Thomas Goelles

Information & Communications Technology

Graz, Styria, Austria

Thomas Goelles

Head of Modern Workplace Solutions @ Solvion

Thomas Gölles works as Team Lead for Modern Workplace Solutions at Solvion. He has worked as a developer, architect, consultant and team lead through his career. As an active member of the Microsoft365 community and Microsoft MVP, he is co-organiser of SharePoint Saturday Vienna, Office 365 Meetup Graz, Office 365 Meetup Vienna.

Current sessions

Unite your Modern Workplace with Microsoft's AI ecosystem

Your workplace is an important topic. However, it's not a tool or service you buy of the shelf. It is an idea. It's your very own concept of teamwork. Microsoft is investing heavily in this area. For example, think of productivity tools like Teams or SharePoint, and their amount of out of the box features ready to use today. But we believe there is even more. By connecting the modern workplace with Microsoft's artificial intelligence ecosystem, we showcase how your concept of teamwork united with smart services opens the door to new use cases.
This session introduces services of the Microsoft AI stack customers use in their modern workplace. From information stored in your SharePoint lists to exposing your data warehouse KPIs in a dialogue, think of bots as a tool to break up those silos to surface the essential data in your intranet and collaboration spaces. Our demos leverage the platform capabilities of Teams and SharePoint to demonstrate how to unite Office365 with Bots and Cognitive Services and therefore open up your workplace concept to new ideas of combining Office365 and Azure.

Microsoft Teams & Bot Framework - a developer's perspective

In the official blog post announcing Teams Microsoft choose the wording of "… an entirely new experience that
brings together people, conversations and content …" For many reasons Teams is seen as the successor to Skype for Business and a sort of hero client for Office365. With all these big words it's time to have a close look at the developer story for Teams. How can it be extended to enterprise needs in terms of Tabs that can be based on SharePoint framewok webparts, Apps or Connectors. As Teams heavily fosters a chat based working style the option of deploying Bots also plays an important role in the developer perspective of Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams - the hub for teamwork as a platform

While every team is unique, one thing that is consistent is that every team will need a variety of apps and tools to get their work done. Since there is no such thing as a universal tool for work, the extensibility of the Teams platform delivers a universal hub for teamwork to infuse all those tools, together.
The Graph API and the Teams PowerShell cmdlets allow us to govern the whole lifecycle of Teams in the organization. This session also introduces extension points like tabs, connectors and bots. By using the built-in App Studio in Teams we can bundle these to tenant wide apps. With Teams, you can extend your own app or Services by allowing it to render inside of Teams in a variety of means and reach your audience in a new way.

Conversational AI applications in Microsoft Teams

While every team is unique, one thing that is consistent is that every team will need a variety of apps and tools to get their work done. Since there is no such thing as a universal tool for work, the extensibility of the Teams platform delivers a universal hub for teamwork to infuse all those tools, together.
This session will guide you through the development lifecycle of a chatbot built for Microsoft Teams to enrich your collaboration and communication experience. Basic design guidelines paired with working examples and real-world demos will help you understand the principles of designing conversational AI apps that fit into your hub for teamwork. Expect a lot of ideas, concepts and demos and less code.

Intrantes on SharePoint and Office365 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

"What's the deal with Communication and Teams Sites?", "Should I use Teams or Groups for collaboration?", "Is on-premises dead?" Those questions sound familiar? Then let's talk about the different opportunities on how to orchestrate the core services of Office365 and SharePoint on-premises to deliver an intranet architecture that not only adds value but also drives user adoption. SPFx, PnP and Microsoft Graph build the technology base layer, whereas services like Flow, PowerApps or the Azure Bot Framework take your intranet to a new level. But never forget about the main target: your users must use it on a daily basis. This session gives an overview of the not so techie side, focusing on the tools in the design, architecture and roll-out phase and of course the setup of an ideal intranet project.

Office365 AI Workshop

Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to give an overview of the Microsoft AI stack including real-world scenarios for deploying those services. Additionally, this workshop will cover possible fields of applications for AI services like Bots or Cognitive Services which can be used in the productivity services within Office 365 like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Skype for Business Online, Microsoft Forms, and others…

During this workshop, you will learn about the following services:
Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem
Cognitive Services
Azure Bot Service
Microsoft Bot Framework
Office 365

How to use SharePoint PnP assets in real world use cases

After attending this session you will have a better understanding of the many artefacts and assets within the SharePoint PnP. We will talk about how they can help to make your everyday life as an architect or developer easier. Based on examples from customer projects we will discuss a hybrid architecture for self-service site creation in the cloud and on premises. We will also discuss how the user interface of your solutions can be aligned with the look and feel of Office 365 or SharePoint Online.

10 things you should do with your Office365 demo or dev tenant

You need to create a new dev or demo tenant but have no idea where to start? Let's change that! There are some basic steps in the beginning of every tenant that just make your life so much easier, for example, enabling MFA for all your admin accounts. And then there are more resourceful things like using the demos available from the SharePoint PnP Provisioning service. If you want to start your next demo/dev tenant fast and easy this session is for you.

The session is based on this blog post

Past and future events

SharePoint Saturday Cologne

10 May 2019
Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Warsaw 2019

5 Apr 2019
Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

The North American Collaboration Summit 2019

14 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
Branson, Missouri, United States

SharePoint Saturday Bremen/North Germany 2019

1 Feb 2019
Bremen, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Barcelona 2018

26 Oct 2018
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2018

19 Oct 2018
Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium

SharePoint Saturday New York City 2017

29 Jul 2017