Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 101 - Discover SharePoint and Office 365 - What do you have in there?

Benjamin Niaulin - Sharegate

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.

Level: ALL

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 102 - Accelerate SharePoint Success: How to Best Plan, Manage and Control Migration Projects

Dux Raymond Sy - AvePoint

In the last 15 years, Microsoft SharePoint has greatly shifted the paradigm in enterprise collaboration and information management. Organizations today continue to invest in this business enablement platform and many are in the process of upgrading and migrating to the next generation version of SharePoint on-premises, cloud and even hybrid environment.

In an AIIM study, lack of planning is a key contributor to SharePoint deployment failure. To deliver successful SharePoint migration projects, having an effective project management strategy is paramount. Executive support, proper planning, realist project team and appropriately managing expectations are crucial to ensure SharePoint migration success.

How can you ensure that your SharePoint upgrade and migration project is a success?

Join Dux Raymond Sy, SharePoint MVP, in this interactive workshop as he shares practical guidance on how to best plan, manage and control SharePoint migration projects.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Initiate executive excitement, promote organizational buy-in and foster sustainable adoption for your SharePoint migration project
  • Develop an effective and practical project management process for your SharePoint upgrade and migration project
  • Apply relevant strategies in mapping business needs to identify SharePoint features and capabilities in your new environment
  • Ensure your information architecture, infrastructure design and data governance strategy meets business needs
  • Identify necessary resources to plan, deploy, maintain and support your SharePoint implementation
  • Minimize uncertainty and risk by applying practical scope management techniques

The primary audience for this workshop are IT executives, project managers, analysts, consultants who wish to successfully plan, manage and control SharePoint upgrade and migration projects. This session applies to organizations upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2013, Office 365 SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016.

Participants will get presentation notes, checklists, and project templates.

Level: Experienced

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 103 - Information Architecture 101: How to Structure and Organize an Awesome Intranet with Amazing User Experiences

Susan Hanley - Susan Hanley, LLC
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, 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 talk about how to best 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.
 

Level: ALL

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 104 - Maximizing Office 365 Utilization

Mark Rackley & Stephanie Donahue - PAIT Group
Are you completely overwhelmed with the thought of diving into Office 365? Are you concerned you aren’t using it effectively? Do you need help wrapping your head around all the difference pieces?  The landscape of Office 365 is immense and ever changing. There are just so many pieces and parts. What do they all mean and when should I use them? In this full day workshop, Office 365 MVP’s Stephanie Donahue and Mark Rackley will give you an understanding of all the different pieces of Office 365 and how you can maximize their usage to get the greatest benefit for your investment. 
 
Just some of the topics to be covered in this demo-filled and interactive workshop are:
  • What are all these apps and what do they do and how do I administer them?
  • An introduction to deployment planning to make sure you start off on the right foot
  • Advice and real world stories to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls 

Level: ALL

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 105 - SharePoint Automation Bootcamp

Scott Shearer - Haystax Technology
The tools used to automate processes in SharePoint are Flow and Designer 2013 Workflows.

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. The session will conclude by creating workflows that retrieve data from SharePoint web services.

Flow is the future of automation in SharePoint.  In this session, you’ll learn through practical examples how to quickly design, deploy, debug and share workflows.  You’ll see how to accomplish many of the tasks you now do with Designer Workflows with Flow.  In addition, you’ll see how to implement Flow to do tasks never possible with Designer Workflows.  
 

Level: Introductory

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 106 - SharePoint Online Development Options

Rob Windsor - PAIT Group
For the last few years innovation for SharePoint has been taking place exclusively in SharePoint Online.This innovation is happening at a very rapid pace; there seems to be something new or different every week or two. It can be tough for developers to keep up with these changes and understand the options they have when developing for SharePoint Online.
 
In this workshop we will explore these options, see how they apply to different problem sets, and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Over the course of the day we’ll look client-side development with JavaScript, building add-ins with the SharePoint Add-In Model (a.k.a. App Model) and building client-side web parts with the SharePoint Framework.
 
Note: while this workshop focuses on development for SharePoint Online, much of the content also applies to development for the on-premises versions of SharePoint.
 

Level: Intermediate

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 107 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Power BI (But Were Afraid To Ask)

Jason Himmelstein - Rackspace
John White - UnlimitedViz
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.

At the end of this workshop 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.
 

Level: Intermediate

 

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday

WS 201 - Congratulations, you are our new SharePoint Online Admin!

Vlad Catrinescu - Valo Intranet
You have managed SharePoint On-Premises for a while and got comfortable with it,  but now your company is moving to Office 365! Chances are, you will become the new SharePoint Online Admin!

In this half day workshop, we will look at how to administer SharePoint Online, as well as some other Office 365 services that are often administer by the SharePoint Online Admin such as Groups, Planner, Video and more! 
 
Level: Intermediate
 

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday

WS 202 - Getting Started with SharePoint Development

Ryan Schouten - ZAACT
SharePoint and Office365 have become the go to place to get information in most organizations. Are you prepared to create solutions that consume the data that is stored in these environments?
 
Come to this workshop to learn the information you need to get started creating applications that your organizations want. We will learn what tools are available to develop your applications. We will also cover how to best access the data that is stored in SharePoint and Office365.
 
Level: Introductory
 

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday

WS 203 - Office 365 Feature Explosion: What should you be using?

Paul Stork - Don't Pa..Panic Consulting
The pace of change in Office 365 continues to accelerate.  Over the last few years we've seen the introduction of a multitude of new features and offerings like Teams, Groups, PowerApps, Stream, and now Forms.  All these new icons in the Office 365 App Launcher provide both a promise and a challenge for organizations. 
 
Some of the new offerings appear to overlap or replace existing offerings and in some cases there are so many new icons available in the Office 365 App Launcher that many users are wondering which they should be using. 
 
In this workshop we will review each of the icons presented in the average App Launcher.  We'll demo the all but the most common apps, discuss the business case for their use, and explain the administrative controls available for controlling their usage. 
 
Here is the list of offerings that will be explored:
  • Yammer
  • Groups
  • Teams
  • Delve
  • Sway
  • Planner 
  • PowerApps/Flow
  • Stream
  • Video
  • Forms
  • Dynamics 365
Level: Intermediate
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 301 - Get Mobile with Azure NoSQL DB and Xamarin

Fabian Williams - Withum Digital
In this 1/2 day workshop we will begin with framing a discussion about the flexibility of having a Database this Schema Free [Schema Less] in the face of shifting priorities or adjusting to market demands through Azure Cognos DB (using DocumentDb Database API), we will then see the tooling that is available to us to use C# Skills through Xamarin.Forms to quickly and effectively create a real world (not the Todo Sample App :-) ) mobile application from ideation to fully fledged working apps for both Android and iOS.
 
This can be accomplished using the free community version of Visual Studio and I will provide the Azure Cosmos DB access.
 
Come prepared to get your hands dirty and leave empowered to create possibly your first Native mobile application.
 
 
Level: ALL
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 302 - SharePoint Framework Jump Start

Ryan Schouten - ZAACT
The future is here, the SharePoint Framework is the new way to create web parts in SharePoint. No longer do we need to be constantly adding content editor web parts to our pages to add our client side code. We will be discussing everything you need to know to started creating your own solutions using the SharePoint Framework. We’ll start by discussing the supporting tools that you will need and then move on to the architecture and structure of the projects. Since the SharePoint Framework takes advantage of TypeScript we will provide information on what it is and discuss the differences between TypeScript and JavaScript. By the end of this workshop we will create an application that you can then take and deploy to your SharePoint environment or use the Workbench to play with. We will also discuss the new SharePoint Framework extensions and how we take advantage of this new functionality in Office365.
 
Level: Intermediate
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday

WS 303 - Introduction to Building PowerApps for SharePoint Users

Wes Preston - TrecStone
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.

 
Level: Intermediate
 

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 401 - Becoming a Master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Benjamin Niaulin - Sharegate

You may have discovered what’s in SharePoint and Office 365, listed the features and what they do or how you can benefit from them. But do you know how to use them and what the best way to implement them is?

This full day workshop not only covers what 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.

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

Take a day to master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

Level: ALL

 

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 402 - Beyond SharePoint Deployment: How Can IT Inspire, Motivate And Drive Sustainable Adoption?

Dux Raymond Sy - AvePoint
In most organizations today, SharePoint is nothing more than a glorified file share and while training is a critical component that can drive better adoption, it is not enough.
 
To make the most of your SharePoint investment, it is critical that your users take advantage of SharePoint's full capability to address their day-to-day business needs. The key to drive excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to provide relevant, business-contextual application that drives consistent, sustainable usage.
 
Join Dux Raymond Sy in this interactive workshop as he shares practical techniques on how you can drive sustainable SharePoint adoption in your organization.
 
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Excite and inspire users with how SharePoint can support their daily business activities
  • Align business needs and SharePoint capabilities to deliver relevant business solutions
  • Identify training needs and delivery mechanisms
  • Implement gamification techniques as a learning strategy to motivate and encourage SharePoint usage
  • Groom champions from the business that can help promote the business benefits of SharePoint
  • Establish an effective SharePoint support structure for on-demand learning, peer to peer knowledge sharing and higher level technical assistance
  • Create a 12-month phased adoption program that facilitates change, empowers users and enables knowledge sharing within the organization

Level: Experienced

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 403 - Dashboards, in one day!

Treb Gatte - Tumble Road

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?
  • Why you should take this course

To save time and money, immediately and in the long run. Since we've been in your shoes before, we also discuss topics related to maintenance, implementation, security and design best practices.

According to Forrester, half of a department's annual reporting needs are ad hoc, which works out to be about 50 reports a year:

  • The fully loaded cost of an individual report is $3200-$6100
  • Each report can eat up up to 32 hours of time to develop and test
  • That's hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in throwaway report investment

Learn a faster, cheaper way to explore your data. Power BI is well suited to enable quick ad hoc reporting where you spend the majority of the time developing the data set, rather than the individual report. This helps you save money and reduces the cost of developing ad hoc reports.

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

Or if you work in these areas, you can definitely see value:

  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Social Media

You need this class if you are expected to use data from Office 365 and SharePoint to do your job effectively. 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

What you will learn:

In this training course you will learn how to create Production Dashboards using Power BI, from SharePoint list and document library data
You will learn how to use Power BI in a multitude of situations, including ad hoc analysis and the creation of formal dashboard.
You will learn about the Power BI components: Power BI Desktop, PowerBI.com, Power BI mobile applications and how they can be used with Office 365 and SharePoint
You’ll also receive an introduction into the core functions of Power BI; Data extraction, loading and transformation using Power Query Formula Language (“M”) and DAX.
You’ll receive some guidelines on how to extract Project data in fast manner
You will 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
You'll 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

What you will get:

You'll get the tools to immediately get started on your design. You’ll receive:

  • Design spec that prompts the asking of the right questions
  • PowerPoint-based layout templates for dashboard paper prototyping
  • Tried and true BI design approach
  • 5 critical value-adds you will take back to your company
  • You'll have a jump start on a standard BI development approach
  • You'll deliver new insights into your data
  • You'll have a great understanding of how Power BI can be used and implemented
  • You'll learn techniques to make your dashboards perform well with SharePoint data
  • You'll gain insight into how others are leveraging Power BI within their companies

Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Gettin Data from SharePoint
  • Using Power Query M for Data Retrieval and Transformation
  • Data Modeling with DAX
  • Data Visualization Techniques
  • Content Administration and Deployment
  • Licensing and Planning Considerations 

Level: Introductory

 

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 404 - Mastering the SharePoint Framework

Andrew Connell - Voitanos

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!

Level: Intermediate

 

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 405 - Collaborating and Publishing Securely, Inside and Externally

Peter Carson - Envision IT

Microsoft’s modern SharePoint experience has really begun to come together. We started with new lists and libraries, then team and communication sites, and finally Office 365 groups. During this workshop we’ll go over how you can leverage these experiences to collaborate effectively both within and external to your organization, and securely publish content internally, to external users, and anonymously.
The chapters we’ll cover during this full day workshop are:

  • Overview of the modern sites and Office 365 Groups experience
  • Implementing a site request and provisioning process to provide governance
  • Light branding of your sites
  • Leveraging SharePoint Framework web parts to navigate to sites
  • Sharing your sites and groups with external users by leveraging Office 365 external sharing and Azure Active Directory B2B
  • Publishing your content from Office 365 to an Azure Website
  • Providing both anonymous and secure access to your Azure website

All the PowerShell, Azure Function, Flow, PowerApps, and SharePoint Framework code is published as an open source project. Coming out of the session, you’ll have a strong overview on how to build an Office 365 Intranet, an Extranet, and even a public website authored in Office 365 and hosted in Azure, plus the tools to make that happen.

Level: Advanced

 

Full Day Workshop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 406 - Cowboys versus Ninjas: A user adoption and innovation games workshop

Sarah Haase - US Bank

Driving effective user adoption for collaborative platforms like SharePoint and Office 365 is incredibly difficult. Most companies veer off-course, missing the opportunity to engage users, build internal communities and drive business engagement and value. The result: a muddle of unused SharePoint sites, negligible business buy-in and a maze of nested file repositories.

This full-day workshop explores common user adoption myths and explains the role social epidemics play in driving adoption of collaborative toolsets. You'll learn practical tips and tricks for engaging key user constituencies in your organization, learn key motivational techniques to drive technology adoption and explore how innovation games can help you drive shared understanding and build a unified vision.

By the time you complete this workshop,  you'll know how to inspire your SharePoint ninjas, channel your enthusiasts, wrangle your cowboys and work with (or around) your naysayers.

Level: ALL

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday

WS 501 - Deep Dive into Content Types

Tom Robbins - Robbins Professional Group
Content Types are at the core of SharePoint.  Everything you create in SharePoint is based on some Content Type from Microsoft but you should create your own content types to help you organize and manage your data in ways that match how your business operates.

Content types enable you to organize, manage, and handle content in a consistent way across your sites. By defining content types for specific kinds of documents or information products, you can ensure that each group of content is managed in a consistent way. This Workshop explains basic concepts about content types, and will dive into how to build content types to enable implementation of business processes.

With most of the core features of SharePoint, including Search, using metadata, it’s critical for success that you understand and implement content types throughout. Is your Search struggling? Are you still using folders instead of metadata? Are you wondering why the move from network drives to SharePoint hasn’t realized the full power of the technology? You need to understand metadata and Content Types.

In this half day workshop, you will learn the basics and advanced topics around Content Types. You will learn to create content types that enable you to automate many typical business processes.

  • What are Content Types?
  • How do we create simple and complex Content Types to mimic our business content
  • Understand how to leverage Content Type Inheritance
  • Implement Information Management Policy on Content Types
  • Attach Workflow to Content Types to automate Approvals, Feedback gathering, and Disposition Approval
  • Attaching Content Types to Lists and Libraries for uniform deployment across Sites 
Level: Intermediate
 

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday

WS 502 - A Beginner’s Guide to Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley - PAIT Group

With the creation of SharePoint 2013's new SharePoint Hosted Apps and the continued momentum of companies moving to the cloud, Client Side development has quickly evolved from a once shunned technology into an essential skillset that all developers (especially SharePoint Developers) need to learn. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to client side development in SharePoint learn essential skills that they can begin to use immediately.

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 without the need for Visual Studio
  • What is jQuery and how to use it effectively
  • Debugging techniques that will stop you from wanting to pull your hair out
  • How to modify SharePoint’s default forms quickly and easily 
Level: Introductory
 

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday

WS 503 - Get started with PowerApps and Flow

Knut Relbe-Moe - Valo Intranet

During this workshop I will show how to build some of the most used HR Forms with Powerapps to bring the applications to your mobile, and flow to for instance automatically send the applications to your manager for approval.

We will look into:
HR Forms:

  • Holiday application
  • Expense claim

IT Forms:

  • IT service request

In this workshop bring your laptop, create a Office 365 Trial account, to get you started, and we will create this applications together.

So if you plan to start to use Flow or Powerapps this session will guide you on the way.
 
Level: All

Morning Workshop 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday

WS 504 - Site Collection Administrator Boot Camp

Scott Shearer - Haystax Technology

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. 

Level: Introductory

 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 601 - Mastering PowerShell for Office 365

Vlad Catrinescu - Valo Intranet
Until you master PowerShell, you cannot have full control of your Office 365 tenant! PowerShell enables you automate boring tasks, and also gives you access to the more advanced settings that are not available in the Office 365 admin center. In this workshop, we will learn how to manage our users and licenses in Azure Active Directory, manage our SharePoint Online Sites, Exchange Online, Office 365 Groups as well as Skype for Business!

After finishing this workshop, you will be able to manage all the aspects of your Office 365 tenant, and automate multiple boring tasks.
 
Level: Intermediate
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 602 - A Deeper Dive into Client Side Development in SharePoint

Mark Rackley - PAIT Group

In this more in depth workshop, we’ll review the techniques learned in the earlier workshop and add on to them taking a deeper look at what you can do with Client Side Development in SharePoint. In this workshop users will learn:

  • How to use Third Party Libraries to take the SharePoint applications to the next level
  • How to use Custom Actions to deploy scripts across a site collection
  • How to use REST, CSOM, and SPServices to interact with SharePoint list data and create business logic 
Level: Intermediate
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 603 - The SharePoint Superhero: The SharePoint Business Analyst

Liz Sundet - Focal Point Solutions

If you already have a SharePoint BA role or looking to add one to your organization, this session will cover what should be expected of the Business Analyst and what falls outside the realm of the Business Analyst world. Learn some of the many tools and techniques that a business analyst uses every day to make their work valuable to the organization such as: Business Process Management, Mind Mapping, and Prototyping.

Finally, learn some of the skills and behavior characteristics to look for when developing a BA on your team to make your next SharePoint project a success. 

Level: Introductory
 

Afternoon Workshop 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday

WS 604 - SharePoint Deployment Planning

Stephanie Donahue - PAIT Group

Upgrading from a legacy version of SharePoint? Deploying SharePoint for the first time? Want to expand the use of your current environment?

Attend this workshop for a deep dive on all the critical items you need to cover during a SharePoint deployment:

  • The big decision – SharePoint 2013 v 2016 v SharePoint Online
  • Upgrade planning – what to be aware of
  • Site Architecture, Taxonomy, and Governance– tips, tools, and best practices
  • Phased deployment – it’s not over once you upgrade! (in the workshop version, this could be Building your Deployment plan)
  • User Adoption and Training – introducing a new version of SharePoint and keeping users excited 
Level: Intermediate