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Power User Track

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

WRK504 - Power Apps: App design patterns

This is a beginner to intermediate level class meant for makers who have built a few apps using the out-of-box forms and are now interested in improving the UI and UX design patterns to make the app more user-friendly and reduce end-user mistakes. In the second half we'll look at building some Power Automate flows using buttons.   We'll build an elegant canvas app to submit, edit and delete data. Our primary focus will be on the design features such as- • Adding headers, footers and navigation icons using components, • Improving the look and feel of data cards in galleries • Pop-up messages

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Sarah Haase

WRK601 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus. During this workshop, you will: • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    ASPE Training | Upskill Tech

WRK604 - Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365

Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well. In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), and more! Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient. Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 9:50 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft

CM101 - To Folder or Not to Folder. Struggle continues in Modern SharePoint.

Have you been steering people away from using folders in SharePoint? Or are you just downright tired of hearing yet another reason for using metadata? The use of folders has long been a contentious battle in the world of SharePoint collaboration. They have their benefits and their drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach? Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019. In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 9:50 am

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

PWR101 - Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

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 should be considered part of your toolset. We will cover: • Simple extensions of the 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 but set the stage for further enhancements

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • David Warner II

    Microsoft MVP

PWR102 - SharePoint List Formatting - More than Meets the Eye

Transformers, they live among us. Cars, Planes, SharePoint Lists. SharePoint Lists!? YES!!! In this session, we will see how to create, develop & auto-deploy SharePoint List Formatting, Column Formatting and View Formatting Definitions. With no previous experience required, we will start from scratch, see examples you can use for free and even learn how to automatically deploy our List Formatting. By the end of the session you'll hear Optimus Prime command, 'SharePoint Lists.....ROLLOUT!!'

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO102 - Expressions in Power Automate and Flow

A deep knowledge of Flow expressions is critical to maximizing the power of Power Automate. 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!

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 11:10 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.

TMS102 - Zero to hero: Microsoft Teams tips and tricks that empower everyone

Join this session to learn the latest and greatest features in Microsoft Teams that empower everyone. Based on real-world experience, these tips ensure your success with Microsoft Teams within your organization. From business transformation to technical tips, from SharePoint to PowerApps. Microsoft Teams is designed with IT in mind, providing management capabilities for collaboration, meetings, callings, and apps. Explore the full range of management features available for configuring, managing, and monitoring Microsoft Teams. We walk through the full scope of features – for a tremendous onboarding experience!

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

CM103 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it? In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Tom Resing

    Content developer @ Microsoft focused on M365

PWR103 - 10 ways modern libraries can make you more efficient

Modern lists and libraries have been around for a few years now and they are constantly getting updated. Are you taking advantage of all the productivity gains that are built in to the new experience? Microsoft Senior Content Developer Tom Resing, an MCM and former MVP, will walk you through at least 10 ways he's seen the modern experience help others like you. Includes plenty of demos and resources to take away.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

FLO104 - Using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) Together: Made for each other

Power Apps and Power Automate are both powerful tools for the citizen and professional developer. But using them together can take your application to a whole new level. In this talk we'll get you started with how to invoke a Flow from a Power App, how to pass information to the Flow, and how to return values back to Power Apps when the Flow completes. Along the way we'll discuss Best Practices that can make your Power Apps and Power Automate work more efficiently together. Even if you know both Power Apps and Power Automate, this session will help you get the most out of using them together.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 4:00 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR105 - Make use of all the Power Apps Admin features and also some free tools!

The Power Platform Admin Center comes with several out-of-box features that provides you the ability and the confidence to govern your apps, flows and connectors. Join Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he shows you how to setup your Power Platform administration using Azure Active Directory Security Groups and also CDS Security Groups. Finally, he'll also show you all the free tools available to make your admin tasks easy and automated as well.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 4:00 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

This session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 or better workflow to interface with remote web services. While this provides the ability for everything from posting to Twitter or instantiating Azure automation routines, it is also particularly useful to SharePoint users for list item creation and manipulation between sites or site collections or even provisioning sites. With the recent release of Microsoft Flow this can now be used in tandem to seamlessly integrate between SharePoint onprem and online or beyond.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

PWR201 - Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Forms to Engage Users

Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved andor some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more! Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities! Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Sarah Haase

FLO201 - 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.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

FLO202 - Building Modern Approvals: Using Microsoft Power Automate (Flow)

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 Power Automate. 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.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.

TMS202 - Become a Microsoft Teams rockstar

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich featured collaboration platform.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Luc Labelle

    CEO at Kabesa (MVP, MCT)

PWR203 - Augment your Power Platform solutions with cognitive services

Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes. In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list. In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure 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 content in the Search Query Web Part.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

PWR205 - PowerApps: A New Approach to the Traditional SharePoint List View

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.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO205 - Real World Power Automate

Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint? Then this session is for you. Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

PWR301 - Better looking list views using the column formatter

Modern list views are great, but visually? They are kind of meh to be honest. No style, no color, low business impact. Users need to be able to quickly find what they are looking for and identify critical tasks, plus everyone likes visual indicators. Well, using the column formatter, users can customize modern list views. They can color code field based on date or status, create clickable actions, add simple icons, or create more complicated visualizations. Attend this fast paced 20 minute session on the column formatter to: • Understand what’s possible with the column formatter and what the different properties mean • How to get started implementing simple customizations • Where to go to get samples of more complex customizations

Friday, August 28th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Carly Hublou

    Modern Workplace Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

OFF301 - Planner? I hardly know her!: Using Microsoft Planner to Elevate Your Task Management

Are you still managing tasks in a physical space? Are you tired of your sticky notes losing their grip as they migrate around your scrum board? Wouldn't it be nice to have your tasks available anytime, anywhere? Microsoft has the tool for you! With Microsoft Planner, you can create and manage tasks with ease, incorporating your whole team in the planning process. Attach files, add checklists, and manage work with built-in reporting tools. You can even bring full-fidelity views of your plans into Teams with just a few clicks. Best of all, Planner is part of your Office 365 Groups experience, and it's easy to spin up a new group or plan within seconds. Come learn this fantastic tool from the ground up!

Friday, August 28th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Wes Preston

    Independent consultant working with platform alignment and no-code solutions with SharePoint and/or PowerApps

PWR302 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. Power Apps 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.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.

PWR303 - PowerApps and SharePoint: Better together

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users, decision-makers and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. Because PowerApps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having PowerApps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources.  In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with PowerApps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

FLO303 - Take Your Power Automate Skills to the Next Level!

This demo intensive Power Automate session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Power Automate a 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. Attend this session and take your Power Automate and Flow skills to the next level!

Friday, August 28th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft Business Application MVP

PWR205 - Pro Tips to improve Power Apps performance

Now that you've gotten familiar with building some amazing forms or apps using zero or low-code, let's focus our attention on improving its performance. In this session, Daniel Christian, a Business Solutions Microsoft MVP and an early adopter of the Power Platform, will cover how you can plan building design of your app, choosing suitable functions and leveraging tools to significantly impact your app performance. This is a demo heavy session where you'll first-hand see what you should and should not do.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

FLO304 - Building Modern Approvals using Microsoft Power Automate: Advanced Concepts

The introduction of the Approvals Actions in Microsoft Power Automate 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: • 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