Monday, August 28, 2006

Building Web Parts for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

The next version of SharePoint introduces new ways of building web parts through ASP.NET 2.0 Framework, as well as offering standard SharePoint web part support. Lots of developers may get confused about the differences between the two web part frameworks and when to use what. This article covers the technical details about both frameworks and how they fit into the next version of SharePoint sites.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Microsoft Office System Developers Conference 2006 Videos

The 2007 Microsoft Office system is a breakthrough solution platform that includes clients, servers, services, and tools. Built on XML and a set of new extensibility technologies, it gives you the solution building blocks you need to meet today's business demands.The Microsoft Office System Developers Conference featured more than 60 breakout sessions organized in eight technical tracks. Watch these videos and learn how to build solutions using the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Canberra SharePoint User Group Meeting – 16th August

The Canberra SharePoint User Group will hold its August meeting on Wednesday 16th August, from 5.30pm at Microsoft (Level 2, 44 Sydney Ave Barton).

This month, Lars Fastrup, Ontolica Product Manager from Mondosoft in Denmark will give an online demonstration of the Ontolica for SharePoint product (more info on <> ). Ontolica is a search add-on for SharePoint 2003 that offers an improved search experience on top of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 search engine. It also enables customers and partners to customize the search interface to a greater extent. Key improvements are: A consistent search interface across SPS & WSS sites, Boolean search, wildcard search, property searching, and document hit highlighting, tabbed search, XSLT based search results, people search, reusable search web parts and much more. Lars will also briefly touch the road map for the next version of Ontolica for SharePoint 2007.

Content Types and Site Columns in WSS V 3.0

Gayan Peiris, Microsoft MVP, will be looking at working with Site Columns and Content Types in Windows SharePoint Services V 3.0. The presentation will show you how to use above to manage and store information in your WSS V3.0 sites.

As always, the beer and pizzas are on us and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please note that due to security reasons at Microsoft Canberra, attendees arriving after 6pm will not be able to get into the building.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

OFC311 Everything We Can Possibly Cover about Developing with SharePoint Technology in 1hour @ TechEd 2006 Sydney

OFC311 Everything We Can Possibly Cover about Developing with SharePoint Technology in 1hour
Thursday, August 24 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Bayside 201
Speaker(s): Mike Fitzmaurice, Steve Heaney, Gayan Peiris
Session Level(s): 300
Session Type(s): Breakout Session
Track(s): Office System

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. OR 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.