Seattle, WA

TechCon365 & PWRCON Seattle Workshops
Microsoft 365 Conference & Power Platform Conference

  • Build Your Skills: Microsoft 365 Essentials for Beginners

    Unlock the power of Microsoft 365 in this comprehensive workshop tailored for beginners. Delve into the core components of OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams, understanding their distinct roles and how they work in tandem to boost productivity. We'll explore key functionalities like document co-authoring, file sharing, managing access, and the unique document lifecycle within these platforms.

    Along the way, learn to navigate the diverse terrain of other Microsoft 365 apps including Outlook, Planner, and To Do, enhancing both individual and team productivity. Understand the nuances of choosing the right tool for the right task, be it OneDrive for personal document management, SharePoint for organizational content, or Teams for collaborative projects. Attendees are encouraged to use their own devices and accounts to follow along, ensuring a comprehensive grasp of navigating and using Microsoft 365's capabilities confidently for effective communication and collaboration.

    Room 604
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Workshops
  • Next level productivity with Microsoft Copilot

    Are you looking to take your productivity to the next level? Microsoft Copilot will help you achieve just that! In this workshop, learn how Microsoft Copilot works across Microsoft 365. Discover how Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 to streamline your business processes, automate tasks, improve workflows, and increase productivity while saving time and effort.

    Discover Microsoft 365 Chat, your powerful virtual assistant for work. Learn how Microsoft 365 Chat can help you catch up quickly, create content and brainstorm ideas, and get quick answers to your questions. Microsoft 365 Chat connects to your work data and apps to help you achieve more.

    Deep Dive into Copilot for Microsoft 365 across pivotal apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Discover how Copilot enhances your capabilities for document creation, data analysis, presentation design, email management, and note-taking. It’s your digital companion, optimizing each task, making daily operations smoother and unleashing new potentials for efficiency.

    You'll discover how to use Copilot in Microsoft Teams to summarize meetings in real time or after they end, highlight the key discussion points, action items, and decisions. You can also ask Copilot questions to get more insights or suggestions during or after a meeting. Catch up on chats or channels quickly without having to scroll through long threads. Create content in chat or channels by asking Copilot to generate text or replies based on your prompt.

    The future of the modern workplace is here! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Copilot for Microsoft 365 can help you achieve more with less effort! With hands-on exercises and practical tips, you'll leave the workshop with a solid understanding of how to use Copilot for Microsoft 365 to maximize your productivity.

    Room 602:603
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
    • Workshops
  • Microsoft 365 Purview: Maintaining and Protecting Your Data Throughout its Lifecycle

    In recent years, the amount of digital content moving to the cloud has been dramatic. No doubt, this has made collaboration easier and more versatile, but it's also brought with it a new set of problems, such as oversharing, exfiltration of data, and non-compliant destruction of data. Organizations like yours must ensure data is available when required and protected when sensitive.

    In this workshop, your expert presenters will share their collective knowledge and experience with a deep dive into what Microsoft Purview can do, including coverage of features such as Data Lifecycle Management, Records Management, and Microsoft Information Protection.

    But it's not all theory. You'll leave the workshop with their recommended approach for implementation using a Day 1/Day 2/Day 3 incremental model that maintains a balance between the user experience and the necessary protections for your organization.

    Now's the time to ensure your data is safe from prying eyes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from two of the best in the industry on exactly how to make that happen.

    Room 606
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • Best Practices for Intranet Information Architecture: the key to unlocking AI’s full potential

    In this workshop, we will explore the basics of Information Architecture (IA) and its role in creating effective intranets using Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Viva Connections. We’ll talk about why IA is so important to AI – and how you can ensure that your intranet content can act as a valuable partner in your AI solutions. Whether you are just starting out or looking to improve your current intranet design, this workshop will provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to make the most of new and upcoming features, capabilities, and best practices. We'll cover key topics including creating and organizing content, building site structures, creating metadata, and leveraging search functionality.

    You will take away:
    • Approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites
    • Tips and best practices for audiences, hubs, and home sites
    • Page design guidance that supports accessibility and great user experiences
    • Effective use of metadata on pages and documents – and whether it is OK to use folders to organize your content.
    • How to leverage Viva Connections to bring your intranet to your users in the flow of work – and how to plan audiences to ensure that the right tools and information gets to the right groups.
    • How Copilot can help your information architecture and vice versa.

    You'll leave with a clear understanding of what IA is, why it matters, and how to get started with creating effective intranets that meet your organization's needs.

    Room 607
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Workshops
  • Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

    Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity.

    You’ll learn how to:
    - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees
    - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage- Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs
    - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps
    - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy

    Room 608
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • An Introduction to Microsoft 365 Tenant Administration

    So, you were just handed a Microsoft 365 (M365) tenant in the cloud. Congratulations are in order! Now that we’ve dispensed with the pleasantries, you’re probably wondering what the heck you’re supposed to do with that tenant. If so, you’re in luck, as this workshop is designed specifically for you and others who find themselves with the same basic question.

    In this workshop, we approach M365 tenant administration from the perspective of someone who now has tenant administration responsibilities without necessarily knowing what that means or encompasses. We’ll spend some time learning the terminology, bounds, and different pieces of tenant administration.

    We’ll also investigate how the admin experience is partially coupled to how your organization is licensed. We’ll cover what you need to do to establish your new tenant, and we’ll take a tour of the various admin surfaces available to M365 administrators.

    By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a functional understanding of M365 administration and the tools you have available to implement your organization’s cloud vision.

    Room 609
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshops
  • Power Platform Copilot In A Day

    Power Platform is Microsoft's low-code, cloud-based service to turn ideas into impactful, end-to-end services. With the Power Platform having been available for over 10 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows, chatbots and websites. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for you company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it.

    However, in the last year Microsoft has infused AI Copilot into all their cloud services and this change has affected Power Platform as well, some might say, more so than other services. Hence join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he gives you a good overview of the Power Platform family in a day including all the AI Copilot features plus the changes coming to two of their services.

    Room 611
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Workshops
  • Power BI Bootcamp for SharePoint Professionals

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON BOOTCAMP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this bootcamp, 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 SharePoint reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    Room 612
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Power BI
    • Power Platform
    • Workshops
  • Advanced Power Apps and Power Automate: Workarounds for Common Problems

    Spend any amount of time in the Power Platform forums and you will begin to see a lot of similar questions asked over and over again.

    In this workshop we will look at some of the most common issues Citizen Developers encounter when trying to develop applications and workflows in the Power Platform. We'll examine each type of problem, analyze why they occur, and provide workarounds that you can use when you encounter them.

    The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first we'll concentrate on Power Apps and in the second we'll look at Power Automate.

    Here is a general list of the overall topics we will cover:
    • Morning: Power Apps
    ○ Delegation
    ○ Working with Dates and Times
    ○ Conditional Formatting of data
    ○ Passing Data to and Retrieving Results from a Flow
    • Afternoon: Power Automate
    ○ Using Conditions and Switches effectively
    ○ Handling Loops and Parallel Branches
    ○ Working with Large Data Sources
    ○ Implementing Error Checking/Correction
    ○ Improving Performance

    Room 613:614
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Platform
    • Workshops
  • Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) for M365/SharePoint Bootcamp

    Work through a common business use case to see how Power Apps and Power Automate - and their Copilot capabilities - fit into your toolset extending M365, SharePoint, and Teams.

    We'll start with some brief foundation info, dig in with demos, and then let you "take the wheel" walking through hands-on examples to build a solution as we work through the day building on top of Microsoft Lists.

    You'll learn about the different types of Flows that can be used with Power Automate and will create basic Flows yourself. Then, see how Flows integrate with Power Apps you've built and the list data behind them. Your instructors will be there to assist throughout the day with your questions.

    Attend this workshop to get a foothold with the Power Platform. Gain the skills you'll need to immediately start customizing your Microsoft 365, SharePoint, and Teams sites with Power Apps and Power Automate.

    Notes and Requirements:
    To participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, attendees should bring a laptop computer. Attendees who bring tablets, even with keyboards, will likely experience difficulties in successfully completing the labs.

    We will be using Power Apps, Power Automate, Microsoft Lists, Teams, SharePoint and other Microsoft 365 components in our labs. Attendees may choose to use a personally owned or corporate Microsoft 365 tenant. If not, please register for a free Microsoft 365 Developer tenant prior to the workshop here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/dev-program

    If you will be using a company-provided laptop and will not be using your corporate tenant, please verify that you are able to connect to the Microsoft 365 environment that you will be using prior to arrival.

    Room 615:616
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
    • Workshops
  • Hands-On : Azure For Power Platform Developers Masterclass

    Gartner predicts, “by 2024, over 65% of medium to large enterprises will have adopted a Low Code Application Platform as one of their strategic application platforms.” Microsoft Power Platform is a low-code platform for rapidly building customized end-to-end business solutions. It consists of five product areas: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Copilot Studio, and Power Pages. Each area can be used individually or together. Thanks to a native integration with Azure, developers can use their cloud development skills to extend Microsoft Power Platform with different Azure services. With a low-code integrated development approach, business goals can be achieved faster and frees up time for the developers.

    In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how to use Azure for custom development in Microsoft Platform services like Power Automate, Power Apps, Power Pages, Copilot Studio, Dataverse, and Power BI.

    We will cover:
    • Microsoft Azure Key Concepts
    • How does Power Platform use Azure?
    • How can fusion teams take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    • Authentication and Authorization in Azure
    • Azure + Power Automate
    • Azure + Power Apps
    • Azure + Power Pages
    • Azure + Copilot Studio
    • Azure + Power BI
    • Azure + Dataverse
    • PowerFx
    • Copilots in Power Platform
    • Azure OpenAI + Power Platform
    • ChatGPT + Power Platform
    • What are Azure Functions?
    • What are Logic Apps?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create an enterprise-grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?

    At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a working knowledge of Azure and how to use it to implement the customizations in the Microsoft Power Platform.

    Access to Azure, Azure Open AI, Microsoft Power Platform ( Power Apps, Power Automate, Copilot Studio, and Power BI ) will be provided to create the customization. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Developers, Power Users, and IT Pros who want to get into development.

    Please note: Attendees will need to bring their laptops with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

    You Will Learn:

    1) How to handle Authentication and Authorization in Azure?
    2) How does fusion teams can take advantages of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Power Platform?
    3) How to create enterprise grade app using Azure and Microsoft Power Platform

    Room 619:620
    Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Dynamics 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • Establishing SharePoint Online Admin Rockstar Status

    SharePoint Online (SPO) integrates with many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop, we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage the integration with them by exploring and discussing SharePoint Online best practices for configuring, securing, optimizing, and implementing redundancy.

    We will begin by discussing and creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, followed by exploring how to customize both the M365 and SharePoint administrator dashboards so they only display information related to the Microsoft 365 services and SPO-related components like SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

    We will compare, discuss, and explore SharePoint Premium to understand the differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint Premium and explore the features available in SharePoint Premium including AI integration with SharePoint for content processing, Syntex integration, document portal, content governance, Microsoft backups, Microsoft archives, and SharePoint eSignatures.

    We will also explore how to create and assign users to access SharePoint Online as both an end user and as administrators.

    Being most scenarios require the migration of content, we will discuss several options for migrating content from many different sources to SharePoint Online and OneDrive using Out-of-Box tools.

    Most migrations require at least an interim hybrid configuration, so we will introduce and explore the components that can be configured for a hybrid environment as an interim solution, or as a long-term solution.

    We will then roll up our sleeves and explore the configuration of several components of SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell. These SPO components and configurations include;

    Creating, configuring, and managing site collections

    Configuring the user profile service (UPS) to ensure your Active Directory data is included in your search index

    Exploring several search service configuration options, to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, along with how to access some search-related reports, as well as some suggestions on how to help your users submit better search queries for more accurate search results

    Discussing both SharePoint Online and OneDrive configuration options for managing and securing your collaboration content

    Create and implementing a structured taxonomy to provide consistent and reliable data in SPO by using published tenant-level content types and managed metadata fields via the term store, as well as other custom column types, that can all be managed by information architects.

    As we discuss these topics throughout the day, I’ll be sharing best practices, as well as tips and tricks that every SPO admin should know about while working with SPO.

    When you leave the workshop, you’ll have all the skills and best practices to migrate to, configure, manage, and secure SharePoint Online and OneDrive components using the SharePoint Online Admin center, OneDrive admin Center, and PowerShell.

    Room 604
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshops
  • The One Copilot Workshop to Rule them All

    Let's face it, Copilot is everywhere, in everything, it's like the force... and sometimes just as confusing and hard to grasp. Those who learn to harness the power of Copilots within their organization will be able to go where no organization has gone before...

    But what does it all mean? It all seems so overwhelming. What if your organization is unwilling to pay for Copilot licenses? What is the average person to do??

    Join Mark Rackley in this full-day demo-filled tutorial where attendees will learn:
    - What is Copilot and Generative AI?
    - What do you need to do to prepare for Microsoft Copilot?
    - What are your options for extending Microsoft Copilot?
    - When and how should you use Copilot Studio?
    - How can you create your own Custom Copilot that doesn't require expensive licensing?

    With practical demos and real-world stories from the trenches, you will leave with all of your Copilot questions answered and feeling empowered to embrace Generative AI in your organization.

    Room 602:603
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance: Implementing information governance, risk, and compliance management

    Microsoft 365 gives enterprises and government organizations the tools they need in the modern workplace to identify their risky information and to govern their data effectively to meet regulatory compliance needs. These tools help to protect sensitive data from both accidental and malicious data loss, and they protect the organization from risk by ensuring we retain our data appropriately following regulatory controls such as GDPR, NIST, and CIS. Implementing these compliance solutions requires a clear understanding of the capabilities available in the Microsoft cloud and industry best practices for establishing a data governance framework.

    In this all-day workshop, David Drever and Joanne Klein will help you learn how to develop a framework for information governance for enterprises and government organizations, including planning a record retention schedule and implementing retention labels/policies. They’ll teach you how to leverage disposition reviews, implement event-based retention, and to apply retention labels to your data automatically. They’ll discuss how utilizing Compliance Manager and Insider Risk Management can further govern your environment. Finally, you will learn how to use eDiscovery to facilitate legal holds and “Freedom of Information and Privacy” (FOIP) requests. Join David and Joanne to discover how to implement data governance and compliance in Microsoft 365!

    Room 606
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI... but were afraid to ask!

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud-based report delivery, and forms the reporting component of Microsoft Fabric. It's very approachable - you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it's also 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, to understand what to use when.
     
    This all day tutorial will explore the way that Power BI works, and what it can do. We will walk through its architecture, the Power BI web service, Power BI Desktop and how it works with Microsoft Excel. Then we focus on the relationship with SharePoint, what can be done in an on premises or hybrid environment and how to connect it and refresh it with all sorts of data. Finally, we will cover off how it is licensed, and a whole host of other miscellaneous topics including how it works on its own, and within Microsoft Fabric.
     
    This tutorial consists of a mix of theory and demonstrations, with emphasis on the demonstrations using real world data. It is designed for the beginner and the novice user, but even advanced users will find some nuggets of new information. Power BI is a fast moving, and ever-changing product, and this tutorial is constantly updated to reflect that.
     
    Above all we encourage questions and dialog. We can't answer your questions if you don't bring them, so please come armed! Feel free to even bring us data and we can work through any reporting challenges that you may have. If you want to get exposed to Power BI & Microsoft Fabric, this is certainly a session for you.

    Room 607
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power BI
    • Workshops
  • Automate Desktop Processes using Robotic Process Automation in Power Automate

    Automate routine tasks, eliminate the chance for errors, and free up time for more important work with robotic process automation (RPA) and Power Automate for desktop.

    This workshop allows you to experience the utility of RPA and Power Automate for desktop and use out of box actions such as manipulating Excel documents as part of an end-to-end invoice processing solution.

    In addition, with the Copilot feature available, building the desktop flows has become easier than ever! Hence join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he walks you everything that Power Automate desktop has to offer.

    Room 608
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
    • Workshops
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Workshop

    In every organization there are a number of scenarios which require an Approval process. It could be Contract approvals, PTO/Leave Approvals, Event approvals and many other business processes.

    In this workshop we'll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows using Power Automate. The workflow will move back and forth b/w different stages and will also learn how to restart a workflow from a given stage. We'll learn how to include Dynamic Approvers in the workflow process.

    We'll also learn how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We'll implement timeout features in the workflows to escalate it to the next approver in the process. We will learn how to log and retain workflow history beyond what Microsoft Power Automate offers out-of-box. We'll develop a button to kick off the workflow from a SharePoint library/list.

    Room 609
    Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Power Automate
    • Workshops
  • Big Data Analytics in SharePoint and Microsoft 365 with Microsoft Graph Data Connect

    Have you ever worked in a large enterprise-scale SharePoint Online or OneDrive environment with thousands of sites, or millions of files, or thousands of users?

    If you have, then you probably understand the challenges with trying to get detailed and timely analytics on your current state, including permissions for all files across all sites, or storage information for all sites and to try and figure out which groups are consuming all your space. Governing large enterprise-scale SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 environments is a real challenge due to the sheer amount of data you need to reason over.

    In this workshop, we'll look at how the Microsoft Graph Data Connect for SharePoint (Project Archimedes) provides some exciting capabilities which will help to get us this data quickly, without getting throttled, and in a form that we can easily report on, across very large enterprise scale environments.

    We'll provide a step by step demonstration of how to setup and use Microsoft Graph Data Connect for SharePoint (Project Archimedes), Azure Synapse and Power BI to get access to these data sets quickly and efficiently, without getting throttled, and in a form that we can easily report on across very large enterprise environments.

    Room 611
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshops
  • Fix that intranet! Improve your intranet content, structure, and processes

    This intranet-focused and beginner-friendly half-day workshop will help you transform your SharePoint Online intranet. We'll divide our time into two areas:

    Theory & Best Practices: The first half addresses common intranet challenges, such as disorganized content, outdated information, and confusing navigation. We'll cover theoretical aspects of intranet governance, content strategy, and structure optimization.

    SharePoint Application: In the latter half, we put theory into practice. Delve into SharePoint specifics, including hub structures, settings, and SharePoint features and tools. Learn to overcome pain points by leveraging SharePoint's abilities for a more organized, current, and user-friendly intranet.

    Perfect for those aiming to elevate their intranet experience, this workshop bridges strategic planning with practical SharePoint solutions.

    Note: This is not a hands-on build-an-entire-intranet-in-three-hours workshop. This is entirely focused on best practices and ideas for improving your existing intranet's content, structure, and processes leveraging all SharePoint has to offer.

    Let's fix that intranet!

    Room 612
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Workshops
  • SharePoint Data Modeling: From Requirements to Usage

    Data modeling is an essential first step in any Power Apps or Power Automate project. Power apps provides a user interface for information stored in a data source and Power Automate creates workflows that manipulate data stored in a data source based on specific events or triggers. Data modeling is difficult enough for professional developers, but it is even harder for citizen developers. Citizen developers usually have little exposure to concepts like data normalization and often can’t use true relational databases like SQL or Dataverse because of the cost of Premium licensing. So, they are left trying to figure out how to build their flows or apps using data stored in SharePoint lists or Excel spreadsheets.
    In this workshop I will show you some real-world techniques for doing data modeling. I’ll start with a typical project requirements definition and show you how to easily convert it into an Entity Relationship model. Next, I’ll show you how to map that Entity Relationship model onto a set of SharePoint lists. Once I have the lists designed, I’ll show you how to use them in a Power App and a flow. Along the way I’ll walk you through what you need to know about using SharePoint as a data source, including:
    • What Column types work well and which ones to avoid
    • When to use (or not use) Lookup columns to create relationships between lists
    • How to plan for Security in SharePoint
    • Other Common issues
    I’ll focus on SharePoint in the workshop but the techniques I teach you are also applicable for other data sources like Excel, SQL or even Dataverse.

    Room 613:614
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Platform
    • SharePoint Development
    • Workshops
  • Dataverse Bootcamp for M365 Makers

    Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've heard about it but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time to see how to scale solutions up from Lists. In this hands-on workshop we'll start with a Power App built with List data and build a similar solution using Dataverse as the data source - talking through the pros and cons comparison along the way.

    Adding Dataverse is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.
    - Learn what Dataverse is, where it fits in the maker toolset, and how Copilot adds to the experience.
    - Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources and talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
    - Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.

    Using the Developer Plan, attendees will get a hands-on look at Creating Dataverse tables, relationships, forms, and more.
    With Dataverse as a data source, we'll also do a quick compare of model-driven vs. canvas Power Apps.

    Room 615:616
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
    • Workshops
  • Improve Findability in Microsoft 365

    Findability is much more than technology. It needs to be the combination of culture, communication, and technology, as well as how your content is organized.

    This workshop discusses the most important success factors of enterprise search in Microsoft 365: roles and responsibilities, search metrics, risk management, governance, search lifecycle, as well as how to implement it well. Agnes uses real world examples to go through all the steps to enable you to create an actionable plan for your organization.

    Room 619:620
    Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Search
    • Workshops
  • Power Automate Cloud Flow Jumpstart

    If you want to start creating Power Automate Cloud Flows and have little to no experience, this session is for you!

    Here's what you'll learn:

    How to leverage Power Automate Copilot to create and edit your Flows

    What are Power Automate Cloud Flows and why you should care

    Types of Cloud Flows

    Using the Dataverse, Excel and SharePoint in your Flows

    How to create Flows from a template or from scratch

    How to debug your Flows

    And more…

    All concepts will be presented using live demos.

    Attend this session and gain the skills that you need to star creating Power Automate Cloud Flows today!

    Room 611
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
    • Workshops
  • How to Maximize Your Intranet Potential with Out-of-the-Box Features in Microsoft 365 and SharePoint

    Microsoft 365 is packed with powerful tools and features for building an effective intranet. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. In this presentation, we'll take a deep dive into the "out-of-the-box" features of SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 and show you how to leverage them to build an intranet that meets your organization's unique needs. From creating and organizing content with SharePoint to enhancing communication with Teams and Viva Engage, we'll cover everything you need to get started, including new capabilities like the Brand Center and Copilot for SharePoint. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid understanding of the key features of SharePoint Online and how to use them to build an intranet that helps your organization communicate, collaborate, and succeed. You will also understand what is possible “in the box” and where you may want to invest in third party solutions or custom development.

    Room 612
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Workshops
  • Content Management for the AI Era: How to Optimize Your Content for Copilot

    Content is the lifeblood of every organization. It is how teams collaborate, communicate, and create value. However, managing content effectively can be challenging, especially with the increasing volume and variety of content types. How can you organize, secure, and process your content to maximize its value and prepare it for the next-generation AI assistant, Microsoft 365 Copilot?

    Join this workshop where you will learn how to get your content in order, so you can fully leverage the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Copilot.
    • Discover best practices for organizing your files, folders, and sites in Microsoft 365, ensuring easy access and seamless collaboration.
    • Prepare your content for Copilot, the AI assistant that transforms productivity by generating high-quality content, insights, and actions from your data.
    • Perform a security and governance audit to ensure information is not leaked through new AI tools.
    • Walkthrough integrating Copilot into your daily workflow, unlocking the full potential of AI-driven productivity.

    By the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively organize your content within Microsoft 365, enabling you to harness the power of Microsoft AI and revolutionize your work experience.

    Room 613:614
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • Microsoft 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Microsoft 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 615:616
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Special Topics
    • Workshops
  • Ultimate guide to administering M365 and Teams

    Are you an admin who's been administering M365 for years? Or are you brand new to the admin role? Either way, there will be something for you in this workshop!

    We will be taking a deep look into the administration of M365 and some of its services, with a heavy focus on Teams, using the admin center, PowerShell, Graph, and more. Expect deep explainers on what different switches really do, and practical advice on how to configure things appropriately for your organization.

    We will spend time in this workshop setting up automations together and sharing real world examples of how to make your job easier.

    Room 619:620
    Tue 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshops
  • The Future of AI and Microsoft 365

    Learn the latest and what's to come in AI and Microsoft 365

    6ABC Lobby
    Wed 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    • All
    • Keynote
  • Introduction to Microsoft Graph

    In this session we will show how easy it is to get setup coding solutions using the Microsoft Graph. Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. It provides a unified programmability model that you can use to access the tremendous amount of data in Microsoft 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

    We will look at how to use the Graph Explorer to validate our solution and then create a solution that can be a pilot for automating a Visitor intake system for offices to use as health screening and policy assurance before admitting someone onsite.

    This solution will be using Microsoft Teams and Planner with an ASP.NET MVC front end.

    Room 604
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
  • Will AI replace search?

    In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the question of whether artificial intelligence (AI) will replace enterprise search is becoming increasingly relevant. In many organizations, it’s not a question anymore - rather it’s an “all-in” on AI.

    During this session, we will explore the evolving relationship between information retrieval and content generation. We will discuss the implications of AI in the context of governance, information management, information architecture, permissions, as well as the balance (or the lack of balance) between information retrieval and content generation.

    Join us for this thought-provoking discussion on the future of enterprise search in the era of AI. Gain valuable insights, and discover strategies for harnessing the power of AI while ensuring responsible and effective implementation within your organization.

    Room 602:603
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Build external-facing websites using Power Pages

    Microsoft Power Pages is a secure, enterprise-grade, low-code software as a service (SaaS) platform for creating, hosting, and administering modern external-facing business websites. Power Pages provides you with rich, customizable templates, a fluid visual experience through a reimagined design studio, and a new, integrated learning hub to quickly build sites that suit your unique business needs.

    We'll learn how to create powerful external-facing websites that allow users outside their organizations to sign in with a wide variety of identities, create and view data in Microsoft Dataverse, or even browse content anonymously.

    Also, we'll learn to quickly create a website and customize it with pages, layout, and content.

    Room 606
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Pages
  • Intro to Power Apps for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Lists

    If you create business solutions with SharePoint lists
    If you surface information and solutions via Microsoft Teams or SharePoint
    If you're concerned with the potential complexity of Power Apps

    This session will show why Power Apps canvas apps should be considered part of your toolset.

    We will cover:
    - Simple extensions of the Microsoft List / SharePoint list experience with Power Apps
    - How to take data from SharePoint lists to Teams and mobile experiences
    - Power Apps examples that bring immediate value and set the stage for further enhancements

    Room 607
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • SharePoint Premium - Intelligent Content for Everyone

    Microsoft advanced content management and experiences - where AI meets content. Whether SharePoint Premium, Microsoft 365 Backup, Microsoft 365 Archive, or SharePoint Embedded, you now have new ways to engage with your most critical content, while managing and protecting it through its lifecycle. In this era of AI and Copilot, learn how you can not only maximize content value with security and structure but make sure you prime and manage your content for Copilot too.

    Room 608
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • SharePoint Premium
  • What's new and next for Microsoft Viva

    Find out what's new and what's next for Microsoft Viva

    Room 609
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Beginners Guide to Power BI

    This session will provide you with the knowledge that you need to quickly become productive using Power BI.

    You will be introduced to:
    - Power BI licensing
    - Power BI Components
    - Using the Power BI Desktop app
    - Using the Power BI Service
    - How to create reports and dashboards
    - Learning Resources

    Don't have a Power BI license? You can start using Power BI for free!

    Attend this demo-rich session and get started with Power BI!

    Room 611
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power BI
  • Real World Tips and Tricks for Driving Software Deployment

    What do companies like Lego, AEG, Polaris, Takeda, and the Special Olympics have in common? They all have useful tips and tricks around driving internal usage of software to help them move from synchronous work to asynchronous work.

    In this session we will hear from those customers and learn how they drove success in their organizations and how you can as well.

    Room 612
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
  • Secure Collaboration in M365 within a Zero Trust Lens

    Microsoft 365 quickly brings together collaborators across your agency and your partners. That built-in collaboration, however, creates new concerns around tracking who has access across your environment. Organizations must monitor how users interact with data within a Zero Trust Architecture.

    When viewed individually, core pillars of Zero Trust, such as network, data, and user, are bound in M365: How is our service secured? How do we protect sensitive data? Which users do we authenticate in our system? However, this approach misses the intersection across Zero Trusts pillars in the collaboration spaces themselves.

    In the past years we've talked about Governance, but by not talking about security we are leaving a large hole in the security of our data.

    In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of including your Collaboration Workspaces (Teams, SharePoint Site Collections, and Groups) in your security plans and how to leverage native and 3rd party tools to best accomplish this.

    Room 613:614
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Getting Ready for Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Session on preparing an organization for Copilot for Microsoft 365 including core concepts, deployment prerequisites, information access optimization, and extensibility options. We'll also cover tips for driving internal adoption and success. Additionally, we'll provide an overview on the importance of trust in the Microsoft Cloud, with a focus on data privacy and residency, and the comprehensive enterprise compliance and security controls in place to protect data and AI models.

    Room 615:616
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
  • Creating an AI Powered Organization - User Satisfaction & Adoption Practices for Copilot and MS

    AI capabilities are sweeping business but how do you ensure you are getting business value from your investment. Join this session to learn the process to set your organization up for success with Copilot capabilities. Karuana Gatimu and team will share tools, measures and recommended practices for driving meaningful value from Copilot for Microsoft 365 and other generative AI tools.

    Room 619:620
    Wed 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
  • How to Avoid AI Disasters: Copilot, Data Security, and Unintended Consequences

    Say your company rushes in the coming months to implement a Copilot over their Intranet. An employee asks the Copilot, "How much does my co-worker make?" How will it answer?

    This scenario becomes plausible as Copilot is connected to data sources for Q&A activities. If the data related to pay, layoffs, and other sensitive topics is accessible by the AI, it's possible that an employee could get an answer to their question. You should take great care before connecting it to your own internal data.

    Unfortunately hearing GPT, AI and Machine Learning terms thrown about like doubloons at a Mardi Gras parade in the news is giving many organizations FOMO. We'll discuss what you should know before you jump in.

    In this session, we'll address:
    - What are these technologies and how they will impact you
    - How can these technologies be used in your organization
    - Data and security considerations
    - Preparing for unintended consequences

    Join us to learn about this brave new world and how you could apply it in your own work.

    Room 602:603
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
    • SharePoint Development
    • Special Topics
  • Introduction to extending Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Jeremy Thake, Principal PM Lead on Copilot developer experience team will introduce you to the different ways you can extend Copilot for Microsoft 365.

    He will show you both the pro code with Visual Studio Code and low code approaches with Copilot Studio.

    This will be a demo filled session to help you understand the power of generative AI for your business needs.

    Room 604
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
  • 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 606
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • The Intranet is dead... long live the Intranet!

    What's going with intranets these days? Should corporations be investing in creating or modernizing their Intranets? How does the rise of Teams and new tools like Viva impact your intranet? What does it all mean?

    Join Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley for a frank discussion about the future of Intranets and what you need to do today to prepare for tomorrow.

    Room 607
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Using Power Apps and Power Automate Together: Made for eachother

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

    Room 608
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Migrating to Microsoft 365: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

    Migrating all of your email, documents, intranet and other content to Microsoft 365 is a great step in creating a modern digital workplace.

    That goes both for those who are brand-new to Microsoft 365, and those who have been using the platform for a while, but still have some content in other places (like file shares, other cloud drives, different intranets, or other internal social engagement platforms).

    This session equips attendees with insights and practical guidance on navigating through their migration journey.

    Key topics covered include:
    - It's not longer an "intranet" it's a "modern digital workplace" - learn the roles of Teams, SharePoint, and Viva Engage to create a complete communication, collaboration and document management experience for your team
    - Understanding migration solution options
    - Information architecture - why it's important to plan your structure before migrating
    - Real-world case studies - learn from the successes and struggles of others to get to know the best practices and save yourself from potential pitfalls

    Room 609
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • Exploring the Future of Microsoft Analytics with Microsoft Fabric

    In today's world getting true data driven insights can take a lot of time and energy. Data is spread across a wide variety of storage systems, all of which can have different operating models, security models and integration requirements. The next generation of Microsoft's data platform, which includes Power BI aims to solve this problem.

    Come to this session to explore some exciting new announcements from Microsoft, understand exactly what they mean, and how they can help position your organization for the new age of AI.

    Room 611
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power BI
    • Special Topics
  • Bye, Bye Microsoft Syntex, Hello SharePoint Premium!

    At the Microsoft Ignite event in November 2023, Microsoft made the official announcement of transitioning Syntex to SharePoint Premium.

    Join Joanne Klein and Daniel Christian, Microsoft MVPs as they walk you through the new SharePoint Premium and all the features that come along with it that can help improve the experience, process and governance of all the content that resides in your SharePoint sites.

    Room 612
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
    • SharePoint Development
  • OneNote Reimagined: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Note-Taking

    In this session, we'll dive into the consolidation of OneNote's two versions (Win10 and desktop) into a singular app. Get ready to rediscover OneNote with an array of useful tips, tricks, and practical business applications. We'll explore the latest features and announcements, ensuring you're ahead of the curve with OneNote's advancements. Additionally, we'll delve into a comparative analysis of OneNote with Microsoft's other productivity tools you might use for notes like Loop, Whiteboard, Wiki, To Do, and Sticky Notes. This comprehensive overview will empower you to select the most suitable tool for every task, enhancing efficiency and productivity in your professional endeavors.

    Room 613:614
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Driving rollout & adoption of Microsoft 365 and Copilot with Microsoft Viva

    Learn how to use Microsoft Viva to plan, communicate, measure, and support your organization’s rollout of Copilot or other Microsoft services. See Viva in action in this demo-heavy session. Learn real-world strategies, best practices, templates, and prescriptive guidance for an end-to-end campaign to drive adoption and share knowledge about Copilot. Help your organization successfully deploy and harness one of the most powerful productivity tools on the planet. (60min version of the capstone)

    Room 615:616
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • All
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
  • Teams Premium Unveiled: Navigating Teams Premium for Optimal Productivity

    Immerse yourself in the world of Microsoft Teams Premium in this engaging session. Explore the intricacies of licensing, discover use cases tailored for diverse personas, and gain insights into the distinctions between Copilot and Intelligent Recap. Join us for live demos showcasing both current and future capabilities.

    Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned user, this session guarantees valuable insights to optimize your organization's collaborative potential. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your Teams Premium experience and elevate your organization's collaboration to new heights.

    Room 619:620
    Wed 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    • All
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Establish a Data Protection Strategy with Microsoft Purview

    Data Protection is top of mind for all organizations that work with sensitive information. As those organizations move into the Microsoft Cloud and adopt Cloud services faster and faster, establishing a strong data protection strategy is critical to protecting the information that your business runs on and preventing threats from both external attackers and insiders.

    Whether you're concerned about unstructured or structured data, risks from accidental or malicious data leaks, external threats, ransomware, external sharing, or any combination of these, having a Data Protection Strategy that protects your data no matter where it lives is a critical part of that strategy.

    Microsoft Purview provides robust capabilities for protecting that data, both in the cloud, on-premises or shared externally and understanding those capabilities is an important part of rolling out controls to protect your information.

    Join Antonio as he shares important considerations for establishing a Data Protection strategy for your organization and learn how you can use the extensive features of Microsoft Purview to protect your critical business information.

    Room 602:603
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Two Guys and A Copilot - The DnA Show!

    Daniel and Andy (DnA) are two guys who work for enterprise level companies and must deal with day-to-day tasks that can be both time consuming and mundane. However, now with Copilot available across several Microsoft cloud services, these two Microsoft MVPs are finding ways to making their jobs a lot easier and, in some cases, automated.

    So, join them as these two guys show share their tips and tricks with you to make your jobs easier and make you look like Copilot superstars. This session will cover both Power Platform and Microsoft 365 Copilot features.

    Room 604
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • M365 Apps
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • Improve your users' productivity with custom Viva Connections cards

    Adaptive Card Extensions are a new way to create custom components that can render dynamic and interactive content in SharePoint pages, news, and lists.

    In this session, you will learn how to use the SharePoint Framework to create and deploy Adaptive Card Extensions, and how to use them as part of dashboards.

    You will also learn how to leverage Viva Connections, a new solution that brings your SharePoint intranet to Microsoft Teams, to enhance the reach and impact of your Adaptive Card Extensions.

    You will see how Viva Connections can help you create a unified and personalized employee experience that boosts engagement, productivity, and wellbeing.

    Room 606
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Elevating Your Experience: Improving Findability and Knowledge Discovery in Microsoft 365 and ShareP

    In today's fast-paced business environment, quick and easy access to knowledge is critical for success. Unfortunately, many organizations and people struggle with finding and accessing information within their intranets.

    In this session, we’ll review several different strategies to improve findability in Microsoft 365 – from simple tips to help users be more successful with search to more strategic approaches for intranet navigation and structure using home sites and hubs, information delivery with Viva Connections, improving knowledge management with Viva Topics and Viva Engage, and how Copilot can help.

    You will learn practical and actionable tips and tricks that you can implement immediately as you evolve your employee experiences.

    Room 607
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
    • Special Topics
  • Microsoft 365 Groups - The Force That Binds the Universe (of Apps) Together

    Microsoft 365 Groups are at the heart of modern collaboration and security models. Much like the Force binds the universe together, M365 Groups binds our apps. They provide permissions management and a security service that can simplify managing access to users throughout SharePoint, Teams, Planner, and more.

    Let's take a closer look at the power of Microsoft 365 Groups and how they can bring together security, collaboration, and communication. We'll learn how to use the Force... Groups to streamline modern work in the context of Microsoft 365 applications such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Outlook, as well as how guest management works within a Group.

    Room 608
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Mastering Microsoft Loop: A Beginner's Roadmap to Productivity

    Microsoft Loop is an innovative, collaborative platform that revolutionizes how teams collaborate, seamlessly integrating content, tasks, and tools across multiple devices for a truly immersive co-creation experience.

    Join this enlightening session to gain comprehensive insights and practical knowledge on leveraging Loop's versatile elements for enhanced productivity and seamless integration across Microsoft's suite of applications.

    Room 609
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Super Charge your Power Apps and Copilots with Power Fx

    Power Fx is the low-code language that can be used across the Microsoft Power Platform. It's a general-purpose, strong-typed, declarative, and functional programming language. Citizen developers and Professional developers can use it to build business applications.

    In this demo-drive session, we will cover the following topics in detail.
    • What is Power Fx?
    • What are Data Types?
    • What are Operators and identifiers, Tables, Variables, Imperative logic, and Global support?
    • How can we use Power Fx in Power Platform to build the business application?
    • Power Fx Best Practices

    Room 611
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
  • Automatically capture information about incoming files in Microsoft 365

    Files are at the core of Microsoft 365. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, of course. In addition, all kinds of files, PDFs, pictures, and video are created, shared, viewed, edited, and deleted all day, every day in organizations around the world through the tools and services included as part of their Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

    Tom Resing is a member of the SharePoint Premium product engineering team at Microsoft. Every day, Tom thinks about the user experience around files and their properties how content AI does or doesn't empower people to achieve more with files.

    Come to this session to get an overview of the how, why, what, when, and where you can get started with automatically capturing information about files as they are added to SharePoint, including when they're added in conversations in Teams channels.

    Note that the majority of this talk relates to the new SharePoint Premium offering. However, Tom will demonstrate how you can get started for very little cost and explain scenarios that might provide immediate value to your organization.

    Room 612
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
    • SharePoint Premium
  • 5 Immediate Things You Can Do To Increase Microsoft 365 and Power Apps User Adoption

    Traditionally training Microsoft 365, SharePoint or Power Apps users is a waste of time. Instead, increase user adoption and decrease support tickets by providing User Adoption as a Service (UAaaS).

    Come to this session and I'll tell you the 5 strategies that will help you cut down on support calls and have your users Love the environment and content you create for them in Microsoft 365 and Power Apps.

    Room 613:614
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Power Apps
  • Empowering Managers with Microsoft Viva

    In today’s fast-paced corporate landscape, managers grapple with myriad challenges that can stifle team productivity and morale. From providing timely feedback to dismantling communication barriers, the hurdles are significant. Employees are more disengaged than ever, and managers need ways to avoid misunderstandings and decreased productivity in today's hybrid or remote working environment.

    In this session, we will dive into the Microsoft Viva Suite of tools to address these very challenges. Learn how you can foster a vibrant workplace culture by connecting leaders, coworkers, and communities together. Get timely feedback and deliver meaningful communications right where your employees are working. Have real data to show how your team's wellbeing improved by cultivating positive habits to tackle your organization's toughest challenges.

    Room 615:616
    Wed 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • Understanding and Applying AOP to Increase Solution Development Velocity

    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, JavaScript, and other 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 604
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • You Have Sensitive Information. Now Let's Protect It.

    Every organization has data considered sensitive to their business, employees, or even the industry they exist within. In 2021, nearly 80% of large organizations experienced data breaches that had compromised information. As a result, protecting its data has become a priority for many organizations worldwide. Microsoft provides several tools for identifying sensitive information within the organization and protecting it from being provided to sources that should not have it.

    In this session, we'll cover features and processes such as Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and more to help you protect your organization's sensitive information from leaving your control and falling into the hands of those that should not have it.

    Room 602:603
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • Special Topics
  • Building Location Directory using PnP Search Web Part

    For many global organizations, keeping track of the different office and department locations can be challenging. I

    In this session, you will see how we solved this real-world challenge using out of the box SharePoint components and customizations through the PnP Modern Search Web Parts.

    You will leave with an understanding of how to leverage custom Content Types, Lists, and custom templates for the PnP Modern Search Web Parts to create a dynamic directory of locations for your organization.

    Room 606
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Search
    • SharePoint Development
  • Building your organizational home site & hubs strategy

    It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We've moved on from classic and hierarchical site collections and built an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content, sites, and intranets in this new world?

    This session introduces home sites and hubs and provides guidance on how to build a strong content management strategy for their use. 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.

    We’ll also discuss how Viva Connections plays into our intranet and home site strategy.

    Room 607
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Transform Your Power BI Data in Microsoft Fabric

    If you've worked at all with Power BI, you're familiar with Power Query - the built in data transformation engine. Power Query connects to hundreds of different data sources and allows you to powerfully transform your data before loading it into a data set.

    While very powerful, this model can be a little limiting at times. What if you wanted to use the connectivity and flexibility of Power Query to load data into other date destinations? What if Power Query doesn't quite do what you want? What if you want to use alternate languages like Python to do your transformations? All of these things are possible in the context of Microsoft Fabric.

    This session takes a look at these new options through the eyes of a Power BI professional. We'll examine Gen2 dataflows, Pipelines (from Data Factory), Jupyter Notebooks running Python against Lakehouse data, and Eventstreams. There is a whole new world of options available for data transformation in Microsoft Fabric, and this session will give you a taste of them.

    Room 611
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Power BI
    • Special Topics
  • Managing Change in a Microsoft World! Office 365 Governance and Change Management.

    This session will focus on how to best operationalize your Office 365 investment.

    We will walk through how to develop a governance board focusing on tenant and service management, define roles and responsibilities, learn how to manage change in a SAAS solution that uses an evergreen service management model, and develop a system of communication to better support your customers.

    Room 612
    Wed 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • How well do you know the Microsoft 365 desktop apps? 70 mins of tips & ideas to wow your co-workers

    There's more to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote than what immediately meets the eye.

    In this session, we're not learning the basics - we're learning the lesser-known gems and useful tools tucked away inside these common apps. We'll cover topics including image background removal, small app features like connected data types that make a big difference, AI-powered features like Rehearse with Coach, and much, much more.

    Note: This will be based on the Microsoft 365 version (not 2019 or earlier) of the Microsoft 365 desktop apps. While there will be some cross-over, there are features that will be covered that are exclusive to the most up-to-date version.

    Room 602:603
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
  • Lead your Search Team to success

    Leading a search team requires more than just technical expertise. It demands effective management, collaboration, and a keen understanding of information governance, management, architecture, and permissions. In this session, we will delve into the essential aspects of search team leadership and provide practical guidance on how to navigate these critical areas.

    Join us to gain valuable insights and a set of immediate actions to take that can transform your search team's performance and drive better search performance, and better user satisfaction.

    Room 604
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • Code Once Use Everywhere - Using SPFx to create applications that work in Teams and SharePoint

    Users are spending more and more time using Teams. It makes sense to try and reduce the friction of context switching by bringing our custom applications directly into Teams where they are working. We are able to harness the collaborative nature of Teams and SharePoint in one application and render it in many different contexts.

    In this introductory developer session we will look at how to create and deploy a SharePoint Framework WebPart and have it be usable in Teams. We will use one code base to make the web part Teams aware in both a Teams Tab and a Personal App. We will look at how to use that app to read and write data into SharePoint using PnPjs.

    Users will leave with an understanding of how to leverage SPFx to create applications they can use in Teams and resources on how to explore this further.

    Room 606
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Intranet Surgery: How Copilot and Viva Connections can give your intranet a makeover

    Are you tired of your intranet looking like it’s stuck in the 90s? Do you want to give it a makeover without breaking the bank? Look no further than Copilot, Viva Connections, and some critical best practices for helping your intranet deliver ongoing value to your employees and the organization.

    In this presentation, we’ll talk about how to perform intranet surgery using the latest AI-powered tools from Microsoft. With Copilot, you can generate new content for your intranet in seconds, from catchy headlines to informative articles. With Viva Connections, you can customize your intranet to match your organization’s brand and culture and provide a seamless experience for your employees in the flow of work – to connect, collaborate, and learn. With the latest best practices for discovery and governance, you can ensure that your intranet rehab is successful and transforms your intranet powerful tool for communication, collaboration, and innovation.

    Room 607
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Creating Intelligent Intranet Using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Viva Engage!

    A lot has changed since Microsoft began recommending flat information architecture for modern SharePoint intranets.

    In this session we’ll discuss:
    - The advantages of flat information architecture
    - How hub sites provide consistent navigation and content rollups
    - How Teams connected team sites play a role in the intranet
    - Using Engage to engage employees
    - Creating a single-pane-of-glass experience for employees with Microsoft Viva

    Room 611
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Intranet & Portals
  • An end-to-end look at SharePoint Premium Content Processing

    SharePoint Premium is a big step forward for Content Services in Microsoft 365 by providing the ability to integrate AI into the flow of work. Unstructured content is being produced at an alarming rate in modern workplaces today and organizations need a way to improve the effectiveness of business processes surrounding it.

    SharePoint Premium's content processing capabilities help by automatically classifying content, extracting metadata, improving search, enhancing knowledge sharing, and applying appropriate governance controls. SharePoint Premium is this and so much more!

    To demonstrate, Joanne Klein will walk through a live demo of building and training an Unstructured Document Processing model in SharePoint as well as the additional capabilities it provides once classified.

    The walkthrough will cover setup, training, deployment, and some of the "extras" you get with SharePoint Premium.

    Room 612
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Bye, Bye Power Virtual Agents, Hello Microsoft 365 Copilot Studio!

    At the Microsoft Ignite event in November 2023, Microsoft announced Copilot Studio and that it is built upon the foundations of Power Virtual Agents. So what does this mean? Is Power Virtual Agents gone? Do our chatbots need to be rebuilt?

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and a certified trainer as he walks you through these changes made to Power Virtual Agents and will provide you the guidance you need to adapt to these new enhancements.

    Room 613:614
    Thu 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
  • Demystifying Copilot Studio

    Copilot Studio offers the power of bringing Copilots to the masses! Now anyone can create their own Copilot and harness the power of Generative AI! But what's the real story? What are the costs of Copilot Studio? What is the cost? How does it integrate with Microsoft 365 Copilot?

    Join this demo-packed session with Copilot veteran Mark Rackley and discover the truth beyond the marketing.

    Room 604
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
  • Manage the mess: Building an organizational strategy for pinned apps in Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams continues to be the work zone for employees. Integration with SharePoint, Microsoft Viva, Lists, Planner, OneNote, etc. make it possible to live and work inside of Teams all day. Managing the prime-time real estate of pinned apps in Teams can be challenging, especially as your employees' list of critical apps grows. How do you prioritize which apps get pinned for all users? And should you leave open navigation space so users can select their own favorite apps to pin?

    In this session, we'll examine sizing and use of the Teams navigation bar. We'll discuss organizing principles, talk about types of models (pre-selected app pinning vs. employee self-service pinning) that may work for your organization, and give you tips on how to prioritize Teams navigation icons.

    Room 602:603
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Special Topics
  • Forms, Forms, and more Forms. Data gathering for the modern info worker

    Microsoft List (and SharePoint) forms, Forms with Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. Which one (or more) should you use, and when?

    This session will walk through updated capabilities, Copilot integration across the forms landscape, and options available to no-code makers and citizen developers when building solutions with forms.

    Room 606
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power Apps
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • Elevate Your Workforce: Harnessing Microsoft Teams & AI for Employee Empowerment

    Join us for an enlightening session that dives into communication and collaboration's impact on employee experience, focusing on empowering your workforce with Microsoft Teams best practices.

    During this session, we'll share how AI will revolutionize how employees work and share a wealth of insights, strategies, and real-world examples to equip you with the needed knowledge.

    Session Highlights:
    - Gain a better understanding of employee motivations
    - Overcoming Hybrid Work Challenges
    - Leveraging learnings from CX to improve EX
    - Making communications seamless
    - The current and future role of AI
    - And more

    Join us and discover the power of Microsoft Teams in fostering productive and engaged hybrid teams. Whether your team members work from home, in different offices, or in different time zones, this session will equip you with the insights needed to create a seamless and collaborative hybrid work environment.

    Room 607
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Copilot extensibility with Microsoft Graph Connectors made easy

    Are you trying to get your Line of Business (LOB) data/information to be sitting side by side and discoverable inside M365? Do your users want to be able to use natural language to ask for information that might be in your SaaS and also in M365?

    In this session we will take a look at the extensibility options for Copilot using Microsoft Graph Connectors. The demos will be using Python to create the External Connection, Schema, and Permissions but can be equally done in the language of your choice.

    Room 608
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Copilot / AI
    • Search
  • The Project Master Guide: 5 Ways to Manage Projects with Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365

    Managing projects goes beyond just checking off tasks and setting milestones. It's a meticulous (and sometimes maddening) blend of documentation, communication, teamwork, monitoring, and more. Microsoft makes myriad solutions available to aid in this process - but finding and tailoring the right ones to your specific needs can be challenging.

    Join us for this lively session as we demystify the diverse range of Microsoft's project management tools. Our deep dive includes:
    - Fundamentals Exposed: Start simple with To-Do and Planner.
    - Progressive PM Tools: Delve into Microsoft Project for the Web and Project Operations.
    - Create a PMO Solution: Integrate Teams, SharePoint, and Hub sites with your selected PM tools for a comprehensive solution.
    - AI in Action: Discover the transformative power of AI in boosting project management outcomes.

    There's even more! We'll also guide you through instances where balancing multiple tools is optimal, and times when it's not.

    Join our expedition, equipping yourself with the knowledge to lead projects, from the simplest to the most intricate.

    Room 609
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Dynamics 365
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Search
  • Deep Dive on Power BI, Teams and SharePoint

    Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power BI can work very well together. SharePoint can be a data source (lists), a container for data files (Excel. CSV etc in libraries), and as a dashboarding platform (pages). Teams can be a complete front end for Power BI, and host content contextually.

    This demo rich session will explore all of these scenarios in great depth. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI, SharePoint and Teams, this session will show you how.

    Room 611
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power BI
  • Unlock SharePoint Premium content services by connecting Azure Pay-as-you-go billing

    Microsoft Syntex is evolving into the new SharePoint Premium offering and at the same time, new value in content AI is being unlocked through a first-time billing method for Microsoft 365--pay-as-you-go billing through Azure billing.

    Azure billing might be new to some organizations even when they're familiar with Microsoft 365. However, taking the time to understand how and why the two services are connected for SharePoint Premium will help you unlock significant value for your organization.

    Tom Resing is a member of the SharePoint Premium product engineering team at Microsoft. Every day, Tom thinks about how we communicate the user value of our content AI services.

    Come to this session to get an overview of the how, why, what, when, and where you can get started with the admin steps that allow your users to begin automatically capturing information about files as they are added to SharePoint, including when they're added in conversations in Teams channels.

    Room 612
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint Premium
  • From Clicks to Insights: Leveraging Microsoft Clarity in Your M365 Environment

    Want to get inside the minds of your Microsoft 365 users without relying on hit-or-miss surveys to increase digital adoption? This eye-opening session will show you how to leverage the free Microsoft Clarity product for real-time behavioral analytics.

    Learn how to spot popular pages, dead clicks, rage clicks, and more in your environment and interpret them to improve your user training and support initiatives. By the end of this session, you'll know how to utilize heat maps, session recordings and other dashboard insights available in Microsoft Clarity to identify key areas where users struggle, ensuring your governance and compliance measures are both effective and user-friendly. Don't miss out on this chance to revamp how you understand and support your M365 users!

    Room 613:614
    Thu 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Developing Graph Connector to ground your business data in Copilot for Microsoft 365

    Jeremy Thake, Principal PM Lead on the Copilot extensibility team will walk you through developing a Graph Connector to ground Copilot for Microsoft 365 with your business data.

    He will take you through both the out of the box Graph Connectors as well as building your own in Visual Studio Code.

    Room 604
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
  • Real World Power Automate (Cloud Flows)

    The Power Automate Community site is a great resource for Power Automate developers. Hundreds of questions are asked and answered on the site every day. These questions are from real Flow developers who experience real world problems.

    In this constantly evolving and demo-rich session, our time will be devoted to working through common questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers and posted on the Power Automate Community site. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail. You'll also see how Copilot can help overcome roadblocks that you may encounter during your Flow development.

    Room 602:603
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
  • Expanding SharePoint Framework Web Parts in Teams, Office and Outlook

    SharePoint Framework is not just a SharePoint development framework as it could seem from the name.

    It allows to develop solutions that are available in Teams, Outlook and office.com.

    Join me during this session to learn how to easily implement SPFx web part and expose it in all available hosts.

    Room 606
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Helping Your New Intranet Reach Airspeed Velocity

    The creation of the first intranet happened in the latter part of the 20th century, but no one would recognize that as an intranet by today’s standards. Since then, intranet implementations and the platforms they’re built on have matured significantly and grown in complexity.

    In this session, we’ll be looking at the modern intranet with a focus on SharePoint-based design and implementation. There are plenty of decisions to consider and points to deliberate even before you jump into action. We’ll discuss optimal team composition, roles that should be factored-in, technological considerations, stakeholder involvement/representation, project lifecycle needs, launch considerations, and more.

    I’ll be sharing my experiences, highlights, triumphs, and painful lessons learned architecting intranets of varying sizes for the last decade or so. In short: we will be covering the things I wish *I* had known before I ever started working on intranets in the hope that they will spare you some of the pain I endured.

    Room 607
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Microsoft Power Apps: Building Responsive Design Apps for Every Device

    Power Apps is a great no-code tool lets "citizen developers" create applications that are designed to run on Desktop PCs, Web Browsers, Tablets, and Mobile devices.

    But if you want to avoid building 3 or 4 different versions of your App you need to know how to design your Power App to adjust for different sizes, resolutions, rotation, and types of layouts.

    In this session we'll review all the Tips and Tricks you need to know to easily build one Power App that will adjust to work on any device that supports Power Apps and look good in the process.

    Room 608
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
  • Maximizing Productivity : Unraveling Microsoft Teams Premium

    In this session, you will learn to unleash collaboration excellence with Microsoft Teams Premium during this session.

    We will cover an in-depth exploration of Teams Premium, licensing details, and an exciting glimpse into the future product roadmap.

    This session will also cover the deployment use cases and various collaboration scenarios. Join this session to explore Teams Premium and its practical applications comprehensively.

    Room 609
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • What are Power BI Metrics?

    In this session, you'll learn about Power BI Metrics and how they can be used in your organization to track the metrics that matter to you.

    You'll learn about:
    1. Scorecards
    2. Goals
    3. Check-ins
    4. Target and Current values

    Room 611
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Power BI
    • Special Topics
  • Learn How to Govern and Secure Microsoft 365 with SharePoint Advanced Management

    Microsoft SharePoint Premium brings together a set of key capabilities for better governing Microsoft SharePoint Online and OneDrive as well as securing collaboration within Microsoft 365. This is in addition to the Content Ai capabilities that SharePoint Premium has brought to our SharePoint Online environments.

    In this session we'll walk through and demonstrate each of the capabilities within SharePoint Advanced Management (SAM) and discuss real-world scenarios where you can restrict access to sensitive sites and content, run data governance reports to gain insight on where your organization may have risk, and look at the advanced features for managing content lifecycle.

    We'll also share insights into the licenses needed to take advantage of each feature. Join us to discover the Microsoft SharePoint Premium - SharePoint Advanced Management features.

    Room 612
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive is more than just cloud storage for your files. It’s a smart way to work and collaborate across Microsoft 365. Whether you need to share documents with your team, sync files to your desktop, or protect your work from accidental loss, OneDrive has you covered.

    In this engaging and practical session, I will show you how to make the most of OneDrive’s features to boost your productivity and make work easier.

    Learn how to:
    - Let OneDrive track activity and sharing for you
    - Open and save files directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & OneNote
    - Manage changes with document version history
    - Securely share content with people inside & outside the organization
    - Quickly access SharePoint documents and libraries without leaving OneDrive
    - Move and copy files quickly and easily with between - OneDrive and SharePoint
    - Sync files locally with OneDrive files on-demand
    - Share files in Microsoft Teams
    - Restore files if they get deleted, overwritten, corrupted, or infected by malware
    - Automate repetitive activities with flow
    And more!

    Don’t miss this chance to learn how OneDrive can transform the way you work.

    Room 613:614
    Thu 2:20 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • M365 Apps
  • AI- Intelligent Garbage in Semi-Intelligent Garbage Out

    Copilot is a awesome product, but there are a lot of things you will need to before deploying to take it work as expected.

    In this session we will go through what you need to do today (data cleansing, deduping, training, permissions review and much more...) to be ready for Copilot tomorrow.

    Room 604
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • M365 Apps
  • Microsoft Teams in a Regulated Environment

    Come learn how you can deploy, use, and achieve success with Teams in a regulated environment.

    In this session we will show you the strategies and technologies you need to succeed.

    You will learn:
    - Governance Strategies
    - Compliance & Records Management
    - Security Options
    - Monitoring & Auditing Capabilities
    - Training and Enablement

    Room 602:603
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Searching non Microsoft 365 content in Microsoft 365

    Search in Microsoft 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 session we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Microsoft 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. We will also discuss Microsoft Graph Connectors and how this can benefit your organization and simplify your hybrid infrastructure.

    Having this content in your search index also makes this content available for Copilot to use.

    Room 606
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Search
  • Top 10 best practices every Admin should be doing in M365!

    Come and learn the top 10 best practices you should be doing to both manage and secure your environment. Tenant configuration can be a balance of usability and security when planning your roll-out or management model.

    These best practices will assist you in improving visibility into M365 and help you understand the necessary controls needed to have in place to ensure your tenant is protected.

    Room 607
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Copilot to Enhance the Employee Experience

    Microsoft Copilot is getting a lot of hype for personal productivity, but how do you break beyond the simple technology and understand how Copilot truly enhances the Employee Experience?

    During this session, we will use the common experience of onboarding a new employee to guide you in understanding not only what Copilot is available in the productivity suites, but dive into Microsoft's Employee Experience platform and showcase how combining those personal productivity solutions with Copilot in Microsoft Viva con take Employee Engagement to the next level.

    Room 608
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • M365 Apps
  • Migrating to Microsoft 365 – Your Guide to a Successful Move

    Your organization’s content is likely stored in many places, from user’s computers to file shares. However, if your organization wants to take advantage of all the benefits in the cloud, where do you begin when planning your move to Microsoft 365? What are the frequent roadblocks to a migration to Microsoft 365 and how do you adapt your efforts? Do you have to pay for third-party migration software, or can you use out of the box tools?

    We will discuss how your organization can take advantage of tools like SharePoint and OneDrive in Microsoft 365, what the process of mapping data looks like, and what are the many options for migrating. We will also examine the process of discovering business processes that will affect your migration.

    Using information from real-world projects, you see the common issues that organizations encounter with migrations. You will know the tools you can use, and just how to use them to make your migration a success.

    Room 609
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Special Topics
  • Source Control with Power BI and Microsoft Fabric

    The wait is over. It is now possible to integrate both Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Fabric workspaces with GIT repositories to provide a full set of CI/CD capabilities for Power BI reports.

    This session will cover exactly how this works so that you can begin to take advantage of this capability now. We'll cover what is possible, and what is currently not possible, and explain the difference between the GIT integration in Power BI Desktop, and in Microsoft Fabric workspace.

    If you're part of a team that works with Power BI, you won't want to miss this.

    Room 611
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Advanced
    • Power BI
    • Special Topics
  • Automate content processing using AI & SharePoint Premium (Microsoft Syntex)

    We'll learn how to use SharePoint Premium (previously known as Microsoft Syntex) that uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.

    Room 612
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
    • SharePoint Development
  • Microsoft Loop: The Essential Tool for Microsoft 365 Users!

    Experience unparalleled team collaboration with Microsoft Loop, the newest addition to the Microsoft 365 suite! Loop redefines teamwork by offering highly collaborative workspaces, customizable pages, and dynamic, reusable components, all seamlessly integrated within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

    Unlock your team's full potential with Microsoft Loop. Design shared workspaces, tailor pages to fit your specific needs, and effortlessly integrate notes, task assignments, and real-time synchronized lists. This innovative app enhances productivity and ensures that your team remains synchronized and efficient.

    Microsoft Loop meets teammates where they work, seamlessly integrating with Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Whiteboard, Word, and more. Plus, explore the possibilities with the brand-new Loop app! This integration facilitates easy access, sharing, and collaboration on content across various platforms, catering to your team's diverse working environments and styles.

    Transform the way your team works with Microsoft Loop. Its powerful features and seamless integration make it the go-to collaboration hub for Microsoft 365 users. Dive into the future of teamwork and harness the power of Microsoft Loop today!

    Room 613:614
    Thu 4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Building Engaging Employee Experiences for Viva Connections using SPFx

    In this introductory developer session, we will explore ways to develop engaging employee experiences using the extensibility model for Viva Connections. We will learn how to create Adaptive Card Extensions using SPFx. We will talk about some real world use cases and how to get started.

    We will explore the technical components of creating your first Adaptive Card Extensions. We will look at more advanced concepts such as geolocation, data binding, as well as layout out options for your cards using the Adaptive Card Framework. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to get started extending Viva Connections and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

    Room 602:603
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • Governance made easy: How to plan an effective governance strategy for your intranet

    Are you tired of your intranet and Microsoft 365 being a mess of unorganized, outdated, and non-compliant content? Do you have a governance plan that no one reads, follows, or cares about? Do you want to learn an approach to make your digital workplace more efficient, engaging, and secure?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you! Join us to learn how to plan and implement governance for your intranet, Microsoft Viva, and Microsoft 365 in a way that actually works – and provides a framework to address new capabilities like Copilot.

    Whether you are new to governance or a seasoned pro, this session will give you the tips, tricks, and templates you need to succeed!

    Room 604
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Intranet & Portals
  • How Copilot Studio Uses Generative A.I. to Build Custom Copilot

    Microsoft Copilot Studio makes creating chatbots as easy as 1, 2, 3. The generative A.I. feature is able to take natural language from end-users and helps transform that into bot logic which can also be extended to Microsoft 365.

    Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP and certified trainer as he shows you how Copilot Studio makes bot building truly low-code.

    Room 606
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • Copilot Studio (PVA)
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • What’s New for Microsoft 365 Admins

    Learn about what’s new and what’s coming for administrators of Microsoft 365. This session will cover the latest innovations in multi-tenant management, health and monitoring, and more.

    Room 607
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Getting started with Viva Amplify

    Learn how to save time and deliver more effective communications with Viva Amplify with this introductory session. We'll cover how to get setup and started with the latest Viva tool designed for organizational communications, including getting access, creating & managing campaigns, publishing to multiple channels, and measuring impact and reporting.

    Room 608
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Meet the new Microsoft Planner in Microsoft Teams – Bringing together To Do, Planner, Project and Co

    Get started with the new Planner in Teams and learn how the new Planner grows with your needs from managing your own tasks to collaborating with your team on projects.

    Room 609
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • Introduction to JSON to master customizing SharePoint

    JSON is EVERYWHERE in SharePoint Online and your ability to take your SharePoint deployments to the next level depend on your ability to understand and create complicated JSON objects.

    In this densely demo-packed session, attendees will learn:
    - What is JSON and how to understand the structure
    - Tips for creating JSON objects and starting with community content as a starting point

    Attendees will also learn how to use JSON Objects in SharePoint Online to:
    - Customize list columns and list views
    - Create Site Designs for creating custom site templates
    - Create stunning Quick Views for Viva Connections ACE's
    - Post messages in teams as Adaptive Cards
    - Process SharePoint REST queries in Power Automate
    - and more!!

    Room 613:614
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Business Value
  • Empowering Frontline Workers with Microsoft Teams and Next-Generation AI

    In this session, we will explore why enterprises of all sizes are adopting Microsoft Teams for their frontline workers and how next-generation AI offers innovative ways to solve challenges faced on the frontline. From time-consuming processes to inaccessible data, we will show you how to establish an intuitive and intelligent solution for your essential workforce at scale.
    You’ll learn how to deploy and manage a frontline solution that creates a single pane of glass with Microsoft Teams surfacing robust data and intelligent capabilities from Microsoft 365 Copilot. Discover how your organization can benefit from adopting Microsoft Teams for your frontline workforce and leveraging the power of next-generation AI to drive operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. Join us to learn more about empowering your frontline workers with Microsoft Teams and next-generation AI.

    Room 615:616
    Fri 9:00 am - 10:10 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • 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 602:603
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • How to do Search and Content Assessment in Microsoft 365

    Before you start improving findability in your organization, it’s essential to do a reality check: what content you have, how everything is stored, how everything is being used, who the key users are, etc.

    Based on real-world examples, this session demonstrates how to do a search/content assessment and plan your short/middle/long term action plan to improve findability (based on real-life case studies).

    How to do a systematic review of your Microsoft 365 content and Information Architecture, and how it contributes to your organization’s key activities, and where are the gaps.

    What the “Report on Findings” should contain, including:
    - Landscape and gap analysis;
    - Suggestions and recommendations;
    - How to enhance the out-of-the-box search in Microsoft 365;
    - Where and why you might need custom search application(s);
    - Recommend roadmap and action plan;
    - Governance and maintenance

    **Benefits of Attending this Session:**

    - Understand the lay of the land – where your organization is at the moment
    - Evaluate potential improvements and enhancements
    - Create an actionable plan – start implementing right when you’re back from this conference

    Room 604
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • Search
  • Governance, Information Management, and Teams - What you need to know!

    As the fastest growing business application in Microsoft’s history, more and more data is being generated in and through use of Microsoft Teams. As a result of its extensibility, there are a lot of places this data can be created and stored, from chats and posts to files saved in a Teams channel.

    Without governance in place Teams sprawl can negatively impact the business’ experience with Teams. What does governance look like for Microsoft Teams? Should sprawl be a concern and if so, how do we limit it without limiting Teams adoption functionality?

    How can you ensure you’re adequately capturing the information your organization needs to be compliant with internal and external policies?

    Join information management experts Joy Apple and Jay Leask as they show you:
    - How Teams fits into the modern architecture model of Microsoft 365
    - How to leverage proper architecture in Teams to facilitate collaboration
    - The importance of an overall Office/Microsoft 365 information management strategy and how it will improve search and audit capabilities
    - Base-line Teams governance best practices
    - How to provision Microsoft Teams to automatically tag documents with appropriate metadata needed to meet records mandates
    - Integration between Teams and SharePoint Online to give you full management over documents within Teams.

    Room 606
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Content Management
  • Intro to Dataverse for M365 Makers

    Dataverse, Dataverse, Dataverse… You've heard about it but haven't checked it out yet. Now's the time to understand how it impacts M365 users. Adding Dataverse to your toolset for solutions is an investment in time, skills, and licensing. Know when to engage and what to expect.

    - Learn what Dataverse is and where it fits in the maker toolset.
    - Cover what the differences are between Dataverse, Microsoft Lists, and other data sources. Talk through some of the 'what to use when' considerations as Lists solution builders integrate with and shift to Power Platform tools.
    - Get a perspective on the maker skills needed when using Dataverse and how to get started in your organization.

    Room 607
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
  • Content Automation and Assembly for High Value Documents

    Understand what's possible for your high value documents and our automation capabilities. Extended abstract to follow.

    Room 608
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • All
    • Content Management
  • The Art of Prompt Engineering in M365 Copilot

    The art of prompt engineering of M365 Copilot is the skill of creating effective and clear instructions or questions that tell M365 Copilot what you want it to do for you.

    M365 Copilot will then use its large language model to generate a summary based on your prompt. Prompt engineering helps you collaborate with M365 Copilot by following up on your prompts with more questions or feedback, which can help M365 Copilot learn from your preferences and improve its suggestions over time.

    If you want to learn more about prompt engineering this session is for you as we will learn the essential ingredients of a prompt and how to properly communicate with semantic index and connect to our data.

    Room 609
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Copilot / AI
    • M365 Apps
  • Cast votes with confidence: Crafting a reusable Power Apps canvas app voting solution

    Learn how to create a versatile and reusable voting app with Power Apps, perfect for a wide array of scenarios. From education institutions hosting student elections to photo or costume contests to organizations recognizing standout employees—this session will unveil how to harness SharePoint integration for a seamless voting experience.

    You'll learn how to:
    * Design a user-friendly interface for collecting votes.
    * Configure a SharePoint document library to store contest entries or nominations.
    * Set up a SharePoint list to track and tally votes securely.
    * Implement logic to ensure fair voting and prevent duplicate entries.
    * Add a touch of flair to your voting experience with custom branding and design elements.

    Embrace the potential to elevate engagement in your organization. Walk away with the knowledge to implement a voting system that resonates with elegance and efficiency, year after year.

    Room 611
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Intermediate
    • Power Apps
    • Power Platform
  • Using AI Builder in Power Automate

    AI Builder is a turnkey solution that brings the power of Microsoft AI through a point-and-click experience and is directly integrated into Power Automate.

    In this session, you'll see:
    * How to leverage prebuilt models (such as the business caed reader and invoice processing models) so that you can start using AI Builder right away!
    * How to build and train custom AI models
    *How to use the predict action and sentiment analysis

    These concepts will be presented via live demonstrations!
    All of the concepts presented in this session apply to Power Apps as well.

    Want to get started with AI Builder? Attend this session!

    Room 613:614
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • Advanced
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power Platform
  • The Ins and Outs of M365 Backup & Archiving

    Learn the latest on M365 Backup & Archiving – file level archiving, Teams support for backup, and much more are now available in preview!

    Room 615:616
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • All
    • Admin/Implementation
  • The Future of Your Intranet: Beautiful, flexible and AI ready powered by SharePoint

    What is the intranet of the future all about? We'll cover industry trends around content presentation, more robust authoring experiences, and what the era of AI means for your intranet. Learn about the future of SharePoint Portals. This is the SharePoint session you don't want to miss.

    Room 619:620
    Fri 10:20 am - 11:30 am
    • All
    • Copilot / AI
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Viva Connections: Create Bot-powered Adaptive Card Extensions

    Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs) are a SharePoint Framework component type, which enables developers to build rich, native extensions to Viva Connections' Dashboards and SharePoint Pages.

    Usually, ACEs are developed using SPFx and front-end development.
    But what if you have existing service that powers Microsoft Teams bots or Task modules that you want to reuse in ACEs?

    During this session we will discuss how to use Bots and Universal Actions Model to create Adaptive Card Extensions for Viva Connections.

    Room 602:603
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Azure / M365 Development
    • M365 Apps
    • SharePoint Development
  • Copilot for Power Platform : Accelerating your Development with AI

    Microsoft is adding AI support to the Power Platform low code development platforms called Copilot. You can use Copilot to help build your next App or Flow.

    Using Copilot you can use natural language to describe what you are trying to build. Copilot will return a suggested design for the app, flow, or Dataverse tables which you can then use.

    Copilot will also help you along the way by suggesting modifications to improve your formulas. Copilot won't replace you as a Citizen Developer, but it will help you produce amazing apps and powerful flows in a fraction of the time.

    Room 606
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Platform
  • Unearthing the power of Microsoft Teams Room

    In this transformative era of meetings, the fusion of physical and digital spaces offers unparalleled opportunities for innovation, connection, and productivity.

    This session will cover how Microsoft Teams Rooms revolutionizes how we work by providing advanced, interactive, and captivating meeting spaces that cater to the needs of hybrid work environments.

    You will leave this session learning how to create an engaging, inclusive meeting room atmosphere that fosters collaboration and teamwork among remote and in-person participants.

    Room 607
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Microsoft Teams Collaboration
  • Building Copilot experiences in SharePoint Embedded applications

    SharePoint Embedded is the fastest way for developers to build Copilot experiences in their applications. Learn how you can build a Copilot-enabled SharePoint Embedded application in minutes, and how you can bring your app's content and experiences to Microsoft Copilot with custom Copilot Plugins.

    Room 608
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • SharePoint Development
  • Power employee engagement with Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams

    Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration.

    This session highlights how Microsoft Viva, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity.

    Room 611
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Business Value
    • Content Management
    • Intranet & Portals
    • M365 Apps
    • Special Topics
  • Setup Context Sensitive Training and Support for Your SharePoint Based Intranet Sites

    Lots of companies are enhancing their existing SharePoint based intranets and portals or migrating to SharePoint Online from third party tools. The challenge now is to make sure your users will be using the SharePoint intranet and finding information and support at their moment of need.

    This session will show real use case scenarios of how companies around the world are onboarding their users on their SharePoint intranet as well as keeping them engaged and fully supported in context of their SharePoint environments. The result: increased usage of SharePoint portals while reducing internal support costs.

    Room 612
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Intranet & Portals
  • Advanced workflow solutions with Power Automate

    Power Automate is the evolution of workflow for SharePoint and Microsoft 365. This session is designed to showcase building flows for no code/low code solutions for personal productivity, team productivity, and enterprise business processes.

    Topics include:
    * Data connectors, connections, and user accounts
    * Types of cloud flows - automatic, instant, scheduled, AI built, desktop, and process advisor
    * Flow elements - triggers, actions, and conditions
    * Building flows using templates versus starting from blank
    * Flow settings, run history, & debugging Advanced approval scenarios - escalation, delegation, and parallel approval
    * Expressions, formulas, and functions for managing data
    * Using OData to better work with larger data sets in SharePoint
    * Power Automate and SharePoint limits and boundaries
    * Real-world application, tips & tricks
    * Licensing

    Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design flow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

    Room 613:614
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
  • How Microsoft Does IT: Governance and Administration in the Era of Copilot

    How does Microsoft empower its own employees with guardrails and governance for Microsoft 365 to set ourselves up for success with Copilot for Microsoft 365? How are we dealing with oversharing and sprawl, what can you do today and where are we going?

    Room 615:616
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Copilot / AI
  • Mastering Microsoft Lists

    Get up-to-speed on the latest Microsoft Lists innovation and how it helps keep your sanity intact when tracking information. Be it in the early creation phase or in an ongoing flow of managing status and keeping everyone in sync - learn how to go from not-in-the-know to PRO!

    We'll cover updates and insights across the Lists app, mobile value, Power Platform integration, within Teams collab, and more. Expect lots of demos of the latest features grounded in scenarios that resonate with everyone. Plus, lots of time for Q&A throughout + updated roadmap info on what's coming next.

    Room 619:620
    Fri 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    • All
    • Content Management
  • Data recovery options for SharePoint/OneDrive

    SharePoint and OneDrive include several content recovery options for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your end users on SharePoint recovery options like the site recycle bin, versioning, and site collection recycle bin can lighten the burden on your admins.

    We will then compare, discuss, and explore Microsoft Backup, and Microsoft Archive that can be used to perform your own backups for quicker and easier document recovery.

    Using either a GUI or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire SharePoint Server farm or components of it. In SharePoint Server you can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and lists, and there are options for recovering these site collections, sites, lists and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of your SharePoint Server farm.

    With a vast majority of your SharePoint Server content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible.

    This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint Server administrators to configure SharePoint as well as SQL Server for quick content recovery, minimizing the downtime and providing shorter and achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    Room 604
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
  • How to Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas In Power Automate

    Power Automate has become an essential tool for the Microsoft 365 developer. However, all too often executing simple logic can become tedious and painful using Power Automate standard features. Doing math in Power Automate shouldn't be so painful!

    Thankfully, Power Automate developers can now create scripts that use JavaScript, TypeScript, or even Excel formulas to execute complicated business logic and bring more power to your Power Automate solutions. Attend this demo-packed session to learn out to take your Power Automate Flows to the next level as we dive into a real-world scenario and build a practical solution step-by-step.

    In this session, attendees will learn to use Office Scripts to:
    - Execute JavaScript, TypeScript, and Excel Formulas
    - Simplify complicated Flows
    - How to quickly and easily generate dynamic adaptive cards
    - Generate graphs and charts on the fly for real-time updates to SharePoint data

    Room 602:603
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Business Value
    • Microsoft Teams Development
    • SharePoint Development
  • ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI and Power Platform: Better Together

    With ChatGPT, other large language models and generative AI has caught the attention of global consumers, enterprises, and c-suite.

    In this demo-drive session, we will delve deeper into several intricate details and technical aspects and will also cover Practical guidance on developing next-gen, robust, scalable applications using Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Power Platform Services, focusing on industry requirements and best practices.

    We will cover :
    - Azure OpenAI Key Concepts
    - ChatGPT key concepts
    - Co-Pilots in the Power Platform
    - How can fusion teams take advantage of Azure OpenAI, ChatGPT, and Microsoft Power Platform?
    - How organizations can build next-gen enterprise-grade apps using ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI, and Power Platform services?

    Room 606
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Copilot / AI
    • Dynamics 365
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power BI
    • Power Pages
    • Power Platform
    • Special Topics
  • Nailing Down Performance Issues in SharePoint Online Sites (2024 Edition)

    SharePoint Online (SPO) has been with us for over a decade, and in that time it has received numerous changes and adjustments intended to optimize performance. Despite the work that has gone into the platform, some organization still find users reporting a poor experience and "bad performance."

    In this session, we will look at development and design approaches that will enable SPO to deliver optimal performance when your organization begins using it. We'll review the current state of tooling available for our use (like the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool) and how it can be used to guide analysis of performance issues. We will also look at elements in any environment that can negatively impact SPO performance to make it look like the "bad guy" when SPO is actually innocent.

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will have the confidence needed to troubleshoot, classify, and possibly resolve performance-based issues in their SPO tenant.

    Room 607
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SharePoint Development
  • Keeping up with change in Microsoft 365 in the AI Era

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Microsoft 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  

    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change? How does Ai and Copilot help (or not)?
     
    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, promote adoption with your users, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best. Real-world examples of how you can manage all the data available to you will be shared. You will leave with the tools you need to be proactive in managing cloud changes in your organization.

    Room 608
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Business Value
    • Special Topics
  • Next-Generation Content Management and Business Efficiency with SharePoint Premium

    Microsoft SharePoint Premium brings advanced content services and AI together to automate processes, classification, and more, transforming information into working knowledge for your organization in a way we've never seen before.

    In this session, you'll learn about how SharePoint Premium has come to the forefront of Content AI and automated knowledge management. We'll discuss the services and solutions it can provide, how they work together, and some proven ways to implement SharePoint Premium in your organization. We'll start by looking at the AI models for unstructured, structured, and freeform document processing, covering its fundamental capabilities. Then you'll learn about SharePoint Premium's capabilities for content assembly and content processing.

    Finally, we'll show the advanced capabilities that SharePoint Premium has recently brought out for eSignature, archiving, back and restore as well as managing SharePoint data at scale. We'll share real-world conversations about SharePoint Premium implementation, deployment, and adoption scenarios to spark the conversation at your organization.

    Join us to discover how to improve content management and business efficiency with Content AI and SharePoint Premium.

    Room 609
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Content Management
    • SharePoint Premium
  • Beyond Copilot: Integrating Custom AI Into Apps

    Chat GPT has been out for over a year and Copilot has been rolling out for over 6 months. It's time for your company to take AI to the next level and integrate custom AI capabilities that accelerate the productivity of every member of your team.

    In this non-technical session, we'll take a look at the capabilities and case studies of AI capabilities available through AI Builder, the OpenAI API, Azure Cognitive Services and more.

    You'll walk away with over 20 case studies and ideas for how you can integrate AI into the tasks your team has to manage every day. You'll lower costs, improve productivity, create better customer and employee experiences, and unleash your team to be super-humans!

    Room 611
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • All
    • Business Value
    • Copilot / AI
    • Dynamics 365
    • M365 Apps
    • Power Apps
    • Power Automate
    • Power User (low-code/no-code, Team site owner)
    • Special Topics
  • Viva Underground. An Outcome-based Route to Success with Microsoft Viva

    Have you begun your journey into Microsoft Viva or is the landscape too intimidating? Unsure which tech to deploy first? Consultants have too many opinions on which tool will improve your business?

    Join Joy and Jay as they present their Viva Underground: a map of outcome-based paths to Viva success, focused on your business needs.

    There is no one "starting place" for Viva, but there are many paths you can take based on your organizational objectives.

    Key Takeaways:
    - How to begin defining your Employee Experience priorities
    - How to decide which route to take to help achieve your organizational goals
    - Approaching Microsoft Viva from a people-first perspective

    Room 612
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Admin/Implementation
  • Power Automate Multi-Stage Approval Workflows

    In this session we’ll learn how to design and develop Multi-Stage Approval Workflows Using Power Automate.

    We will also learn how to restart the workflow from a given stage and how to include Dynamic Approvers. We'll dig into how to design and develop Automated escalations and Automated reminders. We will also learn how to log workflow history and ways to retain the history indefinitely.

    Room 613:614
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Power Automate
  • OneDrive: Collaboration and AI at your fingertips

    See OneDrive in action. Learn about and see demos of new and important productivity capabilities -- giving you the best file experiences across Microsoft 365: Enhancing collaboration, powered by AI and Copilot, fast, reliable sync, and more. You'll get the latest news, roadmap, plus a few tips and tricks along the way. Come learn the latest and greatest in OneDrive.

    Room 619:620
    Fri 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
    • All
    • Content Management
    • Copilot / AI
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