Sessions

14 tips for planning an ECM content migration to SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: Business
Many organizations have legacy ECM / document management products (such as EMC, FileNet, Fortis, DocuShare, etc.) containing multiple TB of content. And most of these same organizations also utilize SharePoint 2013 on-premise or SharePoint Online via Office 365. Increasingly, these organizations consider migrating content from their legacy systems into SharePoint in order to consolidate their IT infrastructure. However, before migrating large sets of content from a legacy ECM system, your SharePoint farm must be architected properly for scalability and performance. Additionally, because SharePoint / Office365 offers a wide range of taxonomy features, there are many ways to structure your ECM content in SharePoint. This presentation shares real-world, practical advice for planning such a migration and architecting your SharePoint farm to support it.
An introduction to Semantic technology for SharePoint Administrators
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
This presentation will provide business users, IT Pro and End Users with a better understanding on how semantics can make Sharepoint content more findable while improving the user experience.

Speaker(s)

Luigi Paraboschi
EVP Corporate Development
Expert System USA
Angular Access Service
Level: 100
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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Apps Strategy for Business and IT
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has introduced and shifted the Custom Application development framework to Apps Model. This is a significant shift to Developer, IT and finally to the consuming Businesses.
In this session you will learn about what it means for Business to think about getting their new custom solution in SharePoint Platform built, or what it means to migration SharePoint 2007/2010 Full Trusted Solutions (FTS) to migrate to Apps Model. Understand the best practices, governance, cost, time and resources investments.
Likewise, the IT will learn about what it means to be readiness to support the App Model, and the Developer will learn about Develop, Build and Deploy to App Model.

Speaker(s)

Rajesh Agadi
Engagement Director/ECM Practice Lead
Netwoven
Beyond Governance Planning - It's The Execution That Matters
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this session I will take you through a strong SharePoint governance structure and what an execution plan looks like for business stakeholders. This includes prioritizing and deciding which SharePoint projects to take on and determining the team that is required to successfully govern and deliver business solutions that meet organizational needs. This framework includes conducting business needs assessment, developing a project scope, selecting initiatives amongst others, gaining senior stakeholder and power users engagement through to developing and executing a solution. I will present client stories and our learnings gained from our involvement with guiding our clients through this framework. This includes successes and challenges that have contributed to the continual development of this governance execution plan.

Speaker(s)

Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint 2013 User Adoption
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

SharePoint 2013 and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2007, 2010 and now 2013. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.
• Discovery Sessions
• Governance
• Build & Implementation
• Migration
• Next Steps

To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint 2013. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.

Speaker(s)

Stacy Deere-Strole
Sr. SharePoint Solutions Architect - Business Owner
Focal Point Solutions, LLC
Content Management Using the Power of Search
Level: 200
Track: End-User
A.K.A. Search 2013 - What's In It For Me - Why Content Owners and Power Users should care about Search

SharePoint search had a major overhaul with 2013, but most people assume that if they're not an Admin or Developer they shouldn't care. Not true!

This session will show you examples of collaboration solutions based on 2013 Content By Search and Search Results Web Parts. First we'll get the creative juices flowing with examples, and then Kim will show you what you need to know to get started.

Things we'll cover:
    • Managed Metadata Navigation - how it works to create one page to show what you need.
    • Search Settings that can improve what is displayed when and where and how people find your content
    • Managed Properties - what they are, why they're important and how to work with them, even as a site owner.
    • Display Templates - What they are, where to find them and what to do with them
    • Refiners - How to work with them

Speaker(s)

Delve & the Office Graph - A crash course
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
If you are like most of us, you are doing your best to drink from the fire hose of information that is coming at you. Whether it's in your personal life with news, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and more or in your work life with multiple social feeds, distribution lists, intranet portals, blogs, email and more. We're all struggling to keep up.

With the introduction of Delve, built on the Office Graph, we have a first glimpse at how the most relevant content can be automatically surfaced to us, rather than trying to filter through the noise and chase down the content we need.

In this dynamic, demo-rich session Paul Olenick (SharePoint MVP) will provide a crash course on Delve and the Office Graph covering what they are, how they work from a mechanical level, their business impact and pitfalls to be aware of. He will also discuss how to extend the experience to create custom solutions based on the Office Graph.

Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of what Delve and the Office Graph are, how they work, how they could fit in their organizations, as well as pitfalls to watch out for. Don't miss this chance to opportunity to learn everything you need to know about Delve and the Office Graph!

Speaker(s)

Paul Olenick
Director of Product Strategy
AvePoint
Implementing your own Push API in Office 365
Level: 400
Track: Developer
Learn how to inject data into the Office 365 search index!
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.

Speaker(s)

Leveraging the power and potential of Azure services
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
This session will provide an introductory overview of many of the services that are available as Azure PaaS offerings. This will include web and worker roles, SQL Databases, storage, search, machine learning, and Active Directory. Core concepts such as scalability, elasticity, and even distinguishing between PaaS and IaaS will be clearly articulated. If you're new to the world of Azure, join us to get up to speed quickly on the future of computing.

Speaker(s)

Randy Williams
VP, AvePoint Client Services
AvePoint
Mobile First and the SharePoint Enterprise Strategy
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Mobile has taken the enterprise by storm. SharePoint was slow to respond, but now has taken Mobile extremely serious with Office 365 and a ton of apps across Android, iOS and devices tablets. In this session we'll explore Office Online.

Speaker(s)

OfficeGraph: Delve into the Next Big Thing for Productivity And Beyond
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) described Delve as the browser for your enterprise social graph. Let’s dive into understanding Delve and how the underlying OfficeGraph will power new experiences across Office365. You’ll get a demo of the latest features and understand what signals power the OfficeGraph experience now and the roadmap going forward. Machine learning expert, Naomi Moneypenny, will talk about the implications of what these new discovery experiences mean for users and discuss the wider possibilities of how anticipatory computing will enable different business scenarios.

Speaker(s)

OneDrive for Business: Much More than a File Share
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
At first glance it seems that OneDrive for Business may be a return to the file share days: folders with files located on a server somewhere. In reality, it is a powerful enterprise content management tool with a robust list of features, including unlimited cloud storage per user. In this session we will learn about the features of OneDrive for Business and best practices for including it in your information management toolbox. We will also discuss how it fits into your SharePoint on premise and cloud roadmap, what content to put where, and how to migrate data from a file share or competitive platform into OneDrive for Business.
Optimizing SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Knowing the vast majority of the content accessed via SharePoint is stored in SQL Server, and also knowing an incorrect configuration of SQL Server can have a detrimental impact on the performance of SharePoint it is important to understand the integration of these two products. Regardless of whether you have a dedicated DBA, or the SharePoint administrator is also the DBA, there are critical SQL Server configurations that can be made that will improve the performance of SharePoint. Often DBA’s are familiar with how to manage SQL Server, but may not be familiar with some nuances that SQL Server has when integrated with SharePoint. In this session we will demonstrate how some default SQL Server settings negatively impact SharePoint and what changes can be made to improve the performance of SharePoint. These changes include database file settings and SQL Server instance settings. We'll also examine how to properly install SQL Server and SharePoint so they work together as efficiently as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator and/or your DBA to configure SharePoint and SQL Server to provide optimal performance for your SharePoint implementation.

Speaker(s)

Brian Alderman
Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, Speaker, and Author
MicroTechPoint
SharePoint 2013 Migrating ! WHY? WHAT? HOW?
Level: 200
Track: Business
This session will focus on understanding the 4 layers involved during a migration project. What are the key business considerations behind a successful migration? Why you should carefully understand the base platform needs ahead of a migration and what are some of the key aspects learned about migrations. Both successful and unsuccessful !
SharePoint Notifications: Migration, testing and upgrades communication strategy.
Level: 300
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
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
The Cloud- the Myth, the Mystery, the Truth
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Join Michael Smith and Kelley Tyburski of Metalogix as they address many of the 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?

Speaker(s)

Account Director, State/Local/Education- U.S. West
Metalogix, Inc.
Solution Engineer
Metalogix
The Power of search in SharePoint 2013
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, 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?
Tools to Address SharePoint 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
Work Management Capabilities of Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Managing work in Office 365 is confusing! There are SO many ways to track tasks, it leaves you wondering which is the right tool for the job. Should I use Outlook tasks? When should I use a SharePoint task list? What's this Project Online thing? I've got projects... Can't I just use Excel?

I'll take you on a tour of the work management capabilities of the Office 365 tools and provide tips and tricks as to when to use which tool.
Yammer Administration and Power User Best Practices
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
If you're a Network Admin curious about Yammer, this is your course! Explore basic Yammer capabilities, and get a detailed description of the admin roles, an outline of the steps to get you up and running, and best practices to help you make the most of the platform.

The session will walk through basic navigation, show you how to add users programmatically, monitor and maintain your day-to-day environment while also enforcing governance policies, and how to plan for the future.
Yammer Can Help with That!
Level: 100
Track: Business
Everyone has business problems that need to be addressed and there are many systems that can help. Enterprise Social Systems have come a long way in helping to solve those common business problems. In this session, we will explore some business problems like communication, collaboration and engagement thru a series of real user stories and how social networks like Yammer can help improve or resolve these common business problems.

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