Microsoft Ignite 2017 Session Picks!
It’s that time again and if you are headed to Microsoft Ignite 2017 and are overwhelmed with the session choices, here’s some recommended sessions to check out.
Power BI – Microsoft Ignite 2017
If Power BI is your interest area, here’s some great sessions to check out.
Dive into effective report authoring using Microsoft Power BI Desktop
Miguel Llopis and Will Thompson
Session code: BRK2111
Microsoft Power BI Desktop is a tool that allows data analysts, data scientists, business analysts, and BI professionals to create interactive reports that can be published to Power BI. Join us during this session for a deep dive into the report authoring, data preparation, and data modeling in Power BI Desktop. Topics covered include third-party connectors, data exploration, and data visualization. This session includes lots of demos, including what’s new in Power BI Desktop and what’s coming.
Managing Space and Time with Visio and Power BI
David Parker, Scott Helmers
Session code: THR2177
You’re attending Ignite. You’ve registered for 15 sessions. The sessions are located in more than 300 meeting rooms. The meeting rooms are spread across nearly three million square feet in the Orange County Convention Center. What tools do you have that can help you to maximize your time and minimize unnecessary walking?
- You have a list of sessions.
- You have a floor plan.
- You have a clock.
- Best of all, you also have Visio Professional and Power BI!
Learn how you can use the data mining, operational intelligence, and data visualization capabilities of those products to navigate the cavernous convention center more effectively.
Mining Yammer data for gold using Microsoft Power BI
Melanie Hohertz, Dean Swann, Becky Benishek, Simon Denton, Loni French
Session Code: BRK2148
It’s a noisy conversation around enterprise social right now. But when you cut through to the signal, Microsoft’s data says Yammer is growing faster than ever. If you want data-driven decisions and value in social collaboration, analytics have never been more critical. Join a group of Yammer experts as they explore the importance of taking the broad view of Yammer data. Attendees get an overview of Power BI and a review of the Office 365 Content Pack, focusing on Yammer. We take an in-depth look at the “art of the possible” with Yammer data in Power BI, with real-world examples. Come see the power of Yammer, expressed in data that mines the gold for hands-on community managers and executive stakeholders.
Learn how to apply advanced analytics for Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM)
Jackie Duong, Rick Bojahra, Michael Patrick
Session code: BRK3025
Empower decision making by unlocking business insights. Take your reporting capabilities to the next level through Power BI and other analytics tools, with easy-to-use live data monitoring to show your data in a simple and compelling way. Hear directly from the global leader in designing and manufacturing water parks, WhiteWater, who deployed Project Online alongside Microsoft Dynamics and Power BI to optimize their business.
SharePoint Search – Microsoft Ignite 2017
There’s a lot of renewed interest in search and these speakers are worth your time. I’d recommend the following sessions in this area.
Accelerate productivity with search and discovery in SharePoint and Office 365
Kathrine Hammervold, Naomi Moneypenny
Session Code: BRK2181
Effective search needs to know what information that is relevant to you, your colleagues, the work you do and your context right now. Find out how we have used insights across Microsoft Office to create such a personalized search experience. A new search UX has been developed focusing on simplicity and performance enabling the user to quickly interact with a more personal and semantic organization of data. Find out how search now also supports multi-national corporations and how hybrid search works with the Microsoft Graph. Also learn about the roadmap for enterprise search in SharePoint and Office 365 for experiences, extensibility and the convergence of FAST and Bing search innovations.
Build your personalized and social intranet with SharePoint, Yammer, Delve, OneDrive and Teams
Naomi Moneypenny, Brian Duke, Rick Garcia, Greg Nemeth
Session Code: BRK2185
Hear how other companies have recently built their intelligent intranets and learn how to use capabilities of SharePoint, OneDrive, Office Delve, Yammer, Microsoft Teams to create cohesive experiences for productivity and cohesive digital culture. Explore how to empower business users and site owners with the tools and guidance they need to create, target, personalize, and consume content as well as bring rich interactivity for different business scenarios. The intranet of the future awaits!