Session Track:
IT Pro

IT Pro

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
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
11:45 - 13:00 Room A

What’s New for the SharePoint and Office 365 ITPro Community : Ignite Flashcards

Track: IT Pro

An overview and look at the announcements made at Ignite that affect the roles of the classic IT Professional. What will make your job easier, harder, more complicated or just down right impossible. Looking into the SharePoint Server 2016 updates, SharePoint Server vNext announcements and new administration capabilities for Office 365, this session has something [...]

26 October
14:30 - 15:45 Room D

Cloud Backup and How to Control Your Data

Track: IT Pro

For IT administrators, current threats like ransomware raise many concerns. For example, if an attack infects a colleague’s OneDrive data, is that infection now replicated in the cloud? The good news is that with Microsoft Office 365, we have the capability to eliminate those threats. However, we also have to ask ourselves new questions about [...]

26 October
10:30 - 11:45 Room A

Making Sense of the SharePoint Framework for the Reluctant IT Pro

Track: IT Pro

You have been blaming developers for bringing down your farm, wrestling with them over configuration changes, or just laughing at them because they wear stupid t-shirts. Making fun of developers is a great way to pass the time, I am sure we all agree on that. However, you have been secretly watching Build keynotes, sitting [...]

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 [...]

26 October
14:30 - 15:45 Room A

User Profile Synchronization with Identity Manager & SharePoint Server 2016

Track: IT Pro

Learn about the changes to the User Profile Service in SharePoint Server 2016 and the implications for those looking to replicate, pun intended, the behaviour of User Profile Synchronization or meet enterprise Identity Management requirements. Understand patterns, practices, and the key gotchas for implementing external sync with Microsoft Identity Manager 2016. Also covered are upgrade [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room A

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 [...]

26 October
13:00 - 14:15 Room B

External Sharing in SharePoint Online

Track: IT Pro

Did you know you can set up whitelist and blacklist domains for external sharing in SharePoint Online? Or that you can use link expiration for sharing links? And on what levels can you manage external sharing? I will show you how external sharing works, what that looks like from an external user perspective, and what [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room D

The new Enterprise Content Management (ECM) in Today’s World

Track: IT Pro

It’s not enough to “manage” content. The ability to access the correct version of a document or record is important. Content must be managed so that it is used to achieve business goals. Recently, Microsoft launched Content Services, which reflect a more focused suite of empowered capabilities than traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and represent [...]

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 [...]

26 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room A

Faster Than a Flash: Behind the Scenes of Patching SharePoint Online

Track: IT Pro

Ever wondered about the magic happening behind the curtains of SharePoint Online? This session will focus on patching techniques Microsoft uses to keep the service safe, secure, and up and running, minimizing the downtime at the same time. The session will cover patching strategies and take a peek into mechanisms, giving you practical advice on [...]

26 October
10:30 - 11:45 Room B

Unified Search Experience in SharePoint 2013/2016

Track: IT Pro

Connecting external data sources to Search is both art and science. Fun and challenge. Providing a unified user experience across various systems needs proper planning and implementation. In this demo-packed webinar, Agnes demonstrates practical steps of enhancing Search with external data, setting up and normalizing the search schema, using result sources, customizing the UI, and [...]

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 [...]

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

Configuring SharePoint Hybrid Workloads

Track: IT Pro

This workshop will detail the prerequisites for SharePoint Hybrid configuration and clarify the SharePoint hybrid workloads. Through many demonstrations, this workshop will step through the phases of configuration for hybrid connections to Office 365 and present options for managing the hybrid configuration.

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