SharePoint 2010 Upgrade

I went to Bangalore, India, a couple weeks ago as part of the Microsoft team that hosted SharePoint 2010 Ignite Developer. I had an opportunity to meet 75+ sharp developers from various partner organizations like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Cognizant & Persistent just to name a few. As part of a summary session I delivered,…


SharePoint 2010 Training

(I’m trying to keep this list of resources current. I also frequently tweet when new content/resources are available. You can follow me @arpanshah). SharePoint 2010 will be the biggest release of SharePoint ever. With the public beta out and the final release only months away (first half of 2010), it’s a good time to start…


SharePoint 2010 Platform Differentiation

There are many vendors that claim to have an enterprise collaboration platform. So what differentiates SharePoint? Each vendor can defend their features, their interoperability investments and developer stack. So instead of focusing on specific features, I wanted to lay out what I think are three broad areas of differentiation for SharePoint vs. any other vendor…


SharePoint 2010 Channel 9 Interviews

I wanted to share recent Channel 9 interviews that Tom Rizzo & I did during SharePoint Conference week. Enjoy! Here’s my interview. In this interview, Kirk Evans & I discuss web content management and using SharePoint 2010 for public facing internet sites. We even touch upon Azure and talk about some of the news during…


SharePoint 2010 Overview Presentation

Here’s a pointer to the SharePoint Overview session presentation that I delivered at the SharePoint Conference this week. For those of you who missed it, I believe we’re publishing this session out publicly; I’ll be sure to point to it when it’s available. In the mean time, take a look at the deck. Keep in…


SharePoint Conference Keynotes

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the SharePoint Conference and watch the keynotes, you can watch them now! Steve Ballmer kicked off the conference with a dynamic keynote:   Followed by Jeff Teper: (I do a demo to highlight IT platform investments at 1:05)


Welcome to SharePoint 2010

The moment has come that many of you have been waiting for – full disclosure of SharePoint 2010! Truth be told, many of us in Redmond have been anxiously waiting for this day, because now we can talk freely about SharePoint 2010 to our customers and partners. There’s a lot of exciting news being announced…


Windows Azure Poker Probability Calculator Application

Over the last few weeks, I found some free time to play around with Windows Azure. Since PDC 2008, I’ve wanted to get hands on with Windows Azure to become even more knowledgeable and gain experience with Microsoft’s cloud stack. Here you have it: My Windows Azure application at For those of you familiar…


SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek Presentation

While Tom, Richard and Paul did the Overview, IT Pro & Developer SharePoint 2010 sneak peek videos respectively on the web, I did the SharePoint 2010 Sneak Peek session at WPC last month. The video was recently posted that you can check out here.   Building Solutions on SharePoint