Sessions

4 Strategic Must Dos for Business Users to build an Intelligent Search and Intranet.
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This session will help non-developers and those new to SharePoint to understand how search works and how they can take advantage of best practices to get the most out of your out of the box SharePoint search and intranet investment. In addition, we will provide the core 4 concepts on what you need to know to make search intelligent. Lastly, we will provide a layman’s introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with a demonstration of Microsoft’s new darling “Cognitive Services”. This session should provide an excellent blue print on how to build a next generation dynamic and personalized search and intranet platform for both non-coders and developers alike.
App Modernization the Right Way
Level: 100
Track: Business
By now, everyone is aware of the need to modernize their apps to take advantage of the new technology that has sprouted over the past few years. The main question now, is how? Come listen to TSI's senior application developers discuss the different ways of modernizing applications with today's technology and when to choose which of the methods to most effectively and efficiently modernize your applications.

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Automate Processes for Every Department in an Organization Using Flow
Level: 100
Track:
Microsoft Flow is a cloud based business process management service that can be used with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online and connect to many other services. This session will walk through practical examples on how Flow can be used to automate processes in every department of an organization by connecting to Office 365 Business and Business Premium services. The basics of Flow will be discussed along with demonstrations.
Creating a knowledge community across your organization.
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Inner organization communication is the source of your company knowledge. During this session, we will talk about Knowledge Management and particularly how to capitalize on all your organizational content.


By the end of this workshop you will learn:
1. Successful approaches to improve user engagement
2. Strategies for content organization and findability
3. Top knowledge management challenges and how to overcome them

Speaker(s)

Johnny Lopez
Office 365 & SharePoint Community Leader
Do This, Not That (and Why) for SharePoint End User Adoption
Level: 100
Track: Business
Are you tired of hearing the same tired story of get executive support for your SharePoint adoption with no guidance on how to do that? Are you tired of talks that tell you all the things that you should be doing? Instead of looking at the things that you should be doing, we’ll look at the things that you should stop doing. We’ll talk about what doesn’t work and why. We’ll show you how you can change what you’re doing and get better results – not increase what you’re doing.
Getting Started with the SharePoint Framework
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 that you need to understand. Bring your laptop and we’ll help you get a development environment setup. You’ll leave this session knowing not only what the SharePoint Framework is, what it can do, and when to use it - but you’ll be ready to start experimenting immediately!

Speaker(s)

Chris Kent
Office 365 Practice Lead
DMI
Matt Jimison
Director, Platform Solutions
DMI
Hub Sites - The Newest Addition to Your SharePoint Intranet
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Learn how hub sites fit into your SharePoint intranet. Modern communication sites and team sites are the building blocks that you're familiar with. Hub sites bring these together and allow you to organize them the way your company is organized.

Consistent navigation across all of your sites, scoped search, and an "out of the box" integration with news and activities make building a more capable intranet easier than ever.

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Joe Baeza
Customer Success Manager - Modern Workplace
Microsoft
Improving DevOps using Microsoft's Business Productivity Tools and more
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has long been one of the favourite tools for managing everything related to development. DevOps has increased the needs for other tools to streamline the communication and collaboration between product management, software development, operations, and clients.

This session will provide you with real-life examples on how some of the latest technologies introduced by Microsoft, including Teams, Forms, Flow, and PowerApps fit into the DevOps picture. We will look at the specific benefits that each of these tools provides to the overall process to help enhance the way we automate and monitor the process of software integration, testing, deployment, and product release.

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Intelligent SharePoint Search
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Providing the keyes to unlock your your organization knowledge using Bayes theorem and Neutral Net Technologies

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Introduction to PowerApps
Level: 100
Track:
This session is aimed at decision makers, users / super user and has for objective to demonstrate the value and the functionalities offered by Power Apps.

In this session, the attendees will be exposed to the challenges posed by the "digital transformation" in organizations as well as some of the tools offered by Microsoft to address these challenges such as PowerApps.

After attending this session, participants will be able to better understand why and how to use PowerApps to create and publish business applications.

Topics include: Digital transformation of businesses, introduction to PowerApps, creation and publication of basic application.

Speaker(s)

Luc Labelle
Founder and Consultant (SharePoint / Office 365)
Kabesa
Introduction to SharePoint PnP PowerShell
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint Practices and Patterns (PnP) is a community driven initiative that provides PowerShell cmdlets for many uses, most commonly provisioning. It can be used with SharePoint Online or SharePoint on-premises (2016 and 2013). In this introductory session, we'll review the requirements and installation steps for SharePoint PnP PowerShell Online, learn how to extract the site template from a Publishing site, create a new subsite, and apply the site template. We’ll wrap up with some tips for troubleshooting errors and modifying the template XML file.

Speaker(s)

Theresa Eller
System Administrator III - SharePoint
IBERIABANK
Learning to go with the Flow
Documents:
Level: 100
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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Let's continue to Sway your audience
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
A version of this session was presented at SPS NYC 2017 on 28 Jul. The New England session would continue with tips and techniques on Sway.

Microsoft introduced Sway as a preview on Halloween 2014 and officially launched it for general release in 2015. In simple terms, Sway provides an innovative way to present your ideas, thoughts, and even results. Think of Sway as PowerPoint on steroids! Whether you want to promote your company, product or project to an audience of ten or thousands, this session can provide the foundation on how to do that using Sway. Tips, techniques and some real world examples will be presented so that you can leave the session ready to create and broadcast your own Sway newsletter! Are you ready to Sway?
Leverage the Microsoft Graph to Manage Your Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
As more and more organizations migrate to Office 365 and Azure AD, administration patterns and practices are changing ever rapidly in these services. This session will be an introduction to the Microsoft Graph for administrator and developers alike. We will cover the Microsoft Graph and some real world scenarios where utilizing the Graph is more efficient than other options. By the end of this session the audience will have a solid foundation for the Graph, and some demos for real world business applications using the Graph.

Speaker(s)

Louis Simonetti
Technology Architect Delievery Senior Analyst
Accenture
Microsoft Teams – Bots in your Workspace
Level: 200
Track: Developer
“Will Bots kill the intranet?” With every new technology comes a good deal of hyperbole, and AI/Bots are certainly getting more than their fair share. Join me as I discuss how impactful Bots can be to your workspace, see how a Bot inside Microsoft Teams has made my day more productive and then we’ll get our hands dirty and walk through creating a simple Bot!

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Jesse Murray
VP & Managing Director, Detroit
Rightpoint
Microsoft Teams integration with SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Planner
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Teams is a persistant chat based workspace in Office 365. It allows team members to have access to people, conversations, files etc. This session is for users who would be interested knowing innner details on how MS Teams work with Office 365 Groups, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Planner. In this session you will learn things to consider and plan before creating your first team with the demos on how Teams work with OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and Planner. This session will also cover Office 365 Groups consideration when creating new MS Teams.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Power BI, the New Cool Kid on the Block
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Business Intelligence has come a long way and Microsoft has made it even cooler and easier with the integration of Power BI. Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that enables the ability to connect users to a broad range of data through dashboards, interactive reports, and visualizations that bring data to life. Power BI is capable of creating quick insights from a excel spreadsheets, cloud-based data, and on-premises hybrid data. This session will cover an overview of Power BI as well as demonstrate the features of Power BI Desktop to build cool, interactive reports for your business.

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Christina Wheeler
SharePoint Trainer & Consultant
Independent
Protecting your Content: Demystifying Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Keeping content safe has always been a challenge in SharePoint. Many companies are afraid to decentralize security administration for fear that confidential material will inadvertently get into the wrong hands. But centralizing security can slow down the pace of information sharing in your organization while users wait for security permissions to be approved. Even if security administration is controlled that still doesn't guarantee that someone won't save the wrong kind of information in the wrong place and share it with the wrong people. The New Compliance Center in SharePoint lets you create Data Loss Prevention (DLP) queries and policies that can be used to identify and protect sharing of documents that contain sensitive information in both SharePoint and OneDrive. This functionality is available both on-premises and in Office 365. In this talk we'll explore the following topics:
- What is a DLP Policy
- What common DLP templates are available in SharePoint
- How can DLP templates be used in queries to identify sensitive content
- How can DLP Policies be used to inform users and prevent sharing of sensitive content
- How can I create custom DLP Templates, Queries, and Policies
- How is DLP different in SharePoint 2016 and Office 365
The SharePoint Business Analyst
Level: 100
Track: Business
The session for the SharePoint guy or gal who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else in the world of SharePoint. You may work with end users, manage sites, help others or meet with users discussing their business needs and documenting how to build a SharePoint project that fulfills their needs. Perhaps you have to test, assist others with figuring out what they want from SharePoint or help manage a project move along and coordinate everything happening among all stakeholders. Requirements, improvements, architecting, possibilities, UAT, support, governance, security, basic administration, support and power-user development all seem to fall into this new "job title" that is one step short of a "SharePoint jack of all trades". After working with SharePoint for over 10 years, I am happy to share a remarkable accumulation of tips that will give you a jump start in making every project SharePoint project or site you work on a success.
Your Road to Modern Communication Sites
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Modern Communication sites are the future of publishing capabilities in SharePoint. In this session, we will review the new capabilities with you. Come learn how new SharePoint Framework web parts work, canvases, and how to leverage the new layouts to successfully communicate with your teams throughout your organization.

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