Announcing – the Winnipeg SharePoint User Group!
Sponsored By:
Zoom Office
Collaborative Innovations

The first Winnipeg SharePoint User Group event will be happening this month!  D’Arcy Lussier, Gérald Danais, Juan Larios, Jason Miller and myself all put our heads together to bring this group to life very quickly.  Come join us!

Ed Musters on SharePoint Customization and Best Practices
Date: November 25 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: One Lombard Place (Richardson Building), 17th floor conference room.
Pizza and drinks to be provided
To register, send an email to with your name.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is reportedly the FASTEST SELLING and GROWING product in Microsoft history! Bigger than Windows 95, bigger than Office suites, bigger than anything. Consequently, the DEMAND for all things SharePoint is huge. I am doing nothing but training in SharePoint development these days, and the gap in the marketplace for skilled SharePoint Developers is critical.

We’ll talk about how to get started with SharePoint customization with Visual Studio, and especially what the best practices are. We’ll even take a bit of time up front to show you SharePoint – so come even if you’ve never seen the product before and want to know what all the buzz is about!

So this ambitious talk has the following objectives:

1. Whirlwind tour of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 features
2. Whirlwind tour of MOSS 2007 Standard and Enterprise Features
3. Setting up your very own MOSS 2007 Development Environment
4. Best practices for SharePoint customization using Visual Studio
5. Develop and deploy a custom web part and custom workflow using Visual Studio
6. Development resources

The best practices will cover:

1. Using a “code beside” technique for your ASPX pages and deploying to the GAC
2. Using “The Feature” to package your customization
3. Using Solution Packages (WSP) files to deploy your feature
44. Automation of Visual Studio Project generation and Solution Package generation using Ted Pattison’s new STSDEV utility!

Speaker Bio

Ed Musters MCT, MCPD, MCTS SharePoint, MCDBA

Ed Musters an independent Consultant and President of Open Highway Consulting Inc and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Ed is President of the Toronto .NET User Group – one of the largest in North America boasting over 4000 members and regular meeting attendance of 125 developers.

In addition to teaching any of the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET related curriculum, Ed is also a SharePoint Instructor – teaching the Microsoft SharePoint curriculum as well as the Ted Pattison SharePoint content – especially “The Great SharePoint Adventure“. Ed has instructed this course numerous times for Microsoft Certified and Gold Certified Partners, and Canadian Fortune 500 companies. Ed has also instructed the Microsoft SharePoint Administrator 5060/5061 classes.

Ed holds certifications for MCT, MCPD, MCSD, and MCDBA. Ed also holds all MCTS certifications in SharePoint including WSS 3.0 Administration, WSS 3.0 Development, MOSS 2007 Administration, and MOSS 2007 Development. Ed has given talks recently to the Toronto SharePoint Code camp, the Toronto Code Camp, the Great Indian Developer Summit 2008 held at the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore India, and most recently at DevReach in Sofia Bulgaria.

Eric Legault

Full-stack product builder & consultant for Microsoft 365 & Graph. Microsoft MVP 2003 - 2019. Outlook add-in guru. Rocker. Video/audio engineer. Collects Thors.

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