SharePoint Best Practices Conference – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference was another great one. Today, the tracks I attended were more on the technical and development side of things, starting off the day with the first part of Best Practices for Implementing Kerberos in a SharePoint Environment (and ended the day today with the second part of this session), put on by Spence Harbar and Bob Fox, the main takeaway from these sessions was this – kerberos configuration is very simple. This was a refreshing take on kerberos, as if you have ever attempted to setup kerberos (and not just for SharePoint), there is a lot of information out there that can be confusing, and down right wrong. Spence should be posting the slide deck today from their two sessions up on his blog at some point, so keep an eye out there for it.

The second session of the day was Data Protection, Recovery, and Availability, put on once again by Mike Watson and Ben Curry. This session not only focused on DR and HA as it relates to SharePoint, but also DR and HA in general. A highly informative session with some great information pruned from the best of the best in DR (Mike Watson will be teaching the DR portion of the Microsoft Certified Master program for SharePoint).

After a bit of a break for lunch, I attended the Agile SharePoint development with Scrum session hosted by Andrew Woodward of This session was an excellent and informative introduction into Agile development practices using the Scrum methodology.

Another short break, and I was found attending Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Lifecycle Management Demofest: Methodologies, Tools, and Best Practices hosted by Rick Taylor. Rick reviewed some great tools for use with WSS and MOSS for managing, monitoring, and configuring SharePoint environments that he has worked on with Microsoft.

And as mentioned at the beginning of this post, my day ended with the second part of the Kerberos session. Now, I will be heading out shortly from my hotel to join the speakers and attendees of the conference at the unofficial SharePoint By Day, SharePint By Night event @ the La Jolla Brew House in, La Jolla, orchestrated by Andrew Woodward.



About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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