Thursday, October 22, 2009

Closing thoughts from the SharePoint conference

I am sitting in the last session, and I have to admit- I am a little bit afraid of SharePoint 2010. There is just so much more, that it makes the step from SharePoint 2003 to 2007 seem small in comparison. I think we should thank the SharePoint product team for an enormous effort to get all this new stuff in - and give us some very complex stuff to work with.

I am looking forward to doing search solutions, writing visual web parts, developing better event handlers (post synchronous events!), designing in sharepoint designer and then moving the design to visual studio and more and more and more.

If you get access to the presentation videos - make sure you listen to Mike Ammerlaan's presentation titled "Architecture guidance for building applications in SharePoint 2010" - not sure how much of that will be reviewed during the beta period (starting next month) but this was THE best and most important presentation in the conference - giving us thumb rules of what to use when, and some key pointers to making decisions on what to use in different development scenarios. Thanks Mike!

Finally, there are things I am dissapointed with - like a continued lack of support for custom fields in office, and no exciting new field controls. But the good overweighs the bad. I will have a think about what I have seen in the next two weeks, and then start blogging again - from TechEd Europe.

For now - I am going to see the grand canyon, visit Munich, and have a week's vacation in Israel with my family. Be patient, and more posts will come in tow to three weeks. If you are coming to TechED and want to chat - see you in Berlin in the Ask The Experts booth!

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