Sessions

Cross-site Publishing; the most powerful underutilized SharePoint feature
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Sharing information across sites, site collections, even Web Apps has never been easier than it is with the use of Cross-site publishing. It’s easily configured, and provides current information to the user whenever they view the dynamically updated list. In this session, we are going to explore the configuration needed to use cross-site publishing. We will then configure the sites needed to quickly configure and implement cross-site publishing, by creating a content portal that author’s will use to manage content, and a separate publishing site collection that displays the content in the Search Query Web Part.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
Automate your day-to-day Office 365 management
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Office 365 consists out of a lot of different services. All these different services have their own needs when it comes to day-to-day management. In this session, we are going to discuss the different ways to manage these services and what opens you have to automate those basic tasks. In this session, we will be discussing Office 365 and Azure Active Directory PowerShell. We will be using real-life scenarios to show how you can automate all the Office 365 and related service through PowerShell. In-depth scenario-based examples on how to manage yours and your customers' Office 365 environment.
Check-in and Registration
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Check-in and registration for the event opens at 0800. Please use the elevator or stairs. The tables are broken out by the attendees last name.

Speaker(s)

SPS HNL Committee
Senior SharePoint Developer, Cybersecurity, Air Force Veteran
Leidos
Consulting - It Should Never Be A One and Done…Extending Your Team
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Focal Point Solution will be doing a drawing for a $100 give away during their session.

Focal Point Solutions provides end-to-end support for planning, building and optimizing your SharePoint implementation. However it should never stop there, as we become part of your team and learn more about the everyday company processes we are able to provide solutions to increase ROI. As new technology and versions emerge FPS will already be fully acclimated within your organization to provide a seamless integration or upgrade. In addition, FPS will help maintain your current SharePoint implementation(s) through managed services and routine maintenance.
Deep Dive into designing a SharePoint 2016 Physical Architecture
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, you will learn how to design your SharePoint Server 2016 Farm according to your business needs and Microsoft Best Practices.
Demystifying Sharepoint Migrations
Level: 200
Track: Business
Migrating to SharePoint is not complex. We make it complex by the choices we make. This discussion will show various techniques to make the migration easy. We will go from beginning to end of the process of migrating to SharePoint Online, starting with deciding what to migrate, the costs, to a light discussion about the technical possibilities. A decent level of SharePoint knowledge will be necessary for understanding this discussion.

Speaker(s)

Marc Newman
SharePoint Systems Developer
Bump To The Head Productions, LLC
Eliciting SharePoint Requirements – How to Uncover the Unknown
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
You ever feel caught between a rock in a hard place in trying to get users to give you SharePoint requirements you can develop but they insist they don’t understand the technology to begin to tell you the requirements?

Eliciting SharePoint Requirements from end users can be quite the challenge, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area of the business the users work in. This is further complicated with the favorite user question of “Well, what can SharePoint do?” Now you feel ready to step on your Microsoft platform and launch into a pitch of all the amazing features SharePoint has. In the mean time, your customer has left the room.

Eliciting SharePoint requirements is both an art and a science. In this session, Jamie will walk you through approaches that help you understand your customer faster so as to offer solutions (not tools or technology) that help to deliver value for them and their IT investment. She will show you some new approaches and techniques so that you can work WITH your customers to help them define solutions that deliver!

Speaker(s)

How to create an interactive Knowledge Base in SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Many organizations have a need for a knowledge base of information that can be easily accessed and regularly updated by a group of people. In this session I will show you how to quickly and easily set up an interactive Knowledge Base using any version of SharePoint.
Humans in Tech - How to Build Diversity Programs with Collaboration Tools
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Join Microsoft MVP and CMO, Heather Newman as she walks through real-world examples of community and collaboration based solutions for building diversity in the workplace, humans in tech. She will walk through a Yammer example, Microsoft Teams example and Microsoft planner example. This session will also give tips and tricks for building male & female allies as well as resources for humanizing the workplace.
Ignite Solutions Group - A Hawaii Company
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Ignite Solutions Group is a cloud technology and consulting services firm serving Honolulu businesses, non-profits, and education institutions.
Introduction to SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Level: 100
Track: Developer
This session is an introduction to SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the new framework for creating customizations for SharePoint using only client-side code.

We'll see a short introduction about the reasons why this framework was created and then how this framework work, the developer tools, programming languages and client-side frameworks that we can use for creating customizations like Web Parts and Extensions.
Key Note: Doing It Right…The SharePoint Way!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Through numerous years of eating, drinking and sleeping SharePoint I have come to realize that there is 1 thing that has never changed. That 1 thing is a question and the answer to that question is the most important thing in all of SharePoint. That question is "What direction should my organization be going and how do we get there?". The question or a very close form of that question is asked anytime something bad happens to the current environment or software, the current environment or software is up for renewal, new technology is introduced and last but not least, during yearly budget planning. Most companies will fall into one of the following categories:

· Current application is no longer suitable due to company growth, lack of functionality or
· Current application company that created & supported it no longer exists.
· Starting from scratch and SharePoint has been chosen now deciding which way to go and where to start?
· Currently utilizing SharePoint but not exactly the way Microsoft intended
· Need to upgrade to continue support


Regardless of the current situation your organization is in the end goal for all is success and success is measured by the usage of the application. Yes folks user adoption IS more important than being on time or under budget. Otherwise, what was the point of the entire project that I am sure took months and sometimes years to plan and implement. In this session I will take you through where to start, keys to choosing the right path for your organization and most importantly implement SharePoint in a way user adoption meets your goals and of course come in on time and on par with the budget. You will also receive some highlights from the recent North American SharePoint Conference in Vegas.

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Lessons Learned from Designing Award Winning Portals
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
No one has been using your employee portal and now you've been tasked with rebuilding it for success. Looking at this project you realize that you don't have sufficient time, budget or resources to deliver the portal successful. Are you wondering what you can do to convince more executives for more budget? Or perhaps, you'd like to be creative with what you have and still exceed expectations? If you've answered yes to both questions, this session is for you.

In this session, we'll go together on this journey on delivering a successful project. I'll be sharing some of my best practices from the field.

Features Covered
    We'll be going through the following:
    1. how to effectively build a business case on getting more budget, time and resources
    2. how to effectively trace requirements from discovery, documenting functionality, development to QA / UAT

Session Objectives
    In this session, you will learn...
    1. Change Management Best Practices
    2. Social Collaboration
    3. Training and Adoption Strategies
4. Requirement Gathering

Speaker(s)

Kanwal Khipple
Founder & CEO, Office 365 MVP
2toLead
Optimizing SQL Server for SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
A 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. 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 in SQL Server at both the instance and database level to improve the performance of SharePoint. 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.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
SharePoint Designer Custom Workflows: Making the Approval Process Dynamic
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
So you need to build a workflow that includes an approval process, but how do you make the approval process do what you need it to do?

"I added an approval process to my custom workflow, but I need to have multiple approvals."
"Why does my approval process return Approved or Completed when the user Rejects it?"
"How do I run an approval process for multiple users to approve but require all of them to approve/reject it?"
"What is the difference between serial and parallel approvals?"
"How do groups work with the approval process?"
"How do I change the text and links at the bottom of the task email?"

During this session, we'll talk through some of these scenarios and questions and demo how to interact with the actual SharePoint workflow steps to make it do what you want it to do. This session will be high level enough for business users who are already familiar with using SharePoint Designer to create custom workflows, but will also include enough logic and "code" to interest the SharePoint developer who is asked to create workflows for the business.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Migration - A Microsoft perspective
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Henry is happy to share his experiences with SharePoint migrations based upon his experiences with Microsoft public sector and commercial customers worldwide. An high-level overview of Office 365 and SharePoint Online migrations will be provided to help customers better understand what is involved followed by time for open forum discussions and general Q&A.

Speaker(s)

Henry Lau
Microsoft
SharePoint Speakers Panel - An Open Discussion of SharePoint Best Practices
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Our panel discussion is a live discussion about SharePoint amongst a selected group of panelists who are experts in our field, all of whom share differing perspectives in front of a large audience.

The panel, our speakers who are experts and practitioners in the field, shares facts, offers opinions and responds to audience questions either through questions curated by the moderator or taken from the audience directly.

The panel is NOT:
-A set of presentations, one after another. The panel allows for a brief introduction and then discussion among the panelists and audience.
-A one-on-one interview with each panelist. There is interplay among the panelists.
-Just Q&A from the audience.

Speaker(s)

SPS HNL Committee
Senior SharePoint Developer, Cybersecurity, Air Force Veteran
Leidos
Some Quick Wins to Jump Start Your SharePoint Implementation
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users.  Better well known as User Adoption!!  However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor!  Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization.  In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint (O365 & OnPrem) environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented.
· Promoted Links
· Corporate Directory
· Global Navigation
· Collaboration
· Search
· Automation
· Social
· Dashboards

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
The future of designing collaboration experiences
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Imagine a future where silo'd departments and legacy processes don’t stand in our way. Today’s collaboration needs go from complex collaboration portals to simple innovation hubs and most importantly need to work for our devices. Designing portals to enable a new kind of collaboration and communication is an absolute necessity today.
For the past couple years, I’ve had the opportunity to study how successful teams collaborate and have helped to transform the way teams work and collaborate together. In this session, I'll share what I’ve learned about making effective cross-discipline collaboration possible, and leave you with actionable approaches you can use to unite your team's communication and collaboration needs.

IN THIS SESSION YOU’LL HEAR:
    • Why cross-discipline collaboration is essential to future-ready digital design, and how you can play a key role in creating the cross-departmental teams to enable innovation
    • Real-life industry examples of what it takes to make effective collaboration possible
    • Practical techniques you can use to bridge silos, increase productivity, and deliver better outcomes for your teams

Speaker(s)

Kanwal Khipple
Founder & CEO, Office 365 MVP
2toLead

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