My SharePoint Conference Wrap Up


All went well with my presentation on "Enforcing Governance by Provisioning Sites with Workflow". The feedback was positive and thank you all who attended. I saw a lot of good things at the conference which will give me a lot to blog about as I investigate a bit deeper. My favorite demonstration was actually part of the Day 1 keynote. As part of that keynote, Richard Riley did an awesome presentation of a search solution running in MOSS that used an interface built in Silverlight with a FAST index on the back-end. You can watch video highlights of the keynote on the conference site, but I haven't checked to see if that made the editting cut. http://www.mssharepointconference.com/pages/default.aspx


Two big announcements/emphasis points:


Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint.
http://www.ssblueprints.net/sharepoint/.


This is basically a bunch of reference projects about how to combine the power of rich internet applications (Silverlight) into a SharePoint environment. There is a lot of variety here in the projects. My favorite was a slider Silverlight control being used as a custom field type in MOSS.


New Solution Accelerators and Toolkits


SharePoint cross-site configurator: http://www.codeplex.com/SPConfigurator/


SharePoint monitoring toolkit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E4600FD9-F53D-4DED-88BF-6BB1932794F9&displaylang=en


SharePoint asset inventory toolkit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc295797.aspx


SharePoint capacity planning toolkit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbee0227-d4f7-48f8-85f0-e71493b2fd87&DisplayLang=en/P>


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