Sessions

An Introduction to Development with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx)
Level: 100
Track: Developer
Microsoft recently released a new page and web part model called the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). Microsoft used this new framework to build the Modern list and library user experiences that have been rolling out to SharePoint Online. As you’ll see in the session, developing for the SharePoint Framework using the developer preview is nothing like “traditional” SharePoint development. There’s no File | New Project in Visual Studio; instead we’ll be using tools like Node, Yeoman, Gulp and TypeScript. We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto.

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Automated SharePoint Installs: Past, Present and Future
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
IT pros have known for years that the preferred way to get SharePoint farms up and running in a quick, consistent fashion is to leverage scripting technologies. In this session, Brian Lalancette, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, will briefly discuss some of the history and methodology behind his successful AutoSPInstaller project and give some insight into the future of scripted SharePoint installation & configuration.

Speaker(s)

Brian Lalancette
Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft
Building Applications with Power Apps, Microsoft Flow and Office 365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
PowerApps and Flow are services for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile - without the time and expense of custom software development.
This session demonstrates how to build custom business applications, describes the vision behind PowerApps and Flow, and features key scenarios.

Speaker(s)

Ahmad Najjar
Senior Consultant, MVP, MCTS & MCP
Infoworker
Exploring Azure AD with SharePoint 2013/2016 Server
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Roy Kim will walk through various access scenarios and capabilities using Azure AD to access SharePoint 2013/2016 server. This will include a comparison between AD Connect + Azure Application Proxy to publish an internal SharePoint application vs. Auth0 to assist in federating Azure AD and SSO integration with SharePoint.
Roy will go through a demo, its architecture, and commentary of pros and cons. At the end you will have a good understanding of the technology capabilities to determine supporting access and user management scenarios.

Speaker(s)

Roy Kim
Solutions Architect/Developer, Microsoft MVP
Going Meta – How to Use Metadata in SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
This session introduces metadata and its full use in SharePoint, both on-premises and Online. It explores best practices on how meaningful metadata can save time and money, improve user experience, and determine the overall success of collaboration and document management.

Robert Piddocke – with over a decade of experience in SharePoint, passionate about information management, and the author of two books on SharePoint Search – discusses business values and considerations involved when determining how to govern information in SharePoint and SharePoint Online.

Learn how going meta helps transcend typical metadata use, and understand how to realize the potential of intelligent content in context.

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Robert Piddocke
VP, Channel and Business Development
Concept Searching
How to Develop your own Provisioning applications for SharePoint Online (Office 365)
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Using the open source PnP core library you can develop your own applications to configure and upload content to SharePoint online. Will do a walkthrough of 2 applications to configure and upload content into SharePoint. I will demonstrate to export of a configuration one site collection, then deploy to a new site collection in a different tenant online.

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How to use Microsoft Teams with success
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsoft teams is the latest collaboration tool that Microsoft made available with office 365. In the session, you will learn tips and tricks on how to get a better adoption and satisfaction rate from your users when you will deploy Microsoft Teams.
Information Management in an Office 365 Collaboration World
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
What does Information Management and Data Governance mean within the context of Office 365? What are some tools we can use to manage it?
Organizations need to empower employees to reap the benefits of new collaboration services in the digital workplace, but they can’t compromise the security, compliance and protection of corporate assets while doing it. Capabilities are being rolled out to help organizations keep both managed and unmanaged content secure and compliant throughout and beyond O365.
This session covers setting organizations up for success from an Information Management perspective without hindering usage and adoption of O365. Discussion covers DLP, AIP, and Retention.

Speaker(s)

Joanne Klein
SharePoint/O365 Consultant
NexNovus
Introduction to Azure Functions and Flow
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Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
Flow and Azure Functions are two new tools you now have for rapid applications development. It’s a revolution that changes the way of building and delivering modern applications. Instead of shipping a monolithic bloc, which can take up to a few months, we’ll now deliver each feature as a part of the solution.
During this session, we’ll introduce those two new services and see during demos and cases studies how to use those.

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Introduction to PowerApps
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
This session is aimed at decision makers, users / super user and has for objective to demonstrate the value and the functionalities offered by Power Apps.

In this session, the attendees will be exposed to the challenges posed by the "digital transformation" in organizations as well as some of the tools offered by Microsoft to address these challenges such as PowerApps.

After attending this session, participants will be able to better understand why and how to use PowerApps to create and publish business applications.

Topics include: Digital transformation of businesses, introduction to PowerApps, creation and publication of basic application.

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Luc Labelle
Founder and Consultant (SharePoint / Office 365)
Kabesa
Introduction to SharePoint PnP PowerShell
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint Practices and Patterns (PnP) is a new community driven initiative that wraps PowerShell around CSOM. It can be used with SharePoint Online or SharePoint on-premises (2016 and 2013). In this introductory session, we'll learn how to use SharePoint Patterns and Practices, specifically to extract the site template from a Publishing site, create a new subsite, and apply the site template. After this session, you'll be hooked on SharePoint PnP PowerShell and ready to explore what else it can do for your SharePoint sites!
Introduction to SharePoint Webhooks
Level: 100
Track: Developer
SharePoint webhooks let you create and respond asynchronously to events in SharePoint Lists. Since the calls are standard HTTP POST events, webhooks are much easier to set up and work with than remote event receivers. In this session Eli will walk you through tenant configuration and webhook registration, and then move on to setting up a subscription endpoint to receive and act on the notification.

Speaker(s)

Eli Robillard
Microsoft Office Server & Services MVP
Needmore Solutions Inc.
Is the Intranet still relevant in O365
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Some authors talk of “social Intranets”, others value the term “digital workplace”. There are whitepapers on creating Intranets in Office 365 and some articles suggest the Intranet is dead! But is it really?
In this session, we are looking at the state of the Intranet within Office 365. We also dive into where to start when planning such a project. Collaboration or Publishing, wich one comes first? What tool to should we start with?

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Louis-Philippe Vallée
Gestionnaire de produit / Product Manager
GSOFT
Microsoft Forms - A New App for your Business Process Toolbox
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Recently, Microsoft released its Forms product to the wider Office 365 Business user community. With other apps like Excel Surveys, PowerApps, and Flow, you may wonder where Forms fits into the ecosystem of business process optimization.

Join me as I provide you with an overview of Microsoft Forms and discuss real-life scenarios where this new great App can be used for your business needs.

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Migrating to SharePoint & OneDrive: A Tactical Approach
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Plan
- Review of overall Migration strategy and decision points

In this session Keith will share field-tested migration tactics, that will help you plan & execute a successful migration to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

Prepare
- Using Planner & Excel to manage & report migration status
- Using Planner to establish a Training & Communications plan
- Configuring SharePoint Online

Migrate
- Review of active migration activities & tactics
- Review of techniques and processes for validating migrated content

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Nintex Document Generation - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
I'm so sick of downloading photos from my iPad, putting them into a folder, resizing them, and putting them into a Word document - aren't you? Save time and money by implementing this tool for your off-site workers - no more long reports at the end of the day. Learn how to automate the process - complete with captions - in this session. We will take a look at the form itself, the workflow, with a focus on the Document Generation action in Nintex. Leave this session with a great caption & image template!
Office 365 Demystified for the Technology and Business Professional
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the big push to move to the Office365 cloud? Are you just not up to speed on the major features, applications & technology advances to Office365 cloud that Microsoft seems to be releasing on a weekly basis (i.e. Mail, Planner, Delve, Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, etc.)? This session aims to give the technology and business professional a high level and up to date overview of many of the major Office365 for Enterprise features and applications as well as how you can get started with them. It also aims to give a quick overview on when you would use each feature.

Speaker(s)

Noorez Khamis
SharePoint Solutions Architect
ReyJen Inc.
Office 365 Security: MacGyver, Ninja or SWAT Team?
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Do you know the tools and tricks in your MacGyver kit for Office 365 Security? Would you consider yourself a Security Ninja, fully versed and prepared to take advantage of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center? Is your SWAT Team prepared to take down adversaries in worst-case scenarios? Join Antonio Maio, 5-time Microsoft MVP and 20-year security professional, as he reviews the recommended game plan to enable your inner MacGyver, execute tactical strikes like a Ninja and arm your team with information governance and security practices in use at global 100 companies. Through customer case studies and hands-on demonstrations of capabilities such as alerts, data loss prevention policies, activity audit logs, advanced security management and advanced threat protection, Antonio will show you the tools and tricks you need to effectively secure your information in Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Antonio Maio
Senior SharePoint Architect
Protiviti
Office 365: Practical Adoption Strategies
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Office 365 is being rolled out worldwide to organizations of all sizes. Although each is unique and has different needs, they all have one need in common: maximum end-user adoption. One of the key aspects of O365 is collaboration and the numerous services deployed to support it. Ironically, although many of the features are built with ease of use in mind, if you’ve ever watched a first-time user of O365 you’ll soon realize it’s not always intuitive for end-users to know how it all works together. To realize the benefits of O365, we need to ensure it is fully adopted across the organization and second-nature in users’ day-to-day collaborative work processes. Although you can take the “wing it/organic” approach, you may not get the results you are hoping for.
What are some strategies and tactics you can use to stack the odds in your favour for a high degree of adoption in your organization? I’ve come up with a 3-step strategy and some specific tactics for each so your end-users can thrive in O365!

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Joanne Klein
SharePoint/O365 Consultant
NexNovus
OneDrive for Business - Hub for Modern collaboration
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
OneDrive for business is not just your personal drive but lot more than that. In this session we will go over how OneDrive play key role when using various Office 365 services like SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams. This session will provide real life collaboration scenarios e.g. sharing (internal/external), co-authoring, files on-demand to get most out of your OneDrive for Business.

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Amit Vasu
Senior Consultant - Office 365/SharePoint
Independant
Power BI - What's the Fuss All About
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
In less than two years, Power BI has gone from non-existent to being the pre-eminent tool for doing self-service analytics. Power BI is the tool that is allowing Microsoft to democratize Business Intelligence, bringing Power (BI) to the People. This session is an introduction to what Power BI is, and how to work with it. We will demonstrate a number of its capabilities with real world examples. At the end of this session, you will be able to see how Power BI can help bring your data to life.

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Raise Your Office 365 Secure Score
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Security and compliance are complex topics that traditionally have been focused on corporate on premise systems or networks. Enterprises typically look to security experts or audits as methods to evaluate the current state of security and learn where improvements are needed. Microsoft recently released Office 365 Secure Score, a new capability that helps evaluate the security of our Office 365 environment and provides you with actionable guidance on ways to improve it. Join Antonio Maio, Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP, to learn how to use Office 365 Secure Score, how to raise your score and how it can help you improve the security and compliance of your Office 365 environment.

Speaker(s)

Antonio Maio
Senior SharePoint Architect
Protiviti
SharePoint, SharePoint Online, and multiple languages, what are the options?
Level: 100
Track:
Let's explore what is available in terms of multilingual user interface in SharePoint Online and other Office 365 components.

You will get to find out about the new versions of PointFire 365 and PointFire Translator, both add-ins for SharePoint Online, but whether you choose to use them or not, you will find out several things that you don't know about how SharePoint Online handles languages, and learn some tricks for dramatically better machine translation for SharePoint.
So your going to move...real world experience moving to SharePoint Online
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
Moving to SharePoint online? Don't know where to start? Not sure what to do?
In this session I'll be taking a look at what steps are required to successfully move into Office 365. We will look at the prerequisites, what should be in your project plan, options on approach and execution, change management ideas and most of all some gotcha's I've run into in the past.

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Morio Kumagawa
Office 365 and Azure Development Practice Lead
2toLead
SPFx: An ISV Insight to Microsoft’s latest customization model
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Level: 100
Track: Developer
In this session I will share our unique insight into building solutions with the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx). I will explain our publish and version management procedures, discuss sharing modules between packages and share other good to know tips and tricks. I will also show and share code examples, so previous knowledge of SPFx would be helpful. This will have level 300-400 content.

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Shai Petel
Director of R&D
KWizCom
State Of The Industry: What's Changed In The Past Few Years With SharePoint & Why It Matters
Level: 100
Track: Business
Office 365 and SharePoint are evolving fast. A few years ago many of us may have begun modernizing our SharePoint environments - planning an upgrade or a migration to SharePoint 2013 or even SharePoint Online. Since that time many things have changed in both SharePoint Server and Office 365, not to mention within our organizations. New services have been added, and many of those services are improving with each passing month. What approaches, strategies and roll out models are other organizations using? What can we learn from their successes?

Join us for this facilitated and interactive discussion where instead of just looking forward, we look back into key changes that we all need to understand better. This discussion will be facilitated by Richard Harbridge, a Microsoft MVP, and internationally recognized expert on Office 365 and SharePoint. Together we will discuss what has changed in the past few years for developers, IT professionals, and SharePoint leads while exploring how organizations are leveraging these services in different ways today.

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The Definitive Guide for When to Use What In Office 365
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsoft has been full pedal to the metal with introducing new features & services in Office 365, making the decision for when to use what quite difficult for organizations. Come explore different business use cases and how they align with core services such as Teams, Groups, and Yammer. We will talk about concepts such as audience, tone, and impact to help make informed decisions when recommending Office 365 solutions to solve business problems. Finally, we will talk about ways to help enable your business customers to adopt these services and ultimately realize the benefit of your organization's Office 365 investment.
The power of MS Graph API
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Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
This session is targeted for developers to make them aware about the power of MS Graph API.

This session will provide overview of what is MS Graph API, what can it do, how developers can kick-start development using MS Graph API, overview of MS Graph API explorer, MS Graph SDK, Demo of MS Graph API, etc.

At the end of this session, audience will be able to understand the great option available to them to deal with data from Office 365, OneDrive, etc. which is MS Graph API
The SharePoint Business Analyst
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
The session for the SharePoint guy or gal who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else in the world of SharePoint. You may work with end users, manage sites, help others or meet with users discussing their business needs and documenting how to build a SharePoint project that fulfills their needs. Perhaps you have to test, assist others with figuring out what they want from SharePoint or help manage a project move along and coordinate everything happening amongst all stakeholders. Requirements, improvements, architecting, possibilities, UAT, support, governance, security, basic administration, support and power-user development all seem to fall into this new "job title" that is one step short of a "SharePoint jack of all trades". After working with SharePoint for over 10 years, I am happy to share a remarkable accumulation of tips that will give you a jump start in making every project SharePoint project or site you work on a success.
Troubleshooting SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 server - on-premise
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Review some of the common issues and errors experienced in the on-premise environments for SP2013 and SP2016. We will go through debugging ULS logs, Event Viewer issues and common error messages. In addition, a review of errors shown on pages and how to handle them will be a central focus of the seminar. Both basic and more advanced methods of deciphering error messages will be examined.

Speaker(s)

Douglas  Ferrier
SharePoint Administrator
Mywebcenter.ca, Inc.

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