Sessions

Alternative to InfoPath for your SharePoint forms

Speaker    Adam Castle
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Business

The release of SharePoint 2013 saw the platform deliver some tremendous improvements across most feature areas. However, one area of focus conspicuously absent was the lack of development and investment around InfoPath. Microsoft has finally made the formal announcement that they are no longer investing in InfoPath, saying that "industry trends and feedback from our customers and partners make it clear that today’s businesses demand an intelligent, integrated forms experience that spans devices.” Join this session and find out about the different form options available from a number of technologies such as Access 2013 forms, ASP.NET MVC and other 3rd party technologies.

Developing SharePoint 2013 apps with MVC5, SignalR 2.0, WebAPI 2 and Visual Studio 2013

Speaker    Bas Lijten
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Developer

For a long time, SharePoint developers were forced to use "old" techniques and frameworks when developing solution. With the introduction of SharePoint apps, everything has changed! In this session, I show off how easy it is (since Visual Studio 2013) to build MVC 5 applications, use SharePoint data in this application, how to integrate SignalR 2.0 in this app and last, but not least, how to build a WebAPI that can be consumed by your single page applications, build on AngularJS.

Intranet Search #fail

Speaker    Ben Van Mol
Level 100 - Beginner
Track Business

Today’s intranets contain tons of useful unstructured information which people need to share, discuss and work on. Thanks to the magic that SharePoint brings to the information worker this has never been easier. For the magic to happen all of this information needs to be easy to retrieve. Despite the advanced technology of SharePoint’s search engine most intranets only seem to disappoint people still spending lots of time searching for that one document. This session focusses on the misconceptions and the false expectations that exist around Intranet search to eventually provide a framework for a successful search implementation.

Leveraging workflows in SharePoint Apps

Speaker    Bjoern H Rapp
Level Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

The SharePoint 2013 App Model provides the ability to add and run a workflow in a SharePoint App. In this session I will demonstrate how to use App event receivers to associate a workflow to any list in the Host Web or App Web. The session will include creating, adding, deploying and running the app. Associating the workflows via an event receiver instead of directly makes it possible to keep the list data even if the app is uninstalled, because the list defintion will be separated from the workflow definition. Then we can associate the workflow with any list, whether it's residing inside the app itseld or in the host web

Advanced Troubleshooting and Performance Testing

Speaker    Donald Hessing
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

Creating performance tests and identifying performance problems in a running SharePoint farm can be challenging. As SharePoint depends on so many components like the Web Front End, Load Balancer, SQL Server, Storage Layer, Network, Domain Controllers and even the Client, it can be hard to determine the weak link. In this session we will show how to identify bottlenecks by analysing IIS, ULS, Performance Counters and profiling the network based on real world enterprise customer examples. In the second part of the presentation we will show how IIS Logs can be used to determine load models, network traffic and response times. We then create Visual Studio Web Tests out of it, so that we can determine the impact of change in configuration, code or even upgrades to the latest and greatest SharePoint version.

How to Build Maintainable and Testable Custom SharePoint Components

Speaker    Edin Kapic
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

SharePoint allows extensibility in many ways for the developers to add functionality by writing custom components such as web parts, timer jobs, event receivers and so on. The unfortunate side effect is that often it explodes into a unmanageable mess. In this session you will learn how to design and write those components with the maintainability in mind. You will see how to properly separate the code that deals with different responsibilities, how to unit test your code, how to add a service layer to your SharePoint customization and how to properly manage the branches and concurrent development.

The Ultimate User Adoption Cookbook: 6 recipes for success!

Speaker    Eelco Vink
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

New application (the holy grail) implemented and no one works with it? Thinking that upgrading to the latest version will help people work with the solution? Burning down your budget and still no user adoption? I will show you how you can have both instead of one without the other. With all the experts and expertise you figured you had, you forgot that one important aspect "The end user". The person(s) that will eventually work with the application. During this session you will see and understand the benefits of User Adoption. · User Adoption, facts and figures · Gamification unleased · Power User 1 on 1 - Build – Measure - Learn

Sorry, something went wrong, and how to start debugging your Display Templates

Speaker    Elio Struyf
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

Sorry, something went wrong. You can correct it by fixing the template or by changing the display template used in either the Web Part properties or Result Types. This message will look familiar when working with display templates. Some of these messages give you more information about the exact problem, but others will just show a general message. During this session you will see how to start debugging your display templates. This session is focused on search display templates, and contains various demo scenarios.

How to make your CEO understand or how to make reports that are not boring

Speaker    Francois Souyri
Level 200 - Intermediate/td>
Track BI

In this session, we will be showing a mix of Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation and Infographics (present complex information simply, elegantly and beautifully). Through an example of a company having: 1) thousands of sales and inventory raw data spread geographically and across entities and categories, 2) a Business Analyst who is given the task to make this "meaningful" and present it back to his "short attention span" management board. A live demonstration of the Microsoft tools already installed on most modern desktops will show how they can be used to surface data from SharePoint into attractive and flexible reports. Keywords to take away will be: PowerView, PowerQuery, PowerMap in Excel and publishing those on SharePoint as well as PowerBI, the Office365 online solution for hosting BI in the cloud.

All about OneDrive for Business and OneDrive

Speaker    Hans Brender
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

End of January, Microsoft announced the new name for SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro. The Office 2013 Service Pack 1 brings major new features with it. The user learns how to deal and the difference of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business • History (Groove, SharePoint Workspace 2010, SkyDrive) • Dealing with OneDrive (for Business) for Windows 8.1, the new OneDrive apps. • architecture, security, vulnerabilities, Tips and Tricks.

Killer Combos: SharePoint, Project Siena and Windows 8 Apps

Speaker    Jan Tielens
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

Is this session we’ll focus on how you can extend your SharePoint sites with Windows 8 apps. First of all, Microsoft Project Siena (code name) is the beta release of a new technology for business experts, business analysts, consultants and other app imagineers. Without any programming, you can create powerful Windows 8 apps, with the potential to transform today’s business processes. Combined with SharePoint, Project Siena is even more powerful! You can unleash your SharePoint data from the boring List Views and show it off in an app, all without writing any code. Additionally we’ll explore the options to go a bit further and write “real apps” as a developer with Visual Studio.

Protect your data with IRMS

Speaker    Jethro Seghers
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Cloud

On the most important things when you work with a cloud service is the guarantee that your data is safe, not only from an infrastructure but also from an end user point of view. How can we protect data to be accidently removed, forwarded, downloaded, edited by colleagues and even external users. Protection of our data by implementing Online IRMS.

Yammer and SharePoint social data mining - actionable insights into what drives your co-workers and employees

Speaker    Joris Poelmans
Level 300 - Advanced
Track BI

Enterprise social tools such as Yammer and SharePoint allow you to listen to what is driving your employees. In this session we will examine how analytics tools can be use to monitor employee sentiment, predict employee churn or how they can be incorporated in an employee evaluation process. Attendees will explore how to use the different social APIs - both for Yammer and SharePoint as well as data mining and analysis tools to present employee social data in dashboards using Excel Services, Power BI and Visio Services which provide actionable insights.

SharePoint Upgrade, reel life experience, best practices

Speaker    Knut Relbe-Moe
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

Real life experience from upgrading SharePoint from 2007/2010 to 2013, and it's nothing like the TechNet Guide. But it's still possible to implement a successful upgrade project. I will explain you how, and show you some examples that will help you in your upgrading projects.

SharePoint G-Apps

Speaker    Koen Vosters
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Developer

Adoption to the cloud proves to be a challenge for developers. The patterns and methodologies used by developers in the past ("full trust solutions") are no longer applicable in the cloud. To assist with these challenges, the G-Apps program was launched inside Microsoft, to guide you how to tackle specific customization scenarios with CAM (Cloud Application Model). This session explains where the G-App program comes from, what it delivers and takes a deep dive (from a developers point of view) into the current scenarios provided by the G-App program.

The SharePoint 2013 Design Manager: From HTML to SharePoint

Speaker    Lieven Iliano
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

The new SharePoint Design Manager available in both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 makes it easier to create a fully customized design while using the web-design tools that you're already familiar with. Throughout the session, we’ll cover how to create SharePoint master pages, page layouts and display templates using only HTML and CSS. We look at optimizing the design for different classes of devices using device channels. We finish the session by looking at the packaging and publish process. Attendees will leave the session armed with all the insights to start creating custom SharePoint designs.

End-users adoption : the architecture to fill in, automatically, 80% of the Metadata

Speaker    Marc Bosmans
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

This session describes the integration between Project server and SharePoint, as implemented at MOW (Vlaamse overheid : dienst Maritieme toegang) by Tobius. The solution is following the demand process in Project Server. When confirmed, power-users can create with one click a SharePoint environment based on such a demand. The environments include metadata synchronization from Project server and have an integration with the central digital mailroom. The creation is not based on fixed templates, but works dynamically, based on configuration lists.

Enterprise Social Collaboration: 1 year later

Speaker    Marc Vanderheyden
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Social

Whereas Enterprise Social Collaboration was still in an evangelising phase a year ago, it was adopted without much discussion in SharePoint implementations during the last year. What caused this change? What makes the succes (or failure) of the integration of social communication features in collaboration projects? Are SharePoint Newsfeeds and Discussions adopted more than Yammer? What are the differences? The intended audience for this presentations are Power Users, Information Architects and SharePoint Consultants. The presentation shows why and how social collaboration is here to stay, be it with SharePoint only, or SharePoint + Yammer. In this presentation you will learn why social should be an integral part of every SharePoint-based collaboration solution.

Best Practices for Configuring the SharePoint BI Stack

Speaker    Mark Macrae
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track BI

In this session, I will explain how best to configure a SharePoint on-premises farm for BI services, based on my experiences in the field. I will take the audience through the configuration of Excel Services, PowerPivot, SSRS, PowerView and PerformancePoint using a good mix of demonstrations and slides. I will discuss such things as preparing Active Directory service accounts, Database naming standards, the steps to follow and how to test your BI services. I will set up the farm using NTLM and unattended accounts but I will also discuss changing to Kerberos for per-user authentication. Overall, my aim is to simplify the process breaking it down by service and covering best practices for planning and configuring. I hope to answer some questions along the way too! I will use a virtual 2 server farm and we will configure the services live in the session.

A Practical Guide for Navigating the Clouds

Speaker    Marie Leigh Mackie
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Cloud

Cloud computing today is enterprise software’s version of the buffet: With so many options, where should you begin? Should you go for the whole smorgasbord at once, or pick and choose the menu items that are best for you? Whether taking advantage of a Software-as-a-Service approach with Microsoft Office 365, or utilizing Windows Azure to host SharePoint for infrastructure-as-a-service, or simply storing backup or archive files in the cloud, organizations have more options than ever at their fingertips. In this presentation, we’ll provide a blueprint for successfully navigating how to begin to utilize the cloud to house your SharePoint infrastructure. We’ll review: • The Business Case: Why does the cloud make sense for your workloads? • Architectural Considerations: When does the cloud make sense? • Customer Success Stories: Who’s done it and how successful have they been? • Available Tools and Best Practices: How do I keep a hybrid environment under control?

Using SharePoint to get a LEAN enterprise

Speaker    Marijn Somers
Level 200 - Intermediate;
Track Business

LEAN and Six-sigma are ways to build a more cost-effective organisation, used by Toyota, Delhaize, Belgacom, ... . SharePoint can be a great help in order to eliminate costs and waste in your enterprise. In this session we are looking at the general idea around LEAN, specific tools for SharePoint to go LEAN in your company (Kanban,...) . Let's check out some real life examples and solutions!

Real word experience - Creating multilingual product centric sites using Product Catalogs and cross-site publishing

Speaker    Marius Constantinescu
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

One of the most important additions to WCM features in SharePoint 2013, that of 'Cross-Site Publishing' combines multiple powerful features in SharePoint 2013 promoting separation of content authoring from branding and design, while sharing that content across site collections with greater ease. Join us in this session to learn about these new concepts and see the technology in action while creating an enterprise knowledge base exposing important concepts such as managed navigation, contextual refiners, adaptive interface & user segmentation, tagging term sets, friendly URLs, content search web parts, category and item detail pages, result sources, query rules, and more.

Who needs Yammer when there is SharePoint?

Speaker    Martina Grom and Toni Pohl
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Social

Most Enterprise customers still use E-Mail as their preferred Enterprise Social Tool. After introducing SharePoint into your company, why should you than also use Yammer? In this session you’ll get an overview about Yammer and look at the differences to SharePoint. We look at functionalities how Yammer can extend SharePoint and be a valuable tool for Enterprise social. You will hear some tips for an optimal beginning with Enterprise Social and how you can give users and easy entry into the Enterprise social network.

A guide to using Display Templates with List View Web parts for ITPros

Speaker    Paul Hunt
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

This session takes a look at the List View Web Part commonly used by IT Pros to provide customized visualisations of list data in SharePoint, covering what we did previously using XSLT and SPD, and covers how we need to customise using JavaScript Display Templates in the new world. It covers the how and why of first and second tier list view customisations in SharePoint 2013 utilising the new Display Templates and the options for overriding default SharePoint behavior using the JSLink option in the List view web part. We’ll look at some of the issues with the new way of doing things, some ways to mitigate those problems and finally a closer look at a couple of recent case studies. There will be CODE!...but don't be scared... if you played with XSLT in SPD in 2010, you'll cope!

SharePoint and Dynamics CRM: Understanding their strengths and integration potential

Speaker    Peter Baddeley
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

SharePoint and Dynamics CRM are both Microsoft products, so they integrate nicely and clearly do specific things. Well that is not necessarily true and often a solution can be delivered using either of the products. This session therefore explores what roles the different products perform well at, and where there is potential cross over. It will also consider the opportunities for integrating both products, either using Out of the Box integration or custom integration. This includes Document Management, Workflow, BCS and Business Intelligence. Other topics in the session for consideration will include delivering XRM solutions in combination with SharePoint. Exploring the different deployment methods for the technologies, both cloud and on prem, and what impact these have on integration. Finally guidance will be given around achieving successfully integrated delivery of both SharePoint and Dynamics CRM.

The gears that make the search go round

Speaker    Rick Van Rousselt
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

Everybody heard about that huge bird - that screams ‘FAST search in SharePoint 2013!’. SharePoint internet fora and blogs are all about the new display templates, content pane, query rules, etc. We experienced the improvements ourselves, but what did FAST change on the other end of the spectrum? What components are there? What information gets stored in the index database? How does SharePoint find my results so quickly? And more importantly, how can we make all of this work to our benefit?

Making the Leap – When to Take SharePoint into the Cloud

Speaker    Seb Matthews
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Cloud

Deciding if and when you should take SharePoint into the Cloud is troublesome. The volume of opportunity that the Cloud brings makes the decision process complex and fraught with risk. Understanding the challenge is vital and mapping out a course for success is something that only experience can bring. In this session we will cover: · The Marketing · The Reality · Legal & Compliance · Security · And more With practical examples of real world scenarios, this session is fast paced and thought provoking for anybody embarking on the journey of “making the leap”.

Build Business Applications in SharePoint 2013 with K2

Speaker    Simon Allport
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

Join us where we will demonstrate how to use K2 for easy, powerful forms and workflow-based apps in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. What you will learn: - Building workflows that use SharePoint documents and lists - Building forms and workflows in SharePoint that use line-of-business data for SharePoint documents and lists - Building business apps that originate outside of SharePoint with forms, workflow, line-of-business data, and SharePoint documents and lists With K2 for SharePoint, you never need to leave SharePoint to build or run business apps, and you don’t need code.

Overview of Workflows in SharePoint 2013

Speaker    Serge Luca
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

Workflows are one of greatest improvement of SharePoint 2013. In this intensive session, Serge Luca SharePoint MVP, will give you a deep overview of the new workflow platform architecture aka "Workflow Manager", how to set it up, how to configure it, how SharePoint Designer 2013 has become a fantastic tool for creating real business workflows on premise or in the cloud and why/when you still need Visual Studio 2013. Several best practices from the field will also be shared. The session will be mainly based on demonstrations.

Content Enrichment in SharePoint Search

Speaker    Steven Van de Craen
Level 400 - Expert
Track Developer

Content Enrichment is about adding additional metadata for items indexed by SharePoint Search. This concept was first made available in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, but has advanced profoundly in SharePoint 2013. This is a technical session about architecture, configuration and development of Content Enrichment services.

The Maturing SharePoint Lifecycle

Speaker    Steve Dalby
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Business

SharePoint is a Game Changer in any business where more than two people have to share and collaborate as a process. This session will look at the three stages of SharePoint life - Structure - Information - Knowledge We will consider each stage, its defining moments and what is required to move to the next level. After this session the delegates will understand how to assess which stage a company is at and how to use Business change, Performance indicators and IT strategy to drive SharePoint so that it delivers a better business.

SharePoint 2013 Farm Architecture - Bringing it all together

Speaker    Thomas Vochten
Level 300 - Advanced
Track IT Pro

We've probably all seen them: farms that were just set up, but seem like the've been built a couple of years ago. Ten application pools, even more web applications, a myriad of farm solutions, suspicious IIS settings and exotic farm configurations that just don't seem right at all. Platform hygiene just seems like a distant dream. In this session we'll look at some techniques and good practices that you can use when designing your next SharePoint farm. Host named site collections and as less application pools and web applications as possible is the main message here. We'll see how to set them up and make them work with SSL, SharePoint apps, reverse proxies and load balancers without loosing your mind. Make your on-premises farm future proof - and cloud ready.

Building SharePoint Apps with AngularJS and ShareCoffee

Speaker    Thorsten Hans
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Developer

Speed up your App development skills using ShareCoffee, an unified API layer for accessing SharePoint's REST services. And gain even more speed using AngularJS for building incredible web-apps using one of the most powerful javascript MVVM frameworks currently available. Thorsten Hans, SharePoint MVP and CoffeeScript lover shows you how to build modern Apps based on SharePoint or SharePoint Online using latest web technologies and standards.

SharePoint 2013: MUI works best in "1" language

Speaker    Timmy Gilissen
Level 200 - Intermediate
Track Developer

The MUI story of SharePoint has changed sinds 2013. In this session i'm going to tell you the big secrets and how you can achieve a good MUI experience in SharePoint 2013.

Production debugging of SharePoint applications

Speaker    Wouter Van Vught
Level 300 - Advanced
Track Developer

.NET provides many features to allow one to determine if an application is working correctly. In non-development environments however many of these options are not readily available. In this session we will dive into the tools and options you have to figure out why an application is misbehaving when you just cannot go and attach a debugger to a locally running process.

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