Sessions

A day in the life of a SharePoint Power User
Level: 100
Track: End-User
In this session, you will learn tips and tricks to improve your skills as a SharePoint Power User.
Learn how to customize forms, lists, pages and Web Parts, for both modern and classic sites.
Advanced Flow
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
This session will take your Flow skills to the next level. This demo intensive session will cover such topics as approval escalation, parallel branches, expressions, using variables and more. Flow is improving all the time and you'll see the latest enhancements. Finally, you'll see how to accomplish automation tasks that you now do in Designer workflows through Flow.    

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Build enterprise applications with O365 Business Apps
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
You know Microsoft has added various No-Code solutions to Office 365 tenants and each one solves different business cases. Are you wondering how can we build an enterprise application by connecting all these together?

In this session, you will see how SharePoint, Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Forms, and Power BI connected together into building an enterprise application.

Take the following advantages
Build everything from the browser. No tool installation required.
Easy to deploy and share.
Ready to use from any device.
Built-in security with exiting access.
And many more

Stay tuned for a demo…
Build Intelligent Business Solutions with Azure and Office 365
Level: 300
Track: Developer
As organizations continue their digital transformation to the cloud they are faced with the challenge of having accurate and timely information for their ever increasing number of digital assets being uploaded to the cloud and Office 365 . Join this session to learn how we can use Azure and Microsoft's Cognitive Services to build truly intelligent business solutions in Office 365. In this developer session we will go through a real world scenario using Azure Functions, Webhooks & Microsoft Flow, and Cognitive Services Vision API to build a truly intelligent solutions. Full project source code will be available on Github.
Check Out What's New in SharePoint Online Modern Lists and Libraries
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Join us as we do a high level survey of what’s new in SharePoint Online (SPO) Modern lists and libraries. Microsoft has been busy and amped up the features available in the new modern lists and libraries. Join us as we take a tour of how the user experience (UX) has been improved. We’ll look at newly released features such as column formatting, in-place column width adjustments, automatic prescriptive indexing, support for extremely large lists (millions of items), importing from other libraries, easier application of metadata and more. What’s that you say? You aren’t in the cloud so why bother? Many of the modern list and library enhancements will be coming in the next on-premises version: SharePoint 2019! Get a jump on learning where the product is headed.

Speaker(s)

Susan Lennon
Owner, Community Leader
Lennon Technologies, LLC
Content Management and Protection - The Easy Way!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Records Management, Document Lifecycle, Governance, Compliance, eDiscovery and more with the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center (SCC). How are you dealing with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Come to this session to learn all of the fun things we can do with the SCC to manage SharePoint/OneDrive/Teams/Email and more.

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Create Custom Themes for Modern SharePoint Sites
Level: 200
Track:
During this session you will learn how to create custom themes for the modern SharePoint theme engine.

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Joseph Parzel
Microsoft Certified SharePoint Developer
MetroShare Solutions
Embracing the cloud, on your terms
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
The cloud is mainstream. In this session learn how your business can take a crawl, walk, run approach to taking advantage of the opportunities the cloud presents from an introduction to the upcoming release of SharePoint Server 2019, coexistence scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365 and migration solutions to meets the needs of your organization, regardless of its size. We’ll explore the journey to the cloud, how to rationalize the impact on IT Professionals, and how to develop your skills for building future skills to keep up to date with a rapidly changing technology landscape.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
Express Yourself: Building Expressions with Microsoft Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Since becoming generally available, Microsoft Flow has become the tool of choice to automate common tasks and business processes across many applications and services, such as Office 365, Salesforce, Dynamics 365 and many more. All these applications and services provide a rich set of triggers and actions, but there are times where business processes need to extend the functionality of these actions. This is all possible by using Expressions.
In this session, the audience will learn about Expressions, where they can be used, their limitations, and the functions available. Additionally, the audience will see different Expression examples that range from simple to complex.

Speaker(s)

Fausto Capellan Jr
Owner
VeCa Enterprises, LLC
Five Benefits of an Automated Onboarding Process with Nintex
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
With the excitement of a new hire comes the dread of the onboarding process. Getting new hires up to speed can be seen as tedious and time consuming for all involved, from recruiters and HR, to managers of new hires. A successful onboarding process is the first step to securing a new hires confidence in joining your organization. The challenges many businesses are faced with include antiquated processes, too much paper work, and missed communication.
Join Amy to explore five benefits of why you should streamline your onboarding processes with workflow automation. Discover how you can:
• Improve Employee Satisfaction
• Auto-Generate Employment Agreements
• Create Accurate Provisioning
• Identify Minor Details That Are Often Overlooked
• Establish Clear Training Plans

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Future of the Intranet
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
You’ve known SharePoint for years. And yet it’s still as a source of new innovation across Office 365 and beyond. Let’s explore the latest announcements from communication sites to hub sites and how we are transforming the intranet with new capabilities and dimensions.

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Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Level: 100
Track: Developer
The SharePoint Framework is a radical shift in SharePoint development. The approach, tools, and opportunities are significantly different than anything we’ve had in the past. From Web Parts to Modern UI Extensions, this is a powerful new model bringing both opportunities and frustrations. If you are currently using Office 365, SharePoint 2016, or considering moving to either, you need a practical grasp on SPFx. You’ll leave this session knowing what the SharePoint Framework is, what it can do, when to use it, and how to get there.

Speaker(s)

Chris Kent
Office 365 Practice Lead
DMI
GET-ting Your Office 365 Data Using the Microsoft Graph API
Level: 200
Track: Developer
In almost every project these days, 'The Cloud' is part of a client's needs or wants. Whether this is around helping to migrate their data up (Exchange, OneDrive, Planner, and/or SharePoint), or leveraging their existing usage of Office 365 better. One of the latest asks that comes up is how to help their employees access their digital work and digital life data across all of Office 365 in one place. That's where Microsoft's Graph API comes in.

In this session, I'll walk through a NodeJS application showing how we can access the rich data of a user's mail/calendar and documents in one interface to help with critical work and productivity questions.

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How Atrium Health Implemented and Governs Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the US, with over 60,000 employees. In the last five years, Atrium has upgraded Exchange and SharePoint to Office 365, which has introduced changes for both end users and the IT department. This session will cover the upgrade / migration, how governance changed, and what operational changes have occurred along the way. Attendees will walk away from this session with both specific governance tactics they can implement, as well as, the reasoning behind them.

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How to do Dev-Ops with the SharePoint Framework and why it matters.
Documents:
Level: 100
Track: Developer
You had finally learned how to build the right way with solutions and add-ins. Your release pipeline was set up. Now with SPFX and new methodologies does this mean starting over?
Don’t panic! I’m here to help! Together we’ll see how to set up a DevOps pipeline for SPFX developments with:
•    Automated builds
•    Automated deployments
•    Automated tests
•    Code quality checks
There will be a lot of demonstrations during this session and we’ll be mostly using Visual Studio Team Services/Team Foundation Server.
This session is mostly meant for developers, IT pros, architects, and quality assurance people.

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I didn't know you could do that with OneDrive!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
OneDrive for Business is the Microsoft cloud storage service that comes with Office 365 or SharePoint Server. With OneDrive, you can securely store all your files in one place, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere.

But did you know that OneDrive can sync SharePoint document libraries using the new and improved OneDrive sync client on both Windows and Mac OS X?
Or you can move and copy files quickly and easily with metadata between OneDrive and SharePoint?
Or that you can securely share content with users both internally and externally to your organization?
How would you like to be able to work with a colleague on the same file, at the same time, in real time?
Or perhaps you'd like to use a workflow for content in your OneDrive?

Join me in this interactive, hands-on session where I demonstrate the new features that you should be aware of when working with OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

Speaker(s)

Increasing Project Efficiency using Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Every so often a new product comes to market that disrupts that way we used to do things. Say hello to “Microsoft Teams”. It’s the new kid on the block that will make you rethink how you collaborate and communicate with your team. Whether you're a project manager, team member, or external stakeholder, Microsoft Teams offers many benefits that will make you wonder how you ever effectively managed projects without it!

Join me as I shares some real world examples and best practices for how Microsoft Teams can be leveraged to streamline project collaboration and communication. This session will have a large demo component to it, so arrive with questions and be prepared to improve the way you work today!

Speaker(s)

Haniel Croitoru
Senior Consultant
Integrating Real Time data into SharePoint using Flow and Power BI
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Learn how to use Flow to push real time data into Power BI from events triggered in SharePoint. We'll also show you how you can embed this real time view in SharePoint as well. It'll be a fun and fast paced session!
Laying Down the Law: O365 Advanced Data Governance
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
How do you manage and govern the data that your users are storing in Office 365? Not just in SharePoint, but what about the 5TB+ per user in OneDrive for Business? As your organization starts to use Teams and Groups how do you ensure that these locations are also managed?

All great questions, and this session will provide many of these answers. We have a lot of new tools that Microsoft provides to us in Office 365 (and some of these will work On Premise as well). We will explore content retention, and also how to use labels to secure sensitive information so that it doesn't leave your organization. Then show you the tools that you can use to ensure that people are following the rules that you set down.

Speaker(s)

Learning to go with the Flow
Documents:
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
An introduction, overview, and practical demonstration of Microsoft Flow. From looking at the basic idea, pricing models, and theory; to showing flows in action and production systems. Come learn about one of the new and excited products in the Microsoft Suite.

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Leveraging Office 365 Services to Drive Office 365 Adoption
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
The rapid evolution of Office 365 continues to pose challenges for organizations to keep up and take advantage of their investment. In this interactive session, learn how you can leverage various Office 365 services including Communications Sites, Stream, Microsoft Flow, Yammer, and 3rd party services such as animated videos & chatbots to help drive Office 365 adoption. This session will be an exciting mix of developing organizational change management strategies and implementing practical technical solutions to help engage your users and drive collaboration at all levels of your organization.
Manipulating SharePoint Data in Power BI
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
As Office 365 becomes more widely adopted, the chances of having to integrate SharePoint data as a
source in Power BI becomes more of a reality. While importing the data is easy, making it useful and
meaningful in Power BI can be convoluted. In this session, we will use the Power BI Desktop Application
to explore how to manipulate common SharePoint data types, such multi-value columns, the person
field, and date hierarchies. Demos will use SharePoint Online but can also be applied to SharePoint on-
premises environments.

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Migrating SharePoint Server from 2016 to 2019 (public preview)
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Migrating from SharePoint 2016 to 2019 is not going to be to difficult as previous SharePoint Migrations. The session goes over reviewing the requirements and looking at options for cleaning up SharePoint sites and web applications and then goes thru steps with migrations from 2016 to 2019 and using PowerShell to make it easier and more predicative.
Modern SharePoint Capabilities - Site Designs/Templates, Modern Pages,Lists,Libraries
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Modern SharePoint Capabilities and how they compare vs their classic counterpart :-
Modern Site Designs
Modern Site Themes
Modern Pages
Modern Lists and Libraries
Modern Site Organization in SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
The SharePoint platform has evolved over the past 15 years. The overall capabilities and limitations of the platform have changed, and new features and services have been added. One question people still ask is, where should I put my site? Create a new sub-site, or provision a new site collection? This session will dive into the considerations for how best to organize your content to ensure that they are easy to use, easy to manage, and most importantly ready and able to take advantage of new innovations like the hub sites that continue to be introduced by Microsoft.
O365 List Formatting
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Did you know you can quickly and easily provide dynamic visualizations directly in Modern List views? Did you know you can do it without deploying packages or using the SharePoint Framework? Both non developers and developers can change how fields and rows look in list views by creating simple JSON objects. Come to this session to learn how to conditionally format fields and rows to make your lists better than ever. Join Chris Kent, the creator of the PnP List Formatter web part, to understand how you can use this new feature to transform your lists from simple tables to meaningful views. We'll cover the basics of list formatting, tips and tricks, and tools and resources available to enable you to get started immediately.

Speaker(s)

Chris Kent
Office 365 Practice Lead
DMI
PowerApps Model-Driven or Canvas Apps, which one do I pick?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Both model-driven and canvas apps allow you to easily build no-code or low-code business apps. Also, Model-driven apps are built and managed from the PowerApps Portal similar to how canvas apps are built and managed. So what exactly is the difference between the two? Join me in taking a closer look at both.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Architect | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
SharePoint 2007 to O365 - an Enterprise Intranet Story
Level: 100
Track:
On January 1, 2018, after a year long effort, Duke Energy flipped the switch to open their new company intranet to the masses. Taking a large company intranet from SharePoint 2007 and moving it into O365 is no small task. Come find out how the portal team at Duke Energy worked together to weave together user experience, information architecture, new development frameworks, company brand, and more into a successful (and on time!) portal launch with over 29k unique hits day one!

Speaker(s)

Sarah Doran
Staff Consultant
Cardinal Solutions
Capricia Townes
Digital Design Lead
Duke Energy
SharePoint and Azure - How to Jump Start SharePoint Development Fast and Easy with Cloud Power!
Level: 100
Track: 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!
SPorganizer – A New Revolution in SharePoint Management
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
For the last ten years there has been much change in SharePoint, yet the management tools have all basically stayed the same. All of that is about to change.
Find out why Experts Exchange selected SPorganizer the top SharePoint technology discovery at Microsoft Ignite 2017.
We’ll look at what SPorganizer is and then we’ll examine six use cases that a major, global financial institution used to justify abandoning existing technologies in favor of adopting the next generation SPorganizer solution to manage their massive, global SharePoint environment.

Speaker(s)

Ryan VanOsdol
Account Director
DocAuto, Inc.
The Wonderful World of Content Types
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In SharePoint, content types are very powerful but still not understood by many people in charge of making SharePoint work for their organization. Content types can be used to lessen the workload by making a template that can be used through out the different depts. of an organization and even across site collections. In this session, we will not only go though what content types are, we will go through how to build, disseminate and maintain them.
 
Objectives/Outcomes: In this session, the audience will learn:
1. What are content types
2. How can they be used (live example)
3. What is the content type hub

Speaker(s)

Nikkia Carter
Director, Collaboration and Training
C3 Integrated Solutions
United Airlines Journey to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
United Airlines is well underway with its SharePoint 2016 migration. Join me as I discuss the challenges of upgrading one of the largest airlines in the world to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010. I will discuss the planning involved as well as the methods for which my team has been able to execute our delivery. I will provide specific examples of the roadblocks we faced and how we overcome them. I will also demonstrate how United is using SharePoint 2010 today and also talk about the opportunities that SharePoint 2016 brings to the airline industry.

I will outline some of our challenges as well as our long-term strategies, including how Office 365 fits into the mix. Lastly, I will provide insight into how United plans to leverage the new functionality of SharePoint 2016 to better serve our front-line customers (and internal business customers).

Speaker(s)

Rick Garcia
Project Manager
Using Power Apps and Flow to Create Simple No Code Solutions
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Microsoft has released new tools in the last 2 years for SharePoint Online users that are changing the game in automation. In this session we will investigate how to use Power Apps and Flow in your SharePoint lists and libraries and create a solution from scratch that can impact your organization today.

Speaker(s)

Trace Armstrong
Manager, SharePoint Consultant
THIncIT
When to Use What in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Many users may struggle with which Office 365 tool to use when connecting with people, learning something or just collaborating work files.

In this session, Johnny Lopez will help you understand and maximize the value of your Office 365 investment by providing best practices of when to use what, when.

Speaker(s)

Johnny Lopez
Office 365 & SharePoint Community Leader

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