Event–SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach

In a new annual SharePoint tradition, SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach is right around the corner.  Virginia Beach was the location of the first SharePoint Saturday back in January 2009 and this makes the third straight year they will host the first weekend in January.

The speaker list is beyond impressive; I don’t dare list them because I would literally have to list them all.  The caliber is first class, it is amazing that so many people are so willing to go to great lengths to support the community.

I will be presenting two sessions at this year’s event.

Session 1 – Developer Track

Developers Introduction to SharePoint Search

This session will provide an overview on SharePoint Search from a Developer’s perspective. The topics covered include; query structure, how to configure the standard search web parts, how to format and extent the standard search results, and well as how to use the Search API to provide advanced search and data aggregation features. Based on this session you will have a better understanding of how to leverage SharePoint’s search functionality to enhance the user’s Search experience as well as how to leverage it as part of other solutions.

Session 2 – Architect Track

Getting the Most from the User Profiles

This session will help you maximize the power and value of the SharePoint User Profiles available in SharePoint Server. We will cover strategies on how to approach defining and maintaining custom attributes, how to approach synchronizing content with other business systems, and how to leverage the information to drive business processes both inside of and outside of SharePoint.

Hope to see a full house, if you are in the Mid-Atlantic region be sure to stop by!

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