SharePoint Best Practices Conference

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I just got back from the second SharePoint Best Practices Conference, and if anything this was even better than the first.  Of course the weather was wonderful.  I left Cleveland on Sunday with it snowing and arrived in San Diego to sunny temperatures in the 70s.  The hotel staff were terrific, the other speakers were knowledgeable, and there were lots of attendees looking for answers.  I did two presentations and promised that I would post my slides as soon as I got home.  They’ll also be coming out on a Post Conference DVD, but that may take 6 weeks or so.  So PDFs of the slides from my talks are posted below for download.

PDF  Anonymous Access Best Practices

PDF  Publishing (Web Content Management) Best Practices

We’re already talking about the third SharePoint Best Practices Conference so if you missed this one keep an eye out for the next one.  Most conferences focus on the “HOW“ to do SharePoint.  This conference focuses on the “WHY“.  You don’t want to miss the next one.

SharePoint Connections Spring 2008

Ben Curry and I will be presenting a Post Con session on April 24, 2008 at the SharePoint Connections Conference.  The session will be entitled.  HPS301: Web Content Management (Bring Your Own Laptop).  You can read the abstract describing the session below.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to leverage Office SharePoint Server 2007 to build “Content Driven” Web sites that are updated by the content owners while still maintaining a strong corporate branding. We’ll follow a recurring pattern of a short slide presentation followed by a longer “hands on” demo/lab. Attendees will be provided with handouts that contain click-by-click instructions that describe how to accomplish the lab. If you prefer not to have a computer in front of you, you’ll get just as much out of watching us demonstrate. All code snippets and materials needed to complete each lab will also be provided to the students. Attendees will complete the hands-on labs on their own laptops (or at home after class). The agenda for the day will include the following lessons.

  • Introduction to “Content Driven” Web Sites 
  • Maintaining Corporate Branding with a Customized Master Page
  • Controlling Content Input with a Custom Field Control
  • Managing Content Placement with a Custom Layout Page
  • Customizing SharePoint Navigation 
  • Optimizing Performance with Output Caching Profiles and the Object Cache
  • Automating Content Deployment

I Hope to see you there!