Monday, April 13th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

WRK105 - Tailor Microsoft Teams to Accelerate Your Line of Business Collaboration & Communications

 Are you experiencing the following challenges?    • Our colleagues go around IT and take advantage of random productivity tools on their own, but these tools don’t work together, they aren’t secure and they’re expensive to support.     • We have been using Office 365 for a while and want to get the maximum benefit for our organization, but the reality is that we are only utilizing e-mail with Exchange. How can we best take advantage of other Office 365 services?   • We are finding it challenging to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide without having controls in place to manage information lifecycle, control guest access and avoid sprawl.   Join this interactive workshop to learn actionable tips on how you can give your colleagues superpowers and help them get back to securely working smarter – not harder.     Maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Teams, offering something for all your colleagues regardless if they are in marketing, HR, or sales.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

WRK407 - 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

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

WRK501 - Quick Wins for SharePoint On-Premises 2013 thru 2019

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 session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint 2013 - 2019 environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented. • Promoted Links • Corporate Directory • Navigation • Collaboration • Search • Apps • Managed Metadata & Content Types • Modern vs Classic • Views Hybrid Example Site Templates

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP

WRK504 - Getting Started with SharePoint 2013/2016 Workflows

This half-day workshop will walk you through and get you up to the speed in developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows. We will also cover Power Automate. Developing SharePoint 2013 Workflows is a broad topic and between OOTB, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio, Power Automate, Logic Apps and 3rd party products, the choices can be overwhelming. By the end of this workshop, you will gain the necessary knowledge to determine which method should be used for your next workflow. In this demo-driven workshop, we will cover the following topics in great detail: • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Important Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Introduction to Workflow Manager • How to create custom workflows using Out of the Box Workflows? • How to customize out of the Box Workflows? • How to create SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows? • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows using Visual Studio • How to create SharePoint 2013 Workflows as an App? • How to Debug SharePoint 2013 Workflows? • Getting Started with Power Automate • Getting Started with Logic Apps Pre-requisites: Familiar with SharePoint, SharePoint Designer You will learn: • Basics of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Basics of Power Automate • Basics of Logic Apps • The architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows • Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows • How to develop/test/debug SharePoint 2013 Designer and Visual Studio Workflows?

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 8:15 am

  • Karuana Gatimu

    Customer Advocacy Group, Microsoft Teams Engineering

KEY100 - Creating Business Value with Microsoft Teams & Office 365

You have Office 365 - now what? Join Karuana Gatimu from Microsoft as she demonstrates key scenarios for delivering business value with Office 365. It's important that you align the functions of pivotal software like Microsoft Teams and PowerPlatform to outcomes that you, your customers and partners will benefit from. This includes empowering your firstline workers and secure mobile collaboration. She will highlight government scenarios for decision making, cross-organizational collaboration and incident management that can be streamlined using these powerful tools. Leave this talk having learned how to identify your next steps to empowering your objectives with Microsoft technology.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 9:40 am

  • JoAnna Battin

    Director, Strategy & Advisory Services - Xgility

OFF101 - You’re Paying for Office 365: But Do You Have a Plan & Strategy to Maximize Your Investment

Let’s face it: Unraveling Office 365’s collaboration, communication, and teamwork tools may be more complex than you and your IT department may have expected. You’ve rolled out email, some file storage, and maybe an intranet but aren’t quite sure what to do next. If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But abandoning Office 365’s tools or rolling them out with no clear strategy can lead to frustration from users — and result in a slew of other issues. During the session, you’ll learn: • Common pitfalls that can result from the lack of strategic planning. • How to maximize the use of Office 365 tools including as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer — and how they work together. • Why your users need to know which Office 365 tools to use and when to use them. • How governance for tools and tenants fit into your strategic planning. • Why change management and user adoption shouldn’t be an afterthought. • Tips and best practices for creating a successful strategic plan.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

CM102 - 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

TMS102 - Mastering Microsoft Teams and becoming a Rockstar in less than an hour

Microsoft technology is moving at a rapid pace, join my session for building step-by-step, common Microsoft Teams collaboration advantages and perform live Teams usage scenarios. By using channels, tabs, bots, the command bar, extensibility options with PowerApps and Team's modern collaboration features, watch how your collaboration goes from meh to magnificent. With this session learn how to utilize Team's features to quickly, comprehensively and effectively to create the HUB for collaboration among your users and solve important real-world issues that require an immediate, rich-featured collaboration platform.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

DEV102 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Get More Done Faster

JavaScript, REST, CSOM, Office 365 APIs: Like it or not, client-side development is the future of SharePoint development. At the forefront of this wave is the powerful JavaScript library jQuery. Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint, developers can take their applications to the next level in less time. What's more, you can utilize jQuery in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and in Office 365 often without making changes to your code. In this class, you gain a new appreciate for jQuery and learn: • "What's possible," including visual enhancements and practical business intelligence • Tips and Tricks for deploying and maintaining scripts • How to get quick wins with little effort using third-party jQuery libraries • How to interact with SharePoint forms and lists using JavaScript and jQuery

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    Microsoft MVP, RD

OFF102 - 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 and SharePoint 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. Learn from Arriva Sweden and 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • John Mancini

    Past President, AIIM and Current President, Content Results

SPT102 - The impact of the NARA M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies

The Federal Government has provided critical new guidance from NARA regarding the preparation and delivery of records to meet M-19-21 guidelines. Agencies will no longer be able to send paper records to NARA after December 31st, 2022 and must adopt a paperless strategy. This session will provide a comprehensive look at the impact of the M-19-21 guidelines to Federal Agencies, readiness and gap best practices and maximize the investment by leveraging a robust suite of services/solution tools within your platform.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Jay Leask

    PMP

CM103 - Why (and How) my SP2013 IA needs to be redesigned for the future?

For nearly 2 decades we've created a structure of SharePoint site collections and subsites that allowed us to segregate users and elevate privileges without negative repercussion on other users and content areas. However, since the release of SP2016, and in some cases SP2013, Microsoft has shifted gears towards a flatter infrastructure, with new site collections being created left-right-and-center - and admins were left in a scramble to keep things locked down. This presentation is going to walk you through how to evaluate your current IA, suggestions on how to redesign it with a nod towards mission-driven design, and how to ensure your organization is ready for the next upgrade BEFORE the time comes, be it SP2016, 2019, or Office 365.

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

  • Shyamal Addanki

    VP North America @ FireStart

FLO200 - Oops - are you using SharePoint workflows for process automation again?

With today's process automation technology, from SharePoint Workflows to Power Automate and other workflow solutions to RPA, DPA and so on, how do you know when to use which solution? And what if you've already built hundreds of workflows and then learn it is time to migrate - do you pull your hair out? If you step back and look at process automation as a business strategy rather than an IT shortcut to make work easier, you might have your "aha" moment, and become the process automation hero your company deserves. This is a high-level session to talk about process automation. We will discuss the different technologies, how they differ and what value each one brings, and guide you down the road of the process automation revolution.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 12:40 pm

  • MinhThao Dang

    BPM Architect at FireStart

SOL06 - Go Beyond Workflows and Ignite Your Potential with SharePoint and BPM

Stop creating workflows to automate parts of a process, with no governance or compliance built-in. Business Process Automation with FireStart allows you to document and manage your processes as well as automate them with system integrations and forms, all while remaining so easy, even a business user could do it.

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, 4:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

BV204 - Getting Connected: 9 Takeaways from a Global Organization's Migration to SharePoint Online

Join and discover the journey of a multi-national enterprise software company's migration to SharePoint Online. Learn from the experience of a global organization's path to digital teamwork victory. Walk away with 9 practical and applicable tips to make your intranet migration a success, from project planning must haves, to timeline management, on to portal launch and solution adoption. • See how other organizations are successfully migrating to new technologies • Learn common pitfalls and paths to success • Walk away with practical tips to use in your organization A project case study on how a global organization successfully migrated to SharePoint Online after two reboots and multiple missteps.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

BV300 - Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint User Adoption for On-Prem

Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc. SharePoint and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption. • Discovery Sessions • Governance • Build & Implementation • Migration • Next Steps To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Gokan Ozcifci

    Microsoft MVP, RD

PWR301 - Power Apps and SharePoint: Better together

Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users, decision-makers and power users have been waiting for better answers. Wait no longer! Power Apps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing Power Apps templates to get us started. Because Power Apps is seamlessly integrated into SharePoint, there's no need to manage forms from two places: permissions are inherited from and having Power Apps integrated with SharePoint gives you access to many powerful features, such as analytics reports, easy point-and-click rules for conditional formatting, and connections to other data sources.  In this session, we'll learn firsthand how we can extend our SharePoint experience with Power Apps - without writing a single line of code! We will not only cover the theory, but we will look at multiple examples expired by my main customers, and real-life scenarios in a live demo.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Jason Himmelstein

    Microsoft MVP

BV301 - Business Transformation in the Digital Age

Digital transformation is one of the most popular buzz words thrown around today. It is catchy, buzzword friendly & all too often missing the mark. Today's business doesn't need digital transformation, what it needs is business transformation. The most dangerous thing that happens to companies these days is that a CIO gets on an airplane & opens up their magazine or clicks on that sexy looking marketing email about the shiny new digital trend and your entire strategy for improving your business goes right out the window. In this session you will learn key ways to realign your efforts from only the glitz & glow of the latest buzz and instead focus on true business needs and desired outcomes to drive your transformation. Following a "Process First, Technology Second"™ methodology you will learn creative ways to ensure success in your business transformation.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, Microsoft MVP

BV304 - 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.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint at Microsoft

TMS304 - Governance in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has been around for a couple of years now and anyone using or deploying should also be thinking about governance in Microsoft Teams. While there are ways to govern Teams, there are some differences. For starters, you'll need some governance on creating groups, then figuring out how to control the data, especially since the data resides in multiple places in O365. Do you know how to guide your users in not only using Teams, but creating the framework to use it properly based on the processes of your company? This session is for you to learn the why and how of Microsoft Teams governance as part of your journey.