SharePoint Fest 2018 in Washington, DC

​March 26 - 30, 2018​

Washington, D.C.

Extranet User Manager is headed to SharePoint Fest next year, this time in Washington, D.C.! We are sponsoring the event and will have a booth set up. Stop by to learn more about our extranet product. We would love to chat.​ And don't miss Peter Carson's workshop on the Tuesday from 9 AM - 5 PM. He'll be going over how to collaborate and publish securely, both within your organization​​ and outside it.

At SharePoint Fest D.C. there will be lots of technical classes and workshops, and all taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers, and Microsoft MVPs. The topics covered include: Enterprise Content Management, Power Users, Social SharePoint, Business Value, Implementation/Administration, Office 365, Workflow, Business Intelligence, Special Topics, and SharePoint Development. You can choose one complete learning track or tailor it to meet you and your organization's current needs.

There will also be numerous sessions created for SharePoint administrators, software developers, information architects, and knowledge workers, which will ensure that you and your team walk away with as much knowledge as you desire to truly leverage SharePoint in your current environment!​ It's a conference you do not want to miss.​

Peter Carson Hosting a Full Day Workshop on March 27 at 9 AM

WS 405 - Collaborating and Publishing Se​curely, Internally and Externally

Microsoft's modern SharePoint experience has really begun to come together. We started with new lists and libraries, then team and communication sites, and finally Office 365 groups. During this workshop we'll go over how you can leverage these experiences to collaborate effectively both within and external to your organization, and securely publish content internally, to external users, and anonymously.

The chapters we'll cover during this full day workshop are:

  • Overview of the modern sites and Office 365 Groups experience
  • Implementing a site request and provisioning process to provide governance
  • Branding your sites
  • Sharing your sites and groups with external users by leveraging Azure Active Directory B2B
  • Publishing your content from Office 365 to an Azure Website
  • Providing both anonymous and secure access to your Azure website

Coming out of the session, you'll have a strong overview on how to build an Office 365 intranet, an extranet, and even a public website authored in Office 365 and hosted in Azure.

Level: Advanced

Peter Carson Sp​eaking on March 30 from 2:20 - 3:30 PM​

ECM 304 - Office 365 Exte​rnal Sharing

​External sharing is all about publishing or collaborating with people outside of your organization. In Office 365,​ this can be done in a number of ways. You can do it directly in some products, such as SharePoint, or through the underlying Azure Active Directory B2B (Business to Business) functionality.

In this session, we’ll start by talking about why you should care about exter​nal sharing. Users will find ways to do it regardless (typically through email or shadow IT), so you need to provide an easy way for them to do it effectively and securely through your enterprise software (Office 365). Microsoft has made it very easy to do external sharing from anywhere, but this has caused many organizations to turn it off all tog​ether. We’ll go over scenarios where you want the standard sharing (OneDrive for Business is a common example) and where you need to provide more structure. A properly designed information architecture in SharePoint allows people to invite external users to their sites, without breaking permissions and opening security holes. We’ll show you how you can do this today in your organization using the out of the box Office 365 and Azure B2B experience, and how we can then make it even better with our Extranet User Manager product.

​​​​​Peter Carson​ 

​About Peter Car​​son​

Peter Carson, President of Extranet User Manager and a Microsoft MVP, is a recognized exp​ert in Office 365, SharePoint, and Extranet strategies. ​Read Peter's full bio and learn more by following his blog.