SharePoint Saturday Baltimore Session Materials and Wrap-up

SharePoint Saturday Baltimore was a really great event. As Mark Miller from put it “SharePoint Saturday Baltimore was one of the best organized events I’ve participated in for a while. Eric [Harlan] and his team did a tremendous job making the day flow seamlessly”. That hit the nail right on the head. Even in a building where sessions spanned multiple floors, and only about 10 minutes to move between each session, I did not see one person wandering aimlessly.

Eric Harlan provided us with some additional information at the speaker dinner, held the night before, and as well at the introduction to the event. This event “sold out” in 12 hours, and there were many on the waiting list. That’s quite impressive for a SharePoint event, held on a Saturday, during a beautiful summer day, and I was happy to be able to have a part in it.

Unfortunately due to the speed my virtual machine decided to run at during the presentation, as well as the great questions and interaction from the attendees to my session (which was the first of the day), we ran out of time, and I was unable to complete two additional demonstrations, and give out references, and answer more questions. I promised everyone that I would record the session after the event, and post it for everyone to see in its entirety. However, Mark Miller from, graciously offered to help organize a virtual SharePoint user group for just this, at SharePoint Nation. Many thanks to Mark for this, and I am looking forward to it.

The details are currently being worked out, but, looking to do this sometime in the month of August, so I will keep the details flowing on my blog here as they become available, as well as there will be information posted on the website, and the SharePoint Nation site as we firm out those details. If for some reason you will be unable to make that event, all events are recorded and made available on the site for viewing. I am looking forward to it, and thanks, once again to Mark.

Now, back to the event. I would like to thank all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and organizers for the great job they did. I met a bunch of great people, and was able to spend some time with some old and new friends alike. If you are into SharePoint at all, I highly suggest that when a SharePoint Saturday event comes to your area, you free up a Saturday and attend.

Without further ado – below is my presentation on Developing Custom Actions within SharePoint, hosted on SlideShare.

My sample code from the demos has not changed however since my presentation of this material in Boston – that can be found here:  SharePoint Saturday Boston – Introduction to Developing Custom Actions within SharePoint – Code

Please post any questions regarding this material in the comments section for this post, and I will be happy to answer them.

Also, I will be reviewing the audio recording I had made during the session, and will post the questions and answers from the session on this site within the coming weeks.

Some additional resources for Custom Actions I have on my blog:

In addition to what I have made available here, other presentations from the day can be found on the SharePoint Saturday Baltimore website.

The live blogging and tweet stream from the event can be viewed here if you missed it:

And some photos as well:

A big thank you again to all who attended, and made this event happen. I hope I have the privilege again to be a part of another SharePoint Saturday event soon! Please check out the SharePoint Saturday website for a listing of all previous and upcoming events, and if there is one in your area, or even a 6 hour drive, it is well worth your time.



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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