Sample Code

I have been working on several MOSS components, webparts, custom controls and Vista sidebar gadgets and will be making them available for download. So far I have the following items available; MossAdRotator- A custom control that inherits from AdRotator to provide random images from a WSS Picture Library. Bing.osdx – A Windows 7 Federated Search…


MOSS BDC Design Studio

Simego is a company that builds tools for database professionals, they have just released a MOSS BDC Design Studio. MOSS BDC Design Studio is a Tool to aid in writing the necessary XML Schema to connect Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Business Data Catalog to remote back end systems. Writing this XML by hand is both…


Interesting facts and information about SP1

The following information has provided to me by Reed Shaffner, Product Manager for Enterprise. Some interesting facts There are roughly 2500 fixes in SP1. This is an average size for a service pack, but the issues fixed are very important to our customers. Almost 20% of those fixes are direct result of customer requests. Over…


2007 Office System Service Pack 1 Released

Woohoo! I found this morning that the highly anticipated Service Pack 1 was released overnight.  This includes updates for Office 2007, Visio 2007, Visio Viewer 2007, Project 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Groove Server 2007, Office SharePoint Server 2007, Forms Server 2007 and Project Server 2007.  The 2007 Offce Server Service Pack has been released in both 32-bit…


DWS announces acquisition of Strategic Data Management

I heard today that Strategic Data Management (SDM), the company I use to work for before joining Microsoft, is positioned to be acquired by DWS for $8.3M.  The transaction is expected to be completed by January 1 2008. You can check out the ASX announcement here.


SharePoint End User Training

I received an email from Bob Sutton, Senior Product Manager for SharePoint, informing us that the final and complete edition of the end-user Office SharePoint Server 2007 Training is now available in the Download Center. The training comes with rich set of videos, tutorials and articles that help end users learn the basics of SharePoint’s…


MOSSIG Christmas Party

The MOSSIG End of Year Christmas party is on this Wednesday 12th December 2007 at 5:30pm at Microsoft Southbank.  To register for the meeting/party please email by COB Tuesday 11th December 2007. Agenda Ben Walters – Will be your MC for the night and will provide an overview of plans for MOSSIG next year…


Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team Blog

The Microsoft SharePoint Developer Documentation Team have started blogging, if you are a SharePoint developer, then this resource is going to be essential. Visit their new blog at: There first couple of blog posts are fantastic; Extending Workflow Actions for SharePoint Designer SharePoint Resource Center Pages Now Live SharePoint SDKs Machine Translation Pilot Creating…


Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

On the Windows Home Server Team are posting a series of hilarious videos that both describe the product and help solidify the definition of the category. They have also commissioned a funny fake children’s book titled "Mommy, Why is there a Server in my House?" which will help parents explain why there is a…