Welcome, Groove!

Microsoft has a large number of internal distribution lists for discussing specific topics (more like listservs than newsgroups). On the morning the plan to acquire Groove was announced, I saw questions from our sales force demanding to know what the exact implications would be for every product Microsoft makes. I told the guys in question that they,…

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WSS Isn’t Just For Collaboration

A number of times, people have said that we can solve the problem of confusion around the word “SharePoint” by just getting rid of the word.  For example, we could just have “Portal Server” stand on it’s own, and we could rename WSS “Windows Collaboraiton Services”.  In fact, our own Windows Server team at one…

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Dev Tools: What We Can Do and What You’ll Have To Do

Renaud Comte made a great observation on my CAML comments (see CAML ? Stay for long time dixit Mike Fitzmaurice).  If CAML is here to stay, how about more than just reference info (which we have) and examples (which we’re going to provide — and if you want to help, contact me)?   Why not tools? That’s a…

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FrontPage RPCs are Here To Stay, Too

If you’ve been at a talk delivered by me, Bryan Jeffries, or Richard Mareno entitled something like “Programming with Windows SharePoint Services’ Lists and Document Libraries”, you’ll have heard the following explanation, but in case you haven’t, or if you’d like to see it repeated in print… If you want to work with documents in…

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One more thing a good “SharePoint subject matter expert” ought to know…

I’d add one extra item to Tim Heuer’s fantastic article on what a good sharepoint subject matter expert ought to know…  Somewhere between “mid-level consultant” and “SharePoint Architect”, there needs to be an extra criterion that requires one to: Stop, think and say/write what you really mean when you’re tempted to simply say “SharePoint”. Seriously…

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CAML is Here To Stay

I did three presentations at last week’s Book Publisher’s Summit, talking to publishers and authors on topics that would be great for developer-focused books on SharePoint Products, namely (a) programming with lists and libraries, (b) site definitions, and because the topic will be alive for quite some time, (c) Web Parts (today’s technology, not the Whidbey…

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