New SharePoint End User Website Goes Live

Microsoft has just launched a new End User focused website This new website is dedicated to driving SharePoint adoption by delivering a rich set of experiences and content to engage and educate business users.  The three main goals of this site are to: Inspire and educate business users to do more with SharePoint through…

Save up to 80% off the price of exams for MCPs

MS Learning is taking up to 80 per cent off the exam price for Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) who have not attained a new Microsoft Certification Credential since 1 July, 2007. Until 30 June, MCPs are eligible for a Microsoft Certification exam at the reduced price of US$25. So it is time to up-skill with…


SharePoint Conference 2009 announced

Arpan Shah just announced during our last session at TR8 the upcoming SharePoint Conference to be held in Las Vegas 19-22 Oct 2009 (  This will be the premium conference for content pertaining to SharePoint 14 and will be a must attend conference.

I passed my MCTS exam

This morning I sat the 70-630: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuring exam and passed with a score of 876 (only needed 700 to pass).  I was a little anxious about sitting it, even though I believed I knew the material, this was my first Microsoft exam and those that know me know that…


Microsoft SharePoint Developer Resources

Microsoft have a great resource for SharePoint Developers, MS SharePoint Developers.  You can watch videos casts, read white papers, download VPCs and learn lots from the How to Develop series.  Check out this highly valuable resource.


SharePoint Best Practice (Microsoft Press)

A friend of mine Grumpy Wookie has posted about a new Microsoft Press book called SharePoint Best Practices. Get field-tested best practices and proven techniques for designing, deploying, operating, and optimizing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Part of the new Best Practices series for IT professionals from Microsoft Press®, this…

Office System Forum 2008 (run by MOSSIG) – It’s FREE

The Melbourne based Office System / SharePoint usergroup MOSSIG are running the Office System Forum on the 2nd May 2008 at the LaTrobe Microsoft Centre at LaTrobe University Research & Development Park. The Office System Forum is a unique chance to discuss and be informed on the present and future of the Office System as…


Internal Advanced SharePoint Training

Today and tomorrow I am in Seattle attending internal Advanced SharePoint training for Microsoft Technical Specialists.  The morning sessions have been really interesting covering capacity planning and high reliability implementation modelling.  Later today we will be covering Backup and Disaster Recovery and Excel Services which should generate interesting discussions also. This week Monday-Friday I am…


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…


Microsoft Exam Insurance and TechNet Subscription

If you missed out last time, Microsoft are offerring Exam insurance plus TechNet Subscription once again. I might just take the plunge this time around and do an exam. "When you purchase Exam Insurance and take your initial exam by April 30, 2007, you get a one-year subscription to Microsoft TechNet Plus Direct (US$349 value)….