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  • Blog Post: Office Labs

    http://officelabs.com Check out he website to find some interesting tools and ideas that we're trying out. Concept testing is what this site is all about.  The projects you find here are not products or beta versions. They don't even pretend to be complete product ideas. They are the equivalent...
  • Blog Post: Search… the holy grail of information management!

    Outline: Importance of Search Industry endeavors Microsoft & Search Strategy & Vision Where are we at? Where are we headed? Partner contributions The road forward
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET webparts in SharePoint 2007

    So how do normal developers code SharePoint webparts? I get this question asked several times. I usually point them the way of msdn.microsoft.com, devx.com, asp.net or some other dev sites with some great articles to walk them through their first webpart. Now, I've got two more options for you! First...
  • Blog Post: Your visits mean something!

    Hi All, I just got this email sharing the top MEA bloggers – well, actually, it’s the most visited blogs in MEA. We listen and you are voting with your clicks about the content you value. Here are my colleagues who’re also on the list: TechNet http://blogs.technet.com/ mbaher http://blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Community Search

    SPCS ;) – since we're so fond of Acronyms at MS! Lawrence does it again. He's turning into my personal hero. This guy is prolific in his output. And full of great ideas. You should check out his blog sometime. The update for today is his SharePoint Community Search – and I strongly recommend you check...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft provides BPEL 2.0 in WF - BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation March CTP

    From Paul Andrew's Post: http://blogs.msdn.com/pandrew/archive/2007/02/25/Microsoft-provides-BPEL-2.0-in-WF-_2D00_-BPEL-for-Windows-Workflow-Foundation-March-CTP.aspx   In March 2007 Microsoft plans to release a CTP of a set of BPEL activities for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). This will be called...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Governance

    Almost every other customer wanted this information during my visits. I expect you'll find that your more enlightened customers will love these resources. Use it in your discussions and also to enhance your own understanding of SharePoint usage. Previously Released: Compliance features in the 2007...
  • Blog Post: Knowledge Centers

    I met Mike Gannotti in Seattle in July last year. He presented at a small team gathering and told us of the work he'd done around Knowledge Centers. That idea stuck with me and here's the complete series he's posted on getting them up and running. Have a look at the first: http://sharepoint.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: And there’s Audacity…

    Almost forgot to write about Audacity . If you're into podcasting – of the audio sort – then you can surely use this free tool. I was somewhat overwhelmed by it at first, but after locating the Record button, I felt a lot better. Generally most of the podcasting software will record in WAV or other...
  • Blog Post: FAQs!?

    Well, they're not too frequent, but here's some questions customers and partners have asked me about SharePoint lately. Q: Where's the Arabic Language Pack? A: At this stage, we do have WSS 3.0 language packs for Arabic. Please download them from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...
  • Blog Post: RESTful SharePoint 2010

    While looking through some slides, I came across the term, REST, with regards to accessing SharePoint. So I fired up bing and typed REST feeling stupid, because what would I get but something like a physics definition, or perhaps something related to relaxation… well, the search engine appears to be...
  • Blog Post: VS 2005 extensions for WSS v3

    Another cool download for VS 2005. Programmers gear up! Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications: Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates Web Part Team...
  • Blog Post: Keeping up with MS Bloggers

    I wish you all a very happy new year. Keeping up with all the MS blogs and bloggers can be hard. If you’re facing this challenge. Here’s a great way to resolve it. http://blogs.technet.com/blogms/
  • Blog Post: A post I wish I had written

    Reading some through mails today I came across a link to this excellent article on OneNote. I’ve been working on OneNote as a GTD app with Outlook – similar to David. But it seems David’s done a lot more to get things done! Here’s his post: http://blogs.msdn.com/david_rasmussen/archive/2006/06/14/630885...
  • Blog Post: Share your feedback with MS!

    Hi there! Twice a year we are conducting survey among our users and customers – so called Global Relationship Survey. And this is not a type of survey that everybody just fills and the results go nowhere. *All* Microsoft planns further activities based on feedback we are getting from you . It’s not hard...
  • Blog Post: Blogging with Word

    I'm in the process of setting up a home office. The other day I and a friend decided to go shopping and I discovered that I was a gadget crazy person too! I started off with the idea of building a desktop from scratch, but after some thinking B and I decided to go for my old laptop and set it up as the...
  • Blog Post: Kirk Evans’ Signature

    Came across an email by Kirk and loved the signature: Kirk Evans Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/kaevans Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kaevans LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaevans Download SharePoint and Office 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/2010 Case...
  • Blog Post: Acrosss from the Bosphrous...

    Across from the Bosphrous we're attending a very interesting training focused on Role Clarity. It's 2 and a half days about how we should look into focusing more on how we can increase our value to our customers by covering depth rather than breadth. We're meeting with the Regional Specialists Team and...
  • Blog Post: AJAX and MOSS

    I've heard a few of you ask about AJAX in MOSS 2007. Yeah, OOB MOSS doesn't support the ASP.NET AJAX framework, so here's an interesting bit of reading for you – thanks to Jose , whose post, I picked it from: AJAX is not a specific technology but a set of technologies, mostly related to using client...
  • Blog Post: Can I deploy an outlook client rule using GP?

    I had a friend ask me about this. I’m terrible with AD, but I promised to look it up. Tried searching loads. Bing, Google.. no go. Oddly then I was looking through some mail and I read this summary of latest blog updates @ Microsoft. I’ve referred to this service in previous posts. So, I found this great...
  • Blog Post: Resuming Work after Eid!

    Ramadan's done. Holidays are over and we're back at our desks! Outlook's complaining of a full mailbox from days of neglect and I think it's about time to work on some demos. I've got 2 major presentations in the coming few days and a major demo in the next week: search features in SharePoint 2007 and...
  • Blog Post: Money for Nothing…

    And now that we’ve decided to say goodbye to Money, we’re giving everyone free access to this product via our download site. Here’s the link to the deluxe version of this app: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=60302e1e-207e-4710-ac80-d19c22e47488
  • Blog Post: Where’s my time going?

    If you often spend your full day working on your machine and wonder where your time went, then here's something that may help! http://www.workingprogram.com/qlockwork.html
  • Blog Post: Building Groove Apps

    I recently got asked by a customer about Building Groove Apps, so I dug around and found some relevant resources. Here's the info for you: Groove Databridge: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/grooveserver/2007/guide/GDBAG_01.mspx?mfr=true Groove Developer Portal: http://msdn2.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The BI Story!

    Warning: I'm not a real expert in this area yet, so please note that I may language a bit loosely below. So, I'm done with that disclaimer. Never really claimed to be a know-it-all and here I can really point to it and say it out loud ;). As many of you may have heard we aquired ProClarity earlier...