Events, Hybrid, Migration, SharePoint, SharePoint Conference

Hybrid SharePoint & Office 365 Learning Opportunities at SharePoint Conference North America

Attending SPCNA? Come learn about hybrid scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365 in a post-conference workshop.

As an attendee of the workshop you’ll receive a $500.00 Azure Pass, a complete SharePoint Server 2016 environment and an Office 365 Tenant that you can use to build your skills and complete hands on labs, both while at the workshop and even after the event. If you’ve already registered for the conference you can add the workshop to your registration by creating a new workshop-only registration at http://sharepointna.com/.  If you register for this workshop before May 21st, you’ll receive an additional $200.00 off of the workshop registration when using the Discount Code HYBRID. If you haven’t registered for the conference, there’s still time left. Visit http://sharepointna.com/ for details and use the Discount Code HYBRID to save $200.00 off of the conference pass.

Space is limited to 100 so add or register today.

Workshop Details:

Ramping up with Microsoft SharePoint Server & Office 365 hybrid scenarios

Speakers:

  • Neil Hodgkinson
  • Jason Himmelstein
  • Bill Baer
  • Aimme Triplett

This workshop will have hands-on labs. Bring your own fully charged laptop.

Cloud computing has become a popular way to reduce capital and operational expenditures, renew IT innovation, and gain the advantage of more rapid software delivery to meet the needs of business. However, compliance, data sovereignty, sensitivity concerns, or a significant investment in customization may limit your organization’s ability to take advantage of this. Today you can maximize your on-premises investment by upgrading to SharePoint Server 2016 and using hybrid scenarios in Office 365 to seamlessly leverage the cloud. This workshop is designed to give you the deep technical knowledge to deploy SharePoint Server 2016 as well as design and implement the latest hybrid scenarios including search, auditing, taxonomy and more.

Attendees will receive instructor led training on best practices for implementing a variety of hybrid scenarios and workloads, training materials, to include documentation and presentations and a dedicated lab environment including a SharePoint Server 2016 farm and an Office 365 Tenant that can be used to complete hands on labs during and after the event.

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SharePoint Conference North America has it all, and MORE!

SharePoint Conference North America has it all, and MORE!

Get more by registering NOW! http://tiny.cc/SPCNA_REG

 

There are 4 main reasons why people attend technical conferences and the SharePoint Conference North America (SPCNA) has all of them, and MORE!

  1. With the constantly changing world of technology, people need to know what’s new before the competition does. SPCNA has the sessions and workshops to keep you ahead of the curve.
  2. Learning with the best of the best from Microsoft and top industry thought leaders from engineering and marketing. Attendees want to hear the practical solutions from the people who actually designed, built and integrated today’s current technologies. SPCNA has the best speakers.
  3. Network and connect with peers and business technology gurus with an opportunity to share, collaborate and understanding the creation of real world solutions.
  4. Location! The host hotel is the world renowned MGM Grand. When you aren’t engaged with sessions, receptions and parties, there is an endless line-up of shows, restaurants and activities for every taste.

BONUS, When you register for one of our workshop packages, take home an Xbox One X, an Xbox One S or an Invoke by Harman Kardon, FREE.

It’s pretty simple, SPCNA has it all. WE want you to BE THERE!

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Administration, Events, OneDrive for Business, Security and Compliance, SharePoint

Stay ahead of data residency requirements with Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365

Governments around the world are strengthening laws and regulations to protect citizens’ data, preserve national security, and protect business interests.

Last week at Microsoft Ignite we announced new Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365 to help ensure you remain compliant with services to include SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange.

The new Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.

Multi-geo capabilities provide you with a choice of geographical locations in which to store, manage, and secure your data by allowing a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions, storing data on a per-user or per-site basis.  So, whether you’re adding a new user to your organization or need to move an existing user, as well as their data, seamlessly and transparently to that user, to a new region, new multi-geo capabilities are designed to address those needs.

 

In a multi-geo configuration, your Office 365 Tenant consists of a central, default location, such as North America and one or more satellite locations.  In this scenario, a single Tenant can span across multiple locations ensuring your data resides within the boundaries of each respective geo.  Each geo in a multi-geo configuration is addressed with a unique Url specified when configuring the Office 365 Tenant, such as contosona or consotoeur to represent North America or Europe respectively.

Information about multi-geo enabled Tenants such as geo locations, groups, and user information, is mastered in Azure Active Directory (AAD).  Since the Tenant information is mastered centrally and synchronized into each geo location, sharing and experiences involving anyone from your company contain global awareness.  For example, a user whose preferred OneDrive data location in Europe, can share with users in North America or other configured geo locations, and discover content created across the tenancy using services such as search and Office Delve.  In addition, independent policies can be configured at each geo location to include explicit sharing policies, eDiscovery, etc.

Multi-Geo capabilities for OneDrive is in private preview today. If you’re interested and want to learn more visit the links below.

OneDrive http://aka.ms/OneDriveMultiGeo

Resources

To learn more about Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365 refer to the resources below:

Watch and download Understanding Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365 at https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/54705?source=sessions from Microsoft Ignite.

Watch and download Multi-Geo Capabilities in OneDrive and SharePoint Online at https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53873 from Microsoft Ignite.

Watch and download Exchange Online Multi-Geo Capabilities at https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/55160?source=sessions from Microsoft Ignite.

Read more about Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Introducing-Multi-Geo-in-Office-365/ba-p/107016.

Watch Introducing Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 on Microsoft Mechanics at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d9-Vt2fArk&feature=youtu.be.

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SharePoint & OneDrive Security & Compliance Updates from Microsoft Ignite

Last week at Microsoft Ignite we shared our investments, our vision, and strategy for addressing today’s most challenging business and technology trends that are ever broadening the threat landscape.  From meeting complex corporate and governmental regulatory compliance, to addressing a more mobile and connected workforce, SharePoint and OneDrive and uniquely positioned to address your business needs.

Stay ahead of data residency requirements with Multi-Geo capabilities in Microsoft 365

Governments around the world are strengthening laws and regulations to protect citizens’ data, preserve national security, and protect business interests.

New Multi-Geo Capabilities in Microsoft 365 with SharePoint and OneDrive provide global organizations a solution to maximizing the value of Office 365, including SharePoint and OneDrive, while meeting data residency and compliance requirements.  Multi-geo capabilities provide you with a choice of geographical locations in which to store, manage, and secure your data by allowing a single Office 365 tenant to span multiple regions, storing data on a per-user or per-site basis.  So whether you’re adding a new user to your organization or need to move an existing user, as well as their data, seamlessly and transparently to that user, to a new region, new multi-geo capabilities are designed to address those needs. Read more about Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365 at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Introducing-Multi-Geo-in-Office-365/ba-p/107016.

Watch and download Multi-Geo Capabilities in OneDrive and SharePoint Online at https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53873 from Microsoft Ignite.

Multi-Geo capabilities for OneDrive and SharePoint are in private preview today. If you’re interested and want to learn more visit the links below.

OneDrive http://aka.ms/OneDriveMultiGeo
SharePoint http://aka.ms/SharePointMultiGeo

Manage your service-level encryption key with Customer Key in Office 365

Gain greater trust from your own clients, with service-level encryption with customer key so that Microsoft does not see or extract any encryption keys. 

Customer key with Office 365 allows you to take control of your information, providing an additional layer of security and data privacy above which is already supplied by Microsoft with SharePoint and OneDrive in Office 365. Customer key can be used to encrypt and/or decrypt the individual encryption keys used to encrypt your cloud storage service for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.  Additionally, you can decide when to change and/or revoke access to these keys limiting Microsoft’s ability to access encrypted content.

Microsoft encrypts your content at rest and in transit throughout SharePoint, OneDrive and Office 365. In fact, we use multiple keys to encrypt your data, and distribute those keys across multiple data centers.  At the service level, we encrypt those keys that are used to encrypt your data. With customer lockbox, even our administrators have no ability to access your data without your explicit, time-bounded consent. Learn more about our encryption features here.

Service-level encryption with customer key goes one step further. You can manage the service-level key(s) that is used to encrypt the SharePoint and OneDrive data encryption keys. You can decide when to change this key(s) and, if your business requires, you can revoke the service-level key(s) and thereby deny the service access to your content.  Read more about Controlling your data in Office 365 using Customer Key at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Controlling-your-data-in-Office-365-using-Customer-Key-f2cd475a-e592-46cf-80a3-1bfb0fa17697.

Watch and download Manage and control your data to help meet compliance needs with Customer Key https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53748 from Microsoft Ignite and read the FaQ at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customer-Key-for-Office-365-FAQ-41ae293a-bd5c-4083-acd8-e1a2b4329da6.

Limit information overexposure with sharing and access policies

The risk of information exposure has increased because users don’t always work on desktop computers connected to the corporate network. Access controls now need to account for users connecting their mobile devices to non-secure networks or using their own unmanaged devices. These new access controls start with conditional access policies. Conditional access allows you to keep your corporate data safe while providing your users a secure environment in which they can work from any device. Conditional access in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business offers security that goes beyond user permissions. It considers the identity of the user, the devices and applications being used, the network that the user has connected to, and the sensitivity of the data being accessed.

Watch and download Create and manage sharing and access policies for SharePoint https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53875 from Microsoft Ignite.

Site-level device access policies

In March 2017, we introduced device access policies at the tenant level so you can control access from unmanaged or non-compliant devices to content stored in SharePoint and OneDrive.  At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we announced and demonstrated new support for bringing these device access policies to the site collection level, so you can limit access from these devices on a site by site basis, based on the classification of the content.  In addition, an administrator can also allow these devices access to collaborate using the Web browser to provide a seamless user experience for instances where unmanaged devices still need the ability to access and use content stored in one or more sites.

Session timeout policies

Unmanaged and non-compliant devices represent just one of many risks of information overexposure. The use of shared systems has also increased—from shared computers in the workplace, to kiosks at hotels and airports, devices and networks often change, but the one constant is the corporate data they access.  Also at Microsoft Ignite we shared our investments in idle-timeout scenarios that allow you to configure policy to automatically sign-out sessions at a specified interval on these shared systems after a period of inactivity.

Secure external sharing

Secure external sharing in SharePoint and OneDrive provides a seamless external sharing experience enabling sending of secure links to recipients outside of your organization, those recipients will be sent an email message with a time-limited, single-use verification code when they open the link. By entering the verification code, the user proves ownership of the email account to which the secure link was sent.

Read more about secure external sharing at https://support.office.com/article/cc78357c-6d48-499c-9cc7-dae447d0d391.

Moving forward…

In today’s volatile economic climate, organizations require collaboration, communication, and productivity solutions to be both cost-effective and flexible.  SharePoint and OneDrive can help businesses achieve new levels of reliability and performance, delivering features and capabilities that simplify administration, protect communications and information, and empower users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

However, data loss is non-negotiable, and overexposure to information can have legal and compliance implications.  In SharePoint and OneDrive, we’re providing a broad array of features and capabilities designed to make certain that sensitive information remains that way, and to ensure that the right people have access to the right information at the right time – whether challenged by an increasingly distributed and remote workforce, ubiquities connectivity, or rapid changes in corporate and regulatory compliance, we’ll be there each step of the way, evolving our protection in parallel to your risk.

After all, the security landscape has changed. Ubiquitous connectivity has led to users to expect data mobility, across networks, across devices, and more often, personal devices and shared systems, like kiosks.  These challenges and more complex corporate and regulatory compliance requirements have only made it more challenging to stay ahead of the trends. The video below demonstrates a subset of the latest controls we’ve built and announced at Microsoft Ignite, and how we’ll continue to evolve our capabilities with more fine-grained controls – from the tenant and site level all the way down to the file level.

Office 365 is designed to help every company’s needs for business productivity, content security and compliance with technical, legal and regulatory standards. We’ve been hard at work in lighting up new productivity scenarios in OneDrive and SharePoint and architecting the service to support advanced features to help customers meet their regulatory security and compliance needs.

Resources

We understand that there is no security without usability. If security gets in the way of productivity, users will find a different, less secure way to do their work.  Learn more about how we address our customers security and compliance concerns with the resources here.

eBook – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55242

Visual Interactive – http://sharepoint-infographic.azurewebsites.net/

Microsoft Ignite Recording – Security you can trust, control you can count on with SharePoint and OneDrive https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/55100
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Learn how SharePoint Online safeguards your data in the cloud https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53874
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Quickly find what’s relevant and reduce risk with intelligent eDiscovery in Office 365 https://myignite.microsoft.com/videos/53650
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Ignite 2017 Pre-Day Training – SharePoint and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios

Join myself, Neil Hodgkinson, Spence Harbar, Bob Fox, and other industry experts for a Microsoft Ignite pre-day training on implementing hybrid scenarios with SharePoint and Office 365.

Cloud computing has become a popular way to reduce capital and operational expenditures, renew IT innovation, and gain the advantage of more rapid software delivery to meet the needs of business. However, compliance, data sovereignty, sensitivity concerns, or a significant investment in customization may limit your organization’s ability to take advantage of this. Today you can maximize your on-premises investment by upgrading to SharePoint Server 2016 and using hybrid scenarios in Office 365 to seamlessly leverage the cloud. This pre-day workshop is designed to give you the deep technical knowledge to deploy SharePoint Server 2016 as well as design and implement the latest hybrid scenarios including search, auditing, taxonomy and more.

Attendees will receive instructor led training on best practices for implementing a variety of hybrid scenarios and workloads, training materials, to include documentation and presentations and a each, a dedicated lab environment including a SharePoint Server 2016 farm and an Office 365 Tenant that can be used to complete hands on labs during and after the event.

Space is limited, register today https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/agenda.

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A Fibonacci Guide to SharePoint Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016

With 211 sessions tagged SharePoint at Microsoft Ignite there’s no doubt you won’t be able to make them all in the 4 core days of the conference. Whether you plan to be there in person or watch later here’s a Fibonacci guide of key SharePoint sessions organized by topic of interest.

SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Sessions (0)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
     

 

Microsoft Ignite Keynote (1)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Microsoft Ignite Keynote KEY01 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/39171

 

General Sessions (1)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Learn How SharePoint is Reinventing Content Collaboration:   Vision and Roadmap BRK1025 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/15872

 

SharePoint Developer Sessions (2)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Discover the Future of Microsoft SharePoint Development BRK2117 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/2729
Get an Introduction to the SharePoint Framework BRK2114 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/2723

 

SharePoint Migration and Hybrid Sessions (3)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Dive into Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Hybrid Scenarios BRK2050 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1376

 

Explore new SharePoint Hybrid Scenarios: Hybrid Auditing, Hybrid Taxonomy, and Hybrid App Launcher BRK3038 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1378

 

Get Started with Hybrid SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business with FastTrack THR1012R https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/39774

 

 

SharePoint Server 2016 Sessions (5)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Explore Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 and Beyond BRK2047 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1368

 

Dive into Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Upgrade and Migration BRK3033 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1370

 

Deployment and Provisioning Best Practices with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 BRK3035 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1372

 

Get Started with User Profile Provisioning in SharePoint Server 2016 BRK3036 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1379

 

Get Started with SharePoint Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure IaaS BRK3037 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1377

 

 

SharePoint Online Sessions (8)

Session Title Session Code Session Details
Discover What’s New and What’s Coming to SharePoint Modern Team Sites BRK2038 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1348
Discover What’s New and What’s Coming to SharePoint Mobile and Intelligent Intranet BRK2029 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1302
Discover the new SharePoint Content Publishing Experiences BRK2040 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1352
Review SharePoint Document Libraries:   What’s New, What’s Coming, and When to Use What BRK2043 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1358
Explore What’s New and Coming with the SharePoint Apps BRK2037 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1347
Get updates to SharePoint Team Sites and Publishing THR2135R1 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/39135
Learn how to build a fast, responsive SharePoint portal in SharePoint Online BRK3026 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1355
Explore what’s new and coming with the SharePoint apps BRK2037 https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/1347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft Ignite When and Where

With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away I wanted to take a moment to share my schedule and additional details surrounding some of the sessions I'll be delivering and where you can connect with me if you have any questions about SharePoint or related technologies…

Sun. 5/3

PRE14 SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365 Hybrid Training

[http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=17a87e5b-069d-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7%5D

Join myself, Steve Peschka, Sesha Mani, Fabian Williams, Luca Bandinelli, and Neil Hodgkinson as we kick-off Ignite with a complete day of hybrid SharePoint and Office 365 – not only will you learn about the best practices for implementing hybrid scenarios with SharePoint, hands on experience, and expert guidance, but you'll also be the first to hear about our next generation hybrid investments in SharePoint 2016 and beyond.

Mon. 5/4

FND2203 The Evolution of SharePoint: Overview and Roadmap

[http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=84f35ee3-6d81-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7%5D

In this Foundational Keynote we'll discuss the evolution of SharePoint in the cloud and on-premises, share information about our investment areas in SharePoint 2016, demonstrate some of these investments and set the stage for the week of SharePoint ahead at Microsoft Ignite.

Welcome Reception

Find me and other engineers, program managers, and more in the Expo Hall at the Office 365 and ask any questions you may have about the morning's announcements and more 6:15 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.

#SharePint (Microsoft Ignite Style)

What started as a simple Tweet in Feb. to organize an organic community gathering has evolved into an expected crowd of over 600 people – join me starting at 8:00 P.M. at the newly renovated Virgin Chicago – Manor Room for the inagural SharePoint 2016 SharePint…with great support of the community it will without a doubt be a great time to mingle with other SharePoint and Office 365 enthuasists while having a drink and enjoying the energentic atmosphere, complete with music and more…

Wed.  5/6

BRK2188 What's new for IT Professionals in SharePoint 2016

[http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=c9ae257c-3695-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7%5D

In this session you'll learn about the core platform investments we're making in SharePoint 2016 from deployment and implementation, patching and upgrade, improvements, in addition to both new and changes to existing services in SharePoint.  We'll demonstrate new installation techniques, monitoring, and more.  If you're responsible for deploying, managing, or planning SharePoint implementations this session is for you.

BRK3154 MVP Panel: Sample Apps and Intelligent Solutions Showcasing Office Graph and Delve Extensibility

[http://ignite.microsoft.com/session/sessionmoreinfo/?topicid=7ab2ffd9-3595-e411-b87f-00155d5066d7%5D

You saw the announcements at \build, now see the creative solutions based on the Office Graph and Delve these 4 MVP's have designed – you'll learn about extending intelligence across traditional boundaries and see some exiciting examples that showcase the potential of machine learning and predictive analytics and if that not's enough we'll be manning a T-Shirt cannon, have a giraffe in the audience, and more…

Looking for more ways to connect?  Check out MyIgnite at http://ignite.microsoft.com and setup a side meeting and more…

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