MOSSCamp 2007

MOSSCampI’m at [MOSSCamp](http://www.mosscamp.net “MOSSCamp”) in Chicago today and figured that I’d share my notes with the world (if ya’ll are interested)…

###MOSSCamp – 2007.11.09

####SharePoint Group Discussion
* Hybrid authentication for client access. using SQL and AD authentication (SQL for clients)
* No one is using RSS within SharePoint :)
* Social Networking (Likes/Dislikes)

####SharePoint Team Development
#####Session led by Christopher Kadel
* SharePoint Development Assets
* Assembly Based
* Artifact Based
* “Some items are artifact and some are assembly based – the tool you’re choosing defines which is which”
* Building a Development Scheme
* Don’t Develop on Production
* Develop with Version Control
* Integrate code before Production
* Sample Dev Environment
* Developer WorkStation (Windows Server 2003, WSS/MOSS, VS2005, Team Explorer, WSS Extensions for VS)
* Integration (Windows Server 2003, MOSS)
* Production (Windows Server 2003, MOSS)
* Sample Development Environment
* Leverages Content Management Features
* Shared Content Development Environment
* Push to Production

####Branding SharePoint
#####Session led by Anthony Handley
* Site Customization
* Two Types of building blocks
* Site Definitions – XML and ASPX files stored on front-end web server
* Custom Site Templates – Stored in the db and are created by using an existing site as a model
* Custom Templates: Pros and Cons
* Pros
* Custom templates are easy to create
* Almost anything that can be done in the UI can be preserved by the template
* Custom templates can be modified without affecting existing sites that have been created from the templates
* Custom templates are easy to deploy
* Cons
* Custom templates are not created in a dev env (?)
* Custom templates are less efficient in large-scale environments
* If the site definition is based upon does not exist on the front-end server(s), the custom template does not work

####Extending MOSS Using Event Handlers
#####Session led by George Duran
* Capture events raised by:
* Items in a list
* Lists in a web
* Webs in a site collection
* Events ending in “ed” are Ansynchronous and “ing” are Synchronous

####Custom Authentication Providers
#####Session led by Matt Morse
* Went out to get a cookie so didnt’ catch the first part of the presentation :)
* Central Administrator – Application Management – Authentication Providers to change provider

####Delivering Customizations Into SharePoint Sites
#####Marc Gusmano
* “Simply by installing a feature, you can pretty much make a SharePoint site do anything”
* Scope = Site means Site Collection Feature
* Scope = SPWeb means Site Feature
* STSADM to install Features

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