Tech’Ed ’05…only 4 more sleeps!

I just caught up with Cam Reilly from TPN, for my first Tech’Ed media cast, and I must say, it’s tough being in front of a camera! I thought it was going to be easy peasy Japanese, but I found myself bumbling like a boob when the tape started rolling…urghh, lamo Davo!

But before the session, Cam and I had a really good chat on what Tech.Ed means, apart from the Technical Education. It really is all about networking; catching-up with old friends, making new friends, cornering someone from Microsoft to get the low down on that niggling piece of technology that’s burning your butt, stealing someones shirt!

So I thought this would be a good time to get peoples ideas for my presentation on InfoPath development. So far, I am planning on focusing on the code behind experience using VS2005 and the associated InfoPath 2003 SP-1 toolkit, with a lot of web service interaction. But I really want to make this an interactive experience, so I’m putting out the call, “MAKE MY SESSION YOUR SESSION”! Leave me some comments on what you would like to see, what areas of InfoPath 2003 .NET development you would like me to cover, or areas you want me to get deep on. Or even if you just want to do a chalk talk session where we brainstorm solutions, application architectures, etc.

And more importantly, make sure you use my blog as a way of communicating with me after Tech.Ed! If there is anything I don’t cover, or cover but not in the depth you like, let me know, and I’ll make it all better 🙂

Comments (4)
  1. Timmy says:

    Hey Dave,

    I’ll be there with bells on as Infopath is being implemented and piloted with several of our clients.

    A common requirement that comes with any solution for us with Infopath is the Workflow the business requires the Form to start and end with.

    Whilst there is Biztalk and K2 out there, I’d be interested to see what you can achieve with the Toolkit and say AD and Sharepoint.

    The purchase order process is a common one, where approval is met by managers.


    Tim Wragg

  2. davidlem says:

    Tim, done! I’ll cover using web services and a simple workflow pattern to implement a workflow!

    Anyone else want to see something something!?

  3. Ben Walters says:

    Hey Dave,

    Although I’m not going to be at Tech ED :o( I would like you to cover some of the printing capabilities when your back in melb sometime, I know this sounds lame being an electronic forms appliction however the client I’m working for at the moment really wants to be able to do the simple things like set page breaks at run time just before printing the form and at present InfoPath does not provide this.

    I personally have come up with a solution to this problem so if you run into hassles let me know but I would like to also see what you come up with. Oh one last little hitch that came up on client site that might be worth taking into account the client I work for although running InfoPath is still running Office XP for the rest of their products so any solution you come up with needs to work across versions.

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