TechEd 2005 in New Zealand  is rapidly approaching and I have just managed to finalise my demos and slides for my presentation.

So ... if you are intersted in hearing all about Windows SharePoint Services site definitions,  what they are, where they are, how they work AND demos walking through creating one from scratch ... including custom UI work, lists, views etc... then this talk is for you!  It is for people both experienced with site definitions that want to know more ... and those who are new to this stuff and want to get a jump start.

Details:

MSG310 - Developing Site Definitions and Templates for Windows SharePoint Services - Chris Johnson - Crowne Plaza Ballroom 2 (230)

Site definitions are the most powerful, flexible way to customise existing sets of SharePoint sites or create entirely new classes of sites designed to address specific business needs. Learn how to use a combination of XML instructions and ASP.NET pages to design solutions that users can self-provision just by selecting a template in Windows SharePoint Services. In this session, we build a solution that involves custom lists, views, pages, Web Parts, Web services, and design elements. Come see and learn the same techniques that were used to provide key functionality for Visual Studio Team System, BizTalk Server, Class Server, Microsoft CRM, MBS Business Portals, and (of course) SharePoint Portal Server.

I will also be available for quizzing about everything SharePoint at the Ask the Experts session on Monday night.

See you at Sky City Auckland!