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Next week I'll be in San Francisco, CA at the SPTechCon 2013 spring conference presenting a handful of sessions. Looking forward to seeing everyone! On Sunday I'll hold a full-day tutorial / workshop on the following topic:

  • Building Apps for SharePoint 2013 Inside and Outside of the Firewall
    Microsoft has added a new development opportunity for customers to extend SharePoint 2013 sites: the new App Model. This new development model greatly expands the things customers could do with hosted SharePoint sites, such as those in Office365. In this workshop attendees will build the different types of apps you can build in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint-Hosted, Provider-Hosted, Auto-Hosted), and learn the nuances of the different deployment models (on-prem or Office365), distribution (public / corporate marketplace) and licensing. Throughout the workshop attendees will see advantages and disadvantages of each option as well as walk away with some valuable tools, tips & tricks!

Then during the conference I'll also present three breakout sessions:

  • Building Apps for SharePoint 2013
    Monday, March 4, 11:15am
    Microsoft has added a new development opportunity for customers to extend SharePoint 2013 sites: the new App Model. This new development model greatly expands the things customers could do with hosted SharePoint sites, such as those in Office365. In this session we'll explore & build the different types of apps you can build in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint-Hosted, Provider-Hosted, Auto-Hosted), understand the nuances of the different deployment models (on-prem or Office365), distribution (public / corporate marketplace) and licensing. Throughout the session attendees will see advantages and disadvantages of each option as well as walk away with some valuable tools, tips & tricks!
  • What's new with Workflow in SharePoint 2013
    Monday, March 4, 4:00pm
    In this session we'll explore what's new with workflow in SharePoint 2013 from an architecture, capability & development perspective. You'll learn how the SharePoint 2013 now relies on Windows Azure Workflow, both on-premises and in the cloud, top provide a much more reliable and scalable workflow platform. We'll explore new capabilities such as loops, web service calls and the new DynamicValue data type. Finally you will see what improvements have been made to the workflow authoring tools, SharePoint Designer 2013 & Visual Studio 2012.
  • Building a Content site using SharePoint Server 2013 Web Content Management: Start to Finish
    Tuesday, March 5, 11:30am
    Microsoft made significant investments in SharePoint 2013 in the area of Web Content Management (WCM). In this latest release WCM has been re-architected to leverage taxonomies for navigation and search and serving content directly out of the search index. In this demo-heavy session you will see how to create a WCM site, implement a managed navigation using taxonomies and surface content from across multiple data sources, how to implement a custom brand and leverage search to its fullest potential in creating rich and dynamic content-based sites!

In addition I'll also be a panelist at the local user group, hosted by the conference, on Tuesday night. Check your programs and information onsite for more information on the timing & exact meeting room location.

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