Sessions

Business/Functional

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 [...]

26 October
09:00 - 10:15 Room D

The Accidental SharePoint Online Administrator

Track: Business/Functional

Should you use PowerShell to help you administer SharePoint Online? YES -- In this session, Penny will introduce how to use Windows PowerShell. This session is targeted at SharePoint Online administrators with little or no knowledge of PowerShell; however, the use of some logic notation such as used in process diagrams or when creating macros [...]

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 [...]

26 October
14:30 - 15:45 Room D

Citizen Development: Different Tools, Different Rules

Track: Business/Functional

Citizen development doesn't just involve using low-code/no-code tools to build apps. It means a different type of user involvement, different life cycles, and different expectations for both results and work product. This session will compare and contrast "real" development with citizen development and show what works where -- and how they can work together.

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 Means 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 Adoption: Learn to Fly

Track: Business/Functional

Learn to Fly. Although that's one of my favourite Foo Fighters songs, its also a sentiment I really like when talking about end-user adoption. 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 [...]

25 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room E

Information Management and 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 really interesting when you use HoloLens as part of your business processes inside your organization. In this session, I will show you how this can be achieved using a real-life scenario, which combines HoloLens, Azure, and SharePoint Online to create a business application for HoloLens. The session contains a short introduction for HoloLens, [...]

Developer

26 October
14:30 - 15:45 Room B

TypeScript for SharePoint Developers

Track: Developer

TypeScript is a new language and toolset designed to make JavaScript coding feel more familiar to developers used to working with statically-typed languages. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript [...]

25 October
10:15 - 11:30 Room B

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 [...]

26 October
16:00 - 17:15 Room C

Content Type Deployment Hub 2.0

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 [...]

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 [...]

26 October
09:00 - 10:15 Room B

Migrating Your Customizations from On-Prem to SharePoint Online

Track: Developer

Are you working on migrations from on-prem SharePoint 2013/2016 farms to SharePoint Online? This session provides information about what you should take into account with regards to customizations that might be deployed/added to SharePoint. You can think about Full Trust Code, Sandbox Solutions, Workflows, InfoPath Forms, JSLink, and Provider Hosted Applications. Also, based on a [...]

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
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
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 [...]

26 October
09:00 - 10:15 Room C

Building Great Client-Side Web Parts with SPFx, PnP-JS-Core, ReactJS, and Office UI Fabric

Track: Developer

Combine four key technologies to build great solutions for your clients and business users. Build client-side web parts using the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) along with the open-source toolchain. The PnP-JS-Core library allows you to do a lot of work against the SharePoint REST API with just a few lines of code -- sometimes even a [...]

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 [...]

26 October
12:35 - 12:55 Room E

Large Lists in SharePoint

Track: Developer

Even though SharePoint limits and thresholds keep increasing, there will always be a limitation on what you can retrieve in a single batch. For most of us, the 5,000 item limit is known, but what does it mean? How large is the performance hit? And what are your options to work around it? In this [...]

25 October
11:45 - 13:00 Room B

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 [...]

26 October
14:30 - 15:45 Room C

Developing Event Receiver and Timer Jobs in SharePoint Online

Track: Developer

With SharePoint Online, the shift to client-side development is complete: the last possibility to deploy server-side code (using sandbox solutions with code), was disabled in summer 2016. With all the advantages that client-side development brings, we have also witnessed some of the disadvantages. Developing daemons, such as event handlers and timer jobs, which was a [...]

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 [...]

IT Pro

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
17:25 - 17:45 Room C

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 E

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 [...]

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