Thanks to small gang of brave people that ventured out into the wintery night on Wednesday to come along to the latest #MSPUG meeting.
I’m guessing that a lot of people are simply waiting to see what the NEW SharePoint platform will look like. Over the next few months – maybe as early as June 11 (TechEd USA), we’ll (hopefully) get to see what the MVP’s and other NDA folk have been fiddling with for a few months.
The SharePoint vNext ‘beta’ is expected soon – and MSPUG will start to plan out some great topics & show-n-tell – as well as a launch party, as we did with SharePoint 2010, and Office 365 (cloud party).
But – for now, we’re looking at more-and-more bits & pieces around SharePoint 2010, which won’t be going away anytime soon.
As for the May meeting, we had two sessions :
10 things you can do to optimize SharePoint performance
Aiden Clarke from Riverbed showed us a lot of great insights into web page loads times, latency, and bandwidth issues – and the ins-and-outs of how a web page is loaded.
With lots of great arm-waving, and running around the room, Aiden covered a lot with regard to what you can do to the design of your page, and some products & technologies from Riverbed that can help speed up the user experience – for public sites, WANs, extranets – and not just SharePoint of course.
He’s provided us the slides from his session – well worth having a look (link below).
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery with SharePoint 2010
Chris O’Connor from OBS showed some technical bits & pieces around HTML5 + CSS3, and the new tags & elements – and the potential browser issues you might face. Additionally, the use of jQuery can provide for some client-side funkiness & cleverness – with regard to SharePoint pages (the HTML within the browser).
We saw a few demo’s and samples including XSLT, and then using REST web services (WCF data layer) – and the JSON data being returned – and how you can format this for the page using jQuery templates.
** This session was a re-do from the Australian SharePoint Conference – click here to see.
The slides & demo’s from the meeting have been uploaded here : MSPUG SkyDrive
The next meeting will be on Wed. June 27th – we’re planning speakers & topics – so if there’s something you’d like to see, pls. let us know ! (leave a comment below)