Phil Wheat's Knowledge Matters

This blog started out as "Developing SharePoint" but has expanded outside of that exclusive domain to a number of other areas concerning Knowledge and the various forms and representations it can take.

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About Phil Wheat

Formerly "Developing SharePoint", I'm reworking my blog to find a way to cover the increasing number of topics that I end up being asked about.  My core interest remains in Knowledge Management, but the more knowledge we gather and put in an actionable form, the more I get called on to comment on DOING something with that knowledge.  Thus my quest to redefine the blog and pull a common thread through the topics.

 And we'll have a Unified Field Theory any day now as well...

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    Home Server is live

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    After a fun weekend of setting up boot floppies (more specifically, finding a drive and good disk to create one - it's been a WHILE) the old Small Business Server 2003 box is now a Windows Home Server box, stuffed to the gills with old hard drives. ...
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    Parallel Computing

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    We talk a lot about how performance in computing keeps going up, but everyone also knows that for a while that increase has happened through more processors, not faster single processors.  This is theoretically good, but in practice most developers...
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    Green Technology Alliance Summit

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    Michelle Naquin (of our Virtualization interview and core of our Virtualization workshop in Austin on May 14th) is organizing Summit around Green Technology this coming spring.  If you're interested in supporting or participating, she's set up information...
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    Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint 2007

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    How do you install SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server 2008 is a question I've been asked a number of times at the launch events.  As usual, if I've been asked about it more than once, then there's probably LOTS of people that have that question. The...
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    A tip of my hat to SBS 2003.

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    Well, it's that time.  Some of you may have noticed some odd things happening earlier today - that was me shutting down web sites on my trusty old SBS server .  It's been running night and day for right at 5 years now (same hardware) and it...
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    Up in Chris' area

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    Chris pushed out the info on Tulsa School of Dev - he's got the info, so if you're going to be around the Tulsa area May 10th, catch up on the details at his blog.
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    Interfaces

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    One of the shows I worked on for 5 Minutes of Innovation was a commentary on the different interfaces we're all coming in contact with in our day to day lives. This is something that creeps up on us, but that once we notice it - it's pretty incredible...
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    New category of posts

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    Some of you may have seen the test post that was up last week - I've gotten a number of people asking what was going on there. The answer is that I've been working on some prototype shows (you may have seen me over on www.5minutesofinnovation.com with...
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    Virtualization

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    One of the hot topics today with lots of people is Virtualization. I managed to sit down and chat with Michelle Naquin about what Sychron is doing to help with Virtualization and how changes in server technologies are affecting that effort. Sychron Interview
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    Austin Code Camp is coming up.

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    In case you missed it at our community events, Austin Code Camp is coming up in May, but there are still a couple of speaker slots left. If you've got a topic you're passionate about, head over to the site at http://www.austincodecamp.com/ and submit...
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    If you talked with me yesterday about Robotics Studio

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    (and this should apply to a lot of people, judging by how raw my throat is today) The new CTP is out for Robotics Studio - it went up today. URL is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EB00C558-2163-45A5-BEFE-531AD48BC525&displaylang...
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    Where's Phil?

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    I had a couple of people ask me that yesterday, so I thought I'd give a rundown. Today (Tuesday), I'll be at the Dallas Triple Launch at the convention center. If you're attending yourself, come by the DPE booth (we're in the back corner) and chat - I...
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    ARRRGGGGG!!!! (almost)

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    OK, I now know I've been trying to pay attention to too much.  I JUST saw that the Nebula Awards Ceremony is happening in Austin.  In two weeks!  I almost missed it!
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    Cognitive Dissonance

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    Does it mean you're a veteran speaker when you pull out your secondary backpack and when several speaker badges fall out, your first thought is - "I really need to clean up all this junk!"?
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    I'm glad someone else said it first.

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    http://west-wind.com/weblog/posts/295840.aspx As ship cycles get faster and we get more frameworks, you have to answer the question "Do I know a lot about a small subset of life, or slightly less about a slightly larger subset of life." ...
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    Reconfigureable House

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    Is it wrong that this is the kind of house I want to build?  (Well, maybe not the monkey corridor and with a volume knob added in.)
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    Next Generation Computer (PC) design.

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    Just saw this - there are some REALLY cool conceptual designs that have been submitted.  Is it wrong that I want a half dozen of them? http://www.nextgendesigncomp.com/finalists.aspx
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