5:30 - Doors open
6:00 - What do we want? A new Intranet! When do we want it? Right now!
7:00 - Food break
7:15 - Injecting Modern Code Into Ancient Web Apps
Injecting Modern Code Into Ancient Web Apps
Oftentimes, for reasons beyond your control, you're stuck maintaining a web app operating on an entirely obsolete framework. Perhaps it's SharePoint 2007, maybe a version of WordPress that predates the iPhone, or even, heaven forbid, a custom CMS written by an out-of-business vendor. When business wants new functionality deployed on the existing system, you could end up writing code that's out of date before you've even started.
But there's a way out! The presentation will offer a method through which you might escape the corner you've been painted into by that rickety old framework. By 'injecting' content from a modern, standards-based web application, you can run new, clean code on your old system and start the process of supplanting the old system immediately.
What do we want? A new Intranet! When do we want it? Right now!
We all want a new Intranet, but they are large and complex endeavors that take months to develop and lots of money. So, how do we get the time and budget to actually build our Intranet? This problem becomes more and more difficult as we try and make our Intranets more capable, more engaging, and more robust.
In this session we will talk about how we build a consensus across our organization by focusing on the actual customers of the Intranet, and who they are may surprise you. What are the techniques that we can use to create demand across the enterprise, and then build the consensus and secure the funding for our Intranet project.
Michael Duffey has been writing software professionally for eight years in a diverse array of industries, including marketing, publishing, retail and finance. His particular specialty over the last few years has been web development. He has architected and developed multiple major products, including an unfortunately very famous registry cleaner (sorry!) and more fortunately, a nice, new intranet portal used by over 85,000 H-E-B employees.
David Broussard has been working with SharePoint for over a decade now. His focus has increasingly been on how to drive user adoption and how to focus on business solutions that leverage SharePoint and other platforms. He is the Corporate Practice Lead for SharePoint at Catapult Systems.