TechEd 2009 Pictures

Some TechEd memories…

Just Hanging out

Book Signing

At the booth with ‘the boys’

Line for book signing

Why do I feel so short all of a sudden… J



Free Webinars on InfoPath /SharePoint Designer Workflows and Reporting through SharePoint

My colleague at Captare Training, Coskun Cavusoglu, and I are presenting two free Webinars. Details are below. Hope to see you (virtually) there:

Yes You Can! Powerful Forms Creation

InfoPath Forms with Integrated SharePoint Designer Workflows – Live Webinar

Date: Wednesday, May 27th

Time: 2 to 3 pm Eastern (1 to 2 pm Central/11 to Noon Pacific)

Forms and workflows are essential to business processes. Companies usually rely on programmers to create the forms and workflows using code. NOT ANYMORE!

SharePoint MVP Asif Rehmani delivers this powerful webinar! If you have access to Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer you can create powerful data driven form solutions on your SharePoint sites. InfoPath gives you the ability to pull data from databases and lists, and create forms with data validation and conditional formatting. SharePoint Designer’s workflows let you then design multi-step workflows centered around the form collected data. In this presentation you’ll see how to design a robust form using InfoPath and then design a workflow using SharePoint Designer to route it appropriately.

You can register here for this webinar.


Put the Pedal to the Metal – Encore Presentation

Reporting through SharePoint – Live Webinar

Date: Thursday, May 21st

Time: 2 to 3 pm Eastern (1 to 2 pm Central/11 to Noon Pacific)

SharePoint guru Coskun “Cujo” Cavusoglu will be your driver and discuss how Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services has two gears: Native and SharePoint Integrated. Native mode is like driving on a highway (smooth and fast) but there is a speed limit. Incorporating Reporting Services into MOSS via SharePoint Integrated mode enables users to put the pedal to the metal and speed through tasks.

We will explore how the integration works and how to get the most out of your investment if you set up Reporting Services in SharePoint Integrated mode. You will learn the functionalities that didn’t make it to the integrated mode, or unsupported scenarios, that you should be fully aware of before putting the foot to the floor. Both pros and cons will be discussed.

You can register here for this webinar.


TechEd 2009 breakout session demos

This week at TechEd, I had the pleasure to present two sessions. The first one had the attendance of 175 and the next one was 225. I had a great time doing them and if you were one of the people present at the session, I hope you had a good time watching the awesome power of SharePoint Designer and InfoPath at work.

I mentioned in my sessions that I’ll be posting the demos of both of my sessions as screencasts on my site. What happened in LA (at TechEd) will not stay in LA ;-). So here they are. Below you will find the links to the screencasts for to both of my sessions.

Note: These screencasts will stay public for 30 days after which they will be moved to Subscribers Only area.

Top Five Ways to Make You a Hero with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

Use the Data View web part in SharePoint Designer to manage multiple list content. Connect information from one list to another, pass parameters and edit data back in the data source. Then learn how to attach a workflow to the Data View to automate processes. Lastly, this video shows how to attach the site master page to streamline the page’s look and feel.

Automate Business Processes using InfoPath Forms with integrated SharePoint Designer Workflows

In this video, a MS Word form is first converted to an InfoPath form then the InfoPath form is enhanced with Validation, Conditional Formatting and Rules to fetch data from a SharePoint list. Subsequently, the form is published to the Forms Server in SharePoint. Lastly, a workflow is created using SharePoint Designer to automate the forms processing