Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011: Which Band Should Perform?

As you all know the SharePoint Conference last year in Las Vegas was a great show (here are links to broadcasts of several of our sessions). I followed the show with a ticket to see U2’s 360 concert (unlike any other spectacle in rock-and-roll). Since then, I’ve often been asked, “Is there going to be…

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Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office Is Live

I speak with customers every day about the productivity solutions they build using Microsoft Office. Rarely now do my conversations not include a discussion of Open XML. This is because it is such a powerful way to work with Office documents as a data source. Basically, developers can shuttle data in and out of Office…


Microsoft Office Developer Sessions from SharePoint Conference 2009 Now Live

Readers of the blog know that SharePoint Conference 2009 had some pretty memorable highlights. Now, we’re excited to announce that five key Office developer sessions are now freely viewable online. Here’s the list of sessions: What’s New in Office 2010 for Developers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ff436077.aspx This session gives you insight into the investments we’ve made in Office…


Office 2010 Developer at SPC & “What’s the end-user value?”

Whew! What a week at the SharePoint Conference! Let me re-cap some highlights for you and talk for a moment about “Real User Value”. On Monday, I delivered a session called “What’s New in Office 2010 for Developers”. It was very well attended, and the demos came through 100%. I laid out the investments we…