Our extra geek on the geekSpeak was Dan Attis. Because we didn't get his bio and headshot in time for the deck, I'm adding it here. Below that you'll find resources and links.


J. Dan Attis hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and attended the University of Western Ontario (UWO), graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics.  Dan has been heavily involved in the local Atlanta user group community since 2003.  In addition to being an occasional speaker at both the VB.NET and the C#.NET user groups, he helped create the Free Training 1,2,3! series (www.freetraining123.com) to help developers learn Microsoft technologies.  Dan created and presented material at the first SharePoint 1,2,3! event (www.sharepoint123.com) along with the other leaders of the Atlanta Microsoft Professionals user group.  Dan is also on the team responsible for the highly successful Atlanta Code Camps that runs every year as well as a speaker.

Today, Dan works as a senior consultant for Intellinet, working primarily with cutting edge SharePoint and .NET technologies creating innovative technology solutions that achieve measurable business improvements for their clients.

Dan resides in Atlanta with his wonderful wife Jody and beautiful daughter Lily.


Recording Link



How to set up a SharePoint development machine, by Eli Robillard - http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2007/02/23/build-a-sharepoint-development-machine.aspx

How to create a MOSS 2007 VPC, by Tony Zink  -http://www.pptspaces.com/sharepointreporterblog/Lists/Posts/Archive.aspx

Performance Point - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX101680481033.aspx

Customizing the mySite template - http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/03/22/customizing-moss-2007-my-sites-within-the-enterprise.aspx

BDC Metaman - http://www.bdcmetaman.com/default.aspx

SharePoint Certification Exams:

List of SharePoint features out of the box - http://www.sharepointblogs.com/dustin/articles/5235.aspx

Codeplex features - http://www.codeplex.com/features

Fabulous 40 site definitions - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/wssapps/templates/default.mspx

SmartPart and Son of SmartPart - http://www.smartpart.info/default.aspx