Posts Tagged ‘Speaking’

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

The last week that just passed was filled with quite some cool happenings over at the BPCUK Conference in London. If you’ll follow the #BPCUK tag on Twitter you’ll find all the juicy information that you missed out on – there’s no real need for me to repeat it here :-)

Downloads

As promised, my session deck on Silverlight and SharePoint 2010 can be downloaded here: Download!

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that the BPC conference in London is one of the main events to look forward to in the realm of SharePoint conferences.

I will of course be attending this conference and I’ll be delivering an introductory  session about Silverlight and SharePoint.

My session: Developing with Silverlight + SharePoint 2010 = Awesome

I’ll be talking about how you can utilize Silverlight in SharePoint 2010 to create some cool RIA applications hosted inside (or outside!) of SharePoint.

In this session you’ll get acquainted with what Silverlight is and how it plays along with SharePoint 2010 in various ways.

We’ll of course be looking at how to create our very own Silverlight Web Parts and applications and host them inside of SharePoint 2010.

The preliminary agenda of the session looks something like this;

  • Silverlight 101
  • Integrate with SharePoint 2010
  • Preferred deployment methods and developer guidance
  • Developer patterns
  • OOB Experience (Out of Browser) – Bring your Silverlight app to your desktop
  • And much more

Last years conference (Evolutions conference)

Just like you already know there was a volcano that found it suitable to erupt just in time for the conference last year that put a cane in the wheels for a lot of the attendees and speakers.

My flights were cancelled in last minute so I had to find another way of making my way to the conference last year. One day before the conference I basically gave up hope and I just posted a tweet on Twitter saying "Hey, I need to go from Sweden to England, any takers?".

A few minutes later a good friend of mine calls me up saying "Hey, I’m going to The Netherlands to pick up my girl since the flights are cancelled and boats and trains are full. I’m leaving in a few hours by car toward NL. Care to join?"

Alright, why not I thought… We drove from Sweden through Denmark, Germany and finally reached Rotterdam in Holland after a long journey. This is where he picked up his girl and were bound to head back to Sweden again.

I’m dropped off there, in the middle of nowhere, without any means of getting back to Sweden or getting on to England. All the boats and trains were full, remember? 
This is where I’m using Twitter again and post a tweet asking if anyone is in Rotterdam and will be driving to England in the near future.

Marianne tweets me back saying "Hey, we’ve got a spare seat in the car, we’ll pick you up tomorrow at 08.00 outside your chosen hotel". Sweet! Now we’re talking.

We drove from Holland through Belgium and France to finally take the Eurotunnel and reach England.

Even though that trip was a real blast and can’t really be depicted in words here, I really hope that the flights are leaving as scheduled this time!

Steve explaining the long journey

Summary

So if you’re attending BPC UK this year and care to join us in our adventures in the SharePoint jungle and the pubs – ping me.

This year I’m counting on the flights and I’m hoping to see as many of you as possible for the conference in London next week.

Until then, be awesome.

SEF 2010 – A recap

October 22nd, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

SEF 2010 (SharePoint & Exchange Forum) is over for this year and it was – like always – a blast.

At SEF 2010 there were some really cool sessions covering some very interesting areas like Lync (OCS 14), Exchange, Windows Phone 7 and of course SharePoint!

All the speakers at SEF 2010

SEF 2010 Highlights

Part from all the cool stuff presented in terms of Lync, Exchange and SharePoint – there were some cool presentations and previews for developers and consumers alike of the Windows Phone 7 OS from Microsoft.

This was by far one of the coolest things ever. I even started to write some official applications for the Windows Phone 7 that communicated with SharePoint 2010 – because it was rather easy and very cool indeed.

You can look out for the SSUG (Sweden SharePoint User Group) WP7 application shortly, to get up to speed with news and events about the SSUG happenings in Sweden!

Pure awesomeness, indeed!

My session downloads

My session about getting an introduction Silverlight development in SharePoint 2010 can now be downloaded here!

Code samples and a fresh tutorial will be posted here in the blog soon.

SEF 2010 in pictures

Wictor Wilén, Tobias Zimmergren, Eric Schupps, Joel Oleson, Penny CoventryTobias Zimmergren at the Vasa Museum  Joel Oleson and Tobias Zimmergren at the Vasa Museum

If you haven’t been to SEF before, you’ve been missing out! There’s some great pictures from the conference here: http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.347252/forhandstitt-pa-xbox-spel

Enjoy, and see you again next year folks!

SEF 2010 approaching

October 11th, 2010 by Tobias Zimmergren

Author: Tobias Zimmergren
http://www.zimmergren.net | http://www.tozit.com | @zimmergren

Introduction

Next week (October 18th and 19th) it’s time for the Swedish conference SEF 2010 (SharePoint & Exchange Forum) which is organized by HumanData.

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My Session

This year I will only be having one session where I’ll be talking about how to get introduced to SharePoint 2010 and Silverlight development. If you’re attending SEF 2010 and want to learn how to get started with Silverlight development on the SharePoint 2010 platform, this session is for you!

All Sessions

For a complete guide over the available sessions, speakers and when it’s time for beer – check out the schedule here: http://www.seforum.se/Pages/Agenda_SEF.aspx

Speakers

There’s a great lineup of national and international speakers attending the conference to share their bright sessions about their topics.

A list of these awesome speakers can be found here: http://www.seforum.se/Pages/talare1.aspx

Summary

See you there, ‘nuff said!