BlueMetal’s Information Management Practice Director, Bob German, will present two sessions at SPTechCon San Francisco on Wednesday, March 6.  He’ll be giving away a copy of his book, SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight, at the end of each session, and he’d love to chat with you about your SharePoint experience, so please stop by and say hello!  See below for session descriptions and times.

Empowering Business with Hybrid Code/No-Code Solutions  – 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

SharePoint 2010 “no-code” solutions developed with tools like InfoPath, Excel and SharePoint Designer are faster to develop than custom code, and are much easier to adapt to changing business needs. Yet sometimes the technology falls short, and essential parts of your users’ requirements are missing.
In this class, you’ll learn how to minimize cost and increase business agility by designing solutions that can be updated and extended by non-developers. You’ll see live demos of solutions that are designed to deliver the best of both worlds by supplementing no-code solutions with flexible and reusable code. This class is for business analysts and architects as well as developers—no programming experience required! Participants should have a high-level understanding of SharePoint concepts and tools.

Turbo-Charge Collaboration by Automating Site Provisioning in SharePoint 2010 – 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

For all its rich functionality, SharePoint 2010 does little to help provision and organize its sites and site collections. In this class, you’ll learn why automating this task can boost collaboration and how it can help with site discovery, governance and upgrades. You’ll learn when to provision sites vs. site collections, how to use Web templates, how to use metadata to track sites and generate a dynamic site directory, and how to design all this to work in a small, single farm or large, multi-farm environment. You’ll also see a demonstration of actual site-provisioning solutions for SharePoint on-premises and in Office 365.