Monday, April 13th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

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

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

WRK405 - Accelerate Office 365 Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Organizations today are maximizing the cloud as a business enablement platform and many are in the process of migrating to Office 365. To deliver successful Office 365 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 Office 365 migration success. Join this interactive session and learn how to best plan, manage and control Office 365 migration projects.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 9:40 am

  • John Daniels

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace Specialist

ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

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

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM102 - Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

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

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

ADM103 - 7 Keys to Successful SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams Provisioning Solutions

Proper planning prevents poor performance. Thoughtful provisioning strategies and solutions for end users can make or break your SharePoint and Microsoft Teams initiatives, not to mention saving time and heartache. Discover 7 keys to SharePoint and Microsoft Teams provisioning strategies and solutions utilizing proper planning, PowerApps, Flow, Site Designs, governance, and more. • Discover the provisioning options available for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint • Learn provisioning strategies and best practices • Obtain provisioning action items to utilize now

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 3:00 pm

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

OFF104 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Not long ago Microsoft added a new SharePoint Admin Center option at the top called “Try the Preview”. However, Microsoft does not intend on rolling the new SharePoint Admin Center out through first release. Which means if you aren’t selecting “Try the Preview” now, one day you will login and your mind will be blown. In this session, I will be going through the new Microsoft 365 Admin Center high level, connections other Admin Centers have with SharePoint and of course a deep-dive into the new SharePoint Admin Center. What’s new, what has changed and what does all of this mean?. I am very excited about many of the new features Microsoft has added and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 3:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

ADM104 - 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).

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

ADM106 - 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 SharePoint. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model. We’ll also describe the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how on-premises 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, Microsoft MVP

ADM105 - 5 steps to driving sustainable SharePoint and Office 365 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 as well as Office 365. 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!

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

ADM201 - Intro to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

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

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, Microsoft MVP

BV202 - 1000s of users and only 1 of me. How do I support my users effectively?

Are you thinking: "How do I support my end users And do my real job?". You are not alone! Most Office 365 and SharePoint admins have the same dilemma. Supporting end users, motivating them and helping them do their job is extremely important for end user adoption, but it can become a full time job for you if not planned properly. Don't worry, the solution to this dilemma does exist and has been used by companies successfully throughout the world. Come to this session and learn strategies on how to mitigate end user support tasks reducing your support burden while increasing user adoption at the same time.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • David Feldman

    Microsoft MVP

ADM202 - The Complete Guide to Modern Collaboration with Guest Users

SharePoint Online is the best collaboration platform to collaborate with users inside and outside of your company. To balance security and productivity one has to consider SharePoint architecture, sharing controls in OneDrive and SharePoint, Azure Active Directory settings and more. Join me learn how to secure your environment and offer the best user experience for your users.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

ADM203 - 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.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

OFF204 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases 1. Before the migration 2. Completing the migration 3. Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

FLO205 - SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow for Cross-Site data and web services

Particularly useful to SharePoint on-prem users of versions 2013, 2016, and 2019; this session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to interface with web services. Here, we will examine use cases for list item creation and manipulation between site collections, as well as the constructs for integrating with non-SharePoint web services from either your on-prem or cloud platforms (such as Azure automation routines or Microsoft Power Automate). This methodology can be used to scale and seamlessly integrate between disparate SharePoint site/data on-prem, online and beyond.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Adam Ochs

    MCP, MCSA

ADM300 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose! Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today. Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more. Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

ADM301 - A Migration Roadmap for Moving to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do. Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating this content is a good thing, a framework and practical strategies for making it happen, common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them), and how to help end-users make the all-important shift from "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think. You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

Friday, April 17th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

OFF302 - 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.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM302 - 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.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF303 - Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

So you’ve made the decision to move to Office 365 – now how do you ensure your critical business information is secure in the cloud? In this interactive session, you will learn how to reduce risk and ensure your users do the right thing by employing industry best practices for information governance, risk, and compliance. We’ll also explain how recent enhancements from Microsoft – including Advance Data Governance and Azure Information Protection – as well as other related technologies can help. This session will empower you to implement proven tactics to ensure your Microsoft Cloud investment meets business needs while protecting your most sensitive data.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

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

Friday, April 17th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Jay Leask

    PMP

ADM304 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud. A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components. Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including: - Addressing administration complexity - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data - Minimizing organizational disruption - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

Friday, April 17th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM305 - Deep Dive into designing a SharePoint 2016/2019 Physical Architecture

SharePoint Server 2019 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, you will learn how to design your SharePoint Server 2019 Farm according to your business needs and Microsoft Best Practices.