Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform Series


Welcome to the monthly public sector developer dinner event. For the next several months, we will focus on SharePoint 2010 Development starting January 2011 and kick off the series with a two-part discussion: introduction to SharePoint 2010 development and  SharePoint 2010 customization and branding. Future events will cover basic and advanced SharePoint 2010 development topics -- web parts, workflows, sandboxed solutions, Business Connectivity Services, Excel Services, Azure and cloud computing integration, content management, search, to name a few. If you are interested to present a topic, please let us know.

Introduction to SharePoint 2010 Development (45 minutes)

In this introduction session we will discuss new Visual Studio 2010 features and templates for SharePoint 2010 development, and other related tools such as SharePoint Designer and PowerShell. Through demos we will also discuss SharePoint application development, debugging and deployment process.

Dr. Zhiming Xue “Z" is a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist, based in the Washington DC area. He works with customers and partners in various technical areas such as Windows Phone, Windows Azure, SharePoint and the web platform. He advocates Microsoft technologies and initiatives including the Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) in the community, and reaches out to developers and architects through his MSDN blog and discussions at Microsoft Channel9. During his tenure with Microsoft Services, he played technical and architectural roles on many large-scale projects for commercial and public sector customers.  He has presented various topics at Microsoft events including TechEd China and community events. He holds a Ph. D. in Management Science from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a professional certification from American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and several Microsoft certifications. He can be reached through his blog at

Branding Custom Sites in SharePoint 2010 (60 minutes)

In this session we will discuss branding techniques to create custom internet sites in SharePoint 2010. While SharePoint 2010 introduces many innovative techniques such as the new ribbon, it also produces challenges for designers when the design is built for the Internet. What do you do with the ribbon for anonymous users? How do you deal with fixed width sites when SharePoint 2010 uses JavaScript to dynamically size? How do we deal with the new theming framework? What 508 rules should we keep in mind while working with SharePoint 2010?
This session will address all those questions as we work with a government website for Treasury that has been branded for the Internet based on a design prior to SharePoint 2010.
Greg Galipeau is an Enterprise Architect at the Department of Treasury. Greg has been working with SharePoint since the 2003 version and has consulted on over 25 different SharePoint implementations ranging from the private sector to government. Prior to 2003 Greg was an architect specializing in .Net. Since focusing on SharePoint in 2003, Greg specializes in all aspects of SharePoint including architecture, development, governance and branding. Now a government employee, Greg is responsible for the architecture of the SharePoint sites at the Department of Treasury including the external websites and internal collaboration/content management portal that will support over 140,000 users. Greg is a certified MCP, MCAD, MCSD and MCTS for SharePoint, SQL Server and .Net.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 8:00 PM
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