Sessions

AI behind the buzzwords: yes, even you can build chatbots & AI for everyday wins
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Terms like artificial intelligence, chatbots, and machine learning are hot topics in today’s tech world. Drop by to get under the covers with everyday uses of AI and hear examples of practical applications of using bots in Office 365 to make your colleagues’ and customers’ days easier and more productive. From automating tasks to being a central source of knowledge, it’s not that difficult to cash in on this new tech to improve process, knowledge management, productivity, and customer engagement. We’ll specifically cover language understanding with LUIS, knowledge sharing with QnA Maker, and process automation with Flow.

Speaker(s)

Matt Wade
VP, Client Engagement
AtBot
All-Star Solutions and Self-Generated Reports
Level: 200
Track:
The Office 365 power suite of business applications includes PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI. In this session, we will examine how these tools can work together to build simple solutions yet also self-generate reports and metrics to satisfy management’s needs.

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Automation Doesn’t Fix Process Problems
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
You are the Developer in a business, so the business owner has requested that you create a workflow for (or automate) their process.
What are the steps, and what are the limitations? And most importantly, how do you tell the business owner that their process is the problem, and a workflow won't fix it?
Maybe you are the Business Owner, and the Developer keeps asking more questions and pushing back on you. The solution will be found in your dialogue.
#businessprocessmanagement #process #automation
Azure Flow and Logic Apps for SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
In this demo-packed session, we will talk about Azure Flow and Logic Apps which are both configuration-first integration services, which makes it easy to build processes and workflows and integrate with various SaaS and enterprise applications like SharePoint. We will introduce participants to workflows, connectors, triggers, actions, and the enterprise integration pack.

Speaker(s)

Azure Steve ☁
I help people and organziations with Cloud
Azure Steve
Blockchain and the Modern Workplace
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In this session learn how Blockchain is changing the modern workplace. Learn how Blockchain can be used to enable multi-party business processes and global traceability. During the session we'll demonstrate a solution built on Office 365, Dynamics and Azure Blockchain Workbench to collect donations for SharePoint and Azure Saturdays in Puerto Rico. See how the event planning team uses Blockchain to capture one version of the truth for donation data across political and geographic boundaries.
Developing business applications with PowerApps, SharePoint Online, Power BI and Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Do you know what PowerApps are? Do you know how to integrate with SharePoint Online & Microsoft Flow? This session will show you in a practical and fast way, you develop business applications with Microsoft PowerApps, SharePoint Online, Power Bi and Microsoft Flow.
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Panel - How to build programs to empower women and encourage male allies
Level: 100
Track:
In this panel, speakers and Microsoft MVPs will discuss how to build diversity, inclusion and belonging programs, where they got started working in IT and how to encourage more women to join the IT workforce, and how we need male allies. Moderated by Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, Co-Founder and CMO of Content Panda - panelists to be named from confirmed speakers.
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Panel - How to build programs to empower women and encourage male allies
Level: 100
Track: Business
Panelist, In this panel, speakers and Microsoft MVPs will discuss how to build diversity, inclusion and belonging programs, where they got started working in IT and how to encourage more women to join the IT workforce, and how we need male allies. Moderated by Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, Co-Founder and CMO of Content Panda
Easily Integrating a Chat Bot into SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
​Chat Bots are very commonplace these days. They have been around for years, but advances in AI technology have allowed for a large growth and advances in this area. Microsoft has in preview a service called QnA Maker, that will allow you to create and build a Chat Bot that you can easily integrate into SharePoint using the Azure Bot Framework, all without writing a single line of code. Join me, and I'll walk you through step-by-step on this process, along with discussing how and where Chat Bots can be used to provide better adoption and support to your users.

Speaker(s)

Express Yourself: Building Expressions with Microsoft Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Since becoming generally available, Microsoft Flow has become the tool of choice to automate common tasks and business processes across many applications and services, such as Office 365, Salesforce, Dynamics 365 and many more. All these applications and services provide a rich set of triggers and actions, but there are times where business processes need to extend the functionality of these actions. This is all possible by using Expressions.
In this session, the audience will learn about Expressions, where they can be used, their limitations, and the functions available. Additionally, the audience will see different Expression examples that range from basic to advanced.

Speaker(s)

Fausto Capellan Jr
Owner
VeCa Enterprises, LLC
Fast Track Project Deployment and Provide Business Continuity with Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsft Teams is a new tool from Microsoft that allows you to collaborate quickly for little to no cost. In this session, we will show how very quickly you can spin up a team and start collaborating on your business or projects. We will also show you ideas for how you can use the tools in Microsoft Teams to organize content and have all your information in one place.
Healthcare and the Modern Workplace
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsoft 365 can assist in improving patient care and streamlining operations by enabling organizations to build flexible clinical and operational collaboration solutions. New scheduling, secure messaging and image-sharing tools for the Microsoft Teams platform will create opportunities for healthcare organizations to collaborate in real-time. In this session learn about and see examples of solutions modern healthcare organizations are building to streamline and improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.
How to secure your content with Azure Information Protection
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Microsoft has rolled up its Content Security functions into the not so new name: Azure Information Protection. With Azure IP, organisations are able to not only lock down content but also restrict access. In this session we cover:
1. What is Azure Information Protection
2. How Azure IP is used to lock down content in SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive, etc
3. What is conditional access
4. How Azure IP is extended to device management

By understanding the capabilities of Azure IP, which now includes Rights Management Services, organisations will be able to ensure that their content and access to their content is managed effectively, without risk and seamlessly to the user.
Office 365 for The Small Business Owner - Automation and Simplifying Processes
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
One thing that we all value is time. In our businesses, we tend to spend too much time on mundane tasks rather than being more efficient. In this session, we will discuss why automating your processes with Office 365 will allow you to work smarter, not harder. Increase your efficiency and reach your business potential with Office 365 apps.
SharePoint Framework Extensions as Future of SharePoint Development
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This presentations covers next key points:
What is SharePoint Framework
SharePoint Framework Development Toolchain
SharePoint Framework Extensions Overview
SharePoint Framework Extensions Demos

Speaker(s)

Alex Terentiev
SharePoint Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer
Sharepointalist Inc.
United Airlines Journey to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
United Airlines is well underway with its SharePoint 2016 migration. Join me as I discuss the challenges of upgrading one of the largest airlines in the world to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010. I will discuss the planning involved as well as the methods for which my team has been able to execute our delivery. I will provide specific examples of the roadblocks we faced and how we overcome them. I will also demonstrate how United is using SharePoint 2010 today and also talk about the opportunities that SharePoint 2016 brings to the airline industry.

I will outline some of our challenges as well as our long-term strategies, including how Office 365 fits into the mix. Lastly, I will provide insight into how United plans to leverage the new functionality of SharePoint 2016 to better serve our front-line customers (and internal business customers).

Speaker(s)

Rick Garcia
Project Manager
What's New in OneDrive: Making the most of External Sharing and Sync
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Over the last few years we've seen a continuous stream of updates and new features in Office 365. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. In this session we'll discuss and demonstrate all the newest enhancements to OneDrive including:
- Files on Demand
- Support for Information Rights Management
- File Viewers for non-Microsoft document formats
- Sharing Documents with an authenticated guest link
- Files Restore
- Move Files with Metadata and Versions
- New Administrative Controls for OneDrive Sync
- Enhanced Mobile Support

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