Conference Day 3

Wednesday May 28, 2014

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    Session 11.0
    Advanced
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Roger CormierRoger Cormier
    Premier Field Engineer
    Microsoft

    SharePoint Hybrid Deployments: SharePoint On-Premise and Office 365 Integration
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    ​An in-depth overview of how enterprises can start complementing their on premise SharePoint 2013 environments with cloud services through hybrid deployments.   Attendees will be exposed to the benefits of hybrid deployments and the drivers which are contributing to the rapid adoption of Office 365 Attendees will also learn how to configure hybrid SharePoint environments via comprehensive live demos

    Audience :IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :Infrastructure and technology - The Cloud and Office 365 - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Roger Cormier
    Roger Cormier
    Premier Field Engineer
    Microsoft
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    Session 11.1
    Intermediate
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Amit VasuAmit Vasu
    Senior SharePoint Consultant
    OnX Enterprise Solutions

    What’s new in SharePoint 2013 workflow (SharePoint Designer 2013 and VS 2012)
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    ​In this session you will learn about workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013. This will cover different tools available for creating custom workflow for SharePoint 2013 including Visio 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012. This session will also walk you through on workflow architecture changes, how to setup workflow manager in SharePoint 2013, system requirements and gotchas when creating your first custom workflow for SharePoint 2013. Level Introductory to Intermediate.

    Audience :Developer - Information Architect/Business Analyst
    Topics :Integration and development - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Amit Vasu
    Amit Vasu
    Senior SharePoint Consultant
    OnX Enterprise Solutions
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    Session 11.2
    Intermediate
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Dan BarkerDan Barker
    Global Product Manager
    Dell Software

    An Executives Guide to the Economics of SharePoint Development and the Cloud
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    ​SharePoint developers are some of the most expensive IT resources on the planet. Are you finding it difficult to deliver robust, cost-effective SharePoint solutions across the enterprise? Join the club. In this unique session, we will dissect the dichotomy of traditional SharePoint development cost and risk and compare it the advantages presented in SharePoint 2013 app model and the cloud.

    Audience :Business Manager - IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :The Cloud and Office 365 - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Dan Barker
    Dan Barker
    Global Product Manager
    Dell Software
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    Session 11.3
    Introduction
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Dave MartinDave Martin
    VP Product Marketing & Microsoft Alliance
    Gimmal

    Making SharePoint Part of Your Information Governance Strategy
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    ​Governance is more than controlling content, it’s managing the people, processes and technology we have within our organization. Microsoft SharePoint can connect these elements, and provide a platform for good information governance. In order to provide a connected and end-to-end environment for governance we need to extend SharePoint’s native capabilities. This session will discuss the primary challenges you need to be aware of, and outline solution best-practices that can help enable organizations to harness the broad adoption of SharePoint and define enterprise-wide information governance and policy enforcement across the entire information lifecycle for all of your content, through SharePoint.

    Audience :Business Manager - IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :Best practices in information architecture - The Cloud and Office 365 - Business solutions - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Dave Martin
    Dave Martin
    VP Product Marketing & Microsoft Alliance
    Gimmal
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    Session 11.4
    Case Studies
    8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Caroline AndrewsCaroline Andrews
    Director, IT
    The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

    Crawl, Walk then Run...Structuring a Strategic SharePoint Adoption
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    ​In my many years in the Ontario Government I have implemented many forms of SharePoint Solutions, from simple Extranets to full scale Ministry-wide collaboration platforms. I have learned a lot of things along the way, and love to share my findings. In this session you will learn successful techniques to help you on your road to gaining user buy in, adoption of governance, and developing a culture of collaboration.

    Audience :Business Manager - IT Management
    Topics :Integration and development - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Caroline Andrews
    Caroline Andrews
    Director, IT
    The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
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    Session 12.0
    Advanced
    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM
    Mike FitzmauriceMike Fitzmaurice
    Vice President - Product Technology
    Nintex

    Forms and Workflow: Putting the Right Work in the Right Place
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    ​Regardless of whether you’re coding your own forms in ASP.NET, using InfoPath, or using a third-party product, certain practices make sense when building forms for workflow solutions. The key is to decide what work should be performed by the form and what should be done by the workflow. Thinking about the overall solution rather than only a form is essential, and this session will walk you through examples of how to do so.

    Audience :Developer - Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager
    Topics :Integration and development - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Mike Fitzmaurice
    Mike Fitzmaurice
    Vice President - Product Technology
    Nintex
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    Session 12.1
    Intermediate
    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM
    Agnes MolnarAgnes Molnar
    Senior Consultant
    aghy.hu

    Best practices for Information Architecture and Enterprise Search
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    ​Information Architecture (IA) for a large organization is often as complex as a twisting labyrinth. In this session, we will explain, and demonstrate, why a good IA design is important for search and also provide best practices on how to plan, maintain and govern. We will also demonstrate how search provides the building blocks (entity extraction, metadata processing, etc..) for improving knowledge management and discovery scenarios for people and content.

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst
    Topics :Best practices in information architecture - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Agnes Molnar
    Agnes Molnar
    Senior Consultant
    aghy.hu
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    Session 12.2
    Advanced
    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM
    Michaël Van WesemaelMichaël Van Wesemael
    Developer
    U2U

    Javascript for sharepoint
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    ​The latest years we have seen JavaScript becoming more and more important. While you could still ignore the existence of JavaScript as a SharePoint 2010 developer, this is getting harder and harder if you are developing for SharePoint 2013. This presentation will show were JavaScript can be used for creating great SharePoint-apps and solutions. During this presentation developers will be introduced to some of the topics involving JavaScript for SharePoint:

    - Customizing views for lists and libraries by using JavaScript with the JSLink-property.
    - Creating display templates with JavaScript
           For showing search-results
           For modifying the content search web part
           For search refiners
    - Creating list-operations like select, deselect,… using JavaScript in custom actions
    - Showing HTML and SharePoint pages as a dialog by using the Dialog Framework
    - Showing statuses and notifications on pages using JavaScript
    - SharePoint 2013 JavaScript CSOM (Client Side Object Model)
    - Calling SharePoint REST services with JQuery
    - The SharePoint cross-domain JavaScript library

    Audience :Developer
    Topics :Integration and development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Michaël Van Wesemael
    Michaël Van Wesemael
    Developer
    U2U
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    Session 12.3
    Intermediate
    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM
    Reza AlirezaeiReza Alirezaei
    Author, MVP, MCT, MCPD, MCITP & MCTS
    DevHorizon

    Overview of SQL Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013
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    ​Shredded Storage is this new storage model in SharePoint Server 2013 which is meant to reduce the I/O impact and improve storage utilization when working with historical versions.

    In this session you will learn SharePoint storage evolution from day ONE until the latest and greatest version, with the focus on the actual implementation and benefits of Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013.

    Audience :Developer - IT Professional
    Topics :Infrastructure and technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Reza Alirezaei
    Reza Alirezaei
    Author, MVP, MCT, MCPD, MCITP & MCTS
    DevHorizon
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    Session 12.4
    Introduction
    9:50 AM - 11:05 AM
    Chris McNultyChris McNulty
    CTO
    Dell

    Mail enhancements for Office 365
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    ​SharePoint-based services on premises and Office 365 provide a strong repository for content centralization and a single version of the truth.  All too often, the speed and ubiquity of Exchange-centric messaging make it too easy to create and send multiple copies of documents to your team, which go immediately out of date.   But Exchange on Office 365 has new integration with SharePoint that you may not have seen.  Come to this session and you’ll learn to create Site Mailboxes, eDiscovery & Data Loss Prevention, and Yammer email integration.

    Audience :Information Architect/Business Analyst - IT Professional
    Topics :Best practices in information architecture - Infrastructure and technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Chris McNulty
    Chris McNulty
    CTO
    Dell
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    Session 13.0
    Advanced
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Mike FitzmauriceMike Fitzmaurice
    Vice President - Product Technology
    Nintex

    Stages - The Best Way to Design, Validate, Monitor, and Improve Workflows
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    ​SharePoint 2013 implemented a new design construct called workflow stages. They’re handy for casual purposes, but even more powerful with a little extra knowledge. Stages are more flexible, easier to validate, easier to adapt, and easier to monitor when a workflow is running. Almost any workflow can benefit from being redesigned as a set of stages, but certain use cases fit this design model particularly well. This session will explain what stages are, advocate why they should be used, and demonstrate how to create them with SharePoint Designer 2013.

    Audience :Developer - Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager
    Topics :Integration and development - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Mike Fitzmaurice
    Mike Fitzmaurice
    Vice President - Product Technology
    Nintex
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    Session 13.1
    Intermediate
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Savash AlicSavash Alic
    Principal SharePoint Specialist
    Microsoft Canada

    Real-life business value with O365 and Yammer
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    ​Enterprises are recognizing and gradually realizing value from moving computing from their premises to the cloud. In this session you will see Cloud Industry trends, Common Quick-Win scenarios, typical ROI analysis in addition to cool demonstrations of the Cloud capabilities of O365 and Yammer. You will also learn functionality and operational differences between cloud/on-prem/hosted and versions.

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager - IT Management
    Topics :The Cloud and Office 365
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Savash Alic
    Savash Alic
    Principal SharePoint Specialist
    Microsoft Canada
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    Session 13.2
    Intermediate
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Ed MustersEd Musters
    SharePoint Architect
    Infusion

    SharePoint 2013:Document Management Out Of the Box
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    ​Everybody comes away from this document management session with new practical information they had not known before! A whirlwind of concepts and demos! From a thorough introduction – how versioning really works, check-in, content approval, workflow, list views, and auditing. To the advanced – document templates, meta data, content types, content type hub, managed metadata + navigation, list templates, and retention. You will come away with customer proven ways to immediately implement practical document management – on premise or in the cloud. (Note: Many concepts discussed are suitable for versions 2007 – 2013).

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager
    Topics :Case studies - Best practices in information architecture - The Cloud and Office 365 - Business solutions - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Ed Musters
    Ed Musters
    SharePoint Architect
    Infusion
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    Session 13.3
    Introduction
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Danny BoulangerDanny Boulanger
    President and CEO
    Alcero

    Ask the Experts!
    Successful SharePoint for PM’s and Executives
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    SharePoint projects are hard. It’s easy to make mistakes that can negatively affect the success of your projects. Come to this panel to hear some of the best ideas that these experienced SharePoint experts have come across. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, and to share your own success stories.

    • Lead: Danny Boulanger
    • Michelle Caldwell
    • Virgil Carroll
    • Michal Pisarek

    Don't miss this opportunity to ask the Experts! During this session open to all you will be able to ask questions and get answers from the specialists.

    Audience :Developer - Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager - IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :Best practices in information architecture - Infrastructure and technology - The Cloud and Office 365 - Integration and development - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Danny Boulanger
    Danny Boulanger
    President and CEO
    Alcero
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    Session 13.4
    Case Studies
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Ivor DaviesIvor Davies
    SharePoint Analyst
    LCBO

    LCBO Uncorks SharePoint Governance (A real world case study)
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    SharePoint Governance Presentation (does not require a specific version of SharePoint - 2010 or 2013) .  A real-world approach to SharePoint Governance - how we did it (here at the LCBO) using our examples, what we did, and why did it that way. Initially SharePoint Governance was not identified during the initial project scoping but it soon became an integral part of the project plan.

    I will provide a high level overview of our Governance Plan document & the internal Governance Site we created on our portal. Level Introductory.

    During the session a raffle will be held for what I consider to be the defacto book of SharePoint Governance - Essential SharePoint 2013 - Practical Guidance for Meaningful Business Results (Scott Jamison, Susan Hanley and Chris Bortlik). Only those in attending the session will have a chance to win a copy of this great book (as well as some other prizes).

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager
    Topics :Case studies - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Ivor Davies
    Ivor Davies
    SharePoint Analyst
    LCBO
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    Session 13.5
    Business Solutions
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Greg SandersonGreg Sanderson
    Technical Specialist
    K2

    Workflow, Forms, Data & Reports: SharePoint business apps with K2
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    ​​See how K2 offers an easier way to build and automate workflow-driven apps in SharePoint. Rapidly build forms that combine SharePoint and line of business data. Combine those with workflows that reach across your enterprise. Provide management and department heads real-time insight into how their business functions. Deliver all of this with visual design tools, without writing a line of code and with SharePoint at its heart.

    Audience :Business Manager - Project Manager - IT Management
    Topics :Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Greg Sanderson
    Greg Sanderson
    Technical Specialist
    K2
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    Session 14.0
    Advanced
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Saguenay BarussSaguenay Baruss
    Principal Director, AvePoint Client Services
    AvePoint

    When SharePoint gets Big
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    ​This session will consider SharePoint deployments involving high degrees of complexity and large quantities of data. It will consider how to implement what you need today while designing for future capacity, scalability, and sustainability.

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :Case studies - Best practices in information architecture - Infrastructure and technology - Business solutions - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Saguenay Baruss
    Saguenay Baruss
    Principal Director, AvePoint Client Services
    AvePoint
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    Session 14.1
    Intermediate
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Edouard ShaarEdouard Shaar
    SharePoint Program Analyst
    GSoft Inc.

    Yohan BelvalYohan Belval
    SharePoint Expert
    GSoft

    Image Slider with SharePoint 2013 Search Results Web Part
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    ​Don’t have access to the enterprise version of SharePoint 2013? Unable to use the Content Search Web Part? No Problem! Lets build an image slider Web Part with the Search Results Web Part using display templates with the out of box functionality.

    Audience :Developer
    Topics :The Cloud and Office 365 - Integration and development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Edouard Shaar
    Edouard Shaar
    SharePoint Program Analyst
    GSoft Inc.

    Yohan Belval
    Yohan Belval
    SharePoint Expert
    GSoft
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    Session 14.2
    Intermediate
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Cynthia BeldnerCynthia Beldner
    Customer Success Manager
    Microsoft

    How to become a Yammer Power User in 75 minutes
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    ​The Yammer Power User is the foundation of enterprise social networking, assisting their organization by strengthening engagement. This how-to session showcases advanced skills for creating groups and notes, managing information through the use of topics, bookmarks, notifications, and using Yammer apps. After 75 minutes, you will lead effective information sharing by nurturing a culture of powerful use of social in your enterprise.

    Audience :Business Manager - Project Manager - IT Management - IT Professional
    Topics :Best practices in information architecture - Business solutions - Enterprise Social - Collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Cynthia Beldner
    Cynthia Beldner
    Customer Success Manager
    Microsoft
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    Session 14.4
    Case Studies
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Carmien OwenCarmien Owen
    Chief Possibility Officer
    Unlimited Potential

    Transforming Government with SharePoint and Nintex Workflow
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    ​Originally engaged to analyze the business needs of a provincial government branch, our innovative approach to collaboration and business process automation soon resulted in a quantum leap - from contemplation of a multi-million dollar investment in an enterprise system to bringing the development expertise in-house through knowledge transfer. The result has been nothing short of unprecedented and stunning! In only eight months eight different SharePoint-Nintex business systems have been brought production, legacy applications are being retired, and with an expansion of this approach to multiple branches the stage has been set to shift the parent Division from waiting years for systems upgrades and changes, to owning their own business automation. In this session we will review the approach taken to automate a government flood disaster recovery, accommodation and land planning, realty services, property management and project management processes, as well as delve into the measurable results of this revolutionary business automation program.

    Audience :Business Manager - Information Architect/Business Analyst - Project Manager - IT Management
    Topics :Case studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Carmien Owen
    Carmien Owen
    Chief Possibility Officer
    Unlimited Potential
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    Session 14.5
    Business Solutions
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Amit VasuAmit Vasu
    Senior SharePoint Consultant
    OnX Enterprise Solutions

    Go Beyond the Basics with SharePoint Project and Document Management!
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    ​Punch beyond your weight through leveraging key enabled components of SharePoint such as MS Project and Document Management.  Attend this live demo to see in action how a customized Project solution based on SharePoint can allow your team to manage the critical Projects that your team has on the go.  In addition pump up what you can do with Document Management through enabling simple drag and drop from Outlook for both Emails and Documents.  All solutions are delivered as a service and based on SharePoint in the OnX Cloud.

    Audience :Business Manager - Project Manager - IT Management
    Topics :The Cloud and Office 365 - Business solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Amit Vasu
    Amit Vasu
    Senior SharePoint Consultant
    OnX Enterprise Solutions