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Monday Workshops

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

WRK101 - Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring. Here are some of the things that will be covered: • Figuring out how collaboration works now • How to plan your information architecture in Office 365 • Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint • Office 365 Groups and the new membership model • Search Experiences to drive dynamic content • How features actually work and their limitations As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization. A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do. This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

WRK102 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell.

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

WRK103 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365. To deliver successful Office 365 migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure Office 365 migration success. Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Andrew Connell

    Founder, Chief Course Artisan - Voitanos
  • Mark Rackley

    CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

WRK104 - Moving from CEWP Solutions to the SharePoint Framework

The most common form of customization historically in SharePoint Online has statistically been using JavaScript injection using the Content Editor Web Parts or Script Editor Web Parts. This powerful technique has enabled developers to solve business problems and create sophisticated solutions using the CEWP/SEWP and JavaScript as well as other tools like jQuery and the robust jQuery plugin ecosystem! In 2016, Microsoft took notice and introduced the SharePoint Framework that was intended to not only embrace the JavaScript injection technique for customization, but to also address the challenges assocated with these solutions. In this full day workshop, learn from two experts who will show you through an interactive discussion filled with demos showing you not only why you should consider ditching the CEWP/SEWP’s and adopt the SharePoint Framework! You don’t even have to ditch jQuery or your jQuery plugins, but we’ll touch on the popular web framework React so you can judge for yourself if you want to consider it. Come learn with jQuery expert Mark Rackley & SPFx expert Andrew Connell! --

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

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

WRK106 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored: • Yammer • Groups • Teams • Delve • Sway • Planner • PowerApps/Flow • Stream • Video • Forms • ToDo • Kaizala

Monday, August 24th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

WRK201 - A Beginner’s Guide to Power BI for SharePoint Users

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP. Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data? Yes you do! In this workshop, we’ll show you: • How should I approach my BI need? • What things should be considered when creating dashboards? • What are the best practices? • How much is this going to cost me to license? • What security aspects should concern me? Who should take this course: If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a: • Manager • Business Analyst • Power User • SharePoint Administrator • Consultant If you work in these areas, you will see value: • Marketing • Information Technology • Finance • Sales • Social Media The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. What is required for this class: Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required) We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises In this workshop you will: • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard. • Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint • Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX. • Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner. • Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization This workshop provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

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

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

WRK301 - Power BI for SharePoint Users Deep Dive

NOTE: The workshop assumes you have a working knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts. This is intended as a hands on class. A PC with Power BI Desktop installed is required to get the most out of it. However, you are welcome to attend if you simply want an overview of advanced Power BI techniques. Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of Power BI for SharePoint Users, we’ll go deeper into what you need to deliver professional looking reports and dashboards. This half day workshop will be spent on learning tips and techniques from the pros on delivering Power BI based apps that are easy to use and are maintainable. In this workshop users will learn: • Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data • How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard. • Learn visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively • Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization Who should take this course: If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are either a • Manager • Business Analyst • Power User • SharePoint Administrator • Consultant If you work in these areas, you will see value • Marketing • Information Technology • Finance • Sales • Social Media

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.