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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SharePad Has Been Updated

The SharePad workspace on GotDotNet has been updated.  It now supports getting/setting custom properties with every open/save.  If you want an example of how to use FrontPage RPCs, the URL protocol, etc., this one’s ready to go. I’ve already mentioned that the Interlink Group deserves special thanks for building this to our specs and running down…

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Webcastapalooza

Just about every presentation we did in the area of SharePoint Products and Technologies at last month’s Microsoft Office Developer Conference is being redelivered as a MSDN Webcast. If you attend live, you can post questions that will be answered and recorded for posterity, but no matter what, it’ll all be saved for viewing on demand. Actually, click…


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…


PDC Sessions Have Been Posted!!!

Head over to http://commnet.microsoftpdc.com/content/sessions.aspx to see a nearly-complete list of what we can tell you to date.  Specifically look at the “Office and SharePoint” track.  Joe Andreshak and I are producing this track (he’s doing Office client technology, and I’m doing Office server technology).  We’re both happy and relieved to finally see a preliminary list surface on…


Welcome Aboard, PJ ‘n’ Pals!!!

Two new blogs have been created in the past few days that I thought you should bookmark: If you’re building applications for the U.S. Federal Government, the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism team just started up a blog for issues and knowledge sharing that’s unique to your universe, and they know how to speak your…