Saturday, January 22, 2011


What I love about the SharePoint community, is there are always events like SPSEMEA taking place.  Although the time did play a factor, I tried to wake up bright-eyed and bushy tailed.  When I hopped on, I caught the end of the demo: Introduction to Business Connectivity Services.  Brett Lonsdale was on his game and I could tell I have a lot to look at in this area.  You have to remember that, the time here was around 5:30 a.m., so I was still in a bit of a Saturday Haze…  Next up: SharePoint and jQuery - What I Wish I Would Have Known a Year Ago by Mark Rackley (@mrackley).  This session had a lot of WOW factor.  I absolutely loved seeing the demos and since I’ll be working @ Juniper-Strategy next week, I’m sure I’m going to be shown how to do these things. Smile  I wanted to catch Jim Bob’s demo (@jbhoward), but there were some technical difficulties.  I did catch the first half, but I really would love to watch the video of that!  About 30 minutes until my demo, so I very carefully walked through the solution again.  Since this was my first public demo of my skills, I wanted to make sure everything worked.  Without a working demo, my session would have been doomed.


Next up: Matt Bramer (gulp)… I have to admit, I was a bit nervous.Sick smile My demo slot was aligned right along with some of the highest caliber SharePoint folks; Marc D. Anderson (@sympmarc), Ruven Gotz (@ruveng), Muhammed Nabil (@Muhammed_Nabil).  I had big shoes to fill…  My new boss was watching, so there was a bit of added pressure.  Luckily, I had the proper amount of time to put my demo together.  Surprisingly, there didn’t seem to be much of a lag and my audio didn’t break at all.  Cheers to the Demo Gods! 

I received a lot of positive feedback in Twitter during the whole demo.  That helped out to calm the nerves.  Hopefully, the nerves didn’t show…  I promised to upload my slides and code samples.  I’ve also added a site template of the demo.  Feel free to grab all of the necessary files here: SPSEMEA – Create a Document Dashboard.  I’ll also update this post when the video is rendered and available for download.  Mark Miller said it should be about 2 weeks.

Next year?

We’ll see…  I’m sure I’m going to be blasted with knowledge while working at Juniper-Strategy.  There very well may be some interest for end-users in what I have to offer.  I’d love to do it again, so till next time.  Many thanks to all of the sponsors and moderators of this event.  I tried to get up at 2 a.m. for the whole she-bang, but I couldn’t.  Kudos to everyone that put this amazing event together!


Peter van den Berg said...

WEll done young Jedi!!!
May the force be with you @Juniper-Strategy!!

@iOnline247 said...

I'm sure working @ Juniper will be a blast. Thanks for checking out my demo.