Registration and Morning RefreshmentsExpo HallTue 8:00 AM — 60 min
Building Modern Approvals: Using Power Automate
Approval workflows have always been one of the most important tools when building business processes in SharePoint.
In this talk we will walk through everything you need to know to build modern approval workflows using Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow). We'll start with the new built-in "Request sign-off" flow and work out to an approval flow with multiple sign-offs. Along the way I'll demonstrate how to retain an audit trail and troubleshoot your approval flow.Promenade CTue 9:00 AM — 70 min
Collaboration for Introverts - Microsoft Whiteboard: So you never have to meet in person again!
Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital collaboration tool used in Microsoft Teams meetings to allow Collaboration from anywhere with full Whiteboard interactivity.
Using the templates within the desktop and iOS apps, we will collaborate through a project from "start" to "finish".Promenade BTue 9:00 AM — 70 min
Folder vs. Metadata Battle Royale for Modern SharePoint Supremacy
Folder and Metadata have been long-time rivals in the SharePoint community. When collaborating with documents, both have its pros and cons.
In this session, we will highlight the good and the bad with both approaches using the SharePoint modern Document Library. We'll showcase features for document management and collaboration, so you can utilize what works best for your organization.Promenade DTue 9:00 AM — 70 min
PowerApps Makeover: Basic to Beautiful
Have you built a PowerApp but find the look and feel leaves a lot to be desired?
Then this is the session for you! In this session, we'll examine design guidelines and tips and tricks to take your apps from basic to beautiful. You'll learn how you can make your apps performant and visually appealing for your users.Promenade ATue 9:00 AM — 70 min
What to do when your Flow doesn't Flow
As a new user, it can be intimidating to ask for help - not knowing where to begin, thinking your scenario is too specific, or worrying if it's something silly like the "parking brake is still on"...but there are steps you can take to troubleshoot the issues yourself, as well as a wealth of information waiting to be mined.
We’ll walk through 5 steps to problem-solving in Flow, and also cover some specific and common issues faced by new users, and how to resolve them.Oklahoma BallroomTue 9:00 AM — 70 min
Coffee Break in Expo HallExpo HallTue 10:10 AM — 40 min
Advanced Power Automate Strategies: SharePoint Document Sets
Need to work with Document Sets in Power Automate, but not sure where to start? In this session, Ashley will demonstrate strategies for creating and managing SharePoint Document Sets using flows. She will review common business scenarios that use Document Sets, and attendees will leave with the knowledge necessary to create an end to end solution for request based document management.Promenade BTue 10:50 AM — 70 min
Are You Ready for the Modern SharePoint Experience?
Are you ready for the Modern SharePoint experience? In this session, you will discover what Modern SharePoint is. Learn how to build Communication and Team sites, as well what their differences are. Explore modern document libraries, lists, and web parts. Customize SharePoint list forms with PowerApps. Add an interactive Power BI to a modern SharePoint site. Live demos included!Promenade CTue 10:50 AM — 70 min
SharePoint Modern vs Classic
There's been a lot of buzz about changes in SharePoint, especially SharePoint Online. One of the most obvious changes is the new modern design. It's more confusing that there are still remnants of classic SharePoint available. This session will provide an overview of the new Modern design and what that means for you.
What will you learn?
What does the term Modern vs Classic mean for SharePoint
An overview of some of the new Modern features
Things that haven't changed yet and are still only available as Classic
What the modern roadmap looks like for SharePoint developersPromenade DTue 10:50 AM — 70 min
Taming Forms with Power Platform, Portals and AI
Are you trying to move your organization to modern, mobile platforms like the Power platform, but weighed down by process that use paper and PDF forms?
This session is a live build (only 1 slide!) showing how to bring your organization to Power platform without having to replace the hundreds (thousands?) of printed and PDF forms in use today while showing a broad range of the Power Platform.
In this demo you'll see a broad set of Power platform technology to create an end-to-end forms collection, approval and tracking system that's integrated with a legacy system. It uses:
• Model Driven App: Track forms and approvals
• AI Builder + Canvas Apps: Process scanned images of paper forms
• Flow Modern Approvals: Web, Email and Mobile approvals for forms + On Premise integration & Azure Cognitive Services
• Power Apps Portals: Create web forms for highly used forms, Collect filled PDFs for less used forms
• Power Automate flow: Use an email inbox to collect completed forms for processing
• Power Virtual Agents: ask for form approval statusPromenade ATue 10:50 AM — 70 min
Teams Adoption: Maximize Collaboration, Empower Success
Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365 and happens to also be the fastest growing app in the O365 suite right now. With all the integrated communication, knowledge management and collaboration it provides; Microsoft Teams is THE central hub for teamwork in Office 365, empowering organizations of all sizes to collaborate with ready to go features and customization options.
With great features come a great number of questions, so this session will cover how to implement and adopt Microsoft Teams. In this session we will look at strategies organizations can use to foster adoption and raise brand awareness. This session will show you how to get the most out of your investment and provide real tips to take back to the office. If your organization is currently considering deploying or just starting your journey to Microsoft Teams, this session is for you.Oklahoma BallroomTue 10:50 AM — 70 min
Lunch Break in Expo HallExpo HallTue 12:00 PM — 60 min
Boost Company Training & Knowledge Share with Stream
It is hard and very expensive to send users to training. Between getting behind on their day to day tasks, they have to deal with the email and phone call interruptions when issues arise they don’t get to truly focus and retain the content. Online training is an easier solution as the users can block small pieces of time for the sessions but they can still be rather costly and the content is generic to train the masses and not focused on any one type of organizations usage. However, what if you could build your own training site, videos and your users are already familiar with the look and feel of the application or system the video pertains too? You can utilize Stream to provide these options to your organization and much more.
This session will be jam packed with the ins and outs of Microsoft Stream, how to utilize in the new era and classic SharePoint sites. We will begin by setting up Stream channels, uploading videos, recording videos, ensuring they are accessible to the right individuals, setup a training site and watch the magic all unfold. However, we won’t stop there as there are plenty of other use cases for Microsoft Stream to be discussed and demoed like end user knowledge sharing along with the most impressive Live Events!! Come join the fun and let’s figure out great ways to make training and knowledge sharing easy and impactful.Oklahoma BallroomTue 1:00 PM — 70 min
Power Apps & Power Automate Licensing: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Licensing changes made to the Power Platform in 2019 have raised a lot of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) for Citizen Developers. This has caused many people to reconsider their decision to use Power Apps or Power Automate in their organization. But the Power Platform still provides an immense amount of value for licenses that you may already own. In this session I will cut through the FUD and help you understand exactly what Power Apps or Power Automate license you need to cover different scenarios. I'll also cover the various "grandfather" clauses that provide some relief from the licensing changes and how long that relief will last. By the end of the session you'll be able to make an informed decision about how much it will cost to use Power Apps and Power Automate in your organization.Promenade ATue 1:00 PM — 70 min
Rethinking Intranet Navigation. Hub Sites for the Modern World
We all miss our old, trusty global navigation; modern site architecture calls for a change in how we think about organizing and connecting to our sites and information. But there’s good news: Hub sites can help us get back consistency in our intranet navigation as we flatten out our architecture.
In this session we'll discover what Hub sites are, what they aren’t, and best practices for leveraging them in modern architecture.Promenade DTue 1:00 PM — 70 min
Teamwork at TU: A real-world example of community engagement and user adoption
The University of Tulsa is working toward adoption of the Office 365 platform. Hear what worked - and what didn't - for us.Promenade CTue 1:00 PM — 70 min
Afternoon Break & Expo HallExpo HallTue 2:10 PM — 40 min
I didn't know you could do that in Teams!
Sure, you know about all the common features in Teams like chat, channels, and tabs, but what about some of the other features you haven't seen yet?
Let's be honest, most people are just trying to get through their normal work and don't have time to click ALL the buttons. That's what I'm for! I like to click ALL the buttons to see what this baby will do! Now I want to share all of my tips and tricks with you!
Did you know that you can use filter and search to find things you or others have posted over time? Add non-Microsoft file shares like Google drive or Dropbox for you or your team to access? A way to track scheduling for front-line works, already BUILT-IN? A way to easily collaborate on the CORRECT file? And so much more...
What will you learn?
- Daily tips and tricks like searching and filtering for things you want to find
- How to make team scheduling easy using Microsoft Shifts
- How to use Teams, Channels, and Tabs effectively for collaboration
- How to manage, share, and find files internally and externallyOklahoma BallroomTue 2:50 PM — 70 min
Integrate Power Platform with Microsoft TEAMS to enhance work productivity
Join this session to learn how we can integrate Power Platform with TEAMS to create a modern workplace. You will learn and understand what's available and upcoming in Power Automate and Power Virtual Agent to connect the power of the power platform with TEAMS capabilities.Promenade DTue 2:50 PM — 70 min
Registration & Morning RefreshmentsExpo HallMon 7:00 AM — 60 min
Keynote SpeakerPromenade AMon 8:15 AM — 70 min
Business Process Automation with Microsoft 365
Starting with the modernization of SharePoint Online and continuing with the deep integration of Microsoft 365, SharePoint has never been better. Today's information workers have the tools to create self-service business solutions that are rich with insights and visualizations, easy to build, deploy, and maintain, and are mobile friendly as well.
In this session, you'll learn how to build business solutions with Microsoft 365 including SharePoint Online, Planner, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), Microsoft Teams, and more!
Learn how to build solutions for personal productivity, solve problems for your team, and create enterprise solutions. These solutions can provide a measurable impact on business productivity, save time and money, and make business processes more efficient.
Learn how to do more with Microsoft 365.Promenade BMon 9:40 AM — 70 min
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.Promenade AMon 9:40 AM — 70 min
Microsoft Teams; What you need to know, now!
Microsoft Teams is probably one of the most exciting Office 365 collaboration services released by Microsoft in quite some time. Everyone wants to use Teams, but several are hesitant to use them because of uncertainty about what Teams has to offer.
In this session we are going to ease your mind about Teams by first exploring Teams challenges, and how to overcome them, the powerful features of Teams, how to get the most out of Teams, and also reveal some hidden features of Teams that will greatly benefit your organization.
Introduction to Teams, Free vs paid differences.
Accessing Teams; client, browser, mobile
Admin configuration settings for security purposesPromenade DMon 9:40 AM — 70 min
Power BI and Dashboards 101
Are you really curious about Power BI Dashboards, but you are scared that you won’t understand any of the words? This is the session for you! During our short time together, I will define some basic terms and best practices in Data Analysis, provide a quick demo of Power BI, and show what it takes to create a few simple reports and dashboards.
What Will You Learn?
• How to ask the right questions
• How to quickly get and model data
• How to design easy reports and dashboardsPromenade CMon 9:40 AM — 70 min
The Ins and Outs of Office 365 File Sharing
Office 365 offers an easy way to share content with people inside and out of any organization. However, without proper planning, that ease of share could also be a compliance risk.
This session will highlight how to securely share content in SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Office client, and Windows as an end user. Additionally, we will unpack sharing controls and data governance configurations, available to Office 365 administrators.Oklahoma BallroomMon 9:40 AM — 70 min
Expo Opens & Coffee BreakExpo HallMon 10:50 AM — 30 min
Cool & Exciting Ways to Use Forms to Engage Users
Many believe the new Microsoft Forms is the replacement for InfoPath and other form tools. However, that could not be further from the truth and I am so glad that it is. The new Microsoft Forms can increase user engagement by creating a fun and easy way to get users to provide information and learn about their company. Forms is not only the new survey replacement but it has an additional type of form called Quiz, yes I said Quiz!!! Excited yet? I know I am, as many individuals will take a quiz or fill out a survey if there is a competition involved and\or some type of reward. Forms brings all of that to the table and more!
Forms has created an engaging results overview and an option to post the results of your quizzes. Who doesn’t like to see their name at the top of a scoreboard? If you’re an organization that has external consultants, partners, clients, etc. well no fear as you can set surveys & quizzes to be internal only or allow for external users to participate. Just think of ALL the possibilities! Come join this session and let’s explore the many ways Microsoft Forms can help improve user engagement throughout your entire organization and who doesn’t love easy User Adoption methods!!Promenade AMon 11:20 AM — 70 min
Let's build a Power Virtual Agent BOT to add power to your work productivity
Join this session to learn how you can quickly build a Power Virtual agent that can share your workload by performing time-consuming everyday tasks.
You will also learn how you can integrate Power Virtual Agent with Power Automate and Power Apps.Promenade BMon 11:20 AM — 70 min
Practical Power Automate
Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint? Then this session is for you. Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked by and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.Promenade CMon 11:20 AM — 70 min
The SharePoint List Facelift
Could your SharePoint lists use a facelift? In this session we will explore how to create stunning visuals for your modern SharePoint lists without having to deploy code! SharePoint list formatting allows you to customize your lists with simple JSON objects. We will walk through several examples of how you can easily transform your lists!Promenade DMon 11:20 AM — 70 min
TMO (Too Many Options) In O365?
Is the confusion of TMO (Too Many Options) in O365 getting to you?
SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, Outlook... When do we use what for communication? Collaboration?
In this session Joy will break down our Office 365 options and bring clarity on how the O365 tools work better together for collaboration. We'll address leveraging our "Swiss Army Knife" of applications to be better equipped when communicating with the various audiences we interact with day in and day out.Oklahoma BallroomMon 11:20 AM — 70 min
Lunch Break in Expo HallExpo HallMon 12:30 PM — 60 min
Become a Business Application Superstar in 5 steps
In the past many business applications have been built on top of SharePoint but with Office 365 and the Common Data Service such as Dynamics 365 the world has changed. Model-driven apps are the new business solutions and it can be so easy to build an application.
While hardcore developers were needed in the past, now the time has come for power users and citizen developers. I will show you in this session how to build a business solution with a model-driven app by using CDS, PowerApps and Power Automate. You will also get my personal checklist to become a Business Application Superstar in 5 steps.Promenade BMon 1:30 PM — 70 min
Creating End-to-End Business Solutions with AI Builder and Power Automate UI flows
This session will walk you through a complete solution built for your on-premise ERP system using cutting edge Power Platform self-service Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This no nonsense session is fast paced and will take a real life business use case from start to finish.Promenade CMon 1:30 PM — 70 min
Hungry Teams, Natural Language Chatbots, Virtual Agents, and Yelp
A powerful introduction into the world of natural language chatbots as we grab information from an HTTP call and use adaptive cards to present that information in Teams. This session is perfect for the code-averse Office user looking to add some impressive functionality to existing processes, or even build an exciting new one using the methods covered. We will also explore similar functionality from within Power Virtual Agents.
Users will gain a working foundation in each respective area and will see how accessible the advanced tools are for new power-users.Promenade DMon 1:30 PM — 70 min
Keep All The Things with Office 365 Retention
Are you afraid to delete files? Does your workplace have policies that dictate what can't and what should be deleted? If so, this session may be for you.
We will highlight content life cycle management in Office 365, specifically through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection.
We will unpack:
• Differences between retention and record declaration
• When to apply retention policies vs. retention labels
• Disposition review process before files are deleted from Office 365
• User experience and administration management for records retentionOklahoma BallroomMon 1:30 PM — 70 min
Afternoon Break & Expo HallExpo HallMon 2:40 PM — 30 min
I didn’t know Office 365 could do that!
Sure, you know the heavy hitters like Teams, SharePoint and Excel, but what about all of those other apps that are included as part of Office 365? Did you know Microsoft has introduced scheduling for front-line workers? A way to track tasks and schedule meetings without all those emails back and forth? Have you seen the new survey tool? During this session, Sharon will walk you through some of the features you may have missed.Oklahoma BallroomMon 3:10 PM — 70 min
Power Apps - And Permissions for a Drop-off Form in SharePoint Online
Do you have paper forms that employees complete and drop in a box never to be seen again? Do they just trust that the form didn't get lost and someone is taking action on the form? Maybe you need some automation around the form, so you need a team to have access to the data.
During this session, we will walk through creating a new Power Apps form using SharePoint Online as a data source. Then we'll configure the permissions such that the end users can submit the form, and the Management team can view the data and approve the form through a Power Automate Flow.Promenade BMon 3:10 PM — 70 min
The SharePoint Toolbelt: Top 5 Tools for Newbie Admins & Developers
Do you find yourself suddenly in charge of SharePoint and don't know where to start? No need to fear! Here are the top tools used by both admins and developers everywhere to get the most out of SharePoint. Ashley will review what they are, how to get set up, and how these help with real world scenarios that you will experience again and again.Promenade DMon 3:10 PM — 70 min
Using Planner & To-Do to Managed Projects & You
All organizations have some type of project process that they utilize whether they know it or not they do exist. Organizations that don’t have a built or purchased application to assist in managing their projects probably use email or a manual process. Ones that have a built application are frustrated and a lot of effort is being taken to maintain the application and is just not feasible in this ever changing technology world we live in. There are some great project applications out there such as Project but many I have worked with that use Project state their biggest complaints are that they barely use all the functionality that it provides and it’s an additional cost and hardware if not in the cloud. Which organization are you? What opinion do you have on your current solution?
What if there was a solution that you already own? One that integrates easily in the new modern era of O365 & SharePoint as well as has integration into another application that you most likely own already. The combined effort of both of them not only can you manage your projects but manage YOU? Microsoft Planner and To-Do is what I am referring to and they are simply amazing as individual applications and even more powerful together. In this session I will go through a number of ways you can use the Planner Hub, Create\Integrate Plans into Groups & Teams, Use Cases for how to utilize Plans to organize the different facets of your organization, clients, partners, etc. Then we will go through how integrating with To-Do can give your users a 1 stop shop view of all their tasks, etc. Come join the fun and leave with the knowledge on how to get organized quickly.Promenade AMon 3:10 PM — 70 min
Multi Speaker, multi-subject - 10 min rounds. Details to be confirmed.Promenade AMon 4:20 PM — 70 min
Networking Cocktail ReceptionExpo HallMon 5:30 PM — 90 min
Speakers ReceptionExpo HallMon 7:00 PM — 60 min
Becoming a SharePoint Online Power User Expert
SharePoint Online provides a full spectrum of Power User features, and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different features and how to utilize them as a Power User to take full advantage of SharePoint Online.
In this workshop we will begin by accessing a trial Office 365 tenant that you will use throughout the workshop. The workshop Power User topics we will discuss and explore include:
site creation, customization, and configuration (Site templates, themes, subsites)
Creating and configuring Web pages (Classic and modern pages, web part pages, editing pages)
Working with apps (list, libraries, views, versioning, document sets, and alerts)
Managing security (users, groups, permission levels, security inheritance)
Enterprise Content Management (columns, content types, information management policies)
When you leave, you’ll have the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online Power user components. In addition to these skills you will have a live trial Office 365 tenant that you can use to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other conference sessions throughout the conference, and when you get back to the office after the conference.Promenade CSun 8:30 AM – 5:00 pm
Getting To Know O365 From A to Z
Whenever someone refers to O365 95% of the time they are focused on Exchange or SharePoint. However, O365 has SO much more to offer and can make a huge impact to how you collaborate and manage yourself day to day. In this workshop we will go through all the Apps that O365 has to offer and how you can integrate them into your day to day work processes.
Does your company have 3rd party tools to that handle your company surveys, polling and task management’? Own Microsoft Project but you don’t utilize all the functionality and wish you had something simpler? If you said yes to any of these questions then you really need to attend this workshop. I have a lot more questions like this and the answer is all going to be the same so let’s so through O365 from A to Z and learn about some new applications that can replace 3rd party tools and streamline how you work.Promenade ASun 8:30 AM – 5:00 pm
Power Automate/Flow In a Day
Join the Power Automate/Flow all-day workshop where you will be learning by doing. In this hands-on workshop, you will see real-world examples of Power Automate solutions, roll up your sleeves, and build.
No experience necessary. Demo environment will be provided for everyone.
What will be covered during the workshop:
• How to get started
• Concepts introduction (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions)
• Design using templates and blank canvas
• Automation for common SharePoint needs, e.g. approval
• How to use Expressions
• Working with larger data sets in SharePoint, e.g. OData Filter, Loop
***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***Promenade BSun 8:30 AM – 5:00 pm
Teams-Work Makes the Dream Work
Proper Teams governance provides admin-level control while allowing for productivity and creativity in Office 365.
Facilitate communication without compromising on business policies!
In this session Joy T. Apple, aka Joy of SharePoint, will lean on her years of experience in strategy and planning to help guide the discussion—and answer your questions—on the following governance challenges and more:
• Architecture considerations
• Retention & expiration policies
• Naming Conventions
• Who should create teams?Promenade DSun 8:30 AM – 5:00 pm
Home — Agenda
Event Schedule Plan
First Day January 5, 2019 Second Day January 6, 2019 Third Day January 8, 2019 Fourth Day January 9, 2019 First Day January 5, 2019