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Session Levels   Topic Areas

OVERVIEW: No previous knowledge of the class's subject is required, and the session will be a high-level introduction of the topic.

INTERMEDIATE: These broad technology sessions emphasize capabilities and how things work. As appropriate, the instructor will show examples.

ADVANCED: These sessions teach attendees how to implement a solution. As appropriate, the instructor will include detailed samples.


DEVELOPER ESSENTIALS: These technical classes and workshops are geared to software developers looking to write custom applications, or extend out-of-the-box functionality. Topics include branding, BDC/BCS, Client Object Model, jQuery and more.

IT PRO ESSENTIALS: These technical classes and workshops cover topics specific to setting up and managing SharePoint Server, including permissions, farm architecture, integrations, storage and virtualization, among others.

INFORMATION WORKER ESSENTIALS: These sessions are geared to business users who are looking to SharePoint for document management, search, and reporting, as well as working with lists, libraries and forms. Also, power users looking to create their own simple SharePoint applications or manipulate metadata and content would benefit from these classes.

ARCHITECTURE ESSENTIALS: These classes and workshops are aimed at business, software and IT architects and address topics such as workflow, governance, search, metadata and taxonomy, and content types.

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Monday, March 4
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

How to Install SharePoint 2013 Without Messing It Upstarburst image image

Now that the SharePoint 2013 is out, we all want to spin up a shiny new VM and take it for a test drive. In this session, Todd and Shane will do their darnedest to walk you through some of the sticky spots of SharePoint 2013 and get a farm built. Hopefully the demo gods will smile down on them.

Level: Intermediate
Topic Area: IT Pro Essentials
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Building Apps for SharePoint 2013starburst image image

Microsoft has added a new development opportunity for customers to extend SharePoint 2013 sites: the new App Model. This new development model greatly expands the things customers can do with hosted SharePoint sites, such as those in Office365. In this class, we'll explore and build the different types of apps you can build in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint-Hosted, Provider-Hosted, Auto-Hosted), understand the nuances of the different deployment models (on-prem or Office365), distribution (public/corporate marketplace), and licensing. Throughout the class, you will see advantages and disadvantages of each option as well as walk away with some valuable tools, tips and tricks!

Please note: Some of the material is this class may be repeated from the full-day workshop "Building Apps for SharePoint 2013 Inside and Outside of the Firewall."

Level: Advanced
Topic Area: Developer Essentials, Project Managers
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Planning For The End User: What You Need to Knowstarburst image image

How do you know if you have successfully upgraded SharePoint? Many organizations know they have been successful when end users are using new SharePoint functionality to solve real business challenges. The impact to end users before, during, and after an upgrade is tremendous and requires careful planning to mitigate unexpected costs, and to ensure that the new SharePoint investment returns the maximum expected value.

If the purpose and success of most SharePoint upgrades relies on end-user readiness, it will be critical to plan for how the upgrade will impact users. Attend this class to learn what tactical things should be considered (and shouldn’t be overlooked) and how the business can support end users before, during, and after they have upgraded.

Level: Overview
Topic Area: Information Worker Essentials, IT Pro Essentials
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

What’s new with Workflow in SharePoint 2013starburst image image

In this class, we'll explore what's new with workflow in SharePoint 2013 from an architecture, capability and development perspective. You’ll learn how SharePoint 2013 now relies on Windows Azure Workflow, both on-premises and in the cloud, to provide a much more reliable and scalable workflow platform. We’ll explore new capabilities such as loops, Web service calls and the new DynamicValue data type. Finally, you will see what improvements have been made to the workflow authoring tools, SharePoint Designer 2013, and Visual Studio 2012.

Level: Intermediate
Topic Area: Developer Essentials
Tuesday, March 5
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

The SharePoint 2013 Information Workers Toolsetstarburst image image

With the release of SharePoint 2013, many changes have come to the Information Worker. While it’s true our toolset is changing, our purpose is still the same: Building powerful composite solutions for the organization without requiring resources from IT. In this class, we are going to explore the different tools available and look at the best way to use them together to build composite solutions.

We will cover topics such as: SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, and Access Services, as well as review solutions in 2010 and how they would be built using the tools in 2013. If you are an Information Worker who will be upgrading to 2013, or even a SharePoint Governance Team member, then this class is definitely for you!

Level: Intermediate
Topic Area: Information Worker Essentials
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Building a Content site using SharePoint Server 2013 Web Content Management: Start to Finishstarburst image image

Microsoft made significant investments in SharePoint 2013 in the area of Web Content Management (WCM). In this latest release, WCM has been re-architected to leverage taxonomies for navigation and search, and serving content directly out of the search index.

In this demo-heavy class, developers, designers and technical power users will see how to create a WCM site; how to implement a managed navigation using taxonomies and surface content from across multiple data sources; and how to implement a custom brand and leverage search to its fullest potential in creating rich and dynamic content-based sites.

Level: Advanced
Topic Area: Developer Essentials
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Architecture and Performancestarburst image image

Are you unsure of architecting the new farm and service applications for performance in SharePoint Server 2013? This class provides a thoughtful approach to designing your SharePoint Server 2013 server farm and gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. You'll learn how to architect for performance, and get live demonstration of performance testing tools! SharePoint Server 2013 has lots of flexibility in how you (Admins and Developers) can architect a server farm. This class will give you a solid understanding of farm services, and help you make intelligent decisions when designing and implementing SharePoint Server 2013 server farms. The second half of the class will be full of tips, tricks and tools to aid you in tweaking server farm performance.

Level: Advanced
Topic Area: IT Pro Essentials
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013starburst image image

Starting in May 2010, with SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft began talking more and more about "Personal BI." The focus of this discussion was a paradigm shift, moving business intelligence from being something a few BI professionals do with a data warehouse, to a practice done by Information Workers every day in familiar tools like Microsoft Excel and SharePoint.

Over the course of this class, we will show you the improvements that Microsoft has made in the 2013 stack to take this new focus from being a "nice idea" to a truly powerful reality. We will explore the improvements made to Excel, PowerPivot and Power View, and Reporting Services. We will explain the underlying technology that makes the new features possible, and walk through demos of some of the shinier toys.

At the end of the class, you will walk away with a better understanding of what is new in 2013 for business intelligence, and an extreme desire to build reusable data models that will undoubtedly bring real value to your business.

Level: Intermediate
Topic Area: Information Worker Essentials
Wednesday, March 6
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

What's New in SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflowsstarburst image image

Come learn what you can accomplish by creating Workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013. This class will explore the exciting opportunities to automate your business processes with SharePoint 2013 Workflows without using a single line of code!

Level: Intermediate
Topic Area: Information Worker Essentials

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