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…


How we demo…

  I get a bunch of questions at events etc… on how our team do demos.  I don’t mean the content of the demos, i mean the actual setup and execution. You might think this is a simple question to answer, but it is more complex than you think. First up there is no single…

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VS 2010 and SharePoint

Soma posted on the new SharePoint and Visual Studio integration coming in the next release of Visual Studio.  http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/02/19/sharepoint-tools-support-in-visual-studio.aspx This is something I have been working on with the developer division and it is very cool to see this finally being talked about!  Great work Reza, Mike and the rest of the team. This is…

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Demoing SharePoint… how do you do it?

Ivory Tower (Redmond) to all earth bound SharePoint peeps.  I need some info on your l33t SharePoint skillz. I am doing some research into how you, as SharePoint evangelists, demo SharePoint to others.  This could be as part of a sales pitch or just a regular Thu night demo to the SharePoint Users Group.  Anything…

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SharePoint Conference 2009 announced

Vegas, SharePoint & loads of great content & people … do i need to say any more? http://www.mssharepointconference.com/ Early bird registration is open now.  Best conference out there for under a grand USD.

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