Sessions

6 Tips to Perfecting Your SharePoint Game With Structured Content Management
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business


Join KnowledgeLake Corporate Trainer and Systems Engineer, Aaron Cutler as he delves into six winning strategies that will help you maximize your organization’s SharePoint investment – making you the champion of transforming the way your organization conducts business.

With more than 250,000 organizations around the world utilizing SharePoint today and a staggering 85% of Fortune 500 companies using SharePoint Online as part of Office 365 – the time has never been more pertinent to ensure organizations attain the most from this robust platform.

This session will cover concepts such as:
• Creating a solid taxonomy and information architecture (including sites, libraries and lists)
• Harnessing the power of metadata – from indexing to storage
• Leveraging Office applications to encourage user adoption for capturing/uploading content
• Sharing the secrets to yielding successful document search and retrievals
• Designing automated business processes by creating custom workflows to ensure speedy invoice processing and HR onboarding
• Managing records effectively while creating an efficient archival/retention plan

Speaker(s)

Aaron Cutler
Corporate Trainer and Systems Engineer
KnowledgeLake
Building Beautiful, Responsive, and Public-facing Sites with SharePoint Online
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Tom shares his perspective on Modern vs. Classic SharePoint sites with an eye toward practicality and potential, present and planned, caveats and charms. He will demonstrate techniques and solutions that minimize the pitfalls and maximize the benefits for both the old and new platforms, including how to create a public facing web site with SharePoint Online and Azure.
Building Intelligent Bots using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services
Level: 100
Track: Developer
A bot is a web service that interacts with users in the conversational format. The Microsoft Bot framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking.

Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up.

In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to build the intelligent bots in using Microsoft Bot Framework and Cognitive Services.


You will learn:
What is Microsoft Bot Framework?
What is Azure Bot Service?
How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework?
What are Cognitive Services?
How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement the real-life business solutions?

Case Study: How I used SharePoint, Flow, Power Apps, and Forms to build a Speaker Database
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
In this case study, I detail how I went about designing and implementing a Speaker Database for the Project Management Institute using SharePoint, Flow, Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. We will do a brief intro of what each technology is and it's pros and cons, and then dive into what I learned about each, each strengths and weaknesses, and how I was able to build a functional Speaker Database.

Speaker(s)

Sarah Patrick
Student
Customize list columns using column formatting and SharePoint Framework Extensions
Level: 200
Track: Developer
When using SharePoint On-premises you can customize columns using JSLink, JavaScript using CEWP etc. With modern sites these options are no longer supported.
In this session, you will learn how you can use column formatting to customize how fields in SharePoint lists and libraries are displayed. You will learn step by step how to use column formatting. This sessions will also cover how you can use SharePoint Framework Extensions to customize the fields in your lists or libraries.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Enterprise Development Streamlined in the Cloud
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In this session we will look at how to rapidly deploy and setup SharePoint farms and other Enterprise systems for development within Azure. We will demonstrate how to enable a team of developers to work with Azure DevTest Labs and automate deployment through Visual Studio Team Services’ Build service. We will look at how one organization has gone from taking 3 weeks to set up a SharePoint development environment and reduce that time to just one hour using Azure DevTest Labs.
You will learn:
•    The different options available for creating a SharePoint development environment in Azure.
•    How to create consistent, repeatable SharePoint development environments using Azure DevTest Labs.
•    How to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) for development and deployment.

Speaker(s)

Expanding User Profiles with Line of Business Data for SharePoint Online
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session, you will learn how to enhance your User Profiles in SharePoint Online with data from other on-premises or cloud Line of Business (LOB) systems.
You will learn:
•    How to take data from user properties stored in an Azure SQL Database, update SharePoint Online user profiles, using an Azure Web Job.
•    How to take on-premises LOB user properties and update SharePoint Online user profile properties through PowerShell.
There will be lots of demos, and code will be available after the presentation.

Speaker(s)

How to be a Super Team Owner
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
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
Integrating Azure Functions and CSOM with SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: Developer
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
Introduction to PowerBI: Create Your Data Visualization
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Besides using Excel to create charts, what if you want to create your own data visualizations using various sources(Excel, SharePoint, or Access)? This informative session will walk you through the following:
1. What is PowerBI?
2. What can I use it for?
3. Demo of how to setup PowerBI

Speaker(s)

Office 365 and SharePoint Online Blogger
Developbit
Introduction to SharePoint Framework
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This session will cover overview of SharePoint Framework and SharePoint extensions. In this session you will learn about tooling required to start as well as how to go about creating your first SharePoint Framework web part, Package it and deploy it. We will also cover how to leverage SharePoint Framework extensions to customize SharePoint pages and lists.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Lessons Learned Migrating to O365 from Google for Business
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Scott and Mike recently moved their company from using Google for Business and a hosted SharePoint environment to Office 365 to stay NIST 800-171 compliant. The company had been on these other platforms for over 7 years. Nothing is ever as easy as the Microsoft instructions, so they would like to share their findings.

Speaker(s)

Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
Microsoft and Big Data - An Overview of the Power Tools and more!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Come see Microsoft's Power tools demonstrated for advanced analytics and hear about Microsoft's embrace of Open Source and the Hadoop platform. We'll present on Microsoft's "power" tools for Business Intelligence, Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View, and Power Map presenting using Power Point (and lots of demos!).
Microsoft Flow for Developers
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Microsoft Flow is logical successor of SharePoint Designer Workflows. Microsoft Flow helps us to create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data and to do much more.

Microsoft Flow has opened a Pandora box of features that developers can use. In this demo-driven session, we will cover how developers can use some of the rich feature sets of Microsoft Flow and use them to build real-life business solutions.

You will learn:
How to consume the REST Endpoints using Microsoft Flow?
How to leverage Microsoft Flow to implement the real-life business solutions in Office 365/ SharePoint Online?
How to convert Microsoft Flow to Logic Apps?
Microsoft Teams - "Under the Hood"
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Most likely you have heard about or experimented with Microsoft Teams, the newest collaboration hub from Microsoft. If you have a basic understanding of the product, you might have started to have deeper questions about how the underlying structure of Microsoft Teams works. You may also want to know tips and tricks on how to manage or govern it. In this live webinar, Matthew J. Bailey (co-author of Mastering Microsoft Teams, Apress) shares his real-world knowledge about the backend of Microsoft Teams, how to understand it and what you can and cannot do with it at this time.
You will learn:
•    What the underlying functionality, architecture and software that powers Microsoft Teams is including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype, Skype for Business Online, One Drive for Business, Azure & Office 365 Groups
•    The differences in connectors, tabs and apps and their interaction with Microsoft Teams
•    Accessibility to the backend of data via the Microsoft Graph, PowerShell and the Security & Compliance Center
•    Microsoft Teams governance and application lifecycle management (ALM)
•    Administration settings and workarounds
Office 365 for The Small Business Owner - Automation and Simplifying Processes
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
One thing that we all value is time. In our businesses, we tend to spend too much time on mundane tasks rather than being more efficient. In this session, we will discuss why automating your processes with Office 365 will allow you to work smarter, not harder. Increase your efficiency and reach your business potential with Office 365 apps.
Office 365 Turns 5! Does Modern Equal Mature?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
This year Office 365 turns 5. Has it really been that long? Never before in our technical language has one word "Modern" taken on so many different meanings!

Starting in 2013, Office 365 took on the basic form we know today. Through these 5 years Office 365 has seen many changes, with one of the latest being Modern pages, sites, framework etc. Yes, Modern is not only about look and feel but how Office 365 is being built and how it can simplify how your employees collaborate and communicate.

We will look at:
- Major differences between Classic vs. Modern experiences
- What modern means to an everyday employee
- Future roadmap of Office 365 features

Speaker(s)

Adam Levithan
Senior Product Manager, Secure Collaboration
Exostar
Powerapps vs InfoPath: Battle between the up and comer and the heavy weight champion of the world
Level: 100
Track: Developer, Business

If you are like me, you love InfoPath. Even if you don't love it, you probably have respect for it (even if grudgingly). It had been around for a long time and we have done some amazing things with it but it could be a bit decrepit at times. Along comes Powerapps and it is awesome and continually getting better but it's no InfoPath... Yet. In this session, we will look at the differences between the two and when to use each.

Speaker(s)

Nikkia Carter
WW Modern Workplace Tech Lead
Microsoft
SharePoint and Azure - How to Jump Start SharePoint Development Fast and Easy with Cloud Power!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
This presentation shows how to use Azure Virtual Machines for hosting a SharePoint 2013 and 2016 farm in the cloud! We will demo how to get started with Azure using Dev Essentials, a free offering from Microsoft for developers to get started with developing on Azure, and we'll show several ways to get a SharePoint farm up and running using the SharePoint farm wizard in Azure. Once we have our SharePoint 2013 farm up and running, we will demo adding an Azure based virtual machine to our SharePoint 2013 farm, and then install SharePoint 2016 on it, to give us both a SharePoint 2013 and 2016 farm in the cloud!
SharePoint wizardry for content management, archiving & retention
Level: 100
Track: Business
Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files, pictures from a 2008 staff party and files named "April" in folders called "Jane's stuff"? Learn how to most effectively destroy the 8th horcrux using out-of-the-box functionality in SharePoint brewed with bits of governance, content strategy and just a little help from SharePoint Designer to help automate processes. It's just like magic!

Speaker(s)

Understanding Security in Office 365 Beyond SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Business
With email, chat, documents, and other collaboration tools converging, using cloud services means that modern cyber-defenders can no longer afford to build data security silos around specific apps, servers, or technologies. Instead we must employ a holistic vision of the cloud that ensures we leave no stones unturned and no weaknesses unprotected. Tom expands on core SharePoint security concepts and best practices, showing how they should be applied using the full Office 365 feature set.
Understanding the SharePoint REST API
Level: 100
Track: Developer
We will cover the SharePoint REST API. How you can call and push data in SharePoint. We will see how to create sites, lists, and change permissions. All using a jQuery.ajax REST call from your browser. Also, we will see what the data looks like to your browser. Examples will be shown using SharePoint Online but they can also be used for SharePoint 2013 and above.
Use Teams to drive adoption of Teams!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Using the technology you’re driving adoption on… to drive adoption is a best practice! But how is that done? Stop by for a helicopter ride on how to use Teams to drive adoption of Teams and SharePoint Online (SPO). We will “show and tell” how we deployed Teams in iterative releases, how we addressed learning and support, and how we handled governance etc. Expect an insight-packed learning experience based on a real-world case study (based on the GCC version of Teams and O365). Note: we will land that helicopter several times to show details of what capabilities and features of SPO and Teams were used to create the adoption solution.

Speaker(s)

John S. Moh
Principal Consultant
Microsoft
Why you need a plan to get real adoption of Office 365 tools like Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Modern Sites
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Already migrated your mail to the Cloud? How about your SharePoint environment? Are you using Teams, Planner and OneDrive yet? Do you have REAL adoption and are you getting REAL ROI on your Office 365 investment?

Flipping the switch to turn on Office 365 tools and features to your organization is easy. The confusion comes when your users begin to use the tools. Successful adoption, business process improvement and value to the people who use these tools can only come when you introduce and communicate the plan for the entire ecosystem that is Office 365 to the organization.

This session will cover why having a plan is so important and offer ways to help to overcome and eliminate the hurdles to get full adoption of Office 365 tools and features. I'll also demonstrate real world examples where using the tools together provides unlimited value to the end users and the organization as a whole.

Speaker(s)

JoAnna Battin
Office 365 Strategy, Consulting and Adoption
Xgility

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