Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Presented at the Australian SharePoint Conference, 21st March - Melbourne

I have just finished presenting a session at the Australian SharePoint Conference 2012 in Melbourne. My session was Implementing Advanced Search Solutions with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

The session went really well, I provided an overview of all of the advanced FAST Search functionality in comparison to SharePoint Server Search.

I provided a demo of my recent work on the FAST Spatial Search Toolkit, which now includes a custom Gazetteer lookup for spatial information using a Processing Pipeline Extensibility application that looks up coordinates for the Locations property extractor. I also demonstrated sorting results spatially from a point using a Euclidean sort algorithm implemented in FQL.

I also live demoed debugging a pipeline extensibility application in the session!

Luckily it all went as planned *phew* time to relax and soak in the rest of the sessions at the conference.

Presented at the Microsoft Big Picture Experience - Perth

As part of my vTSP role with Microsoft, I was asked to present a 15 min session at the Microsoft Big Picture Experience in Perth on the 15th March 2012 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

What an honour!

The event was the best free Microsoft event I've been to yet. Hope we have more events like this planned for the future!