Andrew Connell

TechEd 2007 BoF Accepted: Prescriptive Guidance for Developers Building Publishing Sites in MOSS 2007

As if one preconference session, two breakout sessions and a chalk talk weren't enough, I had to submit a Birds Of a Feather session too! Thankfully I got word this week that it was accepted! What's a BoF? Defined by the TechEd site: Meet people with similar interests and challenges in an open-forum environment that promotes discussion and interaction. Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions are organized and facilitated by two Microsoft community organizations-INETA, the developer user group; and Culminis, the IT pro user group. Because these sessions are led by third-party experts, attendees enjoy free-flowing dialogues about products, technologies, and solutions without necessarily focusing on Microsoft. Save Tuesday night! BOF sessions not only run during regular session hours and as lunch sessions, but Tuesday night Culminis and INETA invite you to enjoy more than 25 BOF topic discussions and a little dinner starting at 6:15 P.M. in the North session rooms. Bring your questions and great ideas...and be ready for a lively evening. What the heck do they mean by "free-flowing dialogues?" Well, last time it was open bar during the BoF sessions, so you do the math (2+2 = 5 for very large values of 2). :) Anyway, my BoF session is...

As if one preconference session, two breakout sessions and a chalk talk weren’t enough, I had to submit a Birds Of a Feather session too! Thankfully I got word this week that it was accepted!

What’s a BoF? Defined by the TechEd site :

Meet people with similar interests and challenges in an open-forum environment that promotes discussion and interaction. Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions are organized and facilitated by two Microsoft community organizations- INETA , the developer user group; and Culminis , the IT pro user group. Because these sessions are led by third-party experts, attendees enjoy free-flowing dialogues about products, technologies, and solutions without necessarily focusing on Microsoft.

Save Tuesday night! BOF sessions not only run during regular session hours and as lunch sessions, but Tuesday night Culminis and INETA invite you to enjoy more than 25 BOF topic discussions and a little dinner starting at 6:15 P.M. in the North session rooms. Bring your questions and great ideas…and be ready for a lively evening.

What the heck do they mean by “free-flowing dialogues?” Well, last time it was open bar during the BoF sessions, so you do the math (2+2 = 5 for very large values of 2). :)

Anyway, my BoF session is on building Publishing sites (aka: MOSS 2007 WCM sites) the structured way. Spence was kind enough to agree to bail me out… err… co-host this session with me. We’ll be ready for a healthy discussion on REAL WORLD Publishing site development!

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.