Sessions

An introduction to Semantics for Sharepoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This presentation will provide business users, IT Pro and End Users with a better understanding on how semantics can make Sharepoint content more findable while improving the user experience.

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Architecting and Deploying SharePoint 2013 as a BI Platform
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
With SharePoint as the business collaboration platform of choice for the enterprise, it has become an important piece in the overall Microsoft BI stack. However, deploying and configuring it to support Microsoft BI solutions have become cumbersome tasks for the IT professional. In this session, learn what it takes to successfully architect and design SharePoint 2013 as a BI platform. We will cover multiple configuration scenarios and the different technologies necessary to build the infrastructure. At the end of the session, you can walk away feeling confident to run Power Pivot, Power View and Reporting Services in your SharePoint 2013 farm
Automating your SharePoint Deployments with TFS and Build Server
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Have you ever wanted to get rid of the classic PowerShell deployments scripts every time you build a new SharePoint Solution? As a developer, don’t you wish you could just deploy the solution on a DEV / QA farm directly from your Visual Studio without having to wait for your SharePoint Administrator to deploy them for you since he doesn’t want developers to be local admins on the servers? As a SharePoint Admin, aren’t you tired of developers bugging you to deploy their solutions? In this session you will learn how to configure TFS Build Server to automate the SharePoint Package deployment to SharePoint servers and how to monitor your deployments!
Best Practices: Information Management using Enterprise Content Types and Metadata
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Best Practices: Information Management using Enterprise Content Types and Metadata
Many SharePoint implementations are pressured to implement and deliver immediate solutions and therefore suffer from less than perfect Information Management and Information Architecture. Within this session we will look at the three common scenarios related to less than perfect IM/IA implementations within SharePoint and develop a roadmap to implement IM/RM Best Practices within SharePoint.
Understanding of Enterprise content types and metadata have profound effects that will improve adoption and utilization of SharePoint for users. Topics Covered: Content Types, Managed Metadata Service, Site columns and IM Policies. A case study will be reviewed on how content types were retro-fitted in an existing SharePoint deployment not leveraging content types. Another benefit was improving search within the Intranet over a corpus of 600K documents.

Speaker Bio
David Wu is the Vice President of Canada at Concept Searching. He possesses over 16 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. His broad skill sets in both technology and business enable him to communicate effectively to a wide audience at a technical and non-technical level. In his senior executive position, David is responsible for software sales, partnerships, and implementations of Concept Searching’s award winning flagship product conceptClassifier for SharePoint.
He is a Microsoft Certified technologist in .NET technology and SharePoint. David is also very active within AIIM, also known as the enterprise content management association, and holds the SharePoint Practitioner, SharePoint Specialist, and Taxonomy and Metadata designations, as well as Managing Records and eDiscovery with SharePoint 2013. On a part-time basis, he is the Senior Global SharePoint Enterprise Content Management Class trainer for AIIM and has taught many courses throughout North America and Europe.
In addition to his deep Microsoft technical expertise, David excels at understanding the business challenges in managing unstructured content as it applies to enterprise metadata management, search, records management, privacy, and migration. This unique combination of skills enables him to leverage clients’ investments in SharePoint and deliver proven, flexible solutions that resolve the issues in managing unstructured content.

Speaker(s)

David Wu
VP Sales Canada
ConceptSearching
Build your business portal on office 365 : the social company
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Through this session we will show how a manufacturing company can combine its business applications and infrastructure on premise with Office 365. This allows the company to upgrade its whole information system to a business portal having its collaboration workspaces, social workspaces and custom business applications. Our company will then capitalize on its employees ideas with social and have a clear knowledge of what is its status with business intelligence.

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Fabrice Vaxelaire
Cloud Solutions Architect
Control in The Microsoft Cloud
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business, Vendor
Just about every survey on Cloud adoption exposes data security, control and compliance risks as the biggest mitigating factors of adoption. Simply put, organizations aren’t comfortable with their data in the Cloud. These concerns certainly impact Microsoft as it moves its solutions to the Cloud. But worries about controlling content in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure based private Cloud instances of SharePoint can be overcome with Gimmal Solutions. In this session, see how Gimmal helps with Cloud governance, controlled Cloud sharing and Records as a Service in the world’s most secure government Cloud.

Speaker(s)

Dave Martin
Vice President of Product Marketing & Microsoft Alliance
Gimmal
Emails, Emails, and More Emails. How much information are you missing out on?
Level: 100
Track: Vendor
According to industry statistics the average worker wrote the equivalent of a small novel in emails within 2012. As email has now surpassed traditional communication methods like writing letters, etc. it has created a situation where vital business information may not always be captured through typical document management capabilities within SharePoint and other technologies. The information that is contained within each of these users “novels” are often locked away in individual email accounts and are not able to be accessed, shared, or leveraged by organizations when trying to manage their business. Utilizing integrations between SharePoint, Outlook, and standard Microsoft technologies, Syntapa has built an easily deployable solution that enables organizations to effectively capture, manage, and ultimately benefit from the business information contained within all of its users’ emails. Join us for an overview session where we will discuss the challenges that organizations face as it relates to effectively capturing and managing all of the information within its users’ emails and learn how an organization can easily begin to realize the benefits that come from being able to access and share this valuable information.
Extranets in SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
SharePoint is a powerful tool for collaboration. This works well for users in your organization, but how do you extend it beyond the firewall? Approving and managing users, getting them their credentials, and dealing with forgotten passwords are some of the things that will frustrate both the business and IT. External sharing in Office 365 works well for light Extranets, but what if you want stronger governance and branding control. Learn about the different options, including how to delegate this to the business, and provide a seamless single sign on experience for your external users, either on premise or in the cloud.
How to use SP2013, O365 and Yammer to create a knowledge Social Network across your organization.
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Internal communication is the source of your company knowledge. During this session, I will talk about Knowledge Management and particularly how to capitalize on all your internal communication content.

You will see how to use SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and Yammer to create a Knowledge Social Network across your organization and out of your boundaries, with external partners or customers.
You will learn the differences between using social in SharePoint 2013 and Yammer, and how to build the foundation for an efficient Corporate Social Graph strategy.

By the end of this workshop you will learn:
• How to choose between SharePoint 2013 and Yammer to start your Social Network initiative
• How to use Yammer in SharePoint Online and On-Premise
• What your Corporate Social Graph is and how to use it to optimize your Knowledge Management process

Speaker(s)

Nicolas Georgeault
Founder - Enteprise Solutions Architect - SharePoint Senior Architect
MuBrain Inc.
Increasing SharePoint mobile user productivity without the hassle of device installation & maintenance
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business, Vendor
Have an idea for a SharePoint Mobile solution that would be helpful for your organization? However you don’t have the technical knowledge to implement this mobile solution. In this session, I will show you how you can easily create custom SharePoint Mobile solutions with KWizCom Mobile in a few minutes without any code development at all.

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Anthony Pham
Product Support Manager
KWizCom
InfoPath RIP… What next?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Uh-oh… InfoPath has been discontinued…

What’s next? What do we do today? Tomorrow? Next year?

What alternatives are available?

This session will review the announced slow “death” of InfoPath, demonstrate and review possible alternatives (i.e. Word forms, fillable PDF documents, LightSwitch, HTML5 offline capabilities, etc.) and finally end with an open, round-table discussion.
Lessons learned from migration to Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
We have migrated (and migrating) many of our applications to Office 365 in response to several business requirements. Cost, collaboration features, BYOD requirements and the need to improve / increase access to information. We have learned some valuable lessons along the path and have acheived many of the goals we set out acheive. Full speed ahead!!
Managing SharePoint Online with PowerShell + Client Side Object Model (CSOM)
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
The main objective of this session is to show you how you can leverage both PowerShell and Client Side Object Model (CSOM) to manage your SharePoint Online instance. Either you are a developer or an IT Pro who loves scripting to automate different tasks then in this session you will learn what you need to getting started with PowerShell + CSOM. This session will walk you though on what you will need to get started and how you can leverage best of CSOM and PowerShell to manage many SharePoint site specific configurations.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Microsoft Azure : Central component of your SharePoint Online DevOps?
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
The Cloud can help you and your organization to maximize your investments and to simplify your business processes for all your SharePoint activities. Microsoft Azure can offer you a lot of services that can allow you to transform your infrastructures, your development paradigm and your IT teams to start thinking in terms of DevOps. In this session, our goal will be to show you how to use the Azure platform in an enterprise where SharePoint is used as an application platform. Subjects covered will be :

- Microsoft Azure as IaaS
- Microsoft Azure as CDN
- Microsoft Azure as hub for all your ALM with Visual Studio Online
- Microsoft Azure as an application layer for all your SharePoint Apps
- Microsoft Azure as a complex integration environment
- Microsoft Azure as a deployment framework

The cloud and Microsoft Azure to help the SharePoint platform, it's possible! By Sebastien Levert and Julien Stroheker - Twitter: @sebastienlevert and @Ju_Stroh

Speaker(s)

Sebastien Levert
Product Evangelist & Partner Manager | Office Development MVP
Valo Intranet
Julien Stroheker
Cloud Specialist - Microsoft Azure & Office 365
Negotium Technologies
Microsoft SharePoint and Dynamics - Better Together
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Our clients are our life source: their satisfaction determines our survival and they alone can dictate if we flourish, or starve. And so, we want to ensure our clients are satiated. SharePoint has been able to serve well when dealing with organisational content storage needs, but when it comes to structured client interaction information, there is more which can be done to help you meet your customers’ needs. This session will explore the added benefits that unfold when we combine SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. After setting a stage of organisational niches, the session will help attendees identify key integration points and discover the benefits of combining these two high-powered systems through a scenario-based demonstration. Why watch Ang Lee’s Hulk when you can what the whole Avengers team fight against evil at the same time?

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Ryan Merpaw
Vice-President of Operations
Orangutech
Migrating to SharePoint 2013 - A Business and Technical Perspective
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Many organizations still run versions of SharePoint prior to 2013, but the appetite and pressure to upgrade is increasing as business and IT better understand the new features and capabilities of SharePoint 2013 / Online combined with its sister products Office 2013 and Exchange 2013, or alternately Office 365. Drawing on experience from real client engagements in this session we will examine the business and technical roadmap, and challenges in planning and executing a migration to SharePoint 2013.
Real World tips and tools to build your SharePoint 2013 Records Management System
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
This session will bust the myth that SharePoint is not a good platform and robust enough to build out your SharePoint 2013 Records Management System. Noorez Khamis [Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP] will delve into demos and real world examples of how to start the build out of your SharePoint 2013 Records Management system from scratch. It will talk to many of the built in and add-on features that will help ease your deployment while showing you how your system can scale to an Enterprise Records Management system.

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SharePoint 2013: Managing access and security or sharing?
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft made it easier than ever to share documents, images, videos and more. It is easy to share, but how can I make sure that the right users have access to my documents? Users are changing department, do they still have access to my document? What if they leave the company? Do you really know what happens when you break permission inheritance? This session will help you to understand the SharePoint security model, the securable objects and the tools that are available to manage SharePoint access and security. You will also learn how to use fine-grained permissions, to create new permission levels and much more.
SharePoint Always-On Deployment
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Are Disaster Recovery and High-Availability requirements to implement SharePoint or to expand your current SharePoint farm? This session will cover how to implement an infrastructure that supports up to 99.999% High Availability farm, covering SQL server, SharePoint services and servers, and other related components.

Learn about the tools and tips to deploy such a topology, and what you can do to make life easier managing your farm.
The Value of Tribal Knowledge and Strategies to Increase Adoption
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Organizations are investing in enterprise social networks at an alarming rate. To gain the benefits of improving employee engagement, collaboration, and knowledge sharing requires you to look beyond technology deployment. Attend this session to learn how social tools can play a critical role, what strategies that can help drive organizational change. This session will help IT architecture and infrastructure personnel understand #esn adoption issues, the role of change management, and alignment of social tools with strategic business initiatives. As part of this session, we’ll also look at a customer case study on how Yammer is continuing to transform a global organization.
Agenda:
> Social Maturity – present how social enterprise networks have changed over the course of the past decade (atlassian, give, newsgator, sp2010, yammer)
> Creating a Collaborative / Social Environment – what are some of the top ways organizations are changing the traditional collaboration model and the risks involved.
> Enable business value – scenarios and opportunities to create business value
> Change Mgmt models – what training, governance and adoption strategies work and where your organization fits.

Speaker(s)

Kanwal Khipple
Founder & CEO, Office 365 MVP
2toLead
What's New in PowerShell to Help you Manage SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Overview of the new features of PowerShell v5 and how they can assist us in managing our SharePoint environments both on-premises and in the cloud.

Speaker(s)

Nik Charlebois
Premier Field Engineer - SharePoint
Microsoft

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