Exactly three weeks ago, I was headed up to the Gold Coast for Microsoft’s TechEd conference. Has been a fortnight (since) with sick kids, and me too (!) – and have only just managed to catch-up on emails & such.
My TechEd this year was a little different – as it was the first time I was to be presenting a Microsoft session.
But, first of all, I had a session entitled “SharePoint + jQuery – bring da bling” – in the AvePoint interactive theatre.
My objective was to show how quick & easy it was to include jQuery within a SharePoint page – and then display some animations – with data sourced from a SharePoint list.
This was foiled somewhat by my VM playing up – and running super-slow – annoying !
Anyway – the session ended up covering :
- What is jQuery – and how to get it working in SharePoint (files)
- Accordian – using a News library (Announcements)
- Image Rotator – using a SharePoint Picture library
I had to skip the actual “News Rotator” piece – due to time & troubles – BUT – I will (hopefully) be re-doing this session at SharePoint Saturday in Melbourne (Oct. 22nd)
Sorry to those who have contacted me – asking about slides & demo material – I’ll make this available just after SPSat.
The second session I was to be doing at TechEd was related to Office 365 – From Zero to Productivity with Office 365.
Ben Walters & Lee Hickin were my co-presenters – we had the ambitious goal of setting up and configuring Office 365 LIVE…
My piece was related to SharePoint – covering “what it is” – and the configuration and management aspects – as well as a demo of the Public Facing website component.
The session is now available for viewing – Microsoft have released these on Channel 9.
** Skip forward to about 45 mins – for the SharePoint piece. Do I really sound like that !??! [LOL]
Apart from the sessions that *I* was presenting – I had a bunch of great topics & sessions that I really enjoyed – and learnt a lot – here’s a link to the videos for the sessions I think are worth watching :
- OFS 201 – Building Office 365 Solutions with Azure
- WPH 201 – What’s new in Windows Phone 7.5 for End Users and Enterprises
- OFS-OFC 215 – Microsoft Office 365: The Future of Productivity
- OFS 310 – The SharePoint Developers Guide to Project Server 2010
- OFS 307 – High Octane Internet Sites on the SharePoint Platform
- COS-OFC307 – Exploring the Office Developer Story in Microsoft Office 365
There were also some great sessions in the AvePoint theatre – about Authentication within SharePoint – and Business Intelligence – and a few ask-the-experts panels.
AND – I had a lot of fun with the session about Developing for the Kinect SDK – XBox for developers…!
Thanks TechEd – you were a great event, yet again.
And thanks Microsoft, of course !