SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas & SharePint Community Event

If you have ever been to a SharePoint event in the past, then you will know that one of the highlights is usually the SharePint.  It’s a great way to mix and mingle with fellow like minded folk & glitterati of the SharePoint world.  It’s a guaranteed good time 🙂 For the SharePoint Connections conference…


SharePoint Sideshow

The new SharePoint Sideshow is up live on Channel 9.  The first show is up and live with Paul and Donavan talking you through what they are planning for the show and some of the first things to get you started. The SharePoint Sideshow is about all things around SharePoint and Office development. Here, those…


SharePoint Connections, Las Vegas Nov 1-4

I will be presenting 2 sessions at the up coming SharePoint Connections in Las Vegas, Nov 1-4. HMS01: Crash Course in SharePoint 2010 Development HMS10: Overview of Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2010 The Microsoft SharePoint team will also have a booth in the exhibitor space where we will be giving stuff away, including free…


SharePoint development environments, my guidance

At most conferences or events I get cornered by at least two or three people wanting my opinion on how to best set up their development environments.  Questions like: Should I have all my developers on one shared SharePoint server? Should I virtualize? What spec PCs should I buy our developers? Here is my guidance…

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SharePoint, ADO.Net Data Services and Silverlight 4 data binding example

I presented recently at an internal Microsoft conference here in Seattle & showed a simple OData/ADO.Net data services & Silverlight 4 data binding example.   It is very rudimentary, but shows how simple it is to get up and running binding Silverlight controls to data coming from SharePoint. For this you will need: A SharePoint development…

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SharePoint 2010 Demo and Eval VM (RTM edition)

Happy to announce we have published our new RTM Hyper-V Virtual Machine.  It contains all the goodies you have come to love & a few new ones, including SQL 2008 R2 & Windows Server 2008 R2. Because we have moved to Windows server 2008 R2 … there are some gotchas with evaluation periods etc… so…


SharePoint 2010, Office 2010 and Profile Pictures

As many of you will know SharePoint & Office make heavy use of your profile pictures to personalize the experience.  For example, here is my profile photo in my My Site. I get to set up this stuff up quite often in demo environments & so i thought i would post about the process for…

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TechEd 2010 North America and the Office and SharePoint Track

If you were wondering if you should come to TechEd this year wonder no more.  Planning is well underway for TechEd North America 2010 for the Office and SharePoint track (OSP) and it is looking great. Right now we are almost finished figuring out what sessions we are going to have.  Yep that’s right ……

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SharePoint 2010 Beta Virtual Machine available

(Long time no post … sorry! we have been really busy!) Last week we released a new SharePoint 2010 Beta Virtual Machine.  (GET IT HERE) This VM contains a bunch of pre-configured products including SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, SQL, Exchange, Office Communications Server & Visual Studio + a bunch more. We will also be releasing…

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Real World Branding with SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites

We just went live with a brand new HUGE! two part whitepaper on branding SharePoint 2007 Publishing Sites. This is an awesome resource for getting up to speed on how to build cutting edge internet facing websites on SharePoint 2007.  We take you step by step through the process all the way from the things to…