Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Tutorials at ESPC: A Must-Attend Learning Experience

Are you looking to embark on a transformative journey into the world of Microsoft 365 and Azure? At ESPC, cutting-edge tutorials await to change the way you work. From conquering corporate communications challenges to mastering infrastructure automation, these tutorials offer a treasure trove of knowledge that will unlock the true potential of Microsoft tools and technologies.

ESPC is the premier event that brings together professionals, experts, and enthusiasts from various industries to explore the latest advancements in the Microsoft 365 and Azure world. With a focus on practical applications and real-world scenarios, this conference is a must-attend for anyone seeking to stay ahead in today’s fast-paced digital landscape.

Now, let’s dive right in to the tutorials we have lined up for ESPC23, and discover why they are essential for your professional growth and success!

1. Best Practices for Using M365 to Conquer your Corporate Communications Challenges

Susan Hanley, MVP & Mark Rackley, MVP

Corporate communication plays a pivotal role in the success of organisations. This tutorial, led by Susan Hanley and Mark Rackley, offers a comprehensive guide to architecting and implementing an effective corporate communications strategy using Microsoft 365. By attending this tutorial, professionals will gain insights into envisioning a robust communication strategy, leveraging Microsoft 365 tools to create engaging content, understanding notification options, and exploring the power of Viva Connections and Yammer. This tutorial equips attendees with the knowledge and skills to overcome communication challenges and enhance employee engagement.

2. Let’s Build the Ultimate Power App: Reusable, Remarkable and Responsive

Luise Freese, MVP & Robin Rosengrun

Power Apps revolutionise the development of business applications, and this tutorial focuses on building remarkable Power Apps with consistent styling. Led by experts, participants will learn how to create responsive designs and user-friendly interfaces. By leveraging reusable components and templates, attendees can accelerate future app projects. This tutorial is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their Power Apps development skills and deliver exceptional user experiences.

3. Get your Microsoft 365 Tenant in Shape, Secure and Compliant

Thomas Vochten, MVP, MCT & Maarten Eekels, Microsoft RD, MVP

Managing a Microsoft 365 tenant efficiently and ensuring security and compliance are crucial for IT administrators. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of tenant management, configuration, and security best practices. Attendees will gain insights into managing their tenant through various tools, including PowerShell and the Microsoft 365 CLI. The tutorial also covers enhancing security and compliance posture, protecting sensitive projects, addressing GDPR data subject requests, and managing external application access. IT administrators looking to streamline tenant management and enhance security should not miss this tutorial.

4. Building Apps for Microsoft Teams with Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code

Garry Trinder

Garry Trinder

Microsoft Teams has become a central hub for collaboration, and this tutorial focuses on building apps using the Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of the Teams development journey, including building tabs, bots, and message extensions. The tutorial covers essential topics like provisioning and deploying apps, integrating with Teams client-side libraries, and leveraging debugging and hot reload capabilities. Developers familiar with client-side development will find this tutorial invaluable for creating powerful Teams apps. In order to attend this tutorial, you need to know about client-side development (specifically JavaScript/TypeScript).

5. Securing Custom Software Solutions with the Microsoft Identity Platform

Paolo Pialorsi, MVP

Paolo Pialorsi, MVP

Security is paramount when developing custom software solutions, and this tutorial provides insights into leveraging the Microsoft identity platform for authentication and authorization. Attendees will learn how to implement secure practices using Azure Active Directory (AAD) and various token flows. The tutorial covers securing web applications, REST APIs, Azure Functions, and Power Platform solutions. Developers working on enterprise-level solutions can enhance their understanding of architecting and implementing robust security measures by attending this session.

6. Mastering Infrastructure Automation Tools for Efficient Azure Management

Aleksandar Nikolic, MVP

Aleksandar Nikolic, MVP

Managing Azure cloud infrastructure efficiently is essential for administrators and developers. This tutorial explores different automation tools, including Azure PowerShell, CLI, ARM templates, and Terraform. Attendees will learn automation techniques for resource creation, application deployment, and infrastructure management. The tutorial covers GitHub Actions for full automation and provides valuable insights for users at all levels of automation expertise. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of Azure automation options.

7. Mastering the New World of ChatGPT, GPT-4, DALL-E 2, and Multi-Modal Models

Andreas Erben, Microsoft RD, MVP

Andreas Erben, Microsoft RD, MVP

This full-day workshop offers an in-depth exploration of large AI models such as ChatGPT, GPT-4, DALL-E 2, and multi-modal models. It provides an overview of these models, their applications, and how to get started using them. Attendees will gain insights into text generation, image generation, prompt engineering, program code usage, and integrating with large language models. This workshop is beneficial for individuals interested in leveraging advanced AI models to enhance their projects and explore the potential of AI-driven innovation.

8. From Chaos to Control: Mastering Records Management in the Digital Age with Microsoft Purview

Joanne Klein, MVP

Joanne Klein, MVP

This deep-dive workshop focuses on records management strategies using Microsoft Purview. It addresses the challenges faced by both records managers and IT professionals in implementing effective data lifecycle and records management solutions. Attendees will learn about mapping retention schedules, automation for scalability, meeting complex retention requirements, SharePoint/Teams architecture impacts, customisation needs, and enabling a comprehensive strategy. This workshop is essential for compliance teams and IT professionals seeking to navigate records management in the digital era successfully. To reinforce the topics, Joanne will walk through several real-world use-cases and discuss the skills, roles, responsibilities, and approaches she’s seen success with.

9. Hacker’s Perspective on Infrastructure: Managing and Defending Against Current Threats

Paula Januszkiewicz, Microsoft RD, MVP

Paula Januszkiewicz, Microsoft RD, MVP

This workshop offers an in-depth understanding of modern infrastructure security from a hacker’s perspective, both on-premise and in the cloud. Participants will learn how to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate sophisticated attacks, detect and manage incidents, and implement endpoint security measures. The workshop covers emerging attack techniques, risk assessments, countermeasures, and cybersecurity crisis management planning. This workshop is ideal for professionals responsible for infrastructure security who want to enhance their knowledge and defense against evolving threats.

10. Turning Content to Knowledge with Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics

Chirag Patel, MVP & Kevin McDonnell & Leon Armstrong, MVP

This workshop showcases the power of Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics in transforming content into actionable knowledge. Attendees will explore content categorisation, intelligent search, and the connection between topics and managed metadata. Real-world examples and practical use cases will be shared, and participants will gain hands-on experience to apply these technologies in their organisations. This workshop is valuable for individuals interested in leveraging content AI to unlock the potential of their data and facilitate knowledge discovery within their teams.

Attending ESPC and these tutorials offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Gaining insights into cutting-edge technologies and advancements in the Microsoft ecosystem.
  • Acquiring practical knowledge and skills to enhance productivity, efficiency, and innovation.
  • Networking with industry professionals, experts, and like-minded individuals.
  • Staying updated with the latest trends, best practices, and strategies in areas such as AI models, records management, infrastructure security, and content AI.
  • Accessing real-world examples, use cases, and hands-on experience to apply the learnings directly in your organisation.
  • Discovering opportunities for professional growth, collaboration, and exploring new possibilities in the digital landscape.

Attending an ESPC23 tutorial is an invaluable opportunity for professionals looking to harness the power of Microsoft 365 and Azure technologies and stay ahead in today’s digital landscape. The range of tutorials offered at ESPC23 caters to diverse interests and roles, providing attendees with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to overcome communication challenges, develop remarkable applications, manage and secure Microsoft 365 tenants, build powerful Teams apps, implement robust security measures, automate Azure infrastructure, explore the potential of AI models, master records management, and leverage content AI. By participating in these tutorials, attendees will gain insights into cutting-edge technologies, connect with industry professionals, and acquire the tools to enhance productivity, efficiency, and innovation in their organisations.

ESPC is the premier event for exploring the latest advancements in the Microsoft ecosystem, making it a must-attend learning experience for professionals seeking to unleash the full potential of Microsoft tools and technologies. So, whether you are a developer, IT professional, business decision-maker, or you simply just want to expand your Microsoft 365 and Azure knowledge, then attending ESPC and these tutorials will empower you with valuable insights and practical expertise, enabling you to thrive in today’s dynamic and technology-driven environment. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to transform your professional journey and drive success in the digital age. Join us at ESPC and unlock a world of possibilities!

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If you think you would benefit from one of the tutorials at ESPC23 then act fast and secure your tickets today before ticket prices increase and tutorials sell out!

If you think your team would benefit from one of the tutorials at ESPC23 and you would like to bring them along to grow their knowledge and their network, then check out our Team Discount offer running for a very limited time!

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