Sessions

Beginners Guide to using PowerShell and SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Beginners guide to getting started with using PowerShell and SharePoint. Users are encourage to bring their laptops and follow along.

Agenda
1) Learning the basics of PowerShell
2) SharePoint Addins
3) Configuring services.
Bringing Web Best Practices to SharePoint Intranets
Level: 100
Track: End-User
An intranet is nothing more than an internal-facing website, and most people use it like they use any other website on the Internet. Its often only us, in the SharePoint world, that get caught up in the tool and functionality that makes an intranet work.

Join Virgil Carroll as he shares his 16+ years of web building experience in the guise of a top 10 SharePoint intranet best practices discussion. From content to functionality, to how people really use it ... this discussion will change the way you think about how you deliver your intranet today.

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Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint 2013 User Adoption
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

SharePoint 2013 and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2007, 2010 and now 2013. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.
• Discovery Sessions
• Governance
• Build & Implementation
• Migration
• Next Steps

To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint 2013. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Building mini Amazon.com with SharePoint Cross-Site Publishing
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User
Exploring Cross Site-Publishing through live illustrations. This session will showcase Product Catalog and demonstrate the power behind SharePoint search-driven paradigm. Applicable to all audience (with a demographic focus on Gen-X and/or SirMixaLot fans). No branding or SharePoint development experience necessary.

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Bobby Chang
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Building SharePoint Single Page Applications using AngularJS
Level: 200
Track: Developer
SharePoint is an excellent platform for hosting line-of-business applications. When little or no-code applications do not meet the business requirements, SharePoint developers can create advanced applications that are deployed to the SharePoint server. However, many companies are moving to the cloud (e.g. Office 365) or have a governance policy in place where only top-of-the-pyramid enterprise level applications can be deployed to the SharePoint server. What about those business applications targeted for the cloud or for the lower part of the governance pyramid (i.e. team sites)?

Attendees of this session will learn how AngularJS can be used to integrate rich, powerful single page applications (SPA’s) into SharePoint. The session will discuss single page applications (SPA’s), SharePoint development challenges, and the benefits of AngularJS development including lower cost of entry for developers, increased productivity compared to traditional SharePoint development, and the ability to quickly deploy AngularJS applications through the browser. The session will then walk through AngularJS basics (two-way data binding, filters, controllers, providers, directives, and modules), retrieving data from SharePoint lists and document libraries using the SharePoint 2013 REST API, tools and debugging techniques, and deploying the AngularJS applications to SharePoint.

Speaker(s)

Steve Pietrek
Practice Manager/SharePoint Application Architect
Cardinal Solutions
Detangling OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and Office 365 SharePoint Document Libaries
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Microsoft has three cloud-based document storage solutions: OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Document Libraries. Each of these resources can be invaluable to consumer and business users, however, its important to know the capabilities and limitations of each.

This session focuses on:
- OneDrive and its Consumer Focus
- OneDrive for Business and its Work Focus
- SharePoint Document Libraries and How They Integrate with OneDrive for Business Apps
- How All Three Technologies are Present in Windows 8
- The Future of OneDrive Synchronization in Windows 10

Come to this session, and see why you should never leave any important documents on your PC ever again! If your organization already has Office 365, unlimited personal storage and cheap shared stored awaits!

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Development with Patterns and Practices
Level: 100
Track: Developer
The newest releases of SharePoint (2013, 2016, and SP Online) impose restrictions on SharePoint Developers. Some of these limitations are by the design of SharePoint itself, while others are a lack of understanding on how to achieve the same functionality using the new development techniques associated with SharePoint. In this session we will list the latest Office365 Developer Patterns and Practices and demonstrate how to use these techniques, for both SP On-Premises and SP Online, to keep track of your customization, apply branding, use metadata for navigation and cataloging sites for optimized search.

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Directory Synchronization in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Directory synchronization is process of synchronizing your on-premises Active Directory users to Office 365. This session will walk users through basics of what is directory synchronizations in Office 365 and different Directory Sync scenarios. In this demo rich session users will also learn about basics of Azure Active Directory and different tools available for Directory synchronization with Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Enhancing Relevancy & User Experience with SharePoint Search
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Delays in discovering data, especially for end users frequently working with SharePoint, will lead to end user adoption issues. The new search functionality in SharePoint 2013 provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage search relevance. Search in SharePoint 2013 is ready to enable users to find relevant information more quickly and easily than ever before. 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, as well as, their overall experience within SharePoint. And as we have seen time and again, we know that improved user experience will increase adoption. In this session we will cover the latest SharePoint Search 2013 features that will help your end users to reach the relevant content that they are searching for while providing them an improved user experience.

Speaker(s)

Gina  Montgomery
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Softmart
Getting SQL Spinning with SharePoint - Best Practices for the Backend
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Fact. If you're on-premises, you're reliant on SQL Server.
Fact. Performance problems in SharePoint are most commonly caused by a poorly configured or ineffectively optimised SQL Server backend.
In this fast-paced session, Platform Architect and renowned International speaker Seb Matthews will walk through his top 10 tips for ensuring your SQL backend is perfectly pert and performing well for SharePoint.
Compiled from his experiences in designing, deploying and managing truly Cloud-scale instances of SharePoint and SQL Server this session is one not to miss if you want to squeeze the best out of your SharePoint power-plant.
Getting Started with SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
You may have heard the buzz around architectural and functional level changes of SharePoint 2013 Workflows.
In this demo-driven session, we will cover the architectural changes and new workflow features introduced with SharePoint 2013 Designer workflows. We will explore how to create, deploy, and debug SharePoint 2013 designer workflows. This session will also cover best practices of SharePoint 2013 designer workflows, when to use them and when to avoid them.

Pre-requisite: Familiar with SharePoint, Pages, List and Libraries.

You will learn:
How to create custom SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows?
Architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
Architecture Decisions for building SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflows
Getting Started with SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflows
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
You may have heard the buzz around Architectural and functional level changes in SharePoint 2013 Workflows.
In this demo-driven session, we will cover the architectural changes and new workflow features introduced with SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflows. We will explore how to create, deploy, and debug SharePoint 2013 visual Studio workflows. This session will also cover best practices of SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflows, when to use them and when to avoid them.

Prerequisite: Familiar with SharePoint, Pages, List, Libraries and Visual Studio.

You will learn:
Architecture of SharePoint 2013 Workflows
How to create SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflows?
Architecture Decisions for Building SharePoint 2013 Workflows
How Forms and Workflows saved a SharePoint Implementation
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Forms and workflows are the low-hanging fruit of SharePoint that offer a quick return on investment and help provide interest and excitement in SharePoint. In this session you will hear the story of a not-for profit organization that used forms and workflows to digitize and automate many of their everyday processes. And in doing so, established a solid foundation that protected their investment from being wiped out by new company leadership who came in determined to remove SharePoint. The various automation solutions developed for each department will be highlighted, as will the benefits received from those solutions.

Speaker(s)

Dean Virag
SharePoint Collaboration Specialist
Xgility
Intro to SharePoint 2013 Branding
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
This session is all about the SharePoint branding process and in particular, the techniques you will need to know in order to brand SharePoint 2013 sites. With the release of 2013 comes a number of enhancements including new theming capabilities, composed looks, image renditions, managed meta data navigation, design manager, snippet gallery and device channels. All of these new features will be covered along with utilizing the design manager process to achieve custom look and feel for your site.
Intro to the Office 365 Admin Center
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
You got Office 365 and you need to use it. You need to let others in your organization use it because you were designated the admin but you can't spell Office 365... yet. Where do you start? In this session, you will learn about the basics of administering Office 365 through the Admin Centers.
Intro to Visual Web Parts
Level: 200
Track: Developer
In SharePoint 2010 or 2013, Web Parts are an essential component of ASP.NET technologies used to present dynamic information to users and are arguably the most common customization created for SharePoint. In this presentation, we discuss and demonstrate how to build a web part using Visual Studio 2013 and its visual design tools. We’ll create a visual web part and use LINQ to SharePoint to retrieve data from a SharePoint 2010/2013 list to be displayed in our new visual web part. We’ll then build and deploy our web part to a SharePoint site to see it in action!
Introduction to the SharePoint Client Object Model and REST API
Level: 200
Track: Developer
As Microsoft was releasing SharePoint 2013 it was pretty clear that they were steering people away from using the product as a portal to using it as a gateway to external systems and services. Since the Server Object Model cannot be used remotely, developers building these external systems will need to become familiar with the Client Object Model (CSOM) and/or the REST API if they want to communicate with SharePoint. This session will introduce these two APIs, give a brief overview of their history, and then show you how to get started using them through a series of demonstrations.

Speaker(s)

It’s all About that Case! Demonstrating Clear, Measurable Value from your Enterprise Social Initiative
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Are you looking for a way to talk to your leadership team about how Yammer or other enterprise social tools can drive value for your business? Are you looking for successful ways to improve adoption? If so, then this is the session for you! We’ll introduce a proven measurement approach that you can apply in your organization. We’ll showcase examples of how real organizations are overcoming barriers and demonstrating meaningful business value. You’ll take away:
•    Examples of qualitative and quantitative metrics that you can immediately use for your own enterprise social initiatives, along with recommendations for how to collect these measures
•    Presentation methods to tell the “measurement story” to your executives – in their language
•    Insights an ideas from real organizations that are struggling with the same issues that you are
•    A long list of practical resources and approaches that you can adapt and re-use!
Let's Code A Thing: Multitenant O365 SharePoint JavaScript App
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Join us as we live-code a multitenant app from scratch, using only JavaScript -- no Visual Studio in sight! Using Ember as an application framework, Bootstrap for style, Azure for authentication, and Github for source control, follow along as we build an app to pull data from the Internet, mix it up with SharePoint information, and save it all back again.

There will be no slides, Q&A during the session will be encouraged, and all code along with a recording of the presentation (at least the screen and audio) will be available afterward.
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we will dive into surfacing external data through BCS in SharePoint. Starting with SharePoint Designer and then moving on to Visual Studio. We will cover complex scenarios where we associate more than two external content types together and talk about the best practices in doing so. Finally we will talk about searching the external data and building custom display templates to render the data in the most appropriate way.

Speaker(s)

Make SharePoint Not look like SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
You've seen this title before for sessions, but this will be different. In the past these sessions have been about modifying master pages and page layouts. However, Microsoft has recently been quoted as changing directions on that approach because of Office 365 and continuous improvements. If Office 365 wants to change the Master Pages, how can you change the look of your site? Well, it's possible with Custom Actions, CSS and JavaScript. Yes, that's right, you can register CSS and JavaScript to all the pages in a SharePoint site with a Custom Action. This session will show you how. But, more importantly, this session will show what is possible with just CSS and JavaScript. Change your SharePoint site branding without hurting the integrity of SharePoint. It's possible.
Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint 2013
Level: 300
Track:
SharePoint Server 2013 includes several content recovery options that provides the SharePoint administrators more granular content recovery options. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can export site collections, site, libraries, and list making it easier to backup, migrate, or archive content stored in SharePoint. SharePoint 2013 also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. Furthermore, you can configure your content databases to take advantage of SQL Server High Availability(HA) options like mirroring, log shipping, and AlwaysOn which provides quick recovery of your databases. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
Microsoft’s new Migration API, and what it means for SharePoint Online Migrations
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Microsoft introduced a new API for migration to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business at this year's Ignite Conference. In this session, we will look at the challenges of migrating to SharePoint Online using the traditional CSOM based API and throttling, compare those to migrations using the new API and explain the mechanism behind the new API.

Speaker(s)

Director of Product Management
Metalogix
No-Code SharePoint Solutions with Access 2013 & SQL Azure
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Learn how to build native SharePoint 2013 apps with Access 2013—no coding skills required. With a rich UI and backed by SQL Azure, the apps need little to no IT support. Andy Tabisz, Microsoft MVP will show you how to quickly build and customize native SharePoint applications with Access 2013 without writing any code.
Office 365: Taking Your Business to the Cloud
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
The next wave of Office 365 has arrived, but what does this Cloud powered marvel mean to your business? In this session, Seb Matthews discusses the business case for moving your business to the cloud. What does it mean to actually move to the cloud? What are the benefits of choosing Software as a Service and more importantly what are the pitfalls? In this session, Seb will provide you with the best bits of his experiences with Office 365 and why your business should, or shouldn't, make the jump to the Cloud. Packed with practical tips, real-world honesty and great advice, this session is one not to miss!
Office SharePoint 2013 client-side rendering by 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
Optimizing SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Knowing the vast majority of the content accessed via SharePoint is stored in SQL Server, and also knowing an incorrect configuration of SQL Server can have a detrimental impact on the performance of SharePoint it is important to understand the integration of these two products. Regardless of whether you have a dedicated DBA, or the SharePoint administrator is also the DBA, there are critical SQL Server configurations that can be made that will improve the performance of SharePoint. Often DBA’s are familiar with how to manage SQL Server, but may not be familiar with some nuances that SQL Server has when integrated with SharePoint. In this session we will demonstrate how some default SQL Server settings negatively impact SharePoint and what changes can be made to improve the performance of SharePoint. These changes include database file settings and SQL Server instance settings. We'll also examine how to properly install SQL Server and SharePoint so they work together as efficiently as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator and/or your DBA to configure SharePoint and SQL Server to provide optimal performance for your SharePoint implementation.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
Project Management as a service with Project Online, an Office 365 service
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
One of the most common requirements in any SharePoint Deployment is from the Project Management Office. The traditional solution to this is to use the Project Sites and then enhance them with needed features. Now provide project management functionality as a service within your Office 365 Deployment with Project Online.
This session will show the key features of Project Online, and how it all fits into your Office 365/SharePoint Online deployment story.

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Search in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 - An Overview for Business Users and Information Workers
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
SharePoint 2013 Search makes it easier than ever for users to find and act on information in the enterprise. Search is all about discovering and organizing relevant information, managing the results, and taking action. Users want to know:
• Where can I go to find what I need?
• How do I complete my task?
• Who can help me?
SharePoint 2013 Search answers these questions, with amazing speed and an intuitive, comfortable user experience. In this demo driven session we will look at the following capabilities of Search in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365:
a. Basic Search
b. Filters and Refiners
c. Hover Panels
d. Video Search
e. Query Rules
f. Custom Hover Panels
g. Who can help me?—enhanced People Search
h. Yammer Search
i. Search in Delve (time permitting)

Speaker(s)

Gaurav Mahajan
SharePoint Architect
CEI
STIGS and Securing SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
In this session, attendees will receive an introduction to DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) and SharePoint security best practices.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Architect
Xgility
The future of SharePoint and Hybrid From the Field
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Fresh off Ignite, and at what many consider a crossroads for the product we'll discuss the future of SharePoint through the eyes of the engineers that support it. Reset some expectations for the upcoming product releases and talk about some of the investments the Product Group has made based on customer feedback.
Tips and tricks in migrating to SharePoint On-Premise or O365, to avoid a migration headache
Level: 200
Track: Business
Migrating data into any platform is a difficult task, especially if you are moving into Office 365. If you are migrating to either SharePoint 2013 On-Premise or O365, you will need preparation, good planning, and detailed execution activities are keys to avoid migration nightmare.
This session will help you learn a methodology, adopted based on many previous migration, to help you deliver a successful migration project with happy users. We will learn the steps you need in your pre-migration analysis, migration checklists, post migration support, and any issues you might face during and after completing the migration efforts.

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Using jQuery Promises In SharePoint Javascript Object Model
Level: 300
Track: Developer
This session will go over using the Javascript object model in SharePoint (CSOM/JSOM). We will cover several functions that you can use. We will also add jQuery Promises to speed up work and reduce repetitive code. From adding items to list to getting large amounts of data into several dropdowns, there is a lot that can be done with JSOM!

Speaker(s)

Daniel Walker
SharePoint Developer
Welcome to Azure App Services
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
We will explore Azure Apps Services and review how we can orchestrate the movement of data across platforms/software. Some examples in the Azure Marketplace include SharePoint, Twitter, Twilio, Facebook, Salesforce, Office365, etc. We will cover concepts such as swagger, connectors, authorization, triggers, etc.
Whats all the Hub Hub about Azure Mobile Services and Xamarin.Forms Come and Find Out
Level: 100
Track: Developer
If you are living in the Microsoft world, you are living the Mobile First Cloud First mantra. We can all see that evolutionary process take place in just how fast the cadence of software comes to Office 365 and Azure. Notwithstanding that, customers and end users demand accessibility to critical resources whenever and wherever they are. This session will show you how to create a Cross Platform Mobile Application targeting iOS and Android and tapping into Azure SQL all within the time allotted for the session. Yes, I know what you are thinking.. tall order.. but come and take this journey with me. As a bonus, all code will be published on GitHub so you have a good takeaway to practice and extend on your own.

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