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SharePoint Conference North America – Information And Records Management Advanced Concepts

For the first time, I have the honour to be speaking at SharePoint Conference North America which is to be held in Las Vegas from May 19-21, 2020.  If you want to take in the workshops the conference is actually taking place from May 17 – 22.  The conference is going to be providing a ton of very handy content from recognized experts in their fields as well as experts and even some creators from Microsoft.  Considering this conference is in May and I live in the coldest part of Canada (which is saying something), hitting Las Vegas then is going to be a real treat (hopefully I don’t melt).

If you take a look at the site https://sharepointna.com/ you’ll be able to quickly access all you need to know about the conference.  As I mentioned above, the speakers are all carefully selected as experts in their fields (I somehow slipped through the cracks 😉 ).  There will be many MVPs and Microsoft employees speaking.  In fact, the only conference I have been to that may have more is Ignite.  But every speaker knows what they are doing and have a great deal of skill in getting the information across in the sessions.

Speaking of sessions, you should check out the line-up of presentations.  I think you would be hard-pressed to not find something of interest to you.  In fact, there are 60 different products that you can choose from at the conference covering 20 topics.  It’s not limited to working within just Microsoft products either.  Working with Android?  No problem. There are sessions for that.  Want to know how to control devices within your environment check out the Intune session.  What about Project Cortex?  I am sure you have heard about that by now.  It’s the new kid on the block and sounds very exciting to me as I see huge benefits to it for all of my clients.  There will be multiple sessions on Cortex at the conference as well.  But don’t take my word for it check out all the sessions at https://sharepointna.com/#!/sessions.

Another important consideration for this conference is that Microsoft while not the organizer is a key supporter.  There are going to be announcements that you haven’t heard yet at the conference.  You’ll get to find out about new features before others.  I can’t tell you what to expect cause I don’t even know yet what they are going to announce.

For those who follow my posts on Twitter, LinkedIn and here on my blog you know that I cover a wide variety of topics.  SharePoint Conference also provides a variety of topics.  Because there is such a variety I thought I might provide a few suggestions for some topics to keep an eye out for.

Security and Compliance

  • An Introduction to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

    • This session is given by Antonio Maio a known expert in Cloud Security and especially in the Microsoft Cloud.  If you are just starting out or looking for tips to better secure your environment I strongly suggest you check out Antonio’s session.
  • Exploring Conditional access to content stored in Office 365
    • Paul Hunt will provide some great information around protecting your tenant and the important information within using Conditional Access which is a tool in Azure AD for controlling how users are able to access information.
  • Protecting your Teams work across Office 365
    • Do you have Microsoft Teams or looking to roll out Microsoft Teams into your tenant for your organization to use?  You may want to check out Joanne Klein’s session to ensure the information you are sharing within Teams is protected both from improper sharing and also from improper retention.

Collaboration

Modernizing Your Data Retention. Moving Beyond the Created Date

Finally, I would like to discuss the session I am going to be covering for the conference.  I have been working with clients on their information governance for a while now.  Many file plans and retention schedules these days are still based on old physical records as opposed to digital media.  While it is possible for organizations to migrate a physical record retention schedule into a tool like Microsoft 365 (and many have) many are not aware of some advanced features that can be utlized to properly implement your required retention schedules.  I have seen companies that believe they are limited to retention based solely on when a document was created or perhaps when it was last created.  While these are both very viable options for building a retention schedule in Microsoft 365 there is more that can be used to support the corporation’s file plan.

In my session, I’ll take you beyond the created or modified date and show you different techniques to implement your schedule as your organization requires.  Along the way, I’ll cover some more advanced techniques you can use to ensure your data is maintained or removed as required by your internal processes.   My hope is to show you the art of the possible when it comes to information governance in Microsoft 365, specifically how you can retain your data.

Looking for Help with Power Automate and Power Apps? Maybe We can Help

Haniel Croitoru and I recently had the extreme pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Conference Twin Cities.  This is a great one day conference with one of the largest user bases I have ever seen.  Haniel and I had a great experience presenting on getting help with learning Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow).  The presentation is full of tips and tricks from both of us as well.  We had a great room full of attendees with some great interaction.  As promised I have uploaded the slide deck for this session so the attendees can have for themselves.

Feeling stuck learning Flow and PowerApps – You’re not alone

Thanks for attending and thanks for reading!

Integrating Systems with Power Automate and Power Apps

I recently had the extreme pleasure of presenting at SharePoint Conference Twin Cities.  This is a great one day conference with one of the largest user bases I have ever seen.  I believe the total count of registrants was over 750 and over 400 attended!  One of the sessions I presented was about how easy and efficiently you can integrate multiple systems with Power Apps and Power Automate (Microsoft Flow).  Had a great room full of attendees with some great interaction.  As promised I have uploaded the slide deck for this session so the attendees can have for themselves.

“Integrate All the Things” slide deck

Thanks for coming to my session and thanks for reading!

Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Build Storage Resources for Azure SharePoint 2019

Moving on to the next step in building out a Microsoft Azure-based SharePoint 2019 environment.  In this post, we are going to build storage resources for Azure SharePoint 2019.  In order to allow your VMs to do anything you are going to need something to store the data, apps, and OS on.  For this, we need to deploy some storage resources to the environment.  What is great compared to my previous series is, in this case, we can build multiple disks to pull from.  The data isn’t going to reside on just a single disk as it did then.  Each of the three main components should have their own account (AD, SharePoint, SQL).

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Deploying a SharePoint 2019 Development Environment – Overview

Now that SharePoint 2019 is out and has been for a while I thought it wouldn’t hurt to update my series for creating a SharePoint development environment.  This series will focus on installing all the components you need for building out a multi-server\tiered environment to build your amazing solutions within.  This first post is going to focus on SharePoint 2019 as a whole.  What’s needed, what’s changed and the options you have for your environment.

If you are interested in checking out the other items in this series click on the links below:

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