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									Zandy Garrard

Zandy Garrard has been working with SharePoint over the past 9 years, and has covered nearly all areas
of SharePoint from developing web parts to implementing governance frameworks. He founded the
SharePoint practice at RBA Consulting and has had the opportunity to directly assist or oversee over 50
SharePoint projects in the past 5 years at RBA. As RBA Consulting’s Solution Lead, he is responsible for
working with his clients on the best means to implement and adopt SharePoint in to the organization.
When Zandy isn’t busy thinking about SharePoint, he’s at home with his wife and two boys – often trying
to decipher 5th grade math.



Governance for the Enterprise

Implementing a game-changing technology like SharePoint in to your organization is no easy task.
Understanding the new roles, processes, policies, and effort to enable these features across the
enterprise is vital to ensure a successful implementation. This session will focus on the governance of
SharePoint and will include a discussion on roles & responsibilities, organizational support, usage
definition, and other related topics. Come listen to how you can leverage these “real-world” tested
governance topics to use at your organization.

***Guaranteed session – Information Worker track***
Speaker: K2 (person yet to be identified)

SharePoint and Workflow - What's new in 2010

See what’s new in SharePoint 2010 and workflow. In this session, you will receive an overview of
workflow and Business Process Management and what this means with the new design tools for
workflow in SharePoint 2010. See a how a workflow can be created with Visio 2010 and SharePoint
designers from end to end.

***Guaranteed session – Developer track***
Brian Caauwe
Avtex

Brian is a Senior Consultant at Avtex focusing on Information Worker technologies, specifically
SharePoint. Having the passion for web development and a strong infrastructure background makes his
skills a perfect fit for working with SharePoint technologies. Brian’s infrastructure background enables
him to assist clients integrate SharePoint into their existing environment.



SharePoint 2010 ECM: Under the Hood

Whether you currently use SharePoint or not, learn how SharePoint 2010 enterprise content
management features can work for you. Understanding content types, term stores, records
management and more; throughout this session you will find out how to ensure your configuration is
setup for success and walk through practical applications for the feature set.

Version:        SharePoint Server 2010

***Guaranteed session – IT Pro track***
Sean McDonough
Product Manager SharePoint Products at Idera

Sean is a Product Manager for SharePoint Products at Idera, a Microsoft gold certified partner and
creator of tools for SharePoint, SQL Server, and PowerShell. As a consultant, Sean has worked with a
number of Fortune 500 companies to architect, implement, troubleshoot, tune, and customize their
SharePoint environments. Sean is an MCPD, an MCTS, and the co-author of both the “SharePoint 2007
Disaster Recovery Guide” (http://tinyurl.com/SPDRBook) and the “SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery
Guide” (http://tinyurl.com/SPDRGuide2010). He can be reached through his blog
(http://SharePointInterface.com) or Twitter (@spmcdonough).



Title: Saving SharePoint
Content Focus: IT Pro, Disaster Recovery Planner
SP Version(s): WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010
Abstract: In this session, we will be discussing disaster recovery (DR) concepts and strategies for
SharePoint in a format that highlights a combination of both business and technical concerns. We will
define some critical planning terms such as “recovery time objectives” and “recovery point objectives,”
and we’ll see why they are so important to understand when trying to formulate a DR strategy. We will
also identify the capabilities and limitations of the Microsoft tools that can used for backing up,
restoring, and making SharePoint highly available for disaster recovery purposes. Changes that have
arrived with SharePoint Server 2010 and how they affect DR planning and implementation will also be
covered.


Title: “Caching-In” for SharePoint Performance
Content Focus: IT Pro
SP Version(s): MOSS 2007, SharePoint Server 2010
Abstract: Caching is a critical variable in the SharePoint scalability and performance equation, but it’s
one that’s oftentimes misunderstood or dismissed as being needed only in Internet-facing scenarios. In
this session, we’ll build an understanding of the caching options that exist within the SharePoint platform
and how they can be leveraged to inject some pep into most SharePoint sites. We’ll also cover some
sample scenarios, caching pitfalls, and watch-outs that every administrator should know.


Title: SharePoint 2010 and Your DR Plan: New Capabilities, New Possibilities!
Content Focus: IT Pro, Disaster Recovery Planner
SP Version(s): SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 (with some mention of
improvements from 2007)
Abstract: Disaster recovery planning for a SharePoint 2010 environment is something that must be
performed to insure your data and the continuity of business operations. Microsoft made significant
enhancements to the disaster recovery landscape with SharePoint 2010, and we'll be taking a good look
at how the platform has evolved in this session. We'll dive inside the improvements to the native backup
and restore capabilities that are present in the SharePoint 2007 platform to see what has been changed
and enhanced. We'll also look at the array of exciting new capabilities that have been integrated into the
SharePoint 2010 platform, such as unattended content database recovery, SQL Server snapshot
integration, and configuration-only backup and restore. By the time we're done, you will possess a solid
understanding of how the disaster recovery landscape has changed with SharePoint 2010.
Jeff Willinger

Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Computing at Rightpoint. Jeff specializes in advising
clients on social computing strategies, social intranets and portals and increasing employee
engagement. With experience spanning more than two decades, Jeff possesses specific
expertise in social computing inside an organization’s four walls and social media outside their
four walls. Jeff has the ability to link IT solutions to business value by creating transformational
value propositions using social media best practices. He has worked across a variety of
industries, including retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and professional services. Jeff
works with his team to apply emerging and innovation solutions to enhance internal and
external communications. Jeff has helped develop Web sites, intranets and other online
communities for some of the world’s most prestigious and respected companies, including
Whirlpool, Abbott, Humana and New Balance Athletic Shoe. He is a frequent speaker
throughout the world specializing in exploiting new business models, highlighting the
opportunities of Web2.0 and social media and advising on new technology. A character with
character, as he is known, is the President and Founder of of the Social Media Club of Chicago.



Get More Social with SharePoint Inside the Four Walls

With SharePoint 2010 more social than any previous version, what social features such as Blogs,
Wikis, MySites, TeamSites does out of the box SharePoint 2010 have and what can it look like-
what are some add-on’s to make SharePoint even more social. We will also look back at
SharePoint 2007 and what “can be” social-wise with best practices and screen shots.

WSS 3.0, Foundation, SP 2007, SP 2010

All tracks, but especially end-users
Avi Sujeeth
Collaboration Technical Specialist, Microsoft

Avi Sujeeth is a SharePoint Technical Specialist for Microsoft. Working with Twin Citiies Enterprises like
Best Buy, General Mills, and St. Jude Medical, he brings Microsoft’s information worker vision to life via
demonstration, architectural advice, and proof of concepts.



Social Team Sites – the why and how

Fun Fact – Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a leader in the social networking space (with better
execution than Jive or IBM). In this session, we’ll talk about how Microsoft’s social vision is different and
why it makes sense for the Enterprise. We’ll see a social portal in action. And we’ll finish with best
practices when trying to make your team site more social.



Pertains to:

SharePoint 2010

Tracks:

Information workers/end users
Wes Preston
Senior Consultant / Team Lead, Avtex

Wes is a SharePoint consultant and Microsoft MVP. He works primarily as a SharePoint product
specialist, Solution Designer and IT Pro – helping align business needs with the SharePoint platform and
guiding organizations through the use of best practices. Wes has been a developer, consultant and
technology evangelist for 15 yrs. Outside of the office Wes spends time with his wife and 2 boys. He is
one of the organizers and a frequent speaker at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group and SharePoint
Saturday – Twin Cities.



SharePoint Implementation: When to Crawl, Walk or Run

Most SharePoint 101 presentations describe the platform's features and functionality. This session will
cover the best practices and recommendations for what to implement and when. What are the benefits
and risks of choosing to crawl first and versus running later towards the utopian solution? We will break
down the key functionality areas within SharePoint and outline the crawl, walk or run maturity models.
Once you have an understanding of what it takes to implement and manage these models, you’ll be able
to develop your platform strategy and make critical choices about where to focus your efforts.



Versions:

Mostly 2010, but also MOSS – less so for Foundation and WSS, but they also apply :P

Track:

It doesn’t really fit squarely into any of the listed tracks… Planning would be closer. It may fit into the
‘intro’ track we’re considering.
Tony Baggio

Tony Baggio is the Director of Sales at Equilibrium in Sausalito, CA, which specializes in providing
software for enterprises of all sizes to manage, manipulate and deliver digital assets, (images / audio /
video) to any device, website or application system desired. Tony has 25 years in the software industry
working in the ERP, Customer Support, Social Networking and Digital Media fields. His primary focus has
been surrounding all aspects of the customer from acquisition, through implementation and support to
defining product requirements in both an individual contributor and executive leadership roles.
Interactions with clients span across many industries and has led to travel across three continents. Past
speaking engagements mirrors his involvement with industry associations such as American Production
and Inventory Control Society, (APICS), Service and Support Professional Association, (SSPA) and most
recently Enterprise 2.0.



Integrated Visualization and self –service Digital Asset Management for SharePoint

Equilibrium’s MediaRich ECM® for SharePoint brings robust, low cost, visualization and self-service of
digital assets to SharePoint. To modify and distribute digital assets consistently and efficiently,
enterprises need a sophisticated collaboration infrastructure that fosters creativity while protecting the
integrity of image and video assets. MediaRich ECM for SharePoint includes an array of image processing
operations that are fully integrated into the software, so that additional expensive image processing
software is not required. It provides batch uploading of assets, including the ability to upload complete
folders while preserving their directory structure from both Windows and Macintosh. Leverage your
investment in the SharePoint platform without having to maintain or install another Digital Asset
Management system, reduce IT management overhead, training and productivity expenditures, while
accelerating the return on investment on your existing SharePoint infrastructure.

MediaRich ECM® for SharePoint pertains to WSS, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint
2010 Standard and Enterprise.

This session applies to IT Pro’s / Admins and Information workers / end-users.

If there is an Internet connection, I would like to perform a live demonstration with best practice
suggestions for a variety of user groups and business cases.
Scott Yokiel
SharePoint Lead, Avtex

Scott has been working with .net and SharePoint for the past 10 years in small to large organizations. He
has worked on implementations of SharePoint from dozens to tens of thousands of users and
understands the impact on the organizations they affect. He is an active member in the SharePoint
community and strives to be on the cutting edge of implementing solutions on the SharePoint platform.
He is a certified SharePoint professional as well as a certified .net solutions developer. When he is not
working on technology solutions he loves to spend time with his wife and two young daughters in the
outdoors.



Leveraging SharePoint for social media behind the firewall

Social media has become part of all of our lives in some form or fashion, what does this mean in the
workplace? Do we embrace social media behind the fire wall, if so what are the implications. How can
we surface trinsic knowledge or wisdom in the workplace? We will take a look at how social media is,
and will be a part of your organization and how to address some of the issues that come with that. We
will also look at home SharePoint plays a part of this phenomenon in both 2007 and 2010 versions of the
product. The session will touch on business planning as well as technical implementations of the
SharePoint product with a heavy focus on My Sites. We will also look into how third party product can
extend SharePoint to be a true enterprise social media platform.



Versions: 2007, 2010

Tracks: All
Bryant Avey
CEO & Principal Consultant, InterNuntius, Inc.

Bryant Avey has been a DW and BI solutions developer and architect for over 15 years. He has worked
with SharePoint since version 1.0 and has experience with PerformancePoint since it was called the
Business Scorecard Accelerator. Mr. Avey has been the CEO and Principal Consultant for InterNuntius,
Inc. since 1997 and is currently working with clients on two large DW/BI projects in the Twin Cities
utilizing Agile and SCRUM processes. Both projects are using SharePoint 2010, SharePoint
PerformancePoint Services, and SharePoint PowerPivot Galleries as the major Business Intelligence
delivery mechanism and front end to Data Warehouse information.



Using SharePoint for Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence

Discover how SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 can be your primary Data Warehouse and
Business Intelligence Platform. In this session, Bryant Avey will demonstrate the features and
advantages of using SharePoint 2010 to deliver world-class Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse
information. Whether you're looking to purchase or upgrade to SharePoint 2010, or if you already use
it, this session will provide you with deep insights into the capabilities SharePoint has to offer. The
session will walk through PerformancePoint Services, PowerPivot integration and demonstrate how to
get started developing your SharePoint 2010 BI solution today. In this presentation, you will discover
how to use SharePoint 2010 to empower your users for Self-Service BI and how to eliminate IT backlogs
for reports and data requests. Bryant will also cover how to integrate external data and how to deliver
Reporting Services Reports and enterprise data through SharePoint Dashboards using SharePoint
Dashboard Designer 2010.

•     Applies to SharePoint 2010 only.

•     Applies to Developers, Information Workers/End Users, Management tracks
Carlos Valcarcel
FAST Technical Specialist

Carlos has been in software development since the mid-80's working in financial services, insurance and
technology. He has worked with C, C++, Java, J2EE, Spring, Eclipse and Python in various locations
around the United States and Australia. During his time as an independent consultant he presented
sessions on software development and distributed system architecture in the US, UK, Germany and
France. In 2004 Sams Publishing published his first book, Eclipse Kick Start (for Eclipse version 3.0).

He has been with Fast, A Microsoft Subsidiary, since March of 2007.



Architecture: Fast Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

With the new release of SharePoint comes a plethora of new features: linear scalability, support for
more languages, better relevancy, and support for 100 million documents in total per farm just to name
a few. Yet, Microsoft’s acquisition of Fast Search and Transfer in 2007 has changed where SharePoint
enterprise search is going. After a brief overview of SharePoint 2010 we will look at Fast Search Server
2010, what its feature set looks like and the reasons for using it over SharePoint search.



SharePoint 2010 only

IT Pro track
Tamara Bredemus
Instructor, Mindsharp

Tamara Bredemus was introduced to her SharePoint addiction at Best Buy by Sarah Haase in February
2009. Since that time she has worked as an independent consultant guiding clients through saving time
and money by moving business processes to technological efficiencies offered by SharePoint (2007,
2010) and SharePoint Designer (2007,2010). Teaching her clients how to identify, define, and build
practical solutions in SharePoint helped Tamara hone her teaching skills.

Some of Tamara’s past clients include: The City of Bloomington in Minnesota, Forsythe Appraisals,
Capella University and Normandale Community College.

Prior to catching the SharePoint bug, Tamara used her process improvement skills as Promotion Analyst
at Best Buy Dotcom, and teaching and leadership skills as the Operations Supervisor of Sunset
Environmental.



Impersonating Important People and Other Sneaky SharePoint Designer 2010 Tricks

“I want my users to archive documents, but the Archive library only allows users Read access.”

Now what? In SharePoint Designer 2010 users may run a workflow with elevated permission levels using
the Impersonation Step. I’ll show you how to use the Impersonation Step to make your dreams come
true. We’ll also explore some to SharePoint Designer 2010’s personalization options. These options put
your most common tasks at your fingertips.

       Applies to SharePoint 2010

       Tracks = No-Code Developers, IT pros and Information workers/end-users with SPD access.
Phil Wicklund
Consultant, RBA Consulting

Phil Wicklund, author of SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, has over 7 years of SharePoint
experience. He is a frequent blogger, speaker, and author around SharePoint products and technologies.
He started working with SharePoint back in 2003 and has since architected and administered many
dozens of corporate SharePoint environments. He started as a SharePoint development instructor for
Mindsharp, and has since moved into consulting with RBA, where he shares real-world insights and in-
depth best practices with his clients.



SharePoint 2010 Workflows

Workflows that automate your company's business process are one of the top ROI generating features
in SharePoint. Come learn from the author of SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, and see
demonstrated the various ways to build custom workflows on the SharePoint 2010 platform. The
techniques demonstrated include the out of the box workflows, Visio 2010, SharePoint Designer 2010,
as well as more advanced techniques such as state machine workflows in Visual Studio.



      Applies to SharePoint 2010

      Tracks = Developer, Admin
Phil Wicklund
Consultant, RBA Consulting

Phil Wicklund, author of SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, has over 7 years of SharePoint
experience. He is a frequent blogger, speaker, and author around SharePoint products and technologies.
He started working with SharePoint back in 2003 and has since architected and administered many
dozens of corporate SharePoint environments. He started as a SharePoint development instructor for
Mindsharp, and has since moved into consulting with RBA, where he shares real-world insights and in-
depth best practices with his clients.



Highly available, scalable, and performant architectures for SharePoint

Picking your architecture for SharePoint isn't as simple as throwing your thumb in the air, and going with
two web front ends, and an app server. With all the various service applications in SharePoint 2010, the
adage of one size fits all is completely out the window. Come to this session to learn about the new
service applications in SharePoint 2010, and how to ensure you have an available, performant, and
scalable system



       Applies to SharePoint 2010

       Tracks = Developer, Admin
Phil Wicklund
Consultant, RBA Consulting

Phil Wicklund, author of SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, has over 7 years of SharePoint
experience. He is a frequent blogger, speaker, and author around SharePoint products and technologies.
He started working with SharePoint back in 2003 and has since architected and administered many
dozens of corporate SharePoint environments. He started as a SharePoint development instructor for
Mindsharp, and has since moved into consulting with RBA, where he shares real-world insights and in-
depth best practices with his clients.



Silverlight, SharePoint, and Sandboxed Solutions

Silverlight is a powerful tool in a SharePoint Developer's tool box. Not only is it a platform for rich
internet applications, but it is also a door. With SharePoint 2010 sandboxed solutions, standard .NET
code is prevented from accessing the outside world but Silverlight applications are not. This makes them
a compelling solution when in the cloud. This session will cover how to build a Silverlight application
from scratch, and render that application in the context of a SharePoint 2010 site. Then we'll go into the
client object model, and show how to gather SharePoint data from within a Silverlight application.
Finally, we'll see how to consume external data from a Silverlight app while in a SharePoint 2010
sandboxed solution.



       Applies to SharePoint 2010

       Tracks = Developer, Admin
Phil Wicklund
Consultant, RBA Consulting

Phil Wicklund, author of SharePoint 2010 Workflows in Action, has over 7 years of SharePoint
experience. He is a frequent blogger, speaker, and author around SharePoint products and technologies.
He started working with SharePoint back in 2003 and has since architected and administered many
dozens of corporate SharePoint environments. He started as a SharePoint development instructor for
Mindsharp, and has since moved into consulting with RBA, where he shares real-world insights and in-
depth best practices with his clients.



Diagnosing performance troubles in SharePoint

When SharePoint seems slow, there are a bunch of things to look into before you throw in the towel and
go buy more hardware. The key is to find the bottleneck, and when you do you'll be able to make an
educated investment. This session will focus on techniques such as perfmon and netmon. We'll also
peek "under the hood" and watch the CLR for custom code issues, and more modest techniques such as
the developer dashboard and various caching mechanisms that can add life your rusty equipment.



      Applies to SharePoint 2010

      Tracks = Developer, Admin
Paul Grafelman
Consultant, RBA Consultant

SharePoint Technical Architect at RBA Consulting focusing on SharePoint Infrastructure and
Administration.



Real World SharePoint Administration PowerShell Tricks

Live demonstrations of PowerShell scripts used to solve real world SharePoint administration problems
and challenges



      Applies to SharePoint 2007, 2010

      Track = Admin
Raymond Mitchell

Senior Consultant, Avtex

Raymond Mitchell is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Avtex in Minneapolis, MN. He has over 10 years
of IT experience and has worked with every version of SharePoint since its release as SharePoint Team
Services. Since 2004 he has helped coordinate and speak at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group and
led the effort to offer the user group to online attendees starting in 2009. He has also been a speaker at
the Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and St. Louis SharePoint User Groups, as well as at several SharePoint
Camps and SharePoint Saturday events.

Raymond wrote a Wrox Blox on Building Dashboards with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using
SharePoint Designer 2007 and contributed two chapters on the BCS to SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One. He
also blogs under the alias IWKID on Information Worker technologies including SharePoint and Office
development.



Behind the scenes – SharePoint Web Applications

What really happens when you create a Web Application in SharePoint? How do Alternate Access
Mappings work? Why can’t I just configure my SharePoint sites with IIS? What is this web.config file
and why should I care? These are just some of the questions we’ll explore as we take a look behind the
scenes at the inner workings of SharePoint Web Applications and specifically how they work with IIS.
This session is designed to provide Administrators and Developers additional background and best
practices for supporting their SharePoint Web Applications.



Versions:       WSS, MOSS, Foundation, Server

Track:         IT Pro / Admin
Raymond Mitchell

Senior Consultant, Avtex

Raymond Mitchell is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Avtex in Minneapolis, MN. He has over 10 years
of IT experience and has worked with every version of SharePoint since its release as SharePoint Team
Services. Since 2004 he has helped coordinate and speak at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group and
led the effort to offer the user group to online attendees starting in 2009. He has also been a speaker at
the Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and St. Louis SharePoint User Groups, as well as at several SharePoint
Camps and SharePoint Saturday events.

Raymond wrote a Wrox Blox on Building Dashboards with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using
SharePoint Designer 2007 and contributed two chapters on the BCS to SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One. He
also blogs under the alias IWKID on Information Worker technologies including SharePoint and Office
development.



Building solutions with the BCS and SharePoint Designer

This session covers the basics of the Business Connectivity Services and focuses on the “no-code”
solutions you can create using SharePoint Designer. In it we’ll show how to create External Content
Types (ECTs) and then how to use those ECTs in both SharePoint and Office. We’ll also show how to
configure permissions using the BCS including how to leverage the Secure Store to provide single sign on
capabilities.



Versions:       Foundation, Server

Track:          IT Pro / Admin & Information Worker/end-users
Raymond Mitchell

Senior Consultant, Avtex

Raymond Mitchell is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Avtex in Minneapolis, MN. He has over 10 years
of IT experience and has worked with every version of SharePoint since its release as SharePoint Team
Services. Since 2004 he has helped coordinate and speak at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group and
led the effort to offer the user group to online attendees starting in 2009. He has also been a speaker at
the Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and St. Louis SharePoint User Groups, as well as at several SharePoint
Camps and SharePoint Saturday events.

Raymond wrote a Wrox Blox on Building Dashboards with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using
SharePoint Designer 2007 and contributed two chapters on the BCS to SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One. He
also blogs under the alias IWKID on Information Worker technologies including SharePoint and Office
development.



SharePoint UI Extensions

SharePoint 2010 provides a number of ways to extend the user interface. In this session we’ll take a
look at how to leverage those extension points and walk through several examples including:

     How to customize the Ribbon
     How to use the Dialog Framework to open new windows and provide user feedback
     How to use custom Actions to add commands to various SharePoint menus
     How to extend Site Settings and Central Administration
This session will consist mostly of demos and will give you the information you need to start customizing
the UI in your SharePoint environment.



Versions:       Foundation, Server

Track:          Developers
Raymond Mitchell

Senior Consultant, Avtex

Raymond Mitchell is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Avtex in Minneapolis, MN. He has over 10 years
of IT experience and has worked with every version of SharePoint since its release as SharePoint Team
Services. Since 2004 he has helped coordinate and speak at the Minnesota SharePoint User Group and
led the effort to offer the user group to online attendees starting in 2009. He has also been a speaker at
the Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and St. Louis SharePoint User Groups, as well as at several SharePoint
Camps and SharePoint Saturday events.

Raymond wrote a Wrox Blox on Building Dashboards with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using
SharePoint Designer 2007 and contributed two chapters on the BCS to SharePoint 2010 Six-in-One. He
also blogs under the alias IWKID on Information Worker technologies including SharePoint and Office
development.



SharePoint & PowerShell

In this session we’ll look at what you need to know in order to effectively use PowerShell in your
SharePoint environments. Whether you’re an Administrator or a Developer, working with SharePoint
2007 or SharePoint 2010 – this session will give you the skills you need to hit the ground running. We’ll
provide a general introduction to PowerShell scripting, show how to get started with SharePoint, walk
through real-world examples, share tips and tricks, and wrap up by showing you what resources you can
use to learn more.



Versions:       WSS, MOSS, Foundation, Server

Track:          Developers; IT Pro / Admin
Chaitanya Khaladkar

SharePoint Architect, GNet Group LLC

Chaitanya Khaladkar is an Information Worker and business productivity specialist with GNet Group, a
gold certified IW and BI partner. He has in-depth experience in developing architectures, and leading
business productivity projects that span the entire Microsoft Business Productivity and Business
Intelligence platform. Chaitanya has worked on several successful solution development projects to
build rich web and collaborative applications on SharePoint since 2005.



Building solutions for Business Productivity challenges

Today we are faced with many challenges with making Business Processes more efficient and
accountable. Project Development teams are increasingly tasked with developing rich, web-based
solutions that can be used to optimally drive business processes and workflows. This session will focus
on:

    -   How to build rich, robust, web-based solutions using SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010
    -   How to create forms and applications using InfoPath 2010
    -   How to create workflows (simple and complex) that can accommodate business processes
    -   How do the forms and workflows work together within SharePoint


List of SharePoint versions your session pertains to: SharePoint 2010, Office 2010

Track(s) your session pertains to: Developers
Bert Johnson

SharePoint Architect, PointBridge

Bert is a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Server 2010 and a SharePoint Architect with
PointBridge Solutions. He has extensive experience building knowledge management and enterprise
search solutions using Microsoft technologies. Bert has worked with Fortune 500 leaders and mid-
market firms across a variety of industries.



Enterprise Search Using SharePoint 2010 and FAST

The ability to quickly and consistently find information throughout the organization is paramount. With
the debut of SharePoint Server 2010 and FAST Search for SharePoint 2010, it’s easier than ever to
provide an “Enterprise Search” solution. Understanding search features and how best to use them will
allow you to create a more efficient and user-friendly search environment.

This session will include a breakdown of SharePoint 2010’s search capabilities, an introduction to FAST
Search 2010, and real-world demos highlighting both.



Session level:   200
Version:         SharePoint 2010
Track:           Information Worker/End User
Bert Johnson

SharePoint Architect, PointBridge

Bert is a Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint Server 2010 and a SharePoint Architect with
PointBridge Solutions. He has extensive experience building knowledge management and enterprise
search solutions using Microsoft technologies. Bert has worked with Fortune 500 leaders and mid-
market firms across a variety of industries.



Securing the SharePoint Platform

As SharePoint adoption continues to grow, so do the number of threats against it. Whether used as an
intranet, a public-facing website or a point solution, securing SharePoint is critical. This session will go
beyond permissions to examine the entire attack surface of SharePoint 2007 and 2010. Real-world
strategies will be provided for mitigating risk.



Session level:   300
Version:         SharePoint 2007 and 2010
Track:           Administrator
Jim Reinert
Vice President, Product Development for Kroll Ontrack

Jim Reinert, vice president of product development, drives product development for Kroll Ontrack’s
Data Recovery and Software product lines. Relying on his technical and business expertise, Mr. Reinert
works with global customer segments to develop product and service architectures, business plans and
service definitions through market analysis, competitive analysis, pricing models, capital investments
and financial analysis. He has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles at Kroll Ontrack including
software engineer, engineering manager, director of technology and sr. director of software and
services.



The Game Changer: Data Recovery, Legal Discovery, and SharePoint

SharePoint provides real-time access to corporate data, improved collaboration, and greater
connectivity. When implemented well, it reduces costs and creates efficiencies. However, there are new
risks and considerations in terms of data loss and, in the case of a pending investigation or litigation, the
legal requirement for data preservation. This session takes a practical look at recovery and discovery
options in a SharePoint environment.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

       Identify the levels of data storage and potential failure points
       Determine what NOT to do when data disasters occur
       Understand options for supporting data recovery or preservation activities.
       Apply practical tips and best practices to their data management processes



Version:        MOSS 2007 & SharePoint 2010
Track:          IT Pro track
Ira Fuchs
SharePoint Technical Specialist, Microsoft

Ira Fuchs is a SharePoint Technical Specialist at Microsoft working out of the New York Metropolitan
District. In this role he has assisted some of Microsoft’s largest financial services organizations deploy
and exploit the full set of features and capabilities of the SharePoint platform.



Creating an Enterprise Class Application in SharePoint 2010 without Code

 The proposed session will demonstrate the techniques of creating a sophisticated and complex
application using the robust declarative development tools and methodologies available in InfoPath,
SharePoint Designer and the SharePoint User Interface using rule logic, information sets, and attribute
settings.



Version:        SharePoint 2010
Tracks:         Developer and Information Worker
Michael Shine

Michael Shine is a Systems Engineer, based in AvePoint’s Chicago office, with extensive experience in
implementing AvePoint solutions into complex, enterprise-level SharePoint deployments within
organizations across numerous verticals. With several years of experience in optimizing Microsoft NTFS
storage access and availability underlying complex SQL deployments, his contributions to the SharePoint
community have earned him speaking opportunities at technical conferences, symposiums and user
groups throughout North America.



Proven Practices for Utilizing the Cloud in SharePoint Deployments

Organizations worldwide are quickly adopting cloud computing into their SharePoint repertoire, either
by adding SharePoint Online or utilizing cloud storage. Ensuring both on-premises and online instances
are seamlessly managed, however, is vital. In this session, we will discuss key components for a
successful hybrid management plan for your SharePoint deployment. We will then share best practices
and available solutions for protecting, managing, and optimizing hybrid SharePoint deployments from
one singular platform.
Sarah Haase
Collaboration Manager, Best Buy

Sarah is an information architect and corporate librarian with more than 10 years of knowledge
management and business process re-engineering experience. From building wikis and other online
knowledge bases to supporting BestBuy.com's content management strategy, Sarah has focused on
using technology to enable efficient information storage/retrieval. In her current role as dotcom's
Collaboration Manager, Sarah relies on SharePoint to drive online collaboration and optimize business
processes. To date, these efforts have netted more than $500,000 in annual cost savings.



I need some ROI….but I have no idea where to begin!

Are you interested in how other companies calculate ROI for SharePoint? Do you need to show business
value for SharePoint but are unsure where to start? This session focuses on strategies for calculating
SharePoint ROI. We’ll examine common methods for calculating ROI and identify key building blocks
you’ll need in order to calculate your ROI successfully. We’ll review the methodologies several
companies use to calculate their SharePoint ROI and have an open forum for attendees to
brainstorm/share ideas.

								
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