Sessions

Accelerate Your Modern Workplace Success with Microsoft 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Microsoft is on a mission to help organizations modernize. Government and enterprises need to upgrade legacy infrastructure while reducing costs and shrinking data center footprints. Using cloud based collaboration services and productivity applications, you can enable seamless communication and let users work the ways that they want in the cloud or in a hybrid environment – without sacrificing security!

Join AvePoint CMO and Microsoft Regional Director & MVP, Dux Raymond Sy for an interactive keynote on how you can accelerate Your modern workplace success with Microsoft 365

Speaker(s)

Dux Raymond Sy
Chief Technology Officer
AvePoint
Advanced PowerShell for Office 365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
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.
Build your own SharePoint Chatbot using PowerApps and QnA
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Chatbots are gaining popularity globally and now thanks to Microsoft QnA and PowerApps, Chatbots can be built without any code! In this session we'll look at how a Chatbot can be used as either your 1st level support or a more interactive FAQ that runs on SharePoint.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Architect | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Building a Request Management System in SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
SharePoint and Office 365 offer the promise of automating standard business processes. But how do you actually do it? Just creating a Site with lists, libraries, and a few workflows does not make an application. In this session, we will delve into what it takes to make a successful application in SharePoint and Office 365, using Crow Canyon Software’s Three Pillars of Application Design as a guide. We will look at a “request management” system as an example and see what components and configurations are needed for the application to work well – that is, to streamline the workflows while engaging users and providing insights to management for further improvement of business processes.
Business Process Automation for SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Business Process Automation is the automation of everyday business processes beyond conventional data management. BPA focuses on “run the business” activities rather than "measure the business" and often deals with task-based, event-driven, core processes for day-to-day productivity.

In this session, we will discuss how to create business solutions using SharePoint. Using real-world examples, we will demonstrate how non-developers can design business solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s organizations. You will also learn how to maximize your organization’s investment in SharePoint by exploring the many BPA features available out-of-the-box.

Topics include:
Workflow with Flow and SharePoint Designer
Forms with PowerApps
Content Types
Web Page Design

Speaker(s)

Care to share? How to Incorporate Power BI content into Office 365 / Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
With the amazing amount of new Microsoft functionality that we've gotten over the last two years, we are seeing user challenges in finding the right information when they need it. Join me as I walk you through how to incorporate Power BI reports into Office 365 sites as well as how to incorporate that same information into your Teams channel. We'll also discuss aspects for sharing such as licensing, security, external users and more.
Citizen developer tools are not just for citizen developers!
Level: 200
Track: Developer
So, the citizen developers have all the cool tools, and those that actually code for a living are left with legacy stuff? Not so fast! The same tools that Microsoft is targeting for citizen developers make development easier, faster and cheaper for everyone!

This session combines tools such as Flow, Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Functions with some actual simple development work to provide highly customized, Machine Learning powered analysis workflow for the newly baked Modern Team Sites in SharePoint Online. This demo-heavy session will look at real business scenarios, and how we can solve them using citizen developer tools and some code (Because we’re developers after all, right?)

After this session you'll know how to create rich and customized business automation processes that use the latest tools offered to us by Microsoft.

Speaker(s)

Convert your Full Trust Solutions to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in 1 hour
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This is a live walkthrough where we convert a common full trust solution to a SharePoint Framework solution. May the demo Gods be kind to me. Really, we will do it. Does not cover all possible scenarios, but 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 live 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 :)
Create an End User Adoption Strategy
Level: 100
Track: Business
We all know that End User Adoption is an important area of focus in your Office 365 project.

In this session, we will take a closer look at the End User Adoption workstream on an Office 365 project, and the associated roles, responsibilities, and tasks for the project plan. We will also review case studies to demonstrate how these differ based on the size of the project and the specific needs of the organization.

You’ll walk away from this session with a tactical formula you can follow to create your end user adoption strategy and templates to support the process.

Speaker(s)

How to Succeed at managing the shift from on-premises to the cloud with Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Life in Office 365 isn't just about SharePoint, Exchange, or any of the other individual applications - O365 applications are now interwoven and interconnected rings and as a result, changing the way people work. Users want, and need, to interact with Office 365 as an extension of their desktop. IT departments have made significant investments into the O365 platform and need to ensure users are fully adopting the platform in order to realize a return on investment and are demanding organizational change management (OCM) be a significant part of the migration process. This session will guide you through a few of the key tehnical highlights which help you manage the shift to O365 while focusing on increasing adoption.

Speaker(s)

Suzanne George
Chief Architect - SharePoint / O365
Cognizant
Increasing Project Efficiency using Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: 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
Information protection in Office 365 for GDPR
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Learn beyond overview slides for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This session dives into the actual work of finding personally identifiable data in Office 365, classifying it, protecting it, and monitoring for breaches. I’ll show you how to work with sensitive data types, KQL, and custom data types as you use Content Search to discover data. Then learn how to automatically apply Office labels, create data loss prevention rules and other protections, and monitor for breaches using Cloud App Security and other reporting tools.

Speaker(s)

Introduction to Azure Web Applications for Office and SharePoint Developers
Level: 100
Track: Developer
The Azure platform offers many opportunities for developers to build robust, cloud-first applications that integrate directly with Office 365. Learn how to leverage the power of the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to create solutions with fully-integrated single sign-on and authorization. Discover tips and tricks for rapidly building, deploying and managing Azure solutions, along with techniques for leveraging the Office 365 API’s from your cloud applications.
Learning to go with the Microsoft Flow
Documents:
Level: 200
Track:
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. A special focus will be given to SharePoint flows such as list manipulation and approvals. Come learn about one of the new and excited products in the Microsoft Suite.

Speaker(s)

Leveling Up: Choosing your Client-side Inventory
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Welcome, adventurer! You have entered the perilous realm of Client-side Development. There are many dangers including bugs, API updates with breaking changes, and, the most dreaded of all, irate clients! Before you embark on your quest, you must prepare yourself with the tools to help you survive the hazardous trials ahead. This tome of knowledge will help you chose the right skills to succeed. It will cover several options across the various types of libraries and tools: testing, SPA, UI/UX, build, and more.

Speaker(s)

Make your Intranet go from Good To Great
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Imagine spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your company intranet portal only to realize that people really don't like it, don't spend much time in it and avoid it as much as possible. It could be because your corporate intranet, while having lots of information, just doesn't function well for the general population. In this session, we will talk through examples of different company intranets, built using SharePoint and what makes them transform and make the leap from good to great. Use those examples and little things to make your intranet a place of interest and collaboration that help to connect people in the workplace.
Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. 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 Teams Architecture & Administration
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Teams is being coined the “one app to rule them all” because it provides a platform for people to work together, hold conversations and meetings, share content, and even work on other apps right within the Teams app. The benefits of Teams are great; however,

As an administrator, your responsibilities have just grown into a new realm of management and understanding. In this session, we will explore specific items that apply to the administrator job role including how it is built, management, troubleshooting, governance, missing management features, automation with PowerShell, compliance, security and much more.
Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, SharePoint, Yammer...What Should I Use, and When?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
For today's fast-paced, mobile-driven, and globally dispersed workplace, Microsoft offers tons of great ways to effectively communicate and collaborate. But which tools are right for your organisation? Solutions like Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups, Yammer, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow all offer something unique to your business. In this interactive session, you will gain practical guidance on finding the right tools to facilitate efficient communications and collaboration both inside and outside the walls of your organisation. We’ll also explain how to drive adoption and keep your chosen solution under control. Get ready to walk away with the ability to chart a productive and pragmatic collaboration approach that delivers immediate and lasting value to your modern workplace.

Speaker(s)

Dux Raymond Sy
Chief Technology Officer
AvePoint
Secrets of the Fire Swamp - SharePoint Framework Development Simplified
Level: 100
Track: Developer
TypeScript, NodeJS, Gulp, Yoeman....Inconceivable!!! In this session we will reveal how you can develop Modern Experience SharePoint Framework Web Parts and Extensions with a simplified approach using only JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Additionally, use the same methodology for development of Content Query and Content Search and future proof your Web Parts. No TypeScript or any other Framework experience required. Before you know it, you'll have SharePoint saying, 'As You Wish.....'

Speaker(s)

SharePoint 2016 Migrations and You - The 15 Things to Consider
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Congratulations on taking your first steps on moving to SharePoint 2016 and beyond. The journey can be grueling with lots of unexpected pitfalls. From a business management and architecture planning perspective, there are a lot of things to consider before moving forward with your migration.

Join me as I discuss things to consider when migrating to SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online or both. I will talk about 15 things to consider when planning your migration and I will also give real world examples that I experienced during my own migration project at United Airlines. I will also point you to several resources that can help you be successful when you are ready to start your migration project.

Speaker(s)

Rick Garcia
Project Manager
SharePoint Online Modern sites – the core to Teams, Office 365 Groups, Communication portals, and the intranet in your pocket
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
SharePoint Online Modern sites – the core to Teams, Office 365 Groups, Communication portals, and the intranet in your pocket

Speaker(s)

Technology Solutions Professional - Modern Collaboration
Microsoft
The Power of BI: A guided tour of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence tooling
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Having trouble keeping up with all of the changes in the BI space around SharePoint & Office 365? Feel like every time you think you understand what is going on Microsoft pivots (pun intended) yet again? You are not alone.
Now is the time to change all of that. Microsoft is investing heavily in how to make BI more efficient, repeatable, and with outputs that will make executives squeal with delight. From Excel to Power BI, the tooling is evolving so quickly that it takes real effort to keep up.

Join Rackspace Microsoft MVP, Jason Himmelstein, for a journey through the Microsoft story around BI and how the latest changes are making it all more cohesive & something worth investing your time (and money) into. He will cover Power BI, what changes as a result of SQL Server 2017 for SharePoint, the Excel story, and help you understand the integration story with Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Working On The Go With Microsoft
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Increasingly we do our work on the go using mobile devices such as tablets and phones. It used to be that support for Microsoft was weak unless you were on a Windows Phone, but those days are long over. There are dozens of personal and business productivity apps for iOS and Android available now and this session will take a look at them. From the simple ones like Outlook, the Office Suite, and the Office 365 suite like the O365 Admin app, Delve, Groups, and Teams; to the less common ones like Sway, PowerApps, Authenticator, and then to the personal apps like OfficeLens, Cortana, and Translator.

This session will provide an overview of the top apps for iOS and Android and show some examples of how they can be used in your daily work and personal life to empower you, and your users, to get more done on your own pace.

Speaker(s)

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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