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Vlad Catrinescu

Vlad Catrinescu

Microsoft MVP | MCT Regional Lead | Author of over 80 courses at Pluralsight and 3 books with Apress

Montréal, Canada

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Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of Office 365 and the greater Microsoft 365 platform. Vlad is the author of three SharePoint books published by Apress and over 70 courses on Pluralsight covering SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and the Power Platform.

Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2013 and has his own blog at https://VladTalksTech.com. He also shares his knowledge by speaking at conferences around the globe and local community events. Vlad is often featured as an expert on other industry related websites and blogs.

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Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Microsoft 365
  • SharePoint
  • SharePoint Online
  • Power Platform
  • Azure
  • PowerShell
  • Power Automate
  • Power Virtual Agents
  • Microsoft Teams

Power Automate & Power Apps Copilot: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly!

By now, you have already seen different Microsoft Copilots throughout videos, Microsoft Keynotes, and many marketing pitches. But, what can Copilot for Power Automate and Copilot for Power Apps actually do in the real world?

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu & Gokan Ozcifci for this session where we will show you what tasks Copilot can do to save you hours of work, the tasks where it might need some help, and the situations in which you should just build your solution by hand! Don’t hesitate to bring your questions as we will take questions and samples from the audience as we create our solutions!

Microsoft Teams Governance Options for the IT Professional

Microsoft Teams is one of the most used collaboration tools in the world – and users often fall in love with using it as their main collaboration destination! However, a lack of governance can lead to IT having trouble to keep up with all the teams (and other artifacts) that users are creating in their environment! In this session, we will cover the different governance options that we can implement in order to keep users productive, all while following our governance standards. Some of the settings we will cover include:
-Configuring who can create new Microsoft 365 Groups and teams
-Implementing a blocked words policy
-Configuring an expiration policy
- & many more!

Integrating Microsoft Teams into Your Power Automate Cloud Flows

Microsoft Teams is one of the most loved collaboration tools in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem – yet most Power Automate cloud flows we create still send many notifications by e-mail. In this session, you will learn how we can leverage Microsoft Teams in our Power Automate cloud flows to send messages, tag people, or even send adaptive cards for approvals! After this session, you will be able to make your user’s lives easier by allowing them to interact from the Microsoft Teams tool they know and love!

Power Automate Cloud Flows Hands-on Workshop

Power Automate cloud flows are the most popular type of flow in Microsoft Power Automate! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to automate business processes by creating cloud flows in a hands-on approach!

We will start by learning the fundamental concepts of Power Automate, and then we will learn how to create flows starting from a template. We will then create our own flows, based on real world examples! Throughout the workshop, each flow will take it one level further and we will learn how to create approvals, conditions, how to use expressions and loops, as well as how to integrate our flows with Microsoft Teams, and handle errors in our cloud flows!

This is your chance to learn how to automate your own business processes with Power Automate cloud flows and understand all the different controls available in cloud flows!

Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Bootcamp

There’s over a trillion dollars lost every year in cyber-attacks, and in addition to that, there is an estimated talent shortage for about 3.5 million skilled security professionals in the world.

Join Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu for a full day workshop covering the fundamentals of Security, Compliance, and Identity in the Microsoft cloud.

We will start this workshop by learning important cloud computing concepts such as shared responsibility, Zero Trust, and Defense in Depth. We will then learn about the different Microsoft Identity solutions, and learn all the different Azure Active Directory solutions that can help us secure identities in Microsoft 365. Next up, we will learn about Security solutions such as Microsoft 365 Defender, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Sentinel and more. Finally, we will focus on the Information Protection / Compliance features and learn about Insider Risk Management, eDiscovery, Auditing, Records Management, and many other compliance features in the Microsoft cloud.

This workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to better understand the different Security, Compliance, and Identity in the Microsoft cloud, whether you are a business stakeholder or an IT Professional. This workshop will also cover most objectives of the SC-900 Microsoft Certification exam.

Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals Bootcamp

Low code / No Code solutions like the Microsoft Power Platform can help an enterprise reduce development time by up to 90%. This means more and more enterprises are now looking for skilled Power Platform professionals to build apps faster. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of all the different applications inside the Power Platform.
We will start by introducing the Power Platform, and then learn about the core components inside. We will then dive deeper into each product, and we will learn how to:
• Automate business processes with Power Automate
• Create chatbots with Power Virtual agents
• Create apps with Power Automate, and
• Create dashboards with Power BI.
This workshop will be the launching pad for your Power Platform skills, as well as make sure you have a foundational knowledge of the Power Platform, which will allow you to get the best out of the conference sessions happening in the following days. This workshop also covers all the objectives of the PL-900 Microsoft Certification exam if you wish to get Microsoft Certified!

Getting Started with PowerShell for Microsoft 365

Take your Microsoft 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Microsoft 365. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

Enable Secure External Sharing for the Microsoft 365 Administrator

Does the idea of your users sharing content externally keep you up at night? Join Vlad Catrinescu in this demo-filled session to learn what security controls Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online offer in order to enable users to securely share content in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams

Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate

The Microsoft Productivity cloud is used by more than 250 million users daily - and is the productivity platform of choice for most enterprises in the world. Microsoft Power Automate, part of the Microsoft Power Platform is a business process automation tool that allows you to streamline and automate business processes. In this session, Getting Started with Microsoft Power Automate, you will learn foundational knowledge of Microsoft Power Automate. First, you will learn the basic terms and concepts of Microsoft Power Automate. Next, you will discover how to create your own cloud flows. Finally, you will learn how to create workflows that integrate with Microsoft Teams.

Creating your first Power Automate approval flow in under 25 minutes!

Business Process Automation can be super complicated, but what makes the Power Platform unique is that anyone can get started quickly, and with no prior tech knowledge! Join Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu for this 25 minute session to learn how to create your first Power Automate approval flow - no prior knowledge of Power Automate required!

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Vlad Catrinescu

Microsoft MVP | MCT Regional Lead | Author of over 80 courses at Pluralsight and 3 books with Apress

Montréal, Canada

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