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Charlotte SharePoint Saturday schedule

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Saturday 17th September 2016

  • The Future of SharePoint is Now, Reinventing Content Collaboration

    by Chris McNulty

    Learn about our innovations that empower people and organizations to intelligently discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere, on virtually any device. Join Microsoft as we share the mobile-first, cloud-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint.

    At 9:00am to 9:45am, Saturday 17th September

    In Auditorium, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • A Peek Into Real Life Business Solutions

    by Erin Glenn

    Have you ever wanted to see how someone else did "it", outside of standard intranet content or a document management solution? Come to this session to learn about business obstacles and how they were solved using SharePoint out-of-the-box tools, including SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, SQL Reporting Services, and custom SQL databases (for full-blown application-style solutions). Some solutions will include a "lite" learning management system, logistics tracking application, employee recognition nomination and approval, program application and attendance tracking, and many more.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 602, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Better Together: Combine SharePoint and CRM for Reimagined Productivity

    by Geoff Ables

    Get your team collaborating and working efficiently by combining the power of SharePoint and CRM.  SharePoint is a great platform for transforming your business, but it’s rarely a silver bullet. In this session you will learn how other businesses have combined SharePoint with CRM, looking at specific case studies in both success and failure. If you’re currently using or considering these platforms in your organization, this session will help you look at them differently, and begin to reimagine your productivity potential.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 601, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Getting Started with Office 365

    by Dan Usher

    "Are you the administrator for your on-premises SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business systems? Are you considering moving to Office 365 soon? Looking to ramp up and understand how to properly configure your environment to allow users to make the best of Office 365? Then check out this session to understand the foundations for success.

    During this session, the basics of what Office 365 is, how it is operated, how to provision an Office 365 tenant, setup directory synchronization and make use of the new experiences will be covered.

    Learning Objectives:
    In this session, attendees will learn the basics of Office 365 and how to properly select the appropriate licensing plan to meet their needs. Attendees will understand how to properly select the right identity management solution as well as the basics of directory synchronization and federated identity. Additionally, with Modern Document Libraries and Lists, we'll dive into the new experiences available on mobile devices and integrations with Flow.
    Focus Area: SharePoint, Office 365 and the Cloud
    Skill Level: Introductory / Intermediate"

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 502, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Integrating O365 & Salesforce.com using Microsoft PowerApps & Flow

    by Jared Matfess

    What do Salesforce.com & Office 365 have in common? A lot! And now leveraging technologies such as IFTTT & Microsoft Flow, you can build some very interesting business solutions tying multiple cloud services together. Learn how you can build these solutions using clicks vs code.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 504, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • LEGO Vs. SharePoint

    by Daniel Christian

    I will be covering a deep-dive session on how I successfully migrated content from a 3rd party knowledge management environment to SharePoint. This session has something from everyone! I will be covering topics such as custom columns, custom content types, custom page designs using Design Manager, workflows using SharePoint Designer, CSS with HTML that was used and building custom reports. I will also be covering the gotchas I ran into when migrating the content using XML files and power shell scripts. So how does this relate to LEGO VS SharePoint? Good question. To make this session more fun and exciting I will be using LEGO as an example i.e. everything will be LEGO related and if you pay close attention you just might win a LEGO set as well. I look forward to seeing you all there!!!

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 506, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Leveraging External Data in SharePoint OnLine and On Premises

    by John Ramminger

    n this session we will talk about bring your SQL and other line of business data into SharePoint so that users can get access to large data, archived system data, and data from systems where the client license fees for those systems are to expensive to license for every client. We will work through a full stack demo that you will be able to download after the session as well as screencasts of the more complex parts of setting up external data with SharePoint. We will also see the power of search display templates in making the external data more consumable to the end user.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 604, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Navigation: A Step Towards Success in SharePoint

    by Stacy Deere-Strole

    "Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation. How you ask? If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site. However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another. I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there. Sounds like a great solution for the users right? Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization. The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.

    In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site. Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 501, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • SharePoint’s New Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part

    by Sean McDonough

    Each release of SharePoint has delivered new tools to make SharePoint sites sparkle, but few of these tools have been as exciting as SharePoint 2013’s Content Search Web Part (CSWP). Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the CSWP can be manipulated and configured in a multitude of ways. It can be used for everything from showing basic search results to displaying personalized content that is both interactive and dynamically generated. Whether you are using SharePoint on-premises or in the cloud, and whether you are “just” an end-user or a hard-core developer, the CSWP is one built-in web part you will want to understand in order to make your SharePoint sites shine. In this demo-heavy session, you will learn what you need to know to become productive with the CSWP in no time at all.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Lecture Hall, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Tips to Improve Nintex for Office 365 Adoption

    by Austin Palmer and Amy Sawtell

    Whether you have Nintex for Office 365 now or are planning to purchase, attendees will walk away with tips on how to get the best ROI. Austin and Amy will guide you through a real world example using some of the most common Nintex features and some not-so-common while providing tips on improving adoption.

    At 10:00am to 11:00am, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 606, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Better, Stronger, Faster: Engineering Your SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Solution

    by Chris McNulty

    If SharePoint was Microsoft’s way to get bring you to the cloud, SharePoint 2016 lets you bring the cloud into your premises system. Over 3/4th’s of modern enterprises will maintain their premises based SharePoint permanently alongside Office 365. Join me for an overview of best practices to establish SharePoint 2016 and integrate Active Directory, Search, Apps, Sites, Profiles and more between the cloud and your 2016 farm.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Lecture Hall, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Create High Impact Forms with Nintex Forms

    by Eric Rhodes

    Want to build sophisticated forms that solve business scenarios? Learn how to leverage Nintex Forms to create powerful, easy-to-customize forms for your organization. This interactive session explores design techniques and advanced features utilized to enhance your browser and mobile forms. You can build dynamic forms with corporate branding, rules, validation, mobile layouts, and more with little or no code. We will showcase real world examples and construct a live form application that attendees can interact with on their mobile device.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 606, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Custom Workflow Using SharePoint Designer

    by William Huneycutt, II

    "SharePoint 2013 ships with several out-of-the-box workflows designed to address common business scenarios such as document approval, document feedback, and collecting digital signatures. Although the predefined workflows can be customized to meet different organizational needs, the customization options are limited. Many users have the need to develop custom workflows to meet unique organizational and business challenges. In this advanced session, you will learn about creating custom workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013.

    Using real world examples, we will demonstrate how to design workflow solutions to meet the ever-changing business requirements faced by today’s professionals. Specifically you will learn how to create dynamic workflows using advanced workflow features, assign a task or start a task process, apply and configure an Initiation Form, and declare local variables in a workflow instance. No code required. No third party tools needed."

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 604, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Folders, The F Word in Document Management

    by Adam Burden

    "Are you frustrated with an ineffective folder structure on your file shares, or are your users having a difficult time organizing and finding content?
    In this session we will explore the ways that content types and document sets in SharePoint document libraries can help you to organize your documents without using folders. You will have a better understanding of the differences between using folders and metadata to organize your documents. There will also be some tips and tricks to make the transition easier for your users.
    "

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 501, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Integrating Azure Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics with SharePoint Online

    by Bhakthi Liyanage

    Windows Azure Machine Learning and Data Analytics platform offers a streamlined experience, from setting up with only a web browser to using drag-and-drop gestures and simple data-flow graphs to set up experiments. Azure Machine Learning Studio features a library of time-saving sample experiments, R and Python packages, and best-in-class algorithms from Microsoft businesses like Xbox and Bing. Learn how the Azure Machine Learning service in the cloud lets you easily build, deploy, and share advanced analytics solutions into your SharePoint platform. Attendees will also gain knowledge on special considerations that should be taken in to account when creating analytical models. The demo will walk you through creating an analytic model in Azure ML studio and consume the model within SharePoint online.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 504, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Project Server 2016 for managing projects in SharePont

    by MichaelWharton

    Project Server 2016 brings more features and reasons for using this tool in your PMO (Project Management Office). The demo of project server shows how to create and manage projects in projects server, how to manage your resource loads, reports and then look at some of the new features in for managing resource demand.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 602, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • SPS Analyst Series: The Build Process

    by Scott Ray Brewster

    From building a list or library to larger solutions, there are steps one should follow to gather the requirements, plan, build, and deliver. In this session, I’ll show you the process I use as a SharePoint analyst and information architect to create the solutions as fast as possible while taking into account the fact that you might need to duplicate the solutions for other departments. We’ll cover big permission architecture and content type planning as well. This is a great primer for anyone who isn’t a SharePoint person but has been given the task to make solutions for everyone else in the office.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 506, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • The 7 Deadly Sins of SharePoint: Planning Successful Implementations and Avoiding Project Failure

    by Curtis Hughes

    More than 60% of SharePoint projects are stalled, struggling, or failing, according to research conducted by the Association for Information and Image Management. If the goal is enterprise collaboration, it matters most how people connect and remain engaged, not simply how products and platforms function.

    This session takes off the gloves and delivers an open discussion of why SharePoint and collaboration projects fail - and how to successfully recover. Better yet, you will learn how to set yourself up for success from the start! Join this session if your organization is contemplating a new project leveraging SharePoint, migrating to a new version of SharePoint, or needs to recover from a problematic implementation.

    In addition, the presenter share 3 specific, real-world cases of failed projects - and how those projects were successfully turned around to deliver a successful project with broad user adoption.

    Benefit Statement: Most conferences and sessions focus on features and functionality and “Getting the most out of SharePoint.” This session deals with the issue of project failure head-on and gives simple, practical, and proven techniques for preventing project failure and rescuing projects that are not performing or meeting objectives.

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 601, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Understanding and Applying Cloud Hybrid Search

    by Sean Coleman

    "Cloud Hybrid Search (part of SharePoint 2016 and available for SharePoint 2013) supports a single index in the cloud referencing content from on-premises as well as O365 - dramatically reducing server footprint and maintenance effort. But that's just a start - you can use this facility creatively to solve lots of common issues.

    This session shows you how to apply Cloud Hybrid Search and the Cloud SSA successfully to 5 common scenarios. Each of these scenarios will be covered in a mini-case study of a real deployment.

    The session will show attendees
    - How to successfully plan & architect, how it fits MSFT roadmap
    - Understand Scaling, Perf, and Security
    - Limitations and gotchas, and how to resolve them
    - Techniques and tools for global deployment
    - Extending to external content
    - Feeding the Office Graph and Delve
    "

    At 11:15am to 12:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 502, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Are You Managing SharePoint or is it Managing You?

    by JAY FORMAN

    "We can all agree that SharePoint is incredibly robust and powerful, but let’s face it, SharePoint’s depth and flexibility also creates crushing headaches for organizations trying to manage the environment and its users. In some cases, users can create sites, sub-sites and other SharePoint objects as they are needed, but this has proven difficult for SharePoint administrators to keep track of, and has made it difficult to ensure consistency and that security standards are met.

    Join DocAuto’s Jay Forman for an overview of how SPorganizer can be used to solve some of the painful issues associated with managing SharePoint, including:

    •Auto-provisioning, changing, and/or modifying thousands of sites
    •Using external data to auto-create large numbers of SharePoint sites
    •Employing governance to guide consistency and security between SharePoint objects
    •Controlling ongoing changes to existing SharePoint site collections
    "

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 606, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Business Process Automation with PowerApps and Flow

    by William Huneycutt, II and Daniel Christian

    "With the introduction of Microsoft PowerApps and Flow, Business Process Automation has taken an exciting turn in the Office 365 suite.

    PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile - without the time and expense of custom software development.

    PowerApps is designed for power users everywhere to connect, create and share business apps with your team on any device in minutes.

    In this session users will learn how to use templates to get started quickly with a visual designer to automate workflows, complete with an Microsoft Office-like experience. Users will discover how to use built-in connections to connect PowerApps to cloud services such as Office 365 and OneDrive, and on-premises systems such as SharePoint. Users will also learn how to share PowerApps with coworkers to take advantage of an app you created.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Lecture Hall, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Code Solutions to Improve SharePoint Performance and Scalability via Caching

    by Sean McDonough

    Caching is a critical variable in the SharePoint scalability and performance equation, but it’s one that’s oftentimes misunderstood or dismissed as being needed only in Internet-facing scenarios. In this session, we’ll discuss the reasons why developers need to be "cache aware" in order to sidestep common performance and responsiveness issues in SharePoint. We'll also investigate the array of programmatic options that are available to developers who wish to employ or extend SharePoint caching, including the ASP.NET Cache, distributed caching mechanisms, fragment caching, and post-cache substitution. By the end of this session, developers will have some new tricks to improve the performance and scalability of their SharePoint code using caching.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 604, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Fundamentals of a SharePoint Migration

    by Jesse Wilker

    Are you or your organization planning on migrating your SharePoint environment? The excitement of moving your SharePoint onto the latest version to take advantage of all those new enhancements can be exhilarating, however there are many reasons why many migrations fail to meet the expectations of the business. That’s because a SharePoint migration project is often underestimated and ends up being much more complex than anticipated. First of all, there are some major decisions to be made early on in a project that can have long-term effect if the whole scope is not understood. Questions such as SharePoint Online or on premise? What version? What migration tool should we use? In this session, we will dive into the fundamentals when it comes to planning and successfully executing your SharePoint migration highlighting the pros and cons of key decisions that need to be made along the way.

    Topics Covered:
    •Migration Paths
    •On-premise, Cloud, and Hybrid
    •Common Pitfalls of a Migration
    •Migration Tool Selection
    •Key Decisions

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 506, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Groups, Graphs, and Governance: What, Why, and How

    by James Hunter

    During the Future of SharePoint event on May 4, 2016, Jeff Teper stated the future of SharePoint will be driven by the Three G's: Groups, Graphs, and Governance. Or, what he calls the “Fuel for the Future.” This session will explore the "what, why, and how" for End-Users and Business Users.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 602, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • How Carolinas HealthCare System Governs SharePoint

    by Kelly Jones

    Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the US, with over 60,000 employees. In the last five years, CHS has upgraded from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 to SharePoint Online and introduced governance along the way. This session will cover how CHS upgraded from SharePoint 2010 on premise to SharePoint Online, how SharePoint governance changed, and what changes in operations the CHS SharePoint team has seen.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 601, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Modern SharePoint Development Workflow using Node, Bower, Yeoman and more!

    by Jared Matfess

    Many developers have started to embrace client side development for their SharePoint solutions. With this modern web development approach there are many opportunities to help automate the build, test, and deploy your solution. This session will walk you through setting up your development environment with Node.JS and Visual Studio Code to begin building modern web experiences for your SharePoint 2013/2016/O365 implementations. It will introduce some of the more popular packages such as Bower, Yeoman, Grunt, etc. that are available to help streamline the provisioning of new applications. We will also cover setting up the necessary workflows for facilitating build, test, and make your solutions production ready.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 504, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

  • Powered by SharePoint

    by CASUG

    Office 365 brings a lot of services to the table. Did you know that a good portion of those services are powered in part by SharePoint technology? In this session we will discuss various use cases for Delve, Office 365 Video, Office 365 Groups & Planner, OneDrive for Business, and Office Online.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 502, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • PowerShell basics and getting starting with SharePoint

    by MichaelWharton

    PowerShell is big and perhaps you haven't had time to see what the fuss is all about. Getting started with managing and configuring SharePoint using PowerShell, will get you started in understanding the basics of powershell and how it can automate many of your tasks as a SharePoint Admin.

    At 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 501, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • A no-code Standards Document Example - request | create | review | approval

    by Ron Fetters

    See how easy it can be to build an end-to-end document approval application as a power user or business user in SharePoint or Office 365. I will include key points for success using only browser and SharePoint designer workflow! Examples will include easy site design, walk through of request form, and review / approval workflow.

    At 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Room 602, UNC Charlotte Center City

  • Build It and They Will Come: SharePoint 2013 User Adoption

    by Stacy Deere-Strole

    "Everyone has seen the movie Field of Dream where a farmer sacrifices part of his cash crops to builds baseball field. It just so happens after he built it numerous famous baseball players come back from the beyond to play baseball and people come from all around the world to watch and in turn the farmer became rich for charging admission, food, beverages, etc.

    SharePoint 2013 and building user adoption share a lot of the same concepts and overall goals to ultimately come out with the same end result. Lots and lots of people from all around the company start utilizing SharePoint and all its features and functionality. In this session you will see first-hand information from a company that I have been working with since they had 2007, 2010 and now 2013. I will review the project and all the steps taken to increase user adoption.
    • Discovery Sessions
    • Governance
    • Build & Implementation
    • Migration
    • Next Steps

    To prove the success of the overall project I will show various statistics from the previous versions and SharePoint 2013. We will also take a look at some additional successes that have come from this upgrade and increase in user adoption.
    "

    At 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Saturday 17th September

    In Lecture Hall, UNC Charlotte Center City

    Coverage slide deck

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