Sessions

AngularJS and SharePoint
Level: 400
Track: IT Pro, Developer
With the trend toward application and front-end development and away from Visual Studio and .wsp deployments, it's critical to learn new ways to customize SharePoint. I will demonstrate how to create a single page application in AngularJS to show, add, and edit items in a SharePoint list with no installation of additional tools.

Speaker(s)

Chris Douglas
Senior SharePoint Developer
InfoReliance
Beginners Guide to Building PowerShell Scripts and SharePoint Admin Techniques
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer
PowerShell scripts is the new way of managing servers, building apps and getting things done in the Microsoft world. This session is a beginner’s guide to get you started with understanding the power in this tool set and building basic PowerShell scripts.

Once we touch on some of the basics of PowerShell scripting, then we take a look at some techniques for using PowerShell to manage SharePoint.
Branding Office 365 - using front end tooling
Level: 200
Track: Developer
No more WSPs, No more deployments! Looking for a fast and reliable way to build your branding on Office 365? You can use front end development tooling to create an automated build process on your desktop to deploy your assets instantaneous or on demand to Office 365. In this session we will create a bunch of Gulp tasks to build and process our branding assets [Page Layouts, Master Pages, SASS/CSS, JavaScript and Images]. For those familiar with the SharePoint framework build process there will be some similarities. It's recommended that you have a good grasp JavaScript to attend this session.
Build Intelligent Business Solutions with Azure and Office 365
Level: 200
Track: Developer
As organizations continue their digital transformation to the cloud they are faced with the challenge of having accurate and timely information for their ever increasing number of digital assets being uploaded to the cloud and Office 365 . Join this session to learn how we can use Azure and Microsoft's Cognitive Services to build truly intelligent business solutions in Office 365. In this developer session you we will be introducing you to SharePoint Webhooks, Microsoft Flow, Azure Serverless with Azure Functions, and the Cognitive Services Vision API which when combined can make this a reality. Full project source code will be available on Github.
Build your own SharePoint Chatbot using PowerApps and QnA
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Chatbots are gaining popularity globally and now thanks to Microsoft QnA and PowerApps Chatbots can be built without any code! In this session we'll look at how a Chatbot can be used as either your 1st level support or a more interactive FAQ that runs on SharePoint

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Sr Engineer | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Building Re-usable SharePoint Framework 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.

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Business Process Modernization
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User
Every business depends upon its processes to pay its bills, manage human resources, capture revenue, manage projects, and much, much more. But too many of these critical processes rely on manual steps, emails, and printed forms. In this session, we will cover the basics of Business Process Automation (BPA) and how it can streamline and transform these business critical operations. We will guide you through the different tools available to you in Nintex, SharePoint, and Office 365 and share with you the latest news from Nintex and Microsoft about the future of these products.

Speaker(s)

Andrea O'Hara
Sr. Consultant and Nintex vTE
THInc.IT
Correlation or Bust? Admins guide to fix the toughest problems!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
So we all have seen a Correlation ID or some other sort of error message as a Power User, Administrator, Business Analyst so where do we go now? We will give tips, hints, tools and other information on how to resolve common issues with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Server Side Issues. How to Resolve these common issues? IIS Settings and Configurations and much much more. Tools too help you do your job more effectively!

Speaker(s)

Toby McGrail
Senior SharePoint Architect
DXC Technology
Creating a knowledge community across your organization
Level: 100
Track:
Inner organization communication is the source of your company knowledge. During this session, we will talk about Knowledge Management and particularly how to capitalize on all your organizational content.


By the end of this workshop you will learn:
1. Successful approaches to improve user engagement
2. Strategies for content organization and findability
3. Top knowledge management challenges and how to overcome them

Speaker(s)

Johnny Lopez
Office 365 & SharePoint Community Leader
Creating a SharePoint Permission Architecture
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User, Business
Before you begin building your environment in SharePoint, you should have a very good understanding of who will be using it, the roles and the responsibilities. Scott will show you how to craft the permission architecture that will correspond to your site and information architecture to have as light of a management burden as possible. He will also show you how to create workarounds for managing complex permissions, how to document this architecture, and what do to for existing environments that have gotten ugly. Very few people have the luxury of starting over from scratch, so that is the bigger problem to tackle.

Speaker(s)

Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
Creating Custom Client SharePoint Web API's
Level: 300
Track: Developer
From client JSOM and REST to using the c# client object model, there are so many ways to build frameworks of reusable code or tools that run outside of SharePoint. This session will focus on building a Web API the leverages these core tools to build a custom navigation system or whatever else you can envision. I have used this to create a custom web part system as well.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Walker
SharePoint Developer
Do push my buttons
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
On April 2017 the Microsoft Flow team announced the integration of physical buttons with Flow! This session demonstrates a real-world, deep-dive scenario of how a physical button's one-click process can help make repetitive and important tasks automated.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Christian
Sr Engineer | Speaker | Blogger | MVP
Enterprise Development and the Cloud… How We Saved 3 Weeks of Development Time…
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In this session we will look at how to setup SharePoint farms or other Enterprise systems for development. We will look at how one agency has gone from taking 3 weeks to set up a SharePoint development environment and reduce that time to just one hour using Azure DevTest Labs. We will also look at how we use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) for development using VSTS Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) features.

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File Sharing Overview and Control in Office 365
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
Sharing a file in Office 365 has never been easier than ever before. Whether you want to collaborate with your co-workers or with your neighbors, Office 365 provides the tools and the options for you to invite anyone to quickly work with you and get stuff done. We'll break down the ins-and-outs of the sharing features in Office 365, along with the considerations for IT admin to govern data movement within and outside of your organization.

Speaker(s)

Bobby Chang
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Governance
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
SharePoint Governance is something we all dread, yet anyone who has managed a SharePoint platform understands the challenges in managing user expectations, leadership goals and the time an effort it takes to keep a platform operational and stable. This session these concepts, goals and how Governance is more than just a policy document that is written once and rarely re-visited. It's about communication and using Governance as a tool that people want to be involved in.

Speaker(s)

Chad Berg
Microsoft Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft
How to successfully Migrate or Upgrade a SharePoint Environment
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
If you'll looking to Upgrade your SharePoint On-Premise Environment or migrate to SharePoint Online, this is a session you want to be at. This session covers ways be to successfully in Migrate or Upgrade a SharePoint Environment. SharePoint migration and upgrades can be tricky and cause major headaches and downtime, but with the correct approach, you can have a successfully migration or upgrade and reduce downtime. We will also review Migration tools (including the new Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool) and useful PowerShell Scripts to help with a successfully transition.

Speaker(s)

Shawn Fagan
Senior Information Technology Consultant
Marathon Consulting, LLC
Intro into Office 365 and SharePoint Development with AzureFunctions
Level: 200
Track: Developer, Business
Serverless is huuuuge!!! and Microsoft has solutions that can assist you in taking advantage of this technology. Azure Functions permit you to focus on solving the business problem rather than all the other plumbing that can be obtrusive. In this session we will look at how you can use AzureFunctions with Office 365 and SharePoint RESTfull interfaces to solve everyday business problems. Want a site provisioning process that is outside of SharePoint, AzureFunctions, want something resuable across a variety of technologies... AzureFunctions. Bring your ideas and lets discuss them while looking at a few real world demos.

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Intro to the Office UI Fabric
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Office UI Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework for developers, designed to make it simple to quickly create web experiences using the Office Design Language. It’s simple and familiar to get up and running with Office UI Fabric—whether you’re creating a new app from scratch or adding new features to an existing one. Microsoft recommends the Office UI Fabric for your add-in or web parts to blend seamlessly into SharePoint & Office 365. This session will show you can integrate the Office UI Fabric into your current development efforts. We take a look at some examples of practical examples of using the framework in both add-ins and web parts.
LinkedIn: Your New Professional Career Dashboard (Workshop Session 1)
Level: 100
Track: Business
Microsoft's investment in LinkedIn has positioned the platform as the leader of professional social media networks. For many Microsoft professionals, there is a lot of confusion as to how to utilize the platform for success as an employee or consultant.

In this workshop session, Shadeed Eleazer will convince you to utilize LinkedIn as your new professional career dashboard via walkthrough of key features and outline the benefits.

What You Will Learn:
Why Failure to Utilize LinkedIn is causing your career to miss opportunities
Why LinkedIn is not limited to only job hunting
Introduction to LinkedIn profile (step-by-step walkthrough)
Demo walkthrough of LinkedIn job search

Key Result:
Set-up your LinkedIn profile for success

Understand how to submit a job request for Microsoft positions

Optimize your resume for LinkedIn

Workshop Requirements:
Bring your current resumes
Laptop or smartphone

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Managing Projects using Project Server or Project Online
Level: 100
Track: Business
roject Server / Project Online is a very robust tool for managing projects within SharePoint. The session covers provides a big picture of how a PMO (project management office) using project server/online. The session cover the following
1) Building and Publishing Project
2) Managing Resource Loads
3) Managing Project Documentation and Artifacts using Project Sites
4) Reporting and Custom Reports
5) Portfolio Management for project selection
Microsoft Teams Architecture & Administration
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
If you know about Microsoft Teams, you can see the benefits of the product are great; however, as an administrator or manager, your responsibilities have just grown into a new realm of management, compliance, and understanding. In this session, we will explore specific items that apply to the administrator job role including management, architecture, troubleshooting, organizational compliance, governance, missing management features, automation with PowerShell, regulatory compliance, security and much more.
Office 365 and Cloud Identity - What Does It Mean for Me?
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Office 365 brings a host of productivity options, but one of the most overlooked components is how we'll authenticate to the Cloud. Helping your users to make use of these business productivity capabilities is key and ensuring the user experience is as seamless as possible facilitates adoption. With Azure Active Directory (AAD) driving access and authentication to our Office 365 tenants, it is important to understand how we can interact with it. Come learn more about Cloud Identity, Identity Federation, Directory Synchronization and most importantly Azure and its impacts on user experience and access to Office 365. Throughout this session, we'll answer the questions that impact you and how your decisions around identity shape your Office 365 experiences. We'll also look into some of the extra capabilities that come with EMS and Premium Azure Active Directory licensing.
Reputation Management on Steroids with LinkedIn (Session 2)
Level: 200
Track: Business
Is your reputation opening doors for your career or are you stuck in place? In the second half of the LinkedIn Masterclass workshop, Shadeed Eleazer will introduce his "Network as a Service" process which will transform LinkedIn into a tool that will enhance your career as a senior professional or self-employed professional. This session is geared towards aspiring speakers, bloggers, current MVPs and thought leaders seeking to establish a powerful personal brand.

What You Will Learn:
The simple mindset shift to boost LinkedIn connections
Simple strategies to get on the radar of the top influencers in your industry
The key detail that your profile photo needs to stand out
What I learned about LinkedIn groups that will expand your network overnight
A little known hack to build a power network using your profile
How to utilize Advanced People Search for new positions and freelancing
How to leverage LinkedIn Premium Features to supercharge your networking

Key Result:
Network as a Service roadmap and action plan
Premium LinkedIn features understanding
LinkedIn integration for reputation management success

Workshop Requirements:
Bring your current resumes
Laptop or smartphone

Session Gift:
Download the LinkedIn Reputation Manager worksheet: http://bit.ly/reputationmanagerworksheet

Speaker(s)

SharePoint 2016 Migrations and You - The 15 Things to Consider
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Congratulations on taking your first steps on moving to SharePoint 2016 and beyond. The journey can be grueling with lots of unexpected pitfalls. From a business management and architecture planning perspective, there are a lot of things to consider before moving forward with your migration.

Join me as I discuss things to consider when migrating to SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online or both. I will talk about 15 things to consider when planning your migration and I will also give real world examples that I experienced during my own migration project at United Airlines. I will also point you to several resources that can help you be successful when you are ready to start your migration project.

Speaker(s)

Rick Garcia
Project Manager
SharePoint Best Practices in the DOD Space
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Business
Overview of some typical concerns in sustaining a SharePoint in a production DOD space or environment. This includes sustained hardening dependencies, governance and ever growing requirements. In this session we will cover several of the day to day best practices in improving service delivery.

Speaker(s)

Chad Berg
Microsoft Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft
SharePoint Designer Workflow Best Practices
Level: 100
Track: Developer, End-User
Scott has collected a list of things he does to ensure successful design practices for SharePoint Designer workflows. He is going to go through each of them with the group and explain not just how to make something happen, but when and why to use one function over another. He is going to show you how to have configuration lists to support your workflow so that changes can be made without actually editing and republishing the workflow. He will give you every pro tip he has for you to take back and be more successful with what you do.

Speaker(s)

Scott Brewster
SharePoint Solutions Consultant
DAn Solutions
The Life Cycle of a Business Process
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Many of us are using SharePoint to help with our business processes. Join Andrea O'Hara, Nintex vTE, and Terry Simpson, Nintex Technical Evangelist, as they highlight how you can turn your process into a seamlessly automated solution with the help of Nintex Workflow and Forms. Learn how you can enable your business users with a mobile experience that also connects to additional applications. They will take you on a full life cycle journey from form to workflow, to connectors and mobility, and on to measuring the data to empower you with insights!

Speaker(s)

Andrea O'Hara
Sr. Consultant and Nintex vTE
THInc.IT
The SharePoint Business Analyst
Level: 200
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 among 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.
The Top 10 things I wish I had known about Office 365 groups.
Documents:
Level: 200
Track:
Office 365 Groups are becoming an increasingly major component of the Office 365 stack. Come learn from someone who has been working with them since preview. If I could go back and time and teach my past self 10 things about Groups, this would be it! Save yourself time and heartache by learning from my mistakes and best practices. This session is great for someone just starting out in Groups, or even someone who has been using them actively in their own organization, there is something for everyone.
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The Wonderful World of Content Types
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In SharePoint, content types are very powerful but still not understood by many people in charge of making SharePoint work for their organization. Content types can be used to lessen the workload by making a template that can be used through out the different depts. of an organization and even across site collections. In this session, we will not only go though what content types are, we will go through how to build, disseminate and maintain them.
 
Objectives/Outcomes: In this session, the audience will learn:
1. What are content types
2. How can they be used (live example)
3. What is the content type hub

Speaker(s)

Nikkia Carter
Director of Collaboration and Training
C3 Integrated Solutions
Transform your companies communication through collaborative chat with Office 365 Teams
Documents:
Level: 200
Track:
Office 365 Teams is one of Microsoft's newest applications to launch, and one that is still being actively developed. Come learn about how teams work, and where the development path is going forward from someone who is working with them everyday in their own organization, as well as advising Enterprises around the world on how to adopt and role out Microsoft Teams in order to achieve the best success.

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Understanding the Service Application Model for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online
Level: 400
Track: IT Pro
In this session, you will learn about the Service Application Architecture and Components for SharePoint 2016, and how the service applications really work. We will discuss Office Online Server (OOS) as well as Workflow Manager, and other new and deprecated service applications.

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United Airlines Journey to SharePoint 2016 from SharePoint 2010
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Join me as I discuss the challenges of upgrading one of the largest airlines in the world to SharePoint 2016/SharePoint Online from SharePoint 2010. I will discuss the planning involved as well as the methods for which my team has been able to execute our delivery. I will provide specific examples of the roadblocks we faced and how we overcome them. I will also demonstrate how United is using SharePoint 2010 today and also talk about the opportunities that SharePoint 2016 brings to the airline industry.

I will outline some of our challenges as well as our long term strategies, including how Office 365 fits into the mix. Lastly, we will provide insight into how United plans to leverage the new functionality of SharePoint 2016 to better serve our front-line customers (and internal business customers).

Speaker(s)

Rick Garcia
Project Manager
Unlock SharePoint Online with PnP PowerShell
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
SharePoint developers and administrators have been using PowerShell for years to automate and improve tasks in SharePoint Server. SharePoint Online also has a robust set of PowerShell cmdlets available in the PnP library, but they aren't as well known and using them is a good bit different. In this session, we'll discuss how to get started with PnP PowerShell, the key differences between PowerShell in SharePoint Server and PowerShell in SharePoint Online, and we'll present a demo bringing it all together.

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Solutions Architect
TCSC
When SharePoint Met Flow: A Story of Integration and Automation
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Flow is a cloud based business process management service that is the successor to SharePoint Designer workflows. It can be used with SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online and connect with many other services. This session will discuss the integration of Flow with SharePoint as well as features such as approvals, scheduling, buttons, and expressions.
When to Use What in Office 365
Level: 100
Track:
Many users may struggle with which Office 365 tool to use when connecting with people, learning something or just collaborating work files.

In this session, Johnny Lopez will help you understand and maximize the value of your Office 365 investment by providing best practices of when to use what, when.

Speaker(s)

Johnny Lopez
Office 365 & SharePoint Community Leader
Work smarter and not harder with Microsoft Flow and Cognitive Services
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
This session will take a look at what is available to you Out of the Box with Microsoft Flow for the If This Then Than (IFTTT) scenarios and build in some intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services, in our case looking at Text Sentiments to get a grasp on how people perceive you, your company, or your offerings. We will build out a use case that will take a look at tweets, make some decisions around that and log it in SharePoint or other Business Process Management Platforms for follow up where needed.

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