13. December 2008 07:40
In the past year I made it my mission to speak at least once a month at either a Code Camp or User Group meeting to practice on my speaking, presentation and writing skills. After squeezing in 18 events and 20 + session I can truthfully say that I’ve done the best I could this year. All this practice this past year has given me some good experience and opened some doors for me in the coming year. I’m really excited to say that I’ll be speaking this year at the SharePoint Technology Conference January 27th thru 29th and this is my first major event for 2009. I’m doing 3 sessions at www.SPTechCon.com and I’m really excited about it. Each session is 100 level and focused for individuals looking to get the basics about each subject. I’ve done a variation of the SharePoint Security Management for the Business User session at the Roanoke Code Camp in the spring of this year and it was a really fun class because we talked and walked through the security screens for a Site Collection, Web (sub site), List, Folder and item. The other 2 sessions are brand new for me but really interesting subjects. Tuning Memory Management session is something that I think everyone should here about at least once if they are running WCM style sites, InfoPath Forms Services, Excel Calculation Services, Search or just a large SharePoint environment to be honest. There are so many new pieces to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that it’s really important to understand what is available to help tune your environment and where to find benchmarking information. Last but not least is SharePoint Directory Management session that gives the basics that you need to know if you’re going to be doing incoming email and how it works with Active Directory if you decide to do it in advanced mode. Just like everything else with SharePoint there is several different ways to tackle this feature but there is no one fit all approach if you ask me. Everything depends on your situation you have and which approach would work best for you now and in the future. Below is a list of my session titles and abstracts that I’ll be speaking on.
Tuning Memory Management in SharePoint
When I began working with SharePoint Portal Server 2001 andSharePoint Team Services there weren’t a lot of options available for tuning anything especially memory. WhenSharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services, IIS 6 and SQL 2005 were available we started seeing more options for tuning SharePoint installation and it was really necessary because of the new capability of scaling out the farm and RAM limitation of Windows Server 2003 32 bit. Now with MOSS and WSS v3 having more functionality and more screens/options for performance tuning memory management has become a necessary action to make the farm run as smoothly as possible. This session shows and gets into those details on what can be done to make your farm memory management as efficient as possible.
SharePoint Security Management for the Business User
With MOSS or WSS v3 the new site collection and sub site security capabilities are astonishing but there are so many new options available that it’s really hard to truly understand what is possible and how to effectively manage security. The complexity of managing security even gets more complicated when working with sub sites because of how the screens display the security groups. This session reviews all the different options that are available and then goes into detail on how to effectively use the options with and without inheritance at the site collection and sub site level. List, Library, Folder, Item and Document level security is reviewed to finish up the session. This session uses demo’s frequently to actually show what screens and options are being talked about so everyone canget a clear picture of what is really being talked about.
SharePoint Directory Management
When MOSS and WSS v3 came out I couldn’t believe all the new capabilities and after working with it for over 2 years I’m still learning new things and I truly don’t believe I’ll ever know every capability. One of the new capabilities in this versionis SharePoint Directory Management Service on the Incoming email page in Central Administration and I found out how important this option is when doing incoming email for SharePoint List’s a few projects ago. This session reviews SharePoint Directory Management Service purpose, capabilities and technical detail. Once all the high level detail and how it works with Active Directory are out of the way then we can start into the demos. The demo’s go into some detailand shows a lot of what was talked about earlier in the session.
Hope everyone has a great holiday season.