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15 (and counting…) Microsoft TechNet Wiki Guru award winning articles
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
As the title goes, this session will describe the 15+ Microsoft TechNet Wiki Guru award winning articles written by Daniel Christian. This session has something from everyone. The articles described in this session itself have a wide range of no-code solutions and also shows what all it takes to write an award winning articles.

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Daniel Christian
Sr Engineer | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Branding and Navigation for Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
To brand a SharePoint site you have a lot of options, but for SharePoint Online these options are limited, part of the limitation is by design but other limitations are just recommendations and best practices. In this session we will list the latest Office365 Developer Patterns and Practices and demonstrate how to brand your SharePoint site to have a responsive themed pages, then enhance the user experience by using the client side rendering and other solutions like security trimmed cross site collection navigation, breadcrumb and site catalog just by SharePoint Hosted Apps and OOB SharePoint web parts.

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SharePoint Consultant
RDA Corporation
Business Process Automation for SharePoint 2013
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Business Process Automation is essential to increasing efficiency in the workplace. SharePoint is a flexible and extensible platform for solving business needs and meeting the challenges faced by today’s business users. SharePoint 2013 offers Microsoft’s most robust set of tools yet for automation. In this session, we will discuss how to maximize your organization’s return on investment by examining the many automated process available out of the box in SharePoint 2013. By combining the features of Enterprise Content Management, Form Services, and Workflows, SharePoint 2013 provides a rich feature set and no code solution that can help promote efficacy in the workplace, provide transparency, and increase accountability.

What the audience can expect to learn:
· How to deliver an enterprise-wide content management experience
· How to deliver customized web based forms without a single line of code
· Apply advanced techniques for creating custom rules based workflows
· Discover how to combine these features to implement a robust, extensible, reliable, and easy to use experience

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Careers in SharePoint - Kimberly Crigger
Level: 100
Track: Student
Learn about various SharePoint Careers. Administrators, Developers, Business Analysts, and more.

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Cory Williams
Busiess Productivity Practice Manager
Cardinal Solutions
ClaySys AppForms - Client Solution Demos on SharePoint/Office365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
At this presentation, client case studies and demos will be presented, of complex CRM Apps, HR Business Processes, and line of business applications that were created using ClaySys AppForms for SharePoint. The product lets you build Forms and Applications in SharePoint, On-premise or in Office365. It has built in Version control, with Check in/Check out of Forms and Apps. Create complex nested rules with robust Expression Builder support. Build Master/Detail form sections, save and look-up data, without code and just visual configuration. Create, Update and Delete to an arbitrary number of external sources besides SharePoint, such as SQL Server, Oracle, Web Services, RESTful Services, all without code. Build Tabbed Forms, Embedded Forms, Process Automation Wizards, as well as embedded forms. Integrate forms with each other, and Invoke the opening of multiple forms and external events (such as workflows). Manage Error Handling/Debugging of complex rules logic. Invoke JavaScripts for easy extensibility when required.

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Coca-Cola Bottling: Our Migration Experience
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated just migrated from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 On Premise and we're going to talk about it from the Farm Administrator experience. From our prep work to testing to migration and post migration. We'll also discuss tools, scripts and the gotchas so you'll be even more prepared with your migration.

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Creating SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 Add-Ins (Apps) with NAPA
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Office 365 brings a new development paradigm for us to learn for continuing delivering rich SharePoint 2013 solutions, including a new 'Visual Studio in the cloud' with the Napa toolset. While we've all done many projects using client-side JavaScript in Content Editor Web Parts (CEWP) to asynchronously pull data from SharePoint Lists and other locations, we should learn what the new experience is. This is especially important as many organizations start looking to the cloud for hosting their SharePoint.

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Custom Workflow Using SharePoint Designer
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
SharePoint 2013 ships with several out-of-the-box workflows designed to address common business scenarios such as document approval, document feedback, and collecting digital signatures. Although the predefined workflows can be customized to meet different organizational needs, the customization options are limited. Many users have the need to develop custom workflows to meet unique organizational and business challenges. In this advanced session, you will learn about creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013.

Using real world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s professionals. Specifically you will learn how to create dynamic workflows using advanced workflow features, assign a task or start a task process, apply and configure an Initiation Form, and declare local variables in a workflow instance. No code required. No third party tools needed.

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Delivering solutions in Office365 and SharePoint: Your way, my way, the right way.
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Given the enormity of SharePoint and the constantly evolving Office365 platform, how is a consultant, a business user, an organization, or anyone supposed to have any direction on a correct way to build solutions on top of these? There is many forms of the truth for coming up with these answers. In this session, Jesse and Ben will review best practices and approaches to common questions faced when trying to get the biggest bang for your buck in SharePoint.

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Developing custom solutions for SharePoint Online in Azure
Level: 200
Track: Developer
1. Overview of development strategies for SP Online
2. Advantages of building apps in Azure
3. Available platforms for custom code in Azure
4. Define categories of apps in SP
5. Demo each category, how it was developed, and any particulars about implementation

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Cloud Solutions Architect
Microsoft
Extending SharePoint 2013 with JavaScript, jQuery, REST, and JSOM
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Get ready for a paradigm shift! In this session we will discuss choosing the right API for extending SharePoint, including the JavaScript Object Model (JSOM). We then dive into creating a cross site content rollup using JavaScript, jQuery, and REST… without deploying a Web Part!

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Kelly Rusk
Senior Manager
CapTech
Getting Started with PowerShell and using it with SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Bring your laptops and follow along with learning the basics of PowerShell. If your laptop is running Windows 7 or higher, then PowerShell is available and you can follow along with many of my examples.

In this session you will learn how to get started with using the fundamentals of PowerShell and within about 30 minutes, you will be able to write you own PowerShell scripts. Then in the next 30 minutes I take you a step higher in using PowerShell with SharePoint. I show you how to Add the SharePoint snap-in and how to get started with using PowerShell to automated, fix and update SharePoint.

If you already know or have been using PowerShell, please come to this session and share your knowledge of how you are using PowerShell. Plus, I guarantee you will also learn a few new commands.
How Carolinas HealthCare System governs SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the US, with over 60,000 employees. This session will cover how the CHS SharePoint team introduced governance while upgrading from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010. It will then cover the governance and compliance challenges discovered during planning, piloting, and migrating to SharePoint Online, which CHS started over two years.

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Intro to Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Student
Intro to Office 365 Services. Office 365 is being adopted by organizations small and large. This session will provide you with an understanding of what capabilities it ships with.

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Introduction to Delve
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
what is Office Delve & office Graph?
how Delve is different than other conventional Search Experience? Delve is much more than just Search.
Whats new in Office Delve and how to get best out of Delve.

Speaker(s)

Hiran Salvi
Sr. Support Escalation Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
Introduction to New Cloud Search Service Application
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Session on new Cloud Search Service Application. What is new Cloud SSA? How to Set up new Cloud SSA. How Cloud SSA works etc...

Speaker(s)

Hiran Salvi
Sr. Support Escalation Engineer
Microsoft Corporation
Life-Cycle of a SharePoint list
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Any SharePoint developer, administrator and power user can build a list. However, has the total life-cycle of this list been planned when creating it? This session will walk through an example of a life-cycle of a SharePoint list covering key aspects such as picking the right type of columns, should we choose a web-based form or a workflow to make automated updates to the list and finally when to start archiving and how. This session will include tidbits such as how bulk changes can be made to a list using workflows or scripts.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Sr Engineer | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Making connections to pull external data
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
This session will include several demos of how connections are made to add and update SharePoint lists with external data. This will include both no-code solutions and also PowerShell scripts. Below are some of the many topics covered in this sessions
    a. An external list from Azure SQL to SharePoint online.
    b. An external list from Oracle to SharePoint 2013 on-premises
    c. Extract data from a Linux web page to SharePoint 2013 on-premises using scripts
    d. Extract data from an external farm using PowerShell scripts using CSOM.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Sr Engineer | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Making search work without a taxonomy
Level: 100
Track:
Search does work in SharePoint! Many companies will not create a taxonomy due to the corporate politics. So, instead of fighting a battle come to this session and learn some tricks on creating content that is findable using an Enterprise Wiki site template. We'll review these tricks, then show them in action.

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Migrating your content to Office365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Business
Having a difficult time securing the content within your organization? Does your organization have a mix of mapped networked drives, various cloud tools (DropBox, Box, Google Drive, etc.), and personal file storage? It might be a good opportunity to consolidate this information into Office365. We will discuss migration options, content organization, and a high-level strategy to move your content to Office365.

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My field notes with using PowerShell and SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Field notes are my PowerShell scripts that I use for installing and configuring various feature of SharePoint. PowerShell scripts provide a consistent and standard way of implementing SharePoint features, plus they provide documentation of the exact steps for managing features.

The presentation is a peak in how I organize my PowerShell scripts, packing documentation to clients once an implementation is completed, and how I am converting scripts to PowerShell models to be more effective with changes.
Office SharePoint 2013 client-side rendering - Part 1 : Introduction to CSR and Using JSLink
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Have you ever tried changing the look and feel of a list view in SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 using tedious XSLT or tried to create a custom field control with C# and XML. Do you remember how many hoops you had to jump to get the field control deployed and registered to show that up in the available field controls? All that is history with SharePoint 2013 client side rendering with JSLink feature. In this demo I will show how easy it is to change the look and feel of list view, list forms and custom field controls with only JavaScript and JSLink.

Speaker(s)

Bhakthi Liyanage
Sr. SharePoint Architect, Tech Lead
Bank of America Merril Lynch
Office SharePoint 2013 client-side rendering - Part 2 : Using Display templates to customize search results
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Display templates are used in Web Parts that use search technology Web Parts(referred to as Search Web Parts) to show the results of a query made to the search index. Display templates control which managed properties are shown in the search results, and how they appear in the Web Part. In this session, I will demonstrate how you can customize the rendering of search results in Content Search web part using just JavaScripts, CSS and HTML.

Speaker(s)

Bhakthi Liyanage
Sr. SharePoint Architect, Tech Lead
Bank of America Merril Lynch
Overview of using Project Online in a PMO
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Project Server is a feature that can be added to SharePoint. This presentation is an overview of project server and the many ways it can be used in a PMO (Project Management Office). Project server stores project schedules, resource loads and available and all the project artifacts in a central database, making it easier for PMOs to effectively manage their projects, programs and portfolios.

Presentation provides slides for an overview and then jumps into a demo.
Security conscience: how to harden SQL Server in a SharePoint farm
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Regardless of the use, security is a critical consideration in this day and age. In this session, I'll show you the weaknesses of SQL Server in a typical SharePoint environment and how to fix them. You'll learn about 'Data in transit' and 'Data at rest' and how to secure both, with minimal performance impacts and staying supported.

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Ryan Campbell
Senior Consultant
Microsoft
SharePoint 101: Basic Usage and Site Administration
Level: 100
Track: Student
Have you never used SharePoint before but your business or school needs you to? Or do you just want to be prepared for a job that requires it? This is an excellent starting point for entering the world of SharePoint. No prior knowledge is necessary for this session.

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SharePoint 201: Site Collection Adminsitration
Level: 200
Track: Student
Take your SharePoint skills to the next level- learn some basics of Site Collection management and the tools to optimize your Site Collections.

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SharePoint 301: Design and Basic Development
Level: 300
Track: Student
You've used SharePoint; you've administered a Site Collection; now learn about site design and development options to have what you need to customize your sites.

Speaker(s)

Allen Rufolo
SharePoint Developer
Cardinal Solutions
SharePoint Analyst Series: Examples of Easy No Code Solutions
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
Too many people never learn how to use SharePoint in depth and resort to using code and reinventing the wheel. I'll go through a number of solutions I've built recently and the workflows that go into some of them. I will show a work order system that auto-increments the next work order, a special calendaring system that uses multiple content types and dynamic permissions, and an awesome way to create online testing that scores the responses and creates a certificate. All of it uses no code, not even javascript, html, or CSS.

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Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
SharePoint Analyst Series: The Build Process
Level: 100
Track: Developer, Business
The session is the SharePoint Analyst 101 session. It covers gathering requirements, how to create the build/architecture plan, how to plan for permissions, a high overview of planning content types, how to plan for your workflows, and the order in which you should perform the build. Developers often don't learn the true basics of what SharePoint is supposed to do and create solutions that don't scale. Planning properly ensures you can create scalable solutions.

Speaker(s)

Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
SharePoint Hybrid and Workflows
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server each have strengths and weaknesses. If considered and constructed properly, Hybrid SharePoint has the potential to help you to leverage each environment to reduce those weaknesses and simplify your day to day SharePoint management. Hybrid planning and configuration can be complex. Join us as we discuss the different Hybrid scenarios and how to get the most benefit for your SharePoint needs. We’ll also discuss how workflow can help to provide additional integration between your SP Online and SP Server farms.

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Director of Consulting Services
RDA
SharePoint Online Administration and Automation with CSOM and PowerShell
Level: 300
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.

Speaker(s)

Bhakthi Liyanage
Sr. SharePoint Architect, Tech Lead
Bank of America Merril Lynch
Surfacing External Data in SharePoint & Office 365
Level: 200
Track: Developer
All your data isn’t in SharePoint, so surfacing and combining it is a continual need. What are my access options? What’s the easiest way to get only the data I want? How can I integrate it with my data or show it off separately?

Get up and running quickly and confidently with this session. This session will give an overview and demos of various strategies for utilizing data from external sources in your SharePoint farm either on-prem or in Office 365.
To the Cloud!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Taking SharePoint to the cloud? Don’t want to make the same mistakes everyone else has made? Get all of our experiences and expertise gathered from on-premises to cloud and cloud to cloud migrations. In this session, you will see how Metalogix Content Matrix and Azure can be used to move your data to SharePoint Online.
Amy and Brandon will share with you their experiences in pre-migration planning, migrating with Content Matrix and the importance of an effective communication plan.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Consultant
Cardinal Solutions
Using Managed Metadata for JavaScript typeahead textboxes
Level: 100
Track: Developer
One of the great benefits of SharePoint is the way it has centralized repositories of information that we can reuse over and over to support our clients. The Managed Metadata Service is one of the most powerful in that it allows for one central location to store and manage keywords or sets of terms, but can be delegated down to any users to keep it current for the business. This, along with it's support of nested terms and Alternate Labels, makes it perfect to help users find stuff.

Using this great service, we'll query the system for different Term Sets and make them available as a typeahead feature in any of our textboxes.

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Using SharePoint’s REST API with JavaScript/jQuery for building client-side solutions
Level: 100
Track: Developer
So you need to get some data out of SharePoint, show it to your users in a non-utilitarian way, but don't have time to build a full .NET Web Part? Find a List DataView too limiting and XSLT too painful? SharePoint's REST API is simply sending a GET or POST in the URL to SharePoint, just like we do for retrieving web pages or submitting a form.

In this presentation we'll go through the basics of using the API and then show the creation of several widgets to enhance any site's functionality.

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What do we want? A new Intranet! When do we want it? Right Now!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
We all want a new Intranet, but they are large and complex endeavors that take months to develop and lots of money. So, how do we get the time and budget to actually build our Intranet? This problem becomes more and more difficult as we try and make our Intranets more capable, more engaging, and more robust.

In this session we will talk about how we build a consensus across our organization by focusing on the actual customers of the Intranet, and who they are may surprise you. What are the techniques that we can use to create demand across the enterprise, and then build the consensus and secure the funding for our Intranet project.

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