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Register now for spring Microsoft workshops

From: Division of Information Technology

Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) is partnering with Microsoft this spring, offering training events to help you better utilize the features available in Microsoft apps.

These Microsoft-led workshops introduce and explore how Microsoft apps can support collaboration efforts of departments, project teams, researchers, and educators. All sessions are free to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students, but registration is required for each event you plan to attend.

The workshops are eligible for Professional Development Network (PDN) credits. If you wish to receive PDN credits, be sure to register for each course you plan to take at in addition to registering at the links below.

Microsoft Power BI: March 23, 11 a.m. - 12 noon 

This workshop explores Power BI and its capacity to easily connect and unify data from multiple sources to create interactive, immersive dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and drive results. Participants will learn how using Power BI can help groups discover and share meaningful insights with data visualization, built-in artificial intelligence capabilities, and integrations across Microsoft products, apps, and services.

Microsoft Power Automate: April 2, 11 a.m. - 12 noon

This workshop provides a walkthrough of Microsoft Power Automate. It includes a PowerPoint presentation showing how “Flows” work, followed by a live demonstration of the site and creation of a Flow.

Microsoft Forms: April 7, 3 - 4 p.m. 

This workshop introduces Microsoft Forms and demonstrates how to create surveys, quizzes, and polls; how to respond in nearly any web browser or mobile device; and how to analyze responses.

Microsoft Teams as a Platform, Integrating Apps: April 14, 1 to 2 p.m. 

App integrations in Teams show up in a single user interface, which allow them to work better together. This workshop explores the capabilities of apps within Microsoft Teams and the ways groups can use them to bring together key information, common tools, and processes into the Teams platform. This course is designed for participants with at least a moderate level of comfort using Microsoft Teams and other apps.

Microsoft Planner: April 22, 3 - 4 p.m. 

This workshop explores Microsoft Planner and how it allows teams to work together more effectively by visually organizing projects in an easy-to-use application that works seamlessly across all your devices.

We hope you will take advantage of one or more of these training opportunities. For more information, please contact CCS at