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.