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Architecting Integrated Business Solutions Using Office/Word OpenXML and SharePoint 2010

In this interactive discussion we will share the experience and best practices of building an integrated business solution using Office/Word, OpenXML and SharePoint 2010. Using a customer implementation, we (including customer speakers) will discuss how we worked around some technical issues while using Task Pane inside Word, how we generated documents on the server side using OpenXML SDK vs. SharePoint Word Automation Services, how we used SharePoint sites to manage user permissions to access documents, how we positioned the search function in the overall solution, what development and testing tools we used, and how we addressed some deployment issues while distributing custom code to end users. So come on over to join us in the talk, ask questions or share your experience with us.

Recommended Attendees:  Office/SharePoint developers, architects, and technical decision makers

Presenters:

Zhiming Xue “Z" is a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist with DPE US based in the Mid-Atlantic area. While working with customers to help architect enterprise solutions, he is passionate about both smart client and web technologies and an active blogger on Microsoft MSDN site. During his tenure with Microsoft Services, he played technical and architectural roles on many consulting projects for large enterprise customers in both the commercial sector and the public sector.  He has presented various topics at Microsoft events including TechEd China and local 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.

Jawa Buddhavarapu is Manager of Corporate Information System at Westat, Inc., an employee-owned corporation with more than 2,000 research, technical, and administrative staff. Jawa has over 22 years of IT experience in analyzing, designing and implementing software solutions to meet business process needs. He thinks system wide and maps out technology features to business needs. He has extensive experience in Oracle, Microsoft, and web platforms. Having seen the evolution from 3rd Generation languages to web technologies he has a deep understanding of how technology works.

As a technical lead at Westat, Murali Bala has over 12 years of experience in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle. He has been primarily designing and developing enterprise applications. He has strong hands on technical knowledge backed by MCSD, MCAD.NET, MCSD.NET, OCP, GWAS. He has extensive experience in programming technologies like Visual Basic, .NET, ASP.NET and JavaScript and database products like Oracle, SQL Server.