Citability Codeathon – DC – April 9-11, 2010 – Register NOW!!

Microsoft and the League of Technical Voters are excited to invite you to a 2-day codeathon during the week-end of April 9th through the 11th at the Microsoft Chevy Chase office in the DC area (please see attached flyer). The focus of the effort is on making government documents more accessible and citable. The event is open to…


NEW Government Developer website – LAUNCHED!

I am pleased to announce the launch of our new website that provides information and resources for developers that work either directly or indirectly for the U.S. Federal, State and local governments. The site can be accessed at: http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/developer/default.aspx   -Nandita


Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!

Two dates/locations being offered – please see below! Click the appropriate registration link below OR call 1-877-673-8368 and reference the event ID Washington, DC November 2, 2009 (Monday) Event ID: 10324246309 Event Location: Microsoft Corporation5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700  Chevy Chase, MD 20814(301) 771-8000 Metro: Friendship Heights REGISTER TODAY! OR ATTEND VIRTUALLY! Reston, VA November 3,…


Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new Recovery.gov site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. …

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Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing line of business systems.  It essentially focuses on three primary objectives: Large Scale…


Final CTP for Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) v1.3 Released

The final March 2009 CTP for the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for SharePoint (v1.3) has now been recently released.  Head on over to Paul Andrew’s Blog (Paul is a Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint Team) for a rundown of the new capabilities available in this CTP.  Also with this release, we released a set…

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ATTENTION WEB DEVELOPERS WCAG 2.0 Moves to Last Stage in W3C Approval Process

For those of you (like me) who are interested in Accessibility and/or need to ensure your websites remain in compliance with section 508 you’ll be interested to know that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was published as a W3C Proposed Recommendation on Nov. 3, 2008. This means that the technical material of WCAG 2.0…

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New SharePoint Guidance from the Patterns and Practices group

The P&P group released a new set of SharePoint Guidance today…Links below    Quick Links –                     MSDN site: SharePoint Guidance –                     Future friendly url: http://microsoft.com/spg –                     Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 –                    Codeplex site: http://codeplex.com/spg –                    Community Forum: http://www.codeplex.com/spg/Thread/List.aspx   Guidance at a Glance This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications….

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Visual Studio Extensions for WSS (VSeWSS) v1.2 Released

Version 1.2 of the Visual Studio extensions for WSS has been released and available for download.  Version 1.2 provides support for Visual Studio 2008 in building SharePoint-based solutions.  The following tools are included: Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates Web Part Team Site Definition Blank Site Definition List Definition Empty SharePoint Project Visual Studio 2008 Item…

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SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) Released

[Cross-posted from Lamont’s Blog] Announced on the SharePoint Team Blog, the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services program has been launched and is geared at helping our Software Assurance (SA) customers sucessfully plan and deploy SharePoint Products & Technologies.  I think this program provides a great resource for those customers who are struggling to make sense of…

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