Office 14 for Web

This was so cool video, that I had to publish the link. Pretty interesting functionalities are coming up.


Caribbean English and SharePoint – localization techniques for WCM sites

This was so interesting, that I had to share it more widely… I’m working with one global customer concerning Internet facing MOSS site, which will eventually have more than 50 local sites within their own languages (including the corporate sites in multiple languages). Translation of the labels used in the sites are based on standard…


Project planning and application lifecycle management

One of the most important and often overlooked thing to cover in planning phase of the projects is the application lifecycle management (ALM) for upcoming portal. In this context I don’t mean just the lifecycle management for the customizations, rather for the full process and environments. Every single project done with SharePoint technologies (WSS/MOSS), should…


MCM for SharePoint

Have you already completed the four MCTS certifications available for SharePoint and would like to have more challenges? MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Configuration MCTS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ― Application Development Would you like to…


Office SharePoint Server 2007 TechNet content released as .chm file

I just noticed that the SharePoint IT pro documentation team has released Office SharePoint Server 2007 TechNet content as a downloadable file, to be able to access the content also off-line (intercontinental flights etc.). According the announcement, the package will be updated in monthly. This is also good reference guidance, if you are in customer…


Continuous integration in MOSS development using TFS

I’ve been delivering quite a few technical training’s during past year and one of the most discussed thing is the setup of the development environments for large scale projects. Especially large ISV’s are really interested on the the practicalities of utilizing the TFS as the continuous integration (CI) and/or application lifecycle management (ALM) platform. For…


Define Central Administration database to use in MOSS installation

By default when you install new MOSS/WSS farm to your environment, the content database for Central Administration application is renamed automatically using standard prefix (SharePoint_AdminContent_) and randomly generated GUID to avoid any problems if there’s multiple MOSS farms installed using the same SQL Server. If there’s only one MOSS farm installed using the same SQL…


Interesting governance and training material for SharePoint

I’m currently working in two large MOSS project (Global Intranet & Internet facing site) where there are requirements to define the governance models and organize training for the end users. It’s quote common that companies do not realize the requirements in this area in time and when the projects are already in finalization phase, this…


Dev Days 2008 – Example solution package

I’m speaking in the MOSS development track for the whole day in Finland Dev Days on upcoming Thursday (13.3.2008). As part of the delivery I prepared Visual Studio Solution package, which is demonstrated in each of the sessions with a little bit different twist. If you are interested, the used solution package can be downloaded…