Speaking at SPS St. Louis 2011 and SPS Michigan 2011

<Updated 2011-5-1: slides and code from SPSSTL linked below (or click here) and sessions for SPSMI added>

<Updated 2011-5-15: slides and code from SPSMI linked below (or click here)>


April 30th, 2011 I’ll be presenting at SharePoint Saturday St. Louis. My presentation is “The Expanding Developer Toolbox for SharePoint 2010” which covers many of the new tools and functionality available to developers. This session is fairly demo heavy but stays more on the “overview” side rather than deep dive. I’m excited to visit St. Louis again as I have a number of friends who live there and I’ve heard the SharePoint community is in full swing. Click here for registration information.


May 14th, 2011 I’ll be presenting at SharePoint Saturday Michigan. My presentation is “PowerShell for the SharePoint 2010 Developer” which covers a sweep from intermediate to deep dive PowerShell material.  This session is demo heavy and can get into the deep water towards the latter end. I always enjoy going back to Michigan as it is my home state and I typically visit with family as a side part of the trip. In addition the planning committee for last year’s SPSMichigan really went all out to make the speakers feel at home even if they weren’t from Michigan. Click here for registration information.




Where: SharePoint Saturday St. Louis 2011

Title: The Expanding Developer Toolbox for SharePoint 2010

Audience and Level: Developer, Beginner/Intermediate

Abstract: LINQ to SharePoint, native Visual Studio 2010 support, easier access to logging, Business Connectivity Services… The list of new features and tools available to developers rapidly grew between SharePoint 2007 and 2010. In this session we will cover these and many of the other newest features added for SharePoint developers to utilize. This session is targeted to SharePoint 2007 developers upgrading their skills to SharePoint 2010 or developers new to SharePoint 2010.


Slides and Code download: click here



Where: SharePoint Saturday Michigan 2011

Title: PowerShell for the SharePoint 2010 Developer

Audience and Level: Developer, Intermediate

Abstract: PowerShell is not just for SharePoint 2010 administrators. Developers also get access to a wide range of functionality with PowerShell. In this session we will dive into using PowerShell with the .Net framework, web services, and native SharePoint commandlets. We will also cover some of the more intermediate to advanced techniques available within PowerShell that will improve your work efficiency. Not only will you learn how to automate your work but also learn ways to prototype solutions faster. This session is targeted to developers and assumes a basic familiarity with PowerShell.

Slides and Code download: Click here

(Note: I included many hidden slides for some PowerShell basics and intro material.  Also included extra scripts for additional areas to look into.)




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-Frog Out

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