Dont let moss grow on em….Trial versions released

Rush to download the newly released trial versions of the next wave of SharePoint products: Download details: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Versionhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2e6e5a9c-ebf6-4f7f-8467-f4de6bd6b831&DisplayLang=en Download details: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d51730b5-48fc-4ca2-b454-8dc2caf93951&DisplayLang=en This is huge news, a very big and very sincere congrats to everyone on the SharePoint team, thanks for a great release, you have done…

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Microsoft gets into Social Bookmarking

I really like the social bookmarking/tagging approach to keeping track of stuff on the internet that Del.icio.us championed. While “Live Favourites” has been Microsofts online Bookmark Manager, its never really been able to offer me the features I need to make me stick. Today we annouced the Microsoft “Tagspace” service and I’m going to start paying with…

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Tony McIntyre and Crawl Performance and a quick comment on Incremental Crawls

Keith just pointed out that another “SharePoint Legend” at Microsoft has started blogging, Tony, welcome to the SharePoint Blogosphere! His opening post is a good one, and an excellent compliment to a post Keith did earlier here. One thing I will just throw in quickly, I have often heard customers ask why their “Incremental Crawls” are…

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New Content: Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View

Oh Bliss, Oh Joy! Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c523ac7a-5724-48be-b973-641e805588f4&displaylang=en I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for just this document. Why? Because I have been onsite many times to try and work through the issues now beautifully described in this document. Reading through it caused epiphany after epiphany: “ahhhh…so THAT is what…

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How to avoid a CritSit. An important Coding Best Practice

What is a CritSit? It’s short for “Critical Situation”, and basically, it’s when my red phone rings. It means I have to drop everything and jump on a plane because there is a SharePoint server somewhere in Europe, Middle East or Africa that needs my help. Needless to say this is something we really want…

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Want to be a Rapid Response Engineer?

Just got back from a fantastic trip to Peru, trekked the Inca Trail and spent some time completely disconnected in the rainforests of Manu Biosphere. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the Inca Trail which finishes with the amazing Macchu Picchu. Anyway, onto more important subjects. It seems that while I have been away there have…

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Taking a break

I’m taking a break. This week I’m heading off to Peru with my 4 best mates, no small achievement since we all live in different places. We are going to walk the Machu Picchu trail, which is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, as well as heading into the Manu Biosphere,…

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Happy Anniversary Point2Share!

Well, it’s been 2 years of Point2Share! I’m a little late with the Anniversary, but it seems I started on 1st April, 2004. (quite fitting that I started it on April Fools day!) Lots has happened since then, a job change, visits to over 20 different countries, beta versions of the the next version of SharePoint,…

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How Bill Gates uses SharePoint

http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/30/news/newsmakers/gates_howiwork_fortune/ “SharePoint puts me in touch with lots of people deep in the organization. It’s like having a super-website that lets many people edit and discuss—far more than the standard practice of sending e-mails with enclosures. And it notifies you if anything comes up in an area you’re interested in.”

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Daylight Savings in Australia

My first project at Microsoft (way back in 1998), led by the (in)famous Mike “Fang” Seyfang, was to work out why all the ministers in the state government were turning up one hour late to meetings (especially embarrassing for the Minister of Punctuality). Turned out that little old Adelaide (which also is famous for having pretty…

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