Join Us At SharePoint Conference North America To Hear What's Next For OneDrive and SharePoint
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On May 21st, the SharePoint Conference North America will kick off in Las Vegas, NV.  This year the event will include over 160 sessions for IT Pros, Developers, and Business Users focused on helping you make the most out of your investments in OneDrive, SharePoint and Office 365.


This conference is a premier opportunity to hear experts from Microsoft and around the world share their experience and knowledge about a variety of topics such as cloud services, best practices & real-world project insights.


The session content will cover products including SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and more. Whether you are an IT Professional, IT Manager, Architect, Developer, Business User, or Project Manager, SharePoint Conference North America will give you the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to get the most value from your SharePoint and related technologies investments and projects.


Whether you are just getting started or have deep technical experience, SharePoint Conference North America will have the content to help you plan, develop, deploy, and govern your solution. In addition to exclusive session content, you will have access to hands-on workshops, as well as opportunities to network with technical and industry experts including Microsoft engineers, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), SharePoint customers and many of our top Certified Partners.


Who should attend?


  • IT Professionals 
    • Meet and connect with peers from around the world, Microsoft engineers that design and build the products you use every day, and Microsoft partners. Get access to over 150+ sessions to help you learn where technologies such as SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams are headed, what partners are doing to help drive business transformation, and how you can move your company forward.
  • Developers 
    • Learn more about developer tools, resources, and solutions that help you design and build solutions that harness the power of the Office 365 platform and expand the reach of your solution to new customers, partners, and markets. In addition, you will be able to connect with Microsoft MVPs, community leaders, and other developers in your area.
  • Business Users 
    • Learn how businesses are changing strategies to leverage the cloud and better support digital transformation and how your peers are tackling similar challenges. In addition, learn and share best practices and come home with new ideas, how other customers are moving workloads of all sizes, including mission-critical applications, to the cloud now, and how to use SharePoint, OneDrive, and more to connect, collaborate, and communicate more effectively.

Here are some of the sessions we recommend you should look to attend if you or your organization plans to deploy OneDrive or if you are wanting to learn more about managing and securing OneDrive for your users.


Pre-Day Workshop- Sunday, May 20th

OneDrive From Start to Finish

In this all-day session, we will walk you through the key areas you need to know to help you and your organization to not just adopt OneDrive but to drive usage and adoption to enable collaboration and teamwork within your organization. We will cover key topics like how to best plan, deploy, manage and secure OneDrive, how leveraging new features like Flow can help to transform business, why designing a change management plan is key to driving adoption within your organization. We will even hear from an expert who will show us how he got the US Department Of Defense to embrace collaboration with OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange.

Speakers- Stephen Rose, Noorez Khamis, Heather Severino, Mike Maadarani, LeAndra Jordan, and David Patrick.


Main Conference Sessions:- May 21-23

 OneDrive- An Overview From The Microsoft Product Team

In 2017, we released over 100 new features and functionality to OneDrive. In this session, we will cover the new and upcoming features as well as understand the investments we are making today and how this new functionality can affect you. We will demo the latest features for Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, and Android as well as sharing our upcoming feature roadmap.
Level 200

Speakers- Stephen Rose, Ryan Hoge, and Jason Moore


Beautifully Useful - New design, features and functionality coming to the OneDrive

Every day, millions of people rely on OneDrive and SharePoint to share documents, pictures, and countless other kinds of digital content. We've listened to your feedback and worked to create a refreshed experience to help you be even more productive. Our goal is to create an experience across web and mobile that makes finding what's important to you easier while keeping you better up to date with what is going on with your files. In this session, we will discuss not just the new and upcoming user experiences in OneDrive but get a first look at new ideas the team has as well as an opportunity to provide your feedback on usability and direction.

Level 200
Speaker- Can Comertoglu


Deploy OneDrive across users and devices: Deep dive with the product team

Is your customer ready to roll out OneDrive? Learn about how to plan and execute your rollout of OneDrive Files On-Demand to get your users into the "Ideal State" to maximize creativity and collaboration. Come hear the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts to ensure a quick and painless deployment as well as the upcoming admin and end-user features of OneDrive sync.

Level 300

Speaker – Tony East


Get Started with Multi-Geo Scenarios with SharePoint and OneDrive

Stay ahead of data residency requirements with Multi-Geo capabilities in Microsoft 365... 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. Learn more about Multi-Geo Capabilities with SharePoint and OneDrive in this session.

Level 300

Speakers- Sesha Mani, Andriana Wood


How Microsoft FastTrack helps enable your OneDrive and Sharepoint Online business transformation

Trying to find help on onboarding or adopting our online services? Then come learn how Microsoft FastTrack can help you on your OneDrive and Sharepoint online journey ' at no additional cost. This session will overview FastTrack services your organization can take advantage of along with the latest and greatest publicly available content. Also, hear from your peers on how their FastTrack engagements have led to successful end user adoption

Level 200

Speaker- Mike Hollinshead


OneDrive Unplugged

This your chance to hear directly from OneDrive product experts in an unscripted, conversational format. Bring your questions and get answers from this panel of experts that includes representatives from across the engineering team that cover the spectrum of end user, IT Pro, admin and developer capabilities, both on-prem or in the cloud. Bring your tough questions and hear them answered live on stage, as top experts discuss the issues that matter to you.

Level 200

Speakers- Jason Moore, Randy Wong, Navjot Virk, Eugene Lin, Ethan Sherman, Gaia Carini, Marcella Silva, and Laura Shih


Powering the mobile collaborative experience with OneDrive

Regardless of your device of choice you want a great experience when accessing your Microsoft Office 365 files. Come to this session to see the new features and functionality that allow for simple yet powerful, and intelligent experiences in our mobile apps. We show you how mobile users now have all the capabilities they need when they're on their phone or tablet - whether that's viewing, editing, sharing, or uploading. See the possibilities that these mobile apps provide to make people more productive and get a glimpse at some of the innovation we're driving with our roadmap.

Level 200

Speaker – Ryan Hoge


What’s new in sharing and collaboration with OneDrive and SharePoint

OneDrive and SharePoint Online provide a rich set of solutions for working with external users. This session provides an insider's look at the sharing model for OneDrive and SharePoint, with explanations of all the external sharing options available and when to use them. Learn how we're making sharing easier for senders and recipients while providing even more ways for administrators to customize sharing to fit their organizations.

Level 200

Speakers- Eugene Lin and Rafael Lopez-Uricoechea


Ready to join us in Las Vegas?

Visit SharePoint Conference North America for all the details. 

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