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Two years ago I had the chance to attend and present at the SharePoint Best Practice conference in London. Last year I had the same op but was stuck in Norway when the volcano screwed travel up for most of Europe. Thankfully I get another shot at it this coming April! This is by far one of the best held conferences around for SharePoint folk. It's a top notch crew of speakers, content and is one of the better shows in terms of logistics and implementation.

I'll be presenting two sessions at this show:

  • Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions in SharePoint 2010The Managed Metadata Service application in SharePoint 2010 allows users to create and utilize taxonomies in various ways. Microsoft has included a robust taxonomy API in SharePoint 2010 that can be leveraged in custom solutions. In this session we'll explore how you can import taxonomies programmatically and create custom solutions that leverage taxonomies in various ways.
  • SharePoint Ribbon Customization Deep DiveSharePoint 2010 introduced a new paradigm in the user experience: the ribbon. This user friendly control contains all the controls and tools available to users when interacting with SharePoint to get their job done. Developers can customize and extend the ribbon for custom solutions. In this session we'll examine the different components of the ribbon as well as how to create page components, asynchronous callbacks and prompt the user with intuitive dialogs.

This show also features Chris Johnson from Microsoft as the keynote speaker, someone I got to co-present with back at the SharePoint Conference in 2009 (still goes down as my most fun session ever). They've even got a video advertisement... check it out!

Looking for a SharePint? There's one all setup and scheduled for Monday evening at 730p at The Old Star... detailed here!

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