Windows Folder Web Part – new download location

Just a quick note: the sample Windows Folder Web Part for WSS 2.0 and SPS 2003 that I posted some time ago is now available for download again from the GotDotNet ‘User Samples’ area. I re-posted it here after I received several emails pointing out that the GotDotNet ‘Code Gallery’ area where the web part was…


Today’s "Wow" moment – Microsoft Surface

Ready for something completely different? Ever seen the movie ‘Minority Report’? One step closer. Microsoft just announced a new product, “Microsoft Surface”. You have to watch the videos to appreciate this. First check out the video that Major Nelson posted for a good overview (this is where I first caught the news – thanks Major). Then…


PDC "rescheduled"

… sounds like ‘cancelled’ to me for 2007! Shame – especially as I was planning to go! Still, it’s for technology reasons – the dates fall inconveniently between technology release waves. Maybe we should keep the ‘social’ aspect alive and still have the party at Universal Studios? (Suggestions for ‘business justification’ gratefully received.)


MOSS receives DoD 5015.2 certification

For those who have been building or evaluating records management solutions using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), you may be aware that MOSS was recently submitted to take the DoD 5015.2 certification test. Adam Harmetz explained why the DoD 5015.2 certification might be relevant for some customers in a post on the Records Management…


Communicator Mobile client released

An entirely new version of the Communicator client application for Live Communications Server has just been released, this time specifically for mobile devices. Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile is for Windows Mobile-based devices, and extends the reach of LCS 2005 so that you can stay connected and in touch with your contacts even while out of the…


SharePoint dev team start blogging

The SharePoint product development team at Microsoft have recently launched the SharePoint Team Blog, where they will be talking about the upcoming releases of the product set. Already published are posts from the Corporate VP of the Office Servers product group, and the General Manager of SharePoint Portal, Search, and Content Management, so make sure…


‘Windows Folder web part’ published to GotDotNet

I have just posted a sample SharePoint web part to GotDotNet (note: since moved to MSDN Code Gallery), which I’ve called the “Windows Folder web part“. This is the result of a project I worked on some time ago which I’m now able to share.   What does it do? The Windows Folder web part allows…


PDC05 Session recordings available now

All the sessions from PDC05 were video recorded – and the recordings have now been posted on a public website here:  There was some extremely valuable stuff discussed at PDC that hasn’t been well captured elsewhere – if you’re anything like me even if you were at PDC there were far too many sessions to catch half…


Group Alerts and Role-based Messaging samples for LCS 2005

Some great new LCS 2005 sample code has been released recently to cover some commonly-requested messaging scenarios: Role Agent for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005Role Agent is a sample Microsoft Windows service application that implements a role-based messaging agent for managing sessions and for brokering and dispatching instant messages between users and members of…


Presence Controls for Office Communicator released

Recently I enthused about the planned RTC Presence Toolkit, which would provide an easy way for developers to add integrated communications and presence to their own applications. The toolkit has now been published as the “Presence Controls for Office Communicator 2005“.   If you’re already using Office Communicator as your client interface you’ll be familiar with…