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Looking forward to making the westbound trek to Las Vegas, NV again this coming November for SharePoint Connections 2011. Last year I had a bit of a debacle where I was able to do some of my sessions but got sick, lost my voice and had to cancel my last session. Not this time... I'm looking forward to having a great time and seeing everyone!

Here are the breakout sessions I'm going to present:

  • HDEV04: Building Silverlight Applications for SharePoint 2010 with MVVM SharePoint 2010 introduced numerous capabilities available to developers for building rich Silverlight applications. In this session we'll take a look at what is available to you specifically in the Client Object Model & REST services. We'll also look into some tips and tricks to improve the performance of your Silverlight application and how to leverage the very popular MVVM design pattern when building applications for SharePoint 2010.
  • HDEV05: Creating and Using SharePoint 2010 Timer Jobs SharePoint timer jobs are scheduled processes that SharePoint maintains. These scheduled processes can have full access to SharePoint context, can be scheduled to run at specified intervals and even locked down to run under specific conditions so they don't overlap each other. In this session you learn not only how to create custom timer jobs but also some best practices when developing them.
  • HDEV06: SharePoint Ribbon Customization Deep Dive SharePoint 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.

In addition to these, those of you looking for a full-day post conference workshop with Ted Pattison & myself on building innovative and bleeding edge SharePoint sites for $399... look no further!

  • HPS01: Developing Innovative SharePoint Applications with Ted and Andrew The development world changes so rapidly it's hard to stay on top of the latest technology innovations. More importantly, it's hard to keep track of not only what's new & how to use it, but why it can be useful within your applications. In this full day workshop, Andrew Connell and Ted Pattison will teach you how to leverage the latest tools and technologies, but also how and why they will benefit your SharePoint applications. You'll learn how to create rich cross-platform applications using JavaScript, CSS and jQuery, utilize Silverlight for rich LOB applications, and leverage the cloud for off-SharePoint applications using Windows Azure and SQL Azure. If you've been too busy and technology comes at you too fast, now's the time to catch up!
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