Washington, D.C.

Search Track

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Brian Alderman

    Microsoft MCT, MCSA, MCSE & Master's in CIS

Becoming a SharePoint Online Admin Expert

SharePoint Online has many services that you need to be familiar with to successfully manage your collaboration content. In this full day workshop we are going to learn about these different services and how to manage them so SharePoint Online is properly configured, secure, and optimized. We will begin by creating a new Microsoft 365 tenant, explore how we can customize the M365 administrator dashboard to provide us only information related to the Microsoft 365 services we are working with like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. We will create and assign users to access SharePoint Online both as an end user or and administrator. We will then roll up our sleeves and configure SharePoint Online using both the GUI and PowerShell including; creating and configuring site collections, configuring user profile settings, creating and implementing a structured taxonomy using the term store, configuring the search service to ensure your users are able to quickly find the information they need, and explore several other SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business settings. During these configurations you will learn how these settings differ from those in SharePoint Server. 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 Microsoft 365 trial tenant that you can use when you get back to the office and you can use while attending other conference sessions. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/rroc2fVFSgU

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 11:30 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Search: The glue that binds 365

As Microsoft Search continues to grow, in both search opportunities and customization options, organizations need to be thinking more about how they can best leverage this technology to provide their people with a best-in-class search experience. In this session, we will explore how Microsoft Search is creating a unified experience across the multitude of 365 apps (and beyond), learn about how you can leverage it best (both out of the box and through customization/extending the experience) and how recommendations on how you can roll it out successfully in your organization.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Ryan Schouten

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

Searching non-Microsoft 365 content in Microsoft 365

Search in Microsoft 365 is currently limited to content that is stored natively in its tools, how can you add in your own business content to the search index? In this discussion we will discuss the options for getting your content into the search system in Microsoft 365. We will cover hybrid scenarios and how to best leverage them in addition to some other strategies that will help get your content ready for Microsoft Search.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game. In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Mike Maadarani

    Microsoft MVP

Transition from SharePoint Search to Microsoft Search

Search in Microsoft 365 has been evolving for the past 2 years, transitioning from the classic SharePoint Search to a modern advanced Microsoft Search. While we were able to customize classic search, we want to have the same experience in Modern Search and Modern SharePoint. Join me to learn how you can transition from the classic SharePoint Search and display templated to a modern customizable experience that fits your need. In this session, we will cover how you can use PnP as the solution to customize your search, create your own modern search center and how to build search driven sites.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Building your own 365 knowledge network

If anything has been learned from the last few years, its how valuable our collective organizational knowledge is and important it is to make sure everyone has access to it, no matter where or when you work. Microsoft introduced a knowledge management strategy many years ago, an though the different technologies are sprinkled across various 365 services, it is still giving organizations an opportunity to leverage these technologies together into a cohesive strategy. In this session, Virgil will walk you through the various knowledge management components inside Office 365, including Microsoft Search, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva (and others). He will help you see how your organization could leverage these opportunities and start you down the path to knowledge management success.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 12:30 pm

  • Marc D Anderson

    Microsoft MVP

Building a Policy Center with PnP Modern Search

In a modern Intranet, we generally want to store content in the site where it should be managed. We think of this as distributed content management and it's similar to the way News works in modern SharePoint. This usually means each department or organizational unit can manage their content using a process which makes sense for them. At the same time, we may want to roll up that content in one central location for ease of access. A Policy Center is a great example of this approach and one we find ourselves building for many of our clients. In this session, you'll see how the following components add up to make a Policy Center: - Information architecture (IA) in the form of Site Columns and a Content Type to represent a Policy - A Site Template which only instantiates a Policy library in the site and applies the IA - A Policy library in each Intranet site, deployed using the Site Template, with Policies specific to that department - Changes to the search schema to support metadata filtering - A Policy Center page built using PnP Modern Search Web Parts to display the Policies from across the Intranet Additionally, we'll discuss various approaches to solve the content management puzzle - before the Policy is even visible on the Intranet.

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