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Microsoft Cloud SLA (99, 85%) in your On-Premises SharePoint Infrastructure with PoSH and Gouvernance? Yes, that's possible!
Level: 200
Track:
    This session is aimed for IT Pros as Developers interested in the implementation of a Microsoft based Service Level Agreement (SLA) on SharePoint Server 2013. When, why and how to create/update/delete custom solution (app), update your Infrastructure, Install Service Packs, Reset the Application Domain and way more? What kind of operations must be performed on an on-premises platform to reduce down time? This session includes best practices, pro and cons to go on the Cloud, and many more about the whole range of hybrid solutions that could help leverage the whole value of the Office 365/ SharePoint On-Premises Platforms. This session will answer questions and show you how to optimize your Infrastructure and minimize down time and impact on your SharePoint 2013 farm.
5 Things you need to know before migrating to SharePoint 2013, Onedrive for Business and Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
OneDrive for Business? SharePoint Online within Office 365 or on-premises SharePoint deployment? Microsoft now offers multiple collaboration choices for organisations but what are the options for migrating existing content and metadata to them? From pre-migration planning and clean-up of existing SharePoint sites or content within file shares to migration tools and methods for moving to the new platform - whether you wish to migrate from files shares, cloud based Enterprise File Sync and Share, SharePoint 2010, 2007 or even 2003.



Join James Fowell, as he shares the experiences and expertise gathered from over a decade of migrations to Microsoft content platforms.

Speaker(s)

James Fowell
Partner Manager
Metalogix
A guide to using JSLink & Display Templates with List View Web Parts for IT Pros
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
This session takes a look at the List View Web Part commonly used by IT Pros to provide customized visualisations of list data in SharePoint.

It covers the how and why of first and second tier list view customisations in SharePoint 2013 utilising the new Display Templates and the options for overriding default SharePoint behaviour using the JSLink option in the List view web part.

We’ll look at some of the issues with the new way of doing things, some ways to mitigate those problems and finally a closer look at a couple of recent case studies.
Advanced enterprise content management and classification in SharePoint on-premises and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
How do you tame unstructured files? With SharePoint and Office 365, big data often results in a lot of big noise, too. Document metadata and ECM provide the answer. This session will teach metadata best practices to establish and enforce precise classification and management of your documents. We’ll review all the principal uses for managed terms and content types. Then we’ll apply those precise classifications to SharePoint documents using rules based content organizers, records management, eDiscovery and retention policy, to establish true Information Lifecycle Management. We’ll complete by introducing the latest capabilities for information classification and usage in Office 365 and SharePoint 2016.
Assuring the Code Quality of SharePoint Solutions and Apps
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint development and fun do not always have much in common!

Everyone who has ever developed for SharePoint might know what I mean. Even a small SharePoint solution or app consists already of a large number of different files (xml, dll, js, css, resx, jpg, aspx, etc.), which may be implemented and structured differently in every project.

Especially with the shift of the development approach to the new App model, SharePoint veterans but also rookies find themselves confronted with many new technologies, frameworks, and coding practices.

As a result the quality and maintainability of SharePoint solutions and apps differs very much depending on the experience and preferences of the individual developers.

In this session I will
-    Explain the challenges in SharePoint development,
-    Show the possibilities how to standardize the development approach in the team and
-    Automatically assure these policies and practices to increase the overall code quality
Baselining SharePoint using freely available Community tools
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
A baseline is useful in many ways, to identify growth and plan for the future, to help with fault finding, to detect new issues and problems.

Taking such a baseline, and interpreting it, can be both daunting and difficult. In this session we'll cover some of the free tools that others have built that you can make use of to help analyse performance, monitor logs, document your farm's configuration and how you can make use of or extend these tools to spot issues as they develop.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Technical Specialist
Trinity
Build engaging Management information dashboards using Office 365 Power BI
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Microsoft is driving the technology innovation through cloud first strategy. Power BI is a collection of tools that enables the user to visualise data and provides organisations with self-service business intelligence tools through Excel and Power BI dashboard designer. In this session, we are going to see the latest Power BI components and build a real scenario for information visualisation and reporting.
Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint 2013 User Adoption
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

SharePoint 2013 and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2007, 2010 and now 2013. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.
• Discovery Sessions
• Governance
• Build & Implementation
• Migration
• Next Steps

To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint 2013. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Building FAQ Functionality in SharePoint 2013/Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
This session looks at what techniques and technologies in SharePoint 2013 are required to provide FAQ style functionality to your users. Initially looking at how we create this functionality using out of the box configuration such as content types, lists, views and managed metadata. We’ll then go on to further enhance the solution through the use of Display Templates and Search to increase functionality and make it more visually appealing.

The first part of this level 200 session is aimed at the average end-user, with the second part looking at what can be done with some knowledge of html, javascript and css. All templates will be available after the session.
Building forms and workflow apps in SharePoint with K2 Appit for SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Learn how to build apps in SharePoint online or on Premise using K2 Appit for SharePoint. Building applications in SharePoint can be hard and time consuming, see live how Appit enables the rapid creation of workflows and forms in SharePoint connecting to multiple line of business systems to answer real world business problems.

Speaker(s)

Lynette York
Technical Specialist
K2
Business intelligence in SharePoint 2013: Empowering users to change their world
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Starting in May 2010, with SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft began talking more and more about "Personal BI". The focus of this discussion was a paradigm shift moving business intelligence from being something a few BI professionals do with a data warehouse to a practice done by Information Workers every day in familiar tools like Microsoft Excel and SharePoint. Over the course of this session we will show you the improvements that Microsoft has made in the 2013 stack to take this new focus from being a “nice idea” to a truly powerful reality. We will explore the improvements made to Excel, PowerPivot & Power View, PowerQuery, PowerMap & Reporting Services. We will explain the underlying technology that makes the new features possible and walk through demos of some of the shinier toys. At the end of the session you will walk away with a better understanding of what is new in 2013 for business intelligence and an extreme desire to build reusable data model that will undoubtedly bring real value to your business.

Speaker(s)

Content Management Using the Power of Search
Level: 200
Track: End-User
A.K.A. Search 2013 - What's In It For Me - Why Content Owners and Power Users should care about Search

SharePoint search had a major overhaul with 2013, but most people assume that if they're not an Admin or Developer they shouldn't care. Not true!

This session will show you examples of collaboration solutions based on 2013 Content By Search and Search Results Web Parts. First we'll get the creative juices flowing with examples, and then Kim will show you what you need to know to get started.

Things we'll cover:
    • Managed Metadata Navigation - how it works to create one page to show what you need.
    • Search Settings that can improve what is displayed when and where and how people find your content
    • Managed Properties - what they are, why they're important and how to work with them, even as a site owner.
    • Display Templates - What they are, where to find them and what to do with them
    • Refiners - How to work with them and why you should

Speaker(s)

Deep Dive - Developing Provider Hosted Apps for SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: Developer
This is a deep dive session about provider hosted apps looking initially at the two deployment models (High Trust and Low Trust) and then moving into some of the more complex scenarios you might face, such as App-Only authentication with JavaScript and WebAPI, cross-app authentication, custom authentication providers (FBA, ADFS, ACS), custom building and deployment scenarios and some of the gotchas to be aware of.

Speaker(s)

Martin Hatch
SharePoint Solutions Architect
Deploying artifacts to Office 365 using PowerShell
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
One of the available solutions in the Office 365 Patterns and Patterns (https://github/OfficeDev/PnP) project is a PowerShell module to create artifacts in Office 365. As a core team member and the main author of the PowerShell module I will introduce you to the cmdlets and show you how to perform administrative tasks, create site collections, and pages, add lists and fields and more with a few simple PowerShell commands.

Speaker(s)

Erwin van Hunen
Product Owner - Tranformation Tooling
Rencore
Dynamic Kanban using SharePoint 2010 & Client Side Object Model via Powershell - Multi Team and Deep Dive
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
We will look into how SharePoint can be used in conjunction with a typical Kanban board as used in both Software Development and Project Management. This will give a view to simplify the visualization of the Kanban by manipulating the data by making use of CSS and Html to format what is stored in SharePoint into a nice small printable card ready to stick up on your Kanban board.

This is an an enhanced session looking at the overall deeper dive requirements from an overall department lead to see what all the respective teams are working on from a high level view - Including scheduling a reporting engine that ensures that items aren't getting missed from the work stream.
Evolving with Office 365 and SharePoint Online Collaboration Tools
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
With plethora of features and productivity tools from Microsoft on constant release, this session will focus on tools such as Delve, Office 365 Groups, Office online and many features driving optimum SharePoint productivity experience with nuggets of demos.
How to drive adoption for Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Adoption is at the center of everything. It's crucial for a successful deployment and use of Office 365 and its online services. Although adoption makes sense it's not easy to drive and manage adoption for Office 365. During this session Jasper Oosterveld (Office 365 MVP) takes you on an adoption journey to help you understand why adoption is important and how you can achieve the highest level of adoption.

The presentation covers the following topics:

     The Microsoft adoption framework
     Office 365 usage scenarios that can drive adoption
     Real world examples of driving adoption
     Out of the box tools to monitor adoption
    
The key take away points are:

    • The reasons why Adoption is crucial for a successful launch and use of Office 365.
    • Learn about Office 365 usage scenarios that can benefit your customers or your own business.

Receiving useful tips, tricks and resources to drive adoption within your own business or for your customers.

Speaker(s)

How to secure your data in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Microsoft says they are “committed to ensuring secure experiences with Office 365 across devices and platforms”. In this session I will show you how to secure your data in Office 365 and how to make sure that companies can follow their compliancy and security rules and regulations when using Office 365. Topics that will be covered are: sharing content, data encryption, message encryption, information rights management, and multi-factor authentication. Also, I'll demonstrate some of the mobile device management capabilities of Office 365. I will show you how everything works from the end-user perspective (what do they need to do to make this work, what is the impact for them?), and what you need to do from an IT Pro’s perspective to set things up the way you want.
Identity and Access Management for SharePoint Extranets
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
A look into managing the identities and access of external users of SharePoint Portals.
As organizations extend their enterprise with SharePoint portals, they challenges in managing external user identities and what services and portals they can access. This presentation explores how to:
- provide a single identity for access
- implement adequate level authentication (from social login to strong multi-factor authN)
- apply federation in a SharePoint setup
- outsource the identity and authorization management to the end users (use case samples)

Speaker(s)

Rasa Siegberg
Senior Sales Director
GlobalSign
Introduction to PowerShell for the anxious ITPro
Level: 200
Track:
“What was wrong with my handy STSADM scripts?” “You mean there are things that I cannot do from the GUI now?” “WHAT THE HECK IS THIS VERB-NOUN STUFF?” If you have been thinking these or similar things about the new world order under a PowerShell driven regime, you are not alone. Come learn the basics and how to truly optimize your SharePoint implementation using this powerful ITPro toolset. You will walk away with a new mind full of new ideas and a pocket full of scripts to get you started.

Speaker(s)

OneDrive for Business - from the past to the future
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Going into the history, explaining where OneDrive and OneDrive for Business is coming from, the attendees will learn, what’s the differences about both products, in which Office products are they included, what Microsoft has delivered since midyear 2015. This session explains the Architecture of the next Gen Sync Client and the security features. (IRM and Encryption at Rest). Also integration into SharePoint Server 2016 and Integration in Windows 10
Operational Reporting and Dashboarding using Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
A great looking, relevant, informative dashboard for the executive is the ultimate end goal for most Business Intelligence projects. Microsoft has all of the tools that are necessary to get data from your transactional systems into an effective dashboard. What is less clear is to how to go about achieving it. Which tools should you use? As with most things, we have different tools for different requirements, and it isn't always clear as to how they match up.

This session will focus on what the various reporting and dashboarding tools from Microsoft can do for you, where you should use them, and how to get them working for you. Both on premises and cloud based scenarios will be discussed. At the conclusion of this session, you should have a fundamental understanding of the Microsoft products in this space fit together, including Excel, Reporting Services, SharePoint, Power View, PerformancePoint and Power BI

Speaker(s)

Re-engineering the SharePoint Migration
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
This session will discuss a high level overview of the migration process, the steps involved, and examine the many ways in which PowerShell can help reduce the time and pain associated with large scale Farm migrations. This will include live PowerShell demonstrations of the concepts being discussed throughout the session.

Speaker(s)

Search display templates tips and tricks
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Everyone has its own ways on creating display templates for SharePoint. Some of you just modify existing one’s; others are creating magnificent templates from scratch. During this session I give away my personal tips and tricks about creating these display templates. You will learn to write your code in a better way, which useful functions you could use, how to start debugging these templates, etc.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint and Internet of Things: Room Reservation Cloud-Style!
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Internet of Things (IoT) is the revolution of small, embedded computing devices that are connected to the Internet. It helps us automate many things and with their interaction with the cloud-based applications, their impact can be multiplied. In this session I will showcase Intel Galileo development board and how connecting it to Azure enables us to get the best of both worlds: small and easily programmable device that leverages the power of the cloud. The demo solution will use IoT, Azure Mobile Services and Office 365 to quickly augment room calendar with real-time occupancy status based on the actual presence of people inside the room.

Speaker(s)

Edin Kapic
Senior SharePoint Architect
isolutions
SharePoint and Office 365 Hybrid: Implementing a real world application
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
In this session we’ll swiftly cover the foundations of SharePoint's Hybrid capability and move into a deep dive demonstration of building out of a real-world SharePoint Hybrid application. We’ll be taking advantage of Search and Business Connectivity services to aggregate and pull data between an on-premises SharePoint environment and a SharePoint online solution in an Office 365 tenant.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint High Availability & Disaster Recovery
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Architecting a highly available & disaster resilient SharePoint farm is not for the faint at heart. Articulating your requirements is just the first step in a bigger discussion. You need to find a technical solution that matches your organization's capabilities and budget and also fulfills your business needs. We will discuss some proven techniques from rebuilding your farms manually to fully automated solutions in the cloud and everything in between. Additionally, we will go over some common pitfalls, technical constraints and supportability issues that you should be aware of like virtual machine snapshotting and replication.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint is from Mars, SQL Server is from Venus
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
The SQL Server Database Engine is a prerequisite and fundamental part of any SharePoint deployment but the downside to all of this is the Database Server usually brings a Database Administrator with it. In this session we will explain how to configure SQL Server correctly with SharePoint deployments in mind, how the underlying architecture and mechanisms of SQL Server work and why you need to do all this! By the end of this session you will have learnt how to talk to your DBA to explain that they are doing it wrong!

Speaker(s)

SharePoint To Go: Building Mobile SharePoint Solutions
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Once upon a time our users sat behind desktop PCs which were locked down and ran the browser of the IT Department's choosing. Now everything is going mobile and we have to deliver SharePoint solutions that work on any platform, using resources in the cloud when connected, and continuing to work while disconnected. And a lot of the time a website doesn't cut it any more - they want an App! In this talk we are going to see how far we can go with HTML5 for web and HTML5 hybrid Apps for Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS. We'll also look critically at where this approach works well, and where a native app or responsive web design might be a better choice. We'll see how far we can go towards realising the dream of code re-use across different platforms (or at the very least, skills re-use).
Starting out with Client Side Rendering for list views in a team site
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
My story of learning Client Side Rendering - from the "Aha!" moment of comprehending how list views actually work in SharePoint 2013 and seeing just what could be done, through the baby steps of getting it working in development to using it for clients. Along the way, I hope to share tips for what helped me on the journey.

Speaker(s)

Iain Wyatt
SharePoint Consultant
Trustmarque
Static Code Analysis Metrics - Understanding how and what to track
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Many people use static code analysis tooling, but not many know what to do with the metrics nor how often they should collected and how they should be read.

I design code analysis and research hundreds of tools and review the way people use them, gathering information on the best way to keep on-top of the metrics supplied and how to most efficiently use them.

In this session I will cover:
- The key Code Analysis Metrics in Visual Studio
- How to read and utilise reports using free tooling (fxcop, jslint)
- How to manage exceptions to the rules in your code
- How reports should be passed to project lead and tracked at a business level
- How Static Code Analysis helps with testing beyond just analysis reports

I will presume a familiarity with Visual Studio.
Tales From The Trenches: The ASTONISHING Story Of Enterprise Social At One Of The World’s Leading Organisations
Level: 100
Track: Business
Based on an in-depth case study this session goes behind the scenes to explore the personal experiences and organisational consequences of a three year, global Enterprise Social initiative and Yammer deployment at one of the worlds leading organisations. You’ll hear the real story in the words of the employees and executives themselves. We’ll explore the strategic vision and business case behind the initiative, examine the global roll out strategy, and evaluate the effects and the outcomes. You’ll learn about the strategic significance of enterprise social for 21st century organisations, the dynamic relationship between social media technology and organisational culture, and the hidden pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Speaker(s)

Symon Garfield
Digital Strategy Advisor
Microsoft
Technical Authoring using SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
This session is about managing technical documentation using SharePoint as a tool. Anyone working with technology can gain some benefit from technical documentation. We look at the complete life-cycle of technical documentation: planning, creation, search, edit and archiving. Word processing and graphical tools alone are insufficient. With SharePoint in the mix we complete the picture.
The talk covers the following topics:
•    Create a term store for a business function
•    Create content based on Word templates and Visio diagrams
•    Assign metadata to the content using managed metadata
•    Store content in SharePoint using version control
•    Search and retrieve the content using views
•    Manage the retirement of content
The presenter is a technical author for a major European technology company. This should be of interest to anyone interested in leveraging their technical documentation with SharePoint.

Speaker(s)

Wake up: It's happening as we speak.
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Our industry is changing: the cloud and mobile devices are ever present in our lives and our dependence to it even stronger. What was done by a handful of software companies is now built in great numbers every day by startups determined to provide a greater experience and a solution to users problems.
Your organization's users are no longer scared of computers and can easily explore, as well as subscribe, to some of these to do what they need to get the job done. Traditionally, this would often be a slow and painful process to request from IT, and in many cases not adequately solved.
Who said you have to be a power-user/developer in order to create dynamic forms!?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
This session does not have any boring slides, it's all live demos!

KWizCom Forms is a 100% SharePoint-native Forms solution for non-technical business users, available for SharePoint 2013 on-premises and O365 users.
In this session I'll show you how non-technical end-users can quickly create powerful forms, I will demo many exciting features such as:
- Dynamic forms where you can dynamically show/hide/disable various fields
- Multi-rows forms, such as expense reports
- Multi-column and multi-tab forms created in 2 minutes
- Powerful field validations.
- Connect your form to external sources such as SQL Server, Oracle or Excel files
- Mobile UI

and many other features.

Speaker(s)

Nimrod Geva
Product Group Manager
KWizCom
Ye Olde Candy Shoppe: Building an Information Architecture from Scratch
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
This session will take a real-world example of building a simple
publishing site based on a candy shop and break the
requirements down into metadata. This exercise is a simplified
version of what information architects to do determine a
SharePoint information architecture and will give participants an
indication of the questions that need to be asked, the structure
that needs to be determined and the basic implementation of this
structure in SharePoint.

Speaker(s)

Hannah Swain
SharePoint and Office 365 specialist
Acando

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