Conference Day 1 - January 31st, 2011

 

Session 1.0

200 - Intermediate Track

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Shai Petel
Shai Petel
VP R&D
KWizCom

Developers How-to: All about the 2010 Ribbon Development

In this session you will learn how to customizing the 2010 ribbon by adding new ribbon buttons, groups tabs and contextual tabs. You will understand how the ribbon gets generated, discuss the architecture and objects that are involved in working with the ribbon.

You will get a better insight that will help you understand how to work with and design ribbon based solution like web parts, features and other customizations.

We will cover all of the available options for customizing the ribbon starting with features, through manually injecting ribbon elements in runtime on the server side.

We will cover basic ribbon-page integration, and end with lazy load ribbon that uses client side API and asynchronous calls to render a light weight ribbon that gets generated on demand on the client side.

This session is really end to end guide for developers on the new, perhaps most exciting UI feature SharePoint 2010 has to offer: the ribbon.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers AudienceTOPIC: Development Audience

Session 1.1

300 - Advanced Track

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ishai Sagi
Ishai Sagi
Solution Architect
Extelligent Design

Introduction to SharePoint Development

Are you a .Net developer who wants to learn SharePoint development? Do you need a leg up before going to all other sessions in this conference? Look no further, since in this Session Australian MVP, author of two sharepoint books and popular blogger from SharePoint-tips.com Ishai Sagi will cover all the basics that you need to know before jumping into the deep end.

This session will cover the basics of how to develop for sharepoint - from building a developer environment, learning the SharePoint server object model, and avoiding the usual pitfalls that await you.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers AudienceTOPIC: DevelopmentAudience

Session 1.2

100 - Introductory Track

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rob Windsor
Scott Lavoie
Senior Software Training
Consultant

The best practices and pain points of implementing SharePoint training

The best practices and pain points of implementing SharePoint training

Despite the challenges there are numerous things you can do to increase the opportunity for a successful training rollout. This session will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes that often occur during training implementations. Learn how to identify and solve potential problems before they happen. Discover training best practices to keep your stakeholders happy.

The full training implementation will be examined including: needs analysis, instructional design, e-learning, helpdesk's role, pilot training, rollout logistics, communications and sustainment plans.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Project Managers AudienceTOPIC: Change ManagementAudience

Session 1.3

200 - Intermediate Tracks

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Brenda Silvestro
Brenda Silvestro
IT Collaboration Support
Center Praxair Inc.

The Praxair SharePoint Story

In January of 2007, a project team formed with the mission to deploy a global SharePoint document management and collaboration solution complete with governance, taxonomy, standard metadata, search, and support team in place - all within six months. Fast forward three years later, and Praxair's SharePoint user base has grown to over 16,000 employees and now encompasses content management (regional intranets) and custom application integration. Learn how Praxair's SharePoint support team is organized and how we support our users - from training to coaching to ongoing support for the platform.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - Information Architects - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 1.4

Workshops

10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Danny Boulanger
Danny Boulanger
Enterprise Content
Management Expert
Alcero

Introduction to SharePoint

SharePoint is a development platform solution that provides organizations with Enterprise Content Management (ECM), collaboration, data management capabilities and also provides a plethora of other functionalities that organizations need in order to develop real business solutions at a reasonable cost.

This workshop is designed to make you understand and discover the key components and capabilities of SharePoint 2007 and 2010. You will get trained on the key aspects of SharePoint to enable you to go through a step by step approach to build a business solution at the end of this three (3) days’ workshop.

During this morning and afternoon workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  • Understand the SharePoint 2010 capabilities and find out how to:
    • Sites
  • Share documents with colleagues, manage projects with partners, and publish information to customers
    • Composites
  • Tools and components for creating do-it-yourself business solutions
    • Insights
  • Access to the information in databases, reports, and business applications
    • Communities
  • Collaboration tools and functionalities
    • Content
  • Document types, retention polices, and automatic content sorting
    • Search
  • Intranet search, people search, and other capabilities
    • Basic administrative functionalities of SharePoint 2010
    • Understand the capabilities and limitations of each SharePoint Service
    • Discover the product community to fulfill the missing functionality

Session 1.5

Business Solutions

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Noorez Khamis
Noorez Khamis
Director, SharePoint Delivery
StoneShare

Practical Records Management in SharePoint 2010

In this session, we will be reviewing strategies to maximize new SharePoint 2010 technologies to achieve records excellence in your organization. Many new out-of-the-box features have been released that can help enterprise organizations manage their information and compliance.

The new records management functionality available in SharePoint 2010 improves usability, automates records declaration and extends meta management and policy administration. This session will involve live demos on how to configure SharePoint 2010 to solve common Records and Information Management scenarios we run into in corporate world.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - Informaton Architects

Session 2.1

200 - Intermediate Track

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Bert Johnson
Bert Johnson
Solutions Architect
West Monroe Partners

Enterprise Search Using SharePoint 2010 and FAST

The ability to quickly and consistently find information throughout the enterprise is paramount. With the debut of SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, it's easier than ever to provide a robust search experience. Understanding the new features and how best to use them will allow you to create a more efficient and user-friendly search environment.

This session will include a breakdown of new search features provided in SharePoint 2010, an introduction to FAST Search 2010, and real-world demos highlighting both.

[Full Agenda:

  • Importance of Search within the Enterprise
  • Microsoft's Search Capabilities
  • What's New for Search in SharePoint 2010
  • What's Improved for Search in SharePoint 2010
  • SharePoint 2010 Search Demo
  • Advanced Scenarios with FAST Search 2010
  • FAST Search Demo
  • Differentiators of FAST vs. SharePoint 2010
  • Key Benefits

    Q&A]
AudienceAUDIENCE: Information Architects- IT Managers - Business Managers AudienceTOPIC: DevelopmentAudience

Session 2.1

300 - Advanced Track

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Nathan McQueen
Nathan McQueen
SharePoint Architect Covestic

Putting it all together

With all the possibilities of SharePoint 2010 how do you build the perfect app?

I'll attempt to answer that question with a live walk through of building a business intelligence application in SharePoint 2010. This demo will use WCF, Silverlight, SharePoint 2010, Custom Web Parts, and the Business Data Catalog.

This demo will show the power of rapid application development using SharePoint as a frame work in a real world setting.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Information Architects AudienceTOPIC: Information ArchitectureAudience

Session 2.2

100 - Introductory Track

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Owen Allen
Owen Allen
SharePoint Directions

Taking Business to the Next Level with SharePoint 2010

Organizations of all types can leverage the strengths of SharePoint 2010 in advanced ways as they transform existing business processes to be managed on the SharePoint 2010 business platform.

Visit this session to learn about how SharePoint out of the box functionality can be combined with appropriate concepts relating to packaged applications to help your business keep up with the increasing rate of technology change. Technology is changing. Is your SharePoint Direction keeping pace?

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - IT Managers AudienceTOPIC: Knowledge ManagementAudience

Session 2.3

200 - Intermediate Track

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Brian Salsman
Brian Salsman
Team Lead, HR Systems &
Process Improvement
Bell Alliant

You can’t spell SharePoint without HR

Brian will share a series of examples on how the HR department at Bell Aliant has embraced SharePoint/InfoPath using it to build processes, programs, document/data management, reporting, and other business solutions. Although these solutions are tailored to the needs of a specific organization, Brian will present the material broad enough to illustrate the general concepts so that they can be adopted by other HR departments.

Some the examples he will profile will be simple and practical in nature (i.e., booking interview rooms). Others will be more complex and involved (i.e., SDB management, pandemic planning, employee service centre tracking tool, employee portal)

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Project Managers AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 2.5

Business Solutions

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Tony Lanni
Tony Lanni
Chief Evangelist
AvePoint

Best Practices for Content Lifecycle Management with Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is the industry’s most versatile and powerful enterprise-class collaboration system. But in order to leverage SharePoint as a true enterprise content management platform, an intelligent, well governed content lifecycle strategy is required. Such a strategy must define the platform’s information and systems architecture, and diligently govern the process of content authorship, storage, delivery, auditing, and dispensation, without overburdening system or staff resources.

During this session, we will discuss best practices for designing a well governed and scalable content lifecycle strategy that ensures diligent content management, efficiently integrates legacy content and storage systems, and delivers both the transparency and accountability required of an enterprise-class content management system.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Management

Session 3.0

300 - Advanced Track

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Georgiana Badea
Georgiana Badea
Application Development
Consultant
Microsoft

Building High-End Search Solutions with Fast Search for Sharepointand Business Connectivity Services

Fast Search for Sharepoint 2010 comes with a whole new level of capabilities, providing high-end search experiences out of the box as well as the flexibility to customize search to build special purpose search applications, tailored to specific needs. This session will provide an overview of the Fast Search for Sharepoint 2010 capabilities, focusing on the extensibility options available to developers.

Fast Search architecture and topology will be discussed as well as a specific example/demo of a custom .NET Assembly Business Connectivity Model that aggregates different content sources, surfacing the data in a FAST Search Center site that leverages all value added features of FAST Search for Sharepoint.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Power Users - Business Managers - Information Architects AudienceTOPIC: Information ArchitectureAudience

Session 3.1

100 - Introductory Track

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Coskun Cavusoglu
Coskun Cavusoglu
Senior Architect
West Monroe Partners

Records Management Capabilities in SP 2010

In this session we will cover what's new and different about SharePoint 2010 Records Management capabilities. We'll go over the tool set that is provided to us with SharePoint 2010 and discover how we can solve business problems using SharePoint 2010 Records Management.

This session will outline how the below new capabilities in SharePoint 2010 will help you bring Records Management to another level in your organization.

  • In-place records management
  • Content organizer
  • Document sets
  • Information policies
  • eDiscovery and Hold
AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - - Project Managers
AudienceTOPICS: Development - Knowledge Management - Case StudiesAudience

Session 3.2

200 - Intermediate Track

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Larry Strange
Larry Strange
President
Access Hosting

Access 2010 and Access Services for the SharePoint 2010 Administrator

This session will cover the Access Services component of SharePoint 2010 in detail with an emphasis on the things a SharePoint administrator needs to know about the installation, configuration and maintenance of the Access Services environment. After reviewing the overall architecture of Access Services and a demonstration of the technology from an end user perspective we will go under the hood to explore the nuances of this exciting new SharePoint 2010 Composite.

Topics covered will include:

  • Access Services tuning parameters
  • Access Database Security and Active Directory
  • Usage Analysis for Access Web Databases
  • Performance monitoring considerations
  • Backup Strategies for Site Collections based on Access Web Databases
  • Access Services and SQL Reporting Services
  • End User Training and support for Access Web Databases
AudienceAUDIENCE: IT Management AudienceTOPIC: Knowledge ManagementAudience

Session 3.3

200 - Intermediate Track

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Ruven Gotz
Ruven Gotz
Senior Consultant
Navantis Inc.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Taxonomy & Tagging: Big changes in SharePoint 2010

Microsoft has made big changes to taxonomy management in SharePoint 2010. Major shortcomings in MOSS 2007 have been corrected, but the world has also become more complex with the addition of tagging.

We will talk about the "taxonomy" vs. "folksonomy" debate and look at best practices for balancing these approaches in 2010. We will dig into Managed Metadata and its components including: Terms; Term Sets; Managed Keywords and the Term Store.

In MOSS 2007, we tried to steer users away from using folders in most instances; in SharePoint 2010, folders have important new functionality that connects them with the taxonomy. We will look at best practices for using these components in ways that enhance your site and your users' experiences.

Finally, we will talk about how the new taxonomy tools will impact your process for working with stakeholders to plan and design your 2010 SharePoint implementations.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Information Architecture - Project Managers - Power Users AudienceTOPIC: Case StudiesAudience

Session 3.4

Workshops

3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Danny Boulanger
Danny Boulanger
Enterprise Content
Management Expert
Alcero

Introduction to SharePoint, behind the scene!

In this workshop, we will help you to better understand the required basic configuration needed for SharePoint 20007/2010.

Then we will present you a step by step approach to a specific solution for a business unit and teach you how to do the following:

  • Create a collaborative space for a department
  • How to add basic services for my department: Announcement, document library, collaboration, task, etc…
  • Create a document library and define specific configurations for best practices;
  • Configure Search tools with metadata
  • Create a custom view on various required content
  • Configure a Workflow with out-of-the-box tools from SharePoint
  • Create basic forms.

Session 3.5

Business Solutions

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

David Seaman
David Seaman
COO/VP SharePoint
Technologies
Syntergy

“Moving Content – Farm to Farm”

If you are like most organizations, you have more than one SharePoint farm up and running. It may be for QA and Development, it could be manual in which you deploy new configurations from QA to Production, or it could be continuous collaboration with your overseas manufacturing plant.

For different business purposes, there are times when you need to move content from one farm to another. SharePoint and third parties such as Syntergy provide the tools to perform the tasks and business critical operations that you need.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - Project Managers - IT Managers

Session 4.0

200 - Intermediate Track

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Rob Windsor
Rob Windsor
Senior Consultant
ObjectSharp Consulting.
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Developing with the Client Object Model

The SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model is a set of three APIs (one for .NET managed code, one for Silverlight code, and one for use with JavaScript) that allow remote access to SharePoint. These object models are designed to be consistent with each other and to be similar to the SharePoint Server API.

The overall goal being a reduced learning curve for developers who wish to build remote applications interacting with SharePoint. This session covers the fundamental uses of each of the three implementations.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers AudienceTOPIC: Information ArchitectureAudience

Session 4.1

100 - Introductory Track

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Matt Passannante
Matt Passannante
Director of Implementation
Services
SharePoint Experts Inc

Planning for the new Services Application Architecture

In this technical session, SharePoint Administrators and SharePoint Architects will be introduced to the new Services Application Architecture within SharePoint 2010. You will begin by reviewing the history of service deployment within SharePoint. Next, you'll examine the existing set of Service Applications offered within SharePoint 2010.

You will then obtain insight into the proper configuration and deployment of Service Applications, and learn from real-world experience as to how these concepts must be evaluated and applied in order to plan and deploy a proper site architecture and information taxonomy for your SharePoint 2010 implementation.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Power Users - Business Managers - Information Architecture - Project Managers - IT Management AudienceTOPIC: Knowledge ManagementAudience

Session 4.2

300 - Advanced Track

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Matthew McDermott
Matthew McDermott
Principal Consultant
AbleBlue
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Developing Social Applications with SharePoint 2010

This lecture focuses on the developer interfaces for the Social Computing API and Web services for SharePoint 2010. Social Computing with SharePoint involves creating people aware applications that take advantage of User Profiles, Social Data, and Personalization built into SharePoint.

This session will demonstrate development techniques for:

  • Using SharePoint 2010 User Profiles
  • Working with the SharePoint User Profile and Social Data Web Services
  • Taking action on User Profile Changes
  • Using Social Data in Custom Applications outside the firewall
AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - Power Users - Project Managers AudienceTOPIC: Tools and TechnicsAudience

Session 4.3

200 - Intermediate Track

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Jason Bero
Jason Bero
Vice President, Business
Development
Orangutech Inc.

Electronic Records and Document Management of the Ontario Municipal Records Management System (TOMRMS) in SharePoint 2010

With the current and upcoming legislations and information rights requirements brought forth by the governing bodies of Canada, municipal institutions must ensure that reasonable measures are defined, documented and put in place to protect records from inadvertent destruction or damage. The Ontario Municipal Records Management System (TOMRMS) provides municipalities with all the components required to implement an effective record collection, storage and retrieval system.

However, having a classification scheme and metadata element set outlined on paper only covers off some of the overall plan. Deciding on and developing upon the technology behind the system requires significant time and attention. Usability, adoption, scalability, adaptability, longevity, and governance, all play significant roles throughout the implementation.

In this session we will walk through the complete rollout lifecycle using SharePoint 2010''s document and records management features as well as some tips and best practices for those municipalities and/or other organizations that may have the long road of implementing a robust electronic records and document management system ahead of them.

AudienceAUDIENCE: Business Managers - Information Architects - IT Managers
AudienceTOPICS: Information Architect - Knowledge Management - Case Studies - Implementation MethodologyAudience

Session 4.5

Business Solutions

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Martin Tuip
Martin Tuip
Senior Technical Product
Marketing Manager
Iron Mountain
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

SharePoint and eDiscovery

Many organizations are either planning to deploy SharePoint or already have it deployed in their environment. Are you preserving your SharePoint records appropriately and are you prepared to respond adequately to e-discovery requests? Join this session to learn how and what you need to preserve from your SharePoint environment for efficient recovery and litigation readiness.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why SharePoint data archiving should be part of your litigation readiness planning
  • Identify what you should retain and archive to reduce e-discovery risk
  • Explain why and how to integrate SharePoint with your other archiving and retention processes
  • Summarize how to minimize recovery times and backup windows
  • Outline how to proactively plan for and lower e-discovery costs and risks
AudienceAUDIENCE: Developers - Business Managers - IT Managers - Information Architects - Power Users - Project Managers