Sessions

Advanced SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
This session is designed to help you take your Designer 2013 workflow skills to the next level. Full of live demos, you’ll learn how to use Designer workflows to set permissions on list items and use new features such as App Steps, Loops and Task Actions. We’ll also explore the Designer string actions and show you when to use them. If you ever wondered how and why to use an Association Column, this session is for you. Unlock the power of no-code solutions with Designer 2013 workflows.

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BI: From the Basics
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
BI: new of the buzz words that everyone is talking about but what is it? How can it be used to make a impact in my organization? How do I get started? In this session, we will talk about it and show you a live example in Office 365's SharePoint Online.
 
Objectives/Outcomes: In this session, participants will learn:
1. What is BI
2. What can I use it for
3. How to set up one (live example)
Bootstrap A-Z
Level: 100
Track: Developer
If you are interested in making your site mobile friendly, then you’ve probably heard of Bootstrap. Bootstrap of the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. In this session we’ll start with a plain vanilla out of the box SharePoint site and end with a fully developed mobile web site. This session is not for the timid. We’ll be getting our hands dirty customizing the masterpage and page layouts. When you leave you’ll know exactly what it’s going to take to have a beautifully crafted mobile friendly site.
Business in the Cloud, does it have to be O365?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Considering the Cloud because that's where Microsoft is going? Feeling the pressure to put your data in someone else's data center? What's in it for you? Come see what is truly competitive, what is standard, what is different; so you can make more informed decisions concerning going to the cloud. Learn why you would definitely want O365, or why it might not be the best for you- before you subscribe.
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.
Document Security in SharePoint, permissions aren't enough.
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
How do you secure your data in SharePoint? Most organizations have some type of permissions assigned to site collections, sites, document libraries and so on, but the reality is, it’s not enough anymore to rely on permissions alone. With the increased ability to share information from SharePoint and Office 365 comes an increased need to make sure data is secure regardless of where its travelling. This session will look at the capabilities to leverage Data Loss Prevention policies and Information Rights Management in a SharePoint environment to secure your data, not only while it’s in SharePoint, but when it gets sent somewhere else. We’ll also look at what’s involved to create a baseline information classification strategy to make sure you can implement policies and tools that make sense for your organization .

Speaker(s)

Tim Beamer
Microsoft Cloud Engineer
Plus Consulting
Getting Started with Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Are you the administrator for your on-premises SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business systems? Are you considering moving to Office 365 soon? Looking to ramp up and understand how to properly configure your environment to allow users to make the best of Office 365? Then check out this session to understand the foundations for success.

During this session, the basics of what Office 365 is, how it is operated, how to provision an Office 365 tenant, setup directory synchronization and make use of the new experiences will be covered.
Learning Objectives:
In this session, attendees will learn the basics of Office 365 and how to properly select the appropriate licensing plan to meet their needs. Additionally attendees will understand how to properly select the right identity management solution as well as the basics of directory synchronization and federated identity. Additionally with Modern Document Libraries and Lists, we'll dive into the new experiences available on mobile devices and integrations with Flow.
Focus Area: SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud
Skill Level: Introductory / Intermediate
Intro to the Office 365 Admin Center
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro

You got Office 365 and you need to use it. You need to let others in your organization use it because you were designated the admin but you can't spell Office 365... yet. Where do you start? In this session, you will learn about the basics of administering Office 365 through the Admin Centers.
1. Be introduced to Office 365
2. Learn how to setup and manage users
3. Learn about the other 3 major admin centers inside the Office 365 Admin Center: Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint
Introducing Office UI Fabric
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Office UI Fabric – a front end framework used for styling Office365 web apps and Office Add-ins. Think of Office UI Fabric like Bootstrap specifically designed for Office, Office 365, and SharePoint. This session will focus on incorporating Office UI Fabric into Office 365 components, tools, and resources for development. A Change Management system developed in SharePoint will be presented. Bring your laptops along with a simple editor, like Visual Studio Code or NotePad++ if you are interested in getting started with developing using Office UI Fabric!
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint OnLine and On Premises
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we will talk about bring your SQL and other line of business data into SharePoint so that users can get access to large data, archived system data, and data from systems where the client license fees for those systems are to expensive to license for every client. We will work through a full stack demo that you will be able to download after the session as well as screencasts of the more complex parts of setting up external data with SharePoint. We will also see the power of search display templates in making the external data more consumable to the end user.

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Modern SharePoint Development Workflow using Node, Bower, Yeoman and more!
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Many developers have started to embrace client side development for their SharePoint solutions. With this modern web development approach there are many opportunities to help automate the build, test, and deploy your solution. This session will walk you through setting up your development environment with Node.JS and Visual Studio Code to begin building modern web experiences for your SharePoint 2013/2016/O365 implementations. It will introduce some of the more popular packages such as Bower, Yeoman, Grunt, etc. that are available to help streamline the provisioning of new applications. We will also cover setting up the necessary workflows for facilitating build, test, and make your solutions production ready.
New and updated features in SharePoint 2016
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
New and updated features in SharePoint 2016 - Session by 5th Method
Now where did they put that? Overlooked web parts, features, and templates of SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
SharePoint has a lot of moving parts that we truly depend on. Over the years, Microsoft has changed where it puts its useful little web parts, features, even templates. There are certain capabilities that we take for granted, and some we have forgotten are available. Some people have gotten into the habit of enabling site collection features they don't really use just to access one frequently used web part, others are paying for a third party product, unaware of how far SharePoint's built in capabilities have come. Come see the session that reminds you about the things you might have overlooked over the years, and how to uncover them for use today.
Power BI : Start to Finish
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Power BI is Microsoft's cloud-first BI technology, sitting alongside Office 365 and Sharepoint Online. Power BI is new and changing every single week. In this session we will cover what it takes to get started with Power BI and create your own dashboard in the cloud. We will also talk a little bit about where Power BI came from.

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Power to the People: PowerApps and Flow
Level: 200
Track: End-User
Microsoft PowerApps allows you to easily create custom apps for your mobile device or the web, connecting to data sources such as SharePoint, Excel, and CRM. Microsoft Flow gives you the power to create automated workflows among your apps and services, including PowerApps you've designed. Connections are available to a huge number of services, like SharePoint, Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, Dropbox, SQL... the list is growing.
In this demo-rich session, we'll see how these two new tools bring real power to the people without requiring citizen developers to know any code. New functionality is being continually added to PowerApps and Flow as they emerge from Preview, so you'll get up-to the minute information by attending this session.
Beer may be involved.
Search – What it already does and how you can improve it
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
What is the #1 complaint about SharePoint? “I searched for a thing and SharePoint didn’t find what I was looking for.” We’ll take a look at how the search capability works in SharePoint and how to help your users refine their use of the search tool to help them create better search strings to find what they are looking for. We’ll also look at how the search capability works so that as an admin, you can refine and better configure the search capabilities within SharePoint so that the right content is displayed at the right time.
Setting up SharePoint 2016 Environment Azure using Azure Resource Manager
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Many Developers/IT Pros know how to build and configure SharePoint farm but not entirely sure about things to consider and plan when using Azure for setting up SharePoint Farm. This session will help users understand important design considerations and operations required to create SharePoint 2013 farm in an Azure. This session will also walk you through on what Azure Resource Manager is and how to leverage ARM for creating your SharePoint 2016 farm.

Speaker(s)

Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
SharePoint Training & Certification Offerings
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
SharePoint Training & Certification Offerings - A session by New Horizons
SharePoint with DocuSign/ CoSign to build a paperless onboarding process
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
SharePoint with DocuSign/ CoSign to build a paperless onboarding process - Session by Method Automation
SPEasyForms: the Free Forms Designer Solution for SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
SPEasyForms is a free, open source forms designer solution for SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. Once installed, administrators and power users can customize new, edit, and display forms through a drag and drop editor available on the list settings page; no code required. Organize your forms by placing fields in multiple columns, tabs, or accordions. Customize input controls by applying cascading drop downs, type ahead, and more. Configure conditional visibility based on things like membership in a SharePoint group or the current value of another field. Everything is done in the browser. In this session, I'll take you through getting it, installing it, and using it to significantly customize a SharePoint form from scratch.

Speaker(s)

Joe McShea
Senior Software Architect
IntelliPoint Solutions LLC
Spice Up Your Forms and Views with Client Side Rendering (CSR)
Level: 100
Track: Developer
In this demo-heavy session we'll work our way through a series of progressively more complex samples for modifying the look and feel of SharePoint fields, for instance applying type ahead or cascading drop downs to fields using CSR. We'll also cover how to use CSR to modify the structure of a form to create things like tabbed forms. We’ll cover various techniques for attaching event handlers to CSR rendered DOM elements, how to bring in third party libraries like jQuery, and how to deploy through the browser, declaratively, or programmatically. We’ll also talk about some advanced topics like how Minimal Download Strategy (MDS) can mess up your whole day, and how to work around it. All of the techniques discussed work equally well in SharePoint 2013/2016 on-premises or SharePoint Online.

Speaker(s)

Joe McShea
Senior Software Architect
IntelliPoint Solutions LLC
SPS Analyst Series: The Build Process
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
From building a list or library to larger solutions, there are steps one should follow to gather the requirements, plan, build, and deliver. In this session, I’ll show you the process I use as a SharePoint analyst and information architect to create the solutions as fast as possible while taking into account the fact that you might need to duplicate the solutions for other departments. We’ll cover big permission architecture and content type planning as well. This is a great primer for anyone who isn’t a SharePoint person but has been given the task to make solutions for everyone else in the office.

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Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions.
Styling SharePoint Pages Without Writing Code
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this session, you'll see how you can style SharePoint list views without the need to write any code, you'll get a basic understanding of the underlying development techniques (End-Users would be terrified for a little bit, but don't worry you'll like it), and you'll see how you can style SharePoint list views without the need of knowing much about development techniques.

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Understanding and Leveraging Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
The Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is a product offering that receives a lot of attention and “air time” from Microsoft nowadays. Although many enterprise architects, technical decision makers, and IT Pros have heard about EMS, many don’t know exactly what it is and what it does. In this session, we will be looking closely at EMS and the growing set of identity, security, data, and device management problems that it addresses. We will look at each of the workloads and capabilities within EMS, how they work, and some practical examples of solutions involving each. We will also clear-up the confusion that frequently arises in understanding where Office 365 ends and EMS begins. By the end of this session, you will understand what EMS is, the role that it plays in secure cloud solutions, and why it is a natural fit for consumers already leveraging Office 365 in their day-to-day operations.
What is Microsoft Planner? Everything you need to know about this new Work Management App
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
So, you have always wondered why Microsoft does not have a light weight Task Management App like Trello or similar? Well, it does now. the answer is Microsoft Planner. Microsoft Planner is a simple, light weight Work Management Application, that Microsoft is offering as part of their Office 365 subscriptions. Planner lets you organize projects, share files, assign tasks, and chat with other collaborators. With its Project Boards, tasks, and buckets, Planner seems to directly compete with tools like Trello, Asana and so on.

Interested yet? Then come to this session to understand more about Planner and how you can use it manage your projects.

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When to Use What When Provisioning SharePoint Online
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint Online can be provisioned in a number of ways. Depending on your specific scenario your provisioning options may be limited. Come to my session to learn about the various provisioning alternatives and when it's best to use each of them.

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