Philo's WebLog

Musings of a former Office Developer Evangelist

April, 2004

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About Philo's WebLog

I'm a Solution Specialist at Microsoft, and author of Pro InfoPath 2007 from APress.

I started at Microsoft in 2003 as an Office Developer Evangelist, showing the value of Visual Studio Tools for Office, SharePoint development, and InfoPath. I then spent fifteen months selling business intelligence to the federal community, in the form of Business Scorecard Manager 2005, ProClarity after it was acquired by Microsoft, and PerformancePoint Server 2007.

I'm now the SQL Server, BI, Visual Studio and BizTalk expert for the Lockheed Martin account team.

This blog is my attempt to help folks understand how to get the most value out of our technologies...

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    InfoPath Context Sensitive Help

    InfoPath SP1 ( public beta at the link; final due out this summer) includes a lot of cool changes, both in the UI and behind the scenes (most notably the ability to stuff managed code behind the form). First I'm going to cover the OnContextChange event...
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    A Polite Request for Those Who Post Code

    Lots of samples flying around - I think we released new versions of just about everything we publish in the last twelve months, so everyone is publishing all kinds of tutorials and how-tos online. In observation of this, I have one simple request ...
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    1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 23. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. “Right-click the My Documents folder and select Properties” (from Hillier...
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    Book Review: SharePoint, Building Office 2003 Solutions

    I bought Scot's book hot off the presses, since it's the first major SharePoint 2003 book. When I got it, I breezed through it, and I'll be honest - I was unimpressed. Well, I had reason to browse through it again, and this time I just sat down and...
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    Times Change

    The trebuchet was the world's most powerful weapon for three hundred years, until it was superceded by the cannon. My dad was born in 1922. When he was eight years old his parents took him to visit Lithuania via a steamship (best transport around)...
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    SharePoint Planning

    The centipede was happy, quite, Until the toad for fun Said, 'Pray which leg comes after which?' This worked her mind to such a pitch She lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run. -George Herbert Palmer It's entirely possible SharePoint...
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