Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Boston as much as we did.
Stay tuned for the date for our next SharePoint Expo in Boston.

Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.

Session Summaries / Presentations
Keynote: Stay Productive, Collaborative, and Secure with Office 365
The workplace is transforming and you need a solution that empowers your organization and handles employees' new expectations for technology at work, while staying ahead of compliance and security needs. During this session we will review and demonstrate some of the latest capabilities released by Microsoft and resources to help you stay up to date with the roadmap.

Chris Bortlik, Principal Technical Architect, Microsoft

Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.

In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

David Lavenda, Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie

The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?

Julie McCoy , Solutions Engineer, AvePoint
Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement – How to Make It Happen with Office 365
In this session, we will provide specific ideas on what you can do to help your organization successfully implement features in Office 365 that result in increased user adoption and true employee engagement. User adoption is not a project and requires a disciplined, process-driven approach with proper strategy, governance, architecture, and training components. This approach ensures you engage your employees and gain the business value of digital transformation using O365.

Ryan Thomas, Founder and CEO, Timlin Enterprises

Is That Low-Fat? How BPM Can Lean Out Your Processes
Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.

Shyamal Addanki, Vice President North America, Firestart

The Importance of User experience in SharePoint – a Case Study
Emails are documents and need to be managed along with all other document formats. That one email you can’t find or that is retained beyond its legal requirements can have a significant impact on your organization. Whether it’s to manage or reduce risk or re-align the use of MS Exchange as a messaging, as opposed to, as a storage platform, organizations are implementing strict email retention policies – 90 to 180 days.

This case study will explore how harmon.ie customers are implementing email retention and managing the disruption it is causing to their end-users.

Ron Johnsen, VP of Technical Services, harmon.ie

Customize SharePoint the right way – 10 things you should consider when customizing your SharePoint
  • Security: A SharePoint that is both flexible and safe – is that even possible?
  • Governance: How can I control what my users do in SharePoint?
  • Modernization: How can I make sure my users constantly benefit from SharePoint’s latest features?

Justen Mahaffey, Solution Match Maker, Rencore

harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way they think. harmon.ie empowers thousands of enterprise customers to realize the full business value of their existing Microsoft investments. The company is the recipient of a Microsoft Best App Award 2017, is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, and is an IBM global partner. Visit www.harmon.ie for more information and follow us at @Teamharmonie.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.

Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Timlin Enterprises  Timlin Enterprises helps companies leveraging Office 365 become digital-first businesses by harnessing each company’s unique definition of digital transformation, focusing on end users as the key to adoption, leveraging a proven methodology concentrated solely on Office 365 services, and maintaining a commitment to exceptional service delivery using only US-based resources.
Timlin was formed in 2010 with a focus on SharePoint solutions. We have since expanded our offerings from SharePoint consulting services to provide Center of Excellence support services for the entire Office 365 platform. Wherever you are on your digital transformation journey, Timlin can provide the required services around strategy, governance, architecture, training, or support that you may need to effectively transform your operations and maximize the value you receive from your Office 365 investment. Visit www.timlinenterprises.com for more information and follow us at @timlinent.


Rencore  Rencore is the leading provider of software protecting organizations against customization risks in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365. Their proven suite of products detects and resolves potential security issues and compliance risks caused by custom coded solutions, third-party components, and citizen developers. Rencore's de facto standard tools are addressing three key areas: Application Security, Application Governance, and Application Management. Rencore’s leading-edge software is trusted by more than 800 organizations worldwide. Visit rencore.com/ for more information and follow us at @Rencore.

Let's Continue the Dialog!

We hope you enjoyed the SharePoint Expo in Boston as much as we did.
Stay tuned for the date for our next SharePoint Expo in Boston.

Below you will find links to download the presentations delivered by the SharePoint experts at the event.

Title
Speakers
Summary
Stay Productive, Collaborative, and Secure with Office 365
KEYNOTE:
Chris Bortlik
Principal Technical Architect, Microsoft

The workplace is transforming and you need a solution that empowers your organization and handles employees' new expectations for technology at work, while staying ahead of compliance and security needs. During this session we will review and demonstrate some of the latest capabilities released by Microsoft and resources to help you stay up to date with the roadmap.
Can Office 365 Help Overcome Information Overload? The Key is the Microsoft Graph
David Lavenda
Chief Product Officer, harmon.ie

Office 365 brings exciting new capabilities to enterprise workers. But with so many emails and documents (and now Teams conversations), workers struggle to focus on important topics like customers, products, services, and projects. Instead, they continue to toggle between Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams, searching for information.

In this session you will hear how new managed access to Microsoft Graph data can be harnessed to enable focused success. The session includes a live demo of how the Graph can be leveraged to fight distractions at work by letting workers focus on important topics.

The Top 5 Microsoft Teams Challenges and How To Solve Them
Julie McCoy
Solutions Engineer, AvePoint

Office 365 and Microsoft Teams have made collaborating and communicating easier while making end-users more productive than ever before. AvePoint has traveled the world to hold Teams workshops and uncover the most frequent challenges organizations are facing including:
  • What are Microsoft Teams? What are Office 365 Groups? How do they work together?
  • What should we use and when? How does Teams fit with Yammer, SharePoint, Skype, OneDrive and other Office 365 solutions?
  • How can IT appropriately manage the lifecycle of Teams and Groups and the vital business data contained within them? What is the appropriate level of governance for my organization?
  • What are the best practices for external sharing and permissions management with Teams?
  • What are the best ways to integrate Teams with cloud records or other content management solutions?
Digital Transformation and Employee Engagement – How to Make It Happen with Office 365
Ryan Thomas
Founder and CEO, Timlin Enterprises

In this session, we will provide specific ideas on what you can do to help your organization successfully implement features in Office 365 that result in increased user adoption and true employee engagement. User adoption is not a project and requires a disciplined, process-driven approach with proper strategy, governance, architecture, and training components. This approach ensures you engage your employees and gain the business value of digital transformation using O365.
Is That Low-Fat? How BPM Can Lean Out Your Processes
Shyamal Addanki
Vice President North America, Firestart

Don’t just automate your processes – improve them through automation. Business Process Management is not about simply building workflows to automate tasks or create SharePoint forms, it is about better process management, process governance, and process automation. Often, IT departments are caught up in the wave of workflow solutions that automate simple processes or sub-parts of processes, but rarely does a process owner take a holistic view of their process and the tasks which are automatable, and focus on managing, collecting data, and accordingly improving the process. Traditional BPM systems are too complex and too IT-heavy for a process owner to manage, but modern lean BPM solutions focus on the no-code, rapid-deployment solution that empowers business units to achieve true process excellence through automation.
The Importance of User experience in SharePoint – a Case Study
Ron Johnsen
VP of Technical Services, harmon.ie

Emails are documents and need to be managed along with all other document formats. That one email you can’t find or that is retained beyond its legal requirements can have a significant impact on your organization. Whether it’s to manage or reduce risk or re-align the use of MS Exchange as a messaging, as opposed to, as a storage platform, organizations are implementing strict email retention policies – 90 to 180 days.

This case study will explore how harmon.ie customers are implementing email retention and managing the disruption it is causing to their end-users.

Customize SharePoint the right way – 10 things you should consider when customizing your SharePoint
Justen Mahaffey, Solution Match Maker, Rencore
  • Security: A SharePoint that is both flexible and safe – is that even possible?
  • Governance: How can I control what my users do in SharePoint?
  • Modernization: How can I make sure my users constantly benefit from SharePoint’s latest features?


harmonie-spexpomail.png  harmon.ie (www.harmon.ie) makes user experience tools for the digital workspace, built to deliver information the way they think. harmon.ie empowers thousands of enterprise customers to realize the full business value of their existing Microsoft investments. The company is the recipient of a Microsoft Best App Award 2017, is a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist, and is an IBM global partner. Visit www.harmon.ie for more information and follow us at @Teamharmonie.


avepoint  AvePoint accelerates your digital transformation success. Over 16,000 companies and 6 million SharePoint and Office 365 users worldwide trust AvePoint software and services for their data migration, management, and protection needs in the cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. A four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 six times and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ five times. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is privately held and headquartered in Jersey City, NJ. Visit www.avepoint.com for more information and follow us at @AvePoint_Inc.

Firestart  FireStart is a leading BPM application in the Microsoft ecosystem that integrates robust process management, powerful process automation, and insightful process analytics with an interface that is incredibly easy to use. This allows business users to build and maintain their own processes, which can be transferred into workflows with smart adapters to the existing IT landscape, vastly reducing the number of systems a user needs to access to complete their daily tasks and eliminating repeated data-entry tasks. A drag-and-drop form builder can read and write data from multiple systems, tasks can be received and managed directly in Microsoft Outlook, and workflow execution times can be monitored live. FireStart makes it easy to let your work flow. Visit www.firestart.com/ for more information and follow us at @firestartbpm.

Timlin Enterprises  Timlin Enterprises helps companies leveraging Office 365 become digital-first businesses by harnessing each company’s unique definition of digital transformation, focusing on end users as the key to adoption, leveraging a proven methodology concentrated solely on Office 365 services, and maintaining a commitment to exceptional service delivery using only US-based resources.
Timlin was formed in 2010 with a focus on SharePoint solutions. We have since expanded our offerings from SharePoint consulting services to provide Center of Excellence support services for the entire Office 365 platform. Wherever you are on your digital transformation journey, Timlin can provide the required services around strategy, governance, architecture, training, or support that you may need to effectively transform your operations and maximize the value you receive from your Office 365 investment. Visit www.timlinenterprises.com for more information and follow us at @timlinent.


Rencore  Rencore is the leading provider of software protecting organizations against customization risks in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365. Their proven suite of products detects and resolves potential security issues and compliance risks caused by custom coded solutions, third-party components, and citizen developers. Rencore's de facto standard tools are addressing three key areas: Application Security, Application Governance, and Application Management. Rencore’s leading-edge software is trusted by more than 800 organizations worldwide. Visit rencore.com/ for more information and follow us at @Rencore.

 
 


Agenda at a Glance
9:00-9:30
Register and Partner Booth Visits
9:30-9:45
Welcome by harmon.ie
9:45-10:45
Keynote Session: How SharePoint 2016 will Impact your Business
10:50 – 11:35
Breakout Session 1A/1B – Gimmal/fpweb.net
11:40-12:25
Breakout Session 2–harmon.ie: SharePoint is Alive and Well and Living in Email
12:25-1:10
Lunch / Partner Booth Visits
1:15 – 2:00
Breakout Session 3A/3B Metalogix/harmon.ie
2:05 – 2:50
Breakout Session 4A/4B AvePoint/Infowise
2:55 – 3:45
Roundtable: The Future of SharePoint
3:45 – 4:00
Wrap-Up and Raffle

Boston