SharePoint Customization Best Practices

At the SharePoint Best Practices Conference, there was quite a bit of interest in customization, specifically best practices for customization in SharePoint. The current bible on that topic was written by my buddy, Sean Livingston, a PM in the SharePoint PG. The doc can be found here:  


SharePoint Reporting – What’s Up?

Joel and I had a lot of fun doing this video for TechEd Online about the state of SharePoint reporting.  SharePoint Reporting—What’s Up?  Key Points about SharePoint 2007 reporting. Project and team based site collection administrators will find out of the box reporting adequate in most situations. Search administrators may be surprised by the out…


BDC Performance Over the WAN

Are you centralizing your SharePoint deployment? Do you want to integrate backend data sources located in distant lands with SharePoint using the BDC? Here’s something to think about. BDC does no caching of data sources. So what does that mean? If you are displaying a large number of records from a database in Singapore using…


Extra-Strength SharePoint Developer Training

I just got back from Silicon Valley where I attended the SP401 class given by Gorilla Training.  My instructor was none other than Scot Hillier. This was a great class and I would recommend it to anyone needing to get up to speed on MOSS development and who has a basic understanding of dotNet programming. The…