SPTECHCON is Coming Up in February

There’s another SharePoint conference getting closer.  It’s the SharePoint Technology Conference!  I’ll be presenting the following sessions at this conference, and will be looking forward to seeing you there!

Half Day Workshops

W5-AM: SharePoint and Office 2007 Integration

Me and Mark Miller
Discover the best ways to tackle your daily work with Office 2007. Tips include how to use Search folders in Outlook to keep all your SharePoint lists and libraries within easy reach, and how to display library metadata within Word 2007 documents. From offline document editing and two-way list sync, to reporting on SharePoint library data, this session is packed with tricks you can use to increase your SharePoint productivity. The demonstration will feature a company policy management system and will highlight Access custom lists, content types and quick parts.  We will also touch on what’s new in SharePoint 2010 integration with Office 2010.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Basic
AUDIENCE: Business users, project managers

W7-PM: Creating Custom Business Solutions

Some of the most commonly asked questions that SharePoint site managers and end users ask involve the need to create custom business solutions. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Data View/Data Form Web Parts in SharePoint Designer. Not only will this workshop cover these Web part fundamentals, but you will also learn from specific examples of ways to put these skills into play. You will learn how to create a merged list of multiple document libraries, how to create a change control system mashup, how to create a joined view of two different lists, and how to create a list/library permissions dashboard.  The new Data View Web Part interface in SharePoint 2010 will also be demonstrated.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Beginner
AUDIENCE: End users, project managers

Technical Classes

105: SharePoint 2010: Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

In this session, you will get an introduction to the out-of-box web parts that are new in SharePoint 2010! You will not only see how the new web part user interface is different, but will get a demonstration of some new ones, like the Chart Web Part. The Tag Cloud Web Part will be demonstrated, along with how tagging works, and so will the new Data View Web Part in SharePoint Designer 2010. As always, it is important to get a feel for what you can do with SharePoint already, before starting with custom code.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Basic
AUDIENCE: Business users, project managers, developers

502: Making the Most of Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

This session will demonstrate just how flexible and useful the out-of-the-box Web parts are in SharePoint Server 2007, and will include a detailed look at the Filter, KPI, Excel Web Access, Outlook Web Access and Business Data Catalog Web parts. Attendees will be given a demonstration on customizing some of these Web parts using SharePoint Designer.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Basic
AUDIENCE: Business users, project managers, developers

804: Help! Creating a Community of Support for SharePoint

How do users obtain SharePoint-related help? In this session, we will go over challenges in helping and supporting SharePoint end users, and how to address those challenges. There are many different avenues available when it comes to SharePoint help, and we will cover how to consolidate that information to a single point of reference for your end users or customers, reducing calls to the help desk. Attendees will hear some user perspectives about SharePoint help, and learn why it’s important to do research find out what users are looking for in SharePoint help.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Basic
AUDIENCE: Project managers, business users, architects

403: Creating an Electronic Form Solution Using InfoPath and SharePoint

Paper, paper everywhere. There are so many forms in an office to keep track of that the task can overwhelm both the people who create the forms and those who fill them out. This class will show you how to ensure everyone is using the correct version of the form and create dynamic forms using InfoPath 2007 and the Forms Server capabilities built into SharePoint.
TECHNICAL LEVEL: Basic/Intermediate
AUDIENCE: Business users, power users, architects

3 comments

  • Areon.Jackson@lamresearch.com

    I will be attending the conference and am looking forward to attending your sessions.

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  • fougere.robertson@markettools.com

    Hi Laura, I attended a number of your sessions at SPTech. They were all fantastic. In one of them, one of your slides showed a Change History view and you briefly explained it. I immediately saw its usefulness and have been working on a workflow to create a record everytime another record is modified. I’m having a number of problems in identifying the newly created record with the person who did the modification. Any interest in doing a blog on this? Thanks, Fougere

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  • Hi Fougere, I remember you! So, you created a separate list called “change history”, and you’re creating new items in it from within the workflow, between each action/step? These change history items will have a “created by” of the person who triggered the workflow, right? So, is the problem really in tying the *person* to the record, or is the problem in tying the change history *item* to the original list item (doc or form library)? I’m in the middle of writing a chapter for a book, that’s due within the next couple of weeks. I’ll plan on writing up that scenario in a blog post soon after that, though.

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