Conference Sessions and Workshops

  • WRK101 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

    The new way Microsoft wants us to customize and extend SharePoint is to use the SharePoint Framework. This model brings client-side development as a first class development model complete with packaging, deployment and real a full deployment lifecycle. But this model is very different from from what traditional SharePoint developers have been used to. In this workshop you will learn what the SharePoint Framework is all about, what is involved in getting your environment setup to be productive and how to build custom components including client-side web parts and extensions. We will go from using no web frameworks to leveraging React, Angular, Vue.js, leveraging external services, performance tricks… you name it! This workshop is based on AC’s popular Mastering the SharePoint Framework online course… hey, if you register you’ll get a special deal on the course. By the end of the day, you will be well on your way to being a SharePoint Framework Master!

    S102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK102 - Accelerate SharePoint Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

    Organizations today are maximizing SharePoint as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to SharePoint and Office 365.

    To deliver successful migration projects, having an effective business strategy, migration framework, and project management approach is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realistic project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure SharePoint migration success.

    Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control migration projects.

    S102a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What do you have in there?

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    - New and notable features in SharePoint
    - Figuring out how collaboration works now
    - Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
    - How to do a migration
    - Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
    - How these features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

    S102d
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK104 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture, best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content. You’ll take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your business evolves over time.

    S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK105 - A crash-course to the MCSA certification!

    Are you looking to improve your value in the Microsoft ecosystem? Interesting in earning your Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification? Wondering what types of things are on the test? Is your company new to O365 and you want to get ahead?

    Come join me in this full day workshop where we will do a comprehensive overview of what you need to know for the test. Participants will taken through the material tested on, and given materials to continue their education with labs, sample questions, and in depth information to review later.

    This course is based on a training program used for one of the largest O365 support companies, which is the basis for education that has earned over 70 of their support representatives their MCSA.

    S103bc
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    S103d
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK107 - 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 discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure 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.

    S104a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
  • WRK201 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

    SharePoint and Office365 have become the go to place to get information in most organizations. Are you prepared to create solutions that consume the data that is stored in these environments?

    Come to this workshop to learn the information you need to get started creating applications that your organizations want. We will learn what tools are available to develop your applications. We will also cover how to best access the data that is stored in SharePoint and Office 365.

    S104b
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK202 - The SharePoint Superhero: The Business Analyst

    If you already have a SharePoint BA role or looking to add one to your organization, this session will cover what should be expected of the Business Analyst and what falls outside the realm of the Business Analyst world. Learn some of the many tools and techniques that a business analyst uses every day to make their work valuable to the organization such as: Business Process Management, Mind Mapping, and Prototyping.

    Finally, learn some of the skills and behavior characteristics to look for when developing a BA on your team in order to make your next SharePoint project a success.

    S105a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK203 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:

    - Yammer
    - Groups
    - Teams
    - Delve
    - Sway
    - Planner
    - PowerApps/Flow
    - Stream
    - Video
    - Forms
    - ToDo

    S106a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK204 - SharePoint Designer Workflow Bootcamp

    SharePoint Designer Workflows are still a valuable tool for all SharePoint Power Users and site admins.

    This demo-rich workshop will prepare you to immediately begin creating powerful SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows - no experience required. We'll start out by exploring core workflow concepts and quickly progress by creating simple but very useful workflows along the way.

    The workshop will conclude by creating workflows that retrieve data from SharePoint web services.

    S106b
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
    • Workshops
  • WRK301 - New Tricks for Classic Devs

    The developer landscape is changing and developers need to learn some new tricks. Client-side development is the new norm.
    In this workshop we discuss the latest development tools including NodeJS, TypeScript, Gulp, Webpack, and NPM. We will learn how we can use these tools in relation to Office 365 and in classic SharePoint, Online or on-prem.

    This hands-on workshop will help you get setup and working with these environments whether you are a dev or you are looking to get started into DevOps principles. Please bring you laptop to get the most bang from this workshop.

    S104b
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK302 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    - Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    - Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    - Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    - Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    - Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    S105a
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK303 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus.

    During this workshop, you will:
    • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
    • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success
    • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm
    • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

    S106a
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK304 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

    You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

    We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

    Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

    S106b
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Workflow/Flow
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User. Topics include:

    Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    Deep Dive into Search
    Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    S102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Workshops
  • WRK402 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive workshop and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    S102a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshops
  • WRK403 - What Every SharePoint Developer should know about Microsoft Azure

    While the SharePoint Framework is the new place to customize the SharePoint UI, it runs completely within the web browser, and does nothing to help with background processing or other server-side work, including situations where you need to elevate permissions beyond what the end user is allowed to do. Both sandboxed and farm solutions are off the table in SharePoint Online, leaving few SharePoint-based options for this kind of work. Fortunately, Microsoft Azure is well positioned to handle these situations and many more, and should be part of every SharePoint developer's tool set.

    This workshop will introduce Azure platform services including Azure Active Directory, web apps, logic apps, Azure Functions, and more. You will learn practical approaches to integrate these with SharePoint. Scenarios will include:

    • Surfacing line of business data in SharePoint via Azure web apps and functions
    • Elevating permission in a SharePoint web part
    • Using Azure functions as timer jobs and web services
    • Implementing workflows and business orchestration with Azure Logic Apps
    • Storing and querying large data sets (beyond 5,000 rows) in SQL Azure
    • Safely managing security and secrets in your Azure code with Managed Service Identities and Key Vault

    Attendees should have a working knowledge of C# development and familiarity with SharePoint Online.

    Don't miss this opportunity to upgrade your development skills for modern SharePoint!

    S102d
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK405 - Content Services and Managed Metadata in SharePoint & Office 365

    As SharePoint explodes in enterprise capacity, big data often results in a lot of big noise, too. Content Services extends the patterns and systems used to shape long term document storage to shape the first year, or even the first day of the content lifecycle. Managed Metadata and Enterprise Content Management provide tools and analysis to help you separate valuable signals from all the useless background static. This workshop is intended for enterprise architects and content managers looking to optimize the user experience for document-centric collaboration in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll cover:
    • Principles of SharePoint information Architecture
    • Harvest – the best ways to analyze, discover and reuse preexisting content including Delve Boards
    • Create – deploying Office Lens and Content Types to ensure content is “born” managed
    • Coordinate – Using document libraries, MMS, Flow and search to systematize and improve content collaboration and publishing
    • Protect – establishing information governance policies for content retention/deletion, data loss prevention, records management, and automatic classification
    • Hybrid content services

    We’ll conclude with a hands on team exercise to build information governance for Office 365.

    S103a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK406 - Power BI Essentials for SharePoint Users Workshop

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, we’ll show you:
    - How should I approach my BI need?
    - What things should be considered when creating dashboards?
    - What are the best practices?
    - How much is this going to cost me to license?
    - What security aspects should concern me?

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a:
    - Manager
    - Business Analyst
    - Power User
    - SharePoint Administrator
    - Consultant

    If you work in these areas, you will see value:
    - Marketing
    - Information Technology
    - Finance
    - Sales
    - Social Media

    The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts.

    What is required for this class:
    Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required)
    We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises

    In this training course you will:
    - Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
    - How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
    - Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    - Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
    - Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner.
    - Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    - Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    This course provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    Level: Introductory

    S103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • WRK501 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    IT Forms:
    - IT service request

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create this applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solution for your company afterwards!

    S103d
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    Overview of Microsoft Teams
    Discussion of architecture
    How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    Groups, Roles and Permissions
    Compliance and Security
    Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    S104a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK503 - From Metadata to Retention & Disposal: What you need to know about Content Services in O365

    The modern workplace has changed and the way we manage information needs to change along with it. Join Joanne Klein on this half day workshop as she talks about the move from traditional Enterprise Content Management to Content Services to manage your content. She'll work thru some practical examples of using Office 365 features to manage your content from creation thru to archival and disposal.

    S104b
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK504 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet. This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    S105a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK505 - Desired State Configuration (DSC): Controlling SharePoint Deployment and Administration

    Building SharePoint Farms has always been a long tedious process. Community efforts like AutoSPInstaller helped improve the deployment process of SharePoint Server itself but you still needed to install the supporting infrastructure and the base server OS manually. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) makes it possible automate the deployment of complete SharePoint Farms, including the supporting infrastructure like SQL and Active Directory. You can also use DSC to monitor, report on, and correct changes that move away from the Desired State. In this Workshop we'll show you how to build and configure an entire SharePoint Farm, including all the supporting servers and infrastructure, using a combination of PowerShell and DSC. Sample PowerShell Scripts and DSC configurations will be provided in case you want to work along with the demos.

    S106a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem
    • Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK506 - Strategic SharePoint: From the Ground Up

    The highest and most effective use of SharePoint includes business units operating at the same level with SharePoint including your original data. With the changes to SharePoint and Office365 products, organizations must effectively plan and deploy functionality in order to maximize adoption and effectiveness where trusted information is surfaced up from all business units and single-sourced content sources. These elements are critical to your success.

    The question is, how do you create and align a SharePoint road-map and plan that is strategic to your organization and not tactically based on implementing SharePoint and Office365 to perform only a percentage of what it is capable of doing. Join Eric Riz to learn how to make SharePoint the enterprise system that Microsoft intended it to be. He will discuss deployment strategies, tips for aligning your line of business (LOB) data, and help you conceptualize how your implementation can become strategic while devising a business plan for your implementation. Attendees will learn how to see the tangible, conceptual workplace that your executives had hoped for SharePoint including document management, data collection and governance.

    What’s the ROI:
    • How to shift focus from tactical to strategic
    • How to identify top SharePoint and Office365 priorities for your organization
    • What communication and collaboration strategies will work for your company
    • What strategies other companies have adopted to ensure their success

    S106b
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK601 - Strategy & Success: Practical Tools & Techniques For The Strategist, Architect & Analyst

    People are complex. Office 365 is complex. Add the two together and you get some of the most challenging, difficult, and stressful situations, especially if you are responsible for facilitating shared understanding between them.

    Join Richard Harbridge to learn about actionable techniques to improve, simplify and amplify your leadership, business analysis and information architecture efforts with Office 365. Walk away with improved confidence when dealing with business and non-technical related challenges of Office 365, and be familiarized with effective tools and techniques that make Office 365 implementations more successful.

    S103d
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK602 - Some Quick Wins to Jump Start Your SharePoint Implementation

    The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor! Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization.

    In this workshop we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint (O365 & OnPrem) environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented:

    • Promoted Links
    • Corporate Directory
    • Global Navigation
    • Collaboration
    • Search
    • Automation
    • Social
    • Dashboards

    S104a
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
  • WRK603 - SharePoint Information Architecture and Content Services Hands On and Unplugged

    Join Susan Hanley and Joanne Klein in this hands-on lab where concepts learned from Sue's Information Architecture and Joanne's Content Services sessions will come together and be brought to life. Bring your laptop and a site you create in your own Office 365 tenant and you'll get an opportunity to work through an end-to-end example of designing and building a Communication Site that leverages Content Types and Columns to practice the best practices you learned in the Information Architecture and Content Services workshops. Note: a laptop and an Office 365 tenant where you can create a Communication Site are required for this workshop.

    S104b
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Workshops
  • WRK604 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    S105a
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
    • Workshops
  • WRK605 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    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.

    S106a
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK606 - Office 365 Collaboration Tools Deployment Planning

    Have you been thinking about upgrading SharePoint? Or maybe you've moved into Office 365 and you don't know where to get started. I have this conversation with my customers all of the time. This is what I hear:

    • Our first pass at SharePoint didn't go so well
    • We know it can do more, but we just use SharePoint as a web-based file share
    • We would love to use SharePoint - or is it Teams now? or OneDrive???

    If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! It's a common struggle and I help customers answer these questions every day. Whether you need technical advice on migration and backups or help convincing stubborn end users to use new tools, you can attend this workshop to get access to the templates I use with my customers every day!

    You'll walk out with site architecture examples, a sample implementation plan, and a pitch deck to help you gain support for your deployment.

    Join me and get your deployment moving forward successfully!

    S106b
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
    • Workshops
  • WRK505 - Desired State Configuration (DSC): Controlling SharePoint Deployment and Administration

    Building SharePoint Farms has always been a long tedious process. Community efforts like AutoSPInstaller helped improve the deployment process of SharePoint Server itself but you still needed to install the supporting infrastructure and the base server OS manually. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) makes it possible automate the deployment of complete SharePoint Farms, including the supporting infrastructure like SQL and Active Directory. You can also use DSC to monitor, report on, and correct changes that move away from the Desired State. In this Workshop we'll show you how to build and configure an entire SharePoint Farm, including all the supporting servers and infrastructure, using a combination of PowerShell and DSC. Sample PowerShell Scripts and DSC configurations will be provided in case you want to work along with the demos.

    S106a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem
    • Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK605 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    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.

    S106a
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM101 - 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!

    S103a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ONE101 - Double the Trouble, Double the Fun: Migrating to OneDrive and SharePoint Online

    If migrating versions of SharePoint weren't fun enough, many companies are moving their file shares to OneDrive. While both create opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, each migration has it's own unique considerations and constraints, and that's not even bringing Teams into play. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Office 365.

    S105a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM102 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

    For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

    S103a
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • AZR102 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Azure Active Directory

    Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service. Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.
    Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

    S103d
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • ADM104 - Taking a "Crawl, Walk, Run" approach to Office 365 Retention

    This session will cover the new retention options in Office 365 including retention labels and retention policies and discuss the "crawl, walk, run" approach for implementing them. This session will walk thru specific examples of how to do this and what each step means from both an administrator and end-user perspective. Session is based on experience from a real world use-case.

    S103a
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM105 - Monitoring and Building for SharePoint Farm Performance

    So … you have been told that your SharePoint farm is slow, and your users are threatening to mutiny. You want to do something about it, but where do you begin? What is running slow? And how do you move beyond qualitative measures (“it feels slow”) to actually quantifying performance degradation? In this session, we will look at the pieces that constitute a SharePoint farm with an eye towards sniffing-out performance issues. We will examine the tools at our disposal and how they can be used to gather objective performance data. And we will go one step further to look at prescriptive and corrective guidance that addresses common farm performance impediments. At the conclusion of this session, you will have the tools you need to measure performance within your SharePoint farm, as well as the know-how to construct a farm that really “goes to 11.”

    S103a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM106 - SharePoint Pre-Migration Check and House Cleanup

    Chaos at the bottom means order on the top, if this is something you want for your SharePoint migrations, then join me to get an understanding of what it takes to do proper SharePoint pre-migration farm assessment check and house cleanup before migration.

    S103d
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • ADM201 - Deliver Amazing Results with SharePoint Site Designs

    Modern SharePoint provides two primary site types, modern Team Sites and Communication Sites, and until recently we were limited to only these two options when creating new modern SharePoint sites. No more! Site Designs provide a method to create custom templated experiences for your end users when provisioning new SharePoint sites.

    Attend this session to learn Site Design offerings including what site designs can and cannot do. Learn how to extend Site Designs with Flow to provision tailored experiences that fulfill your organization’s SharePoint requirements. Learn not just the theory, get the code and examples necessarily to launch your next SharePoint provisioning project.

    Session Benefits:
    • Learn Site Design offerings and options
    • See how Site Designs provide site templating
    • Get the code examples to start your next project

    S103a
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM202 - Managing Modern Team Sites, Communication Sites, Office 365 Groups, and Teams

    Leverage an open source solution with PowerApps, Flow, and PowerShell to create a self-service request process for Teams, Office 365 Groups, and SharePoint Communication sites. Customize your templates and build your approval process.

    Microsoft’s modern SharePoint experience has really begun to come together. We started with new lists and libraries, then team and communication sites, then Office 365 groups and Microsoft Teams. Allowing anyone to create these sites is empowering, but it can also lead to an out of control environment. How do we put some organization and governance around this process, without stifling the creativity? Many organizations have addressed this with some sort of site provisioning process.

    In this session, we’ll go through a simple method that you can adopt in your own organization. Site templates can be created and saved using the open source techniques Microsoft has published in their Office Dev PnP project. We build on that with a simple list and PowerShell script to allow users to request a new site, have it approved, and have the script create the site. This is wired together with a PowerApps form, Flow workflow, and PowerShell hosted in an Azure function.

    All the components needed to implement this are open sourced, so you can deploy it into your own environment.

    With the foundations in place, we’ll then take you through some case studies for running projects and illustrate how we leverage the power of Teams and Office 365 Groups ourselves. Conversations (Outlook, Yammer, or Teams), shared calendar, OneNote, Planner, Stream, and Power BI can all be part of the solution, along with PowerApps for forms, and Flow for workflows.

    S103a
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM203 - Building a Hybrid SharePoint Environment

    Microsoft has been “All in” on the cloud for several years now. But many companies aren’t sure they are ready to commit all their resources to a cloud environment. Still, most companies see the cost savings and efficiencies to be gained by putting some things in the cloud, like personal sites (OneDrive for Business). To solve this dilemma many companies are moving to a hybrid environment that includes both SharePoint on-premises and Office 365. In this talk we’ll review the case for hybrid cloud environments and demonstrate how to build a hybrid environment using either SharePoint 2013 or 2016. We'll also review each of the hybrid workloads and provide tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of your hybrid environment.

    S103a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM204 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    S103a
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • AZR204 - 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.

    S103d
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • ADM301 - Integrating Office Online with SharePoint

    Microsoft Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Applications (OWA), is documented
    as an optional SharePoint component, but in reality it is a requirement to take full advantage of SharePoint's new features. Office Online Server provides a powerful punch to SharePoint by providing Excel Services, Search results document preview, Business Intelligence features, and the use of Durable Links functionality introduced in SharePoint Server 2016.

    These browser-based services were once configured and managed as service applications in earlier versions of SharePoint, but are now configured and managed in a separate OOS farm which allows you to create a universal Office Online environment that can host multiple SharePoint farms, as well as communicate with Skype for Business and Exchange. The OOS farm allows users to create, share, and even edit content using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

    This session will discuss how to deploy, configure, and manage this critical Office Online Server farm.

    S103a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
  • SRC301 - Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

    Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation.  How you ask?  If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site.  However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another.  I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there.  Sounds like a great solution for the users right?  Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. 

    The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization.  The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.
     
    In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site.  Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

    S105a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM302 - Migration in the real world: a cautionary tale of success

    Migration is a dirty, dirty word. When people hear the word, they cringe and shudder. There are people would rather have 8 root canals at once than live through another migration. There seems to be hope for people with Office 365, but to get there they have to go through yet another migration.

    Join Rackspace’s Microsoft MVP, Jason Himmelstein, as he shares real world experiences from the field about how companies, both large and small, have made the shift to Office 365 and Hybrid Estates. He will share tips and tricks that will help you be successful with you next, and hopefully last, migration including identity requirements & remediation, hybrid methodology for Exchange Migration, and hybrid SharePoint topology recommendations.

    S103a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
  • 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! This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.

    S103a
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ADM304 - 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.

    S103a
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
  • WRK104 - Introduction to Information Architecture: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet

    If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture, best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content. You’ll take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and as your business evolves over time.

    S103a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK405 - Content Services and Managed Metadata in SharePoint & Office 365

    As SharePoint explodes in enterprise capacity, big data often results in a lot of big noise, too. Content Services extends the patterns and systems used to shape long term document storage to shape the first year, or even the first day of the content lifecycle. Managed Metadata and Enterprise Content Management provide tools and analysis to help you separate valuable signals from all the useless background static. This workshop is intended for enterprise architects and content managers looking to optimize the user experience for document-centric collaboration in SharePoint and Office 365.

    We’ll cover:
    • Principles of SharePoint information Architecture
    • Harvest – the best ways to analyze, discover and reuse preexisting content including Delve Boards
    • Create – deploying Office Lens and Content Types to ensure content is “born” managed
    • Coordinate – Using document libraries, MMS, Flow and search to systematize and improve content collaboration and publishing
    • Protect – establishing information governance policies for content retention/deletion, data loss prevention, records management, and automatic classification
    • Hybrid content services

    We’ll conclude with a hands on team exercise to build information governance for Office 365.

    S103a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK503 - From Metadata to Retention & Disposal: What you need to know about Content Services in O365

    The modern workplace has changed and the way we manage information needs to change along with it. Join Joanne Klein on this half day workshop as she talks about the move from traditional Enterprise Content Management to Content Services to manage your content. She'll work thru some practical examples of using Office 365 features to manage your content from creation thru to archival and disposal.

    S104b
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK504 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet. This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    S105a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Content Management
  • WRK603 - SharePoint Information Architecture and Content Services Hands On and Unplugged

    Join Susan Hanley and Joanne Klein in this hands-on lab where concepts learned from Sue's Information Architecture and Joanne's Content Services sessions will come together and be brought to life. Bring your laptop and a site you create in your own Office 365 tenant and you'll get an opportunity to work through an end-to-end example of designing and building a Communication Site that leverages Content Types and Columns to practice the best practices you learned in the Information Architecture and Content Services workshops. Note: a laptop and an Office 365 tenant where you can create a Communication Site are required for this workshop.

    S104b
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
    • Workshops
  • BV101 - Tips in migrating to SharePoint 2016 or O365, to avoid a migration headache

    Migrating data into any platform is a difficult task, especially if you are moving into Office 365. You will need preparation, good planning, and detailed execution stages to avoid a migration nightmare.

    This session will help you learn a methodology, adopted based on many previous migration, to help you deliver a successful migration project with happy users. We will learn the steps you need in your pre-migration analysis, migration checklists, post migration support, as well as any issues you might face during and after completing the migration efforts.

    S102d
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
  • CM101 - Introducing Communication Sites for Communicators

    Are you an internal communicator who owns and manages the intranet?  Are you looking to redesign your intranet but are not sure how Microsoft's Modern Communication sites fit into your project?  Attend this session to learn about what features Communication Sites provide and how you can leverage them.  This session will also be demo heavy to showcase key features that are available for 1st Release users in Office 365 tenants.

    S102a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM102 - Content Types: Love Them or Lose It

    For years, one of the most fundamentally powerful capabilities in SharePoint has been Content Types. Content Types should underlie all good information architectures, along with customized metadata (Site Columns) and managed metadata which embodies the taxonomy for *your* organization. Yet far too often SharePoint users simply upload Documents into Document Libraries and wonder why no magic happens.

    We’ll demystify some of these basic SharePoint capabilities to show you how you can really make your Intranet, Team Site, or Publishing Sites sing. It doesn’t matter if you’re on SharePoint 2007, 2010, or 2013, or on SharePoint Online in Office 365. With search underlying so much of the value that SharePoint offers these days, a good understanding of these concepts is imperative to ensure your success.

    S102a
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • CM103 - How to Build a Beautiful and Reusable Training Center with Communication Sites

    Communication is often considered to be a challenge in our organizations; we don't do it enough and when we do, not well enough. It has little to do with the content itself, but rather the channel we use for it. In this session, we take a look at how to use the new capabilities of Communication Sites to build a FAQ and training center for your organization, and make it reusable within your environment.

    S102a
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM104 - Getting started with hub sites: how to plan and organize hub sites to build your intranet

    If you are wondering how to incorporate hub sites into your intranet, this is the session for you! We will review how to determine what your hub sites should be, how to make key decisions for hub site navigation, and best practices for planning and organizing hub sites. You will learn what you can do now with hub sites as well as how to position for the future so that you can build and sustain your dynamic, modern intranet.

    S102a
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM105 - Modern Intranets in Office 365

    Build your Modern Intranet using custom rollups and audience targeting today with Modern Communication sites in Office 365, leveraging only OOTB and open source code provided.

    Modern SharePoint sites were launched in 2017, they were built from the group up to be mobile friendly and driven by the latest client-side technologies. Modern sites are a lot easier for end users and authors to use and maintain, this is what makes them a great foundation for building intranets upon them. In this session, Peter will showcase the possibilities of building an Intranet with a combination of out-of-the-box components and open-source solutions. During this session, you will learn more about the out-of-the-box possibilities and where custom solutions would fit in.

    The goals of the session are:
    • How to extend the modern News and Page content types with custom site columns, including audience targeting metadata
    • Leveraging the open source React Handlebars Search SPFx web part (https://github.com/estruyf/react-handlebars-search) to build dynamic, flexible rollups for home and landing pages
    • Audience targeting extensions to the above to filter rollups based on user profile properties
    • Real world examples of this in use

    S102a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM106 - What’s new and what’s coming in Microsoft Content Services (ECM)

    See firsthand how we continue to push Enterprise Content Management (ECM) forward into the modern content services world. SharePoint in the cloud is far more performant than classic server-based platforms. In this session, get a tour of our latest and upcoming innovations for reusing, creating, collaborating, and protecting information through its lifecycle. SharePoint has numerous key ECM capabilities (intake, content types, bulk edits, retention, data governance labels) across each of these scenarios to make content management easier and more manageable.

    S102bc
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Content Management
  • CM201 - Using Metadata and Classification in Records Management

    Managing records is an essential task for organizations – for compliance and records keeping. But what and where are your records? How do we know what’s a record and what isn’t?

    Metadata not only organizes your content but also provides an environment where information governance, compliance policies, and processes, can be implemented enterprise-wide. While most records management efforts focus on disposition lists and legal holds, the key to records success is in the identification and tagging of records so they can be handled effectively.

    Find out how to clean up, optimize, and organize your enterprise content, providing a framework for effective records management:
    • Metadata– why it is so important?
    • Building file plan best practices
    • Taxonomy approaches that are manageable
    • Implementing records in Out of the box SharePoint and O365

    S102a
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • SRC201 - SharePoint’s Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part

    Each release of SharePoint has delivered new tools to make SharePoint sites sparkle, but few of these tools have been as exciting as SharePoint’s Content Search Web Part (CSWP).

    Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the CSWP can be manipulated and configured in a multitude of ways. It can be used for everything from showing basic search results to displaying personalized content that is both interactive and dynamically generated. Whether you are using SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud, and whether you are “just” an end-user or a hard-core developer, the CSWP is one built-in web part you will want to understand in order to make your SharePoint sites shine.

    In this demo-heavy session, you will learn what you need to know to become productive with the CSWP in no time at all.

    Highlights
    1. Dive into how the CSWP works and how it can be configured
    2. Identify where the CSWP can be used and when there are better options
    3. Demonstrate how the CSWP can be used in-place of custom code for certain scenarios

    S102d
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • CM202 - Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

    Communication Sites provide a great tool to create beautiful, mobile-friendly, dynamic intranet sites. But just easy to create doesn’t always mean that easy to “consume.” It’s just as easy to create an ineffective beautiful site as it is to create an ineffective ugly site! In this session, we’ll review how to create sites that are both beautiful and effective using the modern Communication Site framework. You will learn how to leverage the “hero web part,” the best way to enhance your content with images, and how to create great content on your pages using the new section layouts, including what type of content works best in each layout. You will take away ideas that will help your sites go from boring to soaring!

    S102a
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • CM203 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Office 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While many organisations are running their Intranets “on premise”, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Office 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie...
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet today...

    S102a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • CM204 - Build a Modern Office 365 Adoption Center

    Similar to her Microsoft Tech Community blog post and done with real customers, Joanne will show how to build an Adoption Center on a modern SharePoint Communication site from end-to-end using no code. This session will cover the underlying information architecture and how to leverage it to build and organize tagged modern pages. Bonus: You can use this same technique to tag and organize pages for many use-cases in your SharePoint environment.

    S102a
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM301 - Make your Intranet go from Good to Great

    Imagine spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your company intranet portal only to realize that people really don't like it, don't spend much time in it and actually avoid it as much as possible. It could be because your corporate intranet, while having lots of information, just doesn't function well for the general population. In this session, we will talk thru examples of different company intranets built using SharePoint and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. Use those examples and little things to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration that help to connect people in the workplace.

    S102a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • CM302 - Making the most of SharePoint Managed Metadata

    When SharePoint’s Managed Metadata feature set was introduced in 2010, it was hailed as “revolutionary” and the most important SharePoint feature to date. Fast forward to 2018 – it’s still an awesome set of features that is woven tightly throughout the SharePoint end user experience. But, with all of the emphasis over the past 5 – 7 years on “moving to the cloud”, has it become an underutilized power feature? We believe so.

    Attend this session to take a fresh look at the Managed Metadata feature set in SharePoint and hear some stories of its effective use.

    S102a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
  • CM303 - Practical Tips on Designing an effective Digital Workplace

    Attend this session to better understand how you can build your digital hub powered by SharePoint Online. We’ll dive into how Hub Sites, Communication and broader team sites can support with your digital workplace strategy.

    Along-side, learning practical tips on how to build your own digital workplace, Kanwal will also share lessons learned on content strategy, migration strategy, brand strategy as well as governance strategy for your SharePoint sites.

    S102a
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • CM304 - Transform the intranet with innovations for news, sites and portals

    SharePoint empowers communicators to create compelling communications and get important information and updates to the right audiences, across the organization, and across devices. Explore the capabilities of SharePoint news, end-to-end, and discover innovations for organizational news that transform employee communications.

    Learn how SharePoint empowers you to create intelligent digital employee experiences that connect the workplace. Sites let you share vision, knowledge, resources and services.

    Hubs let you organize your intranet and drive consistency. Yammer engages your audience in a two-way dialogue.

    Microsoft Stream lights up your intranet with the power of video. And Microsoft AI infuses intelligence to help you find answers.

    Explore innovations for the SharePoint intranet that empower you to create sites and portals—including your organization’s intranet landing page—that are dynamic, personalized, social and actionable.

    S102a
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Content Management
  • WRK106 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    S103d
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK302 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    - Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    - Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    - Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    - Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    - Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    - Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    S105a
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User. Topics include:

    Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    Deep Dive into Search
    Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    S102bc
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
    • Workshops
  • WRK501 - Get Started with PowerApps and Flow - Build your first HR Forms

    During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and Flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

    We will look into:

    HR Forms:
    - Holiday application
    - Expense claim

    IT Forms:
    - IT service request

    In this workshop bring your laptop, if you can, create a Office 365 Trial account before, to get you started, and we will create this applications together. I will also share the guides after the conference, in case you are unable to bring your laptop, so no reason not to join this session.

    So if you plan to start to use Flow or PowerApps this session will guide you on the way, and you will be ready to create some great looking solution for your company afterwards!

    S103d
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Power User
  • PWR101 - The business user’s guide to PowerApps

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Do we use an outdated tool or lean back on developers for help on customizing forms? Is PowerApps ready? Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch. This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    S102bc
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR102 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

    For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation?

    Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business.

    In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation.

    You'll also learn how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

    S102bc
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR103 - Real World No Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    S102bc
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR104 - PowerApps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

    Yes, yes... PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control. See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    S102bc
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
  • TMS105 - How to get back control over Microsoft Teams

    Join this session to take control of Microsoft Teams using PowerShell. Learn how to take control Teams creation, deletion and restore. We will dive in to guest access and take a look on how to archive Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups.

    You will leave this session feeling enlightened on controlling all facets of Microsoft Teams.

    S104a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
  • PWR201 - SharePoint Modern vs. Classic: When to move and why

    The SharePoint classic UI has been the same for quite a few years now with minor improvement where the new modern UI experience is starting to be coming into its own and it's beginning to prove itself. It's now time to make a decision to drop the classic experience or start building in the new modern way. The purpose of this session is to shed light and expose to the modern experience.

    This session will cover the following topics:
    1. Information Architecture differences
    2. Branding in the modern world
    3. Mobile Experience
    4. Content Management with your modern SharePoint
    5. Development differences between the two worlds
    6. Migration into modern

    S102bc
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR202 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    SharePoint and O365 power users solve business problems by combining out of the box SharePoint lists, libraries, and components into multi-page solutions. The introduction of PowerApps and Flow changes how power users build solutions to accommodate:

    - Users need to submit a request, manage or have visibility to their requests, and access archived requests
    - Folks managing requests need visibility to new requests, the ability to review or triage them, and then assign requests to the appropriate resources
    - Folks responding to requests need to have visibility to what is assigned to them, need to see request details in order to respond to the request, and close requests.
    - Management needs to see an overview of what’s being requested and how effective their team is at working the requests.

    By replacing SharePoint forms and augmenting, or outright replacing, legacy approaches. Walk through a simple intake request list example and see how PowerApps brings new features, capabilities, and accessibility to these solutions.

    S102bc
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
  • PWR203 - 5 STEPS TO BUILD AN FAQ KNOWLEDGEBASE WITH COMMUNICATION SITES

    A good FAQ knowledgebase can be a powerful resource for your organization. In addition to providing a centralized repository of relevant information, you’re able to establish a robust self service support model that your organization can take advantage of. With SharePoint communication sites, you can easily create an FAQ Knowledgebase. It enables you to keep people up-to-date with news, and informed about product launches, campaigns, events, and policies. They’re the building blocks for a FAQ knowledgebase that connects the workplace, supporting communication and fostering engagement.

    In this interactive session, you’ll learn the 5 steps to effectively build an FAQ knowledgebase with communication sites that is modern, fast, beautiful, and natively mobile

    S102bc
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR204 - The Peter Pan complex: Determining when a SharePoint site should grow into a hub site

    We've been waiting for it....and now SharePoint hub sites are here! Hubs enable us to create a shared experience for a group of related SharePoint sites, including: common navigation, unified branding, aggregated news displays, and multi-site search. But how do you determine which sites should be hubs? And how do you manage the fulfillment of hub site requests?

    As SharePoint site owners are educated about the capabilities of hub sites, demand for new hubs will increase. This session outlines key business criteria you'll want to consider as you start leveraging hub sites. You'll learn:

    - What hub sites are and how hubs can be leveraged
    - How to determine when a hub site is needed (e.g. should every department have a hub site? What are the criteria for leveraging a hub site?)
    - How to build an organizational strategy for usage and governance of hub sites
    - Practical ideas for managing the provisioning of hub sites

    S102bc
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR301 - Top Form: Using PowerApps to Replace List Forms

    For years, we've customized standard SharePoint list forms by adding our own JavaScript or CSS to the page. When we needed more, we turned to InfoPath. But all that should be in our review mirror now. PowerApps is a natural successor to those methods and gives us the ability to create rich forms including old favorites like cascading dropdowns, improved styling, and internal logic. We can also add in great capabilities like maps, imagery, and data retrieved from calls to outside services. In this session, we'll look at:
    * Basic PowerApps capabilities
    * Utilizing connections to SharePoint lists and libraries and other sources
    * Redesigning your existing forms in PowerApps using common examples
    * Creating forms in PowerApps which go beyond what we could ever do in the past

    S102bc
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
  • PWR302 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    S102bc
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
  • SPT302 - Learn What's New and Coming with MS Business Apps (SharePoint, PowerApps, Flow, Forms)

    No-code and low-code applications have been essential tools in Microsoft SharePoint for a long time, but we’ve added many other new tools to your palette.

    We review the roadmap and best practices in our platform for creating business apps solutions (Lists, PowerApps, Forms, Microsoft Flow).

    We’ll also discuss the patterns to help transform customer solutions that still remain on premises and/or in legacy tool sets like InfoPath, SharePoint Designer or Access Web Apps.

    S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • PWR303 - Client-Side Rendering (CSR) for SharePoint: from Intro to Practical Application

    SharePoint continues to offer core functionality through lists, libraries and views. Client-Side Rendering (CSR) allows power users to employ JavaScript and HTML to extend these capabilities beyond out of the box limitations without using managed code - specifically for 2013, 2016, and the Classic mode in SharePoint Online.

    This session will walk through a primer for using CSR while showing methods to improve common SharePoint solution scenarios where PowerApps is unavailable. We'll also review paths from CSR and Classic mode into the options available with Modern lists, column formatting, and PowerApps.

    S102bc
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Power User
  • WRK203 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

    The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate. Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms. All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher. We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:

    - Yammer
    - Groups
    - Teams
    - Delve
    - Sway
    - Planner
    - PowerApps/Flow
    - Stream
    - Video
    - Forms
    - ToDo

    S106a
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK303 - SharePoint/Office 365 User Adoption Master Class

    A smooth deployment isn't enough. Driving effective utilization of SharePoint and Office 365 is more than building effective migration strategies, training users on key features or sending out marketing emails. This master class provides a deep-dive on the components of user adoption. You'll learn why user adoption programs succeed and fail, gain practical experience designing adoption strategies and learn how to leverage innovation games to build consensus.

    During this workshop, you will:
    • Learn the basic foundations of user adoption, including key intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
    • Understand how different types of users in your organization can make (or break) your chances of user adoption success
    • Understand how innovation games can help drive shared understanding, uncover user requirements and drive engagement/enthusiasm
    • Examine real-world user adoption programs and determine how and why they were successful

    S106a
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Office 365
  • WRK606 - Office 365 Collaboration Tools Deployment Planning

    Have you been thinking about upgrading SharePoint? Or maybe you've moved into Office 365 and you don't know where to get started. I have this conversation with my customers all of the time. This is what I hear:

    • Our first pass at SharePoint didn't go so well
    • We know it can do more, but we just use SharePoint as a web-based file share
    • We would love to use SharePoint - or is it Teams now? or OneDrive???

    If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! It's a common struggle and I help customers answer these questions every day. Whether you need technical advice on migration and backups or help convincing stubborn end users to use new tools, you can attend this workshop to get access to the templates I use with my customers every day!

    You'll walk out with site architecture examples, a sample implementation plan, and a pitch deck to help you gain support for your deployment.

    Join me and get your deployment moving forward successfully!

    S106b
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
    • Workshops
  • OFF101 - Developing and maintaining your Roadmap in Office 365

    Are you struggling to figure out your path in Office 365? Is your company new to the product? Come learn how to develop your Office 365 road map to set you and your company up for success.

    Gather insights from years of experience crafting solid enterprise solutions with global companies growing into Office 365, and learn the pitfalls that can get in your way.

    S103bc
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF102 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

    There's so much that Office 365 has to offer small to large organizations. However, the current reality is that most organizations are only using about 20% of the available capabilities. Why not understand the Entire value of the suite of Office 365 applications so your users can take full advantage of what you are already paying for!?

    Come to this session and we'll go over the entire stack of Office 365 applications. Not just what each of them do, but also the sample business use cases for each of them as well.

    S103bc
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF103 - Personalizing & Improving Office 365 & Your Digital Workplace

    There are a great number of features and capabilities within Office 365 that enable users to have more personalized experiences. What’s more there are many organizations that build on the incredible capabilities of personalized services such as flow, the graph and more to further improve personal experiences.

    Join Richard Harbridge as he shares real world examples of Office 365 that enable rich personalization including those that are OOTB, require some configuration, or are opportunities for further development and investment.

    S103bc
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
  • OFF104 - Convert your Classic SharePoint Team Site to Use New Office 365 Features

    Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features to Office 365. This session will cover how to leverage these new features with existing Classic Team Sites.

    In this session, we will cover how to add modern home pages and news to your classic team sites. This session will go into details on how you can convert your Classic team site to Group connected SP site and take advantage of existing services like Microsoft Teams and Planner.

    This session will also cover things to consider when migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to SharePoint online.

    S103bc
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF105 - Auditing methodologies for a better Office 365 Adoption

    You want to analyze and understand the usage for the different services for your Office 365 Tenant You want to understand and improve the user adoption with the Office 365 tools and services

    So come to our session ! you will understand with a lots of demos how to get all the information, how to customize reports to get the most of your Office 365 tenant.

    S103bc
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF201 - I moved to Office 365, now what?

    Moving to Office 365 is the first step in the journey to changing your organization. Some call it a Digital Transformation, fact is, you need to rethink how things are done with the help of technology today.

    In this session we'll look at how to go beyond the migration and help you leverage the most of your Office 365 subscriptions. It's not just SharePoint that needs to go from Classic to Modern, but our IT department and how we use technology in our organization as well.
    - Learn to go beyond Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
    - Understand what you have and how it fits together

    S103bc
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • CM203 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Office 365: What You Need To Know

    There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While many organisations are running their Intranets “on premise”, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365.

    The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Office 365”. This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs.

    In this session Richard Harbridge will explore:
    • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
    • Where the issues and challenges will lie...
    • Practical guidance on when and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet today...

    S102a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Office 365
  • OFF203 - Leverage Bots in your Digital Workplace

    Is your organizations looking to become smarter? Attend this session to better understand the benefit of bots and how integrating them into your organization can help common tasks automated.

    It's the first step toward better integration between business applications together. At the end of this session, we'll demo bots and sample solutions currently available in the Office 365 space.

    S103bc
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF204 - Office 365 Adoption in 10 Steps

    The continued evolution and growth of Office 365 requires your users to trust and adopt it the platform in order to use it correctly. Simply implementing Office 365 as a solution and releasing it to your organization simply does not work. You will need to create and manage a strategic plan for incrementally rolling out your solution, thereby promoting trust and adoption. In this session, we will cover techniques, strategic plans and roadmaps that promote trust and aid with adoption for Office 365 deployments.

    Areas we will cover include:
    • Understanding what it is you are building; strategic planning and communication.
    • The value of information assets
    • Improving trust and adoption of Office 365 and SharePoint
    • Governing the implementation and use of the Office 365 suite
    • Aligning your implementation with Corporate Strategic Initiatives
    • The value of automating operational business process
    • Integrating Microsoft Tools and Office Applications
    • Integrating business applications

    S103bc
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
  • OFF301 - Keeping up with change in Office 365

    Every month there are dozens of changes made throughout the services in Office 365. The changes can bring brand new features, but also change aspects on which your business solutions are based.  
    How do you stay informed about the changes and prepare your environment for all the updates? How can you keep your users up-to-date with the features that are available and manage the process of change. 
     
    The Office 365 Message Center is a fantastic resource but it does not provide you with the complete picture of the changes to your environment.

    During this session, we will discuss how IT Pros and collaboration enablers can keep up with all the changes, make sure you don't run afoul of regulations, and help your organization stay focused on what you do best.

    S103bc
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • OFF302 - The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups

    Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview.

    If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices.

    This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

    S103bc
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • SPT302 - Learn What's New and Coming with MS Business Apps (SharePoint, PowerApps, Flow, Forms)

    No-code and low-code applications have been essential tools in Microsoft SharePoint for a long time, but we’ve added many other new tools to your palette.

    We review the roadmap and best practices in our platform for creating business apps solutions (Lists, PowerApps, Forms, Microsoft Flow).

    We’ll also discuss the patterns to help transform customer solutions that still remain on premises and/or in legacy tool sets like InfoPath, SharePoint Designer or Access Web Apps.

    S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • OFF303 - Improving Adoption Like A Service With Office 365

    Office 365 provides an incredible amount of value to individual employees, teams, departments, and organizations. Much of this value is not realized immediately upon purchase or deployment of Office 365. The value is realized as more and more users understand, adopt and embrace the technology.

    So how do we drive faster, sustainable and effective adoption? And perhaps more importantly, how do we ensure our adoption approach scales and can keep up with the innovation the Office 365 service provides?

    Join Richard Harbridge as he shares real world experience, advice and activities that other customers are leveraging to get more from Office 365 and drive more meaningful adoption.

    S103bc
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Office 365
  • OFF304 - Office 365 External Sharing

    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. Microsoft is making great strides in exposing a consistent, simple sharing experience across many of their Office 365 products.

    This sharing can take two main forms:
    • Sharing anonymous links to view or edit documents or folders. Users just need the link, there is no need to sign in
    • Inviting existing or new external users to documents, folders, sites, or Office 365 Groups

    We’ll go over the user experience on both the sharing and receiving side. Flows are different for external users that already use Office 365 themselves, versus other business or consumer email users. From there we’ll look at some of the controls you can put in place as an administrator.
    • What level of sharing is permitted across Office 365, or for particular sites
    • Who is allowed to share
    • Setting expiry dates on links
    • Requiring one-time use verification codes, and re-verifications
    • Only allowing certain email domains to be shared with, or blocking certain ones

    Lastly, we’ll talk about how this experience can be customized. Microsoft publishes the REST API for Azure AD B2B that powers this, and you can take over much of the experience, including the invitation emails for external users. Self-registration and approvals are scenarios that can be built using this, and we’ll go over some customer examples.

    S103bc
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Office 365
  • WRK402 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive workshop and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    S102a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshops
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    Overview of Microsoft Teams
    Discussion of architecture
    How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    Groups, Roles and Permissions
    Compliance and Security
    Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    S104a
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it.

    You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

    S104a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS103 - Agile and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

    Fail fast. Welcome change. Meet face-to-face. Work together daily. The best solutions emerge from self-organizing teams.

    Sound familiar? Then you already know the value Agile can bring to your organization. What you might not know is that Microsoft Teams was built for Agile. Learn how real-world Agile teams are harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams and the connected, modern workplace to collaborate efficiently, eliminate blockers and deliver value faster.

    Whether you run an Agile development team, use Agile in other business verticals, or are just now testing the Agile waters, this session will inspire you to put Microsoft Teams at the heart of your Agile workflow.

    S104a
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS105 - How to get back control over Microsoft Teams

    Join this session to take control of Microsoft Teams using PowerShell. Learn how to take control Teams creation, deletion and restore. We will dive in to guest access and take a look on how to archive Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups.

    You will leave this session feeling enlightened on controlling all facets of Microsoft Teams.

    S104a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Power User
  • TMS201 - Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: What Do I Need to Know

    The BIG buzz around Office 365 is Microsoft Teams and while some organizations are using it as an upgrade to Skype for Business, there is SO much more.

    This session will show you how to get the most out of your investment and real tips to take back to the office. Also, session will go further into the weeds of Microsoft Teams capabilities for those who attended the TMS101 session.

    S105a
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS202 - Use Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Office 2016 to Keep Your Group in Sync

    It is more important than ever before to find tools you and your colleagues can use to get work done. With SharePoint, Office 2016, and the new chat-based workspace Microsoft Teams, we now have available to us tools that are naturally familiar and work together to make your life less complex.

    In this session, I will give real-world scenarios for using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and the Office 2016 suite to get more done. Learn how to connect your apps, documents, and dashboards to Microsoft Teams and how you can work together with your colleagues to be successful.

    S105a
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS203 - Building buy-in for Teams: Get the most out of your teams by getting the most out of Teams

    As you plan to roll out Microsoft Teams, you'll need to build buy-in across several different verticals to ensure a smooth roll-out and increase adoption.

    Learn how to maximize key features of Microsoft Teams to empower different types of teams, from executive leadership to sales and marketing to project work. This session will focus on best practices, tips and tricks for using Microsoft Teams within and across different organizational verticals.

    If you're planning to roll out Teams across multiple business verticals, this is for you!

    S105a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS204 - Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

    One of the most commonly asked questions relating to Microsoft Teams starts something like: “Hey, I have Microsoft teams, but I’m not sure what the use case is for it in our organization. Any suggestions?”

    Microsoft teams is a hot application, but a little strategy and proper planning for how to best find value to your organization is just as important as knowing what it does. This session will explore a couple of use cases, starting with a project that a team of people are working on and contrasting that with how to manage vendors all using Microsoft Teams.

    Learn the different ways to set up channels and organize content of each scenario and some of the different tools and features that are key benefits to each of these use cases. Then when the question comes up in the organization, you can have proper responses and seen the examples in action.

    S105a
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS301 - Ten Ways to Maximize your Teams

    Everyone is excited about Teams! Getting started and combining all of your collaboration into Teams can be confusing and there are a lot of ways people use the tool.

    This session will cover ten ways real users are embracing new ways to collaborate and make the most out of Microsoft Teams. From channel settings to using the SharePoint file share, Teams has a lot of ever increasing features.

    S104a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS302 - How to become a MS Teams Super Hero with Microsoft Graph API

    You are using MS Teams every day and you love this tool. however, when you have more and more Teams and channels to handle, it can be difficult to manage.

    That's where MS Graph API comes to the rescue !

    In this session, you we learn how to leverage Graph API with MS Teams :
    • create, update and configure Teams
    • improve the display for main Teams activities
    • display Office 365 services activities like SharePoint or OneDrive or Outlook mail

    ... and much more.

    Plus lot's of demos

    S104a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • TMS304 - SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: Better Together

    It's no secret: Microsoft Teams is the future of collaboration in Office 365. So where does that leave SharePoint? Learn best practices for implementing Teams and SharePoint together from real-world implementations. We'll cover SharePoint and Teams templates and provisioning, search optimization, metadata and folder structures, security, branding, integrations, and even custom development-- all through the lens of Teams and SharePoint together.

    Learn how SharePoint customizations truly are Teams customizations, and how these two flagship cloud offerings work better together.

    S104b
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Microsoft Teams
  • WRK406 - Power BI Essentials for SharePoint Users Workshop

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, we’ll show you:
    - How should I approach my BI need?
    - What things should be considered when creating dashboards?
    - What are the best practices?
    - How much is this going to cost me to license?
    - What security aspects should concern me?

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a:
    - Manager
    - Business Analyst
    - Power User
    - SharePoint Administrator
    - Consultant

    If you work in these areas, you will see value:
    - Marketing
    - Information Technology
    - Finance
    - Sales
    - Social Media

    The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts.

    What is required for this class:
    Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required)
    We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises

    In this training course you will:
    - Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
    - How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
    - Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    - Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
    - Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner.
    - Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    - Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    This course provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    Level: Introductory

    S103bc
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    S104b
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI102 - Gaining insights with Power BI

    Power BI is a powerful self-service analysis tool and is being adopted by organizations across the globe to quickly gain meaningful business insights.

    This session will cover the basics on creating compelling dashboards and guide you through the process of managing your company’s Power BI service, Power BI desktop, and mobile apps.

    S104b
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI103 - Telling data stories with Power BI

    Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable.

    In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

    S104b
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI104 - Data Mining Office 365 SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it.

    We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    S104b
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI201 - Build your first dashboard with Power BI

    Let your data tell the story and create analytical content with Power BI, in a few clicks, without a single line of code.

    Join us in this session to learn how to create and share analytical content with Power BI. We will perform a step-by-step demo showing how to connect to data sources, build a report using a custom theme, create a dashboard and share it to the organization. In this session we will work with a simple use case, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    S104b
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI202 - Bridge the cloud divide with hybrid business intelligence

    On premises or in the cloud, rich data visualizations are essential to most business processes an decisions. But frequently, key data may live on premises, although tools like Power BI provide a cloud based surface to view dashboards and reports.

    Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises data to the cloud and how to integrate cloud-based visualizations back into Microsoft SharePoint on premises. We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

    S104b
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI203 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

    Is your organization ready for the third BI wave? There are five key trends in Business Intelligence that are dramatically changing the way we approach reporting.

    Join Treb as he takes you through each trend, the challenges resulting from the trend and recommended actions to take.

    S104b
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI302 - Monitoring Power BI for large scale deployments

    Enabling Power BI in a small organization comes with some challenges, but when it comes down to deploying and operationalizing Power BI on a larger scale, it’s not as easy as it seems. Part of the problem is that Power BI bring a new BI delivery model to the table, end user BI and this means that new scenarios need to be looked at.

    Join us in this session as we will provide feedback on a real life, large scale, deployment scenario for a financial institution. We will demo how to monitor the Power BI service, Pro licenses attributions and On-Premises Data Gateways.

    S104b
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Business Intelligence
  • BI303 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

    Love Power BI but need an on-premises solution today? Meet Power BI Report Server -- self-service analytics and enterprise reporting, all in one on-premises solution.

    Design beautiful, interactive reports in Power BI Desktop, publish them to Power BI Report Server, and view and interact with them in your web browser or the Power BI app on your phone. And since Power BI Report Server includes the proven enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, it can even run your existing Reporting Services reports too.

    Join us for an overview of Power BI Report Server and demos of its features in action.

    S104b
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem
    • Business Intelligence
  • AZR101 - Getting Started Monitoring SharePoint Online With Application Insights

    Join this session to learn how to setup your SharePoint environment, whether it's an Intranet or something else with Analytics and Insight from Azure Application Insights.

    We will also look at how this integrates with Power BI to get cool reports on your data!

    During the session you will learn how to implement this in your environment following a few easy steps.

    So that you can impress your boss in just a few minutes!

    S103d
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Business Value
  • BV101 - Tips in migrating to SharePoint 2016 or O365, to avoid a migration headache

    Migrating data into any platform is a difficult task, especially if you are moving into Office 365. You will need preparation, good planning, and detailed execution stages to avoid a migration nightmare.

    This session will help you learn a methodology, adopted based on many previous migration, to help you deliver a successful migration project with happy users. We will learn the steps you need in your pre-migration analysis, migration checklists, post migration support, as well as any issues you might face during and after completing the migration efforts.

    S102d
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
  • BV102 - Governance is Not an Option

    Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance…
    · Not on top of the list right now
    · Not in the budget
    · We’ll get to it later
    · Not really seeing the need…
     
    I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

    S102d
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV104 - Reclaiming SharePoint: How to reel in an overgrown implementation

    SharePoint is organic. File-based SharePoint sites grow exponentially, consuming more and more storage space and making it difficult for users to find what they need. Governance plans designed to steer SharePoint's utilization tarnish over time, discouraging users from adopting the platform.
    This session outlines the reasons why SharePoint environments become overgrown and under-utilized and provides practical guidance on how you can assess your implementation and create a revitalization plan. We'll also review several real-world SharePoint turnaround stories, highlighting the challenges faced and the methods taken to revive user adoption. Whether you have a "green-field" implementation with no formal governance in place or have a faded governance model that is no longer working, you'll leave this session with proven techniques for engaging your key constituents and driving change.

    S102d
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV105 - The Future of Governance

    Office 365 changes the landscape in many ways, particularly with its application model and cloud capabilities. With SharePoint 2016 now common in organizations, and 2019 around the corner, there is now more to consider and plan for as your organizations moves ahead. From a business perspective, this makes the job of the governance teams more difficult and complex as these issues become key priorities (and areas of weakness) for the organization. This session is a strategic conversation around the elements of Office 365 and SharePoint that governance teams should be most concerned with, from data ownership to creating the correct policies and social rights to security. Attendees will learn tactical strategies which can be used as soon as they return to the office.

    S102d
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV201 - Drive employee engagement with Yammer, SharePoint & Stream

    Company leaders recognize the need to transform their workforce, and organizations where employees are truly engaged report improved employee retention, customer satisfaction, sales metrics, and overall profitability. Microsoft 365 delivers the modern workplace and solutions that help you engage employees across organizational boundaries, generations and geographies, so you can empower your people to achieve more.

    Learn how SharePoint, Yammer and Stream work together to empower leaders to connect with their organizations, people across the organization to engage with each other, share learning and best practices, and improve employee experience.

    105bcd
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Business Value
  • BV202 - 5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint Adoption

    Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint. In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform!
     
    Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!

    S102d
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV203 - Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way!

    Through numerous years of eating, drinking and sleeping SharePoint I have come to realize that there is 1 thing that has never changed. That 1 thing is a question and the answer to that question is the most important thing in all of SharePoint. That question is "What direction should my organization be going and how do we get there?". The question or a very close form of that question is asked anytime something bad happens to the current environment or software, the current environment or software is up for renewal, new technology is introduced and last but not least, during yearly budget planning. Most companies will fall into one of the following categories:

    • Current application is no longer suitable due to company growth, lack of functionality or
    • Current application company that created & supported it no longer exists.
    • Starting from scratch and SharePoint has been chosen now deciding which way to go and where to start?
    • Currently utilizing SharePoint but not exactly the way Microsoft intended
    • Need to upgrade to continue support

    Regardless of the current situation your organization is in the end goal for all is success and success is measured by the usage of the application. Yes folks user adoption IS more important than being on time or under budget. Otherwise, what was the point of the entire project that I am sure took months and sometimes years to plan and implement. In this session I will take you through where to start, keys to choosing the right path for your organization and most importantly implement SharePoint in a way user adoption meets your goals and of course come in on time and on par with the budget.

    S102d
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV301 - Organizational change management: migrating your users along with your systems

    So you have decided to migrate to the new version of SharePoint or Office 365. That's great! But what about your end users? Are they ready for the change? Organizations around the world have been discovering that to realize their return on investment, they must take into account how they migrate their users along with their systems - No end user left behind!

    Come to this session and we'll show you strategies that have worked with organizations around the world as they deal with organizational changes and prepare their users for their new processes and systems.

    S102d
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV302 - Getting Governance Right: Practical Strategies for Real World Challenges

    SharePoint, Yammer, Groups, Teams and all the services in Office 365 have changed the way we work and connect with our colleagues both inside and outside the organization. These tools have also created new and complex challenges for governance teams. This session provides practical and detailed recommendations about how you can create and align your governance strategy with the rapidly changing world of work. And, more importantly, how you can put your governance plan into action in a sustainable and “consumable” approach that drives business results. You will take away practical strategies that you will be able to use as soon as you get back to the office!

    S102d
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV303 - Taming the Hoarders...Organizing Users who Keep Everything!

    Email, file shares, documents, legacy systems, metadata…..it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning a brand new SharePoint implementation, migrating from another system, or supporting the SharePoint site you already have, this presentation will help you get (and stay) organized.
    I will take you through some tips and tricks for organizing even the most challenging users in SharePoint:
    • Learn about locations that users typically hoard save their data
    • Learn methods to help difficult users adopt SharePoint
    • Review easy ways to plan your site architecture
    • Discuss training methods that will increase user engagement

    S102d
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • BV304 - Next-gen user adoption: Leveraging hack-a-thons to drive creative Office 365 engagement

    We want our users to leverage Office 365 to drive productivity and collaboration. But how do we engage our users, spark their creativity, and inspire them to build Office 365 solutions that re-imagine work? Hack-a-thons are an immersive and inexpensive way to build enthusiasm and foster learning. Hack-a-thon participants take part in the entire design and build process, from envisioning new business solutions to learning how to build capabilities in Office 365.

    This session explores the use of hack-a-thons to drive user interest, enthusiasm, and innovation. You'll leave with practical tips on how to design and facilitate a hack-a-thon event for your organization or user group.

    S102d
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Business Value
  • WRK204 - SharePoint Designer Workflow Bootcamp

    SharePoint Designer Workflows are still a valuable tool for all SharePoint Power Users and site admins.

    This demo-rich workshop will prepare you to immediately begin creating powerful SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows - no experience required. We'll start out by exploring core workflow concepts and quickly progress by creating simple but very useful workflows along the way.

    The workshop will conclude by creating workflows that retrieve data from SharePoint web services.

    S106b
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
    • Workshops
  • WRK304 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Bootcamp

    Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint. In this workshop, you'll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.

    You'll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow. In addition, you'll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.

    We'll start the session by creating Flows for templates. Then, you'll see how to create totally customized Flows from scratch We'll end the session with an in-depth discussion and demonstration of creating and using Approvals in Flow.

    Step into the future of SharePoint automation with Flow!

    S106b
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO102 - Flow: The Future of Automation in SharePoint

    What is Flow? Use Flow to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more. Flow is tightly integrated with the new "modern" list and library experience in Office 365. One click is all it takes to begin creating your first Flow.

    Learn to use the Flow web interface to start automating Office 365 SharePoint processes. See how you can start using Flow instead of SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows.

    Step into the future of automation with Flow.

    S104a
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO103 - Manage, Automate and Optimize Your Processes Across The Microsoft Stack and Beyond

    Let’s face it, your business has plenty of complexity to it. Sophisticated processes, a growing list of disparate systems and no shortage of challenges navigating customers, vendors and countless internal stakeholders. These may not seem like optimal conditions to achieve digital transformation, but they absolutely are. The key? Working together with an integrated cloud of process solutions. Join us as we demonstrate how to leverage process management, automation, and optimization to create an environment where key stakeholders and experts across the organization collaborate to drive business outcomes and improve the way people work.

    S103a
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO104 - Automate it all, let Microsoft Flow do it for you

    Join us in this session to learn how to automate business processes with Microsoft Flow. We will demonstrate the value of Microsoft Flow in terms or process automation and perform step-by-step demos showing how connect to different services proceed with automating everyday tasks.

    In this session will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    S104a
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO201 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows - An Introduction

    Learn how to create SharePoint Designer workflows from the ground up. This session is full of live demos designed to provide a solid foundation for creating workflows.

    List workflows, reusable workflows and site workflows will all be discussed and created live. Learn how easy it is to automate processes by using SharePoint Designer workflows.

    This session will also highlight features in SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows and differences from Designer 2010 workflows.

    S104a
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO202 -5 Simple ways to improve business productivity with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow

    Everyone could use more hours in a day and building workflows are an easy way to find efficiencies at work. Did you know you don’t have to be a workflow expert to use Microsoft Flow? With easy-to-use templates available and the “button” feature in Flow, it’s easier than ever to create your own way of working! I’m going to provide 5 simple ways that you can improve your personal productivity by getting to know the tools available to you in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow.

    S104a
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO203 - Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow

    Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers.

    In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!

    S104a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

    BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft Flow.

    We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability.

    Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

    S104a
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO303 - Approvals in Flow

    Approvals alone are more than enough reason to start using Flow today!

    In this session, you’ll learn the various methods of doing approvals in Flow and when to use each method. We’ll compare doing approvals using SharePoint Designer workflows to Flow approvals. Live demos will be used to demonstrate each concept including escalating an approval when no action has been taken.

    Attend this session and take away the knowledge you need to immediately start using Flow for Approvals.

    S104a
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
  • FLO304 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

    This session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 or better workflow to interface with remote web services. While this provides the ability for everything from posting to Twitter or instantiating Azure automation routines, it is also particularly useful to SharePoint users for list item creation and manipulation between sites or site collections or even provisioning sites.

    With the recent release of Microsoft Flow this can now be used in tandem to seamlessly integrate between SharePoint OnPrem and online or beyond.

    S104a
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workflow/Flow
  • BV101 - Tips in migrating to SharePoint 2016 or O365, to avoid a migration headache

    Migrating data into any platform is a difficult task, especially if you are moving into Office 365. You will need preparation, good planning, and detailed execution stages to avoid a migration nightmare.

    This session will help you learn a methodology, adopted based on many previous migration, to help you deliver a successful migration project with happy users. We will learn the steps you need in your pre-migration analysis, migration checklists, post migration support, as well as any issues you might face during and after completing the migration efforts.

    S102d
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Business Value
    • OneDrive
  • ONE101 - Double the Trouble, Double the Fun: Migrating to OneDrive and SharePoint Online

    If migrating versions of SharePoint weren't fun enough, many companies are moving their file shares to OneDrive. While both create opportunities for the company to be more productive and manage their data, each migration has it's own unique considerations and constraints, and that's not even bringing Teams into play. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and gotchas while migrating to Office 365.

    S105a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
    • Admin/Implementation
  • ONE103 - OneDrive, the next Collaboration Hub

    The Next Gen Sync Client for OneDrive offers a lot of features allowing users to synchronize files between the local machine and SharePoint Team Sites, Groups and OneDrive for Business within your Office 365 tenant.

    This session will provide real life collaboration scenarios e.g. sharing (internal/external), co-authoring, file preview, files on-demand, and many other new features to get most out of the OneDrive for Business.

    S105a
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE105 - Everything you need to know about sharing files in SharePoint & OneDrive

    You can't spell SharePoint without 'Share'. Sharing is a core concept within the modern workplace and it is powered by SharePoint and OneDrive but there are complexities that lie underneath the covers that you need to know about.

    Collaboration lives at the core of a workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps a company moving. But do you really know everything that is out there? Who has access to the content? Is the content still secure?

    Learn move about what you can do as a user to share your content, what happens after it has been shared, and how to control content sharing as an administrator.

    S104b
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE202 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business (OD4B) lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OD4B to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OD4B yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up. Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365.

    This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid personal file solution.

    S103bc
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE204 - Microsoft OneDrive Deployment Best Practices

    If your organization has decided to replace Personal Drives with OneDrive and ready to roll, then this session is for you.

    In this session, you will learn about how to plan and execute your roll-out of OneDrive. You will also learn about migration best practices using Free SharePoint Migration tool. This session will also cover what are the group policies that you should be considering as part of deployment as well as taking advantage of the newly rolled out features like Known Folder Move.

    S104b
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • ONE304 - Managing OneDrive for Business

    OneDrive for Business (OD4B) is a key workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OD4B provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your work files and then work with them from any device. Microsoft has spent a lot of effort to get a rock-solid solution including a well-oiled sync engine together.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration. This session will go through things such as:
    • Intro to OneDrive for Business
    • When to use it and when not to
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Reporting
    • What’s new for administration

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    S105a
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • OneDrive
  • SRC102 - Search: Developing a solid Strategy (or how to figure out what to do)

    The 3 most important keys to a solid search implementation is planning, planning and planning.

    In this session, Virgil will walk through how to plan out your search implementation, avoid typical pitfalls and set you up for success in the future.

    S105a
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
  • SRC104 - Find and Display - Delivering Dynamic User Experiences in Office 365

    Having the data isn't an issue, we definitely have it and store it almost everywhere. The challenge lies in getting the right data and displaying it in a way your end users will want to consume and gain value out of it. Now there is a challenge!

    In the past, you may have used SharePoint Search to do this and you still can today. However, as we moved to the cloud, we've gained new capabilities that don't necessarily require us to be developers to build them.

    This session will help you bring value to your work by showing you how to leverage Search in Office 365 with its new modern web parts as well as Power BI and Power Apps to bring data out of its closet and into the hands of any users within your organization.

    You will gain a lot by democratizing access to data insights within your company, be the one to lead that change.

    S105a
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
  • SRC105 - Modernize Enterprise Search and Increase Productivity

    Imagine asking your phone or computer a question to find information that is housed inside your organization, and the response being exactly what you were looking for, even it if is in a picture or scanned document? What if your workforce could just ask for what they need and not even think about the where, the why, the when, the who, the how, or even how to spell it? How much time would your employees save? How much more productive could your organization be if the information it needs is just a question away?

    Join Kim Frehe and Eric Hansen as we explore the amazing capabilities of Azure Search. We'll see it put into action with other tools to present users with information from both structured, predefined data and unstructured, undefined data, such as images and scanned documents. Forget metadata and content types, we can now focus on information and how to find it.

    During this session we will:
    • Learn about the features and capabilities of Azure Search,
    • Discuss the tools and options to extend these capabilities,
    • Meet Ava, a bot that uses a combination of Azure Search, AI, a custom index for our organization, cognitive services, and the user's request to present contextually relevant responses to a request to find information.

    S105a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • SRC201 - SharePoint’s Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part

    Each release of SharePoint has delivered new tools to make SharePoint sites sparkle, but few of these tools have been as exciting as SharePoint’s Content Search Web Part (CSWP).

    Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the CSWP can be manipulated and configured in a multitude of ways. It can be used for everything from showing basic search results to displaying personalized content that is both interactive and dynamically generated. Whether you are using SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud, and whether you are “just” an end-user or a hard-core developer, the CSWP is one built-in web part you will want to understand in order to make your SharePoint sites shine.

    In this demo-heavy session, you will learn what you need to know to become productive with the CSWP in no time at all.

    Highlights
    1. Dive into how the CSWP works and how it can be configured
    2. Identify where the CSWP can be used and when there are better options
    3. Demonstrate how the CSWP can be used in-place of custom code for certain scenarios

    S102d
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Content Management
    • Search
  • SRC204 - Search: 120 days after launch and beyond (monitoring & maintaining)

    In this session, Virgil will walk through best practices in monitoring, measuring and 'tweaking' your search to get the most power out of your implementation.

    Whether you newly launched or been running in the same circles for a long time, this session will give you practical tips and examples of things you can do to better your search while not taking up all your time.

    S102d
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
  • SRC301 - Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

    Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation.  How you ask?  If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site.  However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another.  I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there.  Sounds like a great solution for the users right?  Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. 

    The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization.  The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.
     
    In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site.  Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

    S105a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
    • Admin/Implementation
  • SRC303 - Search: Making it useful and look really good

    Where appearance is not everything, appearance is not nothing. Even if you have the most 'groomed' search results ever, presenting those results in a meaningful, useful manner will help people using it be more successful.

    In this session, Virgil will demonstrate how to use the powerful customization features of SharePoint to build a visually appealing, easy to use Search design.

    S105a
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Search
  • WRK403 - What Every SharePoint Developer should know about Microsoft Azure

    While the SharePoint Framework is the new place to customize the SharePoint UI, it runs completely within the web browser, and does nothing to help with background processing or other server-side work, including situations where you need to elevate permissions beyond what the end user is allowed to do. Both sandboxed and farm solutions are off the table in SharePoint Online, leaving few SharePoint-based options for this kind of work. Fortunately, Microsoft Azure is well positioned to handle these situations and many more, and should be part of every SharePoint developer's tool set.

    This workshop will introduce Azure platform services including Azure Active Directory, web apps, logic apps, Azure Functions, and more. You will learn practical approaches to integrate these with SharePoint. Scenarios will include:

    • Surfacing line of business data in SharePoint via Azure web apps and functions
    • Elevating permission in a SharePoint web part
    • Using Azure functions as timer jobs and web services
    • Implementing workflows and business orchestration with Azure Logic Apps
    • Storing and querying large data sets (beyond 5,000 rows) in SQL Azure
    • Safely managing security and secrets in your Azure code with Managed Service Identities and Key Vault

    Attendees should have a working knowledge of C# development and familiarity with SharePoint Online.

    Don't miss this opportunity to upgrade your development skills for modern SharePoint!

    S102d
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Workshops
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR101 - Getting Started Monitoring SharePoint Online With Application Insights

    Join this session to learn how to setup your SharePoint environment, whether it's an Intranet or something else with Analytics and Insight from Azure Application Insights.

    We will also look at how this integrates with Power BI to get cool reports on your data!

    During the session you will learn how to implement this in your environment following a few easy steps.

    So that you can impress your boss in just a few minutes!

    S103d
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
    • Business Value
  • AZR102 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Azure Active Directory

    Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service. Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.
    Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

    S103d
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR103 - From SharePoint to Office 365 Development : The path to your new playground

    The world around the Office Developer is changing. And for someone with a heavy SharePoint background, it can be somewhat scary to make the move to the cloud. But don't be scared, SharePoint Developer! Become an added-value Office Developer and contribute to maximize the productivity of your enterprise.

    The technology space around Productivity has evolved and it has never been that exciting. Your step into the Mobile-First, Cloud-First world will be mindblowing and you will want to stick around for a very long time!

    In this session, we will cover every aspect of the new Office 365 Developer paradigm and we will ensure that you can make yourself at home in such a new world. The technologies covered will span from being close to your existing stack (SharePoint Framework, JavaScript) to a set of technologies that are new and that will expand your possibilities (Office 365 Apps, Microsoft Graph, Azure, TypeScript)

    This very session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :

    - Understand your new role as an Office 365 Developer
    - Have a complete overview of the technology stack you need to master in the cloud
    - Change the way you will think for your next SharePoint & Office 365 project

    S103d
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR104 - Gateway Drugs: PowerApps/BI & Flow for on-prem, just the beginning. Now Azure Data Factory?

    For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures. To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services. This session will illustrate how to leverage on-prem SharePoint content to interface with and drive cloud services through the secure Data Management Gateway and Azure Data Factory integrations. We’ll cover the setup and configuration of the Gateway, the Factory, and our data connections, as well as some gotcha’s and pitfalls along the path to becoming a full Gateway/Hybrid addict.

    S103d
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • SRC105 - Modernize Enterprise Search and Increase Productivity

    Imagine asking your phone or computer a question to find information that is housed inside your organization, and the response being exactly what you were looking for, even it if is in a picture or scanned document? What if your workforce could just ask for what they need and not even think about the where, the why, the when, the who, the how, or even how to spell it? How much time would your employees save? How much more productive could your organization be if the information it needs is just a question away?

    Join Kim Frehe and Eric Hansen as we explore the amazing capabilities of Azure Search. We'll see it put into action with other tools to present users with information from both structured, predefined data and unstructured, undefined data, such as images and scanned documents. Forget metadata and content types, we can now focus on information and how to find it.

    During this session we will:
    • Learn about the features and capabilities of Azure Search,
    • Discuss the tools and options to extend these capabilities,
    • Meet Ava, a bot that uses a combination of Azure Search, AI, a custom index for our organization, cognitive services, and the user's request to present contextually relevant responses to a request to find information.

    S105a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Search
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR201 - Mastering Azure Functions

    Azure functions are the ideal building blocks for solutions that extend SharePoint behind the scenes. They can be used to provide custom web services, as custom actions on Flow and Logic Apps, and to run scheduled background processes.

    In this session you'll learn how to write Azure functions that integrate with SharePoint. We'll begin with a brief overview of Azure functions and authentication from the SharePoint UI into functions and back into SharePoint remote API's. From there, you'll learn how to build enterprise-class solutions that incorporate robust exception handling and application lifecycle management across staging and production environments.

    The session will be split betweem C# and JavaScript. Mastering Azure Functions is a key skill for every modern SharePoint developer, and this session is the ideal place to start!

    S103d
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR202 - Develop and deploy Outlook Actionable Messages for optimized user productivity

    Outlook Actionable Messages allow the user to be ultimately productive from within one of the most ubiquitous clients out there. From within the Outlook 2016 client or OWA the user can interact with your services in a fast and efficient manner. Come to this session to understand the end to end development and configuration needed to provide your applications and users with this fundamental tool. We'll start with the service endpoint and what's needed to interact with the message and then show you how to style and deploy your implementation and then finally the various ways you can kick off the implementation.

    S103d
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR203 - Everything you need to know about the Microsoft Graph as a SharePoint Developer

    Since the launch of the Microsoft Graph, a ton of new possibilities are being made available to the Office 365 and SharePoint Developers. The unified API of all the Office 365 is one of the greatest Microsoft innovation of the last few years and is changing the way that solutions are built on Office 365 and SharePoint Online. The launch of the SharePoint endpoints on the Microsoft Graph will enhance our development story and lead to amazing cloud solutions.

    This session is a deep-dive into the Microsoft Graph by analyzing the current /v1.0 version of the API and what is coming on the future /beta endpoint. The focus of the session will be on the SharePoint-specific features that the Graph is now offering to the SharePoint developers.

    This very demo-intensive session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :

    - Understand the role of the Microsoft Graph in the Office 365 ecosystem
    - Leverage and interact with your SharePoint data from the Microsoft Graph
    - Change the way you will think for your next SharePoint Online solution

    S103d
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR204 - 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.

    S103d
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR301 - Excel automation scenarios with SharePoint client side development

    As much as we developers would like to create a solution for everything business users love their Excel spreadsheets. To be fair the Excel engine is a very powerful thing and in the right hands can become a very powerful tool. So, let's embrace the technology, and give users what they want. In this session we'll discuss the Excel extension endpoints in the Microsoft Graph API including Workbooks and sheets, cells, tables, and graphs as well as persistence considerations. Then we'll walk through several examples of what you can do when you combine the rich data store of SharePoint and the Graph with the power of Excel manipulation via your client side code.

    S103d
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR302 - Increase Office 365 Productivity with Azure Automation

    As hybrid cloud embraces a wider range of technologies and platforms within Microsoft and other cloud infrastructure, PowerShell has evolved into a DevOps tool that can be used to manage everything in your environment.

    With many organizations adopting multiple Platform as a Service cloud solutions to meet their business needs, collaboration and integration between different platforms are more essentials than ever.

    This session provides an overview on how to build integration apps using Azure Automation, Azure functions, and PowerShell to bridge the collaboration gap between different cloud infrastructure, such as Salesforce and Office 365.

    S103d
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR303 - Azure Application Insights: Add Application Telemetry & Monitoring to your Web Apps!

    You’ve got a website, but how well is it running? You’ve built your application, but do you know how people are using it? In this session, you will learn what Azure Application Insights is, a free service offered by Microsoft Azure and what you can do with it. Sure, it’s easy to setup Application Insights with some live analytics, but did you know you can set up your own custom dashboards and alerts to monitor the health of your application? That’s not all… you can use Application Insights to also track logging data, track custom events and even track the telemetry of specific users.

    S103d
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • AZR304 - The Bot Framework and the Microsoft Graph : Join the revolution

    Hey Cortana! Hello Google! We're getting used to talk with those weird characters that live in our phones or on our computers nowadays. When well done, those assistants can actually help us in being more productive, more relevant and getting information very quickly without having to search for it for hours. The bot revolution is real and it's time for you to jump in the bandwagon.

    But how can we make it productive, or even just useful for us, Information Workers? How can a bot help us in our daily working lives? This session is all about how we can build and bring to life a bot that will get directly to the core of our corporate data and help us in getting information, making better decisions so we can focus on what's important. We will learn the basics of the Microsoft Bot Framework and how it integrates with Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies such as Facebook Messenger, Skype or even Microsoft Teams. Then we will have a conversation with our users and act as a concierge to their corporate data by using the Microsoft Graph. We will leverage different workloads including Emails, Events, Azure AD and SharePoint data.

    Let's build the concierge we always wanted in under 60 minutes and be part of the revolution! This very demo-intensive session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :

    - Understand the role of the Bot Framework and the Microsoft Graph to build great concierge experiences
    - Have a complete sample where a bot targeting Information Workers can be relevant and useful in a real-world scenario
    - Change the way you will think for your next software development project.

    S103d
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • Azure/o365 Development
  • WRK101 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

    The new way Microsoft wants us to customize and extend SharePoint is to use the SharePoint Framework. This model brings client-side development as a first class development model complete with packaging, deployment and real a full deployment lifecycle. But this model is very different from from what traditional SharePoint developers have been used to. In this workshop you will learn what the SharePoint Framework is all about, what is involved in getting your environment setup to be productive and how to build custom components including client-side web parts and extensions. We will go from using no web frameworks to leveraging React, Angular, Vue.js, leveraging external services, performance tricks… you name it! This workshop is based on AC’s popular Mastering the SharePoint Framework online course… hey, if you register you’ll get a special deal on the course. By the end of the day, you will be well on your way to being a SharePoint Framework Master!

    S102bc
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK201 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

    SharePoint and Office365 have become the go to place to get information in most organizations. Are you prepared to create solutions that consume the data that is stored in these environments?

    Come to this workshop to learn the information you need to get started creating applications that your organizations want. We will learn what tools are available to develop your applications. We will also cover how to best access the data that is stored in SharePoint and Office 365.

    S104b
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Workshops
    • SP Development
  • WRK604 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    S105a
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
    • Workshops
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    Microsoft announced a new development model, the SharePoint Framework, to respond to emerging web technologies & address customer requests for better extensibility options at their Future of SharePoint event in May of 2016. In this presentation join SharePoint MVP Andrew Connell to find out what this new development model is all about. We will first cover what you need to do to configure and setup your developer environment so you can hit the ground running to then get up to speed on the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and learn how to create custom client side web parts for SharePoint Online in Office 365. Regardless if you are a developer new to SharePoint development or a seasoned SharePoint developer, this is for you!

    S106a
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV102 - How I Learned to Love TypeScript and Stop Fearing the SharePoint Framework

    Office 365 and the SharePoint Framework have shifted customization methodologies, moving us from the shackles and limitations of server-side development and freed us with client-side rendering models. Within the SharePoint Framework, our core language is TypeScript, still an unknown for many SharePoint developers.

    In this session we will dive into TypeScript to learn its secrets so we can build amazing yet maintainable Framework based webparts and applications. We will look at TypeScript typings, classes, modules, and more so we can build rugged, refined, and yet reusable and maintainable code modules, components and controls for our current and future Framework based webparts.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of TypeScript, its core features and why it is important
    • Learn how SharePoint Framework webparts use TypeScript
    • Get examples and code for creating custom TypeScript components for SharePoint

    S106a
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV103 - React for the SharePoint Developer

    For years client-side development in SharePoint was accomplished with jQuery and JavaScript. In the last year the development landscape has changed. With the introduction of the SharePoint Framework, SharePoint developers were introduced to new ways of developing. With this new paradigm we need to refresh our skills. React is a library that integrates really well with SharePoint, whether you are currently using the SharePoint Framework or you are prepping your code for the future.

    S106a
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV104 - Formalize and Future-Proof Client-Side Development for 'Classic' SharePoint

    Is your organization still on a legacy version of SharePoint with no immediate plans to upgrade? Feeling left out in the cold when SharePoint Framework is only for SharePoint online or for SharePoint 2016 with Feature Pack 2? Tired of mounting up technical debt for a time in the not too distant future when you will migrate and want to adopt modern sites?
     
    Join Julie Turner and Bob German for this focused look on implementing a modern development toolchain that mimics the SharePoint Framework and propels your development from a bit of a hack into a more formalized process. Not only does this help you deliver solutions that are more maintainable and future-proof, it helps you become more marketable in today’s SharePoint and web development environment.
     
    You will learn how to:
    ·         set up your development environment to use task runners, bundlers, TypeScript, and more, with the ability to take or leave various pieces as they work for you.
    ·         think about deployment strategies for development, testing, and production
    ·         architect your solutions to provide a more future-proof code base that will expedite the migration process when it comes

    S106a
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • ADM106 - SharePoint Pre-Migration Check and House Cleanup

    Chaos at the bottom means order on the top, if this is something you want for your SharePoint migrations, then join me to get an understanding of what it takes to do proper SharePoint pre-migration farm assessment check and house cleanup before migration.

    S103d
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Admin/Implementation
    • SP Development
  • DEV105 - SharePoint Framework and Vue.js - More Fun Together

    The session describes how developers can use popular Vue.js framework to implement SharePoint Framework solutions.
    It covers next key points:
    1. SharePoint Framework Development basics
    2. Vue.js basics
    3. Configuring SharePoint Framework project to use Vue.js
    4. VueSpfx Yeoman generator as a starting point for Vue.js-SharePoint Framework solutions

    S106a
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV201 - SharePoint Online Developer's Toolset

    The sessions describes the place of SharePoint in Modern Office 365 and the Microsoft ecosystem.
    It provides a high-level overview of the building blocks that are available for a developer in SharePoint Online.

    The tools to be overviewed:
    1. SharePoint Add-ins
    2. SharePoint Framework
    3. SharePoint REST API
    4. Microsoft Graph
    5. SharePoint Webhooks
    6. Column and View Formatting
    7. Site Designs and Site Scripts
    8. Microsoft PowerApps
    9. Microsoft Flow
    10. SharePoint PnP
    11. Extras:
    a. Classic Tools: SharePoint Publishing and Branding, SharePoint Designer, Sandbox solutions, Content Editor and Script Editor Web Parts
    b. Additional tools: Microsoft Azure, Office UI Fabric, SharePoint Framework Docker Image

    S106a
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV202 - The Next Great Migration: "Classic" to "Modern"

    As organizations have moved to Office 365, many - especially "legacy" SharePoint shops - have resisted the move to the "modern" UIs as much as possible. This is true for both end users and developers. We tend to stick with what we know, and historically the "modern" UIs may not have seemed compelling enough to make the switch. What this means is there is an impending "migration" on the horizon for many organizations which they may not realize is coming. While "classic" doesn't have a known retirement date, Microsoft's investments are in the "modern" UIs.

    As developers, what can we do to help facilitate organizational preparedness for this migration? This session will cover what it means to embrace the "modern" UIs and what you can do now to prepare. We'll cover such topics as:

    * What still doesn't exist in "modern" and might keep you in "classic" for the time being (a moving target!)
    * How to rethink your existing client-side solutions to be prepared for the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
    * How to add functionality into list views using column formatting
    * Moving from "classic" team sites to "modern" team sites and what that means from a navigational and functional perspective

    S106a
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV203 - Get Your Hands Dirty with React.

    Maybe you have started with React and what to learn how to apply it in your projects. In this session we will continue your progression with React. We will create reusable components and create an application that users will want to use.

    This session will have very few slides but we will take an HTML page that was generated and create a simple application out of it.

    S106a
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV204 - Be a SPFx Ninja: with these Performance, Debugging, Logging and Telemetry Tricks!

    While you might be a new or seasoned SharePoint Framework (SPFx) developer, but are you a ninja? In this demo heavy session, you will learn tips, tricks and techniques on how to be a SPFx ninja! Learn how to use powerful client-side tools to identify, troubleshoot and resolve memory or performance issues including some cool debugging and logging tricks. We will also cover how to capture, analyze and utilize telemetry activity from your users to proactively improve your client-side solutions!

    S106a
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • SP Development
  • DEV301 - Site Designs and PnP PowerShell: Modern SharePoint site provisioning

    Site Designs are the site templates of modern SharePoint. The enterprise can publish a number of designs which can be chosen when a new SharePoint site is created. Each new site is ready to go with custom list and views, branding elements, pages and web parts, and is automatically enrolled in hub relationships to manage navigation.

    In this session you'll learn how to develop your own Site Designs and Site Scripts, and how to connect them with Microsoft Flow and OfficeDev PnP PowerShell. You'll also learn how to configure Site Designs and target them to particular users as a part of governance. Join in and start taking advantage of modern SharePoint provisioning!

    S106a
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV302 - SharePoint Framework Best Practices

    Creating your first SharePoint Framework webpart is only the first step in a process, even for the most hardened JavaScript expert. There are multiple paths and options at every step, from the most simple application to a control that uses a diverse mashup of JavaScript libraries, frameworks, tools and techniques. There are pitfalls at most any step to avoid and this session looks to highlight and help you stay clear of the most common ones with SharePoint Framework development best practices. Learn how to interact with SharePoint and other data with REST API’s via promises and asynchronous code, see how to include external JavaScript libraries, i.e. jQuery, find ways to utilize existing TypeScript code and much more.

    This session will focus on the SharePoint Framework, the primary topics being:
    • A dive into the Framework toolchain and structure
    • Learn next steps to build your own Framework webpart or extension
    • SharePoint Framework best practices

    S106a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Advanced
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV303 - Real World SharePoint Framework Extensions

    SharePoint Framework Extensions are still pretty new and allow us to do some pretty cool things but how do we move from the basic samples provided by the Patterns and Practices team to full real world scenarios.

    In this session we will discuss some real world business use cases and how we can create SPFx extensions that meet those needs.

    Session Benefits:
    - Discuss SPFx Extension development in real world business context
    - Learn how to convert business use cases to working tools
    - Combine multiple pieces of the Office 365 Suite to meet business needs

    S106a
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • DEV304 - Using VSTS to automate build and deployment tasks for SharePoint Framework webparts

    Working on your own and building SharePoint Framework webparts is one thing, but when you have to work in a team on a larger project, the team approach to development has to be more structured and automated.

    Modern team web development practices demand the use of unit tests, load testing and automated build and deploy methodologies. Why should developing for the Sharepoint framework be any different?

    In this presentation Mark will highlight the advantages to using VSTS to create and manage and continuous build and deploy process for working with the Sharepoint Framework. Come and see how modern team development techniques can be applied to SPFx.

    S106a
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud/Online
    • SP Development
  • SPT301 - Maximize your on-premises investment with SharePoint Server 2019 & O365 hybrid scenarios

    Cloud computing has become a popular way to reduce capital and operational expenditures, renew IT innovation, and gain the advantage of more rapid software delivery to meet the needs of business. However, compliance, data sovereignty, sensitivity concerns, or a significant investment in customization may limit your organization's ability to take advantage of this.

    Today you can maximize your on-premises investment by upgrading to SharePoint Server 2019 and using hybrid scenarios in Office 365 to seamlessly leverage the cloud.

    S104b
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Special Topics
  • SPT302 - Learn What's New and Coming with MS Business Apps (SharePoint, PowerApps, Flow, Forms)

    No-code and low-code applications have been essential tools in Microsoft SharePoint for a long time, but we’ve added many other new tools to your palette.

    We review the roadmap and best practices in our platform for creating business apps solutions (Lists, PowerApps, Forms, Microsoft Flow).

    We’ll also discuss the patterns to help transform customer solutions that still remain on premises and/or in legacy tool sets like InfoPath, SharePoint Designer or Access Web Apps.

    S105a
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Power User
    • Office 365
    • Special Topics
  • CANCELED - SOL08 - Dynamic & Smart SharePoint Online Forms in Minutes

    This session doesn't include any fancy pre-configured/pre-designed forms!
    In this 30-minute live demo session, I will show you how non-technical business users can easily and quickly create dynamic forms in SharePoint Online from scratch.
    How can I create dynamic forms that quickly?
    Instead of providing overwhelming "designer" or "Studio" tool, with KWizCom Forms users can create dynamic and smart forms by using simple web settings pages.

    S104b
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL01 - Let your work flow

    FireStart is a no-code, rapid-deployment BPM platform that provides a powerful alternative to SharePoint workflows, yet is easy enough for a business user to build and manage.

    S102a
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL02 - What Migrating to Office 365 Looks Like in 2019

    Moving from Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive to Office 365 isn’t impossible, but ensuring that the migration project is both successful and painless can be tough. Why? Aspects like migration speed, efficiency, and compatibility can raise unexpected challenges throughout the entire project, thereby contributing to the frustration meter.

    Join Quest as we share real world examples of how we’ve succeeded in migrating customers from Box to Office 365 in record time. We’ll show you how you can ensure your migration success and make the jump from impossible to possible.

    S102bc
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Intermediate
    • N/A
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL03 - Groups and Teams Governance Made Easy with AvePoint

    By design, Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams are poised to change the way every individual in your organization works together – from Millennials to Baby Boomers. Learn how to strike the balance between enforcing governance over Groups and Teams, and getting your users what they need quickly with AvePoint.

    S102d
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL04 -Stop Doing Things Manually–Start Automating & Integrating Everything from Admin to Governance

    Few things in SharePoint happen automatically, so come see how to automate administrative tasks in SharePoint, from the basic day-to-day SharePoint grind to full on governance and compliance.

    SharePoint has always been an island unto itself, with no integration with line of business systems. Come see how to integrate SharePoint with line of business systems.

    In addition, come see how to combine integration with automation to turn SharePoint into an integrated, data-driven collaboration system.

    S103a
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL05 - LIVE Ransomware Infection and Recovery | Office 365

    File this under “don’t try this at home.” To demonstrate how Backupify protects business data against ransomware, join Rishabh Gupta’s demonstration as we infect ourselves with ransomware at a LIVE EVENT, and then use Backupify for Office 365 to quickly restore the data (virus-free) with ease.

    S103bc
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Advanced
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL06 - Re-thinking solutions to meet today’s Business Process Automation needs

    IT solutions have revolutionized how business processes are viewed and executed. With the fast-paced nature of how quickly technologies evolve, it is important to not just focus on the capabilities of IT solutions but also re-imagine how business processes can better fit today’s technology-enabled modern workplace.

    Learn about the SPR strategy for tackling today’s Business Process Automation problems and how it has helped clients meet their needs.

    S103d
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • All
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL07 - The Intelligence Frontier

    An overview of how the LiveTiles platform can transform your digital workplace into an intelligent one by bringing together analytics and artificial intelligence to create an engaging and empowering user experience on top of SharePoint

    S104a
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL09 - Creating Business Applications with O365, Dynamics on-premise and Azure Logic Apps

    Moving to Office 365 is not always a straight path for many of an organization’s key business functions. Creativity is needed to build solutions that can integrate cloud and on-premise systems while taking advantage of new features.

    Come watch Protiviti and Golub Capital present their unique and innovative solution where SharePoint Online, Azure Logic Apps, Flow, Exchange Online, Front end Development and Dynamics On-premises are brought together for a cohesive tool.

    This solution will demonstrate to attendees how to think out of the box to solve and implement business applications in Office 365.

    S105a
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL10 - Future-Forward Business Apps with K2, RPA & Cognitive Services

    The future of productivity is no longer focused on transforming business process, but tackles how to build faster, smarter business process applications with the best tools. A better user experience and enhanced productivity can be achieved by integrating tools, data and services into a solutions platform meant to handle anything from small data gathering apps all the way through to mission critical processes that may have unique business logic and SLA’s. Join us for a glimpse into the art of the possible as we bring the best of a few technologies (such as Cognitive Services, SharePoint, RPA and K2) together to solve real-world business issues in an intelligent way

    S106a
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • OnPrem and Cloud
    • Solution Showcase
  • SOL11 - Demystifying Digital Transformation

    Whether digitizing processes, upgrading legacy systems or moving as much as possible to the cloud, companies across every industry are well into their digital transformation journey. But what exactly do we all mean by digital transformation? And are we truly approaching it the right way? Join us for a fun 30 minute journey through the ‘what, why, and how’ of digital transformation, some wit and wisdom around how to think about this important pursuit. This will help ensure your organization approaches transformation with more realism to more quickly achieve more thoughtful digital objectives.

    105bcd
    Thu 12:40 PM - 1:10 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Solution Showcase
  • KEY100 - SharePoint, Microsoft 365 and The Future Workplace

    Join Chris McNulty, Sr. Product Manager for Microsoft 365 and explore the latest trends and innovations for Microsoft 365. Learn how to make the most of powerful new capabilities across Microsoft 365 experiences to empower teamwork and employee engagement, and to create a culture of open learning and sharing. They will showcase how you can unlock new scenarios to work together with people inside, outside, and across your organization. Don’t miss this kick-off to SharePoint Fest!

    105bcd
    Wed 8:15 AM - 9:30 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Keynote
  • KEY200 - The foundation of your digital workplace is not just Office 365; it’s you!

    How people work is changing, and a digital revolution is underway! Simply migrating to Office 365 doesn’t automatically mean you have deployed the famous Digital Workplace! Microsoft released multiple tools to make your move to the Digital Workplace a reality, but how do those tools work together to build the digital workplace? This keynote will attempt to answer the age-old question of what the Digital Workplace is, and how you along with Office 365 are the foundation for it.

    105bcd
    Thu 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud/Online
    • Keynote
  • Live from Chicago - the Intrazone podcast and Microsoft AMA

    Join Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman for the closing session at SharePoint Fest. You’ll be able to bring questions for our panel of guests, watch show features live, compete in contests for prizes, and enjoy refreshments while we wrap up the week in Chicago. And the entire event will be recorded for a special live from Chicago broadcast of Microsoft’s Intrazone podcast. Don’t miss it!

    S102bc
    Fri 3:40 PM - 4:30 pm
    • Introductory and overview
    • Both
    • Keynote
Call for Speakers powered by Sessionize.com icon-company icon-blog icon-linkedin icon-other icon-twitter