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(40-60 minute sessions)
2 PM UTC | 2 PM UK | 10 AM EdT | 7 AM PdT
Merging content, conversation, and AI across the modern workplace
Productivity is a dish best served connected, content + conversation, with a little AI support along the way. Get the most of working with people, files, lists and tasks - adding fluidity to your day. We'll focus on the design and strategy of Microsoft 365-powered experience (Teams, SharePoint, Viva, and more) for your how your teams organize, share and track work all in one place – saving time with a lot less ambiguity.
3 PM UTC | 3 PM UK | 11 AM EDT | 8 AM PdT
Your Guide to Rockstar Meetings with Microsoft Teams
Running meetings online and from any location is more important than ever, and Microsoft Teams quickly became the tool of choice for this task in many organizations. Teams offers countless features and functions to get the most out of meetings, but you need to know how to use them! From planning to follow-ups, from channel meetings to participant lists, from live events to meeting recordings, this session will teach you everything you need to know for running top-notch meetings with Microsoft Teams.
4 PM UTC | 4 PM UK | noon EdT | 9 AM PdT
Introduction to Engaging User Experiences in the Power Platform
Many solutions built in the Power Platform begin from a technical need and may be created by someone who is unfamiliar with user experience better practices. These solutions sometimes become enterprise-wide, due to their usefulness, without the critical focus on user experience upfront.
A focus on the user experience (UX) will help your solutions be more successful by keeping the end user front of mind. A focus on UX will increase usability as you support the end users' top tasks, lower costs and decrease your development time as you identify problems and resolve issues earlier in the build process.
In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate:
• What makes a good user experience
• How to focus on the end user when developing solutions
• Top UX heuristics to support an intuitive, consistent, and inclusive user experience
• Implementing usability principles and better practices in the Power Platform
Walk away with an understanding of the importance of user experience in designing and developing PowerApps, Power BI dashboards, and Flows in Power Automate to help your solutions shine.
5 PM UTC | 5 PM UK | 1 PM EdT | 10 AM PdT
What You Need To Know About Managing External Collaboration in Office 365
Office 365 can solve a long-standing problem—how to securely share information and content with partners, customers and guests outside your organization with maximum productivity and minimum risk. But the mere mention of “guest access” and external sharing has many legal, compliance and IT teams reaching for the “off” switch and leaving it there. Microsoft has provided an easy and intuitive way to initiate external sharing in Teams, Groups and Sites, but the management of external sharing and the risk it can introduce are not so easily understood or implemented. There are tenant level controls, AAD level controls, and application level controls that need to be orchestrated to ensure the right blend of access and control. In this session we will review the layers of management controls—and the roles that should be managing them—to help you formalize your guest access strategy for Office 365.
6 PM UTC | 6 PM UK | 2 PM EdT | 11 AM PdT
Up your email game: How to improve and maximize your usage of Outlook
We all use email. But are you utilizing all Outlook has to offer? For example, did you know you can "unsend" messages within 10 seconds of sending by configuring a setting? Or that Outlook and Power Automate can work together to help automate tasks? We'll spend time learning some new ideas, practices, and configurations that can save you time and reduce stress.
7 PM UTC | 7 PM UK | 3 PM EdT | noon PdT
Step into the Mixed Reality world
With Microsoft Power Apps Mixed Reality (MR) features already in preview and soon to be in generally available, it's not a bad idea to start getting familiar with them. Besides the fact that MR is AWESOME! And fun to play with, there are some use cases as well. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP as he walks you through a number of MR components for canvas apps that support multiple 3D and mixed reality scenarios. These scenarios include:
○ View and manipulate 3D content.
○ Overlay 3D content and 2D images onto the feed from the camera.
○ Measure distance, area, and volume using your device with MR.
Identify spaces in the real world through an MR overlay.
8 PM UTC | 8 PM UK | 4 PM EDT | 1pm PDT
Modern Authentication - why passwords are no longer a priority
In this session, Dwayne Natwick will discuss the uses for Modern Authentication and how passwords are having decreased relevance within an identity infrastructure. We will discuss how these new techniques provide additional protection and security for your cloud identities, and demonstrate how to plan and architect a strong hybrid identity structure.
9 PM UTC | 9 PM UK | 5 PM EDT | 2 pm PDT
Targeting Your Audience in SharePoint Communication Sites
Information overload happens every day. Sometimes, too much cause your audience to tune out. What if we could provide the relevant information to the right audience and avoid information overload? Join me in this session to dive deeper into Communication Sites and how to keep your audience looking for more!
Shari L. Oswald MCT, MSOM
(40-60 minute sessions)
2 PM UTC | 2 PM UK | 10 AM EDT | 7 AM PDT
Magic tricks with the Power Platform
When you get started creating apps and flows in the Power Platform it sometimes looks like everybody else's apps and flows are better. In this session I will go through some of the tricks to make your apps and flow perform better
3 PM UTC | 3 PM UK | 11 AM EDT | 8 AM PDT
Process Advisor - Discover and understand processes better
Each company has it's processes. As long as they're not digitized employees can achieve the same goal in dozens of different ways, some do it faster, others longer. The key to their digitization is deep understanding: actions, steps, bottle-necks. Process discovery tools bring answers to the most crucial questions and thus let the optimization to start. Learn how one such tool, Process advisor from Microsoft, can help in that task.
4 PM UTC | 4 PM UK | noon EDT | 9 AM PDT
SharePoint Spaces is Here to Stay
Virtual Reality is here to stay – especially with the COVID 19 pandemic. SharePoint Spaces gives you the opportunity to leverage 3D imagery and virtual reality for more than just training. It can improve the experience for users on an intranet, when setting up a virtual event, and more. Use your imagination and be creative. This session will give you the foundation to make your static content more interactive and open your mind to the possibilities with SharePoint Spaces.
KD Global Consulting, Inc.
5 PM UTC | 5 PM UK | 1 pM EDT | 10 AM PDT
A Hub to Rule all your Tasks: Tasks in Teams
Teams has become not only the modern workplace collaboration hub, but also the central location where every user can manage his/her tasks no matter if we are talking about personal tasks or team tasks. In this session I will make a lap around Tasks in Teams, the new App to manage in Teams all your tasks coming from Microsoft ToDo and Planner. I will review the new user experience when working with Tasks in Teams and how this App is integrated in the platform to empower every user to centrally manage all his/her tasks. And of course, I will be answering any question you might have about this new App.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Ricoh Spain SLU
6 PM UTC | 6 PM UK | 2 pM EDT | 11 AM PDT
Quick steps to creating a learning environment within Microsoft Teams
Have you struggled to replicate that classroom learning experience within your organisation in the new world of virtual working that we find our selves in today? During this session I will guide you through how to create a virtual learning environment using Microsoft Teams. I will be sharing my tips and tricks to maximise the use of the tools available in Teams.
7 PM UTC | 7 PM UK | 3 pM EDT | noon PDT
Getting started with Security & Compliance
In the context of IT security, compliance means ensuring that your organization meets the standards for data privacy and security that apply to your specific industry. Easily enough said, but how do you get started, implement a solid structure that adhere to your organization and industry? In addition, how do you keep up with it and what do you do if you are breached and\or violated by an employee? These are all great questions and exactly what we will discuss in this session. Terminology will be step one but then its all uphill from there as it’s not simple or quick but the impact within your organization will be huge and potentially save your organization if breached.
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
8 PM UTC | 8 PM UK | 4 PM EDT | 1 pm PDT
Power-Up Your Document Libraries with Power Apps & Power Automate
Back in the days of Classic SharePoint, requiring meta-data was an easy process: 1) upload file, 2) fill out form with metadata, 3) click button to check the file in. With the advent of modern libraries, the popup form disappeared, and the file could sit there not checked-in, or checked-in without the metadata filled in. With 12 different libraries in our home site, each with its own metadata schemas, I spent a lot of time cleaning up incorrect metadata. I needed to find a way for our staff to upload their files to the repository easily without my involvement and create a way for our staff to find the files they need in the libraries. After much research and borrowing techniques from around the Power Platform community, I finally got my solution to work.
This session will walk you through the steps to create an app that meets the following requirements:
1) file uploaded to the correct library,
2) file named according to a naming protocol,
3) title of document filled in and meaningful,
4) all required metadata filled in correctly,
5) file checked in.
S²TEM Centers SC
march 18 - premium workshops
We're thrilled to announce that we will be offering premium workshops to help with deep-dive on certain aspects of Microsoft 365 products. (more coming soon ...)
Please Note: These Workshops are not included with the GlobalCon5 All-Access Pass and must be purchased separately.
March 18th: 2 PM UTC | 2 PM UK | 10 AM EST | 7 AM PST
Workshop: How to Govern and Control Microsoft Teams
Are you responsible for Microsoft Teams, but are worried that it's becoming unmanageable? Or has your Teams instance become (or has the potential to become) a liability due to lack of compliance?
In this workshop containing 4 hours of teaching time, join Jasper Oosterveld who will share the answer to help you successfully govern, adopt and implement a secure collaboration environment with Microsoft Teams.
This Teams Workshop has been designed for two sets of people:
- Those that have already implemented Teams and now need to retrofit some "best practices" to get it back under control!
- Those that are planning or currently rolling out Teams and need to know how to implement governance, compliance and adoption strategies from day 1.
To find out more - click the button below.
Jasper Oosterveld MVP
Modern Workplace Consultant
March 18th: 6 PM UTC | 6 PM UK | 2 pm EST | 11 AM PST
Workshop: Boost Your Microsoft Teams Adoption
Have you ever rolled out a beautiful new system, only to be disappointed when no-one used it?
Would you like to know how to turn end-users and stakeholders into "Raving Fans" of your brand new Microsoft 365 service?
In this 4-hour, LIVE Workshop Rob Bogue MVP will help you identify and solve the most common end-user adoption problems when tasked with a Microsoft 365 rollout such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or Yammer.
Rob will also show you exactly how to identify your key users and adapt your communication strategy so that it's what they need to hear and at the right time.
Robert Bogue MVP
Thor Projects LLC
Organization Development Consultant
feb 9: DYNAMICS 365 DAY 1
TO WATCH THESE SESSIONS YOU NEED AN ALL-ACCESS PASS
Geoff Ables is Track Chair and co-ordinating sessions for this first special Dynamics 365 day focussed on administration, configuration and D365 basics.
2pm UTC | 2pm UK | 9am EST | 6am PST
Kickoff: Creating Customer-Centric Experiences
Dynamics 365 delivers a suite of tools to create customer relationships that are longer-lasting and more beneficial to the customer and to the business. In this session you'll learn the 5 rules for customer-centricity in our digital world, how organizations of all sizes and types are applying these, and how they apply to the speakers you will be hearing from for the remainder of the day.
Track Chair, speaker & D365 Guru
3 PM UTC | 3 PM UK | 10 AM EST | 7AM PST
Executive Overview: Dynamics 365
Microsoft Dynamics offers many apps to use to help run, and grow, your business. Join us in this session where we will introduce you to each of the product families and share common scenarios for individual app use as well as how you can combine products for a full platform solution for your business.
Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc.
4 PM UTC | 4 PM UK | 11 AM EST | 8AM PST
Security Concepts for Dynamics 365 and the Dataverse
Security is one of the most important components of administering your Dynamics system (or model-driven Power App). But where to begin? We will discuss the basics of permissions, roles, teams and more. Of course, this will be all topped off with best practices and tips for success!
Hitachi Solutions America
5 PM UTC | 5 PM UK | noon EST | 9 AM PST
D365 and Outlook Integration: Understanding, Implementing and Troubleshooting
The Outlook integration for Dynamics 365 and other model-driven Power Apps can be a game changer for user productivity and information visibility. But there are some gotchas to be aware of. In this session we will review what the Outlook App is, how to configure it and - perhaps what you'll spend most of your time on - how to troubleshoot user issues with it!
6 PM UTC | 6 PM UK | 1 PM EST | 10AM PST
Empowering a Holistic Omni-Channel Customer Service Team
Are you, or your customers, still using multiple teams for different streams of communications? Do they have to use different systems, depending on how customers are interacting with them? Is it difficult to extract meaningful BI/MI on customer interactions, due to data being in different places? Find out how Omnichannel for Customer Service, using Dynamics 365, can mean you can have a single streamlined Customer Service team, able to handle queries across all incoming channels. Leverage the power of technology to service across multiple streams, different languages, and many other exciting things!
7 PM UTC | 7 PM UK | 2 pM EST | 11AM PST
AI for D365: Time to Stop Talking and Start Doing!
We have been focused on big data for years. Gathering it, storing it, creating reports on it. We have even been talking about AI for years, but it is 2021! The time is now to finally find the value in all that data. With AI for Dynamics 365 you can take back control of your data and begin leveraging it to give you new insights and help your organization grow, identify trends, and bring about true disruption to your industry.
Dynamic Consultants Group
8 PM UTC | 8 PM UK | 3 pM EST |noon PST
Accelerate Activity Adoption
Planning, tracking and analyzing tasks is central to Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement processes. Getting users to adopt this functionality, however, is a challenge. In this session we look at how Power Apps can be combined with D365 activities to transform your sales and service reps into task masters!
FEb 10: Dynamics 365 DAY 2
TO WATCH THESE SESSIONS YOU NEED AN ALL-ACCESS PASS
Geoff Ables is Track Chair and co-ordinating sessions for this second special Dynamics 365 day focussed on more technical aspects of D365 including codeless and coded development.
2 PM UTC | 2 PM UK | 9 AM EST | 6 AM PST
The Business-User's Learning Guide for Power Automate; and Expressions for Makers.
Microsoft's Power Platform streamlines the problem-solving process by putting the right tools in the hands of the people facing the issues. But the open and modular style requires a new aspect of learning where the focus is on the "pieces" rather than the "final product". Join Business Applications MVP, Ed Gonzales, as he shows how to get the most from your Power Automate learning, and some approaches to common functions that will make expressions less-scary for the Maker.
3 PM UTC | 3 PM UK | 10 AM EST | 7 AM PST
D365 + MS Graph + Power Automate: An Introduction to Microsoft 365 Data Access
The Microsoft Graph is the ultimate tool for accessing data in Microsoft 365 - files, SharePoint sites, user information, and much more. In this session we will be looking at what the Graph is and how to use it when you are creating Dynamics 365 Flows in Power Automate. This is an introductory session for those who are getting started with Power Automate and are new to using the Microsoft Graph. Attendees will walk away with a high-level understanding of the Graph, the standard pattern for accessing the Graph from Flow, and how to explore the Graph for future use.
4 PM UTC | 4 PM UK | 11 AM EST | 8 AM PST
Grow Your Flow: Extending Power Automate With Dynamics 365 Custom Connectors
Ever wished there was something you could do in Dynamics 365 using Power Automate, but couldn't? What do you do when there's a gap in your flows capabilities? You could suggest that Microsoft update Power Automate to enable new functionality, but that could take months to be released and there's no guarantee that your idea will make it to the product. In this session we will look at leveraging low-code options for developing custom connectors that can fill the gaps in Power Automate functionality. Several use cases will be addressed and we will demonstrate how to build the functionality as part of the session. Attendees will learn how to Azure functions to create custom connectors that augment existing flows.
5 PM UTC | 5 PM UK | noon EST | 9 AM PST
Delete Your Integrations! Better Patterns for D365 System Integration
Stop building new integrations! Developing new data integration is not always the right data movement architecture for D365. The more data being synchronized the more problems can be introduced. In this session, we will discuss the pros and cons of various integration patterns and help you navigate through the methods to determine the right solution. We will look at integration examples of using PowerBI, SSRS, Web Resources, Power Automate, and Azure as integration patterns to follow.
Dynamic Consultants Group
6 PM UTC | 6 PM UK | 1 PM EST | 10 AM PST
Creating and Managing Quotes in Dynamics 365
Want to better-enable remote workforces and drive utilization of Dynamics for Sales? Then join this session to learn about the out-of-the-box quoting capabilities Dynamics offers, as well as gain insights into add-on capabilities available for more complex quoting needs.
Cincom Systems Inc.
jan 26: TURBO TUESDAY
to watch these sessions you need an ALL-ACCESS PASS
jan 26TH : 2:00 pm UTC | 2:00 pm UK | 9:00 am EST | 6:00 am PST
Creating an approval process in Microsoft Teams
Remote working brings many challenges, one of those being a simple approval process. Prior to remote working you may have found yourself printing a document and popping it into an approval tray. Replicating this process in a virtual world may mean bombarding people with emails and creating needless duplications of documents. In this session I will run through creating a quick and easy approval process using SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Power Automate.
JAN 26TH : 2:20 PM UTC | 2:20 PM UK | 9:20 AM EST | 6:20 AM PST
Where are you?!! Configuring a desk locator with Microsoft Search
If you have you ever spent ages hunting down where someone sits in a large office, you know how useful it would be to have a desk locator in people’s profile. However, you may be an admin and know how expensive it can be to purchase a system. Well, did you know that you get one for free in Microsoft Search? This session will run through some of the complexities in configuring your search to show a map of where people sit all in Microsoft Search.
JAN 26TH : 2:40 PM UTC | 2:40 PM UK | 9:40 AM EST | 6:40 AM PST
How to perform a Power Automate Modern Approval with attachments?
Modern Approvals of Power Automate allows anyone to perform an approval from within their own Outlook Inbox... what if you could attach files?! Let me show you how within 15 minutes
JAN 26TH : 3:00 PM UTC | 3:00 PM UK | 10:00 AM EST | 7:00 AM PST
Automatically associate your Team team site to your Hub
In this turbo session, we will look at how we can create a new Microsoft Team and immediately associate with a SharePoint Hub to give us a consistent global navigation when viewing the SharePoint interface.
JAN 26TH : 3:20 PM UTC | 3:20 PM UK | 10:20 AM EST | 7:20 AM PST
How to use Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts and commands
Do you appreciate a good keyboard shortcut? This session is for you. We'll explore Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts, available commands for the command bar, AND learn how to access a free, handy shortcut reference to help you learn and remember these valuable tips!
JAN 26TH : 3:40 PM UTC | 3:40 PM UK | 10:40 AM EST | 7:40 AM PST
OneNote for Windows 10 in 15 minutes
These 15 minutes will be packed to the second with new ideas, tips and tricks, personal experience, and more to inspire your usage of OneNote for Windows 10. New to it? Regular user? There's something in this session for you. Note: This is exclusively for OneNote for Windows 10 - not OneNote 2016.
JAN 26TH : 4:00 PM UTC | 4:00 PM UK | 11:00 AM EST | 8:00 AM PST
OneNote 2016 in 15 minutes
OneNote 2016 (now known as OneNote desktop app) will still be around for a significant while (2023, with extended support through 2025). This session covers why you might still want to use it in certain scenarios, and how to maximize your general usage of it. We're talking about new ideas, tips and tricks, personal experience, and more to spice up your OneNote 2016 notebooks. Whether you're a casual sticky-noter, or a regular notebooker, this session is meant for you. Note: This is exclusively for OneNote 2016 - not OneNote for Windows 10.
JAN 26TH : 4:20 PM UTC | 4:20 PM UK | 11:20 AM EST | 8:20 AM PST
5 quick tips to make Teams helpful for field (remote) workers who rely on mobile service.
Field workers, people who are on the go and not sitting in front of a PC all day, will find Teams very helpful for their work. Teams was designed with the "remote worker" in mind. Keeping Intelligential Property secure is just as important while working remote. Learn 5 Quick Tips to make help Field workers become more effective, productive and keep your Intelligential Property protected.
JAN 26TH : 4:40 PM UTC | 4:40 PM UK | 11:40 AM EST | 8:40 AM PST
Utilizing a Governance Site vs a Document
As long as we can remember when governance is mentioned its always been in a form of a document. Which was great when creating and compiling all the information. However, maintaining the information is where a managing governance via a document falls short. Utilizing a site represents the true nature of a living, breathing function that changes on a regular basis. It also provides the ability to grow your governance organically and allows users unknowingly participate in governance which allows your governance team to grow in size.
JAN 26TH : 5:00 PM UTC | 5:00 PM UK | noon EST | 9:00 AM PST
How to build responsive Power Apps
Canvas Apps are not responsive by design. However, with the release of the new responsive container controls & screen layouts the possibility of building responsive Apps is now a reality. Join this session to learn about these new controls and how we can leverage them to quickly make our Apps responsive.
JAN 26TH : 5:20 PM UTC | 5:20 PM UK | 12:20 pm EST | 9:20 AM PST
How to build a Power BI Data Model
If you've heard about data modelling in Power BI but you're not so sure what it is or why you need one, this session is for you! Join me as I demonstrate the how and why of data modelling in Power BI! It's a departure from the big excel file that contains all of your info and replaces the need for complicated lookups. Join me to learn more!
JAN 26TH : 5:40 PM UTC | 5:40 PM UK | 12:40 PM EST | 9:40 AM PST
5 cool things you may not know about Microsoft Teams
In this session, I will share with you some of my favourite tips and tricks in Microsoft Teams. These will include some lesser known features which I hope you will find useful, and also fun. Teams is the product of the moment and there are so many hidden gems to be found which will make using Teams even better!
JAN 26TH : 6:00 PM UTC | 6:00 PM UK | 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST
Quickly creating beautiful SharePoint sites with the SharePoint lookbook
Modern pages in SharePoint Online are a game changer. It's now possible to create stunning Intranet pages out of the box in Microsoft 365. Whilst it's simple to create your own Communication and Team sites from the SharePoint Admin center, it's even easier to use Microsoft's SharePoint lookbook to create a number of pre-built site templates that can be active in your tenant within minutes and then can be customised to your requirements. In this session, we will take a look at SharePoint lookbook templates in action.
JAN 26TH : 6:20 PM UTC | 6:20 PM UK | 1:20 PM EST | 10:20 AM PST
Using Progressive web apps to work in multiple Microsoft 365 tenants at the same time.
IT Pros who look after multiple Microsoft 365 environments for their customers are frequently logging in and out of many Microsoft 365 tenants. This can become annoying and require a combination of different browsers and also some Incognito browsers. Progressive web apps changes all this. In this session I will show you how you can pin your most used environments as web apps using Edge Chromium, and also how this can help you stay connected to various Microsoft Teams environments as a guest.
JAN 26TH : 6:40 PM UTC | 6:40 PM UK | 1:40 PM EST | 10:40 AM PST
How to build a reusable Donut Chart Component for Canvas Apps
The Problem: Jill (not her real name) wants to add a donut chart to her canvas app. Jill has some experience with Power BI and thought the solution might be a Power BI tile in her canvas app, but she ran into licensing issues because she doesn't have a Power BI premium license. Next she went to the interwebs and found some code that let her build a dynamic SVG donut chart. She didn't really understand the code and when it broke, she was stuck.
The Solution: I'll create a reusable donut-chart component that will be "Jill-Proof"
Applied Information Sciences
JAN 26TH : 7:00 PM UTC | 7:00 PM UK | 2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST
How to create a QnA Virtual Agent
In this session I will demonstrate how to create a simple QnA Power Virtual Agent using the QnA Maker
JAN 26TH : 7:20 PM UTC | 7:20 PM UK | 2:20 PM EST | 11:20 AM PST
How to get started with Azure Sentinel
Do not have the time to get in details of Azure Sentinel? Allright, jump right in, set it up and get up and running Azure Sentinel in under 15 minutes!
JAN 26TH : 7:40 PM UTC | 7:40 PM UK | 2:40 PM EST | 11:40 AM PST
How to classify, extract metadata, apply content type and retain documents automatically using SharePoint Syntex
Learn about M365 Syntex features and how we utilised it for a company to automate the classification of the documents, extract metadata and apply retention label automatically. The session will include a quick demonstration on setup, creating / training the model to identify the type of documents uploaded via the PowerApp and apply the retention label.
SK Technologies Ltd