After this blog, started in August 2008, and the pathtosharepoint.com demo site, launched at the beginning of this year, I am now moving to the next step on my online path. Starting this Fall, I’ll be partnering with Mark Miller, from EndUserSharePoint.com, to offer online workshops.
The topics will be taken from the techniques I have introduced in this blog in the past year. In each workshop, I’ll explain a technique, walk you through the code, and show you how you can further enhance it. The solutions will be packaged as Web Parts available for download.
The workshops will target in particular power users, site administrators and consultants who need to go beyond the standard SharePoint capabilities, but without server side development or third party applications. No specific knowledge is required from the participants, other than SharePoint and HTML basics.
Mark and I have identified the following topics that we’ll start offering in September:
– Easy Tabs: include a tabbed interface in your SharePoint page, and learn how to customize its look.
– Image Rotator: display on your page random images pulled from a picture library.
We’ll provide more details on the content of the workshops in the weeks to come.
If you have other needs, I’ll set up additional workshops based on your requests. Here are for example a few topics I have in mind:
– Calendars: customize the default SharePoint calendar views (size, color coding, tooltips, weekdays only, etc.)
– jQuery: create animations and charts (scrolling news, sparklines, etc.)
– hands-on training on the HTML calculated column: build your own formulas to create color coded lists or calendars.
If you find the idea interesting, please take the time to leave a comment below or contact me by e-mail. Your feedback is essential, this is what will allow us to build trainings that suit your needs.
As a consultant in Information Systems, I have been providing training/coaching to information workers in the past 10 years. I am also on occasion a lecturer in universities – mostly in MBA programs – where I have been teaching Management Information Systems since 2001.