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April, 2007

  • CCS and MSFT Share price...!

    So whilst we run the first user group for CCS at Microsoft, look what happens to the MSFT share price! Made me smile!
  • 6 pillars of MOSS 07

    Saw this great online article sent through by my friend Sol - great few words on MOSS 07 and what it will be and does (see - SharePoint 2007 6 pillars of MOSS ) I particularly liked the following sentence: So the competition is in no way thin on the ground...
  • Topten of Web 2.0...interesting stuff!

    Saw this site the other night and loved the list here: Top 10 Ajax Applications and the even more interesting is the top 23 Mashups Well worth a browse if you get a spare moment! Enjoy!
  • Cluster Wars - Scaling Up Derivatives with CCS!

    Another great article from Brian Sentance and the gang over at Xenomorph, check it out here: " Cluster Wars - Scaling-Up Derivatives " Fantastic to see the new ways people are using the power of Compute Cluster Server for. Enjoy!
  • Enterprise Search Eval Kits have arrived!

    The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search (MOSSFS) 180-day Evaluation Kit is now available, this includes: · SharePoint Server 2007 for Search Standard Edition (32-bit and 64-bit) · Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard (32-bit) · SQL Server 2005...
  • Worldwide Partner Conference Registration Opens!

    So for those of you who were in Minneapolis last year you will know how amazing the Microsoft Partner Conference can be, this year we are doing it all again in Denver! Instead of banging on about how good it was I thought I would give you an insight on...
  • TechGuys coming soon to a house near you..!

    So was out and about today and happened to have 5 minutes spare when I went past the new TechGuys shop in Woodley near Reading. Really friendly people, really cool set of services that would definitely be useful for some of my neighbours and my parents...
  • Quickstart for Search - free exam vouchers - what a refreshing change!

    So of all the developments in Microsoft around Search this year, this is one of the coolest innovations we have seen to date. Supporting our channel partners with some great training and more, check out what you can get: Deep Technical Training Free elearning...
  • Funky new ads and demo of MOSS 07..New Day ad campaign

    Great new site for showing your customers what MOSS 07 does and can help you to achieve in your business: Search for documents and business plans: Searching for customer contacts in 3rd party systems like SAP or Siebel: Love the UI and the business minded...
  • Mind the skills gap...?

    Fantastic opportunity from my colleague Claire for ISV's looking for technical skills abroad, read on for more: Helping ISV’s access Microsoft Skills Overseas Following on from successful events in October and January to highlight the opportunity around...
  • So what is the Live Maps response...

    So I guess I thought I would check what Live Maps did and happily here's the result: http://maps.live.com/?q=london%20to%20san%20francisco&mkt=en-GB&FORM=BDRE Phew!
  • London to San Fran with Google maps...

    This made me smile, doubtless there are similar 2.0 errors in Live Maps: http://tinyurl.com/2yqwz5 Step 37 is a cracker: Lol :-)
  • Microsoft wins over Linux servers...

    Hat tip to bink.nu for signposting the ZDNET article on Microsoft's success in the Compute Cluster space, the full article is here but have sliced out a few of the gems I like here: "We think that's fertile ground that nobody else has hoed yet," said...
  • CCS SP1 trial version available on MS.com..!

    Just a quick post: Get your free trial version here: www.microsoft.com/hpc
  • Host of Excel Services whitepapers...

    Righty ho for those Excel Services gurus amongst you the following will be like Christmas - great set of resources: Estimate performance and capacity requirements for Excel Services environments http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/f?en-us/library/f0ff6cc9...
  • Business Schools and NoBs...

    Controversial and hilarious post entitled: 'NOBS, the end of the MBA' by Seth Godin - really amusing parody of what the old style of MBA is and doesn't do: NOBS, the end of the MBA I slightly disagree with him, not sure you can tar all MBA courses with...
  • Simple Courtesies..

    One for the Easter weekend....sometimes life can pass you by and you have to look at what is truly important. The post below said a lot to me about how people change when they get something they didn't expect - have a read then mosy on further down this...
  • Software Passion...or a means to an end...

    I have been waiting to write about software passion for a little while now, and just recently have had two great examples of Software Passion in Business: Attending the Partnering for the Future day at Microsoft Research Cambridge - we gathered a group...
  • Make IT simpler - sign the Open XML petition today!

    I don't usually post this type of thing, but this is important for all customers and partner alike. Support the Open XML petition - many companies are trying to achieve greater interoperability between front end and back end offices - the Open XML standard...
  • Excel Services for Dummies...!

    Been looking for this for a while now, how good are we at documents on how to take your XFN scripts and play with your XML heebeegeebeees....well yes actually rather good. So I liked this site because it's simple: Why doesn't more of our stuff start off...
  • MSDN TV: Building custom solutions with Excel Services

    This video is handy as it shows a few nice things about Excel Services - it starts off by giving a good resume on Excel services as follows: Why Excel Services: Business reports need version control Excel needs server side help for sharing reports broadly...
  • Free Enterprise Search....eval...!

    Some of you may have seen this but it passed a few of us by, the evaluation software for MOSS 07 Search SKU is now freely available. Check it out - very handy if your customer is in the following situations: Wants to take advantage of the Microsoft Enterprise...