We're just a couple of weeks away before the start of the SharePoint Conference (SPC) being held in Las Vegas. I want to give you guys a heads up that I will be at the conference from Oct 19-22. I'm pretty excited because I will be giving two different presentations on the Open XML SDK at the conference. Here's the description and times of the two sessions I'll be doing:

Session Title

Time & Date

Session Code

Description

SharePoint 2010 Based Document Assembly and Manipulation using Word Automation Services and Open XML

10/20/2009 10:30 AM

@ Mandalay Bay H

SPC349

The Open XML Formats are the new default file formats for Word, Excel and PowerPoint (docx, xlsx, pptx). With the Open XML SDK, which provides a set of .NET APIs that allows developers to create and manipulate documents in the Open XML Formats, and the Office services available on SharePoint 2010 (Word Automation Services, which performs high-performance bulk document conversions, and Excel Services, which provides server-side support for spreadsheet calculation), developers can now build solutions for server environments without the need of the Office clients. With just a few lines of code you will be able to create rich solutions, like document assembly. Come and check out all the demos and free source code.

Deep Dive Open XML and the Open XML SDK

10/20/2009 1:15 PM

@ Mandalay Bay J

SPC402

This session will introduce you to Open XML and the tools you use to develop Office document solutions. Using Open XML you have the power to create and edit documents on the server without needing to resort to COM based Office automation. You will get a basic understanding of how to use Open XML for authoring documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You will learn how to leverage the Open XML SDK and other various tools to make your development life easier. After this session is complete you will know everything you need to get going with building document automation processes. Come and check out all the demos and free source code.

Let me know if there are specific demos you guys would like to see and I'll try to work on getting them included. After my presentations, I will make available all my demos and source code on this blog. Besides the presentations, you will be able to find me at the Office client booth during the week of SPC and at the "Ask the Experts" event on Wednesday October 21. If you're at SPC do come by and say hello. I always look forward to hearing feedback from you guys at these conferences.

Zeyad Rajabi