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  • Blog Post: Packaging, Deploying and Instantiating SharePoint Applications

    There are tools and methods to package, deploy and instantiate SharePoint applications (I made a case for these SharePoint applications as opposed to ASP.NET applications in a previous blog post here). If you are deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) in a farm environment at an...
  • Blog Post: The difference between a 2TB SATA drive and the storage provided by your IT department

    Every once in a while the question comes up. How come my IT department is charging me tens of dollars per gigabyte of storage for my application per month when I can pay less than 15 cents per gigabyte at Best Buy (where a 2TB drive might cost less than $150)? The conversation then includes...
  • Blog Post: Integrating SharePoint with other portals and web applications

    Introduction Maybe you’re lucky enough to work for a company that has standardized on SharePoint portals and ASP.NET applications across the board. In that case, you do not need to integrate different types of portals and web applications. For most large corporations, though, there will be many portals...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Web Applications and http://docs.com

    I just got an e-mail informing me that I could now upload and create documents in http:/docs.com, so I went ahead and tried it out. For starters, you don’t need to create usernames or passwords. You just use your facebook credentials. If you’re logged to facebook already, it just works and your name...
  • Blog Post: The risks around SharePoint application deployment

    SharePoint is growing in popularity, partially due to its great model for describing and deploying packaged applications. This is especially true in the latest v3 or 2007 release, with the introduction of the "solution" deployment. However, if you're deploying those applications, you should be aware...
  • Blog Post: The Case for SharePoint Applications

    Introduction I have been spending some time on the idea of using SharePoint as an application hosting platform, as opposed to using regular ASP.NET applications. Some solutions are a great fit for this, others are not. My main goal is to describe some pros and cons, in order to help make the decision...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Application Development: The Process

    SharePoint Applications Again In previous blog posts, I have shared some ideas around SharePoint applications (especially ones without any code), including “Packaging, Deploying and Instantiating SharePoint Applications”, “The risks around SharePoint application deployment” and “The Case for SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Starting a course on .NET Framework 2.0 Foundation for MVPs

    I have started today an MVP-targeted course on .NET Framework 2.0 core development. This is something Microsoft offers to the MVPs and I will be monitoring that class. If you're interested in the MVP program, there are details at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com That eLearning is provided in a collection...