Visio 2010 Add-in for SharePoint Network Topology

At the SharePoint Conference 2011 Microsoft released a new Visio add-in for visualising the status of SharePoint 2010 farms.  The solution directly benefits those managing SharePoint 2010 installations and demonstrates the power of Visio Service as part of an effective SharePoint deployment.  Details can be found on “The SharePoint Network Topology Diagram Add-in leverages…


SharePoint Saturday–Melbourne

On the 22nd October I attended and presented at the SharePoint Saturday Melbourne event.   It was great to catch-up with all the guys from the SharePoint community and attend some great sessions. I presented with Shyam Narayan on Optimizing SharePoint Internet sites.   During the session we discussed caching, image delivery optimisation, developer tips and tricks.  …


SharePoint 2010 SP1 is now available for download

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download Service Pack 1 includes stability, performance, and security enhancements that are a direct result of your feedback. IMPORTANT NOTE It is strongly recommended to install the June 2011 Cumulative Update immediately after the installation of Service Pack 1. The June Cumulative Update includes…


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…


Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 announced

Announced at TechEd North America on Monday, SP1 for Office and SharePoint 2010 is being scheduled for release at the end of June 2011.   This release will include updates across the client suites and server products.  Check out the list of improvements and new features on; The SharePoint team blog The Office team blog…


SharePoint as an e-Commerce platform

This week saw the Hilton Hotel in Sydney become a mecca for SharePoint fans from across the globe with the Australian SharePoint Conference 2011.   There were over 500 attendees and close to 80 exhibitors.   With four different tracks on offer from Business, Technical IT Pro, Technical Develop and Voice of the Customer, there was something…


Nothing But SharePoint goes live

A new community project that has been under development for nearly a year and went live last night. This is a great example of a public facing SharePoint 2010 web site where they have leveraged a lot of the Platform. They will continue to grow this and showcase SharePoint 2010.  This website provides a community…


National SharePoint User Group Office/SharePoint/Project/Visio Launch Party

Tomorrow night the various SharePoint user groups around Australia and New Zealand are coming together for a combined Launch Party for the newly released Office, SharePoint, Project, and Visio 2010 products.   I will be hosting the all up live meeting from Melbourne’s event which will be at the Microsoft Office in Southbank. The event in…


RTM versions of the IW Demo Virtual Machines released

The SharePoint and Office 2010 RTM virtual machines which contain the All Up SharePoint demo scenarios have been released.   You can download them from


Episode 1 of The ShareCast is now live on YouTube

What is The ShareCast?  There are lots of resources for SharePoint 2010 ranging from Blogs, Twitter feeds, Announcements, Technical papers, what The ShareCast is planning to provide is a bringing together of all of these resources into short videos so that you do not have to hunt for them.