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    SharePoint 2010 Upgrade

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    I went to Bangalore, India, a couple weeks ago as part of the Microsoft team that hosted SharePoint 2010 Ignite Developer. I had an opportunity to meet 75+ sharp developers from various partner organizations like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Cognizant &...
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    SharePoint 2010 Training

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    (I'm trying to keep this list of resources current. I also frequently tweet when new content/resources are available. You can follow me @arpanshah ). SharePoint 2010 will be the biggest release of SharePoint ever. With the public beta out and the final...
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    SharePoint 2010 Platform Differentiation

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    There are many vendors that claim to have an enterprise collaboration platform. So what differentiates SharePoint? Each vendor can defend their features, their interoperability investments and developer stack. So instead of focusing on specific features...
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    SharePoint 2010 Channel 9 Interviews

    I wanted to share recent Channel 9 interviews that Tom Rizzo & I did during SharePoint Conference week. Enjoy! Here’s my interview. In this interview, Kirk Evans & I discuss web content management and using SharePoint 2010 for public facing internet...
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    SharePoint 2010 Overview Presentation

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    Here’s a pointer to the SharePoint Overview session presentation that I delivered at the SharePoint Conference this week. For those of you who missed it, I believe we’re publishing this session out publicly; I’ll be sure to point to it when it’s available...
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    SharePoint Conference Keynotes

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    If you didn’t get a chance to come to the SharePoint Conference and watch the keynotes, you can watch them now! Steve Ballmer kicked off the conference with a dynamic keynote:   Followed by Jeff Teper: (I do a demo to highlight IT platform investments...
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    Welcome to SharePoint 2010

    The moment has come that many of you have been waiting for – full disclosure of SharePoint 2010! Truth be told, many of us in Redmond have been anxiously waiting for this day, because now we can talk freely about SharePoint 2010 to our customers and partners...
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    Windows Azure Poker Probability Calculator Application

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    Over the last few weeks, I found some free time to play around with Windows Azure. Since PDC 2008, I’ve wanted to get hands on with Windows Azure to become even more knowledgeable and gain experience with Microsoft’s cloud stack. Here you have it: My...
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    SharePoint 2010 Training for SharePoint 2007 Partners

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    [updated] Take a look at this post for the latest SharePoint 2010 training resources.
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    SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek Presentation

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    While Tom, Richard and Paul did the Overview, IT Pro & Developer SharePoint 2010 sneak peek videos respectively on the web, I did the SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek session at WPC last month. The video was recently posted that you can check out here....
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    My Top Office 2010 Tech Preview Features

    When Office 2007 came out, I was one of the earliest adopters. I had the privilege of being one of the few people to demo and talk about Office 2007 to customers, partners and reviewers in the Beta 1 timeframe. As an Information Worker myself, I was hooked...
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    Bing and Google

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    If you google Bing or bing Google, you’ll find some really interesting reviews & comparisons between Bing & Google. Almost all of them arrive at a similar conclusion; that 1) Bing is better than Live Search, 2) Bing has differentiation vs. Google...
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    SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek!

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    Today is an exciting day because we are announcing that SharePoint 2010 has reached the technical preview engineering milestone. We are sharing a sneak peek of SharePoint 2010 that you can check out @ http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/2010/Sneak_Peek/Pages...
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    SharePoint Best Practices Conference

    I’m going to be keynoting at the upcoming SharePoint Best Practices Conference in DC on August 24th. It’s a great conference with high quality content where you can learn real best practices from experts in the field. It has a very strong speaker line...
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    Helping Fight Cancer

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    Hello everyone! I signed up to participate & run in the Seattle LIVESTRONG Challenge later this June to help raise money for the fight against cancer. I know friends who have fought cancer & I’ve had close family who were victims of it. This year...
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    Distributed Computing and Enterprise 2.0

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    During my college years, the Internet phenomenon took off. While computer networks was a subject taught at college for many years, it’s not until the 90s that really broad applications emerged. As late as the early 90s, only large private, public &...
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    Important SP2 Information

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    If you have deployed SP2 or are looking to deploy SP2, please take a careful look at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/21/attention-important-information-on-service-pack-2.aspx . There's a simple work-around that involves re-entering the...
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    Preliminary system requirements for SharePoint 2010

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    We just announced SharePoint 2010 preliminary system requirements at http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/05/07/announcing-sharepoint-server-2010-preliminary-system-requirements.aspx . To summarize: - You should start planning for 64-bit SQL...
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    On Twitter

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    I decided to give Twitter a shot! I created a twitter account some time ago, but didn’t become active until last weekend. So if you’re on twitter, you can follow me if you want @ arpanshah .
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    SharePoint and Office 2007 SP2

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    You should expect SharePoint 2007 SP2 at the end of this month. More info @ http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2009/04/16/service-pack-2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system-due-to-ship-april-28th.aspx
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    It’s official: SharePoint Server 2010

    It’s official. Today we announced that the official name of SharePoint “14” is SharePoint 2010. Specifically, the next version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. You’ll notice that we dropped the word Office...
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    User Experience

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    The most important measure of a successful solution is adoption. Whether it’s an Internet application or an Enterprise application, if it’s not being used by anyone, it’s useless. There are a number of factors that contribute to adoption (above and beyond...
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    Microsoft CIO Summit 2009

    I delivered the SharePoint session at this week’s Microsoft US Midsize CIO Summit. Here’s a pointer to the deck I delivered. For those of you who attended, I removed a couple slides from the deck because they weren’t ready for sharing more broadly.
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    Meeting potential future SharePoint Masters

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    Last week, I had the opportunity to meet some real world SharePoint experts – partners and Microsoft consultants and engineers attending the Masters rotation currently being held in Redmond. I had an opportunity to meet many of the attendees including...
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    Check out a Great Online Art Gallery

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    My sister just launched an online art gallery @ http://www.gilharpgallery.org   The goal of the Gil Harp Gallery is to provide affordable, original art for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will go to stroke and animal associations (currently...
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