SharePoint Saturday New Jersey 2013 schedule

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Saturday 5th October 2013

  • Registration

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Saturday 5th October

    In Fireside Lounge, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Opening Session

    At 9:00am to 9:15am, Saturday 5th October

    In Center Hall, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • "Oh sir, it's only wafer thin!" - Managing Large Lists in SharePoint

    by Michael Mukalian

    With SharePoint 2010 and 2013, as has been said around the campfire, "5,000 is the new 2,000!" What does that mean? It means that we now need to be mindful of not just how many items are in our lists, but how our views are constructed as well. Today's talk will be a combination discussion and walkthrough of the various ways of handling a large number of items in a SharePoint list.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Build and Brand a multilingual Site in 30 minutes

    by Mike Maadarani

    SharePoint 2013 includes new and improved features for web content management to enhance the authoring and publishing processes of your organization, and that simplify how you design publishing sites.
    In this session, we will review the new Site Navigation Taxonomy, the new enhanced multi-lingual variations support, rich content authoring, multimedia support, ease of branding a site, cross-site publishing, brand a SharePoint site in less than 30 minutes, and much more surrounding building an internet site with SharePoint 2013.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In 122C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Office 365 and NAPA

    by Susan Lennon

    This will be an entry level session on the latest toolset from Microsoft that lets one easily get started building applications for SharePoint or Office using the Cloud App Model. Applications can be built using just a web browser with this new toolset called NAPA. We’ll show how to enable development for an Office 365 SharePoint site, install NAPA and build a few simple applications, both web pages and web parts.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR B, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • SharePoint 2013 App Model - Developing and Deploying Provider Hosted Apps

    by Sanjay Patel

    Are you the one who is looking to implement SharePoint 2013 Apps? Let's talk about SharePoint 2013 App Model in general and also specifically talk about How can you develop and deploy Provider Hosted Apps. I can probably show you what is important to develop and deploy provider hosted apps!

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In Center Hall, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • So How Much Can Your Farm Really Handle?

    by Patrick Curran

    In this session you will learn about the differences between Performance, Load and Stress testing your SharePoint environment. The session will have a walk through on how to get your current environment’s workload, how to set up testing, and show how to read your farm’s performance.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In 122AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Survival Skills for the SCA and Site Owner

    by Scott Shearer

    This session, designed for the novice SCA or site owner, will cover essential skills for successfully managing a site or site collection. Topics covered include the SharePoint Permissions model, practical SharePoint governance, leveraging out of the box SharePoint features and more. Practical guidance will be offered on how to secure your site, dealing with end-user requests and problems, and how to promote SharePoint adoption in your environment. The skills presented in this session can be immediately put to use in your site collection. While this session will use SharePoint 2013 demos, the concepts discussed in this session are equally applicable to SharePoint 2010.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In 120C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • What You Need to Know About Workflow in SharePoint 2013

    by Justine (Bailey) Reilly

    See what all the noise is about with workflow for SharePoint 2013. In this session we'll look at the architectural changes that are at the heart of the new SharePoint 2013 workflow platform as well as the enhancements to the design experiences. We'll talk about what this means to both SharePoint developers and end users alike.

    At 9:30am to 10:30am, Saturday 5th October

    In 120AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • 10 Reasons to Avoid Folders in SharePoint

    by Bobby Chang

    Maximize your SharePoint investment and find out why you need to avoid folders and start leveraging the Enterprise Content Management features in SharePoint. We’ll discuss the shortcomings of using folders and explore such alternatives as Custom Columns, Views, Key Filters, Managed Metadata, Content Type, and Document Set.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In 120C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • 10 Techniques to Speed SharePoint Page Loads

    by Peter Ward

    So your SharePoint environment is slow? And your immediate thought is to buy another front end server……Wrong… This presentation explains why SharePoint pages load slowly and provides 10 troubleshooting techniques to increase the page speed

    1.What makes SharePoint slow?
    2.Performance – How it works
    3.How to measure performance
    4.SharePoint component
    5.Infrastructure
    6.Front End
    7.Image optimization
    8.Master page optimization
    9.CSS/ Html
    10.User

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR B, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Design with the User In Mind: 7 Best Practices for Designing a Usable and Adopted SharePoint Solution

    by Marcy Kellar

    You want the most out of your investment in SharePoint – a highly adopted, effective and easy-to-use solution. Achieving these objectives requires more than technical skills and knowledge of the inner-workings of SharePoint features – it requires a user-centric approach. This session offers a compelling case study and overview of User Centered Design (UCD) before outlining seven easy-to-implement best practices to replace bad practices commonly seen in SharePoint engagements. You will learn how UCD methods such as user interviews, personas, card-sorting, prototyping, and usability testing can be integrated into your existing process with minimal impact to budget and timeline.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Intro to Client Side Solutions in SharePoint 2013

    by Jay Landrum

    SharePoint 2013 takes a big step away from server side code. With the introduction of the App Model, Microsoft has built a layer between developers and server side access. Fortunately, this doesn't mean a lack of customizeability. This demo driven talk introduces the why and the how associated with client side development for SharePoint 2013 using jQuery, Knockout.js and REST. The talk will focus on why these technologies are important and how they can help create powerful and interactive customizations. Examples include getting data through REST services; customizing SharePoint lists using JSLink extensions; adding document ratings to search results with Display Templates.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In 120AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Intro to SharePoint 2013 Branding

    by Thomas Daly

    This session is all about the SharePoint branding process and in particular, the techniques you will need to know in order to brand SharePoint 2013 sites. With the release of 2013 comes a number of enhancements including new theming capabilities, composed looks, image renditions, managed meta data navigation, design manager, snippet gallery and device channels. All of these new features will be covered along with utilizing the design manager process to achieve custom look and feel for your site.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In Center Hall, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Understanding the Service Application Model for SharePoint 2013

    by Patrick Curran

    In this session, you will learn about the Service Application Architecture and Components for SharePoint 2013, how the service applications really work.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In 122AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Unit Testing SharePoint Customizations using SharePoint Emulators

    by Sampath kumar Vuyyuru

    Developing SharePoint customizations (web parts, event receivers, workflows) is so much fun but unfortunately, we cannot say the same thing about unit testing these. With the use of Fakes and Shims in Visual Studio 2012, SharePoint Emulators helps you create isolated unit tests for SharePoint customizations with ease.

    In this session, we will take a look at SharePoint Emulators and walk through a sample SharePoint Web Part and see how we can use them to properly unit test the web part.

    At 10:45am to 11:45am, Saturday 5th October

    In 122C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Lunch

    At 11:45am to 12:30pm, Saturday 5th October

    In Fireside Lounge, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • 5 Things you need to know before upgrading to SP 2013

    by Shamil Turner

    SharePoint 2013 is here, but what are the options for upgrading or migrating to the latest versions? From improved social computing to mobile device support, there are many benefits of SharePoint 2013. During our presentation, we’ll take an in-depth look at pre-upgrading considerations through the options for upgrading, whether you are currently on SharePoint 2010, 2007, or even 2003.

    During the presentation, we will reveal:
    •Top 5 considerations for preparing to upgrade
    •Overview of the Out of the Box upgrade
    •Where the out of the box upgrade can fall short of your needs

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 120AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Building Solutions using SharePoint Timer Jobs

    by Prashant G Bhoyar

    Timer jobs are one of the great features of SharePoint. They run in background and perform various tasks for SharePoint; right from housekeeping to user profile synchronization. This session will cover how to create, test and deploy powerful applications using custom timer job. This session will also cover best practices of writing timer jobs, when to use them and when to avoid them.

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Demystifying Office 365: What do you need to know before making a decision.

    by Kunaal Kapoor

    Analyzing what Office 365 can and can’t do for you. Understanding it’s pros and cons to judge if Office 365 is actually made for you and your organization. Top 5 reasons why it will not work for you.

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 122AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Office 365 on the iPad

    by Mark Choe

    This session will demonstrate what is currently available on Office 365 using the iPad.

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 120C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • SharePoint Brain Surgery with a Pickaxe

    by Alara Rogers

    SQL Server is SharePoint's brain. In most companies, the SharePoint admin and the SQL DBA are different people, but in small companies or on development farms, SharePoint admins may be called upon to do brain surgery. There's a lot you can do to SharePoint by manipulating the SQL Server – good things, bad things, and downright ugly things. This session will give you a quick overview of what can be done and what shouldn't be done to a SharePoint SQL instance.

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 122C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Using Managed Metadata, Faceted Navigation and Category Pages to make your content findable

    by Marcy Kellar

    SharePoint 2013 offers two new features, faceted navigation and category pages that can be utilized to provide a dynamic view of information improving the findability of content and information. This session explores these features and outlines how to design for dynamic presentation of content. You will also see a demonstration of a Document Management Solution that truly makes content findable.

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In Center Hall, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Using Term Store Navigation in SharePoint 2013

    by Darion D'Anjou

    Walkthrough of implementing term store navigation, new to SharePoint 2013, as a flexible alternative to the hierarchically structured navigation historically available in SharePoint 2010

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR B, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Automated Deployment of SharePoint 2013 in Windows Azure

    by Bob Hunt

    Having the right test and development environment to learn and develop the right SharePoint solution for your business continues to be a sizeable challenge for most organizations. Building and maintaining a relevant and capable SharePoint 2013 environment is no different, but the advent of Windows Azure and its Infrastructure as a Service capabilities, you can quickly deploy SharePoint 2013 in a single server, multi-server or highly-available configuration using PowerShell. This session will go through the steps to make this happen seamlessly and outline the steps to keep the costs at a minimum.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 122C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Building a Search-Driven Content Site in SharePoint 2013

    by Michael Himelstein

    This session is designed for IT professionals to provide them with insight into search-based applications. Using search to retrieve and uncover relevant content has always been a core backbone of enterprise search. Thankfully, search has now moved beyond the search box, search button, and ten blue links and into powering entire applications and user experiences.

    In this session, we will review and discuss search-based applications and the power they provide to surface information in a contextual fashion. Search-Based Applications are an exciting way to bring forth relevant content. We will discuss the potential of search applications both inside and outside the firewall.

    We will also walk thru the steps necessary to build a search-driven content application using SharePoint 2013.

    This will include:
    1.Master Data Management & Planning
    2.Create a Hierarchy in the Term Store that will manage our search driven application
    3.Apply term driven navigation and friendly URLs for dynamic page creation
    4.Apply dynamic faceted navigation based upon position of the content within the catalog hierarchy
    5.Create a dynamic search-driven page leveraging the Content by Search (CBS) Web Part

    We will also cover SharePoint 2013 Architecture and Scaling, especially in a more query intense public facing site.

    Attendees will leave the session with an actionable plan for implementing these steps within their own organization.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In Center Hall, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • Business Intelligence and SharePoint

    by Susan Lennon

    Join us as we survey some of the Business Intelligence capabilities built into SharePoint 2010, 2013 and Office 365. We’ll look at dashboards you can create using just a browser, e.g. with the Chart Web Part, Excel Services, Key Performance Indicators, and we’ll also look at what can be done using SharePoint Designer and Visio Services. We’ll discuss which version of SharePoint is required (2010 or 2013), along with what the Enterprise features add to the mix.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • How to build a “Sticky” Intranet using SharePoint

    by Kunaal Kapoor

    What can you do to plan out a SharePoint Intranet with a high user adoption rate. Build something that your users will actually use and benefit from. It’s all about the user, start with a user centeric design and end with a user adoption/satisfaction survey.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 120C, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • How To Make A BI Dashboard With Tools You Might Have Lying Around the Office

    by Alara Rogers

    Learn to make dashboards in SharePoint with the various pieces of the Microsoft business intelligence stack. We'll go over PerformancePoint, PowerPivot, PowerView, old-school SSRS, Visio, Excel, and SharePoint itself. What are these different products good for and how can you make them work together? Covers SP 2010, 2013 and Office365.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In 122AB, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center

  • SharePoint Developer Discussion (Panel)

    by Josh Carlisle, J. Dan Attis and Mike Oryszak

    Have any pressing SharePoint related development questions or are you looking to figure out what the best approach is for your project? Come ask the panel your questions. Topics can cover Client or Server Side development, the new SharePoint App Model, best practices or anything else related to SharePoint development.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 5th October

    In MPR B, Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center