I will be speaking at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference, in Washington DC from Sept 15 to Sept 17. This is a rather interesting and different conference. It is different since the organizers are taking great pains to ensure that this isn't yet another "How-To do XXYY" in SharePoint. Many of us are looking for direction on SharePoint. Many of us are working with SharePoint, either delivering solutions or working with SharePoint solutions. All of us could benefit from some clear direction from well known industry leaders in this field.
While this conference is being held for the very first time, I was incredibly impressed to see the speaker line up MindSharp has been able to arrange. We are a very closely knit group of professionals that interact with each other on an almost daily basis, but yet we are all so incredibly busy that it is quite rewarding to sit in the audience of any of these speakers, even if you are a speaker yourself.
I look forward to learning from all of the fantastic sessions lined up. And I hope you will be there too.
My Sessions are as follows:
SharePoint as a WCF host // Tuesday Sept 16 at 1PM in Breakout 2
(DEV403, CIO403, PM403, IA403)
SharePoint as a WCF host can be quite compelling. The beauty of every Microsoft platform is it's extensibility. WCF doesn't work with SharePoint out of the box, but it is reasonably easy to extend it to do so. In this session Sahil shows different ways you can turn SharePoint into both a WCF client and host, and then compares a few techniques and presents his reasons why one approach is favored over the other.
Get Rich Quick! Creating Rich UIs in SharePoint // Wednesday Sept 17 at 1PM in Breakout 2
Not your wallet silly! I am talking about creating Rich UIs. Writing rich UIs is becoming more and more necessary as users are beginning to expect and demand more out of new browsers, and powerful computers. So why should such innovation be limited in SharePoint? It isn't! But there are multiple ways to provide a rich user interface within SharePoint. In this session Sahil shows you a .NET 2.0 versus .NET 3.5 way of providing rich UIs, and compares the two and shows the specific pros and cons in a SharePoint light.
I look forward to seeing you there.