Adobe Acrobat & OneNote iFilters for Sharepoint

Ive been setting up a Sharepoint demo and found the following useful iFilters for PDF and ONE files. If you want to search through the content in PDF files using Sharepoint, the iFilter at would do the trick. You would need to add PDF as a file type to be included in the content index for…


Programming for a 7 year old

I’ve been getting the feeling that my family is getting pretty geeky with being in close proximity to Microsoft, when my wife and I started communicating via email and IM … at home :). It took on a new level when my seven year old daughter sent me this email:   dad, i found your…


Working with Calendars

I found a pretty interesting tool called DateLens that is an excellent user interface for Outlook calendars. Its great for working with monthly, weekly or yearly calendars. The joint research between the university of Maryland and Microsoft Research can be downloaded from :


MSF with Sharepoint

I met up with BrightWork today to evaluate their solution BrightWork MSF. The solution provides templates/webparts for Sharepoint to help organizations manage project management processes using the Microsoft Solutions Framework.


Linking Sharepoint Calendars to Outlook using Stssync

I work with several virtual teams and each one of them has a collaboration site built on WSS. Each of the teams have calendars for meetings, deadlines and other team events. I find the Link to Outlook option extremely useful in such cases, to help me view all of the calendars adjacent to my personal…


lorem ipsum

I build demos of business solutions and frequently have to create documents or Sharepoint content with dummy text. For most prototypes, I sometimes resort to lorem ipsum text generators like this one : for generating text in several different languages. For standard lorem ipsums I also use : “…Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text…



Having a robots.txt file in the root folder of your website tells a search robot if its permitted to index the pages in your site. The robots.txt file can define which robots are allowed to index it and which folder. For example, the following content in the robots.txt file indicates that it applies to all…


Grand Prix

One of the awesome things about the Pacific Northwest is the yearlong sailing opportunities. I try to crew in the local races atleast once a month when Im not working (yeah, work sometime stretches into the weekends too). Last weekend, I crewed aboard the Madrugador, a CAL 40. We did buoy racing on Friday and…


Hello World

This is my first MSDN blog and like every novice programmer;I begin with a Hello World. After months of hemming and hawing I finally decided to put my foot into blog world and hope to log some of the cool stuff Im working with at the Microsoft Technology Center here in Redmond. I work with whats…