Bill Baer

Senior Product Marketing Manager (SharePoint), Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint, Microsoft Corporation

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  • Blog Post: Blogging Activity...

    After having spent the last two weeks in the Colorado Rockies, I've unfortunately have had very little time to blog; albeit, most of the time was spent digging out from the numerous blizzards which seem determined to keep me indoors during my vacation :-) I'll be spending the next few days organizing...
  • Blog Post: Stay at Home Server

    Generally over the years I've tried to keep strict focus on Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies within this blog; however, every once in awhile something comes along that definitely deserves mention...not only technology related, but entertaining as well. Enjoy .. .. http://www.stayathomeserver...
  • Blog Post: Watch SharePoint Grow!

    I visited http://www.carbongrove.com on the commute home this evening and planted SharePoint. Watch SharePoint grow at http://www.carbongrove.com/Trees/243029#g=0 or plant your own! In partnership with a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, Windows Internet Explorer will sponsor...
  • Blog Post: Tafiti + Halo 3 = Search Goodness

    I was just looking at the new Halo 3 skin recently applied to Tafiti and was very impressed. For those who've never heard of or much less used Tafiti. Tafiti is an experimental Microsoft search front-end designed primarily for research projects spanning multiple queries and sessions through a variety...
  • Blog Post: My first SharePoint experience...

    I'm often asked either when I became involved with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies or what single event resulted in my evangelism and subsequent work with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, so here we go: I was attending a meeting in June of 2000, at the time, just having...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

    Try IE7 - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx - dynamic security protection, tabbed browsing, streamlined user interface, printing advances, instant RSS feeds, toolbar search box and more...
  • Blog Post: Nothing SharePoint

    It's nothing SharePoint related, but a rare treat to catch a glimpse of an unobscured Mt. Rainier - these were taken over on a semi-clear afternoon around 6:00 P.M. from the Puyallup-Graham area about 30 miles south of Seattle . You're looking south/southeast in these photographs, in the distance beyond...
  • Blog Post: Now serving Bing...

    Search this site with Bing... ;-)
  • Blog Post: A Blog Related Blog-Post

    One of the most common and discouraging issues related to maintaining a blog or any other system permitting user-driven comments and moderation is the persistent annoyance of spam and related content. Unfortunately measures such as Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans...
  • Blog Post: Feng Shui for my Surface...

    It's early, but I'm already reorganizing furniture in preparation for Microsoft Surface (Winter 2007). If you're unfamiliar, I encourage you to visit http://www.microsoft.com/surface/ and learn more. Microsoft Surface among its great potential and possibilities, offers what is known as direct interaction...
  • Blog Post: Stuff I Wouldn't Want to Live Without - Joel Made me do it...

    It appears Joel invited me to participate in a chain-letter of sorts with the context being stuff I wouldn't want to live without. After thinking about the question for a moment, I found it much easier to compile a list of things I could live without, but to keep with the intent of the invitation - I...
  • Blog Post: A Quick Note on Blog Images...

    As some of you may have noticed many of the images no longer render within a limited set of posts within my blog; rest assured I am working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Prior to about June 2007 I used an ISA published Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 server farm running in Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Community Search by Lawrence Liu

    Lawrence Liu recently posted his Live Search macro enabling a consolidated search against the SharePoint Community ; to add to that capacity I've put together a small bookmarklet that will enable you to run this search from your browser without having to navigate away from your current page. Download...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7 Released

    Internet Explorer 7 has been released, download it today and experience a new interface that maximizes real estate putting more content in the browser and grouping functions to ease viewing. Other new features include tabbed browsing, enhanced print finishing, RSS feed management, the ability to designate...
  • Blog Post: Absence

    Keeping this blog up to date over the previous month and half has been challenging due to commitments and travel; however, I'm back in the office ;-) and will resume posting regularly again. Please keep your comments and questions coming in the interim. - Bill
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Posts

    The next three (3) weeks will indeed be busy for me, first traveling to Amsterdam to meet with customers and returning to Redmond the following week to speak at TechReady6 on securing and protecting SharePoint Products and Technologies deployments; however, with that will come some compelling content...