SharePoint for Developers Video Series

My friend Kirk Evans has been doing an incredible video series called “SharePoint for Developers” out on Channel 9.  There are 5 episodes so far, and they’re all very well done.  The segments are short enough to get everything on the first viewing, but solid enough to bookmark for reference later. Here’s a listing of…

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MSDN TechDays is Coming to Dallas!

Are you ready for a GeekFest?  We’re pulling out all the stops to make the next MSDN event a memorable one!  MSDN TechDays is a three-day geek-out covering a variety of topics for ITPros, Developers and Architects.  We’re holding the first ever MSDN TechDays on November 18-20 at the Dallas Convention Center.  Here’s an overview…

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Attention Insomniacs…

Are you an Office Developer?  Do you want to get some great free training on SharePoint, Silverlight and Office Development?  Like the challenge of competing with your peers for $100,000 in prizes?  If so, then Sleepless Dallas might just be what you’ve been waiting for. Over the weekend of Jan 26-27, you 17 other lucky…

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Outlook!

OK – So maybe you already know this, but I’m a total Keyboard Junkie.  The mouse is really cool for a lot of things, but with Office, I like to keep my hands on the keyboard and get “distracted” by the mouse as little as possible. With many of the new features in Office 2007,…

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Houston TechFest 2007

Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest.  Brad Abrams, GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more) will be presenting a keynote address, and yours truly will be…

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Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

For those of you not running Office 2007, do not despair!  You can still view documents in the Office 2007 file format using the Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack.  If you’re not yet using Office 2007 then you definitely need to download this add-in. 


WindowsClient.net

Hey all you WinForms and WPF fans out there – Microsoft just launched a new Web Site today at http://www.WindowsClient.net.  This site is dedicated to the Smart Client programmer in all of us 🙂  They’ve got some great aggregated news feeds, training/labs, Forums, Downloads and a Community section – all focused on helping to making the…


Office 2007 File Formats

I’ve been using Office 2007 for some time now, and absolutely love it!  Many people, including me, who have had a lot of experience with the toolbars, menus, context menus and general quirkiness of Office 2003 found it challenging at first to find our way around Office 2007.  Interestingly enough, my kids – who don’t have…

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Live Search Maps Add-In for Microsoft Office Outlook

Those of you using Outlook, as I do, to manage more than just email will probably find this handy little add-in pretty valuable.  The Live Search Maps Add-In for Microsoft® Office Outlook® adds maps, driving directions, traffic information, and travel time to the scheduling capabilities of Outlook.  More than just adding maps to your meetings…

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