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Special Topics Track

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

Performing a default installation of SQL Server that will be hosting your SharePoint content can have a huge impact on your SharePoint deployment's performance. The SQL Server default installation has more than six settings that can negatively impact the performance of SharePoint if they aren't addressed either during the installation of SQL Server, or shortly after the installation of SQL Server. The SQL Server deployment options, or configuration options, that need to be addressed include: • Type of SQL Server instance • SQL Server instance settings • System database settings In this session, we are going to discuss, explore, and configure these SQL Server settings to ensure your SharePoint deployment is running efficiently and your organization is not losing productivity because of a poorly configured SQL Server instance.

Wednesday, August 26th 2020, 4:00 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

FLO105 - 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.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 10:30 am

  • Max Fritz

    Office 365 Technical Specialist

ADM202 - 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, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft

CM203 - Retain, Remove, Record. Office 365 Retention for Digital Hoarders & Record Managers.

Do you work in a place where no file ever gets deleted? Is your organization required to meet compliance regulations for digital preservation? If so, let's unpack how to manage your content life-cycle in Office 365. In this session, we will walk through the retention capabilities provided in Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). This session will uncover: • Differences between retention and records in Office 365 • When to use retention policies vs. retention labels • How to manage a review process before files get discarded from Office 365 • Administration and end user experiences using Office 365 retention

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Luc Labelle

    CEO at Kabesa (MVP, MCT)

PWR203 - Augment your Power Platform solutions with cognitive services

Join us in this session and learn how to leverage AI capabilities from Power Platform solutions. We will demonstrate how AI can help you and your organization save time and money by augmenting simple applications and processes. In this session we will work with simple use cases, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

CM204 - 7 Ways to Auto-Apply Office 365 Retention Labels to your documents

If you don't want to rely on information workers in your organization to manually apply Office 365 retention labels, come to this session to learn current ways you can auto-apply them! Ranging from simple to more complex, I'll show how you can leverage your SharePoint information architecture's content types and metadata, Office 365 sensitive information types, keywords and even Microsoft Flow to apply a retention label. After this session, you'll understand current options available to auto-apply Office 365 Retention labels across your SharePoint sites and a look into what Microsoft has planned.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Treb Gatte

    Microsoft MVP, MCP, MCTS, MBA, CEO, Marquee Insights

BI204 - SharePoint, Teams and Power BI Integration Strategies

This session will highlight the rich functionality that you can bring to your business needs with the integration that is available between Power BI and Office 365 functionality. We'll discuss why you may want to integrate functionality and how to license for it. Demos will be: • Integrating Yammer, Forms, and Word into Power BI • Integrating Power BI into Office 365 Communications site, Sway, and into a Teams channel.

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

ADM205 - 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, August 28th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Bobby Chang

    Technologist at Microsoft

OFF302 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

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