SharePoint Saturday Philly February 4th 2012

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Session Title Speaker Name Session Abstract
Strategies for Deploying a Hybrid SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premise Solution Mo Omar Is your organization currently evaluating a move to the cloud but doesn’t know how to deal with their current on-premise SharePoint environment? During this session, we’ll discuss strategies on deploying a hybrid solution of SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premise, architectural considerations, and tips on how to create a seamless experience between the two environments.
Office 365 and SharePoint Online – Do’s, Don’t’s and Wont’s James Tramel A closer look at office 365 and specifically SharePoint online, one of four components of 365.  From DNS to Security groups, branding to metadata, public to private, BCS to UPS, admin console to user solutions, search to service apps, site collection management to user management, quotas to storage .
PowerShell – For the SharePoint Administrator Rick Taylor Scripting languages have always been a part of the Administrator’s toolkit. Unfortunately, most OSITAs (Old School IT Admins) were averse to learning or even leveraging scripting in their duties. Come to this session to lose your fear and see how easy this scripting language is and demonstrate the most common tasks in the life of a SharePoint Administrator.
Administration Tips & Tricks Ellis Luboff Your SharePoint Farm Is Installed But The Users Have A Few Complaints!
– It’s slow first thing in the morning, why is that and how can we fix it?
– When I upload Office Files, everything looks/works great but I get security warnings while opening PDF’s and the icons are blank.
– How do I uncheck the "Send Welcome Email to New Users" by default when I give users permission to a SharePoint Site?
– How can I get more out of SharePoint?
SharePoint SpeedMetal for Admins Chris McNulty This is the fastest general overview of SharePoint admin and architecture – east or west of the Mississippi! Join me for a rapid fire introduction to architecture, installation, upgrade, administration, troubleshooting and optimization. Based on over 10 years in the field designing and supporting enterprise SharePoint installations.
SharePoint Worst Practices: Setting the Stage for Disaster Dan Usher / Edmond Avanesian In a perfect world, most SharePoint systems are well planned out with defined requirements, stakeholder approval, and methodology approaches with unlimited budgets. The reality of SharePoint implementations, deployments and operations are typically not quite as pretty a picture.
SharePoint Performance: Best Practices from the Field Jason Himmelstein Want to avoid the performance mistakes before you make them? This in-depth session we will discuss how to properly position your SharePoint farm for success beginning with "hardware" and ending with troubleshooting methodologies to maximize performance. Find the pitfalls before you hit them from someone who has climbed out of the deep dark holes in the wild. Best Practices from the Field combines recommendations from Microsoft with the experience of trial & error.
Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2010 – a tour of PerformancePoint Services, SSRS, Excel Services, and PowerPivot Kevin S. Goff SharePoint 2010 provides many opportunities to render data from business intelligence applications. In this presentation, I’ll show examples of building BI content in SharePoint 2010 using PerformancePoint Services, Excel Services, SSRS, and PowerPivot. Because I’m covering many applications, I won’t be able to cover any one topic too heavily. But at the end of the presentation, the attendee will see an integrated dashboard with several examples of how BI applications can use SharePoint 2010?
Cloud-Based SharePoint.  For Real? David Berry “To the Cloud!” has become the rallying cry of many businesses looking to offload the costs of maintaining internal systems. SharePoint is one of those systems heavily touted as being great for the cloud. We’ll look at efforts to standardize the cloud, the different types of cloud offerings and decision points to consider from a technology and cost perspective. We will also look at what Microsoft’s Office 365 offerings are as a baseline reference.
Office 365: Migrate, Manage and More Peter Senescu Office 365: Migrate, Manage and More
Overview of Office 365 SharePoint including, implementation and migration planning, features and limitations, use cases for hybrid (premise and cloud implementations), Information Architecture design considerations and lessons learned. Attendees will have the benefit of lessons learned (good and bad) from over 100 migrations to Office 365.
Compliance with SharePoint 2010 Doug Vargo and Pete DiDonato Microsoft has ramped up the governance and compliance features with out-of-box SharePoint 2010.  New governance features include in-place records declaration, an enhanced records center, and the ability to create and apply information policies on documents and content types.  However, there are still gaps in capabilities relative to meeting the requirements of compliance policies such as the 21 CFR Part 11.  This session will outline a general approach to compliance using SharePoint 2010 features, and we will outline specific examples of how the Microsoft eco-system can be used to meet more specific governance & compliance requirements.
Legal Electronic Content Management (LECM) and SharePoint 2010 Isaiah Campbell What is the SharePoint 2010 Legal ECM Story and how does that compare to the needs of the marketplace? What do legal and IT departments need to be successful with SharePoint 2010? Should I use a records center or a team site?  What features will I need to activate and why? Why is getting information architecture right and creating an enterprise standard via the managed metadata service and a content type hub the right way to go? How do I start with a site collection and scale my approach to other content areas in SharePoint?  All these questions and more will be discussed in detail with the goal of providing insight and direction to focus on execution of a SharePoint LCM strategy and project. 
Managed Metadata A to Z – Plan, Implement, Make it a Success! Stacy Deere, Stephanie Donahue Despite the hype, there is still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding metadata in SharePoint Server 2010. We cover Managed Metadata starting with the planning phase through implementation, and provide tips on how to make it successful in your organization.   
Enterprise Content Management:  The Key Features you need to know Mary Ann Lorkowski Content Management has been a rising challenge for the organization; from the time the content is created, routed for approvals and to the time it is archived, it becomes a challenge for the organization to maintain the integrity of the document. SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management features can help the company throughout the entire life cycle of the document.  I information.   

Key Lessons      
1. The SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Content Management feature supports the complete life-cycle of documents in your organization.
2. The proper use of Metadata is your key to successful content management.
3. An Effective Content management system should reflect the objectives of the organization. ?

Hear Me! I’m NOT a Techie!  I Just Got a Site and I Have No Idea What to Do Bonnie Surma Don’t be embarrassed. You’re not alone. Many people face this dilemma every day as organizations move to building internal sites on SharePoint and then pushing them out for use. It’s not just a site. It’s an entire change to all that you ever knew about doing your day-to-day job. Don’t look at it as a chore. Come and learn how to view this new challenge in a positive way by learning the basics about your site—lists, libraries, web parts, navigation, and more.
Wiki Do’s – no Don’ts:  Building Wiki’s in SP 2010 Joan Wolff Wiki’s have become a go-to staple for brainstorming, gathering ideas and sharing snippets of content among widespread, time-restricted project team members.  But, how can wikis be used in SP 2010 to your best advantage?  In this session, you will learn how to set up a wiki library, create a wiki site, edit it, add to it, share it and maintain it.  We’ll answer questions like: What’s the difference between a Wiki site and a Team site?  How can I use a wiki to bring out the best in my project team?  How do I keep "bad" information out of the wiki and only offer up the good stuff?  We’ll also dive into wiki linking and image adding – capabilities that add to the value of wikis.
"It’s only wafer thin!" – Large List Maintenance in SharePoint 2010 Michael Mukalian With SharePoint 2010, as has been said around the campfire, "5,000 is the new 2,000!" What does that mean? It means that we now need to be mindful of not just how many items are in our lists, but how our views are constructed as well because, well, it’s not as dramatic as the scene referenced in the title of this topic, but let’s just say it’s not really pretty. Today’s talk will be a combination discussion and walkthrough of the various ways of handling and managing a large number of items in a SharePoint list.
Securing Microsoft Technologies for HITECH Compliance Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD Both federal and commercial healthcare organizations are faced with unprecedented opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and access to care, including Health 2.0 initiatives, telemedicine, and innovative outreach and collaboration solutions for patients, caregivers and providers.

However, the roadmap for interoperability, meaningful use, program integrity and data integrity provides challenges for HIPAA 5010, ICD 10 conversion, and data sharing across DoD, VA and commercial healthcare providers and ACO.

So you want to implement SharePoint in your organization… What now? Edmond Avanesian Cloud Computing, Social Network, Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Gov 2.0, Collaboration, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis, ROI, Digg, Flickr, and not to mention a slew of other homonyms and acronyms. After we’ve got our cheat-sheet to help us out, and think that some of those buzz words are actually business worthy, where do we go? We know that we can’t continue running "business as usual" when times are changing by the second. One of the new enterprise platform solutions from Microsoft to help address these concerns is SharePoint 2010.

• Organizational Readiness
• IT Readiness
• End User Readiness
• Training Readiness

SharePoint Governance:  Lessons from the Trenches Jill Hannemann Over the years, SharePoint has garnered something of a reputation for growing fast and virally throughout numerous organizations. This can be useful for some enterprise initiatives, yet popularity and fast growth can yield unpleasant surprises and long-term problems as well. This session will explore lessons learned about how to effectively govern SharePoint within the enterprise.

Topics included in this session will cover:
– The what and why of governance
– Designing your own governance strategy: the four pillars 
– Applying governance to control levels in SharePoint

Enhance SharePoint ECM with Document Imaging Andy Heller Got paper and electronic documents that need a better place to live than M:\Finance\2011\Quarterly Reports? 
Come out to this session to learn why SharePoint can take document management to a whole new level.  Learn about how to manage all types of documents (electronic and paper) with SharePoint.  Find out the different phases of document management from simple archive to complete automation.
A Decade of Adoption Best Practices Mike Gilronan Over the last ten years, we at KMA have seen a wide range of SharePoint usage and success. Based on our experience mapping business requirements to SharePoint capabilities, illustrated via a real-world deployment in an emerging Life Sciences company, we”ll share the best (and some of the worst!) in proven user adoption strategies. Well cover training, project design, killer apps, expectation management, user support and SLAs, generational and international audiences, marketing for IT, and the three things to NEVER allow in any SharePoint rollout.
Avoid Common SharePoint 2007 to 2010 Upgrades Pitfals Juan Larios [MVP] Avoid the common pitfalls of Upgrading to SharePoint 2010. This session will focus on highlighting helpful analysis tools, evaluating the health of your SharePoint environment, and the heath of customizations, that will help you be prepared to make the move to SharePoint 2010. This session will highlight:
– Evaluating Custom developed solutions and customizations
– Understanding Upgrade Paths to Customizations
– Identifyig problematic database schemas and orphaned features and sites
– Understanding compatibility of Infrastructure.
SharePoint User Experience, What Can it Do for Adoption? Marcy Kellar This session outlines the fundamental elements of SharePoint User Experience and how these elements impact the expectations of your users and overall user adoption  See examples of both good and bad user experience design in SharePoint and the impact to user adoption.  This session covers basics of usability, interaction design, and the psychology of users. 
SharePoint 2010 – What you need to know before upgrading Suzanne George Ready to join the SharePoint 2010 revolution but not sure what is involved?  Are you in the middle of a migration that is behind schedule? This session will walk you through general guidelines and common pitfalls to avoid so your transition to SharePoint 2010 will be successful.
Social & SharePoint, this task won’t kill you! Jay Leask During yesterday’s project standup your boss tasked you to lead/join the new social implementation team. As usual you received no requirements and no business needs to solve. This is not the end of days, so don’t give up! You already know that SharePoint is a top collaboration platform with strong workflows and a base platform you can (and have) built tons of applications on.

This presentation will help you pair your knowledge of SharePoint with your new task. It will answer questions like "What is social?", "How do I determine what we really need to build", and "And what’s this thing coming toward me very fast?" Jay will provide you with the tools and questions necessary to define the scope of your project while still providing value to the organization.

Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2010 Ivan Sanders SharePoint and Office provide a great set of Business Intelligence features to build and integrate data-driven spreadsheets and applications with SharePoint 2010. This session will cover topics such as PowerPivot, PerformancePoint Services, Reporting Services, Excel Services, KPIs, and much more.
Branding: Dissecting Customized SharePoint Sites Thomas Daly Interested in creating a ‘not-so-SharePoint-looking’ site? Curious as to what goes into creating a customized SharePoint site?  In this session we’ll take a look at some highly customized SharePoint sites and some of the techniques used in building these sites. We’ll dive into aspects of SharePoint branding including MasterPages, CSS tricks, jQuery integration, Web Services, Data View Web Parts and much more.
SharePoint and Azure – Better Together Paul Galvin and Asli Bilgin Learn how to leverage Azure’s storage features to extend SharePoint’s multimedia capabilities. In this session, we will cover the integration architecture between the two platforms (and not via page viewer web parts!) and walk through the steps on creating the extensibility from SharePoint using .NET with Visual Studio 2010.  Our demonstrations will show you how you can consume Azure data directly from SharePoint using the Azure SDK with WCF service code and contracts.  
Lastly, we will offer our thoughts and invite the audience to discuss and brainstorm the opportunities and future of SharePoint and Azure working together.
Using SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed solutions and Windows Azure Brian Kelly, Sudeep Nambiar, Manoj Bankal The session will focus on the why and the how of using different techniques to deploy Sandboxed solutions and addressing limitations. We will cover the basic business reasons of why a development team may choose this approach, such as enterprise commodity offerings that provide sandboxed solutions but business requirements necessitate a need to:

·        Make remote calls outside of the sandbox
·        Work outside of the site collection
·        Access the Page object

Cool Solutions with InfoPath 2010 Steven Mann Steve demonstrates several solutions with InfoPath 2010 both with and without code-behind. Sub-topics include:
– Leveraging and Using Picture Buttons
– Populating Repeating Tables from SharePoint Lists
– Tracking Changes
Building a Solution Brick By Brick Becky Isserman In this session   we will build site columns, content types, and list instances that we can   deploy to a content type hub. We will   then build an InfoPath Form and publish it to one of the content types that   we create. We will then go into a Site   Collection using this content type hub and automate the process using   SharePoint Designer Workflows. Throughout the session we will discuss the various caveats and design   options available when building this type of solution. By the end of the session users will be   able to build their own solutions using the methods and the technologies   discussed.
SharePoint for ASP.Net Developers

That’s great and all, but where do I put my code?

Greg Hurlman The market share for SharePoint has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years, leading to many developers being told that they are now SharePoint developers.  Developing for SharePoint is a strange new world; we will cover what’s new, what’s the same, the top things that every SharePoint developer should know, and a few things to make every new developer’s life easier.

For new SharePoint developers, it can be hard to know where all the hooks are for your code to run. Web parts are obvious enough, and layouts and master pages are familiar from regular ol’ ASP.Net. But what about behind the scenes? What’s possible? What’s not? Where are the hidden gotchas?

Memory Management in SharePoint Development Matthew Vignau How to identify and minimize the impact of memory leaks.  Further discussion on the design considerations necessary with SharePoint development.

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Agile, SCRUM and SharePoint Michele Eichhorn SharePoint is a great out of the box application.  But, as we all know, our clients can come up with a multitude of functionality that they want that just isn’t there.  This leads to inevitable development projects; the number of which are only limited by their imagination.
Using an Agile Framework provides multiple opportunities to gauge the direction of a project and reassess your position through an iterative and incremental approach.  While agile methodologies abound (Crystal Clear., Extreme Programming, Feature Driven Development, DSDM,etc.) our discussion will concentrate on the SCRUM Methodology.  This methodology is characterized by short "sprints" where definitive acceptance criteria are captured.  Most importantly, the project can be readjusted based on end of sprint feedback.
Professional SharePoint Dev: Cross Cutting Concerns David Mann TBD
Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010 Jeremy Thake Jeremy Thake, Enterprise Architect at AvePoint Inc and SharePoint MVP, will explain the principles of Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010. The session will suit SharePoint Developers, Team Leaders, Architects and Development Managers to understand how to approach ALM with SharePoint.

The Project ALM approach will be discussed in detail as a case study, which involves global distributed development teams and designers. The pros and cons of this approach will be compared to the others. Common problems with promoting from Dev to Staging to Production will be discussed in detail.

Setting up a SharePoint 2010 Continuous Integration process Tony Testa Continuous Integration (CI), in a nutshell, is a software practice where members of a team check in their work frequently resulting in multiple builds over the course of the day allowing for integration errors to be reported frequently.   Although commonplace in most organizations today it has taken quite a while to make its way to SharePoint projects.  With the development improvements in SharePoint/Visual Studio 2010 setting up CI for your SharePoint projects has never been easier.  In this session I will briefly cover CI fundamentals/benefits and demonstrate how to setup a CI process for a SharePoint 2010 project using one of the many available toolsets.
Search Deep Dive: In the Movies Bill Wolff Enterprise and FAST Search are explored in detail. We start with installation and configuration of search service applications. Content sources, crawl rules, and schedules are defined. The crawled properties are explored and associated with managed properties that drive refiners and index queries. We investigate the search query language syntax using some free third party tools. Search centers are created and customized using built-in web parts.
Architecture: Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Carlos Valcarcel With the new release of SharePoint comes a plethora of new features: linear scalability, support for more languages, better relevancy, and support for 100 million documents in total per farm just to name a few. Yet, Microsoft’s acquisition of Fast Search and Transfer in 2007 has changed where SharePoint enterprise search is going. After a brief overview of SharePoint 2010 we will look at Fast Search Server 2010, what its feature set looks like and the reasons for using it over SharePoint search.
Keys to Success with SharePoint Search Mike Oryszak Help users find what they are looking for! This session will provide an overview of the core features that make up the SharePoint Search stack along with best practices for configuring and maintaining search in your environment. By following the Keys to Success you will provide users maximum value and increase their productivity.
Migrating from 2007 to SharePoint 2010 – How to do it "Search First" Natalya Voskresenskaya & Paul Olenick Most of us have heard about the enhancements and power offered by SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search, but many do not realize they can take advantage of it before upgrading their 2007/MOSS environment. In this session we will cover how to leverage Search for SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint today as part of your organizations roadmap to 2010. We’ll demonstrate the integration of SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint Search 2010 from the end-user perspective and discuss the many benefits “Search First” offers to an organization and their users.

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