How to build a custom site definition which has child sites (webs)

I did this for a customer over a year ago, and have simply just not had the chance to put key to screen and document it. Perhaps someone out there has already done this, but I thought it might still be useful looking at the way in which I did it. Grab some coffee, this…


Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) proposed standard announced

Today, EMC, IBM and Microsoft (along with other leading ECM industry vendors Alfresco, Open Text, Oracle and SAP) announced a jointly developed specification called the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) specification. CMIS uses Web Services and Web 2.0 interfaces to enable applications to interoperate with multiple Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories by different vendors. The…


Updates for SharePoint Released

Yesterday, the SharePoint product team announced the release of important rollup updates for SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Project Server 2007, Search Server 2008, Search Server 2008 Express and Project Professional 2007. I strongly recommend reading their release announcements, and start planning for the implementation of these ASAP. Technorati Profile


SharePoint Introduction for .NET developers webcast series

New to SharePoint development or want to brush up? Check out this free webcast series targeted at YOU! In this 10-part series, you will receive practical technical information from Robert Bogue and Andrew Connell, Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), covering 10 fundamental developer topics on SharePoint Products and Technologies via Live Meeting Webcast About…


SharePoint Communication Protocol Documentation Released

Have you ever wondered how Microsoft Office communicates with SharePoint, for example how does Outlook create a meeting workspace? In the past you would need to put some type of IP tracing tool between the client and the server to see what was going on, which was pretty hard and not always that clear. Well…


Download SP1 for MOSS, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 Now

Office 2007 SP1 SharePoint Designer SP1 WSS 3.0 SP1 MOSS 2007 SP1


SharePoint End-User Training Released

This is a great new resource to download and either install on a user’s desktop or in you SharePoint environment for all users to access. It includes videos, tutorials, articles and more. Download it now


Great SharePoint Designer Workflow How To’s, Tips and Tricks

There are some great new articles on the SharePoint Designer team blog which are really useful if you are new to SharePoint Designer workflows, or are looking for some cool workflow tips and tricks. Check it out


SharePoint Pedia has Gone Live

Check it out at, looks pretty cool. Another awesome example of a solution built on MOSS.


SharePoint End User Training Kit (SLK) Released

For so long we have had minimal end-user training resources. Well, now the product team has released the SharePoint End User Training Kit – Also, just a couple of other links which might be useful from an end-user perspective: End user “How To” site launched – End user quick online video “How To’s”…