February, 2007

  • It’s a big game this weekend .. .. ..

    I'm still deciding which Birmingham match should be my daughters first introduction to the beautiful game of football – the obvious one would be Cardiff this weekend. It's the in-laws team, and they're also challenging us for promotion to the Premiership...
  • Windows Vista Hardware Assessment

    This pre-sales tool will help our partners sell more Windows Vista and our customers to accelerate deployments. What is WVHA ? WVHA is a network-wide agentless software tool designed to help customers and partners quickly assess their existing PCs...
  • The SharePoint Community Kit

    Is now available for download. The Community Kit for SharePoint: User Group Edition (or CKS:UGE) 1.0 is a site admin template (.STP file) designed for user group websites. The default settings and content of a SharePoint site that's been created with...
  • Enterprise Search Webcast Series

    Sorry – I'm a bit late telling you about these but you can always get recordings of the ones you've missed.   The 8 webcasts are organized into three high-level categories. Plan and deploy search across the Enterprise February 14, 2007 Microsoft...
  • Talking Exchange 2007 SP1

    Want to know what's going to be in Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2007? Then pop over to the Exchange teams blog and have a read of Talking Exchange 2007 SP1...
  • SharePoint Evaluation Guide Available

    The SharePoint Evaluation guide is now available for download. In there you'll find information on SharePoint Products and technologies Windows SharePoint Services V3 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Version Comparison SharePoint Products...
  • Free SharePoint Services Templates

    Well it looks like all of the Fantastic 40 SharePoint templates have been released.     These go down really well with customers as they demonstrate exactly what kind of things you can do with WSS – and they're free. Which means you can demonstrate...
  • Virtual PC 2007 is now available for download

    Virtual PC 2007 is now available for download. "Save time and money as Virtual PC allows you to maintain the compatibility of legacy and custom applications during migration to new operating systems and increases the efficiency of support, development...
  • Hosted Exchange Eval

    Mr Deakin has just posted about a 5 day hosted eval of Exchange 2007 . As Mark says, it's a great demo tool and a great way of letting your customers have a play. Must have a word with him about that cheesey picture though.
  • Resources for Interoperability and Migration from Lotus Domino

    Long time no speaky – I got back from Seattle then had a few days off with the family. Anyway, looks like we've released the new Lotus Notes Migration Tools and they're available from here if you want more info.
  • Off to Seattle for the week

    Well it's time for our yearly sojourn to Seattle for training at TechReady, which is just like an internal version of Tech Ed. And just like Tech Ed there's about 5 sessions on at the same time that I want to go to. Ho Hum. Probably won't be blogging...
  • Free UK Partner Enterprise Search Training

    Mark has got 6 places available free partner training on Microsoft Enterprise Search technologies . Attendees will be given access to the content and the demo VMs for their own use in pre-sales engagements.   Date: 6th Feb Location: Basingstoke...
  • Turning the page .. .. ..

    I was really gutted that I didn't get to see the Da Vinci exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum – it would have been great to actually see the great mans works. Well if you've got Vista try this - http://www.bl.uk/ - it's the next best thing...
  • How did I cope before search?

    If there's one feature of SharePoint that I really take for granted at Microsoft, it's search. The ability to find documents and sites no matter where they're located is impressive. On top of that, the ability to find people who have expertise (as the...
  • Role-Based Templates for SharePoint My Sites

    This is a fantastic idea and demonstrates the value of My Sites in SharePoint really well. " Every job role is unique and demanding. As people work to drive business outcomes, they have to balance the complexities of interacting with multiple systems...