I'm attending "SharePoint Saturday" event as a Speaker this August 8th. List of sessions is available there http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/sydney/Pages/meetings.aspx
If you are not registered yet do it here and come to see us in Microsoft Sydney Office this August. Don't miss such people as Michael Noel, Greg Low and others technology experts.
I these days I was interesting to find good SharePoint template for Online Store, especially with the Commerce Server 2009 features – integration of basket, and marketing Web Parts
Finally I found “Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 Template Pack” that provide deep integration of CS2009 features in SharePoint and good CSS styling.
Microsoft went further, and provided already configured “online store VPC” with SharePoint + Commerce Server to experiment with it
After 4 years of MVP status in .NET/C#, Microsoft was kind enough to award me MVP status in SharePoint Server category, for my participation and “work” in online communities – newsgroups, blogging, “SharePoint Tips” site, publishing and speaking.
It was very tough to get into SharePoint category, and I was not sure if I will be re-awarded till the very last day, because:
- changing MVP area was always hard (actually it took almost 2 years to achieve it, big thanks to my MVP leads)
- SharePoint product team is not interested in new MVP members, but they considered me the right person, for some reasons :)
So, it my 5th year of MVP and 1st as SharePoint Server MVP!