Connecticut SharePoint Developers Group (CTSPDG)

Currently, the Connecticut SharePoint Developers Group (CTSPDG) runs their events in conjunction with CTDOTNET.  The number of major corporations and government agencies in Connecticut that are using SharePoint, is growing considerably. Connecticut has numerous Microsoft-technology enterprise deployments at major Fortune 100 corporations like - Pfizer, Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies, Otis Elevators, Sikorsky, Mass Mutual, Aetna, Carrier, McKesson, CIGNA, ESPN and many more.  CTSPDG aims to provide events that are pragmatic and solution-based to benefit the SharePoint developers.


CT SharePoint Users Group event April 17th Thurs 5:30-8PM at Microsoft Farmington CT. /The Road Ahead: Driving SharePoint To New Levels Of Success'. Details and registration here...

CT SharePoint Dev Group event: Tuesday March 12th 6-8PM - Intro to App Development in SharePoint 2013 - presented by Scot Hillier (author of 'Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development')


SharePoint 2013 makes a big investment in app development along with client-side technologies that provide a powerful REST and CSOM API. In this session, we'll examine the major APIs, technologies, techniques, and patterns for developing SharePoint 2013 Apps based on JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, REST, and the Client Object Model. We'll cover the best ways to set up external script libraries, JavaScript development patterns, jQuery libraries, and get real work done with REST and CSOM. Along the way we'll address common scenarios like calling services in another domain. Attendees will exist the session ready to build Apps in SharePoint 2013.

Scot Hillier is an independent consultant and Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional focused on creating solutions for Information Workers with SharePoint, Office, and related technologies. He is the author/coauthor of 18 books on Microsoft technologies including “Inside SharePoint 2013” and “App Development in SharePoint 2013”. Scot splits his time between consulting on SharePoint projects, speaking at SharePoint events like the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, and delivering training for SharePoint developers through Critical Path Training. Scot is a former U. S. Navy submarine officer and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Scot can be reached at

This event was held at Microsoft Farmington CT office.


Download the presentation deck from here...

Building SharePoint 2013
Compressed archive in ZIP format [1.6 MB]

CT SharePoint Group event: Tuesday Dec 11th 6-8PM - Leveraging the Power of SharePoint 2013 Search. Presented by Reddy Kadasani and Mike Gerety (both of Tallan).

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has greatly extended the capabilities of SharePoint Enterprise Search by adding powerful new features and integrating the power, scalability, and extensibility of FAST Search Server for Sharepoint into the its own Enterprise Search offering. In this session, we'll explore the new features of SharePoint 2013 search and demonstrate real world examples for leveraging them to create compelling search-driven applications.

Reddy Kadasani is the SharePoint Practice Director at Tallan Inc. He has 14 years of experience developing custom web applications and SharePoint solutions. Reddy has been working with FAST search for SharePoint and creating custom search applications in SharePoint 2010. His areas of interest include, SharePoint and FAST search, search tuning, and federated search.

Mike Gerety is a Solutions Architect and member of the SharePoint practice at Tallan Inc.  He has 12 years of experience developing custom applications on the Microsoft platform, including extensive experience with SharePoint Enterprise Search technologies including FAST Search and Enterprise Search. His areas of interest include Enterprise Web Application Development, SharePoint Solution Development, and development of search based applications on the SharePoint platform.

Registration (required) is now open - please register here...

Event to be held at the Microsoft Farmington CT office.

This event is sponsored by Tallan.

SharePoint events held recently

The First SharePoint Saturday Hartford was held on January 23rd 2011 and it was very well attended with over 200 attendees and 30 sessions that were about all aspects of SharePoint. More details about this event are at the SharePoint Saturday Hartford site.

Scot Hillier (Critical Path Training) presented on 'Advanced Search-Based Solutions in SharePoint 2010' on Sept 13th 2011. Download the presentation deck from here...

SharePoint-Scot Hillier.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [713.1 KB]

On March 13th 2012 Bob German (Co-Author of 'SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight' -  Addison-Wesley) presented on SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight.

On December 13th 2011 Geoff Varosky | Director, Development & Evangelism at Jornata presented on 'SharePoint Development Best Practices a/k/a: Just Freakin' Work! Overcoming Hurdles and Avoiding Pain with SharePoint Development'
Download the presentation slide deck from here...

On Feb 15th 2012 Reddy Kadasani (SharePoint Practice Director at Tallan) presented on  "Building Custom Workflows in SharePoint 2010 Using Visual Studio 2010". 


A SharePoint Development track is planned for the 5th Annual Hartford Code Camp (June 23rd). There is a Call for Speakers (Developers). This event will be held at New Horizons Learning Center (Bloomfield CT). We plan to have a Speakers' Dinner after the event at India Kitchen Restaurant. Please consider participating in this event either as a speaker or a sponsor - please see the Code Camp 5 page.