January Webcasts of Interest

The blog has been quiet for a while.  I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a most excellent 2006. To start the year off the right way, here’s a list of SharePoint and collaboration webcasts coming up in January… Jan 10 – Executive Circle Webcast: Empower People to Work Better…

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NW SharePoint users group

Jason Mauer and I presented the debut session of a Office Server Workshop this afternoon in Bellevue.  We played to a packed house (well, there were a few empty seats) of 45 and had a good time exploring some pieces of Office “12” Server.  I’d like to take a minute again to point everyone to…

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WSS and SPS Admin Guides Updated for SP2

I know this isn’t the most current post, but I need to record it here for those that use this page as their home page. Windows SharePoint Services Administrator’s Guide – updated for SP2 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administrator’s Guide – updated for SP2

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List of Google Services

Wow.  This is quite a list…  Get these guys another soda.

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BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2

BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 is available for registration and then download. Go to http://beta.microsoft.com and log in with your MS Passport account. Click on “Sign in as Guest” and use this Guest ID: BizTalkBetaTeam. On the left side, under “Program Info,” click on “Survey” and complete the nomination form, and submit it. You should…

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BizTalk Server support within a VM

Just to clarify…  BizTalk Server 2004 is supported for production use with Virtual Server 2005 ONLY.  (http://support.microsoft.com/?id=842301)

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SharePoint (and CMS) User Group in Pacific Northwest

We’d like to announce the resumption of SharePoint User Group meetings in the great Pacific Northwest. December Topic:       Preview and Demo of the Next Version of SharePoint      Preview and Demo of the Next Version of Content Management Server      Preview and Demo of the Next Version of Microsoft Office      Review of related PDC 2005 Announcements  Upcoming Schedule: Wednesday, December 7,…

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BizTalk for .Net Developers

Aaron Skonnard titles a pair of MSDN columns he has written “An XML Guru’s Guide to BizTalk”.  I make no qualms about ripping his ideas off and sharing them with my customers to describe why a .NET Development group could benefit from using BizTalk Server as part of their application platform.  This could be for a…

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Virtual Server 2005 R2 – Benefits for Virtual PC today

#1.  Virtual Server 2005 R2 is in beta and is probably close to being released.  One of the improvements is –speed–. #2.  Check out this entry from Virtual PC Guy from earlier this year. Microsoft supports having both Virtual PC and Virtual Server installed on the same computer at the same time.  When a user…

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CMS 2002 SP2 Released

Stefan got it first – (why am I not surprised?)  SP2 for CMS 2002 was released today.  This is the bit that enables CMS 2002 to work with the .Net framework 2.0.  it also provides support for SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.  Along with support for .Net framework 2.0, this provides support for…

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