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B&R Speaking at and Sponsoring SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach

  • Va Beach ATC 1800 College Cres Virginia Beach, VA 23453 US (map)

Kick off the new year right!  SharePoint administrators, end users, architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the 10th anniversary SPS Virginia Beach event on Saturday, January 6th, 2018.

B&R has four team members that will be presenting the sessions. As a Silver sponsor of the event, be sure to stop by the B&R booth and say hello to the team!


Tom Daly

Intro to the Office UI Fabric

Level:  200

Track:  Developer

Office UI Fabric is a responsive, mobile-first, front-end framework for developers, designed to make it simple to quickly create web experiences using the Office Design Language. It’s simple and familiar to get up and running with Office UI Fabric—whether you’re creating a new app from scratch or adding new features to an existing one. Microsoft recommends the Office UI Fabric for your add-in or web parts to blend seamlessly into SharePoint & Office 365. This session will show you can integrate the Office UI Fabric into your current development efforts. We take a look at some examples of practical examples of using the framework in both add-ins and web parts.

Things You Can Do to Brand Office 365 Now

Level:  200

Track:  Developer

Is your Office 365 looking a little blue? Are you familiar with the branding customization in Office 365?

In this session, we’ll show 5 things that you can do today to customize your Office 365 branding. We will demonstrate the capabilities already inside Office 365 without having to call in web developers. No coding necessary, all you need is the proper security permissions. By the end of this presentation, you’ll walk away with the information you need to bring your branding identity to your Office 365 tenant.


Ben Steinhauser

Modern SharePoint List workflows using Webhooks, Azure Functions, and Azure Storage

Level:  200

Target:  Developer

This will be a live demonstration of creating modern SharePoint List workflows for Office 365 SharePoint Online using Webhooks, Azure Functions (http triggers, queue triggers), and Azure Storage (tables, queues). We’ll breakdown the current “workflow” options like SharePoint Designer, Microsoft Flow, Webhooks and more. And you’ll get a crash course on building C# Azure Functions in real time and deploying them to Azure from Visual Studio 2017.


Josh Carlisle

Build Intelligent Business Solutions with Azure and Office 365

Level:  200

Track:  Developer

As organizations continue their digital transformation to the cloud they are faced with the challenge of having accurate and timely information for their ever increasing number of digital assets being uploaded to the cloud and Office 365 . Join this session to learn how we can use Azure and Microsoft's Cognitive Services to build truly intelligent business solutions in Office 365. In this developer session you we will be introducing you to SharePoint Webhooks, Microsoft Flow, Azure Serverless with Azure Functions, and the Cognitive Services Vision API which when combined can make this a reality. Full project source code will be available on Github.

Modern Site Organization in SharePoint and Office 365

Level:  100

Track:  IT Pro, End User

The SharePoint platform has evolved over the past 15 years. The overall capabilities and limitations of the platform have changed, and new features and services have been added. One question people still ask is, where should I put my site? Create a new sub-site, or provision a new site collection? This session will dive into the considerations for how best to organize your content to ensure that they are easy to use, easy to manage, and most importantly ready and able to take advantage of new innovations like the hub sites that continue to be introduced by Microsoft.