The 3rd of the "SharePoint Best Practices"
conferences (1st in Europe) took place in London
earlier this week and I was one of the many "SharePointers" who were lucky enough to
The "European SharePoint Best
Practices Conference" consisted of 57 ‘expert' sessions, 7 ‘exhibitor'
lunch-time sessions and 8 (Open Mic) ‘Ask The Experts' sessions, all packed
into 3 fun-filled days brimming with invaluable information covering a variety of
aspects relating to SharePoint ....
Combined Knowledge did an outstanding job organising the event
(...personal thanks to Zoe Watson @ CK), whilst sponsors and exhibitors provided
plenty to do during "session breaks" (..not to mention loads of
opportunities to win various prizes - from 'rc tanks'
to 'ipods' and 'bikes' to 'flights')... and the "SharePint" evening rounded off the experience
superbly - with thanks going to Syntergy, who I heard (..although not officially) were kind enough to
put up the ‘Tab' behind the bar ...
Some of my personal highlights included:
Now you may think that's a reasonable amount of ‘highlights',
but I assure you that was the just the ‘tip of the ice-berg' when taking into account there
were up to x4 sessions running simultaneously at any one time.
I chose a mix of sessions over the 3 days, mainly attending "IT Pro" and "Dev/Des" sessions with couple of 'Info Worker' sessions thrown in for good measure (...Nick Swan and Robert Foster's 'BDC in theory and practice' and Penny Coventry's 'SP Designer: Best Practices' were too tempting to miss and didn't disappoint).
KeyNote10 Steps to SharePoint Success - (AKA 'Killer Bunnies')
Best Practices for Developing Web Parts
SharePoint, SQL, and Storage: Best practices for a winning combination
Legacy Stuff: Help me Kill my File Servers, Front Page Servers, and Public Folders
Test Driven SharePoint Development
Designing and Deploying Enterprise Branding Solutions using Custom Site Definitions
Best Practice for Customizing the Search UI in SharePoint 2007
Replication Best Practices: ...Server to Server Replication Solution.
Best Practices for Creating Custom Field Types
Business Data Catalog in theory and practise
Nick Swan Robert Foster
Developer Ask the Experts Panel - Part 1
Open Mic for delegates to try and stump the panel of Top developers
Best Practices for Creating, Deploying, and Managing List and Item Events
SharePoint Designer – Best Practices & Hints and Tips
Penny Coventry Lunchtime SessionSharePoint in Education.
SharePoint User Group
Approaches and best practices for deploying SharePoint sites through multiple environments (dev, QA, UAT, production)
Best Practices for implementing a virtualized SharePoint Production Farm
Developers Ask the experts panel part 2
Open Mic for delegates to ask lots of Developer questions to the panel.
Hopefully I'll get to add some further posts on the event over
the coming days (once I've had time to digest everything that is)... if not, then
I can't wait for "European SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2010'