This Track includes video recordings of 11 of our most popular SharePoint sessions taught by industry recognized, hands-on specialists. Topics range from PowerShell to Site Provisioning to Search to Governance ... and a whole lot in between. See SharePoint Track session abstracts below.
What Options Do Non-Developers Have in SharePoint 2013?
In SharePoint 2013, many no-code tools and technologies can be used to make elaborate applications. In this session, you will get an introduction to tools such as Access 2013 (for Access Services), SharePoint Designer 2013, and InfoPath 2013. You will get an understanding of how these tools play together to create robust end-to-end SharePoint applications.
Introduction to PowerShell for the Anxious IT Pro
“What was wrong with my handy STSADM scripts?” “You mean there are things that I cannot do from the GUI now?” “WHAT THE HECK IS THIS VERB-NOUN STUFF?” If you have been thinking these or similar things about the new world order under a PowerShell-driven regime, you are not alone. Come learn the basics and how to truly optimize your SharePoint implementation using this powerful ITPro toolset. You will walk away with a mind full of new ideas and a pocket full of scripts to get you started.
Create Powerful SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows in Office 365 and On-Premises
In Office 365 (SharePoint Online), you can create dynamic and reusable workflows. SharePoint Designer 2013 lets you design powerful, multi-step workflows from scratch using stages, loops, conditions, actions, and more. You can even create your workflows graphically using Visio 2013 components built directly within SharePoint Designer 2013. You can also customize your workflow input forms using InfoPath 2013. In this session, you will learn all about SharePoint Designer 2013 workflows for the cloud and their integration with Visio 2013 and InfoPath 2013.
SharePoint Performance: Best Practices from the Field
Do you want to avoid performance mistakes? This in-depth session will discuss how to properly position your SharePoint farm for success, beginning with the hardware and ending with troubleshooting methodologies to maximize performance. Find out about the pitfalls before you hit them from someone who has climbed out of deep dark holes in the real world. Best practices from the field are combined with recommendations from Microsoft and trial-and-error experiences.
Top 10 New ECM Features in SharePoint 2013
The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) features in SharePoint have steadily improved with each new release of the platform. In this session, we'll explore the top 10 new ECM features that have been added to SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on "new." The session will include demos that showcase real-world examples of how each feature can be used to enhance the overall user experience when working with email, collaborative documents, and official records.
Migrating SharePoint Solutions to Apps for SharePoint
There are many business scenarios and solutions that have been built on the SharePoint 2010 platform that are critical to customers. As companies, partners, and solution providers look to move to the SharePoint 2013 platform, these solutions should be reimagined to leverage the new cloud app model and apps for SharePoint. This session will deep dive into the key scenarios and techniques of migrating the most common customization patterns from SharePoint 2010 solutions to apps for SharePoint.
Developing Search Applications in SharePoint 2013
This session looks at what developers can do with the SharePoint Search API to create custom search applications. Whether your goal is to enhance the SharePoint Search center or create custom search applications that take advantage of SharePoint’s powerful search engine, this session offers tools and techniques to help you build the solution and get the most from SharePoint Search. This session will discuss:
- The New 2013 Search API
- Adding query time logic
- The SharePoint REST interface for Search
- People Search and applying relevance
Automating Site Provisioning for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013
For all its rich functionality, SharePoint does little to help provision and organize its sites and site collections. In this session, you'll learn how to customize SharePoint to automate site provisioning for greater consistency and governance. You'll also learn how to create a directory of sites for easy navigation. The speakers will demonstrate multiple approaches from real customer engagements, including a SharePoint 2013 app, a workflow-based solution for flexible approvals, and a full-featured, multi-farm solution that can scale for a large enterprise. Come and see how a little custom code can go a long way to organize and manage SharePoint sites.
Best Practices for Role-Based Management
In today's compliance environment, it's critical to manage SharePoint with least-privilege security, manageability, and auditability. In this highly practical session, SharePoint MVP Dan Holme discusses everything you ever wanted to know about managing users and groups across a variety of SharePoint scenarios. You'll learn exactly what service accounts are necessary to create a least-privilege SharePoint installation and how they must be configured. You'll learn how to manage service accounts and their passwords to ensure compliance with your IT security policies. You'll explore the pros and cons of multiple app pools and identities. You'll examine approaches to user and group management to identify the best practices for various SharePoint workloads. And you'll learn how to delegate administrative rights. You'll be surprised by some of the very important, under-documented guidance you'll take away, and you'll be equipped to succeed.
Office 365: Introduction to SharePoint Online Development
SharePoint Online, part of the Office 365 suite, offers a great developer story in the cloud. Through the use of sandboxed solutions, you can deploy highly customized solutions using Visual Studio 2012. With REST and the client object model, you will be able to develop great applications that truly engage your users. We'll cover how to build apps that will work in the cloud or on-premises. You'll also learn how to configure a development environment. This session will then walk you through the process step-by-step to develop, test, and deploy your applications with SharePoint Online. If you're interested in developing solutions in the cloud, this session will have everything you need to get started.
Implementing End-to-End SharePoint Governance
In this comprehensive discussion of business and service governance, SharePoint MVP Dan Holme brings together elements of management, project, and development frameworks. You'll learn about the critical factors for successful governance and compliance, including vision, roles, responsibilities, accountability, measurability, process, and iteration.
You'll come away with messages you can use to understand and communicate the role of SharePoint to your organization, an invaluable framework with which to translate requirements to design, guidance for avoiding requirement-gathering spin-cycles, and an understanding of the strategic, cultural, and procedural components of a successful SharePoint implementation.