SharePoint Saturday UK 2011 and SharePoint Exchange Forum 2011

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SharePoint Saturday UK 2011 and SharePoint Exchange Forum 2011

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SharePoint Conference has come and gone but the conference season isn’t over quite yet – there are still plenty of opportunities for great SharePoint content and education available across the pond. First up is SharePoint Saturday UK, being held in Nottingham on November 12th. Nottingham is our new base of operations in the UK and BinaryWave is a Gold sponsor of the event, which is being held right around the corner from our offices at Nottingham Science Park. There will be plenty of good speakers and informative sessions – if you were unable to travel to Anaheim be sure not to miss this one. I’ve got one session on the developer track covering the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint tools (with plenty of plugs for the Developer Community Kit – if you want to know how the team built some of the cool integration pieces in CKS:DEV be sure not to miss it):

Customizing the SharePoint Packaging and Deployment Process in Visual Studio 2010

One of the most exciting new features in Visual Studio 2010 is the built-in support for building custom SharePoint 2010 solutions. In this presentation we will explore the various methods available for automated solution packaging and deployment in a development environment. We will also examine multiple ways to package solutions to meet different design and deployment objectives. Finally, we will take a deep dive into the process of extending the out of the box features of Visual Studio to create customized deployment configurations, including SharePoint commands, deployment steps, and Visual Studio Extensibility (VSIX) packages.

The following day (after recovering from the requisite SharePint) I will be jetting off to Stockholm, Sweden for SharePoint Exchange Forum 2011. This annual event is one of my favorites. Stockholm is a beautiful city and Goran Hussman, Office 365 MVP, puts on a great conference. Held at the Clarion Hotel Sodermalm November 14th – 15th, it’s two days of intense SharePoint knowledge and networking. Having spent a great deal of time working on the ECM Implementers Course for Microsoft with Rob Bogue, Darrin Bishop, Steve Curran, Ben Robb, and Spence Harbar (who will also be speaking at SEF), I’ll be breaking away from my normal Visual Studio and performance optimization topics to deliver a couple of sessions covering Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2010:

Taming Information Chaos: Metadata, Taxonomy and Information Architecture Fundamentals for Enterprise Content Management

Implementation of a proper information architecture based on well-defined taxonomies and structured metadata can make information easier to find and dramatically increase productivity; however, getting it right the first time is a challenging task. In this session you will learn the fundamentals of structured information management in SharePoint 2010 and receive guidance from real-world scenarios that can be applied immediately within your organization. Topics include information architecture, taxonomy design, managed metadata, creation and publication of enterprise content types, use of document sets, and much more.

Building Enterprise Records Management Solutions for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 introduces many new content management features that can be applied to build both document and records management solutions. In this session, we’ll examine these features in detail and explore ways to apply them to solve traditional records management problems, such as creating hierarchical file plans, using metadata to drive content routing and making e-Discovery more accessible for records managers and end users.

[Not to worry, I’ll still have some cool code demos and useful developer tidbits J]

So put ’em on your calendar and be sure to stop by and say "Howdy"!