Making Social Easier

Call it Web 3.0 or social, but the Internet has been moving in a new direction for the last many years. It used to be search that really uncovered the billions of pieces of content. Now, it’s people. Search engines continue to help us find exactly what we’re looking for. Social helps us navigate, interact,…

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My Recent SharePoint Podcast

Robert Foster, a SharePoint MVP, informally interviewed me a few weeks ago in Redmond.  Rob asked me very interesting questions ranging from SharePoint in the cloud to SharePoint "14". You can listen to the podcast @ http://www.sharepointpodshow.com/archive/2008/11/24/sharepoint-in-the-cloud-sharepoint-and-azure-and-questions-on.aspx.

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Links & Recent Announcements mentioned at TechEd Developer

I just got back from Europe where I participated in TechEd Developer and internal Microsoft meetings. I recapped a few recent announcements & resources in my session and wanted to share more broadly. (This list is not comprehensive by any means): SharePoint Development – http://www.microsoft.com/click/SharePointDeveloper/ (redirects from http://mssharepointdeveloper.com as well) SPDisPose Check Tool – http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/11/12/announcing-spdisposecheck-tool-for-sharepoint-developers.aspx…

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SharePoint and Office news at PDC

For those of you not at PDC, but interested in knowing what "new" news was announced publicly at PDC pertaining to Office & SharePoint: Day 1 – Microsoft SharePoint Services as part of the Azure Services Platform. This is not the same as Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). Please refer to PDC 2008- Announcing Azure Services…

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SharePoint 2007 SP2 timeline and info

If you didn’t catch the news, information about Office 2007 SP2 was released by the Office sustained engineering team. MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0 SP2s will be out in the same time frame. According to the blog news, SP2 "will fall between February and April of 2009." You can read details at http://blogs.technet.com/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2008/10/22/announcing-service-pack-2-sp2-for-the-2007-microsoft-office-system.aspx. The blog…

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PDC 2008: Here we come!

Going to PDC? I’ll be there, so definitely say hello at the booth or one of the SharePoint sessions @ PDC. Details on SharePoint sessions can be found @ http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew/archive/2008/10/09/sharepoint-at-the-microsoft-pdc-2008.aspx. Who else will be there from the SharePoint team: Paul Andrew, Thomas Rizzo, Dave Pae, Chris Johnson, Mike Ammerlaan… just to name a few! If…

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Things to Consider for SharePoint Performance

SharePoint performance is a function of a number of factors. Some are obvious, some are less obvious, some are easy to address & others are more difficult. One good place to learn more about performance & capacity planning is the resource center. Let’s start with some of the obvious. SharePoint is a web application and…

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Finding and Growing Great SharePoint Talent

It’s been a really busy few weeks for me. I’ve been working with Paul Andrew on our PDC plans. For a quick look at the SharePoint sessions @ PDC, take a look here. In between PDC planning, I’ve also been meeting customers & partners at several events such as the Microsoft BI Conference, CIO Summit…

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Best of luck Lawrence!

Lawrence Liu, on my team for 3+ years, left the SharePoint team & Microsoft this week to join Telligent – a Microsoft partner. Lawrence has been a great contributor to the SharePoint community over the last many years. I wish Lawrence the best of luck in his new role and look forward to working with…

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SharePoint 2007 and Windows Server 2008

With SharePoint SP1, SharePoint 2007 supports Windows Server 2008. The MOSS & WSS evaluation guides have been updated with installation instructions for Windows Server 2008. We also published a Resource Center on TechNet with information for WS08 & SharePoint @ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/bb735844.aspx. Recently, we released a whitepaper that does a great job highlighting the benefits of WS08…

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