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SharePoint Saturday Toronto 2013


​​July​​ 20, 2013

Ryerson University​


Envision IT is excited to announce that our President, Peter Carson, has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming SharePoint Saturday Toronto event on July 20th.

SharePoint Saturday is a free community‐focused SharePoint event dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. SharePoint Saturday draws upon the expertise of local SharePoint IT professionals, developers and solutions architects who come together to share their real world experiences, lessons learned, best practices, and general knowledge with other like‐minded individuals.

SharePoint Saturday Toronto is free to anyone who wants to attend. The event will run from 8:00 AM‐5.30PM at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there will be numerous giveaways throughout the day. Each speaker will present on topics from introductory (100-level) content to highly-technical (300 and 400-level) "expert" sessions.  Speakers will represent a broad cross section of the community and offer a variety of different perspectives and points of view.

Session Overview: SharePoint 2013 Websites

Intermediat​e Level

Building websites in SharePoint has been dramatically improved in the 2013 release.  In this session we will do an end to end build of a pubic website in SharePoint 2013, from requirements and design through development and deployment.  All the components needed to build your own version of the reference site are now available for download at

During the session we will go through the following design, build, and deployment steps.  All artifacts will be provided as part of the session, including tools such as MigrateManagedMetadata and EIT_ManagedNavigation.

  • Information Architecture with MindManager
  • Wireframes with Axure RP Pro
  • Responsive design goals​
  • Creative design
  • HTML mockups
  • Exporting and importing term store with MigrateManagedMetadata
  • Packaging site columns and content types in Visual Studio 2012
  • Term store navigation and the EIT_ManagedNavigation control
  • Design Manager and Snippet Gallery

  • Hybrid responsive design with Twitter Bootstrap and 2013 Device Channels
  • Packaging master pages, page layouts, display templates, CSS, and JavaScript with Visual Studio 2012
  • Using PowerShell to create your site structure and populate it with content
  • Site search
  • Content search web part
  • Cross-site publishing
  • Google Analytics implementation
  • Search engine optimization

Hang on tight, as we will be moving fast through a lot of topics and covering a lot of material.  Coming out of the session you will have the knowledge and resources to build your own copy of the reference site in your own environment.

Register now for SharePoint Saturday Toronto.

From the envisioning stage to delivery, we work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver solutions that empower your business.