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Wednesday, 25 October

25 October
09:00 - 10:00 Room A

Keynote: “Amateur Development” is Not for Amateurs

Track: Business/Functional

Call it “Solution Building”, “Citizen Development”, “Low-Code/No-Code”, or any other term you’d like. But it’s not just coming – it’s already here. And SharePoint is ground zero for it. Some find it empowering, while others find it frightening. Some companies embrace it, while others (both users and IT) try to suppress it.  Well, it need [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room C

Become a Developer Hero by Building Office Add-ins

Track: Developer

Everybody is talking about client-side development and the SharePoint Framework. But did you know that you can also use TypeScript, React, Office-UI-Fabric, and the modern web development toolchain to extend Office products with productivity-boosting Office Add-ins? You can build Add-ins for internal business use or market them through the Office Store and reach over a [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room E

Secure Collaboration: Start Classifying, Labeling, and Protecting Your (Most Valuable) Data

Track: IT Pro

Security is one of the top priorities for each company, secure external collaboration is a big part of this. How can we, as a company, work together with customers, partners, and vendors without having the risk of sharing confidential documents? How can we share sensitive information through email within my organization? In order to implement [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room D

If I Ran the SharePoint Zoo

Track: Business/Functional

Metadata can be a scary word for those who don’t know what it means, much less know it’s value or how it can be used.  Getting end users out of the habit of using folders and to start using metadata is a hard transition. In this session, we will explore some of the ways to [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room B

Exploring Identity Management Options for Office 365

Track: IT Pro

This session is a level 200 session aimed at IT pros 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 through), and Federated Identity with a view to [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room A

Introduction to the Office Dev PnP Core Libraries

Track: Developer

The Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) team have released two libraries focused on increase developer productivity by reducing the amount of code needed when building remote applications. The Office 365 Developer PnP Core Component is a managed code library that extends and encapsulates commonly used Client Object Model operations. The Office 365 Developer [...]

25 October
11:45 - 13:00 Room A

Groups, Teams, & Planner for Developers

Track: Developer

Ever wondered how groups, teams, and planner are hooked together? Thinking about leveraging it in your web apps or add-ins? Get up to speed on what is possible for extending groups by using the Microsoft Graph and other available blocks and components. Get the insights you require to get up to speed and work with [...]

25 October
11:45 - 13:00 Room C

Getting Up to Speed with React for SPFx

Track: Developer

With the SharePoint Framework in place, it is time to start learning to the introduced libraries and technologies such as React. Are you a SharePoint developer that wants to enhance its developer toolset with React? In this session, you will learn the things you need to start using React in your applications or SharePoint Framework [...]

25 October
11:45 - 13:00 Room E

Transforming Your Organization into a Digital Workplace

Track: Business/Functional

Transforming into a digital workplace can seem like a daunting task, with outdated legacy apps to support, skeptical stakeholders who can't envision the benefits, and workforce that must be retrained. Where do you even start? Learn how a global manufacturing company is undergoing a digital transformation using Office 365. From simple steps like moving email [...]

25 October
13:55 - 14:15 Room D

10 Steps to Be Successful with Enterprise Search

Track: IT Pro

Search is no longer simply about “Search”. While information overload is the reality of our lives, and everyone talks about Big Data and Machine Learning, findability gets more and more critical. The “old school” Search Center experience is outdated -- we need something better, something more, something that is more efficient, more user-friendly and more [...]

25 October
13:55 - 14:15 Room A

Pro Tip: Don’t Punish Your Users

Track: Business/Functional

When designing user experiences, from business forms to elaborate websites, the goal should be to reward users for using your app. Too many solutions behave the opposite way, making users work harder and figure out more than they should. This will show you a way to rethink a bad app and turn it into a [...]

25 October
13:55 - 14:15 Room C

Using an Azure VM to Administer SharePoint Online with PowerShell

Track: Business/Functional

You may have attended Penny's PowerShell session on administering SharePoint Online; however, your organization does not allow you to install software onto you machine, so you can't use the knowledge from Penny's or other PowerShell sessions. In this 20 minute session, Penny will show you how to build in Azure a Windows Server virtual machine [...]

25 October
14:15 - 15:30 Room C

Applying Solution Architecture Patterns to the Cloud-Based SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure Solutions

Track: Developer

In the past few years, developers and software architects were witnessing the platform changes for their SharePoint solutions, and the pace of these changes was fast, sometimes even maybe too fast. While only few years ago, deploying own DLLs to Global Assembly Cache was a standard procedure, today, when we speak about solutions that target [...]

25 October
14:15 - 15:30 Room E

No-Code Power User Tools of the SharePoint Trade

Track: Business/Functional

Don't code your solutions, configure them! Many no-code developers (aka Power Users) don't realize that SharePoint already has the building blocks you need to create powerful solutions. There is no need to program everything from scratch. What you need to know is which tool should you use for specific scenarios. Once you know that, you're [...]

25 October
14:15 - 15:30 Room D

Big Move: Learning from the Shell Office 365 Migration

Track: IT Pro

Shell completed its migration to Office 365 in March of 2017, over a single weekend, making it one of the largest SharePoint environments to migrate to date. This session traces the critical steps taken, and the lessons learned, over the course of this 3-year project. Presented by Robert Tucker and Daniel McPherson, it goes in [...]

25 October
14:15 - 15:30 Room A

Modern External and third-Party Access Scenarios for SharePoint with Azure AD

Track: IT Pro

With Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first world employees want to be productive at any place, at any time, and from any device. Providing external access to SharePoint environments in intranet and extranet scenarios traditionally requires complex on-premises infrastructure and hard to manage external user accounts. The new Azure services provide a simple, secure, and cost-effective remote access [...]

25 October
14:15 - 15:30 Room B

Who Are You and What Do You Want? Working with OAuth in SharePoint and Office 365

Track: Developer

SharePoint 2013 App model extends native capabilities with technologies designed for the cloud, allowing developers to write applications that interact with SharePoint data remotely and administrators to connect farms to external services. With these new capabilities come additional challenges for managing security and user authorization via OAuth. Administrators, IT professionals, and developers should attend this [...]

25 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room C

Getting Notified by SharePoint with the Webhook Functionality

Track: Developer

SharePoint development is finally catching up with industry standards when it comes to implementing new functionality on your sites. Webhook is one of these standards that has been introduced in 2016 for SharePoint Online. It gives your organisation the ability to get notified when something happens in your list or library, but it involves a [...]

25 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room E

Information Management and Data Governance in Office 365

Track: Business/Functional

What does Information Management and Governance mean within the context of Office 365? What are the tools that allow us to manage it? In this session, we’ll talk about the traditional ways we’ve approached this discipline and how the new collaboration world is disrupting this. Organizations need to empower employees to reap the benefits of new [...]

25 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room D

Modern News Publishing with SharePoint

Track: Business/Functional

One of the key features of SharePoint has always been news publishing. Whether you'd be using the simple announcement lists or the more advanced publishing infrastructure with its page layouts, there have always been news-sharing scenarios that we built on top of SharePoint. And now there is a “modern” way of news publishing. In this [...]

25 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room B

Hybrid SharePoint Demystified

Track: IT Pro

By now, we’re well beyond the initial hype around hybrid SharePoint deployments. It’s not only about search and OneDrive anymore. Microsoft keeps adding new hybrid capabilities to the SharePoint and Office 365 ecosystem and will continue doing so in the future.  In this session, we’ll explore the current state of the hybrid SharePoint landscape as [...]

25 October
17:25 - 17:45 Room D

Introducing Logic Apps

Track: Developer

You may have been using SharePoint Designer to automate business processes, and you may have started to use Microsoft Flow to build similar process. With both SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Flow, you may reach a limit as to what you can automate, so what is the next step? With SharePoint Designer, you get would get [...]

25 October
17:25 - 17:45 Room B

Setting Up Development Environment for Building SharePoint Framework Solutions

Track: Developer

SharePoint Framework uses a cross-platform toolchain. In this session, you will learn the considerations for working with this toolchain and how to use it effectively when building SharePoint Framework solutions. The main idea behind the session stays the same. Based on the latest changes done by Microsoft, I'd like to broaden the scope a bit to give the audience [...]

25 October
17:25 - 17:45 Room E

Blockchain: What’s all the fuss about?

Track: IT Pro

Blockchain. You must have heard the term. Is it a hype, another buzzword, or is it going to change our world as industry leaders as Gartner, MIT and Microsoft claim? I also believe that blockchain will have wide-reaching implications that will transform many businesses and industries, including our own. But what is it and how [...]

25 October
18:30 - 18:50 Room B

How to Automate the SharePoint Provisioning

Track: IT Pro

In this session, I will guide you through the provisioning toolset found within Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP). With PnP we can easily with the help of XML provisioning templates and PowerShell, Provision columns, content types, list templates, list and library instances, branding and file assets, and even metadata to SharePoint Online. This [...]

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