Jennifer Pearcey and Jereme Watts

The Regina Technology Community welcomes local presenters Jennifer Pearcey and Jereme Watts!

Topic: SharePoint Development and Deployment Fundamentals
SharePoint development and deployment is a confusing and complex process. Creating XML files, diamond definition files, deployment scripts, and using the MakeCAB utility to tie it all together leaves opportunities for mistakes and inconsistent processes to occur. Together as Developer and Administrator, we will demonstrate the newest Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. We will also discuss a consistent approach to creating the solution packages and ease of use through Visual Studio 2008.

Jereme, the Developer, will create a real world solution to a real world problem each of us have encountered on sites. We will demonstrate the ease with which an Administrator can deploy and activate the completed solution package. Jennifer, the Administrator, will demonstrate the transition between Developer and Administrator with a best practice approach to deploying custom SharePoint solutions, considering both production environments and disaster recovery.

Additional time has been allocated for an open question and answer session, as well as discussion of these approaches.

Jennifer Pearcy
Jennifer has been involved in web design, development, and administration for over 12 years in local industry, health, and with the Government of Saskatchewan. She started working with SharePoint when SharePoint 2003 was approaching Beta and has helped the Saskatoon Health Region move forward in implementing SharePoint as an enterprise solution. Since departing from the Health Region in 2008, she's started her own consulting company and is currently working with the Government of Saskachewan on its many SharePoint initiatives. She provides them expertise in business analysis, governance, best practices, disaster recovery, administration and SharePoint maintenance.
Jennifer started the Saskatoon .NET User Group four years ago and has been working on starting a SharePoint user group to serve the Saskatchewan community.

Jereme Watts
Jereme is a SharePoint.NET consultant with Solvera Solutions who has been profiled by TechNet for his architecture and design on SaskEnergy’s Intranet. This farm deployment between Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, Project Server 2007, Team System Foundation, and Reporting Services using Kerberos Authentication has been praised by Microsoft SharePoint engineers. Jereme has been on large enterprise projects within organizations such as TELUS, Nortel Networks, and Bell Canada. He has been working with MOSS since early Beta releases and has earned Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications in both Windows SharePoint Services and MOSS 2007. He has also implemented several enterprise collaboration and web content management solutions as well as numerous custom applications integrating MOSS, .NET, and Oracle.

Location: University of Regina
Event: Education Building, room ED 193 (Central campus)
Parking: Lot H (South-West end of campus, next to ISM Canada)
Walking and parking maps and directions
Bus: Routes 3, 4, 21 and 23 stop at the University Riddell Centre, which is connected to the Education Building

Date: Monday Evening, October 5th, 2009

Cost: Free

5:30 pm Food and social - please register if you are joining us for dinner
6:00 pm Welcome
6:05 pm Creating Deployable SharePoint Solutions using Visual Studio 2008
6:50 pm Break
7:00 pm Deploying SharePoint Solutions
7:30 pm Open question and answer session
7:45 pm Closing

We need to know how much pizza to order! :) If you're joining us for dinner, please register through the Regina Technology Community website.
Registration deadline is Monday, October 5th, 2009 12:00 pm.

A big thank you to our sponsors!!

Facility Sponsors
University of Regina
ISM Canada

Gold Sponsors
Greystone Managed Investments Inc.
FCI Accelerated Solutions Inc.
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Paradigm Consulting Group Inc.
Solvera Solutions
SoftSense Systems Inc.
Technology Management Corporation

Silver Sponsor
Sutherland Consulting Inc.

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