Teams, Office 365 Groups and Modern Sites Provisioning Governance with SPFx, Logic Apps and Azure Automation

While Microsoft's modern experience has really come together, there are so many ways to creates sites, groups, and Teams.  Learn how to standardize both the approach and the result with an open sourced request form (SPFx), approvals (Flow), and provisioning process (PowerShell, PnP, Azure Automation).

Next learn how you can combine the concept of channels across Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, and Streams to better organize how your staff collaborate.  Through automation of tabs in Teams, sections in OneNote, plans in Planner, and channels in Streams, plus navigation in SharePoint to tie it all together, you'll see significant gains in your teams' productivity.

Workflows in Power Automate (Flow) vs. Azure Logic Apps

Power Automate (Flow) is built on top of Azure Logic Apps.  In this session we'll compare and contrast between the two options, and provide guidance on when to use which.  Much of this is related to what your workflows will be interacting with, and the resulting impact on licensing.

Teams and Office 365 External Users - Unstructured and Structured

OneDrive and SharePoint external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it's important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely.

Sharing can be done in a number of different ways.  Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features.  As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B, custom code or third party solutions.  We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where using real world examples.

Developing Custom Connectors for the Microsoft Power Platform

Learn about custom connectors and how you can take advantage of the connector platform to extend your data sources for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. In this session, we will share Microsoft's roadmap and vision for the connector platform, and show real examples.

In this session we will go through:

  • Connecting a custom HTML form to a Flow HTTP POST connector
  • Building your own custom Yelp connector
  • Building a certified connector that includes both custom actions and triggers

Electronic Forms and Alternative SharePoint App Approaches

Building fully interactive electronic forms and apps can be a complex undertaking. Who is building the forms – power users, citizen developers, or full-stack developers?  Are they targeted to internal, external, or anonymous users?  What are the forms integrating with, and what are the privacy and security requirements?  Answering these questions narrows the list of options.

The options we'll look at are:

  • Microsoft Forms and Forms Pro
  • Adaptive cards with input forms
  • Power Apps forms and apps
  • An SPFx and React form that dynamically generates its fields based on a SharePoint content type
  • An interactive, responsive HTML form built with Bootstrap and standard HTML 5 that posts to a Flow workflow

Power Platform Custom Connectors and Office 365 Forms Options Full Day Workshop

In this full day workshop we will spend the morning focused on custom connectors for Power Apps and Flow, and switch in Office 365 forms options for the afternoon.

Thinking of moving to Office 365, or perhaps your organization is already there but only scratching the surface of the Office 365 workloads. During this two hour session we'll go through each of the applications in Office 365, but more importantly we will illustrate how they work together.