Sessions

“InfoPath could do that” . . . Now how do I the same things I could do before?
Level: 200
Track: Power User, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Okay, okay, InfoPath is deprecated, and the countdown to replace prevalent InfoPath forms with the named replacement platform (PowerApps) continues. While PowerApps can be leveraged to talk to SharePoint online as well as onprem (with the easy to install Data Management Gateway) there are still many questions about how to accomplish the things that InfoPath could do? Or when true parity doesn’t exist, how to augment customizations that PowerApps can’t/won’t do, while still maintaining data structure/integrity and functional adoption? This session covers InfoPath using the tools on the roadmap and a few helper strategies to outline other tools and techniques that can be explored?

Speaker(s)

Richard Toland
National Architect, Enterprise & Cloud Architecture Practice
Perpetual Reality
6 Tips to Perfecting Your SharePoint Game With Structured Content Management
Level: 200
Track: Content Manager, Business Value, Office 365
Join KnowledgeLake Corporate Trainer and Systems Engineer, Aaron Cutler as he delves into six winning strategies that will help you maximize your organization’s SharePoint investment – making you the champion of transforming the way your organization conducts business.

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

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

Speaker(s)

Aaron Cutler
Corporate Trainer and Systems Engineer
KnowledgeLake
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Azure Active Directory
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Take a peek behind the curtain into the service that runs the core part of Office 365; the identities. Learn how Office 365 interacts with Azure Active Directory, and what can be configured in the service. Demos will include configuring policies for end users (MFA, Groups, etc), enabling and customizing synchronization with a local Active Directory, and customizing organizational branding. Services such as self-service password reset and multi-factor authentication will also be shown.
Note: This session is targeted specifically to those with admin rights.

Speaker(s)

Max Fritz
Office 365 Specialist
Advanced PowerShell for Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.
BOT WAIT… There’s More!The power of Bots.
Documents:
Level: 100
Track: Office 365
Microsoft Teams allows us to integrate Bots to enhance our experience in so many ways. This session will guide us from out of the box bots to gaining an understanding of LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service). Finally we will convert an FAQ into a consumable QnA bot that you can take back to work with you and amaze your friends and colleagues.

Speaker(s)

Building a robust provisioning flow in modern Office 365
Level: 300
Track: General, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
We'll be discussing how to augment the Out-Of-The-Box Provisioning Flow for Office 365 Group Sites and Communication Sites. We'll explore the current options provided when creating new Modern sites and provide real examples for provisioning "template" sites using Office 365 Site Designs. Further, we'll show how to augment this process using Azure Queues and Azure Functions.

Speaker(s)

Convert your Full Trust Solutions to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
This is a walkthrough where we convert a common full trust solution to a SharePoint Framework solution. I will show you the general workflow for converting your full trust solutions to SPFx solutions. I show you the proper configuration for your development environment. We walk through building the SPFx solutions and deploying it to Office 365. Lots of DO’s and DON’Ts will be shared. I’ll show you some of my scars too. From this session forward, you will want to hone your skills in modern SharePoint and convert everything to SPFx solutions.
Attendee Takeaways:
1. Understand the why, the how, and what make up the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).
2. A demonstration where we take a common Full Trust Solutions and covert it to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in less than 1 hour.
3. I share lots of tips, DO’s and DON’Ts to save you hours and days of your life. Yes, you are welcome :)
Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 and SharePoint Online
Level: 200
Track: Power User, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
With the journey to the cloud, companies try to protect their data by adding additional layers of security. One of those security measurements that Office 365 provides is Data Loss Prevention or DLP. It was already available for quite some time in Exchange Online, but it also made its way into SharePoint Online. In this session, we are going to cover why and how to use DLP in Office 365 and SharePoint Online to prevent sensitive data from leaving the company. With DLP we are going to show how to add another layer of business security based on data-driven by business. Make your data more secure with Data Loss Prevention.
Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Take your Office 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!
Governance is Not An Option
Level: 100
Track: General, Content Manager, Power User, Business Value, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
 Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance…
· Not on top of the list right now
· Not in the budget
· We’ll get to it later
· Not really seeing the need…
 
I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets.  Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees.  Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on.  If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful?  In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
How did you find that?! Optimizing your content for search
Level: 100
Track: General, Business Value
This session will provide an overview of how search uses files and the metadata associated with them to create an index and why that matters to users. This session will also provide best practices for architecting and managing content so that they are more easily searchable (and findable) by users.
How to Survive THIS Conference Using OneNote
Level: 100
Track: General, Business Value, Office 365
Do you head home with your head spinning with all you've learned, professional opportunities or things you need to research more? Me too!!! I use OneNote to keep it all straight (and you might just get a pre-built OneNote notebook you can use to get started...shhhh)

Speaker(s)

Shari Oswald
SharePoint Content Specialist/Consultant
PowerUp Learning
How to use Office365 Sway in the Education System and in a Corporate Learning Environment?
Level: 100
Track:
An introduction to Office 365 Sway. Sway lets you easily create reports, newsletters, how-tos, presentations, stories and more. Take any ordinary document and instantly transform it into a highly engaging, visual and interactive Sway that is web-based and that you can easily share with your organization or the world. Add suggested photos and videos from various sources and interactive elements such as embedded charts, slide shows and polls. Then just sit back and let Sway's intelligent design engine put it all together in a style that works for you and looks great on any device. Join the session to learn more about Sway, what's new and upcoming, and how users are using Sway in their organizations to increase their readers’ engagement.
Integrating Office Online with SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft Office Online Server (OOS), formerly known as Office Web Applications (OWA), is documented
as an optional SharePoint component, but in reality it is a requirement to take full advantage of SharePoint's new features. Office Online Server provides a powerful punch to SharePoint by providing Excel Services, Search results document preview, Business Intelligence features, and the use of Durable Links functionality introduced in SharePoint Server 2016.

These browser-based services were once configured and managed as service applications in earlier versions of SharePoint, but are now configured and managed in a separate OOS farm which allows you to create a universal Office Online environment that can host multiple SharePoint farms, as well as communicate with Skype for Business and Exchange. The OOS farm allows users to create, share, and even edit content using browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

This session will discuss how to deploy, configure, and manage this critical Office Online Server farm.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
Intranets With Office 365: What You Need To Know
Level: 100
Track: Content Manager, Business Value, Office 365
There is a growing trend of organisations moving to “the cloud” to meet their intranet needs. While many organisations are running their Intranets “on premise”, many are considering entirely cloud-based solutions or running them on platforms like Office 365. What's more organizations are challenging the Intranet to be more of an interactive and engaging digital hub for their digital workplace than just a communication centric portal.

The top two questions for many companies is “should our intranet be built with Office 365?” and "how should we best leverage it with Office 365?"

In this session lets explore:
• The benefits Office 365 brings to an intranet...
• Where the issues and challenges will lie...
• When and how you may integrate Office 365 with your existing intranet and digital workplace today..

Speaker(s)

Kanwal Khipple
Founder & CEO, Office 365 MVP
2toLead
Journey to the Cloud
Level: 100
Track: General, Power User, Business Value, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Many folks hear "Cloud" and get scared. IT Pros and Developers can get scared because they don't know how Cloud Services work. Business Users hear Cloud and don't understand what it means to their capabilities to run the business. Compliance and Security Teams make assumptions about how they can do their job ensuring the business data is secure and meeting compliance. Come hear some basics of the Cloud from the perspective of people who have transitioned from traditional IT Operations and Server Huggers to Site Reliability Engineers running Enterprise solutions in the Cloud on Office 365 and Azure. We promise to keep the presentation brief so you can bring all of your questions to get answered.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
Keynote: Collaboration, Communication and Engagement in the Modern Workplace
Level: 100
Track: General
Join Dan Holme for the latest updates to the roadmap and vision for teamwork in Microsoft 365, and announcements from Ignite. You’ll learn how the integrated capabilities of Office 365, Windows and Enterprise Mobility & Security empower you, your teams, and your organization to achieve more. We’ll showcase how you can drive digital transformation with innovations in file collaboration, meetings, employee engagement, and leadership connection. And we’ll explore innovations across intranet portals, organizational news, document collaboration, lists and apps, and Microsoft Search.

Speaker(s)

Dan Holme
Director of Product Marketing, SharePoint & Yammer
IT Unity
Let's Create a Flow! Sending Alerts and Newsletters in an Hour
Level: 200
Track: Power User, Business Value, Office 365
Ever wondered what a practical and quick application for Flow could be? Looked at all the hooks that Flow has and thought, 'How do I use this with my data?' but thought it might take too much time?

Fear not, Cloud Adventurer! This session will walk you through a very quick but useful example of pushing out notifications for your current content to reach people where they work. You'll get a feel for Flow building, troubleshooting, webhooks, and some practical real-life examples of what Flow is doing to enable more collaboration.

Speaker(s)

Steve Tonkin
Lead SharePoint Consultant
Rightpoint
Managing Projects using Project Server or Project Online
Level: 100
Track: Business Value
Project Server / Project Online is a very robust tool for managing projects within SharePoint. The session covers provides a big picture of how a PMO (project management office) using project server/online. The session cover the following
1) Building and Publishing Project
2) Managing Resource Loads
3) Managing Project Documentation and Artifacts using Project Sites
4) Reporting and Custom Reports
5) Portfolio Management for project selection
Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud: Lessons Learned by Microsoft IT
Level: 200
Track: Content Manager, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Facing a SharePoint migration to Office 365 and don't know where to start? Dive in and grab the project by its horns with this session. Understand what the options for migrations are and how those options will impact their sites and users. Learn the possible migration paths and the capabilities of the Office 365 compared to your current environment. Focus is then moved to the technical how-to of performing migrations to Office 365. Learn the technical steps, highlight the "gotchas", and guide you through some of the best practices used by Microsoft IT.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
Migrating to SharePoint Online? What you need to do NOW to prepare!
Level: 100
Track: General, Content Manager, Power User, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Are you planning on migrating to the cloud for SharePoint services? In this session Adam will share experiences and best practices from the field on what you can do in SharePoint now to prepare for a smooth migration.

Speaker(s)

Adam Burden
Sr. SharePoint Architect and Trainer
JourneyTEAM
Modernizing SharePoint in a Million Easy Steps
Level: 200
Track: Business Value
Modern SharePoint is getting cooler by the day it seems. That's great for organizations starting from scratch, but what about orgs with older versions of SharePoint? You can't just lift and shift your content and hope for the best.

In this session, we will talk about everything it takes to modernize your SharePoint environment, such as:

- Performing technical and business discovery
- Analyzing, planning, and documenting your journey
- Engaging your users to speed up adoption
- Redesigning site architecture and implementing modern features to best fit your needs

If you want to start using modern features in SharePoint Online and aren't sure how to get there, this session is for you!
Next Level Forms with PowerApps
Level: 200
Track: Power User, Office 365
PowerApps is a powerful tool that allows you to create no-code business applications. In this session, we will go beyond the canned demos and explore the in's and out's of the tool. You'll learn about all of the newly released features and see real world examples of how you can use PowerApps in your business. I'll share tips and tricks that I've learned through my experience with PowerApps.

Speaker(s)

Power BI: From the Basics
Level: 100
Track:
BI: new of the buzz words that everyone is talking about but what is it? How can it be used to make a impact in my organization? How do I get started? In this session, we will talk about it and show you a live example in Office 365's SharePoint Online.
 
Objectives/Outcomes: In this session, participants will learn:
1. What is BI
2. What can I use it for
3. How to set up one (live example)

Speaker(s)

Nikkia Carter
WW Modern Workplace Tech Lead
Microsoft
See how Aramex International planned their Modern Workplace transformation and empowered their workforce across the world.
Level: 100
Track: General, Business Value, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Aramex is an international express, mail delivery and logistics services company with offices in 54 countries and more than 13000 employees. In 2017, they made the decision to move to Microsoft 365 as part of their digital transformation journey. Through this session you learn how they planned their modern workplace initiative to help employees work smarter, communicate and collaborate more effectively, and stay productive. Moreover, you will learn how they maximized the impact of first workers with Microsoft 365 F1, utilize Azure AD to enable SSO for SAP and SuccessFactors, and protect corporate data on mobile devices with Intune.

Speaker(s)

Ammar  Hasayen
Digital Transformation & Modern Workplace Director
Aramex International
SharePoint Migration Case Study - The good, the bad and the what the ......
Level: 100
Track:
Are you one of the companies the keeps using the outdated technology which hinges their work despite new platforms and solutions? This Case Study will walk you through Best Practices and lessons learned when Migrating from SharePoint 2010 to Office 365 SharePoint Online, Delve and OneDrive for Business using Sharegate.

The following items will be covered below:
-Why Migrate
-Understanding your environment
-Approach and Activities
-Migration Tool Selection
-Governance
-Migration Planning Phases
-Training and Adoption

Speaker(s)

Johnny Lopez
Office 365 & SharePoint Community Leader
SharePoint Online Developer's Toolset
Level: 100
Track:
The sessions describes a place of SharePoint in Modern Office 365 and Microsoft ecosystem.
It provides high-level overview of the building blocks that are available for a developer in SharePoint Online.

The session could be a great start of the day for developers as it doesn't dig into some specific topic but prepares the basement for future deep dives.

Speaker(s)

Alex Terentiev
SharePoint Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer
Sharepointalist Inc.
SharePoint wizardry for content management, archiving & retention
Level: 100
Track: General, Content Manager, Power User, Business Value
Are your muggles muddying up your servers and site storage with duplicate files, pictures from a 2008 staff party and files named "April" in folders called "Jane's stuff"? Learn how to most effectively destroy the 8th horcrux using out-of-the-box functionality in SharePoint brewed with bits of governance, content strategy and just a little help from SharePoint Designer to help automate processes. It's just like magic!
Stage-Based Workflows: Principles and Practices
Level: 200
Track: General, Power User, IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
The feature that most justifies Microsoft Flow Plan 2 is Business Process Flows; they're the Flow platform's implementation of stage/state machine logic. SharePoint Designer 2013 supports it, as do offerings by ISVs like WebCon and Nintex. This session will start by explaining how stage-based designs and processes work, move on to why they're often far better than classic sequential processes, and conclude with examples of how to build and run such solutions. It's the most useful workflow "secret" you can possibly learn.

Speaker(s)

Swinging with Sway, diving into Delve, going with the Flow. Toto, I don't think we're in SharePoint!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
With the very dynamic environment of cloud offerings, we'll take an opportunity to look at some of the applications in Office 365 that many organizations are making available to users. This will include many demonstrations and discussions about Sway, Flow, Planner, and how this interacts with the new SharePoint Homepage and Delve.

Speaker(s)

Taking on the Mission of Security and Compliance in O365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro/Developer, Office 365
Let's face it, dealing with security and compliance sometimes feels like you're on a never-ending journey with laws and regulations changing constantly. Protection of our personal data is something that we expect from companies, however many people don't even know where to get started. In this session we will walk thru examples of securing personal data, starting with using tags from Data Loss Prevention and Azure Information Protection and continuing thru setting up the proper policies in your organization. Security and compliance is a never-ending journey, but with the right tools and set up, it doesn’t need to be painful.
The Evolution of Content Management to Content Services
Level: 200
Track: Content Manager, Power User, IT Pro/Developer
Content management in SharePoint originated as a way to organize, find, and store files. In recent years, the addition of new capabilities to modern SharePoint sites, as well as the introduction of OneDrive and its set of features, provoked the evolution of content management into content services. In this session, we will provide a brief overview of classic content management before diving into the newer range of content services. We’ll examine time saving techniques, security and storage features, and improvements made to the search experience.

Speaker(s)

Theresa Eller
System Administrator III - SharePoint
IBERIABANK
Tips and Tricks Using Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: Business Value, Office 365
Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite of products but most organizations are barely scratching the surface. In this interactive session you'll get a complete overview of Microsoft Teams functionality, learn a number of productivity enhancers that will help your organization see value on Day 1, and walk away with an on-boarding strategy to ensure your long-term Teams success.

Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 suite of products but most organizations are barely scratching the surface. In this interactive session you'll get a complete overview of Microsoft Teams functionality, learn a number of productivity enhancers that will help your organization see value on Day 1, and walk away with an on-boarding strategy to ensure your long-term Teams success.

Speaker(s)

Jeff Willinger
Global Managing Director, Digital Workplace and Collaboration
Rightpoint
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
What's New in SharePoint 2019
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro/Developer
In this Session, i will give the overview of SharePoint 2019 which include
- Requirement ( hardware and Software)
- Configuration
- What's new
-Whats going away
- Migration
- Workflow Manager
- OOS
- Q & A
I think everyone will love it as this is newly release product. Having a lot of improvement from previous version.
By that Time, SharePoint 2019 Public preview already couple of months old and May be SP 2019 RTM released by then.

Speaker(s)

waqas sarwar
SharePoint Infrastructure engineer

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