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The Evolution of SharePoint Event Receivers - Tim Ferro

Event Receivers are a fundamental part of SharePoint. Knowing how to use them and what features are available for which version of SharePoint is crucial for all SharePoint developers. Drawing on my extensive experience over the past six years, this session will give every developer a solid foundation for using Event Receivers in SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 built on best practices and real world usage.

This session will provide an overview of Event Receivers in SharePoint with specific focus on List Item Event Receivers. You will learn from real world examples, tips, tricks, and hear about how event receivers have been utilized at different clients. I then discuss pros and cons of using Event Receivers as well as compare them to SharePoint Workflows. Secondly I will key on the differences between the versions of SharePoint related to Event Receiver functionality. Finally I will show a demo of how to quickly get up and running using Visual Studio and some common use examples.

Tim Ferro is a SharePoint Architect and Senior Software Engineer living outside Washington DC in Northern Virginia. As a professional IT consultant for the past ten years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past
seven. He is a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint development for both MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and also SharePoint 2010 Configuration. His sessions are pulled directly from real-world experience and implemented best practices at numerous clients. A frequent presenter at DC/VA user groups, he also likes to tweet, blog, and attend SharePints! His presentations, code, and blog can be found at www.timferro.com/wordpress (http://www.timferro.com/wordpress/) Twitter: @timferro (http://www.twitter.com/timferro).