Tips for Joining the SharePoint Community

Body: So, in my “Wrapping Your Head around the SharePoint Beast” session I urge people to drink the Kool-Aid and join the SharePoint Community to help ensure success in their SharePoint endeavors. Also, the current buzz surrounding the SharePoint Community is deafening. Take things like yesterday’s “State of the SharePoint Community tweet jam” and add to that the dozens of articles out there about why the community is important, why it’s not what it used to be, and why people disagree with each other. Is it any wonder that people brave enough to step into the waters might not know Continue reading Tips for Joining the SharePoint Community

Wrapping Your Head around the SharePoint Beast – Webinar Edition

Body: In case you missed it, I did a webinar today on my “Wrapping Your Head around the SharePoint Beast” session and it was fun. It was definitely a lot different than presenting in person and being able to gauge attendee responses to my bad jokes, but fun. As I’ve stated on multiple occasions, I created this session as the session I wish I would have seen when SharePoint was dumped in my lap. It stresses the importance of understanding the structure and basics of SharePoint and how being a SharePoint Developer is a LOT more than opening up Visual Continue reading Wrapping Your Head around the SharePoint Beast – Webinar Edition

Simple CAML Query Tester using jQuery & SPServices

Body: So, I can either sound like I’m the nicest guy in the world and say I threw together a little script to make your life easier when testing your CAML queries, or I can be honest and say I’m tired of people saying my scripts don’t work because they don’t know how to write CAML queries…hmmm.. Which to choose… Which to choose… Regardless, one of the biggest problems when using SharePoint’s Web Services, The Client Object Model, or SPServices is tracking down problems in your scripts. Sometimes it’s hard to know if your CAML query is wrong or if Continue reading Simple CAML Query Tester using jQuery & SPServices

My jQuery Workshop at The SharePoint Technology Conference Feb 26-29 2012

Body: It’s that time of year again! David Rubenstein and the folks at BZMedia are throwing a bash in San Francisco at the end of this month called SPTechCon. If you have not attended an SPTechCon before I highly recommend it. There are lots of great workshops and sessions to choose from, plus the conference encourages the speakers to mingle with the attendees which makes it much easier for you to stalk your favorite SharePoint rock star. What’s also great is that most of the speakers know each other, so if you are not sure which session to attend, you Continue reading My jQuery Workshop at The SharePoint Technology Conference Feb 26-29 2012