Deploying SharePoint on Azure Virtual Machines Whitepaper

There is a ton of interest to run SharePoint on Windows Azure virtual machines. While we are still in preview mode we will continue to put out guidance and help on how to run your SharePoint workloads in Windows Azure. This whitepaper gets you started in understanding what is possible and how to do it….


See you at SharePoint Conference 2012

I have the honor of presenting again this year at the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas. I will be talking about integrating SharePoint 2013 and Windows Azure. This is going to be an amazing conference that you can’t miss. Join the conversation on Twitter by using #SPC12, or comment on our Facebook page. You’ll want…


Building a SharePoint 2010 Farm on Windows Azure with PowerShell

With the new Azure Virtual Machines it is now possible to run SharePoint 2010 and 2013 workloads. In my TechEd talks you can learn about the various options to run SharePoint on Azure. and I won’t rehash those talks again here. What I do want to share is some of the PowerShell code…


SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Training Course

Today I am pleased to announce a new Training Course on MSDN for building Windows Phone 7 apps for SharePoint 2010. What started off as a simple blog post has grown into a full 2 day training course on MSDN. The course contains 10 training units and 25 Hands On Labs. You can view the…


Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 RTM

Yesterday Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 was released to the public. The SharePoint team blog has more detailed information about installing SP1. SharePoint SP1 fixes over 250 specific issues listed here:  What’s New? · Support for SQL Server Code Name “Denali” This will enable you to run Denali on a SharePoint…


New SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure Training Course

Watch Now: Learn about the new SharePoint and Azure Development Kit. The SharePoint and Azure Development Kit is a training course to help you learn different ways to integrate SharePoint and Windows Azure. SharePoint 2010 provides many ways to integrate with Windows Azure, from simple SQL Azure data-centric applications to complex workflows that leverage…


Understanding SharePoint 2010 Claims Based Security

  Watch Now:  Learn real world tips for configuring SharePoint claims based security from Altaf Gilani and Mark Massad. In this episode, we discuss how to implement claims based security in SharePoint, including lessons learned and general guidance. Altaf and Mark also give some valuable instrumentation and debugging tips that can save you hours…


SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour is Underway–Next stop Boston.

The SharePoint Connections Coast to Coast Tour is officially underway! The first stop was in Vegas last week and was a great start to the tour. This week it’s in Boston with me as the keynote speaker. Boston If you’re in the area, it’s not too late to stop by ( Otherwise, make sure you…


New SharePoint and Silverlight Training Course

I am pleased to announce the release of a new SharePoint and Silverlight Training Course. The training course contains 10 all new training units on building Silverlight applications for SharePoint. There are also 30 hands on labs that walk you step by step through all of the exercises. The course can be viewed online or…


Add Silverlight Web Parts to SharePoint Using New Visual Studio Extension

Last week at DevConnections in Orlando we announced the availability of the Silverlight SharePoint Web Parts Visual Studio Extension project that makes it easy for you to create Silverlight Web Parts for SharePoint 2010. This has been a project that I have been working on for a while and I am pleased how the first…