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SharePoint Advisor Live! Day 1

I’m out at SharePoint Advisor Live!.  It’s good to get to talk to the other speakers to learn about how they’re using SharePoint in their worlds and talking to the attendees to learn about their challenges.  A few of the highlights from the day…

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  • Echo for SharePoint (www.winapptechnologies.com) – A winform based application to migrate lists and web part pages from one site to another.  Currently only works on the local server (meaning they’re using the SP API).  No command line yet — so it won’t fit into automated deployments.  It does, however, manage to get past some of the issues that the two migration utilities that I’m working on are still having.
  • ParallelSpace (www.parallelspace.com) – Content migration utilities and security assessment utilities for SharePoint.
  • Microsoft/Domino connection (www.msdomino.net) – Allows for Domino/Notes to be shown in SharePoint.  Not clear on how it all works yet, the demo wasn’t fully functional yesterday when I went by but it’s definitely interesting.

There were some interesting conversations about off-line clients and rich clients for SharePoint.  Mostly the idea that Access might be a front end to SharePoint.  Specifically the thought of adding relationships to SharePoint list data was discussed.