Noorez Khamis

Information & Communications Technology

SharePoint SharePoint Framework SharePoint Online SharePoint Development Office 365 Microsoft Teams Microsoft PowerApps Microsoft Flow Enterprise Architecture

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Noorez Khamis

Cloud Solutions Architect at Creospark

Noorez Khamis is a Microsoft recognized MVP in SharePoint and Office 365 Technologies. He has a background as a Senior Information Management Consultant & Enterprise Solutions Architect with comprehensive experience in enterprise scale information solutions, portals and cloud applications. His technical background involves the project management, envisioning, architecting and hands-on development of complex on premise and cloud based IT solutions. He has 15+ years of industry experience in a consulting capacity while having been directly involved in hundreds of projects spanning entire Enterprise applications spectrum including line of business applications, reporting, databases, enterprise integration, workflows, collaboration, document management, records management, business process management as well as web and enterprise content management solutions. His latest experience includes the administration and project lead of large development teams in his roles as IT Director and Senior Consulting Manager at enterprise IT consulting companies. As a Microsoft MVP and a highly accomplished applications architect, Noorez has a strong base in on-premises and cloud based information solutions capable of guiding clients to meet their IT needs. Noorez is also an active blogger, speaker, trainer, community contributor and an evangelist of Microsoft Cloud platforms.

Current sessions

Build a Bot for Microsoft Teams in 15 minutes using Microsoft Azure

Building bots in Microsoft Teams is simpler than you think. See this hands on demo and follow along to build a bot to deliver simple Q&A answers to your employees by using Microsoft Azure services.


Automating Business Process on your Corporate Files using OneDrive and Flow

This is an educational workshop where participants can learn about the value, capabilities and benefits of using Flow with OneDrive for Business. Participants will learn how to use preconfigured or custom templates to turn their daily repetitive tasks into multistep workflows within a few clicks. Participants will also learn how they can work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows that connect OneDrive to the most common cloud apps and services. Examples of OneDrive automation that will be covered include, sending high-priority notifications or emails based on specific triggers, copying files from one service to another, sharing information with your team, as well as automating approval workflows.


Introduction to Microsoft Teams Development

This session will guide you through preparing your computer for developing Microsoft Teams apps, learn the steps to package and test your application, build a basic Microsoft Teams bot and a Microsoft Teams tab.


Microsoft 365 services you need to know to support your Digital Modern Workplace Journey

As a business owner who has chosen Microsoft 365 as a source of your digital modernization journey, it's important to know all the services and features you have at your fingertips to modernize your workplace and transform your business processes. This session is meant to guide an organization through the Microsoft 365 services you get with your licenses and show examples how you can leverage these services for various use cases in your organization. In the end, showing you how you can have a more productive workplace while at the same time, not spending your budgets on applications and software you may not need and hopefully increasing your ROI at the same time.


Build an End to End Low-Code Solution for Microsoft Teams using Project Oakdale

Learn how to use a built-in low code data platform for Microsoft Teams (Project Oakdale), that provides relational data storage, rich data types, app development, and intelligent chatbots to empower teamwork in your organization. Join us for an end to end demo on how you can easily the Power Platform in conjunction with Project Oakdale to create apps and solve your business automation challenges.


Real life scenarios of taking your Teams implementation beyond chat by driving productivity

Did you flip the switch and push everyone into Microsoft Teams? Now what? (insert scratching head emoji)

As an IT Manager or non-technical Power User, you will find value in this session. Hold on to your seat as learn how to empower teams and departments in your organisation by making them better together – just like you were promised when you moved to Teams.

Join us as we work through real-life scenarios of taking your Teams implementation beyond chat by driving productivity based on your business objectives.

We will walk through:

· Using your analytics and productivity tools as a baseline to measure your organizations current level of collaboration

· How to use specific business objectives to map out examples of teams channel, app, bots and tab setup

· Tips tricks to makes your users say “ohhhh I like that”

· Communication tips and effective ways to roll-out teams to different types of users – a persona based approach


We Love Working Remotely! Here’s how Microsoft Teams will Make YOUR Team Love it Too

With recent events, Microsoft Teams is becoming deeply entrenched in organizations and is now, more than ever, being used as the hub for Modern Remote Teamwork. This includes all working corporate aspects we live and breath everyday such as channel collaboration, individual or group chats, audio & video meetings as well as screen & file sharing.

In addition to everyday business, Microsoft Teams can be a great tool to assist with team building and increasing morale, thereby boosting performance and job satisfaction. Managers and executives in today’s world, should be cognizant of their employees’ emotional health and well being.

This session will help you identify some tips and tricks you can use within Microsoft Teams to help with your organization’s employee productivity and morale.


OneDrive from Start to Finish

In this all-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive, but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow and Request for Files can help to transform business, and why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization. We will also spend time within this workshop to discuss your OneDrive scenarios and help build a plan or provide an answer to keep OneDrive moving forward in your enterprise.


Introduction to Project Cortex and Microsoft's vision for Knowledge Management

This session will guide you through the fundamentals of Project Cortex and Microsoft's vision for knowledge management in Microsoft 365. This includes finding and sharing knowledge & expertise across Microsoft 365 and applying artificial intelligence to classify & organize content in SharePoint Online document libraries.


Build an End to End Solution using the Power Automate Mobile App, Power Apps and Microsoft Teams

Learn how to use the rich toolkits provided by Microsoft such as the Power Automate Mobile App to empower teamwork in your organization. Join us for an end to end demo on how you can easily use these toolkits including Power Automate, SharePoint Online Lists, Power Apps and Microsoft Teams apps, to solve your business automation challenges.

In this session, we will start with a specific business scenario which involves:

1) Creating a data source (SharePoint Online list)
2) Using the Power Automate Mobile App to upload data/metadata to this data source
3) Creating a Power App from the data source
4) Adding the Power App to Microsoft Teams
5) Connecting the Power App to perform various actions in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate


Develop in Microsoft Teams without being a developer!

This workshop will guide you through many ways that the average IT Pro or Citizen Developer can create innovative and modern solutions on the Microsoft Teams platform. It will demonstrate how you can use services in the Power Platform such as Microsoft Power Automate & Microsoft Power Apps to deliver amazing experiences for your end users with hardly any code! We will take you through some common scenarios such as building bots and adaptive cards and you will learn to leverage your SharePoint Online lists and libraries as data sources to render amazing experiences in your tabs and apps. We will cover how to assign difference policies in your tenant through the Teams Admin and the Security & Compliance settings, to secure your Organization's Teams Deployment. You will also get a great understanding of some of the great Microsoft Teams apps and capabilities that are readily available for you to leverage to put your solutions together with ease and elegance!


Build a Bot for Microsoft Teams in 15 minutes using Microsoft Azure

Building bots in Microsoft Teams is simpler than you think. Participate in this session as we demonstrate how to deliver simple Q&A answers to your employees by using Microsoft Azure services. No developer knowledge required!


Beautify your SharePoint lists & libraries using modern list formatting capabilities

The modern SharePoint list experience allows the ability to customize how columns look based on predefined business logic and column data. Attend this session to learn how to customize the look and feel of SharePoint lists based on conditional formatting logic. Applying these techniques will produce a stunning and useful experience for the target audience of the list. Users will be able to see the content in SharePoint lists and know exactly what they represent from a quick glance.


Automating Business Process on your Corporate Files using OneDrive and Flow

This is an educational session where participants can learn about the value, capabilities and benefits of using Flow with OneDrive for Business. Participants will learn how to use preconfigured or custom templates to turn their daily repetitive tasks into multi-step workflows within a few clicks. Participants will also learn how they can work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows that connect OneDrive to the most common cloud apps and services. Examples of OneDrive automation that will be covered include, sending high-priority notifications or emails based on specific triggers, copying files from one service to another, sharing information with your team, as well as automating approval workflows.


Past and future events

M365 Saturday Ottawa

17 Oct 2020
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

SharePoint Saturday Saskatchewan 2020

3 Oct 2020
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The North American Collaboration Summit 2020

28 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Branson, Missouri, United States