Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft

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

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!

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • Christopher Johnson

    Microsoft MVP

TMS101 - Meet Microsoft Teams!

Meet Microsoft's new-ish flagship all-in-one collaboration station, Microsoft Teams. You'll leave this session armed with foundational knowledge of: key features of Microsoft Teams (channels, files and chat), its place in the Office 365 ecosystem (how does it fit with SharePoint and OneDrive?) and common use cases for your first Teams pilot.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 11:20 am

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft

TMS102 - SharePoint and Teams, Better Together

The advent of Microsoft Teams has caused confusion for some, who wonder if SharePoint Team sites are still relevant and whether they, or Teams, will prevail as the teamwork tool of choice. The answer is that it's not either/or, but both! This session will demonstrate all of the integration points between SharePoint and Teams, and provide ideas on how to use them. You'll learn about the storage architecture, and how SharePoint and OneDrive help to make Teams secure, compliant, and also convenient. You'll also learn how SharePoint and Teams each relate to Office 365 Groups, and how to set security between a Team and its underlying files. Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS103 - How To use Microsoft Teams for Project Management

If you’re like most organizations, you’ve tried countless project management tools. Microsoft Project? Overkill. SharePoint Task list? Not enough. Third party tools? Expensive. Now that you’ve been using Office 365 for a little while , you might be curious about using Teams to help manage your project content, but you aren’t sure where to get started or what capabilities are there. Come to this session to learn about how to: • Create and manage teams with internal and external participants • Create repeatable templates using Teams templates, site scripts and site designs • Use Hubs to manage active vs inactive project Teams • Get the most from the current task tracking tools like Planner and the ToDo app • Learn about the future of task management in Office 365

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Mike Maadarani

    Microsoft MVP

TMS104 - Discover Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

This session will cover what are the Private Channels in Microsoft Teams, how they behave and what is the underlying design of them. We will over the functional limitation, architecture, and the use cases to deploy a Private Channel vs. a New Microsoft Team.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

TMS105 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work. For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos. For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

AZR105 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

Many of us in our daily roles are asked to provision, secure and configure Microsoft Teams in rapid fashion for our organization. In some organizations this can be quite time consuming depending on the various layers of complexity in the configuration requirements we were given. This session examines many different interfaces and methods to automate the process of creating a Team (capital 'T'), securing it, configuring it from settings right down to creating a Plan within it. To do so, we will examine the request process and data collection using PowerApps, then provisioning & configuration using several methods of automation including from Flow/Azure Logic Apps, Azure Runbooks/Functions, Powershell, and GraphAPI.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 1:20 pm

  • Christopher Johnson

    Microsoft MVP

TMS202 - SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint and OneDrive? Learn best practices for implementing Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together from real-world implementations. We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templating, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom apps-- all through the lens of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive together.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

TMS203 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences. For starters, you’ll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365. Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but using it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS204 - How Large and Midsize Organizations are Maximizing Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Communication in large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers. In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for larger organizations. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

TMS302 - It’s Time to Modernize Your Company FAQ with a No-Code Bot in Microsoft Teams

The thought of creating a bot may sound like a daunting task to anyone without a technical background. I know as a developer when I was tasked with writing a Question and Answer bot I was apprehensive as to what all it would entail. It turns out the process is extremely simple and requires no technical abilities whatsoever. In fact, after creating the bot it struck me that the Question and Answer bot is the ideal bot to replace your company’s FAQ. We all have them. Frequently Asked Questions. Attend this session and learn: • How ANYONE can create a QnA Bot and deploy it to Teams • How to source FAQ information from spreadsheets, web pages, and other sources • How to take advantage of AI Cognitive Services to determine user intent when they ask questions • ALL without writing a line of code! It’s time that you modernize your company’s FAQ

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

DEV303 - Winning Strategies Combining the SharePoint Framework with Microsoft Teams

SharePoint developers have been adopting the SharePoint Framework in mass, leveraging the framework to build high-value solutions for their organizations. Microsoft Teams continues to evolve into a new cockpit of the digital workspace. Learn newly released techniques and best practices to leverage SharePoint Framework webparts, apps, and solutions directly in Microsoft Teams.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Knut Relbe-Moe

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

TMS303 - Microsoft Teams Best Practices: Making the Most of Teams

Join MVP Knut Relbe-Moe to learn best practices for Microsoft Teams. While simple to use, MS Teams has many distinct, complex options, and an array of unique features and integrations. Following Microsoft's recommendations will make it easier for you to leverage MS Teams to its fullest extent. We will cover everything from How to setup your Teams, how to integrate with SharePoint Document Libraries, how to setup your document libraries and SharePoint sites to work better with teams, to how to utilize Planner and Shared Calendars to coordinate better. How to move from Fileshares to Microsoft teams, among other best practices that Knut will share during this session. We will step into some best practices on how to name your teams and also look into processes for creating and removing teams, to make sure your hub of teamwork (aka Teams) will be as efficient as possible for you to work with.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 2:20 pm

  • Christopher Johnson

    Microsoft MVP
  • Marky Roden

    Microsoft MVP

DEV304 - Build once, deploy anywhere: building SPFx web parts for SharePoint and Teams

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts are the best-practice means of extending SharePoint with custom functionality. Now you can build SharePoint Framework web parts once and deploy them to SharePoint AND Teams. We'll discuss common use cases and best practices for building SharePoint Framework web parts and deploying them to SharePoint and Teams, with a live demo of course!

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.)