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  • Blog Post: Citability Codeathon - DC - April 9-11, 2010 - Register NOW!!

    Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable...
  • Blog Post: NEW Government Developer website - LAUNCHED!

    I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!

    Two dates/locations being offered – please see below! Click the appropriate registration link below OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference the event ID Washington, DC November 2, 2009 (Monday) Event ID: 10324246309 Event Location: Microsoft Corporation 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700...
  • Blog Post: Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

    One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects. It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness...
  • Blog Post: Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

    The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing...
  • Blog Post: Final CTP for Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) v1.3 Released

    The final March 2009 CTP for the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (v1.3) has now been recently released. Head on over to Paul Andrew's Blog (Paul is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint Team) for a rundown of the new capabilities available in this CTP. Also with this release, we...
  • Blog Post: ATTENTION WEB DEVELOPERS WCAG 2.0 Moves to Last Stage in W3C Approval Process

    For those of you (like me) who are interested in Accessibility and/or need to ensure your websites remain in compliance with section 508 you'll be interested to know that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was published as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on Nov. 3, 2008. This means that the technical...
  • Blog Post: New SharePoint Guidance from the Patterns and Practices group

    The P&P group released a new set of SharePoint Guidance today...Links below Quick Links – MSDN site: SharePoint Guidance – Future friendly url: http://microsoft.com/spg – Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 – Codeplex site: http://codeplex.com/spg – Community Forum...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Extensions for WSS (VSeWSS) v1.2 Released

    Version 1.2 of the Visual Studio extensions for WSS has been released and available for download . Version 1.2 provides support for Visual Studio 2008 in building SharePoint-based solutions. The following tools are included: Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates Web Part Team Site Definition...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) Released

    [Cross-posted from Lamont's Blog ] Announced on the SharePoint Team Blog , the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services program has been launched and is geared at helping our Software Assurance (SA) customers sucessfully plan and deploy SharePoint Products & Technologies. I think this program provides...
  • Blog Post: OBA Composition Reference Toolkit version 2.0 Released

    [Cross-Posted from Lamont's Blog ] Version 2.0 of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit was released to the web today, on schedule and with all the great new features promised for the release. Version 1.0 of the toolkit was released at the Office Developer’s Conference in February 2008. Watch the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Administration Toolkit Released

    [Cross-Posted from Lamont's Blog ] Zach Rosenfield (a Program Manager on the SharePoint Team) posted an announcment introducing the SharePoint Administration Toolkit . This promises to be a great resource for administering your MOSS and WSS v3.0 deployments. The initial version of the toolkit contains...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Schedule for April 2008

    Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S OWNER TARGET AUDIENCE April 9 , 2008 14:00 -15:30 EST Webcast Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual...
  • Blog Post: Free Download: Updated SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) SDK's

    Microsoft has just recently released the latest updates to the SharePoint SDK's.  If you are a SharePoint Developer, this is important for you, because there are usually changes/updates in the API documentation and occasionally new Samples. Here are the downloads: The WSS SDK: Click here download...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Share Point Server Development - New York, NY - February 7, 2008

    On behalf of Microsoft, I invite you to the Microsoft Office Share Point Server Development evening event in New York, NY on February 7, 2008. Please read on for agenda and registration information ACTION REQUESTED: Please register today as space is limited!! Conference Title Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: FOLLOW UP: Public Sector Developer Conference (Seattle & Olympia, WA)

    Thanks to everyone who attended.  All of my demos are based on Visual Studio 2008 / .NET Framework 3.5 RTM.  Here are the downloads: Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL - deck , demo code NOTE: You will need to install both the Northwind (available here ) and AdventureWorks (available here ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint Resources

    Over on the SharePoint Team Blog is a good post citing resources related to deployments of MOSS/WSS on Windows Server 2008. With the pending launch of the next release of Windows Server, it's important to know the impacts it has on deploying SharePoint Products & Technologies within your organization...
  • Blog Post: Trying to install MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008 RC1?

    If you've tried, then you probably had a bit of an "ARGH!" moment when you got this: The first thing you might do is go look for the slipstream installer containing MOSS 2007 + SP1. You'll have another "ARGH!" moment because it doesn't exist yet. Have no fear, you can still install MOSS 2007 on Windows...
  • Blog Post: FREE TRAINING: SharePoint, Office Dev, and Silverlight - Only a few days left to apply for the SLEEPLESS ROADSHOW

    My team is sponsoring a pretty interesting free training opportunity in the DC area January 19th-20th. I'll be there for the whole event. Hope to see you there! Here are the details: Infusion Development and Microsoft are calling all Insomniacs Sleepless – is back and this time bringing the best of SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: How to: Adding Custom Workflow Activities to SharePoint Designer 2007

    If you've ever build SharePoint Workflow's with SharePoint Designer, you've probably developed a "Love/Hate" relationship with the product.  One of the best things about the tool is that it allows a non-developer (although having a development background is a plus!) to build SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SLEEPLESS ROADSHOW – The Ultimate Office Dev Weekend

    Beginning January 19 th , 2008 Deadline to Apply (Sleepless in DC, Atlanta): Friday December 28th th @ 11:59 PM Deadline to Apply (Sleepless in Dallas, LA, Silicon Valley, Chicago): Sunday Jan 6 th @11:59 PM Apply at www.infusion.com/sleepless ULTIMATE TRAINING...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint/MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 SP1 Downloads

    Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for MOSS/SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0, as well as the Office Client (which I posted earlier today).  Here's an Overview of the Service Pack as well as a link to find out the issues that have been addressed in the Service Pack. The 2007 Microsoft Office Servers...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Client Service Pack 1 has released (download link enclosed)

    I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 for (free) download.  It will inevitably be downloaded to your machine automatically, if you have the automatic downloads options turned on, but if you want it early, see the link below. Eventually there...
  • Blog Post: How to: Build a Join (linked list) between two SharePoint Lists

    I just found this really interesting about how to do something with SharePoint Lists that I didn't think that you could do, without writing some code, and that's to build a "linked list" with two SharePoint List.  Sometimes you get a requirement to join two pieces of data within a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: How to Video: Using Active Directory Searching/Lookup in a SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Workflow (with Visual Studio 2008)

    This is the eighth in a series (the series is listed at the bottom) of "How To " Videos that I have created to show .NET Developers how to build document workflow in a SharePoint environment.  In the How to Videos that I produced on "Building Approval Workflow's" and "Escalating...
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