Redux: Excel tip: Split first name and last name into separate cells

In response to my post on splitting names into multiple columns in Excel, someone (who listed themselves as “me”) posted the following comment: very interesting, but there is a problem – when you split the names into two or three columns using this method and there are variations of first+last and first+middle+last names within the…


Mixed Language pages – What do you think?

I’m working in London this week, and yesterday we were talking about mixed language pages.  My question to the group I was working with was this: If we could provide components on signed in pages like the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center, which is currently an English language page, that were targeted at users in different locales in…


MSDN Information Architecture

Please welcome Paula Land to the land-o-blogs!  Paula is MSDN’s Information Architect, and is going to be posing you some interesting questions, including what you think of the sneak preview of the new MSDN Library Table of Contents.  You’ll have to go to her blog find the sneak preview 😉

SharePoint Links Updated

The SharePoint Links on the right nav of my blog have been updated.  I’ve been remis, and there are lots of good bloggers out there. I still haven’t found a good getting started document, though… if anyone can point me to one I’d be very grateful.  The target audience is people who have very basic…


A whole site of SharePoint blogs!

Hey, there’s a whole site of SharePoint blogs.  All the posts on the site are supposed to be about SharePoint, so seems like it should be a great resource (haven’t had a chance to look around that much 🙂


Workflow on SharePoint

I’ve had a number of people ask me about workflow on SharePoint, and while I’ve run across an article or post here or there, I didn’t have a great place to point people to.  However, on Lamont Harrington’s blog I found a whole category of workflow posts.  Here’s the RSS feed.  


Lamont Harrington: Great list of SharePoint Resources

Today I was looking for some information for users on “Getting Started with WSS” (this is for the non-profit that I set up a SharePoint site for) and I ran across Lamont Harrington’s blog.  There are some really great resources here, I don’t know how I missed it previously!  One of the most useful posts…

Replacing my Treo 600

Some things are as easy as they should be. Recently the screen on my Treo 600 got injured. Okay, broken. While I have the insurance offered by SprintPCS, I thought for some reason that it didn’t cover the screen… when I turned it on and saw the screen was broken, I was really really sad….


Meet Peter Stern, designer extraordinaire at MSDN

Peter Stern is a designer at MSDN.  Aside from being a great User Interface and User Experience designer, I love talking to Peter… his interests are many (surfing is my most recent PS discovery) and varied, and he’s always giving me ideas.  Just talking to him about art (the very wide definition of art) makes me…