Washington, D.C.

365 EduCon DC - Microsoft Sessions

  • Mastering Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a prosperous collaboration.

    With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be ready for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how Viva, Loop, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Dataverse, and the Power Platform interacts with Microsoft Teams.

    We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operational excellence for Microsoft Teams: Data, Files, Reporting’s, Groups, Whiteboards, Meetings, Governance, Application Extensions, Chat, Adaptative cards, … all are available in this workshop!

    If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll assess everything from A to Z.

    Check out our workshop preview: https://youtu.be/haTr1xvgC-E

    Room 145b
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

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

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

    At the end of this workshop you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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

    Room 152a
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • A New Era of Work

    Join our keynote to understand the new era of work from Copilot features to core collaboration and business application innovations. This includes Power Platform connectors, Microsoft Viva models and Microsoft 365 Copilot experiences across Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams.

    Room 151ab - Keynote
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
  • What's New in Microsoft Teams

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

    Room 145b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
  • Microsoft 365 PnP for SharePoint Framework Developer

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

    But the additional beauty of SPFx is the community support!

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

    Room 149b
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
  • Automate Your Way with RPA

    Let's demystify Robotic Process Automation (RPA)!

    This session will focus on how to automate legacy web and client applications using Power Automate.

    We'll demonstrate how to leverage Desktop flow with Power Automate Desktop, and how/when/why you would combine desktop automation with Power Platform connectors and AI to provide end-to-end workflow solutions for your organization.

    Room 145a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
  • Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics

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

    Room 150a
    Wed 1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
  • Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

    When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it.

    In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone.

    At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business

    Room 145a
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
  • Getting started in Microsoft: Training, Tools and Networking

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

    Room 152b
    Wed 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
  • AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything and SharePint

    Join Microsoft's experts for an interactive Q&A about Microsoft 365, Power Platform, SharePoint, OneDrive, Viva, Teams, Microsoft Graph and more! Bring your best questions! Refreshments and pizza will be provided.

    Room 151ab - Keynote
    Wed 4:50 pm - 6:50 pm
  • What’s new in training & adoption for Microsoft 365

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

    Room 151b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
  • From Enterprise Application to Teams Application: Bring your apps into Microsoft Teams

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

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

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

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

    Room 152b
    Thu 9:00 am - 10:10 am
  • Leveraging Low Code to Respond to Federal Regulations with Agility

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

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

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

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

    Room 145a
    Thu 10:40 am - 11:50 am
  • Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

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

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

    Room 145b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Create Beautiful Web Parts in Minutes Using PnP Reusable Controls

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

    Room 149b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
  • There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

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

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

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

    Room 150a
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 💡TaaP in a Snap for Project/Program Management

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

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

    Room 151b
    Thu 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Setting up and Administering M365 for Education

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

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

    Room 145b
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
  • How to get what you deserve at work through self-advocacy

    Are you the one unintentionally holding yourself back from the career you want?

    Join Roxy Ndebumadu and Rima Reyes as they share about their career progressions and offer tangible ways you can grow your career while being your most authentic self.

    We will cover everything from building a personal brand to refining your stakeholder strategy to getting a promotion.

    Room 149a
    Thu 2:40 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

    Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams.

    Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today.

    You will also learn what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards.

    This session will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

    Room 145b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
  • Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

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

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

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

    Room 152b
    Thu 4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
  • Collaborative Incident Management with the Teams Emergency Operation Center

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

    Room 151b
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
  • Teams App Governance: Managing enterprise and 3rd party applications in Microsoft Teams

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

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

    Room 145b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

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

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

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

    Room 149b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
  • What's New in Teams for Education

    Join the Microsoft Education Product Team to learn all about what's new for Schools, Colleges and Universities.

    We'll cover:
    - Teams Classwork: Organizing all your course content in one place
    - New Assignments Grading improvements
    - Learning Accelerators: Using AI to help students improve in Reading, Speaking, Searching, & Math
    - And more to be announced!

    Room 152b
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
  • Hybrid Meetings Experience Best Practices

    As more and more organizations are adopting a hybrid work environment, Teams Meetings take center stage in helping employees collaborate, whether they are in or out of the office.

    During this session, we will explore tips to make your meetings inclusive, discuss what to do before, during, and after the meeting, and explore how to enhance the employee experience to align with the hybrid reality, including the role of AI.

    Presented by: Mariel Vargas, Modern Work Customer Success Manager, Microsoft – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariel-vargas/

    Room 151a
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
  • Unlocking Microsoft 365 with the Microsoft Graph

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

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

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

    Room 151b
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
  • 5 Secret Tips to Building the Best Microsoft Teams App

    Find out hidden resources and secret tips to building the best Microsoft Teams app ever! The information in this session is coming direct from the source, a Microsoft Teams Engineering Platform Ecosystem Product PM who works on Teams Platform capabilities and features and helps bring the best apps to the Teams App Store.

    These Teams Engineering secrets will include information around easily improving the UX & UI of your app, how to quickly validate your app manifest and more! Plus, learn about how you too can submit your app to the Teams public app store and all the ways your app can get approved faster.

    This session is valuable for developers and UX/UI designers.

    Room 145b
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
  • AI the Easy Way

    What does it mean to "democratize AI"? Join this session to see it in action!

    This session will provide illustrations on how business users and citizen developers could leverage AI and Machine Learning when building apps, without needing deep technical background.

    We will walk through how to leverage AI Builder capabilities of the Power Platform, train AI models, and utilize those intelligence in your applications and workflows.

    Room 147a
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
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