Sessions

10 Rules Zombieland taught me about User Adoption
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
The way people talk about User Adoption you'd think it's the apocalypse. In this session I'll share 10 great ways to change your company culture and in the process achieve user adoption.

1: Cardio
2: Double Tap
8: Get a kickass partner
14: Always carry a change of underwear
16: Opportunity knocks
20: It's a marathon, not a sprint
22: When in doubt, know your way out
29: Buddy system
32: Enjoy the little things
33: Swiss Army Knife
You'll leave this session reminded that we're supposed to be having fun AND geared to take action.
AI is within reach: how even you can bring easy-to-use bots to your org
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
Terms like artificial intelligence, chatbots, and cognitive services are hot topics in today’s tech world. This discussion will get under the covers of AI and provide examples of practical applications of using bots to make your colleagues’ and customers’ days easier and more productive. From automating tasks to being a central source of knowledge, it’s not that difficult to cash in on this new tech to improve the process, knowledge management, engagement, and productivity.

Speaker(s)

Matt Wade
VP, Client Engagement
AtBot
Auditing and Analysis methodologies for your Office365 tenant
Level: 200
Track: Developer, Business
You need to monitor datas usage and security of your Office 365 ?
You want to analyze and understand the usage of the different services for your Office 365 tenant ?

So come to our session it's time to understand and improve the user adoption of Office 365 tools and services!

With a lots of demos we will see how to get all the information you need and how to customize reports to get the most of your Office 365 tenant.
AWS Architectures for Highly Available SharePoint Deployments
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
AWS can help you rapidly deploy and scale your Microsoft SharePoint environment more efficiently and cost-effectively. This session reviews architectural considerations for building a SharePoint deployment on AWS, best practices to ensure optimal performance, how to leverage multiple Availability Zones for high availability and disaster recovery, and how to integrate with Active Directory and use AWS System Manager. We also look at new Quick Start guides, AWS CloudFormation templates, and other tools that dramatically reduce the time to deployment.

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Azure Logic Apps: The new workflow engine
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User
Tired of workflow issues in SharePoint? Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions and connectors to 3rd party systems provide a modern, stable and scalable toolset for the implementation of workflows.
Bringing your SharePoint sites into the modern world. Is it time to make the move?
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
Over the past years Microsoft has been releasing more and more modern enhancements and features to SharePoint. Is classic SharePoint now a thing of the past? Large list support, Multiple file download and the list filter panel. These are a few of the things that will be shown in this session. We will look at what modern has to offer and look at what is missing. We will also have a look into the future and talk about hub site collections and what that means for sub sites.

Speaker(s)

David Opdendries
SharePoint Architect | Trainer | Developer
Zalo Solutions AB
Collaborative MR: The Next Generation Of Enhanced Communications
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
Till today, most of the time you have to spend in meetings is a hassle. Especially, when considering you and the other participants are not in the same place but in two different countries. So, either you have to take the time and spend the money to travel around the globe, or a simple Skype call or video conference has to be enough. Well, up until today...
Virtual and Mixed Reality gives us the chance to be with other people, no matter where they are in a physical space. It lets you connect and collaborate with them, working together in real-time, giving you the opportunity to create something together. If you miss out you can re-watch it at anytime. As Eric Boyd, professor of marketing at James Madison University said: "It gets as close as we can right now to really replicating a face-to-face type of meeting."
And we have to underline, Prof. Boyd is right. We are already able to bring together different devices, like the HoloLens with Mixed Reality Headsets, collaborating on projects in the engineering, architecture, training or design industry.
Imagine loading any 3D-object into the digital space which you can together inspect, change, annotate, slice, make notes, or just talk about and look at - it is possible today.
Co-creating in real time, not being bound to the limits of physics is nothing more but the next level of enhanced communications. It will have a significant impact on how training and meetings look and feel. We'd like to introduce you to collaborative Mixed Reality.
Content Type Deployment Hub 2.0
Level: 300
Track: Developer
The SharePoint Content Type Deployment Hub hasn't changed much since it was released. But in the world of SharePoint Online it's not uncommon that different entities of a company who would have their own farm are now all merged together onto a single tenant. This creates problems when using the Content Type Hub. In this session I will show you how to use and how the new custom Content Type Hub was created and build.

Speaker(s)

Deep Dive into Performance Optimization for SharePoint and Office 365
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
In this session we'll learn how to optimize SharePoint Server, SQL Server, Windows Server or the Application domain to successfully implement a new SharePoint 2016 farm or improve the performance of the existing SharePoint platform. With a reasonable amount of time you will be able to accomplish the key benefits of a responsive SharePoint environment; Demo's, scripts, references, tools, live crashes, Best Practices… This session is not only meant for On-Premises administrators but also for cloud Administrators. If you want to make sure you get the best performance possible from Office 365, you'll definitively have to join this session.



This session will help you learn how you can plan for great performance for a new deployment of SharePoint server or Office 365 and find out how to troubleshoot performance issues that may arise after you are deployed.



Gain a deep knowledge over the SharePoint Architecture Landscape and Learn best practices in the new enlarged architectural concepts

Overcome network performance blockers for Office 365 Deployments

Track your driving performance with real time and learn how to manage it

Evolution of SharePoint - Past, Present and Future
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer, End-User, Business
Let's have a look at the history to understand where we are heading in both technical and functional perspective. We'll have a look on the journey of the SharePoint from a small on-premises product to the most popular service in Office 365. We'll approach this journey from both functional and technical perspective with a concentration on the future of SharePoint in both on-premises and online perspective. Vesa worked as a SharePoint consultant for 8 years with some of the largest SharePoint deployments in the world from both business and technical perspective. A few years back he moved to SharePoint engineering (Redmond) and is now one of the program managers responsible of the upcoming SharePoint capabilities for both on-premises and online with great insights on the reasoning and the future direction of this awesome product.

Speaker(s)

Vesa Juvonen
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft
Extending teams with Productivity Solutions
Level: 300
Track: Developer
Thinking about extending teams? In this session we will dive in to the options you have. We will look into notifications for team users from your own applications as well as using tabs and bots to surface data into your channel to make sure everyone can access that info from their team context. Hit the ground running by reading up a set of samples and demo's on what is and is not possible with the services linked to groups.
GDPR 24-Hours Later - It's not too late to leverage Microsoft Cloud!
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
On the 25th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. In this session (24 hours after GDPR went LIVE) you’ll learn more about how you can accelerate your GDPR compliance obligations and objectives by leveraging the Microsoft Cloud to manage access to personal data, protecting data against security threats, and identifying when a breach occurs. Recently, Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365, which brings together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. We’ll explore what this combination of products means for an organization looking to ensure GDPR compliance and additional Office 365 products that you can layer to help you meet your obligations.

Speaker(s)

Getting Started with Office Fabric UI
Level: 200
Track: Developer
Some time ago Microsoft released Office UI Fabric.
This library allows developers to create controls and applications with the SharePoint look and feel.
It can be used with the SharePoint Framework and in external applications.
In this session I will introduce the Office UI Fabric and learn some best practices to use it in the best way.

Speaker(s)

Help! I Need a Silver Bullet for GDPR Compliance! Let`s rather focus on SharePoint here and protect the Hybrid Cloud
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
GDPR compliance requires a multi-layered approach to secure personal and sensitive data. Whether your journey to GDPR compliance entails a clear plan for legacy systems, hybrid environments, on-premise instances, or the cloud, Metalogix can help you locate, manage, and protect personal data stored in SharePoint and Office 365. Metalogix can help you find your sensitive data and classify it accordingly. Sensitive Content Manager will scan and detect personal data across your SharePoint environments in minutes, based on search criteria that you define. GDPR requires you to track the personal data stored by your organization. Leverage ControlPoint to set and automatically enforce defined governance policies that provide guardrails for normal and compliant business behavior. GDPR requires that you protect personal data from damage, loss, or breach. ControlPoint monitors user behavior to detect and automatically react to unusual activity - like excessive file downloads or unauthorized access requests - helping to protect against potential breaches and support compliance with the GDPR requirement to report breaches within 72 hours. GDPR places greater liability on organizations to prove responsible and transparent management of personal data. Gain visibility into who has accessed or altered personal information and sensitive content over any period of time with ControlPoint. Track and demonstrate compliance through highly granular reporting capabilities to support internal and external audit requests.

Speaker(s)

Ragnar Heil
Microsoft Alliance Manager EMEA
Metalogix
How to empower your end-users with Microsoft 365?
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
In this session on how to boost your employees productivity with Office 365 will will discuss quick and easy ways to get the whole value of Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Patrick Guimonet
Enterprise Solutions Architect / MS Regional Director / Office Servers and Services MVP | CEO & CTO Abalon
Abalon
Hybrid SharePoint: What, When and How
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 provides a set of hybrid capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployment.
Hybrid Auditing empowers admins to have unified auditing visibility to users’ file access activities, Hybrid Taxonomy enables admins to have single enterprise managed metadata in SharePoint Online while allowing it to be replicated to SharePoint Server 2016 on-premises farms and Hybrid App Launcher gives SharePoint on-premises users access to cloud innovations from within their on-premises sites in a consistent way.
Come to this session to learn more.
Identity management in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro
This session is a level 200 session aimed at ITPros looking to leverage the basic Microsoft identity management options for Office 365, that can be established with minimal cost to the Enterprise. We'll look at the 3 basic authentication mechanisms - Cloud, Synced Identity (including pass-thru auth) and Federated Identity with a view to understanding the pros and cons of each as well as an understanding of what is required to establish each into an organisation.

We'll look at the disaster recovery and availability options that exist, as well as a brief overview of the third party options available beyond these basic options.
Integrate the 21st Century Lunch Bell into your Modern Workplace
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Developer
The session covers the story of "MoCaDeSyMo", a Raspberry Pi taking pictures and uploading them to Azure who is meeting "Homie", a smart language understanding Azure Bot, build with the Microsoft Bot Framework. With the power of the Azure Custom Visions Service, based on a trained image recognition model we are able to tell if the local food truck is already here or not and if we can get some food. In case the truck is here MoCaDeSyMo uses Microsoft Teams to literally ring the lunch bell in order to inform the different subscribers. For further reference, all the information is also assessable through a SharePoint Online site. If your users are not on Teams but on Skype the system also can notify given users via a Skype instant message, so both worlds, Teams and Skype are reachable. Furthermore, as Homie is also an integrated service, users are able to chat with the Bot to ask if the food truck is already here or not, subscribe to different channels and do some base configuration. And with the power of Azure IoT, the service even lights up a LED light connected to a Raspberry PI on your very own desk if the truck has arrived.

The given use case is of course not a real business problem, but the used technology can be applied to real world business questions just by modifying the target of the detection of the cognitive services.

Speaker(s)

Thomas Goelles
Head of Modern Workplace Solutions
Solvion
Introduction to SPFx
Level: 100
Track: Developer
This session is an introduction to SharePoint Framework (SPFx), the new framework for creating customizations for SharePoint using only client-side code.

We'll see a short introduction about the reasons why this framework was created and then how this framework work, the developer tools, programming languages and client-side frameworks that we can use for creating customizations like Web Parts and Extensions.
It's gonna be PowerApps and Flow - are you ready?
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Microsoft Flow is free, plus, if you have an Office 365 tenant, then all your users will be able to use PowerApps - but do you want everyone in your organisation to create a Flow or PowerApp that can connect to anything? In this session, Penny will look at managing Flow and PowerApps, she will cover the Flow and PowerApps admin centers, Environments, Data Policies, and how to keep up to date when new connectors are released. She will discuss how to create a dev, test and production environments.
Leverage your Pnp SharePoint development wisely: build PnP Candy packages
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, Developer
If you’re developing in SharePoint, you probably heard about SharePoint PnP Libraries and all the awesomeness beneath this joint venture between Microsoft and the Community: there's well documented examples, cool provision extensible engines, PowerShell, Spfx and a bunch of other shiny assets we can use, customize, enhance to empower our solutions.It’s time to take a step back and look how can we leverage all of what we've built and start to industrializing\productizing your PnP assets.The result? Patterns and Practices packages: self-contained Candy PnP assets delivered as corporate packages to well know multinational companies



Speaker(s)

Rodrigo Pinto
SharePoint Lead Consultant
Blue-Infinity
Microsoft Flow advanced: tips, pitfalls, problems and warnings to be known before starting a real project
Level: 100
Track: IT Pro, Developer, Business
In this session 2 key members of the Microsoft Flow community will share the stage : Serge Luca (Office Servers & Services MVP) and Jon Levesque (Senior PM Microsoft Flow team from Redmond) .
You have started using Microsoft flow, you have attended a Flow introduction presentation but you feel that before doing real projects you need to know more. Much more.
After working with Microsoft Flow almost every day since the begining of the product, we faced some situations and traps that require more advanced skills.
This is what this session is all about.
We will show you different real problems and the way we solved it
You will learn about the workflow definition language , creating custom connectors,how to extend Flows, how to use it from existing applications,
the very latest features, and if the well known "Workflow best practices" can be applied to Microsoft Flow today or in the future.
Also Jon Levesque will illustrate how most issues will be tackled in the future (roadmap)

Speaker(s)

serge Luca
ShareQL Managing partner & SharePoint MVP
ShareQL
Microsoft Teams Deep Dive
Level: 300
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
According to Microsoft, Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates all the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. Well, I agree, but it takes more of the advanced capabilities of Teams to really achieve that effectiveness. In this session we will take a deep dive into these capabilities and into the management and governance aspects of Teams.

First up is meeting through Teams. The meeting and video conferencing capabilities are quite powerful. I’ll show you how to leverage these capabilities in your daily work.

Second, we’ll discuss Office 365 Connectors for Teams. Office 365 Connectors are a great way to get useful information and content into your Office 365 Group or Team. Any user can connect their group to services like Trello, Bing News, Twitter, etc., and get notified of the group’s activity in that service. I’ll demonstrate how to use Connectors in your organisation, and how to hook up your own web services to Connectors.

Last but not least, we’ll talk about manageability of Microsoft Teams. Teams in Office 365 are intended to be created and managed by end users. Still, there are quite some configuration options from an admin perspective, which I'll explain. Also, I’ll show you how to set up some policies and create some quick reports through PowerShell to manage your environment when it comes to Teams.
Mythbusting Enterprise Security & Compliance
Level: 200
Track: End-User, Business
This session is based on official Microsoft material and is focusing also the reform of EU data protection rules. It is designed for business development leads, solution architects, governance and security officers and legal departments, HR departments and also members of work council.
Topics:
•    Overview of key elements about a security assessment based on Office 365 Secure Score
•    Integrate Microsoft Cloud Security features into your company security manifest
•    Advanced Security Management, Data Loss Protection, and Advanced Data Governance
•    Impact of EU GDPR (general data protection rules) to your company
Key takeaways:
•    The overall Microsoft Security story and how to effectively use the value of Office 365 & Azure Advanced Security scenarios in your company
•    How to do Baseline analytics and in practice recommendation for your scenarios
•    Answering the questions about: How will the GDPR affect my company? What is personal data and how does the GDPR change an organization’s response to personal data breaches?

Speaker(s)

Power up Your Business Process Toolbox with Microsoft Forms
Level: 100
Track: End-User, Business
Microsoft released its Forms product to the wider Office 365 Business user community. With Microsoft Forms, you can create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in.
But, 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.

Speaker(s)

Ahmad Najjar
Senior Consultant, MVP, MCTS & MCP
Infoworker
SharePoint Communication Sites - Deep Dive
Level: 300
Track: End-User, Business
In this session you will develop a deeper understanding of the capabilities, features and hidden gems of the “new” SharePoint Communication sites.
Rich publishing capabilities, lighting fast content creation speed and the ootb connectivity to a wide range of services, open up a whole new world of beautiful, connected and fully mobile SharePoint sites. Let’s get to know them better and learn how to adopt fast and impress your users.
Could it be, that Microsoft is reinventing the role of how SharePoint content is delivered to the users? Several industry experts declare Content Digest as one of the top features for 2018 – what could be behind that, and what can we see today already? Let’s look into that and speculate a bit about Microsoft’s plans.
Don’t we all love Microsoft Teams? SharePoint Communication sites, or better said “Pages” can server as an intelligent and connected content canvas, either to guide users to the relevant information in context or for much more advanced application integration scenarios based on the power of the SharePoint Framework. Let’s finish the session with a demo of some real work projects and leave time for Q&A and spontaneous demos.

Speaker(s)

Marcel Haas
Digital Workplace Architect
CNEXT
SharePoint hub sites in Office 365
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, End-User, Business
Hub sites are a new building block of the intranet, to bring together related sites to roll up news and activity, to simplify search, and to create cohesion with shared navigation and look-and-feel.

Attend this session to learn all about this new awesome feature.
Warning! There will be demos :)
Supercharge your applications with the Microsoft Graph API
Level: 300
Track: Developer
When creating line of business applications we always need data from several sources. This is no different in a cloud world, but instead of creating different services, that are accessed in different ways, we can leverage the power of the Microsoft Graph API to get data from Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services in a quick, easy and integrated way.
In this session, we will check how easy is to get data using the Microsoft Graph API to your application, like for example files from OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, list data from SharePoint, schedule a new event in a user agenda, etc… This is a very demo depended session where, we will create an application integrated with data from Azure AD and Office 365.

Speaker(s)

Tiago Costa
Cloud Architect and Advisor | Trainer | Author | Speaker
Independent Contractor
Understanding the Tools and Features of Office 365
Level: 200
Track: Business
Microsoft’s Office 365 has experienced massive growth, with reduced overhead costs and reliability acting as driving factors for many organizations. While popular services such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online may be responsible for much of the interest in Office 365, there are other less well-known tools such as Power BI, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, Delve, Stream, MyAnalytics and many more which are added on a continual basis.

This session breaks down the various service offerings of Office 365, providing for easy to understand description of each of the tools provided and how they can be used to improve productivity and reduce costs. It examines the overall Office 365 licensing options and compares and contrasts the internal tools with other industry tools to help business decision makers to get the most out of their licensing.

•    Understand key features and functionality of each of the service offerings within Office 365, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Groups, Power BI, Microsoft Teams, and much more
•    Determine what type of license is required for your organization based on the level of functionality required and the type of information workers that will use the platform
•    Compare Office 365 native tools with other similar industry tools to better understand what type of cost savings can be realized through the platform.
Your GDPR Compliance will fail without Azure Information Protection
Level: 200
Track: IT Pro, Business
The EU GDPR. Arguably the most impactful Information and Communications Technology legislation passed in the last 30 years; We have been talking about it for 18 months and now it has arrived. The question is, what have you put in place to ensure that your content in Office 365 is compliant?
In this session we unpack:
- What is Azure Information Protection, the Security and Compliance Center, and Conditional Access
- How to secure content correctly across SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange and Teams, including Skype for Business
- How to manage applications and devices
- What tool to use when

The protection of the personally identifiable information of all EU citizens is what the GDPR is all about and without being able to implement the correct tools, companies will face stiff fines. So come along to find out how to do this within Office 365.

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