Back to reality…

Well it’s back to reality for me this week.  I’ve been on parental leave since Thanksgiving.   The Microsoft parental leave benefit is awesome.   I had a good time hanging out with the kids and visiting Vancouver, Whistler, and Portland during the break.  The campus is dead this week, so I can catch up on emails…

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My blogging excuses – Changed jobs, moved to Redmond…

It’s been a busy…um 4 months since my last post.  Since my last post I’ve changed jobs at Microsoft and relocated my family from Denver to Redmond.  I’ve taken on a position as an Evangelist with the Windows Server Evangelism team.  It’s an awesome group with lots of sharp people.   I’ll be focusing on management…

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Import Outlook Contacts using the SharePoint client-side API

A few weeks back a developer asked me, “How can I allow users to select contacts from their address book on a web page?”  After drilling into his initial question, I learned that he really wanted to add the same “Import Contacts” functionality that SharePoint natively provides for Contact lists to his own custom ASP.NET…

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Sharepoint Document Event Handlers

Over the last couple of days I’ve been putting together a prototype of a data intake and approval process using InfoPath and WSS Form Libraries.  Basically, I wanted to use InfoPath to be the front end and collect data that is stored in a Form Library.  As a result of the InfoPath Form being filled…

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My first blog post

I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon.  I’ve created a blog and I’m posting my first entry, so here goes…   My name is James Conard.  I’m a Technology Specialist (TS) with Microsoft’s Communications Sector (http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders), which is a group that focuses on telecommunication (wireline & wireless), cable, and network equipment providers.  I’m responsible for advancing…

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