|FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH|
|TIME||SHORT CREEK 1-2
|SHORT CREEK 3-4
|COOPER CREEK 3
|COOPER CREEK 1
Development / Branding Sessions
|COOPER CREEK 2
|7:30 – 4:00||REGISTRATION – MORNING COFFEE AND PASTRIES|
|8:30 – 9:30||KEYNOTE – “Office 365 – Taking your business to the Cloud” – Seb Matthews|
|9:45 – 11:00||“Introduction to the SharePoint Client Object Model” Rob Windsor||“SharePoint Administration Best Practices” Lori Gowin||“Is Access Services 2013 In Your No-Code Solutions Toolbox?” Scott Shearer||“Kerberos Survival Guide” JD Wade||“Workflow Solution Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid” Mike Fitzmaurice||“Making Sense of Microsoft Identities in a Hybrid World” Jason Himmelstein, Todd Klindt|
|11:15 – 12:30||“Introduction to the SharePoint REST API” Rob Windsor||“SharePoint Administration Worst Practices” Lori Gowin||“Intro to Content Web Parts:,the sweetest way to view and manage content” Kim Frehe||“The Essentials of SharePoint Disaster Recovery Planning” Sean McDonough||“Real World App Development for Office365 and SharePoint 2013” Brian Culver||“Creating a Governance Plan in Four Weeks or Less” Stephanie Donahue|
|12:30 – 2:00||NINTEX BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSION OR “LUNCH ON THE LANDING”|
|2:00 – 3:15||“An Introduction to the SharePoint Add-In (App) Model for Developers” Rob Windsor||“Azure & SharePoint: The Why & The How” Jason Himmelstein||“InfoPath?! We don’t Need No Stinking InfoPath!” Mark Rackley||“So, You Want a Hybrid SharePoint Environment?” Miguel Wood||“Get it together: Branding Tools and Processes” Cathy Dew||“Cloud Enabled Disaster Recovery for SharePoint On-Premises” Seb Matthews|
|3:45 – 5:00||K2 ROCK STAR SESSION / PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS|
|7:00 – 10:00||LIVE MUSIC FROM “NORTH OF EIGHT” ON BRANSON LANDING|
|SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th|
|TIME||COOPER CREEK 1||COOPER CREEK 2
|COOPER CREEEK 3
Information Worker / No Code
|SHORT CREEK 1-2
Development / Branding
|SHORT CREEK 3-4
|7:30 – 4:00||REGISTRATION – MORNING COFFEE AND PASTRIES|
|8:30 – 9:30||“Collaboration and Enterprise Social Tools: What is the relationship and what is the business value?” Ruven Gotz||“Developing your own Query Magic in SharePoint Search” Virgil Carroll||“Cool Dashboards, Charts and Visualizations for Power Users” Benjamin Niaulin||“Oh! The Places You Will Go in SharePoint.” Liz Sundet & Tamara Bredemus||“Client-Side Rendering (CSR): Practical examples, tips and tricks” Wes Preston||“The Who, What, Why and How of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)” Jay Simcox|
|9:45 – 10:45||“Groups for Office 365 and Team Sites – What you should know” Benjamin Niaulin||“Tackling Search – How to create a winning search strategy” Stephanie Donahue & Mark Rackley||“Dashing Dashboards” Tamara Bredemus||“Taking Content Management Beyond Content Types” Theresa Eller||“Putting on your Design Bootstraps – Responsive SharePoint for Beginners” D’arce Hess||“Go Live and Thrive in Office365” Joseph Whitmore|
|11:00 – 12:00||“6 Pillars of Proving the Business Value of Social” Michelle Caldwell||“OfficeGraph: Delve into the Next Big Thing for Productivity And Beyond” Naomi Moneypenny||“Cloud, On-Premise, or Hybrid – Where are you making BI investment decisions and why?” John P. White||“Content Management Using the Power of Search” Kim Frehe||“Introduction to Developing Solutions with Visual Studio and Office 365 REST APIs” Doug Hemminger||“Disaster Recovery for SharePoint 2013 with Azure” Eric Harlan|
|12:00 – 1:30||“LUNCH ON THE LANDING”|
|1:30 – 2:30||“What’s your Social IQ? Succeeding with SharePoint Social” Chris McNulty||“Build a Search-Driven Site – Understanding Cross-Site Publishing” Benjamin Niaulin||“Self-Service Business Intelligence for On-Prem Organizations” Theresa Eller||“Bend SharePoint Approval Workflow to Your Will with SharePoint Designer” Tamara Bredemus||“Develop your Customizations for On Premises” Cathy Dew||“PowerShell with SharePoint Online” Todd Klindt|
|2:45 – 3:45||“Metadata Magic” Ruven Gotz||“SharePoint’s New Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part” Sean McDonough||“Access Apps for Business Users with Power BI on Office 365” Chris McNulty||“Advanced SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows” Scott Shearer||“SharePoint 2013 and AngularJS Lessons Learned from the Trenches” Ryan Schouten||“SharePoint Farms In Azure – All you need is Cloud” Seb Matthews|
|4:00 – 5:00||“ASK THE EXPERTS” PANEL / CLOSING / GIVEAWAYS|
Friday September 18th, 2015
9:45 – 11:00
11:15 – 12:30
2:00 – 3:15
Friday September 18th, 2015
9:45 – 11:00
In this session we will walk through the concepts behind the new world of Identity Management, teach you about Azure Active Directory Connect, and explain some of the troubleshooting that you will likely need to do along the way. At the end of this session you will understand how to get your onPrem Identities synced to Azure & be on your way to enjoying all of the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud.
11:15 – 12:30
There are some fantastic out of the box web parts that allow you to display your data in unique and interesting ways without code. When you combine these web part with content types, metadata and audience targeting, you have a great way to bring information to your users, regardless of where the data may exist, without being a programmer. Imagine finding everything you need in one location in SharePoint!
This session will show users real world examples in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online with out-of-the-box Content Query, Content Search and Search Results web parts. Examples include targeted communications, content owner-maintenance views, dashboards and more. You will learn when you should use which web part and how to make minor modifications in order to make each more effective. We will wrap up with tips and tricks, as well as session recommendations to learn more in-depth information on each topic.
Creating a governance plan for your organization may seem like a daunting process. In fact many organizations keep putting it off until it’s too late, leading to a disorganized SharePoint environment and disgruntled users. It doesn’t have to be this way though. You can create an effective governance plan quickly and easily. Come to this session to learn about ways to quickly implement governance and then scale it out over time. Chock-full of real world scenarios and lessons learned, this governance session is not one to miss!
12:30 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:15
In this session, you will learn…
– How to create SharePoint forms using free third party libraries
– How to create different field types
– How to create drop down lists from other SharePoint Lists
– How to do field level encryption of data
Using the Cloud in DR scenarios is about reducing cost and time to implement while improving your organisational experience if the worst should happen.
If you’re heavily invested in on-premises SharePoint and are not yet ready or able to invest in a fully-loaded Cloud migration, but want to seek some of the benefits of the Cloud by exploring how you can implement hybrid Cloud for disaster recovery then this session is for you.
Based around real-world experience of real-world implementations of hybrid SharePoint, this session explores the possibilities for Cloud based disaster recovery for SharePoint and will walk you through the implementation options. Split into three parts, the session will firstly introduce the art ofthe possible for hybrid Cloud DR before exploring some real-world example scenarios then finishing up with practical advice no the do’s, do not’s and gotchas of Cloud based DR.
If you’re interested in understanding what your options are for hybrid Cloud DR and want to understand how others have done and how this applies to you then this session will give you what you want.
Not just slideware, this session will provide examples of what’s involved in implementing hybrid Cloud DR including demos of how the on-premises technologies involved (SharePoint, SQL
Server, Windows Server) and the Cloud technologies (Office 365. Azure) can be wired up to meet your needs.
All-in-all, if you’re interested in understanding how the Cloud can reduce your DR costs and speed up your DR implementations, this session will be of interest.
3:45 – 5:00
Appit is an exciting new cloud-based offering that allows you to deliver workflow and forms apps for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online, without code. Available for use moments after you’ve signed up, it allows you to focus on building great solutions instead of installing software.Using intuitive, drag-and-drop designers, you can turn a simple document library or list into an app by rapidly designing forms that combine SharePoint and your line-of-business data. Add workflows that involve the right users and automate tasks across systems, regardless of whether they’re on premises or in the cloud.
Saturday September 19th, 2015
8:30 – 9:30
Deploying enterprise social tools seems like a bit of a fad to many people. They know that some of their employees, especially the younger ones, are expecting it but they don’t see the value it can bring. In fact, many see it as a potential distraction that’s more trouble than it’s worth. Many are also concerned about the fragmentation they see: They already have SharePoint and Lync, why do they need another confusing, overlapping collaboration tool?
Join Ruven Gotz, a SharePoint MVP and Yammer Certified Community Manager who will take you through two real-world scenarios that he has experienced and found highly valuable. Ruven will cover the difference between social marketing (the company twitter/Facebook accounts) and Enterprise Social tools like Yammer. You will learn why Microsoft is using the phrase “Work like a network”, digging into the value that underlies that marketing message.
Ruven will discuss how to apply the right level of planning and governance that can allow for successful adoption without allowing your social network to become an unmanageable free-for-all.
Finally, we will take a look at how the evolution of social and collaboration tools is about to change the way that teams work in the modern enterprise.
This session helps you, as a Power User; build interes9ng dashboards, charts, anima9ons, data visualiza9ons, KPI etc. with the new SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence features.
Let’s explore things like Power Map, Power Pivot, Power BI and other cool ways to get the job done. Don’t be afraid to step into this world and show off some new skills aQer you leave the session packed with demos.
A deeper dive into a number of use-cases where client-side rendering (CSR) and SharePoint’s JS Link property can be used – without managed code – to enhance the user experience by extending SharePoint’s view capabilities:
Edit and format column content,
Change header text
Change default web part messaging
Create custom column content
Dynamically link to forms
Identity federation is all around us. We tie our Windows PCs, Surfaces, and Phones together using our Windows Live account, and we can log into multiple popular websites with our Yahoo, Google, or Facebook credentials. We use identity federation every day without even thinking about it. Until the moment someone wants to open our SharePoint farm to external users or visitors.
In this session, we will discuss who benefits from implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services (or simply ADFS), what ADFS is and what it isn’t, what an implementation of ADFS might look like in several different scenarios, why you should consider using ADFS as your Identity federation solution, and finally we will walk through a demo of deploying ADFS into a test SharePoint environment.
When we have finished, you will have a better understanding of what goes into an ADFS design and implementation, you’ll understand the “why” around many of the design choices you will have to make, and how you can leverage the features and functionality of ADFS to you and your organizations benefit.
9:45 – 10:45
In 2014 we saw a lot of new features land in Office 365 and quickly at that. One of them was Groups for Office 365. The promise of this feature is to help small teams quickly get up and running to work on files and exchange ideas. But how does it compare to the Team Sites in SharePoint?
This session will show you the difference between Team Sites and Groups for Office 365 and help you understand when to use which. There is a lot of technology available in the suite, but it all comes down to knowing what the best flow for working with your documents is.
This session will also touch on concepts of OneDrive for Business, Yammer and Delve as it all comes together to help collaborate with others.
Search in SharePoint is one of SharePoint’s best underutilized features. Using search you can not only help users find what they are looking for but you can create a world class user experience that will have your fans cheering. In this session, attendees will learn:
– What can SharePoint search REALLY do and why should you care?
– What considerations to take to account when architecting search
– How to take your SharePoint to the next level using search web parts and custom display templates
– What’s Delve and Office Graph and what it means to your oganization
Create a one-stop shop where your users can quickly find the information they need to make decisions and take action. Create simple dashing dashboards using out-of-the box SharePoint features and maybe just a little code, to reduce the number of phone calls and emails asking for updates.
As we build the demo tips and tricks will be noted for SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013 and Online
By the end of this session, you will have a basic SharePoint site that you will be able to continue to develop on and create your own vision of a publishing portal in SharePoint 2013.
11:00 – 12:00
If you are having trouble getting executive support, measuring the business impact or identifying how Yammer could be useful to your organization – your search is over! This is the session for you!
In this session we will cover:
Identifying a business case for enterprise social
Where to begin
What can I do with communities
Example Use Cases for Yammer
The movement to the cloud is here and it’s real. There are many compelling reasons to make the move, but there are also many valid reasons that that some workloads can’t and/or shouldn’t make the move. In the SharePoint world, Business Intelligence is one of them to varying degrees. What are your options for moving SharePoint to the cloud if you’re heavily invested in Business Intelligence?
This session will cover what’s available in the Microsoft BI stack, and how all of these products work together. With demonstrations we will discuss current on-premises BI scenarios, cloud based BI scenarios, and what the options are for a hybrid environment. We will also discuss some best practices approaches so that decisions made today will seem wise in the future. This session will cover a wide variety of products from the SharePoint stack, Office, SQL Server, and Power BI.
A.K.A. Search 2013 – What’s In It For Me – Why Content Owners and Power Users should care about Search
SharePoint search had a major overhaul with 2013, but most people assume that if they’re not an Admin or Developer they shouldn’t care. Not true!
This session will show you examples of collaboration solutions based on 2013 Content By Search and Search Results Web Parts. First we’ll get the creative juices flowing with examples, and then Kim will show you what you need to know to get started.
Things we’ll cover:
Managed Metadata Navigation – how it works to create one page to show what you need.
Search Settings that can improve what is displayed when and where and how people find your content
Managed Properties – what they are, why they’re important and how to work with them, even as a site owner.
Display Templates – What they are, where to find them and what to do with them
Refiners – How to work with them
The Office 365 APIs are REST services that provide access to data from Office 365 services: mail, calendars, and contacts from Exchange Online; files and folders from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business; and users and groups from Azure AD.
In this class, we will learn the basic elements required to develop a SharePoint Online solution on Visual Studio using the Office 365 REST APIs. By the end of the class, you will an understanding of:
-How to design and architect a basic but practical solution
-How to setup a development environment for Office 365 development
-How to handle authentication using the built-in tools in the Office 365 SDK
-How to work with data and the various REST endpoints.
This class will include a few slides but will be mostly demonstration and walkthrough of code
1:30 – 2:30
For years, SharePoint has promised smoother collaboration using “social” technology – MySites, metadata, newsfeeds. But user satisfaction with social has trailed traditional document collaboration. Join us for an overview of:
How to establish SharePoint social technology (2010, 2013 and 0365) – from both a technology and cultural perspective
Best case, real-world scenarios for how to use social in effective distributed collaboration, and why!
Measuring overall enterprise social maturity levels
Setting up specific tactical operation business intelligence (real usage data) to identify successes and problems in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 0365 social
The decision to extend: the role of Yammer and major third-party social vendors
Though it will be focused on building a product-centric site, everything that will be covered can be used in more collabora9ve scenarios or extranets.
Be sure to aVend this session full of demos and files you will be able to use right away to build your own site in SharePoint 2013 using Cross-Site Publishing.
-Search in SharePoint 2013
-The Product Catalog used for other things than Products (Announcements, Calendars, etc) -Metadata Naviga9on
-Content Search Web Part and Display Templates
(Information Worker/No Code)
In this session we will learn:
How to customize the many approval emails
How to change the number of approvals required to complete the workflow
How to use information provided by the user to customize the approval process
And much more…
Take this information back to the office and become the workflow Rock Star you’ve always wanted to be.
2:45 – 3:45
Microsoft now advise customers that custom deployments of SharePoint into on-premises infrastructure is now the third choice for deployment of SharePoint behind Office 365 and Azure.
Many organisations need more than can be delivered by Office 365 and for a multitude of reasons need to deploy SharePoint on-prem. But what if the premises was Microsoft’s?
In an introduction to a concept he’s calling “their-prem” Consultant and Speaker Seb Matthews will walk you through the do’s and don’ts of deploying SharePoint into Azure – including a live build of a farm in the session.
Part concept and part based in his experience of designing and building out some of the largest implementations currently in use, this session will walk you through:
Navigating the Azure maze
High Availability myths and legends
Desired State Configuration
Fast paced and loaded with practical real-world tips and tricks, this session is of interest to anybody interested in the deployment of SharePoint into Azure.
4:00 – 5:00