Indian Vacation

I’m in India right now on vacation visiting extended family and friends. I’ve been here since the 20th and will be on vacation for the next few weeks. I have, almost, completely detached myself from work (haven’t checked work email for the last 1+ week) and I’ve just really begun enjoying my vacation now that…


SharePoint Extranet Solutions

Yes. You can deploy SharePoint solutions on the Extranet. I know several small and large customers who either have deployed a SharePoint solution externally or are in the process of doing so. A few months ago, we released a whitepaper relevant to partners and customers who want to deploy WSS on the Extranet. You can…


SharePoint MSDN RSS Feed

We hosted an Architect Portals Bootcamp last week in the Seattle area. I was impressed with the different projects the architects were involved with. However, one thing that I did notice, based on comments and questions some of the attendees had when I spoke to them, is that many folks out there are not familiar with…


Election Talk

I’m not a republican. I’m not a democrat. I’m an American. I became a naturalized citizen a few years ago. I’m a proud American who believes in this nation, its people and the opportunity that it offers. However, I’m still surprised at some of the “unexplainable” aspects of the American election process. Here are three…


Some new content

Over the last few weeks, Microsoft has released some very useful content. Two rather highly acclaimed pieces of content are: How to Customize Your Search Using SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 End-User Training Kit


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,…