Conference Day 3 - February 2nd, 2011

 

Session 10.0

300 - Advanced Track

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Mano Kulasingam
Mano Kulasingam
Principal Consultant
Digiflare
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

SharePoint 2010 Accessibility and Web Standards

Microsoft has taken great strides with SharePoint 2010 in ensuring compliance with W3C web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG). Nonetheless some gaps remain. This session points out the gaps and presents a number of ways in which those gaps can be filled.

The session goes on to describe through the use of case study how clients and design agencies or systems integrators can work together to produce websites which are both usable and accessible.

Session 10.1

100 - Introductory Track

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Veronique Palmer
Veronique Palmer
SharePoint User Adoption
Specialist & End User Trainer
Lets Collaborate
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

End User Training

Business user / end user training for is often overlooked in importance. Few realize the impact that bad training can have on a SharePoint implementation, especially beginners training. Find out why the outlines suggested by Microsoft for business users are not useful in the real world.

Discover why the whole adoption process can hinge off appropriate SharePoint training. There are 6 courses that are working successfully in our organisations; hear about their respective outlines, as well as how to schedule them. Learn about adapting course outlines to your business audience. Engage with the audience on blended learning approaches for different demographics.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: GovernanceAudience

Session 10.2

200 - Intermediate Track

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Nimrod Geva
Nimrod Geva
Product Group Manager
KWizCom

Moving from Web-based Collaboration to the Mobile Arena

In this session I will show you how you can enable your mobile users become much more productive!
While we are out of the office, we certainly do not need to see our SharePoint portal "squeezed" into our smartphone's display. What we do need is a smart, task-oriented solution that enables us to complete our tasks in the fastest and most convenient way possible.

This session will include an overview of the main differences between the "Traditional" SharePoint solutions (collaboration, portals etc.), and the daily requirements of mobile users. I will show what SharePoint 2010 has to offer mobile users and I will also show available 3rd-party solutions that enable you to implement real task-oriented mobile applications.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Tools and TechnicsAudience

Session 10.3

200 - Intermediate Track

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Damir Bersinic
Damir Bersinic
IT Pro Advisor
Microsoft

Virtualizing Your SharePoint Farm Architecture

The addition of virtualization support has changed the way architects and SharePoint administrators need to look at availability. How does Hyper-V Live Migration or vMWare's vMotion work in conjunction SharePoint and existing SQL Server availability technologies available for use by SharePoint like database mirroring?

As you architect your SharePoint farm virtually, what do you need to know to ensure that you structure it correctly and use physical and virtual elements in the most efficient and most available configuration? Through demonstration using a scenario-based approach, learn when and how to use virtualization availability features and Windows Failover Clustering in combination with SharePoint and SQL Server technologies and the impact of combining them.

See how Live Migration does not cover you in all cases and how to combine SharePoint, SQL Server and Windows Server features in your virtual infrastructure to help ensure users can continue to access content when things go wrong. Come to this session and get answers to questions your managers or customers will be asking you, if they are not already.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - Power Users - Project Managers
AudienceTOPICS: Information Architecture - Implementation Methodology - Tools and TechnicsAudience

Session 10.4

Workshops

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Matt Passannante
Director of Implementation
Services
SharePoint Experts Inc

 

All Day Workshop

Solution Design and Conception

Armed with case studies in hand, attendees will spend day #3 of the workshop collaborating in teams to conceptualize a SharePoint solution that meets their critical business needs. Attendees will participate in workshops to complete the following tasks:

  • Extract document and list items from within a business process to create content types
  • Identify proper site architecture and information taxonomy components for the SharePoint solution
  • Identify enterprise level services required to support the solution and create a project plan
  • Outline an approach to maximize user adoption and communication
  • Propose and present the solution to the class

Session 10.5

Business Solutions

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Jeremy Bentley
Jeremy Bentley
CEO and Founder
Smartlogic

Semantics for Sharepoint

Semantic systems are now used in Sharepoint deployments by enterprise and government alike to improve information management, findability, governance and efficiency as well as solve the ‘linked data’ problem. Semantic systems are used with Sharepoint for information that is both behind the corporate firewall as well as on the web.

The benefits of adding semantics to an organisation’s existing investment in Sharepoint are impressive, and this paper explores what they are as well as why Sharepoint cannot deliver them directly.

Specific standards are emerging for the industry as a whole, as well as for Sharepoint specifically. These standards are being adopted as the market demand for semantic processing increases and the desire for accessability of information within Sharepoint becomes a corner stone of delivering a successful Sharepoint project. The relevance and the role and function of the specific semantic standards will be discussed in this presentation.

Lastly the presentation will detail two case studies of live semantic Sharepoint projects, using examples from both public services as well as the enterprise to illustrate the value add to the organisation, the do’s and don’ts of semantic projects as well as the role of the information professional in such a project.

 

Session 11.0

200 - Intermediate Track

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Bill Brockbank
Bill Brockbank
SharePoint Solution Architect
Navantis
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Empowering Enterprise with Multi-Tenancy with SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 added new features to support Multi-Tenancy. Giving tenant administrator a central location where all of the sites can be managed, including certain aspects of service applications (like user profiles, managed metadata store, etc.).

This session will guide you how your enterprise can leverage Multi-Tenancy to empower their Information Workers to manage their own sites and services.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Information Architects - IT Managers AudienceTOPICS: Implementation Methodology - Tools and TechnicsAudience

Session 11.1

300 - Advanced Track

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Steve Fox
Steve Fox
Sr. Evangelism Mgr
Microsoft

Augmenting your SharePoint Site with Silverlight

Silverlight is increasingly being used to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and generally improve the look, feel and user experience of web applications. Using SharePoint and Silverlight, you can create RIAs that span the simple augmented web part to more complex line-of-business applications. In this session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Silverlight and the different ways in which you can programmatically integrate with SharePoint. If you’re a developer or architect and are wanting to understand how you can integrate these technologies, then you’ll not want to miss this session.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers AudienceTOPIC: DevelopmentAudience

Session 11.2

100 - Introductory Track

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Chris Kendrick
Chris Kendrick
Senior Business Consultant
Bell

Successful SharePoint Solutions: The simple questions you need to answer

Implementing a successful SharePoint solution involves answering many complex questions, but have you answered the simple questions first?

Throughout his 20 year consulting career, Chris has been aligning the appropriate solution to business need. As you would expect, this has involved a large variety of methodologies and technologies (including SharePoint). From personal experience and that of his professional network, he has found that the most successful solutions have appropriately answered a few seemingly simple questions.

In the session, Chris will navigate the participants through the distillation process from the complex questions that can distract, to the simple ones that drive business value. Using real-world examples, and a non-prescriptive set of guidelines, he'll provide some insight as to why these questions are important, where to find the answers, and how they apply to the components of SharePoint.

This broad-based, non-technical session will appeal to an audience from the Business user with minimal understanding of SharePoint to the SharePoint architect who is looking to replicate future success.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers
AudienceTOPICS: Case Studies - Development - Change ManagementAudience

Session 11.3

200 - Intermediate Track

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Antonio Vaio
Antonio Maio
Senior Product Manager
Titus

Secure Information Sharing in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 offers an unprecedented opportunity for enterprises to collaborate with ease and simplicity. While the benefits of this collaboration are clearly established, many enterprises are faced with a dilemma - they want to reap the business benefits of sharing information, however, there are associated security risks. This session will discuss how to build a practical secure information architecture in SharePoint 2010 including:

  • Establishing possible security risks within SharePoint and why enterprises need to address them
  • Outlining various security strategies for SharePoint documents and items including inheritance, library and list permissions, folders, item based permissions and metadata based security.
  • Deliver real-world insight into how enterprises can efficiently share information securely with partners and customers in SharePoint
  • Provide a checklist of items for attendees to consider in planning their secure information strategy for SharePoint
AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: DevelopmentAudience

Session 11.5

Business Solutions

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Martin Muldoon
Martin Muldoon
Director Product Marketing
BA-Insight

Making the Most of All Your Content with Search

Search can be the magic that unlocks silos of information in your organization, brings them together in a unified experience, and makes your content findable. But you can only find things if they're there! This session will demonstrate how to securely bring new content into search from all kinds of systems including SAP, databases, and Microsoft Exchange.

We’ll show how to discover, enhance, and map metadata to provide a great search experience. You will learn how to ensure solid information security at high performance - one of the toughest aspects of content acquisition.

This session is designed for IT professionals and developers who want to understand how to incorporate search in enterprise-wide projects, and learn how to capture and refine all kinds of content.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers - Developers

Session 12.0

200 - Intermediate Track

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Kyle Snyder
Kyle Snyder
Senior Consultant
West Monroe Partners

How We Did It/Case Study: A SharePoint 2007 extranet solution provides valuable new capabilities and helps transform members' online experience.

West Monroe Partners worked with our client, an affiliation of 11 nuclear power companies, to identify pain points its members encountered when working with their extranet.

The goal of the project was to accomplish the following in order to facilitate collaboration on a number of projects:

  • Improve site structure and information architecture.
  • Enhance basic and advanced search capabilities, as well as to provide a publications-only search feature.
  • Generate customized search results and enable users to preview documents, even when they haven't been granted access.
  • Establish a consistent metadata structure with a defined document tagging process.
  • Streamline member access by enabling external user log-in and self-registration.
AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Project Managers - IT Managers AudienceTOPICS: Development - Case StudiesAudience

Session 12.1

300 - Advanced Track

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Charles Boulanger / Marty Jacques
Charles Boulanger
National Sales Manager
Objectif Lune

Marty Jacques
Senior Technical Expert
Objectif Lune

Trigger real-time business processes at point of signature

Document handling often slows down processing, especially when an organization depends on a signature to initiate other actions, such as the production of an invoice. The challenges related to data entry, and the collating and filing of these documents are considerable, and have a definite impact on a company's revenues and productivity.

With PlanetPress Capture, you can automate a series of business processes, eliminating delays and improving productivity, right at point of signature. Take an existing document, transform signature zones in markers, and automatically prompt a series of automatic actions as soon as the document is signed. DOCUMENT OUTPUT FEED.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Power Users - Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Management
AudienceTOPICS: Information Architecture - Development - Case Studies - Change Management - Tools and Technics - Knowledge ManagementAudience

Session 12.2

100 - Introductory Track

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Robert L. Bogue
Robert L. Bogue
MS MVP: Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server, MCSE,
MCSA:Security, etc.
Thor Project
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Protect your Farm from the Evil Developers

Whether you believe your developers are evil or just under informed, SharePoint 2010 has a set of tools for you to use to protect yourself from a developer breaking your entire farm. In this session you’ll get an IT Pro’s introduction to the SharePoint Sandbox and how it can help you including code isolation and execution quotas.

You’ll also learn about protection from long running queries, and how you can put the pieces together to keep your farm running no matter what the developers throw at it.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Developers - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Change ManagementAudience

Session 12.3

200 - Intermediate Track

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Mauro Cardarelli
Michael Doyle
SharePoint Architect
Waggener Edstrom

Making SharePoint Social

This session will focus on how to make the most of the social aspects of SharePoint. We will cover how to customize My Sites, drive user adoption, makes the most of tags and notes, and the Outlook Social connector. The focus will not be on programming but will have some elements of branding and customization.

Make SharePoint a tool your users will embrace and find value in so you can leverage the energy that social media brings to your organization.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Information Architects AudienceTOPIC: Implementation MethodologyAudience

Session 12.5

Business Solutions

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Cameron MacLeod
Cameron MacLeod
Senior Technical Instructor
Global Knowledge

Live Implementation Start-to-Finish: Simple Business Management with Workflows

The key to user acceptance and buy-in for SharePoint implementations is solving real frustrations for your team. It’s easy to talk about how SharePoint can bring greater efficiencies to your organization, but how easy is it to really do it? Let’s find out, in an ALL DEMO NO SLIDES format.

In this session, a Microsoft Certified Trainer will build one possible enterprise-level solution to the common and annoying issue of managing staff vacation time and availability, incorporating Microsoft InfoPath forms and SharePoint’s Workflow capabilities to remove paperwork and the “email shuffle” from a busy team.

This session will showcase out-of-the-box abilities for SharePoint 2007/2010, and focus on “Site Owner” abilities rather than the Administrator-level customizations.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - Project Manager

Session 13.0

100 - Introductory Track

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Rob Windsor
Rob Windsor
Senior Consultant
ObjectSharp Consulting
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

SharePoint for ASP.NET Developers

SharePoint is an awesome tool. It allows you to build web sites, manage lists of data, collaborate on documents, and so much more - all done through a simple, easy to use, web interface. When you need to go beyond the built in capabilities of the product, SharePoint also provides a rich set of APIs to code against.

This is designed to introduce you to the foundational topics required to build customizations on the SharePoint platform. Specifically we will cover: Features, the solutions framework, the server object model, the client object model, and building simple Web parts. This session will be valuable for those working with SharePoint 2007 or 2010.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers AudienceTOPIC: Information ArchitectureAudience

Session 13.1

200 - Intermediate Track

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ruven Gotz
Ruven Gotz
Senior Consultant
Navantis Inc.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Understanding Metadata - Working with stakeholders to build the taxonomy.

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 picture how they are going to organize their documents without using folders. Once this is accomplished, you can start to 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 methods 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 easily modified.

At the final stages, you will see how the required document libraries begin to emerge as part of this process.

Note: This presentation includes screenshots of how do define site-columns and content types in SharePoint 2007, but the concepts apply to any version of SharePoint.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Information Architects - Business Managers - Project Managers - Power Users AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 13.2

200 - Intermediate Track

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Matthew McDermott
Matthew McDermott
Principal Consultant
AbleBlue
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Enterprise Social Computing with SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 introduces new features that support Social Computing for organizations of all types.

Whether you have a "formal vision" or loose idea of what "Social" means to your organization this session will introduce you to the key concepts and features that can aid in your planning and implementation of Social Computing for your organization.

This session will highlight how companies gain value out of the Social Computing capabilities of SharePoint.

  • Introduction to the "Social Vision" for SharePoint 2010
  • What's Important: Tagging, Rating and Notes
  • What's happening: Activity Feeds
  • Where is it: Social Search
  • Who can help: People and Expertise Search
  • Who is out there: Extending Social Features
AudienceAUDIENCE: IT Managers - Information Architects AudienceTOPIC: Implementation MethodologyAudience

Session 13.3

300 - Advanced Track

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reza Alirezaei
Reza Alirezaei
Solution Architect
Development Horizon
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Moving to the new security model in SharePoint 2010: claims-based authentication

Perhaps some of the most important considerations when planning a SharePoint-based deployment are: how do I authenticate my users and how do I ensure they have access to the content they need? In this session you will find out about the investments made in SharePoint 2010 as related to Authentication and Authorization, where one method merits consideration over another, and why.

You will learn how Claims-based Authentication differs from other authentication mechanisms as well as how access to content can be configured beyond just permissions.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Information Architects - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Implementation MethodologyAudience

Session 13.5

Business Solutions

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Will Childs
Will Childs
SaaS Practice Director
Tenzing Managed IT Services

Stephen Kearns
Director
imason Inc.

Choosing the Right Partner for SharePoint Hosting in the Canadian Cloud

As SharePoint quickly becomes the leading way for companies to connect, collaborate and share information, many are choosing outsourcing as the way to accelerate the deployment and delivery of their SharePoint solutions.
However, while the Cloud represents an ideal option to reduce the costs and risks of deploying SharePoint solutions, what critical issues do companies need to consider to ensure they are choosing the right partner for their SharePoint Cloud hosting needs?

Raj Atwal, VP Engineering from Tenzing Managed IT Services and Jeff Dunmall, Co-Founder of imason, will discuss what you need to know when outsourcing your SharePoint solutions and review key decision criteria for selecting the right SharePoint solution partner. Raj and Jeff will also draw from a SharePoint success story that features a Canadian cloud-based deployment solution to highlight best practices and discuss the advantages of hosting in the Canadian cloud.

Session 14.0

100 - Introductory Track

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle
SharePoint Architect
Waggener Edstrom

Manager''s Implementation Guide to SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 has a whole host of new features. At first glance it can be overwhelming but this session will take you through the one''s to concentrate on to get the most benefit from implementing SharePoint 2010.

Trying to implement everything SharePoint has to offer will be an urealistic goal for most companies so making decisions about what features to implement and when will make the difference between a successful implemenation and a failed one.

We will also cover the different flavors of SharePoint and how to pick the right one for your organization.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Implementation MethodologyAudience

Session 14.1

200 - Intermediate Track

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eli Robillard
Eli Robillard
Principal Architect
Infusion

Strategies for building SharePoint Capacity

 

Great dog trainers live by the mantra, “Don’t train dogs, train owners.” This session is training for SharePoint owners. Learn what a great SharePoint shop looks like, understand the planning and capabilities that make it so, and how to build solid teams to manage both its hosting and its solution delivery pipeline.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - Power Users - Project Managers AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 14.2

200 - Intermediate Track

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Amit Vasu
Amit Vasu
Sr SharePoint Consultant
IMomentum Advanced
Solutions Inc.

SharePoint Server 2010 as Business Application Framework for Business Applications

This session introduces SharePoint 2010 Composites. Audience will learn about the key different areas of this workload, including LOB connectivity, extending enterprise data to the rich Office client, and how to customize the solution using forms and workflows in SharePoint Designer.

This is not a deep session for developers, but developers will get a taste of the new capabilities to build SharePoint app s in Visual Studio.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - Power Users - Project Managers
AudienceTOPICS: Case Studies - Information ArchitectureAudience

Session 14.3

300 - Advanced Track

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nadeem Mitha
Nadeem Mitha
Principal Architect, SharePoint
Infusion

The City of Brampton: A Case Study

Learn how a city of nearly half a million people continues to completely revolutionize its internal processes and public perception by fully leveraging a technology stack including SharePoint (and all of its major components), Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the city's revamped public website as well as their new intranet, collaboration environment, and secured external access / partner sign-in functionality, and learn how Infusion enabled th e city to implement simple and effective technology-centric processes for everything from planting sidewalk trees to employee training management to fire uniform purchases and streamlining lost & found for residents. Then, get a glimpse of where we are going with the city and what to expect in the near future.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - IT Managers - Power Users AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 14.5

Business Solutions

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

John Amyotte
John Amyotte
Solution Specialist
Microsoft

SharePoint as a solution for public and private web sites!

SharePoint has seen tremendous success as an intranet; now the growing trend is to expand SharePoint externally as a solution for managing websites, both public and private.

John will discuss Microsoft’s vision for Internet sites, and how we can help you empower marketing on a rich Internet platform. During the session, we will demonstrate why more and more customers are choosing SharePoint and FAST to power their web site; come see real examples, learn the business case for extending SharePoint outside your firewall, and review innovative ways to better engage and service customers. Additionally, a demonstration will be provided that address:

  • Managing and creating content as a business user
  • The Search experience- how search drives an exceptional customer experience
  • Customer service- connecting your website to your internal business process and people
  • Social media integration: how SharePoint supports your social media strategy