SharePoint Fest DC 2016 Info and Discount

I’m excited to be back in the DC metro area for SharePoint Fest DC 2016! Save $200 on a Gold or Platinum pass with my code ‘Ferro200’! If you aren’t already signed up, use my code and enjoy the discount! Hope to see you there. Check out my session info below and come see me at the RDA table during the conference.

Visual Studio for ALM and SharePoint
Thursday 4/28 at 4:20pm in Breakout 5 (Slide Deck)
Visual Studio 2013/2015 is a monumental leap forward for Microsoft development. There are so many useful enhancements and features that each could be their own session. This session will give an overview of the new features then focus on those related to Application Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Team Foundation Server, and SharePoint. From project planning, to deployment automation, to inline enhancements from CodeLens, this session will show developers, team leads, and project managers why Visual Studio 2013/2015 is worth upgrading to immediately!

Rarely do you find a session that attracts both developers and Project Managers, but this is it! Developers come and see all the new enhancements for Visual Studio 2015 and bring your Project Managers to show them how it will increase productivity. Project Managers come see the enhancements for project management and application lifecycle management and bring your developers to show them how to update burn down charts!

Tim Ferro

Philly .NET Code Camp 2016.1 Session Info and Presentations

Philly .NET Code Camp

Philly .NET Code Camp 2016.1
April 8-9, Microsoft, Malvern, PA

Optimizing Team Efficiency with Visual Studio and TFS
Saturday, 11:30am – Malvern Room
Presentation Link
Software development is not easy. Managing projects and a team of developers is not easy. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Team Services can help you optimize your development team efficiency, even if you don’t work exclusively on the Microsoft stack.

This session will give an overview of features in each product while focusing on those related to increasing your development team’s efficiency. From project planning, to inline enhancements from CodeLens, this session will show developers, team leads, and project managers how they technologies work together to greatly increase team efficiency and reduce wasted time. Rarely do you find a session that attracts both developers and Project Managers, but this is it! Developers come and see all the new enhancements for Visual Studio and bring your Project Managers to show them how it will increase productivity. Project Managers come see the enhancements for project management and application lifecycle management and bring your developers to show them why they need to update burn down charts!

Getting Started With JavaScript Libraries for Office 365
Saturday, 1:30pm – Strafford Room
Presentation Link
Whether you are developing for Office 365 (or SharePoint on-premises), these days you are going to need some “go-to” JavaScript libraries to enhance your solutions. No matter what project I am on, over the past few years there are a number of fantastic JavaScript libraries I have learned to use and integrate with great success. They work with Apps, content editor web parts, .NET solutions, and anywhere else you can utilize JavaScript (Even CSS!). Some of my favorites covered in this session are jQuery, SPServices, jqPlot, and DataTables.

In this session I will show how to get up and running developing with JavaScript for Office 365 in multiple ways. Then I will demo some of my “go-to” libraries as well as a few others. I will discuss real world application of these libraries based on previous clients where I have used them. I will wrap up with a nice combined demo that works great in both Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises.

Tim Ferro

I’m No Giant, but I Have Shoulders… Microsoft MVP Award

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2016 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual Studio and Development Technologies technical communities during the past year.

When I received my first MVP Award last year, I was shocked and humbled and thankful for all the help I have received over the years. This quote by Sir Isaac Newton felt most appropriate.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

The second time around, all of that is still completely true. I am still shocked and humbled and without the support of my family, friends, colleagues, technical communities, and the MVP community, this would not have been possible. If there is any way I can help you in your career, please reach out. I’m no giant, but I have shoulders. Thank you.

Tim Ferro

SPSDC Reston 2015

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SharePoint Saturday DC: Reston 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015 (8am-6pm)
Microsoft Reston, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20170
@SPSaturday_DC #SPSDC

Platinum Sponsor: RDA Corporation
Gold Sponsor: Planet Technologies
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RDA Speakers and Sessions
Ravi Patil
Modern SharePoint Development: PnP, JavaScript, and Best Practices
0915-1030 in room 3062

Manny Agrinya
SharePoint Hybrid and Workflows
1045-1200 in room 3058

Barton Loesley
Surfacing External Data in SharePoint & Office 365
1300-1415 in room 1018

Tim Ferro
Getting Started with JavaScript Libraries for Office 365
1430-1545 in room 3062

SPSNYC 2015 Info and Presentation Link

JavaScript Libraries for Office 365 Developers
Saturday 25th July, 2015 10:30am to 11:45am

Whether you are developing for Office 365 or SharePoint on-premises, these days you are going to need some “go-to” JavaScript libraries to enhance your solutions. No matter what project I am on, over the past few years there are a number of fantastic JavaScript libraries I have learned to use and integrate with great success. They work with Apps, content editor web parts, .NET solutions, and anywhere else you can utilize JavaScript (Even CSS!). Some of my favorites covered in this session are jQuery, SPServices, jqPlot, and DataTables.

In this session I will show how to get up and running developing with JavaScript for SharePoint in multiple ways. Then I will demo each of my “go-to” libraries as well as a few others. I will discuss real world application of these libraries based on previous clients where I have used them. I will wrap up with a nice combined demo that works great in both Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises.

PowerPoint: Tim_Ferro_RDA_SPSNYC15_JavaScript.pptx

SPTechCon Developer Days: Session Info & Presentations

SPTCDD15Session Info and Presentations
Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA

Friday 1:30-2:45pm (Grand Peninsula G)
Visual Studio 2013 for ALM and SharePoint

Friday 3-4:15pm (Sandpebble DE)
The Evolution of SharePoint Event Receivers from On-Prem to the Cloud

To download the presentations, please use the official Dev Days link:
http://www.sptechcondevdays.com/slides

My GitHub repo for Event Receivers is here:
https://github.com/vball525/EventReceivers

FEDSPUG and NOVA Code Camp 2015

04/16 FEDSPUG: JavaScript Libraries for SharePoint Developers (slides)
04/18 NOVA Code Camp: JavaScript Libraries for Office 365 Developers (slides)

Whether you are developing for Office 365 or SharePoint on-premises, these days you are going to need some “go-to” JavaScript libraries to enhance your solutions. No matter what project I am on, over the past few years there are a number of fantastic JavaScript libraries I have learned to use and integrate with great success. They work with Apps, content editor web parts, .NET solutions, and anywhere else you can utilize JavaScript (Even CSS!). Some of my favorites covered in this session are jQuery, SPServices, jqPlot, and DataTables.

In this session I will show how to get up and running developing with JavaScript for SharePoint in multiple ways. Then I will demo each of my “go-to” libraries as well as a few others. I will discuss real world application of these libraries based on previous clients where I have used them. I will wrap up with a nice combined demo that works great in both Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises.

SharePoint Fest DC Session Info

SharePoint Fest DC
http://www.sharepointfest.com/DC/agenda

Visual Studio 2013 for ALM and SharePoint
Thursday 4/9, 9:55am – Breakout 8 (slides)

Visual Studio 2013/2015 is a monumental leap forward for Microsoft development. There are so many useful enhancements and features that each could be their own session. This session will give an overview of the new features then focus on those related to Application Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Team Foundation Server 2013, .NET Framework, and SharePoint. From project planning, to deployment automation, to inline enhancements from CodeLens, this session will show developers, team lead, and project managers why Visual Studio 2013/2015 is worth upgrading to immediately!

Rarely do you find a session that attracts both developers and Project Managers, but this is it! Developers come and see all the new enhancements for Visual Studio 2013 and bring your Project Managers to show them how it will increase productivity. Project Managers come see the enhancements for project management and application lifecycle management and bring your developers to show them how to update burn down charts!

The Evolution of SharePoint Event Receivers from On-Prem to the Cloud
Friday 4/10, 11:20am – Breakout 8 (slides)

Event Receivers are a fundamental part of every version of SharePoint. They have evolved from server side only, to now include App and Remote events in the cloud. Knowing how to use them and what features are available for which version of SharePoint is crucial for all SharePoint developers.

Drawing on my extensive experience over the past seven years, this session will give every developer a solid foundation for using Event Receivers in SharePoint (both on-prem and in the cloud) built on best practices and real world usage. This session will provide an overview of Event Receivers in SharePoint with specific focus on List Item Event Receivers. You will learn from real world examples, tips, tricks, and hear about how event receivers have been utilized at different clients. I discuss the pros and cons of using Event Receivers as well as compare them to SharePoint Workflows. I will key on the differences between the versions of SharePoint related to Event Receiver functionality and discuss new Event Receivers in SharePoint 2013, including some that work in the cloud. Finally I will show a demo of how to quickly get up and running using Visual Studio and some common use examples.

Tim Ferro

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants… Microsoft MVP Award

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Visual Studio ALM technical communities during the past year.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

Being honored with the Microsoft® MVP Award would not have happened without the help and support of my family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you to my wife and kids. Thank you to my family. Thank you to all my current and former colleagues. Thank you to the MVP, Visual Studio, .NET, and SharePoint communities. Thank you to my teachers in college, high school, and grade school. You all deserve part of this award.

Thank You!

Tim Ferro

SPS Philly 2015

Come see my 2 sessions at SPS Philly 2015! (Agenda)
March 7, 2015, 8:30 – 5:00
Microsoft Building, Malvern, PA

10am-11:15am (Berwyn) Visual Studio for ALM and SharePoint
2pm-3:15pm (Wynnewood) JavaScript Libraries for SharePoint Developers