TechEd, End of Day 4: The Most Interesting New Thing I Saw All Day

The last four days here in Orlando have been a blur, and that’s not because of the humidity or the evening events.  There’s a lot going on here.  There are a lot of people here.  There’s a lot of content here.  And there are a lot of good SharePoint Products and Technology partners here. I’ve…

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There’s an Office/SharePoint Development Track at This Year’s PDC…

The fact that there’s an Office/SharePoint Development track at this year’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, CA from the 13th from the 16th of September is a big break for you, for us, for everyone.  Bill Gates mentioned a few weeks ago that the next versions of our entire like of Office technologies (as…

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Want a Good Example of FPRPC? Try SharePad!

I haven’t blogged for a while, but I’m hoping to make up for it — starting with this… I’ve told you before that, if you want to add full SharePoint document library support for your own document editor, you’ll have to use FrontPage RPCs to do it.  Web Services and WebDAV just won’t cut it.  I…

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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…


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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SharePoint Sites are Data

Next week I’m going to post something that explains the relative merits of efforts like IBuySpy Portal, DotNetNuke, etc., compared to Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server.  We’re getting asked that question a lot.  We also get asked the question as to why it seems to be so hard to move a SharePoint site…

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