Monday, May 4, 2015

My MS Ignite 2015

Day 1 - Monday
  • Keynote (~23,000 attendees)
    • SharePoint 2016 release not mentioned in the keynote!
    • No mention of the SharePoint brand even though several new Office 365 SharePoint features were demoed
      • Does this mean MS is splitting off the SharePoint brand into its cloud use-cases: Office 365, Sites, OneDrive, Search, Delve, etc.?
        • Will SharePoint end up being rebranded as "Office 365 On-Prem"?
      • Or possibly an indicator of a lack-luster SharePoint 2016 release?
    • Best newly demoed SharePoint/Outlook feature is the new email integration with attach file links integrated into Azure groups and SharePoint security
    • Best Windows 10 demos were the Cortana Power BI demo and the facial recognition login demo
    • Other stuff:
      • Skye for Business, Threat Analytics, Ops Management Suite, Azure Stack On-Premises, Windows Update changes, and the Surface Hub
  • Evolution of SharePoint: Overview and Roadmap (over-capacity including overflow room)
    • SharePoint 2016 = Office 365 On Premises
      • Basically most of what is already on or is coming to Office 365 SharePoint will now be made available on premises
    • Deployment wizard will allow deployment by Role
      • WFE, App, Search, etc.
    • Delve will be made available to SharePoint 2013 on-prem (soon?) 
Day 2 - Tuesday
  • Power BI
    • Live Dashboards
      • Drill into data
      • Ad-hoc BI
    • Power BI Designer (client app)
      • Preview release version
    • On-Prem Data Sources
      • Scheduled Refresh or Analysis Services Live Query
    • API for data pushes / live monitoring
      • Demoed mobile phone accelerometer data live reporting
        • App used API to send data directly to dashboard
  • Transforming your SharePoint Full Trust Code to the Office App Model
    • Branding
      • Why brand collab sites?
      • Leverage Office 365 Themes
      • SharePoint Themes
      • CDM instead of Site Assets to avoid caching/blob cache issues
      • Use alternate CSS and javascript instead of modifying master pages when possible
    • Provisioning
      • App/add-ins
      • Scripting
      • PnP Provisioning Engine
        • Security
        • Fields
        • TermGroups
        • Lists
        • Pages
        • Files
        • ComposedLook
        • Apply-SPOProvisioningTemplate
          • Will provision new items only, no updates
    • Sandboxed Solutions
      • Still deprecated, should continue to n bb  work in 2016
    • Script parts
      • Embedded javascript (node/jquery)
    • Office 365 App Model
      • Mail, contacts, lists, libraries, and other Office 365 features
      • Standalone apps interface for ez app launch
Day 3 - Wednesday
  • NanoServer
    • Preview bits available
    • No UI at all
    • Remote Powershell and Managemen Console support
      • Limited cmdlet support, no local workflows
    • Clustering and HyperV supported
    • Fast boot, minimal services running
    • Graphical remote management web based tool demoed
      • Works on all versions of Windows server
      • Process Manager
      • PowerShell window
      • System Settings
      • Device Manager
      • Event Viewer
    • ServerCore will be renamed to Server
    • Full Server/Server with a GUI will be renamed to Client
      • Not allowed in containers
    • Visual studio server apps targeted to either Server or Nano, not Client
    • Nano is simply a subset of Server, full compatibility for all features that are in both
      • You select features and drivers at deployment
    • Demo of Chef deployment to Nano with Ruby, Python, and C# components
    • More videos on channel 9
    • Reduces attack surface and maintenance requirements
      • Fewer services, memory usage, patches, reboots
      • .4GB footprint compared to 4.84GB
    • No MSI support
      • Nano Server installer in the works
  • CRM Online and Office 365: What's New
    • Integration Points
      • Outlook/Exchange
        • Email folder mapping of metadata
        • Create entities from email
      • Excel
      • Power BI
      • OneNote
      • Office 365
        • Groups integration
      • OneDrive
      • SharePoint
      • Yammer
      • Skype
      • Skype for Business
  • Office 365 Groups -Eric Zenz
    • Office 365 Group = SharePoint Site Collection
    • Outlook and Office App integrations
    • Groups include
      • Files
      • Group Notebook
      • Shared with us feed
      • Recycle Bin
      • Pages
    • Delve provides insights into groups
    • Future planned feature: Link groups to existing SharePoint sites
    • Discovery works across group mail and group viles
    • Coming in 2015
      • Guests membership
      • Dynamic membership
      • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
      • Quota management
      • Soft-delete
    • Graph REST endpoint
  • Line of Business Dev on Dynamics CRM (small room)
    • Dynamics CRM
      • Line of business and Customer Engagement
      • Solution development
        • Relationship
        • Process
        • Interaction
        • LOB
      • Giving campaign demo
        • Theme
        • Personalized
        • Navigation
        • Office 365 Integration
        • Configurable
        • Social and Collaborative
        • Mobile Ready
        • Customizable Search
        • Secured
        • Analytical
    • Build, Integrate, Manage
Day 4 - Thursday
  • Best Practices for Design and Performance in SharePoint Online
    • Branding Impact
      • Low Impact
      • High Impact
    • Responsive Web Design
      • Limited support for some common collaboration site features
        • Ex: Gantt charts
    • Composed Looks (Themes)
    • Design Manager
      • Converts HMTL to Masterpage automatically
    • Custom Branding
      • Use a starter masterpage
      • Layout with html css and imagers
      • Add SP Controls
    • Performance considerations
      • Image sizes
      • SharePoint Online caching less reliable due to number of servers
      • Demo of custom rollup nav delaying page load
    • Custom Masterpages will continue to be supported
      • Make sure to stay up to date with MS improvements
  • Deploying Yammer
    • Levi Strauss+
    • Yammer Embed
    • My Feed
    • Group Feeds
    • Liking
    • Sharing
    • Following
Day 5 - Friday
  • BCS to SQL hybrid
    • OData service on-prem exposes SQL data
  • Search hybrid
    • Search center on-prem or online
  • Security
    • AD sync
    • DirSync server
      • Claims from User Profile Sync Service
      • Config steps
        • Add on prem domain to tenant
        • Activate DirSync in your tenant
        • Update DNS records
        • Run DirSync wizard and start sync
        • Check users and groups in Tenant Admin
        • Activate and License users
      • Validate synchronization
        • DirSync Troubleshooter App
    • Azure AD Proxy on-prem manages ACS (Access Control Services) Trust
    • ADFS + ADFS Proxy for single sign-on
    • Configuring S2S
      • Replace STS Cert on all farms
      • Install S Sign in assistant and azure PowerShell
      • Register on-prem STS as Service Principle in 0365
      • Add SPN for on-prem domain
      • Register 0365 app principal as trusted provider
      • Set the auth realm on prem
    • Validate User Profile Service App
    • Search Validation
      • Result Source
        • ECB menu, click test source
      • Query builder
        • From Query Rules
      • Investigation
        • Partitioned search service or proxy not supported in hybrid
          • Fix: IgnoreTenatization
        • 400, 401, 403, 500 errors
    • BCS Validation

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