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 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.
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 Jim Acquaviva
Discuss non- out of the box authentication solution – ADFS Custom Claims Providers, etc.
by Hunter Pankey
SPSiteDataQuery is a powerful method of rolling data from child sites up the site hierarchy. This is a great tool for executive dashboard type systems, where many homogeneous child sites with symmetric data types must be combined and aggregated into a high-level display. Using familiar CAML query concepts, wide ranging data can be fetched and brought into a single tabular display. SPSiteDataQuery + LINQ = You are a champion and here is your crown!
by Mark Miller
At the KMWorld Conference last year, Peter Moreville said something in the keynote that rang as true as the Liberty Bell: "When competing for grants, the prettiest pictures win the funding." This was an epiphany for me. We all know it's true, but are we taking advantage of it? Are we using all of the resources at our disposal to create an intuitive interface that will encourage participation and user buy-in of our sites?
In this session, we'll examine a default team site created in SharePoint 2010. We'll rip apart the presentation layer, piece by piece, exposing the underlying structure and CSS to see what can be done to create a more intuitive and aesthetically pleasing site.
At the conclusion of the session, you will have an understanding of how the presentation layer of SharePoint pages is structured and what you can do to make your site stand out from the basic SharePoint sites you see everyday. To paraphrase Moreville, "When it comes to End User buy-in, the interface wins the funding." Let's work together to get you that funding.
Based on his popular EndUserSharePoint series and eBook of the same name, Jim Bob will walk through a real-world solution that combines several take-away concepts that you can incorporate into your own SharePoint customization to extend this powerful webpart to meet your needs. Whether HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, CEWP, DVWP, and jQuery look like savory ingredients, or just alphabet soup to you, grab a spoon and come join the feast.
The SharePoint community is connected, collaborative, and energetic. But how does someone get started? Based on the ebook “Inside the SharePoint Community: 4 Strategies Building Your Personal Brand,” this session will outline the four strategies for building out your community plans, including events, content, social media, and other tools and media, including 5 immediate steps you can take to establish your personal brand. Much of this material is community-driven, with examples and advice from some of the leaders in the space.
28th July 2012