePoint, & OneDrive

    Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around the ability to access and share information securely. Not all information is the same and the ability to get content securely to the right people, both internal and external, at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely your data in Office 365? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your data?

    The ability to safeguard your data is possible! In this workshop, we will show you:
    - The landscape of data security
    - What is Microsoft Purview and how we can use it
    - How to secure you data with Information Protection and sensitivity labels
    - Control & manage sharing in your tenant
    - Prevent exfiltration with Data Loss Prevention
    - How to detect, investigate, and take action using Insider Risk Management
    - Retain content using Data Lifecycle Management and Records Management

    By the end of this workshop you will know what you can do to secure your data and allow your company to collaborate better and achieve more.

    Room 207A
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
  • IT Pro meets Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management

    This session will explain Data Lifecycle and Records Management in Microsoft Purview from an IT-Pro's perspective. With data governance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace, particularly with the use of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, good data governance is more important than ever. Compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance.

    This is unfamiliar territory for many IT-Pros, so this session is designed to help clear the path forward. It covers topics like:
    - Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    - Using automation to apply retention labels to your content
    - Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    - SharePoint and Teams architecture impacts

    Joanne will discuss the skills that IT-Pros should bring to the table when working with their Compliance team partners.

    4 Objectives:
    - Understand how to interpret retention schedules from a technical perspective
    - Understand the dependencies for the automation features in DLM/RM
    - Understand the impacts your SP/Teams architecture can have on applying DLM/RM controls
    - Understand what decisions need to be solidified early on for DLM/RM

    Room 204C
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • SharePoint Premium - The future of AI powered content management

    SharePoint Premium brings AI, automation, and added security to your content experiences, processing, and governance. SharePoint Premium delivers new ways to engage with your most critical content, managing and protecting it through its lifecycle. It also helps you maximize content value with security and structure – and prepare it for Copilot for Microsoft 365, the next-generation AI assistant that is transforming productivity.

    We'll learn about some of the core features of SharePoint Premium such as Content experiences, Content processing and Content governance.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Prepare the Organization for Self-Service in Microsoft 365

    Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one. How can you meet the needs of the business and avoid shadow IT with limited resources? Enter self-service.

    In this session, we will share how to:
    - Prepare the organization for self-service solution builds in Microsoft 365
    - Create a consistent user experience across solutions
    - Report on activity in your environment with out of the box tools to support your governance
    - Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization

    Leave this session with actionable steps to begin changing the way your organization creates spaces for collaboration.

    Room 201
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • What’s New with OneDrive!

    Are you caught up with all the new features in OneDrive? Have you rolled out OneDrive and not provided any new information to your users about what's new?

    OneDrive in Microsoft 365 continues to evolve and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up. Join me as we walk through the newest improvements and changes to the world of OneDrive and now content AI. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid file management and sync solution.

    Room 204C
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
  • Implementing Microsoft 365 Data Loss Prevention. A Real World Approach

    As more and more organizations' content is stored in cloud locations, it can become further at risk for accidental or malicious misuse. Users make good use of cloud collaboration features to share documents with others. Information contained within documents or even the intended recipient of the files may not be properly considered before transmission. This can often lead to data loss and poses significant risks to the organization. To protect against the loss of data control, organizations are looking for solutions that protect the data when it is shared.

    Join David as he takes a practical approach to understand data loss prevention techniques and capabilities available within Microsoft 365. David will also provide a real-world approach to implementing the technologies with a strong consideration of the balance of protection and user experience.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • Navigating Document Approval in SharePoint: A Practical Case Study

    At her medical research non-profit, different departments rely heavily on SOP documents, or Standard Operating Procedures. These documents have to go through annual reviews that are several layers deep, in addition to needing a group approval of the final SOP.

    In this session, Lindsay will break down exactly how she built SOP approval processes for four different departments using just SharePoint document libraries, Power Automate, and Approvals that have served their purpose effectively and efficiently for years.

    Room 201
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Power Automate
  • Data recovery options for SharePoint/OneDrive

    SharePoint and OneDrive include several content recovery options for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your end users on SharePoint recovery options like the site recycle bin, versioning, and site collection recycle bin can lighten the burden on your admins.

    Using either a GUI or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire SharePoint Server farm or components of it. In SharePoint Server you can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and lists, and there are options for recovering these site collections, sites, lists and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of your SharePoint Server farm.

    With a vast majority of your SharePoint Server content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint Server administrators to configure SharePoint as well as SQL Server for quick content recovery, minimizing the downtime and providing shorter and achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 204AB
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • 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 204C
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Microsoft Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Track, Organize, and Collaborate

    Microsoft Lists is a powerful app that helps you track information and organize your work with ease. Whether you want to manage your personal tasks or collaborate with your team, Microsoft Lists can help you create customizable lists that suit your needs.

    In this session, you will learn how to:
    - Access Microsoft Lists from web, desktop, mobile, and Teams
    - Sync your lists for offline access
    - Sort, filter, and group your list items
    - Choose from different views such as Gallery, Calendar, and Board
    - Format your views and columns with conditional formatting
    - Customize your forms with no-code or low-code solutions
    - Integrate your lists with Power Apps and Power Automate
    - Set up alerts, rules, and notifications for your lists
    - Share your lists with colleagues and control permissions
    And more!

    Join us for this ultimate guide to Microsoft Lists and discover how you can use it efficiently for any scenario.

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Knowledge Management Strategies for Microsoft 365 in the Copilot World

    With the deprecation of Viva Topics in February 2025, Microsoft is losing the “hero” application for Knowledge Management in Microsoft 365. But Viva Topics alone was never enough and certainly not the only app in your Knowledge Management toolkit.

    In this session, we will discuss strategies for leveraging Microsoft 365 to achieve your KM goals – from both manual and automatic metadata classification in SharePoint to enhance explicit knowledge to AI-assisted tacit knowledge and expertise location experiences with Viva Engage and Answers in Viva to Copilot-assisted knowledge experiences grounded in your organizational content.

    You will take away practical strategies for achieving your KM goals and a deeper understanding of how Microsoft 365 and Copilot can help you in your journey.

    Room 201
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Metadata & Folders. Better Together.

    When you start using SharePoint everyone says, "Don't use folders." If that is true, how do we organize and find the stuff we put into SharePoint? Metadata.

    In this session, we will explore what metadata is, how to use it, and how to get our co-workers to use it. Recreate this demo when you get back to the office to win your users over to the metadata side.

    This demo works in SharePoint Online and On-Premises.

    Key Take Aways:
    - What is metadata?
    - When to use metadata
    - Choices for metadata
    • When to use folders

    Room 209AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
  • An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

    SharePoint Premium is a big step forward for Content Services in Microsoft 365 by providing the ability to integrate AI into the flow of work. Unstructured content is being produced at an alarming rate in modern workplaces today and organizations need a way to improve the effectiveness of business processes surrounding it.

    SharePoint Premium's content processing capabilities help by automatically classifying content, extracting metadata, improving search, enhancing knowledge sharing, and applying appropriate governance controls. SharePoint Premium is this and so much more!

    To demonstrate, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of building and training an Unstructured Document Processing model in SharePoint as well as the additional capabilities it provides once classified.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and some of the "extras" you get with SharePoint Premium.

    Room 201
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • 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 202A
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Unlock AI Potential: Prepare and Enable Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Are you looking to maximize the effectiveness of Copilot for Microsoft 365?
    Join this new AvePoint session to learn how to prepare, secure, and optimize your data for Copilot, ensuring you get the most out of this powerful tool. We'll walk and talk you through the 3 essential steps to unlocking potential with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

    What we'll cover:

    Preparing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand the relationship between Microsoft 365 content and Copilot for Microsoft 365
    - Assess and improve your Microsoft 365 content for quality and business relevance to ensure effective Copilot recommendations and content generation

    Securing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand how Copilot can highlight and intensify the risks of overshared, sensitive content in Microsoft 365
    - Conduct an effective, risk-based review of overshared content across your Microsoft 365 tenant(s) and create a prioritized action plan to remediate before Copilot deployment
    - Implement automated security and configuration policies across Microsoft 365 services to detect and remediate high-risk sharing activity.

    Optimizing Your Operations for Copilot
    - Create and implement go-forward governance rules to ensure that new sites, groups, teams, and other collaborative objects are classified with business-related metadata, have defined data owners, and have appropriate policies assigned to ensure data security and access management
    - Implement automated information and content lifecycle policies to minimize the growth of redundant, obsolete, and trivial content (ROT) over time, which decreases data quality
    - Measure Copilot adoption and ROI by department and use-case

    Room 204C
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration through Customized Search Experiences

    In SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams, we are building a flat hierarchy through separate site collections or Teams and creating connections through hub site relationships. This supports organizational change, cleaner permission models, and so much more but can prove challenging when you want to centralize a subset of content across these site collections.

    Join us as we explore different approaches for centralizing your content in this modern decentralized world. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    - Understanding the hub site structure and search scopes
    - Using the content type gallery for consistent information architecture
    - Centralizing content through search experiences (including Modern PnP search web part and search verticals)
    - Creating intuitive microlearning content (through Learning Pathways or Viva Learning)

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Modernizing Your Data Retention. Moving Beyond the Created Date

    Historically, data retention in an environment has been based mainly on two key pieces of data: when the document was created or when the document was last modified. More recently, retention policies have also been controlled based on the content of the data, but again determining disposition goes back to created or last modified dates.

    Perhaps you would like more options for controlling document retention. Maybe basing retention policies for employee documents on when they are no longer with the company, or project documents that are retained based on the project end date make more sense to your organization. In this session, we will illustrate how you can go beyond the basic created or modified dates of data to controlling retention based on events that occur. No longer do you need to be constrained to a few pieces of metadata for determining the data retention policies of your content.

    Room 204C
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive is more than just cloud storage for your files. It’s a smart way to work and collaborate across Microsoft 365. Whether you need to share documents with your team, sync files to your desktop, or protect your work from accidental loss, OneDrive has you covered.

    In this engaging and practical session, I will show you how to make the most of OneDrive’s features to boost your productivity and make work easier.

    Learn how to:
    - Let OneDrive track activity and sharing for you
    - Open and save files directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote
    - Manage changes with document version history
    - Securely share content with people inside & outside the organization
    - Quickly access SharePoint documents and libraries without leaving OneDrive
    - Move and copy files quickly and easily with between - OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Sync files locally with OneDrive files on-demand
    - Share files in Microsoft Teams
    - Restore files if they get deleted, overwritten, corrupted, or infected by malware
    - Automate repetitive activities with flow
    And more!

    Don’t miss this chance to learn how OneDrive can transform the way you work.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 1): Enhancing Findability and Discoverability with Copilot and Search

    In Microsoft 365, efficient information retrieval is critical to do our jobs effectively and there are a variety of ways to support the findability and discoverability of this business-critical content. This session adopts a user-centric approach while exploring specific use cases where Microsoft search and Copilot excel. We will delve into the technical nuances of natural language search and semantic indexes, along with best practices for information architecture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Technical Insights: Understand the differences between natural language search and semantic indexes.
    Effective Search Strategies: Explore when to leverage Copilot and Microsoft search for optimal results.

    Join us for Part 1 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Microsoft Purview Compliance – Tales from the Trenches

    As more and more of an organization's data is stored within the cloud, controlling the sheer amount of data can be daunting. Administrators and compliance professionals are being called on more and more to support content management to ensure it is protected and maintained throughout its data lifecycle.

    Joanne and David have assisted organizations for years and helped many enterprises design and build compliance solutions within Microsoft 365 Purview from the ground up. In this session, they'll discuss critical topics organizations should consider when implementing Records Management and Information Protection controls. They will also cover common pitfalls affecting the organization on its compliance journey.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Buttons in Microsoft Lists - Logic for Non-devs

    In Microsoft Lists, formatting can be done easily, and buttons can be created using a little JSON code. Wouldn't it be nice for end users to be able to click a button on an item in a list, to set a value or run a flow, without even having to open the item or file?

    In this session, you will learn how to create simple buttons to click to run a workflow. No menus, no panels, super simple for end users!

    Laura Rogers will teach you the logic used in order to assign the action that the button takes, how to set up the button's visual appearance, and its text, and how to create conditional formatting.

    Room 202A
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Using Site Templates to Deploy Consistent Information Architecture

    A great information architecture improves many content management scenarios, from search, to business processes, to ease of content tagging and storage.

    In this session, we'll look at how Site Templates can be used to create reusable site building blocks rather than focusing on configuring the entire site. By using these specific building blocks together, you can build up your sites to have capabilities you need, in whatever combinations make the most sense for the work at hand.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • AI in Viva Engage for communications and knowledge management

    Discover how AI is being used in Viva Engage, an enterprise social network that connects people across an organization all in one place to enhance communication and knowledge sharing. In this session, you will learn about some of the superpowers of new generative AI technologies, best practices for making the most of them, and how they’re being used to power AI features in Viva Engage. If you’re rolling out Microsoft Copilot in your organization, or will be soon, this session is a must-join as we will also cover the AI-powered adoption support features in Viva Engage– built to support your successful Copilot rollout.

    Room 209AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Next level productivity with Microsoft Copilot

    Are you looking to take your productivity to the next level? Microsoft Copilot will help you achieve just that! In this workshop, learn how Microsoft Copilot works across Microsoft 365. Discover how Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 to streamline your business processes, automate tasks, improve workflows, and increase productivity while saving time and effort.

    Discover Copilot M365 Chat, your powerful virtual assistant for work. Learn how Microsoft 365 Chat can help you catch up quickly, create content and brainstorm ideas, and get quick answers to your questions. Microsoft 365 Chat connects to your work data and apps to help you achieve more.

    Deep Dive into Copilot for Microsoft 365 across pivotal apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Discover how Copilot enhances your capabilities for document creation, data analysis, presentation design, email management, and note-taking. It’s your digital companion, optimizing each task, making daily operations smoother and unleashing new potentials for efficiency.

    You'll discover how to use Copilot in Microsoft Teams to summarize meetings in real time or after they end, highlight the key discussion points, action items, and decisions. You can also ask Copilot questions to get more insights or suggestions during or after a meeting. Catch up on chats or channels quickly without having to scroll through long threads. Create content in chat or channels by asking Copilot to generate text or replies based on your prompt.

    The future of the modern workplace is here! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Copilot for Microsoft 365 can help you achieve more with less effort! With hands-on exercises and practical tips, you'll leave the workshop with a solid understanding of how to use Copilot for Microsoft 365 to maximize your productivity.

    Room 204AB
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Elevate Your Intranet: Unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence with Copilot and Viva

    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 all-day workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet. We will then explore how Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Copilot can elevate your intranet past content surfaced in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and the Viva suite.

    At the end of the tutorial, you will understand common solutions like decentralized content management with centralized content experiences, branding capabilities across Microsoft 365, and how to create personalized content experiences. You will leave with a clear understanding of how you can best leverage Copilot and Viva to create an incredible employee experience.

    During the workshop, we will demo creating a/an:
    -Intuitive global and site navigation
    -Branded experience with recommended page layouts
    -Scalable enterprise information architecture
    -Custom search experiences to surface the right information, at the right time
    -Artificial Intelligence assisted development of learning and onboarding content
    -A seamless connection between your intranet and where people are working

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities using only Business Premium licenses 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 without navigating additional costs.

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Zero to Hero: Build Microsoft Teams App for Full Stack Developers

    If you have little to no experience creating apps for Microsoft Teams using full-stack development techniques, this is for you! After covering what tools you need to start creating Microsoft Teams Apps, you’ll learn how to build different components to extend Microsoft Teams. This includes building personal & channel tabs (apps), bots, and message extensions for Microsoft Teams. And, you’ll learn how to take your message extensions and use them as Copilot plugins if your users have Copilot for Microsoft 365!

    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!

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • The One Copilot Workshop to Rule them All

    Let's face it, Copilot is everywhere, in everything, it's like the force... and sometimes just as confusing and hard to grasp. Those who learn to harness the power of Copilots within their organization will be able to go where no organization has gone before...

    But what does it all mean? It all seems so overwhelming. What if your organization is unwilling to pay for Copilot licenses? What is the average person to do??

    Join Mark Rackley in this full-day demo-filled tutorial where attendees will learn:

    - What is Copilot and Generative AI?
    - What do you need to do to prepare for Microsoft Copilot?
    - What are your options for extending Microsoft Copilot?
    - When and how should you use Copilot Studio?
    - How can you create your own Custom Copilot that doesn't require expensive licensing?

    With practical demos and real-world stories from the trenches, you will leave with all of your Copilot questions answered and feeling empowered to embrace Generative AI in your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Half-Day Workshop : Copilot Studio 101

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI have caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • AI for non-AI professionals

    AI, AI, AI! Are you overwhelmed with all of the AI messaging! Are you having trouble making sense of the new terminology? This is the workshop for you! We'll take you through all of the concepts, show how they work and how it all fits together.

    Room 209AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
  • Building Generative AI Applications: GPTs, Copilots, and Chatbots

    This workshop is for people who want to get started building generative AI applications. Attendees will gain a conceptual understanding of the major components of generative AI applications along with practical guidance for building assistants that can answer questions and perform useful tasks.

    The workshop covers:
    - Core Concepts – Models, Prompts and Grounding
    - Copilot Studio and AI Studio
    - Assistants and the Assistants API
    - Adding Capabilities with APIs
    - Long-term Memory, Ingestion, and Retrieval
    - Chatbots and User Experiences
    - Copilot, ChatGPT, Teams, and Others

    Room 208AB
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Thriving in the era of AI

    Join Microsoft product leaders as they highlight the value and benefit of Microsoft 365 innovation, and beyond. You'll get unique insights into Copilot and AI innovation, advances in employee experiences, content services that help automate the flow of work, and perspectives across roles: Business, IT Pros, and Developers. Get a solid understanding of the strategy and vision, with clarity on where Microsoft is taking content, communication, and collaboration into the future.

    Ballroom A
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • How Microsoft Federal Supports the US Government

    Microsoft Federal empowers the US Government with tools and services critical for operational excellence. Microsoft Federal leverages deep mission understanding and cutting-edge technology to drive progress and innovation within the US government

    In response to the escalating complexity of cyber threats, Microsoft Federal provides zero trust security and compliance solutions tailored to the unique needs of modern government.

    Microsoft Federal actively supports the U.S. government in leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance operations and decision-making. They empower federal agencies with cloud-based, AI-infused technology solutions, prioritize cloud migration for advanced AI capabilities, and collaborate closely with agencies to drive mission-critical outcomes

    Room 206
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Government
  • The Art of Prompt Engineering in M365 Copilot

    The art of prompt engineering of M365 Copilot is the skill of creating effective and clear instructions or questions that tell M365 Copilot what you want it to do for you.

    M365 Copilot will then use its large language model to generate a summary based on your prompt. Prompt engineering helps you collaborate with M365 Copilot by following up on your prompts with more questions or feedback, which can help M365 Copilot learn from your preferences and improve its suggestions over time.

    If you want to learn more about prompt engineering this session is for you as we will learn the essential ingredients of a prompt and how to properly communicate with semantic index and connect to our data.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Get started with AI Builder

    Embark on a swift journey into the realm of AI Builder, Microsoft's groundbreaking tool that empowers users to integrate artificial intelligence seamlessly into their applications and business processes.

    In this action-packed session, participants will explore the essentials of AI Builder, gaining key insights into how it enables the creation of custom AI models without the need for extensive coding.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
  • Ask Microsoft Anything

    Grab your lunch, and take a seat! It’s time for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). Got a burning question you just can't yet find an answer to? This AMA is to be a lively live hour of Q&A - to ask questions and voice feedback - direct to the product teams across Microsoft. It will be a lunchtime well spent—a mix of tech talk, laughter, and a dash of insider knowledge.

    Ballroom B
    Wed 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Prepare the Organization for Self-Service in Microsoft 365

    Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one. How can you meet the needs of the business and avoid shadow IT with limited resources? Enter self-service.

    In this session, we will share how to:
    - Prepare the organization for self-service solution builds in Microsoft 365
    - Create a consistent user experience across solutions
    - Report on activity in your environment with out of the box tools to support your governance
    - Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization

    Leave this session with actionable steps to begin changing the way your organization creates spaces for collaboration.

    Room 201
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Have you met your new Trainer? - AI as a learning tool in the Power Platform

    In this session, Microsoft’s own Craig Harris will explore the innovative integration of artificial intelligence within Microsoft's Power Platform for enhanced learning experiences. In this session, attendees will delve into the capabilities of AI as it pertains to training and skill development within the Power Platform ecosystem.

    Participants will gain insights into how AI-driven maker updates in the Power Platform can super charge adoption through training where your Copilot can just as easily serve as a teaching assistant to learn how elements in the Power Platform work together.

    We’ll look at adoption strategies and component re-use to help your organizations get smarter on how these tools work with the goal of helping your teams focus on the meaningful work you’re passionate about. We’ll also review the state of play in US Gov clouds so Federal customers have clear line of sight of when these new and innovative technologies will come to the Government Community Clouds.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Platform
  • Getting Started Making Copilots with Assistants, Graph, and AI Search

    In this session Doug and Fabian will build a copilot that uses Microsoft Graph and Azure OpenAI On Your Data.

    You will learn about prompts that use tools such as the ability to work with email via Microsoft Graph and how to use your own APIs and how to include retrieval augmented generation (RAG) using Azure Open AI with AI Search.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Search
  • 10 Must Dos for Success Copilot Adoption and Usage

    We will look at 3 real life customer Copilot case studies and what mistakes they made that limited Copilot adoption within their organizations.

    If you are planning to deploy Copilot or are wondering why your usage is not as high as you expected, this sessions is for you.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
  • Securing the Future: AI-Enhanced Cybersecurity in Federal Agencies

    In the rapidly evolving digital threat landscape, federal agencies are integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance cybersecurity and protect national security. This session provides a comprehensive exploration of AI's role in federal cybersecurity, targeting IT professionals, business users, and developers. The session will highlight AI's revolution in threat detection and response, underscored by case studies of AI's impact on federal security posture and operational efficiency.
    Addressing both technical and ethical challenges, this session offers a balanced view on AI's implementation in security protocols. Participants will acquire actionable knowledge on AI's potential to innovate federal cybersecurity strategies and how it serves as a vital tool in combating cyber threats in government sectors. The technical session, aimed at intermediate to advanced levels, promises to deepen the understanding of AI's significant influence on public sector security.

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Unleashing Expertise: Navigating the Future with Microsoft 365 Copilot

    Explore the transformative capabilities of Microsoft 365 Copilot in this engaging session. We'll explore how Copilot's seamless integration with the Microsoft 365 suite can significantly enhance your workflow and productivity. Experience firsthand how this tool employs advanced AI to automate tasks, create dynamic content, and provide critical insights to propel your projects forward.

    We'll dive deep into Copilot's innovative AI features, including writing assistance, document integration, visualization, and more, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with AI technology. We'll demonstrate practical applications through chain of thought prompting and sentiment analysis across Microsoft 365 tools like Teams, Loop, and Outlook. We'll illustrate how Copilot leverages Microsoft Graph to integrate relevant context and reference documents, enabling a smooth transition from brainstorming and information gathering, to the final delivery—all within a single chat interface.

    This live demonstration will highlight Copilot for M365's immediate benefits, streamlining your digital workflow and transforming how you interact with M365 tools through its advanced AI capabilities. Join us to quickly grasp its simplified, intuitive methods and enhance your content creation.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
  • Knowledge Management Strategies for Microsoft 365 in the Copilot World

    With the deprecation of Viva Topics in February 2025, Microsoft is losing the “hero” application for Knowledge Management in Microsoft 365. But Viva Topics alone was never enough and certainly not the only app in your Knowledge Management toolkit.

    In this session, we will discuss strategies for leveraging Microsoft 365 to achieve your KM goals – from both manual and automatic metadata classification in SharePoint to enhance explicit knowledge to AI-assisted tacit knowledge and expertise location experiences with Viva Engage and Answers in Viva to Copilot-assisted knowledge experiences grounded in your organizational content.

    You will take away practical strategies for achieving your KM goals and a deeper understanding of how Microsoft 365 and Copilot can help you in your journey.

    Room 201
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Protect at the speed and scale of AI with Microsoft Copilot for Security

    Join us for an informative session on Microsoft Security Copilot, the first generative AI security product that amplifies your security and IT team’s impact and efficiency.

    In this session, we will provide an overview of the threat landscape, scenarios, integrations, and demos of how Microsoft Security Copilot works. You will learn about the business value of using this product, including improved productivity and collaboration, faster investigation and response to threats, and continuous assessment and improvement of posture. Microsoft Security Copilot is grounded in responsible AI principles, ensuring that your data is protected and used responsibly.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft Security Copilot can transform your security operations.

    Room 202A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Copilot Extensibility: Updates from Microsoft Build

    Microsoft Copilot is relatively new, and already users and developers are looking for ways to extend it to include custom features and data sources. Some exciting new approaches to this were introduced at Microsoft Build in May 2024.

    In this session, we'll review all the options and show you how to get started with each of them. Then we'll compare them to guide you on the tradeoffs and "when to use what". Please join us to learn the latest and greatest advances into Microsoft's exciting Copilot capabilities!

    Room 208AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
  • The AI Enabled Agency

    This session is designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers interested in understanding their agency’s position on the AI maturity model. We will introduce a comprehensive framework and rubric for self-assessment, helping you identify your current standing and the steps needed to advance. The session will be enriched with numerous demonstrations, showcasing practical applications of AI. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your agency into an AI-enabled entity.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Government
  • Leveraging Azure OpenAI to Create a Custom Generative AI Solution: Practical Tips and Techniques

    Are you concerned about your users relying on unapproved, public generative AI tools like ChatGPT? Are you ready to have your own private instance of ChatGPT within your organization's secure Azure cloud tenant? If so, this session is tailor-made for you.

    Join us for an immersive session that will unlock the full potential of generative AI solutions using the powerful toolbox of Azure OpenAI and its associated services. Discover how you can harness the transformative power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize your organization's capabilities securely with your own data.

    In this 30-minute solution showcase, we will guide you through the process of understanding, building, and deploying generative AI solutions using Azure OpenAI. Our expert speakers will share how we’ve approached similar implementations through a variety of use cases. Learn how you can utilize private data sources to create an internal HR chat, streamlining employee interactions and enhancing productivity. Additionally, we will showcase the potential of querying current website data to build a virtual assistant for your organization’s website, supercharging the user experience for your visitors.

    Room 201
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Get Business Value from Intuitive AI in days, NOT years!

    Join us for an insightful session packed with real-world use cases that will take you beyond ‘the buzz’ to the potential of Intuitive AI. Learn how AI can be used to accelerate workflow, automation, and document processing with ZERO training. We’ll also share how to ensure security by prohibiting your data from becoming part of ANY public AI model. We’ll close with a Q & A session to discuss enhancing efficiency with AI across your organization.

    Room 202A
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • See How M-Files knowledge work automation platform leverages AI to transform knowledge work

    Discover How M-Files AI Transforms Knowledge Work in Microsoft 365
    Join us to explore how M-Files' AI-powered platform, featuring GenAI functionality and Microsoft Copilot integration, revolutionizes knowledge work.
    Session Highlights:
    • AI-Powered Summaries: Quickly understand documents with intelligent summaries.
    • Language-Independent Queries: Ask and receive answers in any language.
    • Streamlined Information Discovery: Easily find essential information and save time.
    • Maintain Compliance and Security: Leverage AI without compromising security.
    • Seamless M365 Integration: Publish and manage M-Files content within Microsoft 365.
    Don't miss out on learning how to accelerate your daily tasks with AI automation.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Unlock AI Potential: Prepare and Enable Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Are you looking to maximize the effectiveness of Copilot for Microsoft 365?
    Join this new AvePoint session to learn how to prepare, secure, and optimize your data for Copilot, ensuring you get the most out of this powerful tool. We'll walk and talk you through the 3 essential steps to unlocking potential with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

    What we'll cover:

    Preparing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand the relationship between Microsoft 365 content and Copilot for Microsoft 365
    - Assess and improve your Microsoft 365 content for quality and business relevance to ensure effective Copilot recommendations and content generation

    Securing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand how Copilot can highlight and intensify the risks of overshared, sensitive content in Microsoft 365
    - Conduct an effective, risk-based review of overshared content across your Microsoft 365 tenant(s) and create a prioritized action plan to remediate before Copilot deployment
    - Implement automated security and configuration policies across Microsoft 365 services to detect and remediate high-risk sharing activity.

    Optimizing Your Operations for Copilot
    - Create and implement go-forward governance rules to ensure that new sites, groups, teams, and other collaborative objects are classified with business-related metadata, have defined data owners, and have appropriate policies assigned to ensure data security and access management
    - Implement automated information and content lifecycle policies to minimize the growth of redundant, obsolete, and trivial content (ROT) over time, which decreases data quality
    - Measure Copilot adoption and ROI by department and use-case

    Room 204C
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Why You Need SharePoint Premium to Streamline Your Processes and Save Your Budget

    If you are tired of dealing with PDFs and other documents that slow down your business processes, you should consider SharePoint Premium. SharePoint Premium is a powerful platform that can help you automate, optimize, and streamline your document-centric workflows.

    In this session, I'll show you how SharePoint Premium can transform your business by:
    - Enabling you to create, edit, and share documents online with ease
    - Integrating with Power Platform and AI to add intelligence and automation to your processes
    - Providing you with advanced security and compliance features to protect your data
    - Reducing your operational costs and increasing your productivity

    I'll also share with you some common business scenarios that are ideal for SharePoint Premium, such as invoice processing, contract management, and employee onboarding. And I'll give you some tips on how to build a compelling business case for SharePoint Premium, so you can convince your stakeholders and decision-makers to invest in this solution.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how SharePoint Premium can revolutionize your document management and boost your business performance.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Learning Hack: Building Smarter Skilling with CoPilot

    Unlock the potential of Microsoft Copilot to transform skilling and learning within your company. In this session we will explore how Copilot teaches users new skills more effectively. You will learn how to develop dynamic, individualized instructional copilots using AI-driven skilling and learning techniques. Come discover how to put these concepts into practice and take your training programs to new levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance skilling and learning with the power of Microsoft Copilot!

    Room 204C
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Advanced
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
  • Be Your Own Copilot: How to Create your Own Generative AI Assistant

    Microsoft Copilot is coming... eventually... but what can you do today to create your own Copilot experiences in Microsoft 365??

    Join this demo-packed session as Mark Rackley walks you through how to leverage Azure OpenAI today to create custom Copilots without having to worry about your data leaving your tenant.

    Room 207A
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Empowering US Federal Agencies with Microsoft Copilot: A Roadmap to AI Democratization

    Does Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence solutions provide practical solutions to the challenges Federal agencies face towards mission success? Microsoft's vision of generative AI focuses on democratizing AI for business users, IT professionals, and developers through the capabilities showcased in Copilot. This vision, however, encompasses a broad spectrum of capabilities.
    Join Steve Winward, Technical Director for Microsoft Federal, and Jay Leask, Principal Architect at the Washington DC Microsoft Innovation Hub, as they focus on how US Federal Agencies can adopt, govern, and monitor the use of Microsoft Copilot capabilities. They will provide a practical overview of these capabilities across Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Dynamics 365, GitHub Copilot, and many more. They will also dive into the security aspect of using generative AI and large language models and what Microsoft does proactively in this space to protect end users.
    Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of what is available today in Microsoft's US Government Sovereign clouds and what is on the roadmap to land in the future. We hope to see you there and please bring lots of questions!

    Room 201
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Getting Started with SQL, AI, and Microsoft Fabric

    Do you know SQL but are trying to catch up and learn about the new world of AI? In this session you will learn fundamentals and scenarios for Generative AI applications integrated with your SQL data. You will learn concepts like prompt engineering, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) patterns, AI Services/SDKs, and tools to make the most use of your SQL data with AI. You will also learn the latest innovations from Microsoft for Copilot experiences to build applications and manage your SQL estate including integrations with Microsoft Fabric including mirroring of SQL Databases for a unified data experience. Come with all your questions as this session will be interactive with plenty of examples and demonstrations.

    Room 202B
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Delivering User Satisfaction and Adoption Practices for Microsoft 365

    AI capabilities are sweeping business but how do you ensure you are getting business value from your investment. Join this session to learn the process to set your organization up for success with Copilot capabilities. Karuana Gatimu and team will share tools, measures and recommended practices for driving meaningful value from Copilot for Microsoft 365 and other generative AI tools.

    Room 207B
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Preparing your organization to unlock the power of Generative AI in enterprise applications

    The emergence of Generative AI has introduced a host of applications that can interact with natural language. There are, however, many obstacles in achieving high-quality, secure and cost-efficient solutions for enterprises with large amounts of data.

    In this session we’ll show you:
    - Obstacles for real-world Generative AI applications and how to solve them.
    - Considerations for your organization before kicking off Generative AI programs.
    - Best practices for deploying enterprise solutions with Generative AI.

    You’ll walk away from this session with a framework for assessing current state and navigating the next steps.

    Room 202B
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
  • Build smarter automation with AI Builder

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Automate flows.

    Join us in this session and learn how to integrate AI capabilities in your Power Automate flows as we demonstrate how AI Builder can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple flows with Artificial Intelligence.

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

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Automate
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 1): Enhancing Findability and Discoverability with Copilot and Search

    In Microsoft 365, efficient information retrieval is critical to do our jobs effectively and there are a variety of ways to support the findability and discoverability of this business-critical content. This session adopts a user-centric approach while exploring specific use cases where Microsoft search and Copilot excel. We will delve into the technical nuances of natural language search and semantic indexes, along with best practices for information architecture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Technical Insights: Understand the differences between natural language search and semantic indexes.
    Effective Search Strategies: Explore when to leverage Copilot and Microsoft search for optimal results.

    Join us for Part 1 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Unlock Third Party or Line of Business Data using Graph Connectors and Copilot

    In this session we will focus on how anyone but especially knowledge workers can use Large Language Models (LLMs) driven tools like Copilot or custom GPTs and 3P/LOB data in a Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern to aids individuals to ask in natural language questions and get more complete and textual responses.

    Microsoft Graph Connectors allow for that by bringing in your own data into Microsoft 365 and making it available through a search index and semantic labeling (index) thus allowing the LLMs to reason over that otherwise locked data.

    Room 201
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Search
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • How to Avoid AI Disasters: Copilot, Data Security, and Unintended Consequences

    Say your company rushes in the coming months to implement a Copilot over their Intranet. An employee asks the Copilot, "How much does my co-worker make?" How will it answer?

    This scenario becomes plausible as Copilot is connected to data sources for Q&A activities. If the data related to pay, layoffs, and other sensitive topics is accessible by the AI, it's possible that an employee could get an answer to their question. You should take great care before connecting it to your own internal data.

    Unfortunately hearing GPT, AI and Machine Learning terms thrown about like doubloons at a Mardi Gras parade in the news is giving many organizations FOMO. We'll discuss what you should know before you jump in.

    In this session, we'll address:
    - What are these technologies and how they will impact you
    - How can these technologies be used in your organization
    - Data and security considerations
    - Preparing for unintended consequences

    Join us to learn about this brave new world and how you could apply it in your own work.

    Room 202B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
  • Technical Readiness for Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Session on preparing an organization for Copilot for Microsoft 365 including core concepts, deployment prerequisites, information access optimization, and extensibility options. We'll also cover tips for driving internal adoption and success. Additionally, we'll provide an overview on the importance of trust in the Microsoft Cloud, with a focus on data privacy and residency, and the comprehensive enterprise compliance and security controls in place to protect data and AI models.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Copilots using Copilot Studio & Azure OpenAI Services

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 203AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Bring your business data into Microsoft Copilot with Plugins and Connectors

    Copilot for Microsoft 365 is more powerful than other AI solutions simply because it has access to your Microsoft 365 data such as documents, emails, and chat messages. In this session, you'll learn how to take it to the next level by building Copilot plugins and Graph connectors which allow Copilot to access your business applications outside of Microsoft 365.

    We'll dive into the latest advances in plugin creation using Teams Toolkit as well as easy approaches for building Graph connectors. Perhaps most importantly, you'll learn about the tradeoffs so you can decide which approach is best for your project.

    Don't miss this opportunity to take your Copilot to the next level by attending this presentation!

    Room 207A
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • The One Copilot Workshop to Rule them All

    Let's face it, Copilot is everywhere, in everything, it's like the force... and sometimes just as confusing and hard to grasp. Those who learn to harness the power of Copilots within their organization will be able to go where no organization has gone before...

    But what does it all mean? It all seems so overwhelming. What if your organization is unwilling to pay for Copilot licenses? What is the average person to do??

    Join Mark Rackley in this full-day demo-filled tutorial where attendees will learn:

    - What is Copilot and Generative AI?
    - What do you need to do to prepare for Microsoft Copilot?
    - What are your options for extending Microsoft Copilot?
    - When and how should you use Copilot Studio?
    - How can you create your own Custom Copilot that doesn't require expensive licensing?

    With practical demos and real-world stories from the trenches, you will leave with all of your Copilot questions answered and feeling empowered to embrace Generative AI in your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
  • Half-Day Workshop : Copilot Studio 101

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI have caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Building Generative AI Applications: GPTs, Copilots, and Chatbots

    This workshop is for people who want to get started building generative AI applications. Attendees will gain a conceptual understanding of the major components of generative AI applications along with practical guidance for building assistants that can answer questions and perform useful tasks.

    The workshop covers:
    - Core Concepts – Models, Prompts and Grounding
    - Copilot Studio and AI Studio
    - Assistants and the Assistants API
    - Adding Capabilities with APIs
    - Long-term Memory, Ingestion, and Retrieval
    - Chatbots and User Experiences
    - Copilot, ChatGPT, Teams, and Others

    Room 208AB
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Super Charge your Power Apps and Copilots with Power Fx

    Power Fx is the low-code language that can be used across the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Citizen developers and Professional developers can use it to build business applications.

    In this demo-drive session, we will cover the following topics in detail.
    - What is Power Fx?
    - What are Data Types?
    - What are Operators and identifiers, Tables, Variables, Imperative logic, and Global support?
    - How can we use Power Fx in Power Platform to build the business application?
    - Power Fx Best Practices

    Room 207A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Citizens Services and Generative AI - A new way to engage!

    Join us for an interactive and education session on the foundational elements of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We will walk the audience through a live build of a Copilot Studio Chat bot while at the same time demonstrating the learning that both the “maker” and the “agent” are exposed to through the process.
    Citizen Services, whether Federal or State & Local Government provided, is undergoing unprecedented transformation with Generative AI Agents. This session will provide a baseline 3-Horizon Approach and use case that highlights the workloads addressed by a Generative AI Chat Bot built in Copilot Studio and connected to Azure Open AI. Don't miss this educational and exciting session!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Government
  • Be Your Own Copilot: How to Create your Own Generative AI Assistant

    Microsoft Copilot is coming... eventually... but what can you do today to create your own Copilot experiences in Microsoft 365??

    Join this demo-packed session as Mark Rackley walks you through how to leverage Azure OpenAI today to create custom Copilots without having to worry about your data leaving your tenant.

    Room 207A
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Power Platform and Dynamics 365 in the Federal Government

    Join us for a session on the transformative power of Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 tailored for the federal government. Designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers, this session will cover the tools' ability to enhance operations, collaboration, and innovation in government agencies. Learn how Power Apps, Power Automate, Microsoft Copilot Studio, and Dynamics 365 supports the mission of our federal customers everyday. We'll provide demonstrations of how our customers use Power Platform and Dynamics 365 to solve common federal challenges.

    Room 202A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Copilots using Copilot Studio & Azure OpenAI Services

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 203AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • 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 202B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI... but were afraid to ask!

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud-based report delivery, and forms the reporting component of Microsoft Fabric. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, to understand what to use when.
     
    This all day tutorial will explore the way that Power BI works, and what it can do. We will walk through its architecture, the Power BI web service, Power BI Desktop and how it works with Microsoft Excel. Then we focus on the relationship with SharePoint, what can be done in an on premises or hybrid environment and how to connect it and refresh it with all sorts of data. Finally, we will cover off how it is licensed, and a whole host of other miscellaneous topics including how it works on its own, and within Microsoft Fabric.
     
    This tutorial consists of a mix of theory and demonstrations, with emphasis on the demonstrations using real world data. It is designed for the beginner and the novice user, but even advanced users will find some nuggets of new information. Power BI is a fast moving, and ever-changing product, and this tutorial is constantly updated to reflect that.
     
    Above all we encourage questions and dialog. We can't answer your questions if you don't bring them, so please come armed! Feel free to even bring us data and we can work through any reporting challenges that you may have. If you want to get exposed to Power BI & Microsoft Fabric, this is certainly a session for you.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Beginners Guide to Power BI Workshop

    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 209AB
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Threads of Innovation: A Comprehensive Overview of Microsoft Fabric

    This session will provide an overview and introduction to Microsoft Fabric. Come check out all the powerful tools available to your citizen developers, data engineers, data scientists, data consumers, etc. and learn about how they can easily collaborate through OneLake. Learn how to get started with Fabric capacities, workspaces, copilots, Direct Lake mode for Power BI developers, and more.

    Room 201
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Fabric
  • Power BI Analytics at Scale with Microsoft Fabric

    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 Microsoft Fabric, understand exactly what it is, and how it can help position your organization for the new age of AI. Microsoft Fabric has changed the way we all think about and utilize data. Taking lessons from Power BI Premium capacities Fabric allows us to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service & the PAAS\IAAS world of Azure Synapse. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Microsoft Fabric is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Fabric 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 Microsoft Fabric, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 206
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Ask Microsoft Anything

    Grab your lunch, and take a seat! It’s time for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). Got a burning question you just can't yet find an answer to? This AMA is to be a lively live hour of Q&A - to ask questions and voice feedback - direct to the product teams across Microsoft. It will be a lunchtime well spent—a mix of tech talk, laughter, and a dash of insider knowledge.

    Ballroom B
    Wed 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Ingest, Transform, and Act in Real-Time with Microsoft Fabric

    The world is exploding with high granularity data in motion - coming from IoT devices, digital applications, business processes, and beyond. This real-time data deserves Real-Time Intelligence! The next generation of applications can harness the easy to use yet extremely powerful capabilities of Real-Time Intelligence Microsoft Fabric to ingest and process billions of individual signals in real-time, powering critical insights and automating actions. With an intuitive, SaaS experience, Real-Time Intelligence empowers users of all skill levels, from the business users and analysts closest to the business logic, to data engineers and developers trained to build these solutions. Users can ingest, process, query, visualize and automate alerts over this data all in a cohesive end-to-end solution. Join us to discover how to leverage this time-sensitive data and transform it into a competitive edge.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • All
    • Fabric
  • What are Power BI Metrics?

    In this session, you'll learn about Power BI Metrics and how they can be used in your organization to track the metrics that matter to you.

    You'll learn about:
    1. Scorecards
    2. Goals
    3. Check-ins
    4. Target and Current values

    Room 206
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Fabric
    • 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 206
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • 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 206
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Querying SharePoint Data in Power BI - Options & Performance

    Do you rely on SharePoint data for building your Power BI reports? Do you find dataset refreshes with SharePoint are exceedingly slow?

    If so, in this session I offer a review of the ways to connect to SharePoint within Power BI and techniques to improve refresh times.

    Room 206
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint Development
  • Getting Started with SQL, AI, and Microsoft Fabric

    Do you know SQL but are trying to catch up and learn about the new world of AI? In this session you will learn fundamentals and scenarios for Generative AI applications integrated with your SQL data. You will learn concepts like prompt engineering, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) patterns, AI Services/SDKs, and tools to make the most use of your SQL data with AI. You will also learn the latest innovations from Microsoft for Copilot experiences to build applications and manage your SQL estate including integrations with Microsoft Fabric including mirroring of SQL Databases for a unified data experience. Come with all your questions as this session will be interactive with plenty of examples and demonstrations.

    Room 202B
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
  • Connect to your M365 Data with Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Many people are familiar with accessing and retrieving their corporate data from the Microsoft Graph. However, what do you do when you need to access this data at scale? Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) is a robust data extraction tool that allows for secure, granular data access from Microsoft 365 to Azure Data Lake. It provides organizations with valuable insights while maintaining compliance with privacy regulations. It is a powerful, yet complex tool.

    The recently introduced Microsoft Fabric is a comprehensive data analysis platform that has the potential to remove much of this complexity.
    This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft Graph Data Connect within Microsoft Fabric can very quickly allow you to leverage your corporate data to enhance collaboration, productivity, and decision-making processes in your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
  • Intro to Microsoft Fabric for the rest of us

    Microsoft Fabric is a software that helps businesses analyze their data. It has many features that help businesses move their data around, analyze it in real-time, and make better decisions. It also has a lot of tools that help businesses store and organize their data in one place. With Microsoft Fabric, businesses can get a better understanding of their data and use it to make better decisions.

    But what does that mean for the rest of us who don't do analytics every day or can barely spell Power BI? Join Mark Rackley and John White for this fun, demo-filled session that breaks Fabric down so that anyone can understand it's power, and how their company can take advantage of it, and get started!

    Room 204C
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Security and Compliance in Microsoft Fabric

    "Microsoft Fabric is an all-in-one analytics solution for enterprises that covers everything from data movement to data science, Real-Time Intelligence, and business intelligence. It is a SaaS platform that works differently than a PaaS product like Azure. With Fabric, you are getting many security and compliance features out of the box that you might not be aware of to allow you to secure your data estate. We’ll discuss our latest generally available security features such as Private Link, Trusted Workspace Access, and Managed VNet and Private Endpoints for Spark. We’ll also cover our roadmap investment areas in networking, security, and compliance.

    In this session we will look at how Fabric secures your data, we will look at all the aspects of security of the Fabric platform:
    1. Understand users’ authentication and inbound security options
    2. How to make sure your data is only accessible for certain users
    3. How Fabric is compliant
    4. When and how will Fabric be available for US government cloud customers

    This will make sure you understand what you get out of the box with Fabric and have the discussion with your security and compliance teams!"

    Room 202B
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Security & Compliance
  • Unify your data with OneLake and Microsoft Fabric

    OneLake simplifies your data estate for the next generation, empowering you to leverage your investments for a truly hybrid and multi cloud strategy. Learn how to bring your data across teams and clouds faster and more efficiently than ever before. No matter where your data is, Microsoft OneLake can accelerate your data potential. Join us and discover how Microsoft Fabric and OneLake can transform your data estate and empower your organization to achieve more with data.

    Room 201
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • All
    • Fabric
  • Best Practices for Intranet Information Architecture: the key to unlocking AI’s full potential

    In this workshop, we will explore the basics of Information Architecture (IA) and its role in creating effective intranets using Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Viva Connections. We’ll talk about why IA is so important to AI – and how you can ensure that your intranet content can act as a valuable partner in your AI solutions. Whether you are just starting out or looking to improve your current intranet design, this workshop will provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to make the most of new and upcoming features, capabilities, and best practices. We'll cover key topics including creating and organizing content, building site structures, creating metadata, and leveraging search functionality.

    You will take away:
    • Approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites
    • Tips and best practices for audiences, hubs, and home sites
    • Page design guidance that supports accessibility and great user experiences
    • Effective use of metadata on pages and documents – and whether it is OK to use folders to organize your content.
    • How to leverage Viva Connections to bring your intranet to your users in the flow of work – and how to plan audiences to ensure that the right tools and information gets to the right groups.
    • How Copilot can help your information architecture and vice versa.

    You'll leave with a clear understanding of what IA is, why it matters, and how to get started with creating effective intranets that meet your organization's needs.

    Room 203AB
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Elevate Your Intranet: Unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence with Copilot and Viva

    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 all-day workshop, we will focus on the mechanics of building the basic structure of an intranet. We will then explore how Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Copilot can elevate your intranet past content surfaced in SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, and the Viva suite.

    At the end of the tutorial, you will understand common solutions like decentralized content management with centralized content experiences, branding capabilities across Microsoft 365, and how to create personalized content experiences. You will leave with a clear understanding of how you can best leverage Copilot and Viva to create an incredible employee experience.

    During the workshop, we will demo creating a/an:
    -Intuitive global and site navigation
    -Branded experience with recommended page layouts
    -Scalable enterprise information architecture
    -Custom search experiences to surface the right information, at the right time
    -Artificial Intelligence assisted development of learning and onboarding content
    -A seamless connection between your intranet and where people are working

    Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the out of the box technical capabilities using only Business Premium licenses 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 without navigating additional costs.

    Room 202A
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Taking Ownership: Microsoft 365 for Site and Team Owners

    This intermediate full-day workshop, tailored for Microsoft 365 site and team owners, delves into the intricacies of group and site roles, focusing on exclusive capabilities and strategies essential for effective management of SharePoint sites and Microsoft Teams.

    In SharePoint, elevate your skills with advanced techniques in page and news scheduling, audience targeting, as well as in-depth list and library settings and permissions management. In Teams, master channel optimization for greater usability and member productivity.

    Engage in practical, real-world scenarios to apply your knowledge in solving organizational challenges with Microsoft 365. Understand when and how to integrate Planner, Forms, and the Power Platform to broaden your site's or team's capabilities and meet business requirements.

    Gain a better understanding of permissions management, learn when to responsibly break inheritance, and apply item-level permissions when appropriate. This workshop emphasizes security, privacy, and workflow efficiency, enhancing your skills in user access management when solution planning.

    This hands-on workshop is ideal for those eager to explore Microsoft 365's behind-the-scenes workings, boost team collaboration, and innovate with out-of-the-box solutions. Uncover the full potential of Microsoft 365 and revolutionize your work approach.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • How to Maximize Your Intranet Potential with Out-of-the-Box Features in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint

    Microsoft 365 is packed with powerful tools and features for building an effective intranet. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this presentation, we'll take a deep dive into the "out-of-the-box" features of SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 and show you how to leverage them to build an intranet that meets your organization's unique needs. From creating and organizing content with SharePoint to enhancing communication with Teams and Viva Engage, we'll cover everything you need to get started, including newer capabilities like the Brand Center and Copilot for SharePoint. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid understanding of the key features of SharePoint Online and how to use them to build an intranet that helps your organization communicate, collaborate, and succeed. You will also understand what is possible “in the box” and where you may want to invest in third party solutions or custom development.

    Room 207B
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Intranet & Portals
  • The Future of Your Intranet: Beautiful, flexible and AI ready powered by SharePoint

    What is the intranet of the future all about? We'll cover industry trends around content presentation, more robust authoring experiences, and what the era of AI means for your intranet. Learn about the future of SharePoint Portals. This is the SharePoint session you don't want to miss.

    Room 208AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Prepare the Organization for Self-Service in Microsoft 365

    Rapidly growing companies must balance multiple strategic objectives with a seemingly endless list of action items while maintaining a focus on creating scalable solutions. Often this is all done by a team of one. How can you meet the needs of the business and avoid shadow IT with limited resources? Enter self-service.

    In this session, we will share how to:
    - Prepare the organization for self-service solution builds in Microsoft 365
    - Create a consistent user experience across solutions
    - Report on activity in your environment with out of the box tools to support your governance
    - Establish a global steering committee to drive right-sized solutions across the organization

    Leave this session with actionable steps to begin changing the way your organization creates spaces for collaboration.

    Room 201
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Elevating Your Experience: Improving Findability & Knowledge Discovery in Microsoft 365 & SharePoint

    In today's fast-paced business environment, quick and easy access to knowledge is critical for success. Unfortunately, many organizations and people struggle with finding and accessing information within their intranets.

    In this session, we’ll review several different strategies to improve findability in Microsoft 365 – from simple tips to help users be more successful with search to more strategic approaches for intranet navigation and structure using home sites and hubs, information delivery with Viva Connections, improving knowledge management with Viva Topics and Viva Engage, and how Copilot can help.

    You will learn practical and actionable tips and tricks that you can implement immediately as you evolve your employee experiences.

    Room 202A
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • 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 204C
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Knowledge Management Strategies for Microsoft 365 in the Copilot World

    With the deprecation of Viva Topics in February 2025, Microsoft is losing the “hero” application for Knowledge Management in Microsoft 365. But Viva Topics alone was never enough and certainly not the only app in your Knowledge Management toolkit.

    In this session, we will discuss strategies for leveraging Microsoft 365 to achieve your KM goals – from both manual and automatic metadata classification in SharePoint to enhance explicit knowledge to AI-assisted tacit knowledge and expertise location experiences with Viva Engage and Answers in Viva to Copilot-assisted knowledge experiences grounded in your organizational content.

    You will take away practical strategies for achieving your KM goals and a deeper understanding of how Microsoft 365 and Copilot can help you in your journey.

    Room 201
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Create a Compelling Employee Experience with Brand Center

    Establishing a consistent brand identity is essential for any organization especially when it comes to internal communications and employee experience. Brand Center empowers businesses to expose their brand identity seamlessly across various channels in Microsoft 365. This session delves into the core functionalities and capabilities of Brand Center, unlocking a world of creative possibilities for enterprises of all sizes.

    Join us as we explore the features of the Brand Center, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of its tools and capabilities. We will look at practical applications of Brand Center in SharePoint and Viva Connections, how to get started, and some things to avoid as you start your brand journey.

    In this session we will explore
    - What is Brand Center and why it is important.
    - Key functionality of Brand Center including font, theme, and asset management for your organization.
    - How to get started rolling out Brand Center for your organization.
    - Governance questions and thoughts
    - Potential roadblocks and pitfalls
    - Look at real world examples of organizations leveraging Brand Center

    This session is designed for marketing professionals, brand managers, or communication specialists who are looking for ways to explore their brand within the Microsoft ecosystem.

    Room 207B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • 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 202A
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration through Customized Search Experiences

    In SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams, we are building a flat hierarchy through separate site collections or Teams and creating connections through hub site relationships. This supports organizational change, cleaner permission models, and so much more but can prove challenging when you want to centralize a subset of content across these site collections.

    Join us as we explore different approaches for centralizing your content in this modern decentralized world. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    - Understanding the hub site structure and search scopes
    - Using the content type gallery for consistent information architecture
    - Centralizing content through search experiences (including Modern PnP search web part and search verticals)
    - Creating intuitive microlearning content (through Learning Pathways or Viva Learning)

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Intranet Surgery: How Copilot and Viva Connections can give your intranet a makeover

    Are you tired of your intranet looking like it’s stuck in the 90s? Do you want to give it a makeover without breaking the bank? Look no further than Copilot, Viva Connections, and some critical best practices for helping your intranet deliver ongoing value to your employees and the organization.

    In this presentation, we’ll talk about how to perform intranet surgery using the latest AI-powered tools from Microsoft. With Copilot, you can generate new content for your intranet in seconds, from catchy headlines to informative articles. With Viva Connections, you can customize your intranet to match your organization’s brand and culture and provide a seamless experience for your employees in the flow of work – to connect, collaborate, and learn.

    With the latest best practices for discovery and governance, you can ensure that your intranet rehab is successful and transforms your intranet powerful tool for communication, collaboration, and innovation.

    Room 201
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 1): Enhancing Findability and Discoverability with Copilot and Search

    In Microsoft 365, efficient information retrieval is critical to do our jobs effectively and there are a variety of ways to support the findability and discoverability of this business-critical content. This session adopts a user-centric approach while exploring specific use cases where Microsoft search and Copilot excel. We will delve into the technical nuances of natural language search and semantic indexes, along with best practices for information architecture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Technical Insights: Understand the differences between natural language search and semantic indexes.
    Effective Search Strategies: Explore when to leverage Copilot and Microsoft search for optimal results.

    Join us for Part 1 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Using Site Templates to Deploy Consistent Information Architecture

    A great information architecture improves many content management scenarios, from search, to business processes, to ease of content tagging and storage.

    In this session, we'll look at how Site Templates can be used to create reusable site building blocks rather than focusing on configuring the entire site. By using these specific building blocks together, you can build up your sites to have capabilities you need, in whatever combinations make the most sense for the work at hand.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Build Your Skills: Microsoft 365 Essentials for Beginners

    Unlock the power of Microsoft 365 in this comprehensive workshop tailored for beginners. Delve into the core components of OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams, understanding their distinct roles and how they work in tandem to boost productivity. We'll explore key functionalities like document co-authoring, file sharing, managing access, and the unique document lifecycle within these platforms.

    Along the way, learn to navigate the diverse terrain of other Microsoft 365 apps including Outlook, Planner, and To Do, enhancing both individual and team productivity. Understand the nuances of choosing the right tool for the right task, be it OneDrive for personal document management, SharePoint for organizational content, or Teams for collaborative projects. Attendees are encouraged to use their own devices and accounts to follow along, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of navigating and using Microsoft 365's capabilities confidently for effective communication and collaboration.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Zero to Hero: Build Microsoft Teams App for Full Stack Developers

    If you have little to no experience creating apps for Microsoft Teams using full-stack development techniques, this is for you! After covering what tools you need to start creating Microsoft Teams Apps, you’ll learn how to build different components to extend Microsoft Teams. This includes building personal & channel tabs (apps), bots, and message extensions for Microsoft Teams. And, you’ll learn how to take your message extensions and use them as Copilot plugins if your users have Copilot for Microsoft 365!

    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!

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Taking Ownership: Microsoft 365 for Site and Team Owners

    This intermediate full-day workshop, tailored for Microsoft 365 site and team owners, delves into the intricacies of group and site roles, focusing on exclusive capabilities and strategies essential for effective management of SharePoint sites and Microsoft Teams.

    In SharePoint, elevate your skills with advanced techniques in page and news scheduling, audience targeting, as well as in-depth list and library settings and permissions management. In Teams, master channel optimization for greater usability and member productivity.

    Engage in practical, real-world scenarios to apply your knowledge in solving organizational challenges with Microsoft 365. Understand when and how to integrate Planner, Forms, and the Power Platform to broaden your site's or team's capabilities and meet business requirements.

    Gain a better understanding of permissions management, learn when to responsibly break inheritance, and apply item-level permissions when appropriate. This workshop emphasizes security, privacy, and workflow efficiency, enhancing your skills in user access management when solution planning.

    This hands-on workshop is ideal for those eager to explore Microsoft 365's behind-the-scenes workings, boost team collaboration, and innovate with out-of-the-box solutions. Uncover the full potential of Microsoft 365 and revolutionize your work approach.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Thriving in the era of AI

    Join Microsoft product leaders as they highlight the value and benefit of Microsoft 365 innovation, and beyond. You'll get unique insights into Copilot and AI innovation, advances in employee experiences, content services that help automate the flow of work, and perspectives across roles: Business, IT Pros, and Developers. Get a solid understanding of the strategy and vision, with clarity on where Microsoft is taking content, communication, and collaboration into the future.

    Ballroom A
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Getting started with Viva Amplify

    Learn how to save time and deliver more effective communications with Viva Amplify with this introductory session. We'll cover how to get setup and started with the latest Viva tool designed for organizational communications, including getting access, creating & managing campaigns, publishing to multiple channels, and measuring impact and reporting.

    Room 202A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva... What Should I Use, and When?

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

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

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

    Room 203AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Introduction to 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.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • M365 Apps
  • Calendars! Calendars! Calendars!

    With so many choices for calendars, it is hard to know which one to use for what.

    In this session, we will explore the calendars offered by M365, when to use them, and how to make the most out of each type.

    Room 207B
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • 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 202B
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
  • The Art of Prompt Engineering in M365 Copilot

    The art of prompt engineering of M365 Copilot is the skill of creating effective and clear instructions or questions that tell M365 Copilot what you want it to do for you.

    M365 Copilot will then use its large language model to generate a summary based on your prompt. Prompt engineering helps you collaborate with M365 Copilot by following up on your prompts with more questions or feedback, which can help M365 Copilot learn from your preferences and improve its suggestions over time.

    If you want to learn more about prompt engineering this session is for you as we will learn the essential ingredients of a prompt and how to properly communicate with semantic index and connect to our data.

    Room 203AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Building Multi-tenant apps for Microsoft 365

    Microsoft 365 uses the concept of a "tenant" to securely isolate each customer's data, users, and permissions, even as they are running on shared infrastructure. Most applications run within a single tenant, and would require a separate copy of the app for each tenant.

    In this session, you'll gain a deep understanding of tenants and how they relate to data access and Entre ID. Then you'll learn how to build apps that run across many tenants, allowing you to host a single copy of the app and share it across many Microsoft 365 customers, all while maintaining the isolation and security your customers expect.

    This is not only important to software vendors, as more customers are finding themselves with multiple tenants due to mergers and acquisitions and other partnerships. Please attend to fully demystify the way multitenancy works in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Graph, and your applications!

    Room 207B
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • M365 Apps
  • Ask Microsoft Anything

    Grab your lunch, and take a seat! It’s time for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). Got a burning question you just can't yet find an answer to? This AMA is to be a lively live hour of Q&A - to ask questions and voice feedback - direct to the product teams across Microsoft. It will be a lunchtime well spent—a mix of tech talk, laughter, and a dash of insider knowledge.

    Ballroom B
    Wed 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Unified Task Management in Microsoft 365: A Guide to the New Planner

    Unlock the full potential of task management in Microsoft 365 in this session on the new Microsoft Planner. This unified tool brings together Microsoft To Do, Planner, and Project to offer a seamless, integrated experience for managing tasks, projects, and team collaboration.

    Learn how to streamline your workflow, enhance productivity, and achieve strategic goals with the flexibility, scalability, and intelligence of the new Planner.

    Whether for individual tasks or enterprise project management, this session will guide you through making the most of Microsoft 365's advanced task management capabilities.

    Room 207B
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Microsoft Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Track, Organize, and Collaborate

    Microsoft Lists is a powerful app that helps you track information and organize your work with ease. Whether you want to manage your personal tasks or collaborate with your team, Microsoft Lists can help you create customizable lists that suit your needs.

    In this session, you will learn how to:
    - Access Microsoft Lists from web, desktop, mobile, and Teams
    - Sync your lists for offline access
    - Sort, filter, and group your list items
    - Choose from different views such as Gallery, Calendar, and Board
    - Format your views and columns with conditional formatting
    - Customize your forms with no-code or low-code solutions
    - Integrate your lists with Power Apps and Power Automate
    - Set up alerts, rules, and notifications for your lists
    - Share your lists with colleagues and control permissions
    And more!

    Join us for this ultimate guide to Microsoft Lists and discover how you can use it efficiently for any scenario.

    Room 207A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • OneNote Reimagined: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Note-Taking

    In this session, we'll dive into the consolidation of OneNote's two versions (Win10 and desktop) into a singular app. Get ready to rediscover OneNote with an array of useful tips, tricks, and practical business applications.

    We'll explore the latest features and announcements, ensuring you're ahead of the curve with OneNote's advancements.

    Additionally, we'll delve into a comparative analysis of OneNote with Microsoft's other productivity tools you might use for notes like Loop, Whiteboard, Wiki, To Do, and Sticky Notes.

    This comprehensive overview will empower you to select the most suitable tool for every task, enhancing efficiency and productivity in your professional endeavors.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Empowering Collaboration and Productivity with Microsoft Loop

    Microsoft Loop has truly redefined team collaboration and task management in Microsoft 365. This presentation showcases the innovative features of Loop, emphasizing the ability make the most of tasks within its fluid workspaces and canvases, using integration with Microsoft 365 tools like Teams, Outlook and OneNote. This platform not only facilitates real-time collaboration but also enhances task tracking and process management for improved productivity.

    Learn effective methods to utilize Loop for organizing tasks, streamlining workflows, and fostering a collaborative environment that adapts to the needs of modern teams. This session provides actionable insights on utilizing Microsoft Loop to elevate team efficiency and drive forward organizational goals.

    Room 204C
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Automate
  • How To Ensure Microsoft 365 Operational Governance & Sustainable Adoption

    As we embrace the new normal and leaders tackle making hybrid work, big questions loom: What is the role of the office? How do we ensure remote meeting participants feel included? How can we maximize Microsoft 365 to collaborate confidently?

    Join this interactive session and learn how you can establish a deliberate, thoughtful approach for ensuring operational governance and facilitating sustainable adoption of Microsoft 365 tools such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Viva.

    Gain insights on how you can activate your organization to embrace new cultural norms and leverage technologies designed for hybrid work – ensuring every employee can engage and contribute, regardless of where, when or how they’re working.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
  • What's new and next for Microsoft Viva

    Find out what's new and what's next for Microsoft Viva

    Room 204AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Power Automate for SharePoint

    Did you know that the SharePoint Get Items action returns only 100 items by default? If not, attend this session!

    In this session, we will dive into the triggers and actions available for SharePoint in Power Automate. You'll see practical examples of how to use Power Automate with SharePoint lists and libraries. Most importantly, we'll discuss common mistakes made by Power Automate developers when interacting with SharePoint as well as best practices.

    Avoid many of the "gotchas" experienced by many Power Automate developers when writing Flows for SharePoint by attending this session!

    Room 207B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Empowering US Federal Agencies with Microsoft Copilot: A Roadmap to AI Democratization

    Does Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence solutions provide practical solutions to the challenges Federal agencies face towards mission success? Microsoft's vision of generative AI focuses on democratizing AI for business users, IT professionals, and developers through the capabilities showcased in Copilot. This vision, however, encompasses a broad spectrum of capabilities.
    Join Steve Winward, Technical Director for Microsoft Federal, and Jay Leask, Principal Architect at the Washington DC Microsoft Innovation Hub, as they focus on how US Federal Agencies can adopt, govern, and monitor the use of Microsoft Copilot capabilities. They will provide a practical overview of these capabilities across Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Dynamics 365, GitHub Copilot, and many more. They will also dive into the security aspect of using generative AI and large language models and what Microsoft does proactively in this space to protect end users.
    Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of what is available today in Microsoft's US Government Sovereign clouds and what is on the roadmap to land in the future. We hope to see you there and please bring lots of questions!

    Room 201
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Real World Tips and Tricks for Driving Software Deployment

    What do companies like Lego, AEG, Polaris, Takeda, and the Special Olympics have in common? They all have useful tips and tricks around driving internal usage of software to help them move from synchronous work to asynchronous work.

    In this session we will hear from those customers and learn how they drove success in their organizations and how you can as well.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Delivering User Satisfaction and Adoption Practices for Microsoft 365

    AI capabilities are sweeping business but how do you ensure you are getting business value from your investment. Join this session to learn the process to set your organization up for success with Copilot capabilities. Karuana Gatimu and team will share tools, measures and recommended practices for driving meaningful value from Copilot for Microsoft 365 and other generative AI tools.

    Room 207B
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Mastering Microsoft Lists

    Get up-to-speed on the latest Microsoft Lists innovation and how it helps keep your sanity intact when tracking information. Be it in the early creation phase or in an ongoing flow of managing status and keeping everyone in sync - learn how to go from not-in-the-know to PRO!

    We'll cover updates and insights across the Lists app, mobile value, Power Platform integration, within Teams collab, and more. Expect lots of demos of the latest features grounded in scenarios that resonate with everyone. Plus, lots of time for Q&A throughout + updated roadmap info on what's coming next.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive is more than just cloud storage for your files. It’s a smart way to work and collaborate across Microsoft 365. Whether you need to share documents with your team, sync files to your desktop, or protect your work from accidental loss, OneDrive has you covered.

    In this engaging and practical session, I will show you how to make the most of OneDrive’s features to boost your productivity and make work easier.

    Learn how to:
    - Let OneDrive track activity and sharing for you
    - Open and save files directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote
    - Manage changes with document version history
    - Securely share content with people inside & outside the organization
    - Quickly access SharePoint documents and libraries without leaving OneDrive
    - Move and copy files quickly and easily with between - OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Sync files locally with OneDrive files on-demand
    - Share files in Microsoft Teams
    - Restore files if they get deleted, overwritten, corrupted, or infected by malware
    - Automate repetitive activities with flow
    And more!

    Don’t miss this chance to learn how OneDrive can transform the way you work.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • Unlock Third Party or Line of Business Data using Graph Connectors and Copilot

    In this session we will focus on how anyone but especially knowledge workers can use Large Language Models (LLMs) driven tools like Copilot or custom GPTs and 3P/LOB data in a Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern to aids individuals to ask in natural language questions and get more complete and textual responses.

    Microsoft Graph Connectors allow for that by bringing in your own data into Microsoft 365 and making it available through a search index and semantic labeling (index) thus allowing the LLMs to reason over that otherwise locked data.

    Room 201
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Search
  • New Planner: Unifying Task Management in Microsoft Teams

    Join us for this session where we'll discuss bringing together To Do, Planner, Project into a single unified experience enhanced by Copilot capabilities. Get started with the new Planner in Teams and learn how the new Planner grows with your needs from managing your own tasks to collaborating with your team on projects.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Buttons in Microsoft Lists - Logic for Non-devs

    In Microsoft Lists, formatting can be done easily, and buttons can be created using a little JSON code. Wouldn't it be nice for end users to be able to click a button on an item in a list, to set a value or run a flow, without even having to open the item or file?

    In this session, you will learn how to create simple buttons to click to run a workflow. No menus, no panels, super simple for end users!

    Laura Rogers will teach you the logic used in order to assign the action that the button takes, how to set up the button's visual appearance, and its text, and how to create conditional formatting.

    Room 202A
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • How well do you know the Office 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 204C
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Technical Readiness for Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Session on preparing an organization for Copilot for Microsoft 365 including core concepts, deployment prerequisites, information access optimization, and extensibility options. We'll also cover tips for driving internal adoption and success. Additionally, we'll provide an overview on the importance of trust in the Microsoft Cloud, with a focus on data privacy and residency, and the comprehensive enterprise compliance and security controls in place to protect data and AI models.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • AI in Viva Engage for communications and knowledge management

    Discover how AI is being used in Viva Engage, an enterprise social network that connects people across an organization all in one place to enhance communication and knowledge sharing. In this session, you will learn about some of the superpowers of new generative AI technologies, best practices for making the most of them, and how they’re being used to power AI features in Viva Engage. If you’re rolling out Microsoft Copilot in your organization, or will be soon, this session is a must-join as we will also cover the AI-powered adoption support features in Viva Engage– built to support your successful Copilot rollout.

    Room 209AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • Content Management
    • M365 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.

    Viva Engage 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 Viva Engage.

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

    Room 202B
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Bring your business data into Microsoft Copilot with Plugins and Connectors

    Copilot for Microsoft 365 is more powerful than other AI solutions simply because it has access to your Microsoft 365 data such as documents, emails, and chat messages. In this session, you'll learn how to take it to the next level by building Copilot plugins and Graph connectors which allow Copilot to access your business applications outside of Microsoft 365.

    We'll dive into the latest advances in plugin creation using Teams Toolkit as well as easy approaches for building Graph connectors. Perhaps most importantly, you'll learn about the tradeoffs so you can decide which approach is best for your project.

    Don't miss this opportunity to take your Copilot to the next level by attending this presentation!

    Room 207A
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Build Your Skills: Microsoft 365 Essentials for Beginners

    Unlock the power of Microsoft 365 in this comprehensive workshop tailored for beginners. Delve into the core components of OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams, understanding their distinct roles and how they work in tandem to boost productivity. We'll explore key functionalities like document co-authoring, file sharing, managing access, and the unique document lifecycle within these platforms.

    Along the way, learn to navigate the diverse terrain of other Microsoft 365 apps including Outlook, Planner, and To Do, enhancing both individual and team productivity. Understand the nuances of choosing the right tool for the right task, be it OneDrive for personal document management, SharePoint for organizational content, or Teams for collaborative projects. Attendees are encouraged to use their own devices and accounts to follow along, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of navigating and using Microsoft 365's capabilities confidently for effective communication and collaboration.

    Room 207A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Taking Ownership: Microsoft 365 for Site and Team Owners

    This intermediate full-day workshop, tailored for Microsoft 365 site and team owners, delves into the intricacies of group and site roles, focusing on exclusive capabilities and strategies essential for effective management of SharePoint sites and Microsoft Teams.

    In SharePoint, elevate your skills with advanced techniques in page and news scheduling, audience targeting, as well as in-depth list and library settings and permissions management. In Teams, master channel optimization for greater usability and member productivity.

    Engage in practical, real-world scenarios to apply your knowledge in solving organizational challenges with Microsoft 365. Understand when and how to integrate Planner, Forms, and the Power Platform to broaden your site's or team's capabilities and meet business requirements.

    Gain a better understanding of permissions management, learn when to responsibly break inheritance, and apply item-level permissions when appropriate. This workshop emphasizes security, privacy, and workflow efficiency, enhancing your skills in user access management when solution planning.

    This hands-on workshop is ideal for those eager to explore Microsoft 365's behind-the-scenes workings, boost team collaboration, and innovate with out-of-the-box solutions. Uncover the full potential of Microsoft 365 and revolutionize your work approach.

    Room 204C
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Balancing Collaboration and Compliance within Microsoft 365

    Hybrid modern work can be full of friction and frustration when it comes to compliance. We all need to help ensure a productive and compliant workplace, but how can you enable easy collaboration in your organization AND implement compliance features? Join Joanne and Daniel as they show how to bring together two equally important yet seemingly incompatible aspects of the modern workplace: collaboration and 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 can be applied to help collaboration tools be more compliant. You will walk away with the knowledge to combine collaboration with compliance.
    Topics covered in the workshop:
    • How to plan and implement a compliant Viva Connections and Viva Engage environment
    • What are retention labels and policies and what do they look like in action in collaboration areas?
    • How to implement data loss techniques while enabling collaboration?
    • What are sensitivity labels and what types of controls can they place on collaboration?
    • Do Microsoft Teams have an end-date and how to enable a lifecycle?
    • Can Copilot help with compliance when it comes to our content and collaboration?

    Room 207B
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Boosting Team Efficiency: Easy Automation with Teams Workflows

    Dive into the world of effortless automation as we explore how Microsoft Power Automate and Teams can transform your daily grind into a breeze. This session is about cutting the manual work and boosting efficiency, making it perfect for anyone looking to streamline their team's workflow. You will see real-life examples of how integrating Power Automate flows into Teams can automate the mundane tasks we all dread, like scheduling meetings, managing approvals, and even keeping track of project updates—all within the familiar space of your Teams channels.

    Learn how to spot opportunities for automation in your day-to-day tasks, customize flows that fit your team's needs, and keep everything running smoothly. By the end of this session, you'll be armed with the know-how to make your team more connected and productive without breaking a sweat. Whether you're new to automation or looking to level up your Teams game, this presentation will show you the fun in functionality with Power Automate and Teams.

    Room 201
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Automate
  • Empowering Collaboration and Productivity with Microsoft Loop

    Microsoft Loop has truly redefined team collaboration and task management in Microsoft 365. This presentation showcases the innovative features of Loop, emphasizing the ability make the most of tasks within its fluid workspaces and canvases, using integration with Microsoft 365 tools like Teams, Outlook and OneNote. This platform not only facilitates real-time collaboration but also enhances task tracking and process management for improved productivity.

    Learn effective methods to utilize Loop for organizing tasks, streamlining workflows, and fostering a collaborative environment that adapts to the needs of modern teams. This session provides actionable insights on utilizing Microsoft Loop to elevate team efficiency and drive forward organizational goals.

    Room 204C
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Automate
  • Create a Compelling Employee Experience with Brand Center

    Establishing a consistent brand identity is essential for any organization especially when it comes to internal communications and employee experience. Brand Center empowers businesses to expose their brand identity seamlessly across various channels in Microsoft 365. This session delves into the core functionalities and capabilities of Brand Center, unlocking a world of creative possibilities for enterprises of all sizes.

    Join us as we explore the features of the Brand Center, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of its tools and capabilities. We will look at practical applications of Brand Center in SharePoint and Viva Connections, how to get started, and some things to avoid as you start your brand journey.

    In this session we will explore
    - What is Brand Center and why it is important.
    - Key functionality of Brand Center including font, theme, and asset management for your organization.
    - How to get started rolling out Brand Center for your organization.
    - Governance questions and thoughts
    - Potential roadblocks and pitfalls
    - Look at real world examples of organizations leveraging Brand Center

    This session is designed for marketing professionals, brand managers, or communication specialists who are looking for ways to explore their brand within the Microsoft ecosystem.

    Room 207B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration through Customized Search Experiences

    In SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams, we are building a flat hierarchy through separate site collections or Teams and creating connections through hub site relationships. This supports organizational change, cleaner permission models, and so much more but can prove challenging when you want to centralize a subset of content across these site collections.

    Join us as we explore different approaches for centralizing your content in this modern decentralized world. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    - Understanding the hub site structure and search scopes
    - Using the content type gallery for consistent information architecture
    - Centralizing content through search experiences (including Modern PnP search web part and search verticals)
    - Creating intuitive microlearning content (through Learning Pathways or Viva Learning)

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Navigating Microsoft Teams Premium's Advanced Features

    Step into the future of corporate communication with 'The Future of Meetings: Navigating Microsoft Teams Premium's Advanced Features'. This session is a deep dive into the world of Teams Premium, showcasing its cutting-edge features designed to transform your meeting experiences. We'll explore each feature in detail, discussing its practical applications and benefits for your organization. From setting up advanced meeting options to enhancing end-user engagement, you'll gain insights into the full spectrum of Teams Premium capabilities. Our hands-on demonstrations will guide IT Admins through the configuration process while providing business leaders and corporate communications professionals with a clear view of the user experience. Whether it's about facilitating seamless large-scale webinars or conducting interactive town halls, this session is your roadmap to mastering Microsoft Teams Premium. Join us to unlock the potential of next-generation meetings and propel your organizational communication into a new era of efficiency and engagement.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Real World Tips and Tricks for Driving Software Deployment

    What do companies like Lego, AEG, Polaris, Takeda, and the Special Olympics have in common? They all have useful tips and tricks around driving internal usage of software to help them move from synchronous work to asynchronous work.

    In this session we will hear from those customers and learn how they drove success in their organizations and how you can as well.

    Room 206
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Teams Emergency Operations Center - Modernizing communications in critical incidents

    During an emergency or planned event effective communication and collaboration are critical to ensuring a rapid and coordinated response. Coordinating efforts, sharing information, and making fast data informed decisions are top of mind for those trying to provide command and control over an incident.
    Available to use in commercial and a mix of our Government environments (GCC and GCC High), the Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center (TEOC) solution leverages the power of the Microsoft 365 platform to centralize incident response, information sharing and field communications. An open-source solution supported by Microsoft, TEOC includes features such as having a centralized incident creation dashboard, role assignments, records management, mobile, and extended language support. All of these features can be used to quickly disseminate critical information, assign tasks, and track progress.
    The Microsoft Teams Emergency Operations Center(TEOC) can help emergency response teams can minimize confusion and improve the ability to work together effectively.

    Room 206
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Integrating Forms with Teams for Real-time Responses

    Do you ever wonder what your Microsoft Team members are thinking or what their thoughts are on a specific topic or initiative? Microsoft Forms is a powerful and versatile tool that allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and polls that can be responded to by your Team members which allows you to view real-time responses from your participants. These results can then be exported to an Excel spreadsheet for additional analysis, and to generate some neat visual charts or graphs using Power BI.

    In this session we are going to introduce and discuss the different types of uses for Forms, how to create a form on a Microsoft Teams channel, explore the configuration options for these forms, as well as how to export the results for use in other Microsoft products, like Power BI.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Zero to Hero: Build Microsoft Teams App for Full Stack Developers

    If you have little to no experience creating apps for Microsoft Teams using full-stack development techniques, this is for you! After covering what tools you need to start creating Microsoft Teams Apps, you’ll learn how to build different components to extend Microsoft Teams. This includes building personal & channel tabs (apps), bots, and message extensions for Microsoft Teams. And, you’ll learn how to take your message extensions and use them as Copilot plugins if your users have Copilot for Microsoft 365!

    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!

    Room 202B
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Mastering React Hooks for SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams Apps

    Delve into the world of React Hooks and discover how to leverage this powerful tool in SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams app development.

    Learn the fundamentals of React Hooks, including integrating state with the useState hook, handling events and side effects using the useEffect hook, and even how to create custom hooks for your apps!

    Whether you're new to React Hooks or looking to enhance your skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge to create dynamic and efficient apps using React Hooks.

    Room 202A
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Your onramp to Creating Microsoft Teams apps with the Teams Toolkit for VS Code

    The Microsoft Teams Toolkit (TTK) for VS Code is a huge step forward in creating Microsoft Teams apps! And with the retirement of the community "YO TEAMS" option, it isn't just the best game in town, it's the ONLY game in town!

    In this session, you’ll see how you can use the TTK to create apps and learn all the customization and cool capabilities the TTK has to offer.

    By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to build your first Microsoft Teams app, bot, or message extension!

    Room 208AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Development
  • Extending Microsoft 365: Exploring the Art of the Possible

    Ever felt like the world of Microsoft 365 is a maze? You’re not alone! In this session, we’ll take a journey together through real-life examples where we’ve turned the complexity of Microsoft 365 into simple, automated solutions.

    We’ll start from the basics, exploring out-of-the-box and low-code options, and gradually move towards creating custom self-hosted solutions. Extending Microsoft 365 is not limited to just creating web parts and by the end of this session, you’ll be inspired to see how you can make Microsoft 365 work for you in ways you’ve never imagined before. So, whether you’re a beginner or have some experience under your belt, join us as we unravel the exciting possibilities of extending Microsoft 365!

    Room 209AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Build Solutions for Microsoft 365 with a Fluent API Library

    For the most part, your imagination is the limit when it comes to extending the Microsoft 365 platform. Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint and Microsoft Graph REST APIs that make building solutions 10x easier and faster. This free, open-source initiative, part of the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community can be used within the SharePoint Framework, NodeJS, or any JavaScript/TypeScript based project.

    This session will cover using the library within the SharePoint Framework and Azure Functions NodeJS project.

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

    Room 209AB
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Code Once Use Everywhere - Using SPFx to create applications that work in Teams and SharePoint

    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 209AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for M365/SharePoint Bootcamp

    Work through a common business use case to see how Power Apps and Power Automate - and their Copilot capabilities - fit into your toolset extending M365, SharePoint, and Teams.

    We'll start with some brief foundation info, dig in with demos, and then let you "take the wheel" walking through hands-on examples to build a solution as we work through the day building on top of Microsoft Lists.

    You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be used with Power Automate and will create basic Flows yourself. Then, see how Flows integrate with Power Apps you've built and the list data behind them. Your instructors will be there to assist throughout the day with your questions.

    Attend this workshop to get a foothold with the Power Platform. 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, Power Automate, Microsoft Lists, Teams, SharePoint 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.

    Room 201
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • 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

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Dataverse Bootcamp for M365 Makers

    Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've been hearing about it for a while but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time. Adding Dataverse is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.
    - Learn what Dataverse is and where it fits in the maker toolset.
    - Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources and talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
    - Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.

    Using the Developer Plan, attendees will get a hands-on look at Creating Dataverse tables, relationships, forms, and more.
    With Dataverse as a data source, we'll also do a quick compare of model-driven vs. canvas Power Apps.

    Room 206
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • SharePoint Data Modeling: From Requirements to Usage

    Data modeling is an essential first step in any Power Apps or Power Automate project. Power apps provides a user interface for information stored in a data source and Power Automate creates workflows that manipulate data stored in a data source based on specific events or triggers. Data modeling is difficult enough for professional developers, but it is even harder for citizen developers. Citizen developers usually have little exposure to concepts like data normalization and often can’t use true relational databases like SQL or Dataverse because of the cost of Premium licensing. So, they are left trying to figure out how to build their flows or apps using data stored in SharePoint lists or Excel spreadsheets.
    In this workshop I will show you some real-world techniques for doing data modeling. I’ll start with a typical project requirements definition and show you how to easily convert it into an Entity Relationship model. Next, I’ll show you how to map that Entity Relationship model onto a set of SharePoint lists. Once I have the lists designed, I’ll show you how to use them in a Power App and a flow. Along the way I’ll walk you through what you need to know about using SharePoint as a data source, including:
    • What Column types work well and which ones to avoid
    • When to use (or not use) Lookup columns to create relationships between lists
    • How to plan for Security in SharePoint
    • Other Common issues
    I’ll focus on SharePoint in the workshop but the techniques I teach you are also applicable for other data sources like Excel, SQL or even Dataverse.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Super Charge your Power Apps and Copilots with Power Fx

    Power Fx is the low-code language that can be used across the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Citizen developers and Professional developers can use it to build business applications.

    In this demo-drive session, we will cover the following topics in detail.
    - What is Power Fx?
    - What are Data Types?
    - What are Operators and identifiers, Tables, Variables, Imperative logic, and Global support?
    - How can we use Power Fx in Power Platform to build the business application?
    - Power Fx Best Practices

    Room 207A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • 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 202B
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
  • Healthcare Virtual Data Tables

    Healthcare Virtual Data Tables (HVDT) is Microsoft's solution for connecting Dataverse to remote FHIR endpoints using Dataverse's Virtual Tables capabilities. Our solution extends Dataverse Virtual Tables by providing configurable mapping between FHIR and Dataverse schemas and allows customers to dynamically select where you want to persist your data.

    This session includes an architectural overview of the solution, a demonstration of HVDT connecting to Azure Healt Data services, and a demo of how we can extend the data model and maps.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • How to Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas In Power Automate

    Power Automate has become an essential tool for the Microsoft 365 developer. However, all too often executing simple logic can become tedious and painful using Power Automate standard features. Doing math in Power Automate shouldn't be so painful!

    Thankfully, Power Automate developers can now create scripts that use JavaScript, TypeScript, or even Excel formulas to execute complicated business logic and bring more power to your Power Automate solutions. Attend this demo-packed session to learn out to take your Power Automate Flows to the next level as we dive into a real-world scenario and build a practical solution step-by-step.

    In this session, attendees will learn to use Office Scripts to:
    - Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas
    - Simplify complicated Flows
    - How to quickly and easily generate dynamic adaptive cards
    - Generate graphs and charts on the fly for real-time updates to SharePoint data

    Room 207A
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • To Build or Buy: Case Management in Dynamics 365 or Power Apps

    It's an age-old question: should I buy the solution "off the shelf" or build it myself? In the past, the high cost of custom development meant most people bought their software and did their best to "make it work."

    But with the advent of low code, more and more organizations are not having to make that choice, but inside discovering it's really a spectrum.

    This session will look the specific need many of my customers have: case management. In the past and sadly in the present, many of my customers rely on Excel to manage cases (or incidents or whatever terminology they use). Thanks to Power Apps, these customers have a better way.

    But what about Dynamics 365? When should they consider it versus a "home grown" solution. I'll look at the pros and cons of both approaches and perhaps help you find the "sweet spot."

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Simplify Reporting: Automating Document Generation with Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this session, we will explore how to modernize the common process of weekly reporting by automating document creation using Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate. We will follow a real-life use case of a client who aimed to streamline their cumbersome, manual reporting process.

    We will demonstrate how Power Apps and Power Automate were used to improve this process:

    - Standardized Data Entry with Power Apps: We'll show an example of a user-friendly submission app in Power Apps, standardizing the input format and eliminating the need for multiple templates.

    - Workflows with Power Automate: We’ll create workflows in Power Automate that:
    Collect and format submissions from the app
    Consolidate submissions into a single report template
    Generate a report in multiple formats (docx, pdf, and xlsx)

    - Document Storage in SharePoint Online: We’ll show how the workflow can save the generated reports to support further manual editing

    By automating their weekly reporting process, the client was able to save hours of manual work while improving accuracy and consistency across reports.

    Room 207A
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Microsoft PowerApps and Facilitating 508 Compliance

    Best practices and lessons learned in applying 508 Compliant requirements to applications developed using the Microsoft PowerApps platform.

    Room 206
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Dataverse Virtual Tables - Build a Custom Provider

    Dataverse Virtual Tables is a platform capability allowing Model Driven App developers to provide a unified experience for multiple sources of data. This means that some of your data may reside in the Dataverse database while some may reside in external data sources.

    The Virtual Tables solution ships with out of the box providers, but what if these providers don't quite fit your current solution requirements? We can build our own custom data provider for Virtual Tables that surfaces data from an external data source.

    This session will provide a quick walk through of requirements dive right into building our own custom data provider for Virtual Tables. We review code behind the plugin events for Retrieve and Retrieve Multiple, demonstrate how to transform your data, and see the plugin surface data live in our Model Driven App.

    Room 202B
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • 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 your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both PowerApps and Power Automate this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room 207B
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Not Just for Citizen Development: Embracing Power Platform for Enterprise Applications

    Too many people still look at Power Platform as something for citizen developers or "the smaller light-weight apps", but this misses a very large opportunity. Power Platform is incredibly well suited for the developing and hosting larger complex enterprises applications. This session will delve into why IT and business professionals and their leadership should be taking a Power Platform first strategy when looking to build applications.

    In the session we'll explore the scalability of the platform technically and from a licensing perspective, the way the platform empowers developers and non-developers to both contribute to app making, talk about real-world examples, and discuss how Azure PaaS services ensures there is never a requirement that can't be met.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Cast votes with confidence: Crafting a reusable Power Apps canvas app voting solution

    Learn how to create a versatile and reusable voting app with Power Apps, perfect for a wide array of scenarios. From education institutions hosting student elections to photo or costume contests to organizations recognizing standout employees—this session will unveil how to harness SharePoint integration for a seamless voting experience.

    You'll learn how to:
    * Design a user-friendly interface for collecting votes.
    * Configure a SharePoint document library to store contest entries or nominations.
    * Set up a SharePoint list to track and tally votes securely.
    * Implement logic to ensure fair voting and prevent duplicate entries.
    * Add a touch of flair to your voting experience with custom branding and design elements.

    Embrace the potential to elevate engagement in your organization. Walk away with the knowledge to implement a voting system that resonates with elegance and efficiency, year after year.

    Room 201
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • Forms, Forms, and more Forms. Data gathering for the modern info worker

    Microsoft List (and SharePoint) forms, Forms with Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. Which one (or more) should you use, and when?

    This session will walk through updated capabilities and options available to no-code makers and citizen developers when building solutions with forms.

    Room 202B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • PowerFx Command Buttons in Action

    Join me as we delve into the simplicity and flexibility of creating custom confirmation dialogs, duplicating records, and carrying out bulk updates with enhanced safety measures, all with Power Fx.

    This session is perfect for those looking to streamline their Dynamics workflows and for professionals eager to leverage their Dynamics 365 platform to its fullest extent with minimal coding requirements.

    Key highlights of this interactive session will include:
    - Building user-friendly custom confirmation dialogs to improve user interactions and data input accuracy.
    - Efficiently cloning records to streamline data management processes to save time and reduce data entry errors.
    - Allow bulk update in a safe way, limiting the chances of mistypes wreaking havoc on your system.
    - Integrating Power Automate flows to make Command Buttons much more powerful.
    - Show in-app notifications to your users.

    Room 203AB
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power 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.

    Viva Engage 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 Viva Engage.

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

    Room 202B
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for M365/SharePoint Bootcamp

    Work through a common business use case to see how Power Apps and Power Automate - and their Copilot capabilities - fit into your toolset extending M365, SharePoint, and Teams.

    We'll start with some brief foundation info, dig in with demos, and then let you "take the wheel" walking through hands-on examples to build a solution as we work through the day building on top of Microsoft Lists.

    You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be used with Power Automate and will create basic Flows yourself. Then, see how Flows integrate with Power Apps you've built and the list data behind them. Your instructors will be there to assist throughout the day with your questions.

    Attend this workshop to get a foothold with the Power Platform. 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, Power Automate, Microsoft Lists, Teams, SharePoint 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.

    Room 201
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • 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

    Room 202A
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows - Workshop

    In every organization there are a number of scenarios which require an Approval process. It could be Contract approvals, PTO/Leave Approvals, Event approvals and many other business processes.

    In this workshop we'll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows using Power Automate. The workflow will move back and forth b/w different stages and will also learn how to restart a workflow from a given stage. We'll learn how to include Dynamic Approvers in the workflow process.

    We'll also learn how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We'll implement timeout features in the workflows to escalate it to the next approver in the process. We will learn how to log and retain workflow history beyond what Microsoft Power Automate offers out-of-box. We'll develop a button to kick off the workflow from a SharePoint library/list.

    Room 201
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • The One Copilot Workshop to Rule them All

    Let's face it, Copilot is everywhere, in everything, it's like the force... and sometimes just as confusing and hard to grasp. Those who learn to harness the power of Copilots within their organization will be able to go where no organization has gone before...

    But what does it all mean? It all seems so overwhelming. What if your organization is unwilling to pay for Copilot licenses? What is the average person to do??

    Join Mark Rackley in this full-day demo-filled tutorial where attendees will learn:

    - What is Copilot and Generative AI?
    - What do you need to do to prepare for Microsoft Copilot?
    - What are your options for extending Microsoft Copilot?
    - When and how should you use Copilot Studio?
    - How can you create your own Custom Copilot that doesn't require expensive licensing?

    With practical demos and real-world stories from the trenches, you will leave with all of your Copilot questions answered and feeling empowered to embrace Generative AI in your organization.

    Room 204AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
  • Half-Day Workshop : Copilot Studio 101

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI have caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • SharePoint Data Modeling: From Requirements to Usage

    Data modeling is an essential first step in any Power Apps or Power Automate project. Power apps provides a user interface for information stored in a data source and Power Automate creates workflows that manipulate data stored in a data source based on specific events or triggers. Data modeling is difficult enough for professional developers, but it is even harder for citizen developers. Citizen developers usually have little exposure to concepts like data normalization and often can’t use true relational databases like SQL or Dataverse because of the cost of Premium licensing. So, they are left trying to figure out how to build their flows or apps using data stored in SharePoint lists or Excel spreadsheets.
    In this workshop I will show you some real-world techniques for doing data modeling. I’ll start with a typical project requirements definition and show you how to easily convert it into an Entity Relationship model. Next, I’ll show you how to map that Entity Relationship model onto a set of SharePoint lists. Once I have the lists designed, I’ll show you how to use them in a Power App and a flow. Along the way I’ll walk you through what you need to know about using SharePoint as a data source, including:
    • What Column types work well and which ones to avoid
    • When to use (or not use) Lookup columns to create relationships between lists
    • How to plan for Security in SharePoint
    • Other Common issues
    I’ll focus on SharePoint in the workshop but the techniques I teach you are also applicable for other data sources like Excel, SQL or even Dataverse.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Power Automate for the Absolute Beginner

    If you have been wanting to get started creating Cloud Flows with Power Automate, this is your chance!

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

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

    Room 204C
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Automate
  • Boosting Team Efficiency: Easy Automation with Teams Workflows

    Dive into the world of effortless automation as we explore how Microsoft Power Automate and Teams can transform your daily grind into a breeze. This session is about cutting the manual work and boosting efficiency, making it perfect for anyone looking to streamline their team's workflow. You will see real-life examples of how integrating Power Automate flows into Teams can automate the mundane tasks we all dread, like scheduling meetings, managing approvals, and even keeping track of project updates—all within the familiar space of your Teams channels.

    Learn how to spot opportunities for automation in your day-to-day tasks, customize flows that fit your team's needs, and keep everything running smoothly. By the end of this session, you'll be armed with the know-how to make your team more connected and productive without breaking a sweat. Whether you're new to automation or looking to level up your Teams game, this presentation will show you the fun in functionality with Power Automate and Teams.

    Room 201
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Automate
  • How to Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas In Power Automate

    Power Automate has become an essential tool for the Microsoft 365 developer. However, all too often executing simple logic can become tedious and painful using Power Automate standard features. Doing math in Power Automate shouldn't be so painful!

    Thankfully, Power Automate developers can now create scripts that use JavaScript, TypeScript, or even Excel formulas to execute complicated business logic and bring more power to your Power Automate solutions. Attend this demo-packed session to learn out to take your Power Automate Flows to the next level as we dive into a real-world scenario and build a practical solution step-by-step.

    In this session, attendees will learn to use Office Scripts to:
    - Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas
    - Simplify complicated Flows
    - How to quickly and easily generate dynamic adaptive cards
    - Generate graphs and charts on the fly for real-time updates to SharePoint data

    Room 207A
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Power Automate Desktop: How to Automate Almost Anything

    Power Automate flows can do a lot to automate repetitive tasks. But up until now they only worked if there was a pre-built connector with actions that can accomplish the task or at least an existing Application Programming Interface API that you could use to build a custom connector.

    In this talk we'll look at Power Automate's entry into the world of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) called Power Automate Desktop. Using Power Automate Desktop you can automate repetitive tasks on your desktop in Windows or a Web application. Desktop flows record and play back user interface actions, like keyboard entries, mouse clicks, etc.

    Desktop flows open up possibilities to automate applications that don't have a pre-built connector or an API.

    Room 207A
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Automate
  • Navigating Document Approval in SharePoint: A Practical Case Study

    At her medical research non-profit, different departments rely heavily on SOP documents, or Standard Operating Procedures. These documents have to go through annual reviews that are several layers deep, in addition to needing a group approval of the final SOP.

    In this session, Lindsay will break down exactly how she built SOP approval processes for four different departments using just SharePoint document libraries, Power Automate, and Approvals that have served their purpose effectively and efficiently for years.

    Room 201
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Power Automate
  • Empowering Collaboration and Productivity with Microsoft Loop

    Microsoft Loop has truly redefined team collaboration and task management in Microsoft 365. This presentation showcases the innovative features of Loop, emphasizing the ability make the most of tasks within its fluid workspaces and canvases, using integration with Microsoft 365 tools like Teams, Outlook and OneNote. This platform not only facilitates real-time collaboration but also enhances task tracking and process management for improved productivity.

    Learn effective methods to utilize Loop for organizing tasks, streamlining workflows, and fostering a collaborative environment that adapts to the needs of modern teams. This session provides actionable insights on utilizing Microsoft Loop to elevate team efficiency and drive forward organizational goals.

    Room 204C
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Automate
  • Simplify Reporting: Automating Document Generation with Power Apps and Power Automate

    In this session, we will explore how to modernize the common process of weekly reporting by automating document creation using Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate. We will follow a real-life use case of a client who aimed to streamline their cumbersome, manual reporting process.

    We will demonstrate how Power Apps and Power Automate were used to improve this process:

    - Standardized Data Entry with Power Apps: We'll show an example of a user-friendly submission app in Power Apps, standardizing the input format and eliminating the need for multiple templates.

    - Workflows with Power Automate: We’ll create workflows in Power Automate that:
    Collect and format submissions from the app
    Consolidate submissions into a single report template
    Generate a report in multiple formats (docx, pdf, and xlsx)

    - Document Storage in SharePoint Online: We’ll show how the workflow can save the generated reports to support further manual editing

    By automating their weekly reporting process, the client was able to save hours of manual work while improving accuracy and consistency across reports.

    Room 207A
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Power Automate for SharePoint

    Did you know that the SharePoint Get Items action returns only 100 items by default? If not, attend this session!

    In this session, we will dive into the triggers and actions available for SharePoint in Power Automate. You'll see practical examples of how to use Power Automate with SharePoint lists and libraries. Most importantly, we'll discuss common mistakes made by Power Automate developers when interacting with SharePoint as well as best practices.

    Avoid many of the "gotchas" experienced by many Power Automate developers when writing Flows for SharePoint by attending this session!

    Room 207B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • 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 your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both PowerApps and Power Automate this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room 207B
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Using Power Automate to streamline Microsoft SharePoint archiving at scale & protect long-term data

    Learn how Microsoft retention labels & Power Automate can be leveraged to standardize and automate archival transfer processes at scale and why maintaining the readability & integrity of long-term (7+ years) SharePoint data requires more than just regular archiving or cloud storage.

    The session will include demonstrations of Power Automate workflows and the automatic application of Microsoft retention labels and explore the risks and challenges of keeping critical data over decades.

    Identify if your organization has a technology and compliance gap when it comes to managing long-term SharePoint data and how new embedded archiving solutions - that are a seamless part of the Microsoft 365 and SharePoint experience – can enable you to further leverage your investment in Microsoft tools and applications.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Building Dynamic Websites: Leveraging Liquid and JavaScript in Power Pages

    Beyond the drag-and-drop capabilities of Power Pages, empowering to build truly dynamic and interactive websites using Liquid, a templating language, and JavaScript, a powerful scripting language, to unlock advanced functionalities.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Build smarter automation with AI Builder

    Embed AI capabilities in your Power Automate flows.

    Join us in this session and learn how to integrate AI capabilities in your Power Automate flows as we demonstrate how AI Builder can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple flows with Artificial Intelligence.

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

    Room 204AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Automate
  • Not Just for Citizen Development: Embracing Power Platform for Enterprise Applications

    Too many people still look at Power Platform as something for citizen developers or "the smaller light-weight apps", but this misses a very large opportunity. Power Platform is incredibly well suited for the developing and hosting larger complex enterprises applications. This session will delve into why IT and business professionals and their leadership should be taking a Power Platform first strategy when looking to build applications.

    In the session we'll explore the scalability of the platform technically and from a licensing perspective, the way the platform empowers developers and non-developers to both contribute to app making, talk about real-world examples, and discuss how Azure PaaS services ensures there is never a requirement that can't be met.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Advanced Concepts

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

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

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

    Room 206
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • 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 206
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
  • 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.

    Viva Engage 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 Viva Engage.

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

    Room 202B
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Copilots using Copilot Studio & Azure OpenAI Services

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 203AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Real World Power Automate (Cloud Flows)

    The Power Automate Community site is a great resource for Power Automate developers. Hundreds of questions are asked and answered on the site every day. These questions are from real Flow developers who experience real world problems.

    In this constantly evolving and demo-rich session, our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail. You'll also see how Copilot can help overcome roadblocks that you may encounter during your Flow development.

    Room 208AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
  • 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 202B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI... but were afraid to ask!

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud-based report delivery, and forms the reporting component of Microsoft Fabric. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, to understand what to use when.
     
    This all day tutorial will explore the way that Power BI works, and what it can do. We will walk through its architecture, the Power BI web service, Power BI Desktop and how it works with Microsoft Excel. Then we focus on the relationship with SharePoint, what can be done in an on premises or hybrid environment and how to connect it and refresh it with all sorts of data. Finally, we will cover off how it is licensed, and a whole host of other miscellaneous topics including how it works on its own, and within Microsoft Fabric.
     
    This tutorial consists of a mix of theory and demonstrations, with emphasis on the demonstrations using real world data. It is designed for the beginner and the novice user, but even advanced users will find some nuggets of new information. Power BI is a fast moving, and ever-changing product, and this tutorial is constantly updated to reflect that.
     
    Above all we encourage questions and dialog. We can't answer your questions if you don't bring them, so please come armed! Feel free to even bring us data and we can work through any reporting challenges that you may have. If you want to get exposed to Power BI & Microsoft Fabric, this is certainly a session for you.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Beginners Guide to Power BI Workshop

    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 209AB
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Power BI Analytics at Scale with Microsoft Fabric

    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 Microsoft Fabric, understand exactly what it is, and how it can help position your organization for the new age of AI. Microsoft Fabric has changed the way we all think about and utilize data. Taking lessons from Power BI Premium capacities Fabric allows us to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service & the PAAS\IAAS world of Azure Synapse. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Microsoft Fabric is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Fabric 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 Microsoft Fabric, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 206
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • What are Power BI Metrics?

    In this session, you'll learn about Power BI Metrics and how they can be used in your organization to track the metrics that matter to you.

    You'll learn about:
    1. Scorecards
    2. Goals
    3. Check-ins
    4. Target and Current values

    Room 206
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Commenting Power Query with Azure OpenAI

    Large Language Models (such as ChatGPT) can greatly enhance the way you develop and deliver Power BI solutions.

    In this session I will show you how to integrate Azure Open AI into Power BI using prompt engineering techniques.

    Room 202B
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • 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 206
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • 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 206
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Querying SharePoint Data in Power BI - Options & Performance

    Do you rely on SharePoint data for building your Power BI reports? Do you find dataset refreshes with SharePoint are exceedingly slow?

    If so, in this session I offer a review of the ways to connect to SharePoint within Power BI and techniques to improve refresh times.

    Room 206
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint Development
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Connect to your M365 Data with Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Many people are familiar with accessing and retrieving their corporate data from the Microsoft Graph. However, what do you do when you need to access this data at scale? Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) is a robust data extraction tool that allows for secure, granular data access from Microsoft 365 to Azure Data Lake. It provides organizations with valuable insights while maintaining compliance with privacy regulations. It is a powerful, yet complex tool.

    The recently introduced Microsoft Fabric is a comprehensive data analysis platform that has the potential to remove much of this complexity.
    This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft Graph Data Connect within Microsoft Fabric can very quickly allow you to leverage your corporate data to enhance collaboration, productivity, and decision-making processes in your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
  • Intro to Microsoft Fabric for the rest of us

    Microsoft Fabric is a software that helps businesses analyze their data. It has many features that help businesses move their data around, analyze it in real-time, and make better decisions. It also has a lot of tools that help businesses store and organize their data in one place. With Microsoft Fabric, businesses can get a better understanding of their data and use it to make better decisions.

    But what does that mean for the rest of us who don't do analytics every day or can barely spell Power BI? Join Mark Rackley and John White for this fun, demo-filled session that breaks Fabric down so that anyone can understand it's power, and how their company can take advantage of it, and get started!

    Room 204C
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
  • DAX Query View Testing Pattern

    Are you struggling with managing issues in your semantic models/datasets? Would you like to conduct tests and easily share those tests with your team?

    In this session I show you a DAX Query View Testing Pattern. This pattern combines the new DAX Query View feature in Power BI Desktop and DataOps principles to help you improve project delivery and reduce errors.

    Room 203AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Power BI
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Super Charge your Power Apps and Copilots with Power Fx

    Power Fx is the low-code language that can be used across the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Citizen developers and Professional developers can use it to build business applications.

    In this demo-drive session, we will cover the following topics in detail.
    - What is Power Fx?
    - What are Data Types?
    - What are Operators and identifiers, Tables, Variables, Imperative logic, and Global support?
    - How can we use Power Fx in Power Platform to build the business application?
    - Power Fx Best Practices

    Room 207A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Build enterprise web sites with Power Pages

    This session covers an overview of Power Pages and covers latest features in Generative AI, External Data Integrations, Governance and Security.

    Room 202B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Build Intelligent and Secure Enterprise Scale Websites using Power Pages

    Learn how to build intelligent websites using Copilot capabilities within Power Pages while ensuring the website is secure and can meet Enterprise needs.

    Room 202A
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Building Dynamic Websites: Leveraging Liquid and JavaScript in Power Pages

    Beyond the drag-and-drop capabilities of Power Pages, empowering to build truly dynamic and interactive websites using Liquid, a templating language, and JavaScript, a powerful scripting language, to unlock advanced functionalities.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Not Just for Citizen Development: Embracing Power Platform for Enterprise Applications

    Too many people still look at Power Platform as something for citizen developers or "the smaller light-weight apps", but this misses a very large opportunity. Power Platform is incredibly well suited for the developing and hosting larger complex enterprises applications. This session will delve into why IT and business professionals and their leadership should be taking a Power Platform first strategy when looking to build applications.

    In the session we'll explore the scalability of the platform technically and from a licensing perspective, the way the platform empowers developers and non-developers to both contribute to app making, talk about real-world examples, and discuss how Azure PaaS services ensures there is never a requirement that can't be met.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for M365/SharePoint Bootcamp

    Work through a common business use case to see how Power Apps and Power Automate - and their Copilot capabilities - fit into your toolset extending M365, SharePoint, and Teams.

    We'll start with some brief foundation info, dig in with demos, and then let you "take the wheel" walking through hands-on examples to build a solution as we work through the day building on top of Microsoft Lists.

    You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be used with Power Automate and will create basic Flows yourself. Then, see how Flows integrate with Power Apps you've built and the list data behind them. Your instructors will be there to assist throughout the day with your questions.

    Attend this workshop to get a foothold with the Power Platform. 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, Power Automate, Microsoft Lists, Teams, SharePoint 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.

    Room 201
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Hands-On: Azure, ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use Azure OpenAI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications.

    In this demo-driven workshop, Microsoft Business Applications and AI MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer Prashant G Bhoyar will cover how to use Azure OpenAI services and ChatGPT with services like Power Apps, Copilot Studio, Power Automate, Power Pages, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    • ChatGPT key concepts
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Automate
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Apps
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Pages
    • Azure OpenAI + Copilot Studio
    • Azure OpenAI + Power BI
    • ChatGPT and Power Platform
    • Azure API Management
    • Power Platform Custom Connectors
    • How organizations can use Azure Open AI and Power Platform services to implement next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade business applications?
    • How to evaluate the use cases for Custom Copilots?

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

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, and Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, 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.

    Room 206
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows - Workshop

    In every organization there are a number of scenarios which require an Approval process. It could be Contract approvals, PTO/Leave Approvals, Event approvals and many other business processes.

    In this workshop we'll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows using Power Automate. The workflow will move back and forth b/w different stages and will also learn how to restart a workflow from a given stage. We'll learn how to include Dynamic Approvers in the workflow process.

    We'll also learn how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We'll implement timeout features in the workflows to escalate it to the next approver in the process. We will learn how to log and retain workflow history beyond what Microsoft Power Automate offers out-of-box. We'll develop a button to kick off the workflow from a SharePoint library/list.

    Room 201
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI... but were afraid to ask!

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud-based report delivery, and forms the reporting component of Microsoft Fabric. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it's important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, to understand what to use when.
     
    This all day tutorial will explore the way that Power BI works, and what it can do. We will walk through its architecture, the Power BI web service, Power BI Desktop and how it works with Microsoft Excel. Then we focus on the relationship with SharePoint, what can be done in an on premises or hybrid environment and how to connect it and refresh it with all sorts of data. Finally, we will cover off how it is licensed, and a whole host of other miscellaneous topics including how it works on its own, and within Microsoft Fabric.
     
    This tutorial consists of a mix of theory and demonstrations, with emphasis on the demonstrations using real world data. It is designed for the beginner and the novice user, but even advanced users will find some nuggets of new information. Power BI is a fast moving, and ever-changing product, and this tutorial is constantly updated to reflect that.
     
    Above all we encourage questions and dialog. We can't answer your questions if you don't bring them, so please come armed! Feel free to even bring us data and we can work through any reporting challenges that you may have. If you want to get exposed to Power BI & Microsoft Fabric, this is certainly a session for you.

    Room 203AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Dataverse Bootcamp for M365 Makers

    Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've been hearing about it for a while but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time. Adding Dataverse is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.
    - Learn what Dataverse is and where it fits in the maker toolset.
    - Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources and talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
    - Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.

    Using the Developer Plan, attendees will get a hands-on look at Creating Dataverse tables, relationships, forms, and more.
    With Dataverse as a data source, we'll also do a quick compare of model-driven vs. canvas Power Apps.

    Room 206
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Half-Day Workshop : Copilot Studio 101

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI have caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 208AB
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Super Charge your Power Apps and Copilots with Power Fx

    Power Fx is the low-code language that can be used across the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Citizen developers and Professional developers can use it to build business applications.

    In this demo-drive session, we will cover the following topics in detail.
    - What is Power Fx?
    - What are Data Types?
    - What are Operators and identifiers, Tables, Variables, Imperative logic, and Global support?
    - How can we use Power Fx in Power Platform to build the business application?
    - Power Fx Best Practices

    Room 207A
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Healthcare Virtual Data Tables

    Healthcare Virtual Data Tables (HVDT) is Microsoft's solution for connecting Dataverse to remote FHIR endpoints using Dataverse's Virtual Tables capabilities. Our solution extends Dataverse Virtual Tables by providing configurable mapping between FHIR and Dataverse schemas and allows customers to dynamically select where you want to persist your data.

    This session includes an architectural overview of the solution, a demonstration of HVDT connecting to Azure Healt Data services, and a demo of how we can extend the data model and maps.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Power BI Analytics at Scale with Microsoft Fabric

    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 Microsoft Fabric, understand exactly what it is, and how it can help position your organization for the new age of AI. Microsoft Fabric has changed the way we all think about and utilize data. Taking lessons from Power BI Premium capacities Fabric allows us to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service & the PAAS\IAAS world of Azure Synapse. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Microsoft Fabric is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Fabric 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 Microsoft Fabric, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 206
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Ask Microsoft Anything

    Grab your lunch, and take a seat! It’s time for an Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA). Got a burning question you just can't yet find an answer to? This AMA is to be a lively live hour of Q&A - to ask questions and voice feedback - direct to the product teams across Microsoft. It will be a lunchtime well spent—a mix of tech talk, laughter, and a dash of insider knowledge.

    Ballroom B
    Wed 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Keynote
    • Copilot / AI
    • Fabric
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Have you met your new Trainer? - AI as a learning tool in the Power Platform

    In this session, Microsoft’s own Craig Harris will explore the innovative integration of artificial intelligence within Microsoft's Power Platform for enhanced learning experiences. In this session, attendees will delve into the capabilities of AI as it pertains to training and skill development within the Power Platform ecosystem.

    Participants will gain insights into how AI-driven maker updates in the Power Platform can super charge adoption through training where your Copilot can just as easily serve as a teaching assistant to learn how elements in the Power Platform work together.

    We’ll look at adoption strategies and component re-use to help your organizations get smarter on how these tools work with the goal of helping your teams focus on the meaningful work you’re passionate about. We’ll also review the state of play in US Gov clouds so Federal customers have clear line of sight of when these new and innovative technologies will come to the Government Community Clouds.

    Room 202B
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Platform
  • To Build or Buy: Case Management in Dynamics 365 or Power Apps

    It's an age-old question: should I buy the solution "off the shelf" or build it myself? In the past, the high cost of custom development meant most people bought their software and did their best to "make it work."

    But with the advent of low code, more and more organizations are not having to make that choice, but inside discovering it's really a spectrum.

    This session will look the specific need many of my customers have: case management. In the past and sadly in the present, many of my customers rely on Excel to manage cases (or incidents or whatever terminology they use). Thanks to Power Apps, these customers have a better way.

    But what about Dynamics 365? When should they consider it versus a "home grown" solution. I'll look at the pros and cons of both approaches and perhaps help you find the "sweet spot."

    Room 202A
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • 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 206
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Intro to Dataverse for M365 Makers

    Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've been hearing about it for a while but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time. Adding Dataverse is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.

    - Learn what Dataverse is and where it fits in the maker toolset.
    - Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources and talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
    - Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.

    Room 202B
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Platform
  • Build enterprise web sites with Power Pages

    This session covers an overview of Power Pages and covers latest features in Generative AI, External Data Integrations, Governance and Security.

    Room 202B
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 206
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
  • Why You Need SharePoint Premium to Streamline Your Processes and Save Your Budget

    If you are tired of dealing with PDFs and other documents that slow down your business processes, you should consider SharePoint Premium. SharePoint Premium is a powerful platform that can help you automate, optimize, and streamline your document-centric workflows.

    In this session, I'll show you how SharePoint Premium can transform your business by:
    - Enabling you to create, edit, and share documents online with ease
    - Integrating with Power Platform and AI to add intelligence and automation to your processes
    - Providing you with advanced security and compliance features to protect your data
    - Reducing your operational costs and increasing your productivity

    I'll also share with you some common business scenarios that are ideal for SharePoint Premium, such as invoice processing, contract management, and employee onboarding. And I'll give you some tips on how to build a compelling business case for SharePoint Premium, so you can convince your stakeholders and decision-makers to invest in this solution.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how SharePoint Premium can revolutionize your document management and boost your business performance.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Dataverse Virtual Tables - Build a Custom Provider

    Dataverse Virtual Tables is a platform capability allowing Model Driven App developers to provide a unified experience for multiple sources of data. This means that some of your data may reside in the Dataverse database while some may reside in external data sources.

    The Virtual Tables solution ships with out of the box providers, but what if these providers don't quite fit your current solution requirements? We can build our own custom data provider for Virtual Tables that surfaces data from an external data source.

    This session will provide a quick walk through of requirements dive right into building our own custom data provider for Virtual Tables. We review code behind the plugin events for Retrieve and Retrieve Multiple, demonstrate how to transform your data, and see the plugin surface data live in our Model Driven App.

    Room 202B
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Securing and governing the Power Platform at scale

    Join us to learn what is new and what is coming in the Power Platform governance space. As an IT professional you can help drive a digital transformation and accelerate your company's journey using the Power Platform. Come learn how a new governance approach and the new out of the box governance capabilities help you strike the right balance of empowering your organization to build robust and secure applications, automations, and copilots while easily placing the right guardrails to keep your digital environment safe. Join this session to learn how to manage your Power Platform assets at scale, and gain more visibility and more control, with less effort as your Power Platform adoption continues to grow.

    Room 202A
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • All
    • Power Platform
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • 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 your Power Apps and Power Automate Flows work more efficiently together.

    Even if you know both PowerApps and Power Automate this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

    Room 207B
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Empowering US Federal Agencies with Microsoft Copilot: A Roadmap to AI Democratization

    Does Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence solutions provide practical solutions to the challenges Federal agencies face towards mission success? Microsoft's vision of generative AI focuses on democratizing AI for business users, IT professionals, and developers through the capabilities showcased in Copilot. This vision, however, encompasses a broad spectrum of capabilities.
    Join Steve Winward, Technical Director for Microsoft Federal, and Jay Leask, Principal Architect at the Washington DC Microsoft Innovation Hub, as they focus on how US Federal Agencies can adopt, govern, and monitor the use of Microsoft Copilot capabilities. They will provide a practical overview of these capabilities across Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Dynamics 365, GitHub Copilot, and many more. They will also dive into the security aspect of using generative AI and large language models and what Microsoft does proactively in this space to protect end users.
    Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of what is available today in Microsoft's US Government Sovereign clouds and what is on the roadmap to land in the future. We hope to see you there and please bring lots of questions!

    Room 201
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Azure For Power Platform Developers

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together.

    Thanks to native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and free up time for the developers.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    - How does Power Platform use Azure?
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    Room 204AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Using Power Platform to manage the Contract lifecycle from Opportunity to Close

    In this session, we will show how to use Microsoft’s Power Platform to manage all aspects of a contract, beginning with the opportunity stage, through the sales process, into onboarding the contract, fulfilling the contract obligations and closing the contract at its conclusion.

    This session will show how to architect SharePoint Online to host data and documents, developing in Power Apps to produce interfaces for managing the contract lifecycle, creating Power Automate flows to manage the workflow, creating reports in Power BI and using Dynamics and Copilot to streamline analysis.

    Room 207A
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • All
    • Power Platform
  • Build Intelligent and Secure Enterprise Scale Websites using Power Pages

    Learn how to build intelligent websites using Copilot capabilities within Power Pages while ensuring the website is secure and can meet Enterprise needs.

    Room 202A
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Building Dynamic Websites: Leveraging Liquid and JavaScript in Power Pages

    Beyond the drag-and-drop capabilities of Power Pages, empowering to build truly dynamic and interactive websites using Liquid, a templating language, and JavaScript, a powerful scripting language, to unlock advanced functionalities.

    Room 203AB
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Not Just for Citizen Development: Embracing Power Platform for Enterprise Applications

    Too many people still look at Power Platform as something for citizen developers or "the smaller light-weight apps", but this misses a very large opportunity. Power Platform is incredibly well suited for the developing and hosting larger complex enterprises applications. This session will delve into why IT and business professionals and their leadership should be taking a Power Platform first strategy when looking to build applications.

    In the session we'll explore the scalability of the platform technically and from a licensing perspective, the way the platform empowers developers and non-developers to both contribute to app making, talk about real-world examples, and discuss how Azure PaaS services ensures there is never a requirement that can't be met.

    Room 204C
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Connect to your M365 Data with Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Many people are familiar with accessing and retrieving their corporate data from the Microsoft Graph. However, what do you do when you need to access this data at scale? Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) is a robust data extraction tool that allows for secure, granular data access from Microsoft 365 to Azure Data Lake. It provides organizations with valuable insights while maintaining compliance with privacy regulations. It is a powerful, yet complex tool.

    The recently introduced Microsoft Fabric is a comprehensive data analysis platform that has the potential to remove much of this complexity.
    This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft Graph Data Connect within Microsoft Fabric can very quickly allow you to leverage your corporate data to enhance collaboration, productivity, and decision-making processes in your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
  • Forms, Forms, and more Forms. Data gathering for the modern info worker

    Microsoft List (and SharePoint) forms, Forms with Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. Which one (or more) should you use, and when?

    This session will walk through updated capabilities and options available to no-code makers and citizen developers when building solutions with forms.

    Room 202B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Power Platform and Dynamics 365 in the Federal Government

    Join us for a session on the transformative power of Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 tailored for the federal government. Designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers, this session will cover the tools' ability to enhance operations, collaboration, and innovation in government agencies. Learn how Power Apps, Power Automate, Microsoft Copilot Studio, and Dynamics 365 supports the mission of our federal customers everyday. We'll provide demonstrations of how our customers use Power Platform and Dynamics 365 to solve common federal challenges.

    Room 202A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Better Together: Azure + Power Platform in the Federal Government

    Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the "Better Together" narrative of Azure and Power Platform's transformative impact on the federal government. Discover how these powerful tools are not just enhancing efficiency but are also fostering innovation in the public sector. This level 200-300 technical session will explore the synergistic relationship between Azure OpenAI services and the Power Platform, demonstrating how they empower federal agencies to achieve more with less.

    Learn about the latest advancements in AI that are making waves across government operations, from predictive analytics to intelligent automation. Witness firsthand the capabilities of Microsoft Copilots and how they are revolutionizing the way federal IT professionals, business users, and developers collaborate to solve complex challenges. Through real-world examples and interactive discussions, gain insights into how these technologies are breaking down silos and creating a cohesive ecosystem for government excellence.

    Whether you're looking to streamline processes, enhance decision-making, or drive significant cost savings, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools to leverage Azure and Power Platform for the greater good of federal governance. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the conversation on how we can build a smarter, more connected government together.

    Room 202A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Building Intelligent Enterprise-Grade Copilots using Copilot Studio & Azure OpenAI Services

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says Microsoft is THE Copilot company. With the adoption of Copilots increasing at a rapid space, there is an exponential rise in the demand for custom copilots.

    Microsoft Copilot Studio lets you create powerful AI-powered copilots for a range of requests—from providing simple answers to common questions to resolving issues requiring complex conversations. Engage with customers and employees in multiple languages across websites, mobile apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or any channel supported by the Azure Bot Framework.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure OpenAI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots.

    We will cover:
    1) Microsoft Copilot Studio Key Concepts
    2) Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    3) ChatGPT key concepts
    4) How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure Open AI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Copilot Studio?
    5) Authentication in Microsoft Copilot Studio
    6) Power Platform Custom Connectors
    7) Best Practices
    8) How organizations can use the new Microsoft Copilot Studio, ChatGPT, and Azure Open AI services to build next-gen sophisticated enterprise-grade Copilots?

    Room 203AB
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • Deploying and governing the Power Platform in your organization

    Join us in this session and learn how to build a deployment strategy, a governance plan and a support model to enable a successful Power Platform deployment in your organization. We will share with you what we’ve learned when deploying the Power Platform in large organizations.

    We will discuss key architecture components and licensing options. Provide you with a framework to help you identify your use cases, audiences and define your onboarding process.

    We will also provide you with guidelines on how to identify stakeholders, define roles and responsibilities and give you tips and tricks to help drive the adoption of the Power Platform in your organization.

    Room 206
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Platform
  • Elevating Your Experience: Improving Findability & Knowledge Discovery in Microsoft 365 & SharePoint

    In today's fast-paced business environment, quick and easy access to knowledge is critical for success. Unfortunately, many organizations and people struggle with finding and accessing information within their intranets.

    In this session, we’ll review several different strategies to improve findability in Microsoft 365 – from simple tips to help users be more successful with search to more strategic approaches for intranet navigation and structure using home sites and hubs, information delivery with Viva Connections, improving knowledge management with Viva Topics and Viva Engage, and how Copilot can help.

    You will learn practical and actionable tips and tricks that you can implement immediately as you evolve your employee experiences.

    Room 202A
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Getting Started Making Copilots with Assistants, Graph, and AI Search

    In this session Doug and Fabian will build a copilot that uses Microsoft Graph and Azure OpenAI On Your Data.

    You will learn about prompts that use tools such as the ability to work with email via Microsoft Graph and how to use your own APIs and how to include retrieval augmented generation (RAG) using Azure Open AI with AI Search.

    Room 204AB
    Wed 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Search
  • 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 204C
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Manage Microsoft 365 Chaos with Microsoft Search

    Employees at many organizations have a hard time finding what they are looking for. How can we get the chaos under control? Microsoft has spent a lot of time and energy into improving the search experience. Come join this session to learn more about how you can take advantage of the unified and consolidated search platform that Microsoft is making available to Microsoft 365 users.

    This is especially important in the age of Copilots. We'll discuss how we can best prepare for Copilot to make sure our users are successful.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Search
  • Enhancing Communication and Collaboration through Customized Search Experiences

    In SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams, we are building a flat hierarchy through separate site collections or Teams and creating connections through hub site relationships. This supports organizational change, cleaner permission models, and so much more but can prove challenging when you want to centralize a subset of content across these site collections.

    Join us as we explore different approaches for centralizing your content in this modern decentralized world. You will leave with scenarios and best practices for how to structure and deliver content throughout your tenant.

    What we'll cover:
    - Understanding the hub site structure and search scopes
    - Using the content type gallery for consistent information architecture
    - Centralizing content through search experiences (including Modern PnP search web part and search verticals)
    - Creating intuitive microlearning content (through Learning Pathways or Viva Learning)

    Room 208AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Unlock Third Party or Line of Business Data using Graph Connectors and Copilot

    In this session we will focus on how anyone but especially knowledge workers can use Large Language Models (LLMs) driven tools like Copilot or custom GPTs and 3P/LOB data in a Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) pattern to aids individuals to ask in natural language questions and get more complete and textual responses.

    Microsoft Graph Connectors allow for that by bringing in your own data into Microsoft 365 and making it available through a search index and semantic labeling (index) thus allowing the LLMs to reason over that otherwise locked data.

    Room 201
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Search
  • Understanding Copilot (Part 2): Optimize Your Organization's Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate and create value for the organization. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365?

    In this session, we will discuss best practices for organizing your content and sites in Microsoft 365, perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools, and do a walkthrough on integrating Copilot into your daily workflow.

    Join us for Part 2 of this 2-part series, where we discuss empowering users to navigate digital spaces effectively through Copilot and search techniques.

    Room 207A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Using Site Templates to Deploy Consistent Information Architecture

    A great information architecture improves many content management scenarios, from search, to business processes, to ease of content tagging and storage.

    In this session, we'll look at how Site Templates can be used to create reusable site building blocks rather than focusing on configuring the entire site. By using these specific building blocks together, you can build up your sites to have capabilities you need, in whatever combinations make the most sense for the work at hand.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • 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.

    We will also discuss how we can expose external content in Co-Pilot.

    Room 202A
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Search
  • From Chaos to Control: Mastering Records Management in the Digital Age with Microsoft Purview

    This workshop will be a deep-dive on strategies for planning and executing Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management in the workplace from both a Records Manager's and IT-Pro's perspective. With compliance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace today, compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance. This is unfamiliar territory for many; this workshop is built to help clear the path forward for both sides.

    The workshop will cover key topics like:
    • Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    • Using automation to help scale your solution
    • Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    • Understanding what configurations can and can't (easily) be changed after-the-fact
    • SharePoint/Teams architecture impacts
    • Where you may need to customize
    • What implications does this have for copilot?
    • Enablement… what a Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 strategy might look like

    To reinforce the topics, Joanne will walk thru several real-world use-cases and discuss the skills, roles, responsibilities, and approaches she's seen success with.

    Room 207B
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Data Security: It's Not Just for IT Anymore

    Data security is more important than ever before. As businesses and individuals move more of their data to the cloud, protecting it from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction is essential.

    In this session, we will focus on data security for end users in Microsoft 365. We will discuss the common threats to data security and the security features available in Microsoft 365 to help protect your data. We will also share tips and advice on how to use these features effectively.

    By the end of this session, you will be able to:
    - Understand the importance of data security and the common threats to data security
    - Identify the key data security features in Microsoft 365
    - Learn how to use Microsoft 365 security features to protect your data
    - Implement best practices for data security in your workplace

    This session is ideal for end users in Microsoft 365 who want to learn more about how to protect their data. No prior knowledge of data security is required.

    Room 202B
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • IT Pro meets Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle and Records Management

    This session will explain Data Lifecycle and Records Management in Microsoft Purview from an IT-Pro's perspective. With data governance concerns on the rise in the modern workplace, particularly with the use of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, good data governance is more important than ever. Compliance teams are reaching out to their IT-Pro partners for assistance.

    This is unfamiliar territory for many IT-Pros, so this session is designed to help clear the path forward. It covers topics like:
    - Recommendations for mapping a retention schedule into a "software-friendly" Purview File Plan
    - Using automation to apply retention labels to your content
    - Using scopes to scale and meet complex retention requirements
    - SharePoint and Teams architecture impacts

    Joanne will discuss the skills that IT-Pros should bring to the table when working with their Compliance team partners.

    4 Objectives:
    - Understand how to interpret retention schedules from a technical perspective
    - Understand the dependencies for the automation features in DLM/RM
    - Understand the impacts your SP/Teams architecture can have on applying DLM/RM controls
    - Understand what decisions need to be solidified early on for DLM/RM

    Room 204C
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Securing the Future: AI-Enhanced Cybersecurity in Federal Agencies

    In the rapidly evolving digital threat landscape, federal agencies are integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance cybersecurity and protect national security. This session provides a comprehensive exploration of AI's role in federal cybersecurity, targeting IT professionals, business users, and developers. The session will highlight AI's revolution in threat detection and response, underscored by case studies of AI's impact on federal security posture and operational efficiency.
    Addressing both technical and ethical challenges, this session offers a balanced view on AI's implementation in security protocols. Participants will acquire actionable knowledge on AI's potential to innovate federal cybersecurity strategies and how it serves as a vital tool in combating cyber threats in government sectors. The technical session, aimed at intermediate to advanced levels, promises to deepen the understanding of AI's significant influence on public sector security.

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Protect at the speed and scale of AI with Microsoft Copilot for Security

    Join us for an informative session on Microsoft Security Copilot, the first generative AI security product that amplifies your security and IT team’s impact and efficiency.

    In this session, we will provide an overview of the threat landscape, scenarios, integrations, and demos of how Microsoft Security Copilot works. You will learn about the business value of using this product, including improved productivity and collaboration, faster investigation and response to threats, and continuous assessment and improvement of posture. Microsoft Security Copilot is grounded in responsible AI principles, ensuring that your data is protected and used responsibly.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft Security Copilot can transform your security operations.

    Room 202A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Introduction to Microsoft Purview

    Do you know or are you interested in what Microsoft Purview is?

    Microsoft Purview is the solution suite of Microsoft 365 and brings a collection of risk and compliance technologies including things like information protection, retention, records, insider risk, eDiscovery, and more.

    In this session we will review all of the solutions available within this suite of products, what are their use cases, how they work together, and how they could work for you within your organization.

    Room 207A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • Microsoft 365: Cybersecurity Lessons & Recovery with Spanning Backup

    Explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats in 2024 by dissecting some of the most impactful attacks on companies like 23adndMe and MGM in 2023, and revisiting the Mother of All Breaches in 2024. Learn how these breaches and social engineering hacks unfolded and discover key strategies to prevent similar incidents. Recognizing the inevitability of cyberattacks, we'll also delve into rapid data recovery techniques using Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum data protection.

    Room 202B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Automating Essential Cybersecurity

    Did you know that by 2031 ransomware alone will cost victims over $265 billion? And ransomware attacks are increasing year-over-year. As an IT leader you need a solution in place that will keep your data protected and save your department time. Enter Datto RMM.

    With the explosion in both endpoint count and type of endpoints, IT professionals from all walks of life are struggling to survive the baseline expectation of their role let alone thrive. If this sounds like your business join our experts as they discuss how Datto’s remote monitoring and management tool allows you to manage endpoints with ease. In our session we’ll cover:

    What today’s ransomware landscape looks like and what you need to keep an eye on as cybercriminals start to utilize more tools like AI to infiltrate your endpoints.

    Why Datto’s relentless focus on security makes so many IT professionals trusting in our solutions.

    How Datto enables you to manage, secure, backup, and automate endpoints with one easy to use subscription

    A live demo of Datto RMM so you can see this powerful tool in action.

    Live Q&A

    By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how much time you can save with automation and how to improve your business’s security. Don’t miss out!

    Room 207B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Top Cyberattack Trends You Need to Be Prepared for in 2024 and Beyond

    The U.S. experienced a record 3,205 data breaches in 2023, marking a 78% rise from the previous year. This alarming trend shows no sign of slowing. In the first quarter of 2024 alone, there were 841 reported breaches, a staggering 90% increase from Q1 2023. Join our session for real-world examples of surprising attacks from the first half of 2024 and gain insights on how to shield your business from these types of threats, as well as what’s expected on the horizon.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Current state of the cyberthreat landscape
    • Analysis of real-world cyberattacks from 2024
    • Growing trends expected to influence the cyberthreat landscape
    • Effective cybersecurity strategies to protect your business from existing and emerging threats

    Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of cybercriminals and safeguard your organization’s future.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Security & Compliance
  • Securing Your Microsoft Universe in an AI-Driven Era

    In an era where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, safeguarding your digital ecosystem has become paramount. As organizations worldwide increasingly rely on Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure for their operations, these critical environments now sit firmly in the crosshairs of threat actors. We’ll delve into the unique challenges posed by the emergence of AI-powered attacks and explore the critical subject of cyber resilience within the Microsoft ecosystem, emphasizing protective measures and strategies for Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms.

    By examining learnings from real-world attacks, we identify opportunities to enhance your cybersecurity posture and discuss multi-faceted strategies to bolster cyber resilience. Attendees will learn about the key components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, including risk assessment, threat intelligence, incident response planning and disaster recovery, and take away practical insights and best practices to help develop, implement and maintain effective cybersecurity measures tailored to their organization’s unique needs.

    Room 202A
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Security & Compliance
  • Essential Microsoft 365 security features crash course

    Security is top of mind for any business moving to the cloud and even more so for those who had to move out of necessity without a clear action plan. Knowing where to start and what is available can be half the battle.

    This session will cover some of the top concepts when it comes to securing and monitoring your Microsoft 365 environment, the best tools to start with, and which admin center you can find them in.

    Including but not limited to a look at the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and Microsoft 365 Defender admin center and the osmosis process that has happened since parting ways from what was formally known as the Security and Compliance center.

    The best part is that some of these are available in your subscription now at no extra charge!

    Room 207B
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
  • Security and Compliance in Microsoft Fabric

    "Microsoft Fabric is an all-in-one analytics solution for enterprises that covers everything from data movement to data science, Real-Time Intelligence, and business intelligence. It is a SaaS platform that works differently than a PaaS product like Azure. With Fabric, you are getting many security and compliance features out of the box that you might not be aware of to allow you to secure your data estate. We’ll discuss our latest generally available security features such as Private Link, Trusted Workspace Access, and Managed VNet and Private Endpoints for Spark. We’ll also cover our roadmap investment areas in networking, security, and compliance.

    In this session we will look at how Fabric secures your data, we will look at all the aspects of security of the Fabric platform:
    1. Understand users’ authentication and inbound security options
    2. How to make sure your data is only accessible for certain users
    3. How Fabric is compliant
    4. When and how will Fabric be available for US government cloud customers

    This will make sure you understand what you get out of the box with Fabric and have the discussion with your security and compliance teams!"

    Room 202B
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Security & Compliance
  • Microsoft Purview Compliance – Tales from the Trenches

    As more and more of an organization's data is stored within the cloud, controlling the sheer amount of data can be daunting. Administrators and compliance professionals are being called on more and more to support content management to ensure it is protected and maintained throughout its data lifecycle.

    Joanne and David have assisted organizations for years and helped many enterprises design and build compliance solutions within Microsoft 365 Purview from the ground up. In this session, they'll discuss critical topics organizations should consider when implementing Records Management and Information Protection controls. They will also cover common pitfalls affecting the organization on its compliance journey.

    Room 204AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Security & Compliance
  • Securing your organization with Microsoft Privileged Identity Managment (PIM)

    This session will provide insights into effectively integrating Privileged Identity Management (PIM) systems with your existing Azure AD/ Entra infrastructure. Attendees will learn best practices for seamless integration, ensuring data consistency, and maximizing the value of their PIM systems. The session will cover various integration strategies, tools, and real-world case studies to highlight successful implementations.

    Room 201
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Security & Compliance
  • How to Avoid AI Disasters: Copilot, Data Security, and Unintended Consequences

    Say your company rushes in the coming months to implement a Copilot over their Intranet. An employee asks the Copilot, "How much does my co-worker make?" How will it answer?

    This scenario becomes plausible as Copilot is connected to data sources for Q&A activities. If the data related to pay, layoffs, and other sensitive topics is accessible by the AI, it's possible that an employee could get an answer to their question. You should take great care before connecting it to your own internal data.

    Unfortunately hearing GPT, AI and Machine Learning terms thrown about like doubloons at a Mardi Gras parade in the news is giving many organizations FOMO. We'll discuss what you should know before you jump in.

    In this session, we'll address:
    - What are these technologies and how they will impact you
    - How can these technologies be used in your organization
    - Data and security considerations
    - Preparing for unintended consequences

    Join us to learn about this brave new world and how you could apply it in your own work.

    Room 202B
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
  • 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 204C
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Security & Compliance
  • SharePoint Premium - The future of AI powered content management

    SharePoint Premium brings AI, automation, and added security to your content experiences, processing, and governance. SharePoint Premium delivers new ways to engage with your most critical content, managing and protecting it through its lifecycle. It also helps you maximize content value with security and structure – and prepare it for Copilot for Microsoft 365, the next-generation AI assistant that is transforming productivity.

    We'll learn about some of the core features of SharePoint Premium such as Content experiences, Content processing and Content governance.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

    SharePoint Premium is a big step forward for Content Services in Microsoft 365 by providing the ability to integrate AI into the flow of work. Unstructured content is being produced at an alarming rate in modern workplaces today and organizations need a way to improve the effectiveness of business processes surrounding it.

    SharePoint Premium's content processing capabilities help by automatically classifying content, extracting metadata, improving search, enhancing knowledge sharing, and applying appropriate governance controls. SharePoint Premium is this and so much more!

    To demonstrate, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of building and training an Unstructured Document Processing model in SharePoint as well as the additional capabilities it provides once classified.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and some of the "extras" you get with SharePoint Premium.

    Room 201
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • The right content to the right people with automated semantic tagging on SharePoint

    SharePoint is at the heart of many organizations’ content strategy. However, it is often a challenge for users to discover the right content needed to accomplish a task, resulting in loss of time or wrong decisions. This problem is amplified even more when the content is supposed to serve as the knowledge base for AI tools such as OpenAI-based assistants or copilots, or when users start becoming citizen developers and build automations using Power Platform.

    By using automated, AI-driven tagging based on a knowledge graph that describes facts about your organization, discoverability can be hugely improved and automated recommendation of the right content at the right time becomes possible.

    Semantic tagging contrasts with other approaches such as machine learning or the application of language models, in that it provides a fully explainable approach, which in turn can earn better trust from human users. At the same time, both the semantically tagged documents and knowledge graph are essential building blocks to enable the creation of generative AI assistants that are able to provide consistent answers based on your data without hallucinations.

    In the workshop we will demonstrate our approach to making content discoverable using the PoolParty for SharePoint add-on, while following Microsoft’s best practices and guidelines.

    Room 207A
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Premium
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Why You Need SharePoint Premium to Streamline Your Processes and Save Your Budget

    If you are tired of dealing with PDFs and other documents that slow down your business processes, you should consider SharePoint Premium. SharePoint Premium is a powerful platform that can help you automate, optimize, and streamline your document-centric workflows.

    In this session, I'll show you how SharePoint Premium can transform your business by:
    - Enabling you to create, edit, and share documents online with ease
    - Integrating with Power Platform and AI to add intelligence and automation to your processes
    - Providing you with advanced security and compliance features to protect your data
    - Reducing your operational costs and increasing your productivity

    I'll also share with you some common business scenarios that are ideal for SharePoint Premium, such as invoice processing, contract management, and employee onboarding. And I'll give you some tips on how to build a compelling business case for SharePoint Premium, so you can convince your stakeholders and decision-makers to invest in this solution.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how SharePoint Premium can revolutionize your document management and boost your business performance.

    Room 201
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Premium (Microsoft Syntex)

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Premium (previously known as Microsoft Syntex) that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    Room 207B
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Explore SharePoint Embedded App Development: From Setup to Production Ready Apps

    Dive into the world of SharePoint Embedded and discover the optimal scenarios for custom apps that use SharePoint for all document storage.

    Uncover the key scenarios where SharePoint Embedded apps shine and learn how to set up SharePoint Embedded in your tenant.

    By the end of this session, you'll be equipped to start integrating SharePoint Embedded into your app development projects!

    Room 207B
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Premium
    • SharePoint Development
  • Unlock SharePoint Premium content services by connecting Azure Pay-as-you-go billing

    Microsoft Syntex is evolving into the new SharePoint Premium offering and at the same time, new value in content AI is being unlocked through a first-time billing method for Microsoft 365--pay-as-you-go billing through Azure billing.

    Azure billing might be new to some organizations even when they're familiar with Microsoft 365. However, taking the time to understand how and why the two services are connected for SharePoint Premium will help you unlock significant value for your organization.

    Tom Resing is a member of the SharePoint Premium product engineering team at Microsoft. Every day, Tom thinks about how we communicate the user value of our content AI services.

    Come to this session to get an overview of the how, why, what, when, and where you can get started with the admin steps that allow your users to begin automatically capturing information about files as they are added to SharePoint, including when they're added in conversations in Teams channels.

    Room 207A
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Developers! Learn how to use the SharePoint Framework to customize and extend SharePoint

    The best way you can customize and extend your SharePoint site is using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the latest evolution of SharePoint development. This model is the way you customize and extend the modern experience in SharePoint.

    In this workshop, you'll learn what the SharePoint Framework is & how to get started installing everything you need on your workstation to start building. Then you'll learn how to build web parts and customize the user experience with extensions.

    Room 209AB
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Development
  • SharePoint Data Modeling: From Requirements to Usage

    Data modeling is an essential first step in any Power Apps or Power Automate project. Power apps provides a user interface for information stored in a data source and Power Automate creates workflows that manipulate data stored in a data source based on specific events or triggers. Data modeling is difficult enough for professional developers, but it is even harder for citizen developers. Citizen developers usually have little exposure to concepts like data normalization and often can’t use true relational databases like SQL or Dataverse because of the cost of Premium licensing. So, they are left trying to figure out how to build their flows or apps using data stored in SharePoint lists or Excel spreadsheets.
    In this workshop I will show you some real-world techniques for doing data modeling. I’ll start with a typical project requirements definition and show you how to easily convert it into an Entity Relationship model. Next, I’ll show you how to map that Entity Relationship model onto a set of SharePoint lists. Once I have the lists designed, I’ll show you how to use them in a Power App and a flow. Along the way I’ll walk you through what you need to know about using SharePoint as a data source, including:
    • What Column types work well and which ones to avoid
    • When to use (or not use) Lookup columns to create relationships between lists
    • How to plan for Security in SharePoint
    • Other Common issues
    I’ll focus on SharePoint in the workshop but the techniques I teach you are also applicable for other data sources like Excel, SQL or even Dataverse.

    Room 206
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)

    Are you a developer that is just getting started trying to customize SharePoint and Teams and don't know where to start?

    In this introductory level session we will look at how to get started using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and some potential uses for it. We will learn about setting up a development environment, creating a new project, deploying and debugging, and resources to keep the learning going.

    Room 209AB
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Mastering React Hooks for SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams Apps

    Delve into the world of React Hooks and discover how to leverage this powerful tool in SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Teams app development.

    Learn the fundamentals of React Hooks, including integrating state with the useState hook, handling events and side effects using the useEffect hook, and even how to create custom hooks for your apps!

    Whether you're new to React Hooks or looking to enhance your skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge to create dynamic and efficient apps using React Hooks.

    Room 202A
    Wed 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Querying SharePoint Data in Power BI - Options & Performance

    Do you rely on SharePoint data for building your Power BI reports? Do you find dataset refreshes with SharePoint are exceedingly slow?

    If so, in this session I offer a review of the ways to connect to SharePoint within Power BI and techniques to improve refresh times.

    Room 206
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • SharePoint Development
  • Extending Microsoft 365: Exploring the Art of the Possible

    Ever felt like the world of Microsoft 365 is a maze? You’re not alone! In this session, we’ll take a journey together through real-life examples where we’ve turned the complexity of Microsoft 365 into simple, automated solutions.

    We’ll start from the basics, exploring out-of-the-box and low-code options, and gradually move towards creating custom self-hosted solutions. Extending Microsoft 365 is not limited to just creating web parts and by the end of this session, you’ll be inspired to see how you can make Microsoft 365 work for you in ways you’ve never imagined before. So, whether you’re a beginner or have some experience under your belt, join us as we unravel the exciting possibilities of extending Microsoft 365!

    Room 209AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Using Power Automate to streamline Microsoft SharePoint archiving at scale & protect long-term data

    Learn how Microsoft retention labels & Power Automate can be leveraged to standardize and automate archival transfer processes at scale and why maintaining the readability & integrity of long-term (7+ years) SharePoint data requires more than just regular archiving or cloud storage.

    The session will include demonstrations of Power Automate workflows and the automatic application of Microsoft retention labels and explore the risks and challenges of keeping critical data over decades.

    Identify if your organization has a technology and compliance gap when it comes to managing long-term SharePoint data and how new embedded archiving solutions - that are a seamless part of the Microsoft 365 and SharePoint experience – can enable you to further leverage your investment in Microsoft tools and applications.

    Room 208AB
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Connect to your M365 Data with Microsoft Fabric and Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Many people are familiar with accessing and retrieving their corporate data from the Microsoft Graph. However, what do you do when you need to access this data at scale? Microsoft Graph Data Connect (MGDC) is a robust data extraction tool that allows for secure, granular data access from Microsoft 365 to Azure Data Lake. It provides organizations with valuable insights while maintaining compliance with privacy regulations. It is a powerful, yet complex tool.

    The recently introduced Microsoft Fabric is a comprehensive data analysis platform that has the potential to remove much of this complexity.
    This presentation will demonstrate how Microsoft Graph Data Connect within Microsoft Fabric can very quickly allow you to leverage your corporate data to enhance collaboration, productivity, and decision-making processes in your organization.

    Room 206
    Thu 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Fabric
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
  • Build Solutions for Microsoft 365 with a Fluent API Library

    For the most part, your imagination is the limit when it comes to extending the Microsoft 365 platform. Join me for a complete look at the PnPjs library, a collection of fluent libraries for consuming SharePoint and Microsoft Graph REST APIs that make building solutions 10x easier and faster. This free, open-source initiative, part of the Microsoft 365 & Power Platform Community can be used within the SharePoint Framework, NodeJS, or any JavaScript/TypeScript based project.

    This session will cover using the library within the SharePoint Framework and Azure Functions NodeJS project.

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

    Room 209AB
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Advanced Concepts

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

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

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

    Room 206
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • SharePoint Development
  • Explore SharePoint Embedded App Development: From Setup to Production Ready Apps

    Dive into the world of SharePoint Embedded and discover the optimal scenarios for custom apps that use SharePoint for all document storage.

    Uncover the key scenarios where SharePoint Embedded apps shine and learn how to set up SharePoint Embedded in your tenant.

    By the end of this session, you'll be equipped to start integrating SharePoint Embedded into your app development projects!

    Room 207B
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Premium
    • SharePoint Development
  • Code Once Use Everywhere - Using SPFx to create applications that work in Teams and SharePoint

    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 209AB
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Leveraging Azure OpenAI to Create a Custom Generative AI Solution: Practical Tips and Techniques

    Are you concerned about your users relying on unapproved, public generative AI tools like ChatGPT? Are you ready to have your own private instance of ChatGPT within your organization's secure Azure cloud tenant? If so, this session is tailor-made for you.

    Join us for an immersive session that will unlock the full potential of generative AI solutions using the powerful toolbox of Azure OpenAI and its associated services. Discover how you can harness the transformative power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize your organization's capabilities securely with your own data.

    In this 30-minute solution showcase, we will guide you through the process of understanding, building, and deploying generative AI solutions using Azure OpenAI. Our expert speakers will share how we’ve approached similar implementations through a variety of use cases. Learn how you can utilize private data sources to create an internal HR chat, streamlining employee interactions and enhancing productivity. Additionally, we will showcase the potential of querying current website data to build a virtual assistant for your organization’s website, supercharging the user experience for your visitors.

    Room 201
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Get Business Value from Intuitive AI in days, NOT years!

    Join us for an insightful session packed with real-world use cases that will take you beyond ‘the buzz’ to the potential of Intuitive AI. Learn how AI can be used to accelerate workflow, automation, and document processing with ZERO training. We’ll also share how to ensure security by prohibiting your data from becoming part of ANY public AI model. We’ll close with a Q & A session to discuss enhancing efficiency with AI across your organization.

    Room 202A
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Microsoft 365: Cybersecurity Lessons & Recovery with Spanning Backup

    Explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats in 2024 by dissecting some of the most impactful attacks on companies like 23adndMe and MGM in 2023, and revisiting the Mother of All Breaches in 2024. Learn how these breaches and social engineering hacks unfolded and discover key strategies to prevent similar incidents. Recognizing the inevitability of cyberattacks, we'll also delve into rapid data recovery techniques using Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum data protection.

    Room 202B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • See How M-Files knowledge work automation platform leverages AI to transform knowledge work

    Discover How M-Files AI Transforms Knowledge Work in Microsoft 365
    Join us to explore how M-Files' AI-powered platform, featuring GenAI functionality and Microsoft Copilot integration, revolutionizes knowledge work.
    Session Highlights:
    • AI-Powered Summaries: Quickly understand documents with intelligent summaries.
    • Language-Independent Queries: Ask and receive answers in any language.
    • Streamlined Information Discovery: Easily find essential information and save time.
    • Maintain Compliance and Security: Leverage AI without compromising security.
    • Seamless M365 Integration: Publish and manage M-Files content within Microsoft 365.
    Don't miss out on learning how to accelerate your daily tasks with AI automation.

    Room 204AB
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Unlock AI Potential: Prepare and Enable Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Are you looking to maximize the effectiveness of Copilot for Microsoft 365?
    Join this new AvePoint session to learn how to prepare, secure, and optimize your data for Copilot, ensuring you get the most out of this powerful tool. We'll walk and talk you through the 3 essential steps to unlocking potential with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

    What we'll cover:

    Preparing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand the relationship between Microsoft 365 content and Copilot for Microsoft 365
    - Assess and improve your Microsoft 365 content for quality and business relevance to ensure effective Copilot recommendations and content generation

    Securing Your Data for Copilot
    - Understand how Copilot can highlight and intensify the risks of overshared, sensitive content in Microsoft 365
    - Conduct an effective, risk-based review of overshared content across your Microsoft 365 tenant(s) and create a prioritized action plan to remediate before Copilot deployment
    - Implement automated security and configuration policies across Microsoft 365 services to detect and remediate high-risk sharing activity.

    Optimizing Your Operations for Copilot
    - Create and implement go-forward governance rules to ensure that new sites, groups, teams, and other collaborative objects are classified with business-related metadata, have defined data owners, and have appropriate policies assigned to ensure data security and access management
    - Implement automated information and content lifecycle policies to minimize the growth of redundant, obsolete, and trivial content (ROT) over time, which decreases data quality
    - Measure Copilot adoption and ROI by department and use-case

    Room 204C
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Microsoft PowerApps and Facilitating 508 Compliance

    Best practices and lessons learned in applying 508 Compliant requirements to applications developed using the Microsoft PowerApps platform.

    Room 206
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Apps
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • The right content to the right people with automated semantic tagging on SharePoint

    SharePoint is at the heart of many organizations’ content strategy. However, it is often a challenge for users to discover the right content needed to accomplish a task, resulting in loss of time or wrong decisions. This problem is amplified even more when the content is supposed to serve as the knowledge base for AI tools such as OpenAI-based assistants or copilots, or when users start becoming citizen developers and build automations using Power Platform.

    By using automated, AI-driven tagging based on a knowledge graph that describes facts about your organization, discoverability can be hugely improved and automated recommendation of the right content at the right time becomes possible.

    Semantic tagging contrasts with other approaches such as machine learning or the application of language models, in that it provides a fully explainable approach, which in turn can earn better trust from human users. At the same time, both the semantically tagged documents and knowledge graph are essential building blocks to enable the creation of generative AI assistants that are able to provide consistent answers based on your data without hallucinations.

    In the workshop we will demonstrate our approach to making content discoverable using the PoolParty for SharePoint add-on, while following Microsoft’s best practices and guidelines.

    Room 207A
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • SharePoint Premium
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Automating Essential Cybersecurity

    Did you know that by 2031 ransomware alone will cost victims over $265 billion? And ransomware attacks are increasing year-over-year. As an IT leader you need a solution in place that will keep your data protected and save your department time. Enter Datto RMM.

    With the explosion in both endpoint count and type of endpoints, IT professionals from all walks of life are struggling to survive the baseline expectation of their role let alone thrive. If this sounds like your business join our experts as they discuss how Datto’s remote monitoring and management tool allows you to manage endpoints with ease. In our session we’ll cover:

    What today’s ransomware landscape looks like and what you need to keep an eye on as cybercriminals start to utilize more tools like AI to infiltrate your endpoints.

    Why Datto’s relentless focus on security makes so many IT professionals trusting in our solutions.

    How Datto enables you to manage, secure, backup, and automate endpoints with one easy to use subscription

    A live demo of Datto RMM so you can see this powerful tool in action.

    Live Q&A

    By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how much time you can save with automation and how to improve your business’s security. Don’t miss out!

    Room 207B
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Security & Compliance
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • Reimagined Software Adoption: Driving Value through IT-Led Change

    Low end-user software adoption can drain company resources. Discover how shifting IT from a cost center to a crucial revenue driver is transforming organizations. Explore innovative solutions that equip IT teams with the tools needed for effective change management and enhanced software utilization. Join us to learn how integrating these strategies can significantly improve operational efficiency and improve the digital employee experience.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Sponsor Showcase
  • How Microsoft Federal Supports the US Government

    Microsoft Federal empowers the US Government with tools and services critical for operational excellence. Microsoft Federal leverages deep mission understanding and cutting-edge technology to drive progress and innovation within the US government

    In response to the escalating complexity of cyber threats, Microsoft Federal provides zero trust security and compliance solutions tailored to the unique needs of modern government.

    Microsoft Federal actively supports the U.S. government in leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance operations and decision-making. They empower federal agencies with cloud-based, AI-infused technology solutions, prioritize cloud migration for advanced AI capabilities, and collaborate closely with agencies to drive mission-critical outcomes

    Room 206
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Government
  • Securing the Future: AI-Enhanced Cybersecurity in Federal Agencies

    In the rapidly evolving digital threat landscape, federal agencies are integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance cybersecurity and protect national security. This session provides a comprehensive exploration of AI's role in federal cybersecurity, targeting IT professionals, business users, and developers. The session will highlight AI's revolution in threat detection and response, underscored by case studies of AI's impact on federal security posture and operational efficiency.
    Addressing both technical and ethical challenges, this session offers a balanced view on AI's implementation in security protocols. Participants will acquire actionable knowledge on AI's potential to innovate federal cybersecurity strategies and how it serves as a vital tool in combating cyber threats in government sectors. The technical session, aimed at intermediate to advanced levels, promises to deepen the understanding of AI's significant influence on public sector security.

    Room 207B
    Wed 4:20 pm - 5:30 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Protect at the speed and scale of AI with Microsoft Copilot for Security

    Join us for an informative session on Microsoft Security Copilot, the first generative AI security product that amplifies your security and IT team’s impact and efficiency.

    In this session, we will provide an overview of the threat landscape, scenarios, integrations, and demos of how Microsoft Security Copilot works. You will learn about the business value of using this product, including improved productivity and collaboration, faster investigation and response to threats, and continuous assessment and improvement of posture. Microsoft Security Copilot is grounded in responsible AI principles, ensuring that your data is protected and used responsibly.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft Security Copilot can transform your security operations.

    Room 202A
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
    • Security & Compliance
    • Government
  • Citizens Services and Generative AI - A new way to engage!

    Join us for an interactive and education session on the foundational elements of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. We will walk the audience through a live build of a Copilot Studio Chat bot while at the same time demonstrating the learning that both the “maker” and the “agent” are exposed to through the process.
    Citizen Services, whether Federal or State & Local Government provided, is undergoing unprecedented transformation with Generative AI Agents. This session will provide a baseline 3-Horizon Approach and use case that highlights the workloads addressed by a Generative AI Chat Bot built in Copilot Studio and connected to Azure Open AI. Don't miss this educational and exciting session!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Government
  • The AI Enabled Agency

    This session is designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers interested in understanding their agency’s position on the AI maturity model. We will introduce a comprehensive framework and rubric for self-assessment, helping you identify your current standing and the steps needed to advance. The session will be enriched with numerous demonstrations, showcasing practical applications of AI. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your agency into an AI-enabled entity.

    Room 209AB
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
    • All
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Government
  • Modernizing Paper Form Processing with Power Platform and AI

    In this session, we delve into the transformational journey of a large government agency’s office. Their cumbersome process of handling hundreds of paper forms submitted by employees each month was riddled with inefficiencies and prone to errors. Enter the Power Platform and AI—a dynamic duo that revolutionized their operations.

    Challenges Faced ---------
    - Time-Consuming Workflow: Manual data entry from legacy paper forms consumed valuable hours.
    - Error-Prone Process: Human errors led to inaccuracies and delays.
    - Lack of Efficiency: The existing system hindered productivity and citizen satisfaction.

    Our Solution ---------

    Power Platform Unleashed:
    - Power Apps: We built a user-friendly front-end citizen portal, replacing a paper form
    - Power Automate: Automated data extraction from scanned forms using AI. Power Pages: Streamlined collaboration and reporting.
    - AI-Powered Data Extraction: Leveraging Azure Open AI and Microsoft Copilot Studio, we extracted relevant data swiftly and accurately. Citizens’ information seamlessly flowed into the system, reducing manual effort.
    - Secure Data Collection: The new citizen portal ensures safe and confidential data submission. Data is directly imported into Dynamics 365 Case Management for streamlined case handling.

    Key Takeaways --------------

    Learn how to modernize processes using the Power Platform. Understand the role of AI in data extraction and accuracy. Witness the transition from paper forms to a secure digital interface.

    Join us to explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and citizen-centric services. Let’s empower agencies to serve their communities better!

    Room 204AB
    Thu 1:10 pm - 2:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Empowering US Federal Agencies with Microsoft Copilot: A Roadmap to AI Democratization

    Does Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence solutions provide practical solutions to the challenges Federal agencies face towards mission success? Microsoft's vision of generative AI focuses on democratizing AI for business users, IT professionals, and developers through the capabilities showcased in Copilot. This vision, however, encompasses a broad spectrum of capabilities.
    Join Steve Winward, Technical Director for Microsoft Federal, and Jay Leask, Principal Architect at the Washington DC Microsoft Innovation Hub, as they focus on how US Federal Agencies can adopt, govern, and monitor the use of Microsoft Copilot capabilities. They will provide a practical overview of these capabilities across Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Dynamics 365, GitHub Copilot, and many more. They will also dive into the security aspect of using generative AI and large language models and what Microsoft does proactively in this space to protect end users.
    Attendees will leave this session with a clear understanding of what is available today in Microsoft's US Government Sovereign clouds and what is on the roadmap to land in the future. We hope to see you there and please bring lots of questions!

    Room 201
    Thu 2:30 pm - 3:40 pm
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Power Platform and Dynamics 365 in the Federal Government

    Join us for a session on the transformative power of Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 tailored for the federal government. Designed for IT professionals, business users, and developers, this session will cover the tools' ability to enhance operations, collaboration, and innovation in government agencies. Learn how Power Apps, Power Automate, Microsoft Copilot Studio, and Dynamics 365 supports the mission of our federal customers everyday. We'll provide demonstrations of how our customers use Power Platform and Dynamics 365 to solve common federal challenges.

    Room 202A
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Platform
    • Government
  • Better Together: Azure + Power Platform in the Federal Government

    Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into the "Better Together" narrative of Azure and Power Platform's transformative impact on the federal government. Discover how these powerful tools are not just enhancing efficiency but are also fostering innovation in the public sector. This level 200-300 technical session will explore the synergistic relationship between Azure OpenAI services and the Power Platform, demonstrating how they empower federal agencies to achieve more with less.

    Learn about the latest advancements in AI that are making waves across government operations, from predictive analytics to intelligent automation. Witness firsthand the capabilities of Microsoft Copilots and how they are revolutionizing the way federal IT professionals, business users, and developers collaborate to solve complex challenges. Through real-world examples and interactive discussions, gain insights into how these technologies are breaking down silos and creating a cohesive ecosystem for government excellence.

    Whether you're looking to streamline processes, enhance decision-making, or drive significant cost savings, this session will provide you with the knowledge and tools to leverage Azure and Power Platform for the greater good of federal governance. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the conversation on how we can build a smarter, more connected government together.

    Room 202A
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Power Platform
    • Government
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