Archive for July, 2009

SharePoint Saturday Toronto Session Materials

July 15th, 2009 No comments

SharePoint Saturday Toronto has come to an end,but it was a very successful event IMO. Almost 200 attendees were able to make it to the Microsoft Campus in Mississuaga, GTA from all over Toronto and beyond…and boy , did you see the rain storm?!

First off – I would like to thank all of the attendees who showed up at my session – Best Practices for Developing SharePoint Applications. I had a blast and a great turnout, with some fantastic feedback and  follow-up questions on my presentation!

Next, I’m so sorry that some folks in the back of the room had to stand up through the entire thing cause there were not enough chairs available! Next year, I will bring a couple of portable chairs just in case 🙂

Last – Here are the code and PPT slides from my presentation at SharePoint Saturday this past weekend in Toronto.
arrow-ico12.gif PowerPoint Slides
arrow-ico12.gif Code

Remember, the safety net of following best practices lets us do our job without an “oops, what the heck should I do now?” kinda moment (See the guy on the second slide!).

Kudo’s to Kanwal, Muhsin and Hasan Shahid to put this event together!

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Available For Order:SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SSRS 2008

July 14th, 2009 3 comments

I have been working on a project with Coskun and Jacob for the last three months that has kept my writing more in Microsoft Office Word than this blog!

Finally, it looks like our book titled “Professional Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Reporting with SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services” is available through Amazon web site. It will probably head off to the printer first week of August, and is now taking pre-orders for it.

Writing a book was an absolutely new experience for me. I always love big projects , but this was the weiredest one that I’ve ever taken on.The process was much longer than I expected it to be , but as with any other projects in life when it was completed I was beside myself with joy! It is nice to feel like the book is finally really and truly out there! Woo hoo!!

Update 23/March/2010:I have gone through the book , page by page, and took some notes about the things that might have been changed in SharePoint 2010 and SSRS 2008 R2 integration.  I’m pleased to announce that 95% of the material presented in this book is still applicable to the most recent wave of SharePoint and Reporting Services products.  I’ll publish a more detailed change log soon. Thanks/Reza Alirezaei

Categories: General, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, SSRS Tags:

SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek Videos

July 13th, 2009 No comments

As you may know already, a couple of hours ago Microsoft announced three new sneak peek videos to give you a quick overview of the value proposition for “SharePoint 2010“ along with *some* of the new features and enhancements targetted at end users, developers and IT pros. Sneak peek preview is the second big offical announcement about the new product (See the first one here). A good portion of the sneak peek videos was allocated to where my passion goes : Data Integration!

Note: Some of the features presented in the sneak peak videos are subject to change by the time the final release comes out.

Related Links:

SharePoint 2010 Protocol Documentation:
SharePoint 2010 (Technical Preview) Developer Documentation
Paul Andrew’s blog:
Microsoft Office 2010 technical preview–screenshots
The Complete Guide To Microsoft’s Office 2010

Speaking on SharePoint Developement Best Practices at SharePoint Saturday Toronto

July 4th, 2009 No comments

Well, SharePoint Saturday is coming to the Greater Toronto Area and  I am  scheduled to present on the topic of Developement Best Practices in SharePoint 2007. The event is free and is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, Jully 11th, 2009 at the Microsoft Office on 1950 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga , ON L5N 8L9 Canada.

For more more information, check out or follow @SPSToronto Twitter alias .

Update July/07/2009: SharePoint Saturday Toronto schedule is now posted! 

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MVP Renewed for Office SharePoint Server Again!

July 1st, 2009 4 comments

Got the mail today with the great news that I got awarded for the forth time with the MVP Award. Looks like that my community works during 2008 were enough for Microsoft to renew my MVP status.

This is just an awesome way to start my Canada day!

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