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SPFest Seattle 2020 Workshops and Sessions

 

  • 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.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 605
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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!

    Room 613/614
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • SRC203 - Improving your users' SharePoint search experience

    This session is geared toward on-prem farm and search admins, but much of it still applies to online admins as well. We'll explore improving the SharePoint user's search experience by analyzing search reports and configuring settings like result blocks, query rules with promoted results, and importing a synonym dictionary.

    Room 610
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Search
  • 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.

    Room 604
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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!

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 612
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - Project management on a dime: Out-of-the-box SharePoint tools for your PM needs

    Whether on-prem with SharePoint Server or online with O365, SharePoint has out-of-the-box tools to help you in your PM efforts. Before exploring third-party solutions or additional licenses, get to know what's available already in SharePoint and how to maximize your usage.

    In this half-day workshop, we'll cover calendaring, tasks and issues lists, gantt charts, and document sets. Attendees will be given temporary credentials to log into a real O365 environment to a subsite of their own. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have first-hand experience creating and configuring project management apps in SharePoint.

    And for attendees interested in or already using O365, we'll spend any remaining time exploring what Planner is capable of and how it integrates with SharePoint.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 609
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 608
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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!

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - Project management on a dime: Out-of-the-box SharePoint tools for your PM needs

    Whether on-prem with SharePoint Server or online with O365, SharePoint has out-of-the-box tools to help you in your PM efforts. Before exploring third-party solutions or additional licenses, get to know what's available already in SharePoint and how to maximize your usage.

    In this half-day workshop, we'll cover calendaring, tasks and issues lists, gantt charts, and document sets. Attendees will be given temporary credentials to log into a real O365 environment to a subsite of their own. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have first-hand experience creating and configuring project management apps in SharePoint.

    And for attendees interested in or already using O365, we'll spend any remaining time exploring what Planner is capable of and how it integrates with SharePoint.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 609
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • ONE103 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room 610
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • 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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 605
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 606
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 611
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 611
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    Room 605
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI102 - Your guide to understanding Power BI

    Struggling to understand what Power BI choices are the right ones to make? Confused by the licensing so much that trying to make heads or tails of how to get your project started is a step too far to think of taking? Join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of Power BI. We will begin with understanding the real world decisions around licensing, discuss & demo the options for doing reporting, and finish with dashboards & sharing.

    If you are beginning your journey into the Power BI world, this is the session for you. We will set you up for success throughout the rest of the conference and help you look to drive your business using data.

    Room 605
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI103 - Power BI sharing - your options for keeping everyone informed

    Every organization is a data organization and you must collaborate on data to stay on track. Sharing insights from within Power BI will give you an advantage and help steer your organization in the right direction.

    However there are some pitfalls with sharing - if you don’t know your options and set proper governance, you could be on your way to a data breach or giving your private information to the competition.

    In this session, you will get a short introduction to Power BI and understand where data resides, why and how you should share with your colleagues and outside partners, and get a strategy for setting governance for your data. You will walk away with the outline of a governance plan, an understanding of your sharing options, and the sharing settings you should immediately turn off.

    Room 605
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - Data Mining Office 365 & SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room 605
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI105 - Power BI Premium – When Do I Need It?

    Power BI Dedicated Capacity (Premium) is a way to get past many limitations of the shared Power BI service. However, with great power comes great responsibility.

    This session will outline exactly what Power BI Premium is, what features it unlocks and what limitations it changes. We will also call out situations where Premium may not be appropriate, and the steps that you need to take to ensure that you get the maximum value from it.

    If you’re considering a move to Power BI Premium, you’ll want to attend this session.

    Room 605
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI201 - Standardizing Power BI Reports with Custom Themes & Templates

    Power BI is powerful. Not only does it have an amazing set of visuals you can use out-of-the-box it also provides the ability to apply report themes and create templates.

    There are a set of themes already provided however most of the time organizations have corporate colors they want to use for their reports and want a standardized template.

    In this session, you will learn the following:
    • Using visual elements to enhance your Power BI report
    • Displaying images in a table, matrix and slicer
    • Creating visual appealing tooltips based on report pages in Power BI Desktop
    • Creating and applying custom report themes
    • Extracting and re-using custom themes from existing reports
    • Creating and using report templates

    Room 605
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - Best practices for using Power BI and Paginated Reports

    Now that Paginated Reported (what we used to call SSRS reports) are available in the Power BI service, numerous questions arise as to when to use which report type. Each type has a different design goal, with different strengths and weaknesses and it is important to know what they are. The fact that both now exist in the Power BI service and well as on premises leads to some interesting opportunities for synergy.

    This session will dive deep on how both types of reports work, and what's needed to get the most out of them. It will also demonstrate cases that call for either type, and identify when the use of both is appropriate. If you are a Power BI user that wants to do reporting AND analytics, this is a session for you.

    Room 605
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - Deploying and governing Power BI in your organization

    Join us in this session and learn how to build a deployment strategy, a governance plan and a support model to enable a large-scale Power BI deployment. We will share with you what we’ve learned when deploying Power BI for 15 000 users in a Canadian financial institution.

    We will discuss key architecture components and licensing options. Provide you with a framework to help you identify your use cases, audiences and define your onboarding process.

    We will also provide you with guidelines on how to identify stakeholders, define roles and responsibilities and give you tips and tricks to help drive the adoption of Power BI in your organization.

    Room 605
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room 605
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • BI205 - There's No Time Like the Present - Real Time Reporting with Power BI

    Power BI has many options for keeping your data up to date, but what happens when scheduled refreshes simply aren't enough? What do you do when real time or near real time reporting on your data is necessary? Fortunately, Power BI has you covered here as well. From real-time datasets, to Direct Query and the Aggregations feature, there are more than a few options for accomplishing this goal, but they all do come with a few tradeoffs.

    This demonstration laden session will examine all of the techniques available to Power BI for reporting on your data in real time, highlight some of the things to watch out for, and how to design for them. If you need your data more up to date than what refresh schedules can provide, then this session is for you.

    Room 605
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI301 - Self-service data preparation with Dataflow

    As data volume continues to grow, so does the challenge of wrangling that data into well-formed, actionable information. Most organisations want data that’s ready for analytics, to populate visuals, reports, and dashboards, so that they can quickly turn volumes of data into actionable insights.

    Join us in this session and learn how to use Dataflow to ingest, transform, integrate, and enrich your data by defining data source connections, ETL logic and refresh schedules.

    Room 605
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI302 -Power BI Data Modeling: Tips & Tricks from the Trenches

    Power BI is extremely powerful but there's more to it than just connecting to your data sources and building the visualizations for your reports. The common scenario is needing to connect to more than one data source to create your reports and needing all of that data to work together.

    Unless your requirements and data is extremely simple, 99% of the time you will need to shape and transform your data before creating your reports to get the desired end result.

    In this session, you will see a demonstration of various reporting scenarios based on real customer requirements and how the data was transformed to implement the visual requirements.

    You will also learn tips and tricks such as how to better organize your DAX measures using a Measures table.

    Room 605
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI303 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

    Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
     
    Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

    Room 605
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI304 - Unlocking SharePoint's Content Services and Project Cortex Data with Power BI

    In today's world, the ability to convert unstructured data from files like document scans and photos into actionable, structured data is key to unlocking a lot of organizational data. Office 365 Content Services provides some functionality that does this for you automatically. Most are not aware of this service's functionality nor it's long term importance.

    In this session, we'll take you through what SharePoint Content Services has to offer from a functionality and data perspective, what use cases are supported by this data, and how to mine the data using Power BI and Flow.

    Room 605
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 609
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 611
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • ONE103 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?

    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?

    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?

    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?

    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room 610
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • OneDrive
  • ONE201 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OneDrive to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OneDrive yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has to provide a solid personal file solution.

    Room 610
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE302 - How to successfully manage OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business is an integral part of your collaboration strategy and Microsoft 365 roll out. Being able to mange or administer OneDrive is essential to ensure files safe and secure. OneDrive as it provides a cloud location to store, share, discover and sync your files and work with them from any device.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration.

    This session will go through things such as:
    • Admin centers
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Reporting
    • What’s new for administration

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    Room 610
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SRC102 - There's a search for that: Understanding your options to improve your search strategy

    Search, search, search and more search. For every search scenario, there is a search application, whether you are on-premise or Office 365.

    Join Virgil Carroll as he breaks down the latest updates to the various search applications that are available and help you navigate through the opportunities and challenges of each.

    In the end, you should have a better understanding of your options and be able to make a more informed decision.

    Room 610
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC104 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 610
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC202 - Microsoft Search: Ready or not, here AI comes

    Whether we are ready for it or not, artificial intelligence playing a role in our world is here to stay. Where AI is being implemented throughout the Office 365 ecosystem, it is no place more important than the new Microsoft Search technologies.

    Join Virgil as he explores the new AI functionality in Microsoft Search, help you understand what AI really means and talk real world practical applications inside your own search scenarios.

    Room 610
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Search
  • SRC203 - Improving your users' SharePoint search experience

    This session is geared toward on-prem farm and search admins, but much of it still applies to online admins as well. We'll explore improving the SharePoint user's search experience by analyzing search reports and configuring settings like result blocks, query rules with promoted results, and importing a synonym dictionary.

    Room 610
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Search
  • SRC301 - Customization your end user experience in Microsoft Search

    Where Microsoft Search (and modern search) has been around for a couple of years, the end user experience has been reliant on the out of the box experience, with no ability to customize the interface or control the results. In this session, we will take a look at the new customization features in Microsoft search and discuss implementation methods and best practices in taking your search user experience to the next level

    Room 610
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • DEV303 - Add Telemetry, monitoring & more to your SharePoint Apps with Azure App Insights

    You’ve built and deployed an app for SharePoint, but how well is it running? Do you know how people are using it?

    In this session, you will learn what Azure Application Insights is, a Microsoft Azure service, and what you can do with it. Sure, it’s easy to set up Application Insights with some live analytics, but did you know you can set up your own custom dashboards and alerts to monitor the health of your application? That’s not all… you can use Application Insights to also track logging data, track custom events and even track the telemetry of specific users.

    In this session you'll learn some advanced techniques on how to not just what App Insights is, but how you can use it as well as how to configure your SharePoint Framework projects.

    Room 612
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • 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!
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    Room 606
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 607
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework, Microsoft’s recommended approach to customizing and extending SharePoint has taken off like a rocket! Now it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon and see how you can use it to enhance your SharePoint Online and on-premises environments.

    In this demo-heavy session, after explaining what the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is and what you can do with it, you will see how quickly you can get your development env setup, building and deploying your first customizations.

    Room 612
    Wed 9:50 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - Converting your CEWP Customizations to the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework is coming. Are you preparing? What are you going to do with all those customizations you created by putting script on a page using a Content Editor Web Part? Tabs, Sliders, Charts, Graphs, DataTables, Reports! Is all of that going to work in the new SharePoint Framework???

    Never fear, well... fear less! Join Mark Rackley as he walks you through the step by step process for converting a legacy solution built using JavaScript and a Content Editor Web Part to a SharePoint Framework Client Web Part.

    In this session attendees will learn:
    • What is the SPFx and what does it mean?
    • How to create an SPFx solution without having to learn TypeScript!
    • How to overcome common obstacles and hurdles for creating SPFx Client Web Parts.

    Room 612
    Wed 11:10 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV103 - Strategies for Modernizing Your Development Skills

    The SharePoint Framework has taken off and is quickly being adopted. Is your organization on a legacy version of SharePoint and you feel left out.

    Join this session to discover how you can utilize the same development methods as the SharePoint Framework but in classic SharePoint on-premises version. Utilizing this development toolchain not only helps your organization future proof the solutions they're investing in; it also helps you become more marketable in today’s SharePoint development environment.

    In this session you'll learn more about:
    • How to set up your development environment and some of the options.
    • What are the various tools that you would need and what are they used for
    • How to organize and develop your solution to take advantage of these tools
    • How to build and deploy the final result.

    Room 612
    Wed 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - React for the SharePoint Developer

    For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing.

    With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills. React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

    Room 612
    Wed 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV105 - Applying AOP to SharePoint and .NET General Development

    Despite having been around for the better part of two decades, most developers building compiled .NET and SharePoint solutions (including full-trust SharePoint customization and provider-hosted add-ins, or PHAs) aren’t familiar with Aspect-Oriented Programming, or AOP.

    The goal of this session is to introduce developers to AOP, what it is, how it works, and the tools that enable the use of AOP in .NET solution development. We’ll work through a number of code samples that illustrate how AOP greatly simplifies the process of architecting and addressing cross-cutting development concerns like logging, security, exception handling, and more.

    If you’re looking for ways to streamline development and reduce boilerplate code in your solutions, this is the session to attend.

    Room 612
    Wed 4:00 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - Understanding and Using SPFx Library Components.

    SPFx Library Components are one of the hottest new features in SharePoint that gives you the power to create “Write Once, Use Everywhere” functionality for your SharePoint Web Parts & Extensions. Library Components can improve your SharePoint performance and also decrease your development maintenance.

    Together we will examine the fundamentals & benefits and then build a Library Component, optimize its bundling and connect it to a Web Part!

    Room 612
    Thu 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

    Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use.

    This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

    Room 612
    Thu 10:30 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - Working with SharePoint Lists in SPFx - Strategies to make your code simple and elegant

    Working with list and library metadata is a mainstay of a SharePoint developer. Data models implemented as TypeScript interfaces can help to clean up the code and avoid runtime errors. But what happens when the data models need a boost to support the UI structure, like drop-down lists and people pickers? Things can get tricky fast.

    This session will cover some real-world tricks to building and maintaining data models, expanding them to support the UI, and code trickery to make the transition from UI to the data layer as painless as possible.

    Room 612
    Thu 1:20 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Solid Foundations: Building Solutions in an Earthquake-Prone SharePoint Area

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for a number of years now, and adoption of the platform continues on an upward trajectory. At the same time, Microsoft has committed to supply SharePoint in an on-premises server form for the foreseeable future. So what happens when you’re tasked with building your next SharePoint-centric solution and the selection of on-prem or cloud can’t be nailed down? Or worse, what if you’re told to build a solution that will start out on-prem and then go to the cloud sometime down the road? Would you be able design and build something that meets your users’ needs without unnecessary worry and the potential migration risks? Do you know enough about the options, benefits, and disadvantages of the various tools and approaches at your disposal to confidently make informed decisions and avoid instant obsolescence?

    In this session, we’ll look at what’s currently at your disposal, including full-blown development techniques and those that are friendlier to those who might consider themselves “citizen developers”. We’ll build an understanding of the decision points and criteria that might suggest or preclude the use of one or more tools/techniques, and we’ll take a look at some approaches to assembling and creating SharePoint solutions that you may not have considered or even been aware of. Attendees of this session will leave with the know-how and understanding to confidently design and assemble their next SharePoint-centric solution in an “earthquake-resistant” fashion.

    Room 612
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV205 - Robust & Reliable SharePoint Framework Components with Automated Testing, CI & CD

    When it comes to the SharePoint Framework, everyone keeps saying that you can write tests for them. The initial project scaffolding even has a test file provisioned. But you rarely see this actually implemented… until now! In this session, you will learn how to create robust and reliable components for the SharePoint Framework by leveraging automated testing. We will see how to not only create testable components but how to write tests that mockup test data, spy on API calls and configure it all to run automatically using freely available tools and services.

    By the end of this demo-heavy session, you won’t be hesitant to implement automated testing when building custom components for the SharePoint Framework!

    Room 612
    Thu 4:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • DEV301 - Getting the Best Performance Out of Your SharePoint Online Site

    Since its introduction, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Building SharePoint Online sites shouldn’t be approached with the same mindset as on-premises site construction, though.

    In this session, we’ll explore some of the key differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises that impact performance and affect site design. We’ll examine why developing for the cloud is different, identify common performance issues/concerns, and demonstrate some good (and not-so-good) site construction approaches. We’ll also look at some hands-on troubleshooting techniques that are available for diagnosing common SharePoint Online performance issues, as well as some solutions that can be applied.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of SharePoint Online, how to build snappy sites in SharePoint Online, and how to conduct basic performance troubleshooting in the cloud.

    Room 612
    Fri 9:00 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - Zero to Hero: SPFx development techniques to boost the performance of SharePoint Solutions

    The SharePoint Framework is a precision engine that can be tuned and tweaked to improve SharePoint solution performance.

    Learn how to overcharge the SPFx engine to lightning-fast speeds, sending SharePoint racing past the finish line. See how to implement techniques such as data caching, reusable global feature components, optimized packing and so much more!

    Room 612
    Fri 10:40 AM — 70 min
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Add Telemetry, monitoring & more to your SharePoint Apps with Azure App Insights

    You’ve built and deployed an app for SharePoint, but how well is it running? Do you know how people are using it?

    In this session, you will learn what Azure Application Insights is, a Microsoft Azure service, and what you can do with it. Sure, it’s easy to set up Application Insights with some live analytics, but did you know you can set up your own custom dashboards and alerts to monitor the health of your application? That’s not all… you can use Application Insights to also track logging data, track custom events and even track the telemetry of specific users.

    In this session you'll learn some advanced techniques on how to not just what App Insights is, but how you can use it as well as how to configure your SharePoint Framework projects.

    Room 612
    Fri 1:00 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - SPFx or Custom Action, what's the difference and how do I know when use each?

    Be it through web parts, page layouts, or scoped custom actions, we've been able to inject client side JavaScript to SharePoint pages for quite some time.

    This session examines differences in use case, implementation scope, packaging and delivery of customizations made possible by 3 common CDN centric, JavaScript injection frameworks, SPFx and other flavors (a.k.a. ScriptBlock Custom Actions, Powershell/PnP Tools).

    We will also discuss when and where is appropriate for each.

    Room 612
    Fri 2:20 PM — 70 min
    • Advanced
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
  • BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

    This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it.

    Demos will be:
    • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI
    • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

    Room 605
    Thu 2:40 PM — 70 min
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
    • Special Topics
  • 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.

    Room 602/603
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 605
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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!
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    Room 606
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Business Value
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 608
    Mon 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 611
    Mon 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 611
    Mon 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Monday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 602/603
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 604
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 605
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 606
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 607
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • SP Development
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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!

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 612
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • WRK505 - Project management on a dime: Out-of-the-box SharePoint tools for your PM needs

    Whether on-prem with SharePoint Server or online with O365, SharePoint has out-of-the-box tools to help you in your PM efforts. Before exploring third-party solutions or additional licenses, get to know what's available already in SharePoint and how to maximize your usage.

    In this half-day workshop, we'll cover calendaring, tasks and issues lists, gantt charts, and document sets. Attendees will be given temporary credentials to log into a real O365 environment to a subsite of their own. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have first-hand experience creating and configuring project management apps in SharePoint.

    And for attendees interested in or already using O365, we'll spend any remaining time exploring what Planner is capable of and how it integrates with SharePoint.

    Room 613/614
    Tue 9:00 AM – 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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

    Room 609
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Business Value
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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 .***

    Room 610
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Office 365
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 611
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • All
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Tuesday Workshops
  • 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!

    Room 613/614
    Tue 1:30 PM – 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud & OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Tuesday Workshops
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