Chris Parkes: A PC is not just for Christmas...

  • SharePoint, Customisation and Sample Master Pages

    Here's another screencast I've recorded which shows how to apply the sample custom master pages available on Office Online to Windows SharePoint Services team sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - Customisation This recording is based on the Demo...
  • SharePoint, People, Personalisation and MySite

    Here's another screencast I've recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server personalisation capabilities of MySites including profile editing and blog creation. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - People & Personalisation This...
  • SharePoint, Collaboration and Workflow

    Here's another screencast I've recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server collaboration capabilities including the out of the box Approval workflow. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - Collaboration This recording is based on...
  • Insight Into FAST Search and SharePoint Roadmap

    The roadmap for SharePoint Search and FAST enterprise search integration got an update today. In summary: FAST Search for SharePoint is a new search server adding FAST ESP capabilities into Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server (SharePoint "14"...
  • SharePoint and 64 bit (x64) Development

    I've been struggling to develop anything on my 64bit Windows Server 2008 box for a while now, mainly due to lack of support for this on 64 bit.  The Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services version 1.3 addresses my needs :) You...
  • SharePoint and Search

    Here's another screencast I've recorded which shows some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server search capabilities including how to search across content including the business data catalog and people.   Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - Search...
  • Microsoft ROI Calculators (from Nucleus Research)

    The following tools may be useful to help build business case and justification with regards to return on investment (ROI) requirements as part of a project bid which involves any of the following Microsoft technologies: BizTalk Server Business Intelligence...
  • SharePoint, Business Process & Forms

    Here's a little screencast I've recorded showing a demonstration of some of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Forms Services capabilities together with InfoPath forms rendered through a browser and also including simple workflow creation and deployment...
  • Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition

    The Demo Showcase 2008 SMB Edition is now available for download. This is a set of 4 comprehensive click through demonstrations designed for partners featuring 12 different Microsoft technologies working together to resolve business needs! Scenarios:...
  • Online Windows Small Business Server 2008 Training Webcasts

    Some great, free SBS2008 webcasts coming soon, a series of 8!   WES02PAL:  Windows SBS 2008 Core Technical Training, Part 1 of 8: Introduction Presented by David Fabritius, Nicholas King and Michael Toot Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:00-11:00am...
  • Four UK Microsoft SQL Server and BI Courses Available Now!

    The Partner Readiness team is pleased to announce the delivery schedule of the following courses SQL Server 2008 Database Infrastructure and Scalability https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid=609fbc78-d2c6-4d99-b335-3ee759b12713&site...
  • Need to Navigate Microsoft?

    Microsoft is a big company.  Actually, Microsoft is a huge company!  And one of the most common pieces of feedback I receive from partners and customers is that it's often hard to navigate Microsoft, to keep up with all of the changes and associated...
  • Small Business Server 2008

    Folks have been asking whether or not there will be a small business version of Windows Server 2008, and if so, when will it be available and what's going to be in it?  The answer is yes, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an all-in-one server...
  • Get a Free Business Web Site!

    Are you running a small business? Did you know that when you sign up to Microsoft Office Live Small Business you get a free web site and e-mail?  Plus, everything you need to create a professional online presence, including web hosting, domain name...
  • The Danger of Blogging on Behalf of Your Company

    Another gem from the bLaugh team about the dangers of business blogging... True? A few of the people commenting say that it happened to them! Ciao for now :)
  • Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 - UK

    Microsoft Office Accounting is an easy to use, comprehensive accounting package that works with other Microsoft Office applications you already know.  Because it works just like Word, Excel and Outlook, it's easy to learn. Anyone wanting to download...
  • Product Demonstration Resource for ALL Microsoft Partners!!!

    The Microsoft Partner Demo Showcase download has been extended to include Deep Dive/Product virtual environments which are available to ALL Microsoft partners, including SBSC. Only Demo Showcase remains as the Gold/Cert benefit moving forwards... The...
  • Profile Your Office System Solution!

    If, as a Microsoft Partner, you are currently building a solution that uses Open XML, then we want to make sure that everyone knows about it, worldwide! Several United Kingdom based Microsoft Gold Certified Partners have already taken the opportunity...
  • Get Open Office for Free with Java RunTime Update!

    A novel new update from Sun... Free OpenOffice with every Java RunTime update... Before you’re tempted to install this, maybe consider the following... Read this for a business perspective which can help understand the “productivity software” claims,...
  • If You Know What it is, don't Turn Back

    A great thing happened yesterday...I saw a smorgasbord :) I remember the first time I came across this, on a website at Microsoft. Most people would admit I have a fair handle on grammar but vocabulary...now there's something that's useful, like, mate...
  • Simpsonize Yourself!!!

    You absolutely completely and utterly have to!!! So, to create your own persona that could be ready to appear in The Simpsons head to http://simpsonizeme.com/ For my own personal enjoyment, this is me, outside the Kwik-E-Mart..! Ciao for Now :)
  • VOiP As You Are

    Ever seen two elderly PBXs talking about their future plans..? Me neither until I watched this ! Let's just say that this humourous little skit shows that they're not ready for retirement just yet! Enjoy :)
  • Demo Showcase 2007 Sales/Technical Training

    If you don't know what the Demo Showcase is or don't understand what it can do for your business, this 30 minute on demand technical and sales training course , specially designed for Microsoft partners can help you find out! Demo showcase 2007 is a scenario...
  • Demo Showcase 2007 Download

    The Demo Showcase 2007 edition is now available for download to all Microsoft Gold and Certified partners. It's also possible to order the two disc DVD set from the partner portal here . Technologies included in the Demo Showcase 2007 scenarios are: Business...
  • Have You Tried The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map..?

    How fantastic, this is a must see! A Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that provides developers with resources for programs, servers, services, and tools that work with the Microsoft Office System. It guides the user through drill down...