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…


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…


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…


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…


Hey, Tim’s back!

It looks like Tim’s blogging again! Yay!


Check out MSDN!

~Whew~ that was fun! Everyone at MSDN has been working like crazy, and last night, concurrent with the announcement of VS2005 Express Beta in Amsterdam, we launched the Product Feedback Center, the new personalized Visual Studio Developer Center, online and CodeWise search integration into Visual Studio and a host of ancillary functionality. I pulled the…


Betsy’s just fun, and very real, to boot!

I was cruising Betsy’s blog this evening, laughing my ass off.  I have never met anyone so passionate about community as Betsy (maybe it’s just that I haven’t spent enough time with Jeff, or Robert, but maybe not 😉  She lives and breathes community, and does a heck of a lot of work, too.  No, no,…