The Evolution of SharePoint Event Receivers from On-Prem to the Cloud

A session at SharePoint Fest - D.C. 2015

Friday 10th April, 2015

11:20am to 12:30pm (EST)

Event Receivers are a fundamental part of every version of SharePoint. They have evolved from server side only, to now include App and Remote events in the cloud. Knowing how to use them and what features are available for which version of SharePoint is crucial for all SharePoint developers.

Drawing on my extensive experience over the past seven years, this session will give every developer a solid foundation for using Event Receivers in SharePoint (both on-prem and in the cloud) built on best practices and real world usage. This session will provide an overview of Event Receivers in SharePoint with specific focus on List Item Event Receivers. You will learn from real world examples, tips, tricks, and hear about how event receivers have been utilized at different clients. I discuss the pros and cons of using Event Receivers as well as compare them to SharePoint Workflows. I will key on the differences between the versions of SharePoint related to Event Receiver functionality and discuss new Event Receivers in SharePoint 2013, including some that work in the cloud. Finally I will show a demo of how to quickly get up and running using Visual Studio and some common use examples.

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Tim Ferro

SharePoint Architect and Senior Software Engineer

Tim Ferro is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Software Engineer living outside Washington DC in Northern Virginia. As a professional IT consultant for the past ten years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past seven. A technical editor for the You Don't Know JS series of O'Reilly books, he is currently authoring his first. He is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint development for both MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and also SharePoint 2010 Configuration. These days he is working with Visual Studio 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. His sessions are pulled directly from real-world experience and implemented best practices at numerous clients. A frequent presenter at DC/VA user groups, he also likes to tweet, blog, and attend SharePints!

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Time 11:20am12:30pm EST

Date Fri 10th April 2015

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