• LauraJ's Weblog

    Working with Korby

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    I got to spend Friday afternoon talking with Tommy and Korby and then collaborating with Korby on a brief demo that we're going to do together for a leadership team. They've all heard about wikis and want to know more about them and their possibilities...
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    New Computer (part 2)

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    Okay, so it wasn't as easy to get it working as it was to get it put together (not that I did much more than screw in a couple of screws and locate this product manual or that one). Thank goodness for Curtis or I would have been totally at a loss. Get...
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    MSDN is looking for a great SDE/T

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    If you're not a Microsoftie, you might be wondering what an SDE/T might be... it stands for Software Development Engineer/Test. These are highly skilled and incredibly valuable testers who work hand-in-hand with development and pm throughout the product...
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    C# Team is cranking out answers!

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    I saw on Duncan's blog that the C# Team was posting answers to Frequently Asked Questions on their new blog, so I had to go check it out. Wow. They made the first post last Saturday, asking for questions and since then, they've been cranking out answers...
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    New computer on the way

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    New computer on the way, woo hoo! That's the good news. Unfortunately, it's coming in pieces. My friend Curtis has agreed to put it together, but I'm guessing (based on past experience) that means that he sits there and tells me what to do. Aside:...
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    Roger Jennings: Great InfoPath resources

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    I found this comment by Roger Jennings to my previous post about the InfoPath 2003 SP-1 Preview and Toolkit for Visual Studio .Net, and wanted to share it: I've been working with InfoPath since the Office System 2003 beta. My only complaint (as...
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    InfoPath 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP-1) Preview available for download!

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    Exciting news here about the InfoPath 2003 SP-1 preview that you can download here . This Preview includes bug fixes and performance improvements to InfoPath 2003, in addition to a number of feature enhancements directly resulting from customer...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Wow, I swear it's not what it seems!

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    Heh. I went to my blog just now to look for a link, and there, down the left side, are three pictures of Kevin. The SAME three pictures. I thought it must be Sprint sending multiplies copies of the picture to Textamerica, but it turns out the Textamerica...
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    Test your PC for the MyDoom (and variants) virus

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    This page lets you test your PC for the MyDoom virus (and variants). It also has instructions on how to remove the virus if you're infected.
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    Where's LauraJ?

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    A whole week has gone by without a blog entry from me. (Tsk, Tsk as Chris Sells would say, although not about this.) I have a bunch of items in my “add to blog file“, but no time to compose a post around them. I'm heads down in a couple of...
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    Tech·Ed 2004: May 23-28 in San Diego, CA

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    The Event Site is up for the US Tech·Ed 2004. San Diego at the end of May... Great content and the weather should be glorious! There are a couple of special offers right now. Register by March 1 to be entered in a drawing for “VIP treatment“...
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    Washington State: Make your voice heard today!

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    If you live in Washington State, there's still time to make your voice heard today. Look up your Precinct name here . Look up your caucus location here . Caucus starts at 10am, they're right in your neighborhood, so get going!
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    Is there a runtime version of InfoPath?

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    This seems to be a fairly common question, and recently there was an especially well-crafted answer provided on an internal InfoPath user discussion alias. I asked, and received, permission to include it here. (Thanks to the person who wrote this and...
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    SharePoint Team Page

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    Today Betsy pointed out to me that SharePoint has a team page on GotDotNet ! They have all kinds of good info including SharePoint user community code samples and a categorized FAQ !
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    InfoPath How To: Change the Script Language of your Form

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    So, in the previous post , I talked about Duncan providing the validation code to make sure that a date specified in my InfoPath form was a Friday. Unfortunately for me (or so I thought), the code he provided was VB script, and my Form already had JScript...
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    One of the joys of working with Duncan

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    I've talked before about our InfoPath form associated with a SharePoint (WSS) library that we use for status reporting ( ). I use a 'week of' field and custom views for grouping status reports for a specific week. The date needs to be set to the same...
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    A new box, on the way!

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    Having our SharePoint intranet site hosted by our corporate IT department has lots of good points, and a few bad points. One of the frustrations for me has been the lack of administrative privilages on the box (which hosts many WSS sites besides ours...
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    Owen Allen: CMS Connector for Sharepoint - Available Now!

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    Found a new blog that SharePoint Portal users will want to check out. The CMS Connector for SharePoint is now available. Why is this needed? This is an important piece in the combined Microsoft Portal story that allows the strength of MS Content...
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    Cruising my referrals: Pictures of Chris Anderson

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    When I have time I sometimes cruise my referrals for this blog. This morning when I looked (as I'm waiting for my son to finish getting ready for school), one of the more recent referrals was a search for pics+of+chris+anderson. Strange, I thought, I...
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    DevDays 2004: Still time to get in on Early Bird registration

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    Just a reminder that early bird registration for DevDays 2004 ends February 10th! I'm working on a project with some of the folks responsible for the US DevDays, and I've been hearing a lot about the developer welcome kit and all the cool stuff they've...
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    Chris Pratley: The Genesis of OneNote

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    This weekend I ran across a new blog by Chris Pratley , and boy was it a fun read, and I'm not even a Tablet user yet. Chris talks about the genesis of OneNote , all the steps along the way, and gives us glimpses of what it one day will be. His first...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Great sound in the home office

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    This weekend I set up the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 external sound card and the Inspire T5400 speakers that I got for my partner for Christmas. Wow, what a difference from her old setup! Except for having to crawl around under the desk, it was all simple...
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    Best Practices for SharePoint Portal Server Management

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    Kent pointed me to this article by Kenton Gardinier in Windows Server System Magazine (previously known as .NET Magazine). It walks you through ensuring adequate capacity for your SharePoint Portal Server installation, while at the same time reducing...
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    Great writing advice

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    I was checking out my referral logs, and found this wonderful piece on the Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do) via Jim Martin's blog . This one's a keeper. Some of the items made me wince; I know they're things I do without...
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    Orcut Overload?

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    I've played a little with Orkut , the new social networking software. I love the design, it's so clean and functional. Did you notice the title letters are all made with people? This afternoon when I checked my email, there were a bevy of invites and...
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