I can’t wait for Microsoft Ignite 2018 this year in Orlando. I was honored to be selected as featured speaker earlier this year for this event. The list of speakers and sessions this year is incredible and I can’t believe I am able to join them as a presenter again this year. If you aren’t able to attend, all sessions (including theaters!) will be live streamed. If there is one that you don’t want to miss make sure you make Jeff Teper’s collaboration keynote on Monday at 4:00 p.m.
This is an exciting time to be working in the Microsoft collaboration space. We have seen the explosion of Teams, the resurgence of SharePoint, the overwhelming adoption of the SharePoint Framework and so much more. I am sure the next set of announcements will not disappoint.
Tuesday, September 25 – 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – OCCC W304 A-D
I am lucky to present this session with a good friend and great speaker Vlad Catrinescu.
Details: Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affecat support and governance of a SharePoint environment. In this session, learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding, and easy approval before creation!
Wednesday, September 26 – 4:35 PM – 4:55 PM – Expo Theater #6
Details: OneDrive for Business is a key workload in Office 365 and should be an integral part of your collaboration strategy. OneDrive provides a cloud location to store, share, and sync your work files and then work with them from any device. OneDrive for Business management needs to be done to support the user and the administrator to ensure the content is always secure. What happens to OneDrive content when someone leaves? What devices have content synced to them? What limits are there and do the users know about them? Learn more about what management capabilities are available and which ones are needed within your enterprise.
Session 3 – Under the Hood Ignite special: Hub sites with Drew Madelung
Tuesday, September 25 – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – Immersion Zone Podcast 2
Details: Are you a fan of Under the Hood with Nick Brattoli, or do you want to learn how SharePoint hub sites are being implemented in the real world? If so, head over to the podcast center and listen to host Nick Brattoli and special guest Drew Madelung as they talk about their experiences.
They discuss topics such as:
• Changes organizations can make to their information architecture to take advantage of hub sites
• Navigation schemas that are intuitive and scale well
• Security and governance models
• Tips and tricks to provision sites quickly
• Challenges and workarounds
Keeping up to date with what’s announced at Ignite 2018
The past 2 Microsoft Ignites I have kept track of all announcements live as they are released through a shared Microsoft Sway. I will be doing that again this year and you can access it via the link below. As this is through Microsoft Sway, all updates will be seen live as I enter them so check back often to see a consolidated list with some tidbits of my own.