Sessions

Add Zing to your PowerApps
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Have you built some PowerApps using the automated app builder or from scratch, but you'd like to make your apps more professional-looking and easy to use? In this session, we'll demonstrate a number of ways to enhance the user experience in a PowerApp, which will help people make better use of your apps. We'll also look at using PowerApps to customize forms in SharePoint Online, as well as connecting to SharePoint on-premises. After the session, you'll even be provided with an app containing the patterns we discuss!
This session is designed for those who have some experience with PowerApps and a basic understanding of PowerApps concepts, but would like to learn more.
An Introduction and Guide to Embracing Modern SharePoint Sites and Pages
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
There's never been more exciting of a time than the present when it comes to using SharePoint to refine your message and increase your reach with a mobile and intelligent intranet powered by modern technologies. At the same time, there's a lot to learn as well a lot to embrace when Microsoft in the midst of this journey. While new SharePoint modern sites and pages provide end users with a more refined level of usability, simplicity, and speed, there are still features and capabilities that a seasoned SharePoint user may be missing and feeling left out.

In this session, we'll take a look at the new communication and collaboration sites, modern pages and web parts. We'll walk through a demo of authoring content to show you how easy it is to create beautiful and interactive content. While reviewing the many possibilities, we'll also discuss the challenges and future that's in store for us with these technologies.
Build Your First Communication Site
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business

Communication is key. Communication leads to collaboration. Communication Sites in Office 365 are new easily designed and tailored SharePoint sites, but how do you build one? In this interactive session, we will build a Communication Site together. We’ll explore layouts, pages, and web parts. We’ll add documents, photos, news articles, and events. We’ll share with everyone, or just a few. Most importantly, you’ll be inspired to communicate through your own Communication Site.

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Citizen developer tools are not just for citizen developers!
Level: 200
Track: Developer
So, the citizen developers have all the cool tools, and those that actually code for a living are left with legacy stuff? Not so fast! The same tools that Microsoft is targeting for citizen developers make development easier, faster and cheaper for everyone!

This session combines tools such as Flow, Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Functions with some actual simple development work to provide highly customized, Machine Learning powered analysis workflow for the newly baked Modern Team Sites in SharePoint Online. This demo-heavy session will look at real business scenarios, and how we can solve them using citizen developer tools and some code (Because we’re developers after all, right?)

After this session you'll know how to create rich and customized business automation processes that use the latest tools offered to us by Microsoft.

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Common issues seen in the (Microsoft) Field and how to avoid them
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Major gotchas most commonly seen as a Microsoft Engineer and how to avoid them.
Congratulations! You're the Proud Owner of a SharePoint Site. Now What?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Whether you've just inherited an existing SharePoint site or are starting a new one, this session is for you! You'll get a crash course on everything you should think about in order to build a useful, highly adopted SharePoint site. We will cover how to identify the business scenarios your site will enable, how to deliver the scenarios using out of the box SharePoint components, permissions management, and useful tips & tricks. Get ready to be a rock star!

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Customize your SharePoint online forms with PowerApps
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Now that we know that InfoPath will no longer be the super user application to customize SharePoint forms, we need to look for replacement. This session is aimed at users / super users and is intended to help participants better understand how to use PowerApps to customize SharePoint online forms.

During this session, participants will be exposed to different scenarios of using PowerApps to create and publish custom SharePoint online forms, but also how Apps can replace the use of forms to create SharePoint list items.

Speaker(s)

Luc Labelle
Founder and Consultant (SharePoint / Office 365)
Kabesa
Gather your Groups -- Get Control of your Office 365 Groups
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft has a low-friction collaborative solution in Office 365 Groups, and employees are creating groups at a rapid pace. Is your governance keeping pace? Is your tenant configured correctly to match your policies? This session will review the capabilities of the Office 365 service regarding group create and lifecycle.
How NOT to SharePoint: It's Called Best Practice for a Reason
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
I've worked on a lot of different environments over the years, and I've seen a lot of weird choices. In this session, I will share some stories and demonstrate things I've seen, while offering tips to make your implementations go much more smoothly.

We will be discussing:

- Farm setup and Administration
- Security and governance
- Site infrastructure and navigation
- Workflows
New Guidance and Tools for Migration to Drive Co-Existence from Microsoft @ Ignite - with Real World Experience Thrown In
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft gave us new guidance for Migration to drive Co-Existence at Ignite this year, and some new tools to help out. What is the new guidance, and what are those new tools? How helpful are they? Are they all that you need to plan and execute a migration? Do you still need third party solutions to migrate? We'll answer these questions and more with real world experience thrown in from conversations with hundreds of companies.

Speaker(s)

Ryan VanOsdol
Account Director
DocAuto, Inc.
OneDrive for Business - Modern Collaboration
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
The Next Gen Sync Client for OneDrive offers a lot more features allowing you to synchronize files between your local machine and SharePoint Team Sites, Groups and OneDrive for Business within your Office 365 tenant. This session will provide real life collaboration scenarios e.g. sharing (internal/external), co-authoring, file preview, files on-demand, and many other new features to get most out of your OneDrive for Business.

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SharePoint Governance 101
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
“Everyone” says you should have governance, but few of them can explain what that means. This session provides a beginner level overview of what governance is, what needs to happen for it to be implemented and managed successfully, and how it can benefit your SharePoint organization.
SharePoint Security for the Site Owner
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
As a SharePoint Site Owner, is your content really secure? This session will be a real world discussion of best practices that site owners can take to better secure and manage access to a site collection.
We will be reviewing the following points:
• How do (can?) I share securely with external users?
• Who can I share with?
• What permissions can I give to whom?
• How do I govern what my people can share?
• How do I know what has been shared with whom?
• Can I set sharing to expire?
• What do I ask the admin for and what can I do myself?
• What controls exist to secure the export or downloading of content?
• Is multi-factor authentication available for SharePoint access?
• What about mobile access?

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SharePoint’s Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
Each release of SharePoint has delivered new tools to make SharePoint sites sparkle, but few of these tools have been as exciting as SharePoint’s Content Search Web Part (CSWP). Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the CSWP can be manipulated and configured in a multitude of ways. It can be used for everything from showing basic search results to displaying personalized content that is both interactive and dynamically generated. Whether you are using SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud, and whether you are “just” an end-user or a hard-core developer, the CSWP is one built-in web part you will want to understand in order to make your SharePoint sites shine. In this demo-heavy session, you will learn what you need to know to become productive with the CSWP in no time at all.
Stop Reinventing the Wheel: Unleash the Power of Business Process Automation with SPD Workflows
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
You were hired for your genius and your ability to make good decisions. Automate your good decisions with SharePoint Designer workflows: from document approvals to governance to project management to site creation, modification, and destruction. So you can go off and use your genius to make other good decisions.

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The Modern SharePoint Framework
Level: 200
Track: Developer
The new SharePoint Framework has come to SharePoint Server 2016. This session will help developers use the new framework and to exercise best practices building solutions with this set of API's.

Attendees will learn how to easily and effectively deploy solutions to SharePoint Server 2016 as well as SharePoint Online. You will also learn the core differences in the framework between SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online where the techniques and approach for solution deployment may be different.
The SharePoint Admin’s Guide to Azure Active Directory
Level: 200
Track:
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
Systems Architect
Trash or Treasure? Getting users to share their knowledge and artifacts in a meaningful way.
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
As employees retire, change positions, and move on to new companies, their knowledge goes with them and the artifacts they leave behind are rarely helpful. Companies struggle with getting this information from employees AND making it available to other employees in a usable way. This session will provide you with strategies and tools to get, store, and share knowledge and content in your organization successfully.
When SharePoint Met Flow: A Story of Integration and Automation
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Flow is a cloud based business process management service that is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflows. It can be used with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online and connect with many other services. This session will discuss the integration of Flow with SharePoint as well as features such as approvals, scheduling, buttons, and expressions. You will leave this session with an understanding of how to use Flow to automate your SharePoint business processes and how Flow compares to SharePoint Designer workflows.
Yes Virginia, you can use Content Types…
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Ever wonder what practical solutions you can build using SharePoint content types? This couch-to-content type session will give you everything you need to build (and use) content type-based solutions. We'll define what content types are and how they're constructed. Then we'll walk through several use cases and build a real-life business automation solution that incorporates content types. You'll get practical advice and how-to tips that will help you become a content type hero!

Speaker(s)

Sarah Haase
Collaboration Group Product Manager
U.S. Bank

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