Microsoft Portugual is to co-host a two-day SharePoint Connections conference in October.

Microsoft SharePoint Connections Workshops 2010 will take place in the town of Cascais, about 15 miles from Lisbon airport, on Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1.

Day one will feature former U. S. Navy submarine officer, MVP and prolific author on Microsoft technology Scott Hillier presenting a full-day workshop for developers: "Business Connectivity Services – Deep Dive".  Students will learn all about Business Connectivity Services architecture and learn to create simple no-code solutions, intermediate declarative solutions and full-code advanced connectors and add-ins. They will also find out how to search external data and deal with all manner of security from Windows authentication to claims.

On October 1, Wouter van Vugt will present his SharePoint Development Excellence Workshop. Van Vugt is a Dutch MVP on the Open XML file format used by Office and frequent contributor to sites like OpenXmlDeveloper.org and MSDN. His full-day seminar will feature sessions on how to improve the development process with the new advanced techniques and APIs in SharePoint 2010, list, library and content-type customisation, and enterprise workflow techniques.

The same day sees Windows IT Pro guru Dan Holme host a SharePoint 2010 administration masterclass. Holme points out that IT pros could spend weeks discussing what they need to know to deploy, upgrade, configure and administer SharePoint 2010. Here, he will explain the features, technologies and processes that are likely to matter most to attendees. Whether students are new to SharePoint or are experienced in previous versions they should find that his faced-paced workshop is packed with valuable content.

Early-bird registrees who book before August 30 for €199 can save €50 off the day rate
or attend both days at €348 and save €150. For full details and booking, see the Microsoft SharePoint Connections Workshops 2010 website.

For details about how to sponsor Microsoft SharePoint Connections Workshops 2010, contact Nigel Clapham via email at nigel@pentoncommunications.co.uk or phone on +44 161 929 2800.