Philo's WebLog

Musings of a former Office Developer Evangelist

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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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    Book Review: SharePoint, Building Office 2003 Solutions

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    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

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    The trebuchet was the world's most powerful weapon for three hundred years, until it was superceded by the cannon.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

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    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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    Why Smart Clients?

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    ... or “Why is my client so fat?” InfoPath is really cool. To some degree, it actually delivers on the ancient promise of “productivity without programmers.” Fundamentally, it's a form design and publication tool - end users...
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    It's not your father's Office (dev)

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    I'm a Business Productivity Technology Specialist - that means I get to convince everyone why Office is a cool development platform. The good news is that I really don't have to do much convincing, because the platform is so cool. I'm simply baffled...
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