I’m Presenting at DEVIntersections in Las Vegas this October

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 6:36 AM

Have you heard about the new conference this fall? DEVIntersection 2013 will be held the week of October 27-30, 2013 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand hotel and casino. It contains a bunch of different tracks for ASP.NET, SQL Server, Windows Azure, Mobile and of course, SharePoint! I’m one of two co-conference chairmen for the conference along with Dan Holme and we’ve setup a great show of speakers and sessions.

At this show I have a few things I’ll be doing a few sessions. First, I’m presenting a full day pre-conference workshop with Chris Johnson:

Getting Your Arms Around the SharePoint 2013 App Model

Microsoft has added a new development opportunity for customers to extend SharePoint 2013 sites: the new App Model. This new development model greatly expands the things customers could do with hosted SharePoint sites, such as those in Office365. In this workshop attendees will build the different types of apps you can build in SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint-Hosted, Provider-Hosted, Auto-Hosted), and learn the nuances of the different deployment models (on-prem or Office365), distribution (public / corporate marketplace) and licensing. However the most important thing you will learn is what it means to build apps compared to building traditional SharePoint solutions and how you should approach projects. Throughout the workshop attendees will see advantages and disadvantages of each option, walk away with some valuable tools, tips & tricks and hear from Andrew & Chris as they debate many real world challenges and implementations of the SharePoint App model.

I’m also presenting three breakout sessions throughout the week:

**What’s new with Workflow in SharePoint 2013
**In this session we’ll explore what’s new with workflow in SharePoint 2013 from an architecture, capability & development perspective. You’ll learn how the SharePoint 2013 now relies on Windows Azure Workflow, both on-premises and in the cloud, top provide a much more reliable and scalable workflow platform. We’ll explore new capabilities such as loops, web service calls and the new DynamicValue data type. Finally you will see what improvements have been made to the workflow authoring tools, SharePoint Designer 2013 & Visual Studio 2012.

**SharePoint 2013 Workflows – Creating Custom Forms, Events and CSOM
**By now you’ve likely already explored the new capabilities and architecture of workflow in SharePoint 2013 and Workflow Manager. One of the more powerful and compelling things Microsoft has added in SharePoint 2013’s workflow story is a client side object model for interacting with the workflow engine as well as creating custom forms. In this session you’ll learn how to employ both of these to create custom association and initiation forms, as well as how to have a random form communicate with a currently running workflow using custom events.

**Building SharePoint Hosted Apps as Single Page Apps
**Learn some tricks on how to make JavaScript / client-side development easier. Unlike cloud apps, SharePoint Hosted Apps cannot have a server footprint on the SharePoint host. Instead all custom business logic is manifested and runs within the user’s browser. This can prove to be a challenge with some developers who are used to working with the server-side object model in SharePoint. In this session you’ll learn some tricks on how to make JavaScript / client-side development easier and at the same time how you can make your SharePoint Hosted App into a single-page app that’s very responsive and user friendly very quickly!

What’s cool about this conference is if you register for the show and at least one pre/post conference workshop you will get either a Windows Surface RT OR the new XBOX One!

Want to save a little more cash on your registration? Use the discount code CONNELL for even more savings! Hope to see you there!

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