by Bob German
SharePoint 2013 introduces a new application model that fundamentally changes the approach for extending SharePoint. While traditional farm and sandboxed solutions still work fine, there are many advantages and challenges to moving to the new model. In this session we'll take solutions originally developed for SharePoint 2010 - or for general web usage - and show how to port them to SharePoint 2013 apps. In the process, we'll explore the various types of apps, cross-domain proxies, and Azure hosted solutions with Open Authorization (OAuth).
Are you a developer who is relatively new to SharePoint or a Power User looking to get deeper into building solutions with SharePoint? Come hear about development basics for SharePoint 2013. We’ll talk about the different development options available, what’s in or out in SharePoint 2013, and why 2013’s development options give you more choices than ever.
With every new version of SharePoint come changes that either rock our world or make us scratch our heads and say "WHAT THE WHAT?!?"
If you are bold enough to want to adventure past the surface and are ready for the good, the bad, the great & the somewhat scary, join us as we deep dive into the rabbit hole of ITPro changes that are coming with SharePoint 2013.
Come on this journey as we:
-explore changes to the service applications (including search)
-what is new for visual upgrade
-how SQL 2012 changes the storage scenario
-take a look at the maturity of the Office Web Apps
-examine how the new App Model will impact us
-discuss the new workflow model
-discuss what the "Claims First" model is going to do to our world.
By the end of this session you should be as excited for SharePoint 2013, but as keep in mind twisted take on what Morpheus said: "Unfortunately, no one can just be told what the SharePoint 2013 is. You have to see it for yourself."
This session will cover what you need to know when planning for your upgrade and migration to SharePoint 2013. We will discuss what is new in SharePoint 2013 from an IT Pro perspective; technical requirements; changes to the upgrade process; and things to consider when migrating.
How do you know if you have successfully upgraded SharePoint? For many organizations they know they have been successful when end users are using new SharePoint functionality to solve real business challenges.
The impact to end users before, during, and after an upgrade is tremendous and requires careful planning to mitigate unexpected costs, and to ensure that the new SharePoint investment returns the maximum expected value.
If the purpose and success of most SharePoint upgrades relies on end user readiness it will be critical to plan for how the upgrade will impact users. Join Richard Harbridge as he discusses what tactical things should be considered (and shouldn’t be overlooked) and how the business can support end users before, during, and after they have upgraded.
Three Lessons Learned From Attending This Session:
1. Why do we need upgrade planning for the end user?
2. What are some specific examples of end user upgrade steps that must be planned for?
3. Important tips for the business and end users around SharePoint 2013 upgrades.
Do you want to learn about the key enhancements for SharePoint Server 2013 for business users? This session provides a comprehensive overview of Microsoft’s latest release of SharePoint, which provides a comprehensive solution for connected information work. SharePoint 2013 promises to enable users to transform the way they work while preserving the benefits of structured processes, compliance, and existing IT investments. In this session, Scott will cover new capabilities in the following areas, with particular attention to the way that business users are impacted:
•Branding and User Experience
•Business Connectivity Services
•Records management and compliance
•Web content management
Join Scott for a fun-filled and informative session, including a chance to win a free copy of his upcoming book, Essential SharePoint 2013!
by Erik Swenson
In this session we will cover some of the new features in SharePoint 2013 that allow designers to customize and brand their sites. This will include a demo of the new Metro design and an overview of the Design Manager, Composed Looks (Themes), and Device Channels
This session will be an introductory session for developers on the new app model with some live demos on how to create various types of “Apps” in the new SharePoint 2013 Preview.
by Ori Fishler
SharePoint portals for delaers, partners, resellers and customers often fail to be a complete solution because they lack real integration with the data and transactions in CRM and ERP systems. This session will dive into the details of making this complex integration work and resolving issues around authentication, licensing, security, updates, reporting and BI integration that are needed to create a great external portal.
by Owen Baern
With this course, expect a deep dive into PowerShell and how to make it sing and dance (and create sites with hundreds of subsites and perform bulk resets on passwords, amongst other things)
by Fred Brandon
This session is designed for people who have been recently introduced to SharePoint. It will focus on utilization of some of the basic tools and functions of SharePoint as it relates to everyday business practices in the workplace. We will cover creating various types of lists and libraries. Creating multiple views that helps you easily display your data. We will also discuss grouping, sorting, filtering, importing/exporting lists, and other tricks and techniques to collaborate more effectively.
by Patrick Tucker
Learn how to create data driven SharePoint applications with InfoPath forms using rules, promoted properties, SharePoint Designer workflows, and web service calls.
While Office 365 can itself be a stand-alone deployment, there are many situations where a hybrid deployment (having both an on-premise deployment of Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory as well as a cloud-based deployment) makes sense for organizations. These situations may include a temporary hybrid deployment for a staged migration to the cloud, or, a long-term hybrid deployment, utilizing the best of both worlds.
This session will discuss not just SharePoint, but the whole Office 365 offering, and what to take into consideration when deploying a hybrid environment - as well as walking through some of the tools and functionality involved.
SharePoint alone is a dynamic collaboration tool, however when coupled with the rest of the Microsoft stack it becomes truly powerful piece of your company’s technology arsenal. Come learn the “SharePoint and… “ story and walk away with new ideas of how Microsoft technologies can make your company a more efficient and empowered place.
by David Feldman
by Greg Hurlman
With the push towards client-only apps in SharePoint 2013, it’s best to take the time now and learn how best to separate the concerns of the front end, business model, and back end code you need to write to get the job done. In this session, you’ll get an introduction to the Model-View-ViewModel pattern, how it can be applied to a SharePoint project, and how to use Knockout.js and the SharePoint Client-Side Object Model to implement it in a way that can be used for SharePoint 2010 now, and 2013 later.
“Are my nightly SQL Server backups good enough?” “Do I need an off-site disaster recovery facility?” “How do I even start the process of disaster recovery planning?” These are just a few of the more common questions that arise when the topic of SharePoint disaster recovery comes up. As with most things SharePoint, the real answer to each question is oftentimes “it depends.” In this business and process-centric session, we will be taking a look at the topic of SharePoint disaster recovery from multiple perspectives: business continuity planner, technical architect, platform owner, and others. Critical concepts and terms will be explained and defined, and an effective process for analyzing and formulating a disaster recovery plan will be discussed. We’ll also highlight some common mistakes that take place when working to build a disaster recovery strategy and how you can avoid them. By the end of this session, you will be armed with the knowledge needed to plan or review a disaster recovery strategy for your SharePoint environment.
One of the most compelling capabilities in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 is the ability to apply customized ranking to your search results and personalize the experience for the end user. In this session, we will explore one piece of the ranking pie, and learn how to use PowerShell and the .NET API’s to create custom full text indices and apply them dynamically to search results.
by Kim Frehe
SharePoint Designer 2010 has gotten some fancy new upgrades. One of the more complex upgrades is the new Workflow Task Process. This intricate process can easily be customized to support complicated workflows. Learn tips and tricks to using the new task process as well as hearing some time-saving lessons learned.
Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered:
The initiation and task forms
The difference between assigning tasks and starting a task process
Configure what happens when a task process starts and stops
Configure what happens for each individual task.
Setting conditions to end a task process
Customizing emails based on user actions
Setting custom task outcomes
How to send reminders without creating secondary workflows to send reminders.
SharePoint natively provides a rich feature set that can solve a multitude of critical business problems, and has quickly become much more than just a web-based collaboration application. Especially with the introduction of SharePoint 2013, it is well-positioned as business application platform.
Can SharePoint serve as a viable system for complex and large-scale business functions such as contract lifecycle management (CLM)? If you’re considering using SharePoint natively for something like contract management in your organization, in this session we’ll help you explore the most common questions posed during these evaluation exercises. (Native in this context refers to using SharePoint without any product add-ons or programmatic customizations—in essence, to leverage as many out of the box capabilities as possible.)
We will focus on SharePoint 2010 feature set in this session.
by Shai Petel
In this session you will learn how to customizing the 2010 ribbon by adding new ribbon buttons, groups tabs and contextual tabs.
You will understand how the ribbon gets generated; discuss the architecture and objects that are involved in working with the ribbon.
You will get a better insight that will help you understand how to work with and design ribbon based solution like web parts, features and other customizations.
We will cover all of the available options for customizing the ribbon starting with features, through manually injecting ribbon elements in runtime on the server side.
We will cover basic ribbon-page integration, and end with lazy load ribbon that uses client side API and asynchronous calls to render a light weight ribbon that gets generated on demand on the client side.
This session is really end to end guide for developers on the new, perhaps most exciting UI feature SharePoint 2010 has to offer: the ribbon.
In this session we will explore the basics of information architecture, user experience, and branding. This will include site organization, wireframes, information organization. Also included will be SharePoint branding options including themes, custom css, and full HTML/CSS customization.
by Donal Conlon
When designing your intranet, content management is often forgotton about until it’s actually needed – after launch date. There are many tools in SharePoint to manage your web content. To be successful, you need to know what these are, how to trainyour users, and how to manage the process. This session will take you through the pains of content management, what tools you should know about and whats new with SharePoint 2013.
by Jeff Fried
With SharePoint 2013, the enterprise search capabilities are dramatically different and very exciting. Search has a new face, a new development model, and some remarkable features built-in. Search is used pervasively throughout the SharePoint 2013 platform, and powers the new WCM and e-Discovery capabilities, topic pages, the content-by-search web part, myTasks, mySiteView, and more - along with great enterprise search, people search, and site search. Under the hood, there is a new architecture, a new search core, and many new modules that are the culmination of the FAST acquisition - not just combining the best of FAST and SharePoint search, but some significant innovations from a continued investment in search.
Come to this session to get a guided tour of the new search architecture, features, and development model. We'll also leave you with some practical guidance on how to get ready, how to tweak your current search projects to make migration smooth in the future, and how to assess what this new search platform means to you.
In this session, I discuss and demonstrate how you can use SharePoint 2010 Web Templates and PowerShell scripts to give your team-based SharePoint development process a much needed productivity boost. Using these techniques, you enable your team to quickly test and review their custom components against your complete SharePoint solution while simultaneously eliminating inconsistencies often created by manual configurations.
In this session we will discuss the overview of BCS and dive into the topics surrounding the connectivity to external data sources using SharePoint Designer 2010. We will see a Demo that explains how to build custom solutions using the out-of-the-box Business Data WebParts for the External Data.
by Todd Klindt
Now that the SharePoint 2013 Preview is out, we all want to spin up a shiny new VM and test it for a test drive. In this session Todd will do his darnedest to walk you through some of the sticking spots of the SharePoint 2013, and get a farm built. Hopefully the demos gods will smile down on him.
Come learn how SharePoint will save your business time and money. We will delve into the specifics of this topic, including:
•What is SharePoint (in business language!)?
•Why is pre-integration so important?
•Business Process Support, including:
This presentation will include useful demos on how easy collaborating and facilitating business process can be within SharePoint 2010. The session will conclude with a Q & A session to provide feedback on the advantages of this tool based on your business needs.
by Paul Galvin
Any organizations, including possibly yours, settle upon SharePoint as an enterprise (or at least widely-used) collaboration, search and business process automation platform (to name a few uses!). This "settling" process is expensive, time-consuming and often frustratingly shallow with no real “oomph” behind it. As a result, you end up with a core of dedicated users and a lot of “sort of” users and no clear mandate to do much with SharePoint other than the simple stuff. Attend this session to learn how to increase user adoption in your company by designing metrics, measuring current usage against those metrics, identifying ad implementing a targeted reality-based strategy to increase adoption and measure the success of that effort.
In the SharePoint 2010 business intelligence toolset, PerformancePoint is one of the most powerful tools. But it almost always requires building an Analysis Services cube. Even if you know SQL and reporting, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) can be undiscovered country. Don’t worry! Join me for a deep dive into PerformancePoint and how to set up your first SSAS cube, and integrate into Analytics Charts and the Decomposition Tree. This scenario will start with only an Excel file. Attendees should be familiar with SQL queries and SharePoint administration – but C# experience is not necessary. Finally, we’ll show you how to add these data sources to Power View, and to SharePoint 2013.
22nd September 2012