The RTM SDKs Will Be Downloadable on November 28th, 2006

I jumped the gun in yesterday’s second post when I said the SDKs were ready along with the downloadable trials.  They are indeed finished being written, but there are more hoops than you can imagine getting things staged, approved, tested, etc. for distribution on MSDN.  The date of availability is the 28th of this month…

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Early Xmas Present from the Search and BDC Teams: Custom Security Trimming

While we generally lock down features many months before we get to RTM and spend all of the remaining time on performance and stability, there are a few – very few – number of times when we find we really have to squeeze in one more feature at the last minute. It happened with the…

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Using ASP.NET for AJAX in SharePoint Sites: Tread Gently for Now

We get asked about what we’re doing about AJAX quite a lot these days, especially about ASP.NET for AJAX (the technology formerly known as “Atlas”). We *love* AJAX. We actually use AJAX (albeit not ASP.NET for AJAX) all over the place in SharePoint sites. Dropdown menus when clicking on Edit Control Buttom (ECB) menus? AJAX….

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Okay, Okay, I’ll Start Blogging Again…

I’m here in Auckland with Arpan Shah presenting at Tech Ed: New Zealand sessions and meeting every Kiwi customer and partner I can.  They’ve been working me pretty hard; I got off the plane at 5:10am this past Friday morning and started meetings with customers, partners, and local Microsoft people by 8:00am.  Then again, I…

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WSRP and JSR168 Are Two Completely Different Things…

WSRP, as I covered a few days ago, is an interoperability standard.  It’s platform- and language-neutral.  It’s all about requesting and transmitting chunks of HTML using SOAP.  Today I’d like to weigh in on something usually uttered in the same breath as WSRP — namely, JSR168. The fact that they’re uttered in the same breath is…

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Time To Discusss WSRP…

I thought I’d start this next wave of postings with the subject I’ve avoided the longest — WSRP.  This one will be a little long… What Is WSRP? The abbreviation stands for Web Services for Remote Portlets.  There are plenty of details, but in essence, WSRP defines how to use SOAP to request and receive blocks…

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I Am Back In The Saddle and Ready to Pontificate

My blog isn’t so much a running news log as it is an opinion column and platform for communicating practical advice.  That having been said, I’ve been slacking off for too long.  Well, take heart, as I’ve built up a backlog of things to cover, so you can expect quite a few postings for the next…

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