Top Five SharePoint Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2018

by Susan Thomas on Sep 22, 2018

There are 1591 sessions going on at Microsoft Ignite this week in Orlando.

Yep, talk about overwhelming. Sure, Microsoft has a way to organize and filter those sessions by day, solution, product, level, type, and format, but how are you really going to figure out which are the best sessions to attend?

Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here at KnowledgeLake, we waded through the session catalog to identify the best of those that centered on tips and how-tos for organizing your content within Microsoft SharePoint or OneDrive (what Microsoft calls Content Services platforms). And we made a list of those sessions so you don’t have to spend time doing the same. These five really focus on education around content management, we hope you’ll find them helpful as you shape your show schedule.

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BRK2125 – Getting the most out of SharePoint: 7 habits of highly effective users

User adoption in SharePoint is hard. Trust us, we’ve talked about it many times. But this session is going to break down the wall for SharePoint engagement by diving into the best practices to keeping users loving the platform. And the best part? All the best practices are based on Microsoft’s own service telemetry data and metrics to help drive success in your organization’s SharePoint.

Microsoft’s Data Science Manager, Ethan Lexington, and Program Manager on the SharePoint Team, Lincoln DeMaris, will be tackling the methods behind the metrics in this session.

This 200-level break out session is on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 4:30pm. More info…

THR2027 – Organizing your documents and automating your process with SharePoint

Do you know how much is possible with document management in SharePoint? Every year I’m amazed…  In this session, Miceile Barrett, Microsoft Program Manager for SharePoint, will be giving demos, tips and tricks for working with document libraries in SharePoint.

Barrett’s specific areas of focus with Microsoft SharePoint are Document Libraries and Lists, which are key to utilizing SharePoint for document management. Over the past year, she developed new features surrounding metadata, web parts and the overall user experience to improve these functions.

This 200-level session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 11:20am. More info…

THR2307 – SharePoint and OneDrive updates from Jeff Teper

A session that anyone interested in SharePoint should attend—the updates session with Jeff Teper. Teper is considered the father of SharePoint and currently leads the Office shared experiences and core applications and the OneDrive and SharePoint consumer and business services in Office 365. (Talk about an expert in all things Office 365.) In 1998, he lead the creation of SharePoint Portal Server, which essentially became SharePoint.

Image result for twitter bird emojiClick to Tweet Absolutely cannot wait to see what @JeffTeper has in store for us in his SharePoint and OneDrive updates session at #MSIgnite!


In this session, Teper will be describing the latest updates and capabilities to SharePoint and OneDrive. There will be all kinds of amazing new features displayed, like the latest mobile experiences and new ways to manage, protect and control where your data lives. Oh, and this session has an exclusive prize drawing. So don’t miss it.

This 200-level session is going to be on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 12:30 PM. More info…

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BRK3080 – New ways to create ‘no code’ solutions with SharePoint

An amazing session for SharePoint admins and developers, or as the Microsoft calls them, SharePoint “makers”. This session details how to create a fully-fledged solution in SharePoint. And even though this session highlights that there isn’t really any coding involved, it’s not recommended for beginners. It goes into depth on creating composite applications and solutions based on SharePoint’s numerous no-code extensibility mechanisms.

Taught by three Engineer Managers for Microsoft and SharePoint—Cyrus Balsara, Dan Stanciu and Robert Chen—this session is sure to get deep in the technical weeds with their combined expertise on the platform.

This 300-level break out session is going on Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 10:15am. More info…

THR1031 – I’ve Got a SharePoint Site. What Can I Do With It?

Perfect for beginners, this session details the very basics of developing a great SharePoint team site. Team sites—sites for collaborative efforts within and between workplace teams—are the bread and butter of SharePoint. In this session, you’ll uncover use cases for developing the best collaborative sites and to get the most out of SharePoint.

Delivering this session are two Microsoft Program Managers, Debhani Mitra and Nicole Woon, who both work on the SharePoint Experiences team.

Of course, if you need to learn how to use SharePoint in a less collaborative, and more transactional way, KnowledgeLake can give you the answers in our booth #1905 at Ignite.

This 100-level session is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 10:45 AM. More info…

What SharePoint-centric sessions are you looking forward to this year at Microsoft Ignite?

With such a wealth of educational sessions at Ignite, this hardly an exhaustive list. But whether this is your first Ignite or you’re a seasoned pro, these five sessions are sure to offer take-home value for those that have just started – or are well into – a digital content transformation.

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Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas

Susan’s depth of experience in business process automation gives her a unique perspective on ECM and content management at KnowledgeLake. She genuinely enjoys learning about our clients and how their processes support their business. An avid reader and a great listener, KnowledgeLake counts on Susan to keep us well read on all things ECM.

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