Here are the time slots for our K2 sessions:
Wednesday Aug 8th 1:20 PM – 1:40 PM
SPON019 K2 Sponsor Session – Blessings of K2 [blackpearl]: Empower business users to build & deploy workflow processes
Thursday Aug 9th 3:05 PM – 3:25 PM
SPON020 K2 Sponsor Session – Bring Business Processes to Life: Model your business processes with K2 [blackpearl] & Microsoft Visio 2007
Friday Aug 10th 11:05 AM – 11:25 AM
SPON021 K2 Sponsor Session – Into the Depths with K2 [blackpearl]: A deep dive into the rich development tools & capabilities
Come along and meet us.
We have been busy getting ready for TechEd. K2 is a sponsor at TechEd and we will have a booth there. We are also running 3 Cabana sessions during TechEd. Herman, Myself, Marco and Cobus will be showing off K2 blackpearl’s capabilities. We are very excited and looking forward to meeting as many delegates as we can during this Australia’s premier tech education event at the Gold coast.
I plan to blog during TechEd and give a daily account of our experiences and post some pics. may be you can pose with us…See you at Gold Coast soon :)
here’s another K2 webcast …. register here
UPDATE There was a mix up with the time but I managed to catch the last 30 minutes of the webcast. a recording is coming soon anyway for those who missed it.
Shaun demonstrated a common approval process and how a few related issues could be tackled by K2 and showcased the features of the platform. The expense claim scenario he used covered how it can be developed in a sharepoint environment, extended by writing code and then how it could be imported in to a process diagram in visio and further extended.
the wait is over…. On Aug. 6, K2 will release the core of its new platform…blackpearl! and it will be called K2 [blackpearl]!!
Another good demo is coming: here
In the last few weeks, I have been asked to explain what K2 is. I attempted this a few times and came up with an essay, that sort of explains what K2 is all about :) Wanna read it?
Day 1 was good! Day 2 was better! We had a sales training session for (web)developers :) and an interesting Dev’s vs Dba’s discussion in which everyone got involved as the nHibernate session was sandwiched between Greg Law‘s DMVs and Greg Linwood‘s Execution plans :)
Dave glover presented some tips and tricks on WM6.0 and I talked about MOSS and K2. For many of the attendees, MOSS, Infopath and Workflow were all new. I showed how one would use multiple infopath forms in a process, rendering them on web browser and on the desktop at various approval steps, how easy it is to publish any K2 workflow to MOSS and how well it is integrated into the sharepoint workflow experience. I also showed how you could associate these workflows with content types.
In the session I pointed out how Developers can go about building K2 wizards, how environment library and the artifact library will help the development process. I also gave them a quick look at the WF code generated behind the scenes and how they could extend that.
The day was wrapped by Darren talking about How we work in this increasingly mobile world and what do they do at Readify to help their folks do this better.
All in all this was a good event, worth “working on a weekend”. Photos are here.
It was a good start for the day, we had sunshine, briefly :) and some interesting presentations
Networking with the attendees and listening to these sessions were a really good experience. I think these events are really good. This is my second event of this kind (The first event was the Victoria.NET regional conference in Ballarat last year. I will try to attend the wagga wagga code camp next year).
Mitch Denny had the most interesting presentation. It was on TFS. It is kind of cool to wake up a virtual server and kick off a distributed build task and shutting it down once build is done! It is really awesome.
Dave Glover‘s sessions covered popfly and expression studio. I referenced Blackpearl as the popfly for business process applications in my talk. Developers building the blocks and users assembling the applications like mash-ups is the vision of K2 and I think Blackpearl is off to a good start. I showed Visio integration, K2’s .NET Data Provider and the VS.NET designer.
When you install K2 Blackpearl, There is a little gem that is made available to you in Visual studio called the K2 .NET Data Provider. It allows you to use smart objects as your data source. This is a gem because it allows you to connect any UI control to smart objects without code.