Office 2007 Delay? Actually, No.

There has been a lot of confusion over the announcement that Office 2007 would also reschedule its consumer launch date to January 2007 to match that of Vista.  This marketing launch is a different animal than the development and availability date of the Office 2007 product(s). Microsoft clarifies this with a press release that reads…


MS Office 2007 Beta 1 Technical Refresh

As usual, I’ve been too busy rfeading other blog posts about the recent announcements, sleeping, or traveling to visit customers to be one of the first to talk to you about the new “Refresh”-ed version of Beta 1.  PC Magazine has a story about the refresh.  (It’s also got a slide show of images) The…


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…


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…


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


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,…


CorasWorks Workshop in Seattle

CorasWorks is presenting a SharePoint “Workspace Workshop” in Seattle on November 14th.  This is a hands-on workshop focusing on using their products with SharePoint.  It is a free workshop, but registration is limited.  Attendees will have a workstation provided for.  This is part of a tour of cities for the workshop.  See the CorasWorks events site…


SPS 2003 SP2

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2 was released today.  Download here.  SP2 introduces support for the following:  ·         Support for running on 64-bit machines in 32-bit emulation mode ·         Support for Reverse Proxy and Alternate URL support ·         Support for IP-Bound virtual servers ·         Support for off-box SSL termination ·         Support for SQL Server…


Sharepoint Discovery Kit (Hands-On Labs)

Hey look! – More hands-on lab goodness from the SharePoint folks!  Download here, and go get all “hands-on” and stuff.  Scenarios included are: (Yes, I know you can see the list by following the link) building a divisional portal site deploying custom web apps that integrate with the portal using SQL2000 Reporting Services to track portal…


CorasWorks workshop for Sharepoint Development

CorasWorks is coming to the Seattle area to deliver a workshop about SharePoint development using their webparts.  This is a full day workshop covering design patterns and bext practices for SharePoint development.  Check the web site for more details.