Wow TechEd Africa is going to excellent, I look forward to seeing you all at my sessions and at the community lounge, here's the list of all the breakout and whiteboard sessions that I'll be presenting:
SharePoint Social Networking and User Profiles for Business (Breakout Session level 300)SharePoint offers many features that facilitate social networking and personalization in the corporate environment. Organizations are often eager to adopt the features yet spend little time planning or exploring the extent to which personalization and profiles can enhance the user experience. This session explores the options available to the enterprise for:
- Necessary steps to prepare and implement user profiles and My Sites
- Using audiences to target content
- Writing custom controls that use profile information
- Taking action on profile changes
- What is a Personalization Site?
Developing and Consuming Web Services for Microsoft SharePoint (Breakout Session level 400)
We are increasingly living in a services-oriented world, and increasingly developers are wanting to integrate services of all kinds with SharePoint. This session provides an overview of how you can build and deploy custom services with SharePoint, specifically focusing on the development of ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation services for SharePoint and the consumption of these services from client applications including Microsoft Silverlight controls.
Microsoft Silverlight on SharePoint: Architectural and Development Patterns (Breakout Session level 400)
Silverlight 2.0 provides exciting opportunities that enable developers to build rich Internet applications (RIAs). SharePoint technologies provide a platform for business data and business processes. By integrating SharePoint and Silverlight, you can build rich, engaging, responsive user interfaces that consume and manipulate SharePoint data. However, as a developer or architect, you need to understand how data can be passed between SharePoint and the Silverlight runtime. This session delves into the four main architectural patterns for developing Silverlight-based user interfaces for SharePoint.
SharePoint Architecture Panel Discussion with Joel, Eric and Zlatan (Whiteboard Session level 300)
Joel Oleson (http://www.sharepointjoel.com/), Eric Harlan (http://www.ericharlan.com/) and Zlatan Dzinic (http://dotnet.org.za/zlatan/) will lead and open discussion around SharePoint Architecture best practises and real world scenarios. Got questions or issues around governance, planning, physical architecture or information architecture? If so, bring them along with your open mind.
PowerShell for Developer (Whiteboard Session level 200)
This session will cover the basics of PowerShell as well as covering development specific topics such as how to use PowerShell inside C# as well as how to leverage managed code INSIDE PowerShell with an example of using PowerShell with the SharePoint API.