Do you have tough technical questions regarding SharePoint for which you’re seeking answers? Do you want to tap into the deep knowledge of the talented Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals? Then join me and other SharePoint MVPs for answers to your questions in a live forum. So please join us and bring on the questions! These chats will cover WSS, MOSS and the SharePoint 2010. Topics include setup and administration, design, development and general questions. There are two different times for the chats. Both are listed below. I’ll be in the one on Wednesday April 28th, but you’ll find lots of experts available both days.
Tue, April 27th, 2010
7pm EDT (4pm PDT)
Wed, April 28th, 2010
Noon EDT (9am PDT)
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I’ll be traveling halfway around the world next week to speak at the New Zealand Community SharePoint Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. I’m really looking forward to the trip, even if it is the middle of winter in New Zealand right now. My wife and I plan to stay in New Zealand for a week after the conference ends to do some sightseeing. I just got a new Digital SLR camera that I’m hoping to try out so you may even see some pictures if you stay tuned.
Abstracts for my talks are listed below. If you happen to be anywhere near Wellington next week stop in and join us. There’s going to be a lot of good content. I hope to see you there and hope you’ll find my talks useful. You can register using the following link:
Anonymous Access: Everything you always wanted to know, but didn’t know to ask
Enabling Anonymous Access in SharePoint isn’t just a matter of flipping a switch in IIS manager. Anonymous Access must be enabled in IIS and then configured in SharePoint. But there are also situations where this basic configuration isn’t sufficient. In this talk we’ll review how to enable and configure anonymous access for SharePoint web sites, lists, and libraries. Then we’ll turn our attention to strategies that can be used overcome specific problems with SharePoint anonymous access. We’ll demonstrate solutions and workarounds for questions like:
- How do you require authentication for some items while maintaining anonymous access for the rest?
- What content from a personal MySite can be accessed via anonymous access?
- How do you enable anonymous responses to a discussion list?
- Can BLOGS and Wiki sites be used in an anonymous access site collection?
Migrating ASP.NET Apps: Four ways to convert them to SharePoint
The establishment of a new SharePoint Portal frequently involves the temporary or permanent migration of an existing ASP.NET application to the new SharePoint environment. There are at least four different ways that this can be accomplished. Choosing the correct method is a matter of balancing the amount of effort involved against the resulting functionality and performance. In this talk we’ll demonstrate the following four approaches and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
- Using a Page Viewer web part to display the existing website from inside SharePoint.
- Configuring the ASP.NET website to run from a Virtual Directory inside the SharePoint Web Application
- Converting the existing ASP.NET web pages and code beside files to run inside a SharePoint web site.
- Refactoring the ASP.NET web site as a set of Web Parts in the SharePoint site.