Friday, May 20, 2011

Upcoming Events

Very few things in life are more rewarding for me than to see that I have made a positive impact on the life of one or more individuals through my technical- and motivational contributions to the community.
This month I have been very fortunate to be invited to a number of local as well as international events. I hope to see you at the following events where I will speak on various SharePoint topics:

24 May 2011 – Microsoft Dev Days - Cape Town (community slot)
Improve SharePoint Search Relevance through Custom Ranking Models
When searching for content we want a search engine to put the most relevant content at the top of the results page. SharePoint employ different ranking models to compute what content item is more relevant than another content item. In this session we will explore how you can use PowerShell and Visual Studio to build SharePoint Custom Ranking models in order control how SharePoint determine the relevancy and order of search result items.

31 May 2011 – Information Worker Community – Cape Town
SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed Solutions

In this session we will take a look at SharePoint Sandboxed solutions, understanding what they are, why they were introduced and best practices for building one. We will also advise Farm Administrators on the tools & techniques available to manage user solutions and partially trusted code in a SharePoint farm.

25 June 2011 – SharePoint Saturday India – Online Event
Understanding the SP2010 Managed Client Object Model
In this session we will take a look at the SharePoint2010 Managed Client Object Model.
We will present an overview of what the Client Side Object Model is, why it was introduced, what are the best practices for using it and lessons learned from the field.

18 October 2011 – European SharePoint Conference – Berlin
A Developer’s mind-shift from Sp2007 to Sp2010.

In this session we will discuss the best approach for a SharePoint 2007 developer to make the transition to SharePoint 2010 development. We will introduce new advancements in the SharePoint 2010 platform as well as how SharePoint 2010 is now integrated with Visual Studio 2010. The outcome of this session is to provide the developer with a roadmap for making the transition from SharePoint 2007 development to SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010, PowerShell and Codeplex solutions for SharePoint 2010.

I sincerely hope to see you at the events!
In case you miss any of the events, please keep an eye on this blog site as I will post all my presentations in the form of detailed whitepapers.



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