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Jan 13
Published: January 13, 2012 13:01 PM by  Penny Coventry
Well, 2012 is looking like a very busy year. I am lucky to have been accepted to speak at four conferences in the next few months:

I'll be speaking on a variety of topics: Fiddler, SharePoint Online (Office365), Ribbon Customization, branding and workflows.

Oh! and did I mention that I'm writing another book (my husband's words were: you are kidding aren't you?). This time it's on Business Connectivity Services and my co-authors are Brett Lonsdale - @brettlonsdale and Phill Duffy - @phillduffy. It should be out in June 2012 - ready for the North America and European TechEd conferences.

Oct 26
Published: October 26, 2011 17:10 PM by  Penny Coventry
On Saturday November 12th at #SPSUK, I'll be presenting a session titled:

Automating Business Processes with SharePoint Online
In this session I'll be using Visio 2010 Premium and SharePoint Designer 2010 to explore the options available when automating business process in the cloud with SharePoint Online which is part of Office 365. Towards the end of the session I'll also show how such processes can be extended using Visual Studio 2010, as well as discussing how the deployment and packaging of workflows differs from using on premise SharePoint 2010. This is a free event, but you must register at the following site:

Two days later - 14th - 15th November, I'll be repeating this session on Day 2, 13:30-14:40, Room C10 at the Swedish SharePoint & Exchange Forum in Stockholm, plus presenting another session on Day 1, 17:10-18:10, Room C58 on How to use fiddler with SharePoint 2010.

Sep 28
Published: September 28, 2011 06:09 AM by  Penny Coventry

​Like many other people who are passionate about SharePoint, I'm attending the SharePoint Conference 2011, twitter hashtag #spc11 being held in Anaheim, CS, US - October 3-6. So in a couple of days I'll be making my way over there.

Whilst at the conference I'll be soaking up the new information and experiences that attendees and speakers have to tell, attending the many social events (see event map:  and ) and I'm also doing three book signings for four of the books I've helped to produce*:

So come and say hi. I'm also part of the army of bloggers that have signed up as part of Dave Coleman's push for live blogging during the event - twitter hashtag #SPC11LB.

There are many other book sigining happening during the conference.

This blog post is a mirror of the post created on my main blog site:

* Books are never the result of one person.

Aug 13
Published: August 13, 2010 17:08 PM by  Penny Coventry
Once again, I'm packing my bags for the flight to the US. This time it's the SharePoint Best Practices Conference, 24th – 27th August, at the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel in Washington, DC - over 120 sessions, 4 tracks, 4 post-conference workshops and 60+ speakers. It's definitely one to attend.

It's the first time I've been to a US Best Practices Conference and the first time in Washington, DC, so I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait to meet up with so many friends and colleagues. I'll be presenting two sessions:

If you can't make, follow: Twitter hash is #BPC2010 and I've also seen #BPC10 used too. There is also going to be live blogging.

Jun 30
Published: June 30, 2010 18:06 PM by  Penny Coventry
The June 2010 cumulative updates for WSS 3.0 and MOSS07 have been released, see
Also Joerg Sinemus announces that the first CU for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 - MSS2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 - MSF2010 has been delayed.
I have updated my SharePoint Versions page with the latest numbers.

May 30
Published: May 30, 2010 08:05 AM by  Penny Coventry
I'm packing my bags and getting ready to fly to TechEd North America 2010. This year it's in New Orleans: 7th to 10th June. It's not my first time to visit New Orleans. I was there in February 2000 for the Microsoft Technical Trainer's Conference and then again in October 2003 for the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference. But it has been a while, and I'm really looking forward to it.
Over the years I've helped out at many TechEd conferences - Hands On Labs (HOLs), Technical Learning Centers (TLCs) and Ask the Experts (ATEs) - this year I'm presenting the Certification Prep Session for IT Pros on SharePoint Server 2010: Exams 70-667 and 70-668 on Wednesday, 9th June, 1:30 - 2:45 pm, and acting as a MCT Ambassador on the Certification Preparation and Information Desk (Room 255).
It's not too late to register and if you get to New Orleans on Sunday 6th June, and haven't registered for any of the Pre-Conference Seminars, then the Certification area is open from noon to 6pm, where you can take exams. Also, if you Pre-register to take a certification exam at Tech·Ed before June 6, then there are discounted rates.
Also, on the Sunday, there are two Microsoft Certification 101 sessions, where you can learn about selecting a certification path, preparing for your exams, and all the benefits of becoming an MCP; and two TechEd 101 sessions, where you can learn how to take advantage of everything that is going on during the 5-days.

Nov 08
Published: November 08, 2009 12:11 PM by  Penny Coventry

Cross posted from:

I’m presenting SharePoint 2010 sessions  at the Swedish SharePoint & Exchange Forum (SEF2009), and at SharePoint Evolution Conference. (Beta 2 of SharePoint 2010 will be available this month, so make sure your register to get a copy). The sessions I am presenting at the two conferences are :

Swedish SharePoint & Exchange Conference 2009

Day 1: 16th November 2009

11:00-12:00 "SharePoint 2010 workflows without code" – Best Practices Track:
Workflow in SharePoint 2010 has been revamped. The new SharePoint Designer 2010 can build reusable workflows as well as site and list based workflows. In this session we’ll  cover the workflows built into SharePoint 2010 as well as how to build new and reuse workflows, the integration with Visio, and how to prototype workflows in SharePoint Designer for further development in Visual Studio 2010. More information on SharePoint Designer can be found at the following links:

Day 2: 17th November 2009

11:00-12:00 "SharePoint 2010 and Access 2010 – Better together" – SharePoint Nerd Track:
Access has always been a great landing pad for data.  Last year I did a presentation at the SEF event showing how well Access and SharePoint worked well  together. Now the story is even better, so this session follows on the story. Access 2010 includes new performance improvement when connecting to SharePoint lists. In this session I’ll cover these as well as other improvements, such as, connecting to Business Connectivity Services (BCS) data and using Access Services. If you can’t attend SEF, then you can find out more about Access and SharePoint at the following links:

13:00-14:00 "Administrating SharePoint 2010 with PowerShell 2.0" – Best Practices Track:
In this session you’ll see how to use PowerShell to administer SharePoint 2010. We’ll cover some basic PowerShell commands and then jump into showing how to do day to day administrating of SharePoint 2010 with PowerShell. Useful PowerShell and SharePoint 2010 links are:

SharePoint Evolution Conference

More information of the two session I’ll be presenting will be detailed on this blog nearer the date. Of course by April 2010, I’ll know much more about SharePoint 2010 than I do now and I’m really looking forward to this conference. It’s at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference centre, which is where the European SharePoint Best Practice 2009 conference was held. That conference was a sell-out and I expect that the Evolution conference will also sell out, so don’t leave it too late until your register.