PWR101 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

William Huneycutt 

SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

1. A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

2. A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

3. A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

PWR102 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

Wes Preston 

Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. PowerApps integration with SharePoint introduces new options for Power Users to access, store, or extend existing data solutions beyond the boundaries of traditional lists.

In this session we’ll cover new locations for data storage, new capabilities of these containers, and the pros and cons of choosing one over the other while still surfacing solutions via SharePoint or Teams.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

PWR103 - How to use PowerApps to help you with User Adoption and your Intranet Deployment

Knut Relbe-Moe 

The idea of this app is simple.

A new task will appear weekly on the new intranet home page. The faster the user completes the task, the more points you get.

The tasks are related to the use of the new intranet. The race lasts six weeks. You can customize the Tasks.

In our example, the tasks are:
• Add yourself a profile picture
• Send a Teams message
• Like the best news of the week
• Complete your profile information
• Take part in the Teams meeting, via video
• Watch a video about using Stream for yourself

So come to this session to learn how to build this PowerApp yourself to implement it in your system

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR104 - Use Your On-premises Data with PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow

Daniel Glenn 

Microsoft Power BI, Flow, and PowerApps are powerful cloud tools that can take your on-premises data, stored in systems like SQL and SharePoint, to new heights. Using your data where it is now gives you the ability to invest in improving processes, instead of focusing on a data migration strategy.

In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using the cloud tools and how workflow, analytics, and business apps can utilize your on-premises data.
We will setup a data gateway, connect to on-premises data sources, and discuss how to use that data in Office 365 to create rich business solutions.

You will walk-away from this session with the knowledge you need to immediately start using your on-premises data with Office 365.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem

PWR105 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

William Huneycutt 

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

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

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

PWR201 - Introduction to SharePoint Online List View Formatting and Column Formatting

Amit Vasu 

If you have used client-side rendering (CSR) techniques to customize your classic list views and wondering what your options are when using modern lists then this session is for you. Modern lists you can use view formatting as well as column formatting to customize how modern lists and libraries are displayed.

This introductory session is going to walk you through how to construct your JSON object to describe your custom elements and styles. Do not let JSON object scare you. If you know used HTML and CSS then you would find this session helpful to get started with your journey to modern list view formatting.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR202 - The powerful IMPACT of automating business processes through PowerApps and Flow

Stephanie Donahue, Mark Rackley 

If you’ve already sat through a number of tutorials or sessions, you may have a good idea of how to build PowerApps and Flow in order to automate business processes in Office 365. Don’t limit yourself to endless approval forms and workflows – you could be figuring out how to make a real impact in your organization with creative solutions to critical business processes.

This isn’t a technical deep-dive session, but rather a journey through some of the forms and workflow solutions that we’ve built over the past two years with real-world customers. We’ll cover examples from retail, education, as well as the entertainment industry, among others. We always say –steal like an artist!

Join us and take these ideas back to your office so you can make a bigger impact in your organization. Links to corresponding case studies will be provided.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR203 - PowerApps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

Wes Preston 

PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control. See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

PWR204 - Using Artificial Intelligence with PowerApps and Flow

Brian Caauwe 

In the past, if you wanted to utilize Artificial Intelligence features with PowerApps and Flow you needed to configure and understand how the connect with Azure Cognitive services. Microsoft has now provided makers the ability to quickly start utilizing these features in PowerApps and Flow with AI Builder.

During this session learn how to predict outcomes, extract data from forms, detect objects and classify text in PowerApps and Flow without writing any code all powered by the Common Data Service.

If you have struggled in integrating Artificial Intelligence into your apps, come to this session to add intelligence to your business processes.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR301 - Getting started with PowerApps Portals

Brian Caauwe 

Microsoft has created new functionality in PowerApps which will enable makers to create portals that can provide self-service and enhance the digital feedback look with real-time data to engage with your customers.

During this session you will learn the basic requirements for PowerApps Portals, how to get started creating your first PowerApps Portal and understand how to configure it to fit your business needs.

If you have been looking for a way to provide accessibility to your PowerApps for your customers, this is the session for you.

Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR302 - The Peter Pan complex: Determining when a SharePoint site should grow into a hub site

Sarah Haase 

We've been waiting for it....and now SharePoint hub sites are here! Hubs enable us to create a shared experience for a group of related SharePoint sites, including: common navigation, unified branding, aggregated news displays, and multi-site search. But how do you determine which sites should be hubs? And how do you manage the fulfillment of hub site requests?

As SharePoint site owners are educated about the capabilities of hub sites, demand for new hubs will increase. This session outlines key business criteria you'll want to consider as you start leveraging hub sites.

You'll learn:
• What hub sites are and how hubs can be leveraged
• How to determine when a hub site is needed (e.g. should every department have a hub site? What are the criteria for leveraging a hub site?)
• How to build an organizational strategy for usage and governance of hub sites
• Practical ideas for managing the provisioning of hub sites

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud/Online

PWR303 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the 'Intake Form’ Solution

Wes Preston 

Get an overview of how SharePoint out-of-the-box and power user extended solutions have shifted to PowerApps integrated business applications.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud

PWR304 - Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Brian Alderman 

Sharing information across site collections has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to your users whenever they view the dynamically updated content.

In this session, we are going to explore the configuration components involved with cross-site publishing. We will then explore the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the authored content in the Search Query Web Part.

This configuration can be completed both on-premises and in SharePoint Online, so we will also explore the differences between the two configurations.

Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: OnPrem and Cloud