•  

SharePoint Saturday NYC 2016 schedule

View as grid

Saturday 30th July 2016

  • Opening Remarks

    by Thomas Daly

    Special announcements before the day begins

    At 8:30am to 9:00am, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Building Next Generation Portals for Office 365

    by Bob German

    For years SharePoint has been positioned as a web development platform, but it’s hard to build modern web sites using SharePoint’s rigid UI, which is rooted in decade-old WebForms technology. These solutions often break when SharePoint is upgraded, either in a migration from SharePoint 2013 to 2016, or really at any moment with SharePoint online!

    In this talk you’ll learn how to follow the patterns Microsoft uses in its NextGen portals and build your own modern application using SharePoint and Office 365 as a set of services. These solutions are responsive and can be developed using contemporary ASP.NET MVC technology. Content is stored in SharePoint or Office 365, and is enhanced through the machine learning in Office Graph. You’ll even learn how to include your own line of business data without the need for complex BCS configurations. Join us and learn to make your own Next Generation portal backed by SharePoint and Office 365!

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Broadway, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Comprehensive E-Mail Management in SharePoint

    by David Kiefer

    - E-mail content continues to represent the largest volume of content stored by most organizations today.

    As companies implement e-mail management policies to capture, retain, and manage their vast repositories of e-mails, the need for proper solutions to tag and file e-mails into SharePoint grows. During this session, speaker David Kiefer will discuss the basics of e-mail management for SharePoint strategies, their common challenges, and the technology needed to implement and enforce these strategies. He will also discuss the ideas behind e-mail management in SharePoint, their challenges, and what types of technology are needed to provide functionality like this to your users.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Carnegie, Microsoft Offices

  • Developing Office Add-Ins with Angular 2

    by Scot Hillier

    Office Add-Ins are web applications that run in the context of an Office application like Word or Excel and can be surfaced in both the desktop and web versions of Office. Office Add-Ins are a great opportunity for developers because they add significant value to the tools business people use the most. In this session, we’ll take a look at creating Office Add-Ins using the popular Angular 2 framework for JavaScript. We’ll get up and running quickly and then enhance our solutions with the latest developer technologies like the Microsoft Graph, the Office 365 Unified APIs, and the Office UI Fabric. Attendees will exit the session with lots of great ideas for new Office Add-Ins.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park West, Microsoft Offices

  • Getting Started with Office 365

    by Dan Usher

    So your business is getting rid of its old e-mail provider and wants to move their local SharePoint to the cloud and they’ve asked you to investigate this “Office 365 thing”. You’re left with a few questions quickly realize there’s more to it than you anticipated. No worries mate, we’ve got you covered. In this session we’ll run through the basics of Office 365, what it means to you from a licensing perspective, for an end user perspective, from a service description perspective and most importantly how to provision a tenant, setup user accounts and setup your DNS entries so that you can start collaborating using SharePoint.
    We’ll finish this session up with planning for considerations for more advanced topics around directory synchronization and federation.

    Learning Objectives:
    Individuals attending this session will better understand the core decisions when looking at Office 365 for use with businesses. Additionally attendees will learn the licensing model, core capabilities of SharePoint Online capabilities with Office 365 and how identity management works with Office 365.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Radio City, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Introduction to SharePoint Business Intelligence

    by Chuck Tichenor

    The session provides an introduction/overview for developers and power users to SharePoint BI technologies (both on-prem and online). All topics will be accompanied by real, working demos. The session will include the following topics:
    - Overview of BI concepts (why BI?, facts/dimensions, modeling, data source integration, reporting)
    - How BI is implemented in SharePoint (both on-prem and online) (will touch briefly on SSAS)
    - Introduction to the tabular model
    - Integration with data sources (Excel, SSDT, and PowerBI)
    - Introduction to DAX
    - Introduction to reporting with PowerView and PowerBI
    - Discuss advanced topics for further study

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Belasco, Microsoft Offices

  • SharePoint is from Mars, SQL Server is from Venus

    by Mark Broadbent

    The SQL Server Database Engine is a prerequisite and fundamental part of any SharePoint deployment but the downside to all of this is the Database Server usually brings a Database Administrator with it. In this session we will explain how to configure SQL Server correctly with SharePoint deployments in mind, how the underlying architecture and mechanisms of SQL Server works and why you need to do all this! By the end of this session you will have learnt how to talk to your DBA to explain that they are doing it wrong!

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Imperial, Microsoft Offices

  • 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 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park East, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • The Accessible Office: Making Your Documents More Accessible to Users with Disabilities

    by Sharon Rosenblatt

    Technology moves pretty quickly—how are you accessing your organization’s information? Do you think a person with a disability can access it too? Find out how people with disabilities use assistive technology to read and interact with documents within the Microsoft Office suite. After you learn more about their experience, take back some easy-to-implement tips that can help increase the accessibility of your online material and documents to grow your audience to people of all abilities. The training session, comprised of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint has been tailored to provide valid recommendations to developers and authors on any level, as well as those who are just getting introduced to the fundamentals of accessibility.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Majestic, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • The Evolution of a Hospital Intranet

    by Keith Withey

    This presentation will track the creation and evolution of an Intranet for migration from an ASP\HTML content management solution to SharePoint 2010 and finally a total migration and redesign using SharePoint 2013.Topics covered will be migration of static content into SharePoint, customization of the interface using Master pages, CSS and JQuery and development of custom menus and techniques for managing data. Use of social features and other ideas to increase employee engagement and an overview of 3rd party add-ons will be outlined.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Ambassador, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • We built it, but why won’t they come? Practical advice to overcome common user adoption and change hurdles

    by Susan Hanley

    One of biggest struggles with the introduction of new technologies – especially collaboration technologies – is getting people to use them. It doesn’t matter whether you are on prem or in the cloud, you don’t get any value until people use your solution! This presentation is designed to showcase proven examples and strategies to unlock the secrets of user adoption success for SharePoint. Learn what works, what doesn’t work, and how you can build up your toolkit of approaches to address and overcome common adoption challenges.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Winter Garden, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • What's new in SharePoint 2016

    by Mike Maadarani

    SharePoint 2016 RTM is out, and Mike will provide you an overview of the new features in the product. In this session, we will review, what’s new, what changed and improved and how you can align your organization to be ready for the next wave.

    At 9:30am to 10:45am, Saturday 30th July

    In Music Box, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Big data in SharePoint and the 5,000 Item List View Threshold

    by Ben Steinhauser

    Run into that annoying SharePoint 5,000 Item Limit List View Threshold? Wondering why Microsoft says you can put 30,000,000 files in a library but also limits your list views to 5,000 items and locks your List/Library in the event it goes over? This session will discuss this issue, why it exists, how to plan around it so your organization can prevent it, and how to fix Libraries that are impacted by this threshold. Best practices, recommendations, and custom tools are included for demonstration.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Carnegie, Microsoft Offices

  • Create a Compelling Mobile Experience with Angular 2

    by Eddy Aristilde

    This quick demo will show you how to create interesting UI experiences with Angular 2 while leveraging your existing Angular 1 investments. Angular 2 may still be in BETA but you can take advantage of the performance gain and other enhancements now!

    Topics included:
    Dependency injection
    Component nesting
    Transclusion
    Change detection

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Music Box, Microsoft Offices

  • Jump Start Digital Collaboration in Your Org with Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner

    by Gina Montgomery

    Today there are more than 96 million mobile workers! With our organizations shifting into more a digital workplace, easy-to-use and secure collaboration space is a necessity. Used together, Microsoft Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner give you a user friendly and a visual way to organize your digital teamwork in a given project! Groups let you hold conversations about what you are working on, get progress updates from the team, and share files. Planner shows all your plans in a centralized view and lets you set due dates, assign people to tasks, and track your progress in a chart—all without the learning curve and ramp-up time usually associated with traditional project management software. Join me in this session and learn how Office 365 Groups and Planner can help you jump start project management while striking the right balance for digital collaboration your organization.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Radio City, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

    by Brian Alderman

    SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Imperial, Microsoft Offices

  • Microsoft Graph Deep-Dive

    by Sébastien Levert

    Since the launch of the Microsoft Graph, a ton of new possibilities are being made available for IT Pros and Developers. This session is a deep-dive into the Microsoft Graph by analyzing the current /v1.0 version of the API and what is coming on the future /beta endpoint. We will also learn how we can build multiple types of applications that integrate nicely with the Microsoft Graph.

    The 3 key takeaways of this session are :

    • You will be able to connect to the Microsoft Graph from multiple platforms (.NET, PowerShell, AngularJS, ...)
    • You will understand the impact of the Graph in the new Microsoft and how you will benefit from this API
    • You will have access to a ton of code letting you reproduce every demos from the session

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Ambassador, Microsoft Offices

  • Power Apps for Everyone – Building No Code Business Apps

    by Chris McNulty

    One of SharePoint’s greatest strength is its ability to unify teams with rich content collaboration and business productivity applications. Modern application developers can create powerful solutions. But now information workers can create productivity apps without code that can deliver immediate business impact. Join me for an overview of building custom solutions for enhanced collaboration, data analysis, account processing, business intelligence and mobile integration – using traditional SharePoint techniques and PowerApps.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park West, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Setting up SharePoint 2016 Environment Azure using Azure Resource Manager

    by Amit Vasu

    Many Developers/IT Pros know how to build and configure SharePoint farm but not entirely sure about things to consider and plan when using Azure for setting up SharePoint Farm. This session will help users understand important design considerations and operations required to create SharePoint 2013 farm in an Azure. This session will also walk you through on what Azure Resource Manager is and how to leverage ARM for creating your SharePoint 2016 farm.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park East, Microsoft Offices

  • 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 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Belasco, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • The Power of SharePoint Mobile Web Solutions

    by Anthony Pham

    In this session I will show how SharePoint 2013 can be used to deliver Mobile web solutions for a wide range of use case scenarios:

    -Retail data collection
    -Emergency/Disaster relief service
    -On-Site inspection
    -Time sheets
    -Help Desk

    I will go through how the mobile web solutions work, what considerations have been made and what value has been provided when building these mobile web solutions using SharePoint 2013. I hope every attendee walks away with an expanded horizon of what they could do with mobile web solutions in their SharePoint environment.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Majestic, Microsoft Offices

  • The Power of SharePoint Mobile Web Solutions

    by Anthony Pham

    In this session I will show how SharePoint 2013 can be used to deliver Mobile web solutions for a wide range of use case scenarios:

    -Retail data collection
    -Emergency/Disaster relief service
    -On-Site inspection
    -Time sheets
    -Help Desk

    I will go through how the mobile web solutions work, what considerations have been made and what value has been provided when building these mobile web solutions using SharePoint 2013. I hope every attendee walks away with an expanded horizon of what they could do with mobile web solutions in their SharePoint environment.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Majestic, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • What is Sway and how it will change the publication process forever?

    by Nicolas Georgeault

    We all know how publication currently works in SharePoint but... Is it the only way to publish content? What is new about content management?
    During this session we will focus on what is really SWAY and how it is strongly connected to the publishing process.

    With detailed exemples and concrete publication scenarios, we will see how SWAY is already used in some Office 365 and Docs.Com applications. We will discover how publishing blog posts in Office 365 is simple based on this new publishing process strongly focused on content.

    We will discover how easy it is to identify external or enterprise photos, videos and all other kind of medias directly related to the content using search and Delve. We will see how it helps me to create incredible publications that can be easily adapted to the way users want to consume this content.

    Word or PowerPoint? Web or client? Let your readers decide how they want to receive your publications

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Winter Garden, Microsoft Offices

  • What's new for the BI workload in SharePoint 2016

    by John White

    There are a number of significant changes to the BI workload in SharePoint 2016. Excel Services has been deprecated, and SQL Server Reporting Services has been significantly enhanced. Power BI is a big factor, but where does it fit? What do all of these changes mean for your new and existing BI investments?

    This session will walk through the various changes, and call out the good the bad, and the ugly of these changes. It will highlight what can still be done, what has been enhanced, and what is no longer possible. Finally, it will provide a BI migration strategy for any existing investments.

    At 11:00am to 12:15pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Broadway, Microsoft Offices

  • Choosing Effective Communications Channels

    by David Drinkwine and Audubon Dougherty

    With the almost daily advent of new social platforms and other digital communication tools, it’s hard to decide which solution will best enable your team (or your company) to effectively communicate. How do your users interact and collaborate? Should you invest in Yammer? Will out of the box SharePoint just get in the way?

    Audubon Dougherty and David Drinkwine will share real world findings on how behavioral research methods can reveal a clearer understanding of people’s contextual communication preferences, helping you to select the appropriate communication tools and methodologies, drive adoption, and work together in meaningful ways.

    At 1:15pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Imperial, Microsoft Offices

  • How to build and implement Hybrid SharePoint Information Governance

    by Baris Bruce Tuncertan

    In today’s fast-paced business, multiple information stores and hybrid environments are becoming standard for IT organizations to manage. Cloud technology options are becoming more and more mainstream and IT businesses who are not defining how this new emerging technology should be used will find themselves trying to catch up with business users will have already engaged in this technology.
    New hybrid integration scenarios are surfacing constantly, requiring IT professionals to explore methods to rule and govern the information held in each application, and how they can be synchronized, integrated and archived.
    Where is the right place for information?
    Applications such as OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, SharePoint on-premise, network shares, mailboxes, CRM and Content Server all provide places to store information. Where is the right place for information while keeping in mind the content and security classification of the information?
    What you will learn
    • Review business drivers and considerations, then architecture, functionality, identity synchronization.
    • Explore the steps and tools required to build a hybrid information governance plan.
    • Look at hybrid integration scenarios with governing information features like business intelligence, websites, extranets, collaboration, documents and records management as well as governing the search.
    • How documents can be automatically moved between environments based on security classification.

    At 1:15pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Ambassador, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Intro to Content Web Parts: the sweetest way to view and manage content

    by Kim Frehe

    Learn how you can use out-of-the-box content web parts to display your data in unique and interesting way. By combining content web parts with content types, metadata, search 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 your users finding everything they need in one location in SharePoint!

    This session will show users real world examples of content displayed with SharePoint 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online 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.

    At 1:15pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Winter Garden, Microsoft Offices

  • 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 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Broadway, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck

  • Office 365: New Capabilities You Should Be Using Internally

    by Naomi Moneypenny

    Office 365 is ever improving but you may not have time to learn to use the amazing functionality available beyond Office. On top of that, the service is rapidly evolving with new apps like Planner, Delve, Sway, Groups, Connectors, PowerApps, external groups in Yammer, SP/OneDrive updates and ties to Microsoft Flow & PowerBI and even more. If you’d like to collaborate better internally and even with your customers, this practical session will show you how!

    At 1:15pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Central Park West, Microsoft Offices

  • Rapid Prototyping with “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools

    by Erik Noren

    As a developer there is often a need to create a quick proof of concept project to test out ideas. For web development this is usually easy but SharePoint solutions can involve extra deployment effort before they can be tested. Enter "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools. Napa is a great way to get started building Office Add-Ins from a compatible web browser. In this session I'll show you how to rapidly create and deploy SharePoint Add-ins and even access your tenant data without opening Visual Studio. Experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript is required for this session. Familiarity with AngularJS or jQuery is preferred.

    At 1:15pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 30th July

    In Carnegie, Microsoft Offices

    Coverage slide deck