Philo's WebLog

Musings of a former Office Developer Evangelist

September, 2007

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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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    Okay, I'm going to try a different approach on the "why do I care about InfoPath?" issue. I recorded a short screencast and posted it to Channel9: In the screencast, I walk through setting up...
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    InfoPath & SharePoint screencast demo

    As follow-up to the "hook InfoPath to a database" demo, here I'm taking a step back to a simpler form - building an InfoPath form to be used on its own in conjunction with SharePoint. In the next...
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    Philo on EDI

    I wrote this post on Joel On Software in 2004 in response to a newbie asking about EDI. Since then I have referred several people to it, but a few times I've found the post tricky to find. So, instead of constantly relying on the benevolence of Joel acting...
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    SQL Server Analysis Services in ten minutes

    Analysis Services has been part of SQL Server for a while, but it's underappreciated by most. I've posted another video on Channel 9 to try to share what a powerful capability this is for understanding large volumes of aggregated data. More than just...
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