• Approach Power Platform Like a Champ

    Whether you are a skilled developer or not, the Microsoft Power Platform is a fantastic platform where you can create effective solutions for business problems.

    One thing to note is that learning a platform can be challenging, especially if you're learning by yourself or are new to Power Platform and need to work on projects.

    In this session, I'll share insights from my own learning journey that will help you on your learning path and prepare you to approach Microsoft Power Platform like a true champion, ready to launch and steer initiatives for digital transformation within your company. Don't pass up this chance to maximise Power Platform's potential and foster innovation within your company. Join us to lead the digital change!

    Key Session Highlights
    1). Introduction to Power Platform: We will learn on how how Power Platform's components including Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Pages, and Power Virtual Agents can be effortlessly combined to meet a variety of business objectives and needs.

    2). Best learning practices: Learn helpful tips and tricks for creating successful Power Platform solutions as well as best practises that will help you understand Power Platform better and make the learning process a little bit easier.

    3). The best approach to learn is to share what you've learned, challenges you've faced, and how you overcame them. You may also leverage community support by going to local user group meetings. Would love to know how you can get started on this? this is a good place to learn how to

    4). How to make your search engine your best friend when you run into error or issues.

    And more!! join us and make a difference in your learning journey!

  • Automated Testing for Microsoft 365 with Playwright

    In this session, we will explore how to use Playwright to automate testing of Microsoft 365 applications. We will focus on how Playwright can be used to create end-to-end tests that verify the behavior of Microsoft 365 applications for Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint. We will discuss how Playwright can be integrated into a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline, and how it can be used to catch bugs and regressions before they reach production. Additionally, we will provide tips and best practices for creating effective tests that cover common scenarios in Microsoft 365 applications. By the end of this session, attendees will have a deeper understanding of how to use Playwright to improve the quality of their Microsoft 365 applications.

  • Challenges of being a Solution Architect in the ever-expanding Microsoft cloud

    In the olden days, the boundaries between responsibilities were much clearer, and a Solution Architect rarely needed to know anything outside their product or field of expertise. In the ever-expanding Microsoft cloud ecosystem, the role of a Solution Architect is filled with challenges that demand ever-greater knowledge and flexibility. Challenges that pose a risk to companies as well as people, pushing both to a level that becomes unsustainable.
    Join Yannick in this session where he speaks from first-hand experience - coming from SharePoint, expanding to Microsoft 365, Azure, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 - on how he sees the role of a Solution Architect evolving. From responsibilities and knowledge, to the creation of an “Ecosystem Architect”.

  • Chocks-away! SharePoint & Teams prepared for Copilot.

    “Chocks-away” is a term used by British pilots in WWII to indicate that they were ready to fly and blocks placed in front of the plane’s wheels be removed so the plane could take off. The blocks were placed there to stop the plane from rolling away.

    Learn how three enterprise companies effectively transformed their workplace culture using the ADKAR framework. This approach focuses on "fun" elements of human-centered adoption and change management, utilizing five key elements to track progress and celebrate achievements.

    So be a real Copilot to your HR and Internal Comms teams! Don't let Microsoft Viva and Copilot roll away, enabling the competition to get ahead. Instead, use this valuable tool and session for take off and beyond!

  • Code-first low-code developer workflow with VS Code, CLI, MSBuild and DevOps

    Have you reached the point where you need the Power Platform for critical workloads and realize there's a need for more structured organization? Wondering if there's a way to apply best practices from professional software development?

    ℹ️ The Power Platform caters to both citizen and pro-developers.
    ⚠️ However, gaps in toolsets can pose challenges for projects led by professional development teams.
    ❓ Is there a way to simplify and standardize the developer workflow?
    🏁 By integrating familiar tools, we can streamline the process for professional developers, reduce the learning curve, enhance output reliability, and appeal to a broader developer community.

    Develop, test, debug, deploy, and support your Power Platform workloads efficiently, just as seasoned developers do. Attend this session to discover tried-and-true methods and learn how to expedite your projects.

    Boost, automate, and scale your low-code development with:
    * Visual Studio Code + MSBuild + Power Platform Extensions
    * Power Platform CLI + .NET Template Engine (dotnet new) scaffolding
    * Advanced debugging and automated testing techniques
    * Multi-layered managed solution design
    * Shared .NET and TypeScript libraries
    * Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline integration

    If you resonate with the following challenges, this session offers solutions:
    * High interaction cost - excessive clicking and loading times
    * Difficulty in propagating and reverting changes across envs
    * Conflicting with changes made by others
    * Setting up a project structure and sharing code
    * Long wait times for deployments
    * Difficulty in managing a suitable versioning system
    * Official tools not playing nice together
    * Maintaining consistency in multi-developer teams
    * Searching through code and refactoring

    Disclaimer: This is the third revision of this session. With each iteration, I introduce fresh updates. If you've encountered this session elsewhere, I can confidently say it's worth revisiting.

  • Creating a Power Platform governance framework

    A properly planned approach to governing the Power Platform ensures organizations are able to increase their low-code maturity, win in low-code (and life), and to empower their makers on a safe and secure platform. Every organization starts their Power Platform journey from an ungoverned wild-west of a platform. This session showcases an approach to building a governance framework that takes organizations from that initial wild-west level of maturity towards an established governance framework.


    How to approach Power Platform governance and adapt a governance framework in your organization.


    Understand what governance means from an organizational and technical perspective and how a governance framework can be created. Learn what to factor in in your framework to meet organizational and technical needs.


    Taking control or a wild-west Power Platform is crucial for making sure the platform is securely used and your organization has a roadmap for increasing your maturity in low-code.

  • Demystify Entra Workload Identities

    Identities of apps and services (workloads) are gaining privileged access and are used on a wide scale (especially in DevOps or large high-automated environments).
    Attack techniques (for example, in case of NOBELIUM attacks) has shown that service principals will be used for initial and persistent access (to create a "backdoor" in Entra ID).
    Securing credentials, limit and detecting suspicious access or managing lifecycle of workload identities can be a challenge.

    Security concepts of privileged user account can not be (fully) applied to non-human identities and would be limited applicable.
    Strictly monitoring and classification of this types of identities are often neglected in the past.

    In this session, I like to give an overview about the different types of workload identities, common (sensitive) use cases and how attacks or abuse can be mitigated of the different phases in the lifecycle.

    - What is a workload identity?
    - Different types of workload identities in Entra ID
    - Common and real-world use cases
    - Management of lifecycle and visibility
    - Securing delegated management by Entra ID RBAC
    - Monitoring and detection to prevent privilege escalation
    - Securing access and protection of workload identities
    (by Entra Conditional Access and Identity Protection)

  • EntraOps: Deploying and Managing Conditional Access at Scale

    Conditional Access is an essential component of "Entra ID" and assumes the role of the "Zero Trust Policy Engine" in Microsoft 365 environments.

    Therefore, configuration management of the policies has become a critical and important part for Identity Administrators and Security Operations.

    Microsoft Graph API offers programmatic access to Conditional Access which is the foundation to configure policies "as code".

    In this session we will do a walkthrough of automation solutions to manage deployment and operations of Conditional Access at scale across the DevOps lifecycle.
    During the hands-on demos we will discuss my PoC project "EntraOps" which shows the capabilities in automation and lifeycle management by using Azure DevOps (Repos and CI/CD pipelines), PowerShell and Microsoft Graph.

    1. Overview of Microsoft Graph & Conditional Access
    - Existing automation and workflow solutions
    - Considerations of "Policies as Code"

    2. Introduction of "EntraOps" project
    - Advantages of "IdentityOps" approach
    - Security design and RBAC of Azure DevOps project

    3. Coding & deployment of policies
    - Plan and code policies in "Azure Repos"
    - Defined policy templates and variables
    - Governance by automated validation and approval workflow
    - Pull/Push Pipeline to manage desired state
    - Safe rollout of policies across intra- and inter-tenant stages

    4. Operationalization of policies in EntraOps management
    - Operational Insights and Exclusion Management
    - Security Monitoring of Policy management

  • 💡📊Exploring Dataverse Virtual Tables: New Features and Real-Life Use Cases

    In this session, we will dive into the world of Dataverse virtual tables and explore how they can be utilized building data structures in the Microsoft Power Platform. We will examine real-life use cases that showcase the versatility and power of virtual tables, and we will demonstrate how the latest features of Dataverse virtual tables can be leveraged to create innovative solutions.

    🌟Attendees of this session will gain:

    * A deep understanding of the capabilities of Dataverse virtual tables
    * Knowledge of how virtual tables can be used to solve real-world business problems
    * Practical examples of how virtual tables can be used to simplify data modeling and integration
    * An understanding of how virtual tables can be used to streamline business processes

    Specifically, we will explore the new features of virtual tables such as improvements on creating virtual tables using virtual connector provides, virtual tables as part of multi table lookups, and discuss how they can be used to model data in unique ways.

    Overall, attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the possibilities of Dataverse virtual tables and a new set of tools to help them create innovative solutions.

  • From 300 to 2000 users: Lessons learned from scaling a Dynamics 365 project

    Have you ever wondered: “Where will our project be in five years time?”

    Join Wouter and Thomas as they will take you on a 5-year journey through the evolution of a Dynamics 365 project. What started as a modest on-premise application with 300 users has now evolved into a modern cloud solution, serving 2000 users across different continents.

    Prepare to be inspired by the insights gained from scaling up the project, including:

    - Effectively organizing a dev-team using Azure Devops
    - Streamlining communication with business stakeholders and end-users
    - Implementing automatic deployments for environments spread across different regions (ALM strategies)
    - Managing change and driving user adoption through the ADKAR principles and smart Power BI dashboards
    - Integrating Dynamics 365 with a variety of external applications
    - Convincing your customer to be an early adopter of new features

    Wouter and Thomas willl discuss the challenges encountered, the failures, the strategies for overcoming them and the best practices they've developed along the way.

  • From Chaos to Control: How to Govern Your Power BI Environment

    In this session, we will explore how to turn a chaotic Power BI environment into a well-governed and controlled one. We will cover key topics such as
    - the level of self-service,
    - admin portal,
    - gateway management,
    - security,
    - licensing, and
    - automation of manual work.

    You will learn how to strike the right balance between enabling users to create and share reports while maintaining a secure and organized Power BI environment. We will discuss configuring and managing the admin portal according to your wanted self-service level and data maturity.

    You will leave this session with your Power BI governance vision in your organization.

  • Get Sh*** done in IT

    This is not directly related to PowerShell. I will show you how you can stand above your Tasks and ToDo's and make sure you take control of your business life.
    You have too much to do and no overview of what's next. There are new Tasks coming in daily. Let's make sure to take control and to bring back the Fun and Joy of work and see again what you accomplish daily.

  • Getting started with Azure OpenAI and Microsoft 365

    The new cool tech these days is Chat GPT. I'm going to show you how to get started with Microsofts implementation of this, Azure OpenAI. I'll also show how to start interacting with it through API calls in PowerShell and Power Automate/Logic Apps. There will be demos of some interesting proof of concepts with these amazing technologies! What about analyzing if the customer email you received is aggressive or positive? Having a knowledgeable chatbot in Teams?

  • Handle guests and customers with Microsoft Entra External ID

    Microsoft Entra External ID is one of the newest addition to the Entra family. In this session you'll learn about the different methods of handling guests and customer accounts in your environment, enabling services like self service sign-up and automatically registering your customers in a CRM system.

  • Harnessing M365 and AI for productivity, wellbeing, and digital debt reduction

    According to the Work Trend Index studies, 64% of people struggle with the overwhelming inflow of data, emails, meetings, and notifications, leaving them with limited time and energy to do their jobs. The lack of innovation and breakthrough ideas is a growing concern for leaders in today's fast-paced digital landscape. How can the digital tools in M365 help us to reduce the digital debt, the inflow of data, emails, meetings, and notifications? Is AI going to save us all or do we still need to do something ourselves?

    In this session, we will go through the digital tools in M365 that can help you with managing your workload, improving productivity, and reducing digital debt. We will explore the features and functionalities through demos and real life examples in Teams, Viva Insights, Outlook and To Do, and take a look on how Microsoft Copilot can automate repetitive tasks, provide intelligent suggestions, and streamline workflows, ultimately freeing up valuable time and mental energy.

    From this session, you will gain insights, practical tips, and real-life examples how to navigate the information overflow challenges as a knowledge worker, optimize your productivity, and foster a healthier and more innovative digital work environment.

  • How to Use Azure Landing Zones to Accelerate Cloud Adoption at Scale

    Learn how to use Azure Landing Zones to accelerate your cloud adoption at scale. I'll cover the key components, design patterns, and governance framework needed for success. Through real-world examples and case studies, you'll gain insights and actionable takeaways for driving cloud adoption in your organization.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Understand Azure Landing Zones and their key components
    • Learn how to choose the right design pattern for your organization
    • Define a strong governance framework for your cloud environment
    • Gain insights from real-world examples and case studies of successful cloud adoption at scale using Azure Landing Zones
    Leave with actionable insights that you can apply in your own organization.

  • Important Things to Consider Before Migrating Old .NET Applications to Microsoft Azure

    Jonah Andersson shares her past experience, challenges, and important lessons learned about migrating and developing old .NET applications from on-premises to the cloud platform Microsoft Azure.

    Find out how that project turn into a fiasco not because of Microsoft Azure but of other factors. Learn about Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework, Azure Migration, and Jonah's list of advices to never make the same mistakes in your cloud migration projects.

  • Integrated MDM,budgeting & reporting on Microsoft Fabric

    How to run all your planning and reporting on top of Microsoft Fabric. Optime's builds on top of Microsoft Fabric and Azure Logic Apps, adding real-time planning/budgeting to Fabric data handling functionality.

  • I've got 99 problems but Teams aint one!

    We all have these daily bits of frustration at work. My colleague has no access to this list! How can I involve everyone in our planning workshop? Where is that file someone shared in our team meeting? These feelings multiply when the context is collaboration and communication with your team.

    What if technology could help your team to work at its best? What does a modern, digital workday look like?

    In this demo-heavy session, you will meet Karoliina “Use tech for good” Kettukari and Amanda “Try everything at least once” Sterner with a concrete example of a top-notch collaboration team in Teams! We will show you how to innovate with your team in Teams, how to keep everyone on track with tasks, what are the best practices for team meetings - and while doing all of that, how to create an excellent employee experience.

    The focus is on how Microsoft Teams is the ultimate hub for teamwork - and the place for getting things done. You'll be amazed at how seamlessly different applications in Microsoft 365 work together. After this session, you can open your own Teams and take your teams to the next level of collaboration!

    Session takeaways:

    • Example of modern teamwork with Microsoft Teams
    • How useful applications in Teams, Viva and Power Platform work seamlessly together
    • Tips on how you can use technology to improve team spirit

  • Local Admin Access: The Biggest Risk to Your Organization’s Cybersecurity

    Is your organization's cybersecurity at risk due to local admin access on PCs? The convenience of unrestricted privileges may come at a steep cost – unauthorized software installations and network breaches through malware. But fret not, for there are solutions on the horizon!

    Join us for an enlightening session where we delve into five cutting-edge approaches for securing Windows PCs in an Azure AD environment, all while maintaining optimal productivity. We'll explore the latest offerings from Microsoft, including game-changers like Microsoft LAPS, Microsoft Endpoint Privilege Management, Microsoft 365 Cloud PC, security standards like FIDO2, and more.

    Prepare to discover practical strategies that minimize the threat of cyberattacks and empower your workforce. Bid farewell to the perils of local admin access and usher in a future fortified with robust PC security.

    Don't miss out on this transformational event! Secure your spot now and embark on a journey toward a safer and more productive digital landscape.

  • Log Analytics Unleashed: Taming the Wild Data with Azure Magic

    We all have seen information in the Microsoft 365 and Azure portal that we like to monitor on. Unfortunately not all what you see is in the log or available for monitoring.
    In this session, I show how to build a monitor environment based on the elusive data.

    I show how to get data from the Graph API using Azure Functions. I will show how to authenticate. Next, I show how to create a data endpoint and a data routing rule to store the custom data in Log Analytics.
    Based on that data I create a monitor rule and use the Azure Monitor for the alert part.

    At last, I show a way how to implement all needs that fits the Zero Trust philosophy. In that part, I show how to use Azure Functions in a Azure private network and how to deny public data ingestion using a Private Link Monitor Scope and private endpoints.

  • Mastering the Art of Responsive Canvas Apps: Crafting Exceptional Cross-Device Experiences

    In our modern, device-diverse world, users interact with your apps on a multitude of devices—phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, each with its unique screen size and pixel count.
    Achieving an outstanding user experience across this spectrum is a necessity, not an option.

    Join us for an enlightening session that delves into the mastery of creating responsive Canvas Apps that adapt seamlessly to the diverse world of user devices.

    🌟 Highlights on the Agenda:

    📱 Responsive Design Reimagined: Uncover the secrets to designing Canvas Apps that shine on any screen, ensuring users enjoy a flawless experience, whether on their trusty smartphone or a massive desktop setup.

    🎨 Designing for Tomorrow: Learn how to future-proof your app, so it remains cutting-edge as devices evolve and screen sizes continue to change.

    🚀 Hands-On: Dive into the nitty-gritty as we guide you through the creation of responsive Canvas Apps, equipped with tips, tricks, and best practices that guarantee success.

    🔗 User-Centric Excellence: Explore how responsive design enhances user engagement, satisfaction, and accessibility, making your app a user favorite.

    By the end of this session, you'll be armed with the skills and knowledge needed to build Canvas Apps that adapt effortlessly to any device, delighting users every step of the way.

    Join us on this exciting journey to master the art of responsive Canvas Apps. Let's ensure your apps shine across all devices, now and in the future! 🚀
    #ResponsiveCanvasApps #CrossDeviceExperience #FutureProofApps

  • My Recipe Book for Effective Storytelling

    What is storytelling?
    Is it just about analyzing data?
    Is it just about representing the data into pretty looking visuals?
    Is it just about being an expert in an visualization tool?

    Many new analysts have such questions in mind while they are starting as Data Analysts in the Analytics industry. They really don't have clarity on which tool they need to build their expertise on. They are unclear about which direction should they choose to become a good data analyst.

    In this session, Pragati is going to focus on what all tools & technologies can be helpful for someone starting as a data analyst. She will be focusing on key areas a data analyst should explore and build their expertise to become a successful analyst.

    Pragati will also share her top tips around how storytelling can be an easy exercise if few things are kept in mind while doing analysis on the data. She will be sharing some learnings from her experience around what can lead to an effective insight generation.

    In the end of this session, audience will be clear on what all root work is required for data analysis before moving to data visualization and hopefully answering all the questions that newbie data analysts have starting their journey in the industry.

  • Next Level Collaboration with Loop, Adaptive Cards & Automation #CollaborationOnSteroids

    Microsoft Loop on the one hand and Adaptive Cards on the other play the main role in our journey towards the interaction of the two main actors.
    Microsoft Loop continues to develop at a rapid pace and has recently opened the way for interaction with 3rd party apps such as Trello and Jira. However, we find the possibility to create own Loop Components for the integration into Teams, Outlook and Co. with Adaptive Cards much more interesting. Typical processes such as approval of travel expenses, adjustment of credit limits, comments and much more from other apps can be dynamically mapped and, above all, integrated across app boundaries on the basis of Adaptive Cards.
    Let's go on a journey through the Loopiverse and Adaptive Cards

  • Notebooks in Microsoft Fabric

    The session provides a comprehensive overview of PySpark Notebooks in Fabric, covering basic to intermediate concepts. Participants learn about PySpark. They explore RDDs, DataFrames, and their operations, including loading/saving data, filtering, aggregating, and sorting.

    The session focuses on PySpark SQL, enabling participants to execute SQL queries on DataFrames, create temporary views, and perform advanced operations like joins and subqueries. .

    By the end of the session, participants are equipped with the necessary skills to efficiently process and analyze large-scale data, leveraging PySpark Notebooks for data-driven tasks.

  • Playing with Cognitive Services and Power BI

    Azure Cognitive Services are a set of out of-the-box Artificial Intelligence cloud services that allow to extend custom applications with cognitive solutions that can see, hear, speak and analyse.
    The services are exposed through APIs accessible to everyone has a subscription. No AI knowledge or data science skills is required.

    They are scoped into different categories: Speech, Language, Vision, Decision. Each of them can perform amazing analysis over your data and get insights from it.

    Power BI comes with a native integration to the most common Cognitive Services APIs. That allows a for a no code AI extension of your data, adding more values to it.
    During the session, I will show you how to apply the Cognitive Services to your data in Power BI. Whenever is possible, I will also show you how to bypass the need for a Power BI Premium subscription calling directly the APIs from Power BI Desktop.

  • Power Platform ALM fundamentals

    Application Lifecycle Management is an important aspect for any Power Platform project. It is not only a modern word, but a must have process that should be present in any organization that uses Power Platform.

    This session will help you to get to know the basics of ALM:
    * How to create a solution, variables, connections, publishers
    * Differences between a managed and unmanaged solution
    * How to use versioning, patching or cloning
    * What are environments and how to move solutions between them
    * How to use Power Platform pipelines

    Times, when apps and flows were spontaneously created by anyone in the organization are irreversibly gone. Planning Power Platform adoption today means to plan ALM for solutions created in it.

  • Powering ChatGPT with your own data

    In our modern world where speedy access to the right information matters, going through enormous amounts of records such as legal papers, academic studies, news, and technical guides can be automated using AI. However, you want an AI chatbot like ChatGPT to answer questions about unfamiliar topics, recent events, or your non-public documents. This task gets even harder when we deal with data that constantly changes. What should you do?

    This presentation showcases a solution to these hurdles. You will learn how language modes such as those provided by OpenAI (Embeddings) and Pathway Python libraries can be employed to query real-time data intelligently without vector databases. This method opens up the potential to build strong systems for retrieving information, recommending content, or even making chatbots that answer user questions based on ever-changing streaming data.

  • Saving Your Butt: The many layers of Identity Protection

    The core of everything is the identity of the users, but still it is neglected by many organizations.

    Join us for a comprehensive session on identity protection from covering many of the new features in.Microsoft Entra ID, PIM and the renewed Conditional Access! Our speakers will guide you through the latest technologies and best practices for keeping your identity secure.

    From multi-factor authentication to machine learning algorithms, and we'll show you how Microsoft is leading the charge in identity protection.

    With real-world examples and interactive demos, you'll leave with a deeper understanding of the threats you face and the tools you need to stay safe.

  • Sh!t we got compromised. A session on monitoring and remediation using Microsoft 365 Defender.

    Are you ready to embark on an adventure into the world of incident response?

    Imagine it's 3 am, your phone is ringing nonstop, and a Command and Control beacon is active. There's no time for coffee breaks, but luckily you have the Microsoft security stack at your disposal.

    Join Louis in this session as he shares real-life examples and personal experiences that led to a full compromise of a domain. Discover the security misconfigurations that led to the breach, learn how the attack was uncovered and investigated using Microsoft Security tools, and find out how the incident was contained and fully resolved.

    Plus, get valuable tips on what to do (and not do) when the pressure is high and time is ticking. Don't miss out on this exciting and practical session!

  • Streamline the project team time registration with Outlook Calendar and Power Automate

    Do you need yet another tool to count hours spent on a project? Not anymore since you use the Microsoft 365 suite.
    In this short demonstration, I will show you how to combine Outlook Calendar, Power Automate, SharePoint, and Power BI to seamlessly register and report time spent on projects in your organization.

    Key takeaways from the session:
    - how to schedule your time to keep your live-work balance and avoid stress 🙂
    - how to register time spent on projects in Outlook calendar effectively
    - how to use Power Automate with Outlook Calendar events to avoid recurring triggers and feed SharePoint list
    - how to use Power BI for simple reports on time spent on projects in your team

  • Supercharging Microsoft Teams with AI

    In this session you discover how you can integrate Microsoft Teams with powerful conversational Azure OpenAI Service models. This makes your data communication more effective, your solutions more innovative, and your user experience more engaging. You will also see how Microsoft Teams integrates with conversational AI that can generate natural and fluent responses for different scenarios. Combining superpowers of Microsoft Teams, Power Platform and Azure OpenAI Service can make your Microsoft Teams more awesome.

  • Take your chatbot to the next level with a pinch of AI

    Chatbots are cool right? But before the growth of AI, we had to orchestrate everything, in order to be sure that users could get what they want by "simply" requesting things with a few words. And that could be painful in the end.

    With the help of Large Language Models, coupled with AI, it became easier. New frameworks arise and this session will focus on most recent ones such as Teams AI and Azure OpenAI Client!

    Whether you choose to use OpenAI or Azure OpenAI services, we'll focus on the implementation but not without giving a recap on all the available possibilities in Microsoft ecosystem. After this session, you'll have all the keys to start building your own intelligent chatbot!

  • The poetics and politics of a successful Power Platform roll-out strategy

    A successful Power Platform roll-out strategy involves several key steps, and the activities are mostly an intertwining of poetics and politics.

    In my talk, I show what it means to create a dedicated Center of Excellence team that:
    • defines clear business objectives,
    • identifies flagship use cases where Power Platform adds value,
    • implements processes ad tools to establish thorough data governance, security assessment, compliance, solution design, and monitoring,
    • and establishes a culture of continuous improvement, and mutual help in a growing Power Platform community.

    Come as you are and leave this session with a clear idea of what a Power Platform adoption plan destined for success needs (and needs not!) to consider.

    Targeted audience: your Power Platform strategy team, the digitization and innovation decision-makers, and your future Center of Excellence team.

  • The Scary Truth: Default Tenant Security

    For many organisations, moving to Microsoft 365 is a given these days. The lure of collaboration, simple(ish) licensing, and built in security checks all the boxes. Unfortunately just because it is in the cloud, and you have security features, doesn't mean they are enabled or enforced in an effective way.

    In this session we will take you through the top security related considerations when it comes to hardening default out of the box Entra ID environments. From applications, to groups, to conditional access, all of which can be used and leverage as a grounds of attack, so know understand the risks, and how to mitigate against them.

    At the end of this session you will be forewarned and forearmed to deal with the fires within your tenant that you did not know were there.

  • Unleash the full potential of Power Pages - Real-life examples

    Join me for an immersive session that will take you on a journey beyond the ordinary with Power Pages. If you're eager to witness the boundless capabilities of Power Pages and learn how to apply these to your solution, this is the session for you. Prepare to be inspired by real-life examples, demonstrating how Power Pages can be extended to achieve extraordinary results. Discover the unparalleled power of fusion team development, where custom components empower low-code developers to unlock new possibilities and accelerate value creation.

    What you'll gain from this session:
    - Implementing web template components: Learn how to leverage the full potential of web templates to enhance the functionality of your Power Pages
    - Unleashing the Power Apps component framework (PCF): Explore the transformative capabilities of PCF and harness its power to create truly dynamic and personalized user experiences
    - Power Automate your way to success: Discover how to leverage Power Automate within your Power Pages solution

  • Unlocking External Access to Power Platform

    When customers require solutions involving users outside your organization, you'll need to consider how to make this a reality. In most instances, you'd prefer not to start an extensive Power Pages project; something more streamlined would often suffice. Moreover, the complexities of sharing apps and managing permissions & licenses within your tenant can sometimes be cumbersome. In this session, my aim is to assist you in making informed decisions on how to proceed.

    Beyond Power Pages, there are various methods for granting external access to your Power Platform solutions and data. In this session, I'll explore multiple approaches I've used, also including my experiences from Power Pages implementations, third-party solutions, and custom-made solutions with a low-code approach.

    Furthermore, I'll delve into best practices for sharing Power Apps with external users, discuss important licensing considerations, and to add a touch of excitement, unveil some inventive solutions you might not have previously considered.

  • Unlocking the Power of Your Data with Large Language Models

    In an age where data is abundant and Large Language Models (LLMs) like GPT-4 are transforming the way we interact with information, how can you leverage your own organizational data to unlock new insights and capabilities? This session explores the combination of unique technologies including Azure OpenAI, Azure ML Prompt Flow, and Azure Cognitive Search to overcome three key challenges:
    1. Navigating the knowledge cutoff of LLMs
    2. Integrating LLMs with your internal data
    3. Understanding the sources LLMs draw upon

    Designed for introductory and intermediate learners, this session will guide you through the fascinating process of discovering the value of your data in conjunction with LLMs. You will learn how to craft effective prompts to guide LLMs, the vital role vector databases play, and the practical techniques needed to integrate LLMs with your unique data environment.

    You will learn:
    - How to synergize your data with Large Language Models for deeper insights
    - Techniques for crafting prompts that lead LLMs through your data
    - The application of vector databases in managing and exploring information
    - How to start asking insightful questions about your data in just 5 minutes!

    What sets this session apart:
    Through engaging demonstrations, you'll gain the tools to dive into this innovative field right away. Whether you're exploring new ways to utilize your internal data or looking to augment the capabilities of LLMs, this session offers a fast-track route to understanding and implementing these powerful technologies.

  • Walk the walk - explore ways to ensure strong authentication in real life scenarios

    Everyone will agree that a solid set of rules for authentication and authorization is one (if not the) cornerstone of a Zero Trust implementation. Furthermore, everyone actually agrees that device compliance and phishing resistant MFA are the best basic measures to implement with Azure Active Directory Conditional Access.

    However, when we look at the status quo of many environments we see a different picture and anyone who has tried to roll out these basic measures to all users in a larger environment knows that this is not an easy task.

    This session is based on a lot of project experience and shows a collection of strategies, tactics and tools to make a roll-out efficient and as painless as possible.

    Topics: Conditional Access, Authentication methods, Logs, Reports & Workbooks, MFA registration methods / policies, Strong Authentication, Passwordless, Zero Trust

  • What can you do with Azure OpenAI?

    So you have seen and heard about ChatGPT, DALL·E and other OpenAI service, but what can you actually use them for?

    Now that Azure have released their offering with Azure OpenAI it's possible to leverage the different services, integrations that Azure offer with built-in responsible AI and access enterprise-grade Azure security.

    This session will show some examples on how you can use this powerful offering and give you ideas on what's possible!

  • What is Azure Function and Why it is good for Automations?

    Wondering what is Azure Function? Then this session is for you. No prior knowledge is required to attend this session. The purpose of this foundation session is to demonstrate the usage of Azure Function and why it is good for automation. The session walks audience through a story and a problem to get the context. And how it was resolved using an Azure Function. It also goes through what is an Azure function, various triggers in Azure Function, the key features, what is server-less technology, a short demo and some other use cases. Audience will get a good foundation knowledge about Azure function and it is useful skill to have.

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