Our next meeting...
Bob German will be presenting "Is it Safe to Customize SharePoint?"
Since 2007, SharePoint has been
billed as a platform for developing custom solutions. And who wants to be
limited to just what's in the box? The thing is, sometimes the customizations
break when you upgrade SharePoint, which might be at any moment if you're in
SharePoint Online. Just ask anyone who used the "Fab 40" web
templates and then couldn't upgrade from SharePoint 2007! It's gotten so crazy
that some people just won't customize SharePoint at all, even as new development
technologies are introduced.
In this talk, we'll review all
the major options for customizing SharePoint since 2003, and the strengths and
pitfalls of each. You'll learn which options are "safe" and which are
headed for a long trip down a short pier. This talk is for everyone who makes
decisions about SharePoint - admins, business decision-makers, architects, and
developers alike. You'll learn what's possible from each type of customization,
and what the future has in store. The goal is to make it easy for you to
navigate through all the options without stepping on any land mines!
About the Speaker
Bob German is Principal Architect
at BlueMetal Architects, where he leads SharePoint architecture and development
engagements for enterprise customers. Bob has been developing on the
SharePoint platform since it was called “Site Server”, and is a Microsoft MVP
for Office Development and Office Services and Servers. Over the last few
years, Bob has demonstrated "future-proof" client side solutions that
allow code reuse from legacy SharePoint to the Add-in model and the forthcoming
Prior to joining BlueMetal, Bob
was an architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA; he also
worked for Microsoft Consulting Services building and performance tuning web
sites and other networking solutions.
Wednesday Mar 08, 2017.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
The meeting will be held at the BlueMetal Boston Office at 9 Galen St, Suite 300, Watertown, MA. Parking is FREE, and available in the main lot, and behind the building along the river.
Walk in the main building entrace, go to the back, take the elevator up to the 3rd floor, and the BlueMetal office is right in front of the elevator.
Modern technology, craftsman quality. We're an interactive design and technology architecture firm matching the most experienced consultants in the industry to the most challenging business and technical problems facing our clients. We seek to understand your business strategy and technical foundation to craft modern applications that holistically blend strategic vision, creative design, architecture, and innovation, to exactly meet your needs and ensure your success.
Food and beverages will be provided at the meeting free of charge from our meeting sponsor. Food arrives at about 5:45. We generally have pizza (with and without meat), as well a salad, water, and sodas.
We will be handing out raffle tickets at the BASPUG meetings.
This meeting is sponsored by...
The Boston Area SharePoint Users Group (BASPUG) was founded to bring together like minds to network and share their experiences, triumphs, and tribulations around Microsoft SharePoint, to provide a community platform for Boston area SharePoint users, administrators, developers, architects, of all experience levels, even brand new to SharePoint, to share their knowledge with the community. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.