With TechEd behind us, it's already time to start looking forward at what's on deck next. For me, that's SharePoint Connections Fall 2007 in Las Vegas @ the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino! This time I have two MOSS 2007 WCM specific sessions as well as one WSS developer session I'm really looking forward to delivering. Make your reservations today... SharePoint Connections is November 5-8, 2007.
Here's a list of the sessions I'm delivering in Vegas:
- Building an Internet site with Web Content Management in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007Web Content Management (WCM) is a new addition in the release of MOSS 2007. In this session we will build take a look at building custom field types and field controls, ASP.NET 2.0 Web Parts and incorporating custom navigation controls. At the end of this session, you will walk away with a good understanding of what WCM is all about as well as what's involved in building and managing websites in MOSS 2007.
- Prescriptive Guidance for Developers Building Publishing Sites with WCM in MOSS 2007Most of the information available covers how to create, brand and customize Publishing sites. Unfortunately developers are left to figure out how to best implement these changes in their environments on their own, such as implementing source control, change management, and migrating code from development to testing to staging and finally into production. In this session we'll look at how you can best structure your development environment and practice to fully utilize your organization's source control management solution and move code and site structure changes (site columns, content types, page layouts, mater pages, images, CSS, etc) from environment to environment all the while staying in full compliance with Microsoft's official guidelines.
- Building & Incorporating Custom Applications in SharePoint v3 SitesWere you aware you can build custom applications and deployment them within a SharePoint v3 site? Not only is this possible and fully supported, but it's also very easy! In this session I'll show you how to build an ASP.NET 2.0 application and incorporate it into your SharePoint v3 site, including leveraging the Web Part framework & have your application pages leverage the same master page and permission settings within your SharePoint site.
The second session listed above (Prescriptive Guidance for building WCM sites in MOSS 2007) will be similar to my Birds-of-a-Feather session from TechEd last week... but with a much more structured approach.
For those of you who are doing MOSS 2007 WCM work, leave a comment here if you're attending. If we have enough interest, I'll try to throw together some off-site discussion where we can have a robust and thought-provoking dialog (to keep you... err, me... away from the tables and losing all you... err, my... money too early in the week).