If you are planning to attend the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, Oct 3rd-6th 2011, come on out to one of my sessions and say hello. I was fortunate enough to be selected to co-present a couple different sessions with John Ross this year. SharePoint911 will also have a booth at the show and a good portion of the team is likely to be hanging around there at any given time AND we should have our brand new (top secret) squishy farm animal to give away.
Here are the sessions I will be co-presenting. I think the session date and times are still somewhat tentative so be sure to check the schedule at the conference:
Creating Beautiful and Engaging Web Sites with SharePoint 2010
Monday, October 3rd – 11:00 am
Randy Drisgill & John Ross
The process of building, branding and delivering a beautiful web site is more than just skin deep. In this session we will walk you through best practices for planning, creating and deploying engaging web sites with SharePoint 2010. We will also share best practices around the branding process with lessons learned and examples from real world SharePoint branding projects.
NOTE: I want to be clear that this session isn’t about the mechanics of creating master pages and page layouts. There is another session that covers that topic. This is more of an overview of what goes into making public facing sites that don’t look like SharePoint.
Branding and Customizing My Sites with SharePoint 2010
Wednesday, October 5th – 10:30 am
John Ross & Randy Drisgill
The My Sites capability of SharePoint 2010 is the backbone of SharePoint’s social capabilities. In this session, we’ll cover how to customize your My Site deployment and how to apply custom branding. We’ll also discuss how you can effectively control which web parts are deployed to your users.
Are you considering building a website with SharePoint Online? Did you know that your Office 365 subscription includes the ability to publish a public facing Internet Site as well as the Team site? In this session, we will walk you through tips and best practices on how you can brand an Internet Site that runs on Office 365 as well as how to add a little style to your internal team site.