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Admin / Implementation Track

Monday, October 5th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

WRK102 - 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.

Monday, October 5th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Dux Raymond Sy

    helping you accelerate your digital transformation journey

WRK103 - 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.

Tuesday, October 6th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

WRK506 - 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 workshop, 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!

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 11:10 am

  • Stacy Deere-Strole

    Solutions Architect

ADM102 - Governance is Not An Option

 Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance… · Not on top of the list right now · Not in the budget · We’ll get to it later · Not really seeing the need…   I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Collaboration Practice Lead @ InfoWorks, Inc., Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

CM103 - 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.

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

ADM103 - A Migration Roadmap for Moving to a Modern SharePoint Architecture

Whether an organization has been using SharePoint for a while or just starting down that road, many still have large shared network drives and legacy SharePoint environments holding content that could rightfully belong in a new, modern SharePoint architecture. Migrating this content is a challenging task and one that many of us are being asked to do. Come to this session and we'll talk about reasons why migrating this content is a good thing, a framework and practical strategies for making it happen, common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them), and how to help end-users make the all-important shift from "classic legacy" locations to "new and modern" in SharePoint. As it turns out, not quite as easy as you would think. You'll walk away from this session with my do's and don'ts to keep you on the right path!

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Drew Madelung

    Cloud Architect

CM104 - Securing SharePoint, OneDrive & Teams with Sensitivity Labels

How do you protect your confidential content from being exposed? Being able to secure your files and content across workloads is a necessity and the tools are available to you today in the Microsoft 365 Security admin center. Microsoft 365 Sensitivity Labels are the evolution of Azure Information Protection and more within the Microsoft Information Protection suite. In this session, we will go through what Sensitivity Labels are, how they work with files and sites, what kind of protection they provide, and finally how to get started utilizing them in your own company.

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM104 - Configuring SQL Server for Optimal SharePoint Performance

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

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 4:00 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

FLO105 - SharePoint Workflow for Cross-Site data, web services, and Flow.

This session teaches how to leverage SharePoint Designer 2013 or better workflow to interface with remote web services. While this provides the ability for everything from posting to Twitter or instantiating Azure automation routines, it is also particularly useful to SharePoint users for list item creation and manipulation between sites or site collections or even provisioning sites. With the recent release of Microsoft Flow this can now be used in tandem to seamlessly integrate between SharePoint onprem and online or beyond.

Wednesday, October 7th 2020, 4:00 pm

  • Rajesh Rangarajan

    Product Manager at Teams Developer Platform

TMS105 - Empower organizations with Teams App Governance

For commercial and Government Community Cloud (GCC) tenant admins, managing apps in Teams appropriately is an integral part of ensuring that their environment is safe and secure, and their users are productive with Teams. This session is geared toward explaining the capabilities of the Teams Admin portal and its subsequent behavior in the Teams client for both types of users, commercial and GCC.

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

ADM201 - Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365

The Office 365 admin center has a lot of options, but not all the settings of your tenant can be seen or changed trough the User Interface, you need to learn how to use PowerShell! In this session we will learn how to use PowerShell to manage SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams as well as your users and licenses in Azure AD! A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

INT203 - No User Adoption Without Representation: 10 Steps to Design a SP Portal Your Users Will Use

If you want your employees to adopt and continue to engage with your SharePoint solutions, you must deliver portals that meets their unique needs AND presents the information and tools they require in the most effective way possible. Uncovering your organization’s requirements is crucial and starts by listening to your users. Join us as we walk through the 10 steps to designing a beautiful and effective portal that your team will love to use. Learn how to fine tune the strategic placement of content, hierarchy, personalization, use of out-of-the-box and 3rd party tools, and layout of your sites determines the overall success of your solutions. In this session: • Learn how to uncover your end user’s needs • Understand the role user interface and user experience play in user adoption • Learn the 10 steps for planning and designing a winning SharePoint portal

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Carly Hublou

    Modern Workplace Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

OFF203 - Office 365 Groups: The Foundation of the Modern Experience

If you're new to Office 365 collaboration, this is the session for you! Office 365 Groups are the new way of organizing work and teams in Office 365. From Microsoft Teams to SharePoint to Yammer, Office 365 Groups touch everything. Come learn about the various entry points for creating groups, what a group includes, and some tips on managing groups to make sure you never lose control of your IT environment.

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 1:20 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

ADM203 - 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!

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

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

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

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 2:40 pm

  • Stephanie Donahue

    PAIT Group, Owner

ADM204 - 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.

Thursday, October 8th 2020, 4:20 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice

ADM205 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

Friday, October 9th 2020, 9:00 am

  • Paul Stork

    Don't Pa..Panic Consulting, Owner

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.

Friday, October 9th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Owen Allen

    Chief Architect, Zones.com

OFF302 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

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

Friday, October 9th 2020, 10:40 am

  • Mike Maadarani

    Office 365 MVP, Cloud Solutions Architect, MCM Consulting

BV302 - Best practices to manage mergers and acquisitions in Office 365

Growth by acquisition is a common strategy in today’s business world. Mergers and acquisitions are a vital part of how companies grow, evolve, and enter new markets. Although Microsoft’s FastTrack program is available to help companies move to Office 365, no tools exist to combine or divide Office 365 tenants and all the features associated with it. There are many features and platforms that you will need to worry about moving and/or merging into a new tenant, such as identity, security and compliance, mailboxes, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, power platform tools, planner, etc. Some features are easy to move and others require a lot of detailed attention to do it properly. In this session, we will be talking about real life scenarios how to prepare your organization to implement this huge milestone and how to reach the end line with a peace of mind.

Friday, October 9th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Joanne Klein

    SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant, NexNovus Founder

TMS303 - Protecting your Teams work across Office 365

With Modern Team sites and Microsoft Teams being created at a record pace these days, are you concerned how content within them can be secured, protected, retained, and discovered? Join me in this session to see how Office 365 features can work together to address these requirements so you can breathe a little easier. Key Takeaways: • Understand Microsoft's shared responsibility model for compliance and what this means for you • Ways to prevent sensitive information in your Teams from leaving your organization • How to safely collaborate on your Team work with external parties • How to apply retention across your Team work

Friday, October 9th 2020, 1:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, Author, Speaker

ADM303 - Exploring Office 365 Migration Options and Tools

Congratulations, on your decision to move to Office 365. If your mind is running rampant on how to complete the migration, this session is for you. We will begin by exploring the steps necessary during the following migration phases: • Before the migration • Completing the migration • Managing the cloud-based content after migration As you can guess, you’re going to need to know what the best approach is to complete the migration, so we will also discuss what your migration options are, and what tools are available, including how to use the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool with the SharePoint Migration Tool to help streamline and successfully complete your migration to Office 365.

Friday, October 9th 2020, 2:20 pm

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

ADM304 - Advanced PowerShell for Office 365

Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.


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