Friday, February 22, 2008

Hope to see you at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2008

Well, it has kind of snuck-up on me, but we’re only about a week away from Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2008!

If you are going to make it over to Seattle for SPC2008, we hope that you’ll stop by our booth and take a moment to say hello. Our SharePoint Solutions’ booth number at SPC2008 is #810, right next to the meal area ;). We’ve gone big for SPC2008, with a voluminous 20x20 space and a brand new booth to boot! We’ll be giving away a few Zunes, so please come by and register to win.

Along with Jeff Cate and Jeremy Luerkens, I will be presenting a session at SPC2008. Our session is titled “Collaborating with Customers on the Extranet with SharePoint 2007: Solutions and Best Practices”, and is a 200 level presentation in the Collaboration and Social Computing track. Here’s the session description:

Come to this session to hear about using Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server on the Extranet, from the foremost experts on the subject. This session presents a case study of an extranet deployment at a company that has a need to create numerous extranet sites per month for customers and manage accounts for over 1500 extranet users and growing. This session covers the details of forms-based authentication and alternate authentication stores—which are the two primary extranet-enabling features included in WSS and MOSS. Then, we dive deep into the best-of-breed add-on, Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2007, to see how it rounds out SharePoint's native functionality to provide a truly complete solution that is secure and manageable. Don't miss this session if you are planning to deploy SharePoint on the Extranet!

If you have time after hours, I’ll be grabbing a pint with the bunch over at Kells Irish Pub on Wednesday night.

Hope to see you there!
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