Today’s SharePoint Saturday here in Boston (Microsoft’s office in Waltham, actually) was a great success by my measure. I’m not sure how many people were there, but every session I went to was packed, the crowd was truly engaged, and the discussions were rich.
Thanks to all who came to my session: Developing with SharePoint Designer – The Middle Tier, Focus on Data View Web Parts (DVWPs). I’ve posted my presentation at the preceding link; let me know if you have any problems accessing it. I appreciated all of the questions in my session. I always find it gratifying when there is a good, lively dialog. If I didn’t get to your questions or if anything occurred to you later in the day or since, don’t hesitate to post a comment to this post or drop me an email at marc.anderson [at] sympraxisconsulting.com.
One thing that I didn’t get to because I ran out of time was to show the A. W. Chesterton site. This is a site that I did a lot of work on, from the branding, to the layout, to the DVWPs. If you drill into the products, every page is made up of DVWPs, and that includes the Quick Launch and breadcrumbs (note how they don’t behave “normally”). All of the content is coming from lists. Also note the language selector at the top of the page on the global links. This site contains all of the bits and pieces that I talked about in my session, and of course a lot more. It’s still a work in progress (as most sites ought to be!), so you may see some things that don’t look quite right. If you do, please let me know.
Thanks also to all of the organizers. Organizing events like this are a challenge I know that I couldn’t undertake successfully, and everything was arranged well and went off without a hitch. Cheers to the gangs from SharePoint Saturday and the the International SharePoint Professionals Association (“ISPA”) as well as all of the sponsors and other speakers!