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Next week (Wednesday, November 28, 2007 @ 5:30p - 8p) I'll be visiting the Philly SharePoint User Group to speak on the topic of building MOSS 2007 Publishing (WCM) sites the structured way. If you missed my talk at SharePoint Connections in Vegas earlier in November, here's your chance to get a similar presentation. This time around I'll have a much longer time to talk about the subject: Structured Approach to Building MOSS 2007 Publishing Sites. Here's the description of the talk:

"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. Unlike many traditional SharePoint projects, Publishing sites frequently require following an organizations 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 as well as some tips and tricks in how to achieve it.

Expect a good bit of demo after setting the groundwork. The talk is targeted to developers but it will be applicable to project managers, biz analysts, etc.

I'm looking forward to visiting the Philly area for the first time. I've flown through the airport, but never been outside in the wild. Looking forward to meeting some fellow SharePointers. I understand this is the 2nd anniversary of the Philly SP User Group... I'm honored to be presenting on that night! In talking to Russ (the UG leader) I understand there will be some sort of after-meeting happy hour. If so, I'll definately be there... if not, then let me know where the local watering hole will be so we can go have an informal chat. Looking forward to seeing some of my fellow friends and SharePoint MVPs from the local area (David Mann & Bob Fox).

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