Does SharePoint ever take a Holiday? or, Christmas with SharePoint

Here is some SharePoint and Christmas-Season-oriented humor for you to enjoy during the holiday. Corasworks issued the following press release. Santa Claus Uses CorasWorks Software on SharePoint to Improve Operations at North Pole Santa, Elves Building Applications for Christmas List Aggregation, Naughty/Nice Notifications, Real-time Weather Updates and More After a Twitter exchange between Dux Raymond…


SharePoint Deployment Planning Services – 2010 Upgrade Planning Now Available

The SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) program has been a big hit over the past couple of years.  There are now over 1,000 certified partners who can deliver the planning services workshops with customers.  These are provided free to qualified customers who have purchased Software Assurance (SA) for their SharePoint software licenses. This week, a…


SharePoint Saturday in Redmond

I’ve been watching the SharePoint Saturday phenomenon for a while now, and I think it’s amazing.  SharePoint has an amazing community of customers and partners and from time to time they come together to do something amazing. The Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group is sponsoring a SharePoint Saturday in Redmond, on the Microsoft campus, this…


SharePoint Conference Thank You

What an amazing SharePoint Conference we had last week.  I wanted to take a minute to say, “THANK YOU,” to all of you.  The SharePoint Partner ecosystem is ROCKING, and notice was served last week in a big way.  The energy that was in and around the partner exhibit hall on Sunday night was incredible. …


SharePoint 2010 Resources

MSDN SharePoint Developer Center SharePoint 2010 (Beta) Developer Center SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Resource Center SharePoint 2010 Community Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010


Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group – Sept 2009 SPRINT Event

The Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group is holding their second SharePoint Sprint event this weekend, September 26, 2009. The first event was a great success, as the working groups determined their scenarios and goals for the day and worked together to construct the infrastructure and functionality that they wanted in their solution. This event will…


KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2009

KMWorld publishes a list of Trend-Setting Products each year, and I’d like to mention the award winners that are integrated to some degree with SharePoint.  The full list is here: I started listed the companies that had integrations with SharePoint, but the list became too long.  (Oh, Snap!)  So, I’ll just point you again to…


PDC and the Business Intelligence Workshop

If you’ve tried to contact me over the past month or so, then you know that I am living and breathing preparations for the SharePoint Conference 2009.  That’s the big October event this year.  So, you might ask – what’s the big November event?  PDC 2009.  SharePoint is going to have a bit more of…


SharePoint Conference is going to sell out

Check out the update about SharePoint Conference 2009 today on the SharePoint team blog.  There is a list of some new sessions, and the scuttlebutt is that the conference will be selling out in the next few weeks.  It’s going to be a packed house.  Please tell everyone who is interested to register now…  There…


Use SharePoint Conference 2009 to Drive Your Business

We are approaching the last month and weeks before SharePoint Conference 2009.  This is going to be one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” events, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the great partner solutions that have been in development on the private SharePoint beta for the past few months.  From the solutions that I have…