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  • Blog Post: Integrated Communications with Microsoft Office Communicator 2005

    I see that a couple of MSofties ( Eileen and Mayur ) have excitedly blogged about Microsoft's new "OC" application that was announced as part of the Real-Time Collaboration launch event that I attended on March 8th. Although its IM features will be best in class, the real value add is in the integrated...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates on his own use of SharePoint

    Here’s an interesting article from Fortune magazine – “ How I Work: Bill Gates ” – in which Bill describes his use of SharePoint (emphasis mine): “…Being flooded with information doesn't mean we have the right information or that we're in touch with the right people. I deal with this by using SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Jakob Nielson likes the "WYGIWYS" UI of Office "12"

    To me, Jakob is the leading guru of software usability, and I’ve been following his writings for many, many years now. So, it warms my heart that he’s quite positive about the new UI in Office “12.” Here are some choice excerpts from his recent post: Compared with earlier interaction paradigms...
  • Blog Post: Office "12" Beta 1 is done!

    Well, the Office “12” Beta 1 Technology Preview Program has officially started , and 10,000 lucky customers and partners are in the process of downloading the bits from our BetaPlace site. Already, the early press coverage has been very positive: PC Magazine: Microsoft Office 12 Beta 1: Extreme...
  • Blog Post: 3 things I discovered after falling asleep in front of my computer (again)

    I’ve often joked with my colleagues and the SharePoint MVPs that my most productive working hours are 9 PM to 5 AM rather than during the normal 9 AM to 5 PM work day when I’m jumping back and forth between meetings, phone calls, e-mail threads, dropping my kids off at school, and taking them to their...
  • Blog Post: Records Management Team Blog and "customer evidence"

    My work on the SharePoint Community Advancement Initiative continues at a dizzing pace. Earlier this week, I helped launch the Records Management Team Blog , which is a blog about the business challenges we are all facing and the opportunities to address these challenges using technology, as we encounter...
  • Blog Post: A best practice for team based blogging

    The SharePoint Team Blog just keeps getting better as the number and technical depth of posts increases. Jon Kauffman’s recent couple of posts is an excellent example of why so many Microsoft blogs have become so popular – they provide an insider’s look into how products that will be used by millions...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video of the SharePoint GPMs .. and me

    The C9 video of the SharePoint Group Program Managers that I mentioned in my previous post is now online at http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=196522 . Although I’m sure that you’d enjoy the entire 55 minute video, here are some timestops for you to jump around within the video in case you...
  • Blog Post: Finally transferring to “Corporate”

    Wow, it’s been almost 5 months since my last post here, and how quickly the time has gone by! In May, as I was trying to focus on closing a couple of large deals, I also started to pursue career opportunities in Redmond . While working in the “field” (consulting and technical sales) at Microsoft for...
  • Blog Post: LL's "Top 10" favorite features of SharePoint "v.Next"

    I see that Arpan has just listed his Top 10. Well, here are mine: A "Global" Template that is applied/provisioned before any other template, and a Feature Framework that provides modularity for “additive” templates OOB document review/approval workflow with support for digital signatures...