Sessions

Beyond InfoPath: Building business application with Microsoft PowerApps and SharePoint
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
PowerApps does not replace InfoPath - it creates an entirely new class of capability: building business mobile applications without code.

This session will review what is PowerApps (though in public review), why it was built, and who it is created for. We will overview common scenarios of using PowerApps with SharePoint to create applications that are modern, cross-platform, mobile and responsive.

During the demonstration part of the session we will create an application that connects to SharePoint Online lists. By the end of the session, you will be able to understand how the new PowerApps + SharePoint solution can help your organization.
Build a voice-controlled SharePoint add-in from start to finish
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Currently, yelling at SharePoint provides users a way to vent their frustrations, but now we can teach SharePoint how to actually use voice commands to do everyday tasks. Using modern browsers, JavaScript speech engines, and SharePoint JSOM, we can make a compelling SharePoint online add-in. This demo-rich session will walk developers through:

Creating a new add-in using Visual Studio 2015
Following best practices for deploying ScriptLinks
Coding using a JavaScript speech engine
Deploying to a live Office365 tenant

At the end of the session users will have a list of best practices for developing front-end add-ins in SharePoint online and a better understanding of the capabilities of JavaScript speech engines.

Speaker(s)

Building SharePoint add-ins with JavaScript and C#
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This is a demo heavy session about hybrid SharePoint hosted add-ins built with JavaScript and HTML5 and Azure web services.
This session is about building business logic such as calls to databases, sending emails or getting data from other systems in C#, and consuming data via REST services with JavaScript in SharePoint add-ins.
In this session, you will learn how to consume data from a web service and how to build a web service as Web API on Azure.
Creating Lightning Fast Apps Using AngularJS
Level: 200
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.

Speaker(s)

Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
Delve Organizational Analytics Introduction
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
With the advent of Delve Organizational Analytics, now managers can see how much time their teams are spending in meetings or email. But what does that mean for your organization and how can you best use this data? We'll debunk some myths as well as go into details and limitations of how the service works and what the implications of this data mean for the behaviors you are trying to encourage in your digital workplace.

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Diving into SharePoint 2016
Level: 200
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.

Speaker(s)

Drive on the FastTrack to SharePoint End User Adoption in Your Organization for Office 365 & SharePoint 2016
Level: 100
Track: End-User
With the introduction of new technologies or the migration from old to newer versions, one of the largest hurdles for businesses is end user adoption, especially in the Enterprise Collaboration software space. This session showcases a tried and true end user adoption checklist and a detailed introduction to the Microsoft Fast Track for Office 365 and SharePoint campaign with proven best practices and strategies for success. Speaker Heather Newman has been running end user adoption campaigns for over 18 years inside of Microsoft itself, its partners and Enterprise customers. She will share stories, examples and best practices so you race across the finish line to adoption victory.

In this session you will take away:
• A step by step end user adoption checklist with a detailed introduction to Microsoft’s Office 365 Fast Track Program
• Real world examples for each check in the checklist
• A communication plan and reference to templates you can use for your end user campaign
• Practical tips and tricks that you can adapt and re-use
Dynamics CRM and SharePoint (and BizTalk) for emergency response
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
How would you build a reliable, scalable and highly available emergency response application to handle real-time incidents and biological hazards? Built on the Microsoft technology stack, the solution implements Dynamics CRM as resource management platform to roster and mobilise teams and assets from different locations. SharePoint offers the portal for entering resource availability, mobilisation requirements and timesheets from anywhere, at any time, on any device. BizTalk is the glue that connects the outside world to the emergency response application.
This session explores the solution architecture for deploying and integrating Dynamics CRM with the SharePoint portal and external applications via the BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus. What are the considerations to take for security, scalability, performance, high availability, disaster recovery? How would you structure your team to build and deliver such solution? What are the technical challenges in implementing a real-time application using the mentioned platforms, and how to resolve them?
Targeted at enterprise and software architects, and business analysts mainly, this session presents design and infrastructure patterns, best practices, and guidelines considered for the implementation of a highly available and responsive Resource Management System based on the Microsoft technology stack.
ECM for everyone - Content management and classification in SharePoint on-premises and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
SharePoint is not just about content storage. Managing and sharing content matters! This class will teach a site owner or information architect how to use SharePoint’s native tools to publish, share, and distribute enterprise files. We’ll start by reviewing content type templates and adding custom content types to your document libraries. Then we’ll show you how to empower teams to review and contribute to high quality files while keeping content inside SharePoint and out of email. We’ll also introduce how to manage documents as part of a record management system and how to automatically purge obsolete files.
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
Going with the MicrosoftFlow
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Flow is in beta as a new offering that will allow users to automate workflows that integrate SaaS's and business apps that users are relying to support or run their operations today. Flow provides connection points to these system and can perform automated actions based on events that occur within the external systems; not just within SharePoint as traditional OOB workflows offered. To date SharePoint workflows have been targeted to the organization while Flow, based on the templates offered today are targeted to and runas the individual end user. I'll break down Flow services as well as demonstrate a live Twitter Cloud to illustrate setting up a Twitter Flow and using PowerBI to surface a Word Cloud of live tweets.

Speaker(s)

Jennifer Pearcey
SharePoint Practice Lead, Ninja, Evangelist and occasionally, Proctologist
Blackshine Consulting
Hybrid Dilemma: Dividing Content Between Cloud, Office 365 & SharePoint 2016
Level: 400
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
SharePoint 2016 is here and one thing we know for certain is: SharePoint 2016 is designed to take advantage of Office 365. The dilemma that IT Pros face now is, where does my content belong? In Azure, Office 365 or staying on-premises? There are many practical, technical and regulatory inputs that drive hybrid decisions.

We'll take a look at a real-life scenario where an organization divided content across Office 365/SharePoint 2013 workloads and how SharePoint 2016's search, profile, and team sites could be used. Whether a business stakeholder, power user or an IT Pro, this session will review both key considerations and technology that apply to setting up a hybrid Azure, SharePoint 2016/ Office 365 environment.

Speaker(s)

Intranet Design
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
SharePoint is the intranet platform of choice and one of the most commonly-used tools of organizations. Users go there to find the information they need to perform their day-to-day functions, from HR to Help Desk Wikis to Travel Request forms, and much more. As much as intranets are used, any improvements in design will go a long way to making users more efficient and happier; since they can focus on their core responsibilities and see the intranet as a useful tool, instead of a hindrance to find the information they need. This session looks at several real-life case studies and goes over what works and what can be improved. This includes branding, search, mega menus, and site design. SharePoint 2010 and 2013 will be covered.

Speaker(s)

Michael Doyle
SharePoint consultant
Lessons learned in rolling out Office 365 at Enterprise Scale
Level: 100
Track:
Security is a big concern for large enterprises before moving their workloads to the cloud (Office 365). We will look at what were our security concerns and how we handled them before moving to Office 365. We will specifically address some of the security concerns around migrating documents to OneDrive for Business. We will also give some tips on how to address those security challenges and enable productivity for your employees any time anywhere and any device.

Speaker(s)

Vamshideep Devershetty
SharePoint Evangelist and Transformation Architect
Intel
Migrating SharePoint 2016 ! WHY? WHAT? HOW?
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
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 !
Moving the Cheese: Migrations to Office 365 and Upgrades On-Prem
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Facing a SharePoint migration or upgrade and don't know where to start? Dive in and grab the project by its horns with this session. Understand what the options for upgrades or migrations are and how those options will impact their sites and users. Learn the possible upgrade paths and the capabilities of the newer versions compared to your current environment. Focus is then moved to the technical how-to of performing either upgrades to self-hosted farms or migrations to Office 365. Learn the technical steps, highlight the "gotchas", and guide you through some of the best practices used by Microsoft IT.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
OfficeGraph: Delve into the Next Big Thing for Productivity And Beyond
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
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.

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Powering Up SharePoint and Office 365 to Meet Real Business Needs
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, 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 Client Side Coding Methods
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Learn about methods for injecting client site code into SharePoint O365 and on premise. With client side coding we can use Javascript, jQuery, JSOM/CSOM, REST, SOAP, and SPServices for example. In this presentation we will review several different methods for injecting code into a SharePoint site Collection / Site / Pages. Manage your code centrally so that it does not have to be updated in multiple places. Run code only when it should be. It is recommended that you know some Javascript for this sessions.

Speaker(s)

SharePoint Framework, React, and Office UI Fabric
Level: 200
Track: Developer
This session is about building client-side web parts, list-based and page-based applications on SharePoint. I'll show the workbench, the web part and a list based application, and how to apply simple CSS styles for typography, color, icons, animations, and responsive grid layouts with Office UI Fabric.
SharePoint Online and PowerShell? Yes, you can!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
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.

Speaker(s)

Joseph Ackerman
Systems Integration Sr. Advisor
NTT DATA Services
To the cloud! SharePoint and Azure working 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 and SQL Azure. Focus will be on the offerings of Azure for working with SharePoint on-prem or Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Jared Shockley
Sr. Site Reliability Engineer
Microsoft
Using PowerBI to Create Awesome Dashboards
Level: 100
Track: End-User
In this session we will integrate data from Project Server and SharePoint to be able to create dashboards that allow business users to make decisions about the health of projects and the company.

Speaker(s)

Ryan Schouten
Senior Software Architect
Blizzard Entertainment
Using SharePoint to Drive Strategic Learning
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, 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.

Speaker(s)

Workflow for SharePoint - Best Practices
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This session will cover best practices for planning, designing and implementing workflow solutions in SharePoint. Whether you are using SharePoint Designer or a 3rd party Workflow product like Nintex, most of the concepts and techniques in this session will apply. We'll cover techniques for documenting bulletproof requirements of a complex workflow and how to design your workflow to ensure scalability, performance and maintainability. Additionally, we'll review how to build "Cloud Connected Workflows" with Nintex that integrate with a wide range of services such as Dynamics CRM, SalesForce, Yammer, Azure, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.

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