I’m going to be pigging out in Las Vegas next week—not at one of the fabled buffets but at the SharePointPro Summit March 16 through 19 at the Bellagio. It’s a veritable buffet of SharePoint learning, from the people who so expertly run Windows Connections conferences.
I plan to fill my plate with sessions on installing and deploying SharePoint 2010, document restore strategies, deploying Office Web Apps through SharePoint 2010, social networking features in SharePoint, creating and archiving sites, sandboxed solutions, and SQL Server maintenance tips-and go back for seconds and thirds. And that's just before lunch.
A few more tasty options that get to the marrow of SharePoint's bones include these sessions, which I'm looking forward to attending:
* Todd Klindt's and Shane Young's "Administration of SharePoint 2010 Using PowerShell, the New Coolness" offers a head start on Windows PowerShell, Microsoft's increasingly common answer to the question of "how do I manage this Microsoft technology?"
* Dan Holme's "Designing Governance: How Information Management and Security Must Drive Your Design," helps avoid SharePoint pitfalls by ensuring you get it right from the start.
The SharePointPro Summit offers over 40 sessions to choose from, on several subject tracks including admin and dev-specific topics in SharePoint. Plus the Expo gives you time to stroll among the SharePoint solution vendors and take a long, no-pressure look at their wares.