Session Track:
Business/Functional

Business/Functional

26 October
12:35 - 12:55 Room E

Cost Effective Risk Mitigation for Governmental Office 365 Implementations

Track: Business/Functional

Government agencies by design are subject to stringent information security laws and regulations, like ISO 27001, ISO 27002 and the GDPR. Only recently Dutch government agencies are allowed to implement public cloud solutions. Having waited in the wings for some time to enter the cloud stage, we can expect a surge in governmental cloud initiatives. [...]

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 [...]

26 October
10:30 - 11:45 Room C

An End User’s Guide to Working with Power BI

Track: Business/Functional

In today’s world, the growth of data is increasing each day as so does the need for self-service business intelligence. Microsoft Power BI for O365 is a collection of powerful features that enables the ability to find and visualize data, share discoveries, and collaborate in intuitive ways. As there are many roles with working with [...]

26 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room E

Getting Governance Right: Practical Strategies for Real-World Challenges

Track: Business/Functional

SharePoint, Yammer, Groups, Teams, and all the services in Office 365 have changed the way we work and connect with our colleagues both inside and outside the organization. These tools have also created new and complex challenges for governance teams. This session provides practical and detailed recommendations about how you can create and align your [...]

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
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
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
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
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 [...]

26 October
12:35 - 12:55 Room D

What Does the Modern SharePoint Mean for Your Business and What About Microsoft Teams?

Track: Business/Functional

Modern SharePoint is here, what does that mean for your organization? Will it help you work better? Will it help you collaborate better? Is it a solution that is ready to use, or will you still have to use third-party solutions or custom development to get a system that will work for your organization? What [...]

26 October
09:00 - 10:15 Room E

Office 365: Practical Adoption Strategies

Track: Business/Functional

Office 365 is being rolled out worldwide to organizations of all sizes. Although each is unique and has different needs, they all have one thing in common: the need for end-user adoption. One of the key aspects of Office 365 is collaboration and the numerous services that are deployed to support it. Ironically, although many [...]

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
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 [...]

26 October
12:35 - 12:55 Room C

Conquer the Chaos of SharePoint End-User Support

Track: Business/Functional

Wouldn’t you love to provide users the support they need when and where they need it? Stop the repetitive explanations by giving users the Help they need in-context and on-demand. We’ll talk about the strategies needed to cut down on the support phone calls and emails freeing you to really build powerful solutions on SharePoint [...]

26 October
10:30 - 11:45 Room E

Build Business Applications with HoloLens and Cloud

Track: Business/Functional

It becomes interesting when you use HoloLens as part of your business processes inside your organization. It makes it even more interesting when you start combining HoloLens with Cloud. Think of connecting with Bing, Microsoft Graph, Azure Cognitive Services, SharePoint Online and more. How does security work and which different scenarios do we have when [...]

24 October
09:00 - 16:30
Pre-Conference Workshop Room B

Information Architecture: The Myths, The Methods, and The Musts for an Awesome Intranet

Track: Business/Functional

If your users can’t find what they need on your intranet, your information architecture (IA) probably needs some work! In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. We will cover four critical aspects of a great IA: navigation/site architecture, best [...]

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