SharePoint Conference North America – The Sessions that Interest Me

cameron-dwyer-sharepoint-conference-north-america-mvp-march-2018I’ll be attending the SharePoint Conference North America conference, being held in Las Vegas next week. OnePlace Solutions are a proud sponsor and if you are attending I’ll be spending most of my time at the OnePlace Solutions booth in the expo hall so please come and say hi. I was looking through the sessions today and a few caught my eye. I’ve definitely got a leaning towards developer sessions and these are the ones I’ll be trying to get to.

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6 Tips to Perfecting Your SharePoint Game With Structured Content Management

By Mike Miller

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/6%20Tips%20to%20Perfecting%20Your%20SharePoint%20Game%20With%20Structured%20Content%20Management

Why I’m interested in what Mike has to say:

While self organising and friction free organising of people into groups to work on cross divisional projects has become the hot trend of the last few years I believe the mainstay of core business solutions built on SharePoint benefit from a properly planned and designed information architecture. Take a company that is centred around running projects, if each project was to self organise and manage the SharePoint content differently it makes reporting and visibility across projects very difficult. If this function is core to your business those projects soon add up and before long you have 100’s or even 1000’s of projects that are all structured and run a little bit differently meaning not only is it hard to get visibility and reporting across projects but also for users who have to know the differences between projects and can’t just switch between projects and work with them in the same way. I see this leading to user adoption issues, frustration and decline in productivity.

 

Angular Elements

By Rob Wormald

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Angular%20Elements

Why I’m interested in what Rob has to say:

I develop commercial applications (Office Add-ins) using Angular so I have particular interest in the introduction of Angular Elements. My understanding of Angular Elements is that you will be able to develop a component of functionality (UI + Code) that can be packaged up and reused in any JavaScript project regardless of the framework you are using (or no framework at all). This has great promise since you get the benefit of developing using a strong JavaScript framework like angular, but that component is then portable for any JavaScript developer to use without having a dependency on angular. Pretty cool but I’ll have my ears open to how far off this technology is from being supported in mainstream browsers and if there are shims or polyfills that can make it a reality in the short term.

 

Customizing end-to-end modern experiences in SharePoint Online

By Vesa Juvonen

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Customizing%20end-to-end%20modern%20experiences%20in%20SharePoint%20Online

Why I’m interested in Vesa’s talk:

Vesa and the PnP community he leads really is the spearhead of the latest SharePoint developer news. Vesa is also a great speaker who tells the honest story and relates well to the developer and the real world scenarios that they are often trying to solve.

 

Develop and deploy Outlook Actionable Messages for optimal user productivity

Julie Turner

Why I’m interested in Julie’s session:

Actionable messages are a great new extension point to Outlook that can really bring user productivity benefit. With the announcement of support for the Adaptive Cards standard at Build recently this could be a great session to get across the opportunities this brings to the developer.

 

Extending Microsoft Teams

Scot Hillier

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Extending%20Microsoft%20Teams

Why I’m interested in Scot’s session:

It’s almost impossible to keep up with the rate of change with Microsoft Teams at the moment. There were lots of announcements at Build including the SharePoint Framework webparts able to be surfaced in a tab in Teams. This session should have plenty of new material and Scot has been a leader in the SharePoint community for a long time.

 

Mastering Azure Functions

Bob German

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Mastering%20Azure%20Functions

Why I’m interested in Bob’s talk:

I find myself using Azure Functions more and more for automation and non critical tasks. I’m thinking it might be time to hear from an expert about where Azure Functions are up to and whether using them for prime time commercial product and services is a reality.

 

Microsoft Cloud Show

Andrew Connell & Chris Johnson

Why I’m interested:

I’m a regular listener of the Microsoft Cloud Show podcast – it’s my go to place for the latest news in the SharePoint and Office 365 world. These guys don’t take it too seriously and have a good laugh along the way. Both have a long history with SharePoint and and share their opinions and thoughts openly rather than just regurgitating the news as it’s published.

 

 

SharePoint Server 2019: A First Look

Bill Baer & Hani Loza

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/SharePoint%20Server%202019:%20A%20First%20Look

Why I’m interested in this session:

While Office 365 and SharePoint online make sense for a lot of businesses, so does SharePoint on-premises and in a hybrid setup. I’m not expecting any huge surprises like wow here’s some new features that we haven’t seen in SharePoint online. What I’m interested in what’s missing when comparing SharePoint Server 2019 to SharePoint Online and what hybrid scenarios/ services/ connectors are being supported to stretch SharePoint 2019 into the cloud.

 

Zero to Hero with Microsoft Graph – real-world lessons from 1B+ api calls

Chris Johnson

https://sharepointna.com/#!/session/Zero%20to%20Hero%20with%20Microsoft%20Graph%20-%20real-world%20lessons%20from%201B+%20api%20calls

Why I’m interested in this session:

Chris has been on the cutting edge of a lot of the new developer extensibility points and APIs in the work he does at Hyperfish.  It is one thing listening to a Microsoft employee discuss a new developer toolset, or API, it’s another to listen to someone who is using the things commercially and needs to provide a rock solid offering on top of it. It’s a similar path to what we have been through at OnePlace Solutions and I’m interested to hear of his experiences and the learning he has taken away from it.

About Cameron Dwyer

Chief Technology Officer at OnePlace Solutions. Microsoft MVP: Office Dev Passionate about delivering compelling solutions on the Office 365/SharePoint platform. Addicted to coffee.

Posted on May 14, 2018, in Office 365, OnePlaceMail, SharePoint and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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