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  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Delay? Actually, No.

    There has been a lot of confusion over the announcement that Office 2007 would also reschedule its consumer launch date to January 2007 to match that of Vista. This marketing launch is a different animal than the development and availability date of the Office 2007 product(s). Microsoft clarifies...
  • Blog Post: MS Office 2007 Beta 1 Technical Refresh

    As usual, I've been too busy rfeading other blog posts about the recent announcements, sleeping, or traveling to visit customers to be one of the first to talk to you about the new "Refresh"-ed version of Beta 1. PC Magazine has a story about the refresh . (It's also got a slide show of images...
  • Blog Post: January Webcasts of Interest

    The blog has been quiet for a while. I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a most excellent 2006. To start the year off the right way, here's a list of SharePoint and collaboration webcasts coming up in January... Jan 10 - Executive Circle Webcast: Empower People...
  • Blog Post: NW SharePoint users group

    Jason Mauer and I presented the debut session of a Office Server Workshop this afternoon in Bellevue. We played to a packed house (well, there were a few empty seats) of 45 and had a good time exploring some pieces of Office "12" Server. I'd like to take a minute again to point everyone to the PDC 05...
  • Blog Post: WSS and SPS Admin Guides Updated for SP2

    I know this isn't the most current post, but I need to record it here for those that use this page as their home page. Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide - updated for SP2 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator's Guide - updated for SP2
  • Blog Post: SharePoint (and CMS) User Group in Pacific Northwest

    We’d like to announce the resumption of SharePoint User Group meetings in the great Pacific Northwest. December Topic: Preview and Demo of the Next Version of SharePoint Preview and Demo of the Next Version of Content Management Server Preview and Demo of the Next Version of Microsoft Office Review...
  • Blog Post: CorasWorks Workshop in Seattle

    CorasWorks is presenting a SharePoint "Workspace Workshop" in Seattle on November 14th. This is a hands-on workshop focusing on using their products with SharePoint. It is a free workshop, but registration is limited. Attendees will have a workstation provided for. This is part of a tour of cities for...
  • Blog Post: SPS 2003 SP2

    SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 was released today. Download here . SP2 introduces support for the following: · Support for running on 64-bit machines in 32-bit emulation mode · Support for Reverse Proxy and Alternate URL support · Support for IP-Bound virtual servers · Support...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint Discovery Kit (Hands-On Labs)

    Hey look! - More hands-on lab goodness from the SharePoint folks! Download here , and go get all "hands-on" and stuff. Scenarios included are: (Yes, I know you can see the list by following the link) building a divisional portal site deploying custom web apps that integrate with the portal...
  • Blog Post: CorasWorks workshop for Sharepoint Development

    CorasWorks is coming to the Seattle area to deliver a workshop about SharePoint development using their webparts. This is a full day workshop covering design patterns and bext practices for SharePoint development. Check the web site for more details .
  • Blog Post: Wrapping up July

    What a great month July was. I was away with the family for the past two weeks, and a lot has happened. I missed the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 release and the Windows Vista Beta 1 release. Wow. Hopefully, it won't take me too long to catch up on email so that I can play with these bits. It was a...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2005 Sessions and Slides

    Even while sitting at Gnomedex, (on a Saturday), I have to keep up with my day job. This looks like a great way to view the slides and watch the sessions from Tech-Ed 2005 a month ago. http://microsoft.sitestream.com/teched2005/ Tech-Ed Sweetness... (Find the BizTalk Stuff in the "Connected Systems...
  • Blog Post: Eli's SharePoint Resources

    Eli's SharePoint Resources - If you are working with SharePoint, you should take note of Eli's page of links, etc. It is great to see so many resources for SharePoint. http://weblogs.asp.net/erobillard/archive/2004/06/17/158311.aspx
  • Blog Post: SharePoint, BizTalk, and CMS Overview pages

    Keep bookmarks to these three pages handy - (if you know of others, please let me know...) - these are good reference pages for product information. Thanks to the people who maintain these pages! SharePoint 2003 Overview ( Lamont Harrington ) BizTalk Server 2004 Overview ( Darrell Norton ) MCMS...
  • Blog Post: MSIB v2.5 Released

    Well, it's good to have another version of the Microsoft Solution for Internet Business available. This one has been anticipated for a while, now. The link to download is here . MSIB addresses emerging business models that have evolved from relatively simple structures of linked HTML pages to complex...
  • Blog Post: Jupiter - It's a Big Planet

    Jupiter is a big planet. One that Microsoft is going to map out in two phases now, instead of one. Mary Jo's Microsoft Watch is the first that I saw (publicly) to report that Microsoft is changing its Jupiter direction. The Jupiter direction is one where MSFTs E-Business server applications (BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: CMS Connector for SharePoint - Available Now!

    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 Management Server 2002 (MCMS) and the strength of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) to complement each other. Content...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Productivity and Collaboration using SharePoint Technologies

    Have you ever asked yourself one of the following questions? “Why it is now called Windows SharePoint Services instead of SharePoint Team Services?” (variant. - “Eh? There's a new version of SharePoint?”) “How the heck can we identify the ROI that SharePoint Services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) Management Pack for Windows SharePoint Services

    Also available on MS Download Center. Find it here .
  • Blog Post: Windows Sharepoint Services Administrator's Guide

    Version 1.2, released 18 Nov 2003. Find it here .
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