ADM303 - Site Designs and PnP PowerShell: Modern SharePoint site provisioning

Bob German  
  

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!

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

ADM103 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

Brian Alderman  MVP, MCT
  

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   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ADM101 - What’s New in SharePoint Server 2019 for IT Professionals

Gokan Ozcifci  MVP, RD
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: N/A

ADM201 - Migration in the real world: a cautionary tale of success

Jason Himmelstein  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ADM203 - Office 365: Rolling out without getting rolled over

John Peluso  RD
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

ADM304 - What it was really like migrating to SharePoint Online

Matt Wade  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ADM102 - A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Office 365 Identities

Max Fritz  MCSE
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

ADM204 - Hybrid Identity & Security; What's the big deal?

Max Fritz  MCSE
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

ADM104 - Is your Migration to the next platform delayed?

Olivia Stewart  MBA
  

That’s really neat and that’s really cool but I’m still swimming in the older version pool. As exciting as the new SharePoint features are, for many organizations, upgrading to the latest and greatest version just isn’t feasible. However, users demand the most current functionality. So what is a SharePoint admin to do?

In this session, we’ll go through some unusual ways to recreate some popular new SharePoint features with your 2013 and earlier SharePoint environments.

 
Level: All   -    Platform: On-Prem

ADM202 - Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint

Paul Stork  MVP, MCSM, MBA
  

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: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

ADM301 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

Paul Stork  MVP, MCSM, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ADM302 - Modernize your Migration Strategy

Stephanie Donahue  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR201 - Mastering Azure Functions for SharePoint

Bob German  
  

Azure functions are the ideal building blocks for solutions that extend SharePoint behind the scenes. They can be used to provide custom web services, as custom actions on Flow and Logic Apps, and to run scheduled background processes.

In this session you'll learn how to write Azure functions that integrate with SharePoint. We'll begin with a brief overview of Azure functions and authentication from the SharePoint UI into functions and back into SharePoint remote API's. From there, you'll learn how to build enterprise-class solutions that incorporate robust exception handling and application lifecycle management across staging and production environments.

The session will be split between C# and JavaScript. Mastering Azure Functions is a key skill for every modern SharePoint developer, and this session is the ideal place to start!

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR104 - Using Azure Functions and CSOM to master SharePoint development

fabian williams  MVP
  

Lets agree to admit that Developers are lazy. If we can find a way to do something once and repeat that process in a simplified manner, we will do that. Serverless with Azure Functions takes that to another level. In this session I will show you how to use an Azure Function, registering that Function in Azure AD, delegating permission, and then using CSOM directly in your function to manage just about anything CSOM can do.. and the kicker...its portable because its a web call. Demos All Over

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR303 - Excel automation scenarios with SharePoint client side development

Julie Turner  MVP
  

As much as we developers would like to create a solution for everything business users love their Excel spreadsheets. To be fair the Excel engine is a very powerful thing and in the right hands can become a very powerful tool. So, let's embrace the technology, and give users what they want. In this session we'll discuss the Excel extension endpoints in the Microsoft Graph API including Workbooks and sheets, cells, tables, and graphs as well as persistence considerations. Then we'll walk through several examples of what you can do when you combine the rich data store of SharePoint and the Graph with the power of Excel manipulation via your client side code.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to utilize the authentication library to get a valid token to interact with the graph
2. Review all the possible ways to utilize the MS Graph Excel extensions
3. Provide examples of working with excel and data from SharePoint or some other data source via REST

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR204 - Increase your collaboration with Azure Automation

Mike Maadarani  MVP
  

As hybrid cloud embraces a wider range of technologies and platforms within Microsoft and other cloud infrastructure, PowerShell has evolved into a DevOps tool that can be used to manage everything in your environment.

With many organizations embracing multiple cloud solutions as Platform as a Service to meet their business needs, collaboration and integration between different platforms are more essentials than ever.

In this sessions, we will review how you can build integration apps using Azure Automation, Azure functions, and PowerShell to bridge the collaboration gap between different cloud infrastructure, such as Salesforce and Office 365. Come learn how you can build serverless solutions to enhance your collaboration experience within your environment.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR103 - Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for Office 365 Developers

Prashant G Bhoyar  MVP, MCSE
  

With Microsoft’s latest push to “Intelligent Cloud” strategy, they are making a huge investment in making Office 365 a robust platform on which developers can build amazing solutions. These solutions (aka Office Add-Ins) have the potential to reach a vast number of Office 365 users across the globe. The Office 365 development story revolves around using the cutting edge and latest tools to develop business/productivity applications. It is now important for the developers to learn the insights of the Office 365 development. Office Add-Ins enable us to extend Office clients such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

As an identity management as a service (IDMaaS) platform, Azure Active Directory provides developers an effective way to integrate identity management into their applications. Office 365 uses the Azure Active Directory to manage the users. It is important for Office 365 developers to learn the insights on the Azure AD and how it works from a developer’s perspective.

In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Graph APIs. We will also cover the various Azure AD scenarios for developers in Office 365.

You will learn:
• Azure Active Directory Overview
• Azure Active Directory Graph APIs
• Connect Azure Active Directory Graph APIs in Office 365 APIs and Microsoft Graph
• Azure AD integration for managing identity and access
• How to register your application with Azure AD?
• How to use the Office Developer PnP Core Library to easily authenticate against the Azure AD?

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

AZR304 - Gateway Drugs: PowerApps/BI & Flow for on-prem, just the beginning. Now Azure Data Factory?

Richard Toland  
  

For some admins and developers, the demand for cloud capabilities using data accessible only on-prem has increased as many organizations continue to employ Hybrid architectures. To meet that need (and the security constraints that accompany on-prem data), the Microsoft Data Management Gateway gives us better integration to this data and in more secure ways, all while leaving it at the source. Coupled with the Azure Data Factory, your on-prem content can architecturally reach a number of connections never possible before by leveraging the unprecedented scale and compute power throughout the breadth of Azure services.

This session will illustrate how to leverage on-prem SharePoint content to interface with and drive cloud services through the secure Data Management Gateway and Azure Data Factory integrations. We’ll cover the setup and configuration of the Gateway, the Factory, and our data connections, as well as some gotcha’s and pitfalls along the path to becoming a full Gateway/Hybrid addict.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

AZR105 - Building Your First App with the Microsoft Graph

Rob Windsor  MVP
  

The Microsoft Graph is to Office 365 what the REST API and CSOM are to SharePoint. It is a unified endpoint that provides access to a set of RESTful web services that enable you to build applications that work with the data in your Office 365 tenant: users, groups, calendars, files, tasks, people, notes and more.

This session shows you how you can use free tools and resources to build applications that use the Microsoft Graph. The topics discussed in the session include: using the Graph API Explorer, registering an app with Azure Active Directory, working with the Graph API, and using the SDK.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR102 - From SharePoint to Office 365 Development : The path to your new playground

Sébastien Levert  MVP
  

The world around the Office Developer is changing. And for someone with a heavy SharePoint background, it can be somewhat scary to make the move to the cloud. But don't be scared, SharePoint Developer! Become an added-value Office Developer and contribute to maximize the productivity of your enterprise.

The technology space around Productivity has evolved and it has never been that exciting. Your step into the Mobile-First, Cloud-First world will be mindblowing and you will want to stick around for a very long time!

In this session, we will cover every aspect of the new Office 365 Developer paradigm and we will ensure that you can make yourself at home in such a new world. The technologies covered will span from being close to your existing stack (SharePoint Framework, JavaScript) to a set of technologies that are new and that will expand your possibilities (Office 365 Apps, Microsoft Graph, Azure, TypeScript)

This very session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :
• Understand your new role as an Office 365 Developer
• Have a complete overview of the technology stack you need to master in the cloud
• Change the way you will think for your next SharePoint & Office 365 project

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

AZR203 - The Bot Framework and the Microsoft Graph : Join the revolution

Sébastien Levert  MVP
  

Hey Cortana! Hello Google! We're getting used to talk with those weird characters that live in our phones or on our computers nowadays. When well done, those assistants can actually help us in being more productive, more relevant and getting information very quickly without having to search for it for hours. The bot revolution is real and it's time for you to jump in the bandwagon.

But how can we make it productive, or even just useful for us, Information Workers? How can a bot help us in our daily working lives? This session is all about how we can build and bring to life a bot that will get directly to the core of our corporate data and help us in getting information, making better decisions so we can focus on what's important. We will learn the basics of the Microsoft Bot Framework and how it integrates with Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies such as Facebook Messenger, Skype or even Microsoft Teams. Then we will have a conversation with our users and act as a concierge to their corporate data by using the Microsoft Graph. We will leverage different workloads including Emails, Events, Azure AD and SharePoint data.

Let's build the concierge we always wanted in under 60 minutes and be part of the revolution!

This very demo-intensive session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :
• Understand the role of the Bot Framework and the Microsoft Graph to build great concierge experiences
• Have a complete sample where a bot targeting Information Workers can be relevant and useful in a real-world scenario
• Change the way you will think for your next software development project.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR301 - Build an intelligent application by connecting it to the Microsoft Graph!

Sébastien Levert  MVP
  

In this session, you will learn how to authenticate your users to the Microsoft Graph from a web perspective while enhancing your application by leveraging multiple endpoints (SharePoint, OneDrive & Exchange) available within this phenomenal API.

You will also learn the basics of playing with the data, and then move to more advanced topics including ways to get notified of changes from webhooks, get subset of results using built-in paging mechanisms and finally how to track the ever-changing data that lives in the Microsoft Graph.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR202 - Azure Functions: What’s New In V2 & Getting Started

Vincent Biret  MVP
  

Azure Functions are an extremely important and popular service from Microsoft for serverless workloads. Version 2 of this service is now available and whether you are getting started or looking to migrate and better understand the differences, it’s important to know more about this powerful service and development approach.

Join Vincent Biret, an MVP and expert on Azure development, during his session to get a crash course on tooling, ways to get started, authentication, authorization and how to access and process data quickly. With many demonstrations, you will learn how to leverage Azure Functions to build your APIs and backend services for line of business applications, IoT, data processing and much more!

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

AZR302 - Automating PROV For Your Digital Workplace: With Azure Durable Functions & Microsoft Graph

Vincent Biret  MVP
  

Out of the box Microsoft allows you to provision pre-built templates to help users get started and meet your business needs. In the real world almost all organizations extend these templates and further tailor the provisioning of new digital spaces, whether they be SharePoint sites, Microsoft teams or more. Understanding how to automatically create new teams, channels, tabs, invite people, send a welcome message and much more is a critical part of getting more out of Office 365.

Join Vincent Biret, MVP and Office 365 expert, as he demonstrates how to build a better provisioning workflow that leverages Azure Durable Functions and the Microsoft Graph. With what you learn in this session you can better automate and improve the provisioning process and significantly reduce the amount of administrative and manual work needed in Office 365.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

BI303 - Advanced Power BI

David Feldman  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: N/A

BI103 - Telling data stories with Power BI

Jason Himmelstein  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

BI104 - Deep Dive on Power BI and SharePoint

John White  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Expert   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI203 - Hybrid Business Intelligence – Yes, You can do that

John White  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI301 - Business Intelligence Power Hour - Community Edition

John White  MVP
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI101 - Getting started learning Power BI

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, PMP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

BI201 - Monitoring Power BI for large scale deployments

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

BI102 - Data Mining Office 365 SharePoint with Power BI

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI202 - Five Key Trends in Business Intelligence and How They Will Impact Your Organization

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BI302 - Power BI Report Server: Self-Service BI and Enterprise Reporting On-Premises

Treb Gatte  MVP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem

BV201 - 5 Things for Immediate Impact on Increasing SharePoint Adoption

Asif Rehmani  MVP
  

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!

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BV301 - Organizational change management: migrating your users along with your systems

Asif Rehmani  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BV105 - Behind the buzzwords: using chatbots & AI for everyday wins

Matt Wade  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

BV104 - Keep it Going! Driving Office 365 User Adoption as a Service

Sarah Haase  MVP, MLIS
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BV204 - Next-gen user adoption: Leveraging hack-a-thons to drive creative Office 365 engagement

Sarah Haase  MVP, MLIS
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BV101 - Change from within: How to hackathon your way to Digital Transformation

Shyamal Addanki  
MinhThao Dang  

How do you drive change in your organization? Is it top-down directives by management, external consultant advisors, or constant trial-and-error? What if change came from within; leveraging your users' knowledge and real experience to drive digital process improvements.

Learn how to use the hackathon model to empower your users to identify challenges and find solutions in your operations, and to make a step-change towards improving your business processes through digital transformation.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: N/A

BV102 - Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way!

Stacy Deere-Strole  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

BV202 - Navigation:  A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

Stacy Deere-Strole  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM104 - Creating a Seamless Intranet Experience for Your Employees

Adam Levithan  MVP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

CM101 - Folder vs. Metadata Battle Royale for Modern SharePoint Supremacy

Bobby Chang  MVP, PMP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM204 - Refresh your intranet with modern Office 365 features

Daniel Glenn  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

CM202 - Take your intranet to the next level with Page Designs

David Feldman  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM105 - Making the most of SharePoint Managed Metadata

Jeff Cate  
  

When SharePoint’s Managed Metadata feature set was introduced in 2010, it was hailed as “revolutionary” and the most important SharePoint feature to date. Fast forward to 2018 – it’s still an awesome set of features that is woven tightly throughout the SharePoint end user experience. But, with all of the emphasis over the past 5 – 7 years on “moving to the cloud”, has it become an underutilized power feature? We believe so.

Attend this session to take a fresh look at the Managed Metadata feature set in SharePoint and hear some stories of its effective use.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM201 - Make Your Intranet go from Good to Great

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, PMP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM103 - What's new in SharePoint Content Services

Mike Maadarani  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

CM302 - Build an Intranet with modern SharePoint

Mike Maadarani  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

CM303 - Mastering the Art of SharePoint DMS implemenation

Oliver Wirkus  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM102 - Tips and Best Practices for Modern Communication Sites

Susan Hanley  MVP
  

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!

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

CM203 - Getting started with Hub Sites: how to plan and organize hub sites to build your intranet

Susan Hanley  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

CM301 - Planning Navigation for Your Intranet, Hubs, and Sites

Susan Hanley  MVP
  

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!

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO302 - Business Process Automation is not Dead!

Haniel Croitoru  MVP, PMP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

FLO102 - Automate Processes for Every Department in an Organization

Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO201 - Microsoft Flow Approvals 101

Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP
  

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

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO101 - When To Use What: Using The Automation Tool for The Right Task

Mike Fitzmaurice  
  

Microsoft Flow is a great fit for many automation problems. But there's more than one kind of Flow. Some business problems that need transaction support. Others need to manage content Some involve data harvesting. Or systems administration. Or data synchronization. Different use cases need different types of tools.

This session is all about making sure you use a hammer to pound nails and a screwdriver to twist bolts; we'll mention some third-party offerings in addition to Microsoft-delivered tech, but we won't play favorites.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO303 - Thinking Through Workflow Problems and Designing Superior Solutions

Mike Fitzmaurice  
  

You can use Flow, SharePoint Designer, WEBCON BPS, FireStart, Nintex, or K2 -- but using them well requires more than mastering tools. Oddly enough, too many workflow solutions treat the process itself as an afterthought.

Data and forms are important, but when designing a process-based solution, the process should dictate what data you need and what your users need to see/do. It has a big impact on user experience, app integration, compliance, and more.

This session will present advice you can use anywhere, with any toolset.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

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

Richard Toland  
  

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.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO103 - Take Your Flow Skills to the Next Level!

Scott Shearer  MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO203 - SharePoint Designer Workflows 101

Scott Shearer  MVP, MCT
  

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!

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO304 - Real World Flow

Scott Shearer  MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

FLO202 -5 Simple ways to improve business productivity with SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Flow

Stephanie Donahue  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

FLO204 - Business Process Automation: Advanced Workflow Solutions

William Huneycutt  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

TMS103 - Use Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Office 2019 to Keep Your Group in Sync

Daniel Glenn  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS302 - Make collaboration great again: become a Microsoft Teams rockstar!

Gokan Ozcifci  MVP, RD
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS105 - Microsoft Teams for Email Addicts

John Peluso  RD
  

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.

 
Level: All   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS303 - Right-sizing your approach to management and governance of Office 365 Groups

John Peluso  RD
  

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

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS301- Real World Use Cases for Microsoft Teams

Liz Sundet  rMVP, MCT, PMP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS203 - How to Be a Super Teams Owner

Melissa Hubbard  MVP, PMP
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS101 - An Introduction to Using Microsoft Teams

Teresa Baxmeyer  MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS202 - Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks: What Do I Need to Know

Teresa Baxmeyer  MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

TMS304 - How Large and Midsize Organizations Can Maximize Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Eric Overfield  MVP, RD
  

Communication in large organizations within and across teams, locations, regions, and more can be difficult. Microsoft Teams provides a collaboration canvas to break down communication barriers.

In this session, learn best practices for Microsoft Teams utilization and adoption strategies for larger organizations. Learn how best to use teams, channels, tabs, collaboration, and provisioning to offer the right manageable collaboration spaces.

Level: Advanced   -    Platform: Cloud

ONE201 - Rolling Out OneDrive Successfully

Adam Levithan  MVP, MBA
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ONE301 - Microsoft OneDrive Deployment Best Practices

Amit Vasu  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

ONE103 - What’s New with OneDrive for Business

Drew Madelung  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ONE304 - OneDrive for Business for Administrators

Drew Madelung  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Advanced   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

ONE101 - What's New in OneDrive: Making the most of External Sharing and Sync

Paul Stork  MVP, MCSM, MBA
  

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….

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

OFF105 - Convert your Classic SharePoint Team Site to Use New Office 365 Features

Amit Vasu  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF101 - Getting the best use out of all Office 365 applications

Asif Rehmani  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF102 - I moved to Office 365, now what?

Benjamin Niaulin  MVP, RD, MCT
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF303 - From Classic to Modern - Adopting Office 365 beyond SharePoint

Benjamin Niaulin  MVP, RD, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF302 - Unpacking Office 365 File Sharing and Controls

Bobby Chang  MVP, PMP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF301 - Practical steps for migrating shares to Office 365

Daniel Glenn  MVP
Vlad Catrinescu  MVP, MCT

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF304 - Develop Your Office 365 Information Governance Strategy in 4 Steps

Dux Raymond Sy  MVP, RD
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

OFF202 - The Office 365 Mobile workplace - Putting your office in your Pocket

Haniel Croitoru  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF204 - App Modernization - What you need to know before planning a migration to Office 365

Oliver Wirkus  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

OFF103 - Microsoft Stream and You

Ryan Schouten  MCT, MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF104 - Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

Vlad Catrinescu  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

OFF203 - Five PowerShell reports every Office 365 admin needs to have

Vlad Catrinescu  MVP, MCT
  

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!

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR201 - Introduction to SharePoint Online List View Formatting and Column Formatting

Amit Vasu  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR204 - Cross-site Publishing, the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature

Brian Alderman  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud

PWR102 - Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?

Dux Raymond Sy  MVP, RD
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR202 - 5 STEPS TO BUILD AN FAQ KNOWLEDGEBASE WITH COMMUNICATION SITES

Dux Raymond Sy  MVP, RD
  

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


 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR103 - Drive digital transformation with Microsoft Business Applications

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR301 - Customize your SharePoint forms with Power Apps

Luc Labelle  MVP, MCT
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR302 - The Peter Pan complex: Determining when a SharePoint site should grow into a hub site

Sarah Haase  MVP, MLIS
  

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

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR101 - The business user’s guide to PowerApps

Stephanie Donahue  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Introductory and overview   -    Platform: Cloud

PWR104 - PowerApps: New Approaches for SharePoint Data Solutions

Wes Preston  MVP
  

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.

 
Level: Intermediate   -    Platform: On-Prem & Cloud