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William Huneycutt

William Huneycutt

Upskill Tech

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Andy Huneycutt is an Enterprise Collaboration Specialist based in Charlotte, North Carolina, who helps organizations leverage the power of Microsoft 365 to improve their productivity and collaboration. He specializes in Microsoft Copilot, Teams, SharePoint, Power Apps, and Power Automate, and has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2017 for his outstanding community contributions.

He is also a speaker and a content creator with a YouTube channel where he shares his knowledge and tips on Microsoft 365. You can follow him on LinkedIn or Twitter for more updates on his work and insights. In his spare time, Andy enjoys reading, cinematography, and playing guitar.

Awards

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft 365 Copilot
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Office 365
  • Power Automate
  • Power Apps

Power Automate for Microsoft 365

Power up your productivity with Power Automate for Microsoft 365. Designed for both newcomers and experienced professionals, this workshop is a deep dive into the skills you need to streamline your workflow. Discover how to harness the full potential of automation, transforming the way you manage personal tasks, team projects, and enterprise operations. Dive into an interactive, hands on learning experience that empowers you to automate and stay in the Flow.

What You’ll Learn:
• Connect and Control: Dive into data connectors, connections, and user accounts for seamless integration.
• Flow Types Explored: Master various cloud flows including automatic, instant, scheduled, AI-built, desktop, and process advisor.
• Crafting Effective Flows: Learn the art of triggers, actions, and conditions in flow design.
• Templates vs. Blank Canvas: Start building flows using ready-made templates or from scratch.
• Flow Mastery: Understand flow settings, run history, and debugging for smooth operations.
• Advanced Approval Techniques: Tackle complex scenarios with escalation, delegation, and parallel approvals.
• Data Wizardry: Harness expressions, formulas, and functions for optimal data management.
• Enhanced SharePoint Data Handling: Utilize OData for managing larger data sets efficiently.
• Pushing Boundaries: Explore Power Automate and SharePoint limits to maximize potential.
• Practical Wisdom: Gain real-world application insights with tips and tricks from the experts.
• Licensing Know-How: Understand the essentials of Power Automate licensing.

Why Attend?
• Real-World Examples: See how these tools are applied in actual business scenarios.
• Interactive Learning: Engage in hands-on activities for practical understanding.
• Expert Guidance: Learn from seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a Power Automate expert!

Microsoft Loop: The Ultimate Collaboration Hub for Microsoft 365!

Elevate your team's collaboration experience with Microsoft Loop, the game-changing app for Microsoft 365! Loop introduces collaborative workspaces, versatile pages, and reusable components ensuring your teams stays connected across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

Empower your team with the ability to create shared workspaces, tailor pages to your unique needs, and effortlessly add notes, assign tasks, and create up-to-date, synchronized lists.

Experience Loop's seamless integration into Microsoft's popular apps and services, including Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Whiteboard, Word, and the groundbreaking NEW Loop app! This powerful connectivity enables users to effortlessly access, share, and collaborate on content across multiple platforms, meeting your team's diverse needs, wherever they work.

It's time to get Looped In and transform the way your team collaborates. Discover the power of Microsoft Loop today!

Microsoft Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Track, Organize, and Collaborate

Microsoft Lists is a powerful app that helps you track information and organize your work with ease. Whether you want to manage your personal tasks or collaborate with your team, Microsoft Lists can help you create customizable lists that suit your needs. In this session, you will learn how to:

Access Microsoft Lists from web, desktop, mobile, and Teams
Sync your lists for offline access
Sort, filter, and group your list items
Choose from different views such as Gallery, Calendar, and Board
Format your views and columns with conditional formatting
Customize your forms with no-code or low-code solutions
Integrate your lists with Power Apps and Power Automate
Set up alerts, rules, and notifications for your lists
Share your lists with colleagues and control permissions
And more!

Join us for this ultimate guide to Microsoft Lists and discover how you can use it efficiently for any scenario.

Microsoft Copilot - the future is now!

The future of the modern workplace is now with Microsoft Copilot! In this session you'll learn how Microsoft Copilot works across Microsoft 365. Discover how Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 to streamline your business processes, automate tasks, improve workflows, and increase productivity while saving time and effort.

Microsoft 365 Chat:
- Acts as a powerful virtual assistant for work.
- Helps quickly catch up, create content, and brainstorm ideas.
- Provides rapid answers to work-related questions.
- Connects to work data and apps for enhanced productivity.

Copilot for Microsoft 365:
- Integrated across key apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote.
- Enhances capabilities in document creation and data analysis.
- Aids in presentation design, email management, and note-taking.
- Serves as a digital companion for optimizing tasks and operations.

Using Copilot in Microsoft Teams:
- Summarizes meetings in real-time or post-meeting.
- Highlights key discussion points, action items, and decisions.
- Ask questions for insights or suggestions during/after meetings.
- Quickly catch up on chats or channels without lengthy scrolling.

And more!

The future of the modern workplace is here! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft Copilot can help you achieve more with less effort! With lots of demos and practical tips, you'll leave with a solid understanding of how to use Microsoft Copilot to maximize your productivity.

Mastering Prompts: Communicating Effectively with Copilot in Microsoft 365

This session deep dives into the art and science of effectively communicating with Copilot for Microsoft 365. As AI becomes increasingly integral to our work environments, mastering the interaction with tools like Copilot is essential. We'll explore the nuances of crafting prompts that enable Copilot to deliver its best performance, thereby enhancing productivity and creativity in various Microsoft 365 applications such as Teams, Loop, Office, and more.

The session will guide attendees through techniques for developing clear, concise, and purposeful prompts. It will include a detailed look at Copilot Labs, an experimental platform for testing and refining prompt engineering strategies. We will cover best practices for prompt construction, common pitfalls to avoid, and strategies for refining interactions to achieve the desired outcomes.

Through practical examples and interactive demos, participants will gain the skills to communicate effectively with Copilot, transforming it into a powerful ally in their daily work. This session is designed for users who want to deepen their understanding of AI interaction, especially through prompt engineering, and leverage Copilot's full potential in their organizational context.

Copilot for Microsoft 365: The Future of the Modern Workplace

Embrace the future of the modern workplace with Copilot for Microsoft 365! Discover how this innovative tool transforms Microsoft 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, revolutionizing tasks from intelligent document creation to advanced data analysis. In this session, you'll learn how Copilot addresses common workflow challenges, automating repetitive tasks and enhancing creative processes. We’ll demonstrate Copilot's capabilities in real-time, providing practical insights for streamlining your daily operations. Engage in interactive demos and Q&A to see how Copilot can optimize your professional tasks, promising tangible takeaways for immediate application. Whether you're an individual professional or part of an organization, this session is your key to leveraging cutting-edge technology for unparalleled efficiency in Microsoft 365.

Advanced workflow solutions with Power Automate

Power Automate is the evolution of workflow for SharePoint and Microsoft 365. This session is designed to showcase building flows for no code/low code solutions for personal productivity, team productivity, and enterprise business processes.

Topics include:
* Data connectors, connections, and user accounts
* Types of cloud flows - automatic, instant, scheduled, AI built, desktop, and process advisor
* Flow elements - triggers, actions, and conditions
* Building flows using templates versus starting from blank
* Flow settings, run history, & debugging Advanced approval scenarios - escalation, delegation, and parallel approval
* Expressions, formulas, and functions for managing data
* Using OData to better work with larger data sets in SharePoint
* Power Automate and SharePoint limits and boundaries
* Real-world application, tips & tricks
* Licensing

Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design flow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

Microsoft 365 and OpenAI - the future is now!

The future of the modern workplace is now with Microsoft 365 and OpenAI! In this session you'll learn how OpenAI can be integrated with Microsoft 365 to streamline your business processes, automate tasks, improve workflows, and increase productivity while saving time and effort.

You'll explore how to use Microsoft's new Bing powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT to get more relevant, up-to-date, and annotated search results using natural language chat. You'll learn how to use the new Bing and OpenAI to help you write emails, summarize documents, create presentations, and more in Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Microsoft Edge.

The future of the modern workplace is here! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft 365 and OpenAI can help you achieve more with less effort! With lots of demos and practical tips, you'll leave with a solid understanding of how to use Microsoft 365 and OpenAI to maximize your productivity.

Organize and deliver Teams meetings like a pro!

Meetings are essential to collaboration in Microsoft Teams. In this session, learn how meetings work and how to deliver meetings like a pro in Teams. From scheduling and sending invites to assigning roles and delivering meetings including audio, video, and sharing Teams Meetings provide a rich and interactive experience.

Topics include:
Scheduling meetings from Teams vs. Outlook
Setting roles for organizers, presenters, attendees and guests
Understanding and preparing attendees to join a meeting
Managing audio, video, and communication before and during the meeting
Better Sharing of content and seamless transitions while presenting
Recent updates to the meeting experience
And more!

Stop delivering mundane meetings and level to to delivering meetings like a pro in Microsoft Teams!

Lights, camera, action with Microsoft Teams

Teams meetings are core to collaboration in the hybrid workplace.

In this session, we'll take a deep dive into how you can make the most of your meeting experience with video, screen sharing, and meeting recordings.

Topics include:
- How to manage meeting recordings
- Setting meeting options for presenters, attendees, and guests
- Spotlight, pin, and focus on presenters
- Together mode
- Presenter modes for standout, side-by-side, and reporter views
- PowerPoint live for a better PowerPoint experience
- Customizing your background
- Share your screen, window, or whiteboard
- Use your phones camera as a web cam or secondary camera

and more!

External Sharing in Microsoft 365

SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive for Business all allow users in your organization to share files with colleagues in the org quickly and easily. But Microsoft 365 also allows users to securely share with partners, customers, and others outside the company while providing admins control over external sharing settings.

Take a deep dive and learn:
How external sharing works from the user's perspective
How to share in a Team, in a SharePoint site, from OneDrive, and the using the OneDrive sync app
How to share files and sites
How to limit sharing as a site or Team owner

And how admins can:
Manage the organization-level external sharing settings
Manage external sharing settings for sites
Limit sharing when necessary

Deep Dive Microsoft Lists

Let's take a deep dive into Microsoft Lists. Microsoft Lists allow you to track information and organize work, quickly and easily. You can use lists for personal productivity and for team collaboration.

In this session, we'll discuss:

Web, desktop, mobile, and Teams experience
Syncing lists for offline access
Sort, filter, and group items
Gallery, Calendar, and Board Views
View and column formatting
No-code and low-code form customization
Power App integration
Alerts, rules, and notifications
Power Automate integration
Sharing lists with colleagues

And more!

APP303 - The new Stream (on SharePoint) for all your video needs!

Farewell Microsoft Stream (Classic), welcome the new Stream (on SharePoint)! in this session, we'll discuss all the changes to how video files are handled in Microsoft 365 including the retirement of Stream (Classic) and what this means for you and your users.

Topics include:
The new Stream start page to find your videos & videos shared with you,

How to create custom page, site, & portal experiences for videos to create destinations for SharePoint, Teams, and Viva to feature your videos

How to share videos with teammates in the organization and external colleagues as well.

How to manage video files with version history, chapters, transcripts & captions, comments, custom thumbnails, and more!

We'll also discuss using analytics for video content such as tracking views. And we'll deep dive into what you need to know to migrate from Microsoft Stream (Classic) to the new Stream (on SharePoint).

FLO203 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft Flow.

We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability.

Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

PWR302 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

PWR102 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?
Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?
Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?
Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

WRK502 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
Overview of Microsoft Teams
Discussion of architecture
How to get started with Microsoft Teams
Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
Groups, Roles and Permissions
Compliance and Security
Monitoring Usage and Quality

If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

Learn how to get started quickly with Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) in SharePoint Online. Discover how to use built-in connections to connect Power Apps to services such as SharePoint Online, Office 365 apps, and even SharePoint on-premise. Learn how to customize the look and feel of forms and apps to meet the needs of users and apply company branding. Also, learn how to share Power Apps with colleagues without going over budget.

• Customize SharePoint list forms with Power Apps
• Create a canvas app based on a SharePoint list
• Connect to data sources
• Themes, branding, and layouts
• Conditional formatting
• Rules and data validation
• Formula bar

This session will also discuss how to get started with Power Automate (Flow). Learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Learn how to create custom Flows in an easy-to-use visual designer right in a web browser. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

• Connectors, data sources, and gateways
• Events vs triggers
• SharePoint Designer actions vs Flow actions
• Conditions for Flow
• Workflow history
• Flow connections and ownership
• Licensing

The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of Power Apps and Power Automate (Flow) can help to address the challenges faced by today’s information workers.

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William Huneycutt

Upskill Tech

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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