Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference

This November, I’ll be presenting a half day tutorial for software development managers at the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While this conference usually focuses on open source technologies, this year the conference will be embracing more Microsoft technologies. If you live in the western Michigan or Great Lakes area, start thinking now about attending this conference.

Here’s a summary of the presentation:

Help! I’ve Got a SharePoint Site. Now What?
As a Development Manager, you might have heard the word SharePoint once or twice, but now you’ve been tasked with implementing a SharePoint solution in your own organization. As you probably already know, installing the software is just the beginning. In this tutorial, we’ll help you understand the types of issues you’ll need to consider when rolling out a SharePoint solution. We’ll be covering topics such as:

  • What is SharePoint? What does it do?
  • What is the difference between Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)?
  • Is SharePoint meant for internal Intranets, or for public-facing Internet sites?
  • How is SharePoint customized?
  • What tools will my developers need in order to customize SharePoint?
  • Who will manage and maintain my SharePoint implementation?
  • SharePoint 2010 is just around the corner. What can we look forward to in the next version of SharePoint?

Come to this tutorial and learn about how SharePoint can be leveraged in real-world scenarios like your own.

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