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    Blog: ANN: Special 2-day SharePoint 2010 Development Roadshow in Boston, MA by Critical Path Training

    We at Critical Path Training typically offer and hold hands-on SharePoint training classes either in a classroom or as a webcast over the course of a week (5-days). This is a great experience for students learning SharePoint because you get to set aside time from the office where you can immerse yourself and concentrate on the task at hand. However we realize that some consultants can’t afford to be out of the office for a full week much or have limited budgets.
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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: Critical Path Training @ SharePoint Connections Fall 2011

    This week brings the SharePoint Connections Fall 2011 conference in Las Vegas, NV! Can’t wait to get a little blackjack in during the evenings! The instructors at Critical Path Training will be in full force as we’re presenting over 15 sessions all week as well as a post-conference workshop host by Ted Pattison & myself on Friday. Stop by our booth as we’ll be doing 4 book signings throughout the week and will be giving books away.
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    Blog: I'm Presenting at the New York City SharePoint Dev User Group Next Week (October 19th)

    Next week (Wednesday, October 19th) I’m presenting at the New York City SharePoint Developer User Group . I’ll be in town for a public class I’m teaching ( see this post for more info ) and while there, looking forward to visiting with this user group as I’ve never had a chance to connect with them in person, only the other NY SharePoint User Group. Here’s the session I’m presenting:
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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 SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Deep Dive (SPC402) at the SharePoint Conference 2011

    Yesterday afternoon I had a blast presenting my last session at the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA. The session, SPC402 - Deep Dive on SharePoint Ribbon Development & Extensibility, was a ton of fun and I co-presented it with my esteemed ribbon colleague Chris O’Brien . Thanks to everyone who attended and I hope you learned something and had a little fun! I just finished uploading the demos & slides for you to grab.
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    Blog: Recapping my SharePoint 2010 + Azure session (SPC410) at the SharePoint Conference 2011

    Just over an hour ago I finished my first session at the SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA. This session, SPC410, Out of the Sandbox and into the cloud: Build your next SharePoint app on Azure was a ton of fun and covered a lot of of ground. Thanks to everyone who showed up… if you missed it, check out the twitter stream from the event by searching #SPC410 in your client of choice.
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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: ***NOW AVAILABLE*** SharePoint and Windows Azure Developer Training Kit - Summer Update

    I’ve been a slacker in posting about this cool new resource. Steve Fox over at the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) group recently blogged about an update to a cool training resource available for SharePoint developers. In July Microsoft refreshed the SharePoint & Windows Azure Developer Learning Kit which includes labs demonstrating how to integrate the two products. This is a pretty cool concept especially for those who need to break out of the sandbox in environments such as Office 365.
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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'll be presenting @ SharePoint Connections Fall 2011 in Las Vegas, NV

    Looking forward to making the westbound trek to Las Vegas, NV again this coming November for SharePoint Connections 2011 . Last year I had a bit of a debacle where I was able to do some of my sessions but got sick, lost my voice and had to cancel my last session. Not this time… I’m looking forward to having a great time and seeing everyone! Here are the breakout sessions I’m going to present:
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    Blog: Recapping my session from the Jacksonville Code Camp

    This past weekend I attended and presented at the Jacksonville, FL Code Camp. Thanks for coming to all of you who were in attendance. A big shout out to Bayer White & his team of volunteers who did a great job putting on the event! As promised I said I’d share my slides & demo code. The slides are available from the Critical Path Training site’s Members section. To access this section you’ll need to be logged into the site.
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    Blog: SharePointWeekly-Brief Weekly SharePoint News Rollup in Your Mailbox

    A good friend of mine, Nick Swan , recently put together a weekly email newsletter that rolls up the week’s SharePoint news and deliveries it straight to your mailbox. Pretty cool little free feature… check it out… all you have to do is plug in your email and you’re subscribed! ยป SharePoint Weekly Disclaimer: Nick is one of the brains behind Lightning Tools , a partner of my company Critical Path Training.
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    Blog: Let Critical Path Training send you to the SharePoint Conference 2011!

    Got your attention? Yesterday we gave away the first of two full conference registrations to the SharePoint Conference 2011 but there’s still time be eligible for the second drawing! On September 12, 2011 we’ll pick a name at random from those who have registered for any one of our public hands on classes on our schedule. You can see the full details on our site.
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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.
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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: SharePoint 2010 Development-What's in your rig?

    Back in November 2009 after getting a bunch of requests I elected to put a post up that explained the hardware I use when doing day-to-day SharePoint 2010 Development . Seems that was quite popular… but recently I’ve been getting the same question a lot in my classes with people asking if that old it still applied. So I figure it is about time to refresh this. Forward I’d like to break this down into two categories.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Now Available-What's New?

    The SharePoint team announced on their blog today that SP1 for SharePoint 2010 is now available for download . Aside from the typical security rollups, there were a few things that were added in this release such as: Added Support for Google Chrome Shallow Copy - Related to RBS, this is a migration technique where structured data within a site collection is moved across content DBs while the unstructured data remains untouched in the configured BLOB store.
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    Blog: New SharePoint Book: Developing SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure

    I recently had the chance to preview a new book that will be published in just a few weeks. The book, Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure , by Steve Fox , dives into the many possibilities how you can leverage Azure components from within SharePoint. Steve explores things like using the service bus, SQL Azure, Windows Azure, Access Control Service, claims and the Azure blob storage.
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    Blog: IUseSharePoint.com - How do you use SharePoint?

    Microsoft launched a new site today, www.IUseSharePoint.com , that contains a bunch of tips and testimonials on how customers are using SharePoint in their organizations and tips on how you can use it within yours. Pretty cool idea!
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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.
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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.
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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: Recalling my sessions from SPTechCon Boston 2011

    This week I presented a few sessions at SPTechCon in Boston, MA . As promised I’ve uploaded both slide decks & code samples for you to download an enjoy. 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 SPTechCon Boston 2011 Sessions.
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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: Presenting a Free Webinar w/ SharePoint Videos-Augmenting SPD2010 Workflows with VS2010

    On Wednesday, May 18, 2011 I’ll join Asif Rehmani and SharePoint-Videos.com to present a free webinar. The goal is to show those of you who are not developers what’s involved in extending workflows created using SharePoint Designer 2010: Generally the best story for creating custom workflows in SharePoint 2010 is to stick with the declarative and most productive option: use SharePoint Designer 2010. However there are situations when SharePoint Designer cannot achieve some business requirements.
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    Blog: Recapping my session from SharePoint Saturday Atlanta

    This past weekend I attended and presented at the SharePoint Saturday in Atlanta. This was my first time at this event as previous times it didn’t work with my schedule. They put on one heck of a show & had a great showing… some great attendees! Prior to the show they sent a survey out to the registered attendees asking what sessions they wanted to attend. Apparently my Silverlight/MVVM/SharePoint session didn’t get many votes so we were in a smaller room.
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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: SharePoint Connections Coast-to-Coast San Diego, CA next week!

    As I mentioned a few months ago there’s a roadshow going on across the country put on by the folks who put on SharePoint Connections. I’m presenting three sessions at the San Diego, CA (May 2-4, 2011) stop next week. The sessions I plan to present are 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 CPT SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Customization Webinar

    I just uploaded the slides & sample application I used in my webinar on SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Customization Deep Dive 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 SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Customization Deep Dive Webinar.
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    Blog: SharePoint 2010 Ribbon Customization Deep Dive

    This past week I did a session in London on customizing the SharePoint 2010 ribbon. It was a pretty deep session where I dug into a lot of the intricacies of modifying the ribbon with contextual tab groups, custom groups, opening dialogs, async callbacks command UI handlers and page components. I got a lot of requests over twitter and email from people who missed the talk either because they went to another session or were not at the show.
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    Blog: SharePoint Health Score - Something to add to your SharePoint-based applications

    When building rich applications on SharePoint you have quite a few options. You can build Silverlight or Flash applications, those that are more JavaScript focused using things like jQuery or even the SPServices CodePlex project , or thick client apps using something like WPF. All of these apps can use the REST ListData.svc service or the client side object model (CSOM) to read and write to the various lists in your SharePoint site or (when using the CSOM) do even more things.
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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: Adding jQuery to Every Page in a SharePoint

    I saw another blog post today where someone was showing how to use a delegate control to add the jQuery library to every page on a site. While that does work, there is a newer and much more elegant solution that doesn’t require nearly the same amount of work: the ScriptSrc attribute introduced in SharePoint 2010. All you have to do is create a new custom action in a Feature and add a relative reference to the jQuery, or any JavaScript library for that matter.
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    Blog: Recapping my CPT SharePoint 2010, Silverlight and MVVM Webinar

    I just uploaded the slides & sample application I used in my webinar on Building SharePoint 2010 Silverlight Applications with MVVM 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 SP2010-Silverlight-MVVM Product Browser.
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    Blog: I'll be presenting at the Atlanta SharePoint Saturday!

    I’m excited to be attending & speaking at the SharePoint Saturday in Atlanta on May 7, 2011 . I’ve been wanting to make this event for a while now but found it a challenge with timing as I was usually on my way out of town that weekend. At any rate, I’m looking forward to it! More details later on my session topic and timing.