Sessions

All You Need to Know When Migrating
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we look at what you need to know when you are migrating either from on-premises to in the cloud or one on-premises version to the next. What are the different customisation models, when you can and cannot use them. What to look for in existing customisations and how to decide they should be migrated. Considering authentication carefully.

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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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Auditing and Optimization methodologies for your Office365 tenant
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
You want to analyze and understand the usage for the different services for your Office 365 Tenant
You want to understand and improve the user adoption with the Office 365 tools and services

So come to our session !

you will understand with a lots of demos how to get all the information, how to customize reports to get the most of your Office 365 tenant
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
Boost your O365 user satisfaction with no-code, low cost & zero risk productivity solutions!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Have you migrated to Office 365 and realize that you need many features that are missing?
Convenient Forms, Document Scanning, Use-Case Automation (Workflows), Aggregation Capabilities, KPI's and Mobile are just some of the many common requirements by any company trying to implement its core business processes with Office 365.
Join me for a 30-min tour that includes an overview and live demos on how you can quickly and effortlessly address common business requirements by using KWizCom's add-ins for O365!

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Nimrod Geva
Product Group Manager
KWizCom
Building an Office 365 Connected Bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Bots have been around for decades but why are they so popular now? With advances in artificial intelligence software, & machine learning, bots are becoming the new trendy technology to learn. Come hear about the Microsoft Bot Framework and learn how to build your first "Hello World Bot". From there we will explore Language Understanding Intelligence Service and how it can help you with decoding a user's intent for a request. Finally, we'll kick things up a notch connect your bot to Office 365 services opening up some amazing possibilities for next generation collaboration.
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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Ahmad Najjar
Senior Consultant, MVP, MCTS & MCP
Infoworker
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 on Office 365 with the Azure Container Service
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The new Azure Container Service(ACS) can be a substitute for traditional virtual machines. This new Container As A Service can be leveraged to increase our development productivity on the Office platform. In this session we will see what how we can leverage the Docker platform for Office 365. Because we will be using CAAS model we can offer micro services which are scalable, secure and reliable.

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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.

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Creating a SharePoint workflow-based application from scratch in half a lunchbreak
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
The challenge will be to build a complete solution from the ground up. In under 30 minutes you will witness the creation of a workflow, forms, business rules and user dashboard.

Sounds impossible? After this session you’ll see why WEBCON BPS power users become SharePoint Superheroes. Grab your lunch, buckle up and enjoy!

Speaker(s)

Michal Rykiert
Senior Consultant
WEBCON
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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Empower your workforce with new and engaging ways to get things done
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This session will showcase how employees can communicate through a chat bot with an SAP system – just as they would communicate with another person. The Bot for SAP that is featured in this session uses a workflow solution and ERPConnect Services from Theobald Software to integrate with SAP ERP.

Speaker(s)

Khoder Elzein
SVP Presales & Product Management
Theobald Software GmbH
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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Getting notified by SharePoint with the webhook functionality
Level: 200
Track: Developer
SharePoint development is finally catching up with industry standards when it comes to implementing new functionality on your sites. Webhook is one of these standards that has been introduced in 2016 for SharePoint Online. It gives your organisation the ability to get notified when something happens in your list or library, but it involves a new way of processing these notifications. This session is for you if you want to learn to work with this newly introduced functionality like subscribing to a webhook, event processing, getting the latest changes, and more.

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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
How to automate the SharePoint Provisioning
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
In this session we will look into the provisioning toolset found within Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) to provision columns, content types, list templates, list and library instances, branding and file assets and even metadata and more all with XML provisioning templates and PowerShell. This demo heavy session with the PowerShell scripts and sample provisioning templates will help you jumpstart your next SharePoint project using future friendly provisioning methodologies.

Benefits of this Session:

•    Learn how PnP provides provision tools
•    Get the reusable PowerShell scripts to start your next project

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Keeping up with the changes in Office365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Office365 is changing rapidly. Every month, new features and capabilities hit our userbase.
So how can we, as information management professionals, keep up with this rollercoaster?

What are the ways to introduce these changes to our users (and get them to take full use of the new features) and how do we change the organisation to embrace change management?
Lets Do Power BI - Together!
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this interactive session, you will learn how to create charts and dashboards using Power BI. Mark will provide some background and then guide you as you create reports, build dashboards and publish for the group to consume on their devices. Bring your device - Mark will provide an O365 Tennant so up to 25 of you can join in the fun!!

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Make your SharePoint 2013/2016 Unbreakable: High availability and Disaster recovery with SQL Server Always On Availability groups (lessons learned)
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
SQL Server is really the brain of SharePoint; in this session, Serge Luca (SharePoint MVP) and Isabelle Van Campenhoudt (SQL Server MVP) will give you an overview of what any SharePoint consultant and DBA need to know regarding business continuity in SharePoint 2013 & 2016. Of course SQL Server plays a major role in this story; the session will be animated with real & live demos.

Topics covered:
•    Concepts of business continuity
•    SharePoint and Business continuity
•    Patterns and anti-patterns
•    SharePoint and SQL Server Always on Availability groups : what works, what doesn’t work (demos)
•    High availability and SharePoint
•    Disaster recovery with 2 SharePoint farms
•    Patching 1 farm; patching 2 farms without service interruptions
•    SharePoint apps and Disaster recovery
•    Lessons learned from real projects
•    New features in SQL Server 2016 that can help SharePoint business continuity

Speaker(s)

serge Luca
ShareQL Managing partner & SharePoint MVP
ShareQL
Microsoft Flow happy hour: how to use Flows, governance and upcoming features
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Flow was introduced last year. While it is a very promising service, there are still a lot of questions... How can you prevent data leaks? How can you manage Flows within our teams? Daniel and Albert will answer these questions and show you some cool examples of Flows which you can use.

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Daniel Laskewitz
Office 365 Technical Consultant
Sogeti
Albert Hoitingh
Business Consultant SharePoint/Office365
Sogeti Nederland
Microsoft Planner Deep Dive
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Last year, Microsoft introduced Office 365 Planner, a new work management tool, meant to compete with solutions such as Trello in light project management scenarios. Planner is deeply connected to Office 365 Groups and leverages many of its features.
In this session, we'll explain the purpose of Office 365 Planner and describe its main features. You'll learn about the architecture that supports plans and how they relate to Office 365 groups. We'll discuss which management options are in place and how to extend and integrate Planner functionality into you custom applications.

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O365 Groups: Governance and Control with ProvisionPoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
O365 Groups offer members of our organisation powerful tools to collaborate, and are superbly simple to set up and manage. However, they do present some challenges for us Admins, such as:
- How do we manage and control Group creation?
- How do I offer custom Group experiences to members of my business?
- How do I keep track of Groups after they're created?

Come and see a brief, no-slides demonstration on how ProvisionPoint can help with these challenges.

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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!
Organizational considerations for customizing SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Business
Standard software undergoes rigorous testing before releasing. Organizations often customize standard software to meet their specific needs and add more value to their business. Unfortunately they are often unaware of risks that customizations introduce. In this session you will learn how to increase the return on investments of your SharePoint and Office 365 customizations projects and decrease risks for your organization.
Out with the old, in with the new - transitioning to and customising Modern Teamsites
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
With Modern Teamsites and SPFx Web Parts firmly established within the Office 365 ecosystem - more and more users are beginning to want to make use of these technologies. This session will give an overview of the process to begin to move sites, and your users across in a controlled manner, as well as covering off some of the customisation options and pitfalls before walking through code and script samples for how to run pre-flight checks, move sites over to the new UI and customise these sites.

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Tobias West
Lead SharePoint Development Architect
SCC
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.
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 :)
The Future of SharePoint is Now, Reinventing Content Collaboration
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Learn about our innovations that empower people and organizations to intelligently discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere, on virtually any device. Join Microsoft as we share the mobile first, cloud-first vision and roadmap for OneDrive, SharePoint and Office 365 with a look at the features and experiences that deliver new capabilities to your organization, to your teams, and to you.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Metadata Tagging and Taxonomies Made Easy
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Join Concept Searching’s Michael Paye – Chief Technology Officer, and Paul Billingham – Director of Sales Europe, as they discuss the ins and outs of metadata, auto-classification, and taxonomies.

Taxonomies are often thought of as hard to use and needing specialized applications or IT skills. Not so.

Explore how taxonomies, auto-classification, and multi-term metadata generation unburden the IT team, eliminate end user tagging, and empower business users.

Understand the Return on Investment from an effective infrastructure solution for search, security, compliance, eDiscovery, records management, knowledge management, collaboration, and migration activities.
•    Watch multi-term metadata being automatically generated.
•    Learn how easy it is to use taxonomy tools and interactive features, such as auto-clue suggestion, instant feedback, and assigning weights to terms.
•    Discover the value of dynamic screen updating to immediately see the impact of taxonomy changes.
•    View how document movement feedback enables you to see the cause and effect of changes without re-indexing.

Understand must-have functionality, to help you evaluate classification and taxonomy software.

Starting with the importance of multi-term metadata, learn about the pros and cons of differing technologies, which questions to ask vendors, and what suits your organization.

Go beyond the basics, to find out what it takes to manage a taxonomy and integrate it with the SharePoint Term Store.

Take away an understanding of:
•    Metadata generation – why it is so important.
•    Auto-classification – why you can’t live without it.
•    Taxonomy approaches that are manageable – by the staff you already have.

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The Secrets of Adoption and Change Management in the Digital Workplace
Level: 400
Track: End-User, Business
There’s no such thing as a technology project, there are only technology enabled business change projects. It should come as no surprise therefore that change and technology adoption are often cited as one of the key challenges in Digital Workplace, SharePoint and Office365 related projects.

This session for CxO’s, project managers, business analysts, and anyone with an interest in ensuring that investments in the Microsoft productivity suite deliver the intended value. The session will explore the REAL reasons why so many organisations struggle with business change and technology adoption, share the lessons learned from successful initiatives in world class organisations, and reveal the secrets of some of the world’s leading consulting organisations, including Microsoft’s new Global Adoption and Change Management practice.

Going beyond the shallow rhetoric this session brings a fresh perspective and delivers a practical framework based on research and experience which will guarantee that “user adoption” isn’t a problem which undermines your projects.

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Symon Garfield
Digital Strategy Advisor
Microsoft
To-do: Manage tasks effectively
Level: 100
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.
Upgrading from Full Trust Code to Add-in Model and SharePoint Framework
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The SharePoint development outline is evolving and changing really fast. In this session we will have a look at the patterns, practices, and techniques to upgrade your Full Trust Code solutions, that target SharePoint on-premises, to the new SharePoint Add-In Model, and to the new SharePoint Framework. The session will be practical with example from real life. You will learn how to change your projects (and your mind ...) in order to develop solutions that can be applied to SharePoint Online and Office 365, as well as on-premises, being able to increase the return of investment of developing for SharePoint.
Who wants to be a SharePoint millionaire?
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Do you think you are a SharePoint expert? Want to pit your wits against your peers and have a chance to win a prize? Do you want to win bragging rights as the top SharePoint dog in the community?

Then come and join this session where we will play an interactive game of Who wants to be a Millionaire, but with the questions on the topics of SharePoint, Metalogix and a few curve balls.

James Fowell – Metalogix Partner Manager
Joby Byrne – Metalogix Senior Solutions Engineer

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James Fowell
Solution Engineer and Partner Manager
Metalogix

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