WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

Benjamin Niaulin 

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

Here are some of the things that will be covered:
• Figuring out how collaboration works now
• How to plan your information architecture in Office 365
• Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
• Office 365 Groups and the new membership model
• Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
• How features actually work and their limitations

As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

WRK103 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

Paul Stork 

The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using.

In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
• Yammer
• Groups
• Teams
• Delve
• Sway
• Planner
• PowerApps/Flow
• Stream
• Video
• Forms
• ToDo

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

WRK104 - I, Chatbot: Modern Bot Development with Azure and Teams

Bob German 

Bots are hot! Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Bots are the new apps,” and indeed chatbots are the latest big thing in user interface technology. A quick learning curve, mobile friendliness, and ability to work alongside groups of people in chat applications makes them a natural for today’s workforce. You can write Bots for Microsoft Teams; with a little extra work you can even show them on a SharePoint page.

In this deep-dive workshop, you'll learn all about Bot development, including:
• Azure Bot Services, including channels, activities, and messages, which allow your Bot to work across many services
• Bot Builder SDK, which allows you to manage state across user utterances and organize your bot into reusable dialogs
• Azure cognitive services useful in Bots, including LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service) and QnA Maker for knowledge base Bot development
• Incorporating your Bot into a Microsoft Teams application, plus advanced Teams features including adaptive cards and file uploads and downloads
• Incorporating your Bot into any web page, including as a SharePoint web part with Direct Line channels
• Bot programming in Azure with App Services and Azure Functions
• Accessing the Microsoft Graph from your Bot

Source code and limited online exercises are included, so bring a laptop to follow along! Bot development has so much to offer; don't miss this opportunity to add it to your repertoire!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop with PowerApps and Flow

William Huneycutt 

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience:
• Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
• Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
• Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services:
•  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
•  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
•  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
•  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

WRK106 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

Brian Alderman 

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized.

We will begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need.

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 Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

WRK200 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley 

Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

Attendees will learn:

• The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

• How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

• What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

• Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

• How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

WRK201 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

Treb Gatte 

NOTE: This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of what Power BI can do for you.

Are you new to Power BI? Are you a SharePoint Administrator or SharePoint Power User? Are you tired of copying and pasting data from SharePoint to create reports and dashboards over and over again? We’ll take you through the basics of using Power BI with SharePoint data. You’ll say good bye to copy/paste once and for all.

Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint user should know about Power BI..

Attendees will learn:
• Learn the Power BI components:
o Power BI Desktop
o PowerBI.com
o Power BI mobile applications
o Learn how these components can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
• Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI
o Data extraction from SharePoint
o Loading and transformation using Power Query M
o Extending your data with DAX
• Report basics
• Publishing and distribution basics

Who should take this course?:
If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are either 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

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both

WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

Scott Shearer 

So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

Topics covered include:
• SharePoint Security
• Managing Users and Groups
• List and Library features and maintenance
• Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
• Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
• SharePoint Designer Workflows
• Site Structure Site Templates
• Governance Concepts
And more...
 
This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and how-to knowledge that you can immediately implement.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both

WRK300 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley 

Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development! In this workshop users will learn:

• How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level

• How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic

• How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

WRK301 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

Treb Gatte 

NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques.

Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable.

In this workshop users will learn:
• 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 visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
• Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

Who should take this course:
If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are either 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

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Both

WRK303 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

Scott Shearer 

Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Both