12. February 2008 11:26
It's true, I'll be speaking at another code camp and I'm really excited about this code camp because I'll be featuring a new session. My new session is called "SharePoint Security Management for the Business User" and it will have a lot of demos on how to setup and maintain SharePoint user security from the business user perspective. I'll also be doing the InfoPath 2007/InfoPath Forms Services and Visual Studio 2008 session which is my bread and butter session. You might be thinking that I'm losing my mind because I'm doing so many of these code camps but let me assure you that I'm really having a goodtime sharing my experiences and not losing my mind.
I'm also very proud to say that Nas will be doing his first code camp session at Roanoke and I'm really excited about attending his session on configuring FBA for MOSS. His session goes into details on how to do the FBA for regular SharePoint sites but also My Sites. He and I have already talked a lot about the session details during are 24 hour road trip to the South Florida Code Camp. I also think he will be talking about setting up a custom ASP.NET application for creating user accounts. This should be another good session. He has got me so revved up about FBA and I'm already thinking about creating some InfoPath 2007 browser based forms for creating FBA accounts and roles and maybe doing a joint session with him.
You can register and view the schedule for the Roanoke Code Camp at the below link. Hope to see you there.
12. February 2008 09:57
For most of the people that read my blog don't know that I live in a small town outside of Raleigh, NC and unfortunately I'm not that involved in the local SharePoint or .NET community because I travel so much but I'm going to get the great pleasure to speak at the Raleigh Code Camp this weekend. This is a big surprise for me because I missed the call for speakers for the Raleigh Code Camp (don't know how but I did) and I didn't think I had a chance to get in but I figured I would try and pull some strings and see if I could sneak in and to great surprise I was able to pull it off with help from Josh Carlisle. Josh and I used to work together at a past company called TAKE Solutions but since we both departed we haven't seen much of each other unless we bump into each other at a conference or code camp. The funny thing is that Josh's company (Viewfusion Solutions) and B&R Business Solutions do a lot of business together but he works almost a 100% remotely so we sort of stay in contact but not really (if that makes since). Enough of my rambling and to the point, so I sent Josh an email several weeks ago about the code camp and asked him to see if he could get me squeezed in since he knew Chris Love from the Triangle .NET User Group. Well weeks went by without hearing anything and I figured things didn't work out and I wasn't going to have the chance to speak but thankfully I was wrong because I got an email from Josh while I was in NYC.
For this code camp I'll be doing the same two sessions that I did for the South Florida Code Camp but the STSADM session will be a little bit longer because when I presented last time it was to short by 10 or 15 minutes. I think I'm going to add a custom command that does something with InfoPath Form Services. I'm pretty excited about adding the new example because it's going to give me a chance to work with the InfoPath Forms Services API. The titles and descriptions of each session is listed below and if anybody wants more details please fill free to leave a comment or send me a email through my blog.
Session 1 - Creating custom commands for STSADM Utility
The session walks through creating a Visual Studio 2008 C# Class Project for writing code to extend STSADM Utility and what needs to be done to deploy and have STSADM Utility recognize the new custom command. Additional time will be spent on how the code is structured and what the debug parameter is used for.
Session 2 - InfoPath 2007 and Visual Studio 2008
The session walks through building a new InfoPath 2007 form, Web Service, .NET Class, Workflow and LDAP query with Visual Studio 2008. The form will call web service on opening and retrieve the current user Active Directory information and State list from SQL 2005 database to populate an InfoPath form drop down list. A simple workflow will be created and deployed with Visual Studio 2008 for sending an email.
If you're in driving distance please attend because to my understanding this code camp is going to be slammed full with great content and speakers just like all the other code camps I've attended. You can register for the code camp at the http://www.codecamp.org/ website.
12. February 2008 09:40
This post is a little late because the ODC has started but I've been so busy with my current client that I just hadn't had a lot of time for my blog which is a shame because I really enjoy writing my experiences. The only reason that I have time now is because I wrote this flying to San Jose and I thought this would be a great time to do it. I've never attend this conference before it's the first time it was open to the public and I'm hoping that it will be a great one. I had to choose between this one and the SharePoint Conference in March and I decided on this one because it was going to be broader in scope and I was hoping to expand my knowledge on how to use some of the other office server technologies with SharePoint. At the South Florida Code Camp the session before mine was on unified messaging and I got to sit in on the last 10 minutes of the session and it really got my interest. I had actually had signed up for the pre-conference session on unified messaging and I was really looking forward to it but I got a email awhile back saying that it got cancelled because it couldn't find an instructor for it or something like that. When I got that email I was sort of disappointed but life goes on. I'm now hoping there will be a couple good sessions on this but I'm not sure because I haven't had a chance to look at the schedule. Well, I just hope the conference is going to be a good one and get to meet some new people.