Session Schedule

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  • 11:00 AM
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    12:00 PM
    Overview of What’s New and Compelling in SharePoint 2013
    Room 1
    The latest and greatest version of SharePoint is releasing, and it is time once again for SharePoint architects to examine the new features in the software and how they change the best practices around design and implementation. During this session, we cover the major architectural changes, including the integration of FAST Search, new service applications, and how SQL Server 2012 changes data tier architecture for SharePoint 2013.  We’ll cover enhanced claims-based authentication options and new best practices around SharePoint extranet models, and we’lldiscuss and demonstrate the new Site Mailbox integration options with Exchange 2013. SharePoint architects, administrators, and developers will gain valuable insight into this new, powerful version of SharePoint and will be able to immediately use the best practices presented within their own environments.


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  • 12:00 PM
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    12:15 PM
    Networking Break
    Room 1
  • 12:15 PM
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    1:15 PM
    Getting Ready for SharePoint 2013 Development
    Room 1
    With the release of SharePoint 2013 this year, new development features coupled with the software include app development, Azure powered workflows, and Windows Phone 7 OS integration. Developers can now build apps that take advantage of SharePoint functionalities and design and execute workflows through a variety of development tools.  Additionally, apps and workflows no longer live and run in the SharePoint environment, but rather in the cloud.  In this session we will discuss the latest development options such as the newer client object models as well as OData, OAuth, and Napa.  In addition, we'll present the basics for developing and deploying applications to the new SharePoint 2013 App Store. 
  • 1:15 PM
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    1:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Room 1
  • 1:30 PM
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    2:30 PM
    The Future of Social Collaboration in the Enterprise
    Room 1
    Jeremy Thake, SharePoint MVP and AvePoint Chief Architect, will share his vision on the next generation of social collaboration in the enterprise as well as best practices for encouraging participation and driving adoption. Jeremy has been a very active voice in the SharePoint community since 2006, heavily utilizing social media platforms including blogs, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer in addition to co-founding popular community website NothingButSharePoint.com in 2010.
     
    In this presentation, Jeremy will introduce the concepts of social collaboration and its core benefits for the enterprise. He will also highlight new and enhanced social features in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and demonstrate examples of it in use in the industry alongside Yammer.
     
    You’ll leave with a fresh understanding of:
    •           An introduction to what social collaboration is and how it has evolved
    •           The benefits of encouraging and adopting social collaboration in the enterprise
    •           Approaches to adopting social collaboration in the workplace
    •           The social collaboration capabilities of SharePoint 2013 and Yammer


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  • 1:30 PM
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    2:30 PM
    Bringing Content to Your Fingertips: thinking outside the box for search
    Room 2
    The amount of data warehoused within today’s enterprises is growing exponentially. It’s located in various databases and other repositories, behind the firewall and in the cloud and during the time that organizations are deploying SharePoint to help them make information available to a broad range of internal customers, many realize that not all content can live in SharePoint.  Thinking outside of the box, organizations can offer a more complete set of functionality to SharePoint with the content users expect but without the administrative overhead.
     
    In this session we will discuss:
    • How to bring information appropriately to create happy end users
    • Why information should live in SharePoint and why it shouldn’t
    • How to build the SharePoint portal that SharePoint deserves to be


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  • 2:30 PM
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    2:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Room 1
  • 2:45 PM
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    3:55 PM
    From Blueprint to Picture Perfect: Rightsizing Your SharePoint Environment
    Room 1
    Designing the ideal SharePoint environment is a topic many organizations struggle with. Many organizations have multiple versions of SharePoint, from 2003 to 2013, and use other document management and collaboration tools such as Jive, eRoom, Documentum, and others. This session will cover proven strategies and best practices for creating a blueprint to develop the SharePoint-based solution that will best meet your organization’s needs. We’ll cover topics such as creating an actionable set of goals and vision for the project; drafting a governance plan for the solution; and choosing third-party tools to assist with migration, disaster recovery, and management of the environment. We’ll discuss key development challenges involving forms and workflows, as well as branding options for different types of solutions. We’ll give attention to key differences between SharePoint 2010 and 2013, along with adding cloud capacity to your SharePoint environment.
  • 3:55 PM
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    4:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Room 1
  • 4:00 PM
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    5:15 PM
    Governing and Managing Hybrid SharePoint Environments
    Room 1
    As cloud-hosting options for SharePoint mature, organizations are hoping to capitalize on cloud benefits while mitigating many of their risks. One way to hedge your bet is to incrementally migrate certain workloads to the cloud, while keeping others on-premises. In this session, we’ll walk through a number of hybrid scenarios and consider how governance plans and compliance policies may be affected and how to maintain a hybrid-healthy security posture. Whether your plans are for Office 365, Amazon, Azure, or other providers, we’ll share practical guidance to help you vet your hosting strategy.
     
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