Chicago, IL

SPS Chicago Suburbs 2016

No Governance as Usual:

Governance is a struggle that many organizations face.  Getting the business to take ownership for the governance, figuring out what part of the governance is most needed, and figuring out how to get buy-in are all common problems.  In this session you’ll get practical advice for moving your governance forward – even without 100% buy-in.  Join us for a session about what you CAN do with governance (instead of what you can’t).
• What governance is and isn’t
• How to define what the organization really wants
• Driving support for the governance project

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Five Fears of the Hiring Manager – and How to Combat Them

Whenever you interview you’re dealing with a hiring manager who has their own set of fears for making a poor hiring decision.  They’re afraid that they’re going to make a hire and regret it later.  In this session we’ll talk about five real fears that hiring managers have – and what you should do about them – even if they don’t bring them up.  Managers may not even be cognizant of their fears so you’ll have to proactively address them.

 

Irvine, CA

Office 365 Isn’t Cloudy

Organizations of all sizes are learning to trust Microsoft to host their infrastructure. Instead of battling uptime with power, connectivity, and cooling, organizations are finding that the right solution is sometimes to ask Microsoft to run their infrastructure. In this session we’ll walk through the differences between running your own local infrastructure and moving to the capabilities of the cloud. Learn how you can leverage the cloud technologies that Microsoft is innovating on while getting better service on the services you’re already hosting yourself.

Along the way we’ll talk about the unique challenges for the cloud and what to do to get past them. Whether you’re concerned about your data, how users will login, or how to help your users make the transition, we’ll guide you to the right path – to the cloud.

Driving innovation with Office365 and Azure – Microsoft

Whether you’re considering the transformation to Office 365, or already bought-in and building your roadmap for success, the underlying technical innovation supporting your efforts has evolved more rapidly than ever.

This session will not only explore some of the key innovations addressing business needs, but also how IT organizations can leverage them to realize even more impact to your business. This session will cover the integration of Azure capabilities with Office 365 to make your move, and management of the cloud, more efficient for your business.

From Adoption to Operational Consumption: The Journey of moving to Office 365 – Metalogix

Embracing Office 365 requires decisions involving the movement of critical workloads (email, unified communications, collaboration, etc) at the lowest cost, risk and complexity to your business.

In this session we will share our customers’ real-world strategies and methodologies for architecting, on-boarding and operationalizing your users and information assets in Office 365. Gain practical advice, on how this technological journey changes the focus of IT organizations day-to-day activities and discover high-value solutions that will radically improve the adoption of rapid innovation.

Dallas, TX

Office 365 Isn’t Cloudy

Organizations of all sizes are learning to trust Microsoft to host their infrastructure. Instead of battling uptime with power, connectivity, and cooling, organizations are finding that the right solution is sometimes to ask Microsoft to run their infrastructure. In this session we’ll walk through the differences between running your own local infrastructure and moving to the capabilities of the cloud. Learn how you can leverage the cloud technologies that Microsoft is innovating on while getting better service on the services you’re already hosting yourself.

Along the way we’ll talk about the unique challenges for the cloud and what to do to get past them. Whether you’re concerned about your data, how users will login, or how to help your users make the transition, we’ll guide you to the right path – to the cloud.

Driving innovation with Office365 and Azure – Microsoft

Whether you’re considering the transformation to Office 365, or already bought-in and building your roadmap for success, the underlying technical innovation supporting your efforts has evolved more rapidly than ever.

This session will not only explore some of the key innovations addressing business needs, but also how IT organizations can leverage them to realize even more impact to your business. This session will cover the integration of Azure capabilities with Office 365 to make your move, and management of the cloud, more efficient for your business.

From Adoption to Operational Consumption: The Journey of moving to Office 365 – Metalogix

Embracing Office 365 requires decisions involving the movement of critical workloads (email, unified communications, collaboration, etc) at the lowest cost, risk and complexity to your business.

In this session we will share our customers’ real-world strategies and methodologies for architecting, on-boarding and operationalizing your users and information assets in Office 365. Gain practical advice, on how this technological journey changes the focus of IT organizations day-to-day activities and discover high-value solutions that will radically improve the adoption of rapid innovation.

Cincinnati, OH

Bringing the Users With You – Adoption & Engagement

User adoption has always been a challenge with SharePoint.  Some users and some departments see the value and jump onboard while other groups seem to ignore the power of the platform and blindly carry on business as usual without it.  In this session you’ll learn how to get all of your users to understand the value and how to create a “home team” advantage when selling the upgrade to your organization.  We’ll explain what makes users hesitant and what you can do to help move them along.
• Learn why engagement is a leading indicator of long-term success
• Eliminate barriers to SharePoint adoption
• Discover how to drive users to SharePoint

Las Vegas, NV

Recording Technology for Outstanding Online Content

Your content may be stellar but you’re not an expert on recording technology. You are committed to creating effective online learning and probably have little budget to invest in the equipment you want. What microphone and what camera should you buy? What features do you absolutely need? Get straight talk about what you really need and what you really don’t when it comes to buying microphones and cameras to help you stretch that limited budget even farther. In this session we’ll give you the no-nonsense answers to your questions about how to get a good recording – and good online experience – on any budget. We cover getting good audio, including types of microphones and how to get rid of background noise.  We also cover what you need to know about video cameras, including how to do “green screening” (chromakeying) quickly and effectively, and we’ll give you tips for improving your environment.  The solutions are practical real-world solutions guaranteed to help you achieve better recordings and create a better online learning experience – every time.

Orlando, FL

SharePoint Development Lifecycle for Solutions and Add-ins

SharePoint has always had a different software development lifecycle than traditional apps.  The fact that SharePoint solutions are composited from configuration of the site plus code has given us a different set of approaches to creating solutions based on SharePoint.  Apps create a new set of challenges with client secrets and fixed provider URLs.  In this session you’ll learn some practical approaches, techniques, and tools for building solutions built on SharePoint – whether you’re building SharePoint Solutions or SharePoint Apps.  Here we’ll talk about the approaches to development, QA, and production environments and how to make the process work.

Washington, DC

Tricking Users Into Entering Metadata

The key problem with findability isn’t search; it’s getting users to enter the metadata the search system needs. How can you convince people to help you out? Robert Bogue has some sneaky tricks up his sleeve that will have people entering metadata without even realizing it. He uses SharePoint 2013/Office 365 as the live demonstration system, but the concepts apply to most content management systems as well. Think of some sample data to help test whether the tricks work or not.

 

Boston, MA

ECM Content and Records Management

SharePoint is a powerful enterprise content management system but how do you get the most out of it? In this session we’ll talk about ways that you can leverage SharePoint’s ECM feature set to improve how you manage content in your organization. We’ll also dispel the confusion about records and show how document retention is handled.