Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

WRK105 - Business Process Automation Workshop with PowerApps and Flow

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.

Monday, December 9th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

WRK303 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

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!

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

WRK502 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Fundamental

Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. What we'll cover during the session: • Overview and how your organization can get started • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions) and how they’re applicable • Flow design using templates and blank canvas • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Peter Carson

    Microsoft MVP

WRK505 - Developing Custom Connectors and HTML Forms for the Microsoft Power Platform Workshop

Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples. We will start with background on custom connectors, what they are, why you would build them, and how users interact with them. We'll then go through an interesting scenario, where we use a custom HTML form to submit to a SharePoint list through a Flow HTTP Post connector. This scenario opens up tremendous opportunities to create both anonymous and authenticated rich HTML forms that communicate with any of the many systems Flow integrates with, without requiring any back-end code development. We will deploy a sample project that you can use to implement your own forms with. Next we will hands-on create your own custom connector, using the Yelp Fusion API as an example. Full details of the walk-through are available at https://www.extranetusermanager.com/resources/articles/developing-custom-connectors-for-the-microsoft-power-platform. From there we will review how we built our custom connectors for our Extranet User Manager product, so that you can either repeat that process for your own systems, or leverage our connectors with our product. We will cover not only custom actions, but also triggers using web hooks. Examples will include using Flow to automate the assigning of SharePoint Online permissions on creation of EUM groups, and customization of the new user registration approval process. The last section in the workshop will be for you to create your own webhook trigger, based on a sample Visual Studio project that we will be providing.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

WRK602 - Hands-On Flow Workshop - Intermediate

In this Microsoft Flow workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. This session will provide you with the skills to get more proficient right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have fundamental knowledge of Flow or have attended the SharePoint Fest morning/introductory workshop. What we'll cover during the session: • Flow expressions • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation, parallel approval • OData filters for larger data sets in SharePoint • Workflow state machine using Flow • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

FLO101 - Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow

Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers. In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 11:20 am

  • Terry Simpson

    Technical Evangelist

FLO102 - Art of the Possible: Automation Demystified

Every organization has processes in place, whether you are sitting in IT, finance, legal, sales, or any other functional areas. We also know processes sometimes can lead to hundreds of hours of paperwork, approvals, routing, printing, and mundane and repetitive tasks. But let’s face it….humans have better things to do and that’s why process automation is critical. However, different process requires a different set of capabilities as no process is the same. Join us in this technical deep dive to learn the various tools you may need to automate your process. Attendees will learn: • The various automation capabilities • How automation can save you time and increase productivity • Why it’s important to start automating your processes

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Shyamal Addanki

    VP North America @ FireStart

FLO103 - So you want to automate - but what is the right technology to use?

RPA, DPA, BPM, iBPMs - all these automation technologies are changing the way companies have traditionally used SharePoint and workflow engines - but what is the right solution for your automation needs? I'll explore the different types of automation, including PowerApps and Flow, and guide you through when you need which one, and the different ways of thinking that are required when we embrace the Process Automation Revolution.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP, MLIS

FLO104 - Your mobile lifeline: Leveraging Power Automate buttons to drive productivity

It's time to work smarter. With the Power Automate mobile app, you can build and execute push-button workflows that automate everyday tasks and transform your Digital Workplace experience. Need to quickly block your calendar for an impromptu meeting? Or send an automated email to your team letting them know you'll be working from home today? With flow buttons, you can start your workflows on-the-go with a single button click. This practical how-to session introduces button flows, showing how easy it is to create push-button flows for everyday Digital Workplace needs. You'll see examples of 4 easy-to-build flows and learn how the Power Automate app can greatly improve your mobile workplace experience.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

FLO105 - Expressions in Flow

A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Flow. In this demo rich session we'll take a deep dive into the types of expressions available and how to apply them. You'll see how to combine expressions, use expressions to format email text, how to use and apply date and string expressions, how to use expressions with collections and arrays and more... If you have a casual knowledge of Flow and want to "step up your game" with the use of expressions, attend this session!

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

FLO201 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows - An Introduction

Learn how to create SharePoint Designer workflows from the ground up. This session is full of live demos designed to provide a solid foundation for creating workflows. List workflows, reusable workflows and site workflows will all be discussed and created live. Learn how easy it is to automate processes by using SharePoint Designer workflows. This session will also highlight features in SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows and differences from Designer 2010 workflows.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 1:20 pm

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - WEBCON

FLO202 - Workflows Aren't Designed -- They Evolve

Far more than data management apps, workflow solutions need to factor in the need for frequent change. Even the best-designed models and applications typically get modified periodically. This has an impact on how to design processes, how to create forms and reports, how to connect to external data and maintain internal data. This session will talk about reasons why workflow solutions need to be modified so often, why you should embrace this, and strategies for addressing it. Its advice can be applied to Microsoft Flow, SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, K2, or anything else.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

FLO203 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Foundational Concepts

Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint. In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Microsoft Flow. We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" Flow and work out to an approval Flow with multiple sign-offs. Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow. Note: This session assumes a basic knowledge of SharePoint and Microsoft Flow

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

FLO204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft Flow. We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability. Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Mike Fitzmaurice

    Chief Evangelist and VP - WEBCON

FLO301- When To Use What: Selecting the Right Tool Depending on the Automation Problem at Hand

Microsoft Flow is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow. Some business problems that need transaction support. Others need to manage content Some involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools. This session is all about making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts; we'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

FLO302 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

This session will take your Flow skills to the next level. This demo intensive session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Flow is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements. Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

FLO303 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Flow: Advanced Concepts

The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Flow has simplified the process of creating Approval Workflows. In this talk we’ll go beyond the process of building basic parallel or serial approval flows and look at advanced techniques that can be used to take them to the next level. We’ll demonstrate solutions for the following: • Building Approval workflows with custom responses without requiring premium licensing • Applying custom formatting to the approval email • Recording approval results and comments • Setting SharePoint content Approval status • Forwarding an approval if the approver is out of the office • Escalating an approval that hasn’t been responded to • Sending periodic reminders about pending approvals • Building an approval workflow for an adjustable list of approvers

Friday, December 13th 2019, 2:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Microsoft MVP
  • Knut Relbe-Moe

    Microsoft MVP, MCT
  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA
  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP, MLIS
  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

SPT304 - Power Platform Panel

Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow are designed to work together. Hear from the experts on the Power Platform and get your questions answered. Moderated by Scott Shearer. You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 3:40 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft
  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Frank Migacz

    Identity and Security Specialist at Microsoft
  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. (You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.)