Sessions

Beginning Your Governance Roadmap
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Governance is the set of policies, roles, responsibilities, and processes that control how an organization's business divisions and IT teams work together to achieve its goals.

A good Governance plan can:
Streamline the deployment of products and technologies, such as SharePoint Server 2016 or SharePoint Online
Help keep your organization’s system secure and compliant.
Help ensure the best return on your investment in technology.

Come to this session to learn the more about the importance of having good Governance and creating your own Roadmap to Governance success!

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Building Re-usable SharePoint Components
Level: 200
Track: Developer
In this session we will walk through building a client side web part with the SharePoint framework. By using generic components we can build web parts that can be re-used across our entire organization or with multiple clients. Tim permitting we will walk through several examples and possibly some framework extensions.

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Building the Intranet of the Future: Using SharePoint to Empower Collaboration
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Automation, organization, incredible search capabilities and user interactivity; all things your organization can have in choosing to build an intranet with SharePoint. We'll discuss avoiding File Dump 2.0 by exploring best practices in internal communications and collaboration via intranets, rethinking forms and minimizing busy work by utilizing automation capabilities in SPD workflows and Microsoft Flow and designing intuitive navigation.
Case Study: How I used SharePoint, Flow, Power Apps, and Forms to build a Speaker Database
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
In this case study, I detail how I went about designing and implementing a Speaker Database for the Project Management Institute using SharePoint, Flow, Power Apps, and Microsoft Forms. We will do a brief intro of what each technology is and it's pros and cons, and then dive into what I learned about each, each strengths and weaknesses, and how I was able to build a functional Speaker Database.

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Sarah Patrick
Student
Designing for Optimal Performance in SharePoint Online
Level: 100
Track: Developer
In the last several years, the growth in popularity and compelling value of Office 365 have resulted in many organizations adopting SharePoint Online rather than building an on-premises implementation. Developing for SharePoint Online shouldn’t be approached with the same mindset as developing for SharePoint on-premises, though. In this session, we’ll take a look at how SharePoint Online is implemented and how it differs from a typical on-premises implementation. We’ll examine why developing for the cloud is different, identify common development concerns, and demonstrate some good (and bad) development approaches. We’ll also look at some hands-on troubleshooting techniques that are available for diagnosing common SharePoint Online performance problems, as well as some solutions that can be applied. At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a greater understanding of SharePoint Online, how to develop for it, and how to perform basic performance troubleshooting in the cloud.
Developing in the Bot Framework and LUIS
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Join Steven as he introduces us to the Microsoft Bot Framework, Azure Bot Services and Cognitive Service’s Language Understanding and Intelligence Service (LUIS). Learn about how to develop a bot from the simplest of keyword finding bots to using natural language processing to determine the users intent and provide a response. This bot example will exist in various channels including Slack and Microsoft Teams.

All code examples are publicly available at https://github.com/swhook52/LunchBox
Getting Started with Office 365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Are you taking on the job of being the Office 365 Administrator? Come to this extended session where we walk through the core capabilities of Office 365, experiences to be aware of and how to help your users make use of them as well as directory synchronization to ensure that your users are able to access with a single identity and set of information.
How to do Dev-Ops with the SharePoint Framework and why it matters?
Level: 100
Track: Developer
You had finally learned how to build the right way with solutions and add-ins. Your release pipeline was set up. Now with SPFX and new methodologies does this mean starting over?
Don’t panic! I’m here to help! Together we’ll see how to set up a DevOps pipeline for SPFX developments with:
•    Automated builds
•    Automated deployments
•    Automated tests
•    Code quality checks
There will be a lot of demonstrations during this session and we’ll be mostly using Visual Studio Team Services/Team Foundation Server.
This session is mostly meant for developers, IT pros, architects, and quality assurance people.

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Introduction to AI and Cognitive Services for Office 365 Developers
Level: 100
Track: Developer
“Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the industry. In this session, we will cover Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Services for the Office 365 developers.
You will learn:
1)    Overview of Microsoft AI Platform
2)    What are cognitive services?
3)    How to use Cognitive Services to implement real-life business solutions in Office 365?
Introduction to Azure Cognitive Search: The AI Powered Search Solution
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
Azure Search is a search-as-a-service cloud offering that gives developers APIs and tools for adding a rich search experience. 'Cognitive Search' adds an AI first approach to Azure Search and content understanding by using built in Cognitive Services. It pulls data from almost any data source and applies a set of composable cognitive skills which extract knowledge. This knowledge is then organized and stored in an index enabling new experiences for exploring the data using Search

In this demo driven session you will:
    1. Get an introduction to Azure Search
    2. Learn how to set up search, index and query using Azure Search
    3. Learn how to add Cognitive Skills to your search
    4. See demos of sample applications built on top of Azure Cognitive Search

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KM Failures and How to Solve Them with SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Knowledge management is often confused with SharePoint, but SharePoint is just a tool with which we can tackle our KM challenges. Scott is going to highlight some of the most common KM failures he has seen working for the government over the last decade and show you some of the different courses of action you can take.

Speaker(s)

Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
Lets eat our own dog food: Using Office 365 to stay up to date with Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Office 365 is ever changing, and as IT professionals we need to be in the know the second news drops. What better way to keep up to date than using our own tools to do it? In this walk-through session we will showcase the power of Flow, Teams and Yammer to help surface updates from The Office 365 Roadmap, SharePoint Technical Communities, User Voice and more!

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Justin Snyder
Office 365 & SharePoint Consultant
Core BTS
Lunch: The Office 365 Mobile workplace - Putting your office in your Pocket
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Ubiquitous connectivity and a surge in personal mobile device proliferation have given users the ability to work from almost anywhere, anytime. The era of the 9-to-5 job is effectively over. With an increasing number of companies adopting work from home policies, there is an unwritten expectation for users to remain connected and productive even outside of their core business hours.

Join me for an interactive, demo-rich presentation of the various mobile apps available to you in Office 365 and how they enable you to carry your office in your pocket. The presentation will also cover elements of your Office 365 tenant administration straight from your mobile device.

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Lunch: What the heck is a FirstLine Worker? F1 Subscription Demystified
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Do you know what the O365 F1 subscription is? Curious? Then this session is for you. Come see what the F1 subscription is, what it isn't, and what it can actually do. Get the answer to what Microsoft thinks is a FirstLine worker. Come see what a user with that subscription applied has access to, can do, can not do, and why the supremely limited Staff Hub can be useful, especially for self-provisioning.

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Microsoft and Big Data - An Overview of the Power Tools and more!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Come see Microsoft's Power tools demonstrated for advanced analytics and hear about Microsoft's embrace of Open Source and the Hadoop platform. We'll present on Microsoft's "power" tools for Business Intelligence, Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View, and Power Map presenting using Power Point (and lots of demos!).
O365 Subscriptions 101
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Are you just trying to get a handle on your O365 subscription? Are you looking for answers to: What's the difference between a license and subscription? Do all users in your subscription need the same license? Can you apply more than one to a single user? Does your subscription supposedly offer a feature, but you can't find it to turn it on (or turn it off)? You've heard of self-provisioning, what is that? Can you use it? Is it different depending on subscription? What subscription do your need? What do they actually do? Can you disable features for a user or group of users? There are multiple kinds of groups, and multiple types of teams, what's up with that? Come get the skinny on subscriptions and get the most out of O365 for your organization.

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Operational Governance in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Business
Learn about best practice for Operational Governance in Office 365. Automate provisioning, recertifications, and graceful disposition of sites, teams, and groups, along with classification and records management processes. Empower your users and embrace digital transformation.

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Solution Engineer
AvePoint
Practical Tips for Migrating SharePoint Customizations to Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
When planning a migration of SharePoint on-premises environment to Office 365, the first thing that comes to mind is organizations often focus mainly on their content - all the documents and items stored across their libraries and lists. Of course, why wouldn't they? It's the reason that they started using SharePoint anyways. But in many cases, the SharePoint environment that has been well adopted and his highly use will include some level of customizations to help meet specific business needs. These may include forms and workflows, scheduled timer jobs, custom look and feel, business logic to interface with other line of business solutions, to name a few.

Join me as we take a look at ways to create a SharePoint Online environment that will provide a similar experience for your users. We will look are various technologies, including CSOM Scripting, Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, Forms, LogicApps, and Azure Functions.

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Securing your content in SharePoint and Teams
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
With the increasing adoption of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online, securing your content in these environments is more critical than ever. Leveraging the Microsoft toolsets of DLP, IRM and Azure Information Protection, it's never been easier to make sure that the content you share in Teams and SharePoint online both internally, and when shared externally. This session will walk attendees through demos how to use DLP, IRM and AIP to make sure your content is always secured appropriately.

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Tim Beamer
Microsoft Cloud Engineer
Plus Consulting
SharePoint On Premise Preparation for Future Cloud
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This session will be about preparing your on-premise SharePoint for a move to O365. There are many pre-migration tasks and processes to focus on that can help prepare us for future cloud.

Speaker(s)

Diane Kallet
PrincipaL Consultant - Delivery Engagement Manager
Ciber, Global HTC
Swinging with Sway, diving into Delve, going with the Flow. Toto, I don't think we're in SharePoint!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
With the very dynamic environment of cloud offerings, we'll take an opportunity to look at some of the applications in Office 365 that many organizations are making available to users. This will include many demonstrations and discussions about Sway, Flow, Planner, and how this interacts with the new SharePoint Homepage and Delve.

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Update your Classic SharePoint Team Site to use New Office 365 Features
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft has been adding a lot of new features to Office 365. This session will cover how to leverage these new features with existing Classic Team Sites. In this session, we will cover how to add modern home pages and news to your classic team sites. This session will go into details on how you can convert your Classic team site to Group connected SP site and take advantage of existing services like Microsoft Teams and Planner. This session will also cover things to consider when migrating on-premises SharePoint sites to SharePoint online.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant

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