SharePoint Training Sessions

I'd like to invite you, personally, to join me and three other SharePoint gurus (Melissa Fraser, Andrew Connell, and Daniel Larson) for *free*, expert SharePoint training sessions that will be conducted live, online, Wednesday October 17.

SharePoint Pro Online Live! is a phenomenal event that we produce a couple of times a year. It's the "best of all worlds," I think, as far as training opportunities. First, it's free! Second, it's independent--you won't be hearing the same old Microsoft song, but rather expert opinion based on real world experience with SharePoint. We're not afraid to look at the dark underbelly and share some workarounds and tips that will help you take your efforts to the next level. Third, it's live. You'll be able to submit questions and, after the session, the expert will tackle as many of them as possible. Fourth, you don't have to leave your office and suffer through the throngs at a conference center :-) Finally, there are sessions for all audiences: developers, IT Pros, and even my session, which is for IT Pros and end users.

The event begins at 11:00 am EASTERN TIME.  You can register here. The agenda of the event is below.  We hope to see you there!

11 am - 12:15 pm EDT
Configuring Content and Document Management within SharePoint Portal Server
Melissa Fraser
Office SharePoint Server 2007 adds rich information management capabilities in the form of fully customizable content delivery mechanisms and powerful document management libraries that expand the traditional definitions of document management with flexible schemas andmultiple delivery mechanisms.

  • Building Custom Content for Consistency & Compliancy
  • Advanced Document Management - Custom Entities and Security Patterns
  • Building a "real world" solution- using document management in a customized site to fulfill a business need

12:30 - 1:45 pm EDT
Introducing Features! A Deep Dive into the New "Feature" Infrastructure in Windows SharePoint Services v3
Andrew Connell
Microsoft is introducing a new concept to Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3 called Features. Features are a more portable and modular framework you can use to deploy new functionality to WSS v3 and MOSS 2007 Web sites. After an overview of the Feature framework you will see how you can utilize them to deploy your own custom solutions to new and existing WSS v3 Web sites. This session will also cover all the different things you as a SharePoint developer can do using Features.

2:00 - 3:15 pm EDT
Programming Dynamic Applications with the SharePoint AJAX Toolkit
Daniel Larson
The SharePoint AJAX Toolkit is a professional open-source framework for developing realtime collaborative applications using ASP.NET AJAX technologies. Learn how to develop frameworks, APIs and components using standard AJAX technologies. This session is designed for experienced ASP.NET programmers who want to bridge the power of ASP.NET AJAX with the Windows SharePoint Services platform. We'll look at the SharePoint AJAX Toolkit, example applications, and supported techniques for developing AJAX applications on WSS and MOSS.

3:30 - 4:45 pm EDT
Better Together: Microsoft Office Applications as SharePoint Clients
Dan Holme
You've got Microsoft Office. You've got Windows SharePoint Services. Make the most of them! Join the guru behind Office and SharePoint Pro for a session focused on how to leverage these two technologies in ways that add real value to your business. Learn what you and your information workers can do to maximize SharePoint lists, libraries, and content types. Discover what functionality differences to expect with the 2003 and 2007 versions of Office. And take away lots of practical, ready-to-implement guidance to ensure your SharePoint service is a success.


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