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SPTechCon is Next Week!

The SharePoint Technology conference is next week in Boston!  Hopefully I’ll see you there, but if you haven’t registered yet, you can use my code ROGERS, to receive $200 off of the registration cost!  Also, notice that this year it will be held at a new, bigger venue!  I can’t wait!

Here is a list of the four sessions I’ll be teaching:

W-6 Building Business Solutions: InfoPath and Workflows

6/1 all day

Laura Rogers and Jennifer Mason

Business Processes and forms are everywhere.  In your organization, there are always forms to be filled out, and these forms usually entail some type of automation such as a workflow.  Microsoft Office InfoPath is a powerful form-creation tool that lets you create highly customized and professional-looking business forms, without writing any code.
When you use this product in conjunction with SharePoint and SharePoint Designer, you have all the tools you need to build a no-code automated business solution.

In this all-day session, Laura and Jennifer will teach you 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 session, 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 during this workshop.

303 List View/Data View Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

6/2 1:15-2:30

Data View Web Parts are used to create custom business solutions in SharePoint. These data views are commonly used to take list and library views to a higher level of customization, without having to write code. In SharePoint 2010, these Web Parts have been greatly improved. In this session, you will learn the differences between the new “XSLT List View” and the trusty Data View Web Part. You will learn old and new best practices related to list and library Web Parts, compared to views of other types of data sources… no programming involved!

503 The Power of Content Types

6/3 8:15-9:30

In SharePoint, the concept of content types seems a bit ambiguous to most people. In this session, Laura Rogers will teach you what you need to know about content types to be able to implement them in your company. You may have heard that content types can be used in order to upload document templates so that they display as choices for users on a library’s “New” button. Yes, that can be done… but wait, there’s so much more! In conjunction with site columns, content types can be utilized to create custom business solutions. Take your lists and libraries to the next level without having to do any custom development.

In this session, demonstrations will be done to take you through common scenarios and show how to use the power of content types in SharePoint. Many of these concepts carry over from SharePoint 2007 to 2010, but new 2010 capabilities will be highlighted.

806 Form Approval Process: Best Practices

6/3 1:45 – 3:00

In your company, forms are everywhere, and they usually have some type of workflow associated with them. Approval workflows are a very common request in SharePoint, and there are several different ways to go about creating this process.

SharePoint Designer and InfoPath are common tools that are used to not only create the business form, but also to run it through an approval. Depending on the business requirements, there are different best practices involved. In this session, attendees will learn how SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010 can be leveraged the most efficiently to create an approval process that is best for the specific project. Improvements from 2007 to 2010 will also be discussed.

Book Signing!

Jennifer Mason and I will also be signing free copies of our book: Beginning SharePoint 2010: Building Business Solutions with SharePoint on June 3rd, from 12:45 – 1:00 pm in the expo hall.  Come meet us!


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