DFW SharePoint Community 2nd Anniversary Meeting

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DFW SharePoint Community 2nd Anniversary Meeting

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Many thanks to friend and fellow SharePoint MVP Andrew Connell for presenting at the June meeting of the DFW SharePoint Community last night. Andrew talked about developer and administrator tools to a packed house (the slides can be downloaded here). Afterwards, the Developer community spent some additional time discussing various toolsets, looking at the new Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS), and sharing tips and techniques for making SharePoint development more productive and enjoyable.

In celebration of our second anniversary and the fantastic turnout by the developer community in North Texas (thank you all), we gave away a free copy of Visual Studio Team Suite with a one-year MSDN Premium subscription (a whopping $10,000 value) to one lucky attendee – so if you weren’t there you really missed out. This was our biggest developer group yet and we had a great exchange of ideas and information. Next month we hope to have a few community members present real-world solutions and share their experiences navigating the wild jungle of SharePoint development with the rest of us.

My thanks to Dan Hooper and Suzanne Kocurek of ISI for organizing the event and for giving us the opportunity to grow and transform into a dynamic community. Thanks also to Jonathan Swartz and Rick Herrera of Microsoft for all their support and hard work on our behalf. A nod also goes to my fellow Advisory Committee members for leading the Beginner and Advanced groups, providing great ideas and extending a helping hand to all the new folks. Finally, thanks to all of you who make this such a fantastic community.

Here’s to another great year of fun, fellowship and learning. Happy SharePointing!