|Social Intranets: Transforming Traditional Portals|
|Audience:||End User / IT Pro/ Developer/Business|
The traditional portal is on its way out. Employees demand more social tools and dynamic content that brings in content from across the enterprise. Facebook, Twitter, and blogs in the consumer space are changing what we expect in our businesses in the tools at our finger tips.
In this session we’ll look at this transformation of information portals to engaging portals. Information is going through a revolution, and people are demanding to be heard. We'll explore building the water cooler for enterprises using real world examples.
|Developing and Extending Enterprise Content Management Features|
|Audience:||IT Pro, Developer|
Do you know how to fully leverage the rich set of APIs SharePoint provides for building new features or extending existing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) features? The ECM programming model can be used to extend the functionality and create custom document management solutions. In addition SharePoint 2010 introduces the Managed Metadata store as the enterprise tool for managing taxonomy.
In this session you will learn how to add rich ECM functionality to your SharePoint sites using members of the taxonomy and document management object model. When you complete the session you will understand how to use the rich document management namespace.
|To Host or Not to Host: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Decisions|
|Audience:||Business / IT Pro|
With all of the offerings available for implementing SharePoint, how do you choose a platform? Should you go with Office 365, a hosted solution, a hybrid, an on-premise implementation? In this session, we will take a look at all of these and set some criteria you can use to help you with your selection. We will talk about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to SharePoint 2010 upgrades and migrations.
Since the presenters's official title is "Senior Storyteller," we will hear some horror stories, some hero saving stories and some fairy tales ending with memorable morals. It will be fast, it will be fun, but most of all it will be something you can take back to the office and say, "I think I've got an idea on what we should do."
|Building the Perfect SharePoint 2010 Farm: Real World Best Practices from the Field|
SharePoint 2010 introduced new improvements in scalability, enterprise search, and administration that changed many of the best practices around the design and deployment of the infrastructure components required. In addition, the popularity of server virtualization technologies over the past few years have created new design options for SharePoint administrators, allowing for new and unique high availability and provisioning options. This session goes right to the heart of the matter, providing for physical and virtual architecture guidelines and specific configuration settings that can immediately be used to construct SharePoint 2010 environments that can be used to replace existing SharePoint 2007 farms. Architectural specifics are based on best practices obtained from existing SharePoint 2010 environments of multiple sizes and performance metrics gathered from both physical and virtual SQL Server and SharePoint environments will help you to build the ‘perfect’ SharePoint 2010 farm for your organization.
- View real world SharePoint 2010 deployment models for environments of multiple sizes, including virtualized SharePoint farms
- Gain access to specific design criteria for sizing a SharePoint farm and providing for high availability for all components
- Get information to be able to build the ‘perfect’ highly available, high performance and scalable SharePoint 2010 environment that will stand the test of time
|Architecting SharePoint for Scalability and Enforceable Governance|
|Audience:||IT Pro, Information Architects, Governance Body|
You’ve read the white papers, you’ve “Binged” governance. But how, exactly, do you design a SharePoint implementation that allows you to enforce your governance policies for IT assurance, information management, and information architecture? What is the relationship between architecture and governance? How can you ensure that your architecture will scale with the growing and changing needs of your business without becoming unmanageable?
In this session, SharePoint MVP and governance thought leader Dan Holme explores the technical side of governance, and shares the secrets for creating a logical and physical SharePoint architecture that effectively supports the information and service management requirements of your governance plan.
You will learn how to enforce your governance policies with the optimal model of SharePoint farms, Web applications, site collections, and other components. You will gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies and challenges of designing the logical and physical structure of SharePoint. And you will take away practical, blueprint-like guidance to what a governable SharePoint model might look like in your enterprise.