SharePoint Advisor Magazine Hits the Newsstand!!!

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am about the first issue of SharePoint Advisor magazine.  I just got an advance copy, and the regular copies are leaving Advisor Media’s warehouses tomorrow morning.  I’m biased — I’m on the editorial board — but it looks good. The magazine is striking a balance between…

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One More Time…

Comments like “Unless of course you want to use them next year” made in reponse to my posting “Keep Writing SharePoint Web Parts Until (at least) 2006” make me wonder if people actually read my posts before commenting on them.  Well.. just to be painfully clear: Any Web Part you write using today’s technology will work in…

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Please Stay Out Of The Database!!!

We had a fun internal debate this week on a new tool developed in France.  If you can read French, it’s documented here; the download link for the executable (whose UI is in English) is here.  The tool grabs deleted documents from the database and saves them to your local hard drive. I’m far more…

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Why do the WSS/SPS teams seem to be so darned tight-lipped about futures?

You may have noticed this blog’s byline,.in which I refer to myself as “sharing whatever he can get away with” about developing with SharePoint Products and Technologies.  Those words were very carefully chosen. Microsoft is not a monolithic group of assimilated drones operating in Borg-like synchronization.  Microsoft operates very much like a federation of diverse cultures that…

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Update on the ASP.NET 2.0 warning

Several of you have reported having successfully installed the .NET 2.0 runtime on a machine running WSS/SPS. If you set the IIS Web Application for WSS/SPS to use ASP.NET 1.1, things appear to continue to work.  We’ve done some more checking and — at least at first — have found similar results.  So I’ll downgrade my earlier warning slightly:…

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Make sure you attend this year’s PDC

I’m not going to say anything more at this time, but I’d strongly suggest that attending this year’s Microsoft Professional Developers Conference would be an exceptionally good idea.

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