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Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Join Vlad Catrinescu (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365. You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them? This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User. Topics include: • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…) • Deep Dive into Search • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows • Basics of Microsoft Power Automate workflows • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Information Architect

WRK402 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega menus and organizing hub and home sites – and page layout best practices that support accessibility and great user experiences. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the new IA capabilities in Office 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your organization evolves over time.

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.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Mark Rackley

    CSO at PAIT Group and SharePoint Hillbilly

WRK405 - Master Client Side Development in Your On-Premises and Classic SharePoint Environments

Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level. Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or using Classic SharePoint in SharePoint Online, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint customizer should know. Attendees will learn: • The pros and cons of client-side development and how to get started • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP
  • John White

    Scuba Diver and Business Intelligence guy. CTO with tyGraph

WRK406 - Everything you wanted to know about Power BI (but were afraid to ask!)

Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, at the same time, it’s very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when. Join John White (MVP) and Jason Himmelstein (MVP) for this all-day tutorial which will help to guide you through building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources. In addition, you will see an overview of the many other additional features available in Power BI. At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Sarah Haase

WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft
  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

WRK502 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Fundamental

Power Automate/Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While it 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. 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, August 25th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP

WRK503 - Transform Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

To fully utilize the new features in Office 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations don't have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer? During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need. Using live demos and plans, you will learn: • How to modernize your classic sites • Hub site planning and management • How to make use of Office 365 Groups for your existing sites • The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant • How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

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

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft
  • Scott Shearer

    SharePoint, Flow and Office 365 Evangelist and Microsoft MVP

WRK602 - Hands-On Power Automate Workshop - Intermediate

In this Power Automate/Flow workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hands-on labs. The workshop is geared towards participants who either have introductory knowledge of Power Automate/Flow or have attended this SharePoint Fest's morning/fundamental workshop. What we'll cover during the session: • Flow expressions • Advanced approval scenarios, e.g. escalation • Interacting with larger data sets in SharePoint, using OData Filter, Loop • Must-know nuggets from real-world solutions Demo environment is provided ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect

WRK603 - OneDrive from Start to Finish

In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization. We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.

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.

Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Office 365 Technical Specialist

WRK605 - Tighten Identity Security in Microsoft 365

With over 80% of cybersecurity attacks due to compromised identities, it's time for us to take a serious look our identity security strategies in Office 365. Using tools like those in Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) Suite, we can work on strengthening identity security of online and on premises accounts. This workshop will focus on everything from simple steps you can take like enabling MFA for accounts all the way to tracking advanced threats with Azure Identity Protection. Expect deep dives into configuring the following technologies: • Risk-based Conditional Access • Advanced MFA • Azure ATP and Identity Protection • Cloud App Security This will be a demo heavy workshop with real world applications, so bring your questions and scenarios with you!