Sessions

2013 Workflow Basics in Plain English for Business Users
Level: 200
Track: End-User
This session is an introduction for Business Users to SharePoint 2013 Workflow using SharePoint Designer (SPD). We’ll review terminology, what is new in 2013, what has been removed that was available in 2010, and how you can still run your SPD 2010 workflows in 2013.

We won’t talk about the how the backend works, but will focus on all the cool new stuff you can do once Workflow is up and running in your 2013 environment. We'll also review some examples of workflows and when you should choose between 2010 or 2013 workflows. Whether you are a power user looking to solve a problem by creating a workflow, or an end user that is working with someone who is creating your workflow on your behalf, this session will give you the knowledge and terminology to know where to begin.

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A Developers Approach to the Search API and Managed Metadata in SharePoint Online
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
When SharePoint is mentioned, Search and Managed Metadata are almost always mentioned along with it. In this session we will look at the expanded Search API in SharePoint Online and to leverage Managed Metadata to drive Search.

Speaker(s)

David Hartman
Consultant
Slalom
ALM - Utilizing VSTS automated build and release management processes for Azure Hosted Office 365 Add-ins.
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Learn how to utilize the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) "Build" and "Release" management capabilities to automate your application deployment processes to an Azure website. We will walk through a real world example of using build tasks on a modern web application and how those tasks translate into your build process. We will examine how to trigger automatic builds and deployments on code check-in, and how your application can be released to different environments based on approval. We will examine how unit testing and work items can be tied to your releases to show traceability to what is included in a build.
While the talk is not code focused, we will be leveraging developer oriented techniques such as utilizing Gulp, NPM, MSBuild, etc. to enable the automation. We will also look at how GIT Pull Requests can be used as a “quality” gate into your main source code.
Branding SharePoint Online Sites in the Real World
Level: 200
Track: Developer, Business
How do you design, develop and implement a custom Brand in the SharePoint Online world. We will explore the options and show information on how to develop a great brand for your organization's Office 365 environment.
Building on the Microsoft Graph: 0 - App in 60 minutes
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Curious about the new Microsoft Graph?
Want to see how you could be leveraging this awesome new set of APIs in your applications?
Come see Gavin Barron give you a crash course in the Microsoft Graph and build a working app in the space of 60 minutes

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Building Your First App with the Microsoft Graph (Office 365 APIs)
Level: 200
Track: Developer
The Microsoft Graph (formerly known as the Office 365 APIs) 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 users, groups, calendars, files, tasks, people, notes and more. This session shows you how you can use free tools and resources to build an application that uses the Microsoft Graph. The topics discussed in the session include: using the API explorer, registering an app with Azure Active Directory, Visual Studio tooling, using the REST services, and using the SDK.

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Comprehensive E-Mail Management for SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: Business
This session will provide a high-level overview of the importance of a comprehensive e-mail management strategy that properly utilizes SharePoint. DocAuto’s Tim Perdue will discuss specific strategies for implementing SharePoint into you e-mail management efforts, as well as:

-    What is an e-mail management policy and why is it important? Why do I need an email management policy and what does an email management policy look like?
-    What makes SharePoint a viable solution for filing e-mails?
-    How to categorize/tag emails.
-    How to import e-mails into SharePoint using client side and server side importing
-    Utilizing SharePoint search for discovery and sharing of filed e-mails.
Create High Impact Forms with Nintex Forms
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Want to build sophisticated forms that solve business scenarios? Learn how to leverage Nintex Forms to create powerful, easy-to-customize forms for your organization. This interactive session explores design techniques and advanced features utilized to enhance your browser and mobile forms. You can build dynamic forms with corporate branding, rules, validation, mobile layouts, and more with little or no code. We will showcase real world examples and construct a live form application that attendees can interact with on their mobile device.

Speaker(s)

Eric Rhodes
SharePoint Developer/Administrator and Nintex vTE
Fulton County Schools
Creating an Approval Workflow & Interface
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Approvals are the most common type of processes that companies use in SharePoint. Getting around in a SharePoint site and understanding how to interact with and trigger workflows can be tricky for end users sometimes. In this session, you will learn about some of the simple ways that approvals can be used in SharePoint, as well as how to create an easy user interface, to make the process as painless as possible for the business users. This solution will be built using SharePoint Designer workflows, and out-of-box web parts.
Customizing your SharePoint forms without using third party applications.
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint forms, what’s to like? They are plain, not dynamic, with an appalling lack of business logic. But what is the right answer? InfoPath is going away (yay) and other tools like Nintex and K2 cost a lot of money. All I want to do is make SharePoint look like SharePoint!!!!

In this fun and fast paced session, attendees will learn to use JavaScript and jQuery applied to SharePoint’s out of the box forms to:

1)    Create useful business logic and set up automatic parent/child relationships.
2)    Use REST to create cascading drop down lists
3)    User jQuery to make your forms look highly styled and professional

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Developing Responsive WebParts for SharePoint Online
Level: 300
Track: Developer
WebParts have always been a staple feature in SharePoint, however, more recently there has been an increased interest in making them responsive. In this session we will look at developing WebParts using the “App Script Part” pattern and how to create a customized user experience.

Speaker(s)

David Hartman
Consultant
Slalom
Enhancing Relevancy & User Experience with SharePoint Search
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Delays in discovering data, especially for end users, will lead to end user adoption issues. Utilizing OOTB SharePoint Search functionality such as display templates, document previews, query rules and visual refiners is guaranteed to improve the end user's search experience. This, in addition to the upcoming hybrid Search functionality with SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 creates an exciting opportunity for your organization to enhance relevancy and end user experience around Search! In this session we will cover the latest SharePoint Search Online features that will help your end users to reach the relevant content that they are searching for while providing them an improved user experience. We will also cover an alternative search experience; Office Delve in this session demonstrating its search relevance capabilities built right out of the box and how the hybrid scenario also applies.

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Gina  Montgomery
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Softmart
How SharePoint is Saving the World While Turning a Startup into a $1 billion Company
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Rubicon Global provides sustainable and profitable solutions to a company's waste and recycling challenges. We are disrupting the outdated landfill-centric business model through innovative technology and data. In this session, I will present multiple use cases where SharePoint has played a critical role in driving the company's growth and in allowing us to transform the industry.

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SharePoint Solutions Manager
Rubicon Global
Introduction to Azure Web Applications for Office and SharePoint Developers
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The Azure platform offers many opportunities for developers to build robust, cloud-first applications that integrate directly with Office 365. Learn how to leverage the power of the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to create solutions with fully-integrated single sign-on and authorization. Discover tips and tricks for rapidly building, deploying and managing Azure solutions, along with techniques for leveraging the Office 365 API’s from your cloud applications.
Introduction to Delve
Level: 100
Track: End-User
With all of the information stored in modern information systems it can be extremely difficult to locate valuable content. In this session we will introduce the Delve feature within Office 365 and show what it offers and how it can help you quickly discover, take action, or collaborate on relevant content within your organization.

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Jump Start Project Management and Digital Collaboration in Your Org with Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Today there are more than 96 million mobile workers! With our organizations shifting into more a digital workplace, easy-to-use and secure collaboration space is a necessity. Used together, Microsoft Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner give you a user friendly and a visual way to organize your digital teamwork in a given project! Groups let you hold conversations about what you are working on, get progress updates from the team, and share files. Planner shows all your plans in a centralized view and lets you set due dates, assign people to tasks, and track your progress in a chart—all without the learning curve and ramp-up time usually associated with traditional project management software. Join me in this session and learn how Office 365 Groups and Planner can help you jump start project management while striking the right balance for digital collaboration your organization.

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Gina  Montgomery
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Softmart
LEGO Vs. SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
I will be covering a deep-dive session on how I successfully migrated content from a 3rd party knowledge management environment to SharePoint. This session has something from everyone! I will be covering topics such as custom columns, custom content types, custom page designs using Design Manager, workflows using SharePoint Designer, CSS with HTML that was used and building custom reports. I will also be covering the gotchas I ran into when migrating the content using XML files and power shell scripts . So how does this relate to LEGO VS SharePoint? Good question. To make this session more fun and exciting I will be using LEGO as an example i.e. everything will be LEGO related and if you pay close attention you just might win a LEGO set as well. I look forward to seeing you all there!!!

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Daniel Christian
Enterprise Architect | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we will talk about bring your SQL and other line of business data into SharePoint so that users can get access to large data, archived system data, and data from systems where the client license fees for those systems are to expensive to license for every client. We will work through a full stack demo that you will be able to download after the session as well as screencasts of the more complex parts of setting up external data with SharePoint. We will also see the power of search display templates in making the external data more consumable to the end user.

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Make Graph data useful for your company
Level: 300
Track: Developer
More and more great companies are delivering Graph API’s and Services: a new way to expose data and how each information is related to each other. Microsoft reached a huge milestone with Azure Graph, Office Delve, Yammer API’s and Azure learning machine. It is your job as a developer to get the best benefit of this data for your core business users and even more: try to integrate your business data to the graph.
We will see examples on how to exploit this new data management paradigm and explain the underlying concepts.

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Matter Center as a model for Office 365 as a DMS
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Microsoft built Matter Center (https://github.com/Microsoft/mattercenter) for their own legal group to use as a document management system. Then, they made it open source and available for all to use. In this session we will examine the design decisions that were made and how Matter Center can be used as a model and/or starting point for building your own DMS in Office 365.

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Craig Trulove
Sr. Solutions Architect
Perficient
New Approaches to the Old Problem of Provisioning
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Join Gavin Barron as he shows some new takes on the old problem of “How can I create SharePoint sites, libraries and other artifacts in a repeatable way?”

Gavin will discuss the pros and cons of some commonly used options. Gavin will also cover a range of new options that allow organisations to create sites in a repeatable way.

This session will give developers and site owners some insight into common pitfalls with traditional approaches and the tools they need to tackle this problem in their organisation.

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Pushing the Boundaries - A Deep-Dive into Real-World SharePoint Add-In Development
Level: 300
Track: Developer
You need to build solid apps that deliver real business value but the Cloud Application Model in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 is a work in progress. How do you avoid the pitfalls and limitations that can sink a project? Where does the app model shine and where does it fall short? What hidden “gotchas” are lurking behind the scenes that you need to know about before getting started? These questions and a whole lot more will be answered in a series of deep-dive demonstrations and live-coding exercises. This is a no-holds-barred session that will show you exactly which techniques are ready for prime time and which don’t quite make the cut.
SharePoint & Bootstrap A-Z
Level: 200
Track: Developer
If you are interested in making your site mobile friendly, then you’ve probably heard of Bootstrap. Bootstrap of the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. In this session we’ll start with a plain vanilla out of the box SharePoint site and end with a fully developed mobile web site. This session is not for the timid. The focus of the session is heavily bootstrap centric. The concepts apply to whether you are using bootstrap in SharePoint or anywhere else. We will be covering the dirty details of how to get bootstrap working inside SharePoint. We will also be modifying the masterpage and creating custom page layouts. When you leave you’ll know exactly what it’s going to take to have a beautifully crafted mobile friendly site.
SharePoint Information Architecture
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Information Architecture (IA) determines how the content is modelled and then presented to users on a website or solution. In SharePoint world, IA can drive the user adoption and it can very well be the difference between a highly usable system, and one that is shambolic. In this session we will learn how to structure content using Taxonomy, Content Types, Site columns, Metadata and best practices.

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SharePoint Online Administration and Automation with CSOM and PowerShell
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint server side developers and administrators know how powerful PowerShell is when it comes to farm administration and management of sites. if something can be done with server OM API, it can be done via PowerShell. But, how about SharePoint On-line?
Microsoft is kind enough to provide us with a suite of PowerShell commands called 'SharePoint Online management shell'. SharePoint Online Management Shell is a Windows PowerShell module that you can use to efficiently manage SharePoint Online users, sites, site collections, and organizations. However, it provides very limited administrative functionality and most of the administration activities are not supported. this is where we can use the power of PowerShell with CSOM managed API. in this session I will demonstrate how .NET client OM can be used with PowerShell to manage your SharePoint Online site with ease.

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Bhakthi Liyanage
Sr. SharePoint Architect, Tech Lead
Bank of America Merril Lynch
So You Want to Create Amazing Charts!
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Are the charts provided in SharePoint just not cutting it for you? Do you need a way to create fantastic charts quickly and easily? If so, check out this session where we will walk through creating beautiful and interesting charts with a third-party JavaScript library. I’ll walk you through the required setup, show you multiple real-world examples, and then give you a link where you can download all the demo code. This is a great way to get your charting grove on!

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SPS Analyst Series: The Build Process
Level: 100
Track: End-User
From building a list or library to larger solutions, there are steps one should follow to gather the requirements, plan, build, and deliver. In this session, I’ll show you the process I use as a SharePoint analyst and information architect to create the solutions as fast as possible while taking into account the fact that you might need to duplicate the solutions for other departments. We’ll cover big permission architecture and content type planning as well. This is a great primer for anyone who isn’t a SharePoint person but has been given the task to make solutions for everyone else in the office.

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Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
Survival Skills for the SharePoint Site Administrator
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
This session, designed for the novice SCA or site owner, will cover essential skills for successfully managing a site or site collection. Topics covered include the SharePoint Permissions model, practical SharePoint governance, leveraging out of the box SharePoint features and more. Practical guidance will be offered on how to secure your site, dealing with end-user requests and problems, and how to promote SharePoint adoption in your environment. The skills presented in this session can be immediately put to use in your site collection. While this session will use SharePoint 2013 demos, the concepts discussed in this session are equally applicable to SharePoint 2010.

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Taking Content Management Beyond Content Types
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Content management in SharePoint typically starts with content types, but there’s so much more! This session will begin with a review of how to create site columns and content types, how to incorporate site columns into content types, and why this is necessary as the first step in content management. Then we’ll explore three out-of-the-box content management features. First, we’ll learn how to build a document set, customize the welcome page, and have documents inherit metadata from the document set. Next, we’ll discuss how to turn on the drop off library by enabling the content organizer site feature, configure the content organizer settings, and create content organizer rules. Finally, we’ll set up managed metadata terms sets and examine how they can be incorporated into content types for use with document sets and drop off libraries. As we explore these three features, we’ll discuss the benefits and limitations for each, as well as how the features can be combined for maximum efficiency and valuable results. While this session will use Office 365 to demonstrate examples, the concepts also apply to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 on-premises environments.

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Theresa Eller
System Administrator III - SharePoint
IBERIABANK
The Efficient Extranet, 5 Ways to Avoid Losing your Mind and Money.
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This session will be geared towards Site Admins and IT Pros and will cover five best practices for utilizing Office 365 to build an efficient extranet for simple collaboration with your customers and partners. During this session we will introduce the concept of External Users in Office 365 and explore methods for creating an adaptable taxonomy. As with any implementation, a solid governance plan is key, so best practices around site provisioning and other site policies will also be reviewed and discussed. Finally we will dig into options (and gotchas) for displaying and sharing content between intranet and extranet site collections. This session will include demonstrations and practical information and will help you lay the groundwork for an efficient and well planned extranet in Office 365

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TypeScript for SharePoint Developers
Level: 100
Track: Developer
TypeScript is a new language and toolset designed to make JavaScript coding feel more familiar to developers used to working with statically-typed languages. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript applications. This session introduces TypeScript and shows how it can be used in SharePoint Apps and Solutions.

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Using AngularJS, Bootstrap and ASP.NET Web APIs to Build Anonymous SharePoint Forms
Level: 300
Track: Developer
This session will show how you can use AngularJS, Bootstrap and ASP.NET Web APIs to create great looking, responsive anonymous forms for SharePoint. The example that will be detailed in this session will demonstrate how to do this without allowing anonymous access to your SharePoint environment.
Using SharePoint to Create a Purpose-Built CRM Solution
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Many companies have made a strategic commitment to the SharePoint platform for cross-organizational efficiency. Investing in something like Microsoft Dynamics CRM is beyond their reach or need. Learn how SharePoint and Nintex can be used to create a purpose-built CRM system handing incoming calls, automation of the sales process, and automatic generation of the customer and project once the deal is closed.

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Nicole Prestby
Senior SharePoint Consultant
Abel Solutions
Using SharePoint To Drive Strategic Learning
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Learning as a whole, including knowledge transfer, skill creation, competency management, compliance reporting and many other items, are crucial to the success of every business. A Learning Management System (LMS) that fulfills all requirements not only internally, but for contractors, partners and customer alike, is a key part of your success, satisfaction and competitiveness in the market.

As users of Microsoft SharePoint you have already laid the foundation for a modern, flexible, easy-to-use LMS. SharePoint in combination with LMS365 is transformed into a delivery platform that allows companies to realize a full-fledged, full feature LMS.

For an on-premise install, this not only provides a delivery mechanism for any learning content you envision and the gathering and tracking of results, but also includes a course catalog with feature rich registration management and a competency and certification engine to handle more complex HR needs.

This presentation will show how SharePoint users can make the most of their existing environment and build a Learning Management System for enterprise education.

This presentation will also show how Office 365 users can similarly leverage their environment in Office 365 for learning management by providing an overview of LMS365 and its functionality.
Using the Office UI Fabric
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Microsoft has release a CSS and component framework called Office UI Fabric. This framework aims to provide a consistent look and feel between the Office applications and third-party Add-Ins. This session will cover the steps necessary to add the Fabric to your application.
Webhooks in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks that can be used to provide notifications or custom processing. Webhooks are coming to the Office 365 service and this session will explore the registration and processing of this capability.
What is Multi-Tenancy? The Nuts, Bolts, and Unpublished Commands
Level: 400
Track: IT Pro
A comprehensive overview of multi-tenancy in SharePoint. This
course will introduce multi-tenancy and how it can be used in the enterprise. You will learn how to expose
functionality to users, such as the ability to utilize partitioned services
and allow delegated users to create, modify, and delete site collections
and quotas without Central Administration access. This course will cover a
comprehensive overview, focusing on both managerial and technical aspects.
A number of useful commands for controlling multi-tenancy will be presented
that have not been published in any existing documentation, articles, or
blogs to-date.

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Lead Enterprise Architect
SAIC
Lead Enterprise Architect
SAIC
What is the New SharePoint Framework?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
At the Future of SharePoint event held on May 4th, Jeff Tepper announced a new framework for building SharePoint solutions which the marketing gurus have named “SharePoint Framework”. In this session you will learn what the new framework is all about from someone who is lucky enough to have already used it and what it means for SharePoint today and tomorrow.
What's New in SharePoint 2016 For IT Pros
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Now that SharePoint 2016 has been released, it's time to really start looking at the features and make some plans for the future of your current environment. Because this version of SharePoint was created with the cloud in mind, many of the changes from previous versions affect installation, configuration, and management. This session will look at these changes and how to best manage and plan for them in your environment.

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