Seattle, WA

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 602:603

Build Your Skills: Microsoft 365 Essentials for Beginners

Nate Chamberlain

Nate Chamberlain

Microsoft MVP and MCT

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

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

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 609

Power Platform Copilot In A Day

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

Power Platform is Microsoft's low-code, cloud-based service to turn ideas into impactful, end-to-end services. With the Power Platform having been available for over 10 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows, chatbots and websites. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for you 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.

However, in the last year Microsoft has infused AI Copilot into all their cloud services and this change has affected Power Platform as well, some might say, more so than other services. Hence join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he gives you a good overview of the Power Platform family in a day including all the AI Copilot features plus the changes coming to two of their services.

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 611

An Introduction to Microsoft 365 Tenant Administration

Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough

Solutions Architect, Consultant, and Microsoft MVP

So, you were just handed a Microsoft 365 (M365) tenant in the cloud. Congratulations are in order! Now that we’ve dispensed with the pleasantries, you’re probably wondering what the heck you’re supposed to do with that tenant. If so, you’re in luck, as this workshop is designed specifically for you and others who find themselves with the same basic question.

In this workshop, we approach M365 tenant administration from the perspective of someone who now has tenant administration responsibilities without necessarily knowing what that means or encompasses. We’ll spend some time learning the terminology, bounds, and different pieces of tenant administration.

We’ll also investigate how the admin experience is partially coupled to how your organization is licensed. We’ll cover what you need to do to establish your new tenant, and we’ll take a tour of the various admin surfaces available to M365 administrators.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a functional understanding of M365 administration and the tools you have available to implement your organization’s cloud vision.

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 612

Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

Treb Gatte

Treb Gatte

Marquee Insights, make better, faster decisions with smarter data.

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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 615:616

Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for M365/SharePoint Bootcamp

Daniel Glenn

Daniel Glenn

Microsoft MVP, Owner and Microsoft 365 Consultant at CollabFront

Wes Preston

Wes Preston

Founder and independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with M365 and Power Apps

Work through a common business use case to see how Power Apps and Power Automate - and their Copilot capabilities - fit into your toolset extending M365, SharePoint, and Teams.

We'll start with some brief foundation info, dig in with demos, and then let you "take the wheel" walking through hands-on examples to build a solution as we work through the day building on top of Microsoft Lists.

You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be used with Power Automate and will create basic Flows yourself. Then, see how Flows integrate with Power Apps you've built and the list data behind them. Your instructors will be there to assist throughout the day with your questions.

Attend this workshop to get a foothold with the Power Platform. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Teams sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

Notes and Requirements: To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

We will be using Power Apps, Power Automate, Microsoft Lists, Teams, SharePoint and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program

If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival.

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 607

Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI... but were afraid to ask!

Jason Himmelstein

Jason Himmelstein

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

John White

John White

CTO of tyGraph and Evangelist with AvePoint.

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

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Room 608

Automate Desktop Processes using Robotic Process Automation in Power Automate

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

Automate routine tasks, eliminate the chance for errors, and free up time for more important work with robotic process automation (RPA) and Power Automate for desktop.

This workshop allows you to experience the utility of RPA and Power Automate for desktop and use out of box actions such as manipulating Excel documents as part of an end-to-end invoice processing solution.

In addition, with the Copilot feature available, building the desktop flows has become easier than ever! Hence join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he walks you everything that Power Automate desktop has to offer.

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM · Room 612

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

Nate Chamberlain

Nate Chamberlain

Microsoft MVP and MCT

This intranet-focused and beginner-friendly half-day workshop will help you transform your SharePoint Online intranet. We'll divide our time into two areas:

Theory & Best Practices: The first half addresses common intranet challenges, such as disorganized content, outdated information, and confusing navigation. We'll cover theoretical aspects of intranet governance, content strategy, and structure optimization.

SharePoint Application: In the latter half, we put theory into practice. Delve into SharePoint specifics, including hub structures, settings, and SharePoint features and tools. Learn to overcome pain points by leveraging SharePoint's abilities for a more organized, current, and user-friendly intranet.

Perfect for those aiming to elevate their intranet experience, this workshop bridges strategic planning with practical SharePoint solutions.

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 existing intranet's content, structure, and processes leveraging all SharePoint has to offer.

Let's fix that intranet!

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM · Room 617

Improve Findability in Microsoft 365

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar

Founder, Managing Consultant

Findability is much more than technology. It needs to be the combination of culture, communication, and technology, as well as how your content is organized.

This workshop discusses the most important success factors of enterprise search in Microsoft 365: roles and responsibilities, search metrics, risk management, governance, search lifecycle, as well as how to implement it well. Agnes uses real world examples to go through all the steps to enable you to create an actionable plan for your organization.

Tuesday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 612

How to Maximize Your Intranet Potential with Out-of-the-Box Features in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint

Susan Hanley

Susan Hanley

Information Architect/Business Analyst

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

Tuesday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 617

Half-Day Workshop : Power Platform Governance 101

Prashant G Bhoyar

Prashant G Bhoyar

Microsoft AI MVP, Microsoft Business Applications MVP, MCT, Cloud Solution Architect at AIS

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. In this half-day workshop, we will cover the key principles of Power Platform Governance, the tools available at our disposal, and how to use those. 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. Managed Environments
  4. How to use Co-Pilot for governance?
  5. Automation Kit
  6. Data Loss Prevention policies
  7. User Management
  8. Permission manager
  9. License and capacity management
  10. Security and Control
  11. Best Practices

At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of how to implement Governance in Power Platform.

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 604

Introduction to Microsoft Graph

Fabian Williams

Fabian Williams

Microsoft, Senior Program Manager on the Graph team

In this session we will show how easy it is to get setup coding solutions using the Microsoft Graph. Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

We will look at how to use the Graph Explorer to validate our solution and then create a solution that can be a pilot for automating a Visitor intake system for offices to use as health screening and policy assurance before admitting someone onsite.

This solution will be using Microsoft Teams and Planner with an ASP.NET MVC front end.

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 602:603

Will AI replace search?

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar

Founder, Managing Consultant

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the question of whether artificial intelligence (AI) will replace enterprise search is becoming increasingly relevant. In many organizations, it’s not a question anymore - rather it’s an “all-in” on AI.

During this session, we will explore the evolving relationship between information retrieval and content generation. We will discuss the implications of AI in the context of governance, information management, information architecture, permissions, as well as the balance (or the lack of balance) between information retrieval and content generation.

Join us for this thought-provoking discussion on the future of enterprise search in the era of AI. Gain valuable insights, and discover strategies for harnessing the power of AI while ensuring responsible and effective implementation within your organization.

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 606

Build external-facing websites using Power Pages

Amarender Peddamalku

Amarender Peddamalku

MVP | Practice Lead - Microsoft Modern Work @Perficient

Microsoft Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites. Power Pages provides you with rich, customizable templates, a fluid visual experience through a reimagined design studio, and a new, integrated learning hub to quickly build sites that suit your unique business needs.

We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content.

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 607

Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

Wes Preston

Wes Preston

Founder and independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with M365 and Power Apps

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 Microsoft List / 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 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 611

Mastering IT Documentation: Strategies for Success

Maria Popa

Maria Popa

Product Marketing Specialist at IT Glue

Thomas Griffith

Thomas Griffith

Product Owner - IT Glue

In the ever-evolving IT landscape, enterprises of every size grapple with a critical challenge: managing and consolidating vast amounts of data, especially within Microsoft environments. Effective IT documentation is more critical than ever. Whether you're overseeing a service desk, managing projects, or handling any critical IT function, intelligent documentation is key to managing IT assets, organizing information and standardizing processes.

Yet, many organizations struggle to develop and maintain documentation that truly supports their operations. This workshop is designed to equip IT professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to master IT documentation and drive success within their organizations. Participants will gain actionable insights to elevate their documentation processes.

This session will cover:

  • Fostering a Documentation Culture: Getting your team onboard with documentation is crucial for its success. We'll share practical techniques for inspiring your team to embrace documentation creation, utilization, and maintenance. You'll learn how to cultivate a culture where documentation is valued and prioritized.
  • Understanding Great Documentation: We'll highlight the characteristics of intelligent IT documentation that make them stand out, including clarity, completeness, and relevance. By understanding the hallmarks of great documentation, you'll be better equipped to elevate your own documentation practices.
  • Creating Process Documentation: We'll guide you through the process of creating comprehensive process documentation strategies, covering essential components such as naming conventions, workflows, templates and more. You’ll learn how to establish a robust documentation framework tailored to your organizational needs.
  • Strategies to quantify and maximize the ROI, productivity and utilization of your Microsoft environments. Discover insights for consolidating siloed Microsoft information to centrally track assets and users, securely access passwords and more.

By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to transform their approach to IT documentation, enabling them to drive efficiency, collaboration, and success within their IT teams and across the organization.

Whether you're a seasoned IT professional or new to the world of documentation, this session offers valuable insights to help you master the art of IT documentation.

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 612

Real World Tips and Tricks for Driving Software Deployment

Stephen Rose

Stephen Rose

Chief Technology Strategist for Petri IT / Owner of stephenlrose.com consulting

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

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

Wednesday 9:50 AM - 11:00 AM · Room 613:614

Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

Jay Leask

Jay Leask

Modern Work Architect

Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

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

In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data.

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

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM · Solution Stage

Save IT resources with email signature & branding automation

Ewelina Manka

Ewelina Manka

Sales Manager at CodeTwo

How to set up email signatures for an entire company? Sounds like an easy task: just send a signature template to your users and ask them to add it in their Outlook, mobile devices, etc. Done! Well... not really. In reality, you will end up with just a couple of signatures set up correctly and hours spent by your IT Team to fix the remaining ones. The cycle repeats when your company’s signature needs to be updated. With 120k+ customers worldwide (including Facebook, Samsung or UNICEF) and over 16 years on the market, we know that managing email signatures is actually a huge problem for many organizations.

Emails are still #1 communication channel in business: the average person sends 40 emails per day and spends 28% of their working time on emails. So, having a professional, fully branded email signature across all devices and email apps is also a straightforward way to increase brand awareness.

During this session, we will show you how you can easily automate email signatures and branding in a Microsoft 365 organization with CodeTwo, and unlock new marketing opportunities offered by email signatures. Find out how one person can set up signatures for everyone in your organization within just minutes, saving you both time and resources.

We will also cover the following: • Integrating email signatures with Entra ID (Azure AD) • Setting up different signatures for different teams or email recipients, or for internal and external communication • Delegating emails signature management task non-IT teams like Marketing • Automating email marketing campaigns & customer feedback collection • Central management of automatic replies and out-of-office messages, and more.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 602:603

How to Avoid AI Disasters: Copilot, Data Security, and Unintended Consequences

Treb Gatte

Treb Gatte

Marquee Insights, make better, faster decisions with smarter data.

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

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

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

In this session, we'll address:

  • What are these technologies and how they will impact you
  • How can these technologies be used in your organization
  • Data and security considerations
  • Preparing for unintended consequences

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

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 604

Introduction to extending Copilot for Microsoft 365

Jeremy Thake

Jeremy Thake

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Jeremy Thake, Principal PM Lead on Copilot developer experience team will introduce you to the different ways you can extend Copilot for Microsoft 365.

He will show you both the pro code with Visual Studio Code and low code approaches with Copilot Studio.

This will be a demo filled session to help you understand the power of generative AI for your business needs.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 606

React for the SharePoint Developer

Ryan Schouten

Ryan Schouten

CEO Mahay Consulting

For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed.

With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills.

React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 607

Improve your users' productivity with custom Viva Connections cards

Alex Terentiev

Alex Terentiev

Senior Dev Engineer @Microsoft. Microsoft 365 PnP Team Member.

Adaptive Card Extensions are a new way to create custom components that can render dynamic and interactive content in SharePoint pages, news, and lists.

In this session, you will learn how to use the SharePoint Framework to create and deploy Adaptive Card Extensions, and how to use them as part of dashboards.

You will also learn how to leverage Viva Connections, a new solution that brings your SharePoint intranet to Microsoft Teams, to enhance the reach and impact of your Adaptive Card Extensions.

You will see how Viva Connections can help you create a unified and personalized employee experience that boosts engagement, productivity, and wellbeing.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 608

Bye, Bye Microsoft Syntex, Hello SharePoint Premium!

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

Joanne Klein

Joanne Klein

Microsoft 365 Independent Consultant

At the Microsoft Ignite event in November 2023, Microsoft made the official announcement of transitioning Syntex to SharePoint Premium.

Join Joanne Klein and Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVPs as they walk you through the new SharePoint Premium and all the features that come along with it that can help improve the experience, process and governance of all the content that resides in your SharePoint sites.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 609

Migrating to Microsoft 365: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Microsoft MVP, Best Selling Author

Migrating all of your email, documents, intranet and other content to Microsoft 365 is a great step in creating a modern digital workplace.

That goes both for those who are brand-new to Microsoft 365, and those who have been using the platform for a while, but still have some content in other places (like file shares, other cloud drives, different intranets, or other internal social engagement platforms).

This session equips attendees with insights and practical guidance on navigating through their migration journey.

Key topics covered include:

  • It's not longer an "intranet" it's a "modern digital workplace" - learn the roles of Teams, SharePoint, and Viva Engage to create a complete communication, collaboration and document management experience for your team
  • Understanding migration solution options
  • Information architecture - why it's important to plan your structure before migrating
  • Real-world case studies - learn from the successes and struggles of others to get to know the best practices and save yourself from potential pitfalls
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 611

Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics with Microsoft Fabric

Jason Himmelstein

Jason Himmelstein

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

John White

John White

CTO of tyGraph and Evangelist with AvePoint.

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 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 613:614

OneNote Reimagined: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Note-Taking

Nate Chamberlain

Nate Chamberlain

Microsoft MVP and MCT

In this session, we'll dive into the consolidation of OneNote's two versions (Win10 and desktop) into a singular app. Get ready to rediscover OneNote with an array of useful tips, tricks, and practical business applications. We'll explore the latest features and announcements, ensuring you're ahead of the curve with OneNote's advancements. Additionally, we'll delve into a comparative analysis of OneNote with Microsoft's other productivity tools you might use for notes like Loop, Whiteboard, Wiki, To Do, and Sticky Notes. This comprehensive overview will empower you to select the most suitable tool for every task, enhancing efficiency and productivity in your professional endeavors.

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:40 PM · Room 615:616

Copilot is beside me along my RPA journey

Chris Garty

Chris Garty

Senior Product Manager at Microsoft

Taiki Yoshida

Taiki Yoshida

Microsoft, Power Automate, Principal Program Manager

This session will talk about how Copilot can help you build, monitor and troubleshoot your automations.

It will also present the new experiences meant to help you scale up reliable and robust desktop automations.

Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 606

Introduction to JSON to master customizing SharePoint

Mark Rackley

Mark Rackley

Group Manager, Modern Workplace Architect at Avanade

JSON is EVERYWHERE in SharePoint Online and your ability to take your SharePoint deployments to the next level depend on your ability to understand and create complicated JSON objects.

In this densely demo-packed session, attendees will learn:

  • What is JSON and how to understand the structure
  • Tips for creating JSON objects and starting with community content as a starting point

Attendees will also learn how to use JSON Objects in SharePoint Online to:

  • Customize list columns and list views
  • Create Site Designs for creating custom site templates
  • Create stunning Quick Views for Viva Connections ACE's
  • Post messages in teams as Adaptive Cards
  • Process SharePoint REST queries in Power Automate
  • and more!!
Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 607

Elevating Your Experience: Improving Findability and Knowledge Discovery in Microsoft 365 and ShareP

Susan Hanley

Susan Hanley

Information Architect/Business Analyst

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

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

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

Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 611

Two Guys and A Copilot - The DnA Show!

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

William Huneycutt

William Huneycutt

Upskill Tech

Daniel and Andy (DnA) are two guys who work for enterprise level companies and must deal with day-to-day tasks that can be both time consuming and mundane. However, now with Copilot available across several Microsoft cloud services, these two Microsoft MVPs are finding ways to making their jobs a lot easier and, in some cases, automated.

So, join them as these two guys show share their tips and tricks with you to make your jobs easier and make you look like Copilot superstars. This session will cover both Power Platform and Microsoft 365 Copilot features.

Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 612

Automatically capture information about incoming files in Microsoft 365

Tom Resing

Tom Resing

Content designer @ Microsoft focused on M365

Files are at the core of Microsoft 365. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, of course. In addition, all kinds of files, PDFs, pictures, and video are created, shared, viewed, edited, and deleted all day, every day in organizations around the world through the tools and services included as part of their Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

Tom Resing is a member of the SharePoint Premium product engineering team at Microsoft. Every day, Tom thinks about the user experience around files and their properties how content AI does or doesn't empower people to achieve more with files.

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

Note that the majority of this talk relates to the new SharePoint Premium offering. However, Tom will demonstrate how you can get started for very little cost and explain scenarios that might provide immediate value to your organization.

Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 613:614

5 Immediate Things You Can Do To Increase Microsoft 365 and Power Apps User Adoption

Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani

CEO at VisualSP

Traditionally training Microsoft 365, SharePoint or Power Apps users is a waste of time. Instead, increase user adoption and decrease support tickets by providing User Adoption as a Service (UAaaS).

Come to this session and I'll tell you the 5 strategies that will help you cut down on support calls and have your users Love the environment and content you create for them in Microsoft 365 and Power Apps.

Wednesday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 619:620

Integrating Forms with Teams for Real-time Responses

Brian Alderman

Brian Alderman

Former six-year MVP, 28-year MCT, MCSE, Author, Speaker, Consultant

Do you ever wonder what your Microsoft Team members are thinking or what their thoughts are on a specific topic or initiative? Microsoft Forms is a powerful and versatile tool that allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and polls that can be responded to by your Team members which allows you to view real-time responses from your participants. These results can then be exported to an Excel spreadsheet for additional analysis, and to generate some neat visual charts or graphs using Power BI.

In this session we are going to introduce and discuss the different types of uses for Forms, how to create a form on a Microsoft Teams channel, explore the configuration options for these forms, as well as how to export the results for use in other Microsoft products, like Power BI.

Wednesday 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM · Collab Studio

Introducing Preserve365® - Closing the information management capabilities gap for long-term & perma

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Solutions Architect

Join Preservica’s solution showcase and learn how IT and IG teams can maximize investments in Microsoft 365 to minimize the integrity & readability risks facing SharePoint content with long-term or permanent retention.

In this session we will explore how you can create standardized processes for archiving, governance and retrieval which are a seamless part of users everyday SharePoint experience.

See how you can:

  • Automate the secure transfer of inactive SharePoint files & imported records from legacy system migrations

to a dedicated archival repository in just a few clicks and enable business users to retain access & custody

  • Automatically comply with information governance policies for long-term & permanent records over decades & multiple technology cycles

  • Protect long-term & permanent content from technology obsolescence, bring legacy formats back to life and automatically maintain files in always readable formats over the full retention period

  • Let business users self-serve archived information without leaving SharePoint and instantly read & action files without the original application

Wednesday 3:40 PM - 4:50 PM · Room 606

Building Location Directory using PnP Search Web Part

Derek Cash-Peterson

Derek Cash-Peterson

Principal Architect - Sympraxis Consulting

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

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

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

Wednesday 3:40 PM - 4:50 PM · Room 612

Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management.

Max Fritz

Max Fritz

Microsoft Product Manager

Michelle Gilbert

Michelle Gilbert

Principal Cloud Solution Architect, M365 Copilot, Microsoft

This session will focus on how to best operationalize your Office 365 investment.

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

Wednesday 3:40 PM - 4:50 PM · Room 613:614

Empowering Managers with Microsoft Viva

Daniel Glenn

Daniel Glenn

Microsoft MVP, Owner and Microsoft 365 Consultant at CollabFront

In today’s fast-paced corporate landscape, managers grapple with myriad challenges that can stifle team productivity and morale. From providing timely feedback to dismantling communication barriers, the hurdles are significant. Employees are more disengaged than ever, and managers need ways to avoid misunderstandings and decreased productivity in today's hybrid or remote working environment.

In this session, we will dive into the Microsoft Viva Suite of tools to address these very challenges. Learn how you can foster a vibrant workplace culture by connecting leaders, coworkers, and communities together. Get timely feedback and deliver meaningful communications right where your employees are working. Have real data to show how your team's wellbeing improved by cultivating positive habits to tackle your organization's toughest challenges.

Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM · Room 602:603

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

Nate Chamberlain

Nate Chamberlain

Microsoft MVP and MCT

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 features like connected data types that make a big difference, AI-powered features like Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Microsoft 365 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.

Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM · Room 604

Lead your Search Team to success

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar

Founder, Managing Consultant

Leading a search team requires more than just technical expertise. It demands effective management, collaboration, and a keen understanding of information governance, management, architecture, and permissions. In this session, we will delve into the essential aspects of search team leadership and provide practical guidance on how to navigate these critical areas.

Join us to gain valuable insights and a set of immediate actions to take that can transform your search team's performance and drive better search performance, and better user satisfaction.

Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM · Room 606

Code Once Use Everywhere - Using SPFx to create applications that work in Teams and SharePoint

Derek Cash-Peterson

Derek Cash-Peterson

Principal Architect - Sympraxis Consulting

Users are spending more and more time using Teams. It makes sense to try and reduce the friction of context switching by bringing our custom applications directly into Teams where they are working. We are able to harness the collaborative nature of Teams and SharePoint in one application and render it in many different contexts.

In this introductory developer session we will look at how to create and deploy a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. We will use one code base to make the web part Teams aware in both a Teams Tab and a Personal App. We will look at how to use that app to read and write data into SharePoint using PnPjs.

Users will leave with an understanding of how to leverage SPFx to create applications they can use in Teams and resources on how to explore this further.

Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM · Room 607

Intranet Surgery: How Copilot and Viva Connections can give your intranet a makeover

Susan Hanley

Susan Hanley

Information Architect/Business Analyst

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

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

Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM · Room 613:614

Bye, Bye Power Virtual Agents, Hello Microsoft 365 Copilot Studio!

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

At the Microsoft Ignite event in November 2023, Microsoft announced Copilot Studio and that it is built upon the foundations of Power Virtual Agents. So what does this mean? Is Power Virtual Agents gone? Do our chatbots need to be rebuilt?

Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and a certified trainer as he walks you through these changes made to Power Virtual Agents and will provide you the guidance you need to adapt to these new enhancements.

Thursday 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM · Collab Studio

Building an Intelligence-Driven IT Documentation Framework with IT Glue

Thomas Griffith

Thomas Griffith

Product Owner - IT Glue

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, efficient IT documentation is essential for businesses to stay competitive and secure. Discover how intelligence-driven IT documentation becomes a linchpin, enabling IT teams to excel in this transformative journey with critical IT information at their fingertips.

In this Solution Showcase, discover how IT Glue helps over 16,000 partners globally to revolutionize their IT documentation by centralizing and streamlining critical information, enhancing operational efficiency and bolstering security measures.

Join the session and discover how to: • Build intelligent IT documentation using out-of-the-box templates and workflows. • Create relationships between your documentation, so that no matter what information you need, it’s always at your fingertips. • Integrate Intune, Microsoft 365, Active Directory and Entra ID documentation into IT Glue, to track Microsoft assets, users and licenses, in one easy place.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your IT documentation and learn how to unlock the full potential of your IT teams.

Thursday 12:40 PM - 1:50 PM · Room 604

Demystifying Copilot Studio

Mark Rackley

Mark Rackley

Group Manager, Modern Workplace Architect at Avanade

Copilot Studio offers the power of bringing Copilots to the masses! Now anyone can create their own Copilot and harness the power of Generative AI! But what's the real story? What are the costs of Copilot Studio? What is the cost? How does it integrate with Microsoft 365 Copilot?

Join this demo-packed session with Copilot veteran Mark Rackley and discover the truth beyond the marketing.

Thursday 12:40 PM - 1:50 PM · Room 606

Forms, Forms, and more Forms. Data gathering for the modern info worker

Wes Preston

Wes Preston

Founder and independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with M365 and Power Apps

Microsoft List (and SharePoint) forms, Forms with Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. Which one (or more) should you use, and when?

This session will walk through updated capabilities, Copilot integration across the forms landscape, and options available to no-code makers and citizen developers when building solutions with forms.

Thursday 12:40 PM - 1:50 PM · Room 611

An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

Joanne Klein

Joanne Klein

Microsoft 365 Independent Consultant

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

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

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

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

Thursday 12:40 PM - 1:50 PM · Room 613:614

From Clicks to Insights: Leveraging Microsoft Clarity in Your M365 Environment

Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani

CEO at VisualSP

Want to get inside the minds of your Microsoft 365 users without relying on hit-or-miss surveys to increase digital adoption? This eye-opening session will show you how to leverage the free Microsoft Clarity product for real-time behavioral analytics.

Learn how to spot popular pages, dead clicks, rage clicks, and more in your environment and interpret them to improve your user training and support initiatives. By the end of this session, you'll know how to utilize heat maps, session recordings and other dashboard insights available in Microsoft Clarity to identify key areas where users struggle, ensuring your governance and compliance measures are both effective and user-friendly. Don't miss out on this chance to revamp how you understand and support your M365 users!

Thursday 12:40 PM - 1:50 PM · Room 615:616

Preparing your organization to unlock the power of Generative AI in enterprise applications

Ville Somppi

Ville Somppi

Senior Vice President, Industry Solutions - M-Files

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

In this session we’ll show you:

  • Obstacles for real-world Generative AI applications and how to solve them.
  • Considerations for your organization before kicking off Generative AI programs.
  • Best practices for deploying enterprise solutions with Generative AI.

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

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM · Room 606

Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

Alex Terentiev

Alex Terentiev

Senior Dev Engineer @Microsoft. Microsoft 365 PnP Team Member.

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.

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM · Room 611

What are Power BI Metrics?

Treb Gatte

Treb Gatte

Marquee Insights, make better, faster decisions with smarter data.

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

You'll learn about:

  1. Scorecards
  2. Goals
  3. Check-ins
  4. Target and Current values
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM · Room 612

Unlock SharePoint Premium content services by connecting Azure Pay-as-you-go billing

Tom Resing

Tom Resing

Content designer @ Microsoft focused on M365

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

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

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

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

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM · Room 613:614

Fortify Your Microsoft Universe: Enhancing Cyber Resilience in an Artificially Intelligent World

Adam Marget

Adam Marget

Product Marketing Manager | Kaseya

In an era where cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated and pervasive, safeguarding your digital ecosystem has become paramount. As organizations worldwide increasingly rely on Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure for their operations, these critical environments now sit firmly in the crosshairs of threat actors.

We’ll delve into the unique challenges posed by the emergence of AI-powered attacks and explore the critical subject of cyber resilience within the Microsoft ecosystem, emphasizing protective measures and strategies for Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms.

By examining learnings from real-world attacks, we identify opportunities to enhance your cybersecurity posture and discuss multi-faceted strategies to bolster cyber resilience.

Attendees will learn about the key components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, including risk assessment, threat intelligence, incident response planning and disaster recovery, and take away practical insights and best practices to help develop, implement and maintain effective cybersecurity measures tailored to their organization’s unique needs.

Thursday 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 604

Copilot to Enhance the Employee Experience

Jay Leask

Jay Leask

Modern Work Architect

Microsoft Copilot is getting a lot of hype for personal productivity, but how do you break beyond the simple technology and understand how Copilot truly enhances the Employee Experience?

During this session, we will use the common experience of onboarding a new employee to guide you in understanding not only what Copilot is available in the productivity suites, but dive into Microsoft's Employee Experience platform and showcase how combining those personal productivity solutions with Copilot in Microsoft Viva con take Employee Engagement to the next level.

Thursday 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 607

Top 10 best practices every Admin should be doing in M365!

Michelle Gilbert

Michelle Gilbert

Principal Cloud Solution Architect, M365 Copilot, Microsoft

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

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

Thursday 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 615:616

The Project Master Guide: 5 Ways to Manage Projects with Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365

Geoff Ables

Geoff Ables

Microsoft MVP, Best Selling Author

Managing projects goes beyond just checking off tasks and setting milestones. It's a meticulous (and sometimes maddening) blend of documentation, communication, teamwork, monitoring, and more. Microsoft makes myriad solutions available to aid in this process - but finding and tailoring the right ones to your specific needs can be challenging.

Join us for this lively session as we demystify the diverse range of Microsoft's project management tools. Our deep dive includes:

  • Fundamentals Exposed: Start simple with To-Do and Planner.
  • Progressive PM Tools: Delve into Microsoft Project for the Web and Project Operations.
  • Create a PMO Solution: Integrate Teams, SharePoint, and Hub sites with your selected PM tools for a comprehensive solution.
  • AI in Action: Discover the transformative power of AI in boosting project management outcomes.

There's even more! We'll also guide you through instances where balancing multiple tools is optimal, and times when it's not.

Join our expedition, equipping yourself with the knowledge to lead projects, from the simplest to the most intricate.

Thursday 3:50 PM - 5:00 PM · Room 619:620

 Power Pages Overview & Roadmap

Meera Mahabala

Meera Mahabala

Group Product Manager, Power Pages

This session covers an overview of Power Pages and covers latest features in Generative AI, External Data Integrations, Governance and Security.

Friday 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM · Room 602:603

Building Engaging Employee Experiences for Viva Connections using SPFx

Derek Cash-Peterson

Derek Cash-Peterson

Principal Architect - Sympraxis Consulting

In this introductory developer session, we will explore ways to develop engaging employee experiences using the extensibility model for Viva Connections. We will learn how to create Adaptive Card Extensions using SPFx. We will talk about some real world use cases and how to get started.

We will explore the technical components of creating your first Adaptive Card Extensions. We will look at more advanced concepts such as geolocation, data binding, as well as layout out options for your cards using the Adaptive Card Framework. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to get started extending Viva Connections and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

Friday 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM · Room 606

How Copilot Studio Uses Generative A.I. to Build Custom Copilot

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Microsoft Business Application MVP

Microsoft Copilot Studio makes creating chatbots as easy as 1, 2, 3. The generative A.I. feature is able to take natural language from end-users and helps transform that into bot logic which can also be extended to Microsoft 365.

Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he shows you how Copilot Studio makes bot building truly low-code.

Friday 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM · Room 607

What's New in Microsoft 365 for Education

Max Fritz

Max Fritz

Microsoft Product Manager

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

We'll cover:

  • AI in Education: How we're bringing AI capabilities, including Copilot, to educators everywhere
  • New Classwork, Assignments and Grading improvements
  • School Connection: Keeping parents connected
  • Learning Accelerators updates: Using AI to help students improve in Reading, Speaking, Searching, & Math
  • And more to be announced!
Friday 9:00 AM - 10:10 AM · Room 612

Essential Microsoft 365 security features crash course

Karinne Bessette

Karinne Bessette

Technologist, PS @Veeam

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

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

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

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

Friday 10:20 AM - 11:30 AM · Room 606

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

Jay Leask

Jay Leask

Modern Work Architect

Joy Apple

Joy Apple

The Joy of SharePoint - Microsoft MVP & Modern Work Strategist

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.
Friday 10:20 AM - 11:30 AM · Room 607

Intro to Dataverse for M365 Makers

Wes Preston

Wes Preston

Founder and independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with M365 and Power Apps

Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've heard about it but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time to understand how it impacts M365 users. Adding Dataverse to your toolset for solutions is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.

  • Learn what Dataverse is and where it fits in the maker toolset.
  • Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources. Talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
  • Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.
Friday 10:20 AM - 11:30 AM · Room 613:614

The Art of Prompt Engineering in M365 Copilot

Michelle Gilbert

Michelle Gilbert

Principal Cloud Solution Architect, M365 Copilot, Microsoft

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

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

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

Friday 12:30 PM - 1:40 PM · Room 612

Setup Context Sensitive Training and Support for Your SharePoint Based Intranet Sites

Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani

CEO at VisualSP

Lots of companies are enhancing their existing SharePoint based intranets and portals or migrating to SharePoint Online from third party tools. The challenge now is to make sure your users will be using the SharePoint intranet and finding information and support at their moment of need.

This session will show real use case scenarios of how companies around the world are onboarding their users on their SharePoint intranet as well as keeping them engaged and fully supported in context of their SharePoint environments. The result: increased usage of SharePoint portals while reducing internal support costs.

Friday 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM · Room 608

Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365 in the AI Era

Daniel Glenn

Daniel Glenn

Microsoft MVP, Owner and Microsoft 365 Consultant at CollabFront

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

How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change? How does Ai and Copilot help (or not)? During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

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