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July 3, 2009

Andrew Connell, Indianapolis, August 26th: Building High Performance Features and Solutions on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

I’m happy to announce that Andrew Connell of Critical Path Training has agreed to come to Indianapolis on August 26th (2009) to deliver his “world famous” session “Building High Performance Features and Solutions on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007” to the SharePoint Users Group of Indiana (SPIN). If you’ve ever seen Andrew speak at a conference (Microsoft TechEd, SharePoint Connections, etc.) you know this will be a great presentation filled with tons of real world advice from the work Andrew has done with clients on large scale deployments of SharePoint. Andrew is perhaps best known for his Web Content Management expertise in the SharePoint platform but he’s also a powerful developer. Andrew and I worked together with Paul Andrew on where any ASP.NET developer can get 10 sessions on the basics of developing for SharePoint for free.

The abstract he provided for this session is:

“Performance should be one of the top areas of focus on everyone’s mind when embarking on a Internet facing Microsoft Office Server 2007 site. In this session we’ll look at the built-in caching capabilities in the SharePoint platform, including disk-based and page output caching. In addition we’ll take a look at various hot-button issues developers should be aware of when developing components for a public site built on MOSS 2007. Topics include object model techniques, how to properly manage memory in order to avoid the dreaded OutOfMemory exception, key sizing numbers to keep in mind when architecting your implementation and minimizing the page payload to speed up those page load times. After this session, you’ll be armed with the power to create high performance and scalable solutions in MOSS 2007!”

If you’re within three hours driving distance or so of Indianapolis I’d highly recommend you attend this meeting. The registration url is: The doors will open at 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6:00 PM. We’ve moved from our normal venue to accommodate a larger than normal attendance — however, we recommend that you sign up early to make sure that you get your seat at this special event.

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