I’m speaking at both TechEd US 2008 Dev and IT Pro weeks

Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:13 PM

I’ll be presenting a few sessions at TechEd 2008 in Orlando, FL in early June. This year they split up TechEd US into two weeks, just like some of the other TechEds. The first week, June 2-6, is devoted to developers while the second week, June 9-13 is for IT Professionals.

Here are my sessions:

TechEd US 2008 Developer (June 2-6)

  • Building High Performance Solutions on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007Performance should be one of the top areas of focus on everyone’s mind when embarking on an Internet facing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 site. In this session we look at the built-in caching capabilities in the SharePoint platform, including disk-based and page output caching. In addition, we take a look at various hot-button issues developers should be aware of when developing components for a public site built on MOSS 2007. Topics include object model techniques, how to properly manage memory in order to avoid the dreaded OutOfMemory exception, key sizing numbers to keep in mind when architecting your implementation and minimizing the page payload to speed up those page load times. After this session, you’ll be armed with the power to create high performance, scalable solutions in MOSS 2007!
  • Don’t Be a Tool, Be a Better SharePoint Developer through Tools! Developers know all too well that development in a Microsoft SharePoint environment can be a challenging experience with so many moving parts. However, with the rights tools and shortcuts, you can mitigate the challenges and let the tools do most of the work so you can focus on the more challenging business requirements. In this session, we cover numerous shortcuts and tools, most without spending a penny, that will help you be the most productive SharePoint developer possible.

TechEd US 2008 IT Professional (June 9-13)

  • Code Access Security (CAS) for SharePoint Administrators Code Access Security (CAS) is something included with the Microsoft .NET Framework that allows developers and administrators to grant specific permissions and rights to managed code. Most people think of CAS as purely a developer topic since it applies to custom assemblies, but this could not be further from the truth. SharePoint administrators should be keenly aware of how CAS works and how to manage it. Without this knowledge, administrators can be at the mercy of developers who may not have as solid a grasp on CAS as they should and thus, a site could be opened up to be much less secure than intended. An astute SharePoint administrator can quickly spot problems in custom code when it comes to CAS. In this session, learn the basics of CAS and how SharePoint utilizes it. Then see the different options developers and administrators have to configure security so custom code will run within SharePoint sites. Armed with this knowledge, an administrator can easily manage a SharePoint farm that not only contains considerable amounts of custom code but is also very secure.
  • Managing Web Content Management Sites in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Office SharePoint Server 2007 provides the content management capabilities to manage a content-centric site. These Web Content Management (WCM) capabilities replace the offering of a previous product Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 to create Publishing sites. Publishing sites facilitate the separation of the content from the presentation of the site and add capabilities to control various aspects of a content heavy site. While Publishing sites are still just SharePoint sites at the core, they present new challenges in managing the permissions, roles, workflows, multi-lingual and other aspects of content sites. In this session, learn the in’s and out’s of Publishing sites and the various control mechanisms that can be utilized to facilitate a very dynamic, yet current content-centric site.

Looks like they will let a dev into the TechEd IT Pro week! And yes, we’ll definitely be throwing a SharePoint by Day, SharePint by Night event at TechEd… stay tuned!

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