Sessions

Advanced workflow scenarios in SharePoint
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The new Workflow Manager introduced in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint Online is a powerful engine for creating business workflows. In this session, you will learn from real life examples how to leverage this engine to solve common business requirements. The session will cover topics including workflow architecture, custom activities, workflow communication, and workflow security by sharing the experiences of the speaker in real business cases during his daily job.
Build engaging management information dashboards using Office 365 Power BI Designer
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Microsoft is driving the technology innovation through cloud-first strategy. Power BI is a collection of tools that enables the user to visualise data and provides organisations with self-service business intelligence tools through Excel and the Power BI Designer. In this session, we are going to see Power BI components and build a real scenario for information visualisation and reporting.
Building solutions with the Office Graph
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Office Delve surfaces content, personalized for you, from across Office 365. Powered by the Office Graph, Delve shows you information based on what you're working on and what's trending around you. In our session we will take a look at the Office Graph – the engine powering Delve. You will not only learn how Delve works but also how you can leverage the Office Graph for building solutions for your organization and customers. We strive to ignite you with lots of idea’s to implement the power of the Office Graph in your apps. As you might have noticed in the Office Store we build quite a few of those apps and we will share our insights on how to build those apps.
Change the look & Feel of SharePoint in Few Minutes
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Lots of organizations want to change the look & feel of their SharePoint Portal to fit the organization's logo and branding. In this session, you will learn what needs to be done and I'll demonstrate how to apply a whole new custom master page in few minutes.

Speaker(s)

Mai Omar Desouki
PFE [Premier Field Engineer] - SharePoint
Microsoft
Collaboration and the Cloud: Surviving the Storm
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
In recent months, Microsoft has released major updates to Office 365 and SharePoint, and has promised even more to come. As the pace of innovation and change becomes more rapid, enterprises are grappling with fundamental questions of how to align business objectives with the capabilities of cloud services and on-prem servers. The answers mean the difference between success, mediocrity, and failure. Dan Holme, one of the most recognized names in the global SharePoint and Office 365 community, shares what he's learned from organizations around the world. He pulls back the curtain on new capabilities of SharePoint and Office 365 and shines a real-world spotlight on what it means to be a customer of Microsoft in 2015 and beyond. You’ll discover the importance of release cycles, flighting, minimum viable product, first release, rings, telemetry, and railed experiences—concepts you must consider to deliver effective and governed technology services to your customers. You’ll learn how they impact business, IT, developers, and users. And you’ll learn why “the cloud” might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to the ages-old battle between business agility and IT control. Join Dan for this one-of-a-kind look at the roadmap to survival in the new world of rapid and disruptive innovation.

Speaker(s)

Dan Holme
Director of Product Marketing, SharePoint & Yammer
IT Unity
Creating responsive SharePoint add-ins with Bootstrap
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Bootstrap is a front-end framework designed to help you with making your web applications behave both in desktop browsers as well as tablets and smartphones, through elegant use of responsive CSS. In this session, we will bring this technology into the SharePoint sphere and demonstrate how to utilize Bootstrap to style your SharePoint and Office 365 add-ins just the way you want them. The session will also include walkthroughs on how to integrate Bootstrap with other web frameworks like AngularJS to create full-blown and responsive add-ins for your on-premise farm or Office 365 tenant.
Getting SQL spinning with SharePoint - Best practices for the back end
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Performance problems in SharePoint are most commonly caused by a poorly configured or ineffectively optimised SQL Server back end. In this fast-paced session, Chief Technical Architect and International speaker Knut Relbe-Moe will walk through his top 10 tips for ensuring your SQL back end is perfectly pert and performing well for SharePoint. Compiled from his experiences in designing, deploying and managing truly cloud-scale instances of SharePoint and SQL Server, this session is one not to miss if you want to squeeze the best out of your SharePoint power-plant.

Speaker(s)

Going mobile with Office 365 APIs
Level: 200
Track: Developer
If you are building solutions for business users you probably need to connect to Office 365 or SharePoint. And since today's information workers are increasingly mobile information workers we are going to need to use the Office 365 APIs to deliver mobile productivity apps. In this session we are going to talk about building cross-platform mobile apps that use the REST APIs and SDKs that are provided by the new Office 365 API. We'll then use some examples to see how we would build those solutions ready to be delivered to a variety of mobile devices. Office 365 APIs are the key to productivity for mobile information workers, which today means just about all of them. Let's talk about building mobile apps with cross-platform tools like Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova, the Office 365 REST API and libraries like ADAL.js. We're going to be building apps for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android that use the full breadth of Office 365 and SharePoint. And you'll learn about some JavaScript frameworks and SPA frameworks that will give your mobile apps that professional look!
How to secure your data in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Microsoft says they are "committed to ensuring secure experiences with Office 365 across devices and platforms". In this session I will show you how to secure your data in Office 365 and how to make sure that companies can follow their compliance and security rules and regulations when using Office 365. Topics that will be covered are: sharing content, data encryption, message encryption, information rights management, and multi-factor authentication. Also, I'll demonstrate some of the mobile device management capabilities of Office 365. I will show you how everything works from the end-user perspective: what do they need to do to make this work, what is the impact for them? And I will share what you need to do from an IT Pro's perspective to set things up the way you want.
Introduction to Delve and Office Graph
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
We’re transitioning from the information technology age to the era of social and big data. As we are burdened with massive information overload, how we interact with information becomes more and more important. Search, social and enterprise intelligence (machine learning) are coming together to drive the future of intelligent applications, and we haven't even begun to realize the potential. Office Graph and Delve demonstrate how Microsoft reimagined search and information discovery. They help us not only find our way through the information jungle, but also better understand Microsoft’s vision and strategy. In this thought-provoking session, we’ll discuss the real-world challenges everyone has to face in this new era. We’ll discuss the future of information management and enterprise findability.
Office 365 NextGen Portals featuring the Videos portal and more!
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
The era of the NextGen Portals is upon us! Microsoft has committed to deliver intelligent, mobile, social and ready-to-go portals for its Office 365 customers. This new and exciting era kicks off with the Office 365 Videos portal. The video portal delivers an out-of-the-box and easy to use internal video portal for enterprise video's. During this session we are going to take a look at the latest features of the video portal. The session concludes with a quick peek into other current and upcoming NextGen Portals such as People & the knowledge management portal, Codename "InfoPedia".

Speaker(s)

Office 365 Unified API – the only API you need to know
Level: 300
Track: Developer
We’ve all heard Satya Nadella stating that the most important APIs Microsoft have are the Office 365 APIs. This is no longer just something Microsoft says--it is a reality. In this session, we will take a look at the recently launched Unified Office 365 preview APIs: the single API through which you can access information from Azure Active Directory, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and more with on single authentication and authorization process, one common API syntax and one common end-point. This session is a developer focused session that will dig right in and show you how to get your hands dirty with this new API.

Speaker(s)

Wictor Wilén
Director, Digital Employee Experience
Avanade
Real world challenges in enterprise search
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
Enterprise Search is complex, even in theory. But when you implement your search solution and theory becomes reality, you'll stumble into new, unanticipated challenges. In this session, I'll collect the best, biggest and most exciting challenges from my experience, including real-world customer scenarios and solutions. Regardless of the SharePoint version you use (SharePoint 2010, FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 later), this session is for you if you want to prepare for these "unexpected" scenarios.
SharePoint 2013 performance and capacity management
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Capacity management is an ongoing process, because no implementation remains static with regard to content and usage. You need to plan for growth and change, so that your SharePoint Server 2013 based environment can continue to deliver an effective business solution and while doing that you have to take care of the performance.

Speaker(s)

John Naguib
Senior Technical Consultant/Architect-MVP
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The anatomy of Office 365 Groups
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Microsoft released a new feature in Office 365 called "Groups". This session is about the anatomy of Groups. We will take a deep look into the architecture and the structure of groups on the back end. Groups is using Exchange online, SharePoint online and Azure Active Directory. The session shows what's going on under the hood, how all this works together and what can be tweaked. We will also talk about the future of Groups and Microsoft's next steps with this new feature.

Speaker(s)

The future of SharePoint is now: Tips for your next on-premises, cloud, or hybrid migration
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
With Microsoft's announcement of SharePoint 2016, organizations with existing deployments face some difficult choices. Should they stay on-premises and migrate to SharePoint 2016, or move to the cloud and migrate to SharePoint Online? Should they do both and move select workloads to each platform? This session will share insights, advantages, and risks of each option so attendees can begin planning migration strategies. We will review the native SharePoint 2016 migration capabilities, existing SharePoint Online migration tools, and new hybrid deployment options from Microsoft. The discussion will include best practices and strategies based on interactions with Microsoft and many organizations with large, mission-critical deployments.

Speaker(s)

Roberto Delgado
Senior Technical Solutions Professional
AvePoint

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