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The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

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  • Blog Post: Memphis SharePoint Meeting, OCT 27, RSVP

    Memphis SharePoint Users Group Meeting on Thursday, October 27th from 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Crescent Club. Nitin Nagar with Ascendum will demonstrate how SharePoint provides a basis for key enterprise requirements and allows enterprise users and administrators alike the benefits of a true ECM solution...
  • Blog Post: MIX11: MED02–Introduction to Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

      Recording , April 12, 2011, 3:30PM PST, Session: MED02, Speakers: Alex Zambelli What Changed? Players, bandwidth, standards, more demand, etc. Second Generation of Microsoft Media “Microsoft responded to changing streaming media landscape with Silverlight, IIS Media Services, PlayReady, Expression...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new product for non-programmers

    Announced today at VS Live. From the LightSwitch site : Want to create custom business applications—without breaking a sweat? Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is your answer. Get to know the newest member of the Visual Studio family… The targeted architectures are: Desktop Client, 2-tier deployment...
  • Blog Post: In Office Web Application video, Jon Box gets a mention

    In a recent video interview of Chris Bryant on Channel 9, he was showing off his new baby, the Office Web application Technical Preview. Around the 3:30 minute mark, some of my recent uploads to my SkyDrive happen to be timed correctly to get me a mention in the video. Even besides that, this is worth...
  • Blog Post: Kraft to Save $2.2 Million over Two Years with New Web Content Management Solution

    From the case study One of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, Kraft Foods needed to give its brand groups greater speed and flexibility in connecting with consumers online. The company chose Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 as a new global standard for Web content management and...
  • Blog Post: Ramp Up: Program of Free Classes

    Ramp Up is a free, online, community-based learning program, with a number of different tracks that will help you build your portfolio of professional development skills. Ramp Up has a solid foundation of premium technical content from subject-matter gurus, and provides easy-to-access content in a variety...
  • Blog Post: The Interoperability Principles

    Working in a competitive environment for a successful company, one often hears perceptions of different leaders. Some are intelligent issues, and some are of a different category – myths, lies, FUD, etc. Since I heard one today that was incomprehensible to me and my personal integrity, I had to look...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint

    Ever since I heard about this, I've liked this idea. Talk to any designer about SharePoint, and they won't be happy about the default skin. Thankfully, SharePoint has all sorts of extensibility. And this project takes it a step further by utilizing Silverlight. Take a look at the link below and specifically...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media Services 2008 is RTW'd

    RTW - "Released to Web", very similar to "Released to Manufacturing". RTW is for bits downloaded via the Internet. This week, Microsoft released the media services update for Windows Server 2008. And update is the wrong word here, since there is big improvements and enhancements in...
  • Blog Post: What To Make from the ODC Keynote

    Today is a culmination of some hard work done across a team of FedEx, Microsoft, and Interknowlogy folks. During the Bill Gates keynote at ODC this morning, David Zanka (SVP, E-commerce, FedEx) announced QuickShip and some other possible FedEx direction. I'll note a few below and also point out how FedEx...
  • Blog Post: More Info on Hyper-V, and Analyst Thoughts on MSFT BI

    Looking at our Analysts Relation reports site , I found a link to a Gartner FAQ on Hyper-V which has some interesting questions and comments on this feature set. Keep an eye on this Analysts Relations site because it should soon mention a Gartner report showing their thoughts on Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Advanced Bootcamp in Memphis, FEB 18-22

    I'm proud to announce that if you tell them that I referred you via this blog, they will give you a $600 discount on this 5 day real bootcamp. Feb. 18-22, 2008 (5-day ILT course with extended labs) Price: $2,995 Location: New Horizons Memphis 4775 American Way Memphis, TN 38118 Course Description: This...
  • Blog Post: FREE - Search Server 2008

    You betcha! We have announced Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express. Here's a video overview as well as the overview page . This is the real product, so you can get started with just a download and be up and running quick. Did I mention that it's FREE?
  • Blog Post: MOSSCamp - In Chicago on NOV 9th

    MOSSCamp (a devcamp focused on WSS and MOSS) will be happening on November 9 th in Chicago, IL.  More details here about this unique event. Details Date: November 9th, 2007 Time: 11:00 - 5:30 (optional social afterwards) Location: Clarity Consulting, One North Franklin, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60606...
  • Blog Post: Community Kit for SharePoint

    Ran across an interesting project on CodePlex. This is a project that provides enhanced functionality for community sites projects built on SharePoint. Actually, there is a variety of interesting projects on CodePlex related to SharePoint. The Community Kit for SharePoint is a set of best practices,...
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