by Ben Curry
This session will demonstrate how using the most robust Agile Methodologies you can respond better to change, reduce the guess work and develop high quality solutions in the least possible time maximizing customer satisfaction. Session will provide organization managers with the tools to build the right team and processes in order to succeed.
by Jeremy Thake
Jeremy Thake, SharePoint MVP, will introduce SharePoint 2010 Online as an application development platform inside Office 365. The session will explain how to get started with the different approaches from web UI configurations, to SharePoint Designer 2010 customizations to full blown Visual Studio development with Sandbox Solutions. Jeremy will introduce the concepts of how Application Lifecycle Management can be introduced to this along with migrating existing applications across from on-premise.
From this session you should walk away with:
by Marcy Kellar
You don’t have to be a designer to make a SharePoint site easy-to-use. There is a science behind ensuring a user thinks less about how to use a site and more time focusing on what is on the site. These techniques and principles are standard in the regular web design world and can be applied to SharePoint too.
This session breaks down the science of “easy-to-use” and demonstrate techniques to communicate requirements and what it takes to make your SharePoint site more intuitive to users. It is intended for the non-designer tasked with implementing an easy-to-use and widely adopted SharePoint site and covers:
by David Berry
SharePoint is a broad platform offering many different capabilities. It is frequently a challenge for clients or even our own management to understand the roles involved in designing and implementing a proper solution, assessing the impact on IT teams to maintain it and most importantly helping the users adjust and accept the new tool in their lives.
In this talk we’ll break down the SharePoint Superman into manageable roles that can be filled by one or more people, including what is a SharePoint architect. We’ll assess the maintenance impact to IT teams, including the division of the SharePoint farm administration roles. Most importantly we’ll look at how the implementation of SharePoint 2010 can impact the organization and its users.
by Rick Taylor
Scripting languages have always been a part of the Administrator’s toolkit. Unfortunately, most OSITAs (Old School IT Admins) were averse to learning or even leveraging scripting in their duties. Come to this session to lose your fear (BY PARTICIPATING) and see how easy this scripting language is and demonstrate the most common tasks in the life of a SharePoint Administrator.
by Paul Galvin
In New York, something like 70 percent or more organizations use SharePoint for some kind of intranet related business purpose. However, far fewer use SharePoint for public facing web sites and fewer still use SharePoint for that famous in-between state - the "extranet'. That's a shame. During this session, you'll learn about some of SharePoint's lesser know but still quite powerful features that support these scenarios, including: - Strong branding for internet sites
You should leave this session with a greater appreciation of SharePoint's ability to support non-employee use and a clear idea of what it would take to get there.
Visual Studio 2010, when installed in the same environment as SharePoint 2010, provides a broad set of project type templates for creating SharePoint assets (sites, site elements, etc.), more so than SharePoint 2007. Upon creation of a SharePoint Project, Visual Studio 2010 automatically creates the necessary Feature and Package nodes, facilitating the creation of a SharePoint Feature and Solution Package. Today's discussion (and walkthrough) will show a few different scenarios of creating a SharePoint 2010 Project containing some site elements, and how Visual Studio 2010 has made Feature and Package creation a much simpler process.
Three Lessons Learned from Attending this Session:
New/enhancements in VS2010, new project types for VS2010/SP2010, simplistic deployment of customized assets for a SP2010 application
by Susan Lennon
If you’re new to SharePoint and want to know what you can do with lists and libraries, then this is the session for you! We’ll explain document libraries and lists, and look at what you get out of the box. We’ll look at how to add custom columns, alerts, views and even explore the workflows that are baked in with the different versions of SharePoint. No tools needed here, just your everyday web browser.
This session will cover the ins and outs of SPMetal, a tool which ships with SharePoint 2010. SPMetal allows developers compile-time access to SharePoint lists and content types. This allows for type-safe access to columns/fields on a SharePoint site. Additionally, developers can write LINQ queries against these lists using SPMetal which speeds up query writing tremendously for developers. We will additionally cover adding support for complex column types (Managed Metadata, Publishing HTML, etc) which aren’t support by SPMetal out of the box. Lastly we will also touch upon performance considerations and other best practices when coding with SPMetal.
by Seb Matthews
SharePoint Branding isn’t easy and mistakes are inevitable. Some mistakes are costlier than others and impact a variety of areas such as budget, long term sustainability, functionality, and user adoption.
This session provides an overview of the costliest or most common mistakes made when customizing the SharePoint user interface. You will see examples, screenshots and demos of these mistakes in action. You will learn the answers to following questions:
Understanding which mistakes are the costliest and most common can help you avoid making them and give you the confidence to embark on your next SharePoint branding adventure.
Excited to learn about how to perform a complete automates SharePoint deployments using PowerShell? Well, you better be as its gives you tremendous power and flexibility. This session will kick start with a demo where you will see how to construct a medium size SharePoint farm from ground up using SharePoint PowerShell Cmdlets. As session progress, you will explore more about different aspects of scripted deployment along with common challenges while doing automated deployments including GPO considerations, ACL’s, registry updates, AD account permissions etc. After attending this session you will know what are the pro’s and con’s of doing automated SharePoint deployment.
** This session requires basic knowledge of SharePoint architecture and PowerShell scripting. For example, terms like: Farm Account, App Tier, WFE’s, Cmdlets etc. should be clear to the attendee.
by Brit Kwait
This session will show you how use the new bi-directional sync between SharePoint 2010 and Project 2010 that will free you to actually manage your projects by allowing your team members to update on their progress without your needing to chase them down.
This session investigates SharePoint 2010 custom field types and the business cases for their use. We walk through the steps needed to implement and deploy a custom field type, and a code demo for creating our own custom field type.
by Peter Serzo
SharePoint 2010 has several new features for the Content Query Web Part. This session will delve into the web part and look at how to use the whole web part, not just the 30% which is typically used. The CQWP will be uncovered and well understood including identifying limitations and how to get around some of those.
Do you use SharePoint in the workplace and wonder how you can setup your own personal SharePoint site at home to help manage your life?
You’re in luck.
This session will guide you through the process and give you some ideas on how you can push Office 365 Small Business to its limits.
SharePoint Server is a great document management system, however scaling your server to hold terabytes of data takes careful planning and configuration. In this session, you will learn all about archiving documents using the SharePoint Record Center via multi-stage retention policies. Also to be covered is an overview of SharePoint limits and boundaries as well as monitoring your Content Database using SQL Management Studio.
The Visual Studio team has provided SharePoint developers with new tools and features in Visual Studio 11. Now developers have new project templates and tools to enhance the developer experience. In this session learn about what’s new for SharePoint development and how it impacts you as a SharePoint developer. Learn to extend SharePoint using the following new features which have been recently documented by the product team.
by Agnes Molnar
by Clayton Cobb
Has your organization been on SharePoint and InfoPath 2007 but is now ready to move to 2010? Have you never used InfoPath and are eager to know what it can do? Either way, this session will be for you. We will cover what I consider to be the most useful features in InfoPath for helping you create powerful electronic form solutions without writing code. Bring your questions whether you’ve never touched InfoPath or already have it in your main tool belt.
by Anil Ferris
Microsoft has offered two options to upgrading to SharePoint 2010 – Inplace upgrade and Content Database Attach. This presentation shows an easy hybrid method that takes the best parts of both the Microsoft options to create and easy to implement upgrade.
In this lightning talk, we’ll take a look under the hood of the default SharePoint master page, v4.master. We’ll learn about the some of the key tags, placeholders, and delegate controls, providing you with the foundational knowledge necessary to begin building and customizing these pages yourself.
by Randy Hardy
SharePoint does not provide robust governance out of the box, which hinders migration from expensive content management platforms to SharePoint. See how you can leverage SP as the platform to deliver a great user experience, while enhancing compliance.
by Eddy Aristilde
Let’s explore cloudbursting (combining a cloud-based & on-premise solution) with a scenario integrating SharePoint 2010 with Windows Azure and Google Maps using the Business Connectivity Services and mobile devices.
Bank of America has the largest corporate SharePoint implementation with over 24,000 SharePoint sites and over 200,000 users. One of the reasons for our high rate of user adoption is our internal SPUG. We hold three weekly meetings (Basic, Advanced, and Designer) run by volunteer power users. Our SPUG hosts a Q&A discussion forum, Knowledge base, and web part library and provides mentoring, tips and tricks, and best practices.
This LT session will cover how we created a successful SPUG and suggestions for starting and running your own internal SPUG.
by Jim Acquaviva
Discuss non- out of the box authentication solution – ADFS Custom Claims Providers, etc.
28th July 2012