Sessions

#Pre-Conf-PnP: PnP all the way – Reusable tools for SharePoint (Full-Day Workshop)
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint and Office 365 Developers Patterns ‘n’ Practices (PnP) is an open source community project focused on providing guidance, samples, and content more in general about how to develop real business level solutions with SharePoint (either on-premises or Online) and Office 365. In this workshop the members of the PnP Core Team will explain you how to leverage in your own solutions the goods and the tools provided by PnP. The full workshop will show real life examples and scenarios. Overall, during the day you will learn about how to deal with the new SharePoint Online Modern UI, how to create solutions based on the new SharePoint Framework, how to create Remote Timer Jobs, how to do Remote Provisioning of artifacts, and many other concrete topics. If you are a SharePoint and Office 365 developer, you cannot miss this workshop!

Agenda for the PnP day
•    Introduction to PnP – what’s available and how to benefit out from it
•    Using PnP in real world deployments – Considerations and best practices
•    PnP Core Component – Capabilities and best practices
•    PnP PowerShell – Capabilities and best practices
•    PnP JS Core – Using JS Core with SharePoint Online and on-premises
•    PnP Provisioning Engine – Usage and best practices from real world deployments
•    Building SharePoint Framework web parts
•    PnP Partner pack – Architecture, design models and how to use it in your deployments
•    PnP and modern SharePoint customizations – Practices, status and roadmap
•    Future of SharePoint customizations for on-premises and online

Date: 3rd of March 2016
Start: 8:30 am
End: 4pm
Location: Microsoft HQ Munich

This workshop will be held by most of the PnP Core Team
- Vesa Juvonen (MCSM)
- Erwin van Hunen (MCSM, MCT, MVP)
- Paolo Pialorsi (MCSM, MVP)
- Waldek Mastykarz (MVP)
- Radi Atanassov (MCSM, MCT, MVP)

Please note, the pre-conference workshops will cost a fee per seat and are limited to 50 seats each.

Speaker(s)

Erwin van Hunen
Product Owner - Tranformation Tooling
Rencore
Vesa Juvonen
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft
#Pre-Conf-SP2016: SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure Powerclass for Admins (Full-Day Workshop)
Level: 400
Track:
The ultimate SharePoint Infrastructure / IT Pro workshop by two SharePoint legends: Spencer Harbar (MVP, MCM, MCA - UK) and Thomas Vochten (MVP). Planning, architecture, configuration, hybrid deployment - all in one place.

This infrastructure workshop will cover the key architectural considerations and roadmap for SharePoint Server On Premises along with deployment and operational management tips and tricks. Critical planning aspects of upgrade to SharePoint 2016, core infrastructure, security, hosting and high availability will also be included.

Coverage on the core infrastructure enablers and core configuration for Hybrid (SharePoint On Premises and SharePoint Online) deployment will be covered as well.

Gain the benefit of the experience of two of the leading SharePoint infrastructure specialists at this in depth Admin Powerclass!

Date: 3rd of March 2016
Start: 8:30 am
End: 4pm
Location: Microsoft HQ Munich

Please note, the pre-conference workshops will cost a fee per seat and are limited to 50 seats each.

Speaker(s)

#SPSMUC00: Keynote: SharePoint Futures – Field and Engineering Perspective – Aligned or Different?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
A discussion on the future direction of the product and service from an IT Pro and Developer perspective between field and engineering presenters. This keynote will be open discussion on the different new aspects around the SharePoint in on-premises and Online. Both presenters are world-renowned SharePoint rockstars and have been working with SharePoint for more than a decade cross all the different roles.

Speaker(s)

Vesa Juvonen
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft
#SPSMUC01: The key to a successful Office 365 implementation is adoption
Level: 100
Track: Business
Office 365 is a fantastic Cloud platform. Lower costs, latest updates & features, highly secure and an innovation enabler for businesses all over the world. Does this imply Office 365 automatically is going to be a massive success within your business? Perhaps it is; perhaps it isn't. Do you really want to take a risk investing time & money without knowing the outcome? My answer: Definitely not. During this session, Jasper Oosterveld, Microsoft MVP, is going to take you on an adoption journey to help you get the most out of this fantastic but sometimes challenging Cloud platform.

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#SPSMUC02: The Power of BI: A guided tour of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence tooling
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Having trouble keeping up with all of the changes in the BI space around SharePoint & Office 365? Feel like every time you think you understand what is going on Microsoft pivots (pun intended) yet again? You are not alone.
Now is the time to change all of that. Microsoft is investing heavily in how to make BI more efficient, repeatable, and with outputs that will make executives squeal with delight. From Excel to Power BI, the tooling is evolving so quickly that it takes real effort to keep up.

Join Rackspace Microsoft MVP, Jason Himmelstein, for a journey through the Microsoft story around BI and how the latest changes are making it all more cohesive & something worth investing your time (and money) into. He will cover Power BI, what changes as a result of SQL Server 2016 for SharePoint, the Excel story, and help you understand the integration story with Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Jason Himmelstein
Office 365 Advisory Services Manager
Rackspace
#SPSMUC03: Pushing the Boundaries - A Deep-Dive into Real-World SharePoint Add-In Development
Level: 300
Track: Developer
You need to build solid apps that deliver real business value but the Cloud Application Model in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 is a work in progress. How do you avoid the pitfalls and limitations that can sink a project? Where does the app model shine and where does it fall short? What hidden “gotchas” are lurking behind the scenes that you need to know about before getting started? These questions and a whole lot more will be answered in a series of deep-dive demonstrations and live-coding exercises. This is a no-holds-barred session that will show you exactly which techniques are ready for prime time and which don’t quite make the cut.
#SPSMUC04: IT Strategies for reducing cost through Software Development Governance
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
When you think of governance you think of the checklists and processes that are used after software is written. You may look at source control, backups and other secure ways of storing your code to ensure you don't lose downtime, but IT strategy with governance tends to stops there.

It won't shock you to know the most costly part of IT is when a system goes down due to an defect with software, and most of the time that defect is code related. With correct development strategies in place you can reduce downtimes, increase downtime responsiveness, reduce data loss, reduce the risk of data breaches and increase relations between IT and business.

This session will cover the entire process from idea to reality of any IT project, focusing on Microsoft Office products and servers, bridging the knowledge gap with simple easy to track metrics and strategies that can be put into place.

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#SPSMUC05: Git, Gulp, Grunt, Node and Code: Making Sense of the Modern Development Toolchain
Level: 200
Track: Developer
JavaScript was once just a scripting tool for "front-end" developers. Now it's gone mainstream. And along with it comes a new set of tools that the cool kids use. In this session I'm going to look at some of the new tooling that is being used by web and open-source developers and increasingly in enterprise development and by engineers at Microsoft building the next generation of SharePoint and Office 365 technologies and the SharePoint Framework. We'll look at the tools, when you would use them, and how they relate to more traditional IDEs like Visual Studio. We'll also look at JavaScript as a language, including its shortcomings, and how it is changing, along with the role of transpilers like TypeScript. If you are planning to build solutions for Office 365 and SharePoint over the next few years, you need to get up to speed on the modern development toolchain.
#SPSMUC06: Securing Office 365 and Microsoft Azure like a rock star
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Business
Securing and maintaining a trustworthy Office 365 and Microsoft Azure deployment is not an easy task. In this session we'll take a look into how you can secure and control your cloud-based servers and services, data and users using Azure Active Directory, Azure Security Center, Privileged Identity Management and Advanced Security Management. In addition we’ll also take a look at how Operations Management Suite and Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics can be used to provide better overall security for on-premises and hybrid deployments.
#SPSMUC07: Office 365 Groups Deep Dive
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Business
Office 365 Groups are Microsoft’s answer to sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams. In this session we will take a deep dive into some of the more advanced Groups capabilities and into the management and governance aspects of Groups.

First up is External Users. It is possible to invite guest users to Groups, but how does this work? What are these users allowed to see / work on, and what not? What are the caveats when you are allowing External Users in your Groups? I’ll also show how to set up and control guest invitations from an admin perspective.

Second, we’ll discuss Office 365 Connectors for Groups. Office 365 Connectors are a great way to get useful information and content into your Office 365 Group. Any user can connect their group to services like Trello, Bing News, Twitter, etc., and get notified of the group’s activity in that service. I’ll demonstrate how to use Connectors in your organisation, and how to hook up your own web services to Connectors.

Last but not least, we’ll talk about manageability of Office 365 Groups. Groups in Office 365 are intended to be created and managed by end users. I’ll show you how to set up some policies and create some quick reports through PowerShell to manage your environment when it comes to Groups.
#SPSMUC08: SharePoint Toolbelt 2017 - Tools for SharePoint Developers
Level: 300
Track: Developer
We all know there are great challenges in implementing existing \ customization features within the SharePoint platform,not only by the complexity,
but also by how we conduct our features, content types and everything around it "What do YOU use to develop in SharePoint?"
It is THE question I am asked most often.
In this awesome session get to know some of tools that SharePoint Developers\ITPros usually use to help and speed up the development process.

Speaker(s)

Rodrigo Pinto
SharePoint Lead Consultant
Blue-Infinity
#SPSMUC09: Big Scale Migration to Office 365 from the Field
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Migrating in big Scale is easy as long as you can theoretically tell people how this would work. It becomes a different Story, if you are doing it in real live. Some Figures:
- 62'000 Employees
- 50 Countries
- 16'000 Mailboxes
- 12'000 Homedrives
- 22 TB Fileshare and SharePoint 2010 Data

And all of this is going to Office 365. From the Planning until the successful execution. Learn how to plan, where Pitfalls are and how quick-wins can be achieved. See technical solutions for Single Sign On with ADFS, including an Azure DR Site. Learn what the struggles of the Endusers are, and how to communicate successfully. Come with me to this incredible jurney.
#SPSMUC10: The Executive's Guide to the Digital Workplace
Level: 400
Track: Business
Although executives are increasingly recognising that digital technologies have the potential to transform the workplace there is evidence that many organisations are finding it difficult to adapt. In many cases, diverse views amongst executives as to what the digital workplace actually means can lead to a lack of alignment and shared vision

This session explores the concept of the digital workplace from the perspective of the CxO. It explores strategic impact of current and emerging digital workplace trends, explain why the workplace is now a strategic asset associated with employee engagement, innovation and collaboration, and reveal how some of the world’s largest and leading organisations are approaching their workplace transformation.

After attending this session, you will have the tools you need to align digital workplace initiatives with wider business objectives, develop a bullet proof

Speaker(s)

Symon Garfield
Digital Strategy Advisor
Microsoft
#SPSMUC11: Power charging Microsoft Teams with bots, connectors and tabs
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Microsoft Teams is the new core team chat tool built on top of Office 365. The focus is team collaboration, but you can extend this experience end augment more data and context into the conversations in multiple ways. In this session we'll dig into the different options of customization for Microsoft Teams. We'll look at Connectors, custom Tabs and Bots. This session will be code oriented, so make sure you're full of energy and have your best glasses on!

Speaker(s)

Wictor Wilén
Director, Digital Employee Experience
Avanade
#SPSMUC12: A German Cloud – Microsoft & German Telekom better together?!
Level: 100
Track: Business
On November 11th 2015 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the “German Cloud” – datacenters and cloud services located physically in Germany and due to roll out in mid 2016. In this session we will look at what services are and are not included in the German Cloud and why this is important for your business.
Is the data and information really stored only in German datacenters? What options are there for existing tenants to migrate into these datacenters? What legal ramifications does this have? Who ensures everything is in compliance with German laws and concerns? The session will also show what happened in a real support incident as well as look at the roadmap of the German Cloud. Public cloud vs. German cloud and a pro & con discussion will roundup this session.
In this session we will look at the details of a German Cloud solution, what services are and are not included and why this is important for your business.
*German Cloud from a technical perspective
*German Cloud from a decision maker perspective
*German Cloud from a data security and data privacy perspective

Speaker(s)

#SPSMUC13: Level up with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow
Level: 300
Track: Developer, End-User
This session will focus primarily on PowerApps using SharePoint as the data backend. Mikael will cover how PowerApps fit in the SharePoint landscape, which also includes Microsoft Flow as part of the integration story. After the slides it's demo time!

Microsoft promotes PowerApps for power users, but we need to be realistic and say having some developer background helps a lot. So don't shoot Mikael if you cannot follow the demos :)

Session overview:
* Intro to PowerApps in SharePoint with Microsoft Flow
* How do you develop, and things to consider
* Showcase of a real business PowerApp
* Creating a PowerApp from scratch - breaking the boundaries!

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#SPSMUC14: Pretty Up My SharePoint - Tips & Tricks for designing the SharePoint UI
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
This session gives an overview of the different possibilities and the necessary efforts for designing and customizing the UI in SharePoint. We will take a roundtrip to the specific SharePoint UI topics by starting with the basics like alternate CSS and SharePoint themes. You will also get an overview of further tips for design in display templates, data visualisation by retrieving contents with the REST API (or CSOM) and responsive design challenges. In connection with branding, development possibilities will also be discussed.

Speaker(s)

Corinna Lins
IT Consultant
Bridging IT
#SPSMUC15: Deep-dive building solutions on the SharePoint Framework
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Learn how to get the most out of the SharePoint Framework
#SPSMUC16: The SharePoint Patterns & Practices Library
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Get an overview of the Patterns & Practices library and how you can leverage the community efforts in your own customizations.
#SPSMUC17: Implementing SharePoint hybrid search, start to finish
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
One of the most compelling additions to a SharePoint practitioner’s toolbox is hybrid search. Although hybrid search capabilities were already around for a few years, with the introduction of the “Cloud Search Service Application” things got a lot more interesting. This demo-heavy session will focus on the technical implementation details and their prerequisites, as well as the typical hurdles that you’ll face in your first hybrid search project.

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#SPSMUC18: From Zero to Hero: A Real World Guide to Building Highly Available Fault Tolerant SharePoint Farms
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Building SharePoint farms for development and testing is easy. But building highly available farms to meet enterprise service level agreements that are fault tolerant, scalable and connected to the cloud? Not quite so easy. In this workshop you will learn how to plan, design and implement a highly availability farm architecture based upon proven techniques and practical guidance.
#SPSMUC19: 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.

Speaker(s)

Jason Himmelstein
Office 365 Advisory Services Manager
Rackspace
#SPSMUC20: Exploring Identity Management options for Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
This session is a level 200 session aimed at ITPros looking to leverage the basic Microsoft identity management options for Office 365, that can be established with minimal cost to the Enterprise. We'll look at the 3 basic authentication mechanisms - Cloud, Synced Identity and Federated Identity with a view to understanding the pros and cons of each as well as an understanding of what is required to establish each into an organisation.

We'll look at the disaster recovery and availability options that exist, as well as a brief overview of the third party options available beyond these basic options.
#SPSMUC21: It's not your father's SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The SharePoint development has been in a huge turmoil in the past few years. In only 2-3 years we have witnessed the decline of SharePoint Farm Solutions, birth of the SharePoint AddIns (ex Apps), and client side code solutions in general. The most recently, we have witnessed the birth of SharePoint Framework (SPFx) and new things like webhooks which further more open the possibilities and steer the water in the same time. The SharePoint development has moved from .NET-centric to JavaScript centric discipline faster than one could pronounce "Don't use Feature Framework anymore".
This session is bringing some order in this fast-moving chaos. Just because we are using JavaScript and SPFx, it doesn't mean we should forget solution architecture altogether: the good practices, things we have learned from past, still apply. We will see how to apply practical multi-tier architecture and domain driven design with SharePoint on the back, things like Azure API Apps, Azure Web Jobs and Microsoft Service Bus in the middle, and yes, SPFx - or any other client technology for that matter - on the front. Let's be nice developers, and develop sustainable, manageable and developer-after-me-friendly code.
#SPSMUC22: SharePoint Patching demystified
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Patching SharePoint farms provides challenges to SharePoint Administrators due to amount of fixes released for different components, the fact that SharePoint fix installation takes a long time, cannot easily be automated and the fact that SharePoint fixes cannot be uninstalled.
This session intents to provide the necessary background information to minimize risks introduced with patching.

Speaker(s)

Stefan Goßner
Senior Escalation Engineer
Microsoft
#SPSMUC23: Panel: Groups, Teams, Conversations, Skype, Yammer - say what?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, Skype, SharePoint, Yammer - I'm confused! This session will be a Q&A Panel with experts with field experience, and we will try to sort out when you should use what tools in Office 365 and why you should use them. The experts will express their thoughts but you also have your chance to make your voice heard and ask questions during the panel

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