Speaking at the SharePoint Evolution Conference

I’m humbled and honoured to be speaking at Combined Knowledge’s SharePoint conference again this year – the list of speakers really reads like a who’s who in the SharePoint world.


It’s a fantastic conference with great real world content from speakers who have been there and done it, but also a few additional things that are unique about Combined Knowledge conferences:


  • The WiFi actually works!
  • The social events are unparalleled!
  • All conference content is distributed by DVD after the event

I’ll be speaking about Building Secure SharePoint Extranets with Claims-Based Authentication on Wed 17th:


This session will cover secure SharePoint extranet topology options, focussing on a number of examples created for government to service citizens, suppliers and partners. A variety of membership providers including Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SQL Server were used to along with Active Directory Federated Services (AD FS 2.0) to provide internal users with seamless access to the public-facing SharePoint farm in the DMZ. Services provided to citizens on one of the platforms will be presented including booking a driving test, making a planning application, and paying tax or invoices online, each of which had their own particular back-end or 3rd party integration challenges. A look at what’s new in SharePoint 2013 in terms of "Claims First" will also be covered and how integration with trusted 3rd party identity providers such as Windows Live ID can be implemented.

Hope to see you there!




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