Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP
  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

We’ve Deployed Microsoft Teams… Now What?

Every organization that uses Teams needs an effective long-term strategy. Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing Microsoft application in history! Most organizations hear this news and immediately go into risk management mode. Who’s already using Teams? Should we stop people from using Teams? Do we need to put provisioning processes in place? What do we do with all this STUFF that gets created whenever someone spins up a new Team? What about SharePoint? It’s possible that more questions arise from a successful Teams deployment than an unsuccessful one! But how should you address your deployment and long-term strategy of Microsoft Teams? How does Teams fit into your overall Modern Workplace vision? Attend this full-day workshop with Microsoft MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley from Avanade and: - Understand how Teams fits into your overall Microsoft 365 strategy - Learn to effectively manage your Teams environment including: + Scale + Governance + Retention - Dig into options for customizing Teams to get even more out of your Teams deployment including: + bots + web parts + provisioning - Tackle how to train users on best practices and prevent secure information from being accidentally shared - Learn what Viva is and why your company should be planning to embrace it to get the most out of your investments in Teams Microsoft Teams is here, it’s being adopted like crazy, and proper strategy and education is key to making the most of your Microsoft 365 investment. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/p4ikBeuodmk

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Become a Microsoft Teams Rockstar

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich featured collaboration platform.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Principal Manager, Customer Advocacy Group Microsoft Teams Engineering

What's New in Microsoft Teams

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

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace. In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings. Topics include: - How to manage meeting recordings - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters - Together mode - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience - Customizing your background - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera and more!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

Intro to Teams Shared Channels

In this session we will go through the Teams Shared Channel functionality from start to finish. We will discuss the configuration of it, how it works, how it differs from the previous guest experience, and why it is a better experience for the employee experience!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Andrew Seabrook

    Senior Collaboration Engineer at Cloudforce
  • Jesse Kellner

    Director of Programs at Cloudforce

Breaking collaboration boundaries with external partners through Teams

Guest access, external access, and shared channels all offer new ways to extend the boundaries of communication and collaboration. According to Microsoft research, IT executives report that 55 percent of all collaboration is with external business partners, and more than 300 midsize to large enterprises identified the two most common elements of collaboration that have risen in importance over the past two years: - Fostering collaboration with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization (68%) - Effective team communication (72%) The obvious question: How can we take advantage of the fundamentally deeper relationships these tools allow us to enjoy with our fellows in partner organizations while ensuring that our most sensitive data and interactions remain secure? Considering this question, it is high time for a re-imagining of how we approach and structure inter- and intra-organizational relationships from a technical perspective, with a renewed focus on distinguishing what makes day-to-day work most meaningful and how to empower users across different environments to work together most meaningfully. In this session, we will explore the ways in which the Teams platform can help us realize the goal of bringing external and internal users closer together while maintaining the integrity of the team, and refresh both our perspectives and priorities for organizing and supporting users and their flow of work.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Administration and Management of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a very powerful and popular service that provides both communication and file management functionality. There are several configuration options available to ensure your users are able to access the features and functionality you want them to, but still control just how much they can do. In this session, we are going to explore how to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Teams functionality. After the session you will have a better understanding of how to administer Microsoft Teams policies, external access, Teams-related roles, as well as monitoring and auditing Microsoft Teams which all can be done by using the Teams Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Jay Leask

    Microsoft MVP & PMP
  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Governance, Information Management, and Teams - What you need to know!

As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats and posts to files saved in a Teams channel. Without governance in place Teams sprawl can negatively impact the business’ experience with Teams. What does governance look like for Microsoft Teams? Should sprawl be a concern and if so, how do we limit it without limiting Teams adoption functionality? How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies? Join information management experts Joy Apple and Jay Leask as they show you: - How Teams fits into the modern architecture model of Microsoft 365 - How to leverage proper architecture in Teams to facilitate collaboration - The importance of an overall Office/Microsoft 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities. - Base-line Teams governance best practices - How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates. - Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 12:40 pm

  • Shyam Oza

    Director of Product Management

Anatomy of an Attack and How to Recover with Spanning Backup for M365

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

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Running Teams Live Events at Scale

Teams live events (live events, webinars, Teams meetings) are extremely powerful and can power conferences large and small. After helping put on the largest community conference run on Microsoft Teams some key things were learned that could help anyone planning on putting on a conference. This could be for a community event or for your organization. We will review scenarios where each type of event in Teams can be of best use and what to use when. In this session we will talk about the - lessons learned from the conference - features of teams live events - options for putting on a conference

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Manage the mess: Building an organizational strategy for pinned apps in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Viva, Yammer, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin? In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Shared Channels: The New Kid on the Block

Microsoft Teams is constantly extending its reach into more and more facets of business collaboration. Shared Channels was one of the most exciting announcements from Ignite 2021 - seemingly promising to resolve the friction involved with cross-tenant collaboration (collaborating with other organizations using Microsoft365). The idea of Shared Channels was simple, yet powerful. Instead of moving between Tenants to access information, allow for that same information to be available within your home tenant! Now that we’ve been able to see it in action in the Public Preview, what do we think? Has it realized the hype from last year? What are the potential scenarios where an organization may see benefit from Shared Channels (even if used for internal purposes only 🤯), and what are the potential 'gotchas' that you may encounter trying to set it up? Join us to see how your organization can leverage Shared Channels, even if privacy and security are paramount.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Shyam Oza

    Director of Product Management

How AI Changes the Threats to Your Organization’s Data What to do About it

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

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Use MS365 Purview Information Barriers to stay secure & compliant in your Microsoft Teams workplace

Every industry comes with specific regulations which include changes in security and compliance policies. Microsoft Purview Information Barriers help secure your environment in various use cases like insider trade, but also with Remote assist workflows. Join Martina who will talk about real-world scenarios to implement Microsoft Information Protection and Information Barriers. The session provides problem solving steps of a compliance project, where to start, how to process it, common issues and how to solve it. The session covers topics like: How to use Microsoft Information protection in Microsoft Teams, What Information Barriers can do to solve certain compliance and security use cases as well as practical use cases and scenarios.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Microsoft Teams Governance: from A (Admins) to U (Users)

Whether your deployed Microsoft Teams quickly in response to COVID-19 or you are planning more strategically, making good governance decisions is critical. This session guides you through the key governance decisions for Microsoft Teams and provides an approach to ensure that your decisions are communicated and effective. You will take away a framework for making key decisions and an approach for creating a resource center to communicate those decisions to your users. Note: If you are interested in this session, be sure to attend Bob German's session "Teams App Governance: managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams" and join Sue and Bob for a Teams governance “birds of a feather” lunch group.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Karinne Bessette

    Technologist for Product Strategy at Veeam

Customize Microsoft Teams to our Environment

Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool and collaborative platform for interconnecting applications. These connections span beyond just Microsoft data connection points to 100s of other applications that your ecosystem might leverage. Making these applications easy to access, making data exchange efficient for your uses, and encouraging adoption. In this session, you will learn some of the helpful frontend platforms your users can leverage and how to modify the default configurations in Teams so that each department has its tools upfront.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Andrew Klutz

    Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Teams
  • Karuana Gatimu

    Principal Manager, Customer Advocacy Group Microsoft Teams Engineering

Collaborative Incident Management with the Teams Emergency Operation Center

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

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Joy Apple

    Microsoft MVP

Teams in the Architecture

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing how we collaborate in business. However, many organizations struggle with their Teams implementation due to complexities and misunderstandings of how Teams impacts their Architecture. This session will cover how we can architect our intranet with Teams in mind, not only to reduce duplication of sites, but to use existing team sites with Microsoft Teams. We'll also discuss: - Security best practices for Teams (and SharePoint) - Implications of private and shared channels - How tabs and connectors help us turn channels into true hubs for teamwork

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP & RD

How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there. Come to this session to learn about how to: - Create and manage teams with internal and external participants - Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs - Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams - Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app - Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MCT, MCSA, MCSE & Master's in CIS

Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator. We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills, you will have a live Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Search: The glue that binds 365

As Microsoft Search continues to grow, in both search opportunities and customization options, organizations need to be thinking more about how they can best leverage this technology to provide their people with a best-in-class search experience. In this session, we will explore how Microsoft Search is creating a unified experience across the multitude of 365 apps (and beyond), learn about how you can leverage it best (both out of the box and through customization/extending the experience) and how recommendations on how you can roll it out successfully in your organization.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

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.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game. In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Mike Maadarani

    Microsoft MVP

Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search. While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint. Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need. In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Building your own 365 knowledge network

If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy. In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Marc D Anderson

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget:  - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list - Connect to data sources - Themes, branding, and layouts - Conditional formatting - Rules and data validation - Formula bar This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime: - Connectors, data sources, and gateways - Events vs triggers - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions - Conditions for Flow - Workflow history - Flow connections and ownership - Licensing The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI. We will cover: - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts - How does Power Platform use Azure? - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? - Authentication and Authorization in Azure - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Apps - Azure + Power Virtual Agents - Azure + Power BI - Azure + Dataverse - What are Azure Functions? - What are Logic Apps? - What is Azure Bot Service? - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform. Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development. Please note: Attendees will need to bring their laptops with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work. You Will Learn : 1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure? 2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? 3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Unboxing Microsoft 365: Make the most of your productivity toolbox

Join Microsoft MVP and certified trainer Nate Chamberlain in this full day workshop for newer Microsoft 365 users or evaluators looking to better understand all the possibilities Microsoft 365 brings to your organization. Attendees will learn about all the apps and latest features in Microsoft 365 that enable both individual and group productivity including SharePoint, Office 365 apps, Outlook, OneDrive, To Do, Teams, Lists, Planner, Viva, and more. We’ll go beyond definitions to explore specific business use cases, tips, and FAQs such as: - Microsoft 365 overview: What’s in my toolbox? - Understand the relationships between apps, and how permissions and Microsoft 365 groups power your modern work - Co-authoring documents, version history - Requesting files from others, sharing files, and managing access in OneDrive and SharePoint - Teams vs SharePoint vs OneDrive - Teams conversations vs chats vs emails - How do the newer Viva apps fit in? & more! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/kFgepQcAyT8

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents. This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop: - Power Apps + Canvas + Model-Driven + Portal - Power Automate + Flows + Robotic Process Automation - Power BI - Power Virtual Agents - Dataverse - Integration with Microsoft Teams - Cross platform integration - Soon to arrive features! So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Fix that intranet! Improve your intranet content, structure, and processes

Intranets built in SharePoint Online are running on the galaxy's best platform for enterprise communication and collaboration. In this half-day, beginner-friendly workshop, we'll learn about SharePoint but with an intranet focus. We'll cover tips and ideas for content strategy, planning and structuring an intranet, best practices for facilitating internal communication and collaboration, how Teams and Viva Connections play into things, digitizing forms, and using the Power Platform to create, automate, and visualize throughout SharePoint. Note: This is not a hands-on build-an-entire-intranet-in-three-hours workshop. This is entirely focused on best practices and ideas for improving your intranet's content, structure, and processes. Let's fix that intranet! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/z4oXO90wdIE

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer? During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need. Using live demos and plans, you will learn: - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage - How to modernize your current classic sites - Hub site planning and management - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Tamara Bredemus

    Learning Strategist Manager & Adoption Specialist at Planet Technologies

Getting Started Making It Fancy with JSON Formatting

Want to do some fancy formatting? Don't know JSON? Don't worry. If you know how to copy and paste, you too can use JSON to make things fancy. Some of the fancy things we'll do include: 1) Add Approve and Reject buttons for a list item 2) Create inline editing without even clicking on Edit in grid view 3) Add conditional formatting to a calendar

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace. In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings. Topics include: - How to manage meeting recordings - Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests - Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters - Together mode - Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views - PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience - Customizing your background - Share your screen, window, or whiteboard - Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera and more!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Build your first Power BI dashboard

Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you! In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard. You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization. You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Power Platform Global Black Belt at Microsoft

Automate Your Way with RPA

Let's demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA)! This session will focus on how to automate legacy web and client applications using Power Automate. We'll demonstrate how to leverage Desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with Power Platform connectors and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one. This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Why Should I Consider Using Power Automate for Desktop?

While we do live in a cloud-first, desktop-first technology era, there are still several home-grown or legacy applications that are still being used. They do not have an API for cloud-based services to leverage and hence we need a robotic process automation (RPA) system that can fill in the gap. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he introduces you to Power Automate for desktop.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams! In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Steven Storey

    Customer Success Director, Microsoft

💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

TaaP (Teams as a Platform) for managing your programs/projects from concept to completion within Microsoft Teams. You'll walk away with actionable insights to streamline your workload(s) in Teams!

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere. But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X? Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint? Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization? How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time? Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive? Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team. For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more. In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

How well do you know the Microsoft 365 desktop apps? 70 min of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye. In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app settings that make a big difference, cross-app integrations, illustrations vs images, Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more. Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Office desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Real World Solutions Built with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create their own solutions to more effectively handle daily business processes. This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of Microsoft 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions. In this session, we'll explore real world solutions to demonstrate the capabilities of Microsoft 365 and inspire you to build your own. A few solutions we'll discuss: Using SharePoint and Teams to build collaboration spaces for getting work done and publishing portals for sharing and distributing information. SharePoint hub sites and homes sites for organizing and future proofing your workspaces and portals complete with navigation, access controls, branding, and more. SharePoint News for news, announcements, and updates to keep your teammates up-to-date. Microsoft Lists and Power Automate for simple and powerful approval, tracking, and publishing processes. Planner for central task management with your team. Yammer communities for enterprise information sharing such as frequently asked questions, weekly tips & tricks, town halls, and executive communications. Stream for creating, editing, and sharing video across Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Yammer. And Microsoft Teams to bring everything together and provide a central gateway for it all.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI. We will cover: - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts - How does Power Platform use Azure? - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? - Authentication and Authorization in Azure - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Apps - Azure + Power Virtual Agents - Azure + Power BI - Azure + Dataverse - What are Azure Functions? - What are Logic Apps? - What is Azure Bot Service? - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform. Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development. Please note: Attendees will need to bring their laptops with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work. You Will Learn : 1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure? 2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? 3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you. Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users. They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to: • Power BI Licensing • Using the Power BI Desktop App • Using the Power BI Service • How to create reports and dashboards • DAX fundamentals • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate • Learning resources • And more (time permitting...) Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents. This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop: - Power Apps + Canvas + Model-Driven + Portal - Power Automate + Flows + Robotic Process Automation - Power BI - Power Virtual Agents - Dataverse - Integration with Microsoft Teams - Cross platform integration - Soon to arrive features! So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Power Platform Governance 101

In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover, 1. Power Platform Governance Overview 2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit 3. Automation Kit 4. Data Loss Prevention policies 5. User Management 6. Permission manager 7. License and capacity management 8. Security and Control 9. Managed Environments 10. Best Practices

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Beginners Guide to Power BI

This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI. You will be introduced to: - Power BI licensing - Power BI Components - Using the Power BI Desktop app - Using the Power BI Service - How to create reports and dashboards - Learning Resources Don't have a Power BI license? You can start using Power BI for free! Attend this demo-rich session and get started with Power BI!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Build your first Power BI dashboard

Creating compelling reports is an important skill in our data-centric world. Have you seen a nice-looking report or dashboard and wondered how you can get started creating one? Are you interested in learning how to create a Power BI dashboard, from simple data to actionable intelligence? Then this session is for you! In this session, we will talk about the building blocks of Power BI, look at different types of data you can use, and define what makes a good dashboard. You will learn when to use Power BI Desktop and when you need the Power BI service. We will also discuss how you can safely share Power BI insights inside and outside of your organization. You will leave this session with the resources you need to get started in your journey with Power BI.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

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

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • John Kerski

    Microsoft PMP

Querying Power BI REST APIs within a Power BI Dataset

Would you like to build a Power BI dataset that could inventory your workspaces, reports, datasets, and refresh schedule? Would you'd like to query another dataset to import into your dataset? In this session I'll show you how to leverage an open-source custom connector that connects to Power BI's REST APIs to do just that.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP

Introduction to Power BI Metrics

Metrics and scorecards are a new Power BI feature that enables us to capture and focus on what we are working toward rather than what we are working on. If you are new to Power BI, Metrics are an excellent place to start well. In this presentation, you'll learn - What are Power BI Metrics and how are they intended to be used - See some examples of real-world scorecards - See how to set up a scorecard demo

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Craig Harris

    Senior Technical Specialists at Microsoft Federal
  • Jamie Willis-Rose

    Senior Technical Specialists at Microsoft Federal

Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance. In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape. We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way. We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

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.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP

Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

Power BI Premium is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility. This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it. If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • John Kerski

    Microsoft PMP

DataOps 101 - A Better Way to Develop and Deliver Data Analytics

Power BI has revolutionized the industry by accelerating our ability to deliver Data Analytics solutions. But how do we ensure the code we build is reliable and the data is produced in a timely and trustworthy manner? Enter DataOps, a better way to develop and deliver Data Analytics Solutions. In this session, I’ll cover the concept of DataOps, why it matters to Power BI, and the principles that can drive you to continuously improve.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP

Convert email/contracts/invoices to actionable data with Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, Power BI

This session covers the document understanding functionality of Microsoft Syntex used to process email, contracts, and other unstructured data. We'll also demo the new layout model to process invoices. According to Forrester, today’s organizations have 72% of their critical information locked away in their Content Estate, scattered amongst PDFs and other unstructured, hard to analyze file formats. Until now, the process to curate this information into analyzable data has been manual, time-consuming, and expensive. Today, industry leaders are using AI to combine their content information with structured data from the Data Estate to synthesize new business insights and drive innovation faster. Learn how you can use Microsoft’s new applied AI technology to enable this competitive advantage for your company. Using Microsoft Syntex, Power Automate, and Power BI, you see how to ingest email and convert it to actionable data at scale. You’ll see how to: • Create a document understanding model to locate the relevant patterns withing the document • Attach that model to a SharePoint library • Have Microsoft Syntex extract the data from the documents automatically • Use the new Power BI integration with SharePoint, using your structured data for a holistic analysis. • Use the new Power Automate integration with SharePoint, to automatically trigger business processes

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

Dataverse for Teams: Extending Teams with Apps, Flows, and Bots

Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies during the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. In September, 2020 Microsoft announced Dataverse for Teams. Dataverse for Teams is included in the Teams license so you can build apps, flows, and bots that make use of relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance without additional expense. In this workshop we'll look at how to use Dataverse in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. By the time you leave you'll have an integrated Teams application and bot that can help your employees manage their presence as people move back into the office after the Pandemic. We'll cover the following with slides and hands-on exercises: - What does the Teams License cover - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables - Securing Dataverse for Teams Tables - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot - Managing Dataverse for Teams Environments - Deploying Custom Apps, Bots, and Flows to additional Teams Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/iaNLIczVFNg

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Business Process Automation with Power Apps and Power Automate

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget:  - Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps - Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list - Connect to data sources - Themes, branding, and layouts - Conditional formatting - Rules and data validation - Formula bar This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime: - Connectors, data sources, and gateways - Events vs triggers - SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions - Conditions for Flow - Workflow history - Flow connections and ownership - Licensing The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Hands-On: Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Dataverse, and Power BI. We will cover: - Microsoft Azure Key Concepts - How does Power Platform use Azure? - How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? - Authentication and Authorization in Azure - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Automate - Azure + Power Apps - Azure + Power Virtual Agents - Azure + Power BI - Azure + Dataverse - What are Azure Functions? - What are Logic Apps? - What is Azure Bot Service? - How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform. Access to Azure, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development. Please note: Attendees will need to bring their laptops with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work. You Will Learn : 1. Authentication and Authorization in Azure? 2. How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform? 3. How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Power BI For The Absolute Beginner

Have you only heard of Power BI in passing or have always been the end-user but now are ready to learn and invest in this tool to bridge the gap between data and decision making? Then this is a must attend workshop for you. Join Daniel Christian and Scott Shearer who are both Microsoft MVPs and MCTs as they take you on a journey into the Microsoft Power BI world. This full day workshop will first introduce you into the past and present of Power BI and then dive into demos. Daniel and Scott will walk you through how to use commonly used data sources such as Dataverse, SharePoint and SQL to build reports that help visualize your data and create amazing experiences for the end users. They also focus on the deep integration across the Power Platform family i.e. from the report kick-off a Power Automate flow or add a Power Apps canvas app to edit data. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to: • Power BI Licensing • Using the Power BI Desktop App • Using the Power BI Service • How to create reports and dashboards • DAX fundamentals • Integration with Power Apps and Power Automate • Learning resources • And more (time permitting...) Please note that this is not a hands-on workshop but attendees are welcome to follow along.

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP & MCT
  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Power Apps for SharePoint Bootcamp

You'll see where Power Apps fits in your toolset and how Power Apps can extend and build interfaces where you may have used InfoPath in the past. Demos and exercises will be used to illustrate the topics covered. You'll have the opportunity to "take the wheel" and test out Power Apps for yourself. Through a series of hands-on labs, you'll gain first-hand experience in customizing SharePoint/List forms with Power Apps and extending Lists and Teams user experiences. Your instructors will be there to assist anytime you have questions or need some help. Attend this workshop and say goodbye to InfoPath. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Microsoft 365 SharePoint and Teams sites with Power Apps and Power Automate. Notes and Requirements: To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs. We will be using Power Apps, SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Teams and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival. Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/d8brL7-GDAc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see very similar questions asked over and over again. In this workshop, we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate. Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover: Part One: Power Apps - Managing Delegation Warnings - Working with Dates and Times - Conditional Formatting of data - Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow Part Two: Power Automate - Using Loops and Parallel Branches - Working with Large Data Sources - Using Conditions and Switches effectively - Implementing Error Checking/Correction Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/S1Wjjwv0P50

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Microsoft Power Platform in a Day

With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents. This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop: - Power Apps + Canvas + Model-Driven + Portal - Power Automate + Flows + Robotic Process Automation - Power BI - Power Virtual Agents - Dataverse - Integration with Microsoft Teams - Cross platform integration - Soon to arrive features! So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop! Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/DhArVJvKZVc

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Power Platform Governance 101

In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance. Effective governance policies play a big role in the successful roll-out of the Power Platform across the organization and running it on a scale. The governance policies will include Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Virtual Agents, Power Pages, Dataverse, and Power BI. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover, 1. Power Platform Governance Overview 2. Center of Excellence ( CoE ) Starter Kit 3. Automation Kit 4. Data Loss Prevention policies 5. User Management 6. Permission manager 7. License and capacity management 8. Security and Control 9. Managed Environments 10. Best Practices

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

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

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

Intro to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams: Extending Microsoft Teams with Apps and Flows

Use of Microsoft Teams has exploded for many companies as a result of the global pandemic. For many organizations Teams has become the app that connects all their employees together. Power Platform apps, like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, provides a low-code platform for extending that functionality. But extending Teams with new apps, flows, and bots requires a place to store content. SharePoint is a possibility, but from a data point of view SharePoint has a lot of limitations since it isn't an actual relational database. Dataverse, formerly known as CDS, provides relational data storage, rich data types, and enterprise-grade governance. But Dataverse has always been a premium feature requiring extra licensing. This is where Microsoft Dataverse for Teams comes in. Using the Power Apps application inside Teams we can build and deploy apps using a custom version of Dataverse that is included in the Microsoft Teams license. This provides access to a real relational database and one-click solution deployment to the Teams app. In this talk we'll take a look at what Dataverse for Teams and how it can be used in the Power Platform to extend the Teams application. We'll cover the following points with slides and demos. - What does the Teams License cover? - Differences between Dataverse (CDS) and Dataverse for Teams - Creating Dataverse Relational Tables - Building a Power App with Dataverse for Teams - Integrating Dataverse for Teams with a Flow - Accessing Dataverse for Teams from a Bot

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Forms, Forms Everywhere but Which One Should I Pick?

Microsoft has a variety of no-code, low-code for forms and apps services available, so which one do I use? Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer, as he walks you through these form options available and provides guidance on when you should use which one. This is a demo heavy session with real-world examples.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Craig Harris

    Senior Technical Specialists at Microsoft Federal
  • Jamie Willis-Rose

    Senior Technical Specialists at Microsoft Federal

Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

There are new federal regulations and executive orders all the time and it can be hard for an agency to keep their IT infrastructure in compliance. In our session we will discuss how the Microsoft Power Platform can better position agencies to be nimble and respond quickly to the ever-changing landscape. We'll show responding to a rapidly changing regulation landscape using multiple personas, both IT and Business decision makers, and speak to the key points of interest that drive both. We'll show how these personas can leverage the Power Platform to both meet the changing regulations and show measured progress along the way. We'll include demos of various Power Platform products to highlight the progress of the agency and demonstrate increased velocity by leveraging low-code tools.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Build Role-Targeted Solutions with Power Apps

Combine Power Apps with Lists, Teams, and more to connect business solutions to your team wherever they are in today's hybrid and fluid work environments. We'll talk through the approach of building and using role-targeted apps vs. single "do everything" apps.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Comparing Power Pages (Portals), Canvas Apps, and Model-Driven Apps

Choosing between Canvas and Model-Driven Power Apps can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the Power Platform. After all, to some extent, they’re almost identical. Both Canvas and Model-Driven apps are low-code frameworks for creating business applications. They share similar components, and the results are pretty much the same. Above all, why should you integrate Power Pages into your toolbox after Microsoft's announcement about Power Pages? How does it differentiate from the Portals? Especially since it's built on the foundation of Power Apps Portals, providing the same robust capabilities and pro developer experiences along with a new low-code maker experience and out-of-the-box templates to design modern business sites. If you want to learn about Power Apps App creation strategies, what to use, and when, this session is for you!

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Toni Pohl

    Microsoft MVP

Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections. With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

Using Power Apps and Power Automate Together: Made for each other

Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer, but using them together can take your application to a whole new level. In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss best practices that can make Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together. Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Ben Vanderberg

    Principal Developer Evangelist at Adobe

Add documents and e-signatures to your Power Apps

Creating PDFs and other documents does not have to be a chore. In this session, we will learn: - How to generate documents from a Canvas-based Power App using Adobe PDF Services - Add conditional logic, tables, lists, and images dynamically within a Power App using Adobe PDF Services with Power Automate - Capture legally compliant e-signatures within a Power App using Adobe Acrobat Sign This session is ideal for beginner to intermediate Power Apps users interested in bringing document experiences into their apps.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Wes Preston

    Microsoft MVP

Getting Started with Power Apps Governance

Tips, tricks, and checklists for adding Power Apps to your organization's tool set. How to plan for a successful integration for makers, developers, trainers, and more.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP & RD

Build your Model-Driven App from start to end

Built on the fundamentals of Dynamics 365, Model-Driven Apps allow you to create complex and sophisticated business apps without writing code. Model-Driven apps are based on data from the underlying data source held in Dataverse. The level of integration with Dataverse is so intense that Model-Driven Apps can be described as 'data-first' apps. But how do you start? With this session, you'll learn to develop an end-to-end model-driven app using Power Apps. First, we'll see how to set up a development environment. Next, explore the data model in Dataverse while working with tables, views, and forms. Finally, we'll learn how to share the app with colleagues and embed our app in Microsoft Teams. When we're finished with this session, you'll have the skills and knowledge of model-driven Power Apps needed to develop business applications on top of your data rapidly.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 1:50 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Power Platform Global Black Belt at Microsoft

AI the Easy Way

What does it mean to "democratize AI"? Join this session to see it in action! This session will provide illustrations on how business users and citizen developers could leverage AI and Machine Learning when building apps, without needing deep technical background. We will walk through how to leverage AI Builder capabilities of the Power Platform, train AI models, and utilize those intelligence in your applications and workflows.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 1:50 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM & MBA

Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices. But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts. In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity. You’ll learn how to: - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP

Beyond Microsoft Teams Deployment: How to Roll Out A Sustainable Adoption Program in 90 Days

Learn how to inspire, motivate, and drive sustainable Microsoft Teams user adoption across your organization while proactively enforcing operational governance. With built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a team and start collaborating. But if that’s the case, why is your organization’s user adoption rate for Microsoft Teams so much lower than it is for Outlook? The truth is email is ingrained and changing user habits is difficult. Studies show that only about 34% of users are willing to use new technology rollouts within the enterprise. To make the most of your Office 365 investment, it is critical that your users take advantage of Microsoft Teams' full capabilities to address their day-to-day business needs. The key to drive excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to provide relevant, business-contextual applications that drive consistent, sustainable usage. Join this interactive workshop to learn how to roll out a sustainable adoption program in 90 days and positively impact organizational culture. This interactive workshop will cover: - What is Microsoft Teams and its role in today’s digital workplace? - How Microsoft Teams can excite and inspire users by supporting their daily business activities. - How to make it easy for everyone to maximize Microsoft Teams while ensuring organizational governance and policies are enforced. - Strategies for preventing information overload, data sprawl, shadow IT and more. - How to establish a holistic learning, knowledge sharing and support structure. - How to create and deliver a 90-day sustainable adoption program that facilitates change, empowers users and enables knowledge sharing within the organization.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it. In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone. At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inpisre, Motivate, Educate
  • Ulrika Hedlund

    Productivity Advisor and edTech-entrepreneur

Empower your frontline workers with Microsoft 365

Many organizations are taking their digital transformation one step further by providing their Frontline workers - the ones who are driving, delivering, working on the floor, or standing by the register, with Microsoft 365. In this session you will hear how organizations in retail and manufacturing are leveraging modern apps in Microsoft Teams to improve their day-to-day tasks.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Principal Manager, Customer Advocacy Group Microsoft Teams Engineering

What’s new in training & adoption for Microsoft 365

We'll review the Microsoft 365 Adoption Guide and the tools available to you to build a Champions program, engage executive sponsors, provide user support and training, and communicate to ensure the successful adoption of Microsoft Teams.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 12:40 pm

  • Timothy Boettcher

    Head of North America at MaivenPoint

Modernize Corporate Learning with Microsoft Teams

As more and more enterprises embrace hybrid and remote working environments in a post-pandemic world, many organizations are looking to improve the way they deliver Learning and Development activities to their staff in engaging, interactive, and collaborative ways. Explore key scenarios such as: - Enabling collaborative learning communities with Microsoft Teams for Change Management initiatives, building Communities of Practice, peer-based Management Training, and more; - Foster a sense of inclusion and welcoming for new-hires with group-based interactive onboarding cohorts; - Provide “in the moment” training for real-world project-based learning in Teams; Don’t miss this interactive session and learn how AvePoint helps customers make the most of their M365 capabilities by leveraging, enhancing, and automating Microsoft Teams for L&D scenarios.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 12:40 pm

  • Jeanese Raymond

    Regional Operations Director at DocPoint Solutions

Teams for Every Day

An example of managing business processes from a Teams interface. As we strive to streamline business processes and create access from any device, the simplicity of accessing priority content, forms, and workflows from a single interface is always a simplified path. In this session, we will review interface examples where users can access vital business processes from their Teams app.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Michelle Gilbert

    Microsoft Director Modern Work Customer Success | President MN M365 User Group | Former MVP

Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences. You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Toni Pohl

    Microsoft MVP

Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections. With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Implementing Microsoft Teams Governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph & SharePoint

The adoption of Teams is skyrocketing, and we are seeing an increase in the Microsoft Teams sprawl. One of the methods to avoid Teams Sprawl is to use automated governance using Power Automate, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to implement Teams Governance using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint. You will learn: 1) Microsoft Teams Governance via Automation 2) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Power Automate ( Microsoft Flow ), Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint 3) Automate Microsoft Team Provisioning using Logic Apps, Microsoft Graph APIs, and SharePoint

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 4:30 pm

  • Nate Chamberlain

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

A closer look at Approvals and Updates in Microsoft Teams

Approvals and Updates are two apps in Microsoft Teams you can use to customize and standardize routine business processes for your team. For example, you might customize a project request template only your team can use. Or maybe you want to create a travel approval template the whole organization can use. And with Updates, you can automate regular requests to gather project status updates, performance reviews, and more. In one hour, you'll learn how these two built-in Teams tools can boost your team's consistency and efficiency.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inpisre, Motivate, Educate
  • Ulrika Hedlund

    Productivity Advisor and edTech-entrepreneur

Best practices for succeeding with collaboration in Microsoft Teams

Millions of users worldwide are using Microsoft Teams for collaboration and communication and benefiting from the out-of-the-box productivity gains. With that said, many users struggle to find things, too much noise and overall inefficiencies. In this collaborative session, you will get guidance on best practices for succeeding with Microsoft Teams in your organization.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Mariel Vargas

    Customer Success Manager @ Microsoft

Hybrid Meetings Experience Best Practices

As more and more organizations are adopting a hybrid work environment, Teams Meetings take center stage in helping employees collaborate, whether they are in or out of the office. During this session, we will explore tips to make your meetings inclusive, discuss what to do before, during, and after the meeting, and explore how to enhance the employee experience to align with the hybrid reality, including the role of AI. Presented by: Mariel Vargas, Modern Work Customer Success Manager, Microsoft – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariel-vargas/

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