Mark Bower

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

May, 2005

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    Problems installing SQL 2005 April CTP

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    I hit a showstopper installing the SQL Server 2005 April CTP. I think the problem may have been related to having an instance of SQL Server 2000 already installed on the box. Mauro had the answer though. Thanks Mauro. I’m now subscribed! ...
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    BillG sets the direction for Information Worker platform

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    In his latest Executive email Thursday BillG set out Microsoft's vision for the Information Worker space. If you want a broad idea of the direction that the Microsoft Office product set is likely to take in the future then here it is. These were the key...
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    New SharePoint blogger on the block

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    Please welcome my buddy and sometime room-mate Michael O'Donovan to the blogosphere. Michael is posting on SharePoint, Commerce Server and Content Management Server. http://blogs.msdn.com/modonovan/default.aspx
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    Windows Desktop Search RTW

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    Windows Desktop Search has been Released to Web: http://toolbar.msn.com/ The Beta version, then branded as MSN Desktop Search, shipped around Dec of last year. New in this version you will see the Preview Pane, much like the one in Outlook, and an...
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    Task oriented Windows

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    Interesting discussion on Ryan Dawson's blog around a task-oriented UI for Windows. http://www.longhornblogs.com/rdawson/archive/2005/05/12/14064.aspx
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    BBC makes it content available to developers free of charge

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    This is an interesting move by the BBC. It is opening up its content and providing APIs free-of-charge to enable developers to create non-commercial applications. “backstage.bbc.co.uk attempts to encourage and support those who have provided most...
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    Is Windows Too Complex for Structured Task Workers?

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    A number of my customers have recently presented me with an interesting question. Some CIOs and architects I have been talking to have latched onto the web part capabilities in SPS and are envisioning a solution for structured task workers that makes...
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