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    Publication: Pluralsight: SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 5: Content Management

    Enterprise Content Management & Web Content Management - this course will teach you about the content management capabilities in SharePoint 2010 including Enterprise Content Management features and creating Publishing sites with Web Content.
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    Blog: ANN: Critical Path Training Strategic Partnership with Pluralsight for On-Demand SharePoint Training

    Today I’m thrilled to announce on behalf of Critical Path Training a new training offering and benefit to our customers through a new partnership. We have always offered the best instructor-led training either in a classroom as a hands-on offering or online via a live virtual instructor-led course. We pride ourselves in having the best group of instructors filled with long time SharePoint MVPs and a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), not like other companies in having the most class offerings or most instructors.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 MetaNav for WCM sites - How to Implement It

    In this post, I’ll explain what you’re going to have to build in order to implement a MetaNav in your SharePoint 2010 (SP2010) Publishing site (aka: WCM site).
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    Blog: Understand the Virtues of MetaNav in SP2010 Publishing Sites

    In this post, I explain the virtues of implememting a MetaNav: the idea of using taxonomies provided by the Managed Metadata Service (MMS) in SharePoint Server.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Metadata-Based Navigation in Publishing Sites - Series Overview

    In this series, learn how you can use managed metadata to implement a metadata-based navigation in SharePoint 2010 Publishing (WCM) sites.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2013 Developer and IT Pro Training Available on MSDN and TechNet

    Vesa Juvonen has put up a great post talking about the team behind the Ignite trainings that have been going on for a while now. There’s both an IT Pro and a developer class complete with recordings you can watch today. As I said earlier today we at Critical Path Training build & delivered the developer materials, specifically Ted Pattison, Scot Hiller & myself. Check out Vesa’s post for all the background.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2013 - What you need to know

    Big news these days… Microsoft has announced SharePoint 2013’s public Beta! Before diving into all the new & improved stuff in this release, I thought it would help to share some of my thoughts on this release. Over the last 18 months or so I’ve been working with the SharePoint engineering & marketing teams at Microsoft learning, developing, building a delivering a 5-day developer course on SharePoint 2013. You can read more about why we’re the ones to be your go-to resource for SharePoint 2013 training on our website.
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    Blog: Join me in Atlanta in July for hands-on and in-depth SharePoint 2010 Developer Training (+ a bonus Windows 8 Dev Camp)

    The title says it all. Are you or your someone at your company looking for some in-depth SharePoint 2010 developer training? I’m teaching Critical Path Training’s SharePoint 2010 developer class, The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010, the last week of July (July 30 - August 3) in just north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This class has a ton of detail and hands-on time in it. Check out site for more details on the class.
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    Blog: Looking for hands-on and in-depth SharePoint 2010 Developer Training? Join me in Boston in June!

    The title says it all. Are you or your someone at your company looking for some in-depth SharePoint 2010 developer training? I’m teaching Critical Path Training’s SharePoint 2010 developer class, The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010, the last week of June (June 25-29) in Waltham, MA (just outside of downtown Boston, MA). This class has a ton of detail and hands-on time in it. Check out site for more details on the class.
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    Blog: I'm Speaking at SP Tech Con in Boston this July

    SPTechCon Boston is just under two months away & I’m happy to say I get to present a few sessions there again. I really like this show and the attendees… the organizers do a fantastic job with this show… I highly recommend it! My sessions are as follows: How to be a SharePoint DeveloperSo you’re a developer, and you’ve heard about this SharePoint thing and want to jump on the bandwagon?
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    Blog: Wrapup - International SharePoint Conference 2012, London

    This past week I participated as one of the presenters in the developer track at the International SharePoint Conference show in London. This show was different in that each track was solution based. For the developer track we started the week by talking about the requirements gathering requirements and going through the process of what type of app to build, how to build based on the deployment (on-prem/cloud), what capabilities to leverage (farm/sandbox solutions, metadata, BCS, search, kitchen sink service app) and then we had detailed, deep-dive sessions on all the topics.
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    Blog: I'm speaking at the Jacksonville SharePoint Users Group

    Tomorrow night (Thursday, April 12, 2012) I’ll be presenting a developer topic to the local Jacksonville, FL SharePoint User’s Group . The talk will be at the Deercreek Country Club … anyone up for a round? :) Developing with SharePoint Server 2010 Metadata The Managed Metadata Service application in SharePoint 2010 allows users to create and utilize taxonomies in various ways. Microsoft has included a robust taxonomy API in SharePoint 2010 that can be leveraged in custom solutions.
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    Blog: MVP Renewed for SharePoint Server

    Gotta love April 1st… this is my anniversary date for my MVP award. You never know if you’re going to have an April Fool’s joke pulled on you or not. Regardless, I got the email this weekend that I was renewed for my 8th year in the MVP program. Guess the joke was that my junk filter caught it first (does it every year!) :P. My first two years were for Content Management Server (CMS) and when CMS was retired in favor of moving the feature set over to the SharePoint platform, I was transitioned over.
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    Blog: Critical Path Training SharePoint 2010 Developer Training in Europe in Early 2012

    Have you wanted to attend a SharePoint 2010 developer class by Critical Path Training but been unable because you have to travel all the way to the United States? In the past that’s where we hold all our hands-on classes, but early next year we are coming to Europe and giving you a few options to take a week-long class with me! Oslo, Norway Earlier I blogged about a class I’m teaching on in Oslo, Norway through glasspaper the week of January 16-20, 2012.
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    Blog: I'm Presenting at SPTechCon in San Francisco - February 26-29, 2012

    The SharePoint Technology Conference (aka SPTechCon) is heading back to San Francisco in February. I love San Francisco and I’m looking forward to presenting a few sessions at this show: How to Be a SharePoint Developer: So you’re a developer, and you’ve heard about this SharePoint thing and want to jump on the bandwagon? This is the session for you. Here you’ll learn about the various options you have in setting up a SharePoint development environment.
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    Blog: Critical Path Training - SharePoint 2010 Developer Training in Oslo, Norway!

    Yes, that’s right… we’re taking our very popular developer class, The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010, to Oslo Norway in early 2012. This class is hosted by glasspaper in Oslo, Norway the week of January 16-20, 2012. I’m very much looking forward to my return trip to Norway (should be quite interesting for a native Floridian to be in Norway in the cold of winter!)… let’s just hope this time around there aren’t any volcano issues like I had a few years back!
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    Blog: I'm teaching our SharePoint 2010 Developer class by Critical Path Training in NYC and Boston in October and November

    Looking for in-depth SharePoint 2010 development training? Next week (October 17-21) I’m teaching our (Critical Path Training) class in New York City. This class, we call it The Great SharePoint Adventure 2010, contains a ton of demos and hands-on labs (see the whole agenda here). There are just a handful of seats left so if you’re interested, make sure you register ASAP! If you’re a member of one of the NYC SharePoint user groups, check the most recent newsletters as there was a special discount in there for you!
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    Blog: Recapping my Jacksonville SharePoint User Group Presentation

    Last night I presented at the Jacksonville, FL SharePoint User Group… finally I was in town when a meeting was held! I appreciate the op to speak and had a great time. Cool venue… it’s in a sports bar! My session was on an Overview of ECM & WCM in SharePoint Server 2010. As promised I said I’d share my slides . The slides are available from the Critical Path Training site’s Members section.
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    Blog: Reminder: I'm Presenting at the Jacksonville SharePoint User Group Tonight!

    Tonight, (Thursday, September 15th) I’m presenting at the local Jacksonville SharePoint User Group ( @JAXSPUG ). I’m looking forward to finally making it to the JAXSPUG after they stood up the group a few months ago… every time there’s a meeting I’ve had a conflict. Finally I can be there! Overview of ECM & WCM in SharePoint Server 2010 SharePoint Server 2010 is the product at the center of Microsoft’s Enterprise Content Management offering.
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    Blog: Recapping my NYC and Boston SharePoint User Group Presentations this week

    This past week I was in New York City & Boston to present at their user groups. I had a great time meeting everyone and appreciate you having me up! I do wish the weather had been nicer… but it was quite a quick trip spending only 18hrs in each city… quite a whirlwind of a trip! As promised I said I’d share my slides & demo code. The slides are available from the Critical Path Training site’s Members section.
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    Blog: I'm Presenting at the Jacksonville SharePoint User Group

    Next week (Thursday, September 15th) I’m presenting at the local Jacksonville SharePoint User Group (JAXSPU). I’m looking forward to finally making it to the JAXSPUG after they stood up the group a few months ago… every time there’s a meeting I’ve had a conflict. Finally I can be there! Overview of ECM & WCM in SharePoint Server 2010SharePoint Server 2010 is the product at the center of Microsoft’s Enterprise Content Management offering.
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    Blog: Reminder-Speaking at the NYC and Boston SharePoint User Groups this week

    Posting a friendly reminder that I’ll be at the SharePoint User Groups presenting on metadata for developers & IT pros this week in New York City & Boston. I’ll be in New York City on Wednesday, September 7th & Boston on Thursday, September 8th. While the session title has “developing” in the title, I’ll also take time to explain in detail how the entire system works under the covers so there should be good topics to discuss for both developers & IT pros alike!
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    Blog: Critical Path Training September Special - 20% Off for Back to School!

    You don’t even need to have kids to appreciate this special Back to School special! We at Critical Path Training are offering a special deal if you register for *any* open enrollment class on our schedule in the month of September, we’ll knock 20% off the registration price. This includes all hands-on and webcast classes… just make sure you use the correct discount code BACKTOSCHOOL. This offer applies to all registrations between September 1-30, 2011.
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    Blog: I'm presenting at the New York City and Boston SharePoint User Groups in September

    Late last week I got confirmation that I’ll be presenting at both the New York City and Boston SharePoint user groups in early September. On Wednesday, September 7th I’ll be at the New York City SharePoint User Group and the following day, Thursday, September 8th I’ll be in Boston at their User Group . At these sessions the session I’ll present will build off this SharePoint Server 2010 metadata series I’m working through on my blog:
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - Creating Managed Metadata Columns

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Creating columns on a SharePoint list is fairly straightforward for most folks as the browser is such an easy option. Another creation option is SharePoint Designer 2010. However in both of these scenarios the creation of the columns is not very portable. These columns are only going to live within the confines of the list you created them within.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 - Managed Metadata: In Depth Look into the Taxonomy Parts

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata In the last year I’ve done a bunch of research around how Microsoft implemented metadata, specifically taxonomies and terms, in SharePoint 2010. This research has lived in a OneNote file for a long time but finally I’ve started to pull it together and put it into something a bit more cohesive and something easier to comprehend and use as a reference.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - In Depth Look into the Taxonomy Parts

    In the last year I’ve done a lot of research around how Microsoft implemented metadata, specifically taxonomies and terms, in SharePoint 2010. This research has lived in a OneNote file for a long time but finally I’ve started to pull it together and put it into something a bit more cohesive and something easier to comprehend and use as a reference. In this post I’m going to document and talk about all the parts that you’ll find (and some you might not find) in SharePoint 2010 that allow Microsoft to implement the taxonomy capabilities throughout the product.
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    Blog: I'll be presenting at the SharePoint Conference 2011

    I recently got some great news that two of my sessions have been selected for me to present at the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA later this year. The organizers are working through all the sessions and seemingly doing an extended speaker notification of sessions… so I’m not sure if I’m doing other sessions as well, but the two that I know I will be doing are as follows:
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    Blog: Recapping my webinar w/Idera: Understanding SharePoint Server 2010 Managed Metadata

    I just finished a webinar with Idera on the subject of Understanding SharePoint Server 2010 Managed Metadata. The timing couldn’t have been better with a series on metadata I started on my blog this morning! If you missed the webinar… shame on you? What else could have been that important… some OSHA training ? Just kidding… they will have it up for viewing later on the SecretsOfSharePoint.com site here (they’ve also got the slides).
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - Moving/Copying MMS Instances / Term Stores between Environments

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata So you’re plugging along in a project and this email shows up in your mailbox from some project manager or your boss who asks something like this: “So, you sold us on using the SharePoint Server 2010 Managed Metadata Service (MMS) for all sorts of things, and we love it and are using it religiously.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - Global vs. Local Term Sets

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata As the first part of this post reflects, in previous posts I’ve talked about what managed metadata is and how you can use it. I touched on something that I wanted to elaborate on a bit more in this post: global vs. local term sets.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - Why I love it!

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata As I explained in a previous post, the Managed Metadata Service (MMS) application in SharePoint 2010 brings three things to the table: taxonomies (term sets), folksonomies (keywords) and syndicated content types (enterprise content types). IMHO the most powerful of these are term sets.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - What is it?

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata First, metadata is simply using data to describe some other data or content. Man, I really hate that definition. Basically you’re describing something else. These descriptors can be used to better categorize & classify the content for future search operations. SharePoint has always had metadata on content.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata - About the series...

    This post is part of a series on SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata. The other posts in this series can be found here: SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata I’ve worked on a few books around SharePoint in the 2007 & 2010 release. My focus is typically around core SharePoint development and the entire Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space, specifically Web Content Management (WCM) going back to my Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002 days.
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    Blog: Presenting a Free Webinar w/ Idera July 15, 2011 - Understanding SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata

    On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 I’ll join Idera to present a free webinar in their Secrets of SharePoint monthly series . I’m going to talk about the SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Service Application & metadata for administrators: SharePoint 2010 has a “Managed Metadata Service” application that allows the user to create and utilize taxonomies in various capacities. In this webcast, you will get a how-to on working with this application to set up and configure taxonomies and folksonomies.
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    Blog: Join me next week in Boston for SPTechCon!

    I’m really looking forward to returning to my favorite city in the US: Boston! Next week Boston hosts SPTechCon , a great SharePoint conference. I’ll be there to present three sessions and I can’t wait to see everyone! Here are my two sessions: 101 - How to be a SharePoint DeveloperSo you’re a developer, you’ve heard about this SharePoint thing and want to jump on the bandwagon? This is the session for you.
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    Blog: Recapping my CPT SharePoint Custom Metadata Solutions Webinar

    I just uploaded the slides & sample application I used in my webinar on Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions in SharePoint 2010 by Critical Path Training . The download is available from the Critical Path Training site’s Members section. To access this section you’ll need to be logged into the site. If you don’t have an account, feel free to create one… they are free! Once in, go the the Presentations section and it’s listed as AC’s Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions in SharePoint 2010 Session.
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    Blog: Quick reminder-Free Webinar with me via Critical Path Training on SharePoint Managed Metadata Programming Today!

    This afternoon I’ll be presenting a free webinar on Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions in SharePoint 2010. Specifically: The Managed Metadata Service application in SharePoint 2010 allows users to create and utilize taxonomies in various ways. Microsoft has included a robust taxonomy API in SharePoint 2010 that can be leveraged in custom solutions. In this session we’ll explore how you can import taxonomies programmatically and create custom solutions that leverage taxonomies in various ways.
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    Blog: Presenting a Free Webinar w/ Idera - Understanding SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata

    On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 I’ll join Idera to present a free webinar in their Secrets of SharePoint monthly series . I’m going to talk about the SharePoint 2010 Managed Metadata Service Application & metadata for administrators: SharePoint 2010 has a “Managed Metadata Service” application that allows the user to create and utilize taxonomies in various capacities. In this webcast, you will get a how-to on working with this application to set up and configure taxonomies and folksonomies.
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    Blog: Recapping my sessions from the SharePoint Connections Coast-2-Coast show in San Diego, CA

    I’m just about to wrap up my last session at the SharePoint Connections Coast-2-Coast show in San Diego, CA . As promised I’ve uploaded both slide decks & code samples for you to download an enjoy. My sessions were as follows: Building Silverlight Applications for SharePoint 2010 with MVVMSharePoint 2010 introduced numerous capabilities available to developers for building rich Silverlight applications. In this session we’ll take a look at what is available to you specifically in the Client Object Model & REST services.
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    Blog: Recapping my sessions from the European SharePoint Best Practices 2011 Conference

    Just wrapped up last session at the European SharePoint Best Practices 2011 conference in London. As promised, I’ve uploaded both slide decks & code samples for you to download an enjoy. My sessions were as follows: Incorporating Managed Metadata in Custom Solutions in SharePoint 2010The Managed Metadata Service application in SharePoint 2010 allows users to create and utilize taxonomies in various ways. Microsoft has included a robust taxonomy API in SharePoint 2010 that can be leveraged in custom solutions.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 SDK Offline TechNet Content (*.CHM) Updated

    The downloadable compiled help (CHM) files for the SharePoint 2010 SDKs TechNet content have been updated and available for download. This is my preferred way of working with the SDK as I spend a lot of time offline and on the road. Get it hot off the press! » SharePoint Foundation 2010 CHM (April 1, 2011 SDK refresh) » SharePoint Server 2010 CHM (April 1, 2011 SDK refresh)
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    Blog: 14 Free SharePoint 2010 Webinars by Critical Path Training

    Last year when SharePoint 2010 came out, my company ( Critical Path Training ), sponsored a series of 10 free webinars introducing SharePoint 2010 . Well, a month or so ago we announced in our newsletter another series of 14 webinars starting this week. These are free to anyone and cover the developer, end user and power user but we do have a limit on how many people can be in each session so don’t delay… register and attend one today!
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    Blog: European Best Practices SharePoint Conference is just one week away!

    Two years ago I had the chance to attend and present at the SharePoint Best Practice conference in London. Last year I had the same op but was stuck in Norway when the volcano screwed travel up for most of Europe . Thankfully I get another shot at it this coming April! This is by far one of the best held conferences around for SharePoint folk. It’s a top notch crew of speakers, content and is one of the better shows in terms of logistics and implementation.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 - Starter Taxonomies Now Available

    Ryan Duguid from Microsoft recently posted on the ECM Team Blog that Microsoft recently teamed up with WAND to make their General Business Taxonomy available as a free download. Very cool for those looking to get started with taxonomies! Also check out additional taxonomies from WAND (these aren’t free) in the areas of Products & Services, Local Search, Enterprise, Jobs, Travel, Medical, Lifecycle, Finance and Records Retention. » Microsoft ECM Team Blog: Taxonomy-The Challenge of Starting from Scratch
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    Blog: London SharePoint Best Practices Conference - April 11-13, 2011

    Two years ago I had the chance to attend and present at the SharePoint Best Practice conference in London. Last year I had the same op but was stuck in Norway when the volcano screwed travel up for most of Europe . Thankfully I get another shot at it this coming April! This is by far one of the best held conferences around for SharePoint folk. It’s a top notch crew of speakers, content and is one of the better shows in terms of logistics and implementation.
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    Blog: SharePoint Connections Coast-to-Coast: I'll be there! (San Antonio and San Diego)

    The folks at DevConnections have kicked off a new roadshow that’s hitting 6 cities from March 2011 - May. These events, three-days in duration, will deliver some top-notch content for SharePoint administrators, developers and power users in addition to a one-day SharePoint 2010 Development Bootcamp! I’m presenting three sessions in the San Antonio, TX (March 14-16, 2011) stop and San Diego, CA (May 2-4, 2011) stop. The sessions I plan to present are as follows:
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    Blog: ***NOW AVAILABLE*** Creating Custom SharePoint Server 2010 Document Sets with Visual Studio 2010

    A Visual How To (VHT) I worked on has recently been published on MSDN. The VHT, Creating Custom SharePoint Server 2010 Document Sets with Visual Studio 2010 , helps you understand how to create document sets in SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Content Management in a declarative way which makes them much more reusable between environments: Document sets, introduced in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, enable users to create a composite item that consists of properties and child documents.
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    Blog: Looking Ahead to 2011-New Year Resolutions

    Last year about this time I wrote a blog post where I called myself out and posted five things I wanted to get stronger at in 2010. Looking back, I think I did a decent job: Silverlight Development - Safe to say I’ve been bit by the SL bug. I find I can be so much more productive building business apps with Silverlight than with other tools. I dove head first into Silverlight in learning some tips and tricks as well as adopting the MVVM design pattern (I prefer using the MVVM Light Toolkit ).
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    Blog: AC's Best Damn SharePoint 2010 Books

    Now that we’ve got a bunch of books on the market and SharePoint 2010 has been out for a while, I think it’s time for another post like my SharePoint 2007 one that picked my favorite SharePoint 2010 books. I’ve had a chance to review all the books below, even though two aren’t published yet. These are my favorites for SharePoint 2010. Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2010 by Ted Pattison, Andrew Connell & Scot Hillier Real World SharePoint 2010: Indispensable Experiences from 22 MVPs by SharePoint MVPs Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design by Randy Drisgill, John Ross, Paul Stubbs, Larry Rieman & Jacob Sanford Professional Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 by Scot Hiller & Brad Stevenson Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010 by Asif Rehmani, Woody Windischman, Bryan Phillips & Marcy Keller Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration by Shane Young, Todd Klindt & Steve Caravajal Disclaimers: I did contribute content to Real World SharePoint 2010 & Inside SharePoint 2010.
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