Adios Microsoft…

*** UPDATE:  Thanks to everyone for all your kind words and wishes in my new role.  I have decided to move my blogging to http://www.looselytyped.net where things will stay much the same but with a slightly more personal twist. My last day at Microsoft will be November the 1st 2011. Starting November 2nd I will…

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2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1)

Just a heads up for those that use our demo VM sets that we produce. We just released a new version 2010-10.  In a nutshell here are the big changes over the 2010-7 VM set we published previously: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Office and SharePoint SP1′s Lync 2010 (Client and Server) Exchange Server 2010…

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Unsung Hero Winners Announced

We received tonnes of incredible and inspiring nominations for your unsung heroes of the SharePoint community.  We sat down, read and re-read them all over and over … and finally have a list of the winners we can announce!   We decided we couldn’t just award 10 prizes, so we lifted the cap to 13 given…

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Send an unsung hero to SPC…

unsung hero Part of Speech:   n Definition:   a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution We have 10 full SharePoint Conference 2011 (SPC) passes (valued at $1,199.00!!! each) to give to deserving individuals who would like to attend SPC 2011 and who are prepared to help the conference in a small way in return…

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SharePoint Conference 2011– Content Planning Process–A glimpse inside.

I had a chat with @jthake yesterday on Twitter about the process we go through when planning content for the SharePoint Conference later this year. Based on that I decided to do this post to help give insight into how we go about planning for a conference of this magnitude.  I hope this is interesting…

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Part 2: “Headless” Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client Side Object Model

This is a continuation from my last post:  Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client Side Object Model Part 1 tackled how to authenticate and get data from SharePoint Online (SPO) in a client application like a Windows application.  This included popping up a browser in a dialog window where the user could enter their…

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Authentication with SharePoint Online and the Client Side Object Model

With the Office 365 Beta opening not long ago people are starting to test the waters with regards to custom development and seeing what they can do etc…   We put out the SharePoint Online developers guide here to try and assist with that: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh147180.aspx However, one of the topics not addressed directly in that paper…

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SharePoint 2010 SDK – Now with more SharePoint Online!

Our fantastic documentation team released an update to the SharePoint SDK today that includes a raft of important things for prospective SharePoint Online developers. In particular is the SharePoint Online General Reference topic. Additionally the SDK is now marked up with “Available in SharePoint Online” tags so you can see if a particular feature is…

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Real World Branding with SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites

Want to learn how to build an internet facing web site on SharePoint 2010? A newly released Whitepaper from Andrew Connell and Randy Drisgill provides and end to end, step by step walk through of how to go about planning, designing and implementing your project. This is a fantastic resource for everyone going SP WCM…

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Announcing SharePoint Easy Setup for Developers

Starting today developers can download a new set of pre-packaged tools that help developers easily get started with SharePoint 2010 development by automating the provisioning of a developer workstation using Windows 7, SharePoint & associated tools. Written in Windows PowerShell these scripts will install and configure all the pre-requisites & products to get you up…

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