ECM 101 - Oh! The Places You will go in SharePoint
Liz Sundet MVP MBA PMP - Featured Speaker

Have you ever had that dreaded moment when you learn something new and wish you would have learned it just a week before? Let’s face it, SharePoint is big! It can be daunting at first and there’s lot of places to make mistakes.

In this session, we will hit some of the hottest tips, tricks, gotchas and ah ha’s for getting started with SharePoint. From what browsers work best to where to find content types this fast paced session will give you a great start on your journey into SharePoint. You will succeed, yes indeed!

ECM 102 - Navigating thru the Mess of a Shared Network Drive Migration to SharePoint
Joanne Klein MVP - Featured Speaker

Whether your organization has been using SharePoint for awhile or just starting down that road, many organizations still have large shared network drives holding content that could rightfully belong in SharePoint. Migrating this content into SharePoint 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 some of this content is a good thing, proven methods for making it happen, common pitfalls and ways to avoid them and how to help end-users make the "shift" from network drives to SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think.

This session applies to both SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online.

ECM 103 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature
Brian Alderman, MVP MCT - Featured Speaker

Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list.

In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.

ECM 104 - Do we still need metadata?
Louis-Philippe Vallée - Sharegate

Collaboration with SharePoint Online is very different with the arrival of Office 365 Groups, Delve and OfficeGraph. Do we still need metadata to organize and retrieve our content?

When taking the leap to the cloud, you also have to think about your users. Our IT reflexes push us to set up complex documentary architectures that hinder the adoption rate. How does Office 365 revolutionize the way we collaborate? What are the pitfalls to which we should not fall victim to?

ECM 105 - Using Advanced Features for Document Management and Process Improvement
Tom Robbins, MCT - Featured Speaker

Document Sets are a feature of SharePoint that allow an enterprise to manage multiple pieces of content as one single work product. We can think of Document Sets as “Super Folders” because they allow us to group information together, but that is as far as it goes. Folders are something you want to avoid in SharePoint because they have little value in the big scheme of actually managing SharePoint content. Document Sets have the same attributes as folders, but come with other object elements that allow us to perform many different management functions. Some of the features of Document Sets are: version management, workflow association, Information Management Policy, and metadata.

This session will introduce the attendee to Document Sets and will dive deep into how to create and use them. Document Sets can then be used to implement business processes and this goes beyond the normal approach of using them simply as folder replacements. We will dive into Information Management Policy for Retention as well as using Workflow to automate approvals and retention of Document Sets. This session will really open the mind when it comes to really using SharePoint to its fullest to implement business processes.

ECM 201 - The Document Set Content Type
Tamara Bredemus - Featured Speaker

Learn how the City of Minneapolis is using document sets to make quick work of some complicated processes.

The majority of this session is devoted to when to use, how to plan and how to create document set content types. We will walk through what each document set setting does and how to use it.

Finally, we will pull the document set content type into a library and finish off with additional configurations available within the library for our document set.

ECM 202 - Make Your Intranet go from Good to Great
Liz Sundet MVP MBA PMP - Featured Speaker

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 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 build 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.

ECM 203 - Migrate from cross-site publishing to Communication sites
Louis-Philippe Vallée - Sharegate

Now that Microsoft has announced his new communication sites, we need to understand what this means for our transition to Office 365. Many organisations are currently using cross-site publishing to expose news and corporate content to their employees.

How can we migrate our publishing sites to communication sites and what are the changes to be expected for our contributors.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The differences between those 2 publication approaches
  • Limitations of Communication sites
  • Suggested migration path for your organisation
ECM 204 - Content Type Syndication: Understanding Content Types, Scope, and Deployment
Tom Robbins, MCT - Featured Speaker

Enterprise Content Management is at the core of guaranteeing SharePoint is a relevant and valuable information management system. Content types allow us to define reusable content for our sites and site collections to guarantee that users are utilizing the same templates and content definitions across all information. Out-of-the-box, Site Columns and Site Content types have a deployment boundary of Sites and Site Collections. If we want to guarantee that the content is available across the entire farm, we must syndicate the content types using a Content Type Syndication hub.

Content Type Hubs enable administrators to create new content types and then make them available to other SharePoint site collections in the same or different web applications or across farms. This is a publisher-subscriber model, where content types are published by the Content Type Hubs using the Metadata service and subscribers are the web applications in the SharePoint Farm.

Finally, all the site collections in the web application which subscribe to this Metadata service will get this content type. In this session the attendee will learn what content types are and the value they return in SharePoint as well as how to create, deploy, and manage content types.