Sessions

KU's Road to Office365: Lessons Learned and Questions No One Asked
Level: 100
Track: Business
An exploration of why we often end up with solutions we weren't even looking for, and why that isn't always a bad thing.
Add Power to the PowerApp Help Desk Template using SharePoint & Flow
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Extend the Help Desk PowerApp Template
Use SharePoint to store help desk ticket information
Use Flow to drive the workflow process for Approvals
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.
Bring your organization with you
Level: 100
Track: Business
You've decided that Office 365 is the best solution for your business....but now you have to convince your users! In this session, you'll learn how to introduce Office 365 so that your users are ready to adopt. In this session, we'll talk about: - Change management best practices
- How company culture needs to influence your plans
- When to ask and when to tell

Speaker(s)

Tara Litzenberger
Source Code Communication
Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in choosing to build an intranet with SharePoint. We'll discuss avoiding File Dump 2.0 by exploring best practices in internal communications and collaboration via intranets, rethinking forms and minimizing busy work by utilizing automation capabilities in SPD workflows and Microsoft Flow and designing intuitive navigation.

Speaker(s)

Get Data: A Hands On Introduction to Get Data in Excel 2016 and Power BI
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Excel's Get Data button on the Data tab opens a powerful tool called Power Query. Power Query enables users to create queries using buttons and a ribbon. Data sources include Excel, CSV, web, SharePoint, Salesforce, SQL, ODATA, and much more. While easy to begin using, Power Query also has powerful depth for those who use it over time. Power Query is available in Excel 2016 (although it's been there in some form since Excel 2010). It's also used in Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular, and most recently, Microsoft Flow.
Get started with Microsoft Whiteboard: A new way to create and collaborate in the cloud
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsoft Whiteboard is a free-form, intelligent canvas where your team can ideate, iterate, and work together in person or remotely, across multiple devices. Come find out how to get started with Whiteboard, and how best to use it to enhance teamwork in your organization.

Speaker(s)

Getting Started with SharePoint Column and View Formatting
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
You've probably heard about the new column and view formatting capability released for modern SharePoint lists. In this session, we will go over the basic concepts, possibilities and current limitations of the functionality.

Speaker(s)

HANDS-ON O365 Immersion Experience
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
ring Your Own Computer and join our dynamic Immersion Experience Facilitator in this HANDS-ON session where you have the opportunity to explore the amazing tools you've learned about at this conference!
Each session is a little different because YOU decide what we get to explore. From Outlook to OneDrive to Microsoft Flow, kick the tires on some familiar products as we find solutions to your business challenges.
How to build Intranet in 5 days in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Learn more about Titan – intranet in the box. Learn how you can get multi lingual cloud hosted intranet delivered for your enterprise in < 5 days. Intranet is all about employee engagement and collaboration and it is important that employees find it relevant when they must access some information. TITAN enhances seamless communication between all internal and external users including your desk-less staff.
Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud: Lessons Learned by Microsoft IT
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
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
Modern SharePoint Capabilities - Site Designs/Templates, Modern Pages,Lists,Libraries
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Modern SharePoint Capabilities and how they compare vs their classic counterpart :-
Modern Site Designs
Modern Site Themes
Modern Pages
Modern Lists and Libraries
Next Level Forms with PowerApps
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
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 and Dashboards 101
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Are you really curious about Power BI Dashboards, but you are scared that you won’t understand any of the words? This is the session for you! During our short time together, I will define some basic terms and best practices in Data Analysis, provide a quick demo of Power BI, and show what it takes to create a few simple reports and dashboards.
What Will You Learn?
•    How to ask the right questions
•    How to quickly get and model data
•    How to design easy reports and dashboards
Protecting your Office 365 Data with Microsoft Information Protection
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
When your information is available in the Cloud, people want to take additional measures to keep their data safe and secure. At the same time, one of the biggest advantages of Cloud Services, is a huge platform for collaboration. With Microsoft Information Protection, we can combine both advantages. Office 365, RMS and Azure Information Protection combined allows a secure platform for collaboration, without compromising the need for security. In this session we will cover the implementation and integration of Microsoft Information Protection with Office 365. We will also discuss the impact of RMS, Azure Information Protection outside the Microsoft ecosystem.
Quick and Easy Business Apps with PowerApps and Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
As we move to the cloud with Azure and Office 365, the world of SharePoint development has changed. No longer are developers using server-side or Sandbox solutions on the servers. Instead, they are building cloud apps that either run on other providers like Azure or AWS or the apps run on the client-side, in your browser. What are Power Users supposed to do? Thanks to new systems like Flow and PowerApps, many systems that users relied on developers to create are now being built by power users themselves. We will actually go through some simple apps and workflows in PowerApps and Flow.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
Security in Office 365, Plan, Do, Check, Act, Repeat
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
When your information is available in the Cloud, people want to know if their data is safe and secure. Microsoft does already a really good job in making sure that the data in their datacenter is as secure as it can be, but in this session, we will discuss what can YOU do. Securing your data in Office 365 can be done in so many different ways, that sometimes it is easy to get lost in the process. In this session, we are going to cover the different options you have in Office 365 to secure and protect your data and provide you with best practices on how to implement these in your organization. We will use the security score within Office 365 to guide us to implement an Office 365 tenant as securely as possible without compromising collaboration and end-user efficiency.
Simplifying your World with Microsoft Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
I will be demonstrating a portfolio of Microsoft Flow Connectors that you can use to simplify your daily tasks, transfer data between applications and send out event driven notifications. The Flows that will be demonstrated will connect to a wide variety of applications such as SharePoint, Outlook, Dynamics 365, Excel, One Note and OneDrive.

During the presentation I will walk you through how to create a Flow Button, the design, triggers, input, actions and output.

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Solving Template Sprawl...Using Content Types and Metadata to User-Proof Your Documentation
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Does this sound familiar? You need to create a new document for a client, so you take one from the last document and edit it for the new client...hoping you remembered to remove and update all the old information? Yep, it happens everyday. Maybe that template has been updated in the meantime, and now you are utilizing outdated information. Thankfully, SharePoint can help you solve that problem.

In this session I will show you how to create a portal with standardized documentation templates that are accessible directly from your SharePoint libraries...no more guess work!
Some Quick Wins to Jump Start Your SharePoint Implementation
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
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
Stage-Based Workflows: Principles and Practices
Level: 200
Track: Developer, Business
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)

Mike Fitzmaurice
Chief Technology Officer
skybow
The New and Improved Way of Modernizing Your Workforce
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
For the last many years, the transition into the Cloud has been a hot topic within the industry. Initially with BPOS, later with Office 365 Microsoft has been very successful in convincing people and organizations to make that mind shift from an on-premises situation to a full adoption of the Cloud. However, almost 10 years later we still see that a lot of organization haven’t fully embraced the different aspects and possibilities of the Cloud. One of the biggest reasons is that organizations have one or multiple legacy systems or line of business applications that are difficult to transform in a fully cloud based model. Organizations worry about end-user disruption, data loss, efficiency loss, etc. This fear is mainly fueled by a very archaic way of Cloud onboarding and adoption. The majority of the ‘workforce modernization’ projects consist out of a lift and shift approach and that is exactly where the root of the problem lays. In this session, we will identify and address why organizations choose to deal with an old system vs moving into the Cloud, how we can overcome these roadblocks and most importantly how a total new way of Cloud onboarding and migration can help you modernize your workforce without any disruptions to your end-users in their day-to-day life
The Top 5 Coolest Features You Should be Using in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
The good news is....Office 365 evolves on a daily basis...The bad news is...Office 365 evolves on a daily basis! How do you keep up with it all? Let me show you the top 5 coolest features in Office 365 that you should be using in Office 365!
Workflow Best Practices: Product-Independent Project and Design Advice
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
It doesn’t matter if you use SharePoint Designer, Flow, Logic Apps, Nintex, WEBCON, K2, or anything else: several truths are common to how to design processes, how to measure them, and more. Of particular importance is remembering that it's the process that informs what data is needed and what users need to see/do. Data-centric and process-centric apps each have their places, but process apps are different, and this session will clarify how and why. This session will pack as much advice as possible to the allotted time to give you take-away advice on how to succeed in process automation.

Speaker(s)

Mike Fitzmaurice
Chief Technology Officer
skybow

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