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Office DevCon 2008, Sydney, Australia, 15th and 16th November 2008


Well, things are really ramping up for next weekend's Sydney Office DevCon 2008 - that's right, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November, 2008, marks the 2nd Sydney-based Office DevCon event and we're truly excited about it. DevCon is a community event organised by local MVP's, in conjunction with Microsoft, and sponsored by a number of partner companies. This year's event is proving to be even bigger than last year's and we've a fantastic array of presenters and topics.

If you haven't already registered, then visit our site - http://www.officedevcon.com.au - to register and while you're there check out the event sessions - http://www.officedevcon.com.au/sessions.htm. Note, as with last year's event, registration is free but we ask that you register so we can adequately cater for you throughout the weekend. Yes, in tradition with all great technical events we'll be providing snacks, drinks and lunch over both days.
So come along for a great lineup of technical presentations (including Access, Excel, Word, Office System, PowerPoint, SharePoint and InfoPath tracks) and meet the presenters - there'll be an opportunity for additional breakout sessions during breaks, etc., for question time. We have a couple of overseas presenters who'll also be presenting at this year's event. 

 I'm presenting three of my favorite SharePoint topics:

Title: My Technicolor MOSS (or color me MOSS)
Type: Deep-dive
Speaker: Kathy Hughes

In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to effectively use SharePoint Designer 2007 to create custom master pages, cascading style sheets (CSS) and page layouts. We’ll cover best practices for deploying customizations between a development and production environment, and show you some tips ‘n tricks around working with styles – direct from the field!

Title: BI in MOSS
Type: Deep-dive
Speaker: Kathy Hughes

In this session, we’ll discuss and demonstrate BI integration within MOSS. We’ll cover the built-in BI functionality, such as Report Center – KPIs, dashboards, reporting content types - and Excel Services. We’ll also cover extended BI integration through SQL Server 2005/2008 reporting services and show you how you can effectively work with those products to enhance BI delivery and presentation. In addition, we’ll snapshot a couple of 3rd party reporting options.

Title: E-Mailing MOSS
Type: Deep-dive
Speaker: Kathy Hughes

In this session, we’ll look at managing and integrating e-mails with MOSS sites, including Exchange 2007 managed folders (journaling feature), and 3rd party integration tools, as well as e-mailing document libraries and lists directly using OOB functionality. We’ll consider security, metadata, offline access, e-mail attachments and server and client considerations. We’ll also look at the pros and cons of different types of e-mail formats and management of e-mail records throughout MOSS sites.

We look forward to seeing you there on the 15th and 16th! Bring your questions and your (technical :-)) appetite along with you.


posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 6:52 PM


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