See you at Microsoft Ignite New Zealand

I will be speaking at Microsoft Ignite New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand. My topic is on Upgrading your on-premises SharePoint deployment to the latest SharePoint 2016 version and how to plan for it.

Upgrade Planning for SharePoint 2016 and Hybrid Considerations [M313]

SharePoint has undergone many changes since its first release in 2001. Now with its latest on-premises version (SharePoint Server 2016) being released, organisations should be looking at how to move their existing SharePoint 2013 platform to the latest 2016 version along with solutions built on the platform. During this session, we will look at “what’s new” and the top five key planning considerations for an upgrade strategy to SharePoint Server 2016. This session is targeted towards Business Architects, Enterprise Architects, and Technical Decision Makers.

Theme: Productivity & Social

Level: Level 300

Topic: Upgrade & Migration

This will be my 6th time speaking in New Zealand at Microsoft’s Technology conference of the year (previously called TechED). I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and connecting with you over October 25th to 28th at SkyCity in Auckland.

SharePoint Hybrid Search – What is it really?

This week myself and Jonathan from Spoke did joint presentation at the Wellington SharePoint User Group. We talked about what is involved in setting up Hybrid Search for SharePoint.

A hybrid SharePoint environment is composed of an on-premises deployment of SharePoint Server 2013/2016 and a SharePoint Online tenant in Microsoft Office365. A hybrid Search approach enables end users to get and view search results across all environments. In this session, learn about pre-requisite considerations when configuring hybrid search deployment and what you will need to know about Hybrid Search when planning for a deployment.

The session covered:

  • Pre-requisites – identity, network
  • Architecture Fundamentals
  • Hybrid Search user experience
  • Results experience
  • UI considerations
  • Security trimming (identity)

The slides from our session “SharePoint Hybrid Search – What is it really?” can now be downloaded from SlideShare.