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​The Top 10 what, why, when and how for why you organization needs a Distributed SharePoint environment
Speaker: Michael HermanLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AMSession Location: K2 Room(Holmes B)

It’s quite likely you already have the makings of a Distributed SharePoint solution if you are using SharePoint as part of an intranet, Internet web site, extranet, line-of-business application , disaster recovery or team collaboration solution.  Targeted at line-of-business owners and solution architects, this talk will help you understand how to integrate these solutions into an integrated fabric of interconnected SharePoint environments.


Case Study: Calgary.ca Internet Site – Design and Implementation Story
Speaker: Roy KimLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AMSession Location: K2 Room(Holmes B)

What are the custom features to make the site internet capable? How did we accomplish good performance? How did we integrate with GSA?

What was content authoring design for web pages? How did we use Managed Metadata Service? Integrating custom maps as SharePoint as a datasource along with ArcGIS.


Data Visualization made easier in SharePoint 2010
Speaker: Greg SandersonLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PMSession Location: K2 Room(Holmes B)

The SharePoint 2010 Platform has provided Information Workers with the ability to utilize common tools found within Microsoft Office to take data out of applications and surface it to the masses within SharePoint.  In this talk we’ll explore 2 of the newest avenues for data visualization within SharePoint: Visio Services and Excel utilizing PowerPivot. Visio Services allows you to take the traditional boxes and arrows modeling of Visio and apply real-time business data against the model and making it readily accessible within SharePoint while PowerPivot harnesses the number-crunching power of Excel 2010 and allows for the easy deployment of rich reporting and dashboards into SharePoint.


Effective Requirements Gathering Workshops – How to organize and run them
Speaker: Ruven GotzLevel: 100: Intro
Session Time: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PMSession Location: K2 Room(Holmes B)

​Analyst: What would you like SharePoint to do?
Customer: Well, what can it do?
Analyst: Tons! Let me show you…

All too often, this is how conversations between analysts and customers/stakeholders begin, and it isn’t helpful to anyone. SharePoint has a vast array of capabilities, but if you start by describing or demonstrating what SharePoint can do and how the technology works, you will end up with customers who are confused and don’t know where to begin, or who have massively overblown expectations.

 

In this session, you will learn how to set up and conduct workshops with various stakeholders that will allow you to understand their real needs. You will then learn how to document and organize this information so that it is useful to the stakeholders and that will allow you to guide them through prioritization and planning.

You will learn when NOT to do demonstrations of SharePoint, and when and how to do demos that are powerful and effective.

 


Business Process, Applications and SharePoint
Speaker: Eric RizLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AMSession Location: non-linear creations Holmes C

Businesses that once viewed SharePoint as the “go-to” place for content are now extending that role into the place where business gets done.  How does your business view SharePoint, and how can you get MORE things done FASTER with SharePoint 2010? 

This session will focus on the effective definition and use of business processes and practices with SharePoint.  We will discuss how to create and deploy workflows for increased productivity, dashboards for simple reporting, as well as InfoPath and forms development to assist in these processes.  General focus will be on status reporting, document management, sites and workspaces.

 


InfoPath Zero to Hero
Speaker: Peter NewhookLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AMSession Location: non-linear creations Holmes C

InfoPath is a surprisingly powerful tool that deserves more attention. This session will start with an introduction to InfoPath and discuss where it’s most useful. We’ll then look at leveraging line of business and SharePoint data inside your form. Finally we’ll examine some techniques that stretch the limits of InfoPath to enable localization. Easy enough for end users, but flexible enough for full-flight development, InfoPath may be the foundation for your next project.


ECM/Document Management as a native SP App
Speaker: Randy HardyLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PMSession Location: non-linear creations Holmes C

Traditional ECM has been hard and expensive to integrate into SP and requires too much user choice. ecspand for SP runs as a native service and remains essentially unknown to the users, allowing an exceptional user experience, without them knowing they’re doing ECM. This gives Enterprises the opportunity to conduct ECM “in the background” while only asking users to drag and drop their documents into a user friendly, customizable virtual folder structure, but providing true ECM compliance, with only one Repository of Record.


Forms in the Cloud
Speaker: Savash AlicLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PMSession Location: non-linear creations Holmes C

​Develop great looking forms and automate workflows, all on O365, SP-Online. Come to this session to learn best ways to use InfoPath and SharePoint Designer including business logic, conditional formatting and more. You will learn the Forms development  nuances between on-premise and O365 environments.


Architectural Overview of Microsoft Business Intelligence Offering In SharePoint 2010
Speaker: Reza AlirezaeiLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AMSession Location: Microsoft Room (International A)

​​This session provides an architectural overview of how various Microsoft technologies come together to provide a unified platform to build powerful Business Intelligence solutions.


Developers How-to: All about the 2010 Ribbon Development
Speaker: Shai PetelLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AMSession Location: Microsoft Room (International A)

​In this session you will learn how to customizing the 2010 ribbon by adding new ribbon buttons, groups tabs and contextual tabs.
You will understand how the ribbon gets generated; discuss the architecture and objects that are involved in working with the ribbon.
You will get a better insight that will help you understand how to work with and design ribbon based solution like web parts, features and other customizations.
We will cover all of the available options for customizing the ribbon starting with features, through manually injecting ribbon elements in runtime on the server side.
We will cover basic ribbon-page integration, and end with lazy load ribbon that uses client side API and asynchronous calls to render a light weight ribbon that gets generated on demand on the client side.
This session is really end to end guide for developers on the new, perhaps most exciting UI feature SharePoint 2010 has to offer: the ribbon.


Advanced SharePoint Web Part Development
Speaker: Rob WindsorLevel: 400: Advanced
Session Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PMSession Location: Microsoft Room (International A)

 

Web parts are the foundation of user interfaces in SharePoint. As a developer it's relatively easy (particularly with the visual Web part in SharePoint 2010) to build something simple and get it deployed. But what do you do when you need to add editable properties or when you need to connect two Web parts together? This fast-paced, demo-heavy session covers the more advanced aspects of building Web Parts for SharePoint 2007 and 2010. We’ll take a look at creating custom editor parts, building visual Web parts, constructing connected Web parts, making Web parts asynchronous, and using custom JavaScriptcode with Web parts

 


10 SharePoint features to save you 15 minutes every day
Speaker: Scott ZimpferLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PMSession Location: Microsoft Room (International A)

Business users love SharePoint when they can see how using SharePoint will save them time and effort.  This session will focus on 10 “features” in SharePoint Online (Office 365) that will improve both their organizational skills and productivity.  We will start with the basics: Alerts, RSS feeds in Internet Explorer, Outlook integration, “out of the box” workflows;  Look at Data Analysis with Excel Pivot Tables in DataSheet View. This session is intended for all users, most will find something new they can begin using today.  Most features can be used in any SharePoint environment.


Integrating SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio Lightswitch
Speaker: Rob WindsorLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AMSession Location: Navantis Room International B & C

​Visual Studio LightSwitch is a tool that's designed to let power users build data-centric business applications for the desktop and cloud. The tooling takes care of code generation, data access and common infrastructure needs, allowing the application builder to focus on business logic. If enhanced functionality is required, developers can extend the application with custom .NET code. In terms of data access, LightSwitch applications can use many data sources including SharePoint 2010 list data. The tooling uses a combination of the client object model and the REST API, so the integration is rich and powerful. In this session, you'll see how to build LightSwitch applications that use data from SharePoint 2010.


Expert Practices: Solution Deployment in SharePoint 2010
Speaker: Ed MustersLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AMSession Location: Navantis Room International B & C

Ed is co-author for the Apress book “Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices”.   Based on real world experience in dozens of projects, he will stress the benefits of carefully planning your features and solutions.  You will learn the best practices surrounding feature activation dependencies, feature stapling, provisioning with PowerShell, and a detailed end-to-end run through of the feature upgrading process.  Attend the session to for your chance to receive a copy of the book signed by the author!


Working with Confidential-Encrypted Data in SharePoint 2010
Speaker: Oguz Demirel Level: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PMSession Location: Navantis Room International B & C

Your client tells you: “It’s time to show paystub info in our intranet”.

You say: “Hmm!! How do I architecture and develop this?”
 
This session will show you how you can access encrypted data in sql server and present it in SharePoint – by  using external lists, external content types, Secure Store Service, encryption in SQL Server.

You wanted a real-life case study. There you have it..

Building business applications using SharePoint 2010
Speaker: Amit VasuLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PMSession Location: Navantis Room International B & C

​This session introduces SharePoint 2010 Composites. Audience will learn about the key different areas of this workload, including LOB connectivity, extending enterprise data to the rich Office client, and how to customize the solution using forms and workflows in SharePoint Designer.

 


This is not a deep session for developers, but developers will get a taste of the new capabilities to build SharePoint apps in Visual Studio.

 


What's New in Denali for SharePoint Users
Speaker: John WhiteLevel: 200: Basic
Session Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AMSession Location: Envision IT Room (E. S. Jackson)

​SQL Server 2012, formerly code named “Denali”, will be released in the first half of 2012. What does this mean for SharePoint? While it will benefit from core performance and reliability improvements, the 2012 release brings major changes to SharePoint’s “Insights” or Business Intelligence workloads. This session will be PowerPoint free, and will focus on working with the core new features in SQL Server 2012, and how they integrate with SharePoint. Specifically, we will cover the following:

- SQL Server Always On

- Changes to the Reporting Services Infrastructure

- Integrating PowerPivot with SharePoint

- Changes to Analysis Services and multidimensional design (The Vertipaq Engine)

- Using SQL Server Integration Services with SharePoint


SharePoint 2010 Extranets and Authentication
Speaker: Peter CarsonLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AMSession Location: Envision IT Room (E. S. Jackson)

​Extranets allow you to communicate and collaborate not just within your organization, but with external users such as partners, vendors, or customers.  In this session we’ll show you the various ways SharePoint can be configured to authenticate these users.  Leveraging SharePoint 2010’s support for SAML claims based identity, you’ll see a live demonstration of how to configure SharePoint to support Windows Authentication, Forms-Based Authentication against SQL ASPNETDB databases and LDAP, federated trusts using ADFS 2.0, and external authentication using Windows Live ID.  We’ll also show you how these can be combined together in a single zone to provide multiple authentication methods on a single URL.


Large-Scale SharePoint Architecture
Speaker: Eli RobillardLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 1:00 PM to 2:15 PMSession Location: Envision IT Room (E. S. Jackson)

​This session describes best practices gathered through a variety of complicated global projects with respect to architecture from all angles - including logical, physical, information and solution architectures – in order to understand large-scale SharePoint deployments as set of cohesive, manageable parts. Detailed topics include scalable, modular approaches to deployment, provisioning, and upgrades, a study of information management topologies, and the use of SharePoint to host multiple applications. The end result is a “big picture” view of SharePoint as a hosted platform with a deeper understanding of its myriad moving, changing parts.


There's a script for that!': Building your SharePoint 2010 evironment with PowerShell
Speaker: Brian LalancetteLevel: 300: Intermediate
Session Time: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PMSession Location: Envision IT Room (E. S. Jackson)

​Have you ever wondered if there’s a faster, more repeatable and less error-prone way of installing and configuring a SharePoint 2010 Server environment? Does your DBA resent you for creating GUID-ridden databases on her otherwise clean SQL cluster?Would you rather spend your valuable time planning than sitting at a console clicking “Next…Next…Next…”? If you answered “yes”, “maybe…” or “what’s a GUID?” to any of these questions, then join Brian Lalancette as he demonstrates AutoSPInstaller, a Powershell-based process for automating and streamlining SharePoint 2010 installations – from single-server development environments up to multi-server production farms.


 
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