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Michael Lotter, SharePoint Solutions Architect, B&R Business Solutions
Michael Lotter, MCTS, is a SharePoint Solutions Architect for B&R Business Solutions, and travels throughout the United States implementing SharePoint and InfoPath-based solutions. He is an active speaker at East Coast Code Camps and user group meetings, and is a co-author on O'Reilly's SharePoint 2007: The Definitive Guide. You can also follow Michael's work through his blog, located at
InfoPath 2007 and Visual Studio 2008
The session walks through building a new InfoPath 2007 form, Web Service, .NET Class, Workflow and LDAP query with Visual Studio 2008. The form will call web service on opening and retrieve the current user Active Directory information and State list from SQL 2005 database to populate an InfoPath form drop down list. A simple workflow will be created and deployed with Visual Studio 2008 for sending an email.
Building and deploying custom SharePoint Application pages (_layouts) with Visual Studio 2008
This session goes into the details of the different ways that you can build custom SharePoint Application pages and demonstrate how to get the standard look and feel and breadcrumb. A WSP (SharePoint Solution) file will be created to deploy the custom code to SharePoint by using the STSADM command line tool or SharePoint Central Administration.
Creating custom commands for STSADM with C#
The session walks through creating a Visual Studio 2008 C# Class Project for writing code to extend STSADM Utility and what needs to be done to deploy and have STSADM Utility recognize the new custom command. Additional time will be spent on how the code is structured and what the debug parameter is used for.