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While the Office Developer Conference 2008 conference site does not reflect it yet, each of the tracks has posted their session manifest on the respective track blogs recently:

I'm very excited to be part of John Graham's Real World track with two sessions:

  • A Structured & Repeatable Approach to Building Microsoft Office SharePoint Solutions"SharePoint doesn't support source control." "SharePoint doesn't follow good SDL or change control processes." "Developers have to use SharePoint Designer to create Publishing sites." Heard these before? Guess what? All these myths are completely untrue. Many traditional SharePoint projects frequently must follow an organization's change control process, software development lifecycle processes and integration within source control. Not only is it possible to follow all of these common development guidelines in SharePoint, it is a lot easier than you may think. In this session we'll take a look at how this is possible by obtaining a better grasp of the inner workings of the SharePoint architecture such as Features, customized and uncustomized files and solutions. Finally you will learn some tips and tricks in how to adopt this process in your development team.
  • Building High Performance Solutions on Microsoft Office Server 2007Performance should be one of the top areas of focus on everyone's mind when embarking on a Internet facing Microsoft Office Server 2007 site. In this session we'll look at the built-in caching capabilities added to the latest release of the SharePoint platform, including disk-based and page output caching. In addition we'll take a look at various hot-button issues developers should be aware of when developing components for a public site built on MOSS 2007. Topics include object model techniques, how to properly manage memory to avoid the dreaded OutOfMemory exception, key sizing numbers to keep in mind when architecting your implementation and minimizing the page payload to speed up those page load times. After this session, you'll be armed with the power to create high performance and scalable solutions in MOSS 2007.

This is going to be a killer conference for developers in the Office space... especially SharePoint developers! I was already excited about it, but now that I've picked through the session lists, well I'm real excited now. I'll be joined by fellow Ted Pattison Group instructors & SharePoint MVPs Ted Pattison & John Holliday not to mention fellow MVPs Dustin Miller, Rob Bogue, David Mann.

Go check out the session lists linked above... this is seriously a content rich conference! There's just one bit of suckage: I can already foresee I'll miss some sessions I really want to attend as there are so many good ones!

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