Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell

Entrepreneur, Developer, Speaker, MVP

Location
Saint Johns, Florida (Jacksonville, Florida Area)
Industry
Computer Software

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Andrew Connell's Overview

Current
  • Community Lead at IT Unity
  • Co-Founder at Kerrb
  • Co-Founder, Co-Host at Microsoft Cloud Show
  • Independent Consultant, Entrepreneur & Microsoft MVP SharePoint Server at Andrew Connell Inc.
Past
  • Developer at Ramworks / Idea Integration
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Andrew Connell's Summary

Andrew Connell is an independent consultant that enjoys development, writing & teaching. Andrew is an ten-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2005-2014) for Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) & Microsoft SharePoint Server. He has authored and contributed to numerous MCMS and SharePoint books over the years including his book Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development by WROX and is the author of numerous articles on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) & in various print magazines. You can learn from Andrew as when he teaches hands-on courses through Critical Path Training (www.CriticalPathTraining.com) or through one of the many on-demand classes he has published though Pluralsight (www.Pluralsight.com). Andrew has spoken on the subject of SharePoint development and WCM at conferences and community events in the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Spain, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. You can find Andrew on his blog (www.andrewconnell.com), follow him on Twitter @andrewconnell or listen to his podcast the Microsoft Cloud Show (www.MicrosoftCloudShow.com) of which he co-hosts.

Andrew Connell's Experience

Community Lead

IT Unity

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

April 2014Present (6 months)

Part of the core team helping decide content direction for the site in addition to recruiting community content contributors for IT Unity.

Co-Founder

Kerrb

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2013Present (11 months) St. Johns, Florida

Currently under development in the pre-launch phase, Kerrb will go live as a minimum viable product (MVP) with the ability to automatically turn off and deallocate your virtual machines (VM) that are running in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) with additional plans to tackle challenges around governance, monitoring, automation and DevOps tasks companies are facing today. For more information, check out our website (www.kerrb.com) and signup for our mailing list to stay updated on our progress.

Co-Founder, Co-Host

Microsoft Cloud Show

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

October 2013Present (1 year)

I co-founded and am a co-host of the regular podcast, the Microsoft Cloud Show. The only place to stay up to date on everything going on in the Microsoft cloud world including Azure and Office 365.

Whether you are new to the cloud, old hat or just starting to consider what the cloud can do for you this podshow is the place to find all the latest and greatest news and information on what's going on in the cloud universe.

Join Microsoft aficionados and SharePoint experts Andrew Connell and Chris Johnson as they dissect the noise and distill it down, read between the lines & offer expert opinion on what is really going on.

Just the information … no marketing … no BS, just two dudes telling you how they see it.

Independent Consultant, Entrepreneur & Microsoft MVP SharePoint Server

Andrew Connell Inc.

Public Company; Myself Only; Computer Software industry

February 2007Present (7 years 8 months) St Johns, Florida

President of Andrew Connell, Inc. which focuses on SharePoint training, writing, speaking, development and mentoring. Recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Office SharePoint Server. SharePoint development and MOSS WCM (Web Content Management) training services provided via a partner.

Co-Founder/Co-Owner, Instructor, Speaker & Author

Critical Path Training

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2009January 2013 (3 years 9 months) St Johns, Florida

Co-founder of Critical Path Training, a company dedicated to Micorosft SharePoint and related technologies education and training as well as content generation. Co-founded CPT with Ted Pattison in May 2009.

Developer/Instructor

Mindsharp

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2006February 2007 (1 year 2 months)

Developer/instructor/consultant specalizing in Microsoft Content Management Server and SharePoint Products & Technologies.

Sr. Client Server Consultant

Fidelity National Information Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; FIS; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2003January 2006 (2 years 6 months)

While with Fidelity, I was the senior technical lead for the primary corporate internet site implemented with Content Management Server 2002 & corporate intranet site implemented with Content Management Server 2002 & SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

Developer

Ramworks / Idea Integration

19982003 (5 years)

web developer, database developer

Andrew Connell's Publications

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 1: Understanding the Platform and Developer Experience

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: In this course students will get up to speed on SharePoint 2013 both from a SKU/license perspective as well as from a capability and architectural perspective. The different deployment models will also be covered in depth (on-premise / hosted [Office 365] / hybrid) and an overview on the different development and extensibility options.

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 2: Developing SharePoint Solutions and Apps

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: SharePoint extensibility has traditionally been done using solution packages (*.wsp’s). The two types of solutions, farm and sandbox, are covered in depth in this module. Students will learn when they are available depending on the deployments, what you can and can’t do with them as scenarios when they are applicable. Next, SharePoint 2013 introduces a new way to extend SharePoint sites: the SharePoint App Model. This module will cover everything students need to know about the SharePoint App Model including how to deploy them to the Marketplace to monetize your projects.

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 3: Creating Pages and Extending the UX

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: In this course you will learn how to create custom application pages as well as content pages and the details around customizing pages. In addition this course will also dive into the aspects of customizing the SharePoint user interface for custom branding experiences as well as customizing and extending the SharePoint Ribbon and how to create custom list views using JavaScript. Additional on-premises only capabilties are covered such as custom field types and field controls.

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 4: Authentication, Authorization and Security

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: In this course students will learn the basics of security and permissions in SharePoint 2013, specifically AuthN, AuthZ and claims based security. In addition students will also learn how to program with the security API and how to secure SharePoint Apps using app identity, and the new support for OAuth and server-to-server (S2S) authentication/security.

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 5: Information Architecture Storage and Data Access

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: In this course you will learn how to create lists and document libraries using the SharePoint development tools in Visual Studio 2012. Students will also learn about the various events in SharePoint 2013 including the new remote event receiver capability. This course covers everything students need to know about building solutions that run on the server and use the SharePoint Server-Side API. You will also learn how to setup LINQ for SharePoint and query lists as well as use the more traditional methods of working with SharePoint data using CAML, SPQuery and SPSiteDataQuery. In this course students will learn how to leverage each of the three client object models (CSOM) implementations in SharePoint projects. In addition students will also learn how to use the new WCF Data Services (OData/REST) and Web Services to access SharePoint data from off the server. Finally this course will cover other client-side development topics such as working with notifications, status messages, toast messages and dialogs.

  • SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 6: Automating Business Process, Enterprise Data and Search

    • Pluralsight
    • November 5, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: SharePoint 2013 dramatically changes the workflow architecture in the latest release. Workflow is now handled by Azure Workflow Services, both in on-premise and hosted deployments. In this course students will learn how to create custom workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 as well as some of the new capabilities introduced in SharePoint 2013 workflows: dynamic values, stages and remote web service calls. In this course students will learn how to consume and interact with external data sources as well as how to create a custom .NET Assembly Connector. In addition students will also learn how to create BCS-enabled SharePoint Apps and some of the new support for remote callouts as well as how to work with BCS via the client-side object model. Previous versions of SharePoint included various search implementations between SharePoint search and FAST search. In SharePoint 2013 Microsoft merged their search implementations into a single, unified search architecture with a powerful and robust search API that is accessible both in server-side and client-side solutions. In this course students will learn about the search architecture as well as how to leverage it in custom solutions.

  • Developer training | apps for Office and SharePoint

    • Microsoft
    • July 2012

    Learn about apps for Office and SharePoint with this interactive course offering developer-focused how to training and walkthrough videos.

    Participation on material contributions, fine tuning, reviews, exercise development and attendee environment creations (in-class deliveries).

  • SharePoint 2010 No-Code Customizations for Power Users

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: SharePoint 2010 is a very powerful application that provides many offerings right out of the box. However, another aspect is that it is very extensible and malleable. While developers can do quite a bit, there are many ways power users can customize SharePoint without having to write any code. This course will teach you how to create custom solutions using tools like SharePoint Designer, InfoPath and the browser. In addition you will learn how to take solutions offline with SharePoint Workspace.

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 1: Understanding the Platform and Developer Experience

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: Getting into SharePoint 2010 development? This course is for you! You'll learn the basics of SharePoint 2010 architecture and the products involved. Students will also get a crash course in working with PowerShell for SharePoint as Microsoft now recommends all command line management of SharePoint 2010 be done with PowerShell. Students will also get an introduction to the new developer tools included in Visual Studio 2010 as well as how to develop in terms of Features and Solutions.

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 2: Solutions, Features, Pages and Extending the UX

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: This course is the SharePoint 2010 user experience course for developers. In this course you'll learn how to create different types of custom pages and extend the SharePoint ribbon. In addition students will also learn all about the different types of development of pages, both customized and uncustomized pages. In addition, students will learn how to create custom Web Parts complete with persistent properties and customize the verbs menu.

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 3: Information Architecture Storage and Data Access

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: In this course you will learn everything there is to know about how SharePoint structures and stores data. This includes an in-depth discussion on site columns, content types, list definitions and lists. In addition you will also learn how to create event receivers which are bits of code that run in response to certain events on SharePoint lists. Next you will learn how to access data from server-side code including using the new support for LINQ. Finally you will also learn how to read and write to SharePoint from off the server using the new Client Side Object Model (CSOM).

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 4: Automating Business Process, Enterprise Data and Search

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: This course covers automating business process with workflow in SharePoint 2010 as well as the improved support for working with data that does not live in SharePoint using Business Connectivity Services. This includes creating new custom .NET Assembly Connectors to have full control over accessing the external data. Students will also learn how search works in SharePoint, the differences between SharePoint search and FAST Search for SharePoint as well as how to extend SharePoint Results.

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 5: Content Management

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: SharePoint 2010 includes Enterprise Content Management features that pushed it into one of the market leaders in the space. In this course you will learn how to use the document ID service, document sets, content organizer and taxonomies provided by the new Managed Metadata Service both in the browser as well as with custom code. In addition you'll also learn how to create custom content centric sites using the Publishing features in Web Content Management.

  • SharePoint 2010 Developer Ramp-Up - Part 6: Business Intelligence and Security

    • Pluralsight
    • September 13, 2012

    Pluralsight OnDemand Course: This course covers all the security aspects in SharePoint 2010. New to SharePoint 2010 is the support for claims based authentication. Students will learn how to configure a site for claims based authentication and how to do various security programming tasks. In addition the business intelligence (BI) capabilities of SharePoint 2010 are covered. You will see how to create custom dashboards using KPIs and filters along with SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services. By the end of this course you should be able to create dashboards using provided Dashboard Designer included with Performance Point Services.

  • Inside Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010

    • MSPress
    • March 8, 2011

    Get a detailed look inside SharePoint 2010—and master the intricacies of developing intranets, extranets, and Web-based applications. Guided by an author team with in-depth knowledge of SharePoint architecture, you'll gain task-oriented guidance and extensive code samples to help you build robust business solutions.

  • Real World SharePoint 2010: Indispensable Experiences from 22 MVPs

    • WROX
    • November 23, 2010
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    SharePoint enables Web sites to host shared workspaces and is a leading solution for Enterprise Content Management. The newest version boasts significant changes, impressive enhancements, and new features, requiring developers and administrators of all levels of experience to quickly get up to speed on the latest changes. This book is a must-have anthology of current best practices for SharePoint 2010 from 20 of the top SharePoint MVPs. They offer insider advice on everything from installation, workflow, and Web parts to business connectivity services, Web content management, and claims-based security.

  • Real World SharePoint 2007: Indispensable Experiences From 16 MOSS and WSS MVPs

    • WROX
    • August 20, 2007
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    This book represents the efforts of 16 MVPs in the SharePoint community to present core areas of SharePoint 2007 products and technologies seasoned with significant field experience. This book is for the community of SharePoint professionals including architects, designers, developers, administrators, and engineers. Readers should have prior experience with SharePoint 2007 products and technologies. The topics were selected by SharePoint MVP and Editor Scot Hiller to represent a cross-section of the most important areas within SharePoint. The chapters stand alone as independent articles.

  • Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007

    • WROX
    • June 23, 2008
    Authors: Andrew Connell

    This book is for SharePoint developers working with Publishing sites—sites that leverage MOSS 2007 WCM capabilities. It does not cover administrative topics in any great detail, only where absolutely necessary. For the most part, no two chapters are dependent upon each other, so each chapter can be used as a reference independently of the others. Readers need not have any development experience with SharePoint, but they should have some experience with and a working knowledge of ASP.NET 2.0 development practices and topics. Of course, it is beneficial if the reader does have at least a working knowledge of what SharePoint is all about.

    This book covers MOSS 2007 WCM Publishing sites. You will find some chapters that seem to cover general WSS 3.0 topics, but everything is treated in the context of a Publishing site. While the chapters are arranged in a logical order, it is not necessary to read the book from cover to cover in a linear fashion.

  • Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development

    • Packt Publishing
    • November 1, 2005
    Authors: Andrew Connell, Stefan Goßner, Meiying Lim, Angus Logan
  • Microsoft Cloud Show

    • October 24, 2013

    The only place to stay up to date on everything going on in the Microsoft cloud world including Azure and Office 365.

    Whether you are new to the cloud, old hat or just starting to consider what the cloud can do for you this podshow is the place to find all the latest and greatest news and information on what's going on in the cloud universe. Join long time Microsoft aficionados and SharePoint experts Andrew Connell and Chris Johnson as they dissect the noise and distill it down, read between the lines and offer expert opinion on what is really going on. Just the information … no marketing … no BS, just two dudes telling you how they see it.

Andrew Connell's Skills & Expertise

  1. SharePoint
  2. MOSS 2007
  3. WSS 3.0
  4. .NET
  5. ASP.NET
  6. sharepoint 2010
  7. Microsoft SQL Server
  8. Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server
  9. SharePoint Designer
  10. InfoPath
  11. Enterprise Content Management
  12. IIS
  13. Content Management
  14. C#
  15. Software Development
  16. Web Services
  17. Visual Studio
  18. Microsoft Technologies
  19. Business Intelligence
  20. XML
  21. CMS
  22. Databases
  23. Web Applications
  24. Web Development
  25. TFS
  26. Windows Sharepoint Services
  27. XSLT
  28. Solution Architecture
  29. Intranet
  30. Enterprise Architecture
  31. Web Content Management
  32. WCF
  33. SSRS
  34. Silverlight
  35. SSIS
  36. T-SQL
  37. Requirements Analysis
  38. Cloud Computing
  39. VB.NET
  40. ASP.NET MVC
  41. LINQ
  42. Powershell
  43. Windows Azure

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Andrew Connell's Education

University of Florida

BA in Business Management, Business Management, Marketing, Finance, & Computer Science

September 1995May 1999

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