Mark Bower

Random thoughts on Collaborative Apps, Social Software and SharePoint in the Enterprise

July, 2004

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    Lookout for Outlook now available as free download

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    Following the recent acquisition of Lookout Software, Lookout for Outlook has been made available as a free, unsupported download . For the uninitiated Lookout is a super-fast search tool for searching across emails, contacts, calendar items and documents...
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    Office 2003 Service Pack 1 released!

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    Apart from the usual round of fixes this update includes lots of new functionality for the newest two members of the Office family: OneNote and InfoPath. To get SP1 installed go to the Office Update web site click check for Updates. New features...
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    Office 2003 Primary Interop Assembly Tips and Tricks

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    Unlike the PIAs for Office XP, the PIAs for Office 2003 ship in-the-box, and are not available as a separate download. To ensure they get installed by the Office installer during setup you need to make sure that the .NET Framework 1.1 is already installed...
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    InfoPath Blog Editor for .Text

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    Been a little quiet for a while, as I have been on vacation and away at the annual MS field training event in Atlanta (think TechEd with double the number of attendees!!)   While I was away I came across this free InfoPath Blog Editor for .Text, and...
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    Customizing SharePoint Context Menus

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    Introduction Drop-down menus in Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enable actions that relate to a specific document in a document library to be viewed and invoked. This article shows how these document context menus can...
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    Choosing between InfoPath and Smart Document Solutions

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    I was asked recently about when it would be appropriate to use InfoPath vs. Smart Documents. It's an interesting question as there is quite a degree of overlap between these technologies, so here are my rules of thumb for choosing between them... Consider...
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    TechEd Wrap-up

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    Well TechEd Europe was fun wasn't it? I have just uploaded the decks for the two sessions I presented: BPR313 - Building Smart Documents For Information Handling Productivity , and BPR314 - Delivering Rich Information via Research Services . Many thanks...
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    Smart Documents @ TechEd

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    So, TechEd is almost over for another year, and yesterday afternoon I finally got to deliver the first of my two sessions. I was delighted with the positive feedback and interest in Smart Document solutions. I'll be responding to a number of the questions...
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    What is IBF?

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    The buzz has really grown about Information Bridge Framework over the course of the week in Amsterdam. It's a real shame we didn't get just a little mention of this new product in the keynote on Tues, especially as it reached RTM on Weds. However if you...
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