The curse is reversed?

It was the 9th inning. The Red Sox were up. I still remember that night. My friends were at my house and before the game was over, everyone was beginning to go home. The Red Sox had won the World Series… or had they? The Mets came back to win Game 6 and then Game…


Go Red Sox!

Ok. So I’m not a big baseball fan. But when it comes to the Red Sox against the Yankees, it’s Red Sox all the way. Ortiz is the man. If the Sox can come back and win it from 3-0, that will be the sweetest victory ever. Go Sox!


next version

I’ve received several emails asking me what’s coming in the next version of our portal technologies. I can assure you that we have a solid plan in place to deliver great technology based on customer and partner feedback. Unfortunately, I can’t share that with you at this moment. However, I would like to solicit feedback…


CMS at my Alma Matter

I’m not sure how many people know, but MIT uses CMS to manage its courses online. A few years ago, MIT announced a very forward thinking initiative – to make all its courseware available, free of charge, to the greater community. Today, the OpenCourseWare website is available to anyone. I’m proud to say that MIT uses CMS to manage…


Using the word SharePoint

If you say SharePoint 2003, my respected colleague down the hall from me, Mike Fitzmaurice, won’t be very happy. You see, SharePoint 2003 really doesn’t make sense; it doesn’t mean anything. Tell that to the authors of Microsoft SharePoint 2003 Unleashed – incidentally, a good book. When people use the word “SharePoint” in a standalone fashion,…


Integration with SharePoint Products and Technologies

If you have existing investments, you should use them. From an infrastructure standpoint it’s always ideal to have one uber repository, one uber solution that solves all your problems. However, that’s not always practical. Migration of content takes time, effort and money. Also, the learning curve for learning new technologies and changing the corporate culture…


SharePoint Webcasts

Here is a list of SharePoint Webcasts that you can view on-demand. They cover a variety of great topics. You can find a list of web casts at TechNet Webcast: Project 2003: Integration with Windows SharePoint Services—Level 300Your Project Server implementation can benefit from the additional features of Windows® SharePoint™ Services (WSS). Learn how…


SharePoint Resources

I just spent some time adding links to my blog to some of the SharePoint resources. Take a look on the left hand side. There are a lot of resources, downloads, whitepapers and samples available out there… I’ll continue adding more links over time. Here’s a list of some of the whitepapers: General SPS 2003…


Trip to the Dominican Republic

I recently went to the Dominican Republic (DR) to visit a SharePoint customer. Here’s a picture with me (in the middle), the Microsoft Dominican Republic Team and Rem from Captaris Teamplate (in the white shirt). I really enjoyed my time in DR. The people are very friendly and the place itself reminds me of India….


Single Item Security

One of the most frequently made comments: I want my Single Item Security! It reminds me of the old MTV ads. It’s true that we don’t have single item security in the most recent editions of Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server. Having said that, almost all the “requirements” that I have seen of…