Vantage Point: Bob German's Weblog

Notes from BlueMetal Architects, where Bob is SharePoint Principal Architect. Here you will find postings on all things SharePoint, especially developer related topics.

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    Back in the Zone with ZoneTabs

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    I’m back after a long break from posting to announce the availability of a new web part that you may find helpful. Zone Tabs 2.0 is a new version of a tab web part I previously released on GotDotNet that helps reduce clutter on a web part page by allowing...
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    Tag, I’m “It”: Five things you may not know about me…

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    Well I just got tagged by my friend Arpan Shah in what seems to be a blogging pyramid scheme, where the recipient has to reveal five things most readers wouldn't know about them (and then tags 5 other bloggers). While I normally resist the chain letter...
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    A Grand Tour

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    Today was day #3 of the SharePoint Conference. It's about 7:00 in the evening, and I'm in the "hands-on labs" with about 200 computers and a handful of eager attendees who stayed late to work on SharePoint and Office labs. I earned my way to the conference...
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    Greetings from the SharePoint conference!

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    Today was the first day of the SharePoint conference in Bellvue, WA. Certainly the highlight of the day was a keynote by none other than Bill Gates. I’ve heard Mr. Gates speak any number of times, usually on very futuristic and visionary topics. This...
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    Why Extranets Matter

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    My last couple of blog entries have discussed technologies which cross organizational boundaries: Extranets and Groove. I thought it would be worth taking a few minutes to discuss why this is important from a business perspective, and to consider some...
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    In the Groove

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    My latest cool collaboration discovery is Groove Virtual Office, and I’m totally jazzed by it. As you must have heard by now, Microsoft acquired Groove Networks about a year ago, and its founder, Ray Ozzie, became our CTO. (My Brush with Greatness - in...
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    Extranet Support in SharePoint 2007

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    A colleague of mine recently asked if the forthcoming version of SharePoint technology will be good for use in Extranets, and why. Indeed it will! Here are some thoughts on the subject... First off - there are at least two kinds of Extranets out there...
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    Another Vantage Point

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    The cool thing about the internet is that any shmoe with a computer and an internet connection can have a voice, however obscure, on the world stage. Blogging seems to encourage this, which I figure has to be a good thing – more free speech usually leads...
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