Branding Modern SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User
Need to brand your first SharePoint site, looking to see how you should have tackled your last SharePoint branding project or what to know what new tools exist in modern SharePoint for branding? In this discussion we will look at an overview of branding current versions of SharePoint including SharePoint Online/2013/2016. We will look at tools such as composed looks and design manager as well as see and learn how SharePoint has built upon existing technologies such as Master Pages, Page Layouts and .net / SharePoint controls. We will look at no code branding solutions available with composed looks to full customization in both collaboration scenarios and publishing portals, from planning and concept through implementation and redeployment. We will also take a look at the SharePoint Framework Page Model and how this could affect future SharePoint Branding.

This introductory session is geared towards those looking to learn how to use the available tools and techniques to custom brand modern flavors of SharePoint on premise and in the cloud as they all share a common thread. Experienced web designers looking to brand SharePoint to seasoned SharePoint developers will walk away with what they need to start branding their SharePoint projects.

Topics discussed include:

•    Branding SharePoint overview
•    No Code and Minimal Code Solutions such as Composed Looks
•    Custom Master Pages and Page Layouts
•    SharePoint Design Manager
•    Introduction to the SharePoint Framework Page Model
Build Power-ful Solutions in Office 365, without any code!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This "90% demo" presentation shows how to build a Complaint Management no-code solution using Office 365:
We will leverage SharePoint Lists, Power Apps, Power BI (with Esri Maps), and Microsoft Flow as a team. Together we will build an entire fully functional mobile-ready solution, from start-to-finish with: customized user experience, integrated workflows for posting to Yammer and creating ZenDesk tickets, and all of that in just 40 minutes! No coding experience required! The final 10 minutes are reserved for Q&A.

If you're a Business Analyst looking to see what you can personally do today with Office 365, then this is the presentation for you!

*The target industry for this type of Complaints Management is the public sector (Construction Management for example), but the principals can be used for many business objectives.


Audrie  Magno-Gordon
Principal Consultant
Building SharePoint Client-side Web Parts
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Web Parts are key to extending SharePoint Pages that allows end users to customize pages in SharePoint. Built with the latest web standards in mind (HTML 5, JavaScript, HTML 5 Templates), client-side web parts enable customers to build immersive self-contained bits of functionality that interact with the content in SharePoint (page model, lists, libraries, content types etc.,). They are also technology independent and can be built using any of the leading edge client-side templating frameworks (React, KnockoutJS, Handlebars etc.,). This session gives you an overview of what client-side web parts are and takes you through the journey of building and deploying client-side web parts to SharePoint.
Creating Lightning Fast Apps Using AngularJS
Level: 100
Track: Developer
SharePoint has always been an ideal platform for building on. Now with the new APIs available to us we can quickly create applications that are fast for the users. These apps also provide a better experience for all involved from development to consumption. In this session we will be using AngularJS to combine data from SharePoint and ProjectServer. We will then take this data and submit it over to PowerBI to create dashboards.


Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
Data Loss Prevention in Office 365 and SharePoint Online
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
With the journey to the cloud companies try to protect their data by adding additional layers of security. One of those security measurements that Office 365 provides is Data Loss Prevention or DLP. It was already available for quite sometime in Exchange Online but it also made its way into SharePoint Online. In this session Jethro is going to cover why and how to use DLP in Office 365 and SharePoint Online to prevent sensitive data from leaving the company. With DLP, he is going to show how to add another layer of business security based on data driven by business. Make your data more secure with Data Loss Prevention.

In this session you will learn:
1. How DLP works in Office 365
2. How to use DLP in Office 365 without causing business interruptions
3. Real business case scenarios for DLP.
Five key trends in Business Intelligence and how they will impact your organization
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this session, we’ll discuss how five BI trends are leading us down the path to a data-centric organization and how that will impact you.

We’ll discuss
• BI for everyone
• Self-Serve analytics
• Real-time and machine learning augmented analytics
• Data integration
• Mobile BI

We’ll also discuss some of the key organizational change considerations that you should consider for your technology investment planning.
Implementing the Four Pillars of the SharePoint Governance Maturity Model
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
The problem with SharePoint governance is: Where do you begin? While there’s plenty of content and vendor solutions out there, people want a model that they can understand, and then actually implement. Following the four pillars of practical governance (Foundation, Administration, Communication, and Adoption), this session will walk through the core components of a well-rounded and effective governance strategy. Conducted by author and MVP Christian Buckley, CMO at Beezy, and SharePoint analyst-extraordinaire Melinda Morales, Solution Consultant with 3Sharp, this session will help you to focus your governance efforts and construct a well-rounded approach that will help you reduce risk, add value, and empower your employees to be successful with SharePoint.
Improving Day-to-Day Activities using Office 365 Groups
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Developed with collaboration in mind, Groups work with the Office 365 apps you already use including Outlook, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, Skype for Business and Power BI. Learn how you can use Groups to improve your day-to-day life from collaborating on a large project or planning for the company holiday party.


Roberto Yglesias
Business Technology Director
Karuana Gatimu
Director, Engagement & Adoption
Leading Practices for Planning and Implementing a SharePoint Environment
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
There are many best practices for creating a SharePoint farm. But something not covered often enough and just as important is how to plan the farm implementation even before you install the binaries. In this session we will see some pitfalls taken by businesses as we discuss the leading practices of planning and implementing the non-technical side of SharePoint. We will cover items from who should be involved to proof-of-concepts to SharePoint Governance.
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint OnLine and On Premises
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
n 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.


Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint
Level: 200
SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).


Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
Protect Your SharePoint Content with Information Rights Management
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Do you want to protect your confidential data in SharePoint Online from unauthorized users and share it with only the people you want? Microsoft has the solution you are looking for and it is available in Office 365. Enforce your organization's policies and decide how you want to disseminate your sensitive data by deploying the Azure Rights Management Service (RMS) and the Information Rights Management (IRM) feature. It's your data so you should decide whether you want to prevent users from copying, editing, printing, or saving a local copy of the document; or you may choose to apply additional restrictions.

Session takeaways:
1. Familiarize yourself with the various IRM-related terminologies.
2. Learn how Azure RMS works behind the scenes.
3. Understand the process of activating RMS.
4. Walk through the step-by-step procedure for configuring the IRM policies to secure your sensitive data in lists and libraries.

This session is intended for SharePoint Administrators, Site Administrators, Site Owners, Power Users, Developers, Project Managers and End Users.
SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Use Cases
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
With SharePoint 2016, hybrid environments (on premise to a Cloud, or on premise to Office 365) have become easier than ever to configure and deploy in an organization. In this presentation Rob Stark with Marquam will provide an overview of these new hybrid features and then explore different use cases for hybrid environments. When you should consider a hybrid environment, and what advantageous will it bring?


Rob Stark
Director of Content and Collaboration
Marquam Group
SharePoint and Azure: Working better together
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Want to have the benefits of running SharePoint in the cloud but not comfortable with moving to Office 365 yet? Want to have dev/test farms that are not your internal infrastructure but still work as good as production? Want to take advantage of cloud services within your SharePoint environment?
This session will show you how SharePoint and Azure can work together for both hosting and integration of services such as Azure AD, Service Fabric, SQL Azure, Logic Apps, and Flow. Focus will be on the offerings of Azure for working with SharePoint on-prem or Office 365.
SharePoint and the Story of the Mutant Frog
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
Once upon a time, there lived a sad mutant frog who felt he had no purpose in life. Until one day, he was discovered by the SharePoint team to give magical High Fives to employees throughout the land. Everyone rejoiced about how simple it was to recognize their fellow workers and everyone lived happily ever after using SharePoint.

Follow Sandra Mahan and Tom Duff as they tell the story of how they used SharePoint to develop a recognition and rewards program for their company. They took a stated need from the business and brainstormed a solution from concept to theme to functionality in 30 minutes. Less than 24 hours later, they were demoing the site for the business owners. With our mutant frog giving out "High Fives", the feedback was overwhelming positive, and the site is now available for use to over 5000 employees.

In this session, you will learn:

- How to set up your team and the mindset you need to have to be able to effectively brainstorm
- How to develop a theme for your site that helps drive adoption
- How to build the initial recognition list and custom form using out-of-the-box SharePoint components
- How to set up the workflows and dashboards
- How to keep the site fresh by delivering continual incremental improvements

Delivering business value doesn't have to take months and be dull or boring. With SharePoint and a bit of magic, you can have fun and find your own mutant frog.
SharePoint Server 2016 Administration and Architecture
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
In this session we will examine new features for SharePoint Server 2016 for administration as well as new farm architecture options. Features covered will include MinRole, Zero Downtime Patching, and others.
Stay in the know with Microsoft Delve
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Microsoft Delve is evolving, and the Microsoft Office Graph is getting smarter - helping you stay in the know – to discover new, relevant information and people based on the intelligence of who you work with and content you work on. Join us as we showcase new mobile experiences and how the value of content and people experiences everywhere, integrating throughout Microsoft Office 365 and beyond. Join this session to learn how to take advantage of Delve via Office 365 and while on the go!


Ten tips to build a compelling intranet portal on SharePoint online
Level: 200
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
The move to a cloud architecture like Office 365 is both a source of opportunities and challenges to build compelling intranet portals that fit the needs of the end users and can be maintained and evolve.
We would like to share some best practices that we have been experiencing through the numerous projects we have been driving over the past 24 months.
More details to come later on.


Webhooks in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks that can be used to provide notifications or custom processing. Webhooks are coming to the Office 365 service and this session will explore the registration and processing of this capability.
Which Project Management Strategy is Right for You?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
There are so many options for managing projects: Groups, Wunderlist, Planner, Project Online, Project Server, etc. What project management tool is right for you? In this session we will review the pros and cons of the different approaches to project management in the Microsoft world, along with tips for being successful and real world examples of each approach.


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