Monday, April 13th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

WRK102 - 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 the critical aspects of intranet IA: navigation/site architecture, page design architecture, and metadata architecture. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for using mega-menus and organizing hub sites. You will also 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 organization evolves over time.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

WRK601 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 11:20 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

INT102 - 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.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 1:30 pm

  • Kanwal Khipple

    Microsoft MVP

INT103 - Intranets 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. What's more organizations are challenging the Intranet to be more of an interactive and engaging digital hub for their digital workplace than just a communication centric portal. The top two questions for many companies is “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” and "how should we best leverage it with Office 365?" In this session we will explore: • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet... • Where the issues and challenges will lie... • When and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet and digital workplace today.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 3:00 pm

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

INT104 - Read all about it! Using SharePoint News to Take Employee Engagement to the Next Level

SharePoint News is a great way to keep your organization up-to-date. But do you know that you can also use SharePoint News to take engagement to the next level? This session is all about news – the key features of SharePoint News and how to use them, tips and insights to ensure your news articles are read, and approaches you can use to make sure your colleagues stay in touch with what is going on in the organization.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Sébastien Levert

    Microsoft MVP

INT105 - Build a functional Intranet in 70 minutes!

You always wanted to see how easy it was to build a functional branded intranet using Communication Sites, Modern Team Sites and Hub Sites in less than 70 minutes? Then this session is for you! You will learn how easy it is to build a basic intranet with the OOTB experience Microsoft provides!

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted. In this Keynote, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how to plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in a constantly changing world.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP

INT201 - Your Intranet Shopping List: Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

If you are shopping for a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? If you are building a new intranet, what things do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? If you are wondering about the answers to these questions, this session is for you! We’ll review a baker’s dozen of key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Microsoft MVP

INT202 - SharePoint Sites: What to Use & When to Use Them

Microsoft has done a great job at providing numerous types of sites for organizations to get up and running quickly and productive in a very short period of time. This is being accomplished by the number of site options that they are providing right out of the box. However, as with all technology new options for sites are being introduced all the time and with the weekly updates to features and functionality it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing to say the least. Key thing to remember is, just because it exists does not mean you have to use it. Microsoft is providing a number of different options so that organizations can determine what is the best fit for them and their user base. In this session, we will explore the different site options along with some of the functionality that comes with them. We will identify which types of sites are the best fit for your organization, will help boost user adoption, and can be maintained with the staff you have available. Not to mention it will allow for refinement and the ability to adhere to your organizations established governance.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint at Microsoft

INT203 - Modernizing your SharePoint Intranet

There are more and more features becoming modern in SharePoint online and corporations are taking advantage of this by building out their intranet platforms. Learn the features to use to modernize your intranet portals and what employees need and want from a modern experience. We will talk through the when and why of hub sites, building navigation that makes sense, patterns to enhance experience and using design elements for building modern experiences using SharePoint site designs.

Thursday, April 16th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Mike Maadarani

    MVP, MCSM, MBA

INT204 - Don't just deploy, transform: Build an Intelligent Digital Workplace

Re-imagining the workplace and promoting more collaborative ways of working are the new growing trends for organizations moving to the cloud to meet their intranet needs. While many organizations are running their intranets on-premises, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions like Office 365. The question is, how can I build and enterprise grade, cloud-driven and solid intranet for my organization.  Microsoft 365 alongside SharePoint sites, Teams and other Office 365 features offer great capabilities to build an intelligent intranet. Join us for this session to learn how to get the most out of SharePoint and the whole Office 365 ecosystem to build your next intelligent workplace.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

INT302 - Building your organizational home site & hubs strategy

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This session introduces home sites and hubs and provides guidance on how to build a strong content management strategy for their use. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites.

Friday, April 17th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Kanwal Khipple

    Microsoft MVP

INT303 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions n Bots

Many organizations have already established a powerful Office 365 Intranet, but they haven't answered the question What's next . In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users' needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It's not just IT that can build these great solutions! Join Kanwal Khipple as he shares real world examples, and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions built by the business, by IT, or a combination of both. In this session, we will talk about Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, industry innovation and more!

Friday, April 17th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • David Feldman

    Microsoft MVP

INT304 - Lost in translation - your guide to global multilingual intranets

About a year before Microsoft announced support for multilingual communication sites our team needed to deliver a new intranet in 8 languages to 60K users around the globe. Learn best practices using modern SharePoint sites and tips, techniques and pitfalls you'll want to avoid. Engage your global workforce with communication in their native language.