• Getting Started with SharePoint REST API in the Custom SharePoint Workflows
    Speaker: Prashant G Bhoyar With the Introduction of Workflow Manager, there are a lot of new features/functionalities got added to the SharePoint 2013 style workflows both in SharePoint 2013/2016 and SharePoint Online. We can now use SharePoint REST APIs in the workflows. This feature provides an opportunity to implement the complex business requirements when the existing out of the box actions/activities may not be sufficient. In this demo-driven session, we will explore how to consume the REST APIs in the custom workflows built using SharePoint Designer as well as Visual Studio. This session will also cover best practices around using REST API in custom workflows. The contents of this session are applicable for both SharePoint On-Premises 2013/2016 and SharePoint online / Office 365. Prerequisite: Familiar with Office365/SharePoint Online, Pages, List, Libraries, SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015. You will learn: Architecture of Office365/SharePoint Online Workflows How to consume SharePoint REST APIs in SharePoint Workflows? Best practices for using REST API in the SharePoint Workflows?

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • Teams and Governance
    Teams is Microsoft’s newest collaboration tool designed to improve the speed and ease of collaboration in a chat based workspace. Teams is being coined the “one app to rule them all” because it provides a platform for people to work together, hold conversations and meetings, share content, and even work on other apps right within the Teams app. The benefits of Teams are great; however, they will only be realized to full potential if time is spent planning the administration, management, and user adoption of the service prior to making it available to your users. Many organizations have experienced the hardships of poor implementation and user adoption of collaboration tools in the past. This session will walk through 6 pragmatic areas to focus on for successful user adoption. About Melissa Hubbard Melissa is an Office 365 and SharePoint consultant who specializes in creating easy to use solutions for simplifying and automating business processes. She comes from a project management background and is experienced in requirements gathering and providing SharePoint end user support and training.

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • The SharePoint Business Analyst
    The session for the SharePoint guy or gal who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else in the world of SharePoint. You may work with end users, manage sites, help others or meet with users discussing their business needs and documenting how to build a SharePoint project that fulfills their needs. Perhaps you have to test, assist others with figuring out what they want from SharePoint or help manage a project move along and coordinate everything happening among all stakeholders. Requirements, improvements, architecting, possibilities, UAT, support, governance, security, basic administration, support and power-user development all seem to fall into this new "job title" that is one step short of a "SharePoint jack of all trades". After working with SharePoint for over 10 years, I am happy to share a remarkable accumulation of tips that will give you a jump start in making every project SharePoint project or site you work on a success. *A few lucky attendees will win a copy of the book "The SharePoint Business Analyst" by Matthew J. Bailey

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • The Office 365 Groups session you can take back to your colleagues w/ Matt Wade
    Baffled by Office 365 Groups? Join the club. As we’re all too aware, confused users mean meager adoption. This session will 1) cover what Groups are; 2) how to create and use Outlook Groups, Yammer Feeds, and Teams Chats; and 3) describe in detail how they’re all related (spoiler: they’re basically the same thing). Most importantly, you’ll pick up use cases that demonstrate when to use which, plus some concise infographics that will help translate this nebulous concept into concrete results. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel: after this user-focused session, you’ll receive the slides so you can present your colleagues the same session—tailored to your culture—without much effort. Kill the chaos, then reap the benefits of an engaged organization.

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • PowerShell for Office 365
    In this demo-driven session, we will cover how to use PowerShell for Office 365. You will learn: • How to use PowerShell for Office 365? • How to use REST APIS and SharePoint Client-Side Object Model (CSOM) in PowerShell? • Best Practices with Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • PowerApps a Case Study
    PowerApps was a hot topic at Ignite 2016 and other recent Microsoft events. Much of the buzz with PowerApps has been surrounding when it can replace InfoPath Forms. To show one use for PowerApps, Brad will utilize a case study of a project at a nonprofit. He will provide some of the user stories, design considerations and show a quick demo of how power Apps can be used with technologies such as Mobile, Office 365 and Azure SQL. Brad Burnette is a solutions engineer with over 20 years of professional IT industry experience in successfully executing project from analysis to implementation. Although Brad is not a SharePoint specialist, much of his career has been spent working with SharePoint developers and administrators. Past projects, in both federal and private sectors, have involved technologies such as .NET, HTML/Javascript/Bootstrap, database engineering (primarily SQL Server) including SSRS and SSAS as well as BI reporting.

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017
    Location: First Floor Conference Room. Floor P1 Next to the main entrance. We'll be hosting a viewing party for the SharePoint Virtual Summit 2017, taking place on 16 May 2017 over at Exostar for anyone interested. From the website: At this year’s SharePoint Virtual Summit—a free, online event on May 16, 2017—you’ll learn how to create a connected workplace in Office 365 with OneDrive and SharePoint and integrated with Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Windows, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper will unveil the latest product innovations and roadmap. You’ll also hear from industry-leading customers on how they are leveraging these technologies as part of their digital transformation. Jeff will be joined by Microsoft corporate vice presidents James Phillips and Chuck Friedman to discuss how Office 365, connected with Windows and Azure, is reinventing productivity for you, your teams and your organization.

    Exostar LLC

    2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard · Herndon

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  • SharePoint Framework
    SharePoint developers, new and seasoned, all have something to gain from the SharePoint Framework. While the current release (GA Feb 23rd 2017) is focused on the user interface extensibility story it allows the developer to, in a safe and structured way, extend the user interface capabilities of SharePoint using, initially, client side Web Parts. These Web Parts are executed client side and can work with data in SharePoint, in Office 365 via the Microsoft Graph or even using your own custom Web APIs using standard OAuth and REST methods. About Dheepa Iyer Dheepa is a Managing Consultant at Xgility who specializes in Microsoft Technology platforms. She has over 15 years of industry experience. As an accomplished technical lead and software engineer, she puts emphasis on team development and establishing and incorporating best practices into daily project activities. She has provided subject matter expertise and solved business problems using technology for over 80 commercial, non-profit, and government clients. Dheepa holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is a Microsoft Certified Professional in SharePoint and .NET framework. She lives in Chantilly, VA with her husband and two kids. She also enjoys volunteering at her kids’ school.

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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  • Updating Legacy SharePoint Customizations to the Add-in Model
    Many organizations using SharePoint maintain large portfolios of custom code solutions that leverage different legacy development approaches advocated by Microsoft through the years, and most of the custom code developed for earlier versions of SharePoint cannot be directly migrated to the cloud. In this session, you will learn how the SharePoint Add-in model allows you to develop maintainable customizations that have traditionally been accomplished using custom server-side code. You will learn how to categorize the types of user interface, declarative, and timer job customizations you may have performed with farm and sandboxed solutions in the past and understand how to approach developing each of them using techniques from the Add-in model. Speaker: Danny Jessee is a senior SharePoint developer, solutions architect, and trainer. For over ten years, he has specialized in the development of custom SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for federal government, military, and corporate clients. He has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the SharePoint developer experience as the platform has grown and evolved. He is always excited to share his knowledge and experience with others through blogging, social media, and speaking at conferences and user groups. Danny lives in northern Virginia with his wife and son (and another on the way!) You can find him on Twitter @dannyjessee and his blog is at http://dannyjessee.com/blog.

    Microsoft

    12012 Sunset Hills Road · Reston, VA

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