If you don’t know already, SharePoint Conference is returning to MGM Grand in Las Vegas from May 19th-May 21st, 2020. It has been my favorite conference for years as it focuses on all aspects related to SharePoint which is near and dear to my heart. This includes:
- Microsoft 365
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Stream
- Office applications
- Power Automation / Microsoft Flow
- Power BI
- Azure Integration
- And much more…
Over the last year, my customers have become more and more interested in all things surrounding Microsoft Teams. Whether this is custom development, calling, conversations, tabs or just simply storing files, they are becoming more and more dependent on it as the central source for all their Organizational Teamwork. They are finding that with the desktop, mobile and web-based app and all the capabilities behind the covers, it is now an essential service for their employees.
To this extent, they are looking to leverage Microsoft Teams to its fullest by catering & extending its capabilities to further empower their employees, enhance their productivity, save costs and accelerate business processes.
In this year’s SharePoint Conference, there are some great Modern Teamwork and Microsoft Teams related sessions with some fantastic speakers. Content varies by audience so whether you are a developer, an IT Pro, on the adoption / change management side or an end user or power user, there are many sessions to choose from.
Some of which I have recommended below on your path to deploying Microsoft Teams to your organization.
On Sunday, May 17th, you can attend any of these full day Microsoft Teams related workshops:
GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT 365 – TRACY VAN DER SCHYFF
GOVERNANCE FOR MICROSOFT 365 – MARTINA GROM
BUILDING SOLUTIONS FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS AND SHAREPOINT – POWERCLASS – VARIOUS PRESENTERS
On Friday, May 22nd, you can attend any of these full day Microsoft Teams related workshops:
OFFICE 365 END USER ADOPTION WORKSHOP: A DEEP DIVE INTO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL END USER ADOPTION CAMPAIGN – KARUANA GATIMU, HEATHER NEWMAN, ROBERT BOGUE
Other Microsoft Teams focused sessions you can attend throughout the week include:
COLLABORATION FROM THE TRENCHES – PLANNING OUT YOUR INTERNAL COMMUNITY WITH TEAMS – D’Arce Hess
EVERYDAY GOVERNANCE AND ETIQUETTE IN MICROSOFT TEAMS – Matt Wade
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHARING FILES IN ONEDRIVE, SHAREPOINT & TEAMS – Drew Madelung
FINDING FILES: A SECRET TO ADOPTING MICROSOFT 365 – Adam Levithan
FIVE WAYS TO REALLY USE THAT SHAREPOINT SITE BEHIND YOUR MICROSOFT TEAMS OR YAMMER COMMUNITY – Amy Dolzine
GOVERNANCE & ADOPTION BEST PRACTICES FOR OFFICE 365 & MICROSOFT TEAMS – Karuana Gatimu
HOW TO ENSURE OPERATIONAL GOVERNANCE FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS – Dux Raymond Sy
KEY INSIGHTS FROM ROLLING OUT MICROSOFT TEAMS TO ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD – Jamie LaPorte
MICROSOFT TEAMS AND OFFICE 365 GROUPS POWERSHELL MASTERCLASS – Martina Grom,Toni Pohl
MIGRATION TO SHAREPOINT, ONEDRIVE, AND MICROSOFT TEAMS IN MICROSOFT 365, FREE AND EASY – Microsoft
PROTECTING YOUR TEAMS WORK ACROSS OFFICE 365 – Joanne Klein
SHAREPOINT UPGRADE & MIGRATION PLANNING: FROM STRATEGY TO EXECUTION – Richard Harbridge
SIMPLE & EASY COLLABORATION USING SHAREPOINT, TEAMS AND MORE! – Jennifer Mason
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MODERN COLLABORATION WITH GUEST USERS – David Feldman
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT TEAMS THAT MIGHT BE IMPORTANT SOME DAY – Tony Redmond
ZERO TO HERO: MICROSOFT TEAMS TIPS AND TRICKS THAT EMPOWER EVERYONE – Gokan Ozcifci
And lastly my session this year is going to be a quick one focused around a simple mechanism on how you can leverage Azure to create Bots in your Microsoft Teams channels, see abstract and description below. In this session, I will take the audience on how to build a Bot for Microsoft Teams in less than 15 minutes using Microsoft Azure. I will show the audience how building bots in Microsoft Teams is simpler than you think. I will demonstrate how to deliver simple Q&A answers to your employees by using Microsoft Azure services without any developer knowledge required!
If you are looking for more of a deep dive in working with Bots, consider going to this full day workshop on Sunday:
IT’S TIME TO GET STARTED WITH BOTS IN OFFICE 365 – MARK RACKLEY, BOB GERMAN
Bots are the growing rage these days, but how can you get started creating bots? What skills do you need? Is it realistic for you to create a bot for your organization? Is there a real use case that fits your needs? In this feature packed workshop, join Mark Rackley as he walks you through multiple ways to create bots that you can deploy anywhere in your environment and get started in the world of bots!
Attendees will learn:
- How to create a bot with QnA Maker and deploy it to Teams
- How to create a QnA bot with LUIS, Logic Apps, and Free Azure Websites and how to deploy this bot on any web site or as a Teams application
- How to create a QnA bot with PowerApps and Flow
- How to take your bots to the next level with adaptive cards
Hope to see you there!