I was asked to speak at TechEd SEA and I am excited for a couple of reasons:
1) I was asked to speak at TechEd USA but the trip was cancelled for reasons I will not state here; and now I will get to show off some COOL stuff!
2) I have never been to Asia and this trip will be a cultural education for me.
I’d like to talk about my two sessions here:
a) Setting up an Internet facing website using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Forms-based Authentication
Forms-based authentication is an ASP.NET authentication service that enables applications to provide their own logon UI and do their own credential verification. If you have an anonymous Internet-facing site, you will want to know how to use Forms-based authentication. In this demo-rich session, I will take you from a base installation of SharePoint, walk through the basic steps of setting up the ASP.NET provider and configuring SharePoint to use FBA. I like doing demonstrations because it helps the attendee(delegate) see step by step how something is accomplished and sometimes, what to watch out for if the demo fails!
b) SharePoint Lifecycle Management DemoFest
The Solution Accelerators Team is a crack bunch that create tools to manage the Lifecycle of SharePoint. SharePoint is a beast that definitely, if not tamed, will eat your admins up if you don’t understand how to manage it from inception to planning to deployment to retirement. In this session I will demonstrate many tools that are used to accomplish exactly that.
See my technical blog for more information in a couple of weeks.