Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK106 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

Monday, December 9th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Scott Shearer

    Microsoft MVP

WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes? This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections. Topics covered include: • SharePoint Security • Managing Users and Groups • List and Library features and maintenance • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows • SharePoint Designer Workflows • Site Structure Site Templates • Governance Concepts And more...   This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and how-to knowledge that you can immediately implement.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK503 - Implementing or transitioning to modern SharePoint site provisioning in Office 365

Do you currently have a site provisioning process? Are you using the latest solutions that Office 365 and SharePoint Online provide you? The way that we can automate the provisioning of SharePoint sites is evolving and we need to make sure we keep our process and technical solution up to date. In this workshop, we will learn what new solutions are available to you such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to support your new site provisioning process. We will go step by step through the different options and best practices to transition your existing site provisioning process to use these new tools. By the end of this workshop you will have the information you need to create your own automated modern SharePoint site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and even approvals before creation!

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

WRK506 - Tighten Identity Security in Microsoft 365

With over 80% of cybersecurity attacks due to compromised identities, it's time for us to take a serious look our identity security strategies in Office 365. Using tools like those in Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) Suite, we can work on strengthening identity security of online and on premises accounts. This workshop will focus on everything from simple steps you can take like enabling MFA for accounts all the way to tracking advanced threats with Azure Identity Protection. Expect deep dives into configuring the following technologies: • Risk-based Conditional Access • Advanced MFA • Azure ATP and Identity Protection • Cloud App Security This will be a demo heavy workshop with real world applications, so bring your questions and scenarios with you!

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

WRK607 - Building an enterprise sharing strategy for collaboration success

Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely share in SharePoint 2019 and Office 365 across workloads like Teams, OneDrive and of course SharePoint Online? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your content? Do you really know where your content is? Come learn how to create an enterprise sharing strategy, govern sharing with external users, and enable your organization to achieve more through collaboration.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • William Huneycutt

    Microsoft MVP

WRK601 - Boost Company Training & Knowledge Share with Stream

It is hard and very expensive to send users to training. Between getting behind on their day to day tasks, they have to deal with the email and phone call interruptions when issues arise they don’t get to truly focus and retain the content. Online training is an easier solution as the users can block small pieces of time for the sessions but they can still be rather costly and the content is generic to train the masses and not focused on any one type of organizations usage. However, what if you could build your own training site, videos and your users are already familiar with the look and feel of the application or system the video pertains too? You can utilize Stream to provide these options to your organization and much much more. This workshop will be jam packed with the ins and outs of Microsoft Stream, how to utilize in the new era and classic SharePoint sites. We will begin by setting up Stream channels, uploading videos, recording videos, ensuring they are accessible to the right individuals, setup a training site and watch the magic all unfold. However, we won’t stop there as there are plenty of other use cases for Microsoft Stream to be discussed and demoed like end user knowledge sharing along with the most impressive Live Events!! Come join the fun and let’s figure out great ways to make training and knowledge sharing easy and impactful.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • Liam Cleary

    Microsoft MVP

ADM101 - IT and Security guide to Digital Transformation

A core tenant of a digital transformation project is understanding and recognizing the common challenges to the new modern workplace. Too often organizations do not acknowledge this and fail in the implementation of services such as Office 365, including all the Security components that are needed. In this session, we will look at Digital Transformation, the Modern Workplace and the core security features that can support this. We will use question-based scenarios to explain what to use when to use it and how it can be done to be successful.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 11:20 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

ADM102 - Intro to Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

The Office 365 Security & Compliance Center is your one-stop portal for protecting your data in Office 365. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization. Come to my session to learn how to get started with Security & Compliance Center, and find out you can better manage and secure you data.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM103 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCM, MBA

ADM104 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

Passage of laws like HIPAA , Sarbanes/Oxley, and most recently GDPR have made protection of sensitive content critical for all organizations. The inclusion of things like Data Classification, Retention Policies, and Data Loss Prevention critical to the success of Office 365. DLP is the key to both monitoring what you have to protect and the mechanism for securing it. This talk will focus on real world implementation of DLP in Office 365. We will cover how to plan for, implement, monitor, and extend the Unified Data Loss Prevention functionality in Office 365. Along the way we'll point out some of the limitations that exist in a product that is still being actively developed and some practical workarounds.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 3:00 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AZR104 - Configure Azure AD Connect like the Pros

Join this session to understand one of the most vital components of Azure AD and Office 365; synchronizing your local directory. We will go through step by step setting up a simple directory synchronization with Azure AD Connect all the way to setting it up in a multi-forest, multi-domain, and even multi-tenant scenario. We'll walk through the preparation steps you should perform before syncing, and then dig deep into installation and customization to make sure your directory syncs in just the way you want it. Expect deep dives into identity transformations and filtering, single sign on methods such as Seamless SSO, and password methodologies including password sync, write-back, and pass-through authentication. We will also dig deep into PowerShell and the must know commands to maintain and troubleshoot your installation. Finally, we will also show how to troubleshoot the more problematic issues, and how to setup a backup Azure AD Connect installation.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Peter Carson

    Microsoft MVP

OFF105 - Office 365 External Sharing

OneDrive and SharePoint external sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. Users will find ways to do it with or without IT support (typically through email or shadow IT), so it’s important for IT to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely. Sharing can be done in a number of different ways. Unstructured sharing to a small set of external users works well with the OOTB SharePoint features. As the scale increases, structured sharing with a large number of external users needs alternatives such as Azure AD B2B or third party solutions. We'll discuss options available and what makes sense where. In this session we will cover both configuring sharing appropriately, and the user experience for both content sharers and recipients. We'll also review recent announcements from Microsoft, such as the request files feature, one-time passcode support, Google federation, reporting enhancements, and deeper integration with Azure AD B2B.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

AZR105 - Teams, Teams, TEAMS: Let's create some Teams

Many of us in our daily roles are asked to provision, secure and configure Microsoft Teams in rapid fashion for our organization. In some organizations this can be quite time consuming depending on the various layers of complexity in the configuration requirements we were given. This session examines many different interfaces and methods to automate the process of creating a Team (capital 'T'), securing it, configuring it from settings right down to creating a Plan within it. To do so, we will examine the request process and data collection using PowerApps, then provisioning & configuration using several methods of automation including from Flow/Azure Logic Apps, Azure Runbooks/Functions, Powershell, and GraphAPI.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • John Daniels

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace Specialist

ADM105 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA. In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Bridgette Somers

    Manager of Corporate Records at City of London, Ontario
  • Evelina Skalski

    Manager of Records and Information Service at City of London, Ontario

CM201 - Case Study: Records Management in SharePoint from a Public Sector Perspective

In this case study session, you will learn how the City of London Ontario Canada migrated and created an EDMS (electronic document management system) in SharePoint. Learn how our team navigated through legislative restrictions and requirements, how that effects records management at a local government level, and how that can effect storage and retrieval. You will learn practical experiences and the lessons we learned, as well as the specific business needs of public sector institutions and how they leverage SharePoint to run their everyday operations. See how local governments can establish a governance framework to guide the business use of the platform in a compliant and maintainable fashion.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

ADM201 - The Fun of a Modern SharePoint Migration

Many companies are considering moving their file shares to Office 365 and the new Modern SharePoint Online, While this creates opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, Modern SharePoint migrations has its unique considerations and constraints. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Modern SharePoint Online.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 1:20 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM202 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365

Take your Office 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 Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • John Peluso

    Microsoft RD

ADM203 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

As you’ve probably noticed, the pace of innovation in Office 365 is fast and furious. The fact that organizations are no longer responsible for updating their Office software is both a blessing and a curse. Changes to the applications users engage with every day can bring productivity and efficiency enhancements but without the ability to understand, plan for, and train on these updates, admins operations teams can be left with confused users, broken processes and a spike in helpdesk calls. Microsoft has provided some functionality to manage this challenge but it’s crucial that organizations understand and leverage every available feature for mitigating risks that can be introduced by Office 365 updates. Attendees will learn real-world best practices and Office 365 features like Release Preferences, Office update channels, and all of the release communication resources

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AZR203 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

Identity and Security. Those seem to be the big buzzwords lately, but how do they affect your Office 365 & SharePoint environments? We'll spend this session taking a dive into Identity Protection, Application Management, Information Security, and more, all from an Office 365 Admin's perspective! In this session you'll learn how to implement tools like Conditional Access, Application SSO, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection and more to increase the security and grow adoption of your Office 365 environment.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Liam Cleary

    Microsoft MVP

ADM204 - Security and Compliance within Office 365

So you have an Office 365 tenant, you have sites, you use search and maybe you use every feature that is available to you. You create, upload, edit and delete content and even tag it, but what happens when you need to know what has happened to a piece of content? How do you know who opened a specific file? How do you stop specific types of content from residing within the site? How do you control who can do what, when and maybe where from? Luckily we have the tool for this, it is the Security and Compliance Center within Office 365. In this session we will walk through the Security and Compliance Center, answering each of questions with practical examples.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Liam Cleary

    Microsoft MVP

ADM301 - Using the Patterns and Practices (PnP) components with SharePoint and SharePoint Online

Microsoft and community members have developed the patterns and practices (PnP) as a way to guide us in the best approaches for working with Share Point and SharePoint Online. Whether you are building custom solutions or just want to manage them better using PowerShell there are components in the PnP for them. In this session we will look at the PnP and how to use it whether we are developing or administrating SharePoint.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP

OFF301 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

Office 365 enables ease of content sharing with people in and out of your organization. This session will breakdown the different ways you could securely share files in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, or Teams with colleagues, partners, or clients. See how the sharing feature provides the convenience for your end users and removes collaboration barriers. On the flip side, convenience could come at a price, without proper planning. Know the challenges that your organization could face with the ease of sharing in your environment. This session will uncover data governance, insights, and security capabilities, available to Office 365 administrators and compliance officers.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

OFF302 - Getting started with Office 365 Administration

So you've just been handed the keys to a new Office 365 tenant, and you need to know where to start? Or maybe you've been managing Office 365 for a while and want some tips and tricks, and a better understanding of what's changing? You've found the right session! In this session, we'll take a walk through an Office 365 admin's life, everywhere from identities, to SharePoint, Exchange, and even Teams. We'll show you the key things you need to know to manage your tenant. To top things off, we'll go through the top 10 tips and tricks to managing Office 365 without losing your mind! Come find out!

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Microsoft MVP, RD

ADM302 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid! Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell For Office 365

Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! Note: This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 2:20 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

PWR304 - Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Sharing information across site collections has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to your users whenever they view the dynamically updated content. In this session, we are going to explore the configuration components involved with cross-site publishing. We will then explore the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the authored content in the Search Query Web Part. This configuration can be completed both on-premises and in SharePoint Online, so we will also explore the differences between the two configurations.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 2:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

ADM304 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tenant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 2:20 pm

  • Adam Ochs

    MCSA MCPS MSAS

ADM305 - Investigate and respond to security events in the cloud with Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel is the newest security package to come to the Microsoft Cloud world. In this session come take a look into what Azure Sentinel, a cloud native SIEM, can do to modernize your organizations security operations.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 3:40 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft
  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Frank Migacz

    Identity and Security Specialist at Microsoft
  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. (You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.)