Keynotes, General Sessions & Panels

Office & SharePoint Panel: Adapting to & Embracing the Cloud First Office World


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell


Consultant, Instructor, Developer, & Author

Andrew Connell Inc.

Scott Hoag

Scott Hoag


Office 365 Solutions Architect

Crowley Maritime

Brian Pendergrass

Senior Premier Field Engineer


Paul Schaeflein

Microsoft MVP - Office Development

Enterprise Architect

DMI (Digital Management, LLC)

Julie Turner

Principal Architect

Sympraxis Consulting

Rob Windsor

Lead Consultant

PAIT Group / eXtaCloud

A movement within the Office division that started just a few years ago is arguably having an even bigger impact on companies today. From the start, Office 365 included hosted versions of popular products many enterprises use such as SharePoint and Exchange. Since it was introduced, Microsoft has moved to a position of building features and new versions for the hosted Office 365 platform in the cloud first and later porting some of those capabilities to the on-premises offering.

Organizations didn’t jump to the cloud in masses at first, rather it happened slowly over time. To their credit, the improvements to the platform have help with the appeal and convinced many enterprises to go from their on-premises deployments to Office 365. At the same time, many organizations have decided to put their feet in both camps with a hybrid approach.

For developers and IT Pro’s alike, these changes have brought interesting challenges to how they work with their customers. Developers have a new customization and extensibility development model in the SharePoint Framework, while IT pros deal with things like hybrid deployments, groups, search, identity, and many others.

How do you make sense of it all and handle these changes? Come to this panel, staffed by Office & SharePoint Live! speakers, backed with years of experience in these topics, to get guidance and ideas on how to tackle the challenges facing you and your organization.