Sessions

10 Ways SharePoint Online Will Benefit Your Intranet
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
While many companies have already initiated transformation around their products and customers, that same level of transformation is often not happening around employees. Yet increasing employee productivity can come with an enormous ROI, by streamlining collaboration, reducing the amount of time employees search for content, eliminating manual tasks, and creating faster decision-making that leads to more agile employees and companies.

Join us at SharePoint Saturday to discover how you can build a Digital Workspace for your employees by utilizing Office 365 and SharePoint Online to take your Intranet to the next level. By moving to the cloud, we’ll cover how your organization can start delivering more value at an even lower cost. Whether you’re considering a full migration to SharePoint Online or looking at a hybrid scenario, this session will help you envision an even more powerful Intranet for your company.

Key Takeaways:

Keep your team connected – Access your Intranet from any location and any device, with the ability to also include external parties. Keep information at the fingertips of your employees

Embrace an Agile Environment – Capitalize on regularly scheduled enhancements to the platform, as well as powerful development capabilities, such as the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Graph API, PowerApps, and Flow

Safe and Secure – Discover how SharePoint Online meets security and compliance requirements in even the most demanding environments, while also providing a high level of reliability

Speaker(s)

Matt Jimison
Director, Platform Solutions
DMI
Chris Kent
SharePoint Practice Lead
DMI
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Azure Active Directory
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
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
Senior Systems Consultant
Now Micro
Best Practices for Business Process Automation
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
People who work with them every day often describe traditional workflow designs as linear, static and sequential. And while those terms are accurate, they also indicate the inherent flaws in traditional workflow design – especially as it relates to today’s fast-moving digital business environment.
This session will cover the best practices for workflow design that will give you the agility to react, scale and adapt when your business needs (and their associated processes) change.
Building Re-usable SharePoint Framework Components
Level: 200
Track: Developer
In this session we will walk through building a re-usable component for SharePoint online. From web part properties to making the most of what the framework gives us. This will be an information packed session with downloadable examples afterwards.

Speaker(s)

Business Intelligence with SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Learn different ways how companies are leveraging SharePoint/or SharePoint Online as a data visualization hub for presenting data in more meaningful ways than ever. with quick walk-through on BI and insights journey since SharePoint 2003 days and how modern office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI etc. became a compelling replacement to expensive alterative options available in the market. If you are at the crossroads and are looking to evaluate SharePoint BI solution for building and presenting solutions to your end users - this session is for you. All your queries related to different options will be answered in this session.
Hidden Gems in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Office 365 is Microsoft’s innovation laboratory and new features are rolling out all the time. When you implement Office 365 you also get exciting new features that combine features from Exchange, SharePoint and other workloads.

This session will cover some of the hidden features and show you how your organization can leverage them to become more productive. Whether it is Office 365 Groups, Flow and Power Apps, or co-authoring in Office Online and Desktop, after attending this session you will be the power user that everyone looks to for help.

Speaker(s)

Intro to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in SharePoint\Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Everywhere your data exists, moves or is shared, we need to protect it. With data loss prevention (DLP) policies in SharePoint Server 2016 and Office365, you can identify, monitor, and automatically protect sensitive information across your site collections. Come to this session to learn the basics of DLP and how you can start better protecting your data.
Let Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer Workflows Do the Work
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Your team members would appreciate getting some time back. Give it to them in ten minute increments here, thirty minutes there by using Microsoft Flow and SharePoint Designer to build them thoughtful workflows that range from simple one-steppers to more complex and conditional multi-stagers, even across site collections. We'll cover specific HR and Accounting scenarios in this session based on real-case experience at KU Libraries, including automation of some onboarding and off-boarding processes, simple automated management of otherwise complex item-level permissions, travel plan submission and approval, receipt submission and reimbursement tracking and more all through utilizing workflows to save you and your colleagues time.
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we will talk about bring your SQL and other line of business data into SharePoint so that users can get access to large data, archived system data, and data from systems where the client license fees for those systems are to expensive to license for every client. We will work through a full stack demo that you will be able to download after the session as well as screencasts of the more complex parts of setting up external data with SharePoint. We will also see the power of search display templates in making the external data more consumable to the end user.

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 actually 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 thru examples of different company intranets build 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.

Speaker(s)

Liz  Sundet
Director of Business Relationship Management
Focal Point Solutions
Nintex and DocuSign for Transaction Approval
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Leveraging Nintex and DocuSign to manage a transaction approval process. How the Nintex Actions and DocuSign accounts work together. How to augment the OOTB Actions with REST calls to DocuSign. The creation of a custom action to fill in a needed gap. Limitations of the custom action and the connection manager.

Speaker(s)

Lou Farho
SharePoint Architect
AOS
Nintex Forms Online - Going from 0 to 365 in Under an Hour
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
This session will focus on what you need to know to get Nintex Forms up and running in your O365 environment and will explore how you can create smart forms in under an hour. Whether you plan merely to rearrange a few fields on your SharePoint list forms, or create an advanced form with more complex logic and rules, we will cover start-to-finish how Nintex is the solution for you.

Speaker(s)

Office 365/SharePoint Online Migration Traps and Tricks
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
This is an overview of the important planning steps and some of the traps and tricks folks might run into in planning for and executing a migration to Office 365 and specifically SharePoint Online. This is based on real world experiences from the trenches

Speaker(s)

Patrick Terry
Sr. SharePoint Consultant
PSC Group LLC
Power behind Microsoft Power App & Flow
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
Microsoft PowerApps & Flow are Office 365's latest offerings for building custom business mobile apps. This session will demonstrates the power & vision of PowerApps & Flow for building custom business applications, cover sample app and create a SharePoint based app which interacts with external services like Google Calendar & Wunderlist.
Promoted Links - You Get This One for Free
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
A Quick Win is something that takes little time and money but has a LARGE impact...Promoted Links are exactly that so check it out!
Promoted links is an out of the box function that provides an easy way to manage a visual layout of links on your site. With the links being part of a list you get various features that a list provides such as security trimming, views, and opening in a separate window.
In addition, as with all the great features and functionality there are always some downsides and gotchas that you need to be aware of and know how to fix or work around them. In this presentation you will learn what to watch out for and how to avoid some potential issues.

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
SharePoint Business Value - Connecting IT to the Business of Doing Business
Level: 100
Track: Business
Do you understand the business drivers for SharePoint in your organization? As an IT person, can you communicate the business value? Who drives SharePoint in your organization? Is it IT? Or the business? How do you as an IT person, partner with the business to ensure an optimal implementation?
SharePoint Doesn't Suck, Your Search Sucks - Improving the SharePoint 2013/2016/0365 Search Experience
Level: 200
Track:
Has your organization rolled out SharePoint only to have tons of documents that you can no longer find when you search for it? Are you tired of hearing your users say they want their search to be like Google, even though Google has an army of people to manage their search and you don't? Are you a Site Owner and want to learn to improve how content is discovered and displayed on your site?

This session will show you how you can monitor and improve your 2013 Search (On Premises or Office 365) to help users find what they are looking for. We will cover:
     - Why you need to fine-tune your search for better content management
     - How to improve search results
     - How to improve how users interact with search results
     - How to help content owners improve their content's searchability
- How to conduct more successful searches

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Governance Primer
Level: 100
Track: Business
SharePoint is a collaboration and content management tool that helps a company gain control over content, develop insights about content, streamline business processes, access information, and share information. To succeed, these needs must be met in a way that is consistent with the constraints and policies of the firm’s technology, communications, risk management and operations organizations. Governance is the method by which a company balances the requirements of these organizations with the demands of employees who seek to implement SharePoint in ways that meet their unique business goals.

The SharePoint Governance Primer will cover the basics and give guidance on starting down the road to governing your own SharePoint environment.
Spice Up Your Forms and Views with Client Side Rendering (CSR)
Documents:
Level: 100
Track: Developer
In this demo-heavy session we'll work our way through a series of progressively more complex samples for modifying the look and feel of SharePoint fields, for instance applying type ahead or cascading drop downs to fields using CSR. We'll also cover how to use CSR to modify the structure of a form to create things like tabbed forms. We’ll cover various techniques for attaching event handlers to CSR rendered DOM elements, how to bring in third party libraries like jQuery, and how to deploy through the browser, declaratively, or programmatically. We’ll also talk about some advanced topics like how Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) can mess up your whole day, and how to work around it. All of the techniques discussed work equally well in SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premises or SharePoint Online.

Speaker(s)

The 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 Groups
Documents:
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices. This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.

Speaker(s)

The SharePoint Business Analyst
Level: 200
Track: End-User, 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.
Use what you pay for: Tuning Security and Compliance Center
Level: 100
Track:
Office 365 and SharePoint are powerfuly information and collaboration platforms. However, if the data is not secure, an unprotected environment can do more harm than good. In this session, we'll practically discuss how the Security and Compliance can benefit your business through configuring the 'low hanging fruit' to properly secure your Office 365 and SharePoint data.

Speaker(s)

What’s New with Office 365 and When to use What??
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Office 365 offers so many options: OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Team Sites, SharePoint Communication Sites, Groups, and Teams. We will discuss what options to use for collaborating internally and externally, connecting people through Intranets and Portals, and automating business processes.

Speaker(s)

Design Architect
AOS

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