It is that time of year again! In just a few weeks I will be heading to Boston to speak at one of my favorite conferences, SPTechCon. This conference is one of my favorites because I believe it gives a level of real world networking that can be hard to find at other conferences. I love getting to spend time with attendees and learning about what they are trying to do with SharePoint. Below is my schedule for the event and as we get closer I am sure that I will be adding some office hours (where I spend 1:1 time with attendees discussing issues they are facing).
|Session||Date / Time||Description|
|From Requirements to Technology: An Approach to Build No-Code SharePoint Solutions new||Tues 9/16 @9:00 am||Based on simple math, we all know that 1+1=2. This is a simple concept that we learn very early in life. When it comes to SharePoint though, when you consider the tools available to you, you have a huge advantage of being able to use more than one tool, combined together, to create an outcome that is far greater than 2. The beauty of SharePoint is a collection of tools that, when combined together, can be used to solve various business solutions. And most of the powerful solutions that can be developed can be done without a single line of code. And yes, that means no semi-colons or syntax for you to have to worry about! In this all-day tutorial, you will learn everything you need to know about creating a full-blown business process using SharePoint, InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. Some basics will be covered, along with common practices for form-submission approval processes and SharePoint Designer workflows. When you walk away from this tutorial, you will be confident that whatever processes the business throws at you, you will be able to create a solution using the tools and best practices that you learned.|
|SharePoint 101||Wed 9/17 @8:30 am||This class is specifically designed for those that are new to SharePoint. While SharePoint has been around for years, many people are just getting started and this class has been designed specifically for you! By the end of this class you will have a high-level overview of SharePoint that will be the foundation for the rest of content you will learn at the conference. In this class, we will cover the most common use cases for SharePoint, describe the roles associated with most SharePoint deployments, and help answer any outstanding questions you have as you get started on this journey.|
|Creating Simple Dashboards Using Out-of-the-Box Web Parts, Part I||Thur 9/18 @3:45 pm||In this class, we will look at some basic out-of-the-box ways to create powerful dashboards for managing teams and projects. The dashboards will be created using multiple connected Web parts all configured from the browser. This class will give you a good overview of lists, views, Web part pages and Web part connections. This is a great class for those just getting started with SharePoint and want to push the limits of out-of-the-box configuration.|
|Creating Simple Dashboards Using Out-of-the-Box Web Parts, Part II||Fri 9/19 @11:30 am||In this class, we will look at some more advanced ways to use out-of-the-box tools to create powerful dashboards for managing teams and projects. Our dashboards will be created using multiple technologies including Visio, Excel Services and Yammer. This class will give you a good overview of taking some of the basics within SharePoint to the next level.|
If you are interested in attending the event, be sure to use the code MASON when you register to save $500. Hope to see you there!