SharePoint and OneDrive Connection Opportunities at the 2018 SharePoint Conference
Published May 04 2018 09:49 AM 9,454 Views

SharePoint Conference North America is just 16 days away and we'd like to share some unique opportunities to connect with members of the SharePoint and OneDrive product group throughout the event, through meeting and networking with the engineers and designers that build the product to 1:1 meetings with members from across the team.  


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Product Focus Group Opportunities


The Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Research team has several hands-on sessions planned during SPCNA.  To register for one or more of the sessions below visit


File Sharing (Monday, 5/21/2018, 11:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.) - We want to hear about your file sharing experience. We'd also like to get your thoughts on some specific scenarios we're thinking through.  Requirement: you share files with other people via OneDrive and/or SharePoint.


File Storage and Access across Office 365 (Monday, 5/21/2018, 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.) - the OneDrive and SharePoint team has been working towards providing a more consistent experience regardless of where you store your files and how you work together with others.  Part of this effort involves looking at all of the locations which users can store their files and thinking through how to organize them.  We'd like to use this time to understand more about your current practices and to show you some visuals of our early thinking for your feedback.


Multi-Geo Focus Group (Monday, 5/21/2018, 3:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.) — Multi-Geo is an upcoming feature that will allow your organization to expand Office 365 to multiple geographic regions within a single tenant.  If you are currently in the Multi-Geo Preview Program, or if you think your geographically distributed organization may benefit from this feature, we would love to hear from you.  Please be prepared to discuss your needs for Multi-Geo and your opinions about how it should work.


Enterprise Search (Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.) - We want to hear about your Enterprise Search needs! Tell us your visions and plans for deploying and using enterprise search across Office 365 and other repositories. All scenarios welcome — discovery, recall, knowledge extraction, expertise discovery, et cetera.  We'll also discuss our long-term vision, plans for the space, and get feedback.


SharePoint Out-of-the-Box — What's next? (Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 11:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.) - Come ready to discuss the SharePoint Online customizations you wish Microsoft would provide out of the box.  We'll also dive into one of the new out of the box features Microsoft is exploring right now. (Bonus! Submit a few intranet screenshots to see what this exploration looks like if tailored for your organization! Details at sign-up.)   Requirement: Your organization must be using SharePoint Online/Office 365.


Let's Modernize SharePoint Wikis (Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 1:30 P.M. — 3:00 P.M.). This session will be a combination of round-table discussion plus fun, hands-on exercises.  Come prepared to first talk about the primary scenarios you need a wiki to support, and then take the first steps to envisioning your ideal solution.  Requirement: You currently use, manage, or are evaluating a wiki (or other collaborative knowledge management solution) for your organization.


Organizing your Intranet: hub sites and site designs to the rescue (Tuesday, 5/22/2018, 3:30 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.) — Looking for a better way to organize and customize your SharePoint sites? In this interactive session, you will step through creating the architecture for your SharePoint hubs and work through your ideal site designs for repeatable customizations. You are a good fit for this session if you need to think about how your company's SharePoint sites and intranet are organized.


Web Apps vs. Desktop Clients (Wednesday, 5/23/2018, 9:00 A.M. — 10:30 A.M.) — Do you typically prefer to use the web app or the desktop client for applications like MS Teams and Outlook?  We want to talk to you to learn more about the reasons why you choose to use desktop apps and the reasons you choose web apps.  We'd also like to get your thoughts on some new concepts we're working on.  Requirement: You should be an avid SharePoint user who sometimes downloads desktop clients for web applications.


Content types, templates, and lists...Oh My! (Wednesday, 5/23/2018, 3:15 P.M. — 4:45 P.M.) — Do you love document sets and content types as much as we do? Wish you could do more with content types across different sites, PowerApps, and now hubs? Come meet with the team from Microsoft working on these features and share your feedback. You are a good fit for this session if you have experience with doc sets, content types, and content type hubs.

Classification Interviews (Location and time TBD) — Microsoft is in the process of creating a new information classification model that unites settings across Azure Active Directory, the Security & Compliance Center, and SharePoint/OneDrive. If your organization currently uses classification labels to safeguard sensitive information, or if classification is something your org is considering, we'd like to find out what you think of our new direction and design concepts.

SharePoint Site Owner Interviews (Location and time TBD) — We'd like to hear about the joys and headaches of SharePoint site ownership from people who are not IT specialists. Requirements: You are a department head, an administrator, or some other human who doesn't live and breathe SharePoint—and you're currently responsible for managing one or more SharePoint sites.


Customer Meetings


Connect with members of the SharePoint and OneDrive product groups 1:1 at SPCNA.  Request a customer side meeting at


We hope to see you online and in Las Vegas!





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