Possibly Presenting at Kansas City’s SharePoint Saturday in February

Going to give my talk on aggregating content across site collections using search without writing code.  Should be a great event. Any suggestions for fun things to do in KC with a family in February are appreciated. http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/kc/Pages/default.aspx


Speaking at St. Louis SharePoint User Group January Meeting

I will be presenting at the St. Louis SharePoint User Group meeting January 13, 2008.  The talk will cover how to aggregate content across site collections without writing custom code or purchasing a third party solution.  In this session you will learn how to use the Data View Web Part connected to the SharePoint search…


Speaking at St. Louis Day of .NET

I’ll be presenting at St. Louis Day of .NET tomorrow on Live Services and Mesh at the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) at Washington University in St. Louis.  Looks like quite a few people will be there.  Stop and say hi if you are attending. 


Unit Testing in SharePoint

Typemock is offering their new product for unit testing SharePoint called Isolator For SharePoint, for a special introduction price. it is the only tool that allows you to unit test SharePoint without a SharePoint server. To learn more click here. The first 50 bloggers who blog this text in their blog and tell us about it,…


Windows Azure

The big announcement at PDC 2008 this morning was the CTP launch of Windows Azure.  Microsoft bills this as an OS for the cloud.  This will revolutionize the way applications are architected but I wonder if enterprises will be willing to cede control of their data to servers not under their control.  This will require…


SharePoint Development Guidance

The Patterns & Practices group has released a Codeplex project on SharePoint development best practices and guidance.  This is a very comprehensive guide and will eventually be released to MSDN.  The team is asking for feedback and has released it on Codeplex to faciliate collaboration within the community.  I encourage you to review the information…


Why do Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0 not support 64-Bit Platforms?

With the recent release of VSeWSS 1.2 I have had a number of customers inquire as to why Microsoft does not provide support for 64-bit platforms. I wondered this myself as our prescribed guidance to users is to run MOSS and WSS 3.0 on 64-bit platforms. We even announced that 32-bit support will not be…


WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope was launched today from Microsoft Research.  The app basically allows your computer to act as a virtual telescope.  The pictures look amazing.  Enjoy!


St. Louis SharePoint User Group Meeting for May

The St. Louis SharePoint user group is having their bi-monthly May meeting Tuesday, May 13 at 8:30 am in the Microsoft office.  Visit the STLSUG site and register to attend if you are interested and have not already.  The group will be presenting best practices on how to upgrade to SP1 for MOSS 2007 and WSS…