Katja Jokisalo

Modernize your SharePoint - how to move from classic sites to modern sites?

Is your organization still using classic SharePoint sites? In this session, you'll learn how to modernize your existing sites as smoothly as possible.

We'll start with a glance at the differences between classic and modern infrastructure and features. We'll find out what's the difference and how to deal with it in six main areas: structure, pages and web parts, branding, customization, list and libraries, and group connection.

Then we'll walk through best practices for actually planning and implementing your modern, Office 365 connected sites. You'll learn how to take advantage of PnP modernization tools: SharePoint Modernization scanner to prepare your sites for being modernized and Page Transformation Engine, which converts existing classic pages to modern ones. We'll discuss differences between cross-site and in-place modernization, and you will also learn how to use PowerShell scripts to groupify, teamify and hubify your old sites.


Katja Jokisalo

Microsoft MVP & MCT | Lead Architect, Modern Work | Partner at Sulava

Katja is an enthusiastic technical consultant, speaker, and trainer who helps organizations create a better working life and improve their business with Office 365. She's Microsoft MVP (Office Apps and Services) and Certified Trainer.

She started her career with SharePoint 12 years ago, and since 2012 has been bringing companies to the cloud with various Office 365 based projects - collaboration hubs, intranet or extranet sites, workspaces, enterprise social networks, document management systems and enterprise search solutions.

Katja enjoys finding ways to make things run smoother - her main goal is to make the life of an information worker more productive and fun and thus help the employees to focus on their work. She has a great technical knowledge of Teams, SharePoint and related Microsoft-based platforms and solutions. In the evenings you're most likely to find her hanging on the wall (aka bouldering) or having her nose buried in a book.

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