Seattle, Washington [email protected]

Microsoft Teams Track

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

WRK105 - How to Design a Best-in-Class Microsoft 365 Driven Digital Workspace

With Microsoft 365 as the backbone of your digital workspace, you’re able to empower your organization with out-of-the-box functionality and unparalleled integrations with the digital tools and resources your users use most. The Office 365 productivity suite along with crucial digital workspace elements including collaboration via Microsoft Teams and communication and sharing via a modern SharePoint intranet, help you deliver a cohesive digital hub for your organization. Further, there are often additional external or other 3rd party vital tools that must be considered within a comprehensive digital workspace. Begin your journey to building an effective digital workspace using Microsoft 365 as your organization’s digital backbone. Join us as we walk through the necessary strategies for building and delivering a strategic and holistic design plan for a Microsoft 365 driven digital workspace, from project concept, to discovery, research, design, implementation, to rollout and adoption. In this workshop you will learn: • How Microsoft 365 is the backbone of your digital workspace • Practical steps to uncovering your digital workspace requirements and user needs • How to set KPIs and metrics to measure the success and ROI of your solution • How you can plan to integrate the entirety of your digital toolset • Successful patterns to evaluate integration points, what is possible, and when to consider custom integrations • Strategies for user adoption including campaigns, champion programs, and training

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

WRK202 - Building Applications for Teams - Part 1 (Concepts and Low-Code Solutions)

With more than 44 million daily users, the momentum behind Microsoft Teams is unprecedented. Teams is more than a collaboration tool, however - it's a platform where you can develop and integrate applications to streamline work and bring collaboration into everyday business processes. In this half-day workshop, you'll learn how Teams and Teams applications work. Then you'll learn how to build a variety of no-code/low-code applications including how to: • Create Teams applications with Teams App Studio and manage them with Teams App Policies • Build custom tabs out of any SharePoint page • Integrate Power Apps and Power Automate into Teams • Create and use Adaptive Cards in your solutions • Build and customize a QnA bot to answer frequently asked questions • Deploy and use pre-built Teams Application Templates If you love Microsoft Teams you owe it to yourself to see what you could build to make it even better - it's easy!

Monday, August 24th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

WRK303 - Building Applications for Teams - Part 2 (Deeper dive and developer solutions)

Building Applications for Teams - Part 2 (Deeper dive and developer solutions) This half-day workshop builds on Part 1, and will show you how to take Teams applications to the next level using custom code. The workshop will incorporate a mix of JavaScript and C# to demonstrate how to: • Build custom tabs as Single Page Apps with SharePoint Framework • Build conversational bots with the Azure Bot Framework and Azure cognitive services • Build bots with adaptive cards that handle adaptive card actions • Extend the menus in Teams with Messaging Extensions and task modules • Call the Microsoft Graph from tabs and bots to act on behalf of the user If you're a developer or solutions architect thinking about Teams applications, this is the workshop for you.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

WRK403 - Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption: How to Make It Easy To Do The Right Thing

So you’ve made the decision to turn on Microsoft Teams – congratulations! Teams is one of the fastest growing business applications designed to boost collaboration and productivity. Get ready to revolutionize the way your organization is doing business! But before you light up Teams for your entire organization, it’s critical to ensure to you have a solid governance strategy in place to ensure you’re striking the balance between effective collaboration and control. A well-governed Office 365 instance ensures security, managed information lifecycle and also lays the groundwork for a long-term sustainable adoption strategy. You want to make it easy for people to do the right thing – good governance precedes great adoption! This interactive workshop will cover: - How to leverage Microsoft Teams to streamline collaboration and realize the full value from your Office 365 investment - How to address common management and governance concerns for Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – from provisioning to information lifecycle management - How to assess whether native Office 365 governance and backup capabilities are meeting your organizations SLAs and any external regulations - How to achieve rapid sustainable adoption of Microsoft Teams and ensure that you’re meeting relevant business needs – from pilot to full rollout

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft Regional Director. MVP. Product Evangelist at Valo.
  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer-SharePoint

WRK404 - Mastering Microsoft Teams

Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and is the fastest growing at Microsoft right now. Microsoft teams relies on the Office 365 groups security model and aims to be the new Collaboration HUB. Exiting times, isn’t it? Teams has been designed for teamwork and flexibility, powered by the Microsoft cloud to bring together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need for a successful collaboration. With great features come great questions and this workshop will cover how to plan, implement, and master Microsoft Teams. Be prepared for an overview of Microsoft Teams, examples of how to get started with Microsoft Teams, best practices for managing different scenarios, and how SharePoint and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams. We’ll cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for: Groups, Whiteboard, meetings, notes, DLP, Roles and Permissions & Monitoring Usage and Quality. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this workshop is for you as we'll consider everything from A to Z.

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, 11:10 am

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMD102 - Teams Applications: The Art of the Possible

Everybody knows that Teams is a great collaboration tool, however many people don't realize that Teams is also a powerful development platform. By supplementing Teams' built-in features with your own, you can build powerful collaborative applications and bring existing cloud applications under Teams' "single pane of glass". In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and see what kinds of solutions are possible and how they bring business value. We'll explore low-code/no-code solutions as well as fully coded ones, and discuss reuse opportunities to bring everything from a SharePoint page to an Azure Bot into Teams. Don't miss this opportunity to learn what's possible using Teams as an application platform!

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS103 - Teams AND Yammer? Yes Please! A case study.

“What to use when?” is a phrase so often used when talking about Office 365 that it may have set the record for blog posts, conference sessions and heated debates. Many thought that Microsoft had moved on from making big bets on Yammer given the significant focus and attention on Microsoft Teams in recent years, so the announcements about “the new Yammer” at last year’s Ignite conference may have come as a surprise. Almost instantly the “when should I use this versus Teams” started up again. As an organization, AvePoint is heavily reliant on Teams for it’s day to day operations, but this session will go deep into the “why” and “how” AvePoint made the decision to move it’s thriving and active knowledge communities from Teams to the new Yammer. Attendees will learn the logic that prompted the decision, the steps taken to get there, and how Yammer was configured and managed to create a broader and more effective knowledge-sharing mechanism that is relied on throughout the organization. Just as important, we’ll detail how the organization created internal clarity for users to understand the hand-offs and co-existence of these two conversational platforms within it’s everyday collaboration

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Andrew Connell

    Founder, Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos

TMD103 - Introduction to Microsoft Teams app development

Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing product in Microsoft's history. While very useful out-of-the-box, did you know you can extend it with custom apps? In this introductory session, you'll learn what extensibility points Microsoft Teams has enabling you to create custom apps. We'll cover bots, messaging extensions, tabs, personal apps and how you can use task modules as dialogs to collect or display information. After attending this session, you'll have a firm grasp of what's possible and how you can build your next custom app for your organization or customers by extending Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS104 - 10 Ways Microsoft Teams Makes Your Organization Better Collaborators

Microsoft Teams enables organizations to collaborate with internal and external teams, coordinate projects, even replace most emails, and much more. Join us as we cannonball into the top 10 out of the box features of Microsoft Teams that can instantly help your team collaborate better, faster, and more consistently. Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so. This is a chance to learn about some amazing new features for Microsoft Teams that could truly change your collaboration game. Session Benefits: • Practical tips to maximize your Microsoft Teams investment • Learn how best to collaborate with Microsoft Teams • Take away action items to implement right away

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Christina Wheeler

    Principal Solution Architect & Trainer, MVP

TMD104 - Introducing new Developer App Templates for Microsoft Teams

Building an app from scratch for Teams can be a time-consuming effort which is why Microsoft launched App Templates. App Templates are fully built Teams apps that are open-sourced and housed in their Office Dev GitHub link. The benefits of these app templates is that you don't have to be a developer to deploy them and for those who are developers you can customize the code to fit your needs. In this session, we'll walk through the key concepts of what custom apps can be deployed for Teams as well as demonstrate 4 of the Microsoft pre-built apps: • Attendance app (Power App) • Book-a-room bot • Custom Stickers App Template • HR Support App Template

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMS201 - 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. You'll even learn how to bring SharePoint pages into Teams with no development needed! Join in and learn to use these two amazing collaboration tools together!

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, 10:30 am

  • Andrew Connell

    Founder, Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos

TMD202 - Collect Input in Microsoft Teams with Task Modules

Task modules are modals that you can populate with either an Adaptive Card or an embedded web/content page for use in your custom Microsoft Teams app’s user experience for workflows that require data input. Task modules allow you to gather information in a Teams-aware popup. In this session, you'll learn how to create and add task modules to your Microsoft Teams app.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft Regional Director

TMS203 - These Private Channels are OK! Re-thinking you Teams Information Architecture…

“Private” channels--- the name sounds a bit ominous, but the introduction of Private Channels has solved some very specific and widespread problems with how larger teams communicate across the organization. But with the introduction of this new type of channel, the underlying storage, compliance and membership concepts that we were used to have gotten more complex and potentially confusing. This session will cover all aspects of Private Channels-- from business value to deep management, compliance and technical architecture details— and you will leave with a solid understanding of when, why, and HOW to deploy Private Channels across your organization.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Alex Terentiev

    Office Development MVP. Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer at Sharepointalist Inc.

TMD203 - Develop Once, Use Twice - SharePoint Framework in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint integration becomes deeper. Now, using single Office 365 Platform for deploying applications, a developer can create an application that runs both in SharePoint and Teams. Current session: 1. Covers the process of creation SharePoint Framework application 2. Demonstrates conditional code based on execution environment (inside SharePoint or inside Teams) 3. Showcases deployment and configuration of created application in SharePoint and as a Teams Tab

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

TMS204 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating. But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands? Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Mark Rackley

    CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

TMD204 - Using Microsoft Graph in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams for JavaScript Developers

It is shockingly simple to take advantage of the power the Microsoft Graph to create applications for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. In this session, we’ll guide you through the simple to follow steps for getting started. In this session we’ll create a real world application for finding meeting times for members of your Group and Team while learning: • How to use the Graph in the SharePoint Framework • How to grant permissions to the Graph for your application • How to deploy your SPFx application to Microsoft Teams • How to perform both GET and POST operations using the msGraphClientFactory You wonder why you didn’t get started with the Microsoft Graph sooner!

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Office 365 Technical Specialist

TMS205 - A Year in the Life of a Teams Admin

Looking at deploying Teams and not sure what to expect long term? Already administering Teams and looking for tips and tricks? Either way, this is the session you don't want to miss! Come learn the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks every good Teams admin should be doing. Learn how to keep up with the near-constant changes in Teams, and how manage governance and reporting. We'll even share some solutions you can use to automate regular tasks and save yourself precious time. Lastly, we'll cover how Teams is interconnected with other Office 365 services, and what administration you need to keep in mind for those services.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer-SharePoint

TMS301- Case Study: Using Microsoft Teams for Adult Learning

The State of Minnesota College and University Systems went to Office 365 and with that, the capability of using Teams for student collaboration and sharing of files for learning. Join us to find out what was done at Rochester Community and Technical College in conjunction with students from Mayo Clinic using Teams for everything from Question of the day to sharing presentations and learning from each other.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Max Fritz

    Office 365 Technical Specialist

TMS302 - Teams + Power Platform: Better Together

Are you looking for ways to become a Teams superstar? While Teams may have many great features built in, come to this session to learn all about how you can use the Microsoft Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, PowerBI) to supercharge Teams for yourself and your team! We'll show a variety of different simple solutions that you can deploy in your Teams environment today to see immediate results. We'll also walk through building more advanced solutions to transform your business processes.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Andrew Connell

    Founder, Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos

TMD302 - Create embedded web experiences with tabs for Microsoft Teams

Tabs are Microsoft Teams-aware webpages embedded in Microsoft Teams. They can be added as part of a channel or a group chat inside a team or as a personal app for an individual user. As part of your app, you can add custom tabs to embed your own web content in Teams. Two types of tabs are available in Teams, channel/group and personal. In this session, you'll learn how to create tabs and add them to your Microsoft Teams app.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

TMS303 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered? Join me in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier. Key Takeaways: • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties • How to apply retention across your Team work

Friday, August 28th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Bob German

    Building Solutions with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure

TMD303 - Developing Bots for Teams - Updated for Bot Framework 4.6+

Bots were always a great part of the Microsoft Teams experience, but they've only gotten better since the Azure Bot SDK began to support Teams natively. Along with recent advances in adaptive cards, it's easier than ever to build rich conversational experiences in Teams. In this session you’ll learn how to write Bots using the Azure Bot SDK. You'll learn how to build bots that have a conversational style best suited for 1-on-1 or mobile applications, and how to build bots that are based on adaptive cards, which are best for group chats and Teams channels. Finally, you'll see how to package your bot as a Teams applications and deploy it in your enterprise.

Friday, August 28th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

TMS304 - How All Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Communication in small to 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 any organization. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces. • Learn the strategies to maximize collaboration with Microsoft Teams • See how teams, channels, tabs, and Teams apps can remove collaboration friction • Find how pilot and rollout strategies can increase adoption