Learn About Hybrid SharePoint at #MSIgnite 2017

While the topic of hybrid is being discussed within many different sessions, as most of you know, I’ve done a lot of work around Hybrid SharePoint, specifically, and so I thought I’d share some links to content this week for those attending Microsoft Ignite in Orlando — with many of these sessions being recorded and made available for on-demand viewing within the next week. Of course, yesterday was the Pre-Day events, and while I was sitting in the all-day MVP session, there was an all-day session on SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365 Hybrid Scenarios with Bill Baer, Neil Hodgkinson, Aimme Triplett, Fabian Williams, Spencer Harbar, and Jason Himmelstein that would have been fantastic. But looking forward, here are some sessions which may be of interest:

The State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem

Christian Buckley

This session shares detailed results from the Hybrid SharePoint survey conducted by CollabTalk and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. This research was sponsored by Microsoft and several leading ISVs and SIs. The session focuses on key takeaways, with guidance for Microsoft, ISV/SI partners, as well as customers.

Tuesday, September 26, 10:50 AM – 11:10 AM, OCCC South – Expo Theater #1

Discover SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 and Beyond

Troy Starr, Hani Loza, and Bill Baer

SharePoint Server 2016, cloud-born and future-proof establishes a foundation for continuous innovation. While Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 and Feature Pack 1 have been released, this is not the end of innovation, but the beginning of a journey. This overview session is intended to help you understand the key tenets that drive SharePoint Server 2016 investments, detail of those investment areas, and the roadmap for SharePoint Server moving forward.

Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM, OCCC W224

Dive into Office 365 and SharePoint Hybrid Scenarios

Bill Baer, Sesha Mani,  and Eskil Solvang

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 provides an array of hybrid capabilities enabling you to cloud-accelerate your on-premises deployment. Hybrid Auditing empowers admins to have unified auditing visibility to users’ file access activities, be it in their SharePoint 2016 on-premises farms or in their SharePoint Online sites. Hybrid Taxonomy enables admins to have single enterprise managed metadata in SharePoint Online while allowing it to be replicated to SharePoint Server 2016 on-premises farms, with same taxonomy ids, for consistent usage. Lastly, Hybrid App Launcher gives SharePoint on-premises users access to cloud innovations, such as Office 365 Video, from within their on-premises sites. Come to this session to learn more.

Wednesday, September 27, 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, OCCC Valencia W415 CD

Bridge the Cloud Divide with Hybrid Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2016 & Microsoft Office 365

John White,  and Jason Himmelstein

On premises or in the cloud, rich data visualizations are essential to most business processes and decisions. But frequently, key data may live on premises, although tools like Microsoft Power BI provide a cloud-based surface to view dashboards and reports. Join us for an overview of how to extend on-premises data to the cloud and how to integrate cloud-based visualizations into Microsoft SharePoint on premises.

Wednesday, September 27, 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, OCCC W206

What do YOU get from SharePoint Hybrid?

Vlad Catrinescu

Every time you see a blog post about SharePoint 2016, you see the word hybrid. But what exactly is a hybrid infrastructure and what features does the business user get? In this short 20-minute session, we look at SharePoint Hybrid from a business user point of view to understand what features we get out of it. We look at Hybrid Team Sites, Hybrid Search, Hybrid Extranet sites and more!

Thursday, September 28, 1:40 PM – 2:00 PM, OCCC South – Expo Theater #4



I know that there are many more on the schedule, with some of them sharing specific vendor and customer experiences, so please let me know if I missed anything that belongs on this list! Thx

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (https://rencore.com/), leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.