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Charlotte Code Camp Presentation

Posted by Brian Gough on May 16, 2010

Saturday 15th was the Charlotte Code Camp, and it was a great success!  We had over 370 people register, and last I heard, we had over 200 during one session.

We had 10 tracks running covering content from helping with your job, to SQL, .Net and of course SharePoint.  I was very pleasantly surprised to see so many show up for my SharePoint preso, especially since SharePoint Saturday Charlotte was just a few weeks ago, and SharePoint Saturday DC was on Saturday as well.

I gave a presentation on the options available for learning SharePoint 2010 Development.  I had a great turn out, but unfortunately ran a bit over.  <blushes>


I was impressed with the enthusiasm in the room.  The attendees were there to learn about training options for developing SP2010 solutions, but when I polled the class, 90% had yet to even see SharePoint 2010!  Doh!  So I spent some time showing, very briefly, the new UI and the Developer Dashboard in 2010, before showing off VS 2010 by making and deploying a very simple workflow.

I apologize again to the attendees for getting my ending time wrong and not being able to show as much as I would have liked.

Here is a link to my presentation for you all. –

If you have any troubles accessing this, please post a comment for me and I will address it.


Thank you all for the great reviews and feedback!!


See you around the community!


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SharePoint Saturday – Raleigh

Posted by Brian Gough on November 8, 2009

Well, another great community event was a rousing success.  Many thanks to Michael Lotter and Josh Carlisle for putting this together and making it happen.

We had a nice mix of SharePoint 2007 and got a look at different areas of 2010 as well.

Some great speakers and great participants made this a very worthwhile event.  I heard a lot of very positive feedback and folks were very appreciative of the speakers time and efforts.

Her are some pics from the event in case you want to see what you missed!  😉

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SharePoint Saturday – Raleigh

Posted by Brian Gough on September 24, 2009

The SharePoint Saturday in Raleigh is coming up soon.  November 7th, to be exact!

To register or get more information, click here…SharePoint Saturday – Raleigh

If you are not familiar with what a “SharePoint Saturday” is…  it is an all day event of presentations from local and national experts all focused on SharePoint.  development, administration, third party tools, best practices, you name it.

SharePoint Saturday events have been a huge success and are getting better and better all the time.  it is free to all attendees, so don’t’ miss it!

I will be presenting on creating custom forms for your lists using SharePoint Designer.  So if you show up, be sure to say “hi”.



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Speaking at Code Camp

Posted by Brian Gough on September 5, 2009

I will be presenting a Hands-On-Lab at this years Code Camp on October 10, 2009.

Lab Description – Tired of the same old display page or edit page that you get with SharePoint? Would you like to be able to control what fields can be edited or highlight a particular field? This Hands-On-Lab will walk you through how to use SharePoint Designer to create your own custom display page and edit page, and show you how to set your custom pages as the defaults used by your list. This is a great way to learn how to get more from your lists and improve the overall User Experience.

This is a 300 level course using SharePoint Designer

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