Lightning Tools at SPTechCon

Brett Lonsdale from Lightning Tools hosted the booth at this years SPTechCon.  SPTechCon was a great success and everyone who attended commented on the quality of all the speakers and the sessions. 

Brett Lonsdale presented a class on Business Connectivity Services demonstrating the External Lists, EnterPrise Content Types, and how to build ECT’s within SharePoint Designer 2010. The class lead into a presentation on Linq by Steven Fowler.

Following that Brett Lonsdale presented Building Business Data Catalog solutions.  We explored building solutions with Visual Studio Tools for Office while utilizing the Business Data Catalog Object Model, Building custom BDC web parts, and building WCF web services to host Line of Business Data.

The Lightning Tools booth was very busy within the exhibitor hall.  We presented our solutions on an overhead projector and got good feedback on DeliverPoint, The Lightning Conductor Web Part, BDC Meta Man and BCS Meta Man.  There was also huge interest in the BDC Alert Manager which allows you to configure alerts on your Line of Business data as well as SharePoint Lists and Libraries.

This was the first time Lightning Tools had sponsored SPTechCon, and is looking forward to the Boston SPTechCon in October 2010.