ADM102 - Deliver Amazing Results with SharePoint Site Designs

Eric Overfield

Modern SharePoint provides two primary site types, modern Team Sites and Communication Sites, and until recently we were limited to only these two options when creating new modern SharePoint sites. No more! Site Designs provide a method to create custom templated experiences for your end users when provisioning new SharePoint sites.

Attend this session to learn Site Design offerings including what site designs can and cannot do. Learn how to extend Site Designs with Flow to provision tailored experiences that fulfill your organization’s SharePoint requirements. Learn not just the theory, get the code and examples necessarily to launch your next SharePoint provisioning project.

Session Benefits:

• Learn Site Design offerings and options
• See how Site Designs provide site templating
• Get the code examples to start your next project

Level: ALL


ADM103 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

Brian Alderman

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).

Level: Intermediate (200)


ADM104 - The Ultimate Microsoft Teams Teardown

John Peluso

Microsoft Teams is one of the most powerful innovations Microsoft has brought to the Office 365 platform, can also be one of the most confusing. A Team is a Group, but is a Group a Team? These and other questions are often accompanied by a head-scratch and a shrug, but even more important questions like “where is my stuff actually being stored” and "what is the role of SharePoint in a Microsoft Teams deployment"? In this session we’ll take apart all of the moving parts of a Microsoft Team (and the underlying Office 365 Group) and in the process, demystify how Teams and Groups of all flavored are provisioned, where data for each Team is stored, and what tools are available to manage your Teams and Groups deployment.


ADM105 - Defending the Cloud: A Look behind the Scenes on How We Secure OneDrive and SharePoint

Matt Swann, Jeff McDowell

In Office 365, we continually improve the protection, detection, and response systems that safeguard your data. We gather many terabytes of telemetry from our service infrastructure each day and apply real-time and batch analytics to rapidly detect unauthorized access. In this session, learn how our engineers use graph analytics, behavioral intrusion detection, and cloud-scale incident response to defend SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

Level: Expert (400)


ADM200 - PowerShell: Through the SharePoint Looking Glass

Brian Caauwe

Have you been looking for ways to utilize PowerShell in your SharePoint environment, but don't have any practical scenarios? In this session learn which Cmdlets give you the best "bang for your buck" when working with administrative, provisioning and auditing duties. Get introduced to the gray space between administration and development when learning the differences between using PowerShell with an on-premise deployment or Office 365. Also, learn common tasks that should be turned into valuable scripts.

Level: Advanced


ADM201 - Why Hybrid Equals Coexistence Going Forward

Jason Himmelstein

Microsoft has shown us the SharePoint roadmap to the future and it is not a one-way ticket to a boring Cloud-only service management world. Instead, Microsoft has laid out a landscape full of choices whereby companies can take advantage of the best available technology in the locale that is best for their specific needs. This means that a state of onPrem and Cloud coexistence is going to be a big part of our future.
Join Rackspace’s Microsoft MVP, Jason Himmelstein, as he explains the new landscape and how companies both large and small can take advantage of all the features that Office 365, Azure, and most specifically SharePoint 2016 bring to the table. He will share topology guidance, discuss best of locale governance options, cover the authentication models that companies have at their disposal, and most importantly, discuss the path forward to coexistence that will allow customers to maximize their investment.


ADM202 - SharePoint Site Architecture: Flat, Deep or Somewhere in the middle?

Joanne Klein

Should you go deep with your SharePoint site architecture using only a few site collections and many sub sites, or should you stay flat by having a lot of site collections and very few sub sites within? In this session, Joanne will share pros and cons of different Site Architecture options in SharePoint. Whether you've been in SharePoint for awhile or in the throes of a migration project, it's never too late to re-evaluate the way you've planned out your sites. Like most things in technology, decisions you make today may cause re-work down the road. This session isn't about what is right in ALL cases, but it will arm you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on the site architecture that will work best for your environment.

Level: Intermediate (200)


ADM203 - How to automate the SharePoint Provisioning

Knut Relbe-Moe

In this session I will guide you through the provisioning toolset found within Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP). With PnP we can easily with the help of XML provisioning templates and PowerShell. Come to this session if you want to also learn about the PNP-PowerShell commands that will help you save a lot of time in your day-to-day work. This session includes a lot of demos that will help you on your next SharePoint project.

Benefits of this Session:

Learn how PnP provides provision tools
Get the reusable PowerShell scripts

Level: Advanced (300)


ADM204 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

Richard Toland

As SharePoint admins in ever more secure ecosystems, we often aren't granted access to run PowerShell directly against our onprem farm and 365 tenant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to minimize runtime with parallel processing methodologies. Maybe you're tasked to offload automated tasks to Azure Automation, Functions, or Logic Apps. This session teaches advanced tactics for SharePoint discovery and administration through truly remote PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and script optimization as we examine collections from Search, exploring object attributes via web services, and parallel processing the objects through use of script blocks, jobs, and queues. Finally we will look to Azure encapsulation and integration with your automated pipeline.

Level: Expert (400)


ADM302 - Advanced PowerShell for Office 365

Vlad Catrinescu

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.

Level: Advanced


ADM303 - Protecting Your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint

Paul Stork

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

Level: Advanced (300)


ADM304 - A Deeper Look into OneDrive, SharePoint, and Yammer Security and Compliance

Bill Baer

Microsoft has been building enterprise software for decades and running some of the largest online services in the world. We draw from this experience to keep making Microsoft SharePoint Online and OneDrive more secure for users, implementing and continuously improving security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of your services and data. In this sessions learn how to secure your content and users in a world that's mobile, that's social, that's about getting work done.

Level: Intermediate (200)