Sessions

An Introduction to Development with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Level: 200
Track: Developer
At the “Future of SharePoint” event in May, Microsoft announced a new page and web part model called the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). Microsoft used this new framework to build the Modern list and library user experiences that have been rolling out to SharePoint Online. As you’ll see in the session, developing for the SharePoint Framework using the developer preview is nothing like “traditional” SharePoint development. There’s no File | New Project in Visual Studio; instead we’ll be using tools like Node, Yeoman, Gulp and TypeScript. We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto.

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Avoiding common pitfalls when developing with the new SharePoint Framework
Level: 400
Track: Developer
This session goes beyond "intro" level content to discuss common issues when you start using the SharePoint Framework for real. We'll cover pitfalls related to TypeScript, npm and dependencies, SPFx security, and also focus on challenges related to team development - including new causes of "it works on my machine!". Perhaps you have existing JavaScript code you'd like to re-use with SPFx, so we'll talk about better ways to do that than copy/paste. We'll also look at traps you can run into when you're ready to release a version of your SPFx web part - ranging from accidentally bundling JS libraries, to not "shrink-wrapping" your dependencies for a reproducible build.
Beyond the limits of SharePoint - Enterprise overview with extreme measures
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
While organizations are struggling to achieve best practice architecture, they are colliding with the limits and resources within the organizations. This session will elaborate real world case example of what was achieved in a SharePoint on-premise environment with more than 350 servers, custom authentication mechanisms, architecture of solutions with tens of thousands of users while maintaining strict governance model and applying day to day best practices and solutions from PM, architectural and operational perspective. Challenges of daily work will be covered in-depth and remedies will be offered for the most painful problems in a huge real-world enterprise environment. Join this session and learn how to enhance your organizations and apply extreme measures for architecture, governance and operation.

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TOME TOMOVSKI
Enterprise Solutions Architect
KPMG ITS GmbH
Building Applications with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Office 365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
PowerApps and Flow are services for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile - without the time and expense of custom software development.
This session demonstrates how to build custom business applications, describes the vision behind PowerApps and Flow, and features key scenarios.

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Building Great Client-side Web Parts with SPFx, PnP-JS-Core, ReactJS and Office UI Fabric
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Combine four key technologies to build great solutions for your clients. Build client-side web parts using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) along with the open-source toolchain. The PnP-JS-Core library allows you to do a lot of work against the SharePoint REST API with just a few lines of code - sometimes even a single line of code! ReactJS is a view library that allows you to build lightning-fast user interfaces using a powerful component model. Finally, the Office UI Fabric, available in several forms including React components, allows you to build great-looking solutions that follow the design guidelines for SharePoint and Office Add-ins. Four great technologies in their own right, but in combination they allow you to deliver amazing SharePoint solutions with minimal effort.
Building the Perfect Office 365 Tenant
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Office 365 has come a long way with tons of productivity apps and tools and enticing features to help businesses stay ahead of their competitors with two-speed IT providers. There is a lot of information and guidance out there but it can be difficult to follow the right direction and approach to implementing Office 365 for your organisation. This session will walk through the process of getting you started giving you an overview of all the capabilities, components and common scenarios that require consideration for successfully building your Office 365 tenant.
Digital Workplaces & Office 365 - Building and Project Managing them
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Cut through the hype, understand what a Digital Workplace is and is not. Learn how Office 365 can become the core of your Digital Workplace. Understand what you need to build a Digital Workplace. Learn how to plan and manage your Digital Workplace Project. Learn what "Intranets in a Box".
Dive into Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Upgrade and Migration
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 provides a broad array of hybrid capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployment. Learn more about the capabilities in SharePoint Server 2016 and how to best implement hybrid scenarios. Deep dive into the updates in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint 2016 and understand the overall upgrade path for heading into a hybrid world.

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Jason Himmelstein
Office 365 Advisory Services Manager
Rackspace
Everything you need to know about External Sharing in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Did you know you can set up whitelist and blacklist domains for external sharing in SharePoint Online? Or that you can use link expiration for sharing links? And what does external sharing mean in an Office 365 Group?

I will show you how External Sharing works, what that looks like from an external user perspective, and what you can do to govern External Sharing. Also, I will cover how you can leverage Azure Active Directory B2B to invite external users in your organisation. Finally, you will learn to set up dynamic conditional access policies in Office 365 that intelligently define access based on who you are, the app or device you are using and your network location.
Exploring Microsoft Teams extensibility
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Microsoft Teams was announced in Preview at the beginning of November 2016. Microsoft Teams sits on top of Office 365 Groups and adds many additional capabilities such as channels, Skype for Business and connectors. Microsoft Teams Developer preview offers several ways to integrate with Microsoft Teams. In this sessions we'll explore the different ways you can extend your Microsoft Teams experience. We'll discuss how connectors allow your team to receive notifications and updates from other services, how Bots surface and allow you to engage via chat and finally how Tabs directly surface your web experience in the right context to support the team.

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Wes Hackett
Chief Technical Officer
AddIn365
From Design to a modern Style Guide - Branding Strategies for SharePoint, Add-ins and SPFX
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Get an introduction how to create and develop your own style guide for SharePoint, Office Add-ins or web application. It will help you save time during development and for future adoptions.
You will learn how to maintain your code and documentation at the same time. Start to develop maintainable, reusable and re-factorable design patterns now and learn what CSS frameworks can't do for you.
In addition I will demo the Style Guide Application I created especially for SharePoint on-premises and on Office 365.

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Governance is Not an Option
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Random things we all typically hear when it comes to Governance…
•    Not on top of the list right now
•    Not in the budget
•    We’ll get to it later
•    Not really seeing the need…

I have yet to hear 1 valid reason as to why Governance should not be completed, maintained, or approved in budgets. Governance really is not an option in any organization if you want your processes and procedures followed by employees. Each time I have been involved in a project where governance was put on the back burner there have been issues with not knowing what other departments processes were, building themselves into a corner, not meeting service level agreements, and the list goes on and on. If there is no one source of truth in how all the functions of the business run, how are you ever going to build a solid foundation and keep it running at the level it needs to run so that your organization can be successful? In this session we will review what governance is, how it can be useful, how you can get started, maintain it, and most importantly how to get it approved!

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Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Oh! The Places You will Go In SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Have you ever had that dreaded moment when you learn something new and wish you would have learned it just a week before? Let’s face it, SharePoint is big! It can be daunting at first and there’s lot of places to make mistakes. In this session, we will hit some of the hottest tips, tricks, gotchas and ah ha’s for getting started and being an awesome power user with SharePoint. From what browsers work best to where to find content types this fast paced session will give you a great start on your journey into SharePoint. You will succeed, yes indeed!

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Liz  Sundet
Director of Business Relationship Management
Focal Point Solutions
Proven Strategies for Increasing Adoption and Engagement
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
While Office365 continues to grow at a rapid rate, adoption beyond Exchange can be slow without a strategy in place. This presentation discusses: a "go to market" strategy for a successful Office 365 deployment; productivity features that will enhance adoption; strategies for keeping end users engaged; how to track usage and activity so you can measure your success; and touches on many of the productivity features (Groups, Delve, Yammer, co-editing, etc). The primary focus, however, is on the management/ongoing educational aspects of a successful deployment.

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Team me up Scotty!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Teams -the New Social Workspace!!
See how MS Teams can replace Slack, Yammer, Newsfeed and a heck lot of other Workspace Apps. I integrate SharePoint, PowerBI, and add Apps to totally support you'r business needs. An effective boost for every organization with an Office365 tenant. This is the future, be there or be square :)
To-do: Manage tasks effectively
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
We all have to-do lists, many of us work on projects, and we all work in one or more teams. Microsoft has been kind enough to provide many tools to help us manage tasks, some may say too many tools. They all have different strengths and weaknesses, which make them appropriate for different scenarios.

This session explores some of those tools, including Exchange, Planner, Project, Dynamics 365, Visual Studio and Wunderlist. They will be compared and contrasted within the context of authentication, collaboration, interfaces and integration:
    • Collaboration
        ○ Individual
        ○ Team
        ○ Sharing
    • Integrated or not
        ○ Flow
        ○ Groups
        ○ Teams
    • Interfaces
        ○ Web
        ○ Mobile
        ○ Windows
    • Reporting

This session will provide an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the tools so that you can better assess your needs and choose the best tool for the job.

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Alan Eardley
Head of Solution Design
CPS
TRUE Disaster Recovery for SharePoint 2016 with Azure
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Dealing with an unexpected outage is one thing; dealing with a complete and utter loss of hardware or even physical assets is another. For the first time in a long time Disaster Recovering, Automation and Virtualization are super exciting all over again. In this session we’ll talk through the scenario and the solutions for ensuring your Azure infrastructure keeps running.
Unleash the power of IOT with SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: Developer
SharePoint is becoming modern, there are modern sites ready for mobile, a modern framework to develop web parts, but what about embracing modern concepts?
Internet of things will be everywhere in a blink of an eye and probably you are already dealing with it every day without even knowing.
In this session, we will explain how to collect data form sensors, send it to SharePoint and how to display it in a modern dashboard using modern SharePoint sites.
The possibilities are endless, from temperature sensors to access control devices you can have all this data inside your SharePoint Intranet with a modern look and feel.

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