Sessions

Angular Access Service
Level: 300
Track: Developer
AngularJS meet Access Services! Gone are the days of item count anxiety and interface compromise. SharePoint 2013 Access Services address the need to manage large normalized data within the SharePoint infrastructure. Take those legacy Access client applications and move them into the wonderful world of multi-tenant relational databases and web forms. Build new enterprise applications quickly leveraging Access Web Apps complimented by SharePoint’s proven permission and document management infrastructure. Implement AngularJS for beautiful single page applications within the SharePoint context using Access Services as a backend. Simplify the development life cycle by empowering your team and your client to do what they do best.

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Approaches to Address SharePoint Implementation & Adoption Challenges
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this interactive session, participants will discuss common SharePoint implementation and adoption challenges. We will then explore some tools and processes that can be applied to address those challenges. The session will rely on audience participation so that we focus on the challenges impacting the audience.

Speaker(s)

Liz Jagla
Senior Consultant / SharePoint Adoption Practice Lead
Expressworks
Cloud Benefits, Challenges and Planning Migration
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Join Patrick Clay, Solution Engineer of Metalogix as he speaks to the many confusing aspects of cloud migration and reporting. Migration is complex and proper advanced planning can save you a lot of post migration headaches. Some of the key topics we will address include: What do we need to plan for pre migration? Should we consider a hybrid environment? What is the best way to migrate content to the cloud? How can you effectively manage your new cloud environment?

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Solution Engineer
Metalogix
Creative Solutions for workflows integrated with SharePoint 2013
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
In this interactive session, I will show the Power SharePoint workflow engine. The interaction with other workflow tools. Building an understanding of the workflow development. How can complicated business processes around the people and the process be easily built using SharePoint and workflows.

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Everyone Loves SharePoint. Keys to training for successful implementatons
Level: 100
Track: Business
Adults learn in a variety of ways and much different from kids. Many of the traditional training techniques are used, but few really work for everyone. In this session, you will explore the different learning styles in the VARK model, the different ways to train users on SharePoint and what works best for different situations. Techniques include traditional classroom to coaching to gamification. Things to think about from day to day or when planning your next training session
Implementing Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) in SharePoint
Level: 100
Track:
Have you implemented or considering implementing a Project Portfolio Management Solution? Need to see schedule rollups? Coordinating resources and priorities across a bunch of “high priority” projects? Want to help executives focus their time where it is needed?

Enter Project Portfolio Management. We’ve implemented small and large PPM solutions, ranging from off the shelve to industry-specific custom solutions. Join us to see how PPM tools can help your organization and what you can do to prepare for a successful implementation.
Leveraging External Data in SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
In this session we will dive into surfacing external data through BCS in SharePoint. Starting with SharePoint Designer and then moving on to Visual Studio. We will cover complex scenarios where we associate more than two external content types together and talk about the best practices in doing so. Finally we will talk about searching the external data and building custom display templates to render the data in the most appropriate way.

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Office Mobile Demo Extravaganza
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
A new wave of releases of Office apps on Android and iOS have happened with little fanfare. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are now some of the most powerful apps on your phone and you didn't even know! This session dives not only covers the Office Suite of mobile apps, but also focuses on the newest members of the Office family, OneNote, Sway, OneDrive and introduces some powerful scenarios that will knock your socks off including the super powerful Office Lens!
Plan to Migrate to SharePoint Online
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
As organizations consider SharePoint Online as an option for hosting their SharePoint environments, you may ask yourself how an enterprise can actually move a large number of SharePoint sites to the cloud. In this session we will discuss a large scale SharePoint migration to Office 365 which starts with several highly customized sites and multiple versions of SharePoint. We will look at the project structure and plan, staffing, benefits and pitfalls, lessons learned, and how you can plan for a successful move to SharePoint Online.
PowerShell Fundamentals
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
As IT Pros we all wrote simple PowerShell scripts to carry out some administrative tasks. More often that not we reused scripts found on the Intranet; but do we really understand and appreciate what this technology has to offer? Come to this information packed, fast paced session to hear about building blocks of PowerShell scripting and ways to harness its full potential.
During the session we will brush up on the syntax providing some helpful tips on working with commands, then talk about scope, objects and piping. In the end we will look at how to build proper functions and ways to interact with them.

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SharePoint Notifications: Communication strategy for migration, testing and upgrades.
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Robert Freeman coordinated SharePoint upgrades and governance for 2 of the State of California's largest public agencies. This session will go over some of the tools that were developed to implement the communication strategy and make the process run smoother for all. Links will be provided for a free download of the tool and you will get the opportunity to discuss migration, architecture, and upgrade strategy.

Speaker(s)

Robert Freeman
SharePoint Solutions Architect
VoteMatrix
SharePoint User Experience – The Power of Client Side Solutions
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Learn about the possibilities of changing the SharePoint user experience using Javascript, jQuery, JSOM/CSOM, REST, SOAP, SPServices. These API’s allow you to create a new user experience without having to install any solutions and can work both on premise and O365. This presentation will go over the high level capabilities and possibilities with using these API's. If you are a business or end-user that is interested in taking your SharePoint environment to the next level, understanding what you can do from a client side perspective will give you additional options to getting what you want done in SharePoint.

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So you want to be a SharePoint Developer, In ~60 minutes you can become a SharePoint Padawan.
Level: 100
Track: Developer
In this session we will dive into the information that you will need to be a successful developer for SharePoint. Whether you are a seasoned .Net developer or a Web developer of any sort we will cover the basics of SharePoint Development and all the options available to you. By the end of this session you will have a firm understanding of how to get started developing on SharePoint and you will be, a SharePoint Padawan.

Speaker(s)

Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
Successful Meta Data Planning and Implementation
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
* SharePoint Meta Data Successful planning for the corporate enterprise
* Using Meta Data in Libraries and Lists to make SharePoint a Search Power-House
* Build a Successful Meta Data Store in the 4 Layers of SharePoint
The Power of search in SharePoint 2013
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
​Search in Sharepoint 2013 provide a unique opportunity to both find content but also target content to users to provide many new and exciting capabilities. The business value of being able to now present content in real time to users based on their needs can provide some amazing capabilities for Intranet, Knowledge Management, Collaboration and general search scenarios in SharePoint 2013. In this session we will look at some of the possible quick wins that search offers, a selection of use cases and examples, and how to best leverage search to make a tangible impact in your organization. Be prepared to be amazed at how powerful these capabilities can be but also find out the caveats involved in creating a search solution that works.
The Road to Awesome SharePoint Adoption in Your Organization
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
No matter what version of SharePoint an organization has or how long it has been implemented there is a steep learning curve for many users. That learning curve often brings trepidation and paralysis to people who are simply working to complete everyday tasks. Training is forgotten shortly after it happens. Asking for help from the IT department or even another co-worker can be intimidating. Are you tasked with driving adoption? Proving IT spend ROI? Reducing time and energy around internal support calls and emails? Having the right tools and content at one’s fingertips empowers your teams, excites them and sets them on the road to feeling awesome about themselves - who doesn’t want more of that?
To the cloud! Running SharePoint on Azure IaaS
Level: 300
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? This session will show you how to run your SharePoint farms up in Azure IaaS VMs where you can have full administrative control, complete customization capabilities, and all the flexibility the cloud offers. Learn how to configure VMs, networks, endpoints, cloud services, VPNs for hybrid connectivity, and more. After this session, you will be able to use Azure to enable more options for all of your farms.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
User Profiles: I Didn’t Know I Could Do That!!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Many think that the User Profile service is simply used for connecting SharePoint to Active Directory so that the attributes can be synced into their user profiles in SharePoint. They also know they can add really cool pictures to their profile along with some additional information that the others can see if you give them the ability to.

User profiles are so much more than that and I could talk for hours about all the great things that it can do. Many don't realize it but you can increase user adoption by implementing some of cool features and connections to other service applications such as Managed Metadata and Search. In this session we go through the configuration of the user profile service application and the integration with the other service applications to build your one stop shop for company information.

Areas that will be covered in this session:

• Custom User Properties
• Deeper Active Directory Integration
• Social
• Relevant Searching
• Company Directory
• Deep Dive into a Profile
• Audiences
• MySites

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Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
What do we want? A new Intranet! When do we want it? Right now!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
We all want a new Intranet, but they are large and complex endeavors that take months to develop and lots of money. So, how do we get the time and budget to actually build our Intranet? This problem becomes more and more difficult as we try and make our Intranets more capable, more engaging, and more robust.

In this session we will talk about how we build a consensus across our organization by focusing on the actual customers of the Intranet, and who they are may surprise you. What are the techniques that we can use to create demand across the enterprise, and then build the consensus and secure the funding for our Intranet project.

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What is Office 365 and Why Should I Care?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this session we will talk about what Office 365 is and how it can benefit your company. We will discuss the different options that are available including options for integrating your existing systems into Office 365. Come learn about Office 365 and get some new ideas that help your move to the cloud easier and more secure.

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Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
You have SharePoint deployed ! Great ; now how do I get my users to love it and use it?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
You have deployed SharePoint and you want to ensure that it is utilized to its fullest capabilities within your organization. It is therefore imperative that your users take advantage of SharePoint's full capability to address their day-to-day business needs for without this SharePoint could become another IT project and a document repository. The key to driving SharePoint usage, excitement, organizational buy-in and adoption is being able to leverage the tool to provide a relevant and a business-contextual application that drives consistent, sustainable usage by adding value to every business user.

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