SharePoint MVP Chat-6/22 at 9am PDT

Reposted from SharePoint Team Blog-
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=982

“Do you have tough technical questions regarding SharePoint for which you’re seeking answers? Do you want to tap into the deep knowledge of the talented Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals?  The SharePoint MVPs are the same people you see in the technical community as authors, speakers, user group leaders and answerers in the MSDN and TechNet forums.

By popular demand, we have brought these experts together as a collective group to answer your questions live.  So please join us and bring on the questions! This chat will cover WSS 3.0, MOSS, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and the SharePoint Server 2010. Topics include setup and administration, design, development and general question.

Please join us on Wednesday June 22nd at 9am PDT to chat with MVPs from around the world. Learn more and add these chats to your calendar by visiting the MSDN event page

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/aa497438.aspx

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Webinar by Andrew Connell (5/18) – Creating SharePoint Designer Workflow Activities with Visual Studio

Usually, our webinars are 100% no-code. However, this will be a slight exception. The reason: it’s necessary for all of us to know the next step if we are unable to accomplish a task without programming.

This webinar shows what you do when the out of the box workflow activities provided by SharePoint Designer just don’t cut it. The next step is to create the activity using Visual Studio and deploy it to SharePoint so it appears in SharePoint Designer next time. Here are the details of the webinar:

Webinar Title:

Augmenting SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows with Visual Studio 2010

Presenter:

Andrew Connellhttp://www.criticalpathtraining.com, http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/

Description:

Generally the best story for creating custom workflows in SharePoint 2010 is to stick with the declarative and most productive option: use SharePoint Designer 2010. However there are situations when SharePoint Designer cannot achieve some business requirements. One common example is when you need to implement some sort of a loop. In this session, you’ll see what’s involved in creating a custom activity (action) in Visual Studio 2010 and deploy it to SharePoint so it can be used in SharePoint Designer based workflows.

Andrew Connell (also known by many of us as AC) is an exceptionally talented and well respected SharePoint professional within the SharePoint community. He’s my colleague (and my boss – although he doesn’t like to be called that 😉 ) at Critical Path Training (CPT). CPT offers expert level SharePoint training by trainers whose career focus is solely around SharePoint technologies. All of the instructors speak, write, train, consult, breathe and sleep SharePoint. Check out the upcoming training schedule at CPT.

We are holding this webinar on Wednesday, 5/18/2011 at 2pm Eastern. This webinar will be hosted by SharePoint-Videos.com. You can see all the information about the webinar and sign up for it here:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/870672600

Hope to ‘see’ you at the webinar!

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Coupon Code for SharePoint Connections – Coast-to-Coast

Coupon Code: Rehmani

SharePoint Connections Coast-to-Coast (applies to San Francisco and Chicago conferences)

SharePoint Connections is now being held locally as well. The coupon code will get you $50 off either the San Francisco (May 9-11) or the Chicago (August 8-10) conference. They always provide a variety of tracks for all types of audiences – IT Pro, Developer, Business User. The presenters at this conference are also Microsoft folks and SharePoint experts in the field. Content is focused on SharePoint 2007 and 2010

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Coupon code for SPTechCon

Update: This coupon code works for the upcoming SPTechCon conference as well.

Coupon code: REHMANI

SPTechCon
The SPTechCon is held twice a year in the United States. This coupon applies to the upcoming one in Boston (June 1-3) and will give you $200 off. Audiences catered to are IT Pro, Developers and Business Users. The presenters at this conference are primarily experts in the SharePoint field. The focus of the content is specifically on SharePoint 2007 and 2010.

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Webinar (3/24/2011) on Customizing SharePoint List Forms using InfoPath and SharePoint Designer

I’ll be presenting a free webinar tomorrow (3/24/2011 at 1pm Eastern) on the pros and cons of customizing SharePoint List Forms using either SharePoint Designer 2010 or InfoPath 2010. Get more information about it and register here if you would like to attend:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/798083688

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