Ben Curry to Present on SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 at SPTechCon Austin, April 2-5 2017

    SPTechCon: The SharePoint Technology Conference is returning to Austin, TX, April 2-5, 2017! SPTechCon offers more than 80 classes and tutorials — presented by the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today — to help attendees improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of Microsoft's collaboration and productivity software.

    SPTechCon will shine a light on SharePoint 2016, the latest on-premises server release from Microsoft. But there will also be plenty of excellent information, tips and tricks for working with SharePoint 2013 and 2010, as well as Office 365, with practical information you can put to use on the job right away! Whether you're looking to upgrade to a more current version, making a move to the cloud, or simply need answers to those daunting problems you've been unable to overcome, SPTechCon is the place for you!

    SPTechCon offers training opportunities for IT professionals, business decision makers, information workers, developers and software and information architects. Each presenter at SPTechCon is a true SharePoint expert, with many drawn from Microsoft’s tech teams or holding Microsoft MVP status. Come join us! (Source: SPTechCon.com)

    Ben will present at the following sessions, don't miss them!


    Sunday, April 2nd, 9am-5pm
    Half-day Tutorial: SharePoint 2016 Done Right 
    Level: Advanced  | Audience: IT Pro Essentials

    This half-day tutorial will be in two parts:

    Part I: Technical and Logical Architecture Design (latest feature pack)
    Instead of lots of PowerPoints, we’ll use a few slides for understanding the planning points, and then we’ll walk through designing and installing SharePoint 2016 live! We’ll review the new installation options and then install common features in a new farm. You’ll leave this workshop with a solid understanding of what you need to know to install and configure SharePoint 2016. We’ll take the guesswork out of your 2016 technical implementation. There’s a LOT of new features coming in SP 2016 - with new ones being announced all of the time. You’ll leave this session with confidence you can go back and begin your planning and testing. Some of the major points that will be covered:

    • Understanding the new MinRole Farm Architecture (RTM and/or the latest Feature Pack)

    • White boarding an example Farm architecture scenario (with your questions!)

    • Installation Nuances and Options

    • Where did Excel Services go?

    • What’s OOS and why do I need it?

    • Improvements to Document Management

    • Configuring and Managing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Farm-wide!!

    • Creating and Managing Document Deletion Policies (farm wide policies)

    Part II: Capacity Planning and Load Testing

    Do you want to know how to use the tools you already own for load testing? Do you want to learn Visual Studio no-code Web testing? Are you unsure of architecting Web and service applications for performance in SharePoint Server 2016? Do you need to plan for 2016 performance? Do you want to know more about how stuff works under the hood? This session provides a thoughtful approach to designing your SharePoint server farm and gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. You'll get live demonstrations of Microsoft performance testing tools!


    Monday, April 3rd, 4:00-5:00PM 
    Office 365 Hybrid SharePoint Architecture: Hybrid SharePoint Roadmapping 
    Level: Overview | Audience: IT Pro Essentials, Architecture Essentials, Project Managers

    This class will help you create a clear and accurate Office 365 Hybrid roadmap. There’s no question that most organizations will eventually be hybrid. But how do I build a technical roadmap for success? Where do i start? Some of you will be hybrid for the purpose of a phased migration, some will be permanent hybrid. I’ll help you make the important strategic decisions along with the technical points you must know. We’ll discuss SPO and how to configure a hybrid Office 365 environment with your on-premises SharePoint Server. You’ll be introduced to the challenges of hybrid, relevant requirements and design points needed for a successful hybrid project, logical architecture design, security, and Identity Management. This class isn’t for the faint of heart, but you are looking for a “Red pill” class - you’ve found the right place.


    Tuesday, April 4th, 9:45-11:00am
    Lessons from the Field: Governance, Compliance & Security in SharePoint Online

    Level: Overview | Audience: IT Pro Essentials, Architecture Essentials, Project Managers

    Is your SharePoint Online migration slowed, stopped, or stalled because of security concerns? Have you been tasked with security and compliance, but need to understand the “big picture”? This session will cover the security features by license types and license compliance minimums for common industries. Next, we will cover Tenant security, Service Application Security, and Site Security! Throughout the class, we will be discussing governance in line with security. Last, we will cover advanced alerting, security reporting, and the NEW! anomaly detection. The following topics will be taught:

    • Differences on License Types for Governance and Security
    • Governing OneDrive for Business
    • SharePoint Online Auditing and Reporting
    • Site Security and Site Collection Governance
    • Tenant Security and effects on content and services
    • Advanced Alerting and Anomaly Detection
    • DFARs Compliance for DoD

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