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Providence College

1 Cunningham Square · Providence, RI

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Providence College - 1 Cunningham Square Providence, RI 02908 (Room TBD)

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Speaker: Marc Anderson, Microsoft MVP


Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA, USA. Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint application platform. Marc is a two-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server (2011 and 2012). Marc has almost 30 years of experience in technology professional services and software development. Over a wide-ranging career in consulting as well as line manager positions, Marc has proven himself as a problem solver and leader who can solve difficult technology problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes.

Marc has a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania ( and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy ( in Exeter, NH.

Lately, aside from client work, Marc has been:

Developing the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services ( (SPServices) and The SPXSLT Codeplex Project ( Faculty member at the USPJA Academy ( Speaking ( at SharePoint events and conferences Writing here at Marc D Anderson’s blog ( Talk: Flying in the Cloud: New Ways to Develop for SharePoint

Classic SharePoint development has relied on full trust code, deployed to the SharePoint servers. In SharePoint 2010, we got sandboxed solutions. With all of the talk about moving SharePoint into “the cloud”, along with SharePoint 2013’s new App Model, developers have to rethink the methods they have used successfully in the past. Sandboxed solutions, while still powerful, impose limitations which can stymie traditional SharePoint developers. To add to the challenge, today’s SharePoint users want more from their applications, both in terms of functionality and the overall user experience. At the same time, CIOs and CTOs want to get more “bang for their buck,” spending less to accomplish more.

In this session, we will discuss the latest developments with the alternative development approach that the Marc has called the SharePoint’s Middle Tier. Whatever you call it, even with SharePoint 2013 around the corner and its new App Model, these techniques will continue to be important. Come see how you can use HTML, XSL/XML, JavaScript/jQuery, Data View Web Parts (DVWPs), SharePoint’s SOAP (XML) Web Services and more to build real solutions. The techniques are sometimes called “no code.” Whatever you call them, they don’t require any server side deployment and that makes them ideal for use with Office365 *or* on premises enterprise deployments.