Washington, D.C.

Administration & Implementation

Sunday, December 12th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

WRK107 - Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online in Office 365 has many components and in this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different components and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will begin by creating a new Office 365 tenant, explore how we can customize O365 to provide us only information related to SharePoint Online, create and assign users to access SharePoint Online, discuss, explore, and roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online configuration settings including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, and configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need. When you leave, you’ll have all the skills necessary to configure and manage the different SharePoint Online components using both the SharePoint Online Admin Center, and PowerShell. In addition to these skills you will have a live Office 365 tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can also use it to follow along with Office 365 speakers in other SharePoint Fest conference sessions throughout the week.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 9:40 am

  • John Daniels

    Microsoft - Modern Workplace Specialist

ADM101 - Enabling your Data Privacy and Compliance Journey

Microsoft has made significant investments in their capabilities and services to assist our customers in their Privacy and Compliance journeys. For most organizations, the goal of compliance is a daunting activity with over 200 updates per day from 750 regulatory bodies, including GDPR and CCPA. In this presentation you will learn how Microsoft is approaching these regulations along with the capabilities and services you can use to enable your organizations compliance.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 11:20 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP, MCT

ADM102 - Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

Does the idea of your users sharing content externally keep you up at night? Join Vlad Catrinescu in this demo-filled session to learn what security controls Office 365 and SharePoint Online offer in order to enable users to securely share content in SharePoint Online.

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD

ADM103 - 7 Keys to Successful SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams Provisioning Solutions

Proper planning prevents poor performance. Thoughtful provisioning strategies and solutions for end users can make or break your SharePoint and Microsoft Teams initiatives, not to mention saving time and heartache. Discover 7 keys to SharePoint and Microsoft Teams provisioning strategies and solutions utilizing proper planning, PowerApps, Flow, Site Designs, governance, and more. • Discover the provisioning options available for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint • Learn provisioning strategies and best practices • Obtain provisioning action items to utilize now

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 3:00 pm

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCSE, MCSA

ADM104 - Managing Data Recovery in SharePoint

SharePoint Server includes several content recovery options for SharePoint administrators, site collection administrators, and end users. Educating your users, and site collections and lighten the burden on your SharePoint farm administrators. Using Central Administration or PowerShell you can backup and restore your entire farm or components of your farm. You can also perform more granular content backups by exporting site collections, site, libraries, and list. SharePoint also provides the option of recovering site collections, sites, list and libraries from content databases that are no longer part of the SharePoint farm. With a vast majority of your SharePoint content stored in SQL Server it is imperative that you have an efficient way to recover items or entire databases as quickly as possible. This discussion will introduce the Best Practices framework that will allow your SharePoint administrator to configure SharePoint and SQL Server for quick content recovery minimizing the downtime and providing shorter yet achievable Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

Tuesday, December 14th 2021, 4:20 pm

  • Paul Papanek Stork

    Microsoft MVP, MCSM, MBA

ADM106 - SharePoint Security: What Every Owner and Administrator Needs to Know

For many SharePoint environments one of the most important aspects of collaboration is the ability to delegate content security to Content Owners/Creators. This can drastically improve the speed of sharing reliable information. But for this kind of decentralized security structure to be secure the decentralized owners must be well trained and have a good understanding of how Security works in SharePoint. In this talk we will review how Permission Levels, Securable Objects, and Users/Groups interact to provide the basis for SharePoint's security model. We’ll also describe the relationship between individual Permissions and Permission Levels. We'll discuss how on-premises anonymous access is implemented differently than a regular IIS web site and some of the common mistakes that people make when administering security in SharePoint. Finally, we'll review how you can use all this knowledge to troubleshoot problems that arise when you try to secure content. By the time the session is done you'll have all you need to administer security in your site/site collection. You'll also be able to pass on that knowledge to others. The result should be a collaboration system that is both nimble and secure.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 10:30 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

ADM201 - Intro to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center

The Microsoft 365 compliance center is your home for managing compliance needs using integrated solutions for information protection, information governance, insider risk management, discovery, and more. Microsoft has been adding many new features and services for those companies that have data protection or compliance needs, or want to audit user activity in their organization. Come to my session to learn how to get started with using the Compliance Center, and find out you can better manage and govern your data.

Wednesday, December 15th 2021, 1:20 pm

  • David Feldman

    Microsoft MVP

ADM202 - The Complete Guide to Modern Collaboration with Guest Users

SharePoint Online is the best collaboration platform to collaborate with users inside and outside of your company. To balance security and productivity one has to consider SharePoint architecture, sharing controls in OneDrive and SharePoint, Azure Active Directory settings and more. Join me learn how to secure your environment and offer the best user experience for your users.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 9:00 am

  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

ADM301 - Communication Compliance in Microsoft 365 | Walk-thru and Guidance

Communication Compliance is part of the Insider Risk solution set in Microsoft 365. Its purpose is to monitor communication methods used both within and outside of the Microsoft 365 cloud to help identify insider non-compliant and risky communication. In the modern workplace today, communication methods are vast and varied and all can be a potential channel for non-compliance. The Communication Compliance tool has been purpose-built to help identify potential areas of non-compliance across these communication methods and remediation actions that can be taken depending on the severity of the activity. To demonstrate this capability, Joanne Klein will walk through some examples of using both built-in and customized templates to monitor end-user communication methods found in a typical modern workplace. Like most tools in the Compliance space, it's always about more than technology alone, so Joanne will also cover some things you may want to have in place in your organization before implementing this tool.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 10:40 am

  • Adam Ochs


ADM302 - Office 365 Security Tools Overview

Keeping your data safe and secure is becoming easier in the cloud, but there is so many options to choose! Join me for a session as I go through various security technologies available in Office 365 that you can and should be using today. Topics covered will include an overview, implementation guidance, as well analysis include Data Loss Prevention, Secure Score, Message Records Retention Policies, Mailbox Archiving, Litigation Hold, Retention Hold and more. Do you want to ensure you are getting the most out of your Office 365 security, or that you are hitting your compliance needs? Than this session is for you!

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Richard Toland

    Principal Architect/Developer at Perpetual Reality

ADM303 - Advanced PowerShell for remote SharePoint administration & inspection

As SharePoint admins and consultants in tightly secured ecosystems, we often are not granted the access to run PowerShell connected to an onprem farm or MSO tennant. Or perhaps you have access to run the commandlets but need to shave time off of your job run with parallel processing methods. Or maybe you've been given a task to offload administrative tasks to Azure Automation & functions. This session teaches advanced tactics for remote SharePoint administration PowerShell. Topics will cover a broad range of SharePoint connections and automation optimization as we examine gathering collections from Search, exploring object attributes with web services, processing these objects quickly through parallel processing with script blocks, jobs, and queues.

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft
  • Jay Leask


ADM304 - How to Ensure a Seamless Hybrid SharePoint Environment

Your agency isn't ready to go all-in with Office 365, but you know it's coming - you are NOT alone: while Office 365 use is skyrocketing, even across the government, the reality is that many agencies are are planning a hybrid SharePoint deployment, not 100% cloud. A hybrid architecture does pose challenges for creating a seamless experience for your IT admins, users and entire organization. You must balance reporting, compliance and administration between on-premise and online components. Join AvePoint Principal Solution Engineer Jay Leask and Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Craig Jahnke as they share best practices for hybrid deployments including: - Addressing administration complexity - Removing silos and connecting to legacy data - Minimizing organizational disruption - Comparison of SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019 hybrid capabilities

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 2:20 pm

  • Asif Rehmani

    CEO at VisualSP, Microsoft MVP

ADM305 - 5 steps to driving sustainable Microsoft 365 and SharePoint user adoption

Is SharePoint working for you or are you working for SharePoint? Why do many end users cringe when they hear the word 'SharePoint'? It's not because SharePoint is a bad platform (quite the contrary actually), it's because of their past experiences with SharePoint. In this session, we will talk about the 5 things You can do to make your users fall in Love with SharePoint and drive end user adoption of the platform as well as Office 365. Come to this session and we'll tell you about how to excite, inspire and empower your users. We'll talk about the good as well as the bad practices. Most importantly, we'll talk about some of the proven ways in which you can make SharePoint work for You!