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    SharePoint Developer Connections – here I come!

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    I am doing the SharePoint Keynote and presenting 2 break-out sessions at the upcoming SharePoint Developer Connections Conference in Orlando, FL from March 22nd to 25th. For more information, check out http://www.devconnections.com/shows/SP2009SP/default...
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    SharePoint News & MVP Summit

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    I had an opportunity to meet the MVPs this week! Unlike last year, when I missed the summit altogether , I socialized at the paintball event hosted by a few MVPs last Sunday and attended the MVP/Microsoft dinner on Monday night. Members of my team, especially...
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    SharePoint on the Internet Interview

    Mike Gannotti recently cornered Allan Schweighardt & me at a conference in Seattle, WA, earlier this month. He asked me why customers should consider using SharePoint on the Internet. Here's a link to the video interview: http://sharepoint.microsoft...
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    SharePoint, E-Learning and Silverlight

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    Happy new year everyone! I wanted to kick off the new year by highlighting a really innovative e-learning partner solution built using SharePoint and Silverlight technologies. E-Learning is something I'm hearing a lot more about lately and many customers...
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    Making Social Easier

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    Call it Web 3.0 or social, but the Internet has been moving in a new direction for the last many years. It used to be search that really uncovered the billions of pieces of content. Now, it's people. Search engines continue to help us find exactly what...
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    My Recent SharePoint Podcast

    Robert Foster, a SharePoint MVP, informally interviewed me a few weeks ago in Redmond.  Rob asked me very interesting questions ranging from SharePoint in the cloud to SharePoint "14". You can listen to the podcast @ http://www.sharepointpodshow...
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    Links & Recent Announcements mentioned at TechEd Developer

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    I just got back from Europe where I participated in TechEd Developer and internal Microsoft meetings. I recapped a few recent announcements & resources in my session and wanted to share more broadly. (This list is not comprehensive by any means):...
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    SharePoint and Office news at PDC

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    For those of you not at PDC, but interested in knowing what "new" news was announced publicly at PDC pertaining to Office & SharePoint: Day 1 - Microsoft SharePoint Services as part of the Azure Services Platform. This is not the same as...
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    SharePoint 2007 SP2 timeline and info

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    If you didn't catch the news, information about Office 2007 SP2 was released by the Office sustained engineering team. MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 SP2s will be out in the same time frame. According to the blog news, SP2 "will fall between February and...
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    PDC 2008: Here we come!

    Going to PDC? I'll be there, so definitely say hello at the booth or one of the SharePoint sessions @ PDC. Details on SharePoint sessions can be found @ http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew/archive/2008/10/09/sharepoint-at-the-microsoft-pdc-2008.aspx . Who else...
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    Things to Consider for SharePoint Performance

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    SharePoint performance is a function of a number of factors. Some are obvious, some are less obvious, some are easy to address & others are more difficult. One good place to learn more about performance & capacity planning is the resource center...
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    Finding and Growing Great SharePoint Talent

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    It's been a really busy few weeks for me. I've been working with Paul Andrew on our PDC plans. For a quick look at the SharePoint sessions @ PDC, take a look here . In between PDC planning, I've also been meeting customers & partners at several events...
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    Best of luck Lawrence!

    Lawrence Liu, on my team for 3+ years, left the SharePoint team & Microsoft this week to join Telligent - a Microsoft partner. Lawrence has been a great contributor to the SharePoint community over the last many years. I wish Lawrence the best of...
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    SharePoint 2007 and Windows Server 2008

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    With SharePoint SP1, SharePoint 2007 supports Windows Server 2008. The MOSS & WSS evaluation guides have been updated with installation instructions for Windows Server 2008. We also published a Resource Center on TechNet with information for WS08...
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    Enterprise Wikis and Simple Web Publishing

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    I was in Orlando this week presenting at an internal Microsoft conference. I had an opportunity to meet & talk to different people WW about SharePoint. A couple folks I chatted with had customers who wanted to create Enterprise Wiki solutions. It...
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    SharePoint Security Guidance

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    A little while ago, I published a blog entry around end-user security . Since then, I've been asked many questions from customers & partners on SharePoint security in general. From hardening servers to server farm architecture. I wanted to point out...
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    Announcing the SharePoint Best Practices Series

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    [Cross-posted from the SharePoint Team Blog ] Over the last few months, the SharePoint product team has released a number of resources, updates and made supportability announcements to help our customers and partners deploy SharePoint solutions. Recently...
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    Search Federation and Content Deployment

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    As I mentioned in my previous post, the Infrastructure Update is now available! It's a roll-up of fixes & even features that I highly recommend everyone take a good look at. It contains new Search Federation features for MOSS, it has fixes for the...
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    Search Federation in SharePoint Server 2007

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    You can download the presentation I delivered at TechEd 2008 here . Here are a couple slides from the presentation to remind you what the key features are in Microsoft Search Server 2008 (Express) and a reminder that these features will be available to...
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    SharePoint Web Content Management News

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    There has been some great recent news for the SharePoint Web Content Management community. 1. Check out the Web 2.0 Fire Starter Event happening in Redmond next week! The content is being presented by some great folks, it's free to attend in person &...
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    Live Mesh

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    A good friend of mine, Aakash Kambuj, is a senior developer on the Mesh team. For the last few weeks he has been pressing me to try out the Mesh Technical Preview - something he has been working on for quite some time now. So just a few days ago, I gave...
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    So long, and thanks for all the Fitz.

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    Yesterday, I had lunch with Fitz AKA Mike Fitzmaurice. Fitz is probably one of the most recognizable names and personalities in the SharePoint community. He's been in the SharePoint space for more years than I have... and that's a long time. :-) His SharePoint...
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    Announcing: SharePoint WCM book available at TechEd 2008

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    [cross posted on the SharePoint Team Blog ] It's exciting to see customers using SharePoint for their Internet sites. We've seen some great success stories and big companies choosing SharePoint for their web content management solution. While SharePoint...
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    SharePoint Development - Meet Paul Andrew

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    Paul Andrew leads the SharePoint Developer Readiness effort at Microsoft. He recently wrote an excellent blog entry about how to get started with SharePoint Development . It's actionable, direct and super helpful. So check out the article and keep a pulse...
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    SharePoint End User Security

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    Security covers a number of topics when it comes to software. Everything from locking down a system to end user security. There is absolutely no doubt that security is extremely important and should be taken seriously. And it's no surprise that security...
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