Want to stay up-to-date with all of the happenings around SharePoint? The two best methods I have found are Twitter and my.live.com.
For those who haven’t been bit by the social networking bug yet, you may be missing out. I recommend creating an account on Twitter and checking out Joel’s post on 100 SharePoint People to Follow on Twitter. Then, download TweetDeck and set up a few custom search columns. Trust me, there is business value in this.
For those who swear off micro-blogging, here’s a second option. Create a Live account and add a page to your my.live.com site. When you add content, you can choose the advanced option and enter an RSS feed URL. The result is a web part that will pull posts from your feed.
Here is a screenshot of my dashboard.
Here are some feeds to get you started:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Team Blog
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Team Blog
Live Search Results: “SharePoint”
Live News Search Results: “SharePoint”
Michael Gannotti on SharePoint +
SharePoint Joel’s SharePoint Land
Andrew Connell’s SharePoint Blog
Jeremy Thake at wss.made4the.net
SharePointBlogs.com Main Feed
Twitter Search: “SharePoint”