How to become a SharePoint Hero with SharePoint Designer and the Data Form Web Part
If you thought that SharePoint Designer was just the “next version of FrontPage”, then you’re missing out on the heroics that can be performed using SharePoint Designer and the Data Form Web Part, all without writing a single line of code. The Data Form Web Part is known as “the most powerful web part in SharePoint”, and empowers IT professionals to customize SharePoint in ways that are not possible through the browser.
Join Matt for a demo-oriented, informal, PowerPoint-less session that may include:
- SharePoint Designer and Data Form Web Part basics
- Changing the look and feel of out-of-the-box list views
- Adapting out-of-the-box list and library forms
- Exposing data from other enterprise systems including SQL databases (without a line of code!)
- Creating mash-ups using multiple data sources
- Conditional formatting, web part connections, and editable data views
- A number of terribly bad jokes.
This will be Matt’s final presentation at the SharePoint User Group prior to departing for his OE.
Prizes: Several oversized t-shirts, and a secret giveaway courtesy of Microsoft.
Intended Audience: Information Workers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals, and Managers are guaranteed to all come away with a fresh perspective on what’s possible with SharePoint, and empowered to do so themselves with the Data Form Web Part. Developers should also add the Data Form Web Part to their toolkit, and/or understand why no-code customisation of SharePoint with the Data Form Web Part will put them out of work!
Presented by: Matt Smith, Intergen
Matt has worked in the collaboration, knowledge, and document management space for over 8 years, the last two of which have been exclusively with SharePoint. Matt specialises in SharePoint customisation, and has a particular focus on productive and effective development practices. Matt was a key member of Intergen’s team responsible for one of the largest SharePoint implementations in the South Island, as well as a key member of the team building the next version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint.
As a community evangelist for SharePoint, Matt started the Christchurch SharePoint User’s Group in late 2007. Matt has spoken at local and national SharePoint and .NET user group events, as well as at TechEd NZ in 2008. Matt was recently awarded Microsoft MVP status for his contributions to the community.
Date: Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Time: Snacks + Refreshments from 5:30PM, Talk from 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Canterbury Innovation Incubator (CII), 200 Armagh Street. The CII is diagonally opposite the Centennial Leisure Centre, and parks are usually available along Armagh Street or Oxford Terrace. If the roller door at the venue is down, please enter through the small “hobbit” door within the roller door itself. Contact Gary on 021-266-0753 if you have trouble accessing the venue.