Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP, MLIS

WRK501 - Plan your SharePoint home sites & hubs with mind-mapping

It's a flat new world in SharePoint. We're supposed to move on from our classic, hierarchical site collections and start building an array of modern sites. But how do we organize our content and intranets in this new world? This half-day workshop takes a deep-dive look at SharePoint home sites and hubs. We'll define what home sites and hubs are, lay the conceptual groundwork for understanding their use, and provide a creative new way of conceptualizing the logical ties between your myriad of flat SharePoint sites. If you have no idea how your organization will start using home sites and hubs, need help understanding how to relate your SharePoint sites together, or want to learn how you can start making sense of your SharePoint sites and content, this is a must-attend workshop. You'll leave with a clear understanding of the new information architecture capabilities being released and learn how to leverage mind-mapping to organize your SharePoint world.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP, MBA

WRK404 - 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.

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Sébastien Levert

    Microsoft MVP
  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

WRK603 - 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

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

WRK607 - Building an enterprise sharing strategy for collaboration success

Collaboration lives at the core of a modern workplace and collaboration is built around effective sharing. Getting content securely to the right people at the right time keeps work moving. But how do you easily and securely share in SharePoint 2019 and Office 365 across workloads like Teams, OneDrive and of course SharePoint Online? What are your options to ensure you retain control of your content? Do you really know where your content is? Come learn how to create an enterprise sharing strategy, govern sharing with external users, and enable your organization to achieve more through collaboration.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 9:40 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP, MBA

INT101 - Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

Modern 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 a non-functional beautiful site as it is to create a non-functional ugly site! In this session, we’ll review how to create sites that are both beautiful and effective using the modern communication site framework. We’ll cover how and when to leverage the “hero web part,” how to organize and plan your sites, how to create and organize content and images on your pages using section layouts (and what type of content works best in each layout), and how plan the navigation for your site. You will take away ideas that will help your sites go from boring to soaring!

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 11:20 am

  • Adam Levithan

    Microsoft MVP

INT102 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

The best Intranet’s in the world, continually built on SharePoint, seem inaccessible to the average size organizations. The Microsoft 365 Intranet of 2019 removes many boundaries to creating these dynamic digital workplaces. However, all of the Office 365 features: Home Sites, OneDrive, Collaboration Sites, Communications Sites, Microsoft Teams and Yammer (and more), make building 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.

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 1:30 pm

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

INT103 - Intranets & Digital Hubs With Office 365: What You Need To Know

There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While some organisations are running their Intranets “on premises,” others are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365. The question for many companies is not “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” but “how should we integrate or build our Intranets with Office 365.” This is even more true today with the emergence of new modern Intranet capabilities and continued innovation from Microsoft that must be reconciled with enterprise Intranet/Digital Workplace needs. In this session Richard Harbridge will explore: • The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet... • Where the issues and challenges lie... • Practical guidance on when and how you can integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet today...

Wednesday, December 11th 2019, 4:20 pm

  • Rebecca Stodelle

    SharePoint/Office 365 Developer at Feeding America

INT105 - 7 Things to Know about Office 365 to Build a Successful SharePoint Intranet

In Office 365, the landscape of products and features is robust and holds a lot of potential. This means understanding the underlying technicalities of the platform where you will build or migrate your SharePoint environment is extremely important. Knowledge of Office 365 and all its features will help you build a SharePoint Intranet that is agile as well as relevant from infrastructure and security, to administration and adoption. The exciting offerings that come from Microsoft via Office 365/Microsoft 365 can be both useful AND overwhelming, so it is imperative to understand the platform as a baseline to optimize your company’s SharePoint experience. Based on real-life experiences, this session will provide you: • An understanding of the areas within O365 that may initially affect your SharePoint Environment with a focus on Active Directory, Licensing, etc. • Insights into communicating which O365 features are right for your organization and SharePoint sites (what to make available to users or what to hold off on “releasing”) • How "selling" OneDrive can help your overall SharePoint adoption. • How to use specific integrations within O365 and SharePoint to promote communication/collaboration – Yammer, O365 Groups, etc. • Specific examples and resources to keep on top of the changes in O365.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP, MBA

KEY200 - The Key to Intranet Success is People: How to keep people center of your digital workplace

What if you built a modern intranet and nobody came? The intelligent intranet requires great technology - but unless that technology addresses key outcomes for the people who are going to use it, your great solution won't get adopted. In this session, you will learn how to keep people at the center of your intelligent intranet - how to gather user outcome goals, provide engaging training, how plan governance that delivers, and how to manage change in constantly changing world.

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 1:20 pm

  • Richard Harbridge

    Microsoft MVP

INT202 - Beyond the Intranet: Digital Workplace Apps, Solutions & Bots

Now that your organization has implemented an Office 365 Intranet, what’s next? In this session we will respond to the ever-increasing demand for powerful and integrated solutions that support users’ needs across their digital workplace and beyond. Leveraging Office 365 means that you have access to entirely new ways of building solutions faster than ever before. The best part? It’s not just IT that can build these great solutions! What you’ll learn: Join Richard Harbridge as we explore real world examples and best practices for how organizations can deliver more value with integrated solutions. We will discuss Bots, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Microsoft Forms, Integrations, Office 365 development, Industry innovation, and more!

Thursday, December 12th 2019, 2:40 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

INT203 - 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 those 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. Also 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 Communications sites, and modern site improvements will all be demoed to help you bring the 'wow' factor to your intranet.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 9:00 am

  • Drew Madelung

    Microsoft MVP

INT301 - What’s the news about SharePoint News?

Have you started using SharePoint News in your enterprise yet? SharePoint News is a modern and out-of-the-box solution that helps get information to personal, team, or organizational audiences. In this session you will learn everything that you need to know about SharePoint News from how to create posts, how end users find news, and the available strategies you can use to manage news at an enterprise level. When this session is complete, you will be prepared to bring modern SharePoint News to your enterprise.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 10:40 am

  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

INT302 - Modernizing your SharePoint Intranet

There are more and more features becoming modern in SharePoint online and corporations are taking advantage of this by building out their intranet platforms. Learn the features to use to modernize your intranet portals and what employees need and want from a modern experience. We will talk through the when and why of hub sites, building navigation that makes sense, patterns to enhance experience and using design elements for building modern experiences using SharePoint site designs.

Friday, December 13th 2019, 1:00 pm

  • Sébastien Levert

    Microsoft MVP

INT303 - Build a full Intranet in 60 minutes!

You always wanted to see how easy it was to build a full branded intranet using Communication Sites, Modern Team Sites and Hub Sites in less than an hour? This session is for you! You will learn how easy it is to build a basic intranet with the OOTB experience Microsoft provides!

Friday, December 13th 2019, 3:40 pm

  • Bob German

    Partner Technical Architect at Microsoft
  • Bobby Chang

    Office 365 Collaboration Technology Specialist at Microsoft, PMP
  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Frank Migacz

    Identity and Security Specialist at Microsoft
  • Liz Sundet

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Max Fritz

    Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft

AMA - Ask Microsoft Anything

Join us for an interactive Q&A about SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Yammer. Bring your best questions. (You can submit your questions to the panel ahead of time via the Q&A feature on the app.)