April 10th, 2018
At the Ramada Plaza Cincinnati North
11320 Chester Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $199 Early Bird Registration
$299 after February 16th
$250 each for Groups of 5 or more
Canviz – CTO, Partner
I am an 11 time Microsoft MVP, a Partner, and the CTO at Canviz where I am currently leading several projects that include PowerApps, Azure, Office 365, SharePoint Framework, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, full web stack, and numerous other technologies. I give back to my community by coaching and growing youth sports teams.
For over a decade, I have created close relationships with the MS SharePoint & Azure teams which provides me access to early releases. My team and I work closely with the MS teams to develop training and samples that MS distributes to architects and developers worldwide on MSDN, TechNet, and GitHub and we use this knowledge and experience to implement software solutions for our clients.
Creating Real-World Mobile Business Applications with Microsoft PowerApps and Office 365
Abstract: In this session, I will take you on a tour of the latest and greatest PowerApps templates my team and I developed for Microsoft. During the tour I will demonstrate how numerous Office 365 services are integrated with PowerApps, share lessons learned, and show you how you can use the templates as-is, or extend them for your own organization. This webinar caters to both managers and developers by providing ideas and design patterns you can use to create your own PowerApps. Come learn what’s possible with PowerApps and Office 365 today!
Session #2 Title
Advanced PowerApps Techniques and Development Patterns
Abstract: In this session, I will teach you a variety of advanced techniques and patterns you can use to create PowerApps that perform great and are easy to deploy and maintain. This session will showcase many of the PowerApps templates my team and I developed for Microsoft to illustrate these concepts in practice. You will learn how to make PowerApps configurable, how to make an Active Directory people picker control, how to dynamically lay out controls, how to convert a PowerApp from one form factor to another, how to cache data for the optimal user experience, and many other things every PowerApp can benefit from. If you are looking to take your PowerApps knowledge from rookie or beginner to expert, this is the session for you.
Applied Information Sciences – Infrastructure Consultant
Clint has over 15 years of industry experience with extensive knowledge of network troubleshooting, security, and architecture, specializing in SharePoint administration and infrastructure for the past 10 years. He has assisted numerous public and private customers to plan, build, and optimize large-scale SharePoint deployments in locations around the world. Clint is a co-author of, SharePoint Server 2010 Administration 24-Hour Trainer, and has held the position of infrastructure consultant with AIS since 2012.
The Voluntold Admin – SharePoint Admin 101
Abstract: You are the IT admin at Widget Global Mega Corp and your boss just returned from a trade conference. He is all fired up over this “SharePoint” tool everyone has been talking about. He wants you to get up to speed on it pronto. There is just one problem, you haven’t even touched this Sharedpoint Porthole thing?!?! Never Fear! In this session we will start from the ground floor. I will filter out all the noise and show you exactly what you need to know to make your deployment a success. From concepts, to installation best practices, to daily maintenance. By the end of this session you will know exactly what it takes to deploy and admin SharePoint!
Bitstream Foundry LLC – Chief Technology Officer
Sean is the Chief Technology Officer for Bitstream Foundry, a Cincinnati-based provider of SharePoint solutions, services, and consulting. Microsoft certified MCP, MCTS, and MCPD, Sean has over two decades of experience developing software, building infrastructures, and solving technical problems. Unable to take anything except the deep dive into any role, Sean has acquired a diverse and expansive skill set as consultant, product manager, solution architect, team lead, administrator, and platform evangelist through the years. Some might label his passion for all things tech related as borderline ‘obsession’, but it is equal only to his desire to share those discoveries and experiences with others as author, blogger, and frequent speaker/instructor at technical conferences, user groups, and similar events all over North America. Sean is also a Microsoft MVP. He can be reached through his blog (http://SharePointInterface.com) or on Twitter (@spmcdonough)
MAX Training – Senior Instructor
Mike is currently a Senior Instructor at MAX Technical Training in Cincinnati Ohio. He has worn many IT hats over nearly forty years as a business owner, developer, tech writer, trainer, DBA and consultant. He is a SharePoint MVP for 2010 – 2018 and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He specializes in SharePoint, PowerShell and .NET development. Mike is a member of the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group leadership team and when time permits, speaks at SharePoint user groups, SharePoint Saturday events and other SharePoint events. Mike has written over 160 training and technical manuals, and three SharePoint books.
KiZAN Technologies – Principal Consultant
Patrick Tucker is a long-time trainer, speaker and consultant with a background in development and a focus on helping businesses get the most value from their technology. He works on the Collaboration and Enterprise Social Team with KiZAN as a Principal Consultant.
Patrick has worked in the IT industry for 20 years and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000, spending most of his time with SharePoint and Office 365. He has spoken at SharePoint Cincy, SharePoint Fest, SPTechCon, Code PaLOUsa, numerous SharePoint Saturdays and DogFoodCon. He lives outside of Louisville, KY with his beautiful wife, brilliant son, and smelly Beagle.
For the Records – Managing Records and Retention in SharePoint Online
Abstract: Certain documents are so valuable that we want to lock them away from the edits of the world and keep them forever, or until the retention policy says they can go away. This session will review records management and disposition options in SharePoint Online. We will look at options that have been baked into SharePoint for a while now (in-place records, records center site templates, information management policies). We will also look at “labels” that are emerging in the broader world of Office 365 for records declaration and retention, and how they work with Data Loss Prevention policies as well.
Microsoft – Senior Premier Field Engineer
John is a skilled IT professional with over twenty years of experience implementing complex platforms and solutions, specializing in Office 365. He co-authored the “SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide” in September, 2010 (http://tinyurl.com/SPDR2010book) and the “SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide” in January, 2009 (http://www.tinyurl.com/SPDRbook). He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) for several Microsoft server products and platforms.
How Groups, Teams, and SharePoint Online’s Modern Experience Impact Collaboration in Office 365
Abstract: There’s been a lot going on around Collaboration in Office 365 in the past year, and these developments often lead to more questions than answers for users and organizations. This session will review technical aspects of new functionality such as the Modern Experience in SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups, and Microsoft Teams, and look to address some of the most common questions about them being raised by Microsoft’s customers. The session will also look at how these changes can impact other long-standing challenges in Office 365 Collaboration, such as Information Architecture and Governance.
PAIT Group – Owner
Stephanie Donahue is a Microsoft MVP who has a focus on helping organizations leverage their investment in SharePoint to create and maximize ROI. She believes that setting a strategic path using an innovative road map and consistent methodology is the key to a successful implementation. Stephanie is an active blogger and event speaker with over 17 years in the I.T. industry and over 8 years of experience with SharePoint. You can follow Stephanie at @stephkdonahue on Twitter or read her blog at http://stephkdonahue.com
Five Steps to Kick-Start your SharePoint Deployment
Abstract: Upgrading from a legacy version of SharePoint? Deploying SharePoint for the first time? Want to expand the use of your current environment? Governance, site architecture, migration tools, user adoption…..there are a LOT of things to consider as part of deploying SharePoint. Whether you are on-premises or in the cloud, this session will provide you with 5 steps to kick-start your deployment.
Session #2 Title
The Art of Possible: Strategies for Changing Culture and Improving Engagement in SharePoint
Abstract: Frustrated with a lack of SharePoint user adoption? You’re not alone – most organizations are still facing challenges with moving away from file shares and emails. Changing the way people work can take time and patience, but it can be done! This session will cover step by step strategies for transitioning legacy work cultures into a modern workplace. Learn how to improve engagement by finding pain points and providing valuable solutions that will give you long lasting results in SharePoint.
Focal Point Solutions – CEO/Solutions Architect
Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. Previously, Stacy led a rapidly growing SharePoint practice where she engaged in a wide range of consulting projects across various industries. With nearly 20 years of experience in the IT Industry, Stacy has mainly focused on Collaboration Solutions such as IBM’s Lotus Notes\Domino and Microsoft’s Messaging and Collaboration Solutions including deployments and SharePoint upgrades.
Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a SharePoint MVP and is actively sharing her real world expertise through authoring in the blog http://www.spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co, and speaking at various SharePoint Saturday’s, Collab365, ITUnity, SPTechCon, SharePoint Fest, SharePoint Engage, and User Group events. She also co-authored two books called SharePoint 2013 and 2010 Using Managed Metadata.
Taking User Profiles to New Heights!
Abstract: How many of you know what User Profiles can do? When I typically ask that question I get responses such as: It connects to Active Directory so that properties can be synced into SharePoint so we can use that info (but not sure how), or the most popular, we can add pictures to our profile and other information that others can see. Both of those answers are true but only scratch the surface of what User Profiles can do in SharePoint and most importantly for your organization. I could talk for hours about all the great things that User Profiles can do, but, in addition to talking about it I’m going to show you all the things that a User Profile can do and how the functionality can improve meeting preparation, company bonding and getting to know more about the organization you work for. I won’t stop there either as we will also venture down the path of application integration and how it can streamline processes and limit human error in day to day processes. With the user of User Profiles you can be on your way to building that one stop shop for company information.
Brian T. Jackett
Microsoft – Senior Premier Field Engineer
Brian T. Jackett is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft with 13 years in the IT industry. He has lived his life by a quote from Walt Disney: “when you are curious, you finds lots of interesting things to do.” Lately Brian’s curiosity has led him to working with Office 365 development / administration, various aspects of Azure, and PowerApps and Flow development. When he’s not playing board games you can find Brian giving back to the community through presenting, planning and volunteering at conferences, blogging, and contributing to the Twitterverse.
Dipping Your Toe into Cloud Development with Azure Functions
Abstract: Those on-prem custom solutions (ex. timer jobs, batch processes, etc.) need to be re-written for SharePoint Online. Where do you host them so that you don’t DoS the proxy? How do you properly secure public endpoints for Azure resources? What authentication will you use against SharePoint Online? In this session we will introduce Azure Functions and related services as an option for replacing on-prem solutions while keeping in mind security, architecture, authentication, scalability, and more. We’ll also walk through a real-world scenario calling Office 365 APIs using an authenticated Azure AD app. Prior experience with Azure is helpful but not required.