SharePoint Fest Seattle 2019. My week in review.

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I’m busy prepping for the upcoming SharePoint Fest Seattle conference the week of August 19-23. I love the SharePoint Fest conferences due to the size and quality of the event which allows for lots of interaction with other attendees and speakers. It’s going to be a busy week and I’m so excited to be there… here’s what I have lined up:

Monday, August 19

Drew Madelung and I will be giving a joint workshop from 1:30-5PM titled ‘Implementing Practical Data Governance in Office 365’. In this session, we’ll go through Retention Polices, Retention Labels, Azure Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention and show how they all work together through discovery and reporting to meet your regulatory obligations. We’ll be walking thru real world examples to demonstrate many of the features and how other enterprises have implemented effective data governance.

Wednesday, August 21

I spend a lot of time doing migrations… join me in this 11:20AM session titled ‘Planning the Migration of your Shared Network Drives to Modern SharePoint’ where I’ll be sharing my experiences from doing this in the real world. I’ll provide reasons why migrating this content is a good idea, a framework for making it happen, common pitfalls and ways to avoid them and how to help end-users make the all-important “shift” from network drives to SharePoint.

Thursday, August 22

Really looking forward to this joint session with Susan Hanley at 4:20PM. The session is titled Tagging and Browsing and Search, Oh My! Metadata & Navigation Best Practices for Findability’. We’ll explore some best practices for setting up your SharePoint environment in the modern world so information workers know where and how to find things when they need them.

Topics covered include: tagging your content, boosting search results, navigation strategies, and making metadata work.

Friday, August 23

I’ll round out the week at 9AM on Friday morning by talking retention! This session is titled ‘Take a Crawl, Walk, Run Approach to Implementing Office 365 Retention’. The session covers the new data retention options in Office 365 including retention labels and retention policies and we’ll discuss the “crawl, walk, run” approach for implementing them.

We’ll walk thru specific examples of how to do this.

If you’ll be at SharePoint Fest in Seattle, feel free to introduce yourself! I’d love to connect.

It’s not too late to register! Check out the SharePoint Fest Seattle website and don’t forget to use my code, Klein100, during registration to save $100USD!

Hope to see you there.


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