As I learned from Patrick's blog this week, Jan Tielens of U2U has written a comprehensive overview of Sharepoint web parts on the MSDN Belgium site entitled Web Part Platforms and Development Techniques. It's a nice history of web-part development that explains the options for Sharepoint 2003, .NET 2.0 and Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007.

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Patrick and Jan helped us put on the Office "12" Ascend workshops earlier this year, and they did a great job. As did Ted Pattison, who has a new Sharepoint training firm called Gorilla Training. These guys are all world-class trainers on Office-related technologies, so check out their web sites if you need developer training for Office or Sharepoint:

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