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With TechEd 2006 less than a week away, I was looking through the session schedule and I thought I'd list some of the sessions I'm most looking forward too.  I'm excited about all of the SharePoint Products and Technologies related sessions, but here are a few that I think will be particularly useful (or just fun)...

  • OFC201  The 2007 Microsoft Office System: Clients - Overview and What's New
    Speaker(s): Mark Alexieff
    The innovations in the 2007 Microsoft Office system client applications are significant and range across every aspect of the programs. This session provides an intense high-level tour of these major areas of innovation, including 1) demonstrations of the most important new capabilities in each of the client applications, 2) insights into migration and coexistence with the new Microsoft Office Open XML file formats, 3) examples of client integration with the new Office SharePoint Server 2007, and 4) a fast-paced overview of the new streamlined Microsoft Office User Interface. In addition, learn about important advances in making the Microsoft Office desktop applications easier to deploy and manage. This session concludes with a Tech·Ed Roadmap to help you identify the product-specific technical sessions, detailed hands-on labs and other content on the 2007 Microsoft Office client applications.
  • LNC001  Live from TechEd: NET Rocks! Show
    Speaker(s): Richard Campbell, Carl Franklin
    Come join .NET Rocks! talk show hosts Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell for a live recording of the ever-popular .NET Rocks! show, in which they interview the movers and shakers in the .NET world. Giveaways include an MSDN Platinum Subscription! Details of this session can be found at


  • OFC406R  Windows SharePoint Services (version 3) Development 2: ASP.NET, Web Parts, Master Pages, Field Types, and More
    Speaker(s): Ted Pattison
    This action-packed session takes a deep dive into the architecture of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) to examine how it has been redesigned and integrated with ASP.NET 2.0. See how WSS embraces master pages from ASP.NET 2.0 and learn how much easier it is to customize and brand sites. The session includes an in-depth discussion of the new Web Part infrastructure focusing on how it was designed to run Web Parts targeting for ASP.NET 2.0, as well as Web Parts targeting the previous version of WSS. Along the way there is a best practices discussion with tips and tricks for writing Web Parts showing you how to execute cross-site queries, how to bind SharePoint lists to the new SPGridView control, as well as how to host ASP.NET User Controls. The session shows you how and why to create extensible field types with managed code in Visual Studio 2005 and how to deploy them for use within a WSS Web Application.


  • OFC303  Windows SharePoint Services (version 3) Development 1: Working with Content Types, Field Types, and Other Facilities for SharePoint Lists and Libraries
    Speaker(s): Todd Bleeker
    Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will include major new support for custom metadata around documents, lists, pages, sites, and just about everything else. 2007 Microsoft Office system clients and servers will make extensive use of this, and so can your own applications. This session explores the new Content Type environment as well as the new push-down options that they offer. It includes an extensive discussion about how developers can leverage the built-in base field types to create their own custom field types to customize the data entry experience. Finally, this session shows you how to leverage other list facilities to create your own SharePoint site solutions.


  • OFC308  Windows SharePoint Services (version 3) Development: Using Feature and Solution Definitions for Constructing Custom SharePoint Sites
    Speaker(s): Todd Bleeker
    Major improvements lie ahead for SharePoint site definition development, the biggest one being Feature definitions. Come discover how to reduce your site definition complexity, eliminate large chunks of copied code, improve versioning, eliminate inconsistency, and activate, deactivate, and deploy SharePoint features. This session also explores the environment for distributed deployment of SharePoint using a Solution Definition, also new to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Come see if the business solution you have been looking can be packaged in a Solution.

Well, really there's too many to list.  I plan to blog while I'm there, we'll see how much I do. 

Posted on Monday, June 5, 2006 8:33 PM WSS/MOSS , Misc .Net | Back to top

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