My second breakout session at Tech•Ed ‘09 has been posted on Tech•Ed Online. I loved that the audience awoke early enough on the last day of the conference to attend my session at 0900! Coffee in hand they endured my jokes, dog photos and screaming flying monkeys.
I was asked if I would post the new master page I built for the presentation. I will post the master page as part of a walk through on how to deploy a new master page for the my site host. The problems I ran into were so major that I do not want to just put the page out and have you suffer through it. Also I did have to inject 2 custom controls into the page with a heavy dose of CSS to get our vision to work. Having said all that, if you want to try your self here is what I did.
- Copy the person.aspx and default.master files creating new files with names of your choosing.
- Link the new person.aspx to your new master page.
- Develop your brand.
- Backup your pages regularly! SharePoint Designer regularly ate my page and I had to revert to a backup every few hours.
There are still MANY issues I have to work out. Like the site redirection and master page issues I discussed in the presentation.
Social Networking with MOSS: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/488d329d-306a-436d-a9fa-4b1e4037c8a61033.mspx
Blogs and Wikis in business: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/bb400751.aspx
Social Computing for SharePoint: http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/capabilities/collaboration/social.mspx
SharePoint Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/
Mike Gannotti’s blog: http://socialmedia.mikegannotti.com
News Gator: http://www.newsgator.com/
I did two code demos for the presentation:
The “in common with” web part: Tech•Ed In Common With Web Part
The User Profile Watcher: Tech•Ed User Profile Watcher