Sessions

A Recap of Microsoft Ignite 2017
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
At Microsoft Ignite 2017, the SharePoint product group announced several new capabilities coming soon…some that have already been rolled out! During this session, 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 Packs, SharePoint Framework (#SPFx), Azure, Windows Server, Security, Product Roadmaps, OneDrive, Mobile and more!
Building Reusable SharePoint Components
Level: 200
Track: Developer
In this session we will walk through what it takes to build re-usable web parts and extensions for the Modern SharePoint UI. By leveraging open source and partner components we can extend the functionality of SharePoint for our users.

Speaker(s)

Careers in Microsoft Technologies for 2018
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
As with any career that you may choose, seeing someone perform the job and experiencing it for yourself before you decide to invest in learning it is both sensible and wise. We will engage in an "around the world" review of how the Microsoft job market is changing, the new skills you will need now and in the next few years for both on-premises or cloud-hosted versions of SharePoint, Office 365, BI, Azure, AI, gaming & mixed reality. We will review actual job roles with the skills and/or programming languages you would need to learn to pursue a career in each area. Finally, we will look at some quick samples of what each job position might be like day-to-day, salary ranges, numbers of job postings, cities the jobs are popular in and how to formulate a plan to enter or move around in this job market.
Convert your Full Trust Solutions to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in 1 hour
Level: 300
Track: Developer
This is a live walkthrough where we convert a common full trust solution to a SharePoint Framework solution. May the demo Gods be kind to me. Really, we will do it. Does not cover all possible scenarios, but I will show you the general workflow for converting your full trust solutions to SPFx solutions. I show you the proper configuration for your development environment. We walk through building the SPFx solutions and deploying it to Office 365. Lots of DO’s and DON’Ts will be shared. I’ll show you some of my scars too. From this session forward, you will want to hone your skills in modern SharePoint and convert everything to SPFx solutions.
Attendee Takeaways:
1. Understand the why, the how, and what make up the SharePoint Framework (SPFx).
2. A live demonstration where we take a common Full Trust Solutions and covert it to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) in less than 1 hour.
3. I share lots of tips, DO’s and DON’Ts to save you hours and days of your life. Yes, you are welcome :)
Creating the Digital Workplace Using Office 365 and SharePoint
Level: 200
Track: Business
SPOILER ALERT: The intranet is NOT going away, but the way we use the intranet to create the digital workplace is dramatically changing daily. Will the digital workplace look like a blank page 'Google-esque' or will it be an experience that connects people and information through a single digital destination, gaining instant access to news, tools, knowledge, and the expertise they need to do their jobs. Anytime. Anywhere. On ANY device!

This workshop will give you real takeaways to bring back to the office to find the influencers in your organization and figure out how to influence them and get C level buy-in to make the project more fluent. The session will help you find the use cases needed to get budget justification and identify milestones along the way.

Speaker(s)

Jeff Willinger
Global Managing Director, Digital Workplace and Collaboration
Rightpoint
DevOps from an ITPro perspective
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
From an ITPro perspective, the “Dev” in DevOps can be unnerving. This session will give ITPros practical solutions that can be implemented immediately and help them reduce repetitiveness and assuage concerns about development. For years admins have been performing repetitive tasks - even with the advent of PowerShell, they still repeat many tasks over and over.
This session helps ITPros understand the “Dev” in DevOps & understand the CD approach & give them practical guidance they can implement immediately.

Speaker(s)

Rick Taylor
DevOps Engineer
Everyday AI with Microsoft 365
Level: 100
Track: Business
We’re building in intelligence in many of the applications you use every day. See some of the latest innovation and learn about the latest in search and discovery technology and experiences in Microsoft 365, including SharePoint, Office 365 and Windows. You’ll also learn how the Microsoft Graph is powering more experiences in Office and beyond.

Speaker(s)

Evolving SharePoint and Office 365 Development, a New World of Opportunities
Level: 200
Track: Developer
SharePoint development has gone through four primary development models, from Full Trust to sandbox to Add-ins and now the SharePoint Framework. What is here to stay and what needs to be let go? What are the best development models for the Cloud? Is the SharePoint Add-in model still relevant?

It is time for a review of the SharePoint development tools available to us and figure out when to use what. We will rehash previous methodologies and take a look at the new tools, when to use them and how they help us build future friendly solutions and interfaces on SharePoint that our users will adopt. We will investigate the SharePoint Framework, but more importantly SharePoint REST API’s to talk to and work with SharePoint using modern web development techniques.

Session Benefits:
•    Review Office 365 and SharePoint development with regards to the SharePoint Framework
•    See the new techniques available to SharePoint developers
•    Learn how the new tools and techniques fit into the broader SharePoint development models
From the (Microsoft) Field
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Major gotchas most commonly seen as a Microsoft Engineer and how to avoid them
Introduction to Office365 Forms and Flow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
An introduction to the new Forms and Flow addition to Office365. In this session we'll look to shine a light on and explore what Forms and Flow is, some potential uses for Forms and Flow, and compare it to some of the other options on the market, both from Microsoft and others.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & INTRANETS WITH SHAREPOINT AND OFFICE 365
Level: 200
Track: Business
Fortune 500 companies lose roughly 31.5 billion a year by failing to share knowledge. The problem and effects of information sharing is critical. Kipp from Soren Innovations will discuss what organization can do to move beyond these pitfalls and will give real-life examples of what other companies are doing in the world of Knowledge Management and Intranets.
Office 365 Productivity Tips—“Wasatch Wrangle”
Level: 100
Track: End-User
In this fun and informative "grudge match" battle, Christian Buckley and Tom Duff will square off to present their favorite Office 365 productivity tips, mano-a-mano. The tips shared will focus on personal productivity, spanning the entire Office 365 platform (Yammer, SharePoint Online, Office ProPlus, etc) and will include some audience participation.

Christian and Tom will have five rounds of head-to-head battle, and the audience will vote on the best solution after each round. At the end of the session, the overall winner will be crowned the "King of Office 365 Productivity"…until they meet again.

While you should expect to have a lot of fun and laughs, attendees should walk away with two or three gems that could change the way you work on a daily basis. Tom and Christian have both seen (and experienced) multiple examples of where a one-minute tip ends up saving you hours of effort, and they'll make sure this session is worth your time.
SharePoint Framework Extensions as Future of SharePoint Development
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This presentations covers next key points:
What is SharePoint Framework
SharePoint Framework Development Toolchain
SharePoint Framework Extensions Overview
SharePoint Framework Extensions Demos
What's next?

Speaker(s)

Alex Terentiev
SharePoint Custom Solutions Architect, Lead Developer
Sharepointalist Inc.
SharePoint Framework, Angular & Azure Functions : The modern SharePoint developer tool belt.
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Things are moving fast. Sometimes you might even feel that you own comfort zone is getting of control. But in a Mobile-First, Cloud-First world, things are changing to a crazy pace and to stay on the top of your game, you need keep up with the latest and greatest technologies that are available out there. By staying up to date, you will give to yourself new options that will let you be more productive, write better code and push you in a more open and more collaborative world.

With the official shipment of Angular 2 and the current preview release of the SharePoint Framework, it is now the time to start moving towards those new technologies in your SharePoint Solutions.

In this session, we will cover the modern tool belt of the SharePoint developer by covering the SharePoint Framework as the new surface to express yourself, Angular as a Framework to enable you to build complete applications within your SharePoint modern experiences and Azure Function as the perfect server-side companion for all your Office 365 & Azure development.

This very demo-intensive session will make sure that at the end you get those 3 key takeaways :

- Understand the role of the SharePoint Framework, Angular and Azure Functions in this Cloud-First, Mobile-First world
- Have a complete sample where the modern tool belt is relevant and useful in a real-world scenario
- Change the way you will think for your next SharePoint project

Speaker(s)

Sebastien Levert
Product Evangelist & Partner Manager | Office Development MVP
Valo Intranet
SharePoint Governance 101
Level: 100
Track: Business
“Everyone” says you should have governance, but few of them can explain what that means. This session provides a beginner level overview of what governance is and how it can benefit your SharePoint organization.

Topics include:
What is governance?
Who should be included?
What is important to governance success?
How do I get started?
SharePoint Online 101
Level: 100
Track: End-User
In this session we will cover the basics of using SharePoint Online in the Office 365 environment.

Speaker(s)

Adam Burden
Sr. SharePoint Architect and Trainer
JourneyTEAM
Some Quick Wins to Jump Start Your SharePoint Implementation
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
The determination of success vs failure for all projects is whether or not what you have implemented is being utilized by the users. Better well known as User Adoption!! However, many wonder what can I do to make sure I’m giving the users what they want, what they didn’t know they needed but will make their job easier and something I like to call the “Plus A Little” and\or the WOW Factor! Quick wins are identified as things that are quick to do, take very little time to implement (low cost), and have a HUGE impact within the organization. In this session we are going to explore & build out different features within your SharePoint (O365 & OnPrem) environment that will make your SharePoint implementation the Rock Star of all projects ever implemented.
· Promoted Links
· Corporate Directory
· Global Navigation
· Collaboration
· Search
· Automation
· Social
Dashboards

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Team up for Success!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft Teams offers companies an unique way to collaborate. Utilizing its connections into SharePoint, Skype for Business, and a slew of cloud services. Come find out how Teams is being used inside Microsoft and the opportunities for you to use Teams in your company.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
The Agile/Scrum Project Management on Microsoft Teams
Level: 100
Track: Business
SharePoint has traditionally lended itself to a fair amount of success in management of documents created during a project and managing tasks and timelines. However, it didn't quite match the efforts of the agile/scrum team. With the new Team platform in O365, there are new advantages for these types of teams and makes for great collaboration when not co-located. Learn the key benefits of this new platform, from setting up channels for sprints, accessing and sharing documents and enhance your collaboration experiences.
Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow
Level: 100
Track: Business
Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers. In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!
Who are the people in your SharePointHood? - SharePoint Roles and Responsibilities
Level: 100
Track: Business
It's the people that you meet each day.

Who are the people in your SharePoint world?
Who are all these speakers, and what do they do?
I saw this title in a SharePoint job req from a recruiter, but what does it mean?
What's the difference between a SharePoint Developer and a SharePoint Designer?

We will review the roles and responsibilities of various SharePoint roles across the enterprise, even breaking them down by company size and type.

If we are lucky, we'll have some friends stop by and tell us about what they do in their jobs.

Speaker(s)

Working on the go with Microsoft
Level: 100
Track: End-User
Increasingly we do our work on the go using mobile devices such as tablets and phones. It used to be that support for Microsoft was weak unless you were on a Windows Phone, but those days are long over. There are dozens of personal and business productivity apps for iOS and Android available now and this session will take a look at them. From the simple ones like Outlook, the Office Suite, and the Office 365 suite like the O365 Admin app, Delve, Groups, and Teams; to the less common ones like Sway, PowerApps, Authenticator, and then to the personal apps like OfficeLens, Cortana, and Translator.

This session will provide an overview of the top apps for iOS and Android and show some examples of how they can be used in your daily work and personal life to empower you, and your users, to get more done on your own pace.

Speaker(s)

Workspace of the Future: Using Mixed Reality for Productivity
Level: 200
Track: End-User
Join Joel and Noah in an exploratory vision of what new interfaces and experiences will be like and can be like today and tomorrow.

We'll discuss virtual assistants, next generation virtual workspaces, Team building, 3D learning and experiences

Speaker(s)

Noah Sparks
Community Igniter and Microsoft
BrainStorm
Your people are in Office but, is Office in your people?
Level: 100
Track: Business
Office embodies principles of empowerment and autonomy to unleash human ingenuity. We have all heard that people are what drive your business forward, but as technology evolves it is causing us to consider cultural change as well. As Office 365 develops and creates an increasing number of collaborative venues for teamwork, which should people use and how do you guide teams to use the right one? Office 365 provides a level of autonomy in tech that we have never seen before, so what should we do with that newfound freedom?

Speaker(s)

Noah Sparks
Community Igniter and Microsoft
BrainStorm

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