MS Ignite 2016 Day 3

Todays theme: more talks, lots of good information 

Today was a jam packed sprint through so many sessions that I hope my One Note doesn’t blow up so I miss all the great things that were said and shown in the following sessions:

Discover what’s new and what’s coming with SharePoint Modern Team sites

Presented by: Jeremy Mazner

Loved this session mainly due to all the new features that were being shown in what is coming for new team sites in SPO. Things like the new document library interface, the ability to download multiple files in a zip format from the web, Pinning docs to the top to keep topics in front of users, and many other little things that make the new SPO look more professional I think.

There was also a quick demo of a Power App used to submit sales promo ideas with both a mobile and online interface. Very slick! I’m going to have to see if our tenant is on first release so we can start playing around with some of these new features.

Use Business Intelligence for process management

Presented by: Scott Elmers

This quick 20 minutes talk was a great discussion and demo of how Visio 2016 can be used to link data to things like org charts or other business related flows of information to show data based on certain colors or values of data that are pulled in from other sources. Scott gave some great examples and said pretty much any kind or source of data can be pulled from.

Ultimate Field guide to Office 365 groups

Presented by: Ben Naulin and Tony

I have to admit, that I know very little about O365 groups. After this talk though, I think I know more about them, but it almost seems like with the new features and functionality being added to groups now, it’s even harder to quantify what they do. I think I understand that MS want Groups to be containers for users to access resources within O365, but since it’s not similar across products in the cloud, it’s difficult to say that these are ready to start being used to their full functionality. Great talk though and lots of good info given, but I think Groups still need to be fleshed out and integrated more.

Pick the right Tool – O365: What to use When

Presented by: Michael Blumenthal

This quick 20 minute talk was a good strait forward talk on what tool in the MS cloud is best for what role. Things like communicating with users, but not spamming them and how to have developed discussions were used to link to things like Office Groups, Yammer, and SharePoint Online.

Learn 3 essential tips for user adoption of Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365

Presented by: Susan Hanley

This was also another quick talk displaying some good ideas on how to bring users to SharePoint. They were:

Tip One: Solve a critical problem for the user with the solution

Tip two: Don’t ignore training, provide it in context of the scenario

Tip Three: Get some help. Leaders model behavior

Great talk and I wish this could have been a longer discussion, because it speaks to business problems, not technological ones.

Learn best practices for managing and administering SharePoint Online and One Drive for business

Presented by: Chris Bortlik

Of all the session that I saw today, this one had the most demos of the O365 and SharePoint 2016 content. Lots of good stuff and so much I could barely keep up. I think I’m going to go back and watch this session recorded later because there was so much good content.

Get the most out of the new Microsoft SharePoint

Presented by: Laura Rogers and Adam Hartmetz

Very good discussion on how to link business problems to technology problems. Laura and Adam also gave a good breakdown about how to recruit users in your organization to assist in developing talent and buy in from other users in your company. Some good demos of content and sites functions were given along with good Power Apps and Flow examples as well.

Best practices when migrating ECM Content to Microsoft SharePoint Server and O365

Presented by: Chris Givens

Great quick talk on the steps to think about when moving a lot of content into SharePoint that used to be in older or out of date content stores. Also gave vendor neutral ideas for solution, which is rare in a talk like this. Will have to look deeper into this. 

Wow that was another long day with great content. Tomorrow seems to be jammed packed as well.

Thanks,

BJ

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s