"Who Moved My Cheese to the Cloud? - 10 Considerations for Moving SharePoint to the Cloud"
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Based loosely on the 1998, best-selling motivational tale by Spencer Johnson, "Who Moved My Cheese", this session will explore the organizational change aspects of moving SharePoint to the Cloud. It seems like everything is about the cloud these days: servers are moving to the cloud, data is stored in the cloud, applications and services are hosted from the cloud. Based on all of the buzz, it makes sense to assume your organization needs to at least consider moving SharePoint to the cloud, and that if you’re not you must be missing out on something. Before you rush off to the great big service in the sky, though, make sure you consider the pros and cons of moving SharePoint to the cloud.


Jen Dodd
Director - Senior SharePoint Consultant
Planet Technologies
A Recap of Microsoft Ignite 2016
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
At Microsoft Ignite 2016, the SharePoint product group announced several new capabilities coming soon…some that have already been rolled out! During this session at #SPSSAC, we will discuss Office 365, SharePoint Server 2016 on premises, and hybrid implementations. We will squeeze in as many highlights from MS Ignite as possible during our time together with such topics as Feature Pack 1, SharePoint Framework (#SPFx), Azure, Windows Server, Security, Product Roadmaps, OneDrive, Mobile and more!
Creating and Deploying Your First SharePoint Framework Application
Level: 200
Track: Developer
The future is here, the SharePoint Framework is the new way to create web parts in SharePoint. No longer do we need to be constantly adding content editor web parts to our pages to add our client side code. In this session we will discuss how to get started with creating applications using the SharePoint Framework. We will also go over how to deploy this application to SharePoint.


Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
Deep Dive into Office 365 Groups
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Office 365 Groups are the next generation of collaboration technologies from Microsoft. At first glance, there are just like SharePoint Team Site – but there is much more. This session will dive into groups, covering the provisioning, governance and extensibility options available in the service. We'll cover PowerShell and REST API interfaces to Groups.
Deploying SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online as a Hybrid Service
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
are you looking for a better strategy to implement Office 365 but already have an on premise SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2010 implementation? If so this session is for you to understand how both systems can help solve distinct business problems that your organization might be facing and can potentially leverage the best of both worlds to deploy SharePoint.
Display it the way you Want! Display Templates to the Rescue.
Level: 400
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Peter Allen (Main Presenter) -

One of SharePoint's greatest strengths is it search functionality. Using the Content Search Web Part (CSWP) or the Search Results Web Part (SRWP) we can get just the content we want. Now that we have it, let’s display it the way we want.

We can do just that by using the existing functionality found in these web parts, utilizing what are called Display Templates. Let's dive into the Display Template and learn how to use them to display the content in new ways. To use Display Templates, we use HTML, CSS and Javascript, and you can incorporate other frameworks as well like jQuery, Bootstrap, or Office UI Fabric. In this session we will understand the components of the Display Template and how we can manipulate it to show the content in the way we want. We can make static content become interactive.

Learn how to:
- Know what data you are getting from the CSWP / SRWP
- How to get the data from the results
- How to show the data where you want
- How to add logic into what gets displayed
- How to incorporate other frameworks, like the Office UI Fabric

- Grouping Results
- Adding Accordion Functionality
- Hiding Labels When there is no data
- Incorporating the Office UI Fabric
- Dynamically changing from list to grid views
- And more…


Diving in to SharePoint 2016 and Reports
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
SharePoint 2016 is the latest version of SharePoint and in this interactive session we're going to dive in and see the differences, improvements, hybrid support, social integration, topology, and more. We will cover the changes for the admins, pros, and end users. How SSRS Reports can be integrate with SharePoint 2016


Getting the most out of SharePoint and OneNote
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Learn valuable tips and tricks on using OneNote (including tips specific to using OneNote Mobile for the iOS platform, using OneNote in the Office 365 Cloud, best practices and etiquette with OneNote and valuable third-party tools). Additionally, the topic of using Shared OneNote Notebooks in SharePoint to collaborate simultaneously.

Learn How OneNote will change the way you work, take notes and collaborate. During this session we will cover:

1.Overview of OneNote 2013
2.Advanced OneNote Topics
3.SharePoint Integration
4.Office Integration
6.Hacking OneNote
7.Keyboard Shortcuts


Eric Thurber
Sr. Sharepoint Consultant
Kiefer Consulting
Introduction to Office 365 Groups
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Office 365 Groups are the next generation of collaboration technologies from Microsoft. At first glance, there are just like SharePoint Team Site – but there is much more. This session will introduce O365 Groups and cover the capabilities provided both in the box and via connectors.
Microsoft Flow - How, When and Why to use it!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Microsoft Flow is a brand new preview product to help you set up automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. It's part of Office 365 and can be directly integrated with SharePoint lists.

This presentation will walk through examples of how to design and implement automated solutions with Flow, integrating with SQL databases (on-prem or SQL Azure), services like Salesforce, OneDrive, Yammer, Facebook, Twitter, Dynamics CRM, Dropbox, Google (and much more).

We'll also compare how Flow compares to other workflow products such as Nintex, and when it's appropriate to utilize one or the other.
Plan to Migrate to Office 365
Level: 100
As organizations consider Office 365 as an option for hosting their SharePoint environments, you may ask yourself how an enterprise can actually move their SharePoint sites to the cloud. In this session we will discuss a 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. We will also look at the Microsoft FastTrack services and how they can help you get on Office 365.
Powering Up SharePoint and Office 365 to Meet Real Business Needs
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Can SharePoint or Office 365 be used for a Help Desk? An Asset Management system? Onboarding? How about for Request Tracking? Businesses are looking to SharePoint and Office 365 to streamline their operations and improve service and profitability. This session will help you understand what it takes to build applications on SharePoint and Office 365 that meet real business needs. We will not do a deep dive into programming, but instead present a framework to guide the design and development of robust, user-friendly SharePoint and Office 365 applications.
SharePoint and Azure: Working better with Flow, PowerApps, & Cloud Apps
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Azure and SharePoint can help each other going into the new future of SharePoint, both for on-prem SharePoint farms and SharePoint Online. 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, and Logic Apps. Additional coverage of Power Apps and Flow will show other Microsoft services that rely on Azure integrating into SharePoint to expand the capabilities in this modern and changing world. Includes demos of Power Apps and Flow!
SharePoint and Office 365 real-time Architecture and Prototyping
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Bring your User Stories and we will tackle them head on in this unscripted architecture and prototyping session.
This will be an audience participation session, so bring your Business Requirements and your innovation to help develop solution prototypes during the session. This will be real-time out of the box configuration combined with custom solution development architecture (but no coding).


Robert Freeman
SharePoint Solutions Architect
SharePoint Extranet Success Secrets
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
SharePoint Extranet Success Secrets
Today many companies spend their focus on ensuring their corporate intranets meet the standards they have set in place. They review these standards regularly and even have governance committees to validate against those standards. But what happens when the company shifts their focus from their intranet to the extranet? Many times they forget that an extranet not only needs the same level of attention, but many times there are additional standards and requirements that must be accommodated in the extranet design. Developing an extranet is very different than an intranet. Its requirements may include multiple audiences, multiple languages, and often includes legal constraints. Providing a valuable extranet to external audience is a high priority for many organizations. This session will present ideas for creating an extranet that will increase user participation among business partners, vendors and the like.

Key takeaways include:
•    How to achieve the best user experience
•    The value of leveraging your extranet
•    Implementing governance in your extranet
•    Top 3 issues in extranet environments
•    Varying approaches for design and deployment


Sharee English
Chief Technology Officer
SharePoint Online and PowerShell? Yes, You Can!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
While Microsoft provides a great set of tools for scripting SharePoint tasks on-premises, virtually all of the PowerShell options they provide for working with SharePoint Online are focused on tenant administration. What's a developer or sophisticated, code-savvy Admin to do? The answer is use the PowerShell Commands module from the Office Developers Patterns and Practices group (OfficeDevPnP) to unlock the power of the Client Side Object Model. Anything you can do with SharePoint in C# or JavaScript, you can now do with PowerShell scripts. In this talk we will explain what OfficeDevPnP is, how to acquire it and configure it for your use, and the many useful and practical things it can be used for when working with your SharePoint Online sites.


Joseph Ackerman
Systems Integration Sr. Advisor
NTT DATA Services
SharePoint Running on Azure IaaS: Tips and Tricks
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Do you have need for additional SharePoint environments for project work? No one wants to code in their production environment but how can you have a development environment without the need for new hardware? Host your SharePoint on Azure IaaS!
In this session, I will talk about setting up and configuring SharePoint to run on Azure for many uses. You can even look at running your production environment on Azure. Understand the underlying IaaS configuration in general and specific needs for SharePoint. Understand tips and tricks to make your environment run even better.


Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Taking Content Management Beyond Content Types
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Content management in SharePoint typically starts with content types, but there’s so much more! This session will begin with a review of how to create site columns and content types, how to incorporate site columns into content types, and why this is necessary as the first step in content management. Then we’ll explore three out-of-the-box content management features. First, we’ll learn how to build a document set, customize the welcome page, and have documents inherit metadata from the document set. Next, we’ll discuss how to turn on the drop off library by enabling the content organizer site feature, configure the content organizer settings, and create content organizer rules. Finally, we’ll set up managed metadata terms sets and examine how they can be incorporated into content types for use with document sets and drop off libraries. As we explore these three features, we’ll discuss the benefits and limitations for each, as well as how the features can be combined for maximum efficiency and valuable results. While this session will use Office 365 to demonstrate examples, the concepts also apply to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 on-premises environments.


Theresa Eller
System Administrator III - SharePoint
Understanding Delve & the Office Graph
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Delve began rolling out to Office 365 tenants almost two years ago now. Yet it is still an often misunderstood technology. Some customers are confused or nervous about rolling it out to their users and may be missing out on valuable insights as well as a key aspect of the Office 365 value proposition. Delve, built on the Office Graph, can surface the most relevant content automatically, rather than trying to filter through the noise and chase down the content we need. In this demo-rich presentation, Paul will provide an overview of both Delve and the Office Graph, how they work from a mechanical perspective, their business impact and pitfalls to be aware of. He will also cover opportunities to develop custom solutions based on the Office Graph.


Paul Olenick
Director of Product Strategy
Using SharePoint To Drive Strategic Learning
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Learning as a whole, including knowledge transfer, skill creation, competency management, compliance reporting and many other items, are crucial to the success of every business. A Learning Management System (LMS) that fulfills all requirements not only internally, but for contractors, partners and customer alike, is a key part of your success, satisfaction and competitiveness in the market.

As users of Microsoft SharePoint you have already laid the foundation for a modern, flexible, easy-to-use LMS. SharePoint in combination with LMS365 is transformed into a delivery platform that allows companies to realize a full-fledged, full feature LMS.

For an on-premise install, this not only provides a delivery mechanism for any learning content you envision and the gathering and tracking of results, but also includes a course catalog with feature rich registration management and a competency and certification engine to handle more complex HR needs.

This presentation will show how SharePoint users can make the most of their existing environment and build a Learning Management System for enterprise education.

This presentation will also show how Office 365 users can similarly leverage their environment in Office 365 for learning management by providing an overview of LMS365 and its functionality.


Webhooks with SharePoint Online
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Webhooks are a coding pattern that allow for applications to subscribe to system changes. This pattern is widely used by modern application, and SharePoint Online has now started to support them in preview. Using webhooks to be notified of changes in SharePoint opens new possibilities of what types of applications you can build on top of the SharePoint platform.

This presentation will explain what webhooks are, when to use them over Workflows and Remote Event Receivers, and a live demo of creating a webhook that subscribes to a SharePoint document library.



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