SharePoint at the Microsoft PDC 2008

Even MORE reasons to be jealous of those who are attending PDC – here’s a few of the sessions to be held (according to Paul Andrew, who SHOULD know !) :

  • SharePoint 2007: Creating SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio 2008

building a SharePoint site from scratch in Visual Studio 2008 using the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint.

He will be adding branding to the site and the site will feature a list, event receivers, a wiki and a Silverlight web part.

The Silverlight web part will include something new that is being announced at the PDC in a prior talk.

  • SharePoint Online: Extending Your Service

…various options for programming against SharePoint Online. You can’t upload binary code to the SharePoint Online servers but there are many ways you can still extend this.

This talk will explain these extensibility mechanisms and show them coded against SharePoint Online.

This will include use of the SharePoint Online Web Services, customizing SharePoint online with SharePoint Designer, calling out from the Data View Web Part to web services, building Silverlight controls with .NET code that run on SharePoint Online.

  • SharePoint 2007: Advanced Asynchronous Workflow Messaging

Learn how to build an employee on-boarding application that depends on a server located inside another company.

We show how to use Microsoft Visual Studio to build the document workflow and have it asynchronously message a business service hosted behind another company’s firewall.

  • FAST: Building Search-Driven Portals with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Silverlight

The combination of FAST ESP and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 allows for the development of powerful search-driven portals. Learn about the architecture and functionality of FAST ESP, and see how FAST ESP can complement and extend existing search features in MOSS 2007. Watch a demonstration that shows how to create search user interfaces by configuring and extending the FAST ESP Search Web Parts, including the use of Silverlight to deliver unique search experiences.

And – if you ARE attending – take a look at the 160GB portable drive which will be given to all attendees :

The PDC 2008 Hard Drives will have a SharePoint VPC containing 10 SharePoint Developer Hands on Labs.

Click here to read more.

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