Transformers the Movie on DVD

Just because I am a nerdy geek from the 80’s, here is a fun tool many of you will love that you would never admit out loud.  Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me…   Just hit the “Play Sound”.  IE7 users will have to hit it a couple of times to activate the…

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Load Testing SQL Server Reporting Services using Visual Studio 2005

Here is a great article on how to leverage the unit testing engine built into Visual Studio to test SQL Server Reporting Services. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnsql90/html/VS05PLTSQL.asp

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The Kid is Running RTM Bits

I just upgraded my desktop and laptop to RTM bits of Office and Vista.  The upgrade went smoothly with 0 touch from me but to supply the product key.  I upgraded from RC1 of Vista and from B2TR of Office. 

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Host MySite and Top Level Sites on Same Port in MOSS 2007

Chris Johnson wrote a great post on how to accomodate a MySite host within a single web application.  Normally, when you configure MOSS, during the SSP configuration most of us create a separate web application for the MySite host which means that we will have to host it on a different port.  Thus when you…

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Virtual PC 2007 and ISO Images

For those of you fortunate enough to get your hands on Virtual PC 2007 Beta 1, it now supports ISO images of all sizes and is not restricted to ISO images of 2 GB or less.

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Customizing and Branding a WSS/MOSS Site

Here is a new MSDN article about customizing and branding  MOSS/WSS site.  Check it out!   Branding SharePoint Sites – MSDN Articles Published! http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa830818.aspx

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Formatted Clipboard Paste for Windows Live Writer

Noah Coad authored a great add in for Windows Live Writer, my favorite blogging tool.  This add in lets you paste in formatted rich content from the clipboard.  Great job Noah! http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc/archive/2006/11/08/insert-formatted-clipboard-plugin-for-window-live-writer.aspx   As a test, see the below!    DescriptionWLW doesn’t support pasting rich content from the clipboard.  Try copying something from IE or…

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WSS 3.0 Tools for VS 2005 Released

I’ve just been informed that the Visual Studio plugin and tools package for conducting SharePoint and WSS development have been released: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19f21e5e-b715-4f0c-b959-8c6dcbdc1057&displaylang=en   See the description below as to what this helps with.  Basically it makes programming SharePoint a heck of a lot easier. Tools for developing custom SharePoint applications: Visual Studio project templates for…

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No Halo 3 Untill 11/1/2007

Ack!  I have to wait one year for Halo 3! http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product_id=200240

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ClickOnce Community Resource Kit

Deploying a ClickOnce Applicaiton or asked by your manager to determine what its all aobut?  Being faced with IT infrastructure groups who are baging down your door to determine what will be required in order to deploy a ClickOnce?  Is your manager asking questions like “Why do ClickOnce, and don’t tell me because its cool?!”…

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