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The Jacksonville Office Geeks is a user group / special interest group that covers developer topics surrounding the 2007 Microsoft Office System, based in Jacksonville, FL.

It's been a few months since we've had a Jacksonville Office Geeks (JOG) meeting. We've got a few reasons for this. First, its no surprise we haven't had a great response with the JOG meetings. We've decided to move away from a monthly meeting schedule in an effort to possibly get a bigger attendance. Secondly, with only one or two exceptions, John Holliday and myself are the only two who are presenting at the meetings. Unfortunately our work travel schedules are not incredibly flexible and sometimes neither of us can present that month. If you'd like to present, you're more than welcome to. Please feel free to contact us via either of our blogs.

We have scheduled two more meetings for the rest of 2008. Both RSVP sites are up for both meetings:

  • September 2008 Meeting: Enterprise Content Management - Document RetentionDocument retention is an important part of content management. SharePoint provides out-of-the-box support for managing document retention using the built-in expiration policy feature of the information management policy framework. The built-in expiration policy feature includes the ability to define expiration formulas based on document metadata, but there are many scenarios in which the expiration date depends on conditions external to a given document. In this session, we'll explore the information management policy architecture in detail and learn how to extend the expiration policy feature by writing custom document expiration formulas that calculate the expiration date based on data pulled from elsewhere in the SharePoint farm.
  • November 2008 Meeting: Creating & Debugging Custom Timer Jobs in Windows SharePoint ServicesSharePoint introduced the concept of timer jobs, or scheduled services, that run within the SharePoint platform in WSS v3. These timer jobs are used by SharePoint for numerous things such as cleaning up old sites (aka: dead Web cleanup), sending user created alerts and disk quota warning notifications. Developers can also create their own timer jobs that run on a configurable schedule and within the specified scope. Come learn how you can create custom timer jobs as well as the various deployment/installation options. You'll also see how to create a compelling administration interface for managing the timer job and configuration data the job needs in order to function.

Hope to see you at the next two meetings!

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