SharePoint Fest Conference Workshops and Sessions 

  • WRK102 - 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.

    Room 155
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What do you have in there?

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • New and notable features in SharePoint
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
    • How to do a migration
    • Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
    • How these features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

    Room 145B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK104 - 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 four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture (including the new mega menu capability), best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content.

    You’ll 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 business evolves over time.

    Room 147A
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 147B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Power User
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK106 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

    If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:
    1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
    2) How to get started
    3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
    4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
    5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
    6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
    7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
    8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

    Room 149AB
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK107 - Power BI Dashboard Essentials for SharePoint Users

    NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS 7 OR WINDOWS 10, WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF POWER BI DESKTOP INSTALLED PRIOR TO WORKSHOP TIME. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.

    Need to create stunning dashboards from your SharePoint data?

    Yes you do!

    In this workshop, we’ll show you:
    - How should I approach my BI need?
    - What things should be considered when creating dashboards?
    - What are the best practices?
    - How much is this going to cost me to license?
    - What security aspects should concern me?

    Who should take this course:
    If your company uses Office 365 or SharePoint 2013/2016 and you are a:
    - Manager
    - Business Analyst
    - Power User
    - SharePoint Administrator
    - Consultant

    If you work in these areas, you will see value:
    - Marketing
    - Information Technology
    - Finance
    - Sales
    - Social Media

    The class assumes no prior knowledge of Power BI and Data Concepts.

    What is required for this class:
    Install Microsoft Power BI Desktop on your laptop (recommended but not required)
    We'll provide an Office 365 site for you to use for exercises

    In this training course you will:
    - Learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
    - How to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
    - Learn the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
    - Receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
    - Receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner.
    - Discover some data modeling practices that will ensure you have maximum flexibility in analysis. You'll also learn some visualization best practices to ensure you can tell your digital story effectively
    - Learn best practices for maintaining content with your organization

    This course provides an end to end view of Power BI for Project reporting, so that you are able to use Power BI immediately for your needs.

    Level: Introductory

    Room 150A
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK108 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

    The new way Microsoft wants us to customize and extend SharePoint is to use the SharePoint Framework. This model brings client-side development as a first class development model complete with packaging, deployment and real a full deployment lifecycle. But this model is very different from from what traditional SharePoint developers have been used to.

    In this workshop you will learn what the SharePoint Framework is all about, what is involved in getting your environment setup to be productive and how to build custom components including client-side web parts and extensions. We will go from using no web frameworks to leveraging React, Angular, Vue.js, leveraging external services, performance tricks… you name it!

    This workshop is based on AC’s popular Mastering the SharePoint Framework online course… hey, if you register you’ll get a special deal on the course. By the end of the day, you will be well on your way to being a SharePoint Framework Master!

    Room 150B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK201 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

    Getting started with SharePoint development is a daunting task. There are four development models, three APIs, two platforms (on-premises and Online), and a partridge in a pear tree.

    In this session we’ll take a high-level look at the development models and APIs and discuss how they can be used with SharePoint 2013 / 2016 and with SharePoint Online. We’ll also take a look at the SharePoint development tooling and environments required to support the tooling.

    Room 152A
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

    There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

    This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

    Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

    Room 152B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...
     
    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and how-to knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 154AB
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK301 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

    Attendees will learn:

    • The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

    • Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

    Room 152A
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK302 - Driving adoption of Office 365: From idea to implementation

    For many of us, the challenge of driving sustained adoption of Office 365 feels insurmountable. We start off with the best of intentions, but most of our users get lost in the myriad assortment of technologies and fail to leverage the capabilities to drive business value. How do we inspire our users to want to learn about Office 365 and educate them so they can leverage its rich capabilities to drive business optimization?

    This in-depth session explains the foundational concepts of user adoption. You'll learn why it's so challenging to drive lasting adoption and how user-centric adoption models can increase your success. You'll receive practical tips on how to engage and understand your business users, learn how to build internal communities of practice, discover how to overcome user resistance, and see examples of real-world adoption programs that have driven lasting change at other organizations.

    Room 152B
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK303 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use.

    The session will focus on:
    • Why OneDrive
    • Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client
    • Automation
    • Security
    • Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

    Room 154AB
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • OneDrive
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Monday, May 28 2018. 09am - 5pm CET.

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:

    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, - Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 145A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK402 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    Room 155
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK403 - 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 discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure 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.

    Room 145B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshop
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK404 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it’s also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 147A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK405 - Unlock your Potential with Innovation Games

    Innovation Games are a fun collaborative way to learn a subject, make decisions as a group, or discover problems in your organization. The games range from easy to complex and can take a variety of forms. In this session, you will learn how the games work, practice running a few games and find out what it takes to facilitate the games in your own organization.

    Games we will cover include:
    • Networking
    • Running Projects
    • Strategic Planning
    • Building a Shared Understanding
    • Decision Making

    The games will help you educate and inspire users about Office 365 technologies that will help you drive digital workplace improvements.

    Room 154AB
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Business Value
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK501 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams
    • Discussion of architecture
    • How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    • Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    • How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    • Groups, Roles and Permissions
    • Compliance and Security
    • Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    Room 149AB
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Search In Depth

    Microsoft Search is the new way for searching inside Office 365 but what does this mean to you and your organization? Come attend this workshop to discover all the new functionality that you get and how to manage this new tool.

    We will discuss the following items:
    • Microsoft Search options
    • People Search
    • Search Results in Bing
    • Search Results in Office Applications
    • Customized bookmarks
    ... and more

    Room 150A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Search
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK503 - 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 demo each of the following offerings, 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

    Room 150B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK504 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development! In this workshop users will learn:

    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level

    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic

    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 152A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK505 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    • Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    • Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    • Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    Room 152B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK506 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hand-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
    • How to administer Flow in your organization

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    Room 147B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK601 - Creating an Enterprise Video Platform Using Stream

    Enterprises are creating more and more video content but few have a good mechanism for sharing these assets with employees. If you are using Office 365 then Microsoft has provided a solution to this problem in Microsoft Stream. Now the problem remains, how do we best setup a solution to be able to enable the consumption of these valuable resources.

    In this workshop we will discuss:
    • Features of Microsoft Stream
    • Setting up Channels/Groups
    • Live events in all its variations
    • Creating an executive channel for relaying information to employees

    Come learn how to best deploy this tool for your organization.

    Room 150A
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK602 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    Room 152B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • SP Development
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Collaboration Tools Deployment Planning

    Have you been thinking about upgrading SharePoint? Or maybe you've moved into Office 365 and you don't know where to get started. I have this conversation with my customers all of the time.

    This is what I hear:
    • Our first pass at SharePoint didn't go so well
    • We know it can do more, but we just use SharePoint as a web-based file share
    • We would love to use SharePoint - or is it Teams now? or OneDrive???

    If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! It's a common struggle and I help customers answer these questions every day. Whether you need technical advice on migration and backups or help convincing stubborn end users to use new tools, you can attend this workshop to get access to the templates I use with my customers every day!

    You'll walk out with site architecture examples, a sample implementation plan, and a pitch deck to help you gain support for your deployment.

    Join me and get your deployment moving forward successfully!

    Room 150B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK604 - Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

    Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet. This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations

    Room 152A
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK605 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

    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 overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  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!
     
    Items to be covered are:
    • Support Area
    • Service Health
    • Message Center
    • Admin Centers
    o Teams & Skype
    o SharePoint
    o OneDrive
    o Yammer
    o PowerApps
    o Flow
    o Security & Compliance
    o Azure Active Directory
    o Microsoft Search

    Room 147B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK606 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?
    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?
    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?
    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room 149AB
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • OneDrive
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK202 - Achieve Success in Security and Compliance with Office 365

    There are so many options when it comes to securing your data in Office 365 and is constantly changing and adding features as security becomes more important to organizations.

    This session will focus on different options and scenarios businesses may face to secure the data, get notified, and help users understand and adopt to the rules in Office 365. This session will cover labels, rules, policies, records, information management, security and compliance center options, auditing and eDiscovery.

    Come learn all the options to help your business gain understanding and follow the right path to security and compliance.

    Room 152B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK203 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

    So, you just became a Site Collection Administrator - what now? Wondering how to set up security? Are your end users asking you to help automate business processes?

    This workshop is designed to provide new SCAs and site owners with the skills they need to build, manage and maintain their sites and site collections.

    Topics covered include:
    • SharePoint Security
    • Managing Users and Groups
    • List and Library features and maintenance
    • Out of the Box and Custom Content Types
    • Out of the Box SharePoint Workflows
    • SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Site Structure Site Templates
    • Governance Concepts
    And more...
     
    This demo-rich workshop is designed to provide you with ideas, tips and how-to knowledge that you can immediately implement.

    Room 154AB
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK403 - 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 discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings, create and configure site collections, configure user profile settings, create a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configure 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.

    Room 145B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Workshop
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • ADM101 - What’s New in SharePoint Server 2019 for IT Professionals

    The new version of SharePoint Server 2019 is here and has some major improvements and new assets for your organisation.

    Join me in this session that will cover the new features, functionalities and advantages coming with the new version. Patterns, deployments techniques and real-world experiences are also part of this session to understand how and when to implement SharePoint 2019 and/or leverage a robust hybrid scenario with Microsoft Office 365.

    Room 152B
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • N/A
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM103 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Office 365 Identities

    Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service.

    Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.

    Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

    Room 152B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM103 - 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).

    Room 152B
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM201 - Migration in the real world: a cautionary tale of success

    Migration is a dirty, dirty word. When people hear the word, they cringe and shudder. There are people would rather have 8 root canals at once than live through another migration. There seems to be hope for people with Office 365, but to get there they have to go through yet another migration.

    Join Rackspace’s Microsoft MVP, Jason Himmelstein, as he shares real world experiences from the field about how companies, both large and small, have made the shift to Office 365 and Hybrid Estates. He will share tips and tricks that will help you be successful with you next, and hopefully last, migration including identity requirements & remediation, hybrid methodology for Exchange Migration, and hybrid SharePoint topology recommendations.

    Room 152B
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM202 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint

    Keeping content safe has always been a challenge in SharePoint. Many companies are afraid to decentralize security administration for fear that confidential material will inadvertently get into the wrong hands. But centralizing security can slow down the pace of information sharing in your organization while users wait for security permissions to be approved. Even if security administration is controlled that still doesn't guarantee that someone won't save the wrong kind of information in the wrong place and share it with the wrong people.

    The New Compliance Center in SharePoint lets you create Data Loss Prevention (DLP) queries and policies that can be used to identify and protect sharing of documents that contain sensitive information in both SharePoint and OneDrive. This functionality is available both on-premises and in Office 365.

    In this talk we'll explore the following topics:
    • What is a DLP Policy
    • What common DLP templates are available in SharePoint
    • How can DLP templates be used in queries to identify sensitive content
    • How can DLP Policies be used to inform users and prevent sharing of sensitive content
    • How can I create custom DLP Templates, Queries, and Policies
    • How is DLP different in SharePoint 2016 and Office 365

    Room 152B
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • ADM203 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

    As you’ve probably noticed, the pace of innovation in Office 365 is fast and furious. The fact that organizations are no longer responsible for updating their Office software is both a blessing and a curse. Changes to the applications users engage with every day can bring productivity and efficiency enhancements but without the ability to understand, plan for, and train on these updates, admins operations teams can be left with confused users, broken processes and a spike in helpdesk calls.

    Microsoft has provided some functionality to manage this challenge but it’s crucial that organizations understand and leverage every available feature for mitigating risks that can be introduced by Office 365 updates.

    Attendees will learn real-world best practices and Office 365 features like Release Preferences, Office update channels, and all of the release communication resources

    Room 152B
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM204 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

    Identity and Security. Those seem to be the big buzzwords lately, but how do they affect your Office 365 & SharePoint environments? We'll spend this session taking a dive into Identity Protection, Application Management, Information Security, and more, all from an Office 365 Admin's perspective!

    In this session you'll learn how to implement tools like Conditional Access, Application SSO, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection and more to increase the security and grow adoption of your Office 365 environment.

    Room 152B
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM301 - 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 this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how 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.

    Room 152B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • BV301 - 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.

    Room 150B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Business Value
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM302 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

    Sometimes it feels like new features get added to Office 365 every single day. New features, new web parts, new applications, and deprecated functionality. Yesterday’s best practices are today’s things you should avoid!

    Learn more about key topics like modernizing your classic sites, figuring out the new suggested “flat” site architecture and transitioning from SharePoint Designer to Flow. Planning is more critical than ever to ensuring a successful Office 365 deployment, join this session to get all of your migration questions answered.

    Room 152B
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM303 - Site Designs and PnP PowerShell: Modern SharePoint site provisioning

    Site Designs are the site templates of modern SharePoint. The enterprise can publish a number of designs which can be chosen when a new SharePoint site is created. Each new site is ready to go with custom list and views, branding elements, pages and web parts, and is automatically enrolled in hub relationships to manage navigation.

    In this session you'll learn how to develop your own Site Designs and Site Scripts, and how to connect them with Microsoft Flow and OfficeDev PnP PowerShell. You'll also learn how to configure Site Designs and target them to particular users as a part of governance. Join in and start taking advantage of modern SharePoint provisioning!

    Room 152B
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM304 - What it was really like migrating to SharePoint Online

    Moving to the cloud is pretty tempting and exciting for myriad reasons, but what does it actually entail at the SharePoint admin level?

    This session will cover the research, project planing, and lessons learned of an actual on-premises SharePoint-to-SharePoint Online migration process from the beginning—selling it to management—to planning, launch, and finally on to change management and sustaining the system.

    If you’re planning on going hybrid or migrating fully into the SharePoint cloud, this session will provide you proven practices, prevent headaches, and give you ideas that you can take back and implement in your SharePoint road map.

    Room 152B
    Fri 2:15 PM - 3:25 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK104 - 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 four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture (including the new mega menu capability), best practices for organizing information on pages (page layout and content architecture), how to use content types and metadata to improve both browsing and searching, and how to think about search experiences as part of your IA. We’ll also cover how to leverage hub sites in Office 365 to create “families” of related content.

    You’ll 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 business evolves over time.

    Room 147A
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM101 - Folder vs. Metadata Battle Royale for Modern SharePoint Supremacy

    Have you been steering people away from folder use in SharePoint? Or are you on the opposite corner, just downright tired of hearing yet another benefit of document tags? Folder and metadata have long been contentious adversaries in the world of SharePoint collaboration. Each has its benefits and its drawbacks. So, what’s the right approach?

    Find out which could work best for you and your organization. Explore how to fully utilize modern SharePoint in SharePoint Online & SharePoint Server 2019.

    In this session, we will take the modern Document Library for a spin, showcasing features for document management and collaboration.

    Room 145A
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • CM102 - Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

    Communication Sites provide a great tool to create beautiful, mobile-friendly, dynamic intranet sites. But just easy to create doesn’t always mean that easy to “consume.”

    It’s just as easy to create an ineffective beautiful site as it is to create an ineffective ugly site! In this session, we’ll review how to create sites that are both beautiful and effective using the modern Communication Site framework.

    You will learn how to leverage the “hero web part,” the best way to enhance your content with images, and how to create great content on your pages using the new section layouts and backgrounds, including what type of content works best in each layout. You will take away ideas that will help your sites go from boring to soaring!

    Room 145A
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM103 - What's new in SharePoint Content Services

    Modern content management is essential in today’s world for organizations to increase the workforce collaboration and drive productivity. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is rapidly evolving into modern content services, where SharePoint Online and OneDrive are the center of the collaboration and content management.

    In this session, we will review the new feature of content services and the information management lifecycle, through creating, collaboration and securing your data in Office 365. This includes demoing ECM capabilities in modern SharePoint such as content types, bulk editing, retention policies, intake, etc., to make sure content management is easier than ever in the modern lists.

    Room 145A
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • CM104 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

    The best intranets in the world, often built on SharePoint, seem inaccessible to the average size organization. Leveraging Microsoft 365 removes many boundaries to creating these dynamic digital workplaces. However, all the Office 365 features: OneDrive, Collaboration Sites, Communications Sites, Microsoft Teams and Yammer (and more), can make building an information architecture a daunting task.

    In this session, we will see real-life examples of how organizations balanced their need to communicate with their employees’ needs to get everyday work done to create a successful intranet.

    Room 145A
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM201 - Make Your Intranet go from Good to Great

    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 through examples of different company intranets build using SharePoint in both on-premises and online and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. We will then explore how to use the new features of communication sites as a company intranet in O365.

    Use those examples and little things in user adoption to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration, that people will want to come back to.

    Room 145A
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM202 - Take your intranet to the next level with Page Designs

    Page designs let you create reusable templates that content authors can use to get to quickly create beautiful pages.

    Learn about creating and managing page designs and examples of how you can leverage them to build compelling intranet experiences.

    Room 145A
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • CM203 - 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.

    Room 145A
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • CM204 - Refresh your intranet with modern Office 365 features

    Implementing the new modern experience is key to keeping your intranet fresh and relevant with new Office 365 features. What is the best way to implement the new features, make your environment ready for the future of collaboration, and keep your users working with their data without major disruptions? How do you use the new modern SharePoint and Office 365 features with your current Office 365 based intranet?

    In this session, we will walk through all of these questions and show you how to get moving with your intranet remodel. Using demos and actual project plans, you will get the knowledge you need to start transforming your Office 365 experience. By highlighting the features most requested by users, you will learn what to focus on during the initial stage of your project. Office 365 Groups, SharePoint hub sites, SharePoint communication sites, and modern site improvements will all be demonstrated to help you bring the "wow" factor to your intranet.

    Room 145A
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM301 - Planning Navigation for Your Intranet, Hubs, and Sites

    Did you know that between 80 and 90% of your users explore your intranet sites by browsing – even if you have an awesome search experience? This means that you need to pay attention to navigation – how you organize and label sites and links in your intranet navigation and how to use the new mega-menus in SharePoint sites.

    This session will help you learn navigation best practices – for your intranet as a whole, for hub sites in Office 365, and for individual team and communication sites. Learn what works and what doesn’t work and how to ensure that your navigation guides your users to exactly what they need!

    Room 145A
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Content Management
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • CM302 - Build an Intranet with modern SharePoint

    Learn how to build a world class modern intranet by leveraging Office 365. Your intranet should no longer be a single portal with multiple sub-sites; it should span across multiple sites, features, and capabilities to deliver the platform you are looking for.

    Explore how to use Microsoft Teams, modern SharePoint team sites and communication sites, as well as hub sites to create a unique modern intranet that can meet your organization needs today and in the future.

    Room 145A
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR302 - The Peter Pan complex: Determining when a SharePoint site should grow into a hub site

    SharePoint hub sites enable us to create a shared experience for a group of related SharePoint sites, including: common navigation, unified branding, aggregated news displays, and multi-site search. But how do you determine which sites should be hubs? And how do you manage the fulfillment of hub site requests?

    As SharePoint site owners are educated about the capabilities of hub sites, demand for new hubs will increase. This session outlines key business criteria you'll want to consider as you start leveraging hub sites.

    You'll learn:
    • What hub sites are and how hubs can be leveraged
    • How to determine when a hub site is needed (e.g. should every department have a hub site? What are the criteria for leveraging a hub site?)
    • How to build an organizational strategy for usage and governance of hub sites
    • Practical ideas for managing the provisioning of hub sites

    Room 145B
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Power User
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • CM303 - Mastering the Art of SharePoint DMS implemenation

    Office 365 is an ongoing success story for Microsoft, and many organizations are moving their on-premises environments and solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Most organizations are focusing on migrating their business documents to Office 365, but a powerful and efficient document management system needs to be configured first.

    This session provides best-practices and recommendations on how to create a tailored and efficient document management system in Office 365 and SharePoint Online.

    Room 145A
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK105 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools in Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps and forms for your team. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. As these products have evolved and matured since their release, Microsoft has made clear it is time for organizations to consider moving away from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. This workshop is a deep dive into the capabilities of PowerApps and Flow as organizations transition from SharePoint Designer and InfoPath.

    In this workshop, users will learn how to get started quickly with PowerApps to create rich forms and apps complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience.
    • Users will learn how to create an app or form from scratch for use in the web or on mobile platforms.
    • Discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint.
    • Detailed comparison of PowerApps and InfoPath.

    This workshop will also discuss how to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.
    •  Users will learn how to build, manage, and administrator Flows in your environment.
    •  Learn to create Flows from scratch or by using pre-built templates in the visual designer.
    •  Discover how to connect Flow to over 100 data sources.
    •  Detailed comparison of SharePoint Designer workflows and Flow.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the complex business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 147B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Power User
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK302 - Driving adoption of Office 365: From idea to implementation

    For many of us, the challenge of driving sustained adoption of Office 365 feels insurmountable. We start off with the best of intentions, but most of our users get lost in the myriad assortment of technologies and fail to leverage the capabilities to drive business value. How do we inspire our users to want to learn about Office 365 and educate them so they can leverage its rich capabilities to drive business optimization?

    This in-depth session explains the foundational concepts of user adoption. You'll learn why it's so challenging to drive lasting adoption and how user-centric adoption models can increase your success. You'll receive practical tips on how to engage and understand your business users, learn how to build internal communities of practice, discover how to overcome user resistance, and see examples of real-world adoption programs that have driven lasting change at other organizations.

    Room 152B
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK401 - Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

    Monday, May 28 2018. 09am - 5pm CET.

    Join Benjamin Niaulin (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

    You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

    This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

    Topics include:

    • Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, - Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
    • Deep Dive into Search
    • Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
    • Basics of SharePoint Designer Workflows
    • Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint

    Room 145A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK505 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps, forms, and flexible connections to data. It is Microsoft’s successor to InfoPath and brings modern forms capabilities to dozens of data services with O365 and SharePoint at the top of the list. PowerApps also address business’ demand for mobile apps by creating solutions that work on a variety of devices.

    Come and learn what SharePoint users need to know about PowerApps. See how PowerApps can replace customizations previously done in SharePoint Designer by power-users or with JS Link or other client-side customizations by Developers. Walk through a variety of scenarios where PowerApps extends or integrates with SharePoint. While PowerApps can interact with the newest on-prem environments, we’ll be focusing on SharePoint Online and O365.

    • Replace existing SharePoint forms with embedded PowerApps forms
    • Connect PowerApps to SharePoint list data
    • Create PowerApps from SharePoint data
    • Configure PowerApps by changing formatting, adding conditional formatting, adding validation, using rules, and extending the user experience with what SharePoint out of the box has to offer
    • Explore PowerApps capabilities and options
    • Discuss business solutions and approaches using PowerApps and SharePoint

    Note: PowerApps integrates directly with SharePoint Online and can also be used with on-premises SharePoint 2013 and 2016 with gateways installed.

    Room 152B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR101 - The business user’s guide to PowerApps

    Since Microsoft announced the long-term deprecation cycle for InfoPath, business users and power users have been waiting for better answers. Do we use an outdated tool or lean back on developers for help on customizing forms? Is PowerApps ready?

    Wait no longer! PowerApps is officially here as your InfoPath replacement, and even better – Microsoft is releasing PowerApps templates to get us started. First, we’ll talk through the basics, then we’ll cover how to use templates and finally, we’ll build a form from scratch.

    This session will help you get familiar with PowerApps so that you can go back to work feeling confident that you can provide great solutions, without having to wait on your development team.

    Room 145B
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR102 - 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, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow 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.

    Room 145B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Power User
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR103 - Drive digital transformation with Microsoft Business Applications

    This session is intended for decision-makers / users / super users and is intended to help participants better understand the issues that companies are facing in terms of digital transformation and adapting their business model to meet new demands of the market.

    As part of this session, participants will be exposed to the different issues faced by today's businesses and how Microsoft intends to address them. The objective of the session is to demonstrate the value of "Business Apps" (Power BI, Microsoft Flow and Power Apps) in the context of digital transformation of organizations by positioning each application in a different scenario.

    Room 145B
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR104 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

    Break free of the limitations of SharePoint lists. PowerApps integration with SharePoint introduces new options for Power Users to access, store, or extend existing data solutions beyond the boundaries of traditional lists.

    In this session we’ll cover new locations for data storage, new capabilities of these containers, and the pros and cons of choosing one over the other while still surfacing solutions via SharePoint or Teams.

    Room 145B
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR105 - Real World No-Code Solutions Build with Office 365

    SharePoint Online combined with Office 365 is a powerful platform that can empower business users to create no-code solutions to effectively handle daily business processes. In this session, we'll explore three solutions built using SharePoint to showcase these awesome capabilities.

    A simple, but powerful list based business solution using a SharePoint custom list with Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow for an approval process.

    A document library based solution using Content Types and metadata for building reports.

    A site based solution using a Communication site to build an intranet for publishing corporate policies and procedures.

    This session is designed to showcase the capabilities of SharePoint Online and Office 365 to inspire you to start building your own custom business solutions.

    Room 145B
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • PWR201 - Introduction to SharePoint Online List View Formatting and Column Formatting

    If you have used client-side rendering (CSR) techniques to customize your classic list views and wondering what your options are when using modern lists then this session is for you. Modern lists you can use view formatting as well as column formatting to customize how modern lists and libraries are displayed. This introductory session is going to walk you through how to construct your JSON object to describe your custom elements and styles. Do not let JSON object scare you. If you know used HTML and CSS then you would find this session helpful to get started with your journey to modern list view formatting.

    Room 145B
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR202 - 5 STEPS TO BUILD AN FAQ KNOWLEDGEBASE WITH COMMUNICATION SITES

    A good FAQ knowledgebase can be a powerful resource for your organization. In addition to providing a centralized repository of relevant information, you’re able to establish a robust self service support model that your organization can take advantage of. With SharePoint communication sites, you can easily create an FAQ Knowledgebase. It enables you to keep people up-to-date with news, and informed about product launches, campaigns, events, and policies. They’re the building blocks for a FAQ knowledgebase that connects the workplace, supporting communication and fostering engagement.

    In this interactive session, you’ll learn the 5 steps to effectively build an FAQ knowledgebase with communication sites that is modern, fast, beautiful, and natively mobile


    Room 145B
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR203 - PowerApps: New Approaches to the Traditional SharePoint List View

    Yes, yes... PowerApps is an excellent tool for custom forms and facilitating business processes (with Microsoft Flow). Did you know PowerApps is also capable of building dramatically better list views? It's no coincidence that PowerApps are surfaced in the SharePoint interface via the View dropdown control.

    See how PowerApps can be used to display richer and more functional views of your data - now, directly in SharePoint and Teams with supported web parts and components.

    Room 145B
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

    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.

    Room 145B
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM301 - 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 this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model and at the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how 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.

    Room 152B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • PWR301 - Customize your SharePoint forms with Power Apps

    Join us in this session to learn how to customize SharePoint forms with Power Apps. We will perform a step-by-step demo showing how to enhance the New, Edit and Views SharePoint forms to meet specific layout and behavior requirements. We will work with a simple use case, based on real business requirements that all attendee can relate to.

    Customize your SharePoint forms with Power Apps, in a few clicks, without a single line of code.

    Room 145B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR302 - The Peter Pan complex: Determining when a SharePoint site should grow into a hub site

    SharePoint hub sites enable us to create a shared experience for a group of related SharePoint sites, including: common navigation, unified branding, aggregated news displays, and multi-site search. But how do you determine which sites should be hubs? And how do you manage the fulfillment of hub site requests?

    As SharePoint site owners are educated about the capabilities of hub sites, demand for new hubs will increase. This session outlines key business criteria you'll want to consider as you start leveraging hub sites.

    You'll learn:
    • What hub sites are and how hubs can be leveraged
    • How to determine when a hub site is needed (e.g. should every department have a hub site? What are the criteria for leveraging a hub site?)
    • How to build an organizational strategy for usage and governance of hub sites
    • Practical ideas for managing the provisioning of hub sites

    Room 145B
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Power User
    • Content Management
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR303 - From SharePoint to PowerApps: Evolution of the ‘Intake Form’ Solution

    SharePoint and O365 power users solve business problems by combining out of the box SharePoint lists, libraries, and components into multi-page solutions.

    The introduction of PowerApps and Flow changes how power users build solutions to accommodate:
    • Users need to submit a request, manage or have visibility to their requests, and access archived requests
    • Folks managing requests need visibility to new requests, the ability to review or triage them, and then assign requests to the appropriate resources
    • Folks responding to requests need to have visibility to what is assigned to them, need to see request details in order to respond to the request, and close requests.
    • Management needs to see an overview of what’s being requested and how effective their team is at working the requests.

    By replacing SharePoint forms and augmenting, or outright replacing, legacy approaches. Walk through a simple intake request list example and see how PowerApps brings new features, capabilities, and accessibility to these solutions.

    Room 145B
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • PWR304 - Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    In 2016, Microsoft introduced two new tools for Office 365: PowerApps and Flow. PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business data with your team on any device in minutes. Flow is designed to create automated workflows between your applications and services, such as SharePoint, to get notifications, synchronize files and collect data. 

    In this session, users will learn how to get started quickly with the PowerApps to create apps with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to services such as SharePoint, Office 365, and OneDrive, and even on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created. 

    This session will also discuss how to get started with Microsoft Flow. Users will learn how to take advantage of pre-built templates for creating workflows. Users will also learn how to create their own flows in an easy visual designer that works anywhere on the web. Finally, we'll discuss how to manage your Flows during and after runtime.

    The future of SharePoint is exciting, and the addition of PowerApps and Flow can help to address the myriad of business processes faced by today’s business teams.

    Room 145B
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Power User
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK102 - 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.

    Room 155
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK103 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What do you have in there?

    This one-day workshop aims to demystify the new SharePoint 2013 as well 2016 features. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. This workshop will go through these but in detail using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

    If you're looking at Office 365, many of the features and use cases are relatively the same. We'll cover some of the new features available there as well to see if it makes sense for you to either go there or use it in a hybrid approach with your own On-Premises.

    Here are some of the things that will be covered:
    • New and notable features in SharePoint
    • Figuring out how collaboration works now
    • Focus on using the new Search to drive content to the right people
    • How to do a migration
    • Comparison of features from different versions, including Office 365
    • How these features actually work and their limitations

    As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

    A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

    Room 145B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK503 - 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 demo each of the following offerings, 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

    Room 150B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK601 - Creating an Enterprise Video Platform Using Stream

    Enterprises are creating more and more video content but few have a good mechanism for sharing these assets with employees. If you are using Office 365 then Microsoft has provided a solution to this problem in Microsoft Stream. Now the problem remains, how do we best setup a solution to be able to enable the consumption of these valuable resources.

    In this workshop we will discuss:
    • Features of Microsoft Stream
    • Setting up Channels/Groups
    • Live events in all its variations
    • Creating an executive channel for relaying information to employees

    Come learn how to best deploy this tool for your organization.

    Room 150A
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK603 - Office 365 Collaboration Tools Deployment Planning

    Have you been thinking about upgrading SharePoint? Or maybe you've moved into Office 365 and you don't know where to get started. I have this conversation with my customers all of the time.

    This is what I hear:
    • Our first pass at SharePoint didn't go so well
    • We know it can do more, but we just use SharePoint as a web-based file share
    • We would love to use SharePoint - or is it Teams now? or OneDrive???

    If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! It's a common struggle and I help customers answer these questions every day. Whether you need technical advice on migration and backups or help convincing stubborn end users to use new tools, you can attend this workshop to get access to the templates I use with my customers every day!

    You'll walk out with site architecture examples, a sample implementation plan, and a pitch deck to help you gain support for your deployment.

    Join me and get your deployment moving forward successfully!

    Room 150B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Office 365
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK605 - Microsoft 365 Admin Center:  WOW That’s Different and New!

    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 overall Microsoft 365 Admin Center and the other new  Admin Centers.  There will be a deep-dive into the SharePoint Admin Center as a lot has changed and for the better!  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!
     
    Items to be covered are:
    • Support Area
    • Service Health
    • Message Center
    • Admin Centers
    o Teams & Skype
    o SharePoint
    o OneDrive
    o Yammer
    o PowerApps
    o Flow
    o Security & Compliance
    o Azure Active Directory
    o Microsoft Search

    Room 147B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • OFF101 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

    There's so much that Office 365 has to offer small to large organizations. However, the current reality is that most organizations are only using about 20% of the available capabilities. Why not understand the Entire value of the suite of Office 365 applications so your users can take full advantage of what you are already paying for!?

    Come to this session and we'll go over the entire stack of Office 365 applications. Not just what each of them do, but also the sample business use cases for each of them as well.

    Room 150A
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Office 365
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM103 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Office 365 Identities

    Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service.

    Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.

    Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

    Room 152B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF102 - I moved to Office 365, now what?

    Moving to Office 365 is the first step in the journey to changing your organization. Some call it a Digital Transformation, fact is, you need to rethink how things are done with the help of technology today.

    In this session we'll look at how to go beyond the migration and help you leverage the most of your Office 365 subscriptions. It's not just SharePoint that needs to go from Classic to Modern, but our IT department and how we use technology in our organization as well.

    • Learn to go beyond Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
    • Understand what you have and how it fits together

    Room 150A
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF103 - Microsoft Stream and You

    What is the best way to be able to share your video content with your organization? Microsoft Stream allows us to simply and securely share these videos. These videos also become discoverable and easy to consume through the Machine Learning that is built in to the platform.

    Come learn the features that will help your organization adopt Microsoft Stream.

    Room 150A
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • OFF104 - 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.

    Room 150A
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF201 - Five PowerShell reports every Office 365 admin needs to have

    PowerShell not only gives administrators access to all of the settings in Office 365, it makes it easy to connect to multiple services and gather information to create useful reports.

    In this session, we look at five reports every Office 365 administrator needs to have in their toolbox!

    Room 150A
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF202 - The Office 365 Mobile workplace - Putting your office in your Pocket

    Ubiquitous connectivity and a surge in personal mobile device proliferation have given users the ability to work from almost anywhere, anytime. The era of the 9-to-5 job is effectively over. With an increasing number of companies adopting work from home policies, there is an unwritten expectation for users to remain connected and productive even outside of their core business hours.

    Join me for an interactive, demo-rich presentation of the various mobile apps available to you in Office 365 and how they enable you to carry your office in your pocket. The presentation will also cover elements of your Office 365 tenant administration straight from your mobile device.

    Room 150A
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF203 - Convert your Classic SharePoint Team Site to Use New Office 365 Features

    Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features to Office 365. This session will cover how to leverage these new features with existing Classic Team Sites.

    In this session, we will cover how to add modern home pages and news to your classic team sites. This session will go into details on how you can convert your Classic team site to Group connected SP site and take advantage of existing services like Microsoft Teams and Planner.

    This session will also cover things to consider when migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to SharePoint online.

    Room 150A
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ADM204 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

    Identity and Security. Those seem to be the big buzzwords lately, but how do they affect your Office 365 & SharePoint environments? We'll spend this session taking a dive into Identity Protection, Application Management, Information Security, and more, all from an Office 365 Admin's perspective!

    In this session you'll learn how to implement tools like Conditional Access, Application SSO, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection and more to increase the security and grow adoption of your Office 365 environment.

    Room 152B
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF204 - App Modernization - What you need to know before planning a migration to Office 365

    Office 365 is an ongoing success story for Microsoft, and many organizations are moving their on-premises environments and solutions to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Migration is not just moving content (like documents) to Office 365. Many organizations are using established (custom) Line-of-Business applications, which can't be migrated to the cloud without being redesigned.

    This session provides best-practices and recommendations on how to best migrate existing LOB applications to Office 365.

    Room 150A
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF301 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

    If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

    In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

    Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.

    Room 150A
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • 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 or OneDrive for Business 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 security controls and data governance options available to Office 365 administrators and compliance officers.

    Room 150A
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Office 365
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF303 - From Classic to Modern - Adopting Office 365 beyond SharePoint

    What's the difference between Classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint? And that's just the first step towards a larger thing that is Office 365 and its Modern Workplace.

    How do you go from Top Down to Flat in your hierarchy, to enable Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups alongside your Team Sites.

    This session is perfect if you're currently on Office 365 or about to migrate, but still using Classic SharePoint with standalone sites with many sub sites.

    Room 150A
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • OFF304 - 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.

    Room 150A
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Office 365
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK402 - How to Ensure Operational Governance for Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the way companies across the globe are doing business. With simple one-step provisioning and built-in integration with the full Office 365 stack, it is easier than ever for end-users to create a Team and start collaborating.

    But how can you prevent content sprawl, and ensure the right permissions and privacy settings are in place when most admin controls are out of your hands?

    Join this interactive session and learn practical strategies for Microsoft Teams provisioning, establishing operational governance and ensuring information lifecycle management.

    Room 155
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK501 - Microsoft Teams Implementation Workshop

    Microsoft Teams is here and its awesome! Are you and your organization ready to collaborate in real time? Are you looking to integrate a wide range of tools into a single workspace so your team can quickly iterate on projects or better manage day-to-day business activities? Then Microsoft Teams is for you!

    Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that builds on existing Microsoft technologies woven together by Office 365 Groups. Teams is designed for teamwork and flexibility. Powered by the cloud, Teams brings together the best of Office 365 into a single workspace for working with people, managing conversations, maintaining files, and integrating Office 365 applications, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

    This workshop will cover how to plan for Microsoft Teams including:
    • Overview of Microsoft Teams
    • Discussion of architecture
    • How to get started with Microsoft Teams
    • Best practices of organizing teams in Microsoft Teams
    • How SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business interact with Microsoft Teams

    This workshop will also cover how to plan, deliver, and operate Microsoft Teams for:
    • Groups, Roles and Permissions
    • Compliance and Security
    • Monitoring Usage and Quality

    If your organization is currently considering deploying Microsoft Teams this workshop is for you.

    Room 149AB
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Workshop
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based software that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. In this session, you will learn all about Teams and how to use it.

    You will also see a live demo of a video conference and we'll have some fun participating in a live Teams chat in the session using your laptop, phone, or other device.

    Room 147A
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • DEV102 - Introduction to Teams Development

    Microsoft Teams is a hot new addition to the Office 365 family, and manages to incorporate all kinds of collaboration into a fluid, mobile-friendly user experience. Teams is increasingly used much like a SharePoint Team site (in fact, every team has a SharePoint team site but it's mostly hidden by default!)

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and how to take advantage of Teams' underlying SharePoint mojo in your projects. You'll also learn how to build Teams applications utilizing SharePoint Framework tabs, connectors, messaging extensions, and bots. Don't miss this opportunity to add Teams development to your repertoire!

    Room 149AB
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • TMS103 - Use Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Office 2019 to Keep Your Group in Sync

    It is more important than ever before to find tools you and your colleagues can use to get work done. With SharePoint, Office 2019, and Microsoft Teams, we now have available to us tools that are naturally familiar and work together to make your life less complex.

    In this session, I will give real-world scenarios for using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and the Office suite to get more done. Learn how to connect your apps, documents, and dashboards to Microsoft Teams and how you can work together with your colleagues to be successful.

    Room 147A
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • TMS105 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

    Microsoft Teams offers a fundamentally new way to collaborate that can make users more efficient and effective, but don’t expect them to figure it out for themselves. Old habits die hard and email addicts need both the “why” and how” to adjust to this new world of work.

    For users, this session will deep dive into Teams collaboration with lots of real-world demos.

    For Admins, it’s a chance to learn how to communicate to your users how Teams will reduce the noise and increase the productivity of their inner-loop collaboration.

    Room 147A
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • All
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • TMS202 - Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: What Do I Need to Know

    The BIG buzz around Office 365 is Microsoft Teams and while some organizations are using it as an upgrade to Skype for Business, there is SO much more.

    This session will show you how to get the most out of your investment and real tips to take back to the office. Also, session will go further into the weeds of Microsoft Teams capabilities for those who attended the TMS101 session.

    Room 147A
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • TMS203 - How to Be a Super Teams Owner

    Team owners play an important role in your Microsoft Teams implementation. They have a direct impact on the maintenance, governance, and user adoption of Teams. Team owners are valuable assets that should be trained and engaged in assisting team members and ensuring their team is running smoothly. Team owners have access to many settings that can drastically change the experience for team members and are responsible for monitoring content within the team. This session will not only help team owners, but IT professionals that are responsible for training team owners.

    You will learn:
    • Practical ways to be an effective and proactive team owner
    • How to manage the team settings
    • How to engage team members

    Room 147A
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • DEV204 - The Best Strategies Combining the SharePoint Framework with Microsoft Teams

    SharePoint developers have been adopting the SharePoint Framework in mass, leveraging the framework to build high-value solutions for their organizations. Microsoft Teams continues to evolve into a new cockpit of the digital workspace.

    Learn newly released techniques and best practices to leverage SharePoint Framework webparts, apps, and solutions directly in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 149AB
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • TMS204 - Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

    One of the most commonly asked questions relating to Microsoft Teams starts something like: “Hey, I have Microsoft teams, but I’m not sure what the use case is for it in our organization. Any suggestions?” Microsoft teams is a hot application, but a little strategy and proper planning for how to best find value to your organization is just as important as knowing what it does.

    This session will explore a couple of use cases, starting with a project that a team of people are working on and contrasting that with how to manage vendors all using Microsoft Teams. Learn the different ways to set up channels and organize content of each scenario and some of the different tools and features that are key benefits to each of these use cases. Then when the question comes up in the organization, you can have proper responses and seen the examples in action.

    Room 147A
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • TMS302 - Make collaboration great again: become a Microsoft Teams rockstar!

    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

    Room 147A
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • TMS303 - Right-sizing your approach to management and governance of Office 365 Groups

    Microsoft Teams offers fundamentally new ways for organizations to collaborate, promising high-velocity, high-visibility and minimal “red-tape” collaboration scenarios. This drives productivity on the business side but can raise some interesting questions for those tasked with management, governance and compliance of the platform. Microsoft is investing to assist with these concerns, but is it enough? The choice of “govern or do not govern” need not be a black and white one.

    In this session we’ll review:
    • The value and risks of both “wide open” and “highly controlled” Office 365 Group deployment options
    • Management and governance capabilities Microsoft has delivered and what's on the way
    • Challenges, best practices and lessons learned organizations from across the globe and their Office 365 Group deployments

    Room 147A
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK404 - POWER BI: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW (but were afraid to ask)

    Power BI is the gold standard for cloud based report delivery. It’s very approachable – you can get up and running with it in minutes, but it’s also very robust, secure and extensible. As you might expect, it has many pieces and nuances, and it’s important to understand what is possible, even if you may not take immediate advantage of some features, in order to understand what to use when.

    This tutorial will help to guide you in building a complete analytical solution, using all the features of Power BI. We will start from nothing, and create queries that import and integrate data from many different sources. You will also learn how to refresh data using the on-premises data gateway and the personal gateway to connect to existing on-premises data from a variety of sources In addition, you will see an overview the many other additional features available in Power BI. In particular, we cover the Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop, Connecting to data, modelling data, hybrid options, Licensing, on-Premises options, and we pay particular attention to using Power BI with SharePoint, both as a data source and a container.

    At the end of this seminar you will be ready to not only start using Power BI for your projects, but you will also understand which approach is best for different situations. Bring your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them. This is a highly dynamic tutorial, and can go in any direction that you like.

    Room 147A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Business Intelligence
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

    You've heard people say Power BI is awesome. You've seen lots of reports and think, wow, I wish I could produce that. Or, maybe you're just curious what all the fuss is about.

    Come learn where to get started with PowerBI from the vocabulary to how to connect data together. We will cover the basics as well as creating dynamic reports that will be sure to impress any executive.

    Room 147B
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • Business Intelligence
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI102 - Data Mining Office 365 SharePoint with Power BI

    See how to use Power BI to mine the data you have in SharePoint and Office 365. We’ll pull data from lists, libraries, triggered activities using Flow and from Search and create beautiful reports and dashboards easily from it. We’ll also show you how this can be automated and saves you time from copying and pasting data into different places.

    Room 147B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • BI103 - Telling data stories with Power BI

    Struggling to make your data tell the story that you know is hiding in there? Sick of staring at static spreadsheets and wishing that there was a way to visualize things so that the data could speak for itself? Are you tired of doing the same analytical motions over & over again instead of being able to use a repeatable process that will give you time back to do your actual job?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Power BI where all of these things are achievable.

    In this session you will learn powerful ways of making your data come to life using Power BI Desktop & the Power BI Service. Whether your data is stored in a Microsofty way in Excel, SQL Server, SharePoint Online lists, CSV files on some old file server or in 3rd party data sources like SalesForce, Oracle, or SAP you will learn to unlock the data within & bring to life the stories hidden in the data.

    Room 147B
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI104 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

    This demo rich session will explore many of the nuances involved with using a combination of Power BI and SharePoint. SharePoint data can be finicky to retrieve, and this session will show examples and suggest a few best practices for doing so. In addition, connecting Power BI to SharePoint opens up a whole new world for Excel. If it can be done with Power BI and SharePoint, this session will show you how.

    Room 147B
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Expert
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI201 - Monitoring Power BI for large scale deployments

    Enabling Power BI in a small organization comes with some challenges, but when it comes down to deploying and operationalizing Power BI on a larger scale, it’s not as easy as it seems. Part of the problem is that Power BI bring a new BI delivery model to the table, end user BI and this means that new scenarios need to be looked at.

    Join us in this session as we will provide feedback on a real life, large scale, deployment scenario for a financial institution. We will demo how to monitor the Power BI service, Pro licenses attributions and On-Premises Data Gateways.

    Room 147B
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI202 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

    Is your organization ready for the third BI wave? There are five key trends in Business Intelligence that are dramatically changing the way we approach reporting.

    Join Treb as he takes you through each trend, the challenges resulting from the trend and recommended actions to take.

    Room 147B
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • BI203 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

    Is your organization staying on premises due to data concerns? Are you moving full speed ahead into the cloud, but longing for the maturity of your on-premises Business Intelligence platform? Hybrid Business Intelligence may be just what you are looking for. Microsoft has a rich stack of BI solutions for both on-prem and the cloud that all bring different strengths to the table. The good new is that with hybrid, you don’t need to sacrifice one for the other.
     
    Join us for an overview of how to extend on premises BI technologies to the cloud and bring cloud solutions on-prem.  We'll be talking about a wide variety of tools including SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Power BI Report Server, SharePoint (both on-premises and in the cloud), Flow and Power Apps.

    Room 147B
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI301 - Business Intelligence Power Hour - Community Edition

    In this entertaining session, we dazzle you with new demos that expose the lighter side of Business Intelligence, and show off the flexibility and power of the Microsoft BI Platform. If you've never been to a Power Hour session, you definitely don’t want to miss it! We promise you’ll walk away impressed - or at least amused.

    Prerequisites: Sense of humor

    Room 147B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BI302 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

    Love Power BI but need an on-premises solution today? Meet Power BI Report Server -- self-service analytics and enterprise reporting, all in one on-premises solution.

    Design beautiful, interactive reports in Power BI Desktop, publish them to Power BI Report Server, and view and interact with them in your web browser or the Power BI app on your phone. And since Power BI Report Server includes the proven enterprise reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, it can even run your existing Reporting Services reports too.

    Join us for an overview of Power BI Report Server and demos of its features in action.

    Room 147B
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Business Intelligence
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem
    • N/A
  • BI303 - Advanced Power BI

    You are familiar with PowerBI desktop, you’ve pulled in some data from SharePoint, from SQL Server, or from excel and published it to the service. It’s pretty amazing, right? Now that you have the basics down, lets dive a bit deeper into all levels of the service.

    We’ll explore transforming your data and mashing up multiple sources in a PowerBI Desktop, we’ll integrate some onprem data, create drill downs, and explore some powerful data filtering techniques to help you take your PowerBI to the next level.

    Room 147B
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Business Intelligence
    • Advanced
    • N/A
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK405 - Unlock your Potential with Innovation Games

    Innovation Games are a fun collaborative way to learn a subject, make decisions as a group, or discover problems in your organization. The games range from easy to complex and can take a variety of forms. In this session, you will learn how the games work, practice running a few games and find out what it takes to facilitate the games in your own organization.

    Games we will cover include:
    • Networking
    • Running Projects
    • Strategic Planning
    • Building a Shared Understanding
    • Decision Making

    The games will help you educate and inspire users about Office 365 technologies that will help you drive digital workplace improvements.

    Room 154AB
    Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Business Value
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV102 - Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way!

    Through numerous years of eating, drinking and sleeping SharePoint I have come to realize that there is 1 thing that has never changed. That 1 thing is a question and the answer to that question is the most important thing in all of SharePoint. That question is "What direction should my organization be going and how do we get there?". The question or a very close form of that question is asked anytime something bad happens to the current environment or software, the current environment or software is up for renewal, new technology is introduced and last but not least, during yearly budget planning.

    Most companies will fall into one of the following categories:
    • Current application is no longer suitable due to company growth, lack of functionality or
    • Current application company that created & supported it no longer exists.
    • Starting from scratch and SharePoint has been chosen now deciding which way to go and where to start?
    • Currently utilizing SharePoint but not exactly the way Microsoft intended
    • Need to upgrade to continue support

    Regardless of the current situation your organization is in the end goal for all is success and success is measured by the usage of the application. Yes folks, user adoption IS more important than being on time or under budget. Otherwise, what was the point of the entire project that I am sure took months and sometimes years to plan and implement.

    In this session I will take you through where to start, keys to choosing the right path for your organization and most importantly implement SharePoint in a way user adoption meets your goals and of course come in on time and on par with the budget.

    Room 150B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • PWR103 - Drive digital transformation with Microsoft Business Applications

    This session is intended for decision-makers / users / super users and is intended to help participants better understand the issues that companies are facing in terms of digital transformation and adapting their business model to meet new demands of the market.

    As part of this session, participants will be exposed to the different issues faced by today's businesses and how Microsoft intends to address them. The objective of the session is to demonstrate the value of "Business Apps" (Power BI, Microsoft Flow and Power Apps) in the context of digital transformation of organizations by positioning each application in a different scenario.

    Room 145B
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Power User
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV104 - Keep it Going! Driving Office 365 User Adoption as a Service

    User adoption isn’t a temporary effort. There's no magic formula for success and adoption doesn’t have an end-date. If you want successful adoption of Office 365, you’ll need to build, evolve, and drive adoption programs from now until the day you stop leveraging the platform.

    This session breaks down successful user adoption programs, explaining how they are constructed. You will learn:
    • Why user adoption programs need to be customized to your organizational culture
    • The foundational elements that make up a strong adoption program
    • How to identify and support your user change agents
    • How to build formal processes for engaging your Office 365 champions
    • How to drive sustained user interest in Office 365

    Come learn how to propel your users past the initial Office 365 educational hurdles so they can drive productivity improvements for your digital workplace.

    Room 150B
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV105 - Behind the buzzwords: using chatbots & AI for everyday wins

    Terms like artificial intelligence, chatbots, and cognitive services are hot topics in today's tech world. Drop by to get under the covers with everyday uses of AI and hear examples of practical applications of using bots in Office 365 to make your colleagues' and customers' days easier and more productive.

    From automating tasks to being a central source of knowledge, it's not that difficult to cash in on this new tech to improve process, knowledge management, productivity, and customer engagement.

    Room 150B
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV201 - Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

    Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation.  How you ask?  If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site.  However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another.  I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there.  Sounds like a great solution for the users right?  Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. 

    The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization.  The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.

    In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site.  Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

    Room 150B
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Business Value
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • BV203 - 5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint 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!

    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!

    Room 151AB
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Business Value
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV204 - Next-gen user adoption: Leveraging hack-a-thons to drive creative Office 365 engagement

    We want our users to leverage Office 365 to drive productivity and collaboration. But how do we engage our users, spark their creativity, and inspire them to build Office 365 solutions that re-imagine work? Hack-a-thons are an immersive and inexpensive way to build enthusiasm and foster learning. Hack-a-thon participants take part in the entire design and build process, from envisioning new business solutions to learning how to build capabilities in Office 365.

    This session explores the use of hack-a-thons to drive user interest, enthusiasm, and innovation. You'll leave with practical tips on how to design and facilitate a hack-a-thon event for your organization or user group.

    Room 150B
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Business Value
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • BV301 - 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.

    Room 150B
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • Business Value
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK106 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Designer Workflow Professionals

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based business process automation service that provides a way to automate workflows across multiple applications and services. It can automate approvals, send/receive notifications, synchronize files, as well as collect, organize and update data...and more. Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer so now is the time to become familiar with Microsoft Flow and start creating solutions.

    If you are using SharePoint Designer to create workflows and would like to get the jumpstart with Microsoft Flow, then this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:
    1) Key features of Microsoft Flow
    2) How to get started
    3) Comparison between Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows
    4) Out-of-the-box flows in SharePoint
    5) How to create approval workflows in Microsoft Flow
    6) How to create state machine workflows in Microsoft Flow
    7) How to call SharePoint REST APIs in Microsoft Flow
    8) Tips and best practices for mastering Microsoft Flow

    Room 149AB
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • WRK506 - Hands-On Flow Workshop

    Microsoft Flow is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflow and the future of process automation for SharePoint. While Flow is much more than a SharePoint-only tool, this session will focus on providing you with the skills to get started right away with SharePoint automation using Microsoft Flow. In this demo-rich workshop, you’ll learn by doing with hand-on labs.

    What we'll cover during the session:
    • Overview and how your organization can get started
    • Flow concepts (e.g. triggers, actions, conditions, expressions) and how they’re applicable
    • Flow design using templates and blank canvas
    • Flow creation for common SharePoint business requirements, e.g. document approval
    • How to administer Flow in your organization

    ***ATTENDEES MUST BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE. DEVICES WITHOUT EXTERNAL KEYBOARDS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED .***

    Room 147B
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • FLO102 - Automate Processes for Every Department in an Organization

    Microsoft Flow is a cloud based business process management service that can be used with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online and connect to many other services.

    This session will walk through practical examples on how Flow can be used to automate processes in every department of an organization by connecting to Office 365 Business and other services. The basics of Flow will be discussed along with demonstrations.

    Room 152A
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • FLO103 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

    This session will take your Flow skills to the next level. This demo intensive session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Flow is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements.

    Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.

    Room 152A
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • 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 on-prem and online or beyond.

    Room 152A
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • FLO201 - Microsoft Flow Approvals 101

    Content and request approval processes run rampant in the professional world. These business processes are prime candidates for automation. Sometimes seeking approval can be a lengthy and complicated process, other times it is a simple one step sign-off.

    No matter how simple or complex, Microsoft Flow is the answer to your approval needs!

    In this session we will cover:

    • How to build custom flows to automate your SharePoint approvals

    • Flow approvals that are natively built into SharePoint and how to configure them

    • How you can review your approval requests, whether you are in the office or on the go

    • The Flow Approval Center and all of its capabilities

    Room 152A
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV202 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Developers

    When you think of Microsoft Flow you probably think of it in the way that it is marketed, a “low-code” tool that enables power users to build automated workflows. Well, as a SharePoint developer you can use Flow for so much more. Flow can be a service layer; it can enable you to elevate permission even when being called from client-side code; and best of all, every Office 365 tenant can make up to 750 calls to Flow per month without incurring any additional charges.

    In this session we’ll take a look at some of the more developer type things you’ll need to know when building Flows and we’ll see how to interact with Flow from client-side code in SharePoint.

    Room 149AB
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • FLO202 -5 Simple ways to improve business productivity with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow

    Everyone could use more hours in a day and building workflows are an easy way to find efficiencies at work. Did you know you don’t have to be a workflow expert to use Microsoft Flow? With easy-to-use templates available and the “button” feature in Flow, it’s easier than ever to create your own way of working! I’m going to provide 5 simple ways that you can improve your personal productivity by getting to know the tools available to you in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow.

    Room 152A
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • FLO203 - SharePoint Designer Workflows 101

    This demo-rich session will prepare you to immediately begin creating powerful SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows - no experience required. We'll start out by exploring core workflow concepts and quickly progress by creating simple but very useful workflows along the way.

    If you want to start creating SharePoint Designer Workflows today, this session is for you!

    Room 152A
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • FLO204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

    BPA is the automation of complex business processes beyond conventional data management. It focuses on “run the business” activities and often deals with event-driven, mission-critical, core processes. In this session, you will learn about the evolution of workflow with the introduction of Microsoft Flow.

    We will compare creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, including a detailed breakdown of the features supported in each. This session is designed to showcase how custom workflows can provide a rich feature set, and a no code solution, that helps increase efficiency in the workplace, provide transparency, and promote accountability.

    Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s business professionals.

    Room 152A
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • FLO302 - Business Process Automation is not Dead!

    We've heard it all before - SharePoint solutions are dead. SharePoint Designer is deadish. InfoPath is not far behind. So what does all this mean for your workflow and forms solutions in SharePoint Online or your hybrid environment? Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has released a number of new apps and services that that not only fill the gaps, but provide you with great flexibility.

    Join me in this session as I introduce some of these new technologies, including PowerApps, Forms, Flow, LogicApps, Azure Functions, and Azure WebJobs to name a few and discuss the scenarios to best leverage each of them.

    Room 152A
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • FLO304 - Real World Flow

    Looking for practical solutions to common issues encountered when writing Flows for SharePoint? Then this session is for you.

    Our time will be devoted to working through actual questions asked and problems encountered by Flow developers in the real world. We will explain the issues and look at each solution in detail.

    Room 152A
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK303 - OneDrive Deployment from Start to Finish

    In this half-day workshop we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you deploy OneDrive to your organization and to enable collaboration within your team. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, upgrade, manage and secure OneDrive, how to use.

    The session will focus on:
    • Why OneDrive
    • Deploying your OneDrive Sync Client
    • Automation
    • Security
    • Collaboration with SharePoint and Teams

    Room 154AB
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • OneDrive
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK606 - I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!

    OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

    But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?
    Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?
    Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
    How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?
    Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

    Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

    Room 149AB
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • OneDrive
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Hands-on/requires attendees to bring a device
  • ONE101 - What's New in OneDrive: Making the most of External Sharing and Sync

    Over the last few years we've seen a continuous stream of updates and new features in Office 365. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

    In this session we'll discuss and demonstrate all the newest enhancements to OneDrive including:
    • Files on Demand (including Mac support)
    • Support for Information Rights Management
    • File Viewers for non-Microsoft document formats
    • Sharing Documents with an authenticated guest link
    • Files Restore - Move Files with Metadata and Versions
    • New Administrative Controls for OneDrive Sync
    • Enhanced Mobile Support
    And more….

    Room 150B
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • OneDrive
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • ONE103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

    Have you seen all the new features in OneDrive for Business (OD4B) lately? Are you getting ready to roll-out OD4B to your enterprise? Or are you just looking to see what you’re missing if you aren’t on OD4B yet? OneDrive for Business in Office 365 is changing quickly and we as end-users and IT professionals need to try keep up.

    Join me as we walk through the newest improvements to the world of OneDrive for Business in Office 365. This session will be demo filled and by the end you will see the investment and dedication that Microsoft has too provide a solid personal file solution.

    Room 150B
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • OneDrive
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • ONE202 - Rolling Out OneDrive Successfully

    Mobility, flexibility, Content Creation & Internal Collaboration rely on an individual’s ability to access and share their content from anywhere at any time. OneDrive for Business powers your employees across Microsoft 365 experiences to meet these unwavering end-user goals. With great integration, between Windows 10 and Office 365, comes great dependencies to mee the expectations of the employee while ensuring the need of IT security & compliance.

    In this session we'll take a look at the key considerations when building your adoption plan of OneDrive, migration methods for moving your employees' content, how to manage the content as users join and leave your organization.

    Room 150B
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • OneDrive
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • ONE301 - Microsoft OneDrive Deployment Best Practices

    If your organization has decided to replace Personal Drives with OneDrive and ready to roll then this session is for you. In this session, you will learn about how to plan and execute your rollout of OneDrive. You will also learn about migration best practices using Free SharePoint Migration tool.

    This session will also cover what are the group policies that you should be considering as part of deployment as well as taking advantage of the newly rolled out features like Known Folder Move.

    Room 147A
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • OneDrive
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • ONE304 - OneDrive for Business for Administrators

    OneDrive for Business (OD4B) is a key workload in Office 365 and can be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OD4B provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your work files and then work with them from any device. Microsoft has spent a lot of effort to get a rock-solid solution including a well-oiled sync engine together.

    Whether you are looking to roll-out OneDrive for Business or are already are utilizing it, there are a lot of important things that you should know about administration.

    This session will go through things such as:
    • When to use it and when not to
    • Sync capabilities and restrictions
    • Overall limits, guidance, and best practices
    • Security capabilities from the user to the tenant
    • Reporting
    • What’s new for administration

    This session will be a technical focused session which will provide you the information and tools you need to ensure your OneDrive for Business deployment is solid and secured.

    Room 147A
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • OneDrive
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • WRK502 - Microsoft Search In Depth

    Microsoft Search is the new way for searching inside Office 365 but what does this mean to you and your organization? Come attend this workshop to discover all the new functionality that you get and how to manage this new tool.

    We will discuss the following items:
    • Microsoft Search options
    • People Search
    • Search Results in Bing
    • Search Results in Office Applications
    • Customized bookmarks
    ... and more

    Room 150A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Search
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • SRC102 - Microsoft Search - The New Generation of Intelligent Content Search and Discovery

    For many years, users of Office 365 have shared common concerns and frustrations around a disjointed search paradigm. Many of the apps offered results specific to their content with a unique user experience.

    Recently, Microsoft released it's new and far-superior search experience that incorporates content from both inside and outside Microsoft 365, artificial intelligence (AI), and personalized insights using the Microsoft Graph.

    Join me as I provide an overview of Microsoft Search and demonstrate how to use it and configure it for your organizational needs.

    Room 147A
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Search
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • SRC104 - SharePoint Search Tips & Tricks

    SharePoint Search is not something new, but it is something we continue to gain better understanding around all the time. In this session, Virgil is going to share with you some of the practical, real-world tips and tricks he has learned to get SharePoint Search to do things your way, including layout best practices, query modifications and gaining a better understanding of how your searches really work.

    Room 147A
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • SRC201 - Preparing for the switch to Microsoft Search

    At Ignite 2018, Microsoft introduced its new unified search experience called 'Microsoft Search'. Having a search platform that performs consistently across all Microsoft technologies is not only a big win for the modern workplace, but also can bring its own unique opportunities and challenges.

    Join Virgil Carroll as he introduces the new Microsoft Search platform and helps you understand the planning and preparation necessary to deploy it across your organization.

    Room 147A
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • Search
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • SRC203 - Find and Display - Delivering dynamic user experiences in Office 365

    Having the data isn't an issue, we definitely have it and store it almost everywhere. The challenge lies in getting the right data and displaying it in a way your end users will want to consume and gain value out of it. Now there is a challenge!

    In the past, you may have used SharePoint Search to do this and you still can today. However, as we moved to the cloud, we've gained new capabilities that don't necessarily require us to be developers to build them.

    This session will help you bring value to your work by showing you how to leverage Search in Office 365 with its new modern web parts as well as Power BI and Power Apps to bring data out of its closet and into the hands of any users within your organization.

    You will gain a lot by democratizing access to data insights within your company, be the one to lead that change.

    Room 150B
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • SRC204 - Delivering a World Class Search Experience

    SharePoint search is one of the most underutilized features of SharePoint. With the proper use of search you can give your users a rich, powerful experience allowing them to find the information as easily as shopping for a product on amazon.com.

    In this demo packed session users will learn:
    • How to incorporate jQuery into display templates to take search to the next level
    • Best practices for using Content types to aggregate content across multiple sites or site collections
    • Create and use custom refiners to make search for a document as simple as finding a product on Amazon

    Room 147B
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • SRC302 - Searching non Office 365 content in Office 365

    Search in Office 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index?

    In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Office 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

    Room 150B
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • SRC303 - SharePoint Search Query Builder Deep Dive

    Join Virgil Carroll as he takes you on a deep dive of one of the more powerful tools in your SharePoint toolbox, the Search Query Builder. Where there are many aspects that are important part of a good search strategy, understanding how to utilize this tool to help you not only finesse and clean up your results but also how to use it to better understand what is being returned and why.

    When you walk away from this session, you should have a better understanding of how this tool can help you in your search initiatives and how to avoid pitfalls in changing your results too much.

    Room 150B
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • Search
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • ADM103 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Office 365 Identities

    Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service.

    Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.

    Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

    Room 152B
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Azure/ Office 365 Dev
    • Office 365
    • Admin/Implementation
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK108 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

    The new way Microsoft wants us to customize and extend SharePoint is to use the SharePoint Framework. This model brings client-side development as a first class development model complete with packaging, deployment and real a full deployment lifecycle. But this model is very different from from what traditional SharePoint developers have been used to.

    In this workshop you will learn what the SharePoint Framework is all about, what is involved in getting your environment setup to be productive and how to build custom components including client-side web parts and extensions. We will go from using no web frameworks to leveraging React, Angular, Vue.js, leveraging external services, performance tricks… you name it!

    This workshop is based on AC’s popular Mastering the SharePoint Framework online course… hey, if you register you’ll get a special deal on the course. By the end of the day, you will be well on your way to being a SharePoint Framework Master!

    Room 150B
    Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK201 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

    Getting started with SharePoint development is a daunting task. There are four development models, three APIs, two platforms (on-premises and Online), and a partridge in a pear tree.

    In this session we’ll take a high-level look at the development models and APIs and discuss how they can be used with SharePoint 2013 / 2016 and with SharePoint Online. We’ll also take a look at the SharePoint development tooling and environments required to support the tooling.

    Room 152A
    Mon 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK301 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Are you new to SharePoint development? Are you a .NET developer struggling to make sense of client-side development in SharePoint? Are you tired of SharePoint only getting you part of the way there? Want to create REAL functionality in SharePoint to make your sites more usable? Dashboards, custom forms with real business logic, and visual enhancements like animations can help you take your SharePoint environments to the next level.

    Whether you are using On-Premises SharePoint or SharePoint Online in Office 365, come to this workshop to learn essential skills every SharePoint developer should know.

    Attendees will learn:

    • The pros and cons of client side development and how to get started

    • How to effectively interact with SharePoint using JavaScript to build powerful applications

    • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively

    • Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out

    • How to create custom forms quickly and easily without the need for InfoPath or PowerApps

    Room 152A
    Mon 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • Workshop
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK504 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

    Now that you’ve attended my morning workshop and understand the basics of client side development in SharePoint, we’ll dive deeper and see what kind of real word examples we can create. In this demo packed ½ day workshop your brain will be exploding with ideas on how to take your applications to the next level using client side development! In this workshop users will learn:

    • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level

    • How to use REST and CSOM to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic

    • How to step-by-step create a functional, usable time tracking application

    Room 152A
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • WRK602 - Leveraging React for SharePoint Framework Projects

    When building SharePoint Framework solutions, regardless if they are client-side web parts or UI extensions, there is a visual component to these controls. While you could implement these interfaces by hand yourself, why not take advantage of a modern web framework? Frameworks make data binding, event handling and state management so much easier!

    In this half-day workshop, learn how you can leverage the popular React web framework to implement your SharePoint Framework customizations. React is used by Microsoft across Office 365, including SharePoint, to build consistent experiences. You will learn how to not only leverage React in your SharePoint Framework components, but also how to leverage the provided Fabric React controls used by the SharePoint team as well as community control contributions as well.

    Room 152B
    Tue 1:30 PM - 5:00 pm
    • SP Development
    • Workshop
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV101 - Introducing the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework, Microsoft’s recommended approach to customizing and extending SharePoint has taken off like a rocket! Now it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon and see how you can use it to enhance your SharePoint Online and on-premises environments.

    In this demo-heavy session, after explaining what the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is and what you can do with it, you will see how quickly you can get your development env setup, building and deploying your first customizations.

    Room 149AB
    Wed 9:40 AM - 10:50 am
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV102 - Introduction to Teams Development

    Microsoft Teams is a hot new addition to the Office 365 family, and manages to incorporate all kinds of collaboration into a fluid, mobile-friendly user experience. Teams is increasingly used much like a SharePoint Team site (in fact, every team has a SharePoint team site but it's mostly hidden by default!)

    In this demo-filled session, you'll learn the architecture behind Teams, and how to take advantage of Teams' underlying SharePoint mojo in your projects. You'll also learn how to build Teams applications utilizing SharePoint Framework tabs, connectors, messaging extensions, and bots. Don't miss this opportunity to add Teams development to your repertoire!

    Room 149AB
    Wed 11:20 AM - 12:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV103 - Utilizing jQuery in SharePoint - Taking SharePoint from meh to awesome!

    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

    Room 149AB
    Wed 1:30 PM - 2:40 pm
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV104 - Migrate your custom components to the SharePoint Framework

    Migrate your custom components to the SharePoint Framework.

    It’s the 3rd model Microsoft has come with to customize SharePoint in less than 5 years. You may still have add-ins/apps or even solutions running in production and you’re asking yourself what to do about all that?
    Do you have to start all over again? And for how long that new model will last?

    We’ll see together what could be the reasons pushing you to chose one model or another. Do you need to migrate everything now. How to build applications that will be easy to migrate to the framework if you’re on “old versions” of SharePoint. And how to leverage existing components you’ve developed.

    This session is primarily meant for developers and deciders.

    Room 149AB
    Wed 3:00 PM - 4:10 pm
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV105 - How I Learned to Love TypeScript and Stop Fearing the SharePoint Framework

    Office 365 and the SharePoint Framework have shifted customization methodologies, moving us from the shackles and limitations of server-side development and freed us with client-side rendering models. Within the SharePoint Framework, our core language is TypeScript, still an unknown for many SharePoint developers.

    In this session we will dive into TypeScript to learn its secrets so we can build amazing yet maintainable Framework based webparts and applications. We will look at TypeScript typings, classes, modules, and more so we can build rugged, refined, and yet reusable and maintainable code modules, components and controls for our current and future Framework based webparts.

    Session Benefits:
    • Overview of TypeScript, its core features and why it is important
    • Learn how SharePoint Framework webparts use TypeScript
    • Get examples and code for creating custom TypeScript components for SharePoint

    Room 149AB
    Wed 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV201 - Microsoft Bot Framework for SharePoint Developers

    A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Microsoft Bot Framework and how we can leverage the Bot Framework to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365.We will cover how to get started with the Microsoft Bot Framework and build a working bot for your application.

    You will learn:
    • What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • What is Azure Bot Service?
    • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
    • How to leverage Bot Framework to implement the real-life business solutions?

    Room 149AB
    Thu 10:30 AM - 11:40 am
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • DEV202 - Microsoft Flow for SharePoint Developers

    When you think of Microsoft Flow you probably think of it in the way that it is marketed, a “low-code” tool that enables power users to build automated workflows. Well, as a SharePoint developer you can use Flow for so much more. Flow can be a service layer; it can enable you to elevate permission even when being called from client-side code; and best of all, every Office 365 tenant can make up to 750 calls to Flow per month without incurring any additional charges.

    In this session we’ll take a look at some of the more developer type things you’ll need to know when building Flows and we’ll see how to interact with Flow from client-side code in SharePoint.

    Room 149AB
    Thu 1:20 PM - 2:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Flow/Workflow
    • Intermediate
    • Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV203 - Creating & Consuming 3rd Party Services with the SharePoint Framework

    The SharePoint Framework enables developers to build client-side customizations for SharePoint Online. While you can do a lot client-side the need for server-side code still exists in many scenarios such as protecting IP and data as well as performing complex processes.

    In this demo-first session, you will learn how to call 3rd party services from SharePoint Framework (SPFx) solutions, as well as how to create Azure AD secured REST APIs that you can call from the SPFx as well!

    Room 149AB
    Thu 2:40 PM - 3:50 pm
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV204 - The Best Strategies Combining the SharePoint Framework with Microsoft Teams

    SharePoint developers have been adopting the SharePoint Framework in mass, leveraging the framework to build high-value solutions for their organizations. Microsoft Teams continues to evolve into a new cockpit of the digital workspace.

    Learn newly released techniques and best practices to leverage SharePoint Framework webparts, apps, and solutions directly in Microsoft Teams.

    Room 149AB
    Thu 4:20 PM - 5:30 pm
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SP Development
    • Advanced
    • Cloud
    • N/A
  • DEV301 - MIGRATING EXISTING JAVASCRIPT TO THE SHAREPOINT FRAMEWORK

    Whether with SharePoint 2016 on-premises or online with Office 365, the landscape has changed. Modern SharePoint Team Sites and Communications Sites have arrived that use SharePoint Framework client web parts, however, many organizations have an extensive library of existing JavaScript customizations that have been developed over the years using Content Editor and Script Editor Web Parts. How do those organizations and developers take advantage of the power and benefits of the SharePoint Framework without spending thousands of hours rewriting everything from scratch?

    In this session, attendees will discover that not only are their previous efforts not wasted, but they can be enhanced and become more powerful than ever thanks to the SharePoint Framework. Attendees will learn:
    • The quickest and easiest way to get going on the SharePoint Framework
    • How to convert existing JavaScript customizations to the SharePoint Framework quickly and easily
    • How to use properties to allow users to configure client web parts

    Room 149AB
    Fri 9:00 AM - 10:10 am
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
  • DEV302 - Leverage React in SharePoint Framework Solutions

    SharePoint Framework solutions can be built using any client-side technology available to developers today. While you could use plain old JavaScript (TypeScript), also known as VanillaJS, why not consider React? Microsoft is not only leveraging React in their components throughout Office 365, but there are a lot of benefits to using React in your SharePoint Framework solutions.

    Assuming you’re new to React, come learn the basics of adding React to your SharePoint Framework solutions, as well as using some of the popular Fabric React controls from Microsoft and community controls as well!

    Room 149AB
    Fri 10:40 AM - 11:50 am
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV303 - SPFx or Custom Action, what's the difference and how do I know when use each?

    Be it through web parts, page layouts, or scoped custom actions, we've been able to inject client side JavaScript to SharePoint pages for quite some time.

    This session examines differences in use case, implementation scope, packaging and delivery of customizations made possible by 3 common CDN centric, JavaScript injection frameworks, SPFx and other flavors (a.k.a. ScriptBlock Custom Actions, Powershell/PnP Tools).

    We will also discuss when and where is appropriate for each.

    Room 149AB
    Fri 1:00 PM - 2:10 pm
    • SP Development
    • Intermediate
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • Not hands-on
  • DEV304 - Getting started with the SharePoint Patterns and Practices Provisioning Engine

    SharePoint Patterns and Practices (PnP) provisioning engine is a community Driven Open Source framework which allows us to declaratively create the site templates, custom artifacts, and provisions them in Office 365 using remote provisioning. The same framework can be used in SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premise as well. The PnP Provisioning Engine also provides us the capability to extract artifacts definitions from an already existing site, which can be used as a template.

    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to get started with the PnP provisioning engine and provision custom sites with custom templates and use it in real life business scenarios. We will start with a simple template and will also cover more advanced scenarios.

    You will learn:
    1) What is PnP Provisioning engine?
    2) How to create sites using PnP Provisioning engine?
    3) Best practices of using PnP provisioning engine

    Room 149AB
    Fri 2:20 PM - 3:30 pm
    • SP Development
    • Introductory and overview
    • On-Prem & Cloud
    • N/A
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