I am excited to announce that I am speaking at the SEF 2008 in Stockholm (Sweden) September,8th 2008. I’ve never been to Sweden before , so this is a great opportunity to not only get to know the Swedish SharePoint community, but also pay a visit to this peaceful country which has always been on my must-to-go countries list.
I am presenting two sessions on the following topic on the first day of the conference in two back-to-back time slots starting from 9:30 AM to 12:00 AM. For those of you who are planning to attend my sessions, all I can say is that , I will have a tone of technical stuff (Not a single PowerPoint slide) to fill your brain with and to get you excited about the power of SharePoint open-source community!
Deep dive into the SharePoint Community Kit (CKS):IEE project
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides an excellent platform to build upon, which is exactly what the developer community did when a variety of individuals worked together to build the Community Kit for SharePoint (CKS). The Community Kit for SharePoint contains many different projects that enhance and extend the built-in functionality of SharePoint. In this developer session, we will explore the CKS, specifically looking at the Internet/Extranet Edition (IEE), ins and outs. We will look at how the use of this community project will provide you the foundation to quickly deploy commonly requested features without having to wait for the next version of SharePoint. You will also see how great the SharePoint community is with these amazing additions with easy to deploy solutions built and supported by the Microsoft open-source community!
Today I was challenged for couple of hours with something really funny when I was trying to setup Windows Live Authentication for one of the Microsoft’s public events here in Toronto. The site was built using MOSS 2007 publishing template and it was extended to two zones , one Default zone protected by Windows authentication and an Extranet zone protected by Windows Live authentication. We exposed the Extranet zone to the public with the entire site available for anonymous users (See this post on how to setup a site for anonymous access). Windows Live Authentication’s initial steps were all completed in a heartbeat (Thanks to CKS), but soon we were stuck with two issues.
I’ll be presenting a session (the only SharePoint session) at Energize IT 2008 in Toronto on 24 of May.
Here is my session:
Provide Access to Business Data Securely and Manageably by Layering SharePoint on top of you Backend Systems
Are you looking for a complete and easy view ,within your SharePoint sites , into all of your data sitting in various backend systems? What if you could manage security and search to your backend systems in ONE single UI? How about creating a single API for your developers to access your Line of Business applications? Did you know that with SharePoint new composite no-code features, you no longer have to be a developer to build a solution?
In this presentation, you will learn how to layer SharePoint on the top of your backend system to improve security , manageability and access to business critical data. We will discuss Business Data Catalog, InfoPath forms, Data Form Web Part and third party solutions that can help you quickly and efficiently interact with your backend systems.
First, thanks to everyone who attended my sessions at DevTeach international developers conference, being held in Toronto this year. I really enjoyed interacting with you and I hope you also walked away from my sessions with some take aways. I’d also like to thank Nick Swan [MVP] from Lightning Tools for allowing me to reuse couple slides of his presentation at Office Developer Conference 2008.
As promised here are the links and resources that I used during the presentation.
Feature Project : http://www.codeplex.com/features BTW, the feature that Rob Windsor showed you in his Ajax presentation to add Ajax Web.config settings and many more Web.config related features (such as adding .Net framework 3.5 support) can also be found in our project at CodePlex.
I am in urgent need of a Graphic Designer with experience in SharePoint for couple of my remote projects. Yes, you don’t have to be physically on site which God knows how much this is worth in Toronto’s crazy traffic. All you need to do is to meet me once in a blue moon in the Tim Horton location next to my house , the rest will be via emails and phone conversations . You will be working with 2 more SharePoint Designers (fully on remote basis) on these projects.
This position is a one year contract and I am looking *immediately* to fill it. Is this the sort of thing that would interest you or someone you know? Feel free to forward a Word version of your resume with a synopsis of your skill set to [myfirstname] at devhorizon dot com, also please include your rate per hour. Thanks !