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  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Windows Live WiFi

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    While I've been away from this blog, I've been working with the MSN Access team. We provide dial-up access to a ton of users across the United States but we've also been working on a stealth project that we're now ready to Beta -- Windows Live WiFi. This...
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    Getting support/help on SharePoint and InfoPath

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    As 2006 rolls in, it seems like a good time to remind folks about support resources for SharePoint and InfoPath. Each month I get one to several emails requesting help with a specific problem -- as intriguing as some of those questions are, I just don...
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    MSN Billpay Troubles

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    This past weekend we tried to get into MSN Billpay to pay a couple of bills. The signin UI has changed several times in the past year or so, but usually we're able to figure it out eventually. This time, however, we were stumped. Even though we were signed...
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    Resurfacing

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    Wow, it's been a long time since the last time I blogged. Much has happened in my world in the intervening months... I left MSDN & TechNet several months ago and have been immersing myself in a new job and a new role. I'm now leading the Service Delivery...
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    InfoPath: Adding a button to switch between views

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    The ability to have multiple views of information and multiple uses for forms is one of the great features of InfoPath. And yet, any person responsible for supporting the users working with the forms can tell you that it can be a real challenge to users...
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    Cross-Site Groups in SharePoint

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    There's a great article by Adam Macaulay on MSD2D about using Cross-Site groups to manage your SharePoint users . It's written from a CorasWorks perspective, but don't let thinking it's a promotional piece keep you from reading it -- it has lots of excellent...
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    New SharePoint Magazine

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    Wow, has it really been since September since I posted last? The weeks and months go by so fast! Well, rather than put off this post because it will take too long to write a "where I've been and what I've been doing" post, I'm just going to dive right...
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    Redux: Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

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    In response to my post on splitting names into multiple columns in Excel , someone (who listed themselves as "me") posted the following comment: very interesting, but there is a problem - when you split the names into two or three columns using this method...
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    Mixed Language pages - What do you think?

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    I'm working in London this week, and yesterday we were talking about mixed language pages. My question to the group I was working with was this: If we could provide components on signed in pages like the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center , which is...
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    MSDN Information Architecture

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    Please welcome Paula Land to the land-o-blogs! Paula is MSDN's Information Architect, and is going to be posing you some interesting questions, including what you think of the sneak preview of the new MSDN Library Table of Contents. You'll have to go...
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    SharePoint Links Updated

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    The SharePoint Links on the right nav of my blog have been updated. I've been remis, and there are lots of good bloggers out there. I still haven't found a good getting started document, though... if anyone can point me to one I'd be very grateful. The...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    A whole site of SharePoint blogs!

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    Hey, there's a whole site of SharePoint blogs . All the posts on the site are supposed to be about SharePoint, so seems like it should be a great resource (haven't had a chance to look around that much :)
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Workflow on SharePoint

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    I've had a number of people ask me about workflow on SharePoint, and while I've run across an article or post here or there, I didn't have a great place to point people to. However, on Lamont Harrington's blog I found a whole category of workflow posts...
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    Lamont Harrington: Great list of SharePoint Resources

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    Today I was looking for some information for users on "Getting Started with WSS" (this is for the non-profit that I set up a SharePoint site for) and I ran across Lamont Harrington's blog . There are some really great resources here, I don't know how...
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    Replacing my Treo 600

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    Some things are as easy as they should be. Recently the screen on my Treo 600 got injured . Okay, broken. While I have the insurance offered by SprintPCS, I thought for some reason that it didn't cover the screen… when I turned it on and saw the...
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    Meet Peter Stern, designer extraordinaire at MSDN

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    Peter Stern is a designer at MSDN. Aside from being a great User Interface and User Experience designer, I love talking to Peter... his interests are many (surfing is my most recent PS discovery) and varied, and he's always giving me ideas. Just talking...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Meet Ryan, who works in SharePoint Developer Support!

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    Let's send a little SharePoint love and encouragement on adding lots of posts to his blog Ryan's way , shall we? ;-)
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Treo 600 Stops Vibrating - Can this FAQ answer be for real?

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    While cruising the new FAQ at TreoCentral, I noticed a seemingly bizarre answer to the question “ My Treo 600's vibrate feature stopped working! Is there anything I can do? “ Apparently (and I haven't verified this, as my vibrate feature is...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

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    Recently, I helped out a local charitable organization by printing some labels from an Excel spreadsheet that had a single column called “Name” that contained both first name and last name. City, state and zip were also in a single column...
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    Hey, Tim's back!

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    It looks like Tim 's blogging again! Yay!
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    InfoPath Question: Easy way to specify order of forms to be merged?

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    I'm thinking that the answer to this question is “No” because of an article I found on MSDN that said InfoPath gets the list of forms that were selected in the Merge Forms dialog box. More than one form can be selected, and forms are...
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    Product Feedback Center

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    Today, or at least for a good part of the morning, I kept watch on what was coming in to the Product Feedback Center . There are some good bugs and suggestions being entered, and it's thrilling to see. I even entered some of my own about the Product Feedback...
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    Check out MSDN!

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    ~Whew~ that was fun! Everyone at MSDN has been working like crazy, and last night, concurrent with the announcement of VS2005 Express Beta in Amsterdam, we launched the Product Feedback Center , the new personalized Visual Studio Developer Center , online...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Betsy's just fun, and very real, to boot!

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    I was cruising Betsy's blog this evening, laughing my ass off. I have never met anyone so passionate about community as Betsy (maybe it's just that I haven't spent enough time with Jeff, or Robert, but maybe not ;-) She lives and breathes community, and...
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    Hey look, it's FrankRed!

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    Yet another MSDN blogger joins the fray ! Welcome Frank!
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