Speaking at SPTechCon–Austin 2017

SPTechCon Austin Laura Rogers Sessions

The SharePoint Technology Conference is coming up next month in Austin!  I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting a few sessions there.  Also, when you register, you can use my code ROGERS, to receive a $200 discount!

So, what’s on my agenda?


11:30 AM – 12:45PM

Making the Most of Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

There are over 50 out-of-the-box web parts in the enterprise version of SharePoint! In this class, learn just how flexible and useful these Web parts are. Office 365 also has a new way of building pages, which is a much improved interface for web parts, which is also covered. Not only will you get a detailed look at the Filter, Excel, Social, Rollup and Video web parts, but you will learn about how flexible the newer Content Search Web Part is, and what’s brand new in Office 365. Examples are shown, along with demonstrations of old and new features. All of this is done without writing any code. Push SharePoint as far as you can using out-of-box functionality! This class is a mixture of 2013, 2016, and Office 365 Web parts.

4:00 PM – 5:15PM

The Power of PowerApps in Office 365

PowerApps is Microsoft’s new technology for building no-code forms, not only for SharePoint lists, but across many LOB systems. This session teaches you how to create forms, and how to get around in the PowerApps design interface. In this session geared towards business users, the components of a form are demonstrated, as an app is built and deployed in the session.


1:00pm – 2:15pm

Automating Your Work with Microsoft Flow

Have you been using SharePoint workflows, and now you are wondering what to think about Microsoft Flow? This session covers the creation of flows in Office 365, with specific examples of integration across line-of-business systems and SharePoint / Email.  This session also includes specific examples and demonstrations of translating business processes from SharePoint Designer workflows to Microsoft Flow. Come learn how to get around in the interface, what actions are available, how to troubleshoot, what are common integrations across multiple servers and systems, and even the pros and cons of moving to Microsoft Flow.


8:30am – 9:45am

Creating an Approval Workflow & Interface

Approvals are the most common type of processes that companies use in SharePoint. Getting around in a SharePoint site and understanding how to interact with and trigger workflows can be tricky when it comes to end-user interaction with the system. In this session, learn about some of the simple ways that approvals can be used in SharePoint, as well as how to create an easy user interface, to make the process as painless as possible for the business users. This no-code solution is built using SharePoint Designer workflows, and out-of-box web parts, and is forms-product agnostic.


I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

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