SharePoint Connections Boston Slides

I’ve just posted the slides that I presented at the SharePoint Connections Boston event this week. These include the slides that I presented on Monday morning during the SharePoint 2010 Development Bootcamp with Bob German and the Migrating SharePoint 2007 Solutions to SharePoint 2010 breakout session that I presented yesterday afternoon. The links and resources…


Customizing SharePoint–Most Times the Quickest Way is Not Always the Best Way

With many customers and partners migrating to SharePoint 2010, one of the topics I get asked about regularly is making “safe” customizations to SharePoint and thinking about upgrades and migrations – both now and in the future. While the answer is often “it depends” there are some general guidelines that I offer: Do NOT customize…


Presenting on SharePoint, Office and Visual Studio 2010 Development in Boston on April 29th

Cross posting the event details that Jim O’Neil recently announced on his blog. The Boston launch event for Visual Studio, SharePoint and Office 2010 will take place on Thursday, April 29th, at the Westin Copley Place, with two tracks.  One, focused on developers, will cover application lifecycle management (ALM), SharePoint development, Windows client, Web, and…


My Slides from SharePoint Saturday – Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform

Thanks again to all of our customers and partners that came out to SharePoint Saturday Boston this past weekend! With all of the wild winter weather in New England during the past week, it was impressive that we had 250+ people in attendance and spending a full Saturday with us. As requested, my slides have…


Microsoft Business Integration Road Show

One of the topics that I speak frequently about is using SharePoint as an application development platform. Often building solutions on top of SharePoint requires integration with external systems, people, data and processes. Microsoft is running a series of events targeted at Enterprise Architects and others that are working with SharePoint and business process automation….


Content Posted from the “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” Event

Todd Mancini has posted the presentations from our “Realizing SharePoint as a Development Platform” event here on his blog. Please stop by Todd’s blog to check these slides out. If you’re going to be in Rochester, NY on December 9 please register and attend the event there.


SharePoint and Office 2010 Developer Training Courses on Channel 9

Yesterday, Channel 9 launched two new training courses for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 created by developers for developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving direct access to the engineers and future technologies from Microsoft, and now we’re extending this successful formula to bring you training that will allow developers to get started on…


SharePoint as a Development Platform

While preparing to present my 2 sessions at the “Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!” events that we’re doing for Northeast enterprise customers in Waltham, MA (November 19) and Rochester, NY (December 9) I continue to be amazed at how rich and robust SharePoint is for configuring and developing custom solutions….


“Learning Snacks” for SharePoint 2010 Now Available

Want to quickly learn about SharePoint 2010 products in preparation of the new Beta release? Try these new “Learning Snacks”; bite-sized online readiness courses provided by Microsoft Learning, on the following subjects: Developing Solutions with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 enables developers to build rich solutions easily, rapidly, and efficiently. This Learning Snack demonstrates…


InfoPath – Going Green, Saving Money and Accelerating Development

Prior to joining Microsoft last year, I worked for more than 14 years as a Microsoft customer primarily in IT architect, development and technical management roles for large companies. Most of my recent work was related to building custom applications and forms on top of ASP.NET One area that I did not explore much before…