|Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010||Agnes Molnar, MVP|
SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search, especially with the features of the integrated FAST Search is better and more powerful than ever before. Because of the various versions and wide range of functionality, first we have to build and understand the comparison matrix of SharePoint 2010 Search. After that, I'll demonstrate a lot of best practices for building and administering an effective search infrastructure, including SharePoint 2010 Search Engine, FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, search federation, metadata management serving the effective search, information architecture investments.
|A Whistle Stop Tour of Office365||Andrew Woodward, MVP|
This session will be a level 100/200 aimed at the business users rather than techies. It will provide a complete overview of what Office365 is, the services offered and the different licensing models. The options for doing a mix of on premise and in the cloud.
|Don't Do SharePoint Projects (The Celery Effect)||Ant Clay|
In this session I will explain the issues I have with celery and how there is a fundamental problem with delivering SharePoint projects, and that is the word "SharePoint". Don't panic this isn't an anti-SharePoint session it's a pro-business one!
|Building Office Business Applications Using Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010||Ayman El-Hattab, MVP|
Office Business Applications (OBAs) have evolved and with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 and the introduction of Business Connectivity Services (BCS), there are new platform services to make these productivity solutions more powerful and connected to more data. This session introduces OBA and shows the power that SharePoint 2010 and BCS brings to the table.
|Introduction to Business Connectivity Services||Brett Lonsdale|
Within this session we will fully explore Business Connectivity Services including connecting to External Systems, Configure Web Parts, External Lists, Search and Business Data Columns.
|How we did it: From Collaboration to Intranet with business applications in between using SharePoint 2007||Chirag Patel|
A journey into the creation and implementation of information management solution with SharePoint 2007 within The Salvation Army UK Territory with the Republic of Ireland - a Christian Church and the second largest social care provider after the UK Government.
This session will look at the evolution of SharePoint since 2002, the use of solution templates to address specific business needs (helpdesk, meeting management, project management, IT Learning) and using the friendly SharePoint Designer 2007 to manage external data, workflows and branding. We will also cover the approach, challenges, user buy-in and pain points when transitioning to web content management - Intranet.
|SharePoint and Usability Testing: Why Aren't We Doing It?||Chris Poteet|
Usability testing is a core tenant of any good UX practitioner, and no UX project would be complete without it. For some reason SharePoint projects seem to sidestep this crucial step when implementing.In this session we'll cover barriers to getting it in your project plan, the process to accomplish effective usability testing and finally we'll go through some example tests and analysis.
|11 Strategic Considerations for SharePoint Migration||Christian Buckley|
Migration is a roadblock to moving forward with your SharePoint strategy. Migration is phased, iterative, and error prone. But migration itself is not the goal – an optimized and user-friendly environment is your goal. Beyond the Microsoft-provided overview of how to plan for an upgrade and migration, there is a lot of room for error.
This presentation outlines 11 critical strategies for migration planning that no project should move forward without. (based on article published in ECM Connections 11/2/2010) Attendees will walk away with a detailed action plan for their migrations to SharePoint 2010. This is a planning / business analysis topic, discussing all of the technical and non-technical considerations for building out a migration project plan. The content is geared toward PMs, Analysts, Admins and IT Pros.
|Records Management Capabilities in SP 2010||Coskun Cavusoglu|
"In this session we will cover what’s new and different about SharePoint 2010 Records Management capabilities. We’ll go over the tool set that is provided to us with SharePoint 2010 and discover how we can solve business problems using SharePoint 2010 Records Management.
This session will outline how the below new capabilities in SharePoint 2010 will help you bring Records Management to another level in your organization.• In-place records management• Content organizer• Document sets• Information policies• eDiscovery and Hold"
|Introduction to Sharevolution, an AppStore for SharePoint||Daniel McPherson|
In this session we will be launching a brand new Application Store designed especially for SharePoint. If you are a SharePoint Developer with a great idea, or a SharePoint user with a business problem, then you won’t want to miss the demo. We’ll take you through how to build solutions for the store, and how you can install them to SharePoint with just a single click.
|How we did it: Creating an effective and highly developed Learning Gateway for education with SharePoint 2007 and 2010||Dave Coleman|
Mike Herrity and Dave Coleman have been working together over the last three years on the development of a mature SharePoint Solution for Twynham School in Christchurch, Dorset, UK. Having created their first SharePoint solution (The Revision Gateway) in March 2007 they witnessed an explosion in end user adoption which led to the rapid growth of the Learning Gateway. One of the main features of the Twynham School Learning Gateway is the strong ownership by end users. By creating resources, content and solutions focused on the needs of the end user Twynham has gained an enviable reputation for very high adoption. On a recent snow day 86% of students and 92% of staff chose to use the Learning Gateways to support their independent study and maintain productivity when the school was closed.
This session will focus on the story of the development of the Twynham School Learning Gateway. Covering key milestones from the methodology used to engage end users to the ways in which we improved productivity within the institution. We will cover the three differing topologies we have implemented from 2007-2010 as we have moved from a single server farm to a highly available virtualized solution.
The session will also focus on how Twynham has gotten the most from the out of the box elements in SharePoint 2007 to our custom web part developments during our Parental Engagement strategy.
We will finish with a demonstration of our SharePoint 2010 set up and work with Microsoft during the SharePoint 2010 TAP Programme.
|How are Companies Using SharePoint?||Derek Weeks|
In this session, Derek Weeks will do a broad analysis of the SharePoint market based upon a SharePoint Community survey from August 2010 with results compared to the January 2011 responses.
In August 2010, 885 people responded to the survey about how they are using SharePoint. In January 2011, we expect to capture and compare about 500 responses to the original survey.
The goal of the survey was to:
• Determine the breadth and depth of SharePoint usage in the market today
• Understand how companies are driving value out of their implementations, and
• Identify challenges related to their investment
You’ve got SharePoint setup. You’ve allocated some sites to hold content for the main areas of the company and you’re feeling pretty good about yourself… well, kind of. How are other companies solving their business problems with SharePoint? Is there anything major that you’ve overlooked. The presentation includes a drill down on SharePoint in the real world using the following survey findings:
• Adoption of SharePoint
• Widespread Deployment
• Using SharePoint for Portals, Workflow, and Process Management
• Creating and Modifying SharePoint Workflows
• Challenges with SharePoint Implementations
• Exposing Legacy or Other Application Data to SharePoint
• Reflections on SharePoint 2010
• Conclusions and Recommendations
Those attending the session will receive a color copy of the survey and will receive updates every six month as the data is refreshed.
|We've Got SharePoint....Now What?!?||Eric Riz|
The senior executives and stakeholders have chosen SharePoint for the new corporate portal; to house document management, build some additional process to the business and to bring the company to the next level – Now What?
This session is designed for users who are early or mid-way through their implementation. We will discuss all facets of a SharePoint implementation, from the project team roles you want on your team, to rollout strategies and planning tactics for the final release to the business. This session will be accompanied with some useful planning and execution documents for attendees to take back to their organizations – and use immediately!
|Managed Metadata - Just how important is it?||Fabian Williams|
Find out how and why Managed Metadata Service impacts your organization from a Taxonomy and Folksonomy perspective. Find out how a well defined Term Store affects not only your IA but your overall Usability and Search Experience. And wait, there is more...
|The Ribbon UI and Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010||Geoff Varosky|
Custom Actions control features in SharePoint such as the List Item Menu, the Site Actions menu, toolbars, and the links within the Site Settings page, as well as the Ribbon UI in SharePoint 2010.
Learn how to leverage Custom Actions to extend the SharePoint User Interface. This session will describe the basics of Custom Actions, demonstrations to build and apply them in SharePoint as they relate to our lists using SharePoint Designer 2010, as well as provide resources for additional information.
|Introduction to Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010||Hossam Behery|
During this session, we will discuss the different tools available within SharePoint. We will also look at tools that can be integrated with SharePoint such as
- Simple List and Chart
- SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
- Excel Services
- Power Pivot
- Performance Point 2010
I will be introducing each one of these tools and when it is most suitable to use them by examining the key consideration for selecting a suitable tool to meet your BI needs and your environment.
|How we did it: Build a branded partner extranet on SharePoint 2010 Foundation||Ian Woodgate|
Think you need SharePoint Server to build a great looking web site with user managed content? This session will show how a branded partner extranet was built on SharePoint Foundation 2010 in just 10 weeks for global IT business Micro Focus. We'll start with the business requirements, which include publishing of documents from the intranet, authentication of users against a third party CRM solution, and a UI that looks nothing like SharePoint. We'll move onto the technical design, including the publishing mechanism, site architecture, and custom branding. We'll discuss the overall project approach and provide some tips and lessons learned. Co-presented with Milen Dimov from Micro Focus.
|How We Did It: The Creation of NothingButSharePoint.com||Jeremy Thake, MVP|
NothingButSharePoint.com is an aggregation of three large SharePoint Community sites: SharePoint DevWiki, EndUserSharePoint, and SharePoint Joel. In this fast paced session, Jeremy will go over the history of the project, how decisions were made and the pitfalls of creating a public facing SharePoint 2010 site.
If you want real world stories from the trenches, this is a must see session for Business Users and those responsible for creating their in-house communities on the 2010 platform.
|InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint Designer Workflows Better Together||Jerry Yasir, MVP|
InfoPath Designer 2010 allows us to develop Rich InfoPath Forms that can be used to get valuable business data from SharePoint users.
Using SharePoint and InfoPath together will allows users to develop InfoPath based workflows using data from SharePoint Lists and User Profile store. SharePoint Designer 2010 allows users to develop task based medium to complex workflows without requiring any development. Later the workflows can visualized using Visio Services 2010.
|Extending the DVWP||Jim Bob Howard|
It's been called the Swiss Army Knife of SharePoint. The Data View Web Part comes very close to living up to it's reputation. We'll delve into how you can maximize its use for data entry, audit trails, and displaying of large amounts of data to disparate users.
|SharePoint and iPad development, my work in progress||Jose Antonio Morales|
Mobile devices and SharePoint are everywhere. Can they come together?
I would like to reveal to you for first time the details, challenges and lessons of a story in progress; a project that moved me from Slovenia to New York. I wish to talk about the path we chose for developing SharePoint based apps that will become iPad apps
My intention is to initiate the conversation and making information available after my research and experience working on this project for more than a year.
At the end I will announce a challenge for the community. It’s related to the SharePoint Simple CMS
|Travel Request Workflow Case Study||Laura Rogers|
In this session, learn how to create custom workflows in SharePoint 2010, using SharePoint Designer 2010. The example used will be a custom travel request system in SharePoint, with multiple levels of approval.
Laura Rogers will not only demonstrate the creation of a workflow, but will highlight the new product capabilities and discuss troubleshooting steps.
|SharePoint 2010 Integration with CRM 4.0||Mai Omar|
In this session, we use .net connector to create custom BCS for SP 2010 in VS 2010 to connect to MS CRM 4.0 and Perform the main functionality like (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) operations on the MS CRM entities.
We will see also SharePoint 2010 Integration with CRM 2011.
|Developing in SharePoint’s Middle Tier||Marc Anderson, MVP|
While most of the market focus in SharePoint development lies with .NET skills and techniques, there is a rich middle ground which has been rapidly gathering a following. Developing in the Middle Tier with SharePoint Designer, Data View Web Parts (DVWPs), jQuery, and the SharePoint Web Services using SPServices, you can build rich solutions with no risk of deploying managed code to your SharePoint servers.
In this session, Marc will show examples of Middle Tier development techniques and answer your questions about when Middle Tier development may prove to be a highly viable alternative to traditional .NET development.
|SharePoint and jQuery - What I Wish I Would Have Known a Year Ago||Mark Rackley|
"You can't do that in SharePoint", "Sorry, that's the way SharePoint works", "I can do that, but I'll have to write managed code", "Yes, SharePoint is very ugly." All phrases I've uttered in my years as a SharePoint Architect and developer.
I had often heard of jQuery, but never spent the time to make it work with SharePoint. Recent circumstances, however, have forced me to look more closely and jQuery to find out the real story for what it means with SharePoint. If I had only know what you CAN do with jQuery in SharePoint, I would not have said those phrases nearly has much as I did.
In this session you will learn how to use jQuery with SharePoint to do common tasks that before would have been unlikely, difficult, or cumbersome. In short, I wish I had known you could do that!
|SharePoint Digital Assets Management||Marwan Tarek, MVP|
This is session will show how SharePoint 2010 controls digital assets and how using retention polciy will give power to Information Workers.
|Create a Document Library Dashboard||Matt Bramer|
Let's take a bird's eye view of a problem. Not being able to view documents on the fly can make it difficult to know the proper metadata to attach to them. Why not solve that by being able to view the document(s) at the same time as you fill out the document information?
|SharePoint Branding from Start to Finish||Matthew Hughes|
This session is a complete hands on demo of the process involved in creating a simple, yet effective branding solution. Expect lots of SharePoint Designer, CSS and MasterPages
|SharePoint Identity Crisis: The Questions the Business Super End User Need to Ask of Their Organizations and of SharePoint||Michael Hinckley|
The key to discovering SharePoint’s power, scope, and effectiveness within an organization is not in the clear cut yes and no answers but in the series of questions put to the organization and to SharePoint itself. Many times even successful SharePoint Implementations lack an open and completed conversation with the Business End User’s point of view. A key player or leader can be found in the Business Super End User. Someone who is not the classic Administrator, but is nestled just under the Admin and the End User.
This session will help formulate that role and provide the questions they will need to answer in order to help cure the SharePoint Identity Crisis.
Please Note: This session will be in Italian
|Do-it Yourself Solutions Using SP2010 Composites||Mohammed Nabil|
In this session we will talk about building your intranet solution without a single line of code. The session will cover creating Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath, and data visualization using Visio 2010.
|Mobile SharePoint: Driving More Productivity & Collaboration with Windows phone 7 and Mobile Entree||Nicolas Georgeault, MVP|
Discover in this scenario of mobile access how access to your SharePoint content has never been as simple as with 2010 version and especially from Windows Phone 7.
Office Hub for your Windows Phone 7 terminal allows you to easily access your hosted documents into your personal SharePoint 2010 infrastructure but also to those that you decide to store in your Office 365. Download documents or important presentations and keep them synchronized simply through Windows Phone 7 interface.
|An Introduction to FAST||Nigel Price|
In this session we will belooking at FAST for SharePoint 2010 and how no-code solutions can be created using FAST for SharePoint 2010.Topics to be covered :-Overview of FAST - where it came fromThe user interface and how to customise itCorporate taxonomiesThe metadata managerCreating a no-code custom entity extractorTuning relevencyDemo
|Integration of Enterprise 2.0 Conversations to Business Processes||Rutherford Wilson|
\This session will discuss the usefulness and limitations of existing Enterprise 2.0 tools, especially micro blogging. We will focus on opportunities and innovations that enable employees to transform micro blogging into productive and dynamic online conversations in a business workflow. We will also examine the compliance implications of managing these conversations in SharePoint. We are specifically referring to internal micro-blogging/instant messaging when referring to “Enterprise Conversations”.
|Understanding Metadata – Working with stakeholders to build the taxonomy||Ruven Gotz, MVP|
When it comes to defining the site columns and content types for a project, the first step is to help your stakeholders understand the concepts of metadata so that they can understand how they are going to organize their documents without using folders. This can be very tricky and is a process that is iterative in nature.Once this concept is understood (even partially), you can help the client inventory the types of documents that are going to live in SharePoint, and then explain the function of site columns and content types.
In this session, we will discuss some tools and methods (including analogies and Excel based simulations) that have proven to be successful for explaining these concepts and then organizing the taxonomy.
You will see how to use tools that help users to inventory their documents and capture the metadata. You will see how to conduct workshops that help you and your clients to organize this information and then document the taxonomy in a form that can be shared, reviewed and modified.At the final stages, you will see how the required document libraries begin to emerge as part of this process.
|SharePoint 2010 Communities||Saifullah Shafiq, MVP|
SharePoint 2010 is a huge product that offers an array of features. In this session, I will talk about the features that empower the communities. I will talk about the new social media features introduced by the Microsoft. This includes tagging, bookmarking, people search, expertise search, blogs, wikis, etc.
|How we didi it: Using SharePoint to re-engineer your business processes and cut costs||Sarah Haase|
Interested in learning how Best Buy is using SharePoint as a "win-with-what-you-have" technology? During this session I'll outline how we built a successful SharePoint program that is generating more than $450,000 in annual cost savings. Then we'll dive in and look at several real-world implementation examples (complete with documented ROI).
|How We Did It: Collaboration at a European Central Bank||Symon Garfield|
An insight into the creation and implementation of a Collaboration solution with SharePoint 2007 within one of the most influential financial organisations in the world. The solution we will present comprises of three key aspects:
•People: Learn about the User Adoption strategy designed to drive adoption for 2000 workers
•Process: Hear how we successfully implemented a SharePoint Governance model within one of the most sophisticated and challenging political environments
•Tools: See the SharePoint 2007 based solution which provides instant self service collaboration tools and integrates with existing document management and search tools